Date: 2017-06-26 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
After the discussion here on the previous issue regarding The Word, it got me thinking. I never considered it before, but what if Jesse's inability to use The Word was all in his head? The affect his extended family had on him traumatized him so much that The Word didn't work on them because of his own insecurities related to them.

Date: 2017-06-27 12:32 am (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
In commenting on the previous post, I said that in my view, the story deliberately leaves ambiguous the question of whether Jesse's inability to use the Word was God's doing, or his own. Naturally God claims the former, since it suits his own "love meeeeeeee pleaaaaaase" agenda, but Imaginary John Wayne's pep talk suggests it was Jesse's fear. I still haven't decided myself, though I lean towards the latter.

Date: 2017-06-26 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fra080389
I don't know, I'm the only one who think this concept is pretty ridiculous? :(

Date: 2017-06-26 11:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starwolf_oakley
It's Garth Ennis. The concept being ridiculous was probably the point.

Date: 2017-06-27 12:45 am (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Yeah. God bringing a character back from the dead (not, by the way, the last time this'll happen in the series) is as clear-cut a case of deus ex machina as you can get. But I too think it's deliberate: the God of Preacher is so pathologically desperate to be needed and loved that he thinks nothing of overriding one of the most fundamental laws of nature he himself established. We could even go meta here and say this God is willing to override storytelling logic itself, by so instantly and casually undoing a major character's death. So it's indeed ridiculous, but I think Ennis meant it to be, and it does fit his characterization of God.

Date: 2017-06-27 01:21 am (UTC)
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