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Quotes: Running the Asylum
"I even wrote a script! Let's see, uh...(Looks at paper) Lupa and 90's Kid start making out. Oh, wait, that's my fanfiction. (Looks at another paper) Ah, here it is! 90's Kid and Lupa start making out!"

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

"These days, the majority of the comic book audience is 40-somethings who are not necessarily interested in comic books as a medium or panel progression or sequential narrative. They are probably interested in Wolverine. There is a large nostalgic component in there and there's nothing wrong with it. But if those people then begin to influence the books themselves or increasingly the movies or the television series then they will want their story to refer to stories that they remember. It becomes very incestuous and over a few decades you get a very limited dwindling gene pool. And you get stories that have become weak through inbreeding."

"In this feature we examine comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically 'overturned' by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent)."
Comics Should Be Good, The Abandoned An' Forsaked

"Letís face it: Kevin Smith is a comics fan. Thatís one of the things he built his reputation on through his movies. He was the filmmaker who wore his geek influences on his sleeve, and whether or not itís another symptom of parts of the comics industry being so insecure that they beg for the table scraps of other media, the fact that heís a high profile fan is a key aspect to these books...Smithís writing on Batman is marked by nothing so much as a pervasive immaturity. He writes like a 13-year-old in every possible way...trivia and minutiae, the things that every kid obsesses over, are a substitute for storytelling and that all will be forgiven if you throw some old Catwoman costumes and draw the Batcave with some stuff from the TV show in the background. And underneath it all is the idea that someone actually thinks this is good, and itís just sad."

Data: Shouldn't I go? Or a commando team? What's up with this "mano a mano", "I must face him alone" shit? You're not a Jedi Knight, you know.
Picard: I know. But this is what happens when you let fanboys write scripts.

"That's what I always hate about revivals of really old franchises: the creators are always just a little bit too much in love with the subject matter. That's why everyone in the new Doctor Who spends all their time alternating between sucking the Doctor's balls and asking for more."

"Ace is almost unrecognizable (both visually and in terms of her character), and McCoyís Doctor is little better. Worse is the appearance of the Brigadier in the final episode, where he shows up in the following exchange of dialogue, which, I regret to inform you, I quote exactly:

General Tannis: Enemy craft! You have the honor of being addressed by his excellency General Tannis, supreme commander of the defense forces ofÖ
Brigadier: Enemy craft, you have the misfortune of being addressed by the Brigadier! Now get out of my solar system!

At which point the incidental music switches to Dvorakís 'New World Symphony,' although, frankly, I recommend thinking of it as 'My Humps' simply because itís about the only entertainment that itís possible to wring out of this atrocity. Even if this dialogue were well-written — and it isnít — it would fly in the face of the entire basic premise of the Brigadier post-Pertwee era, who is manifestly not some sort of superhero who goes around identifying himself as the Brigadier as if nobody else in the military has ever attained the rank."

"Have you ever read one of those Yu-Gi-Oh! fan fics where the author clearly has no friggin clue about story structure whatsoever, and they end up making me and the pharaoh long lost brothers, and then they completely forget to stick any card games into the plot? If so then you'll find X-Men Origins: Wolverine to be extremely familiar territory, as it plays out precisely like a fanfic Gone Horribly Wrong."

I have no idea where anything is. I have no idea what anything does. This is not merely a madhouse designed by a madman, but a madhouse designed by many madmen, each with an intense hatred for the previous madman's unique flavour of madness.
an observation from a participant of Dwarf Fortress Succession Game "Failcannon"

Awesome, canon being written by the people who think that turbolaser bolts must have an invisible component that fires ahead of the visible beam because of a slight mistiming in a few VFX elements in a 30-year-old movie.
Something Awful forum poster Mc Spanky, upon hearing that a Star Wars technical manual was written by a Star Wars fansite admin


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