JEFBOT.291_Geek Mythologyon November 12, 2010 at 1:05 am
With jefbot’s plea to the Geek gods in that last panel, we’re one step closer to the Opening Ceremonies of The Last Arcade! We’re so close at this point, pray to whatever deity or deities you worship that jefbot doesn’t screw this up.
And who saw Wil Wheaton on last night’s episode (11/11/10) of The Big Bang Theory?
*snicker* All things Geek…I’m going to steal that one.
steal away, Tiana! and wear these while you’re at it, since you stole the top spot this time: 😎
Wow! First time being first! Fun! *adjusts glasses*
congrats! you wear the Shades of Firsting well. 😀
LOL. Just….lol. ^_^
“May the gods of all things geek grant me strength.” AMAZING!
thanks, man! glad you like. 🙂
So I’m not the only one up at this hour… I was just refreshing the page to draft a note on the previous strip, and bam, here’s a new one! Hmm, I always feared that I would someday use bam in a sentence. Is there any difference between a nerd and a geek, either subtle or substantial? Watch out, I may expand on that question later! Oh, and I love the shading (tinting?) on your alter-ego’s face in the last panel.
yep, and 1:50am is early for me on a comic strip night, Kim! glad to have the company.
as far as nerd vs geek – although some use the terms interchangeably, i tend to think that “nerd” describes something more intellectual (i.e., science, programming, literature, language) whereas “geek” describes things that fall into a geek niche (i.e., videogames, comic books, science fiction, fantasy, D&D). at least that’s what i’m thinking off the top of my head. and keep in mind i’m a bit sleep-deprived. 🙂
glad you liked the shading!
I am such a terrible night owl at times, but at least you’re productive!
It was Cel and Jefbot’s disparate uses of nerd and geek that intrigued me, since she seemed to mean it as a dig; so I wondered if geeks dislike being called nerds and/or vice-versa. And I’m sure we’d all like to know your own take on the identities of the Geek Gods 🙂
By the way, I did actually post a note on the prior strip. Noticed something amazing that everyone else seemed to miss! lol
i like the term “nerd” over “geek” myself, but i think most will take either/or, Kim. in fact, i think more people like the latter term these days. as for the identities of the Geek gods – maybe in a future jefbot we’ll get to know them…
going to check out your note on the prior strip… and i’m back. yes, i’m surprised no one else mentioned the sig on that one! i can’t tell you how many people have mispronounced my name over the years because of how popular Charles Schulz was/is. it used to irritate me when i was a kid but now i consider the mispronunciation a badge of honor. 🙂
Just realized you had the hapless agent use that same mispronunciation in Strip No. 1, Axis Powers, including the emphasis on a nonexistent “L”
JB, scream to the skyes: I WILL DO EVERYTHING FOR GEEK-LOVE! GEEK-GODS, HELP ME!
CF is worried about his friend turning in TWO-FACES. 😉
Damm, too late.
you have to be quick to get third around here, ContableEnorme!
re: scream. heh. although, i think if bot screamed that out within earshot of cel, he could kiss his chances with her goodbye. 🙂
and yeah, the Cornfather’s definitely worried about bot after hearing his plea to the Geek gods.
so those acting classes jefbot has been taking really paid off!
we shall see, t_d! they’ll be put to the test when he hangs with the Wheaton. 😀
Lamaze breaths, ‘bot. Lamaze breaths.
heheh. yes, i think jefbot could use some classes in meditation and breathing, Sarah W. couldn’t hurt.
Jefbot shouldnt have said that he was kidding.
The real question is: Is he going to go all Xinda on Will or will love conquer hate?
Ha! Go Sheldon go!
Retribution is sweet, isnt it.
yes! and we’ll see if Evil Wil gets his own retribution the next time he’s on the show. 😀
bot had to think on his feet, Maryz, and couldn’t think of anything better to say in that moment! maybe he’ll think of something more clever after the next time he loses it in front of cel. 😉
ah, the age-old conflict between love and hate. jefbot does share some genes with Xinda, so i’d say the odds are about 50/50 that love will win out.
i was looking forward to watching the big bang theory.
but i got pulled into work last night.
i take it that was a good episode?
yep! it was a good episode, andrew D. – you should try and catch it on the internet when it streams through Hulu or wherever they show reruns of the show. not spoiling anything by saying Wil does a great Jar Jar Binks voice. 🙂
The blog title for this strip wraps this strip with a hilarious bow. Great job, Jeff!
thanks, Stan! glad you like it as the title came to me right as i was posting the strip. the previous title was less inspired.
I’m having fun imagining the Gods of all things Geek. Of course there is the fat kid from Gaiman’s American Gods, but there are many others too, I’m sure. There are so many wonderful ways to be Geek, each with their own God(ess(es)).
