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Artw's 750th post
September 9, 2012 12:06 PM   Subscribe

On the occasion of his 750th post, a shout out to Artw for the abundance and quality of his contributions to MetaFilter.
posted by Egg Shen to MetaFilter-Related at 12:06 PM (144 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

I added Artw the other day to my contacts when I realized that many of my delighted squeals of OOH at a FPP were generated from his sterling contributions. That way I will see them in my side panel for maximum convenience!
posted by winna at 12:12 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is a weird milestone and it is weird for somebody with a join date barely over a month old to be doing this.
posted by entropicamericana at 12:24 PM on September 9, 2012 [9 favorites]


Well yeah, but Dredd came out yesterday and I was relying on ArtW to find some way to start a discussion on MeFi, if not another full Dredd thread, but he hasn't because he sold out his birthright and moved to the US and its not out there yet. Now all of us loyal subjects of her majesty have seen his glorious brutality, big screen and 3D and you haven't! Eat it ArtW, you grexnix.

Also, thanks for the posts, keep it up.
posted by biffa at 12:29 PM on September 9, 2012


Quality and quantity.
posted by Cranberry at 12:34 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay for Artw! I'm tempted to enspouse him just for being such a hot poster.

and entropicamericana, join dates mean nothing, NOTHING.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 12:42 PM on September 9, 2012


Well yeah, but Dredd came out yesterday...

What? Dredd's not out until September 21. I'm really looking forward to it. On checking, dammit, it's out in the UK now. This is an unnatural order of things, etc.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:44 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


> This is a weird milestone and it is weird for somebody with a join date barely over a month old to be doing this.

Yeah, but his vanity plates say l33tBND.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:48 PM on September 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


a join date barely over a month old

Maybe so, but Egg Shen has racked up one hell of a résumé in a short period of time. I dunno if he's the rebirth of an old user in a new guise, but his contributions have uncannily fit the spirit of the place right out of the gate.

Also, he has the world's best cat. (Claim not verified.)
posted by mykescipark at 12:52 PM on September 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


Which you'd know if you weren't a 58k no0b.
posted by biffa at 12:59 PM on September 9, 2012


Hear, hear! Huzzah for Artw!
posted by homunculus at 1:04 PM on September 9, 2012


Artw is exactly the sort of Mefite one wants on the backstreets of Yahoo Groups.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:08 PM on September 9, 2012


This is a weird milestone and it is weird for somebody with a join date barely over a month old to be doing this.

Aww, all your posts are great too, 59k n00b.

On topic, hurrah for Artw!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:20 PM on September 9, 2012


a weird milestone

He also passed 50,000 favorites this week. Round enough for you?
posted by Egg Shen at 1:21 PM on September 9, 2012


Don't be beastly.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:25 PM on September 9, 2012


To truly honor ArtW this really should a discussion on the minutiae of comics writing theory.
posted by The Whelk at 1:26 PM on September 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Well, I like ArtW's posts, so there.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:43 PM on September 9, 2012


What? Dredd's not out until September 21. I'm really looking forward to it. On checking, dammit, it's out in the UK now. This is an unnatural order of things, etc.

Yes, and rating 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. I'm sure it will have dropped in quality by the time it gets to you and the American critics fail to recognise its pedigree.
posted by biffa at 1:53 PM on September 9, 2012


I always like Artw's posts, so I'm yay for Artw.
posted by arcticseal at 2:31 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw is exactly the kind of person I'd want on my side during trivial pursuit, especially if I land on green or pink. Also, I appreciate his exacting standards on a number of different things.

