Keep quiet back there im trying to get an education
Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.
Shakespeare would have if he could have. He’d have tweeted that shit in fourteen glorious tweets a piece that looked like rants but if you scrolled down and read up, they were actually stupid-good poems. Swine.
Shakespeare never lived past the year 1616.
You know what, Shakespeare was basically an SNL writer. Some of his work was deeply philosophical, and some of it was dick jokes, and some of it was both things at the same time, but mostly it was mass-consumable. And mostly it was about getting paid. You know how you do that? By working your fanbase.
You’re damn right Shakespeare would have been on Twitter. Anyone who wants to talk about him like he was some kind of literary snob is just exposing their own pretentious ignorance.
Of course he never tweeted a sonnet. Cellphone coverage in Elizabethan London was even worse than modern County Wicklow during heavy rain.
But if he was alive now I think he’d be on Twitter all right, and on Tumblr, and have a website, and….
He’d be someone like Neil Gaiman or Mark Gaitiss or Stephen Fry, a writer of short stories, novels, TV and movie scripts and possibly an actor as well. He’d be in demand for shows like QI and Graham Norton, where he’d be witty, outrageous and quotable, and he’d also front pop-culture documentaries on media, history and language for BBC4.
in all my life, I have never encountered such an astounding act of trolling as the time I spent an hour and a half downloading what I thought was a Good Omens fanmix and then discovering that it was a Best of Queen album.
Okay but can we talk about the alert board in the BLU base that shows up in “meet the spy”? It’s got some pretty ridiculous shit on it, including an alert for:
- If someone is depressed
- If someone is on the toilet
- If someone is discovered male or female
- If someone needs a room mate
I can’t tell if it’s adorable or disturbing
Also, note the “Leaked Video” entry. This is because someone accidentally set the Meet the Spy video off Private before the official release date. Valve’s response was to rerender the film with the new option on the sign.
(out shopping, looking all fly with my Marvel comics tote bag featuring several characters)
thanks. (keeps on shopping)
do you even know who all those characters are?
ok then, who's that guy? (points at a character on the bag)
wait, are you asking me to prove that I'm enough of a fan enough to carry this bag?
(smirks) that's what I thought. He's called the Silver Surfer. I bet you don't even know his real name.
does it matter? (starts to edge away before I start punching throats)
psh, you're not a real fan.
(slowly unsheathing my Wolverine claws)
how many pairs of chromosomes do humans contain in their cells?
explain the function of cellular mitosis?
what is the purpose of myelin sheath with regards to the formation of new neural pathways?
what are you even talking about?
oh, well it seemed that you were implying that if I don't know as much about the Marvel universe as you do, then I can't possibly be considered a real fan. This is me implying that because you don't know as much about the human body as I do, you can't possibly be considered a real human being.
Um, I... wow. You're right. Have a nice day. (starts to shuffle away)
his name is Norrin Radd.
(looks extremely embarrassed)
Now get the fuck out of my imaginary supermarket.</p>
written & illustrated by Alex Steacy
This was the strip that suffered in my computer crash. At least a third of it has been redrawn practically from scratch in an uphill battle against confidence and artistic anxiety. It’s still very rough, but it was a vital personal achievement to get back on my feet and finish it. So here it is, I hope you find it interesting.
It’s kind of ironic that in my career that centers so much around making people laugh, sometimes what I really want to do is make them weep.