Comic 93 - TIM 081

1st Jun 2011, 9:06 AM in experiMental Record One
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Average Rating: 5 (4 votes)

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-3- 1st Jun 2011, 9:06 AM edit delete
What? You got a better spelling?

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MadTarnsman 1st Jun 2011, 11:46 AM edit delete
....gum...??? There went my appetite!!
moizmad 1st Jun 2011, 12:44 PM edit delete
I thought everyone knows how to spell machine-gun fire.
-3- 1st Jun 2011, 4:03 PM edit delete
MT - what can i say? Me chewing gum loses its flavor on the bedpost overnight.

MO - this is actually a hotly contested issue in scholastic circles. The spelling i chose is not actually one of the 3 (not my fault) most popular spellings for the sound.

"bruppa-bruppa" or "brup-bup-bup" was the number one preferred form (though quite a wide variant for a top position, no?)
The second most preferred version was "budda-budda-budda" or "buda-buda". And the number three version was the classic "dagadagadagadagadaga".
However, i went with a dark horse entry that i felt best captured the spirit of the childhood machine gun noises as i gleefully gunned down the last of my imaginary friends, and so i went with what appears above.
J2383 1st Jun 2011, 8:31 PM edit delete
Personally, I would have left the 'BR' off the front, but other than that I can't imagine why anyone would spell the sound of machine gun fire differently. Anyone that imagines machine guns making a budda-budda-bruppa-bup sound had a very unhappy childhood
Jrade 1st Jun 2011, 9:24 PM edit delete
Brup-bup-bup sounds like something Browning would make, budda-budda's almost definitely a larger Bofors - maybe the three inch quad anti-air - and brat-tat-tat-tat-tat sounds more like a Spandau. Maybe Gewehr, with the '42...

Anyway, um...yeah, sounds fine to me? I don't know what noise a non-extant machine gun would make...
Unka John 1st Jun 2011, 10:19 PM edit delete
Unka John
Saw a Lobo comic years ago with buddhist monks firing submachine guns. Guess which sound effect they made.

Oddly, the artist was under the impression that the brass went downrange. It was sticking out of all the bodies.
-3- 2nd Jun 2011, 9:44 AM edit delete
Jack - I kept the B at the beginning as a nod to all the other B-variant spellings, and because i thought it could represent that initial burst of breath when ya start "shooting".
And careful there, Jack - they may have been fellow geeks.

Jrade - Thanks for backing up my point about the levels of scholarly debate surrounding this important issue.
Where do you stand on the Uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uh-uht stuttered sound effect?

Unk - On Lobo? Tell me it wasn't Bisley!
It seems someone should be shot in a non-vital spot to show them what it looks like, huh?
Guest 2nd Jun 2011, 10:29 AM edit delete
Yup, it was Bisley alright. Full cartridges sticking out of bodies like porcupine quills.
-3- 2nd Jun 2011, 12:04 PM edit delete
Ah, Simon... Simon...
Yer British upraising has failed you so. (And made you a right tit to boot)
Oh, feet of clay - feet of clay...
moizmad 2nd Jun 2011, 1:24 PM edit delete
Hmmmph! Little girl Maureen thinks your stick-figure is much too detailed, wait til
the alliance sees this.
Unka John 2nd Jun 2011, 5:29 PM edit delete
Unka John
I am shocked, SHOCKED at the language from little Maureen.

And her parents had such hopes for her, alas.
Jrade 3rd Jun 2011, 3:47 AM edit delete
-3- Uh...sounds to me like it'd be something semisuppressed, at least, consonants, less harsh...

Oh! Maybe a Bren, actually?

Not sure...that may, in fact, not be a machine gun sound at all...
-3- 3rd Jun 2011, 12:30 PM edit delete
Hah! I sneer in the direction of the Alliance! (Well, y'know - unless they induct me or something)

Unk - You're not a fan of the fashion company French Connection, UK? And while true about her parents, i do believe they had high hopes for her to be a sailor. So no worries there, eh?

Jrade - it was one i discarded from the options. I remember a kid who used to do that sort of sound. He always wound up with a pine cone hand grenade bouncing off his skull.