That said, I do hold out hope that one day, he might find just a little bit of love in his heart for the series finale of Battlestar Galactica (setting all continuity issues aside).
posted by SpacemanStix at 2:32 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


*smashes glass on table* We do not acknowledge the existence of the series finale in this house!
posted by The Whelk at 2:34 PM on September 9, 2012 [18 favorites]


I was curious if I had favorited any of Artw's posts, because I don't favorite/bookmark many things but 750 is a lot of posts, and sure enough he posted the writer's guidelines for Batman: The Animated Series. That was a good post.
posted by cribcage at 2:37 PM on September 9, 2012


Um, cheers!
posted by Artw at 2:42 PM on September 9, 2012 [14 favorites]


Just so you know, you can totally tell us where the bat cave is, we're cool.
posted by The Whelk at 2:44 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I probably can't FPP Dredd for self posting reasons - unfortante side effect of doing better on the writing side of things, but I should point out that both io9 and Comical Alliance have had some good links lately, to concept art, a free comic, the first Bisley 2000ad cover in years, etc... etc...
posted by Artw at 2:50 PM on September 9, 2012


*smashes glass on table* We do not acknowledge the existence of the series finale in this house!

Oh, okay. It was such a shame, then, that all those nice people died in space. And they were so close!
posted by SpacemanStix at 3:04 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's all a mass hallucination brought on by ergot poisoning in New Caprica.
posted by The Whelk at 3:11 PM on September 9, 2012


The New Caprica rescue certainly happened, because that was awesome. After that... Ehh... Why was I watching it? Who knows? The fault is most likely with myself.

Never watched Lost beyond Season 1 though - ha ha, suckers!
posted by Artw at 3:19 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw, I apologize if I tarnished your appreciation thread with painful memories.

I got through season 2 of lost, and then I couldn't do it any more.
posted by SpacemanStix at 3:21 PM on September 9, 2012


We're due for the next issue of the Metafilter comic but without the mods as huge naked furries in neckerchiefs. shall it be Darker And Gritter?
posted by The Whelk at 3:21 PM on September 9, 2012


I vote Silver Age.
posted by Artw at 3:23 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


I still reckon he's a wrong'un, he's just waiting for number 757 to self-link the merry fuck out of us.
posted by Abiezer at 3:23 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


who's this ARTW i've been hearing so much about *spills glitter on the copier*
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:42 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw, you should check out the season 2 premier of Lost. No need to watch past that, but I'd say that the cold open to that episode is one of the best things in the whole run of the show.
posted by Ragged Richard at 3:42 PM on September 9, 2012


Hear, hear! Cheers to Artw!
posted by trip and a half at 3:46 PM on September 9, 2012


I vote Silver Age.

Can Jones be our Krypto? And fly? And function as a kind of bus?
posted by The Whelk at 3:50 PM on September 9, 2012


Also, on preview, I think Egg Shen's cat really is the best one.
posted by trip and a half at 3:54 PM on September 9, 2012


I like Artw, too! He's right up there with The Whelk and Bitter Old Punk and Cold Chef and elizardbits for me.

I miss tkchrist though. Boy howdy do I, some of his stories were hilarious.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 4:02 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay, Artw!
posted by brundlefly at 4:03 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have to say, if I thought that X was cool ArtW could easily convince me of the negative and vice-versa. He's good to have around.
posted by angrycat at 4:04 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Somewhere deep under the city griphus plots his revenge.
posted by The Whelk at 4:07 PM on September 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


Is this the spoiler thread where I'm supposed to post spoilers? SPOILER: Artw is a robot that drinks beer.
posted by brina at 4:10 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I KNEW IT
posted by The Whelk at 4:15 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I like Artw, too! He's right up there with The Whelk and Bitter Old Punk and Cold Chef and elizardbits for me.

Elizardbits' comments are so consistently elizardbitsly that when I read this one I had to double check that I hadn't misread the posted-by line.
posted by kenko at 4:20 PM on September 9, 2012


Yay for Artw!
posted by Kevin Street at 4:21 PM on September 9, 2012


Best poster since Cheyrl Tiegs
posted by nathancaswell at 4:21 PM on September 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


Woot!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:23 PM on September 9, 2012


There are far too many talented posters on here, I purpose some kind of tournament, maybe a mass knife fight...
posted by The Whelk at 4:28 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


A midnight mass knife fight.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:30 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


A modless, messy, mass midnight knife fight
posted by The Whelk at 4:32 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Mastered mainly by Mightygodking.
posted by The Whelk at 4:39 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


I vote Silver Age.

In our next ACTION-PACKED issue:

"MARRIED TO THE MOD!"

