>> Monday, October 12, 2009
During an extended discussion about the formal mechanics of the word-picture relation comics, I coined what I called "Scott's Rule #23":
[T]he percentage of time spent lecturing other people about how awesome you are is inversely propotional to your actual awesomeness.Which is to say, the decision to have one of the characters in your comic praise the cleverness of what another one said is supremely lame. At the time, I didn't think I needed to post Scott's Rule #22, what with it being so obvious, but today Chris Muir forced my hand:
Or not. I think the lameness of having one of your characters enthusiastically egg on the lunatic rant of another requires no further definition. Toss in the fact that "You're really cookin'" is a painfully awful pun, and you're left thinking that Chaucer fellow I quoted in the title was onto something. If only someone would do something about Muir's crimes against the English language, freshmen logic, comedy and the comic form . . .