Thursday, October 28, 2004

Brady Law

Readers and posters of Newsarama's boards may have noticed a recent trend ... Chief Newsaramist Matt Brady has been a lot more visible on the boards over the past few weeks. For instance, in today's announcement about Marvel's earnings (Brother Voodoo on TV? I can die happy now), a typical Newsarama scene was played out when two posters began the age-old debate about who's better, Marvel or DC. Matt swoops in:

You're calling someone ignorant because they don't share your opinion? Both Marvel and DC have plenty of Hollywood successes and failures under their belts at this point. Calm it down.

They don't, and he's back ...

Can we please cut the Marvel vs. DC bickering now? It's not relaly making anyone look good...

This, of course, is "good cop" Brady ... we've also seen "bad cop" Brady in the Talk@ section lately, specifically in a thread he stickied on political threads:

So – let it be known on these boards – the political threads are under heavy scrutiny as of now. If you think you’re going to get into a passionate debate about politics on this board and win converts, think again, recalling how many times you’ve changed your mind about something as important as politics because of what someone you didn’t know wrote on an internet messageboard.

I’ve a feeling that things are going to try to get worse as we get closer to the election – I’ve no problem deleting threads that are started for the sole purpose of inciting others, and I’ve got no problem banning political threads on this board altogether until well after the election.

And speaking of deleting threads, poster Strike apparently had one deleted this week and was quick to start a thread defending the original thread:

Did you really think I was gaybashing? The point was, I want the new Black Cat series to be T&A, and have HLA. And I was just trying to get support, by conving the gay community that this would be the best way to get acceptance. With the real motive being, that I'm a perv. You people are too sensitive.

His original thread was deleted, but someone was kind enough to email us the text of his first post from it:

Gay people are idiots They are. They want acceptance and equal rights, yet they go completely the wrong way about it.All too often, they use threats, intimidation and guilt to try and make people accept their way of life. What they fail to realise is that you cannot force people to be tolerant.Threats and intimidation never work. They only cause resentment.Bribery,on the other hand, works like a charm.The Gay Rights Movement should instead try a new tactic. They should try offering society something in exchange for equal rights.And what is it that gays have that everyone else wants?Lesbians.The key to homesexual acceptance is, and always has been, Hot Lesbian Action. If they had only tried convincing their more attractive female members to offer HLA in exchange for acceptance, they could have had equal rights decades ago.It's the carrot and stick method. The stick doesn't work, try using the carrot instead.And for Marvel Comics, the carrot = Felicia Hardy a.k.a The Black Cat.In the alternate future storyline of Spider-girl, Felicia is a lesbian. And you know something, I cannot think of a single damn reason why she should not be a lesbian in the regular Marvel Universe too.Northstar was Marvel's best attempt to inject homosexuality into their comics, but as an experiment, anyone with any sense could see that it was doomed to failure, no matter how liberal we may claim to be. And don't even get me started on the stupidity of Rawhide Kid.Mystique has sometimes been hinted at being a lesbian. But that's all there's ever been, hints and rumours. Not even in her current series has she been shown getting off with another girl.Okay, there's been Sunfire in Exiles. And guess what, dead within six issues.Well according to rumour, there's a Black Cat series coming up, with Frank Cho as artist.And I say, go for it. Make her a lesbian. And I want - no, I DEMAND a plentiful supply of hot, lesbian action, with lots of sexy babes for Felicia to screw.Trying to force-feed us wax-chested gays was never going to work.A lipstick lesbian in a pvc catsuit - that will work. The series will be a major smash seller, guaranteed!And then, ONLY then - when you have a successful superhero storming up the charts - will you have taken the first step towards homosexual acceptance in mainstream comics.

Addition: Then there's this thread from condescending poster onemoment, where "Bad Cop" Brady really lays it down:

Oh, just knock that shit off. You posted a message that was very clearly meant to insult anyone who has the misfortune of not seeing the world as you see it, and have, in following up, opted more to insult those who hold different opinions, and paint large swaths of people as "suckers" or worse


You're free to discuss your points in a rational manner, which means respecting the opinions of others, and the operating under the fundamental realization that other people may not see things as you do, and may have very good reasons for not seeing things as you do. As I've explained though, you've yet to really show you can do this, preferring instead to hold yourself superior to just about everyone else, bait, bitch, insult and argue, when all you have to do is show a little common respect for others.

If you don't, well, I'm imagining that this won't be the first place you've been booted from.

There won't be another warning.


Blogger Dorian said...

And see, this sort of thing is why I stopped reading Newsarama all-together...

9:04 PM  

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