October took it's toll worse than I thought. I have a folder FULL of old quotes I never posted. Let's clear that right out...
As you all know, it takes me weeks, MONTHS , even years to get to commissions over email, and that makes me the worst person that has ever been born.... BUT!... If you catch me at a convention-Presto!-the commission appears right before your eyes! Just like David Copperfield, I reach behind your ear and say, "oh what's this behind your ear? Ah, it's a full color sketch of Death!". And then you cry.
--Ryan Kelly, on why conventions are the best time to ask for commissions.
George Lucas, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, Pope Benedict, Miley Cyrus, me, Hitler, Dracula, Spongebob Squarepants, King Henry VII and Mr. Peanut will also not -- I REPEAT, [NOT] -- be directing the Avengers movie. All media outlets, please make sure to credit Topless Robot appropriately when you report on this amazing news.
--Topless Robot, on the "news" that Jon Favreau will not be directing The Avengers.
He’s just strutting down the street, singing his private themesong in his head ("Hawkman is swinging, Hawkman is swinging, Hawkmaaaaaan… Hawkman swinging") wondering if he should maybe undo another button.
--Rachelle from Living Between Wednesdays, on why Hawkman looks so distracted in this picture:
Margaret Wise Brown’s approach to the apocalypse is a minimalist one. Leaving only vague hints about the world in the wake of DR. MOREAU-style takeover by anthropomorphic animals, the slowly expiring narrator describes his deathbed — a seemingly normal bedroom and its mundane, but symbolically sinister furnishings.
--Ryun Patterson, making Goodnight Moon eighty times more awesome than it already was.
...remember when maybe you didn't get into that one college? Did they send you a personalized four-page essay on how you were super great, but they just didn't have room for you? Or did they send you a one-page "thanks, but no thanks, better luck elsewhere"?
--Pimp My Novel, on why writers shouldn't be so offended by form rejection letters.
I’ve kept it rather quiet over the years, but I’m actually something of a big fan of Batman. I’d even go so far as to say he’s probably my favorite character not just in comics, but in anything, but even I have to admit that the fact that he is not a foxy lady luchador with an equally foxy sidekick named Esmerelda who fights crime in an outfit consisting of cape, cowl and bikini is proof that we are not living in the best of all possible worlds.
--Chris Sims, concerning La Mujer Murcielago.
Namora looks bored while fighting the X-Men, and if actually fighting the X-Men is so goddam boring, what’s reading about fighting the X-Men going to be like? Will you actually fall asleep, as Colossus has here?
--Caleb Mozzocco, on the weakness of the cover to X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #2.
This is not a moral dilemma. Kill someone for pay. They die, you get money. You are a hit man/woman. This is not a complicated story. This is not a nuanced question. What would you do? Well, I would not kill the person for money, for the same reason that if you offered me a million dollars today to go run over someone with my car, I would not do it, because I do not work as a contract killer.
(Also because I don't have a car.)
"But it's someone you don't know!"
You know what? Even if I don't know you, I would still not kill you for money. I know -- I am very generous that way.
--Linda Holmes, explaining why The Box may not be nearly as complex as it would like you to believe.