“I couldn't live a week without a private library
- indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor
before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.” ― H.P. Lovecraft

Whistling In The Graveyard: March 26, 2006

Saturday, April 01, 2006

So I watched the Spongebob Squarepants movie today.

You got a problem with that motherfucker? I didn't fucking think so!

Anyways, YES, I watch the show on occasion. It would be quite often, but I take spells where I sleep from dawn till dusk and they don't really play many childrens shows after dark.

Go figure.

But yeah, I watch a lot of cartoons. I did even before I became an unemployed total loser. And yes, I watch them because I like cartoons, but I'm not trying to justify it (well, not completely) by pointing out that I get a lot of ideas for how to draw things for my own comics and stuff. Serriously, sometimes I'll see something clever and scribble it down on the nearest notebook, or shutoff notice, or summons, and I learn from them. The trick is to not learn everything in one place. Remember: stealing from one source is plagarism, stealing from many sources is research.

But I've found that Spongebob is rather cleverly written for what it is, and just absurd enough to hold my attention. I think it's a little easier for me to be funny than for them because I can use all the profanity and situations they can't. (But they did have a Motorhead song in thier movie, which kickes massive amounts of ass, so it kinda equals out in the end.)

Sometimes just profanity on it's own will get a laugh.

For example:
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This joke would be pretty thin without the profanity. With profanity, it's comedy gold.

There is, however, an extent to which I won't go that the Spongebob movie did. (If you plan to watch it you might not want to read the rest of this paragraph.) The climactic struggle at the end of the film takes place (get ready for this) on David Hasslehoff's ass. That's right. Five inch tall cartoons, one of whom is voiced by Alec Baldwin, locked in a titanic struggle on David Hasslehoff's ASS.

Now, say what you will about the Hoff-man, he's an easy target to be sure, but at least he can poke fun at himself and that counts for something in my book, but the gag goes on a little too long for comfort. Granted, I'd rather watch it ten more times than have to sit through another minute of Nick Fury: Agent Of SHIELD. That one sucked on toast.

So I hereby pledge that I will never, EVER, show David Hasslehoff's ass in any of my cartoons.

Unless it's really funny.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Good news people! Zombie (the character basis for Lil' Zombie) has returned to the internet! I have updated the link in my sidebar to the new URL. So go there and read her stuff now!