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Subj: What confuses me is...
Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 at 07:12:55 am EST (Viewed 58 times)
Reply Subj: Re: How "relevant" do you want your comics?
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 at 09:35:33 pm EST (Viewed 98 times)
The term "soap opera" doesn't tend to be associated with 'relevance' in storytelling. It has more of a history of being connected to personal entanglements and relationships. Sort of a drawn out drama or melodrama.
Which, to me, makes your usage of Spider-Man perplexing. The soap opera aspects that Stan Lee injected are usually cited as the thing that truly helps define the character.
And with the advent of binge watching shows, the idea of soap opera elements become more and more pushed in fiction to get people to watch. So, I would take it you don't partake in say Netflix's Daredevil... since those elements were transferred to some degree from the comics.
Which is of course, perfectly fine. Though, that does leave me curious as to what you do watch, since that not only dominates most popular shows (even sitcoms, ever since Cheers) but also i lesser watched shows.
Even shows of teh past like Star Trek or the Twilight Zone, may not have drawn it out,but were no stranger to personal melodrama for characters.
But the REALLY odd thing, is that I recall you championing AMERICA.
Now, I only read one issue, so I am hardly an expert, and I was no fan of it, but it seemed that between her girlfriend woes and familial issues, there was plenty of 'soap opera.'
There was also was seemingly social commentary. Not very good or well written in my opinion (that is just my opinion, feel free to have yours), which would tie it into the question of 'relevance.'
I would be fascinated to know how these different cogs fit in your head. and I know that sometimes typed thing can come off wring on the internet, I do not mean that to sound aggressive or sarcastc. I am genuinely interested.
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