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Greetings True Believers!

A ways back I did one of these posts and I thought it went off like gangbusters, so it's time for another one!

Which ones do you like, hate? Bring your own!

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day!

Image-heavy for you dial-uppers.

Enjoy!






WTF? Was this the actual dialogue? Come on...





























One for S_D.























































This one is my favorite of the bunch.



And finally this one because it's FUCKING AWESOME.



Da Legal



Date: 2011-09-06 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] paultmd
Oh. So they wouldn't work if they were presented in a way that doesn't show a lack of understanding of what a demotivator is?

Date: 2011-09-06 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] paultmd
I guess I'm a bit of a comedy snob. I like a joke to actually have a premise that makes sense and a punchline. Even when you get into absurdist comedy, the absurdity becomes the premise.

But with these the premise is that they're motivational posters. I get that. And the first demotivators were actual parodies of motivational posters. You might have art of Sisyphus rolling a boulder up a hill and something ironic about perseverance as the caption. They played to the premise.

So the premise of these is that they're motivational posters except most of them have nothing to do with motivation.

Date: 2011-09-06 05:58 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
They're motivational posters in format, if not in essence. Sort of like a relaunch where all your favorite characters still exist, they just don't act like themselves, but funnier.

Date: 2011-09-06 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] paultmd
No, it's more like a relaunch where instead of a comic book it's prose. But still marketed as a comic book with comic book trade dress. But it's not a comic book.

Date: 2011-09-07 12:47 am (UTC)
valtyr: (delphyne gun)
From: [personal profile] valtyr
I just think of them as captioned pictures, as most of them, as you point out, clearly aren't anything to do with motivational posters.

Date: 2011-09-06 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] paultmd
By the way, this was much more calm and reasoned than the last time I ranted on demotivators on the internet... http://www.buzzfeed.com/pault4/first-we-had-motivators-then-demotivators-then-4sss-idl

Date: 2011-09-06 06:58 pm (UTC)
salinea: fem!Loki is snerking (lol)
From: [personal profile] salinea
demotivators are serious business!

Date: 2011-09-06 09:42 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
And that's a Manly point for a Tombstone quote.

Date: 2011-09-07 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
"Doc, you're short of bein' dead. What the hell're you doin' here?"
"Wyatt Earp is my friend."
"Hell I got lotsa friends."
"...I don't."

*MANLY TEARS SHED*

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