Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Crisis On Infinite Superosities

Hold up, me lovelies. Take a bit of a gander at this:

Is this the seed of some grand shift in our understanding of Superosity continuity? It's hard to say. Perhaps Dr. Micron's hypothetical understanding of time travel is simply flawed. Nonetheless, in case something does indeed occur, I want to go down as the guy who mentioned it on the eve if its manifestation. If nothing of interest transpires, no matter. I'm taking this one shot at immortality.

Better the fool who took a chance and failed than the fool who took no chances and didn't succeed.

Monday, October 1, 2012


These past few months have been exciting for a Superosity reader. Every month is of course exciting for a Superosity reader on account of all the Superosity installments contained within each month, but these past few months have been made particularly exciting by the extra momentous nature of this period's Superosity installments.

There is much that could be said about this Board Dimension. More than enough to fill a Russian novel, although it must be admitted that most of the pages of a Russian novel are already filled with words so there isn't much space to fill in any case. If the pages of that Russian novel were blank, however? I believe those pages could readily be filled to the brim with interesting commentary on the Board Dimension. A writer-blocked Russian would probably be very relieved to have people like us around.

This is, after all, an adventure regarding one of Chris' most important relationships. We already had a massive adventure for his wife. That was his wedding, and it too was a momentous period. Now it is time to be momentous about other people. It is time to be momentous about his childhood friend, that companion and caregiver who has been there for him since before Arcadia ever taught him to see floating hearts. It is time for Boardy.

So much has happened. There is so much to say that there's no way it can all be said by one person. Let's see what other people have been saying:

Spoon says, "TOO MANY BOARDS. What is the world coming to"

What, indeed?

Milton says, "This is the best storyline."

This may be a controversial position to hold. There is no doubt that the best storyline in the world would necessarily be a Superosity storyline, but what is the best Superosity storyline? It's a tricky question. Milton thinks it's this one.

Perhaps it's not so controversial as all that: beyond the boundaries of this humble blog, people are saying such things as,

"I do very sincerely remark that this is the funniest, best written storyline yet," by Milton Bradley. It is hard to understand when people are being serious on the Superosity message board, it is possible that nobody is ever being serious on the Superosity message board, it is a difficult message board to get one's head around even if you are a Superosity fan yourself, but let us consider the possibility that in this case "sincerely" is meant sincerely. That would mean he meant it! Just like Milton.

Funny how they share the same name.

In the same forum, RevSam is expounding that "it's just sinking in how huge this storyline is! the origin of boardy COME ON." This really gets to the crux of the matter. It is a huge storyline. It has continued for nearly six months now, but its size goes beyond that. The events are so significant, they can safely be described as hugely so.

Ringading considers that "it is only comparable to that historic moment when Bobby beat the shit out of Marlene and ran in one direction for an hour." I think it is comparable to other things, but it is certainly something to think about I guess.

So five out of six extremely intelligent and interesting people (ie. Superosity readers) agree: this is quite a grand storyline to behold. That sixth guy probably agrees too, but he's so bewildered about the number of boards that he has no energy to say so. Is this true, Spoon? Feel free to let us know.

There is so much more to be said. The right thing to do would be to list these new boards and determine which one is everybody's favourite. The other right thing to do would be to make a poll on Facebook that helps people determine which board they are most similar to. These things should be done, but I won't do these things. What I will do is say more things about it. There are so many things to say. I will say some of them.


It will take some time to decide how to synthesise them. See you in another three months or so or less or more.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

All A Board

These are strange times. Not only has the venerable Sluggy Freelance scaled back its production schedule to three days a week, making Superosity's prodigious production even more impressive with its continued seven day weeks, but we have been treated to an entire universe filled to the brim with boards. You can't throw a board in this place without hitting a board. It's amazing.

We've gone from three proper named boards and a single sponge-based one to an entire universe-spanning population. It's amazing.

Does this mean the Boardy origin conundrum is now to be solved? One would expect so, but consider this: we have seen many an alternate Boardy. Are we to believe they all originate from the same universe? Maybe so. We will have to wait and find out.

Another question: does this universe contain board versions of the characters we all know and love? We will have to wait and find out.

Even more fascinatingly, is this a dimension called HEAVEN? Has Superosity finally gone too far? We will have to wait and find out.

Stay tuned. To Superosity, not to here, but maybe you could think about keep a little bit tuned into this place too if you happen to have a spare tuner lying around. No pressure or anything.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Steadily Simmering On

Well, folks, it has been over a month since the commencement of Superosity's fourteenth year, and I have a feeling that this year of Superosity is going to be a good one. This is because any year of Superosity which contains Superosity is a good one. Goodness is endemic to Superosity.

Another good sign is the top form Superosity was in during the week of its thirteenth birthday. Check out this one in particular, and this one in particular, and this one also in particular. Hell, check out the whole thing in particular: this is top quality stuff! Most of these punchlines are hinged on hilarious twists of logic that are difficult not to appreciate.

Similarly, all the comics that follow can be summed up with one word: enjoyable. It's an understated choice, but gets the basic message across.

So we come to today's comic, which in its final panel perhaps manages to sum up Superosity's tone quite neatly.

That astonished gasp followed by a total normalisation of the supposedly shocking statement.

The spanning of multiple time periods and universes is of course part of Chris' everyday life, and as the computer implies shouldn't be shocking to him at all, but he needed to gasp because that's what would be expected of him if he were a fictional character. As readers of a fictional character, it also happens to be what we expect to see. So he earnestly goes through the motions in his childlike way, and the predictability of this behaviour is dismantled by the world simply ticking on. Time to see what zany adventure this will lead to.

(How do you get a world to tick? Just mix a couple of metaphors and half bake it. You should know this by now).

Finally, just a note on my own personal tardiness: I'm pretty lazy, really, and considering the invisibility of my pretend audience I only really write this stuff for the joy of writing about Superosity. Blogger is also a hassle to log into now that I have to jump through hoops to evade Google's attempt to consolidate my various internet activities under a single Gmail account. I can't promise regular updates, but I do promise if that if I ever decide to stop doing this I'll actually state that fact instead of just suddenly stopping. So maybe check back every month or so or just when you think of it. I don't know. You and I both know that you're fictional anyway.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What Darkness Lurks

This year is shaping up to be a fascinating one for Superosity. For one thing, it is Superosity, which makes it inherently fascinating. For another, the groundwork is being set for strange shifts in the dynamic. There's Obama's aforementioned war on Reptilianism, the suggestion that all Republican candidates are Reptilians, and the revelation that the world needs to be cloned to preserve its rich heritage before World MK I suffers its impending destruction. It might also be worth mentioning that two of everybody's favourite side characters, Pupkin and Alan's Famous Indian Screaming Lizard, have run away together as though they were dish and spoon.

The result of all this is a new continuity with an underlying sense of urgent danger. Never before has so much been simmering behind the scenes in Superosity. Will the Superosity world survive such a hazardous year? Our human civilisation would do well to hope so.