I love the “Heh heh…” look Jefbot has in the middle panel and his fist clenched invocation of the gods in the last. Also the Light Shining from Above (the manifestation of the Geek Gods presumably). 🙂 And CF definitely looks like his thinks the sh#* is going to hit the fan. I can’t wait to see whether he is right or wrong!
i love that you’re conjuring up visions of who the Geek gods might be, shanna. there are most definitely Geek goddesses within that pantheon!
and thanks for the comments on the panels. the “Light from Above” is manifested from the Geek gods, as you assumed, but whether that’s a real thing or just in bot’s mind cannot be answered definitively. 🙂
Epic Divine Light on the last Panel!!!!!! The Gods clearly favor Bot on this one! BTW, a new slang term just started popping up all over Portugal: Bot, as in ‘Mate’ or ‘Dude’ :O
the gods do indeed favor jefbot, o0Edit0o! …at least in his own, geeky brain. heheh.
and is that new, slang term for “Bot”a real thing? if so, i’m going to have to spread that around L.A. 😀
May the force be with him. He’s gunna need it to keep his cool.
indeed, DJ. but does he turn to the light side or the dark?
Well the dark side has cookies…
I hope the gods do not screw with Jefbot.
me too, Anonymous. (Lor? that you?)
she totally knows something’s up. Why can girls figure us out so quickly?
because they’re smarter than us, theBean. sadly.
Couldn’t help but think of these strips as I was watching BBT last night. On BBT he’s an evil Wil Wheaton who wants nothing more than to annoy Sheldon, on here he’s a nice Wil Wheaton who only wants to help. He’s a very complex man.
And Sheldon calling him the Jar Jar Binks of the Star Trek universe was pretty funny.
your distinction between Wil on TBBT and in JEFbot is accurate, Tim: Wil isn’t evil in this strip, that’s just jefbot’s perception, really. in fact, jefbot’s both the hero and villain in this storyline, which is a bit crazy. but then, jefbot’s never been entirely “normal.” 😉
yeah, i liked the “Jar Jar Binks” line, too – funny that jefbot was, literally the Jar Jar Binks of the JEFbot Universe at the beginning of the current storyline (JEFBOT.273). heheh.
Sorry, I’m praying for something outrageous to happen.
i hope your prayers are heard, Ecnassianer! 😀
One would think that geek speak could entail humorous bits of the like, such as, to entail, “May the farce be with you,” especially since this is a webcomic about geek dom, which is semi autobiographical that has no such need for references to semi dark chocolates.
However, since the word dom was used, and I’m not talking about DeLouise, just who would be the alpha geek in this scenario anyway? CF, Jefbot, WilW, or Cel?
references to semi-dark chocolates are always welcome here, BL4ckw0lf, as are any and all pun-tastic geek references.
and i think i’d have to go with Dom DeLuise as the alpha geek in this scenario. 🙂
I’m also left wondering, at the end of my last post, if there is going to be a possible “National Lampoon’s Vacation” poster spoof as a wallpaper donation thingie…….
no poster spoof on the horizon, Bl4ckw0lf, but since the original Vacation poster was a spoof of covers from fantasy novels (illustrated by none other than Boris Vallejo), there would be a lot of spoofing going on, were that to happen. great movie. 🙂
that last panel with him pleading with the geek gods, that would make a awesome poster, to pray to gods of geeks you have to email them, or text
i think you’re right, mrwafflesorig87! if i ever get some free time, i’ll try and make a wallpaper out of it. if i have more time, i’d love to tweak it and make a real poster. doubtful, but maybe. 🙂
I don’t watch BBT (too many other shows to watch still!) but I did see him last night on ST:TNG where he gets in trouble for the death of one of his teammates while he’s in cadet school. I was also hooking up my surround system at the time, so I needed something to listen to. 🙂
i don’t watch TBBT regularly, Jerry, but i have caught all the Wheaton episodes. i like the show but you’re right – there’s just too much stuff to watch and not enough time!
and that was an awesome Wesley episode of ST:TNG. 🙂
Very nice work with this strip.
I can just hear Jefbots voice cracking as he says “fun”. Poor ‘bot.
I agree that the last panel (or a variant thereof) should be made into a poster. Maybe a t-shirt? I know that I’d buy a t-shirt calling for the Geek Gods to grant me strength.
Jefbot certainly needs some help on his quest if he’s going to keep the Nerd Rage in check… You have my bow!
angela hun your slipping how you not get glasses of firstness?? lol
Well, it’s only fair that other people get a chance! :p I’ve had the glasses a few times. It doesn’t do to be greedy…
*evil smile* Unless we’re talking about power, in which case, I’ll have plenty of that when the time comes for our organisation to make it’s move. On that day, my allies & I shall rise up rule the world! *dark chuckle*
“The geek shall inherit the Earth” – we’re simply hastening the process.
