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Middle schoolers, which I found kind of interesting when we were talking about how we were going to approach Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm. That's one age group that never really gets represented in popular culture, sort of middle school. Everyone's either little kids or they're in high school. It's kind of the forgotten age, because I think it's really the age where the lava or your identity begins to settle and cool. It's where you discover the hard lessons about falling in love, and about how uncool you are, and your struggle to become an adult is really formulated in that age. I thought there was a lot to work with there.

It gives The Flintstones another dimension, where it's not just about politics or social satire. It's also about a very human, very intimate voice which human beings develop within themselves.


-- Mark Russell























Date: 2017-07-07 07:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastiff
That... was wonderful. What a great way to go out.

Date: 2017-07-07 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tripodeca113
Well this seems to have been the highlight of DC's Hanna-Barbera comics. It still seems weird they decided to make it.

Date: 2017-07-07 11:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mesmiranda
I am way more touched than I expected to be over a comic book about the Flintstones. Go, Mark Russell.

Date: 2017-07-07 02:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
a comic taking a "serious" twist on the Flintstones.

Date: 2017-07-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nyadnar17
"It doesn't matter if its real or not as long as it works". The Noble Lie. I will never understand how such an abominable idea has such good press.

Date: 2017-07-07 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lego_joker
Ah, but remember:

“Nothing exists except through human consciousness."

(Yes, I know the bad guy of 1984 said that, but he *did* win...)

Date: 2017-07-07 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Because that is what Science does (kinda). Science is no more than a bunch of theories that we have no guarantee are true (altough there is certainty, some more than others) that the science community collectively agreed to treat as true BECAUSE they show results.

Date: 2017-07-08 09:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lizard_of_aus
If I could just have a moment to be pedantic: Scientific Theories aren't the same as what most people call theories. If a hypothesis has been tested often enough to be consistently accurate, THEN it is called a Theory.

Date: 2017-07-07 03:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
"Space he thought. That was the trouble. It was never like this on worlds with everlastingly cloudy skies. But once humans saw all that space, their brains expanded to try and fill it up."

Terry Pratchett - "Death, and What Comes Next"

Date: 2017-07-07 03:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Because it offers something science does not, a degree of consistency, a sense that there IS a plan (and we tend to like plans) and that brings comfort to many.

Faith in something bigger than ourselves (Be it in a deity, in science or an invisible flying spaghetti monster) is a recurring trend in human societies right back to the beginning.

Date: 2017-07-07 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
As an agnostic who nonetheless practices her religion to some extent, I appreciate the scene with Pebbles and the clergyman. I like his honesty, his admission that we don't know if any god exists or not, and that while religion does genuinely help some people, it isn't for everyone--and that's okay.

Date: 2017-07-07 09:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liliaeth
In my experience, putting it like that is more likely to give her a positive feeling about the religion, than if he'd lied, or tried to tell her it's true because he says so. This way she knows he's honest, and gains an understanding of why other people might find it rewarding, and be more likely to try it for herself.

Date: 2017-07-08 02:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Or at the very least, not try to ruin it for those who need it.

Date: 2017-07-08 03:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
One of my favourite comments on faith was during an interview with an elderly Archbishop. He was asked if he ever doubted his faith "Oh yes, frequently, it's healthy to keep asking questions. It's the people who never ask those questions who worry me."

Date: 2017-07-07 08:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
I liked this series, even if it's only in parts and pieces of it on here.

Seems to me it did a good job of showing good and bad in life via the Flintstones' world.

Date: 2017-07-07 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
I just remembered this is the new bowling ball right?

Did the other one leave with the coat hanger and other animals? I thought they stayed around?

Date: 2017-07-07 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lonewolf23k
No, that's the original Bowling Ball. He had the name spray-painted on him to stay with Vacuum Cleaner. And now that Vacuum Cleaner's gone, he's pretty much taken on his mentor role.

Date: 2017-07-08 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
What happened to Vacuum clean, anyways?

Date: 2017-07-08 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lonewolf23k
Tragically died after being used to clean a movie theater floor (he'd snuck in to watch the film, and was mistaken by the staff as one of their own appliances.)

Date: 2017-07-08 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Be nice if this was all collected in one big omnibus.

Date: 2017-07-08 03:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
One TPB already out, the second one is out in October
Edited Date: 2017-07-08 03:05 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-08 03:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] byc
To Amazon!

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