Jessamyn (in wedding dress with space-bubble helmet): "Mathowie, you have to marry me-- or you'll slowly turn into... CORTEX!!"

Mathowie: "It's true!! My feet have already become musical instruments!"

"THE MOD COMPLEX!"

pb (in secret lair): "I never should have adopted taz and restless_nomad as my clonedaughters! What if they sneak into the modcave and guess my secret identity!?"

(diagonal, lightning-bolt-shaped panel divide.)

"I'll just have to convince them that I'm their aunt... She-pb!"

***********

WILL Jessamyn survive her mission to bring back the CORTEXONITE?

WILL taz and restless_nomad wield the power of the mighty BANHAMMER?

WILL pb's twin from another dimension throw better parties than MATHOWIE?

BUY THIS ISSUE AND FIND OUT, TRUE BELIEVERS!
posted by Pallas Athena at 4:42 PM on September 9, 2012 [24 favorites]


THE STRANGEST MEMBERS IN THE WORLD

wait...
posted by The Whelk at 4:43 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


( waits for a spin off book as Greg Nog's Best Pal)
posted by The Whelk at 4:46 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw's experience with comic books has made him an expert in hand-to-hand combat. He won't need no fuckin' knife.
posted by homunculus at 4:48 PM on September 9, 2012


*starts photoshopping an old Justice League issue*
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:49 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


If I were to lose all my MeMails but me, I would want that one to be Artw thanking me for posting the story on Dwayne McDuffie's sudden death (my first post). It meant a lot to me that a MeFi Eminence did that, and so I say with all the others: Thanks, Artw, for being a part -- in big ways and small -- of why this site is such a great community.
posted by Etrigan at 5:27 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


(Oh, goddammit. "If I were to lose all my MeMails but one...")
posted by Etrigan at 5:28 PM on September 9, 2012


Yay artw!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 5:49 PM on September 9, 2012


Artw's posts tend to create the threads I find most enjoyable on this site. Little grar, lots of humor, good discussion. Keep up the good work.

(even though we all know the upcoming Robocop reboot will be a horrible traveshambles of a blasphemockery)
posted by Ghidorah at 5:49 PM on September 9, 2012


ArtW always posts things I care about and does a good job of it. I am glad he is here!
posted by Tesseractive at 5:52 PM on September 9, 2012


Nice going!
posted by Miko at 5:56 PM on September 9, 2012


Yay, Artw!
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:22 PM on September 9, 2012


I like Artw post's and I think I'd like him in real life. Yay!
posted by marxchivist at 6:22 PM on September 9, 2012


*starts photoshopping an old Justice League issue*

Jack Kirby's THE NEW MODS, surely?
posted by Artw at 6:24 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Jack Kirby's THE NEW MODS, surely?

The very board... it becomes "psycho-active"!

(Congratulations, ArtW, by the way!)
posted by running order squabble fest at 6:47 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


BOOOO I HATE GOOD THINGS BOOOOOOOO
posted by Sticherbeast at 6:48 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


The very board... it becomes "psycho-active"!

"Who is the strangest 'WEIRDIE' in 'THE ZONE'?"

(The Whelk, probably)
posted by Artw at 7:09 PM on September 9, 2012


hear hear!
posted by griphus at 7:37 PM on September 9, 2012


If I were to lose all my Memails but one, it'd have to be the one where Artw went on and on about how he can only get his jollies by lying to some guy named Etrigan about how great he this is his posts are. Strange thing, that - both the admitted turn-on and the out of the blue admission to me. Whatever floats yer boat.
posted by item at 7:38 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pick a reason to flag:
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:05 PM on September 9, 2012 [7 favorites]


The School For Gifted Mefites, no one ever misses Miko's history lecture or sonascope's psychic beekeeping elective.
posted by The Whelk at 8:10 PM on September 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


A million years of darkness, seeking through the stars to discover the answer to the anti-asshat equation.


Jessamyn IS
posted by The Whelk at 8:19 PM on September 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


ArtW made this post about V'Ger, and that makes me happy.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 8:26 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Anyway, when push comes to shove, we know we can rely on ArtW to be our Q division in our war against the reddits.

