:: Monday, June 13, 2005 ::


I've never been asked to do a meme before and don't intend to do many more I should say, but I did like this one sent to me by that fly-Fifer Darren.

Suped Up: The Post-Human Quiz

I would like to precede this with a quote from the great man.

"I think there's far too many new titles coming out... I think most of them, the creative teams, if you were to take them out and line them up against a wall and shoot them it wouldn't really make much of a ripple in the world of general culture and there'd probably be a lot of trees that would thank you for it. I mean, most of the major companies, ninety-nine per cent of what they put out is unreadable rubbish, not even children like it, it's not even aimed at children any more. The average comic fan I think these days is probably a guy about thirty? Which means that an awful lot of them are guys in their forties. And yet these are still guys who presumably are obsessed with the same characters in spandex. Nah, I'd like to see a lot less comics coming out but a lot more thought put into them. I think that one of the problems is that the industry is geared towards - it's better to put out fifty comics that don't really sell than five that do - this seems to be the philosophy in the industry."

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (Assume you also get baseline superhero enhancements like moderately increased strength, endurance and agility.)

How about the ability to slow down time, then I might actually get things done.

Which, if any, 'existing' superhero(es) do you fancy, and why?

Well I would say Halo Jones, but if she doesn't count as a superhero(ine) then it has to be triplicate girl. I mean, come on, triplicate girl...

Which, if any, 'existing' superhero(es) do you hate?

Well, the Punisher is a right-wing gun-nut psychopath and a bit of a dick. Although Rorschach was a right-wing psycho and he was cool. Why was that? Oh yeah, Rorschach was written by Alan Moore (see also The Question and Steve Ditko).

OK, here's the tough one. What would your superhero name be? (No prefab porn-name formulas here, you have to make up the name you think you'd be proud to mask under.)

Uh, the Red Mole! Well it beats the Black Dwarf.

For extra credit: Is there an 'existing' superhero with whom you identify/whom you would like to be?

Ultimate Thor...but is he really an anti-globalisation god of thunder, or does he have a mental health problem? Okay, then Billy the Cat.

Pass it on. Three people please, and why they're the wind beneath your wings.

This is the tricky part.

Martin Wisse. I've seen you lurking in the comments box of certain blogs Martin, you don't fool me. Damn, too late.

The Woolamaloo Gazette works at Forbidden Planet so he could ask all his colleagues to help.

Magnus the Stationmaster. He has just started blogging again, and it will make a change from Norwegian football.

Nick Barlow. He'll probably be more amusing than me.

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Oh no! Tagged! I'll post my answers soon...

By Blogger Magnus, at 11:36 am  

Welcome back to blogland Magnus

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