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Okay, so I've got a busy few days coming up, so don't expect me to live on DA, that being said, along with requests, I plan to post my thoughts on the Mkx Kombat Pack too...so yeah.
Okay, now I know that a lot of people want to get their thoughts heard. We all want to tell the world what we think about Caitlyn Jenner (Before you ask, I really don't.) or how we think Obama's doing, or something like that.
But honestly? I think DA's the wrong site to do that on. For me, this is a site for Art. And, while art can be politically charged, I don't view stuff like this which are just fillibusters as art. To me, this is a site for getting creative, and suddenly turning an account into a mouthpiece for your personal beliefs....Okay, being a hypocrite....Just doesn't really count as art, at least, not to me.
For example, one piece of art I really enjoy is this;
It's Just a Game by IbrahimAlrabeh
It's politically charged and can be viewed as inflammatory, but it's art. It's an image. It's not simply words in a journal referring to one's beliefs. And that, to me, is the difference. I hate it when an Author resorts to simply stating their views through characters, that's part of the reason I'm running low of fanfiction fails and Crappypastas, I want to do one where Hawk and Hans don't simply go around and say "Oh, that's offensive. And this is what is right." That's just not art, no matter how many times that hack Garth Ennis does it, to me, it takes away from something.
So, am I right? Am I wrong?
So, yeah...Just send me a concept you would like to see and I'll write it. Anything.
Though keep it a one shot.
Hey, if any of you guys are into joining a Tokyo Ghoul based forum on fanfiction, I'm starting one, here's the link:
www.fanfiction.net/forum/Tokyo…

I, by my own admission, am distinctly against political correctness. While I believe that everyone should have rights, I don't think that people should be offended over every little thing that skirts the line.

To me, the Comic Book industry is in one of it's dark periods. Neither me or (I'm pretty sure) DC has no idea what the fuck it's doing, and Marvel has taken on a new strategy for it's characters: Take their powers and give them to some other characters!
Granted, some diversified characters, such as Miles Morales, a biracial kid being Spider man, or The new Ms. Marvel which has a Pakistani American girl in the helm. They're both great. However, what makes them great is the writing, and the fact they're not carbon copies, Kamala has rubber powers, and Miles is less strong but has like a stinging touch. They are both diverse characters, but aren't based solely around their race.
Unfortunately, the same things can't be said for other heroes.
For example, Thor. Thor is now a girl. Why? Because Nick Fury whispered something in (guy) Thor's ears so he couldn't lift the hammer. And no, not even Odin, king of the gods can fix the stupid thing. So, this mystery woman shows up, grabs the hammer and boom she's Thor. In every way. Like, the, "I don't even have a different personality." every way, and to me, that's a horrible way to try to become diverse. I know that boys and girls should not be written differently, but they should be a least different personality wise, taking a character and changing their gender, is just ridiculous. And yes, Thor is just running around in the background, still kicking ass, but all the same, taking his power set and giving it to essentially his genderswapped clone is just stupid. This, to me, isn't a case of "Femminists are ruining anything," it's just more of a case  of "Poor writing is just stupid." If it would be handled well, I'd be fine with a female Thor. Heck, Storm of the X-men became Thor for an arc and that was awesome.

My advice: If you want Thor to be a woman, just kill him and have, say, actually, Make Storm Thor. That was really awesome.
In all honesty, I feel like a good example of this, is the recent captain America comics. Steve Rogers, the original captain America, has had his body finally get those years of aging that his super soldier serum prevented, so he's an old man. However, instead of getting a completely new character, what they did is they got Sam Wilson, the Red Falcon to be Cap. Furthermore, they didn't write him exactly like Steve Rogers, instead, Sam is still Sam, he's just now Captain America.
Another thing I want to talk about is the homosexual characters in comics. Marvel's got a lot of great ones; Karolina from Runaway, Hulkling and Wiccan, Northstar, that alternate dimension Wolverine and Hercules from Exiles, Northstar from X men, list goes on.Those are all great characters, particularly Wolverine and Hercules. (How can you not love an alternate reality where Wolverine has a handlebar mustache, wears a leather trench coat and spends a moment with his boyfriend to romantically remember the time he spent in hell slaughtering demons?)
My problem, is the retcons. Basically, where you take something and change it to suit your story. Case in point, Ice Man.
Long time, (Like, since the start of the series) member of the X men, Marvel announced that Ice man, who had been dating numerous women, married a few, and was known as the character who hit on chicks is gay...That's already kind of "Really?" But guess how they reveal it? Iceman confessing his feelings to...Um...I dunno, Bishop? Nah. How about having him developing a friendship with a guy? Nope. Here's how they do it.
Jean Grey: Bobby, you're gay.
Iceman: What?!
Jean Grey: Bobby, I'm a mind reader. You're gay.
Give me a dumber way to turn a character-

Hawk: Jubilee becoming a lesbian vampire and starting in a relationship with Wolverine's teenage girl clone?

...Okay, point taken...
Of course, you could just make new characters, and, I dunno, develop them, or, if you really want a gay character, take a character that hasn't really made a big deal about their sexuality, and make them. Retcons like that aren't the way to do it.
So, in conclusion, I feel like if it doesn't make a good story or character, you shouldn't write them. Alright? Just changing a trait about a character and writing them the exact same way isn't good enough if they're supposed to be a different character, and neither is heavy handily slapping a new side to a character that requires a massive retcon.
So, am I a tightass, politically incorrect ass? Do you agree? Let's hear some thoughts.
And for reference; The reason I'm not complaining about A Mexican kid named Robbie Reyes as Ghost Rider, is that I haven't read that comic yet, and Ghost rider is already sort of a mantle to inherit. 

Okay, now I know that a lot of people want to get their thoughts heard. We all want to tell the world what we think about Caitlyn Jenner (Before you ask, I really don't.) or how we think Obama's doing, or something like that.
But honestly? I think DA's the wrong site to do that on. For me, this is a site for Art. And, while art can be politically charged, I don't view stuff like this which are just fillibusters as art. To me, this is a site for getting creative, and suddenly turning an account into a mouthpiece for your personal beliefs....Okay, being a hypocrite....Just doesn't really count as art, at least, not to me.
For example, one piece of art I really enjoy is this;
It's Just a Game by IbrahimAlrabeh
It's politically charged and can be viewed as inflammatory, but it's art. It's an image. It's not simply words in a journal referring to one's beliefs. And that, to me, is the difference. I hate it when an Author resorts to simply stating their views through characters, that's part of the reason I'm running low of fanfiction fails and Crappypastas, I want to do one where Hawk and Hans don't simply go around and say "Oh, that's offensive. And this is what is right." That's just not art, no matter how many times that hack Garth Ennis does it, to me, it takes away from something.
So, am I right? Am I wrong?

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godofwarlover Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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godofwarlover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
How's t going?
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AnarchyWriter Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Good.
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godofwarlover Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Found a bad fanfic you can MST. Hope you have a strong stomach

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AnarchyWriter Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honestly leaning more towards more serious fanfics to make fun of, ya know?
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, are you still doing fanfic fails?
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Possibly.
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay. I have something you could use, if you're interested. It's a Hetalia fanfic my friend found.
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send it.
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MedusaArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Ey, dude, I forgot to invite you, and I'm aware of how late this is, but my play's getting produced this Thursday at Twelfth Night at 6:30, and the tickets are free. Again, I'm really sorry this is so late, but nearly all of my inviting was over Facebook so I kind of forgot about the people who are outside of FB/don't use it much.
I hope you can come on such short notice. :(
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