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Lorendiac’s Lists: 10 Types of Comic Book Forum Weirdos

Here is the archive of the lists Lorendiac posts here, and here is his latest, nicely timed for April Fool’s Day!- BC.

Author’s Note: This list is not a hoax. However, in keeping with the humorously disrespectful spirit of this special day, it does break away from my usual approach for these lists. Instead of talking about strange things which frequently happen inside the comic books, or the reasons the writers and editors may have for making those strange things happen, I just talk about some of the peculiarities of the people who love to talk about those comic books in online forums. I wanted to post something along these lines years ago; but I figured I had better spend enough time on various comic book forums to build up “credibility,” so that people reading this list would recognize “Lorendiac” as a fellow fan and thus know I was laughing “with” them instead of “at” them. I’m not some anthropologist who just wandered in off the street a few days ago and started analyzing comic book fans as an outlandish subculture—although that premise might make a good comedy movie someday . . .

The 10 Types of Comic Book Forum Weirdos

01. The Takes-Everything-Personally Crybaby
02. The Broken Record
03. The Amateur Psychoanalyst
04. The Rumor-Believer
05. The Cultist
06. The Spoilermeister
07. The Vague Recollector
08. The Self-Appointed Rulemaker
09. The Ten Percenter
10. The Listmaker

One quick note of reassurance before we move on: If you’re worried about what I might say about you specifically, don’t be! In the interests of diplomacy, I don’t “name names” in any examples I provide!

01. The Takes-Everything-Personally Crybaby

You say just one critical thing about his or her favorite character, team, title, writer, or whatever – and the Crybaby reacts as if you just called him or her all sorts of dirty names.

Sample conversation:

You say, “I hate the way they killed off Ronnie Raymond just so they could replace him with Jason Rusch as the ‘new Firestorm.’”

The Crybaby responds, “You racist! What have you got against black people?”

By the same token: If you say something against one female character who strikes you as being incredibly obnoxious as her most distinguishing character trait, the Crybaby will accuse you of being frightened by strong-minded, independent women in general.

And if you say something against one writer on the grounds that he sometimes gets ridiculously heavy-handed in shoving his left-wing politics into his stories, then the Crybaby will accuse you of being a right-wing Neanderthal who hates to see an opposing point of view get aired by anybody. (Feel free to switch the tags “left-wing” and “right-wing” around in that previous sentence if it makes you feel better; I’m not trying to pick on just one extreme of the political spectrum here!)

02. The Broken Record

This guy has one pet peeve weighing heavily upon his mind, and by golly, he’s gonna share it with you. And share it . . . and share it . . . and share it! Whatever the topic, he’ll find a way to repeat the same old broken record before he’s through!

As examples:

“DC brings people back from the dead way too easily, as witness the pointless return of Jason Todd a few years ago.”

“The major problem with Superboy-Prime’s Retcon Punch in Infinite Crisis was that it was used as an excuse for bringing back Jason Todd from a well-deserved grave.”

“This recent nonsense in an X-Men title at Marvel shows the same lack of planning that was apparent in the way DC has wandered all over the map in its characterization of Jason Todd since they stupidly brought him back from the dead a few years ago.”

And if he gets involved in a political discussion thread, he’ll probably blame the return of Jason Todd (and how he’s been handled since his return) on the corrosive influence of either the Republican or the Democratic party in modern American life, depending upon the Broken Record’s personal biases.

(Of course Jason Todd is just one example; the Broken Record could be obsessed with any other subject under the sun.)

03. The Amateur Psychoanalyst

The Amateur Psychoanalyst holds fast to his core values. They may be summarized as follows:

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1. “I know more about what is going on inside your head than you do!”

2. “Specifically, I know what sort of emotional problems made you express such a bizarre opinion earlier in this thread! And I’m going to share my insights with the entire world!”

3. “However, you don’t know more about what is going on inside my head than I do! How could you possibly? Don’t be so presumptuous!”

