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#1 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

@Gylan Thomas: Great points. I think the counter view, isn't about who can get away with what, but about necessity. Or looking for alternatives. Creativity. I also agree about the ignoring it factor. Words and the subjective power they have and their importance are important. Still chances are if you can see the Walking Dead TV, you'll be able to learn and be aware of the word without the show, so its about realizing the show isn't a bubble. (not that this is me arguing or advocating it shouldn't be used)

I don't understand the creativity angle. Is it creative or dumming down to leave out things that happen in the real world?

#2 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

@protect_yourself It's kinda all fiction in that none of it's real or even based on a true story. It's a TV show about Zombies based on a comic book. It's not sold as an all ages show and unfortunately there are people out there in the real world who still use that kinda language. We can't ignore that because ignorin' it wont make it go away and will only shock us more when we're reminded it still exists.

#3 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

It's fiction. As long as it's not being glamourised in anyway and a blatantly racist character isn't being presented as heroic let the writers use it. To say they can't use it would be to ignore the fact that kind of thing happens in real life. The show isn't advertised as my little pony or something. If you can't cope with the themes presented don't watch it. If the quality of the story is high enough it'll keep it's audience. Rappers and such use the word all the time and get away with it so let fiction writers portraing villains do it too. The most important thing here is to know the difference between actual hate and a work of fiction.

#4 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

Are we still gettin' Batman: Eath 1? Looked good.

Anyone else like the fact that this version is still in the classic costume while the main Superman is updated?

#5 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems an odd question to me.

Comics are a story telling medium. Like movies, novels and TV. Do movies, TV shows or books with political storylines alienate the audience? No.

If anything it adds diversity to the medium.

#6 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

Pleased to see Colossus doesn't have the helemt on.

#7 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

Just noticed Cyclops seems to be absent. They killin' him off? Again.
#8 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

Havin' trouble with the friends and family stuff. Got two but can't find a third. 
Any clues?
#9 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio
@Oghmata
Is Deadpool crazy to think he's a comic book character? He's right after all.
#10 Posted by Gylan Thomas (2662 posts) - - Show Bio

BOOO!!!
Another temporary substitution we all know wont last :(