(Although that's the bit everyone quotes, it's fair to say though that Dahl later apparently went on to remark that "if you do decide to have a crack, let me give you one warning. Unless you put everything you've got into it, unless you write it from the heart, the kids'll have no use for it.")He was shaking his head again. “What you want to do,” he said, “is write a children’s book. That’s where the money is today, believe me…”
“I wouldn’t know how to set about it.”
“Do you know what my advance was on my last one?” When he found I did not, in fact had no idea, he told me. It certainly sounded like a large sum.
“I couldn’t do it,” I told him again. “I don’t think I enjoyed children’s books much when I was a child myself. I’ve got no feeling for that kind of thing.”
“Never mind, the little b*******’d swallow it.”
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So far as Moon Girl is concerned, personally I didn't find that preview either infuriating or entertaining. My only reaction is of complete indifference But she's not for me, I'm not the audience; she doesn't bother me.
That said, it does seem wrong to have a go at posters disliking a character. It's a shared universe, after all. There are always going to be characters people dislike. Hell, you can dislike most of them. You can dislike nearly all of them, and wait for the appearance of the only character you do like, Pip the Troll. Who are we to judge?
Disliking a character can be seen as a compliment to a character, even. It's better than indifference.
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Because the main ones complaining have not READ the book. They saw one preview or a poster and that was more than enough to go off. All we have seen is nonstop backlash towards those books and Inhumans.
Folk yell and scream why does she still have a book? It doesn't sell. We need to boycott this book!
That is not criticism-it's straight up TROLLING.
Really if she is so awful why are you posting here? A point Redjack has made NONSTOP. This is why folks get upset-if you don't like it don't read it. We have way too many folks ready to line up and trash Moon Girl than talk about books that they like.The worst thing about this thread is CIS hetero white male posters repeatedly accusing racism and sexism in some grasping defense of this frankly awful character. So incredibly disingenuous.
Then we wonder why Vision or Scarlet Witch gets axed. Nobody can talk about their books because it would get buried in the legion of HATE posts for POC/certain females/LGBT/Inhuman.
Marvel keeps doing what they are doing because it gets them attention and LOL looking good because at least they tried. While comic book fans look bad.
The less trolling and more civil criticism-might get Marvel to fix all this to where everyone is content.
17 issues-this is the LONGEST run for Devil Dino. His last run was 40+ years ago and 9 issues. After that it was another 10 years before you saw him in a comic. After 1987 he popped in and out until some animated spots in 2009. I guess everyone forgets that.
Not true, because without reading, the person's entire opinion is based on face value first impressions with little to no knowledge of the actual content within said project. This situation is extremely common with dealing with anything minority basis, rather it's with POC's, women, LGBT, etc. That's not to say that non-minorities do not receive the same treatment, but their treatment is much less and on a case by case scenario in comparison to minority characters that continues to get slandered without fair assessment. So yes, it makes quite a bit of sense to assume that person is prejudice, seeing as the person who's attacking the book is prejudice in not even knowing about the character, not reading about the character, yet attacking that character. You're essentially asking people to not to do to the posters, what the posters are doing to the characters. It's essentially a full on circle. It's like how people say racist things, but then get upset that people attack them for saying racist things. Saying we should be tolerant towards your intolerance. The world doesn't work that way.
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Yeah, I agree with that.
Reminds me of when Kamala was only just announced. So the ONLY thing we knew was she was going to be a new heroine codenamed Ms. Marvel who was a Muslim American with family from Pakistan. The amount of people who were going "I dunno. There's just SOMETHING I don't like about her. I don't know WHAT." definitely raised eyebrows.
But the people asking the question don't actually want an answer to why Moon Girl is still being published. They don't care if it does well through other channels. They want the book to not exist. They want it to be cancelled, so they point to the Diamond numbers, and use it as the be-all end-all proof that no one's reading the book and it should be cancelled. And if any facts are presented that contradict their position, if it's pointed out how it does well in other markets, the people will ignore that, and they'll go right back to asking why it hasn't been cancelled even though its Diamond numbers are low. And they'll never call for a book with a Straight White Male lead to be cancelled, even if its numbers are low.
The Self is the only existing reality
This is exactly the kind of attitude Kurolegacy was talking about.
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The Self is the only existing reality