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Sugarshock (2 3): A webcomic by Joss Whedon.
posted by ormondsacker (52 comments total) 54 users marked this as a favorite

 
Your fault if I'm late ormondsacker. Absolutely yours.
posted by ersatz at 8:22 AM on January 6, 2008


I'd rather kill myself.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 8:22 AM on January 6, 2008


I thought it was pretty funny, and I've never seen a single episode of Buffy, Angel, or Firefly.
posted by danb at 8:27 AM on January 6, 2008


Why Henry, you're just a squirrel then. Which you won't get, because you'd rather snuff yourself then read them. (And felt compelled to share that with us, for some unfathomable reason.)

Very funny stuff. The description of the saddest song ever is something I will treasure. With a little tear in my eye.
posted by John Smallberries at 8:34 AM on January 6, 2008


Heh heh..."BISECT!".
posted by biscotti at 8:44 AM on January 6, 2008


does this guy sleep?
posted by Ironmouth at 8:51 AM on January 6, 2008


Typically, comics like this are not my style but...

<squeeee!>

I'M A MECHANIC
posted by abulafa at 8:56 AM on January 6, 2008


Easily the best thing he's ever done. Though that's not saying much.
posted by dobbs at 9:03 AM on January 6, 2008


I was not prepared for the slavepipe hat. I will say that much.

And I too appreciated the description of the saddest song in the world. Passages like that in fiction need to be called out more, so well done sir.
posted by jinjo at 9:09 AM on January 6, 2008


Okay, now that was fun.

One question... where would I go to find out when the next one comes out? If, for instance, I wasn't into the whole Myspace thing?
posted by MrVisible at 9:10 AM on January 6, 2008


Squirrels have NO SOULS!
posted by suckerpunch at 9:12 AM on January 6, 2008


I've read two issues. These are impossibly fun. Now to read issue three and be out of comics.
posted by EatTheWeak at 9:16 AM on January 6, 2008


Hehe, GWAR...
posted by sleep_walker at 9:34 AM on January 6, 2008


Terribly lovely. Thanks.
posted by teleri025 at 9:54 AM on January 6, 2008


The Dialog sounds like it was written on drugs.
posted by delmoi at 9:58 AM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is made of awesome.

Hehe. GWAR. Hehehehehee.
posted by SpecialK at 10:02 AM on January 6, 2008


Excellent. Reminds me of Scott Pilgrim, which is definitely a good thing!
posted by Drexen at 10:07 AM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was intense. Joss Whedon seems to have endless supply of teenage girls in his head spouting random things. I don't know if that is a curse or a blessing.
posted by Free word order! at 10:24 AM on January 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


I want a shirt that says NOT A VIKING.
posted by Pants! at 10:36 AM on January 6, 2008


That was excellent. Thanks for pointing it out to me.
posted by MrMustard at 10:41 AM on January 6, 2008


Wait, is that a metaphorical viking?
posted by martinrebas at 10:58 AM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


does this guy sleep?

All evidence suggests no.

One question... where would I go to find out when the next one comes out? If, for instance, I wasn't into the whole Myspace thing?

It was only intended to be 3 issues to kick off Dark Horse Presents on MySpace. Of course there's always a possibility they'll decide to do more later, but no other issues are expected. Scott Allie (Dark Horse editor) did an interview with Newsarama about the new incarnation of Dark Horse Presents.

I want a shirt that says NOT A VIKING.

Try the links on the Sugarshock Fans site.
posted by Tehanu at 11:28 AM on January 6, 2008


Pants! Agree strongly.

I tend to like Whedon's stuff, and I definately liked that.
posted by sotonohito at 11:32 AM on January 6, 2008


I just, 15 minutes ago, finished the last episode of Buffy with my girlfriend. And now this... Joss is speaking to me, I know it...
posted by willie11 at 11:34 AM on January 6, 2008


Squirrels have NO SOULS!

The last squirrel I met had a nut, was convinced that my posterior had to move, and kept pushing me toward the dance floor.
posted by thanotopsis at 11:40 AM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Bob: I'm not a Viking.

Charlotte: ...okay
posted by From Bklyn at 11:41 AM on January 6, 2008


Er... this isn't a web comic at all. It's a comic book on the web.

There's a world of difference.
posted by atbash at 11:59 AM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Er... this isn't a web comic at all. It's a comic book on the web.

AMEN.
posted by blasdelf at 12:24 PM on January 6, 2008


Well thank you Tehanu. I'll have my proclamation soon, by Odin.
posted by Pants! at 12:37 PM on January 6, 2008


People who argue about the definition of 'webcomic' are almost as much fun as people who argue about the definition of 'blog'.

