Apr 30, 2012

Z is for ... Invader Zim

The last day of A to Z, I chose my favorite cartoon. Yes, I still watch cartoons. When preparing for this post, I Googled to see if there were any awesome new releases I was unaware of, and for a moment, rejoiced that a movie might be coming! But it was NOT TRUE. *sob*

Invader Zim may be out of production, but I still love it! Also, I couldn't think of anything else Z-related. Except other cartoon characters, like Zoidberg. I just realized this is my third post involving cartoons or comics in some fashion. Hmm. Wonder if I should worry about that...

Reasons to watch Invader Zim:

1) Awesome dialogue. (This is totally important for you writers out there.)

Dib: You can't make me look! I'll just shut my eyes.

Zim: Oh, you'll open them. You have to breathe sometime.

Dib: No, I - Wait... What do my eyes have to do with breathing?

2) His minion robot. 
      (It's not stupid, it's advanced.)

          Zim: GIR! I've been captured!
          Gir: YAY!
          Zim: No, that's bad GIR!
          Gir: YAY!

3) Absurdity can be an artform
Ms. Bitters: Zim!
Zim: Sir!
Ms. Bitters: There's a pigeon on your head. You've got head pigeons. Go and see the school nurse before you infect the other children.
Zim: Yes, Ms. Bitters.

That's it. Oh, and because I need to reassure myself that I have not yet gone past the manageably weird stage, there's an InvaderCon that I have no urge to attend. Yay for being less completely inappropriate for my age bracket!

has been kind of anti-climactic for me. I like the middle of the challenge. All the hard letters are saved for the end, and I have a theory about that. When people make up words and names, they only recently started shooting straight to X and Z for the cool factor. In the 22nd century, 87.59% of all words will begin with either an X or a Z. It's true. It will be Xtremely Zcool, except for during A to Z: all the other letters will be hard to find relevant words for that don't sound anachronistic. *nod*


  1. Ha! I still watch cartoons too, but never heard of this one. I did chuckle at the dialogue example. Need to check it out! :)

  2. Saw your comments on several blogs I follow, so I came over to say HI!


  3. LOL, I think my daughter used to watch Invader Zim. Seems familiar to me.
    Anyhow,just wanted to say that you have done a good job keeping me in stitches with all of the letters of the alphabet. It was always fun stopping in to your blog to see how you were going to make me laugh. Which thanks to you, a did a lot more of this month.


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