In case you missed the point, a “bizarre” opinion in this situation is any opinion with which the Amateur Psychoanalyst vehemently disagrees. Rather than argue against it logically—you know, bothering to mention “evidence” that would appear to contradict your thesis, for instance?—he concentrates on telling you just how messed up your miserable, scarred psyche must be, if you really believe what you just said!

(This is a classic example of something logicians call the “ad hominem fallacy,” but the Amateur Psychoanalyst probably never heard of the “ad hominem fallacy” in his life, so what does he care?)

Looking back on it, the key difference between the Amateur Psychoanalyst and the Crybaby is that the Crybaby is much more likely to “sound” hysterically outraged in his responses as he calls you ugly names; the Amateur Psychoanalyst is likely to “stay calm” and radiate the impression that he is “correcting” you “more in sorrow than in anger” as he goes into greater detail on just why he thinks you’re so mentally messed up that it isn’t really your fault that you’re crazy enough to disagree with him!

04. The Rumor-Believer

This guy seems to believe everything he hears. As an example, he might say—in all sincerity, as far as anyone could tell from his post—“Whoa! I just heard that Stan Lee has been hired to write the next blockbuster Superman movie, with Samuel L. Jackson as the leading man and Lucy Liu as ‘Lexy Luthor,’ the bald mad scientist! They’ll get Elijah Wood to guest-star as Spider-Man! I heard it from someone who heard it from a very reliable inside source in Hollywood!”

‘Nuff said!

05. The Cultist

Everybody has his personal favorites—certain writers, artists, characters, genres, whatever. If we didn’t feel strongly about these things, and didn’t disagree about their respective merits, then discussion forums wouldn’t be nearly as much fun, would they?

But some take it to fanatical extremes. They don’t just say that their favorite creator is “very good at what he does, and I’ve collected all his published works.” Instead, they seem to believe that anything and everything their favorite creator does is, by definition, Perfect. Or so close to perfect as makes no difference. If you try to suggest that even a great writer can have some bad days, they react as if you’re committing blasphemy!

As in: “Anything Jeph Loeb writes is brilliant, and if you read a piece of his storytelling and can’t enjoy the sheer artistry of it, that just proves how stunted your ability to appreciate literature must be!”

(I’m not trying to pick on Loeb and his most fervent fans more than anyone else—please feel free to substitute “Grant Morrison,” “Frank Miller,” “Alan Moore,” “Brian Michael Bendis,” “Warren Ellis,” or any other creator’s name in that example! I don’t care who we’re talking about; anyone who tries to tell me that a certain writer Always Gets It Right In Every Page Of Every Story is going to bring out my skeptical streak.)

06. The Spoilermeister

He either doesn’t pay any attention to the local forum’s “house rules” about putting SPOILER warnings in the title if you want to discuss plot details of a just-released issue in the text of a new thread, or else he goes even further and puts the spoiler material in the title!

For instance, if web-based forums had been such a big deal back in 1985, then the Spoilermeister might have bought “Crisis on Infinite Earths #8” and then posted a thread with the following title a day later:

“COIE #8: The Death of Supergirl: Good or Bad?”

At best, he might have added the term “[SPOILERS]” at the end of that title, and perhaps felt he had done his duty by warning you the text would contain all the messy details of how this death had happened!

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07. The Vague Recollector

This guy does not have a perfect memory for every little detail. That is not a crime, but the problem arises when he thinks his memory and understanding of a certain aspect of someone’s continuity is much better than it actually is! Then he makes provocative statements which he (presumably) believes are the simple truth, and this can cause a great deal of confusion in the minds of impressionable newbies who assume the guy actually knows what he’s talking about!

A couple of years ago I saw one fan on a discussion forum make the following assertion (paraphrased in my own words): “Slam Bradley, the tough old private eye, recently was retconned as Selina Kyle’s biological father. Meanwhile, Sam Bradley Jr., Slam’s son, has now been revealed as the father of Selina’s baby. Therefore, little Helena Kyle is the product of an incestuous affair between half-siblings.”

