The plastic’s always cheaper on the other side.
Yea, I’ve seen this happen. Hilarious.
As have I. Uusally followed by lots of “I never said that!”
This reminds me a lot of another fandom…
This reminds me a lot of EVERY fandom…
Well yeah me too. They’re all so terrible and hard to live with.
Political extremism is a fandom?
Yeah, I guess it is.
I used to think that politics was just fandom wank in slow motion. But as more of it migrates to the internet, I may have to rescind the “in slow motion” part.
And these people ruin fandoms and politics.
Well, okay, politicians ruin politics, but still!
Politicians are alike diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
…variously attributed, occasionally to Benjamin Franklin.
Not MY fandom!
I swear I once saw a gamer call Blizzard lazy because instead of just lowering the ambient lighting at night in Warcraft, the game uses two different palettes to simulate a nighttime feel. How lazy of them!
They did more work because they’re too LAZY to do it the easier way that looks worse.
I’ve seen a number of gamers call Cataclysm “the laziest expansion ever” because it had fewer completely new zones and few completely new dungeons than Wrath of the Lich King. The ridiculously massive work that went into updating the level 1-60 zones and dungeons was, to them, completely irrelevant because it wasn’t end-game content.
Cataclysm was a great expansion. Homeworld is STILL awesome.
Some haters just gotta hate.
Honestly, stickers sound like a great way to save money on these things provided your toy is covered in large, flat surfaces and you’re not planning on keeping it for more than a month or so.
Stickers peel more often than paint chips, at least in my experience. That’s why I prefer paint to stickers.
Which is probably why there was a delimitation to one month.
Did he poo in the third panel?
Just saying…that’s the face I ma…would make if I crapped my pants.
Ha! Self-defecation-self-deprecation! Well done!
*nose-milk-spray sound effect*
Judging by Ethan’s expression… probably.
I think he had an orgasm when his brain reset to accommodate the flip-flop.
One really has to wonder what its like inside that guy’s head…
A storm of something unpleasant.
I would imagine it’s something like a car that’s been running on no oil for a while…including the smell.
Judging by earlier comments and observations I would suspect that both ends are now interchangeable – just like with any politician I may add.
Just expanding on the premise….
Five surgeons were talking, and the subject of ‘who are the easiest patients’ came up.
The first surgeon said, “I like accountants. Everything is numbered when you open them up.”
The second guy says, “No, electricians are easier. Everything’s color coded!”
The third guy says, “You should operate on a librarian sometime. Everything is alphabetized, it’s so convenient!”
The fourth chimes in, “I prefer operating on construction workers. Those guys always understand if there’s a few parts left over at the end, and the job takes longer than quoted.”
The fifth surgeon, however, says, “You’re all wrong. Politicians are by far the easiest to operate on. There’s no guts, no heart, no balls, no brain, and no spine. The only moving parts are the mouth and the arsehole, and they’re interchangeable.”
Heh. Zoologically, that makes politicians a species of jellyfish.
If only this were not true about EVERY FANDOM.
Willis has made me cry.
*double nod of agreement*
Doublemint gum, anyone?
You got any Victory Gum?
Wanna trade existentialist trading cards?
Doubled over in pain from the double jokes.
I’ll have a four by four – that’s a double double-double – Tim Horton’s, why have you America-sized your coffee?
I gotta ask, exactly how big is an America-sized coffee?
From what I heard it’s pretty weak, so if you have half the strength, twice the size makes sense. Kind of.
(Not that I know, not having tried American coffee)
Here is a link to the story http://www.thestar.com/business/article/1116209–tim-hortons-supersizes-its-coffee-cups
Before going on taste/flavour based on what you hear – uh how do you hear flavour anyways? – Timmies used to have a good and unique flavour as opposed to strong and burned with ice-cream parlor flavorings of the day added aka Starbucks – unfortunately they stopped using their original supplier and went in-house with production to cut costs – no they did not retain the taste testers or the original blend – gee thanks Wendy’s Management, you just did what Crispy Cream couldn’t – destroy quality coffee/donuts in Canada.
I’ll have a double dozen double damask dinner napkins.
All the way!
I actually sort of worry about Duncan. He is not well.
Pfft. Stickers and paint are both cheap and lazy. Anodized metal is the only proper method.
Manufacturing real giant robots with integrated circuits and servo motors is the only way they can do it and not look lazy.
First you say stickers suck, then you say stickers are awesome? Make up your mind, man.
I’m sensing some parallels between this and the Walky/Dorothy storyline.
That’s some 1984 shit right there. “We have always received superior product from Eastasia.”
This guy is my favourite character in the whole series XD
Right now I’m just really excited to see how Jesus deals with these guys.
And now I lost all respect for him.
How did it take this long?
You had respect for him?
I shall now bitch about Gundam kits that don’t have polycaps.
And I shall bitch about Gundam kits that do!
Shall we also choose which to bitch about between Perfect Grade Gundam kits that have, or lack screws?
Next step, creating a situation with a contradictory conundrum. Either his head will explode or his sphincter will forever be clenched.
Considering his sphincter just imploded into his head-cavity, it would need to re-plode first.. Quick! Someone get Hasbro to embrace/endorse a third party design!
