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I'm now four posts in to a short series on the Luna Bros book Ultra. The first one was all on the covers, the second was about Ultra's date with a lovely gentleman, the third was on the aftermath of that date and this is the backlash to the backlash. I figure that after this one, I've got another post from Ultra left in me. I do recommend that you buy it one way or another.

As with the rest of the Ultra stuff, it's got a warning for slut-shaming.

And yes, that's a not-even-thinly-veiled Joan Rivers parody on the red carpet.
Jojo looks... unwell.

Captain Steel being Ultra's ex.

She got a haircut because her hair went on fire when she was fighting a man made of fire.
And what sort of dick throws a single shoe at somebody? I imagine that they're going to be hopping home. And surely security should be all over people throwing things. I imagine there will be quite a number of empty seats now.
And the smack in the chops to the guy being a dick. Good.
This is the most obvious case here where the people being dicks are portrayed unambigiously as dicks. There's a lot of other cases that aren't.

Is it just me, or is the message here that validation from other people is the most important thing for your self esteem?

Date: 2011-10-18 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I think the punch was necessary. If he'd tried talking first he'd have been shouted down and had stuff thrown at him and then any physical violence would have come off as desperation.

This way Ultra's detractors were totally stunned into silence, he siad his piece, which whether or not it convinced anyone let Ultra's supporters previously cowed by mob mentality spoke up with the chant.

Basically he Shamed the Mob and to have the chance to do that he had to throw the punch


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