I was not buying the Catwoman title at the time, but I had already heard about the part regarding Sam Jr. as the father of Selina’s baby (who was born just as the Catwoman title jumped forward into “One Year Later” mode in early 2006). However, I was astounded by the allegation that Slam himself was Selina’s long-lost daddy. Since I hadn’t been reading that title lately, I couldn’t immediately swear that this guy was dead wrong about that part . . . but it sounded very fishy to me.

Naturally I asked this fan to please tell me exactly when and where we had been told that Selina was Slam’s daughter. I also pointed out that it was very peculiar that I hadn’t yet noticed hundreds of other Catwoman fans screaming in outrage about the recent insertion of an incestuous pregnancy into Selina’s life.

In response, the guy simply repeated his conviction that it had all been spelled out in the Catwoman title . . . somewhere along the line . . . but beyond saying that in vague terms, somehow he never managed to find the time to point me to any specific issue (of “Catwoman” or any title) which I could buy and read to confirm that he was right about this new twist in Selina’s family tree! Nor did he offer any explanation for why he seemed to be the only Catwoman fan on that forum (or any other forum, near as I could tell) who had even noticed a whiff of incest in the circumstances of Baby Helena’s conception. (Other fans participating in that thread, who apparently were reading the series regularly, tended to share my skepticism; they didn’t recall any recent retcons about Slam being Selina’s long-lost father!)

Giving this guy the full benefit of the doubt regarding the “sincerity” of his original comment, I assume that one of two things had been happening:

1. He hadn’t been reading all the recent issues of “Catwoman” himself, but he did make a habit of reading online commentaries by other fans as a way to “keep in touch” with recent events, and somehow he became very, very, very confused about the significance of other fans’ passing references to the web of various “relationships” (romantic, biological, or whatever) which now connected Slam, Sam, Selina, and Helena.


2. He had read all the “Catwoman” issues which had been released in the last year or more, but his memory was lousy and he now had a garbled idea of just how many members of the Bradley family had recently been revealed to be the fathers of illegitimate daughters! And since he was sure he “remembered” that Slam had been revealed as Selina’s father, he felt no need to dig any issues of “Catwoman” out of his collection and double-check that point before posting his observations about the shockingly incestuous love life of Selina Kyle!

08. The Self-Appointed Rulemaker

This guy tries to tell the rest of us what we are or aren’t allowed to say and do on the local forums. The really strange thing about is that he has no authority to tell us this! He isn’t one of the people who runs the site and moderates the forums, and he doesn’t claim to simply be quoting from the rules previously laid down by those people! (If he does claim it, he’s lying through his teeth!) Nevertheless, he gives the strong impression that he is explaining ironclad rules: “Thou shalt not do this, that, or the other thing!”

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One case sticks in my mind. Without naming names, here’s approximately what happened. (But that thread appears to have been deleted from the website in question. So I’m working from memory here!)

There was a thread going about some harmless superhero-related subject. Poster A offered an opinion. Poster B, who obviously disagreed, responded to that opinion in a way which was clearly meant as sarcasm. His remarks were not phrased as a scathing flame meant to insult Poster A; just gently making fun of some aspect of whatever the guy’s opinion had been.

All of which struck me as part of “just another normal day” on a comic book forum!

But then Poster C came along and sharply criticized Poster B for using sarcasm in his reply. Poster C went to the remarkable lengths of saying something along these general lines (roughly paraphrased from my imperfect memory): “It is terribly inappropriate to use such sarcasm in a reply on these forums.”

Please note: Poster C’s objection was not phrased along such lines as “I think your sarcasm was overdone in this case” or “I hope you didn’t hurt the other guy’s feelings” or “I always hate to see sarcasm on this forum because it’s likely to confuse somebody who takes it literally” or anything remotely similar. Any such phrasing clearly would have been a simple statement of personal opinions, which he was certainly entitled to hold and to express, but that wasn’t the way he approached the subject.

