Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pulling the tail of a sleeping tiger

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8 comments:

  1. I have to say, I'm with anyone who thinks that people who don't hyphenate Spider-Man should be boiled in some sort of solution.

    And isn't it "Exclamation Urchin?"

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  2. I was reading that, chuckling to myself at JB's pontification and his minions' bootlickery and suddenly saw that JB thought a good way to talk about costumes and reboots was to use the N-word.

    I mean, does the guy have a screw loose, or what?

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  3. It's where he defends it that he and reality part company. Why couldn't he just admit that it was a word that was a little too emotionally charged to be used in that context?

    I mean, yes it was valid in context, but the mere use of it has derailed the thread and sent it off on a complete tangent for 9 pages. And yet he can't accept that the mere fact he has to repeatedly defend his usage of it is evidence that it was a poor choice.

    You should check out Scott Kurtz's (PVP) message board. It has equal levels of sychophantic hysteria and about the same level of pomposity, but with less talent. I particularly like the thread where Kurtz's lapdogs trash other webcomics for taking shortcuts while lauding Kurtz's creativity in what is often little more than clip art.

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  4. The best part is that Byrne explains that Captain America wears a "uniform", not a "costume". Why? because he is referred to as Captain and not Mister, therefore he must hold official military rank, right? Contra JB, no Army Captain in US history every would wear such an obviously flamboyant costume as a 'uniform', which implies more tha n one persion wears a version of the outfit.

    Following, Doctor Doom better present evidence of a successful thesis defense or he must be referred to as ABD Doom from now on.

    You know, at least Steve Ditko has a philosophy of being crazy.

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  5. Well, Cap actually does wear a uniform. The cap costume is part of the official persona created by the government. While I think that Steve Rogers made the costume and shield 'his own', they do not belong to him and are US property.

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  6. Well, Cap actually does wear a uniform. The cap costume is part of the official persona created by the government.

    True. But 'uniform' implies that if there were other Super-Soldiers, they would all wear blue chainmail, head-wings, and carry round shields.

    While I think that Steve Rogers made the costume and shield 'his own', they do not belong to him and are US property.

    Yes, this is what happened back in the late 80's, he had to hand them back for a while.

    Think of it this way- Bats wears a costume or a uniform? Costume, it is intended to frighten criminals.

    Captain America wears a costume designed to impress Americans and frighten Nazis. It is not a garment designed to convey the normal semiotics of uniforms - that of rank (ooficer or enlisted), cultural place (soldier vs. civilian), etc. And it does not fit in AT ALL with normal U.S. Army practice.

    Superman, on the other hand, DOES wear a uniform. All Kryptonians who come to Earth and have adventures wear some variety of Red Cape, Blue Tights, etc. Supergirl, Krypto, even Mon-El with a slight variation.

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  7. Surely, you mean "Idea Cloud".

    Byrne is as close to the dictionary definition of "crazy old coot" as I've ever seen.

    I can't wait to see him at a con and use all the wrong terminology.

    Also, I'll call him "Mister Blurn"

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