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Subj: Re: But......
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 at 03:36:13 pm EST (Viewed 297 times)
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Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 at 02:25:37 pm EST (Viewed 301 times)
Quote:It's always the writer. The characters have no free will. What the characters have is continuity.
Yeah but some characters are so bad you can't be too shocked when they step out of line. But that's subjective. Like I love Moonstone and while I could deal with her banging Hawkeye (who I hate) and I acknowledge she's an evil bitch but I was still really angry at Ellis's portrayal of her as a dirty skank who would bang anybody. I always saw her as someone who went out of her way to present an air of sophistication and had a logical mind so making her a ho who killed her own mother displeased me greatly. Everyone else didn't seem to mind Karla acting that way but to me that just isn't my Karla.
Quote:I actually see Clint as a little desperate when it comes to romantic love. It really isn't so much of a stretch for him to chase almost any woman. The bro code would normally have caused him to hesitate but apparently he despises Hank. I guess everyone does. Thank you so much, Jim Shooter. But whether Jan would be receptive to Clint is an open question. Also I didn't like the nearly instantaneous leap into bed. There would have been an awkward tentativeness combined with the deep mutual respect of comrades in arms. They would have taken it slow, I think. In the beginning they would have altogether denied their feelings for one another. What I would have wanted is an actual story about the two of them as an evolving couple. Instead what we got is a sudden scene done strictly for shock value. Welcome to 21st century Marvel.
Yeah the fact that they slept together isn't what actually bothered me. The fact that they slept together and it apparently meant nothing to them did bother me. They have worked together for years and she, Hank, Clint and Bobbi worked together in the West Coast branch.
This is someone she has been close professional colleagues (if not actual friends) for several years before and after her divorce and through the loss of his wife. Jan and Hank were right there when Clint and Bobbi split up trying to get them back together.
I would have been fine with it if it had been Jan and Clint had feelings for each other and they gave in to them but it was presented as a trashy hookup. And in a twisted way I think Clint did it to piss off Hank which is just...mean spirited.