Wednesday, May 26, 2010

To The Moon, Alan

Chris' new wife has been corrupted yet again, as originally seen back in the original You Gotta Have Hearts storyline. As this is a repeat of the events which led up to the original placement of the wedding date, there is some probability that this story has been in the works for five years now. It's all very exciting. Maybe we'll even find out how exactly the phrase "I'm all heart" worked to free Arcadia.

But let us move away from these action packed sequences and move back to a more sedate region, where a bewildered audience continues to fret over the outcome. Where a certain Alan, possibly continuing to make googly eyes at Deepskyfrontier, no doubt continues to wear his favourite shirt beneath his suit. A shirt supposedly depicting the very celestial object upon which he is currently standing.

This shirt, this moon-shirt if you will, was recently described to Bobby as having been bought because the picture was mistaken for a golf ball. There is a contradiction here- once upon a time Alan told Terrence Baum that the picture was in fact drawn on by hand. There is the further matter that Bobby claimed that it looked like one of Mickey Rooney's balls, when it has previously been surreptitiously demonstrated that Mickey Rooney's naked arse bears a very good resemblance albeit in a different colour. It's worth also noting that a naked posterior is frequently referred to as a "moon."

All these factors add up to one thing: confusion. But it is a tantalising confusion, one that suggests exciting possibilities. Did Alan purchase a shirt while mistaking the image for one of a golf ball, and later mistake the label to be making reference to the lunar moon rather than Mickey Rooney's moon? Did he come to like the shirt so much that he made another one by drawing a picture on a plain shirt? It's a mystery.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wedding Update

Deepskyfrontier and Sgeo have informed me that the date of the recent wedding is exactly ten years after Arcadia's first appearance, an anniversary that was revealed to be the planned wedding date back in 2005. This self-imposed deadline may partly explain the reason for the story arc coming to the point so quickly. The fact that it happened to fall on a Sunday is surely a small insight into how much of a well-oiled machine Superosity truly is.

It also turns out that the nondescript person to the far right of the wedding comic's first panel is Deepskyfrontier himself. The jerk no doubt took Corey Feldman's place, leaving poor Corey to scrounge up salted rust flakes for dinner instead of feasting on delicious wedding cake. Alan appears to fancy Deepskyfrontier however, so it may turn out for the best. With luck there may be more Superosity wedding bells ringing in 9 years and 352 days.

Sgeo notes that the date was set during the same storyline that revealed the truth of the nano-robotic hearts. Given the hooplah immediately following, and the fact that we are yet to see how Boardy ruins Chris' wedding (not to mention which Boardy is to ruin Chris' wedding), this may be a note worth noting.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Holy Matrimony, Batman!

There are no words. There ARE NO WORDS. I'm going to try and write some anyway.

After all this time, the moment of Chris and Arcadia's marriage came upon us with such unexpectedly sudden rapidity that we are left blinking in shock. When Dark Boardy first peshed in and foreshadowed the upcoming wedding, I doubt I was the only one to take it as just another reference to some future point which may never truly come. He was scared away, a new future Boardy was introduced, it was all jolly good lighthearted Superosity fun. There was no solid indication that anything substantial was to come of it.

So when events continued to pile up and almost immediately snowballed into the moment itself, one can't help being stunned. None of the usual cues were present. When it came to it, there was none of that heavy-handed dithering and procrastination that you see in other, lesser productions. Superosity eschews all that with cunning parody- Chris becomes stunned at news that ALF is going to be rebooted and doesn't snap out of it until the very moment that the mishap could have spoiled the event. Then, when he does snap out of it, it's with the cliched scream of "objection" that has haunted so many fictional weddings since the day one such exclamation managed to single-handedly double the length of Jane Eyre. Only it's the ALF reboot he's objecting to, not the wedding itself. Our cultural expectations are both met and ridiculed. Well done, Superosity.

Yet what we are seeing here may be a moment just as disconcerting as a reboot- it may be that Superosity has discovered its heavenly origin. I do not think so, I think Master Crosby has the talent to naturally integrate these developments into his work with seamless aplomb, but we are left watching and waiting and maybe worrying a little. Perhaps we can at least feel reassured by Arcadia's assent with the use of a time-honoured Superosity catch phrase.

Still, for all that, there are no words.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

An Institute You Can't Disparage

We are witnessing a very strange and exciting era for Superosity. Time was that the only major upheaval to Superosity was the classic death of Barton. Sure, Snap had been made a superstar and has since become a little washed out. Sure, we've picked up a couple of extra proper Boards and a sponge-based Board over time. But these incidental events feel commonplace and banal in the world of Superosity. Barton's death-- a major character completely removed from continuity-- now there was a change!

Recently we had another major change- Snap has usurped Mr. Richman as the owner of Cool-Ass Industries. This completely overhauls aspects of the character relationships within the comic. Mr. Richman has always been the boss guy, even when he wasn't the boss. Well, except when Lester was the boss guy. Mr. Richman was reduced to being a boss guy during that period. But now he isn't the boss of anything at all, and this is an amazing development.

Then Barton was brought back to life. It appeared that maybe only one thing can be particularly different in Superosity at any one time.

Until now. Now we've got what may be the Superosity event of the millennium: Chris' marriage! We've been waiting on this such a long time that it just doesn't feel real. This is such an important aspect of Superosity that, back in the day, Chris (the comickeer) turned to the readers asking the direction they wanted for Chris (the Superosity character) and Arcadia. Is it really going to happen now? If so, is it influenced by the outcome that we voted for all those years ago in that early instance of webcomics 2.0?

There are major fault lines forming in the status quo, and us witnesses watch in awe as we wait to see how it holds up.