The emperor’s beard #114: The Horus Hearsay


“Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.”

Idea: VSH

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  • Kritarion

    *groans* love it.

  • Do I want to imagine fanfictions written by Horus?
    No. No I don’t.

  • wibbling

    I have absolutely no idea what ‘totally ship’ means.

    • euansmith

      “shiping” is kind of short for “worshiping”; where in fan fiction you use existing characters and imagine them being romantically involved; Kirk and Spock, for example, or Marneus Calgar and the Gauntlets of Ultramar.

      • wibbling

        But worshipping has two ‘p’s? It’s another one of those ‘too old to get it’ – and I don’t think I lose anything for that.

        • Dennis J. Pechavar

          Wait till you hear them start saying “triggered”.

        • euansmith

          I think it is an American thing. In the UK “worshipping” is about taking that extra bit of “p”.

      • Azhrarn

        As far as I’m aware “shipping” refers to writing fanfiction where the 2 characters are in a relationship.
        ie. making up relationships.

      • JPMcMillen

        Actually, “shipping” is short for “relationship”. And it’s not always used in fan-fiction to imagine romantic relationships, just relationships in general.

        • euansmith

          I only learned about “shipping” from my Boss who is a massive Monster High fan.

      • ZeeLobby

        Haha. Thanks. I had no clue as well.

  • Dave Bacon

    I thought this meant he had posted them both matching underwear…

    • Guido Hockmann

      Me too. I’m way too old…

  • OolonColluphid

    The next scene should be Abaddon telling Horus to take his pills.