Friction at DC

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by A beaker full of death, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. Guy Gardener

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    There's no such thing as one book.

    If DC capitulates to terrorism, then more demands will come faster and faster until DC is Just a jail house bitch being passed around the yard.
     
  2. Gov Kodos

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    Too late, the Superman lawsuit already made sure of that, and it's all they deserve after getting Captain Marvel, but losing the name to those other crack whores at Marvel.
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    To answer LOB's question from last page..."Adventures of Superman" is a digitally based anthology, and I believe Card and Sprouse's story was the opening arc of the book. Not sure how many issues it was planned to be either. So theoretically one could just avoid buying the issues online and waiting for the next creative team/arc to start if they wanted.
     
  4. Turtletrekker

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    I have to wonder just how many of those 16,000 signatures are actual potential buyers of the comic, or if they just signed the petition because they don't like OSC and his views.
     
  5. TemporalFlux

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    What I find interesting about the OSC situation is the examination of freedom here. Those opposed to Card believe they have the right to live their life free of persecution, and they are correct in believing that. However, they also seem to believe this right only applies to the freedoms they approve of and enjoy; freedom for other people is unacceptable. So when Card expresses himself, he must not only be silenced; he must be destroyed.

    This is where our society is now. Most only seem to suffer freedom as long as it serves them.
     
  6. Turtletrekker

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    It's not about how he expresses himself, it's the actions he takes actively trying to deny rights and privleges to others.

    To my mind, he is little different from Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptists. They can believe what they want, but it's the actions that they take (Protesting at funerals and such) that make them truly despicable.
     
  7. DalekJim

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    "Little different" to Fred Phelps? Seriously? Card is a board member of a non-profit organisation that wishes to keep the definition of marriage what it has been. He hasn't picketed a funeral, declared people will burn in hell or anything of the sort.

    In fact, short research will show that he renounced his views that homosexual acts should be criminalised. This puts him very far away from the Westboro Baptist's views.
     
  8. TemporalFlux

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    And the action of him writing this Superman story was going to deny rights and privledges of others. You may as well assault him while he walks down the street; that action of living holds the same offense.

    It's about appropriate response. You are denying the man the right to live because he once supported something you don't like.
     
  9. TREK_GOD_1

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    Exactly--but the hardliners wish to tie thought to action, thus demonizing to the point of total supression. At least screamers of this kind are exposing how much they are like the very kind of people who seek to silence opposing views.

    All so fitting.
     
  10. BillJ

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    You may want to look up the guys ramblings. :eek:
     
  11. TREK_GOD_1

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    Not so fast: you were specifically citing the OSC petition as:

    --a potential threat, but the next point you miss is that if a OSC title was cancelled, it would not be some grand threat to DC as it pulls titles often. His would just be another in along line of axed titles, so in the grand scheme of things, it means nothing--ther than to ideologues who want it to mean something.

    See the previous reply.

    Where is your proof of this regarding Superman? Superman is bigger than 16,000 complaints few even care about, and to the majority of the population even aware of the character (far beyond the realm of comic book readers), Superman is Mickey Mouse. The character has a pop-cultural meaning removed from the little political dust ups of the times(if it even qualifies as that). That's how the biggest brands survive.
     
  12. Pingfah

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    So you can boycott a product, that's fine and dandy. You can also tell anyone in the world you wish that you are doing so and why, except the company that actually produces the product, because that would be sickening...

    :guffaw:
     
  13. Hartzilla2007

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    And I think that after 8 f@#ckings years of "if you don't support the president you're a terrorist" Republicans pretending to be the guardians of the First Amendment like they actually give a s@#t about it is funny as hell.
     
  14. TemporalFlux

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    Let's turn this on its head for a minute; let's boycott Chris Sprouse for his intolerance of other people's views. That man should never get work again. Right?

    That does bring up an interesting point, though. How does DC really feel about Sprouse doing this? Sprouse just showed himself to be unreliable and willing to leave his publisher in a lurch based on whim. Is this someone you give more work to? Can you depend on them? Sprouse has been highly unprofessional here. If he didn't want to work with Card in the future, then that's fine; but to back out on your commitment to drawing an inoffensive story? I wouldn't hire Sprouse again.
     
  15. DalekJim

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    No, unlike you I believe in free speech so I think people can, and should, say what they like. Honesty is a virtue I treasure. The problem comes when people are hypocrites about it and demand that people they disagree with on legal definitions should be unable to produce art. To me that is offensive.

    Personally I'm not too invested in Orson Scott Card's comic book career but he did write Ender's Game which is a really good book and a very significant sci-fi novel. Should that now be boycotted due to the author's views? Should it be banned from being sold? I find that ideology ludicrous.

    The concept of offence is so distorted, fetishised and warped in our culture. People feel they have the right not to be offended and that those who cause offence should be shunned. I couldn't disagree more.
     
  16. Pingfah

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    I read as far as I needed to. Cheers :)
     
  17. TREK_GOD_1

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    That would apply to you, since you are complaining about personal opinion having nothing to do with the duty or substance of his job. Attempted thought and action control of a business.

    That is where you stand.

    Crossed the border of hyperbole long ago.

    Better in your opinion. Funny how you cannot even consider that the OSC side may sincerely believe the same thing.


    You can say whatever you want, but you flee from the point: why are you incapable of exercising free will and buying something else? Or are you a person seeking absolute thought and action control over any and all entities? Smells like the latter.

    See the point about "Funny how you cannot even consider that the OSC side may sincerely believe the same thing" regarding the "better world" concept. You are so hostile and one-sided in your view, that the other side is "the wrong side" in this matter.

    Yes, because polls are really capturing the true opinion of half of 300+ million individuals, from the child to the elderly. As Mitt Romney learned somewhere around summer of last year, some polling data is not an accurate measure of real world opinion or action.

    As noted to another member, titles are cancelled often--the point being if a OSC comic was cancelled, why is suddenly more significant that the other stack of titles yanked since 2000?

    Ohhh no. This thread has served as the stage for a number of members advocating anything other than allowing DC to handle its own affairs. any action to follow is DC's business,

    But you ARE getting your panties in a bunch over OSC's business relationship with DC.

    Nice try, but not working, as you remain the one hostile and one-sided here.
     
  18. DalekJim

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    The irony here is painful. When trying to make out that you believe in free speech, selectively ignoring and censoring what I say is a really daft move.
     
  19. Pingfah

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    Censorship?

    Oh man, please go on, you are hilarious. :lol:
     
  20. DalekJim

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    It's clear you have no real desire for debate or points to bring to the table, so there seems little point.
     
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