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How do I even begin summing up this situation? It's hard to say where it started, because as with all stories in real life, every beginning is just a collision of other stories already in progress.

The recent fandom kerfuffle with Amazing Spider-Man writer Dan Slott telling a fan to "Go fuck yourself" (and controversial fandom figure [ profile] box_in_the_box being one of the very fucking few people NOT praising Slott for doing so) has taken a weird turn today, with Slott himself picking a fight on Henchgirl's LJ. This, of course, resulted in an explosion with "Box and Friends" joining in, and Slott only digging himself in deeper.

Thing is, she was ALREADY feeling stressed from the fact that two of her posts (Boom! Yummy) have started getting widespread internet attention, and she's concerned about any fallout that may result from those who disagree with verbal pitchforks. On top of that all, she's still pregnant. So yeah, she's a bit exhausted.

Over in Box's own LJ entry about the situation, I left a comment which received replies from Henchgirl (in the other room on her own laptop), Box (our good friend who sees himself as the Flynn to our Yori and Tron), and [ profile] punishermax, a guy who has turned comics criticism into high satire sketch comedy. What follows is a dialogue version of our comments:


ME: I'm just standing by ready to supply tea and hot chocolate as needed. That's the extent of my involvement here.

HENCHGIRL: You are a wide man, John Hefner. (Pause) O.O! Wise! WISE! I MEANT WISE!

BOX: No, you meant "wide" as in "the girth of his manhood," RIGHT? See, you COULD have talked your way out of this and flattered him in the process, but noooooo ... :)

HENCHGIRL: I don't think even THAT would have flown. The Boy is increasingly sensitive about his looming fate to Shackroyd (Shatner/Ackroyd) out.

BOX: Boo hoo. I went from looking like Mike Myers on SNL to looking like Jack Black. He'll survive. :)

HENCHGIRL: ...don't tell this to the girl who had a raging crush on Mike Myers for two years as a teenager.

ME: That's it. When we get back, I'm doing Wii Fit every day. Stupid sympathetic pregnancy weight gain.

HENCHGIRL: Sweetie, you're not fat. ... Now, blowjob or Monopoly?

ME: ... First the latter, then the former as consolation after you kick my ass and humiliate me as usual.

BOX: The correct answer is always "blowjob." :)

HENCHGIRL: Wrong! [The Boy's] answer is always the correct answer. Because I'm so much more enthusiastically apologetic after crushing someone's spirits thoroughly.

PUNISHERMAX: I feel like I just watched a sitcom.

~Eighties soft rock guitar riff as we oom in on a home~

"Honey I meant WISE! Not wide!"

"Sure! And when you said you had a headache, you really meant my ASS made you ache!"

~laugh track~

"Honey, how about some monopoly! Then we can see if I can go on Baltic Avenue..."

~Audience woooooooooos~

~door suddnly bursts open and box comes in~

~crowd explodes in applause~

"Did someone mention something involving sex?"

"Box, you live 20 miles away! How did you even know!?"

"Well you know me...when it comes to sex...~he turns and winks at the camera~ this box...knows about boxes!"

~crowd explodes in applause and cheers~

Show me that smile again
Oh, show me that smile
Don't waste another minute on your cryin'
We're nowhere near the end
We're nowhere near
The best is ready to begin
All in a cloudy daze
I look into your eyes and see them shining out
Holding you close this way
Holding you this way
Is like having summer everyday
Ooh, ooh
As long as we got each other
We got the world spinnin' right in our hands
Baby, you and me
We gotta be


Henchgirl hasn't seen that part yet, as she's still in the middle of a well-deserved nap. But I dare say she'll agree that punishermax isn't too far off. Only I feel like [ profile] surrealname might be Box's main competition for being the Larry Dallas of our lives.

I'm not sure where I was going with this. But I'm here, and it's still going. If only we had a camera crew.

Date: 2010-12-15 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And you omitted the Ron Jeremy subthread?


Date: 2010-12-15 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I honestly did try to work it in there, but I couldn't make it flow to the Wii Fit line.


Date: 2010-12-15 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Date: 2010-12-15 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Did someone mention something involving sex?"

And this needs to become my new catchphrase.


Date: 2010-12-15 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fine, you can be the Quagmire, while [ profile] surrealname can be the Bender Bending Rodriguez. CAN ONE NON-EXISTENT SITCOM HANDLE TWO WACKILY HEDONISTIC SUPPORTING CHARACTERS?

Seriously, one of you two is gonna Urkel us right out of our own show. Next thing I know, the Hef and Henchgirl show will get canceled and replaced by a far more popular spin-off with you and Dave as time traveling buddy cops or something.


Date: 2010-12-15 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think that might conflict the other show where Eric and I travel across various alternate dimensions seeing just how wacky those worlds are.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am so glad I saved this:

But still Holy fucking shit, how did I not see this coming? I was awake last night till 5, how did I miss this? Oh right I dozing off by then and I was busy watching porn and that's probably best excuse for anything.

Still though I wish I could have jumped into the fray, considering that almost everyone on my flist was there, I feel like I missed out.

I probably should add bitmetechie to my flist.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, you may not have missed everything just yet! Dan Slott still has yet to get back to her simple request that he actually bring up examples of when it was that K-Box supposedly directly told him to "die in a fire."

