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When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:53 am

I'm retconning this whole goddamn thread. Superboy-Hawk punch!!

Now, Jude's a big breasted Asian chick with dead parents.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:56 am

john lewis hawk wrote:I'm retconning this whole goddamn thread. Superboy-Hawk punch!!

Now, Jude's a big breasted Asian chick with dead parents.

Superboy-Hawk-mania is running wild, brotha!!

Now, Nieto DOESN'T have herpes.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:11 am

john lewis hawk wrote:I'm retconning this whole goddamn thread. Superboy-Hawk punch!!

Now, Jude's a big breasted Asian chick with dead parents.


But, wouldn't that mean that Jude is no longer Jude, but now a whole new character? :smt102
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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby john lewis hawk » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:33 am

Stephen Day wrote:
But, wouldn't that mean that Jude is no longer Jude, but now a whole new character? :smt102
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You're next, boy.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:51 am

john lewis hawk wrote:You're next, boy.


Bring it on. :x

You can create a new me with new continuity, but you can't get rid of the old me. My continuity still exits and therefore so do I. :P :wink:
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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Punchy » Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:36 am

Retcons can't change what you read in the past, but they can most definitely change how you perceive those things and how valid you consider them.

For example, I can read the original version of The Hobbit, where Gollum freely gives away the magic ring like it's not really that important. I can still have read that. But thanks to Tolkien's later retcons, I have to know that this version is not true, that in the story, this was a lie told by Bilbo so Gandalf wouldn't think this magic ring was THE ONE RING.

I can read Sherlock Holmes 'The Final Problem' and enjoy his death, but just be aware that he didn't actually die, thanks to later stories.

Continuity, like life, is full of mysteries. Stuff that's left unexplained can be uncovered, and new knowledge can always change things.

You are taking a very literal approach to things, you need to be way more flexible, not everything has to be as it first appeared.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Jack Burton » Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:55 am

You start one thread about something you noticed and it turns into a 20 page+ thread about continuity.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Rockman » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:43 am

Let me ask you this question Hektre

Let's say you have a character(s), like Peter Parker's parents.

Nothing is really known about these characters other than they are dead and Peter believes it is because of a car accident.

Years later it is retconned that they were actually spies and died during a mission.

in your miasma of logic and contradiction does this stand?

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby mrorangesoda » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:57 am

This thread is hilarious.
Spektre really hates authority huh? The mods are giving him free reign, but he still has to "fight the power" and act like a punk kid to anyone with an admin tag (including the guy paying for the web space he's using). If the moderators actually exercised their "police state tendencies", we'd have made it impossible for nacireman to post about the Legion long ago.

I'm hoping he's a performance poster. Otherwise, I worry for this poor 20 year old being subjected to the "scholarly theories" of a 40 year old dude who tricked her into going out.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby 3MJ » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:59 am

mrorangesoda wrote:This thread is hilarious.
Spektre really hates authority huh? The mods are giving him free reign, but he still has to "fight the power" and act like a punk kid to anyone with an admin tag (including the guy paying for the web space he's using). If the moderators actually exercised their "police state tendencies", we'd have made it impossible for nacireman to post about the Legion long ago.


Who does that sound like?

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby nietoperz » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:15 am

Jubilee wrote:
Who does that sound like?


Well... you, kind of. :lol:
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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby 3MJ » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:18 am

Yeah exactly I'm Spektre.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby S.F. Jude Terror » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:37 am

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Zero » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:42 am

Haha, I see it now. He's like an embittered future version of Twig come back to enact his revenge for some imagined slights yet to occur.

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Re: When a retcon isn't a bad thing.

Postby Spektre » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:43 am

Stephen Day wrote:
But, wouldn't that mean that Jude is no longer Jude, but now a whole new character? :smt102
:P :wink:


No. He did not say, "Now Jude HAS ALWAYS BEEN a big breated Asian chick...."

That would have necessitated a new Jude being created.
- Continuity is or it is not. There is no such thing as soft continuity.
- A character IS his continuity.
- Continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer.

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