ColdChef is like, Nick Fury or something.
posted by The Whelk at 8:32 PM on September 9, 2012


Oh uh, sooner rather then later on the weapons then.
posted by The Whelk at 8:35 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, he has the world's best cat. (Claim not verified.)

Millie disagrees with this.

(Photo Booth captures from the 15 minutes my cat spent on my chest as I read this thread.)
posted by maryr at 8:42 PM on September 9, 2012 [6 favorites]


Eldrad MUST live!
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:08 PM on September 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Etrigan was great on 'My Two Dads.'
posted by box at 9:28 PM on September 9, 2012


Speaking of abundance Egg Shen, what happened on August 12?
posted by unliteral at 9:49 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


well, technically speaking all of the universe and history, past, present, and future happened but that's more of an OTHERWORLDS story.
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 PM on September 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay for Artw!

I swear to God that thinking of Artw's threads made me think we hadn't had a Lovecraft thread in a little while, so I searched and found... Artw's Lovecraft-related thread from yesterday.
posted by Zed at 10:24 PM on September 9, 2012


I think that's number 750. It's one of the subjects I should give a rest TBH but the idea of Lovecraft as origin for Daniken's stuff is such a fascinating one to me.
posted by Artw at 10:30 PM on September 9, 2012


wrt artw i used to be all like pppth and now I'm all like whee
posted by fleacircus at 12:11 AM on September 10, 2012


I don't know much about ArtW but I know what I like.

And I'd hang him in my rumpus room?
posted by mazola at 12:14 AM on September 10, 2012


In celebration of this milestone I will be putting on a Shakespear In The Park performance.
Human Centipede III: The Macbethaning.
posted by Mezentian at 12:50 AM on September 10, 2012


Yay!
posted by zarq at 1:53 AM on September 10, 2012


Human Centipede III: The Macbethaning.

"Lay on, MacDuff! And damned be him who first cries "Hmmm! Hmmm-mmmm!"
posted by running order squabble fest at 2:45 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


I really liked the Punchdrunk version of Human Centipede III: The Macbethaning, "Cheek No More."

Also, YAY ARTW.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:04 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw's posts tend to create the threads I find most enjoyable on this site.

I really like Artw. We share similar political views and a similar sense of humour.

However, his posts are all comics, games, science fiction and Dr. Who -- a list of my least favourite Metafilter subjects.

In short -- Artwfans: Your favourite poster sucks!

Also:

I'd pay good money to watch Human Centipede III: The Nerdning!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 4:04 AM on September 10, 2012


OTOH Shakesperian In The Park is kind of like Einstein On The Beach.

But with explosions.
posted by The Whelk at 4:48 AM on September 10, 2012


Oh, you mean Sunday in the Park with Einstein.
posted by subbes at 5:26 AM on September 10, 2012


Into The Woods (To Bust Some Heads)
posted by The Whelk at 5:35 AM on September 10, 2012


Epstein on the Beach just isn't the same now that Robert Hegyes has passed on.
posted by Slap*Happy at 5:57 AM on September 10, 2012


For the 750th post: a celebration.
For the 1000th post: a quiet conversation about priorities.
posted by griphus at 7:01 AM on September 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


Ah, it's at least a year off.
posted by Artw at 7:06 AM on September 10, 2012


You can start to cover yourself in FPPs and slowly piece together a symbiotic second skin. Then grow ancient and powerful, half-man half-post. The Whelk tries to kill you once in a while, but you can dispatch him pretty easily, plus you both know you're just going to clone him again. Then some other stuff happens because damn if God Emperor isn't hell of boring.
posted by griphus at 7:14 AM on September 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Which was such a let down, because at the end of Children, there he is with a freaking worm based power suit, and he's kicking ass ( well, through hearsay, at least), then, bam, fast forward a couple thousand years.

It's almost like Hebert was teasing us. "Just wait, the me t book is going to be awesome!" And what if made it all the way through? Gardening? What the hell?!
posted by Ghidorah at 7:26 AM on September 10, 2012


Stupid iPad keyboard.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:27 AM on September 10, 2012


Stupid iPad keyboard.

