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SPYGOD’s Tales by SPYGOD

 

The stories of the greatest spy the Western World has never known.

The man who killed Hitler, saved three Presidents, saved the world a hundred billion times, and wishes he’d never been apotheosized.

Immortality is !@#$’n overrated, and he’s living proof.

Nick Fury as written by Warren Ellis’ slightly-less-humanistic literary doppelganger, with lots of help (read: drugs) from Hunter S. Thompson and William S. Burroughs.

Violence, both meaningful and meaningless. Three-Fisted Four-Color Hanky Panky. Lots of big damn !@#$ cursing. Conservative. Explosive. Out and Proud.

Usually daily. Sometimes dogpiled if he gets blown up on a secret mission. Deal with it, Kids.

Archive is chronological. Feed is daily descending. Up is down, black is white, rock and roll is disco.

Note: SPYGOD’s Tales contains some graphic violence.


An ongoing blogfic, with new posts almost daily

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Listed: Aug 10, 2011

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Editor’s First Impression

By Chris Poirier, editor

Aug 23, 2011: Tries to be funny. Might succeed for some readers, but I found it to be rather tiresome. Spygod, the fictional author of the blog, seems pretty annoyed that he is blogging at all—perhaps because it takes away from his clearly pivotal role in everything that matters—and that makes the whole thing a rather tough slog for the reader. It would probably work better if the voice was sarcastic or sardonic or, well, anything . . . but, for the most part, all he manages are annoyance and self-satisfaction. Oddly, for such a busy guy, Spygod seems to have enough spare time to replace all "bad" words with symbols, comic-book style (@$!#)—which is unfortunate, as it only makes the text more tiresome to read.

My guess is this is meant to be subtly funny, over the long haul. Unfortunately, I just lack the patience to get there—or, perhaps, the faith that I will.

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Still Going

By Billy Higgins Peery, author of A Bad Idea

Apr 5, 2015: This is absurd. Absolutely absurd.

Spygod is a profane superspy, who’s constantly saying the most offensive thing he can think of. He pisses off his roof, wishes he hadn’t killed Adolf Hitler, and shatters the dreams of a kid who wants a spy car.

If you’ve seen Archer, he’s a lot like that, dialed up to 15 (and Archer’s already pretty absurd). The Warren Ellis / Hunter S. Thompson vibe is also pretty apparent.

The posts are actually pretty long for a daily schedule, but over time he switches over to weekly postings.

Honestly, I love Archer, Warren Ellis, and Hunter S. Thompson, but this still shocked me with how utterly and profanely absurd it was. I feel like I don’t even know how to talk about this thing.

Long story short: if you’re a jaded reader looking for something truly offensive, Spygod is for you. It’s written by a good writer, who doesn’t make many mistakes.

My only real qualm is readability, which echoes was Chris said: the censored swear words (written like, "#%$&") wouldn’t be so bad, but the whole blog is small white text on black background. I probably would have read more of this, but the text/background started giving me a headache.

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