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message 1: by Marina (new)

Marina Fontaine (marina_fontaine) | 1445 comments Mod
So apparently the super-feminist Joss Whedon has angered the feminist snowflakes with his superb character development of Black Widow. John C. Wright has a response, and an offer (Hint: It's more than the cookies).

http://www.scifiwright.com/2015/05/co...


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Greyweather | 308 comments AceofSpades: It Looks Like Social Justice Warriors Chased the Social Justice Warrior Joss Whedon Off Twitter, And That's Just Terrific

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/356562.php

I personally like Whedon's work even if I don't like him as an individual or agree with him about, well, anything.


message 3: by Marina (new)

Marina Fontaine (marina_fontaine) | 1445 comments Mod
I agree with his approach to art. In Serenity commentary, he was talking about the need for balance between having a flawed hero who often fails and having no hero whatsoever. Too much "modern" literature/film is nihilistic to the point where the concept of having a heroic character is considered old fashioned. Whedon, as leftist as he is, does not fall into that trap.

Politics, though? Irredeemably Progressive. I stopped reading Whedonesque at some point because I couldn't stand it anymore.


message 4: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather | 308 comments Masha wrote: "Politics, though? Irredeemably Progressive. I stopped reading Whedonesque at some point because I couldn't stand it anymore. "

He is a self-identified socialist. Limousine Liberal doesn't even begin to cut it.


message 5: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather | 308 comments Vlad wrote: "Huh, I thought his "approach to art" consisted of ScyFy original move-caliber (think Sharknado) caliber rip-off of Cowboy Bebop."

Wrong anime. It's Outlaw Star, not Cowboy Bebop. Everybody seems to make this mistake. /geek


message 6: by Marina (new)

Marina Fontaine (marina_fontaine) | 1445 comments Mod
Not me! I've never heard of either. /not-really geek


message 7: by Greyweather (last edited May 05, 2015 07:33PM) (new)

Greyweather | 308 comments


message 8: by Marina (new)

Marina Fontaine (marina_fontaine) | 1445 comments Mod
Wow.


message 9: by Diane (new)

Diane Baker | 75 comments I've never heard of either, Cowboy Beebop or Outlaw Star but I did enjoy Firefly a great deal. Where can I go to see these?

And how and why are they better than Firefly? I always considered it a libertarian show, where the crew was going up against a rapacious government.


message 10: by Marina (new)

Marina Fontaine (marina_fontaine) | 1445 comments Mod
Well, apparently the libertarian vibe was snuck in by Tim Minear while Joss wasn't paying attention, but whatever works :)

Anyhoo, I never cared much about originality. Whether Joss was inspired by these shows or just somehow had that stuff in his head without even realizing it (remember, he IS a super-geek, in addition to whatever else he is)- doesn't matter. I loved the show. Actually maybe it's for the best it was only 1 season plus a movie because both Buffy and Angel overstayed their welcome and Dollhouse was the fastest decline of a show I have ever seen. (All IMHO since arguing about tastes is pretty futile).


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