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Diane Darcy ([personal profile] aeka) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-11 07:00 pm

Batgirl #8

After a nice chat with Dinah in the last issue, Barbara decides to confront one of her major issues....and it's not the *story that shall not be named*

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I'm not sure I understand what the message here is. Did Barbara's mum think she was already a bad parent prior to James Jr killing the cat? Or did she think it was her fault that James Jr was a sociopath? Also how exactly is leaving your daughter with a son you know is a killing sociopath supposed to "save" her?

Sure, I could buy into Barbara's mum not being in her right mind, but if she was worried about her daughter's safety, surely she would have taken her daughter with her? Also, why exactly did she feel like she herself was a danger to her own daughter? For that matter why did she think she was a bad parent?

I'm back to square one.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2012-04-12 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
In a city as crime ridden and opressive as Gotham it only makes sense that every major conflict needs to be personal
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[personal profile] golden_orange 2012-04-12 10:39 am (UTC)(link)
So... Barbara's not allowed to have personal issues because she lives in Gotham?

Sorry, don't really get your point here.

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2012-04-12 07:25 pm (UTC)(link)
my point is writers have plenty of options, based on the level of corruption, crime and despair in Gotham City, to motivate stories besides "And this time, it's personal," but they seem to try to make everything personal
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[personal profile] golden_orange 2012-04-13 06:12 am (UTC)(link)
I don't see how that's a bad thing, though; certainly, I'd rather that these characters have some kind of personal life and issues beyond their ability to punch criminals. That'd get pretty boring after a while no matter how corrupt Gotham is.