AT LAST! A reference I actually get!
“Crisis on Infinite Earths” was a DC Comics mini-series about parallel universes being destroyed and recreated into a single universe. Thre, I just saved you a trip to Wikipedia.
It’s a ball. It’s a puppy. It’s a Popple.
The Crisis of Infinite Smurfs, on the other hand, is a completely different thing.
Now I’m thinking about what would happen if Cat & Girl became a comic book franchise… Cat would have a spin-off character called She-Cat, or possibly Cat-Hulk… Girl would pass on the mantle to Girl Of The Future… Grrrl would get a twelve-part origin story set in Victorian London for no reason… there would be a Cat & Girl Versus Bubble Bobble computer game…
The film adaptation of Allan Moore’s adaptation would make too many compromises and end up missing the point entirely.
I know this feeling. Fear of excluding possibilities has paralyzed me from making decisions for years now.
This comic plus four AM makes me want to go all viking on my immediate surroundings
“it is demonstrable… that things cannot be otherwise than as they are; for all being created for an end, all is necessarily for the best end. Observe, that the nose has been formed to bear spectacles – thus we have spectacles. Legs are visibly designed for stockings – and we have stockings. Stones were made to be hewn, and to construct castles – therefore my lord has a magnificent castle; for the greatest baron in the province ought to be the best lodged. Pigs were made to be eaten – therefore we eat pork all the year round. Consequently they who assert that all is well have said a foolish thing, they should have said all is for the best.”
Can’t be all that bad when we have Dorothy AND Voltaire to make it through the day …
1) LOL at 999 problems
2) I feel like I completely understand “Worse, it’s the only”. It’s the ultimate paranoia of my adult life that everything I imagine is just my brain’s smokescreen to avoid reality.
But aside from that downer, I enjoyed and feel like I understood this particular strip thoroughly. It’s a creative problem, an anti-creative problem and a consumer problem. It’s the paralyzing illusion of the information age, and it feels like functional schizophrenia.
The Crisis of Infinite Smurfs has got to be made.
Grrl, watch out, you are going to collapse the waveform!
But what of the possibility that “finished projects” can inspire? In this day and age, nothing can ever be finished – people always find new ways to “remix” it, and put their own take on it until it turns into something else. I think David Thomsen was tacitly groping at this with his comment.
There is a great quote from — who? I was just reading it recently — one of those French guys… — to the effect that you do not complete a poem (read “project”), only give up on it.
Aha! Paul Valery: “A poem is never finished, only abandoned.”
Dorothy, over and over you outdo yourself.
…Can this possibly be sustainable? I am worried about the stresses on your liver.
dude, sam, i think voltaire was making fun of optimism right there.
I got 999 problems and a blip ain’t one of ’em.
This is my creative and academic life.
With the bugs in my software, it’s always something new :-)
Adam: “I know this feeling. Fear of excluding possibilities has paralyzed me from making decisions for years now.”
I don’t know if it helps that someone else feels this way, but that totally describes my own experience. Also: severe “clinical depression.”
Select Viewing Option: SCRIPT / THUMBNAIL / PENCILS / INK / DOROTHY’S SOUL
I guess sometimes we just can’t have things unfinished…
Hey there Ms. Gambrell. Let’s not be maximizers here.
whoops put an unintentional “the” in there.
I don’t see what’s wrong with avoiding reality. What’s so good about reality?