Your humble MS-QOTD knows a little something about speaking in the third-person, as though someone else were describing your humble MS-QOTD.  As the MS-QOTD’s close personal friend Cerebus was once heard to say, “Something fell Cerebus is not amused.”  That’s not really germane to our situation, but it makes for a fun quote.  Whether Hulk’s reminders that he will, indeed, smash or X-person Caliban’s verbal tics, there’s a lot of fun to be had with referring to one’s self in such a manner, leading your humber MS-QOTD to today’s grammatically uncertain query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) doesn’t think that Rorschach counts, since he’s actually referring to Walter Kovacs and Rorschach as separate entities after a clear psychological break, asking: Which third-person person is your favorite person, even if they’re not a person?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Robbie Warnock on

    As an English teacher, I am going to rule that Warlock from the New Mutants is a third person character since his use of “self” is used as a possessive rather than a pronoun.
    Self is splitting hairs.

  2. Pyuko, an A.I. driven PC “LATux” operating system developed by Dr Tejasvi Latu from Akiba’s Trip Animation series.

  3. Zathras from Babylon 5.

    “Zathras have sad life. …Probably have sad death… But at least there is symmetry.”

    “Zathras understands… …no, Zathras not understand… but Zathras do! Zathras good at doings; not understandings.”

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