Geeesh Angela didn’t the council warn you about telling everyone about the plan. Your making the classic supervillian mistake. Monologueing. Now they have a knowledge of the plans and can work to stop it.
Ah but I’ve given no details as to how or when. Anyway, anyone who reads these comments will benefit from my plans so there’s no point grassing me up :p
Oooo! Does that mean we’re in? When do I get to learn the secret handshake and password??? 😀
can’t wait for this plan to go into effect! 👿
thanks, AdM! yeah, i’m not buying jefbot’s last “fun” either. heheh.
another vote for a poster (hmm, or tee. i’ll think about it) from that last panel! this month is just crazy busy, but when things settle down, i’ll try and do something with it. i’m happy you guys are digging it so much! 😀
thanks for the bow! now, does someone else have an axe?
I fight with swords, not axes (literally; I’m in the SCA), so: You have my sword. 😉
Oh its on now… this will be good.
it’s definitely on, Steve! stay tuned!
Whenever we had to go to reletives, mom would always have a little wine to relax her nerves. Someone shove a bottle of brandy down his throat before its too late.
brandy might help mellow bot out or it might make him even worse, Anime fan! at least he doesn’t have to drive… 🙂
I don’t think that even the geek gods have the power to Jefbot should he have to be with Wil for too long. This should be very interesting.
Whoops. Meant to put; “power to stop Jefbot” in there.
true that, Fijiman! and even if the gods give jefbot the strength, it doesn’t mean he’s going to use it wisely. 🙂
Yes, all behold the power that is the evil side of Scrawn. Behold and tremble! Tremble before his skinny geek fury! ( man, that does not sound very threatening)
The gods of geek. Stan Lee. (creator of most of marvel) George Lucas. Josh Whendon. And of course Gene Rodenberry. Lower deities include Bill Gates Steve Jobs and the artist of D.C.
good selection, Will B.! although i’d say Lucas almost lost his godhood status after doing the prequels. 😉
Master Chief (new kid on the block)
The question is: which one is our elochai?
And did anyone else hear Jeff say that last line in a really, REALLY deep voice? I’m talking demonic deep. Makes you think of fire, cracking whips and suffering.
another good selection of Geek gods! funny how Vader made the list but Luke and Obi-Wan did not, likeacupcake. heheh. i also like that you feel jefbot summoned his inner Balrog to do the line-reading for that last panel. 🙂
Oh dear. Shenanigans shall surely ensue!!
no doubt, TCG!
UNCLE LOUIE IF YOU DON’T GIVE THE HAMSTER BACK I’M GONN-
Oh, transmissions are up? TELL ME SOONER!
Anyway, Uncle keeps refusing and I may do something drastic. And I wanna read some scriptures about these “Geek gods”. They sound highly interesting.
hamster!? tell Uncle Louie to return him immediately, rinthia! heheh.
and as far as geek scriptures go, i think Action Comics #1, Amazing Fantasy #15 and Detective Comics #27 would be among them. 😀
nobody fucking watches the big bang theory.
family guy said so.
then it must be true, John! 🙂
maybe wil is the prince of nerdom?
i think you could make a strong case for that, jf#300.
BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL….im mean STAN LEE! I AM NERRDD-MAANN
either Grayskull or Stan Lee would work, Drakeye! 😀
Very funny, bot. Love the expressions. Especially bot’s in the last panel. I gotta admit, I’m a little nervous to see what bot has in store for Wil. :-w
thanks, MC! i’m nervous, too. 😉
“I’m gonna need you to hang out with Will and SPEAK NERD with him”?!!!!!!!
Cel… saying… that Jef is a NERD?!!!
*comes back to life and GLARES at anything in range*
She most be low on caffeine or something!! Who is she and what she did with Cel?!!!!!
I can still feel the calling of the blood for this story.
*diabolical laugh of doom*
Hmmm… oh god. I hope that just by hanging with him Jef doesn’t start liking Wil. I would boycott this web comic if it happens!!!!!!! Fear my boycott of doom!!! Fear it!!
*takes tourches out and waits for next strip*
*ubber diabolical glare of doom*
yeah, cel totally knows jefbot’s a nerd, Sonitan – and that she doesn’t have a problem with it, is the best part. 😀
*gasp!* might jefbot become friends with Wil!? they do have a lot of the same interests and share many geek sensibilities, but what would become of bot’s NERD RAGE!? i’m fearing your boycott of doom right about now.
put down the torch, Sonitan… easy, now.
Uh oh, don’t want to be Will now!
Also when I read “Geek Mythology” I sense epic story comin.
Won’t comment every comic, cause I read webcomics only once in a few weeks so I’ve got more to read and less cliffhangers.
i’ll try and make the rest of this story as epic as possible, Skyknight!
and i can understand coming back every few weeks – i liken it to reading a trade paperback vs. getting the floppies every month. see you soon! 😀