Instead, he’d made a much more sweeping and dogmatic statement, as if he actually had authority to “lay down the law” and tell the rest of us what forms of humorous speech we shouldn’t use under any circumstances on that site’s forums! However, it was obvious from his profile information that Poster C had no authority to set new rules on that site, and no one had ever seen any actual “house rule” which prohibited the use of sarcasm in a freewheeling discussion. (How on earth would you go about enforcing such a rule?)

Accordingly, Poster C quickly found himself receiving critical feedback from Poster B and other people, some of which contained (wait for it) . . . obvious sarcasm directed at his bizarre attempt to create an Anti-Sarcasm Rule of Conduct out of thin air! (Under the circumstances, I felt that reaction to his previous post was downright inevitable.)

09. The Ten Percenter

So you wrote a lengthy comic book review, or some other type of opinion piece suitable for a comics forum, and you started out with a provocative title and opening paragraph which set forth your (possibly controversial) stand on the matter at hand.

Along comes the Ten Percenter. He exerts himself to read your attention-grabbing title and your first paragraph! Somewhere in those first few sentences, he finds something which he vehemently disagrees with. Thus, having managed to gulp down no more than ten percent of what you had to say and how you justified it, he immediately skips ahead to the “Reply” option so he can post a fiery rebuttal of why you are “dead wrong” in your evaluation of whatever all the fuss is about. Usually he ends up harping on some point which you know you already anticipated, addressed, and (you hoped), rigorously disposed of, down around Paragraph 6. Your earnest attempt to point this out to him in a reply is often useless—having done his best to “set you straight” by pointing out some vital detail which you “forgot to mention” (in your first paragraph, anyway!), the Ten Percenter is not likely to waste any time coming back later to see if your dull mind actually recognized the justice of his trenchant criticisms of your folly.

10. The Listmaker

A particularly sad case, the Listmaker apparently has nothing better to do than sit around making numbered lists of all sorts of odd things and typing out long-winded descriptions of each item. He tends to use unimaginative titles such as “Ten Types of This,” “Ten Ways to Do That,” and so forth. Pathetic, isn’t it?

The resultant list often stops at ten, perhaps because he has trouble counting to anything higher than the number of his fingers? He’s usually harmless, though. Just pat him on the shoulder and keep a straight face as you gently assure him that his latest ramblings were “fascinating,” and he’ll be quite happy! No need to break his heart by telling him you fell asleep around the time you reached #5 on his list, and that you really don’t care about his half-baked observations on the human condition!

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That’s it for this year! I don’t know what I’ll do a year from now. Perhaps a sequel listing another 10 types, or something entirely different?

But while I’m pondering that, here are some links to many previous pieces I’ve perpetrated over the last few years, comprising what I have come to think of as my Numbered List series. Every once in a while it amuses me to think about some odd aspect of the superhero genre, and to try to list and explain all the different approaches I can remember for that sort of thing, or all the different reasons that ridiculous things keep happening.

12 Motives for Killing a Comic Book Character
17 Excuses for Bringing Back a Dead Character
16 Types of Retcons
19 Ways to End a Superhero’s Romance
22 Ways to Show a Superhero Killing Someone
9 Categories of Continuity
5 Types of Superhero Team Members
Secret Identities: 10 Ways to Unspill the Beans
Superhero Finances: 10 Situations
13 Reasons to Use a Deathtrap
14 Functions for a Superhero Costume
10 Types of Superhero Successors
14 Ways to Rehabilitate a Disgraced Hero
14 Motives for Becoming a Superhero
12 Tricks for Keeping Superheroes Young
13 Reasons to Quit the Superhero Racket
12 Rationales for a Hero-Versus-Hero Slugfest on the Cover
What To Do With a Supervillain After You Catch Him: 12 Options
14 Motives for Becoming a Supervillain

14 Answers to “Why So Many Retcons?”


Patrick Joseph

April 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

The Cultist just made me think of a possible eleventh. The anti-Cultist, which, I suppose is a blend of the Cultist and the broken record. They heard an over-broad negative generalization about an author who’s work they don’t care for, and just can’t let the characterization go.

