OK, so many things to say about this:
- Anyone who knows me, knows I can't stand chat speak. Though I've never pulled anyone through the internet wires, it's not for lack of trying.
- I know that's a very TLK-ish lion. I'm not taking a swing at the fan community; I started out there
- This took bloody well forever.
- I don't actually see a whole lot of chat speak anymore because I don't frequent places where you find it, won't chat with anyone who uses it, and don't text. This was actually inspired by a comic that I sat down to read because the art looked so promising, but gave up on because the writing was atrocious!
- My favorite chat speak? I work for a small, but pretty darn good college and I get the website's feedback forms. Now and again I'll get "Wud u pls send me info on how 2 aply 2 ur college?" I hope they're not serious, I really hope they're not. I mean, send a note like that to a college whose claim to fame is their ENGLISH DEPARTMENT?! (Well, that and their swim team, but you'd better believe that the swimmers don't talk like that either; Coach Steen would probably drown them).
- Don't bother responding to this in chat speak. I thought of that joke already, so it's now redundant
- The "ping!" in the last frame is my favorite part