Quotes / Bloodier and Gorier

No no no, this won't do at all! When your head explodes, there's got to be WAY more brain matter flying out!! Bloosh!!
Akira Dorotabo, Super Cruel and Terrible Tales of Mangaka

Man, the PS4's good at rendering a screaming girl's guts! ..Although I doubt they'll be putting that in the marketing packages.

You know something, DC? Psychotic clowns are scary enough. Psychotic clowns with the skin of their faces cut off and then sewn on again are enough to make both Jack Nicholson and the late Heath Ledger go, "Damn, that's a bit unsubtle." But that's the new 52 for ya — heroes get piping on their outfits, villains get extreeeeeme. If you're gonna show Catwoman boning Batman, Joker has to go further.

Speaking of women, Wonder Woman shows up throughout the story too, mostly to tell everyone how rad it is that Superman's going to start killing people and ruling the world now and think about maybe moving in and gettin' a piece of that Sadness Beard now that Lois and any potential babies are out of the equation. My favorite thing she does — and by that, I mean the opposite — comes from the issue where Superman freaks out because she stabs Ares with a sword because she might've killed him, 12 pages after she straight up explodes a tank with a bunch of dudes in it. Superman's not very good at paying attention is what I'm getting at.
Chris Sims, "The Injustice: Gods Among Us Prequel Comic is the Dumbest Comic You'll Read All Year"

Troughton is less upset about watching his dinner companion coldly murder someone than one might hope. Baker, on the other hand, is almost unrecognizable as 'the Doctor' at times when compared to the character as understood in 1969. It's not just that he dispatches one of the main villains by smothering him with cyanide — something that is not quite unreasonable in and of itself given that the villain is a murderous sociopath who wants to eat him and his companions and that he is actively being hunted by said villain and is wounded. Rather, it's that, after killing him, Baker's Doctor stands over his corpse and makes wisecracks at him... it's not just the Doctors reveling in death here. It's the entire production. Every inch of this story seems to fetishize death, whether it be in discussions of it or, in the end, in grotesque shots of Sontarans with their (alarmingly bright green) viscera spewing about the place. This is Doctor Who that does not just use violence to resolve plot threads here and there, it seems to love violence and see violence as central to the show's pleasure.

I'm not sure how it happened but there is nothing wonderful in the world of the New Adventures at this point – it has taken far too many steps into the adult world and is reveling in human (and now animal) misery for me to take any enjoyment from it. Being a Doctor Who fan during this period is just no fun...Here we have got the joys of coke being snorted from a porn magazine, drug dealers being spiked with an alien drug which ends in a horrific bloodbath of a shootout, a 3 year old covered in sores surrounded by dead needles, a character who enjoys torturing and murdering animals, a character attempting to resist the seductive powers of a Warlock pill, faked incest and child abuse, a mouse baby's head jutting from the side of its mothers ruptured side, a bin full of baby mouse heads, a moment when a human character cannot resist humping a dog up the backside, 'Kill her baby and put her to work in the heavy S&M section', Chick being tortured and injected to death, 'scraping out the lining of your womb', smashing a cat's head on a bench, the destruction of a happy marriage and a devastated husband abandoned by his wife…it is a relentless stream of human misery. Quite unsuited to a series about a character who travels around time and space in a police box.

You've got these great wrestlers: you got Motor City Machine Guns, you got AJ Styles, you got Samoa Joe. And you're like, "Y'know what? For this pay-per-view, you guys are benched. We're gonna get these guys who made a living cranking each other in the heads with chairs and basically making a mockery of the wrestling business. There you go!"

And that's kinda why ECW failed. Because there was a lot of good wrestling to be found there, but in the end, it was a sideshow. It was a carnival for watching idiots like Sabu hit each other really fucking hard in the head with steel chairs and give themselves grade 3 concussions. And when you make it a bloodsport like that, it's got novelty, but the novelty wore off.

And that's the story of ECW. Loved it. Loved it back in the day. But I grew up. And I think everyone else did, too. (Apparently Dixie didn't.)
Noah Antwiler on TNA iMPACT 7.22.10