Fri, Mar. 2nd, 2007, 10:16 pm
Like Comics, In a Way.
I'd like to dedicate this to those friends of mine who, looking out for
my well-being, advised me not to post it. (Well, I
'advised'. It seems more diplomatic than "NOOO KAREN NOOOOEESS!") They almost convinced me... but if Marvel gets to publish
Adventures of the Spectacular Spider-sperm
, I no longer shall be swayed by what should not exist in a sane world. After all, I live in
So here's those Superhero monthlies!
With Contex, it Makes Sense.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:41 am (UTC) dryponder
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:26 am (UTC) odditycollector
Thanks. I was *inspired*.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:17 am (UTC) minim_calibre
It's the Thanks, Mom that broke my brain. Really.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:28 am (UTC) odditycollector
Well, uh. I don't think I've actually seen a real live tampon ad since I was about 15 or so... but isn't that how they go? "I talk about everything with my Mom: School, Boys, and
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 09:39 am (UTC) foreverdirt
I'm in love.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 09:46 am (UTC) odditycollector
NOOO Katy! They are trying to sell you tampons! Resist!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 11:16 am (UTC) ficbyzee
This post pretty much wins. Oh my god. ♥
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Yay! But does it make you need Contex Tampons? :D
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC) estara
We don't even know the brand over here in Germany, but you make me want to buy only this one now. It's so true to regular ads amazing. I like Dinah's the best ^^.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:45 pm (UTC) odditycollector
That's cause I made it up! (It makes sense with CONTEXTampons, and the logo is a play on
. :D )
And thanks a lot! If Wonder Woman et al say to buy tampons, I guess we buy tampons!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 02:25 pm (UTC) petronelle
I adore the way you reframe the familiar images and reclaim them. Power Girl, in particular, is an excellent choice for this.
Thank you for making my fandom beautiful.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Peej volunteered! Well, not really, but look at her outfit. It *must* be true.
(Although now I'm glad I didn't rework
into the obvious DCUesque joke. Wouldn't quite have fit.)
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC) bravecows
This is the BEST THING EVER.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) odditycollector
HEEE! Careful! The management does not claim responsibility for any injuries sustained while ROTF.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC) myniamh
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC) brown_betty
I love you. The PG one in particular is
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC) odditycollector
The Peej one is *true*! I mean, it *has* to be, doesn't it?
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC) poisonivory
I love you for this. I knew I couldn't be the only one who thought about what a pain in the uterus fighting crime on your period has to be!
Seriously, I want to buy this brand. And I don't even
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC) odditycollector
I hadn't actually given it much thought until the Supergirl 16 cover came out. *Such* an overwrought tampon ad, I said to myself.
(And I'm not crazy about tampons, either. But they come in enough flavours to do this... as opposed to, say, the Diva Cup, which has "big" and "not so big". Also, IIRC, the tampon ads are funnier!)
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 04:41 pm (UTC) youraugustine
*laughing* That's fantastic.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC) caiusmajor
You are, as always, AWESOME!
*buys some for ALL my crime-fighting needs*
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Contex: Also useful for plugging bullet wounds and other such injuries!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC) katarik
That is the most beautiful thing I have seen all day, and doubtless will see.
I kinda feel the urge to print them out and hang them on my wall next to Blackbeard's Tampons.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Your decorating scheme must be a thing of wonder. :D
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC) revena
I laughed so hard that I'm having trouble breathing, now. This was great!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Oh no! That sounds painful... in a really flattering way. *conflicted*
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) thecaelum
*diiiiiies* You utterly win. Thank you so much for posting this!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC) vagabondsal
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Tell me the truth. You want to buy tampons now, don't you. :D
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC) ana_grrl
Oh my god. Yes. Just YES. Especially love the Amazon one!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC) odditycollector
(Wonder Woman is definitely the icon of choice for Contex:Amazon. "Perfect those who never know when they might be randomly tied up.")
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC) pyrae
*DEAD OF LAUGHING*
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC) odditycollector
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Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC) dine
I don't even use tampons, and I'm fighting the urge to rush out and buy these!
talk about effective advertising - you're a genius. this product is obviously a winner
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC) odditycollector
*snickers at thematic choice of icon*
Hey. If Wonder Woman says "buy tampons," you BUY TAMPONS!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC) theoret
*dies of the laugh* Steph and Cass killed me. Kara kind of killed me in a bad way, because OMGNOES I did not need to think of that image that way, but you win anyway. *flails at your genius brain*
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Kara's was the image that inspired all this! I couldn't think of it as anything but an overwrought tampon ad. (It just needed to be put in Contex. ;p )
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC) vespa331
Oh my god, those are hilarious! I especially love the Power Girl and Steph ones. The Supergirl one is soooooo gross. :D You should go into advertising.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC) odditycollector
I just work with what they give me. ;)
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC) papervolcano
Those are *awesome* and you are a credit to the internet. I'm not sure if I like the Canary or Peej one more, but they all had me laughing out loud.
...I would pay in *limbs* to see these ads run in comic books.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Sadly, I think it'll be a while before DC sublets their heroes to tampon companies. Well, except for Booster Gold, maybe.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC) chalcopyrite
::keels over laughing:: I cannot decide which of these is the Most Awesome, though "A woman doesn't dress up in white spandex and call herself a superhero without a certain amount of thought" definitely has an edge. You = WIN.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC) odditycollector
But it's true! Power Girl is BRAVE.
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC) 3jane
This is marvellous! And it gives me a chance to use an appropriate icon!
Sat, Mar. 3rd, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC) odditycollector
Hee! I'm happy to provide the opportunity. *g*