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Which Jerkcity Character are you?
April 17, 2002 8:02 PM   Subscribe

Which Jerkcity Character are you? The personality test to end all others. PLUS: although it only has a few entries so far, rands' blog is looking really great. In case you didn't know, Jerkcity is a daily comic strip enjoyed by all the cool people on the internet, similar to the weekly Hotendotey or Sanscomic, (a comic strip by Ecco the cat, who "does anal") but with more mechanical production, more Perl/TCL jokes, and more references to hlauaghaghgah. Please note that you cannot be 1337 if you like RedMeat. This post is dedicated to Quonsar The Magnificent and all other truly 1337 mefiers willing to stand up for what is right. Remember: argument's are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.
posted by Settle (13 comments total)

 
And if you like Userfriendly...well...there's no hope for you.
posted by Settle at 8:13 PM on April 17, 2002


Please note that you cannot be 1337 if you like RedMeat.

What about the Red Meat Construction Set? That's pretty 1337.
posted by monosyllabic at 12:10 AM on April 18, 2002


i <3 milkman dan!
posted by quonsar at 4:39 AM on April 18, 2002


by the way, i checked the archives and this is the best mefi post ever.
posted by quonsar at 5:56 AM on April 18, 2002


I just checked the archives, and that was the best comment ever, quonsar.

COURTESY IS CONTAGIOUS PEOPLE
posted by Settle at 6:16 AM on April 18, 2002


Not really that related, but I also made a "What weblog are you?".
posted by kcalder at 7:03 AM on April 18, 2002


I thought all the cool people read Megatokyo or Cat And Girl.
posted by SenshiNeko at 7:39 AM on April 18, 2002


Lacey Chabert meets Pokey the Penguin!

THE ONLY LACEY/POKEY BOOTLEGS YOU'LL FIND ON THE UNTERNET :)
posted by kliuless at 8:11 AM on April 18, 2002


Quit it with the caps already.
posted by Kafkaesque at 8:27 AM on April 18, 2002


POKEY'S LONG LOST FATHER EMERGES FROM CREVASSE AND SMACKS KAFKAESQUE DOWN!!

KAFKAESQUE PREVENTED FROM STEALING OUR SPECIAL SOUTH POLE CANDY!! DAMN I-TALIANS!!

YESSSSS!
posted by Settle at 1:09 PM on April 18, 2002


this here must be one of them cult threads i keep hearing about.
NOM YOHO RINGAY KYO
posted by quonsar at 1:13 PM on April 18, 2002


Those two comics, megatokyo and Cat and Girl are neither 1337 or good. The reason why? Well they're funny, I suppose, and they're clever, but that alone does not make them 1337. For a comic to be 1337 it must be in ALL CAPS (see rands' blog to see the explanation of the all caps - it is NOT SHOUTING, PEOPLE). It must not involve girls or things girls like or be funny to girls in general. And most importantly, the drawing must be TOTALLY HALF ASSED.

DIATRIBE ON WEBCOMICS:

You see, when you draw something by hand and put it on the internet, or draw something in photoshop, you're being dishonest. The process of digitalization makes the digital medium fundamentally different from the paper one. You must be *true* to your medium, using tools which your readers have at their disposal - the standard crappy windows paint program, MS Comic chat and the like. NO anti-aliasing. Gotta see the pixels. And the humour should center around that fact - that this is a comic that the medium dooms from the start, and that all attempts to be funny must be filtered through the crappy medium. All the comics I posted respect the medium.

For these reasons, only total nerds can make good webcomics, they are adept at making this inflexible medium do what they want, and expressing themselves within the confines of, in the BBS days, ASCII art, primitive chat interfaces or guestbooks and the like. One very funny jerkcity mocks someone's webpage by having a character speak the HTML code for it (something like '[h1] welcome to the enclave!!!! [/h1] [br] [h2][font: comicsans] CLICK HERE TO FLAP INSIDE!!! [/font][/h2]').

It is worth mentioning, that however funny, I sincerely and passionately hate diesel sweeties. It immitates pixels, it makes them 'cute'. I have nothing against cuteness. I have nothing against prettiness. I like them both more than most male persons. However, I hate disengenuous webcomics that put lame people the audience is supposed to relate to next to other tired characters such as self conscious robots and porn stars, all the while maintaining the genuine expectation that something worthwhile will result. Nothing worthwhile results.
posted by Settle at 1:28 PM on April 18, 2002


Thanks, donkeysuck! (oh, wait, wrong thread)
posted by vacapinta at 2:33 PM on April 18, 2002


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