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  1.  (10323.21)
    Ahh Sorry Jack, but on the plus side, you did help to bring on the LOL*s
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    Oh forfucksake - I google urethral maggots to try to find a picture and get what I deserve...
  2.  (10323.23)
    inb4 thread gets closed so hard that the fucking universe implodes
      CommentAuthorCameron C.
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011

    oh, errr... we're talking seriously, now? I HATE the word overrated.

    You have a different opinion then other people. K, COOL. D:
  3.  (10323.25)
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011 edited
    Look, Jack, here's the thing. The reason we're all opposed to the thread is that discussions like this tend to generate an unnecessarily large amount of butthurt. Example:

    Poster Numero Uno says: "I dunno why everyone goes on and on about Sandman. I read three full trades, and I never had a clue what was happening, and by the third trade, I realized I didn't even care. And, really, guys, goth girls aren't hot anymore, why does everyone still swoon over Death these days?"

    Poster #2 sez: "What?! How can you say that, Sandman was one of the best things to happen to comics in the 80's and 90's, and if the quality of the book isn't enough for you, Vertigo probably wouldn't even exist if not for it's success, and think of everything we'd have lost then! On a personal note, Sandman helped get me through a really tough time in my life, and I don't really think something that can do that for someone deserves to get bashed like this."

    And on and on, ad inmaggotum. It'd turn very quickly into a list of beef with certain books, writers, artists, or companies, all bookended with the oh-so-polite-and-harmless "look, this is just my opinion." It isn't likely to lead to a broader, healthier discussion of comics, it could cause pointless (and inconclusive) debates, and in the end it just sorta makes the place smell of fan-wank.

    Everybody, I'm sure, has at least one "I just don't get why everyone thinks this is so great" comic, book, movie, game, whatever. But it really doesn't do anyone good to have that expressed like this. It's like popping a zit - it might make the popper feel better for a little while, but it doesn't actually fix their appearance or their deeper problem, and everyone else is gonna be a little grossed out at them for a while. It's just too likely to cause ugliness, and The I Did Not Need to See It Image Thread aside, we've no need of unnecessary ugliness on Whitechapel. That's what the rest of the internet is for. If you want to talk comics (and who here doesn't), let's talk about comics we like, why we like them, and why other people here might like them, too. That gets results, and typically happy ones at that.

    *steps of soapbox, hands microphone back to the mods, and begins trying to mount a flying badger using a riding crop*
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    Alan, next time remember, "steps off soapbox, DROPS microphone PER RAP BATTLE GUIDELINES, and begins...."
  4.  (10323.28)
    I can think of at least nineteen comics that are more overrated you guise. I will proceed to list them all:

    19. ---URK---


    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    I am terrified of the day when we run out of pictures for these things.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011

    I'm pretty sure, at that point, one of two things will happen:
    1. We'll ascend to such a plane of snarkiness that the use of mere macros is so far beneath our abilities that we'll be able to curdle threads with sarcasm just by looking at the monitor.
    2. We'll cease to care and just move on to more important things, like contemplating the nature of belly button lint or discussions about which food would go best with oldhat's beer.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    *steps of soapbox, hands microphone back to the mods, and begins trying to mount a flying badger using a riding crop*

    The mental image that comes to my mind is perhaps not the one that Alan meant.

    I do think I need to skip working security at the furry convention this year. Oi...
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2011
    ... RenThing. NAUGHTY.
  5.  (10323.33)

    You know what else sucks!? The yellow pages!

    I mean they're just so...yellow.