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I hoped someone else would post the amazing femslash in Uncanny X-Men 526 so I could post Heinberg's Magneto scenes, but as no one else has stepped up to the plate, here I am.  I'm pretty oblivious when it comes to subtext.  Most of the time I just don't see the slash unless it's canon couples, but these pages just screamed "Femslash!"

We start with a young woman becoming a mutant in Vancouver.  All she knows is that she's incredibly sick, her hair is falling out, and her skin is hardening for no apparent reason (although they're all symptoms of terminal illness, so she has reason to worry.)  The X-Men are keeping an eye on her, but not making contact to ease her fears and tell her what's going on until she bolts for the rooftop.  Only then, after she's in full blown panic mode, do they introduce themselves and tell her she's probably becoming a mutant.

She freaks out even worse.





So unless I'm mistaken that's adolescent body horror followed by a controversial labelling, rejection of the label, flying-as-a-metaphor-for-sex and some dodgy poses, followed by acceptance and a public declaration of love.   Anyone else seeing the subtext?

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This is my first post so I'm not sure how everything works.  I think these are the tags:

Date: 2010-08-04 04:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
ah... havent seen that yet... yes i know, bad geek, baaad geek

Date: 2010-08-04 05:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Neither have I, actually (got a copy here...somewhere...haven't watched it, yet)...but the Na'vi have such a gorgeous design, I've picked that much up.


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