Yes, they used to be such goofballs.
Comic books have been soap operas for years and years now.
WHY SO SERIOUS?(congrats on 900!!)
Third comment. A whole 'nuther two came in before someone went for it...
It's so friggin' true.
This is probably another reason why Friendship is Magic has gotten so popular.
I think America's plummeting education system has more to do with it.
I dunno, I doubt our current education system would have much to do with an epidemic of progressive forward thinking kind-hearted people.
Wait a sec'"People"?I thought we were talking about ponyfuckers, not people.
I too am angry that people enjoy a cartoon! Sure, back in the day I knew people that enjoyed shows like Powerpuff Girls, which could easily be considered "girly" or "childish", and they never got hated on... BUT PONIES.
It's not the cartoon that's the problem.It's the fans of the cartoon.Plenty of adults enjoy "kids" cartoons. I, myself, am not ashamed to admit I own a few DVDs of Rocko's Modern Life.But I and other cartoon watchers aren't making a jackasses of ourselves on the internet about Rocko or calling ourselves special names like 'Brockies' or "demanding acceptance of our Rocko inspired lifestyle" or creating truly creepy pornographic fan fiction and fan videos like what ponyfuckers do.
If you think there's no creepy pornographic fan fiction involving Rocko's Modern Life, you haven't been looking hard enough.
That's true of everything. Rule 34 etc. It doesn't mean anything.The point is you have to look pretty hard to find it, and those of us who don't care to look have never seen it. But creepy pony crap is spewed all over the internet everywhere, looking for it or not. Join a forum on bicycle repair: find pony crap. Try to discuss table top games: more pony crap. And so on.
Woe is you. The night will last forever.
ONE MILLION DOLLARS! It would make a great story for a super-villain to try and take over the world, and experience all the red-tape that it entails. "Well, if you are going to blow up Jakarta you will need a resolution from the UN, doubt they'd go for it...", "Did you know that Goldman Sachs owned that oil rig you just threw into that iceberg? Their insurers will be touch shortly, and good luck using a Visa card in Woolworths now, buddy", "Cash? Really...? Can you do PayPal?"Congrats on the big 900 Mr Tim :)
That's the plot of Mark Waid's "Empire"
Personally i'd like to see the return of proper villains. The guys who just build deathtraps for kicks, the people who want to plan the perfect heist, the guy who decides hey hero catch me if you can. People who want to challenge the hero because they need to be taken down a peg and because they consider it fun. Please no more mass murderers, i've had my fill.
Taking over the world is more trouble than it is worth, especially in this bad economy.
Lex Luthor stole 40 cakes! That's as many as four tens!
And that's terrible.
Damn! 900??? -Time flies when you're having fun... Congratulations!!!The best part about reading through older comics is to see how horribly un-serious the villains are... I was just going through an old Fantastic Four where Diablo, Master of Alchemy- Creator of Chemical Wonders, was renting an apartment as a villainous lair and getting bitched out by the landlord all the time... What?!?
This is why I appreciated the awesomeness of "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" animated series. Gorilla Grodd's plan is to turn people into bananas, and that's what he's gonna do!
This is particularly true of James Bond movies. Don't get me wrong, Skyfall is fun and Javier Bardem has a whale of a time playing the villain, but his evil plan is depressingly small-scale. I miss the old Bond villains with their secret volcano lairs and plans to take over the world/destroy civilization.
Yes!! What was his motivation? Revenge and a continued career as an independant contractor? lame.
Is that really any worse than Tomorrow Never Dies? The bad guy was basically an evil Rupert Murdoch. ... Which is to say, he was basically Rupert Murdoch.
Well, I just watched Dark Knight Rises, and the baddie's plan is absolutely deliciously nonsensical. Maybe a bit embarrassing in the context of Nolan's pseudo-realistic style, but, beyond that, a very satisfying Mojo Jojo vibe there.
I miss unambiguously villainous villains, who never became de facto heroes just because they were cool.