someone once pointed out something about the x-men that still sticks with me today, and i was wondering if i could get your opinion on it, gail. they said that the x-men don't really make sense in the marvel universe. that the persecution, fear, and prejudice against mutants the way it's presented isn't at all consistent with a world that accepts people like the fantastic four and captain america without really batting an eyelash, or at least who aren't seen in the same way as mutants.
I don’t agree with that at all.
I think the mutant fear still makes perfect, though sad, sense in the Marvel Universe, and here’s why.
Bigots don’t need logic. It’s way, WAY down on their list of priorities.
The biggest supposed patriots and military supporters still treated black military men like shit in World War II. People who say they ‘don’t care what someone does in their own home’ still make gay jokes and are tolerant of gay panic. It doesn’t need to make sense, it just needs to make them uncomfortable to be afraid.
And in the MU, the idea is not that people are afraid of mutants because of their powers, I always felt it was because mutants are BORN DIFFERENT. Which is, let’s face it, the root cause of most jackass bigotry in the world today, anyway.
As a second thought, mutants to many represent a threat to their belief that homo sapiens is the dominant life form on Earth and always will be. If babies are being born that can mentally lift a tank, that idea is threatened.
Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.
I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.
You’re a coward.
You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.
And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.
Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.
Like it did all this stuff with sequences and and reordering plot, but uh, not to any good effect. It had okay acting, but a terrible fucking script with dialog that was cringe-worthy and a real lack of player direction. I mean, fuck.. I kept going “FUCK OFF RYAN” and the game kept having him and Jodie be couply, and.. what the fuck.
There was a 10 year age gap when they met, he was late 20’s CIA agent and she was a teenage girl, and he turned her into an assassin, and then goes “I sure do like you.”
I choose the non-romance/the lady option.
Maybe it’s the fact the timeline doesn’t seem that useful, in terms of years or passage of time. How long in between assassinating that dude and being forced back into the CIA? The game does a bad job of telling me.
Why can Aiden mess with some shit, but not other shit, and why at certain times? What about the kill/posses mechanics? It never makes any sense and is just arbitrary.
Which is really the whole game, it’s a bunch of arbitrary decisions that are mostly out of the players hand and constructed with poor logic and depth.
It was also a game that was too damn long/self-important.
“The trouble with the term “magic realism,” el realismo mágico, is that when people say or hear it they are really hearing or saying only half of it, “magic,” without paying attention to the other half, “realism.” But if magic realism were just magic, it wouldn’t matter. It would be mere whimsy — writing in which, because anything can happen, nothing has effect. It’s because the magic in magic realism has deep roots in the real, because it grows out of the real and illuminates it in beautiful and unexpected ways, that it works.”—Rushdie on Márquez, NYT (via mattfractionblog)
You find yourself in a group of people standing next to a cliff.
Suddenly, someone pushes another person, sending them over the edge. Thankfully, the victim is able to hold on to the edge rather than fall to their death, but nobody makes a move to help them or stop the perpetrator. Everyone, including yourself, simply stands there watching.
Angry that they’ve been pushed, angry that nobody is helping them as they struggle not to fall, the victim screams, ‘Is anybody going to fucking help me??’
That gets everyone’s attention. ‘Why are you mad at me?’ one person asks. ‘I didn’t push you.’
'Nobody is going to want to help you with an attitude like that.'
'You're just as bad as him.'
Nobody makes a move to help.
The victim screams in frustration, their fingers slipping. ‘You’ve got to be fucking joking!’ they shout as they lose their grip.
'You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.' You say as you walk away.
One of the biggest disappointments for me when DC Comics rebooted their universe with the new 52 was the changes made to Amanda Waller. The character went from an middle aged women of size to a younger and noticeably thinner woman.
That younger version of the character has now guided the…
I don’t like the changes to Waller. It just doesn’t feel right.