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X-Men / Re: Iceman and comics
« Last post by Nekobaghira on Today at 03:40:25 PM »
Another thing too is ... there just isn't enough space. 20 pages of content is it, I wonder how much that is in play too.

It's like there is so little space to work with .... that writers can't get what they want in the book without skipping history.
Gambit / Re: Gambit Movie News
« Last post by Nekobaghira on Today at 03:38:16 PM »
It's like spinning wheels in the mud or too much snow. Are we still flirting with the idea of a film, is it actually happening or are fans being strung along.
I think by this time, I'd like something concrete needed to stated.  :crazy2:
Gambit / Re: Gambit Movie News
« Last post by Paneo01 on Today at 02:03:56 PM »
I see this gained more steam than when I first posted it ...Find it weird he dropped hos agent without finding a new one
Gambit / Re: Gambit Movie News
« Last post by andresa on Today at 11:30:05 AM »

He has long been slotted to play the charming card-throwing mutant, and buzz has been that he might direct the film after several other filmmakers have been in and out.   

Way too late for that.
Gambit / Re: Gambit Movie News
« Last post by purplevit on Today at 10:58:47 AM »
I would be not against Tatum directing the film but chances of seeing this movie is very slim. Still I do admire his passion for the project.

I feel the same.
Gambit / Re: Gambit Movie News
« Last post by belay on Today at 10:40:09 AM »
I would be not against Tatum directing the film but chances of seeing this movie is very slim. Still I do admire his passion for the project.
Gambit / Re: Gambit Movie News
« Last post by purplevit on Today at 02:46:25 AM »

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X-Men / Re: Iceman and comics
« Last post by Nekobaghira on Yesterday at 08:41:07 PM »
Picking and choosing history and then going with head canon probably is a factor. When the writer picks what history that helps the narrative but ignores other parts that were part of it is not good.
TV Shows / Re: Favorite TV quotes
« Last post by RomeoSvengali on Yesterday at 07:06:53 PM »
Alice Cooper Staples Commercial
"I thought you said school's out forever."
"No, no, no, the song goes "school's out for summer", nice try though."

Marriott Commercial Alice Cooper
"Hey, when was your last family weekend? Go sightseeing, attend a ballgame, visit a theme park, you know, quality family time. You don't want your kids to grow up to be weirdo do you?"
"You have a great day."
X-Men / Re: Iceman and comics
« Last post by Icefanatic on Yesterday at 03:21:13 AM »
Quote from: Meliorist link=topic=5214. msg76194#msg76194 date=1547951877
Seems like everyone is having a rough time with comics.  I was peripherally aware but it sucks to hear about other characters taking a dive

Yeah, it really is tough all over.  I think the biggest two problems are writers and editors wanting to write their own versions of who the characters are rather than try to build on who and what fans have been reading about for decades.  You get writer X's version of the character and then when fans reject it, they blame the fans.   The other, and it's related, all but ignoring or even contradicting a character's history until they want to exploit it, either for nostalgia buying, or to say that history is a lie(Captain America is and always was Nazi/Hydra, Iceman is gay and living in the closet his ENTIRE 50+ years fictional life).  Reboots, retcons, relauches. . .  Nothing builds on anything, and what was already there keeps getting torn down.  It makes it hard to invest.  It makes it hard to even want to invest.  With every new interpretation or replacement you get some new fans who prefer that, who then end up in conflict with existing fans, which makes fandoms even more toxic that some already are.

Spider-Man is a great example.  If you start reading Spidey at the beginning of his comics until about One More Day, it reads like an unbroken line, things changing with the times but the heart of the story and characters remaining the same.  Then you get a marriage erased from existence, Twenty years of history rewritten.  Some things happened the same, some thing still happened but happened differently, some things no longer happened at all(DC did that with their whole universe.  Major headache. ) Then Peter gets seemingly erased as Doc Ock takes over his body and becomes the Superior Spider-Man, and fans who liked him as Spidey didn't want Peter to come back, even though he eventually did.  Then Marvel says Spider-Man is no longer their flagship character, it's now Iron Man. . .  Basically because of the movies.  Then they bring Miles in from the Ultimate Universe and his fans want Peter retired so Miles can be THE Spidey. . .  Now Peter and MJ seem to finally be getting back together under Nick Spencer, but who know how long that will even last.

And that's when writers/editors aren't shoving their politics into everything because they mostly write their comics in their brief moments between ranting about politics on social media.

I've been reading comics since I was a little kid, and I'm in my forties.  I want something that rewards my years/decades of devotion. . .  Not ignores it, negates it or craps on it.  From the time I started reading comics in the early 80's until the late 90's, comics made me mostly happy.  Since then it's been declining and now it's pretty much inverted.  Here's the new comic/thing that we want you to buy because it reminds you of what you use to love. . .  even though it is a pale shadow of that, a major distortion, or outright the opposite.

That's. . .  not entirely fair.  It's inverted with Marvel/DC.  I'm enjoying a number of indie books.  Thank God for indie books, if it wasn't for them I would have stopped even going the comic books store several times over.
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