The Comic Commish - October '12

Hey bombadiers, grenadiers and musketeers! As you may be aware, I was granted a year of premium membership by my good pal last year, and in thanks I created a series of monthly comic commissions throughout 2011/12. You might've spotted a few and wondered why a bunch of shabby stickpeople were all over the Off-Topic forum. Well, for reasons unbeknownst to modern psychiatry, he's gone and done it again.

This time, I've been given carte blanche for the whole year, so I've decided that in order to thank the guy for allowing me to see all the upcoming subscriber videos (not to mention the GB guys themselves for producing them), I'm going to create a trio of Premium Content suggestions every month. While I don't expect any of these to become the real McCoy (it might lead to a casualty or two, for one thing), he'll hopefully feel like he got his money's worth. Though probably not even close. I mean, you can get a year's worth of PSN+ for that price. I know, right? It's gotta be dementia or something.

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"Bomber Birthday Bonus Bullshit!"

So the idea of this one is that every time a Bomb Crew birthday rolls around, the rest of the bunch put their heads together to get them something utterly ridiculous and stupid for their birthday present (any actual gift exchanges can happen off-camera, of course). Shot like the I Love Mondays or Mailbags, it ought to be fun times seeing people's reactions to being given stuff they are decidedly not interested in having anywhere near them.

"It Came From The GameSpot Closet!"

Jeff bought a lot of dumb shit while in Japan on assignment while he was working for GameSpot. At least, from what we've been told. What would ensue if he raided the piles of inscrutable garbage that is no doubt gathering dust somewhere in the building? Hilarity? Maybe!

"The Great Giant Bomb Great Video Game Race To Great Victory! Great!"

OK, so I guess I've been watching too much Top Gear of late. Don't mind this one, folks. I would honestly not want to put Brad through that.

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Edited by Mento

Hey bombadiers, grenadiers and musketeers! As you may be aware, I was granted a year of premium membership by my good pal last year, and in thanks I created a series of monthly comic commissions throughout 2011/12. You might've spotted a few and wondered why a bunch of shabby stickpeople were all over the Off-Topic forum. Well, for reasons unbeknownst to modern psychiatry, he's gone and done it again.

This time, I've been given carte blanche for the whole year, so I've decided that in order to thank the guy for allowing me to see all the upcoming subscriber videos (not to mention the GB guys themselves for producing them), I'm going to create a trio of Premium Content suggestions every month. While I don't expect any of these to become the real McCoy (it might lead to a casualty or two, for one thing), he'll hopefully feel like he got his money's worth. Though probably not even close. I mean, you can get a year's worth of PSN+ for that price. I know, right? It's gotta be dementia or something.

Premium Content For Your Premium Contempt

"Bomber Birthday Bonus Bullshit!"

So the idea of this one is that every time a Bomb Crew birthday rolls around, the rest of the bunch put their heads together to get them something utterly ridiculous and stupid for their birthday present (any actual gift exchanges can happen off-camera, of course). Shot like the I Love Mondays or Mailbags, it ought to be fun times seeing people's reactions to being given stuff they are decidedly not interested in having anywhere near them.

"It Came From The GameSpot Closet!"

Jeff bought a lot of dumb shit while in Japan on assignment while he was working for GameSpot. At least, from what we've been told. What would ensue if he raided the piles of inscrutable garbage that is no doubt gathering dust somewhere in the building? Hilarity? Maybe!

"The Great Giant Bomb Great Video Game Race To Great Victory! Great!"

OK, so I guess I've been watching too much Top Gear of late. Don't mind this one, folks. I would honestly not want to put Brad through that.

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Edited by Video_Game_King

I absolutely hate how my Japanese is juuuust at the level of understanding what Oshiri Densetsu actually means. (Without the translation, of course.)

Posted by Mento

@Video_Game_King: Was I close with "Ass Legend"? How's the rest of it scan? I'm shooting for realism here, don't hold back.

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Posted by Video_Game_King

Ass Legend is pretty good. With the honorific, though, it feels slightly more like Anus Legend.

I'd totally play a game called Anus Legend.

(I can't say anything about the rest, because I have no goddamn clue what いろっぽい means. However, based on what my IME farted out, is it "colorful"?)

Posted by Legend

Awesome blog as always. Man, I love those comics! :D

Posted by Labman

Brilliant!! The last one is super brilliant!

Posted by StarvingGamer

As someone who is always prepared to roll his eyes and sneer derisively at things, this was actually pretty witty.

Posted by Pepsiman

Very bemused as a Japanese speaker at your choice of words in "iroppoi." The usage is technically incorrect since it isn't usually used to describe a whole person and is usually reserved for things like "a sexy dress" or "a sexy smile," but I'm like one of three people on this site that would know to give a damn about it, so we cool. No idea how you managed to get that word instead of, say, sekushii, but the obtuseness and relative obscurity made me chuckle.

Posted by Commisar123

@Pepsiman: Wouldn't you also not normally use "anata" also and leave it as Jeffさんいろっぽいです?

Posted by Pepsiman

@Commisar123: Not inherently. Japanese is definitely a language that's typically spoken with the mentality of "less is more" in terms of sentence length, but for titles and pronouns like that, it's basically up to the speaker's discretion if they want to add stuff like あなた. In that situation in the comic specifically, it can actually add a bit of a romantic undertone coming from a lady.

Posted by Village_Guy

Excellent comics you got there. Loved the last comic and the Trespasser boobs.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Great stuff, as always!

Posted by BisonHero

I am a little disappointed that you didn't use the dinosaur clip art from Dinosaur Comics. Given that your MS Paint stylings vaguely remind me of that comic.

Posted by Video_Game_King

As long as this is being bumped, I asked Jeff if he'd ever play a game called Ass Legend (because I want these comics to be accurate). He has yet to answer.

Posted by Sploder

Those comics were nice, I'd read more.