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    csyphrett got a reaction from Pariah in The 2021 Superdraft Thread   
    I don't see why not. If you put the draft on the FH board, please announce it. I don't use that board at all
     
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    csyphrett reacted to Iuz the Evil in Political Discussion Thread (With Rules)   
    Vote for Iuz, I will stretch out my skeletal hand from crumbling Dorakaa and raise the dead to serve my will. Their undead labor will drastically reduce necessary costs for infrastructure improvement. I’m pro family, in that all family members shall serve my dark reign or perish…
     
    America has shown it’s willingness to be led by dark forces. Isn’t it time we embraced that destiny instead of hiding behind tired slogans?
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Cancer in Back To School: The September 2021 Superdraft   
    I was going to pick Cujo as my teacher's pet, but thought that was a little like Air Bud so I am picking Carrie White from Carrie
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    csyphrett reacted to Starlord in Funny Pics II: The Revenge   
    ...cuz there's no people...
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Matt the Bruins in In other news...   
    Woman is on trial for murder for leaving her immobilized patient locked in a car for five hours
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Grailknight in In other news...   
    Woman is on trial for murder for leaving her immobilized patient locked in a car for five hours
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    As a writer, it's unrealistic because you have to make the story make sense and foreshadowing is a thing you use. As a reader, you're invested in the character and the writer just changing something seemingly overnight doesn't go over well unless the change is going to be temporary. Robin getting superpowers would not engender anything more than a look because everyone knows they are going to go away at some point like when Spider-Man was Captain Universe, or when Superman was Superman Blue.
     
    it the same situation that Laura Hamiliton is/was having with Anita Blake.
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Tjack in "Neat" Pictures   
    mama got her squeezebox.
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    csyphrett reacted to archer in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    DC Fandom lists 1244 appearances by him in the comic books. That includes nine versions of him from possible futures.
     
    Their fan website always runs behind so the real number of comic books would be higher but call it 1244.
     
    It's fine to argue that he's only been in the business for 3 years but we've seen a hell of a lot of him. And this is a jarring change of direction from anything that we've seen. We expect a new villain every month but not a new personality trait.
     
    The original comment, or at least one of the first comments, of it seeming fake rather than organic was complaining that they didn't get diversity from creating a new character but from altering one that we know very well at this point.
     
    Take Marvel's Hulkling and his husband as an example of not making same-sex attraction seem like a last minute tack-on to a very-well established character.
     
    Sure, ultimately we don't own the characters and the writers/editors at DC can do whatever the hell they want with any of their characters at any time. But when they make their characters public, they're intentionally allowing us to form opinions about them.
     
    Getting back to your original point. most people who get into cross-dressing don't decide to start when they're a young teen either. But if Tim Drake out of the blue showed up for his next mission in high heels and a very stylish female costume, fans would complain about that too.
     
    It's not the high heels and stylish female costume that would be the problem but rather the sudden change with no foreshadowing that it'd be a possibility that it might happen. (At least the lack of foreshadowing would be the problem for most fans.)
     
    I'll admit that I don't know how to be a teenaged kid in the 2020's. But I doubt the first indication that someone who might be bi is accepting a date (rather than looking at someone's assets, for example).
     
    Comic books are a unique medium in that we get to read a character's innermost thoughts as well as see what he's doing. When you get to read a character's innermost thoughts over a large period of time then you get something happen to his personality that he's literally never even thought about, that seems like the author is cheating rather than treating the reader honestly.
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    fanfiction is also derivative and can be considered owned by the originating author and so can be copyright struck and ordered taken down. That's why fanfiction.net has a list of people you can't base off of like Archie Comics. So as soon as someone notices you're writing about the Shield, Steel Sterling, the Black Hood, or Archie, and reports it your story will be deleted off the servers.
     
    What I was talking about was Geoff Johns wrote a letter to Superboy when Karl and Barbara Kesel were writing it about Lex Luthor being Superboy's dad. The Kesels were like we've already covered this and Lex Luthor is definitely not a clone donor. So when Johns started writing the character in one of the Teen Titans variations, this was one of the plots where Superboy found out Lex Luthor was his dad, turned evil and tried to kill the rest of the team. Copies of the letter went around the internet while this was going on.
     
    This is also the reason Cyborg got boosted to be a founding member of the Justice League. Geoff Johns saw him on superfriends and when the 80s Titans were gutted, Johns prevailed to put him in a big seven slot. Unfortunately Cyborg's solo book crashed and burned because most of his support cast were Titans which they couldn't use because he was never a Titan.
     
    This could be an example of the same thing where Fitzmartin had an idea when she was a kid that Robin should be bi and now can put in play despite the fact that Chuck Dixon, the guy who created and oversaw the character, never even thought this at all. On the other hand, this could have come down from Editorial and she has to live with it.
     
