Monday, February 18, 2008

I Think My Car is a Skrull

I despise the artwork of Leinil Yu, so I searched online until I found a picture that he did not draw of Electra as a Skrull. Notice the red outfit and how she has turned green. Now for you non-comic people...pretty much all of my readers, this will not totally make sense to you, but it's a theory I have. To help you a little, without killing you with boredom, I will now slip into my Joanna, the geek, persona to explain a bit of back story. In the Marvel comic universe, aliens (the Skrulls) have been infiltrating the earth. They are shape-shifters, so they have taken the form of super heroes or, as in Electra's case, villains. Thing is you don't know they are a Skrull until they reveal themselves, become all green and ugly, and try to kill you; or they are killed and revert back to their green and ugly selves. As in the case of Black Bolt, they can make their thoughts be read by a telepath as the thoughts of the person they are imitating. Electra was the first big Skrull reveal, and it's left all us Marvel-ites wondering who really is who they say they are. Sigh, I tried to keep the back story short! Main point: hopefully a Skrull who is impersonating someone will slip up and behave in a way that person would not and would thus clue someone in to their Skrulliness.

Now on to The Cap and why I think he's a Skrull. (We all know that's my car right???) I left off part of my Austin story. New car, cruising the road, playing some fun tunes (Celtic Woman: A New Journey...ok not so cool to anyone else under the age of 50 but I love them!), and suddenly in the middle of Caledonia I hear a scratch, and the music suddenly stops. Panic stricken, I try to eject the CD. The Cap tells me that my "disc [is] ejecting", but it turns out that he's LYING to me! My disc is not ejecting! In fact, when I turn off the radio and turn it back on, he tells me "disc loading," but he's LYING again! Lying to my face! The nerve! My disc was neither loading nor ejecting! The Cap ATE my CD! Now I understand if he has different musical tastes than I, but come on, eating the CD is low! Besides, cars having feelings and such aside, what new car eats CDs? That is total un-new car like behavior! See... The Cap is a Skrull! He behaved in a manner unlike himself (as a new car). To go further on this, when I went to the Saturn dealership, they tried to reset the radio, and it wouldn't reset.... ta-da! That's the sign of a Skrull, he's so set in the lie, he's trying not to change his story.

There are some other signs. For instance, no matter how hard I try, I can't keep the outside spotless. I think The Cap is somewhere in there, but his Skrulliness is showing itself by the dirt it attracts. Also, he's red. Electra was red... on the outside. If my car suddenly turns green, I'm freaking out.

Back into the land of what's real. Yes, The Cap ate my Celtic Woman CD, but like usual, the Saturn people were great. When I went by to see if it was a quick fix, I had just gotten back from Austin, and I took Sprinkles with me to the dealership. Without a pause, they petted Sprinkles, told me how sweet he was, and held the door open for me to go in to the waiting area. No issues with the dog being there. When the CD player would not relinqish my CD, they ordered a new CD player. When it came in, they called me to set up an appointment and put it in quickly while I waited. Both times I was there they washed my car for me. Now the hitch is that they have to send off the old CD player for someone to get the CD out and send back. I'm not holding my breath that I'll see my CD again. Sigh. We'll see.

Saturn is great about washing your car when you come in for a service. They kindly leave these little spots on your windows where they "dried" the window with a wet towel. In fact the first time I was there I figured the spots were a fluke, so the night before I went back for the CD player to be put in, I spent 30 minutes cleaning the spots and smudges off my windows. When I got my car back with the CD player fixed, not only had they washed my car again, but they had kindly replaced all of the spots and smudges! Isn't that nice of them? :-)

Seriously though, The Cap might be a Skrull. The signs are ominous...


  1. You're right, Joanna. This was one of your more eloquent posts. I absolutely love your commitment to anthropomorphizing your car (although, is it really anthro-pomorphizing if you think it is an alien?)

  2. I'm so out of it on comic books. I thought the Dire Wraiths were infiltrating shape-shifters (Look them up, there has to be a Wikipedia entry or something).

    Or are Dire Wraiths pretending to be Skrulls pretending to be superheroes?

    I suppose my "Green Noid" logo might be a Skrull. He's already green, even if he has no knucklechin yet.