Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Rudeness and affection, by the Fool

I don't often read the official Landroval forum, mostly out of pique of course, but I do every so often. And the last time I read it (which was 2 minutes ago, as it happens) I found a couple of gems.

Firstly, Orladan calling the Rose Rockstar the Rock Lobster. Sheer brilliance, that, sheer brilliance. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to look at Aegthil again without thinking of a rock lobster.

Secondly, an off-hand comment by one of the Landroval Times MWE reporters, Molly Bayberry. She commented on the obvious bonds of affection that tie BBB together. It is amazing, to me at least, that this is the first time ever that anyone has commented on this, or, for all I know, even recognised it.

We get a lot of comments (and complaints) that BBB is very rude, very disrespectful, very cynical, outrageous, disruptive, nasty, horrible, etc etc. These complaints come from people in the crowd, people within LMB, people in general. BBB is generally vilified, and not always in fun.

But this is the first time ever that anyone seems to have recognised that this ridiculous bravado, the outrageous rudeness, and the obvious attempts to kick your bandmates in the shins, is actually the sign of a band that likes each other, that respects each other, a band that works together because we enjoy the company, we enjoy the banter, and we enjoy the feeling that we are working together and doing good things. (Well, in our opinion anyway.)

As part and parcel of this, you can be damn sure that, if BBB members pick you out of the crowd to make fun of you, to say rude things about you, and to comment on your nasty fashion sense, well, it's because BBB members actually rather enjoy the inevitable response, and rely on you to make them chortle. In short, we like you, and enjoy your company.

It is always sad when we get the opposite response, and lose a friend. It happens. But fortunately not too often.


  1. It's really true about BBB, isn't it? I think you've nailed the essential gist of it, but I'm not sure Molly was the first one who noticed that we all don't actually hate each other. :)

    Oh, and I made a visual guide for you Fool, to help with the lobster thing. I'll warn you it's disturbing. Ha ha ha ha.

    And regarding the rest, just remember this gem from Paul Newman ~ "A man with no enemies is a man with no character!" True story.


  2. Well, fine, yes, I'm sure you're right, that other people are well aware. It's just that, well, nobody has ever said anything like that before. At least not to me. As opposed to saying "Oh, you're so rude, you're rude, why are you so rude, you are horrible, I can't stand you being so rude, why are you... blah blah blah blah blah blah blah..." Is somebody talking to me? Why is your mouth opening and closing like a fish?

    I mean, not that I'm complaining, as dorkface comments just increase the fun of it all, but er... well.... what am I saying?

  3. I don't know, man, your mouth is opening and closing like a fish.


  4. What a bunch of vicious lies! Bonds of affection? Since when?! I, for one, reserve only the coldest, darkest reaches of my heart for the likes of you, Aegthil. Beor, however, I have nothing but love for. Carica, too.

    And now I have Rock Lobster stuck in my head! Mmm, lobster... *drooling like Anarwald*


  5. People think we're nice now? Oh no, has our facade been broken? What do we do? Beor, put away that frilly dress! Aegthil, quick, put down your family photo! Blue! You... just be Blue. And-

    Did somebody say lobster? Mmmmmm...

  6. There's goes a seahorseeeeeeeeeeeeeee..... *kritch* *kritch* !

    Rock Lobstaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!


  7. lobster! nice new character name!
    Bobbilobster? *nevermind*

    I love your blog simply!

  8. Well, even if I'm the first member of the press to speculate about your secret love affairs with each other, Beorbrand is right, it's as obvious as a pink lobster to anyone who has more wit than a troll.

    I hope you won't mind more speculation in future reports... ?

    Anthemisi! *waves*