Talk:Fan Costumes '08

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Strong Bad's "mask"

While discussing the last costume Strong Bad says "my mask", even though he said before he doesn't wear a mask and that is his face.

Not the first time he's called it a mask. He's pretty inconsistent on the point. --Jay (Talk) 16:07, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
So what? A guy can't vary his words? I mean, where I come from, people use at least four different words for feet, two or three for hands, some words for head, practically every part has different names. Also, Strong Bad is aware of the fact that his face (though it is his face) is a mask, as well as he's aware of his hands being boxing gloves. They are still his hands and face, but since they -at the very least- RESEMBLE said items, why shouldn't he mention it once in a while? --Cass from Germany 17:48, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
I'd like to agree, and also point out the lace lift from looking old. Pointy King 17:59, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

He is the bee

Strong Bad also said he was the Bee in "sensitive to bees." So, should the remark really even "bee" there? *Clever! +1*

Anyhow, in the Carve-nival, Strong Bad is wearing a bee costume under his Homestar costume... --AwkwardFire 19:09, 10 November 2008 (UTC)


Should "Dorkelson" count as an instance of -erson? Seems pretty close to me... That Game Dude 386 19:12, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

And, I think the only reason it isn't Dorkerson is, well, because it doesn't quite roll off the tongue. That Game Dude 386
It's probably referencing this. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 20:34, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Easter Egg

The Peacey P "goof" should really be listed as an Easter egg, as it was clearly intended to be one. We have listed things as Easter eggs that could only be accessed through decompilers or search bars before. For example, "Nice try, Dodongo!" The goof is the non-working button, not the Peacey P sequence itself. Loafing 20:51, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. --Jay (Talk) 22:22, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
It should be under Goofs because it's a defunct easter egg that was intended be accessed by conventional means (as in, the link is present but non-functional). At the very least, it shouldn't be under Remarks, where it's currently housed. --MNGoldenEagle 01:27, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Identities of people in this toon

The list of editors featured in this toon is growing quite a lot. Most of them have added themselves without proof. We should use the same standard here that we use for sbemail emails: if it can't be proven, then it shouldn't be in the article. Considering that such a proof is not hard, we should be very strict on this.

Now, DorianGray is not only a sysop, but has also shown other users his photo before the toon came up. The other people that were listed were:

  • The person in the first Homestar picture is user Absorr
  • The boy in the Homsar costume is user ALJ123456.
  • The topless man in the Strong Bad papier-mâché mask is user Dom.
  • The heavy-set man in the Strong Bad facepaint is JunkyardWillieFan.
  • The person in the Homestar with his viking helmet costume is user abcxyq.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not calling anybody a liar. We simply don't know if these claims are justified or not. I'm sure blurry photographic evidence would help us here. Such as the featured photo in better resolution. Loafing 10:35, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Just to show what a sport I am (and to quell any naysayers from the outset), I'll show mine first anyway. =) As seen in the toon. Horrific detail shot 1, horrific detail shot 2. So there you go, maybe ladies. --DorianGray 10:47, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Whatcha got in the fridge? StarFox 00:08, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Okies, here's my proof too! [1] --Dom 11:12, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Convince'd! Congrats for being dissed by Strong Bad ;-) Loafing 12:13, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Heh, thanks! I thought being dissed by SB would be an honour, now I think it both an honour and getting off very lightly! --Dom 16:03, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
Here is my proof Image:HPIM0678.jpg Absorr 16:37, 11 November 2008
What kind of a Homestar mask is that anyway? StarFox 23:53, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
An incredibly mediocre one?--Flytape8490 01:07, 17 November 2008 (UTC)
The link to my picture is on my user area, here's a link to it: ALJ123456 November 17th, 2008 20:03pm UK time

If you guys need proof I have the picture [2] --Abcxyq 01:45, 22 November 2008 (UTC)Abcxyq

Now, I know it's a bit of a long shot, but could the Homestar in Viking Helmet with John Cleese possibly be the (in)famous Neil Cicierega/Lemon Demon/Trapezoid also known from Potter Puppet Pals? We know the Chaps Bros. and Cicierega met on an occasion in Massatussetts; and it would be just the sort of crazy thing Neil would do, really.

