October 25, 2013

To his girlfriend...


17 comments:

  1. More like crazies. "What I like is better than what you like."

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    1. Well gossip magazines are mostly flat out lies and comics are mostly fiction. So in that way I guess they are similar.

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    2. What he likes IS better. I won't attempt to make an argument about entertainment value because that is subjective, but what he enjoys is a work of fiction designed to entertain whereas what she likes is malicious rumors and paparazzi photos. Comics are meant to be enjoyed by the public, other peoples' private lives aren't. Buying comics supports writers and artists, buying gossip rags supports professional stalkers.

      It is not an apples and oranges situation. It's an apples and dirty underwear stolen from the laundromat situation.

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    3. Brad the Dad10/25/2013 4:33 PM

      Thank you, Wumpus, for stating what I felt but couldn't articulate intelligently.

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    4. Nicely said indeed...

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  2. Simian_Prime10/25/2013 3:16 PM

    He's right.

    ... getting hit with a hammer is more interesting.

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  3. Who's Bruce Wayne slipping the old Batarang to this issue?
    Will he get into an argument with Alfred, Dick, Tim, Damian, Talia, Silver or someone else?
    Who will come back from the dead? Who will die (for now) and who killed them?
    Will Bruce's emotional issues prevent him from ever knowing a moment of true happiness?

    I don't know how different it really is. It's like people who watch soaps vs. people who watch rasslin'.

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    1. "It's like people who watch soaps vs. people who watch rasslin'."

      No, it's not.

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    2. As someone who reads comics and watches rasslin', yeah it is.

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    3. False equivalence. There is a huge difference between people watching the personal lives of a fictional character in a work of fiction, and people watching the personal lives of real people unwillingly being stalked by an army of jackals with long-range lenses.

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    4. An army of jackals with long-range lenses? That sounds like something Catwoman would pull. So I'm still not seeing much of a difference.

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    5. The difference is that Catwoman's victims are not real. No one in the real world gets hurt. Seems a big difference to me.

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    6. I'm pretty sure celebrities are fictional characters.

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    7. Um, Leith, what the hell does that even mean? Celebrities are real people, dude.

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  4. first time visitior to the site. just spent the last hour working my way back through your archives. absolutely brilliant, mate.

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  5. well on one hand you've got characters with fantastic abilities, and on the other you've got "Celebrities, they're just like us!"

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  6. I don't think I understood his metaphor, but I like it a lot anyway.

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