“You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your fucking khakis. You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.”- Tyler Durden, Fight club, I’ve gained some respect for you Gabe
Thanks! I was originally going to run this right before Christmas, but my other story took it’s slot!
Time to drop some hate bombs on the comments section!
Well not really, Fight Club has its place in modern cinema (and literature), but I wouldn’t quote it before gauging my respect for a person. Revisit that movie in a few years and you’ll find it’s full of adolescent angst and nihilist woo woo. The world is a strange compelling place, but Fight Club makes it look drab, loveless and shallow. Fight Club portrays people as cynical, lost and superficial. Fight Club rattles the cage of societal norms, challenging the materialistic notions of late-date Americans, which is fine and good, but Gabe here does the same thing with more hope and humanity.
Anyway I’m just putting together my thoughts on Fight Club. I tried to revisit that movie and I don’t like its message – which appears to me as immature and simplistic.
That sounds like a fair review. I really liked Fight Club none-the-less. It feels punk rock, crunchy, and dreary for the most part, but the ending is kind of uplifting.
you say all that like its a bad thing, theres more in life then just flowers and butterflies, i prefer the book, even though the movie was epic, my philosophy teacher liked it very much, and unlike me, she isnt an “adolecent angst nihilist”, in my opinion at least, just cause i like the book dosent mean id go blow up buildings and beat myself so i can sue my boss for all of his property, just cause its dark shouldnt mean it shouldnt be talked about, i kinda disliked gabes comics and now am growing slightly fond of them, and damn it i just couldnt pass it by, its the same message, just diffrent context, and the nickname you chose for yourself dosent disprove the theory you atacked, and just in case you didnt notice, and WARNING, IF YOU DID NOT SEE THE MOVIE READ NO FURTHER, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SPOILER IN THE PLOT: the plot is sort of built around the madness of the main character, its also to show how much striving for something you dont understand can damage the world and also put yourself in danger, youve met me in a strange time of my life
I wish more people would remember this.
things tend to make me happy.
uh oh…what about experiences? People? Nature?
>implying he didn’t need a Walkman
You’d be amazed how useful music can be when you’re in the middle of an anxiety attack!
Maybe, but that dude has like 6 other Walkmen at home…
Thanks for the nice comic as usual, Gabe! I had a huge lego box like that too! Hours and hours of fun – I would get new models, build them, and then break them down within a week for more raw material. I recently sold it at a garage sale – good times though. :-)
Also, “People who quote Fight Club”.
The first rule of quoting fight club is… wel you get it i’m sure.
Hey, t’s not a direct quote. I wrote this because the neighbor kid is obsessed with getting all the latest gadgets. He would sell his old ones and get new ones. That was all he talked about. I thought it was sad.
Well said, Gabe. Absolutely beautiful~
Thank you. Who knew you could learn so much from Legos?
That’s why I still love legos~
Very true Gabe, most people it often seems, forget this on a regular basis.
Especially around the holidays…
Speaking of unhealthy loves of possessions, what are your thoughts about hoarding and hoarders?
I feel really sorry for them. I really think it is a disease. I have a couple friends who are really close to being hoarders…. Do you know anyone like that?
@ Anonymous Coward #1: Go to any mall or coffee shop tomorrow and observe the mindless drones drooling over their iPhones and avoiding actual interaction with humanity and tell me that Fight Club isn’t as relevant and spot-on – or even more so (replace “Khakis” with “smartphone”) than it was when first released. The fact that we’re bitching anonymously in cyberspace only confirms this.
Good comic, Gabe.
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