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tacocat  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 25, 2018

Fanboy anger is so weird. Especially now.

Canceling a show is a lot more complex of a decision than canceling at comic. I was riding my bike to the comics shop over 20 years ago and never fell in with a nerdy crowd. My interest was always my own so fanboyism wasn't ever a thing I really dealt with in person or understood. And I read the source material since I was a kid. Comic economics are a little weird but also pretty simple since the costs are fairly uniform excepting some creators but those guys' names move books

Now the weird dude behind the counter and a mob of his associates are harassing Star Wars actors and bitching about every corporate decision a television studio males regarding a show they like being rebooted or canceled. It's inescapable. Real news reports on these over opinionated asses

I have to imagine what it's like to be a person who thinks they have an ownership stake in a character as a person who's watched superhero comics be bonkers as fuck and stylistically every way you can imagine for as long as I can remember. I don't like imagining that mindset

I lost a larger, better, clearer point in the details but I just woke up. I award myself points for difficulty

user-inactivated  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I feel you. Personally, I learned back in the mid-'90s, early '00s that just because something resonates with me, doesn't mean it belongs to me and that sometimes people in charge of properties I enjoy will make decisions that I don't like. I think the three biggest examples that I can think of are The Star Wars Prequels, Tri-Star Godzilla, and The Matrix Sequels. When I came to realize though that if someone makes something I don't like, it doesn't take away from what I do like, and it doesn't mean something is ruined for me forever.

Case in point? Tri-Star Godzilla didn't ruin '54 Gojira and when Godzilla 2000 came out, I was able to enjoy it just fine. That said though, after Tri-Star, there was a sense of relief in watching Godzilla 2000.

tacocat  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    if someone makes something I don't like, it doesn't take away from what I do like, and it doesn't mean something is ruined for me forever.

Exactly. Comics are always changing, even if only by the styles of the artists so I don't immediately get the attitude that if you don't like a version of something then the original is threatened or lost. I seriously doubt many of the people bitching about the new Thnudercats show actually remember the original. It was shit. But now it's a brand more than a creative intellectual property and brands can become part of an identity.

Check out this Twitter thread.


Specifically its claim that people completely missed the point of a crucial scene in RotJ.

These same type of people seem to miss the point that entertainment is meant to entertain. And not everyone with these types of genre properties. You can have a teen targeted Teen Titans and a tween targeted Teen Titans and they can both be good and bring in a bigger fanbase.

I don't know that you can have a live action R rated Titans though...

user-inactivated  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow. That's quite the thread. I feel like if people used even a fraction of the enthusiasm and insight into tackling social issues that they do in picking apart Star Wars, we'd probably have childhood hunger nailed down at this point.

tacocat  ·  503 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's overlap of a sort. The people in the overlap get death threats sometimes.