    But no it's not a natural thing
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    On top of this, DC has had ten rewrites to their history since Crisis which is why no one can keep anything straight while Marvel has only had one I think. What they need is Scrivener's and an official archivist
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    Women do that. Women think Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy were the perfect couple. That's the basis for most of the fanfictions that I have seen.
     
    This is looking more like Scott is right which I hate to admit. This is a Geoff Johns/Superboy, and not anything natural
    to the character.
     
    The problem will be can Fitzmartin replace any readers who drop the title with two new readers. If she can, then her run will be considered a success. If she can't, her run will be considered a crash and burn. And DC needs her run to succeed.
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Iuz the Evil in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    I'm going to stick to what I can see. Jim Lee just had an interview where he said everything is fine, and his boss that took over for Dan Didio loves the company. Speculation is they are both about to get fired if they can't get a winner especially with Todd MacFarlane just getting 500k preorders on King Spawn which is more than DC and Marvel have done in a long time.
     
    Batman is the company's best seller but it didn't even crack the top twenty in sales this month.
     
    Tim Drake is outed. The only reason is try to stir up interest that DC is a relevant company since it's not really selling that well, and is being propped up by its movies and animation. WB pays the company for the use of the IP and then makes a movie. The studio and company split any money. It's the same deal that CN had with Hanna Barbera even thought CN technically owned HB.
     
    The problem is that at one point comic fans were mostly straight men. I think at one point it was like 80-90 percent straight men. I'm willing to go that the demographic has changed enough that it is only 70-30. I'm willing to say that this section of the fandom don't care and are not going to spend money on Tim Drake unless it is hooked to something else. The remainder in minorities and women for the most part are not going to care either in my opinion.
     
    So logically the targeted audience is not the people who love Tim Drake, but the LGBT community. I don't see whatever fraction of the fandom this is being able to boost a Tim Drake comic to a viable level without help from the rest of the fandom, which may see this as a money grab and go I don't think so. And every time DC does something to Drake, more of his fans stop reading his comic. So what was the point?
     
    Tim Drake has been reduced to one of the guys who gets killed in the giant crossover to show how tough the villain is.
     
    The company is going we're diverse, but the people who spend the money are we don't care about that. We want an Indiana Jones/Doc Savage adventure and you're not giving us that. We're going to read Ghostbusters, or King Spawn, or Saga, or Lobster Johnson because they are giving us what we want.
     
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Grailknight in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    I'm going to stick to what I can see. Jim Lee just had an interview where he said everything is fine, and his boss that took over for Dan Didio loves the company. Speculation is they are both about to get fired if they can't get a winner especially with Todd MacFarlane just getting 500k preorders on King Spawn which is more than DC and Marvel have done in a long time.
     
    Batman is the company's best seller but it didn't even crack the top twenty in sales this month.
     
    Tim Drake is outed. The only reason is try to stir up interest that DC is a relevant company since it's not really selling that well, and is being propped up by its movies and animation. WB pays the company for the use of the IP and then makes a movie. The studio and company split any money. It's the same deal that CN had with Hanna Barbera even thought CN technically owned HB.
     
    The problem is that at one point comic fans were mostly straight men. I think at one point it was like 80-90 percent straight men. I'm willing to go that the demographic has changed enough that it is only 70-30. I'm willing to say that this section of the fandom don't care and are not going to spend money on Tim Drake unless it is hooked to something else. The remainder in minorities and women for the most part are not going to care either in my opinion.
     
    So logically the targeted audience is not the people who love Tim Drake, but the LGBT community. I don't see whatever fraction of the fandom this is being able to boost a Tim Drake comic to a viable level without help from the rest of the fandom, which may see this as a money grab and go I don't think so. And every time DC does something to Drake, more of his fans stop reading his comic. So what was the point?
     
    Tim Drake has been reduced to one of the guys who gets killed in the giant crossover to show how tough the villain is.
     
    The company is going we're diverse, but the people who spend the money are we don't care about that. We want an Indiana Jones/Doc Savage adventure and you're not giving us that. We're going to read Ghostbusters, or King Spawn, or Saga, or Lobster Johnson because they are giving us what we want.
     
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Ninja-Bear in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    It's fake diversity. And it's annoying
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    I'm going to stick to what I can see. Jim Lee just had an interview where he said everything is fine, and his boss that took over for Dan Didio loves the company. Speculation is they are both about to get fired if they can't get a winner especially with Todd MacFarlane just getting 500k preorders on King Spawn which is more than DC and Marvel have done in a long time.
     
    Batman is the company's best seller but it didn't even crack the top twenty in sales this month.
     
