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Thread: TPG: Week 40- John Lees

  1. CalvinCamp Guest

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfairlie View Post
    I'm not entirely sure I understand your point here. What is it about comparing a man eating his own testicles to Don Corleone that you don't find juvenile? :-p
    I don't know. Maybe it's one of those things like porn - "I know it when I see it".

    The tone of the first page, overall, read as dark humor to me. Banter in the face of horror. There were subtle touches too, like the severed head looking mildly annoyed. That stuff doesn't scream "juvenile" to me. There's a difference between dark humor and "sit on my face jokes", y'know? Maybe not. Humor is really subjective. Which may be part of what's causing the whole debate here.

    In an earlier draft of the script I think John had the dismembered head shouting "**** this" as it flew out of the window, do you think that would help?
    Maybe. There's probably any number of things that could help. That page could probably even stay as is, if the following pages grabbed the "juvenile" ball and ran with it (which page 2 probably would have, except that the next couple pages seemed to veer off again).



  2. JohnLees Guest

    Quote Originally Posted by madelf View Post
    I don't know. Maybe it's one of those things like porn - "I know it when I see it".

    The tone of the first page, overall, read as dark humor to me. Banter in the face of horror. There were subtle touches too, like the severed head looking mildly annoyed. That stuff doesn't scream "juvenile" to me. There's a difference between dark humor and "sit on my face jokes", y'know? Maybe not. Humor is really subjective. Which may be part of what's causing the whole debate here.

    Maybe. There's probably any number of things that could help. That page could probably even stay as is, if the following pages grabbed the "juvenile" ball and ran with it (which page 2 probably would have, except that the next couple pages seemed to veer off again).
    Yeah, I do think a big part of what's fuelling the debate is different ideas over what's funny.

    Though I do think I probably worded things wrong with the whole "aim for juvenile" thing in my original response. My point was rather that I didn't see the story as weighty drama, rather than I only want one-note slapstick humor. Again, I don't see the humor of page 1 being inconsistent with the humor of page 5, anymore than that each is in a drastically different situation.



  3. Dungbeetle Guest

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLees View Post
    Yeah, I can see how that would throw people. Being from Glasgow, most of my positive role models are heavily involved in decapitations and mass murder, so it can get a bit confusing....
    LOL.

    He's playing the race card!

    Anyways, the "sit on my face" line did make me chuckle, but I'm not sure if it's the sort of thing an ugly fat man would say just out of the blue to someone more attractive than him who he's coveted for ages. Just a thought. Unless he's got the Jesse Custer Word of God and you're just ****ing with us here. If you wanted to make him come across a bit nerdier you could put some huffs or snorts, some kind of tic to break his speach up.

    Nothing wrong with juvenile humour. That's the reason I brought up the Boys... I mean, the character development in that is good, and Ennis does his typical Irvine Welsh Of Comics type thing of constantly throwing you between the gross/shocking and the very human and heartfelt which catches you off guard. But all the humour in there is toilet humour. See; vibrator bomb, period in face, superhero who can't stop doing it with inanimate objects. I think it's proof that if you're going to be a sicko you might as well go the full whack. It's also testament to the fact you can be funny in a juvenile southpark kind of way without having throwaway 2D characters (which Rita feels a bit like at the moment).

    Good/evil duality is overrated. If Batman really related to our own ideas about morality a lot more of us would take the law into our own hands. Now, if you excuse me, there's a man outside who needs to meet my claw hammer.

    PS PISSFLAPS
    Last edited by Dungbeetle; Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 12:10 PM.



  4. JohnLees Guest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dungbeetle View Post
    Anyways, the "sit on my face" line did make me chuckle, but I'm not sure if it's the sort of thing an ugly fat man would say just out of the blue to someone more attractive than him who he's coveted for ages.
    Oh, it's absolutely not the sort of thing an ugly fat man would say just out of the blue to someone more attractive than him who he's coveted for ages. But it might just be the sort of thing an ugly fat man would say just out of the blue to someone more attractive than him who he's coveted for ages in his fantasy daydream where she's hanging on his every word and he's an ice-cool suave super-stud.



  5. BarriLang Guest

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnLees View Post
    she's hanging on his every word and he's an ice-cool suave super-stud.
    Just to clarify... this is a Scottish "super stud" and not a Welsh one. Who needs words when you have velcro gloves



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