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That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:39 pm
by brasca
I share the shopkeeper's expression. Spiderman's influence is responsible for stopping JFK's assassination and the subsequent ripple effect, but I don't see how it could influence events so the Axis is still around in the present.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:46 am
by oddtail
brasca wrote:I share the shopkeeper's expression. Spiderman's influence is responsible for stopping JFK's assassination and the subsequent ripple effect, but I don't see how it could influence events so the Axis is still around in the present.


It could be a different Axis. At least once in the past few years someone tried to appropriate the term.

Plus, I get the vibe that Zach is just, well, nerd kind of crazy. Maybe he's referencing his favourite Spiderman storyline or something.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:50 am
by TCampbell
The "SInister Axis" is somewhat similar to the early-2000s buzzphrase "The Axis of Evil," but there's more actual coordination between the nations and there are six of them.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:59 am
by oddtail
TCampbell wrote:The "SInister Axis" is somewhat similar to the early-2000s buzzphrase "The Axis of Evil," but there's more actual coordination between the nations and there are six of them.


So it's a Sinister Six reference? Cool!

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:25 pm
by retrophrenologist
TCampbell wrote:The "SInister Axis" is somewhat similar to the early-2000s buzzphrase "The Axis of Evil," but there's more actual coordination between the nations and there are six of them.

Do they argue about which one of them gets to be Doctor Octopus? :)

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:05 am
by TCampbell
No, each simply believes that they are.

More seriously, the way the Western world has developed a sort of monoculture looks to them a bit like dangerous fanaticism.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:29 pm
by retrophrenologist
TCampbell wrote:No, each simply believes that they are.

More seriously, the way the Western world has developed a sort of monoculture looks to them a bit like dangerous fanaticism.

And yet, even by rejecting it, they're allowing the Spider-Man monoculture to define them!

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:03 am
by brasca
I can believe that under the right circumstances Spiderman could be this influential in American Society, but is this Sinister Axis what some talking head came up with in the USA or do leaders of rogue states really think of themselves like that?

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:28 am
by EmperorSeth
You know, now that you mention it, why does Spiderman's legion of doom have six members? Wouldn't eight make more sense?

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:46 am
by TCampbell
Doctor Octopus' original plan was for a Hateful Eight or Heinous Nine, but Doctor Doom and Green Goblin had too much ego and the Lizard wasn't Lizardy at the time of the group's conception. Why he locked himself into a specific number of flunkies is a legitimate question, but hey, I'm not a criminal mastermind.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:21 pm
by Zanosuke Kurosaki
Looking at that shopkeeper's expression, I'm curious: Is his face supposed to be reminiscent of the news vendor, Bernie, in The Watchmen comic? I can't help but look at his face in the second panel and think of that guy.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:21 am
by TCampbell
Zanosuke Kurosaki wrote:Looking at that shopkeeper's expression, I'm curious: Is his face supposed to be reminiscent of the news vendor, Bernie, in The Watchmen comic? I can't help but look at his face in the second panel and think of that guy.


Might've been a subconscious thing on my part. And Gibbons' style on Watchmen had a lot of Ditko in it, and Ditko's Jason's primary influence on this series.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:09 am
by Chistery
My only question: what combination of foods did you imagine him blending and would it pair well with vodka?

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:28 am
by TCampbell
Chistery wrote:My only question: what combination of foods did you imagine him blending and would it pair well with vodka?


It's okay to leave a blank space in your imaginings every once in a while. If I knew the perfect diet, I'd be using it myself.

Re: That's Diet Next Exercise (10/3/12)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:35 pm
by Chistery
TCampbell wrote:
Chistery wrote:My only question: what combination of foods did you imagine him blending and would it pair well with vodka?


It's okay to leave a blank space in your imaginings every once in a while. If I knew the perfect diet, I'd be using it myself.


I can only imagine carrots are involved. (NSFW)