Friday, May 30, 2008

A Link to the Present

I have mixed feelings about the hallowed halls of Superosity deigning to recognise this blog. On the one hand, a few human eyes might witness these tracts. On the other hand, clicking on that link may cause people to be briefly distracted from reading Superosity. The thought makes me sad. People who clicked on that link: please go back to reading Superosity. There is nothing to see here. People who aren't really here can stay as long as they like.

But holy sasquatch! Upcoming teen sensation Marlene turns out to be a very dimwitted 19 year old instead of a slightly dimwitted 16-or-so year old! Given her past infatuation with Bobby, this brings up issues of paedophilia. She is of voting age and he is not, yet their ages remain so close that they seem to fall within a moral grey area. This is a touchy issue that would have many an angry grandmother shake her walking frame threateningly above her head, but Superosity is too brave a strip to fear the repercussions of addressing important issues.

Let us ignore the fact that their ages must have remained in stasis for a little over nine years. This is one of those peculiarities that often occur in serial fiction when there are no live actors involved.

I can not speak for any Superosity-like creations from before what is in the archives, but it is worth remembering that Marlene is the first disposable character to occur in the Superosity archives unless you count Barton, but it took a very long time to dispose of that guy so he surely doesn't count. She is also the first female to appear. She is therefore historic. So historic!

As an aside, has anybody else noticed that Chris (the character) seems to be getting a little smarter? This guy did, and they hadn't even met before. The catalyst of the current story is a similar example. Perhaps Chris has a special power which causes a few extra brain cells to flare up in the presence of media executives. Does this mean he really is a superhero after all?!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A poor overview of the past interval

I apologise for the long delay since my last post. The act of distilling Superosity's majesty is a daunting task. There comes a time in the performance of such a task when a humble being of the mortal inclination can't help but tremble and feel his spirit turn to a weak mush as the mind starts to throb with the inevitable question: "Why? Why do you think you are worthy of this?"

Yet what can one answer but that it is a task which needs doing, and who could possibly be worthy of the task? Is it perhaps the case that the only way to be rendered worthy is to claim the task for yourself? To have the courage to be the one to presume the right and in so doing earn it by default?

Plus I forgot my password.

Much has happened since last I last posted. Bobby showed us what a tough guy he is. We know that he's gruff, we know that he's tough enough to beat up the littlest kid in the world, but having the courage to thrash a big kid with a stupid name really shows that he shouldn't be messed with. In addition, this may be the first time that he beat the crap out of somebody and then made somebody else run in the opposite direction for an hour (I presume it was for an hour.)

Then in a tale of costume change we once again see the simmering conflict between Boardy and Arcadia. Boardy's sense of being usurped by Arcadia shares similarities with Chris's own feelings towards Boardy's love of Obama. It is a complex relationship but there is too much to catch up on.

And then Bobby demonstrates his talent for getting jobs in the media. Is it possible that the dour, cantankerous Ally will prove a match for Bobby? Is she Bobby's Arcadia in the way that Jetty became his Boardy? Will they battle for dominance instead of romancing? Or will we never see her again? Time will tell.

That is enough for now. There was too much to catch up on and a poor job was done as a result. I will return soon with a new excuse for doing an equally poor job. The current storyline's collaborative effort between Chris and Bobby is too good to miss. The teen sensation Marlene has returned, for one thing!