Examples include: “Grant Morrison is weird for the sake of being weird”, “Brian Bendis’s dialogue all sounds the same no matter who is speaking”, “Alan Moore is just bitter and he should have understood that a contract is a contract”, and “Jeph Loeb wrote something that killed my dog.”

I’m not sure what pointing that out makes me.

That list just confirms that Brian Cronin has no problem with the posters who need to express themselves sexually in every thread.

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O, can I be the nit-picker and point out the error on COIE #8? You know, where it was (spoiler alert) Barry who died?

Fun list – sad to think I fit some of those roles. :-(



Hahaha. Oh… so true… Shame, really.

You left out my (least) favorite of all. The Internet Tough Guy.

He loves to talk about all the weapons he owns, and how he dreams about kicking ass all day long, but he’s too scared to join any military, and he’d never confront another poster in person. He’s usually a big Punisher fan.

How about “The Sophisticate?” This could be the Indie gadfly who constantly decries mainstream comics, or events and crossovers. Or altenately, the fan who accuses you of enjoying Comic X because “you’ll buy whatever the company shovels out,” “you’re a zombie,” or “you lack the appropriate critical skills and years of experience to appreciate why X is bad.” I see the latter a whole lot in any Brand New Day discussion.

This was a good list. I like Apodaca’s example of the Internet tough guy. I know I’m a “broken record” when it comes to the topics of Nightwing being a loser and Jeph Loeb having never written anything decent in his life (although I’ve laid off on the latter). It was funny recognizing a perfect description of my style of posting. The take everything personal crybaby and the cultist were my favorites. Good show!

Very funny list.

I own to the fact that I’ve been the crybaby and ten percenter many times (most of them concerning Greg Burgas’ posts now that I think about it.)

I also agree that the Internet tough guy should’ve been on the list and I can remember one time where Apodaca was the Amateur Psychoanalist towards me :-)

Everytime I read one of your lists, I think of you as the long-lost evil twin of the Lorax. Do you have a handlebar mustache?

In any event, I found this list “fascinating,” and would like to pat you on the shoulder!

you forgot the people who make lists of things implying the lists are much longer, when in face they contain every item

example: when talking about spideys identity they might go “oh first it was a secret, then it wasnt, now its a secret again, who knows what it is now, ive lost count of how many times marvel will flip flip on the subject”

just thought of another one:

the poster who somehow is able to relate every single topic to something about his girlfriend/wife…. wow a girl likes you, thats great, we get it!

so when is Stan’s superman movie coming out I cant wait

Funny list.

Possible 11: The Bitter Purist

If a character, style of art, method of storytelling in a given comic does not conform PRECISELY to the way comics were when he was growing up/in the industry, The Purist says it’s wrong. Period. Nothing will sway him from his opinion that nothing good has happened in comics since Frank Miller/Alan Moore/Grant Morrison/Speculators/Local Comic Shops/Glossy Paper/Image Comics/The 1990 Made It All Go Horribly Wrong.

The the size of comics’ collapse is so huge, so pervasive, no good work can survive it’s fearsome gravity. At least, that’s what he hears — the purist has grown so disgruntled with the state of comics, he stopped reading most of them years ago.

But that doesn’t stop him from weighing in on all manner of topics.

pat pat pat

Nice list

I think Alan Moore may be the only major writer who DOESN’T have cultist fans. Most people just seem fairly happy to like his work, or not. (Not saying that he doesn’t have haters, or anti-cultists.) But that’s probably because he doesn’t actively court atttention on the internets.

Omar Karindu, with the power of SUPER-hypocrisy!

