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No icon ragey enough. This one feels cold and bitter, which is appropriate enough.

A little under two pages from Birds of Prey #2.





With all the fail going 'round at DC lately, the last thing I needed this week was Gail Simone killing gays (even if he pulled the trigger himself). I don't even know anymore.

This shit better be a fake-out because I'm out of patience for Brightest Day and DC in general. I'm gonna go drown my sorrows in Pet Avengers. :(

Date: 2010-06-17 09:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
That isn't writing, that's a service industry.

The job is to write the best stories you can and sometimes, even nice people will dislike them. Nothing worth a shit has ever been written with the idea of never offending anyone.

Date: 2010-06-17 09:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
But if the offended people cause the book to drop in sales where it gets canceled then you will not have a chance to finish the story regardless of how good a story it was.

I will agree that pandering to people is no way to write a story but to not look at the accidental implications of your own work due to the outside factors, this time the serialized format you are just opening yourself up to a lot of trouble that is not needed on the behalf of the offended readers and on yourself.

Date: 2010-06-17 09:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zemo
"I will agree that pandering to people is no way to write a story but to not look at the accidental implications of your own work due to the outside factors, this time the serialized format you are just opening yourself up to a lot of trouble that is not needed on the behalf of the offended readers and on yourself."

Alas, how can you know the trouble was un-needed if you don't know how the story ends? What if her story needs EXACTLY those two characters to die, no matter whether one of them is gay or not? If she'd not kill them off and therefore had to change the story just in order to not to upset people who are concerened about gay rights, wouldn't that be pandering?

Date: 2010-06-17 09:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] darkblade
I will agree there are a lot of unknowns to what happened here and I am judging half of a picture but as she has said elsewhere there is some fallout coming relating to their deaths. I can't see any reason why some of that fallout could not have been placed within this issue to if nothing else show that it was not just a pure shock death.

Date: 2010-06-17 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zemo
I see where you come from. But the number of pages is limited after all.

I tend to think: If one scene in one issue of a several issue long arc upsets you enough to stop buying the comic, even if it's just to finish the arc and see what that was about, then you probably didn't like it as much as you thought you did to begin with. (I hope that makes sense). :)

Mind you, again, I totally see where you come from.

Date: 2010-06-17 09:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
Darkblade, with respect, as often as I come here, do you REALLY think I didn't know there would be this response?

Issue three, seriously.

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