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March 17, 2014 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Daily affirmations from Skeletor (SLTumblr) Skeletor is....LOVE!
posted by Purposeful Grimace (42 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
I did not understand how much I needed this until I learned it existed. Thanks.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:51 AM on March 17 [7 favorites]


Ditto. YOU have the power.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:03 AM on March 17 [2 favorites]


Perfect Soundtrack: Master of the Universe
posted by kittensofthenight at 11:23 AM on March 17


There was always something touchingly sad about Skeletor. If any super-villain practiced daily affirmations in the mirror, it was him.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 11:39 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


I just realized how weird it is that Skeletor is able to have facial expressions without the benefit of facial muscles. Or lips. Or eyebrows.
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:45 AM on March 17 [6 favorites]


I just realized how weird it is that Skeletor is able to have facial expressions without the benefit of facial muscles. Or lips. Or eyebrows

And that, notwithstanding his appearance as a skinless skull, he nevertheless has a huge, muscle-bound body. Is his head the only part of him that's only skeleton? Or is he wearing a prosthetic muscle suit? If he has flesh and muscles everywhere but his head, where does the meat stop - his shoulders? The top of his neck, so it looks like he's wearing a meat sweater?
posted by The World Famous at 11:49 AM on March 17 [15 favorites]


I never bought the official story. Skeletor ... Castle Greyskull. He-Man doesn't fit. Pretty clear he's the usurper who has denied Skeletor his rightful home.

Go for it, Skeletor, I believe in you!
posted by adipocere at 11:55 AM on March 17 [12 favorites]


adipocere: "I never bought the official story. Skeletor ... Castle Greyskull. He-Man doesn't fit. Pretty clear he's the usurper who has denied Skeletor his rightful home."

And where does Skeletor live? Snake Mountain. Clearly stolen from Cobra Commander.
posted by Strange Interlude at 12:01 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


And where does Skeletor live? Snake Mountain. Clearly stolen from Cobra Commander.

Naw, sublease until he can get back on his feet. Cobra Commander only uses it for ski getaways (not to be confused with getaway skiis.)
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:52 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


He-Man is sexist. I prefer Pronoun-Person, and his trusty friends Battle Quadruped and Human-at-Limbs.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:00 PM on March 17 [11 favorites]


Snarf! Snarf-snarf! Oh wait, wrong thing.

Scooby-dooby-roo! No, that's not it.

Fuck it, I like Bugs Bunny.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:03 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


He-Man is sexist.

The edit window has passed, but I wanted to let you now you left out an 'e' there.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:10 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


Hee-hee Man is sexist too. Always sniggering about things quietly. I prefer Ha-Ha Girl.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:15 PM on March 17 [6 favorites]


I'm not sure I appreciate some of the skullist comments in this thread.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:19 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


You should have a White Skull March. Wait, no. Shut up quidnunc.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:22 PM on March 17


I never bought the official story. Skeletor ... Castle Greyskull. He-Man doesn't fit. Pretty clear he's the usurper who has denied Skeletor his rightful home.

Go for it, Skeletor, I believe in you!


That's right pick it to pieces, dorks ruin everything. It's a cartoon. And we are appreciating the farcical nature of a cartoon providing self-serious daily affirmations.

Is it really that hard?
posted by Colonel Panic at 2:29 PM on March 17


This thread made me stop and google the question "why was skeletor evil." I was surprised this did not auto-complete.

I lost several IQ points, but I did not find a satisfactory answer. The best I could do was a backstory they retconned after we were all kids. Apparently he used to be named Keldor, and to have an actual face, of the vaguely handsome villain variety. He started an acid battle with his half-brother and lost, and in order to save his life he swore allegiance to the evil Hordak, who stripped away the rest of his skull flesh and . . . skim, click, let's see . . . he might also secretly be He-Man's uncle? Well, I have to give it credit, that is the kind of backstory that children would come up with when they play.
posted by Countess Elena at 3:13 PM on March 17 [4 favorites]


Skelator- She Ra (You Will Be Mine)


I'm, ah, playing the drums there. I just couldn't resist posting. Self link obvs.
posted by kittensofthenight at 4:35 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


That's right pick it to pieces, dorks ruin everything. It's a cartoon. And we are appreciating the farcical nature of a cartoon providing self-serious daily affirmations.

Is it really that hard?


