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Smithville Thunderbolt

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Omar Karindu

Subj: Re: NEW FRONTIER = propaganda against non military freedom lovers [SPOILERS]
Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 at 02:03:41 am EST (Viewed 4 times)
Reply Subj: Re: NEW FRONTIER = propaganda against non military freedom lovers [SPOILERS]
Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 03:54:23 pm EST (Viewed 4 times)

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This is why I don't worry if comic books uncritically support my political views or not; it'd keep me from enjoying technically and artistically accomplished material far too often.

A far-out liberal should still be able to enjoy the virtues of a Chuck Dixon guns-n-glory romp because Dixon knows whow to write those with economy and wit; an ultra-conservative should be able to enjoy Alan Moore's Swamp Thing because Moore is just that blasted talented a scripter and plotter.

I can't understand people who take in everything as if it were propaganda, and then make aesthetic and moral judgments based on whether it's propaganda for their side or against it. It seems like it'd make reading comics into an angry, unpleasant experience.

- Omar Karindu

"A Renoir. I have three, myself. I had four, but ordered one burned...It displeased me." -- Doctor Doom

"It's not, 'Oh, they killed Sue Dibney and I always loved that character,' it's 'Oh, they broke a story engine that could have told a thousand stories in order to publish a single 'important' one.'" -- John Seavey

>Moore is just that blasted talented a scripter and plotter.

You know, I used to use "blasted" as an adjective, obviously influenced by comic books (too bad most writers now go with something akin "#$@!" instead).

> I can't understand people who take in everything as if it were propaganda, and then make aesthetic and moral judgments based on whether it's propaganda for their side or against it. It seems like it'd make reading comics into an angry, unpleasant experience.

"Propaganda" is a loaded term, but I find a lot of pleasure in noting political subtext in narratives. But I don't tend to get too worked up if it's a political leaning I disagree with.


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