Creator: Trudy Cooper, Doug Bayne
Format: Color, multiple panels
Genre: Comedy, sex, fantasy, medieval
Themes: Sex, men, women, relationships, magic
Characters: Ivan, Mistress, Navaan, Greier and many others.
Archive: Begins here sometime around 2010 or 2011.
Oglaf is a sometimes very racy webcomic that takes place in a medieval world where absurd and funny things happen. Some stories last one page, while other are several pages. Sometimes characters are one-shot appearances or they keep coming back. A lot of the comedy involves people having sex, fetishes, magic or something medieval.
The webcomic is extremely funny and pulls no punches when it talks about sex. It’s still pretty darned entertaining when it’s not about sex, but since sex stories are better than 50% of the run, I imagine people kind of expect a little nudity each time. The artwork is super high, animation quality work from Trudy Cooper, who co-writes the webcomic with Doug Bayne, a writer/actor. Both the creators are from Australia.
If you haven’t yet discovered Oglaf (and you’re not a prude) you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. It’s one of those webcomics that’s extreme fun, funny and unpredictable. You never know when it’s going to be a one-shot gag or a several page story. Characters are liberally killed, so there is no one person to follow and there’s plenty of sex in many of the strips. Read Oglaf. It’s truly awesome.
If your birthday is this week: On the way to your birthday cake, you’ll walk face first into a spiderweb, flail about helplessly and knock your cake to the ground. Later, you’ll notice a spider enjoying floor cake.
Aries: You’ll adjust a picture in photoshop to put your ex’s face on a donkey, you petty, petty person.
Taurus: You’ll shit in the woods. Afterwards, you’ll find a bear impatiently waiting to take your spot.
Gemini: Gandalf the Grey will push you down, steal your Magic Cards and call you a nerd.
Lemini: You’re not getting fat, your dry cleaner has been slowly letting in all your garments.
Cancer: Your World of Warcraft character sues you for neglect.
Leo: The stars say, leave that scab alone, you’ll make the wound bleed and it’s on another person anyway.
Virgo: You’ll confuse your pasta.
Scorpio: The Smithsonian contacts you as a consult for their Victorian Age sex toy collection.
Sagittarius: A ninja will attack you in Starbucks, but only because you almost pick up his latte by mistake.
Capricorn: Your ITunes update tells you it’s time to find a better shirt and pants combo.
Aquarius: The ghost of Rowdy Roddy Piper will scream at you, “Put on the sunglasses!”
Pisces: Your evil twin will retire and give you all his extra clothes.
Once again, bros, it’s time to look at movies and decide if they’re worth seeing. Will you hit the theater before going back to school or save your money for a Netflix account for the whole year? It’s not much of a choice if you ask me because, here now is Why I’m Not Seeing These Movies.
First, a couple of semi-retractions. I’ve heard amazing things about Mad Max: Fury Road and good things about Antman. I may actually go see them.
The Fantastic Four: How many times are they going to try and make this movie? This is three, I think. As many of us fanboys have discussed (to death) the Fantastic Four really isn’t a movie, it’s more of a TV show. Like Antman, I am not optimistic, but I could be wrong.
Ricki and the Flash: Meryl Streep as a rocker? Is this made by the same people that created that Dennis Leary show? The whole concept feels incredibly dated. Would’ve been awesome like 20 years ago. Pass.
The Gift: A movie involving the obsession of on individual just doesn’t appeal to me. I always think, if the person can do all that, why didn’t they just get their life together?
The Diary of a Teenage Girl: Kristen Wiig has gone from being in very few things to the female Samuel L. Jackson. I’ll pass.
Dragonball Z: Resurrection F: If there was one movie this year that I did not want to see the most, it would be this one. The entire concept is one giant cartoon pyramid scheme to me. Just when Goku beats a guy, they create some new guy and new move. If there was ever a show where the writers just pulled stuff out their ass, it was this one. Not in a million fucking years would I pay money to see this.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: I was just saying the other day, if only they took old TV shows you used to watch for free and put them in the movies so I would have to pay for them. Get bent whoever greenlit this.
Hitman: Agent 47: Video game movie. Rather play the game and actually, would rather play a better game.
The Transporter: Refueled: Which should probably be called, the Transporter: Refooled if you go see it.
Maze Runner: The Scor— No.
Hotel Transylvania 2: Not only do I not want to see this, I’m hoping a computer virus wipes out every remaining copy prior to the premiere so no one else can see it either.
That’s it for me. I’m going to finish out the summer playing magic cards. At least the cards have a consistent plot.