April 1, 2009 at 4:17 pm

The only reason Lorendiac posted this stuff — as supported by his self-described “disrespectful spirit” — is because he’s a racist with emotional problems who doesn’t understand how crappy it is that this month’s issue of She-Hulk once again hinges an entire plot (and the death of She-Hulk — SPOILERS!) on Jim Starlin’s stupid anti-Catholic bias. If Gary Friedrich had written the story, She-Hulk would never have died by Thanos’s hand because Friedrich writes everything brilliantly; as well remember, Starlin had Thanos turn out to be more patriotic than Captain America in one of the Infinity crossovers, and we’ve all heard that he’s gonna play his own character in the next Superman movie, which is why Lorendiac shouldn’t be allowed to post stuff like this because of how badly he misses the point.

I can prove my arguments with my list of 13 Reasons Lorendiac Ruins Forums, which I’ll post sometime before February 29.

This list was way more thought out than DCs stupid decision to bring Jason Todd back from the dead…

Sam, I’ve met PLENTY of Alan Moore cultists. I’m sorta one of them, myself.

Anyway, here are a few obvious additonal types of forum weirdoes:

– The Company Man: He isn’t just a guy that prefers the comics of a certain company. He is more dedicated than Osama Bin Laden. He has a passionate hatred for the other company. He thinks people who read comics of the other company are morons at best, spawn of Satan at worst. He is also a Broken Record.

– The Contrarian: He takes a lot of pleasure in having the most unusual oppinions. Dark Knight is a shitty movie. Alan Moore is a crappy writer. Watchmen is garbage. Rob Liefeld is a great artist. The Spirit is a great movie, much better than the comics. He is adamant in his certainty that he is right, while the rest of the world is wrong.

– Kid Champion – He is a Broken Record obsessed by “Superheroes Should Be For Kids, Damnit!” He almost always is a Bitter Purist (as described above by Coffee) with a rose-colored view of past comics. Ironically, he also almost always is a middle-aged or even old man. Many of them are Amateur Psychoanalysts that are certain that anyone who likes (or even tolerates) adult elements in superhero fiction is a degenerate sexual pervert with arrested development.

– Left-Winger/Right-Winger – Another kind of Broken Record. Everything is political to him. Every discussion is a excuse for him to say how George W. Bush is the most evil entity that ever existed, or alternately, how the clueless, degenerate, insidious liberal writers are destroying the comic book industry by pushing their values on us.

That was brilliant, Omar!

The political ones could use mini-categories, such as “Over-reactive Gays in Comics Supporter” (“Chuck Dixon once said gay characters shouldn’t be pushed into comics, and I bet he lynches people!”) and the “Over-reactive Gays Out of Comics Believer” (“Superman and Batman have a title together? Well DC just can’t help turning historically straight characters gay!”) and the “Current racial standards to Golden Age Applier” (“I think it’s terrible that Simon and Kirby had Captain America beat up Nazis and caricatured Japanese soldiers! The Axis had rights and were entitled to their own opinions!”)

Of course this was all in good fun because there are far too many to list. The Crybaby one could split to the “Takes Everything Personally Junkie”, which reminds me of those poor unfortunate souls who bitterly complained about the “greedy” Siegel family during the recent legal action because they wanted to take away MY Superman comics, dammit!

Rene, your “Contrarian” is, I think, synonymous with a type identified on the net for many years: the Troll. Also known as “the Energy Creature” is some corners, where folks are warned not to encourage it with outraged replies, since that’s what it seeks, with cries of DFTEC: “Don’t feed the energy creature.”

Funny that I read this and saw type number four right after reading about “VIBE: Rebirth” on numerous blogs…

Another very interesting article by Lorendiac. Particularly the self-effacing ending. Congratulations. :)

Does any of those types apply to me? Hmm… I’m worried that I’m starting to sound like the Broken Record with all my comments about how the current DC Comics Staff sucks. But damn, they keep reminding me of it all the time! And I’d better stop there or I’ll reinforce the notion. :P

I also fear I may turn into the Vague Recollector, as my memory is not what it used to be…

And I agree, The Troll should also be in the list.

