Keb wrote:Yes, because attempting intelligent debate with you in very exhausting. I have run out of steam. I mean, I could type out a well-reasoned response as to why you seem to assume by "connect" means "represent" and how you seem to be misappropriating words to make your argument stronger.
By all means, do so.
Then I would point out to you that I made no such assumption, and you are trying to get out of the argument using semantics. (And poorly, at that.) Really, if you want out of the conversation, you should have stuck with saying so.
I could then highlight how a connection to one audience can alienate another audience, and by doing so cause controversy, which is what the type of character would probably do.
By all means, do so.
Then I would point out to you that, again, DC has had black characters before, without alienating others. DC has had/CURRENTLY HAS Hispanic characters before without alienating people because of their color. Some people actually like Nu Beetle and Nu Vibe!
And, even more to the point, DC has had Middle Eastern characters before -- again, I have plans!
-- and lo and behold, DC hasn't closed down due to lack of sales from anyone's "alienation".
Again, you would have this idea shut down without even trying it
, just because you're afraid of what MIGHT happen. That's patently ridiculous. If an Arabic/Middle Eastern female character is handled right, she can be accepted, just as so many other non-white or non-straight characters have in the past and currently.
Then after that I could go finish off cooking this chicken broth, take my dog for a walk, read a little and have a well-deserved nap. I'd be much more productive to just skip to the last bit.
And if you feel that way, then by all means, do so.
After all, your argument was ultimately nothing more than parroting "It'll never work!" over and over again, even though -- as I mentioned -- non-white characters HAVE been successful in the past. You would certainly be more productive taking a nap than continuing to make that already-disproven claim.