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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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:iconfairydust07:
Fairydust07 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Top 3 rules of being a DC superhero: No parents, No happy/normal childhood, and No marriage, but you may have romantic interests that get kidnapped or killed on a regular/semi-regular basis.

Also, is it just me or do a lot of DC heroes usually end up with their own doppelganger villain at some point, e.g. Superman - Bizarro, Flash - Reverse Flash, Green Lantern - Sinestro, Batman - Man Bat/Owlman/Batzarro, etc.
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TheBestArtist1234 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
this is awful and offensive
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:iconmiyasakeaome:
MiyasakeAome Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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:icondissonant-wasteland:
Dissonant-Wasteland Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
How the fuck is this offensive?
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:icondminhhieu:
DminhHIEU Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh Look what you make Haley do ....
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Princess-Rosie10 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Spam
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salyssong Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Stuff Posing As Meat.
I love that acronym.

I hope my joke brightened your day.
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:iconprincess-rosie10:
Princess-Rosie10 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student General Artist
It did. Thanks!
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KimJonFug36 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  New Deviant
God job
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:iconirrendernarr42:
irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Is that Ursula?
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:icondynamoe:
Dynamoe Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Don't change a word! :thumbsup:

I completely believe some scripts are approved, drawn, and published just to make a production schedule.
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:iconorigami-roses:
origami-roses Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That last sentence ... oh, yes. So true.
Thank you.
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:iconwolfguard22:
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
Brilliant :).
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:iconcorben84:
corben84 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
i love this
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TheScorpion0081 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
That last line belongs on billboards and coffee mugs.
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:iconfabricolage:
Fabricolage Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty good rant
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:iconvolkadin:
Volkadin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same! XD
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:iconericvonschweetz:
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Cool
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:iconskull-legion94:
Skull-Legion94 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh heh
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:iconderpleberryartz:
DerpleBerryArtz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Harley yes
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:iconthe-jasmine-nation:
The-Jasmine-Nation Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why is it that we mostly hear this type of controversy from Marvel and DC? Is there any controversy from Dark Horse and Image lately?
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borndefective Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  New Deviant
They aren't quite as popular as DC and Marvel. They're up there, but it's like comparing Crash Bandicoot to Mario.

With DC, most of the controversy seems to be accidental. People taking things that shouldn't be a big deal and making one out of it.

With Marvel... yeah, they're doing it on purpose. They've begun to use their fame like a soap box, and they're just pissing people off. I've heard many stories that they're single handedly ruining the comic book industry.

I do disagree on the whole marriage thing though. I don't think it's for everyone in the world, but it's a nice thing to have. I'd like to see myself married one day. But to say that superheroes shouldn't get married? I'll admit, it would be tough to successfully write, and it puts the characters in difficult positions, but I think it's possible to do it well.
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The-Jasmine-Nation Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The marriage thing is bullshit, and even Marvel kinda lampshades this with Avengers 2, where we see that Hawkeye has a wife and child. Yeah, I know Marvel kinda destroyed an iconic character's marriage in the worst way possible, but THAT moment in the movie implements that just because you're a superhero doesn't mean you can't have a family.
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ArtistGamerMage Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit, stop her before there's another Countdown fuck up.
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:icontheforgottensiren:
TheforgottenSiren Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Noooo
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:iconspitfire-panda:
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
The internet never calms down.  I think that's a rule somewhere.
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KunikoFlowerCactus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
Ha, good luck with that
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clara6 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  New Deviant Student
LOVELY
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PaoloPerez1808 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Love your art :3
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Licksdogslove Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
nice art but did you know haryle and ivy fucked?
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:iconlavallion121:
LavalLion121 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017
The hell
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Licksdogslove Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
it's true :V they said dc wasn't for gay marriage in one of the comics harley went to ivy for advice and they ended up having sex.
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Destinyfall Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Didn't DC Just announce that Batman and Catwoman are getting married... though I imagine someone will die before that happens, now, after reading what you said lol XD I have often wondered why superheros get married and then instantly breakup, it seems kind of dumb but I guess they do it for the drama. 
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Minethekitsune Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
at the very least, from  you have said nebezial, it seems dc has made some contrervesal moves, but, if you ask me, they are nowhere near as bad as marvel, *cough *cough make my milkshake *cough *cough, look, the point is, sure, dc not letting heros marry is pretty dumb, but at the end of the day, marriage, imo, I personally think marriage is not all it's crackled up to be. people get hetched, then, time after time, they get divorced, it's just a circle of pain, grief  and despair, but, i's down to couplies to make their choice to be married or not.
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kitsune456 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017   Artist
but black canary gets married... that totally makes them homophobic if thats their excuse
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RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
EPIC!!!

screm 
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brushtail-thegreat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think we should all have a can of that in our cupboards for special occasions.
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VillagerFromTheTown Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room
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cryinker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  New Deviant Student Artist
but i dont SLEEP ( only in the morning but im still reposting this cuz it might be fun :mashedpotato: ) 
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:iconevelyn-the-soda:
Evelyn-The-Soda Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017
But I want to die
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DigitalRochambeau Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i.imgur.com/0HehnJB.jpg

only because i know these kinds of letters feed on people with actual anxiety about these problems. 
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HumbleMarty Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017   General Artist
This is awesome and you made a brilliant point.
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Zacharuuu Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  New Deviant
I need to get me a can of calm the fu*k down
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