Comic was entertaining, though.
posted by infidelpants at 1:13 PM on January 6, 2008


Odin approved.
posted by odinsdream at 1:30 PM on January 6, 2008


Er... this isn't a web comic at all. It's a comic book on the web.

There's a world of difference.


This may be the single nerdiest thing anyone has ever said on Metafilter. Congratulations!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 1:41 PM on January 6, 2008


I liked it. Thanks.
posted by Cyrano at 2:07 PM on January 6, 2008


Thanks, I enjoyed, and would not have otherwise found this.
posted by agentofselection at 2:26 PM on January 6, 2008


Amended tags.
posted by ormondsacker at 2:34 PM on January 6, 2008


I was prepared to not like this, but c'mon how much of a grouch do you have to be to dislike something that contains a robot saying "dude, gwar fell on your car"?
posted by juv3nal at 3:03 PM on January 6, 2008


That was pretty great. Thanks!
posted by graventy at 4:47 PM on January 6, 2008


does this guy sleep?
All evidence suggests no.


I think the existence of this little web-based wonder can be credited to the fact that he got the go-ahead on his Next Big TV Project (starring Eliza Dushku) about two hours before the Writers Strike started and hasn't done anything with it since. So, to keep his creative muscle from atrophying, we get Sugarshock. I'm supporting the Strike even more now.
posted by wendell at 4:55 PM on January 6, 2008


does this guy sleep?

Of course not. Sleep is where Joss is a Viking.
posted by fidelity at 5:52 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


that really didn't seem overly joss whedony to me, except that it was sci-fi and it kicked ass. thanks!
posted by es_de_bah at 8:26 PM on January 6, 2008


I think the existence of this little web-based wonder can be credited to the fact that he got the go-ahead on his Next Big TV Project (starring Eliza Dushku) about two hours before the Writers Strike started and hasn't done anything with it since. So, to keep his creative muscle from atrophying, we get Sugarshock. I'm supporting the Strike even more now.

Actually Sugarshock had already been published (July-October 07) when FOX ordered episodes of Dollhouse. So he'd most likely written all of Dollhouse before he and Eliza Dushku even started talking about ideas for a tv show.

Sleep is where Joss is a Viking.

That's the new supersecret WGA tactic for the picket lines, actually: replacing the writers with literal Vikings.
posted by Tehanu at 8:47 PM on January 6, 2008


So he'd most likely written all of Dollhouse before he and Eliza Dushku even started talking about ideas for a tv show.

Actually, Dollhouse arose out of a dinner conversation between Joss and Eliza. If I recall correctly, he's written the pilot and has the stories for the other six episodes they've ordered, but that's it.
posted by theonetruebix at 8:58 PM on January 6, 2008


So he'd most likely written all of Dollhouse Sugarshock before he and Eliza Dushku even started talking about ideas for a tv show.

Original statement is valid only within a deluxe model of reality with special time-traveling and disbelief-suspending features that allow you to write a show before you pitch a show. Which means all Joss Whedon characters, but not Joss Whedon.
posted by Tehanu at 9:00 PM on January 6, 2008


Sugarshock - that's where she's a viking!
posted by ooga_booga at 10:52 PM on January 6, 2008


that really didn't seem overly joss whedony to me

I think that's why I liked.

Dialogue was actually funny. Plot wasn't ridiculously simplistic. And it had a bit of originality to it. Quite unWhedony.
posted by P.o.B. at 2:26 AM on January 7, 2008


Whedon doing a Nextwave (minus the continuity in-joke there) = me likey.

Actually. This could be shortened.

Whedon = me likey.
posted by sparkletone at 4:35 AM on January 7, 2008


Shoulda called it ShittyShock.

I love Joss' stuff (own all of Buffy/Angel/Firefly on DVD), but this was blech.

IMHO :)
posted by newfers at 10:15 AM on January 7, 2008


delmoi : The Dialog sounds like it was written on drugs.

To which I naturally have to respond:

The Dialog sounds like it was written on drugs!! Awesome!

I liked it, but as someone who lives by the words of Happy Noodle Boy, I enjoy a good non-sequitur.
posted by quin at 1:19 PM on January 7, 2008


Jesus.

Fabio Moon > Joss Whedon any day of the week. If you think his art didn't make this comic then...

Well, just go back to watching Firefly, ok?
posted by davros42 at 3:26 PM on January 7, 2008


But but.. Vikings rock!

Vikings > Ninja > Pirates!
posted by lundman at 5:09 PM on January 7, 2008


I know, lundman, I know. But crazy violent pink-haired fictional Asian rocker chicks - they gotta go their own way.
posted by ormondsacker at 7:43 PM on January 7, 2008


Wow, so I'm the only person who hated that flash interface enough to notice?
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