#957 "Suspension of disbelief"

26 Mar 2012 12:16 pm

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Reply NtKGar, 26 Mar 2012 12:57 pm

The new Aardman movie, 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists' (known as The Pirates! Band of Misfits in the USA) is coming out this week. I like Wallace and Gromit, I like pirates, and I like science, so I'm looking forward to it.

It kind of bugs me that they changed the title for U.S. audiences (which I discovered when Googling the IMDB entry linked above). It's not quite the relentless dumbing-down of 'Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone' (seriously, it's explained within the book and screenplay what a philosopher's stone is. Why, Hollywood, why?) but 'Band of Misfits' evokes so much less than 'In an Adventure with Scientists'.

I know, I know, it's a kids' movie, test audiences yadda yadda, and it's not hugely important to the story or characters, but it's the internet goddammit and I have a petty grievance!

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Reply Zrooper, 26 Mar 2012 01:19 pm

... ...is that batman flashing robin?...

Forget it, I don't want to know!

Reply NtKGar, 26 Mar 2012 01:40 pm

There's a little ongoing action there in strips where the second storey of Alice's building is shown. Started out as a one-shot gag, but then we kept showing the same windows.

Reply Iforwhat (Guest), 26 Mar 2012 02:11 pm

Ahhhhhhhh.....the puns....it hurts...so....much

Reply Darkbunny, 26 Mar 2012 03:08 pm

Also, since when does Rremly have red eyes?

Reply NtKGar, 26 Mar 2012 03:12 pm

Maybe he's reacting to the use of magic in his presence?

Reply RoboKitty, 26 Mar 2012 07:17 pm

Odd... I'm surprised that everyone is taking all this so well. They got trapped in hell and their friend is a wizard who uses rainbows to get around
I'd be a little more freaked out, personally.

Reply GabrielsThoughts, 26 Mar 2012 10:14 pm

I'm surprised... You thought that was hell?

Reply RoboKitty, 27 Mar 2012 06:55 am

Well, not hell exactly, but a labyrinth leading into it. Or something. I may need to go back and read.

Reply Draven (Guest), 27 Mar 2012 09:34 pm

Pantsless Batman AND a dragon in the same building? Oh, wait… there are words in this comic too.

Reply MiniKeno, 28 Mar 2012 03:09 pm

bummy MiniKeno..has spotted 3 bummy's! O_O

Reply shadow7127, 28 Mar 2012 11:26 pm

I did it.....*drops dead* I finally got caught up!
Also before I fade into the horde of regular commentors may I ask if your still taking avatar requests?

Reply NtKGar, 29 Mar 2012 03:32 am

@Shadow: I've been calling the regular commentors 'Nekolytes' :)

It was 'Nekophiles' for a while, but then I realised it's not that kind of comic.

As for avatar requests, that's fallen by the wayside for the time being I'm afraid. I've been struggling to keep up with the update schedule in between battling demons and my regular day job lately, plus the comic itself has gotten more detailed and labour-intensive. I had been hoping to switch down to a four-day week at work so I could focus more of my energy into cartooning, but financial concerns have made that unfeasible for the time being (and the demons have REALLY been acting up lately).

Reply RoboKitty, 29 Mar 2012 10:20 am

@NtKGar: Grab a sword and slice through your foes! That or just take a deep breath and smile. You'd be surprised as to how well it works. :)

Reply MiniKeno, 29 Mar 2012 01:56 pm

..Ninja Gar. I'm scared now <(O.O)>

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