Invader Zim, “Dark Harvest”
I was a big fan of Invader Zim during its original run. When I watched the DVDs that came out a few years later, I couldn’t remember why I had so enjoyed it before.
Part of the reason for Zim's tarnished legacy may be that it is remembered as a comedy when humor was never really the show's strong suit. Zim's sense of humor is morbid, deadpan, and surreal. And the show is much more interested in inspiring dread than laughter.
"Dark Harvest," for example, is more horror story than comedy. It’s about Zim, an alien living undercover on Earth, trying to perfect his human disguise by teleporting vital organs out of people’s bodies and swallowing them. Eventually Zim becomes too swollen with organs to walk, and carries himself around on a set of spider-like robotic limbs that pop out of his backpack — and he’s still quick enough to continue sneaking up on people to steal their organs. As this nightmarish plot plays out, the bleak mood is enhanced by a soundtrack of industrial music and scenes of a schoolteacher describing the horrible suffering caused by the Black Plague.
There are jokes in “Dark Harvest,” but the humor is so dark it’s existential: the gag is that we don’t even know how doomed we all are. Once Zim is so fat with stolen brains, hearts and livers that loose intestines spill out his throat, a nurse cheerfully compliments Zim’s health. A child whose chest is shaped like the radiator Zim has put in place of a stolen organ sizes up his situation with an uncertain, “I don’t feel so good.”
I found “Dark Harvest” highly entertaining, and singularly unique, but I wouldn’t call it particularly funny. Perhaps Invader Zim has been found lacking because it was weighed on the wrong scale.
Shit is fucking sickening
Here, have a Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez opening a garganta to your blog.
I’ve had this in my drafts for months now. I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. I’m still not sure.
My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).
What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.
MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.
This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.
For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!
Now go draw, babies!
Very helpful! This works whenever my tablet is having any problems at all. It’s very simple and very effective!
i am having a very hard time reblogging this because the op says “now go draw, babies!” but i think i should since my tablet fucks up constantly