The Listmaker–the vilest, slimiest, scum on the internet, and I’ve got a list of them I’ll share with the world some day. ;)

Okay, here are some other types I’ve found a lot on forums (and since I’m liberal and gay and even feminist, I’m supposed to be able to poke fun at my own side, correct?):

– Oh, the Misogyny! – Another kind of Broken Record, this is a person that can’t ever turn off their gender studies mode when discussing comics. She (or he, because there are plenty of males that are self-appointed champions of feminism) sees misogyny in everything. She is also a Amateus Psychoanalyst. Every time a female character stubs a toe, it’s because the writer and the readers are neurotic women-haters, not just because beloved characters suffering adds drama.

– The Hater – He seems to hate every comic book, character, writer, or artist. Some Haters are blunt, some are sarcastic, but all of them brim with contempt for everything and everyone. The Hater usually has one or two comics that he actually likes, but they’re often obscure or decades-old, and he rarely ever mentions them. He much prefers to rant about all the stuff that he hates. And he hates plenty.

– The Sex-Obsessed Fan – There are two varieties of this kind of Broken Record. The first is the hormonally-driven individual that is obsessed with the idea of superhero characters doing the nasty, and is always ready with an off-color joke or comment. The other is his opposite number, often a Kiddie Champion and/or Bitter Purist that thinks the world is ending because some mainstream superhero comic included a risque scene.

Alan Coil opined:
“The Listmaker–the vilest, slimiest, scum on the internet,
and I’ve got a list of them I’ll share with the world some day.”

He’s got ‘em on the list
He’s got ‘em on the list;
And they’ll none of ‘em be missed
They’ll none of ‘em be missed!

Well, I’ve definitely been #s 2, 3 and 7 at times. Maybe at all times, who knows. Internet Tough Guy is definitely an internet-wide phenomena. He is one of my least favorite types, though, so I would vote for including him as well.

Hmmm… I’m probably a bit guilty of 2 and 9.

We’ve had a definite 2 (broken record) over on the Vertigo board of the CBR forums lately.

There’s a relative of the 10 Percenter, who, while he might read the article, will hit the reply button without reading any comments, not caring to check if his points have already been pointed out, discussed and maybe even all sorted out by then.
I remember one guy, told that the “major error” he’d pointed out had already been mentioned, acknowledged and generally hashed out, and that maybe if he’d been paying attention he’d know this, reacted with something like “Hey, I don’t have to read everybody else’s damn comments man, I only ever just jump to the end and hit reply, it’s unreasonable to expect me to do any different.”

Hmmm, I was waiting around for someone else to mention this, but with regard to no. 5, “The Cultist”, the repeated references to a certain (admittedly good, but perhaps slightly over-rated) writer as “The God of All Comics” by one comics blogger I know of almost immediately came to mind…

Edo, your sarcasm detector needs some work.

I’d add in “The English Teacher”. This is the person who feels obligated to correct every misspelling and grammatical error from someone else’s post. This does not include who point it out when such mistakes are unintentionally humorous due to a changed meaning. The English Teacher not adding anything to the discussion. He/She will often highlight their “corrections” in bold.

Omar Karindu, with the power of SUPER-hypocrisy!

April 3, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Carl, in American English we usually put punctuation like periods or commas inside the quotation marks. Did you know that in Britain quotation marks are called “inverted commas?” The history of the quotation mark is really very interesting, much more interesting than comic books or whatever this list was about.

Carl, in American English we usually put punctuation like periods or commas inside the quotation marks.

You’re supposed to do that in British English (aka English) as well, but I refuse to. It’s a silly rule that makes no sense.

That Anonymous was me.

Oh calling quotes “inverted commas” seems to be dying out with my parents’ generation. Anyone I know either calls them quotes or speech marks.


June 15, 2009 at 4:39 pm


i was wondering where can i watch or download full metal alchemist the 2nd episode 11 been searching for it…
no of the links are working….

Hi all,

New to the forum, just thought I’d introduce myself :-)

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