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the artist formerly known as oneangrykate ([personal profile] riseupwithfists) wrote2010-03-03 07:44 pm

ugh, I don't even know what icon to use for this post.

Congratulations DC, you've officially published something more disgusting and morally bankrupt than Identity Crisis! Way to go, team. We are done professionally.

My first kneejerk response is to abandon comics forever, so I'm going to need a cooling off period from fandom so I don't pull an embarrassing flounce. I'm actually that disgusted. Okay, so my first kneejerk response was to epically burn my Big Bang story, but I've already decided that would be Letting the Terrorists Win, so we're going to go with rage hiatus. I've got a lot of schoolwork to wrestle with for a while, anyway.

Though I did get my hands on Girl Comics #1 today and I heartily recommend it, as it is a breath of fresh air. Fun fresh air that unfortunately didn't do a lick of good for me.

tl;dr version: Temporary hiatus. Be excellent to each other.
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[personal profile] mona 2010-03-04 01:22 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. I haven't been following this but my friend told me about it about 20 minutes after I got done reading and squeaking over 'Tec, and that was about the fastest comedown ever. I just...have no words. Your rage is beyond justified and you should feel beyond justified, pretty much! What the fuck, what the fuck, what the fuck.
mona: eva from monster is pointing a gun at your fucking ear. be afraid. be very afraid. (eva)

Re: Soapbox? Soapbox.

[personal profile] mona 2010-03-04 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
(I haven't read it, but I'm putting it on my list since GAV3 and Outsiders are turning me into quite the Roy+Lian lover. ty!)

Yeah, this really is the ultimate fridging to end all fridgings, in so many ways (WOC whose STORY HAD JUST STARTED TO BE TOLD. BELOVED child character. Why do the white hero families get to live on and on and on but Lian and the Pierce family get murdered and Milagro gets canceled? An obvious question with an obvious answer, but JFC). And since it's coming after so many OTHER fridgings, and so many other causes for massive outpourings of rage, after which DC made token attempts at getting away from this kind of shit, there's not even the SMALLEST FRACTION of plausible deniability wrt them not knowing better. They know better. Oh, they know better. They know EXACTLY what they're doing. Just, like you've said, they've proven, time and time again, that they are absolutely happy to continue, because controversy and fanpain and the money that can be made off of straight white heropain, over and over and over, compared to anything else, is all that matters in their eyes.

Really all of this has been substanceless blather, because you've already said all there is to be said:

But they don't want to tell Lian's story, or our stories. They want to keep on singing that same old song about straight white manpain, partly because they can roll all the way to the bank on it.

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Re: Soapbox? Soapbox.

[personal profile] mona 2010-03-04 02:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yepppp. :/ And like, this is LIAN, who was loved by pretty much everyone who read her (if they have souls). But it still won't matter; the visceral "DC KILLS CHILDREN" rage reaction of the target white demographic that DOESN'T already know and love her (or who have read her, but just don't pay attention to her for, again, obvious reason) just won't be there, not even close to the way it would if it was some blonde or redheaded hero's daughter. Ack.

Good luck with school and everything! <33
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[personal profile] eisen 2010-03-04 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, me and DC's superhero books are pretty much done now. Not comics. I could never really give up comics! But me and DC's superhero line? Ohhh yeah.

That was fucking asinine. Totally pointless and gratuitous and wasteful; the stories they could have told, and instead ... this. So cheap and offensive.
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[personal profile] gloss 2010-03-04 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm really sorry. And utterly fucking horrified.
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[personal profile] omens 2010-03-04 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't read any Arrow stuff (yet), but but but Lian. :-(