Critical Miss: Doubleplusungood

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Doubleplusungood

Imagine an Etnies sneaker stamping on a human face - forever.

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Ha! Saw it coming but nicely done nonetheless.

Love the Newspeak title btw, very clever.

Clever. Also win.

Okay, that was awesome.

I tried reading 1984 again, to see why I loved it so much.

And now i remember.

Because it fucking scared me to death. Nights have gone by sleeplessly, because I feared an other big Brother might take over.

God, it has made me shit my pants more than most horror stories.

This is the first of your comics that I actually didn't get. Can someone fill me in on the reference so I can go and enlighten myself?

It took me a second to get the last panel because I was trying to see the Skateboarder but now I realise how dumb that was.

OT: Wasn't the exact same plot of a game a while back but you were a rollerskating graffiti artist or some similar bullshit?

I'm actually reading 1984 right now, so this was especially fun!

poor Orwell, just another 720 and he'll unlock the special trick "come-back-from-death-and-murder-Shaun-White-and-the-developers-of-his-games"

still, pretty clever comic

manythings:
It took me a second to get the last panel because I was trying to see the Skateboarder but now I realise how dumb that was.

OT: Wasn't the exact same plot of a game a while back but you were a rollerskating graffiti artist or some similar bullshit?

Think it's the plot of alot of these games. Wasnt Skates story a bit like this? And Skate 2 was even moreso like it.

manythings:
It took me a second to get the last panel because I was trying to see the Skateboarder but now I realise how dumb that was.

OT: Wasn't the exact same plot of a game a while back but you were a rollerskating graffiti artist or some similar bullshit?

You're thinking of Marc Ecko's: Getting up, I believe. I think. It was similar yes but that was more about Graffiti, which has a much more credible link to revolution/dissent than skateboarding. It was nicely written too but even so it had a lot of product sponsorship which seemed at odds with the game's message. I'd certainly recomend it though.

The fact that Ecko himself is a raging goddamn assbox didn't help matters.

VanQQisH:
This is the first of your comics that I actually didn't get. Can someone fill me in on the reference so I can go and enlighten myself?

Just look up the dudes name. You'll see why he is turning in his grave.

OT: Another great read, I love these comics.

loved it!

To be honest, I clicked my way here only because of the title, so I have to ask: Is this comic about that skateboarding game a parody of sorts or that truly is the premise of the game?

I.E.D.:
To be honest, I clicked my way here only because of the title, so I have to ask: Is this comic about that skateboarding game a parody of sorts or that truly is the premise of the game?

No seriously. You have to fight against the evils of the 'Ministry' which has outlawed fun and emotion. To do this you do rad tricks and sell Baconators.

I wish I was making that up.

Grey Carter:

manythings:
It took me a second to get the last panel because I was trying to see the Skateboarder but now I realise how dumb that was.

OT: Wasn't the exact same plot of a game a while back but you were a rollerskating graffiti artist or some similar bullshit?

You're thinking of Marc Ecko's: Getting up, I believe. I think. It was similar yes but that was more about Graffiti, which has a much more credible link to revolution/dissent than skateboarding. It was nicely written too but even so it had a lot of product sponsorship which seemed at odds with the game's message. I'd certainly recomend it though.

The fact that Ecko himself is a raging goddamn assbox didn't help matters.

If ever there was a title for a horrifying porno it is "Raging Goddamn Assbox"...

Grey Carter:

I.E.D.:
To be honest, I clicked my way here only because of the title, so I have to ask: Is this comic about that skateboarding game a parody of sorts or that truly is the premise of the game?

No seriously. You have to fight against the evils of the 'Ministry' which has outlawed fun and emotion. To do this you do rad tricks and sell Baconators.

I wish I was making that up.

I think I'm going to turn off my computer now. I had too much internet for today.

Grey Carter:
Doubleplusungood

Imagine an Etnies sneaker stamping on a human face - forever.

Good morning, gentle readers.

BWAHAHAHAHA No seriously thank you so much for making the George Orwell Joke XD

Gave me one hell of a laugh, 360 Spin all day in that grave

I don't fully get it. Because George Orwell was against autocracy and democratic socialism, he is turning in his grave?

Grey Carter:

The fact that Ecko himself is a raging goddamn assbox didn't help matters.

"assbox"

hehe

OT: That has always bugged me. If your against "establishment" and whatnot, why do you still buy certain boards/clothes/music? Aren't they still part of some corp or something that your trying to take down?

*sigh* silly children. Fighting the machine by buying things from different parts of the machine.

Latinidiot:
I tried reading 1984 again, to see why I loved it so much.

And now i remember.

Because it fucking scared me to death. Nights have gone by sleeplessly, because I feared an other big Brother might take over.

God, it has made me shit my pants more than most horror stories.

It really is a horror story, regardless of what else it is.

Few people who try and capture the elements of an Orwellian future successfully do so.

teh_Canape:
poor Orwell, just another 720 and he'll unlock the special trick "come-back-from-death-and-murder-Shaun-White-and-the-developers-of-his-games"

still, pretty clever comic

How do I learn this trick?

I think a game would have to try to have a story this stupid.

Great comic, anyway! :D

So where is the snow again? I thought Shaun White was a snowboarder. I mean I know he can dabble in skateboarding, I get that. I know he is more than a 1 dimentional snowboarder and probably enjoys many things. But didn't he win the gold medal in snowboarding?

I mean you don't see Kurt Angle MMA or Misty May Tennis.

That's exactly like the blob, a game about a blob who needs save the world be colouring it.

Zachary Amaranth:
How do I learn this trick?

write an awesome book with a story good enough to be remembered into pop culture

then wait until it gets raped by game developers who don't know how to do it properly

oh, but you must die in the process =P

Shouldn't the tombstone read "Eric Arthur Blair?"

Sorry, that was the pedant in me.

standokan:
That's exactly like the blob, a game about a blob who needs save the world be colouring it.

Does he color it with insipid marketing?

This is more like how you can't throw the branded Pepsi machines in Bionic Commando. i.e. crappy.

teh_Canape:

Zachary Amaranth:
How do I learn this trick?

write an awesome book with a story good enough to be remembered into pop culture

then wait until it gets raped by game developers who don't know how to do it properly

oh, but you must die in the process =P

Rats. My writing is the modern equivalent of dime novels.

Love it! So bloody clever!

And an XX reference! Can I marry the pair of you?

Haha, nice comic, I wondered if you were taking the piss of the game but apparently it's actually like that ><

Oh and you get bonus points for including The xx. I admit that one of the main reasons I like this comic is because of the song references at the end of each one :)

Latinidiot:
I tried reading 1984 again, to see why I loved it so much.

And now i remember.

Because it fucking scared me to death. Nights have gone by sleeplessly, because I feared an other big Brother might take over.

God, it has made me shit my pants more than most horror stories.

I'll do you one better

So let me get this straight: it takes the lame overall premise of Aerosmith's Revolution X, but instead of fighting oppression by flinging bullets and CDs, you hock Baconators with the Flying Tomato?

There's this small, aching twinge somewhere deep within my soul.

"Bitch! Fuck your arteries!"
I almost cried laughing.

This one is quite awesome. Keep it up people!

Deeleted:
I don't fully get it. Because George Orwell was against autocracy and democratic socialism, he is turning in his grave?

1984 was his dissent against government controlling people's lives.

But then if you're going out to dissent against that to promote corporatism... Yeah... That's just hypocrisy.

Very good idea to place the "Yes. We know." comment on that last panel to cut off a flood of smug posts about the tombstone.

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