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BlueStreak

The Red Stands for Irony

Postby BlueStreak » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:25 pm

Herald wrote:
Actually, he's a less funny Jon Stewart.


He's about as funny as Jimmy Fallon on Weekend Edition.

Actually, that's pretty accurate. He recycles the same five jokes in different contexts, laughs at his own jokes and is single-handedly responsible for the downfall of a beloved American institution.

The only difference is that Jude's like twice the man Fallon is. Literally.
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:25 pm

Herald wrote:
Indeed. He himself just admitted that he puts out one sentence of the actual news story, and then fills up ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the rest of that space in his articles with jokes. :lol:



Well, it depends, not always just one sentence. I try to answer who, what, where, why, and how before I launch into mockery. :P
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:26 pm

BlueMole wrote:
He's about as funny as Jimmy Fallon on Weekend Edition.

Actually, that's pretty accurate. He recycles the same five jokes in different contexts, laughs at his own jokes and is single-handedly responsible for the downfall of a beloved American institution.

The only difference is that Jude's like twice the man Fallon is. Literally.


:lol: :lol:
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xaraan

Staff Writer

Postby xaraan » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Herald wrote:
Indeed. He himself just admitted that he puts out one sentence of the actual news story, and then fills up ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the rest of the space in his articles with jokes. :lol:



whoosh
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S.F. Jude Terror

OMCTO

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:52 pm

xaraan wrote:

whoosh


Yeah, the point is that 99% of the stories in the news cycle are only worth one sentence. The rest is filler. Why not make that filler fun?
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Keb

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Postby Keb » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:57 pm

Jude writes jokes? News to me... :?
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:32 pm

Toadfish wrote:Your Avatar is a picture of the Joker in a series where he does some of the most sick, twisted and horrible things imaginable, in his entire career, and explicitly says that he does them because he's in love with Batman, and you don't think comic writers have been insensistive in their representation of homosexuality before?


Joker has always previously been portrayed as straight. Were you offended by his actions for the last 60 years ?
I don't think his love of Batman is sexual. It's more like worship or a man-crush. Not to mention that he wants to marry Batgirl in her title currently. Unless she's his Bat-Beard :groucho:


bkthomson wrote:I think he has been handling himself quite well. You'd think after last nights discussion he would have canceled his account here.


I think his reply to me clearly screams "typical draco x response". Has anyone checked his IP yet ? Hmmmmm :twisted:
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Zechs

Outhouse Editor

Postby Zechs » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:48 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Joker has always previously been portrayed as straight. Were you offended by his actions for the last 60 years ?
I don't think his love of Batman is sexual. It's more like worship or a man-crush. Not to mention that he wants to marry Batgirl in her title currently. Unless she's his Bat-Beard :groucho:




I think his reply to me clearly screams "typical draco x response". Has anyone checked his IP yet ? Hmmmmm :twisted:


Of course Bab's his bat beard. Nobody wants a too clever girl who can't grow and evolve any longer. :P
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:57 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Joker has always previously been portrayed as straight. Were you offended by his actions for the last 60 years ?
I don't think his love of Batman is sexual. It's more like worship or a man-crush. Not to mention that he wants to marry Batgirl in her title currently. Unless she's his Bat-Beard :groucho:




I think his reply to me clearly screams "typical draco x response". Has anyone checked his IP yet ? Hmmmmm :twisted:


Lets be honest here...you only singled him out because he's criticizing DC. Namely Didio's conduct.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:13 pm

Sorry, draco :P Go back and read my replies to this guy. This, for me, has nothing to do with Didio but more about Toad's insinuations that it's an insult to be portrayed or mistaken as gay.
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fieldy snuts

Rain Partier

Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:16 pm

To be fair though, making Harold Winer so effeminate clearly seemed to be the insult in mind when Didio wrote that part.

Didio wrote it with the sole intention of it being offensive despite knowing about Herald's Dr Light fetish.
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IvCNuB4

Staff Writer

Postby IvCNuB4 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:16 pm

Hell, Didio missed the opportunity to be really insulting and make Harold Whiner's arch-nemesis a screaming butch Asian lesbian :lol:

Toadfish

Tip Top Dancer

Postby Toadfish » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:30 am

IvCNuB4 wrote:
Joker has always previously been portrayed as straight. Were you offended by his actions for the last 60 years ?
I don't think his love of Batman is sexual. It's more like worship or a man-crush. Not to mention that he wants to marry Batgirl in her title currently. Unless she's his Bat-Beard :groucho:


That is a form of psychological torture he is applying to her. He does not expect this relationship to progress anywhere. As you can infer by the fact that he shot her in the fucking spine.

Has been portrayed as straight. Past tense. Has been suggested to be straight mainly due to the prescence of Harley Quinn. What was it he said about her in the arc? Oh right.

"When did I ever say I found you beautiful?"

As for not being sexual,

"Hello, darling!" (First fucking words he says to Batman).

"What, no hugs? No kiss?" (the next freaking line)

"You remembered! That is how we did it last time. Back when we were full of vim and vigor! Two younguns!"

"You're nothing to me but a maniac."
"Shh. Don't do that. Don't pretend. Not to me, your faithful court jester"

"I even know which soap you each use in the shower (and why you always smell so good, Nightwing)."

This isn't some kind of subtext, this is a neon sign flashing over every page.

Whether Joker actually is gay or not is completely irrelevant, as he is either invoking the idea that homosexuality is abhorrent and revolting - if he's actually gay, the writer is trying to suggest it and use it. If he's not really gay but doing it to freak out Batman (which is stupid cause it contradicts what he says to Harley in private), then he's doing it cause he knows it will freak out Batman more. Which means Batman is homophobic.
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GiveWarAChance

Silly French Man

Postby GiveWarAChance » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:41 am

I thought you were completely out of your element here? :lol:

Toadfish

Tip Top Dancer

Postby Toadfish » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:01 am

About fandom and the interactions they have with the writers and artists? Yes.

I am a passive comic book fan. I follow when I feel like it, when something new comes out that peaks my interest. I do not expect either Marvel or DC to actually put out a steady stream of content for me to to read and enjoy - consequentially, I do not get worked up whenever something happens behind the scenes, or when new editors are brought in and impose a new vision. When One More Day came out, I didn't complain, I just acknowledged that that storyline, and thus Spider-Mans continual storyline would likely not hold my interest and attention for a while.

You guys are different. You exist as the active, vocal fandom, in a symbiotic relationship with the publishers. I don't understand that relationship - the ins and outs of it, the how, where and why of your interactions.

I can get the comic book pages. What I don't have is the image of Dan DiDio reading the things Herald wrote about him, and then shaking his fist, saying "I'll show you". Thats the part I need help on. I don't need a guide to comics. I need a guide to comic book fans.

To put it simply, I need some way to establish definitive context for those comic book panels.

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