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Funny question: On a TV Tropes example page most relevant to our interests, someone wrote that Gail Simone 'encourages' femmeslash. What interview was that?

Relatedly, a moment from Birds of Prey 21. You know the one.

Date: 2009-10-12 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
No, no, it was his wife's brother.

Date: 2009-10-12 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thebigapricot.insanejournal.com
Dixon? It was his aunt who was gay.

Date: 2009-10-12 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
It was both! (http://forums.comicbookresources.com/showpost.php?p=6887288&postcount=258)

Except "cousin" instead of "brother" .

Date: 2009-10-12 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Haha. My favorite thing is that, despite how blatantly Bingo-card it is, at the very least, the "I have friends who" defense at least implies some agency in the person using it. "I have family who," what does that mean? You don't get to pick your family, if they have quirks that freak you out you just have to deal with it.

Did anyone call him on Steph's pregnancy later in the thread?

Date: 2009-10-12 02:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Nope, but Dazzler called him on the bullshit that is plausible deniability as queer=good queer character. Gilda later called him on his unfair comparisons, but deleted it because she didn't want to cause a bigger shitstorm.

Date: 2009-10-12 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
Shame, I really want to know how he'd explain it.

That said, I cannot hate on Dixon too badly, because he gave us Tim and Babs/Dinah, and regardless of how accidental that was, it was still a tremendous service for which I am rather indebted.

Date: 2009-10-12 02:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Yeah, I feel sort of weird towards him. OTOH, whenever I think of my favorite comic characters, he's pretty much responsible for me loving them (He saved Babs and Dinah, he invented Tim and Steph, he developed Connor like hell, he gave us the only tolerable post-Gabrych Cass) ... but when he fucks a character up, oh boy does he fuck up (see Helena, Bruce, Nightwing Year One [GODDAMNIT THAT'S NOT HOW YOU DO A YEAR ONE]), and he's kind of a dick.

Date: 2009-10-12 05:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.insanejournal.com
To be fair, Helena got shafted by everybody before Simone took her under her wing. What didn't you like about NW:Y1? I loved it, personally.

Date: 2009-10-12 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
Well, Greg Rucka and Devin Grayson both wrote Helena quite well, and if we're throwing in qualifies, Sarah Byam didn't do *too* badly.

I thought it was okay, until we get to the part where it's Dick and Jason vs KILLER CROC! Can they handle it? Will they win?! OH YES TH-oh, wait, it's Babs, she'll help save the day. It should have been just Dick and Jason. Hell, it should've been just Dick. That's not how Year Ones work, the hero gets to save the day by themselves, not with random new help.

Date: 2009-10-12 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.insanejournal.com
I thought it was to establish the new dynamic between the three of them. I think it was the only time we ever got to see all three of them working together, for which I treasure it.

Jason Todd hasn't run across Babs again after he was resurrected, has he? Does he even know she's Oracle?

Date: 2009-10-12 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] runespoor7.insanejournal.com
Oh, no, Jason and Babs meeting would make sense. And also she's a girl, she doesn't count.

I think it's because everyone realizes that Babs vs Jason would end with Jason looking extremely stupid or extremely bad, or both. And if the meeting went at all in character, extremely pwned. It's a little hard to go all 'but he didn't avenge meeeee' to, well, Babs. I read a fic once where Jason told either Dick or Bruce, I don't remember, that he hadn't gone to see Babs because even he wasn't enough of a jerk to brag about getting a second chance at life to her.

He probably knows she's Oracle. He's got good info, after all.

Date: 2009-10-12 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.insanejournal.com
Gilda Dent? What?

What's the context of the conversation?

Date: 2009-10-13 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladymirth.insanejournal.com
That's actually a rather awesome and insightful thread.

Date: 2009-10-12 03:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misterfedex.insanejournal.com
I love that icon. Can I has it? If I credit?

Date: 2009-10-12 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
As the author of the icon, thank you and feel free.


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