    Tim Drake is outed. The only reason is try to stir up interest that DC is a relevant company since it's not really selling that well, and is being propped up by its movies and animation. WB pays the company for the use of the IP and then makes a movie. The studio and company split any money. It's the same deal that CN had with Hanna Barbera even thought CN technically owned HB.
     
    The problem is that at one point comic fans were mostly straight men. I think at one point it was like 80-90 percent straight men. I'm willing to go that the demographic has changed enough that it is only 70-30. I'm willing to say that this section of the fandom don't care and are not going to spend money on Tim Drake unless it is hooked to something else. The remainder in minorities and women for the most part are not going to care either in my opinion.
     
    So logically the targeted audience is not the people who love Tim Drake, but the LGBT community. I don't see whatever fraction of the fandom this is being able to boost a Tim Drake comic to a viable level without help from the rest of the fandom, which may see this as a money grab and go I don't think so. And every time DC does something to Drake, more of his fans stop reading his comic. So what was the point?
     
    Tim Drake has been reduced to one of the guys who gets killed in the giant crossover to show how tough the villain is.
     
    The company is going we're diverse, but the people who spend the money are we don't care about that. We want an Indiana Jones/Doc Savage adventure and you're not giving us that. We're going to read Ghostbusters, or King Spawn, or Saga, or Lobster Johnson because they are giving us what we want.
     
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    It's fake diversity. And it's annoying
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    You didn't fix anything. You want real diversity, you should read Rick Riordin, early Milestone, or maybe Spawn. DC has lost a ton of production and editorial staff, sales, and their writers are looking to go other places. They are trying to bring in a new audience for their business so this is the only way they can think to do it, because new characters very rarely light anything up. We're diverse because we can change our old characters to suit is what they're doing when they should be creating new guys to fill the slot like Black Lightning's kids. (The fact that they gutted BL's history to get those kids the same way they did Cyborg's is a whole another thing.)
     
    They have been dumping on Nightwing and Tim Drake since Dan Didio took over, and even now that he was fired this is just one more thing they dumped on Drake because DC Editorial sucks. Who can we make LGBT today? Tim Drake is our goto whipping boy this week. He's the LBGT guy because we can't do better than a 12 yr old fan fiction writer who's already given Tim Connor's kid twenty years ago.
     
    DC can do better, they just don't want to.
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Iuz the Evil in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    You didn't fix anything. You want real diversity, you should read Rick Riordin, early Milestone, or maybe Spawn. DC has lost a ton of production and editorial staff, sales, and their writers are looking to go other places. They are trying to bring in a new audience for their business so this is the only way they can think to do it, because new characters very rarely light anything up. We're diverse because we can change our old characters to suit is what they're doing when they should be creating new guys to fill the slot like Black Lightning's kids. (The fact that they gutted BL's history to get those kids the same way they did Cyborg's is a whole another thing.)
     
    They have been dumping on Nightwing and Tim Drake since Dan Didio took over, and even now that he was fired this is just one more thing they dumped on Drake because DC Editorial sucks. Who can we make LGBT today? Tim Drake is our goto whipping boy this week. He's the LBGT guy because we can't do better than a 12 yr old fan fiction writer who's already given Tim Connor's kid twenty years ago.
     
    DC can do better, they just don't want to.
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Iuz the Evil in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    It's fake diversity. And it's annoying
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Grailknight in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    You didn't fix anything. You want real diversity, you should read Rick Riordin, early Milestone, or maybe Spawn. DC has lost a ton of production and editorial staff, sales, and their writers are looking to go other places. They are trying to bring in a new audience for their business so this is the only way they can think to do it, because new characters very rarely light anything up. We're diverse because we can change our old characters to suit is what they're doing when they should be creating new guys to fill the slot like Black Lightning's kids. (The fact that they gutted BL's history to get those kids the same way they did Cyborg's is a whole another thing.)
     
    They have been dumping on Nightwing and Tim Drake since Dan Didio took over, and even now that he was fired this is just one more thing they dumped on Drake because DC Editorial sucks. Who can we make LGBT today? Tim Drake is our goto whipping boy this week. He's the LBGT guy because we can't do better than a 12 yr old fan fiction writer who's already given Tim Connor's kid twenty years ago.
     
    DC can do better, they just don't want to.
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Spence in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    It's fake diversity. And it's annoying
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Twilight in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    It's fake diversity. And it's annoying
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Greywind in DC Movies- if at first you don't succeed...   
    It's fake diversity. And it's annoying
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Lord Liaden in "Neat" Pictures   
    George Carlin, Sid Ceaser, Bob Hope
    Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Pryor, Shirley McLaine
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    csyphrett got a reaction from Lawnmower Boy in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    Venom isnt Marvel. It's Sony
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