before anything else.. i do apologize for the ranty chaotic nature of this description. i do better when writing comics than writing my own thoughts on something. call it a chaotic mind of someone to whom english is a second language XD
i make fun of dc... i do. their decisions baffle me so often. but i joke because i love XD
what is it with dc doing things that gets completely taken out of context?...yes, dc made stupid decision...aaaa lot of them... but just gotta love the remove context button being used on articles recently
2 latest ones are..
1: Dc creators left because dc forbids lesbian marriage...
Bombastic...sure...makes one of the 2 big companies look homophobic...aw yeah!
weeelllll... technically they simply don't want marriage. tis not a homophobic decision... it is a marriage-o-phobic decision.
hell... one more day anyone?... it is not really news, big 2 don't like their heroes being married.
again.. is it a stupid decision? yes!
does it lack any vision and trust in the capabilities of creators writing good stories about married heroes? of course...
homophobia driven? i really don't think so
of course there were other reasons for the creative team leaving..but they weren't that important to be in the titles XD
super hero marriages are a touchy subject for big 2. have been for a while now as you can see in this fun articlewww.hollywoodreporter.com/heat…
one correction to the article would be that not even aquaman and mera are married anymore.www.bleedingcool.com/2013/09/0…
update..apparently batwoman couldn't get married because bat people need f%&ked up family lives... XD www.bleedingcool.com/2013/09/0…
now, the latest one is the harley quinn contest thing.
i read the script...
without context...effin horrible
timing of it all..holy hell atrocious... a few days before suicide awareness week...yikes
but the angle that s taken by articles.. "draw suicidal Harley naked, get a job at dc"... aaa little forced
if you investigate , you quickly learn that the page in question is about harley imagining what kind of stupid situations the creators might put her in. hence the requirement of her "are you f$%ing kidding me?" expression.
in this case this was meant to be a part of a looney tunes styled slapstick comedy
i have seen a lot of series using failed suicide shtick for comedic effect... we all have.. it is not a new thing it has been used in cartoons, comics and movies to the point that it's a damn near trope by now
no... really tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…
i can tell you this. any half mature artist knows how to draw her naked in the bathtub scene without showing ...well..anything
the idiocy in it all is that it was a stupid choice of a page that really relies heavily on context to be used out of it
(context being that this is her imagining how badly she might be treated by the creators)
the bigger idiocy was posting a page of 4 panels of her basically displaying suicidal behavior... just before suicide prevention week
about that... outrage is justified.
dc has had a bad history in mistreating their female characters in recent rebooting... so outrage does have a strong foundation of empiric proof not all characters not all the time... but when they messed up they messed up over the top
point i am trying to make is this
there is a chain of incompetence at work here. bad decisions made by people inexplicably capable of keeping an impressive combo of fuckups. this incompetence is worth the anger and outrage.
as such as readers we should demand better...vote with our wallets to show our opinion
place the right blame at the right people for the right reason. we have more than enough reasons without trying to make up new ones
these stories aren't about homophobia or some snuff fetish...they are about incompetence. outrage as such would be more measured in the form of not buying the books than threatening dc employees with violence (this happened)www.bleedingcool.com/2013/09/0…
there are genuine problems in the industry that could use a good discussion...but thing about discussions is.. they can only be done when people stop shouting XD