Tue, Jun. 21st, 2005, 08:03 pm
lisacharly: Stop killing the B-list already!
No journals and we already have six frequent customers. Quite a tally.
Alright, so, deaths in comics. It's not deaths that bug me. I'm all for the occasional tear-jerking goodbye, the death that has a lasting repercussion and brings the team to their knees.
It's deaths done to make a story seem serious that piss me off. Like Northstar's death in Wolverine. What the hell was up with that? At least Nunzio and Christina did something interesting with it afterwards, but we all know gutting JP was thrown in just to make that Wolverine arc seems serious. This bugs me. If it had been a good, decent death, that's one thing. But instead, it was just to add 'impact'.
Furthermore, it's not just Marvel doing this - the solicits for The Intimates #10 suggest death as well (I think it's Sparky or Kefong), probably to help save the book from the bad sales it's getting. Does the public honestly go for deaths like this? Will killing off some high-school kid really help the series where the excellent writing didn't?
I find it strange that instead of character development or even MEANINGFUL deaths, we just seem to get random deaths.
Rant over. For now.
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
I hate it when characters die, then come back without logical explaination. The LEAST the writters can do is leave them dead. What's the point of a character that seems to die every other issue, anyways?
They kill the B-list characters because no one but (don't kill me) geeks like us care if they go. What I wouldn't give to punch the idiot who came up with that theory, and the smartass who turned Black Tom into a tree.
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
I don't mind them showing back up again (hey, if that never happened, I wouldn't have gotten Davis-Tom), but the pointless killing gets under my skin something fierce.
That's Lobdell for the tree thing, by the way. And Austen for dragging a resolved plot back up. Stupid tree-plot...
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
The evil bastards...
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC)
Side note - Shina, do you RP?
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 09:29 pm (UTC)
I run two RP sites, cher, what do you think? [/sarcasm]
Quite a bit, come to think of it.
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
I meant on LJ, sorry. XD
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
I know two people here, you and Myst. So nope, just post sprites and complain about something occasionally.
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, because you'd certainly be welcome at sages_of_chaos
. I've recently become addicted to it. O.O
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
Speaking of RP, you vanished off the face of mine. :( Doesn't bother anyone though, pretty much everyone vanished.
Fri, Jun. 24th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Sorry. :( I just kept getting so lost and feeling like such a newb. :( If you want me to come back, I most certainly will! :)
Sat, Jun. 25th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
I'll ban somebody for making you feel like that. You don't have to if you don't want to, I'm just curious as to where the hell everyone went. Inazuma couldn't of scared them off that fast.
Sat, Jun. 25th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
It wasn't anybody in particular, just me being insecure. :\ Hey, I'll come back. I've gotten a better hang of this RP thing in the meantime anyhoo. :)
Sun, Aug. 21st, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
Everyone feels like that sooner or later, hun.
But YAY!! People still like me and aren't avoiding me! :)