Thursday, October 7, 2010

Witless Dictionary #23--Iromedy

"Iromedy"--Comedy formed from a critical mass of irony caused by the joining of two different things converging at nearly the same. The result is hilarity, and when it comes when I can point and laugh at Warren Ellis, delicious hilarity.

Here is an example:

Alan Moore Sez:

" . . .but could they not get one of the ‘top-flight industry creators’ to come up with an idea of their own? Why are DC Comics trying to exploit a comic book that I wrote 25 years ago if they have got anything? Sure they ought to have had an equivalent idea since? I could ask about why Marvel Comics are churning out or planning to bring out my ancient MARVELMAN stories, which are even older, if they had a viable idea of their own in the quarter-century since I wrote those works."

As people are wont to do with Moore at this point in time, he is generally written off as a crank.

Then Warren Ellis comes up with the following two weeks later:

"In the new comic out this week, the X-Men are investigating the emergence of warpies again, this time in Africa. And not only do they come across a Jim Jaspers, in some way related to Sir James Jaspers that created the Jaspers Reality Warp. And then the return of something else. Something very familiar but something new. Something called The Furies."

. . .yeah, so check and fucking mate, Alan Moore.


Diana Kingston-Gabai said...

Of course, Moore was writing the Lovecraft-Lite "Neonomicon" when he said that, which makes this the Double Rainbow of Iromedies. :)

Kazekage said...

I know. Anything that improbable ought be worth a Yashichi or two. :)