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By turns touching, inspiring, and hilarious, Planet Karen is the daily comic diary of Karen Ellis.
posted by Pope Guilty (27 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
phooey, that site isn't working too well. the archive page is down, so in terms of seeing actual content, all you get is the current day's 'toon.
posted by CitizenD at 10:03 AM on January 17, 2008


You can simply navigate using the arrows beneath the comic.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:05 AM on January 17, 2008


Site down completely now. Rats.
posted by jquinby at 10:18 AM on January 17, 2008


well, now it's back. never mind
posted by jquinby at 10:19 AM on January 17, 2008


Is it sexist that the thing I like best is her hair? Probably.
posted by DU at 10:29 AM on January 17, 2008


hem.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:37 AM on January 17, 2008


MeFi effect!
posted by jannw at 10:45 AM on January 17, 2008


site is borked
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 10:55 AM on January 17, 2008


It's up and down for me - sometimes it's there, sometimes not. Try also the old blogspot site for some of the earlier archives.
posted by motty at 11:00 AM on January 17, 2008


all I know is that anyone who writes a strip commemorating William Hartnell is aces in my book.
posted by shmegegge at 11:22 AM on January 17, 2008


It's like the foibles of modern, professional, powerful women's lives laid bare in autobiographical slice-of-life vignettes, but without Cathy. That is so refreshing. I wonder if Karen experiences the troubles, happiness and perpetual madness of life just like me. I hope she does a strip about lighting fixtures.
posted by stavrogin at 11:50 AM on January 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ho ho! Stavrogin has once again looked upon something and pithily expressed his disdain! Join me in a chuckle at his wit, wot wot!
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:19 PM on January 17, 2008


Ellis, comics, apparently English... I'm curious, is she related to Warren Ellis in some way? Can't find any information one way or the other.
posted by rifflesby at 12:30 PM on January 17, 2008


It's like the foibles of modern, professional, powerful women's lives laid bare in autobiographical slice-of-life vignettes

Did you even read it, or did you just assume that? The comic isn't even remotely like your description.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:40 PM on January 17, 2008


Ellis, comics, apparently English... I'm curious, is she related to Warren Ellis in some way? Can't find any information one way or the other.

I think she's Australian or from NZ; I can't remember which. I don't think there's a relation.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 1:30 PM on January 17, 2008


That comment by stavrogin is so far removed from the actual comic it's amazing. I wonder which three strips out of 500+ helped arrive at that conclusion.

Perhaps we could make this into a game.

Take a webcomic with a large archive and then choose three strips (no more, less is ok) from which to draw a description of it which is as wrong as possible but could perhaps be tenuously justified in the light of those strips alone. The winner is the one who is nearly as wrong as stavrogin is in this case.
posted by motty at 1:38 PM on January 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like them. Thankyou.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 1:58 PM on January 17, 2008


motty, i think that would actually be a very fun game. who wants to go first? ;-)
posted by lord_wolf at 2:24 PM on January 17, 2008


Penny Arcade is like xkcd with better drawings. All social theories expressed as math, engineering and technical speculation.
posted by shmegegge at 2:55 PM on January 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Sorry dude. Penny Arcade is a whimsical fairy tale about a cat in a tophat and some kind of demon.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:22 PM on January 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Questionable Content: mildly misogynistic and highly misanthropic, this comic is aimed squarely at those who find human relationships deeply tedious. QC promises you all robots, all the time.
posted by motty at 3:27 PM on January 17, 2008


redmeat.com - the marriage of Jack Chick and Ziggy.

hmmmmm, I seem to have done that wrong.

Red meat: Easter Island only.

Either way, stavrogin kicked my ass.
posted by nobeagle at 3:45 PM on January 17, 2008


Maybe I just have a thing about Cathy, alright?
posted by stavrogin at 11:40 PM on January 18, 2008


She's like a hot Goth Cathy.
posted by stavrogin at 11:49 PM on January 18, 2008


I wanna rub her belly so bad...
posted by stavrogin at 12:08 AM on January 19, 2008


Stavrogin, have you not already been enough of a total dick in this thread?

Back when we had those big discussions about the way some of the men here like to deliberately intimidate women by constantly reminding them that whatever they do - no matter how good their writing or art or music or whatever - they will be judged primarily on their physical attractiveness to said men, with everything else about them dismissed - I was a bit dubious because I'd never seen a particularly unpleasant glaring example.

I wanna rub her belly so bad...

This is a particularly unpleasant glaring example.
posted by motty at 11:46 AM on January 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


motty, you're vastly overreacting to silly comments. I cannot emphazise the word VASTLY enough. Look at my original comment and note how many phrases I stole verbatim out of the wikipedia entry for this comic for a joke. A silly joke.

"A particularly unpleasant [and] glaring example"? For fuck's sake, you histrionic ass, if you want a good example, look at the Ann Coulter threads, wherein some fuckwits detail how they would sexually assault Ann Coulter to teach her a lesson. I'm sure you must have felt like you landed a blow for equality by elevating petty nonsense to the seriousness of rape, but I hope you've sobered up by now. I said absolutely nothing negative about the physical appearance of the characters in the comic, who are beautiful by any standard outside of furries.

BTW, If my comment was such a particularly unpleasant [and] glaring example of female oppression, why were you making light of it and turning it into a game? A game that I could easily win without the slightest bit of effort.

Penny-Arcade. A webcomic focused on gaming, censorship and animated appliance themed sex robots. The dangers of gaming are laid bare in terrible anecdotes of addiction, violence, threats of homosexual rape and the horrifying world of role playing. The homoerotic adventures of Gabe, an obvious pun, and Tycho, a sickening reference to the Swedish madman who thought he could combine the Copernican and Ptolemaic systems into a psychotic, immoral whole, devolve from innocent assault and battery stories into unholy nightmares of freudian inspired terror that turn your soul away from the face of God. The very drawings themselves are mind altering hypnotic devices that nibble your soul away, leaving you yearning for something - anything and it then provides you with that something; filling the cavernous hole in your psyche that's been left bereft of the God given soul, the warm sweetness of Jesus' promise of eternal salvation, the knowledge of a loving God. It fills you like Diet Coke, like Splenda, it has the loving embrace of sugarfree jello, the careless breeze of Diet Dr. Pepper! Penny-Arcade takes everything, like a sponge, and it fills you with the maddening HORDES of HELL!
posted by stavrogin at 11:52 PM on January 20, 2008


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