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Quotes: Shaggy Dog Story
CIA Superior: What did we learn, Palmer?
Palmer: I don't know, sir.
CIA Superior: I don't fuckin' know either. I guess we learned not to do it again.
Palmer: Yes, sir.
CIA Superior: I'm fucked if I know what we did.
"I paused to take a long drink of water. I could feel my small audience leaning toward me. “Then the high king carefully turned the golden screw. Once: Nothing. Twice: Nothing. Then he turned it the third time, and the boy’s ass fell off.”

"Nothing keeps a story alive more than an ending no one likes. When a big story ends with a thud, people will always wonder how it could have been done better. What happened with this Clone Saga is a prime example of how not to do a story, or a Spider-Man story."
Editor/Writer Glenn Greenberg on The Clone Saga

"Mary Jane, once to be praised for being long-suffering and basically always putting up with her husband, suddenly seems like she should’ve gone out for cigarettes and never came back years ago, if this is how their relationship was going to end up."

"In the end, the Justice League offers to let Clark join the team and of course, Clark declines, because Clark sucks and never does anything. The End."
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri' on Smallville ("Justice")

"The plot is so flimsy it's painful, like a man with no bones in his arms trying to serve you coffee... the plot is like a recent car accident victim: staggering back and forth with bits of windscreen in its face for a while before finally collapsing and bleeding out into a roadside ditch. "

"There's no final boss, no climatic showdown or escape sequence, or melodramatic twists. The game just ends right when they run out of ideas...And you know what? This is a problem that Doom avoided simply by having no story at all. BRILLIANT! Y'know, maybe this should be, like, a rule or something: Don't make a story driven game if your story isn't very good. Rage doesn't just end when those credits roll; it dies."
George Weidman on Rage

Proteus: I kinda thought it would all come together in some sort of sappy Jesus-loving ending, but it turns out it just didn't come together at all.

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