Haha, thats actually happened to me before LOL
People will always find something to complain about
Now to transform rage into envy in 5 easy steps.
Wow, you can actually smell Duncan’s cognitive dissonance.
Or maybe he needs to switch to a stronger deodorant.
“Must use illogic to argue with your logic”
That has to be the thought process
Truth be told I despise both paint or stickers.
Model kits, when really cheap are molded with any old random colour and come with super cheap paper stickers for the details. Better ones used at least a base colour or colours compatible to the object itself and plastic stickers with decent detailing. Exemplary models have all their components molded in the appropriate colours and use decals or transfers.
The same goes for pre-assembled collectibles [not kids toys - there are regulations for saftey that prevent such crap being sold to kids under a certain age] – if I am going to pay a premium for something they better damn well put some quality and engineering into the thing. What is so hard in not using cheap regrind and proper colouring in the components? The technology is out there – use it [insert string of expletives of choice]
Most Transformers are, for the most part, molded in a color that is, or close to the color it’s going to be in the end. The problem is when a part is going to be ore than 1 color, such as when the windshield is attached to the roof and is not a separate piece. The part is transparent, to make the windshield look good, then the roof is painted, and looks close to the body of the car, but not quite. Then the roof paint starts to chip fairly quickly, or undergoes a change and becomes sticky for some unknown reason over time and starts to look like sh**. Many paint apps these days are just details, like racing stripes, license plates, or speed holes…
And if they’re the same, complain that the American toys are just copies.
The man knows what he likes, and that’s whatever Hasbro isn’t doing.
“I’d rather have my grievance.”
I love panel three.
You get this with car guys.
Butter side up! Butter side down!
…I now know what PURE HATE feels like…
Did his Brain explode for a second?
Did anyone else hear the snap/tinkle/tinkle sound?
I never really cared for stickers because of how easy they peel off. The few times I’ve ordered Reprolabel replacement/improvements, I ended up super-gluing them in place. Sure, you can get a (slightly) higher amount of detail than a paint mask, but the same can be done with tampographs. Aftermarket is one thing, but official release? How bad is Takara doing, or are is this preventative so they don’t get bit in the ass later?
Multimodal aggregates such as fandom ‘audiences’ do not always agree on all issues which makes any attempt to interpret the set of ALL of their complaints as monolithic and coherent as if uttered by a single individual a futile endeavor.
Quick! Someone call a scientist! We have to get to the bottom of this enigma!
Test Case: Trekkies.
Some Trekkies like Kirk and some Trekkies hate Kirk! Therefore a Trekkie representing the population of all trekkies likes AND hates Kirk! Oh No! Bear is driving! How can this be? ERROR! ERROR! COGNITIVE FAILURE IMMANENT!
Clerks cartoon reference = nice.
Finally, Ethan wins against this guy.
The only way to win is not to play.
I loved how that dude’s brain got fried by sheer impact with reality. the “does not compute” and “blue screen of death” are strong in him right now. I think it’s going to take quite a while for him to recover from that.
Looks to me like it took him about three seconds.
So true. Pick a fandom, and you’ll find someone like Duncan. Usually more than one, especially at a con.
Conventions for some reason seem to congregate more of the douche-y fans than the okay ones in my experience. I go to about 5 a year and while not ALL of them are bad, it seems the ones I tend to strike up a conversation almost immediately turns into: “So you like it too? Isn’t the English version just like, ahmuhgawd, awful?” “Have you seen it?” “No, but the stuff I watched as a kid was horrible so this must be too.”
Conventions filter out most of the casual fans, leaving you with ones who have at best a high level of interest and at worst some sort of obsession. Obsessions tend to lend themselves to opinionated perspectives and behavior.
You can literally see his brain shifting gears in the third panel. Well done, haha!
What parallel universe is this comic from? If I see one more Transfan bitching about stickers and Minicons Im going crazy.
Welcome to crazy-town – Population – YOU.
The rest of us? We don’t exist. It’s just the crazy talking. HELLO!!
Parallel universe? Dude, I KNOW people like this. They backpedal when you explain something and then deny that it was ever any different, because to most fans of Japanese properties, Japan is always superior in every way. I had someone tell me that the English dub of Avatar: The Last Airbender was atrocious compared to the “original Japanese.” It’s an American cartoon.
And while that’s normally true, people are bitching about the stickers obsessively whilst the comic gives the impression that people are accepting them as the better option. I think you misunderstood what I meant.
Hey willis, little question: Does that guy have a name?
Check the tags for the comic. If a character has a name, it’ll be there, and “Ethan” is already taken.
It seems to be Duncan.
The sad thing is that this isn’t an exaggeration. I have literally seen people pull the same sort of self-contradictory nonsense within seconds.
Yeah, seen this exact thing happen on multiple forums.
Reminds me about some guy who said that Square Enix was lazy for not making a German translation of Chrono Trigger (the DS port was released in Germany as well, while the SNES original didn’t until its release as a VC game), completely ignorant to the fact that the DS port got a improved English translation.
every time I see Duncan…
* uncontrollable rage*
*POW!!* Right in the kisser!
Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Oceania has ALWAYS been at war with Eastasia.
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