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  1. You know the right's fixation with AOC borders on...

    You know the right's fixation with AOC borders on some demented stalker-crush. I guess they can't stand the reality-check. Marjorie Taylor Greene is a blonde white woman who is a daughter of a...
  2. The mentality of excessive self-belief is common...

    The mentality of excessive self-belief is common to strong individuals, and historically a number of scientists, artists, and others are strong individuals with deep convictions and confidence that...
  3. By the way, some words from Doctor Doom's...

    By the way, some words from Doctor Doom's creator:

    "I had a hand in creating Doctor Doom...Doom is a very tragic figure... I like Doom. Doom has got a lot of class, he's got a lot of cool. But...
  4. I never chastised other posters for not using the...

    I never chastised other posters for not using the literary definition. They were the ones who complained about Doom being tragic, and got in a snit about it because they think Doom doesn't qualify...
  5. Tragedy originated in literature so why is it...

    Tragedy originated in literature so why is it such a bad thing I talked about things in a literary sense, when I mention and discuss fictional characters?



    Did you not just post this? [Emphasis...
  6. Okay that's more or less tragedy as I have used...

    Okay that's more or less tragedy as I have used the term.

    So what exactly do you understand as the everyday meaning of the word tragedy? What makes you assume it's so much different from mine?
  7. Okay what is the everyday idea of tragic then?...

    Okay what is the everyday idea of tragic then? Because that's pretty damn nebulous as it is.
  8. "Long distance information, give me Memphis...

    "Long distance information, give me Memphis Tennessee
    Help me get in touch with my Marie"


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrbPlr4Wskc

    In this case because infrastructure is creating...
  9. Most tragic villains and heroes aren't...

    Most tragic villains and heroes aren't sympathetic or likable figures.
    -- Agamemnon is the tragic figure in the play Agememnon but a dude who sacrifices his daughter to the gods for trade winds is...
  10. Well, duh, everyone knows that it's possible....

    Well, duh, everyone knows that it's possible. When you have one party not playing the game and cheating openly with voter suppression, intimidation, lies and spurring on violence, and the other side...
  11. Again that's what tragedy means. In the classical...

    Again that's what tragedy means. In the classical sense and in the Shakespearan sense.

    Tragedy isn't simply about who has the best sob story. It's about characters whose strong personality...
  12. That's the definition of tragic.

    That's the definition of tragic.
  13. Lee and Ditko and for that matter Lee and Kirby...

    Lee and Ditko and for that matter Lee and Kirby are not comparable in the slightest to The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. In those bands, the members largely did collaborate on largely equal amount....
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    I'll add Jacen Burrows and John Totleben to that...

    I'll add Jacen Burrows and John Totleben to that pile.
  15. Zdarsky wasn't in running to do ASM, it was Donny...

    Zdarsky wasn't in running to do ASM, it was Donny Cates who put his hat in the ring a long time back.

    Zdarsky's Hulk should be interesting.
  16. DITKO ALWAYS TOLD HIS STORY. HE SAID SO IN...

    DITKO ALWAYS TOLD HIS STORY. HE SAID SO IN PERSONAL LETTERS AND HIS NEWSLETTERS.

    That people simply took Lee at his word and did not fact-check him or hold him accountable, or do basic research...
  17. What about him? Luthor unlike Doom or Magneto...

    What about him?

    Luthor unlike Doom or Magneto doesn't have a consistent locked-in place origin and characterization. He's been rebooted and reimagined so many times and none of them have...
  18. First of all: -- It's normal, even commendable,...

    First of all:
    -- It's normal, even commendable, for an artist to let his work speak for itself and avoid interviews.
    -- There's no need to preface this by calling him a "social recluse" as if that...
  19. A certain amount of reasoned skepticism is valid...

    A certain amount of reasoned skepticism is valid and welcome. That much I agree with.

    The truth is "defund the police" was an activist slogan spontaneously generated by the people. It wasn't...
  20. Stan Lee isn't an unreliable narrator. He's a...

    Stan Lee isn't an unreliable narrator. He's a dishonest narrator.

    Per Abraham Riesman, "Stan Lee lied about little things, he lied about big things, he lied about strange things, and there's one...
  21. You are saying that the MCU making mistakes or...

    You are saying that the MCU making mistakes or not doing some things right, means that any alternative choice would have been just as good and successful.

    MCU not being perfect doesn't mean it's...
  22. Huh... Okay, deep breath... 1) I have never...

    Huh...

    Okay, deep breath...

    1) I have never been one of those people.
    2) I also wasn't discussing Spider-Man/Peter in general, but specifically his action in this comic, which is What-If and...
  23. Perfect is not the enemy of good.

    Perfect is not the enemy of good.
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    You posted this in Spider-Man threads, but just...

    You posted this in Spider-Man threads, but just to be clear:

    DITKO ALWAYS INTENDED NORMAN OSBORN TO BE THE GREEN GOBLIN. NO IFS. NO BUTS. NO WHAT IFS.

    This is a dated and completely debunked...
  25. NO he didn't. DITKO ALWAYS INTENDED NORMAN...

    NO he didn't.



    DITKO ALWAYS INTENDED NORMAN OSBORN TO BE THE GREEN GOBLIN. NO IFS. NO BUTS. NO WHAT IFS.

    This is a dated and completely debunked rumor, please do not spread it.
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