Not only is there absolutely no reason to assume that, but a user on this Wiki has already claimed to be in that image (though it's not on the page because no proof was provided yet). --Jay (Talk) 21:02, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

I removed this line as no proof was given:

  • The person in the bass-mouthed Homestar costume is Girrbyte's brother.

 Loafing 01:52, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

That mask is a homemade, took al night, hold it in front of you face mask. -Absorr|Homestar Runner Wiki is a must 00:29, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

I know that the picture in the link is the same one as in the toon, but can everyone believe me on this one? I NEVER LIE ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that picture is me. Me Me Me me me me me me me me! Can everyone please believe me, please? If I am lying you can tear out my organs one by one! posted by ALJ123456 28th November 2008


Um, what does thinka have to do with snickers _-Dr. S-_ 00:17, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Try saying the words out loud. Notice the similarity? --Belthazar 00:51, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Chuz Palaroncini?

What do you guys think of the mentioning of Chuz? Should he be linked to this toon, linked as a possible relative to the other Palaroncinis, or is his existence purely the spawn of making fun of a guy in a blonde wig? -Opus the Penguin 13:30, 26 November 2008

If Chuz gets mentioned again, he's a relative. Otherwise it's just making fun of a guy in a blonde wig. --Belthazar 20:49, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

That's kinda what I thought, but I figured it might be worth bringing up, especially if he does get mentioned again. -Opus the Penguin

Go dumples girl

Is it just me or does the right "go dumples"girl look a lot like the "modestly-hot homsar"-girl from last year? After checking out Fan Costumes 2007, I kinda saw a resemblance between "modestly-hot homsar"-girl and the "the pizz"-girl too! Is anyone with me? Don't have any hard evidence though... Does anyone know who any of the three are?

Boy or Girl?

Just to clear up the transcript, is that guy/gal in the miner hat a man or woman? I really have no clue. Can we reach an agreement? If not, would it be wrong to change "she" or "he" to "they"? --Jellote wuz here 20:59, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

The person in that costume is forum user SnappySoda, a girl. free 21:05, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

No export for you!

I doth protest, Smarties ARE available in the United States. Or at least they were last time I checked. Why, I had one the same Halloween this came out. Any proff otherwise?--Jellote wuz here 19:33, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

They're different candies. The American ones are chalky and mildly fruit-flavored; the European ones are chocolate; apparently, they're more like M&Ms. --Jay (Talk) 19:34, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Okay, got me there. But that leaves a larger hole: how do we know that he isn't refering to Wonka Smarties, or whoever makes the fruit ones?--Jellote wuz here 19:38, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
The fact says he probably is referring to the American (not Wonka; Ce De) Smarties. Perhaps you misread it? --Jay (Talk) 19:43, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Smarties' dubious relevance

The explanation about Smarties currently looks like this:

When Strong Bad mentions a "bowl of Smarties," he is likely referring to the chalky candy rolls, because Nestlé Smarties are not distributed in the United States.

Isn't it precedent that the Wiki is to be written from an American perspective, to reflect the website's origins? This explanation seems almost entirely unnecessary to me, as I don't know of anyone in the US who doesn't equate "Smarties" with the roll candy, not the candy-coated chocolate. If anything, can't we just have it read something like "Smarties are a chalky, fruit-flavored candy" etc., rather than even mentioning the Nestle product?
Mind, I'm not trying to be xenophobic here or anything. My point is, the current fact is almost definitely worded for a non-American audience. I feel like there's been precedent for this somewhere on the Wiki before, and I just can't remember it.
--Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 00:28, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

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