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AmbiguityIt hadn't taken Rose long to discover that the TARDIS library was as eclectic as the Doctor. A quick poke about the shelves had turned up Dickens, Shakespeare, dog-earred and coffee stained bodice rippers and a huge quantity of comics. And that was just the fiction section.

She didn't get comics and certainly didn't understand the lycra obsession that had existed before the fabric was invented.

While the TARDIS could hide in plain sight, a man in a purple bodysuit was only going to go unnoticed in a gay pride parade. Maybe the Ghost Who Walks had another secret identity.

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dw100challenge #85: phantom

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edenfalling
15th Sep, 2005 05:18 (UTC)
Am slightly confused about this. You're referring to the Phantom, right? Is the joke intended to be that he might have been like the Doctor?
redwolf
15th Sep, 2005 06:23 (UTC)
I've just always wondered why someone would think a purple bodysuit would make for nifty jungle camouflage. As the centrepiece on a float at the Sydney Mardi Gras, yes; but not as a jungle guardian.
edenfalling
15th Sep, 2005 06:46 (UTC)
Maybe a jungle with hallocinogenic purple flowers...?
irishvampire13
15th Sep, 2005 05:26 (UTC)
??
Also perplexed.
redwolf
15th Sep, 2005 06:26 (UTC)
Re: ??
Who in their right mind frolics about the jungle in purple tights and claims to be a superhero?
irishvampire13
15th Sep, 2005 07:16 (UTC)
Re: ??
Well...it must have seemed a good idea at the time...
sanda56
15th Sep, 2005 10:37 (UTC)
Nah, it's that Rose - she's a chav and wouldn't get comic books! ;)
redwolf
15th Sep, 2005 11:04 (UTC)
And to think she only found the spandex brigade titles. What would she have made of the hentai?
sanda56
15th Sep, 2005 11:16 (UTC)
*teeheehee!*
ozma914
24th Sep, 2005 09:45 (UTC)
Good point, and it doesn't even have to be the "bad" stuff. I haven't been the same since my daughter loaned me Ranma 1/2 and Love Hina.
redwolf
24th Sep, 2005 10:05 (UTC)
It might have been better if she found Global Frequency or Transmetropolitan or Sandman or The Tale of One Bad Rat. The spandex brigade is hideously repetitive.

I have to laugh at people getting into the spandex brigade now and waffling on about the depth of story in the X-Men. It's the same crap recycled plots they've been running with for the past twenty years. And Joss Whedon deserves a good pummelling with a stick for bringing back Colossus.
ozma914
25th Sep, 2005 08:59 (UTC)
Funny you should mention 20 years; that's about how long ago I STOPPED collecting X-Men.
Personally, my favorite was Kitty Pryde, back in the day. Of course, I was much closer to her age back then.
My daughter's a fairly typical teenager, so a lot of the manga and anime out there is still a bit beyond her limited interests; and since our budget is also limited, if she doesn't get it, I don't get it. I think her pop-culture mind is also why I couldn't get her as interested in "Firefly" as I was.
pheral
15th Sep, 2005 20:19 (UTC)
lol.

mmm...wolverine in tight lycra pants...
redwolf
15th Sep, 2005 22:43 (UTC)
Aside from the droolage that image creates, I really couldn't see the character volunteering to wear the crap they draw him in.
ozma914
24th Sep, 2005 09:43 (UTC)
'Cause, hey -- Africa?
I'd always wondered how the Ghost Who Walks ended up in that outfit to begin with.
redwolf
24th Sep, 2005 10:00 (UTC)
Re: 'Cause, hey -- Africa?
I suspect the reality is the old four colour comic thing and blue was possibly too close to Superman. Still, his dashing purple bodysuit is still better than the weird Hulk and purple/magenta pants. I think.
ozma914
25th Sep, 2005 09:04 (UTC)
Re: 'Cause, hey -- Africa?
Well, Hulk could get away with it, because if somebody complained -- Hulk Smash.
But the Ghost Who Walks walked strictly in Africa, as I recall, so shouldn't he have been wearing some kind of local and/or traditional outfit? Wouldn't have gone over well with the American reader, I suppose.
I also recall seeing a fairly recent comic strip in which one week his preteen daughter was running around in the same outfit as her brother, and the next week she was suddenly only seen from behind -- the USA PC police at work there, I suspect.
chessie_reeves
26th Sep, 2005 08:13 (UTC)
*laughs* Lycra. The imagery in this has me giggling.
redwolf
26th Sep, 2005 08:20 (UTC)
The spandex brigade should be giggled at.
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