Search found 5742 matches

by Joel Fagin
Mon Jul 13, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel or DC? Not Mac or PC.
Replies: 45
Views: 1992

Re: Marvel or DC? Not Mac or PC.

LauraEss wrote:Or Aussie Rules or Rugby?
Hey, an Aussie.* Hiya. Not nearly enough of us here abouts.

- Joel Fagin

* Or, if you're not, then you have really obscure taste in sports. Image
by Joel Fagin
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Douglas Adams Vs. Terry Pratchett: The War of the Writers!
Replies: 58
Views: 136867

Re: Douglas Adams Vs. Terry Pratchett: The War of the Writers!

It always takes Terry about a book to refine his character to the point where you think "Ah ha! That's him/her/it." Death, Vetinari, Vimes, Carrot and Weatherwax were all weaker, more diluted versions of themselves in their first books.* - Joel Fagin * And I'm not counting the fat-fingered Patrician...
by Joel Fagin
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Douglas Adams Vs. Terry Pratchett: The War of the Writers!
Replies: 58
Views: 136867

Re: Douglas Adams Vs. Terry Pratchett: The War of the Writers!

Brockway wrote:I just finished Nation.
I loved how Nation didn't mention the 'A' word.* The guy can be very subtle.

- Joel Fagin

* Spoiler: 'Atlantis'
by Joel Fagin
Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Douglas Adams Vs. Terry Pratchett: The War of the Writers!
Replies: 58
Views: 136867

Re: Douglas Adams Vs. Terry Pratchett: The War of the Writers!

Douglass is good and all but he's sillier than he is funny and silly is much easier. Terry uses cleverer and often very subtle humour. I've read his books for the tenth time and picked up new jokes. He's also very wise and profound, especially compared to Douglass's daft randomness. Plus, you know, ...
by Joel Fagin
Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canada! Canada People!
Replies: 43
Views: 12371

Re: Canada! Canada People!

Sheesh. Why don't they just rename Canada to "Comic Genesis"? Image

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 29, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel or DC? Not Mac or PC.
Replies: 45
Views: 1992

Re: Marvel or DC? Not Mac or PC.

I was hoping arguement would go towards considering which ones are less of what you said... I had an impression that DC were the ones who were overdoing it in angst, gigantic crossovers and pointless alternate universes, while Marvel were more copicats keen to soap-operish melodrama... but it's pro...
by Joel Fagin
Thu May 28, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help me help a friend.
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

Re: Help me help a friend.

MrEff wrote:A very close friend of mine is looking to get some sort of indy modeling contract
But she doesn't look anything like Harrison Ford!

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Thu May 28, 2009 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marvel or DC? Not Mac or PC.
Replies: 45
Views: 1992

Re: Marvel or DC? Not Mac or PC.

I dunno. It's hard to choose between a bunch of whiney, self-absorbed social outcasts drawn in a overly exagerated style targetted specifically at the teenage male audience involved in stories with dismal plots, miserable characterisation and contradictory deus-ex-machinas made up on the fly by feud...
by Joel Fagin
Sun May 24, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the curious - Swine Flu Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 4181

Re: For the curious - Swine Flu Thread

Ok I read some fear mongering in the paper about how we'd all die if H1N1 and SARs combined into a super virus. Now, I know that viruses don't have sex, but considering this was in a major fucking newspaper, I want confirmation its bullshit so I can feel superior. Well, in Australia, they're worrie...
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 22, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Would you take the money?
Replies: 68
Views: 16094

Re: Would you take the money?

Prettysenshi wrote:I would take it, and then give it all away.
The trouble is that they'd still want you to pay it back.

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 22, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Would you take the money?
Replies: 68
Views: 16094

Re: Would you take the money?

Nah. I'd ask for a print out of my bank statement for prosperity though.

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Thu May 21, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.
Replies: 1756
Views: 62050

Re: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.

KWill wrote:Finished three more snakes
I know of the last one. I remember the weird head. Don't know it's name, though.

Hit me with some Aussie snakes instead. They're easy. There's "WhoaBetterNotGoNearThat", "AuuughGetBack!", "I'llCallAnAmbulance" and "NiceKnowing...OhYou'reDeadAlready."

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Wed May 20, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Livejournal-style Whining Thread 2.0
Replies: 2266
Views: 42319

Re: Livejournal-style Whining Thread 2.0

Ask them if they play WoW. Then ask them what the difference is.

It works on my students.

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Tue May 19, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For the curious - Swine Flu Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 4181

Re: For the curious - Swine Flu Thread

I'm not afraid of the swine flu because I can pick up antibiotics on the street corner for a couple bucks. Antibiotics are for bacteria. Viruses are the ones which are competely impossible to cure. Your immune system either kicks them out and you get better or you die. Vaccines prevent you from get...
by Joel Fagin
Wed May 13, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Trek (Spoilers)
Replies: 64
Views: 17124

Re: Star Trek (Spoilers)

A TV show would be a terrible idea. There's nothing you could do episode in and episode out that would be new. Everything close enough to Federation space in this era is already completely played out. Although... Kahn would make a good villain for a bit if you let him take over a planet and get some...
by Joel Fagin
Sat May 09, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Trek (Spoilers)
Replies: 64
Views: 17124

Re: Star Trek (Spoilers)

I did roll my eyes at Sylar being Spock at first but damn, he was good! In a very specific way, I think he saved the movie. If you had brought in the old version of any other main character, the difference between old and new would have been jarring. The new actors were good substitutes in themselv...
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 08, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Artist/Writer Classified Ads
Replies: 294
Views: 197811

Re: Artist/Writer Classified Ads

* A link to your writing sample I don't have a link to any writings I have, nor do I want to spoil my story by posting it here. However I write my comics in a style similar to a movie script, with a brief description of the background, then the characters in each panel, and then the dialog of each ...
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 08, 2009 5:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Trek (Spoilers)
Replies: 64
Views: 17124

Re: Star Trek (Spoilers)

Oh, yeah. Not enough Pegg. Not nearly enough Pegg.

Image

- Joel Fagin
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 08, 2009 5:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Star Trek (Spoilers)
Replies: 64
Views: 17124

Star Trek (Spoilers)

*thumbs up* Definitly even numbered. Great fun. And curiously restrained. There was homages to practically everything but they were so subtle that you could easily miss half of them. The villain mirrored Kirk's famous quote with his "SPOCK! SPOCCCCCKKKK!" moment, all three uniform types showed up* a...
by Joel Fagin
Fri May 08, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.
Replies: 1756
Views: 62050

Re: Doodles 11: Actual doodles also accepted.

Killbert-Robby wrote:Image
Post that on Digg for five miutes of fame. They love stuff like that.

Maybe a better photo, though.

- Joel Fagin*

* Almost signed the wrong name there for some reason.