NO DON'T SAY THAT WORD IN AN ARTW THREAD
posted by entropicamericana at 7:48 AM on September 10, 2012


Look, three thousand years pass. The narrative thread from the reader's perspective is necessarily broken (which is in ironic contrast to Leto II's specific priorities vis-a-vis the Golden Path). You need to give the God Emperor some space and treat it as the start of a companion trilogy, not as a fourth book in a tight group.

Because it's a mystery and a reflection on the transformation of humanity and of Leto II. And read like that—where you've signed up for some unraveling, some contemplation, some picking apart of what exactly has changed in three millenia, what exactly Leto II is up to with all this crazy power and vision and so on—it's really, seriously great. It's just not The Further Adventures Of Paul's Kid, which is a bit surprising after the first three books. The second trilogy is actually more like The Redemption of the Bene Gesserit, and four lays the groundwork for a return to a bit more adventure in five and six on those terms.

And, I mean, I bailed about halfway in the first time I tried it to, because it is a shocking change. And giving it several years and then coming back to it helped, but so did reading The Dune Encyclopedia start to finish after Rhaomi posted about it and man alive that's great stuff. Some of the context in there helped; some of the entries touching more on bits of the history filling the gaps of Leto II's interim reign really bring that gap alive and gave me specific reasons to look forward to seeing what was touched on in God Emperor in a fresh light.

(And a bunch of the stuff that was more on galactic/human history in the millennia prior to Paul's life is really fantastic as well. Details of the Butlerian Jihad, the strange protracted life of paranoid genius inventor Ibraham Holtzman, the backstory of CHOAM, etc. Some of the post-God Emperor stuff is contradicted by Frank's later plotting decisions in books five and six but you can hardly blame him or McNelly for that. Apparently much of the pre-Dune stuff is badly contradicted by dumb plotting decisions in Brian Herbert's prequels because fuck Brian Herbert. But yes. Really fascinating reading. Worth considering as Book 3.5 in the series.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:07 AM on September 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


I'm kind of more up for a WH40K kind of thing.
posted by Artw at 8:17 AM on September 10, 2012


(hands ArtW a series of tiny paintbrushes)
posted by The Whelk at 8:24 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


/builds tiny throne out of leftover sprues, parts of old electrical goods and reappropriated childrens toy components.
posted by Artw at 8:58 AM on September 10, 2012


IN THE DARK FUTURE OF THE 41ST MILLENIUM, THERE IS ONLY METATALK.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:01 AM on September 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Something something game over, man!
posted by shakespeherian at 9:17 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's that kind of brain damage that you don't notice creeping in day by day, but when you look back a few years you know that something horrible has happened that you just can't pin down.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:19 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


(bursts fully formed from chest)
posted by The Whelk at 9:19 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw fhtagn!

He's a good egg.
posted by WPW at 9:43 AM on September 10, 2012


This one is for ArtW!
posted by infini at 9:44 AM on September 10, 2012


IN THE DARK FUTURE OF THE 41ST MILLENIUM, THERE IS ONLY METATALK.


Is this going to turn into another Emple vs HorOS argument?
posted by running order squabble fest at 9:57 AM on September 10, 2012


I am breaking my role-playing cherry at the moment with an online-only game of Trails Of Cthulhu. Roll20.net ftmfw

Also yay Artw!
posted by Jofus at 10:17 AM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is this going to turn into another Emple vs HorOS argument?

Argue quietly, lest we rouse the UNIXcros from their frozen slumber.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:18 AM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Argue quietly, lest we rouse the UNIXcros from their frozen slumber.

In his house at Murray Hill
Dead Dennis Ritchie waits dreaming

too soon?
posted by Zed at 10:32 AM on September 10, 2012



(And a bunch of the stuff that was more on galactic/human history in the millennia prior to Paul's life is really fantastic as well. Details of the Butlerian Jihad, the strange protracted life of paranoid genius inventor Ibraham Holtzman, the backstory of CHOAM, etc. Some of the post-God Emperor stuff is contradicted by Frank's later plotting decisions in books five and six but you can hardly blame him or McNelly for that. Apparently much of the pre-Dune stuff is badly contradicted by dumb plotting decisions in Brian Herbert's prequels because fuck Brian Herbert. But yes. Really fascinating reading. Worth considering as Book 3.5 in the series.)