Ever since she posted that request, Slott stopped replying to anybody else. He seemed to abandon the entire thread on that note, or at least, that's how it looks. I'm hoping he'll actually be back with answers tomorrow, because she's very ready and willing to have a civil discussion with him once that's cleared up.

She's not even a Spider-Man fan, and has no stake in what he's done. She's just engaging him on the grounds of internet etiquette! I was hoping that would actually go somewhere.

Date: 2010-12-15 08:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'll add her to my f-list to keep a better eye if he comes back. I'll keep stocking my armory of .gifs, user icons, tea, coffee and will be making some free time.

Because honestly though once you start going after my friends then well...

Also not really a Spider-man fan (sorta) myself having grown up reading Spider-girl and Ultimate Spider-man plus the 90's and Spectacular SM, so while I may have a bone to pick if anyone mucks up those versions of the character I have no particular attachment to the cannon version.

That said, somethings just need to be repeated over and over and backed up especially when it comes to people like Slott.

Date: 2010-12-15 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Great, now I'll have the theme to Growing Pains in my head as I try to sleep tonight. However, if this mythical sitcom ever makes it to screen, I call dibs on playing the comedy foreigner.

Date: 2010-12-15 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I read all of this, and as I'm still only just getting to know you people I felt that I should leave some kind of reply...and yet if I did it would be like that awkward guy who overhears a conversation and tries to get into it but looks creepy and stalkerish.

So I just left a Futurama quote that was vaguely related. I'm so sorry.

Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-15 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
John, This is who I am in your lives: one else in that video should be seen as representing anyone else in particular.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-15 06:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Speak for yourself. LJ notwithstanding, I've always thought of myself as a Percy.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-15 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no remorse for headbutting you.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-15 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I had it coming. (And besides, next series I get to be Scarlet Pimpernel.)

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-15 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, but Blackadder poisons you and steals the glory for everything you've done - and then you spend the season after that listening to jokes about your name and putting up with Melchett.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-16 08:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah, and he's one of the most consistently funny things about the show's best season over all, and let's face it, percy is kind of annoying. then again, i sort of hate the character of percy for not being hugh laurie. (i used to think i hated black adder, turns out I only hate black adder series one cause it's unwatchable, and then i saw series three before i saw series 2 or 4, and percy is simply not as funny a character as george is.)

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-16 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Honestly, I never found 'The Black Adder' as bad as some people make it sound. It's by no means as good as the later seasons, but 'unwatchable'? Meh.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-16 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Blackadder's always left me rather cold in the past, but methinks it's worth getting back into for this character alone. God bless Rik Mayall.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-16 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Also, Dave, are you truly certain you're not Vivian?

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-16 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
actually, shortly after i posted lord flashheart, I considered saying "i might also be vyvyan" and then posting that exact video. Then I got to thinking about it. here's what i have come up with.

Before you and techie's current sitcom, you and i had a buddy sitcom about 2 guys at college. On that show, I was vyvyan, though a version of vyvyan who had a remarkable ability to charm young ladies.

Now, however, on your new show, I do not see my self as a regular cast member. I mean, the audience still wants to see us together, we are a popular comedy team after all, but i am busy doing other things and can't play the wacky neighbor. That said, I do show up once or twice a season to completely disrupt things, steal the spot light, and cause boisterous madness, just like lord flash heart.

all that said, seriously dude, you have seen me do almost exactly that video many, many times.

Re: Larry Dallas? Don't insult me!

Date: 2010-12-16 08:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really kind of am vyvyan though. I really cannot deny this. but i'm also lord flashheart. I'm kind of both. YES! AWESOME! I RULE!


Date: 2010-12-16 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Him and Herb Tarlek were the forerunners of that whole scene of late '70s/early '80s badly dressed sleazeballs with CRAAZY SCHEEMES.

Plus, the man was clearly pure sex appeal on two legs.

Date: 2010-12-15 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Very true.

I kill the red baron in series 4, though.

Date: 2010-12-15 09:00 pm (UTC)
ext_26836: BEES! (Emoti: Modhat)
From: [identity profile]
I'm only sort of chiming in here and there. I don't talk to trolls, no matter how famous or important they are. ^_^;; I've been on the internet long enough to know better.

Date: 2010-12-16 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"punishermax, a guy who has turned comics criticism into high satire sketch comedy."

Somewhere Jonathon Swift rolled over in his grave, rose up, screamed a nightmarish call of horror and began his slow trip to my house to fucking kill me.

Thanks for that bro.

Date: 2010-12-16 12:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Just throw him the flesh of an Irish baby, and when he's distracted, hit him with a bat. Then you can say you killed zombie Jonathan Swift. Cred.

Date: 2010-12-16 01:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You do realize that, in the wake of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, you could probably actually SELL "A Modest Zombie Proposal," right?

Given his work on Starship Troopers, I nominate Paul Verhoeven to direct it.

Date: 2010-12-16 12:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Or better yet, hide in a theater that's playing Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels. If you can survive the experience, that should send the fucker back to Satirist Heaven, AKA Hell.

Date: 2010-12-16 03:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If we're talking sitcom characters then I am totally Joey from Full House.




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