History Quotes / TheKillingJoke

17th Mar '18 10:10:17 AM Aquila89
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->''Amongst my own work, '''The Killing Joke'''...Yeah, there's loads of emotion layered on there. It's quite clever. The plot works, on a material level. But it's not about anything, it's not about anything of human importance, it's about Batman and The Joker and you're never gonna meet anybody like Batman and The Joker. It's of no use to you as a human being. It's one of the works there's some very good things about it, but it's lacking something, and it's lacking soul. It's not got the thematic drive that say ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} has, which I was doing at the same time. [[SelfDeprecation That was my big mistake]]...I was doing The Killing Joke at the same time as I was doing Watchmen.''

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->''Amongst my own work, '''The Killing Joke'''...Yeah, there's loads of emotion layered on there. It's quite clever. The plot works, on a material level. But it's not about anything, it's not about anything of human importance, it's about Batman and The Joker and you're never gonna meet anybody like Batman and The Joker. It's of no use to you as a human being. It's one of the works there's some very good things about it, but it's lacking something, and it's lacking soul. It's not got the thematic drive that say ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} has, which I was doing at the same time. [[SelfDeprecation [[CreatorBacklash That was my big mistake]]...I was doing The Killing Joke at the same time as I was doing Watchmen.''
23rd Dec '17 11:04:57 AM kkhohoho
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->But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\


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->But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\

poles!'''\\

23rd Dec '17 11:02:44 AM kkhohoho
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->But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy a coot! I admit it! ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\


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->But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\

23rd Dec '17 11:00:19 AM kkhohoho
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It's all a joke! Everything everybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?\\


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all a joke! Everything everybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?\\

23rd Dec '17 10:59:38 AM kkhohoho
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23rd Dec '17 10:58:28 AM kkhohoho
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You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up like a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else... only you won't admit it! You have to keep pretending that life makes sense, that there's some point to all this struggling! God, you make me want to puke.\\

I mean, what '''''is''''' it with you? What made you what you are? Girlfriend killed by the mob, maybe? Brother carved up by some mugger? Something like that, I bet. Something like that...\\

Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... [[TropeNamer if I'm going to have a past]], [[MultipleChoicePast I prefer it to be multiple choice!]]

But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy a coot! I admit it! ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\

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You ->You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up like a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else... only you won't admit it! You have to keep pretending that life makes sense, that there's some point to all this struggling! God, you make me want to puke.\\

I ->I mean, what '''''is''''' it with you? What made you what you are? Girlfriend killed by the mob, maybe? Brother carved up by some mugger? Something like that, I bet. Something like that...\\

Something ->Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... [[TropeNamer if I'm going to have a past]], [[MultipleChoicePast I prefer it to be multiple choice!]]

But ->But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy a coot! I admit it! ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\



Why aren't you laughing?"

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Why ->Why aren't you laughing?"
23rd Dec '17 10:55:00 AM kkhohoho
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Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... [[TropeNamer if I'm going to have a past]], [[MultipleChoicePast I prefer it to be multiple choice!]] Ha ha ha!\\

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Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... [[TropeNamer if I'm going to have a past]], [[MultipleChoicePast I prefer it to be multiple choice!]] Ha ha ha!\\choice!]]


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29th Jul '16 11:21:20 PM iowaforever
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16th Jul '16 9:53:37 AM ironballs16
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Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... [[TropeNamer if I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice!]] Ha ha ha!\\
But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy a coot! I admit it! ''Why can't you?'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\

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Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... [[TropeNamer if I'm going to have a past, past]], [[MultipleChoicePast I prefer it to be multiple choice!]] Ha ha ha!\\
But my point is... my point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful '''joke''' the world was, I went crazy a coot! I admit it! ''Why ''[[AtLeastIAdmitIt Why can't you?'' you?]]'' I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to World War Three over a flock of ''geese'' on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last World War? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! '''Telegraph poles!''' Ha ha ha ha ha!\\
27th Jan '16 10:46:37 PM JulianLapostat
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-->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore, [[http://www.blather.net/projects/alan-moore-interview/killing-joke-brought-light/ reflecting on]] ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''

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-->-- '''Creator/AlanMoore, '''Creator/AlanMoore''', [[http://www.blather.net/projects/alan-moore-interview/killing-joke-brought-light/ reflecting on]] ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''
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