Plus, you know, giant worm on a trolley. Who in their right mind doesn't love a giant worm on a trolley?
posted by Sparx at 2:21 PM on September 10, 2012


Kitty bus.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:03 PM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kitty Bus 4-EVAR.
posted by Artw at 3:06 PM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Artw -- still, now, and always, you are my tentacle porn girl.

Congratulations!
posted by kyrademon at 3:11 PM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Yay???
posted by Artw at 3:13 PM on September 10, 2012


And now, for no particular reason, a picture of my kids looking badass.
posted by Artw at 3:14 PM on September 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


There is also a kitty!
posted by Artw at 3:17 PM on September 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


There are far too many talented posters on here, I purpose some kind of tournament, maybe a mass knife fight...

Sound effects.
posted by homunculus at 3:35 PM on September 10, 2012


Pro tip - combine the sound effects from the "lightsaber" section of the above link with the Jehovah's Witness ASL guide to winning the battle against masturbation for secret knowledge.
posted by running order squabble fest at 4:41 PM on September 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


How much do I love Artw? Let me count the 750 751 ways.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:00 PM on September 10, 2012


And now, for no particular reason, a picture of my kids looking badass.

I am sad neither looks like Danny Trejo.
posted by Mezentian at 5:32 PM on September 10, 2012


They will run you down, man.
posted by Artw at 8:32 PM on September 10, 2012


the cat is the lookout, they got the hood strung up.
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 PM on September 10, 2012


Is this where I get to brag about having shared bowling pin shaped beers, scotch, and chili fries with ArtW? I think comics are for sissies, but Art is one prolific mensch who can always be counted on to roll a strike, if you know what I mean.

Huzzah!
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:48 PM on September 10, 2012


Artw is one of my favorite posters, and is the reason I started reading 2000 AD, which I had been aware of forever but never actually bothered with.

So, thanks for talking about 2000 AD all the time, artw, because it's goddamn awesome and great and I probably would have kept on ignoring it if not for you.
posted by maqsarian at 8:50 PM on September 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


I totally look up to you, Artw.
posted by koucha at 10:48 AM on September 11, 2012


Oh god, please don't. I am a horribly compulsive individual with many, many flaws.
posted by Artw at 10:50 AM on September 11, 2012


Shut up and get back on your pedestal, man.
posted by Abiezer at 10:51 AM on September 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh god, please don't. I am a horribly compulsive individual with many, many flaws.

But so tall!
posted by griphus at 10:57 AM on September 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


but your flaws make you admirable!
posted by The Whelk at 11:00 AM on September 11, 2012


Like a '60's Marvel hero with feet of clay!
posted by Zed at 11:03 AM on September 11, 2012


Clayfeet was a Charlton Comics character in the 40s. Are you thinking of Shitfoot from that Alan Moore 60s pastiche book?
posted by griphus at 11:08 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shitfoot would totally be an Ennis character.
posted by Artw at 11:15 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I shit you not I wrote "Moore," deleted it, wrote "Ennis," deleted the whole sentence, rewrote it and forgot to make the switch.
posted by griphus at 11:16 AM on September 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've just noticed this... I'll just add it's pretty entirely down to ArtW that I joined MeFi in the first place
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:55 AM on September 12, 2012


Hell yeah, artw is terrific.
posted by Mister_A at 7:54 AM on September 12, 2012


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posted by P.o.B. at 12:50 PM on September 15, 2012


Dude, no spoilers.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:09 PM on September 15, 2012


Vn! Pguhyuh Sgunta! Cu'atyhv ztyj'asnu Pguhyuh E'ylru jtnu'anty sugnta!
posted by Artw at 1:21 PM on September 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


You guys should stop chewing marbles.
posted by maryr at 8:12 PM on September 15, 2012


(They are very bad for your teeth.)
posted by maryr at 8:13 PM on September 15, 2012


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