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Calm-down by nebezial Calm-down by nebezial
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

howeveeeer.....


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!

true?

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 article

www.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
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arcnova Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Every now and then this should just be re posted just to keep it in the spotlight. Yep, it should.
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MidnightDStroyer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Either that or a can of KickAss, Harley could still pull it off.
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cordially-yours Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
DC has been on the downslope since the New 52's, Marvel is like that little kid in the Christmas Story, who's afraid to go down the slide, and is holding on tight but keeps slowly slipping. I don't understand what's the beef with Marriage in Superheroes... psh they have kids out of wedlock, which I have nothing against, but you know it'd be nice to see someone have a marriage maybe even have them get divorced down the line who knows. Keepin it real.  As a female I'm also pretty peeved about DC and their opinions of the female fan base. It's like HEY! You make cool action stories with HOT DUDES, with incredible personalities and Bad Ass bitches that we all wanna be! Sorry you're not allowed to like them.

Not to mention canceling all those comics with the less known heroes after 12 or 18  issues. My sister is a big fan of Blue Beetle and now what, it's gone. What was this point of the relaunch? I thought it was to make some of these older stories more available to the new crowd of comic lovers? -cough... lies...cough...money-

I read better fan fiction than half the stuff that comes up lately. Sometimes I just want to kick DC's top people in the balls then curl up in a little ball and cry.

And give Harley Quinn a little more dignity PALEASE! DC. Which includes clothes.
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Stick-bag Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Yeah, I'm with this. One of my biggest pet peeves about Marvel and DC is their attitude to married superhero couples, or at least ones in a happy relationship. Another is characters that are never, EVER allowed to be happy, even for a while, without it being twisted in some horrible way. Prime examples of this are Batman, Spiderman and of course the Hulk. For the latter, how else do you explain just about every story involving Red She-Hulk?
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Some further info on this topic (man do I miss Harley's old outfit, so much better than the crap she wears now). Here's what George Perez has had to say on the subject after leaving Superman. He was very frustrated poor guy. You really shouldnt treat a legend of the industry like that but the Hollywood model which has taken over the Big 2 of making decisions via committee is just a HORRIBLE way to get anything done. 

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luigifan1243 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I need at 200 cans of that stuff
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dana1969 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And just to add, Borderlines with tendencies for violence project their anger and rage out wards, not inwards..
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dana1969 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DC has lost their mind in many ways. I was mortified hearing of the contest regarding Harley Quinn's Suicide contest..
Yes she love the joker but she is also a Classic Borderline personality with psychopathic tendencies..
borderlines who kill people don't kill themselves, they turn on their obsession and the focus of their attention..
It's like they never read a psych textbook..
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Holycrap1992 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Knowing the current DC higher-ups' bottomless stupidity, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.
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Fai-is-sexy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Another awesome pic! Heart 


For some reason I see this being reposted as a meme somewhere :/
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