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17 January 2008 @ 04:55 pm
Slowly but surely, I've been working my way through the local public library's collection of Batman trade paperbacks.

Today, I was reading one (War Crimes, for the curious), and noticed consistent printing glitches. This being a 21st-century Batman tale, the art is dark -- deep black shadows, swirling black capes, great swaths of black ink sweeping across the page. And on almost every page, the black had little specks of white, or off-white.

Then I noticed that they weren't printing glitches. I could flick them off, or wipe them away.

And then I realized that I just might be looking at page after page of someone's dandruff.

I'm going to go shower now.
I feel: nauseatedSQUICK
Reverend Raffertynormanrafferty on January 18th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Heeheehee. Aw, jeezus.
M.W.Wonkasvashtar on January 18th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
I was right there with you, till I saw the word Dandruff. Believe me, it could be much, much worse.
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on January 18th, 2008 07:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, but... much of the "much much worse" is sufficiently cliche as to be EXPECTED. There's not the "hmm, hmm, hmm, EWWWW" effect; just plain "EWWWW".

Which means less curious pokings with the fingers.
M.W.Wonkasvashtar on January 18th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
Of course I was thinking in terms of iguana snot. They sneeze out salts that solidify into little white specks.
A.R.M.: Vernekinkyturtle on January 18th, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
That's why this year I'm voting for whichever candidate will support the Hankies For Iguanas program.
doc_mysterydoc_mystery on January 18th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
I remember one day when I was a library page at the Barrie Public Library finding that someone had returned a book using an earthworm as a bookmark.