Date: 2017-07-09 08:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] freezer
"Thinking in sentence fragments..."
"Narrating every action..."
"Overwrought."
"Needless!"
"Distracting!'
"CLAREMONT!"

Date: 2017-07-09 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
See also- using my EEEEVIL psychic powers to tap into your latent wickedness and make you vamp all over the furniture.

Date: 2017-07-09 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
And the villain wanting Storm for EEEEVIL and / or creepy purposes.

Date: 2017-07-09 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
So, the Shadow King wants to kill Mystique.
Setting aside the sheer impossibility of that alone, he decides to send an unpowered human. Val Cooper, no less, who's success record on anything... is not great.

If he really wanted to kill her, he should've used a very large bomb.
The sheer inconvenience of it probably might have annoyed Mystique enough to not get involved in whatever he wanted.
Rather than, say, hunting down the idiot who sent another idiot to kill them, and blowing their head off at the opportune moment.

... also, the stuff with the hounds is probably one of the more screwed up things of a very long list of screwed up things from Claremont.

Date: 2017-07-09 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
In all fairness, Raven isn't a memic bad ass at this point, and Val is her superior officer. She could decide the time and place of her murder attempt, which is a pretty big advantage

Date: 2017-07-10 06:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] balbanes
Yeah, this occurs before the X-men movie, when Mystique did not have enhanced physical abilities. If someone could get the drop on her, they would neutralize all advantages afforded by her mutation.

Date: 2017-07-09 10:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] katefan
Yes, it's Chris Claremont and his skeevy mind control cliches. Considering his track record for having under aged characters involvemed with adults I'm worried what is going to happen to Storm in the next issue.

Date: 2017-07-10 12:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
Sometimes, Claremont's work evokes thoughts resembling that one John W. Campbell remark on Robert Heinlein.

" [He] can write a better story, with one hand tied behind him, than most people in the field can do with both hands. But Jesus, I wish that son of a gun would take that other hand out of his pocket. "

(Many hold that that remark's about the rote-seeming nature of the Heinlein book being discussed in context, The Door Into Summer. It can work either way.)

Date: 2017-07-11 06:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
I felt the same fuckin' way about the Sword of Truth novels, to be quite honest.

Date: 2017-07-10 06:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] balbanes
Gets waaay creepier when pre-puberty Storm meets up with Forge, with whom she had a prior sexual relationship...

Date: 2017-07-10 01:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
This is so very Claremontian. All of his usual quirks and themes are on full display, especially, as noted, the mind control, psychic enslavement, and corrupting of the victims.

Also, notice some of his favorite secondary characters, like Val Cooper and Colonel Vazhin, who hasn't appeared in like, 8 years, but who seemed to recur a lot during Claremont's era.

Date: 2017-07-10 05:57 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] philippos42
"Assignation."

Date: 2017-07-10 12:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cygnia
So, which writer is creepier with their fetishes/crutches: Clairmont or Steven Moffat?

Date: 2017-07-10 05:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deathcrist2000
It's hard to argue that the answer isn't Claremont (unless you're comparing him to Byrne).

Date: 2017-07-10 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] steverequin
You know what? I think Selene created the hounds.
Scene from Uncanny X-Men 208

Date: 2017-07-11 05:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bj_l
I originally read this issue long after I read X-Treme X-Men back when I was getting into comics again in secondary school (when I found multiple torrents of not just every X-Book, but every X-Character guest appearance in chronological order), and read it as Selene having a much more twisted, ancient version of Sage's far cleaner 'jumpstarting' abilities.

Date: 2017-07-11 08:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Hey look, it's what Jay and Miles refer to as the Hellfire Club's craft-night costumes for the LARPing activities...

Date: 2017-07-13 06:43 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
So, if it's mentioned in the scans, I don't see it...sooo...why is Storm a little kid?

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