"I like the idea of a 'professional troll' though, it gives the impression of a hideous creature living under a bridge and handing out business cards."
answering letters, "Mailbag Showdown"
As bad as I have been in my life, Eva, you are worse, because you pretend
to be respectable. I am through calling you "Bitch." This is not good enough. Comm. Braden:
How 'bout harpy? Gunter:
Nyeh. Comm. Braden:
Meh. Comm. Braden:
Yes! Succubus. This implies witchcraft and the snatching of souls. You succubus.
How's the boy wonder? Started shaving yet? Batman:
Filthy degenerate! Joker:
Flattery will get you nowhere.
: Only a fool
would engage an enemy without knowing anything about him. Fighter
: Which explains exactly why I
did it! Thief
: That was supposed to be taunt, wasn't it? Black Mage
: One can only assume.
: You're not normal, Dad. Heinz
: Oh, why thank you Vanessa, you're so sweet! See what I did there? Even though I knew you meant it as an insult, I took it as a compliment. Maddening
, isn't it?
: Disorganized? I'm not your ally
, you know. Don't treat me as one of your own kind
: (almost hissing) What? Hei
: (deadpan) Don't worry about it. We don't regard you as one of us. Contractors
like us don't possess emotions
that would make us tremble in fear like you. Fortunately enough.
Sensei, ... you do realize that you're not exactly... normal, right? Recca:
You know, the customary response to a complement where I come from is to thank the person giving it. Sakura:
That wasn't supposed to be a compliment. Recca:
And yet it was anyway. The term 'normal' simply means 'typical' - that is, like the majority of the population. In this case, it would mean 'like everyone else'. Since you've never been outside Konoha, you lack a frame of reference to compare me to people from other places, which makes it 'like everyone else in Konoha'... and, as you may have gathered, I don't exactly have a high opinion of the vast majority of the people here. Accordingly, the meaning of your statement was that I was not like a group of people who I despise. By most standards, that is
Why, you speak treason! Sir Robin:
Taco Bell patron
: What would you say if I called you a brutish fossil, symbolic of a decayed era gratefully forgotten? John Spartan
: I don't know... thanks?
Let me ask you one question. What do you want to achieve with Exia? Setsuna:
I'll eradicate war. Lockon:
You won't be able if I shoot you. Setsuna: I don't mind.
You could do instead of me. Change this twisted world in my place. But while I'm alive I'll keep fighting. Not as Soran Ibrahim... but as Celestial Being's Gundam Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei
Piloting a Gundam? Setsuna:
That's right. I am Gundam. Lockon: (lowers gun)
That's so crazy, I don't want to shoot you anymore! You really are an impossible Gundam nut! Setsuna: (smiles)
Thank you. That's a great compliment. (Lockon cracks up)
"Though I bet DoctorDoom would take some perverse pride in knowing that he's contributing to Texas's image as a backwater filled with psychotic gun-toting xenophobes and religious fanatics who think that everyone else is a limp-wristed pussy for not getting a raging hard-on at the thought of shooting people. I'm not even sure he would consider any part of that stereotype negative."
... after some random dudebro has attempted to insult me on the Internet by taking a photo of me in a dress that I've already posted on my own site
and slapping the word "feminist" on it, all I have to go back to is a successful career, a loving family, a circle of amazing friends and talented peers, and a social system whose systematic biases favor me in nearly all cases as a well-off straight white man. Even when I put on a dress.
I mean, I know that's not much
compared to the awesome power
of a random Internet dudebro calling me a word I don't find in the least bit insulting, but it will have to suffice. Somehow
You said they covered all this up. How did you
hear about it? Harkin:
I've spent twenty years working cases here on the Citadel; people on this station love to talk. Secrets are like herpes: if you've got 'em, you might as well spread 'em around. Shepard:
You're a pig. Harkin:
Just noticed that now, did you?
: There's nothing bad about being part of my family. I like hanging by my tail, and if you geniuses are normal, the species is going to end up extinct!
your species is gonna be extinct first!
Dumb Mammoth: Haha,
Ethan: We're the same species, genius.
': What...double burn!
Eridan: (in response to being told he has a small brain)
You'll see [sic]
, a jellyfish has no thinkpan, and yet it knows exactly what to do, where to go, and how to fit the needs of its niche wonderfully. A perfect machine. Your insult means nothing to me, whale.
Man you are SO stupid - I hope you never have children you inconsiderate piece of trash! What woman would ever want to get in bed with you?! User 2:
Seeing as I am an uninterested asexual who happens to be infertile (Ergo making you ableist for saying that) then it seems you have your wish.
: You can't do that! It's... it's... Hippolyte
: It's Evil
. Congratulations, little girl: you've just met your first supervillain. Alternate George
: Oh, coming from such a specialist as yourself
, I'll take this as a compliment, thanks.
If I had my talent working, I could've warned you when he was coming. Michael Garibaldi:
And if I had a baseball bat, we could hang you from the ceiling and play piņata. I still think I should've gone right to G'Kar. Bester:
We have no evidence that he made the sale yet. Why annoy the Narn without cause or if we're wrong? Shut off the problem at the source, and the rest attends to itself. A piņata, huh? So you think of me as something bright and cheerful full of toys and candy for young children? Thank you. That makes me feel much better about our relationship. (Garibaldi visibly struggles to keep a straight face in spite of himself.)
Dwarves are weird. Varric:
No argument here. Sera:
Argh, you're doing this wrong.
: You are a miserable creep, Robotnik. Robotnik
: Why thank you, princess!
Really, Kate? We're going to waste time on the insights of Nancy Drew here? Castle:
Is that supposed to be an insult? Because Nancy Drew solved every case...