I have no idea what you are offended about here.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:10 PM on March 17 [7 favorites]


not offended. Just annoyed that we cannot accept the humor in something without parsing the technical arcana that only geeks care about (and which is not funny thereby derailing what i think is the point of Skeletor's Daily Affirmations).
posted by Colonel Panic at 5:20 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


This is good. I'm reminded of my favorite Tom Gauld cartoon, "Some Advice on How to Cope in These Tough Times."
posted by flod at 5:23 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Colonel Panic, it was obviously a joke.

Maybe read some more affirmations or something?
posted by kavasa at 5:35 PM on March 17 [5 favorites]


Just annoyed that we cannot accept the humor in something without parsing the technical arcana that only geeks care about (and which is not funny thereby derailing what i think is the point of Skeletor's Daily Affirmations).

Really. This:
I never bought the official story. Skeletor ... Castle Greyskull. He-Man doesn't fit. Pretty clear he's the usurper who has denied Skeletor his rightful home.
...is obviously a joke. Rationalising the clearly ridiculous premises and elements of 80's cartoons (in particular) has a long and storied history, and can be comedic in itself.

No one is rejecting the humour in the affirmations stuff.

Ol' GrinFace himself has some sage advice for this situation.

[And here's one that applies to me in particular].
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:01 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


[Ask] MetaFilter: I lost several IQ points, but I did not find a satisfactory answer.
posted by neckro23 at 6:39 PM on March 17 [5 favorites]


Just annoyed that we cannot accept the humor in something without parsing the technical arcana that only geeks care about (and which is not funny

Hold on a minute there, Stinkor.

This IS geek humor. You are a trespasser amusing yourself with that which is ours. We don't mind, but the price for intruding where you do not belong are deeper in-jokes, usually based around points of nerd contention. The awesome part is the idly nostalgic quickly find they have Opinions on He-Man, too. Suck it up and take in the fan-wikis if you wanna keep pace.

I'm good enough. I'm strong enough. And gosh darn, people fear me.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:54 PM on March 17 [7 favorites]


Hold on a minute there, Stinkor.

[Slow clap].
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:18 PM on March 17 [2 favorites]


I'm good enough. I'm strong enough. And gosh darn, people fear me.

This should be paired with an Skeletor pic immediately.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:08 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]




Is it ok with the group if I consume, enjoy, and distribute these affirmations completely and wholly without irony?

Like for reals?
posted by Doleful Creature at 10:31 PM on March 17 [3 favorites]


Perfect Soundtrack: Master of the Universe yt

I was just reading about them the other day.

Clearly He-Man needs to be added to this list.
posted by homunculus at 10:45 PM on March 17


If he has flesh and muscles everywhere but his head, where does the meat stop - his shoulders? The top of his neck, so it looks like he's wearing a meat sweater?

That's why Skeletor wears that sassy hood and cowl combo -- it ties the whole enchilada together
posted by retronic at 11:51 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Doleful CreatureIs it ok with the group if I consume, enjoy, and distribute these affirmations completely and wholly without irony?

Like for reals?


I think the answer was, no you can't. The in-nerds require irony to feel whole.
posted by Colonel Panic at 7:36 AM on March 18


Are we really having an argument about Skeletor in here guys
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 9:10 AM on March 18


Are we really having an argument about Skeletor in here guys

That really needs to be the caption on a picture of He-Man.
posted by The World Famous at 9:30 AM on March 18


Metafilter: Are we really having an argument about Skeletor in here guys
posted by word_virus at 10:36 AM on March 18


Dang it, why do I find this one day after I make this post?
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 11:08 AM on March 18


I think the answer was, no you can't. The in-nerds require irony to feel whole.

Um... the only person in this whole thread telling people what they can and can't do (or what they they are allowed to find funny) is you, Colonel Panic.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 2:00 PM on March 18


You can't do that, His thought were red thoughts.
posted by The World Famous at 2:50 PM on March 18


Sorry, The World Famous, I just can't take that kind of direction seriously unless it is superimposed over an 80's cartoon still.

I NEED THE IRONY TO LIVE. Or something.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:02 PM on March 18


I'm totally following this Tumblr. Skeletor's optimistic outlook on life is good for my soul.
posted by stchrysostom at 3:20 PM on March 18


I NEED THE IRONY TO LIVE. Or something.

You need the irony to live, but the irony is slowly killing you!!!
posted by The World Famous at 4:22 PM on March 20


You need the irony to live, but the irony is slowly killing you!!!

NOOOOOOOO!


[ZOMG!! Have we now ruined Star Wars too? Fucking geeks/nerds/dorks. IS NOTHING SACRED?! /hamburger]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:15 PM on March 20


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