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    I don't post on the message boards anymore. So...

    I don't post on the message boards anymore. So the only reason to come here was to read and comment on Brian and Greg's stuff at CSBG. Now that's done because I refuse to use Facebook for comments...
  2. TBH, the scene was unnecessary. It was there to...

    TBH, the scene was unnecessary. It was there to say "The Joker sees prostitutes. Isn't this edgy?" I can't see how Timm didn't see the dialogue as problematic.

    And yes, Barbara is the victim of...
  3. I saw the movie. Two things... One; The sex...

    I saw the movie. Two things...

    One; The sex scene is not necessary.Barbara could have quit being Batgirl because she didn't like going down a darker path. She didn't need a sexual relationship...
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    As I read your post again, aja_christopher, I...

    As I read your post again, aja_christopher, I realized something.

    You said you wanted to ask Skyvolt "why he doesn't open up a comic book shop or something". My question is, why didn't you ask...
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    Disagreeing doesn't mean ignoring. And I really...

    Disagreeing doesn't mean ignoring. And I really don't see how opening a comic store helps with more diversity in comics.
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    Opening a comic shop is not easy. There is a lot...

    Opening a comic shop is not easy. There is a lot of responsibility to deal with. Not everyone wants to do it. That might not be Skyvolt's thing, no matter his financial situation. Besides, that...
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    Well, now you know that was a question, not a...

    Well, now you know that was a question, not a statement.

    There's nothing personal. This is an exchange of ideas. It's already established we're not seeing things eye to eye here. And I'm not...
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    I didn't put words in your mouth. I asked a...

    I didn't put words in your mouth. I asked a question for clarification. You know this because I used a question mark.

    Edit; You didn't say "I said that you shouldn't ONLY complain -- that you...
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    So, it becomes "If you can't create diverse...

    So, it becomes "If you can't create diverse characters, you shouldn't complain"?

    It's fine that you create more diverse characters. Actually, it's more than fine. But we want Marvel to do it, too....
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    A word of advice, try to use what I actually...

    A word of advice, try to use what I actually posted when you engage in a debate with me. Also, editing your posts after the fact, while your right, is making it hard to keep up with what you're...
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    I have no idea what you're trying to say in this...

    I have no idea what you're trying to say in this debate we're having.

    If I don't see "Claremont's use of the "Civil Rights metaphor" or his "superficial" depictions of diversity as "problematic"...
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    I don't know what you're trying to do here. I...

    I don't know what you're trying to do here. I didn't say to add stereotypes to let people know where the characters come from. I have no idea where you're getting that from my posts.

    Your scans...
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    This post of yours is basically a non sequitur. ...

    This post of yours is basically a non sequitur.

    "Sam Guthrie is from Kentucky. And Kentucky is considered more as a southern state."
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    "Nightcrawler is written as a freewheeling Bavarian...
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    Maybe, maybe not. I don't know whose comments...

    Maybe, maybe not.

    I don't know whose comments you're reading, but they're not mine. I don't know where you see me saying "problematic". Go back and actually read my comments. They say X-Men as a...
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    Oh yeah, just to add this; These scans are not...

    Oh yeah, just to add this; These scans are not from Claremont's original run. Am I right?

    I'm mostly speaking about Claremont's original run here. And your scans doesn't disprove my point, which...
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    You keep editing your posts, so it's hard to keep...

    You keep editing your posts, so it's hard to keep up. But for someone claiming to I don't know anything about X-men, at least I know Sam Guthrie is from Kentucky. And Kentucky is considered more as a...
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    I don't disagree. You kind of nailed my overall...

    I don't disagree. You kind of nailed my overall point. These comics are not as deep as we make them out to be. First and foremost, they're meant to entertain. Everything after that is gravy.
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    Ah, the old "You didn't read it" chestnut. ...

    Ah, the old "You didn't read it" chestnut.

    These upbringings your speaking of were very superficial. They were not as incredible or enlightening as you put it. Sure, they seemed great when I read...
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    Of course that's how I see that as the intended...

    Of course that's how I see that as the intended metaphor, because that's how it was used. And as going by both of are comments, we both see that it didn't make any sense.

    And I never said Doctor...
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    That's not what I meant, at all. You're taking my...

    That's not what I meant, at all. You're taking my words out of context.

    As for the second point, the only way you know Nightcrawler was German was he would say he was German and he would say...
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    I don't know. To me it seems superficial. People...

    I don't know. To me it seems superficial. People love to bring up that MLK quote. It's a good quote and it is truth. People shouldn't be judged because the color of their skin. But look at how the...
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    I feel that Claremont was tone deaf on...

    I feel that Claremont was tone deaf on racial/diversity issues, period. Not just Black males. I pointed out other examples, not just Black males.

    As a Black male myself who also read the comics in...
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    Claremont didn't create or co-create any of the...

    Claremont didn't create or co-create any of the "All new All Different" X-Men. That was Len Wein and Dave Dave Cockrum for most of them. Logan was created by Roy Thomas, Len Wein, and John Romita,...
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    I always hated these comparisons. It's like...

    I always hated these comparisons. It's like saying, MLK wanted Black people to assimilate, hide their true selves and keep their heads down so the White man can finally respect them (because that's...
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    That's something Al Green can tell you about.

    That's something Al Green can tell you about.
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