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One does wonder though, why is Doris complaining about her mortgage and job when she's currently a guest of Amanda Waller?

Date: 2019-03-16 06:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kjn
I wouldn't be surprised if Amanda Waller ran her prison as a company town. She bought Giganta's mortgage, and the cost of living in the prison, the food, clothes, and the mortgage interest all add up to more than Giganta is paid.

In a way, I thought the being on a date comment to be more incongruous. Or Waller runs her prison entirely on economic terms.

Date: 2019-03-16 07:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] doodleboy
Tired millennial Giganta is relate-able.

Unionize the Suicide Squad!
Edited Date: 2019-03-16 07:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2019-03-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (wonder woman (batb--fight))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Giganta's got a point. When privileged people curl their lip at the mention of money, chances are excellent that they never had to worry about it to put food on the table, a roof over their heads, and clothes on their backs. I love Diana, but in the non-Amazon world, a girl's gotta eat.

Half a mil seems cheap for going up against the Titans!

Date: 2019-03-17 12:40 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] owlbrigade1
Who was it that said money is like oxygen, nobody thinks it is important until they start to run out?

Date: 2019-03-17 01:53 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (irish ying-yang)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Exactly! Money makes the world go 'round. A lot of people aren't being greedy if they want to win the lottery; they just want relief from money worries!

Date: 2019-03-17 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] owlbrigade1
Exactly, don't get me wrong though; I'd love to live in a Star Trek/The Orville/The Culture type of world where the satisfaction of a good job well done, or the respect for a good deed performed, is all the payment or salary a person needs, but this ain't that world. We live in a world which revolves around how much cash you got and how fast and deep you can fall if you run out. As long as we do, then "pay me" is a reasonable position to take.

Date: 2019-03-17 11:28 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (irish ying-yang)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
I'd love to live in a world like that, too, but we know the reality. People without money, out on the street, are there because they have no money. The other percentage are the mentally ill who for various reasons aren't getting help, but money is a major reason.

Lose your job? You lose your car to get around to interviews. You lose your home and can't bathe or dress properly for interviews. You spend all your time trying to find food and warding off danger. Not likely to get a job. The spiral is a vicious cycle.

You can get help, but a lot of people fall through the cracks. Money gives you food, a home, a job.

Date: 2019-03-17 11:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Even Star Trek has issues, as Quark noted in DS9;

"Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, nephew. They're a wonderful, friendly people – as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts... deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers... put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time... and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people will become as nasty and violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon."

Date: 2019-03-18 12:38 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
""The way I see it, hew-mons used to be a lot like Ferengi: greedy, acquisitive, interested only in profit. We're a constant reminder of a part of your past you'd like to forget."
"We don't have time for this…"
"But you're overlooking something: Hew-mons used to be a lot worse than the Ferengi. Slavery. Concentration camps. Interstellar wars. We have nothing in our past that approaches that kind of barbarism. You see? We're nothing like you. We're better. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a lock to pick."

Date: 2019-03-18 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
No slavery, but women weren't allowed to earn money. Or talk to strangers. Or go outside. Or wear clothing ever.
And any pregnancy that may have occurred was treated as a lease.

Date: 2019-03-18 07:56 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Ferengi females might argue that "slavery" bit.

Date: 2019-03-18 08:32 pm (UTC)
wizardru: Hellboy (Default)
From: [personal profile] wizardru
True, that. While the show made it clear that was changing, as presented in the show they were super misogynistic. I’m sure the Ferengi saw a difference, but Ferengi women? Not so much. The show did actually present one who had no trouble violating those rules, but I don’t recall much about her.

Date: 2019-03-18 09:38 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
That was Quark's and Rom's dear old Moogie (mother).

Date: 2019-03-18 03:49 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (irish ying-yang)
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Deprive me of food and sleep and I'd become a Klingon, too! :)

Date: 2019-03-17 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
So... why can't Diana just call Bruce up, ask him if he can provide some help with Doris' cash problems?
I mean, half a mil is peanuts for Bruce, and Wayne Industries is always favourable to ex-cons looking for another chance.

-"That's a totally reasonable sum for a job involving the risk of actual death"-
Possibly too reasonable, actually, for something involving fighting beings out of myths and legends.
Should'a haggled more.

Date: 2019-03-17 03:32 am (UTC)
lissa_quon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Thank you - I was like "wha do you mean you don't have access?? You know Batman! I'm sure he can spot ya!"

Date: 2019-03-17 09:36 am (UTC)
joetuss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joetuss
What?! No. Screw that...Wondy needs to come out her own pockets for this one. I'm sure she can sell some greek artefacts on eBay.

Date: 2019-03-18 09:40 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
She's royalty, so pretty sure her credit rating is through the roof if nothing else works.

Date: 2019-03-17 07:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
I really like it when writers make Giganta interesting and relateable... I loved her depiction in the Ryan Choi Atom series, for instance. I like her here as well, just because she feels like someone with actual goals and desires apart from being a Get Big Supervillain.

I don't blame her for wanting compensation for doing something like this.

Date: 2019-03-17 09:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rainspirit
Telling Wonder Woman "Fuck you, pay me" is the best kind of ballsy.

She's also giving Wonder Woman a fairly reasonable rate for her services.

Date: 2019-03-17 01:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jetblack927
Maybe I'm more ol' skool, but I loved the DCAU's mute, former grodd associate/creation who had a crush on the flash Giganta better, she was more mysterious.

Date: 2019-03-17 09:29 pm (UTC)
jetblack927: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jetblack927
Really? I remember her always grinning, winking and communicating non-verbally. Huhhh...

Date: 2019-03-18 08:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mastermahan
God, the DCAU was great. Plus as an adult, I can chuckle at the subtle implications Shade has a giantess fetish (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Edited Date: 2019-03-18 08:28 am (UTC)


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