DASAV     Bibliography     Mayerson    

As of March 19, 2007:

The Hackenblog has moved to http://hackenblog.hackenbush.org/ or www.hackenblog.com.

Please update your links, thank you.
Hello Readers! If you're liking what you're reading here, you can help out with the webhosting bill with a donation, if you are so inclined. In addition to my eternal gratitude, you'll have the comfort of knowing I won't be spending it on frivolous things like food or the electric bill or something.

[Previous entry: "The difference between fact and fiction"] [Main Index] [Next entry: "Lawnmower!"]

07/10/2006 Entry: "10 ways to get your fanboy boyfriend to stop tying to get you to read comic books."

10 ways to get your fanboy boyfriend to stop tying to get you to read comic books

1. Ask your fanboy for a detailed description of his comic book store and everyone who works in it. Refuse to discuss comics until he can give you a detailed history of the store and everyone in it. This will buy you some time, if nothing else.

2. Ask your fanboy to help you pick-out a strap-on every time they bring up you reading comic books.

3. Get pregnant. That might get his fanboy mind off comics for five minutes.

4. Make your fanboy a deal, you'll read whatever stupid comic he picks out for you if he'll read "Our Bodies Ourselves," and yes, there will be a quiz on each chapter.

5. Start dancing every time he brings up you reading comic books. This will distract your fanboy long enough for you to change the subject.

6. Take your fanboy for a brisk walk, he probably needs more exercise anyway.

7. Tell him you'll read comics when they sell them at spas and nail parlors.

8. Tell him you'll read whatever comic he gives you as long as he gives you a foot massage, or whatever, while you read it.

9. Try out this line: "Honey, I love you, not your library."

10. Work lots of overtime and say your too busy to read comics.

Bonus point!

11. Get a new boyfriend.

Fanboys, bless your little hearts, I know you're trying. I saw more of you this year at AnimExpo talking to girls holding yaoi paddles and maybe getting somewhere with them, and, strangely, this cheered me. But, and this is just a suggestion I read somewhere, if your girlfriend doesn't like comics, maybe you should buy her something else. Something she'd like, even if you don't really understand it. Promise her anything, but give her Arpege. Just make sure it's Arpege, not some wacky comic book. In my book, that's love.

But for the love of Elvis, stop posting these stupid "how to get your woman to read comics" lists. Leave your woman alone if she doesn't already like sequential art. Face it, fanboys, you probably have nine buguzillion comics lying around your lair, if your sweetie hasn't already paged through at least one that was remotely interesting to her, it's not gonna happen.

However, I do have a(nother) recommendation for a woman who doesn't read comics, and in certain circles this could get me lynched; it's the Gregg Rucka run on Wonder Woman. Greek gods, fashion, action, occasionally witty dialogue, wacky but not terribly offensive villains, and Pegasus is in it. Yes! Pegasus! Most girls like well-drawn flying horses. I know I do. I think it's hard-wired into our genetic code.

Or something.

Posted by GM

Replies: 2 comments

Never mind that. What if you're a fangirl trying to interest her non-fanboy boyfriend in comics and sci-fi? Any ideas?

Posted by The Truffle @ 07/11/2006 01:09 PM PST

Foot massages?

Hmmm, seriously, I've never considered the shoe, so to speak, being on the other foot. I'll have to think about this. I do have a question: what, exactly, is he interested in?

In the meantime, do any of you readers, yes, all three of you, have any suggestions?

Posted by Ginger Mayerson @ 07/11/2006 08:35 PM PST

 

 

 

Powered By Greymatter

Hello Readers! If you're still liking what you're reading here, you can help out with the webhosting bill with a donation, if you are so inclined. In addition to my eternal gratitude, you'll have the comfort of knowing I won't be spending it on frivolous things like food or the electric bill or something.

One of the best deals anywhere.


Donations to keep us going are very welome!

Donate towards our web hosting bill!

Our webhost, is a really good deal and is probably having a huge sale on something as we speak. If you're looking for webhosting, I recommend them very much.

BugMeNot.com for passwords to online sites.

Who links to me?

Updated: April 8, 2006

Reviews you can use at J LHLS Reviews

This is a page in a larger site called Hackenbush.org. Click here to go there.

© Copyright, Head Designs 2003
All rights reserved.


referer referrer referers referrers http_referer