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Cranky old basterd Alan Moore thinks Superhero loving adults are sad fucks

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]

    What was the impact of popular heroes comic books in our culture? Why are people fascinated by alternative realities?

    I think the impact of superheroes on popular culture is both tremendously embarrassing and not a little worrying. While these characters were originally perfectly suited to stimulating the imaginations of their twelve or thirteen year-old audience, today’s franchised übermenschen, aimed at a supposedly adult audience, seem to be serving some kind of different function, and fulfilling different needs.

    Primarily, mass-market superhero movies seem to be abetting an audience who do not wish to relinquish their grip on (a) their relatively reassuring childhoods, or (b) the relatively reassuring 20th century. The continuing popularity of these movies to me suggests some kind of deliberate, self-imposed state of emotional arrest, combined with an numbing condition of cultural stasis that can be witnessed in comics, movies, popular music and, indeed, right across the cultural spectrum.
    https://alanmooreworld.blogspot.com/2019/11/moore-on-jerusalem-eternalism-anarchy.html

    Alan Moore wrote Watchmen and V for Vendetta
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    Obbe Alan What? [annoy my right-angled speediness]
    He's not wrong. Those were also great books.
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    Sudo Space Nigga [my hereto riemannian peach]
    allan moore and garth ennis are the best comic book writers of all time. Stan lee is the best content creator
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    I'm going to assume he means the stuff like the MCU fandom is trash, and not that deriving any sort of enjoyment from capeshit is bad. In which case I agree. 30 year old neckbeard söyböys with armies of funkopops are indeed tremendously embarrassing and slightly worrying. Dr. Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy (the first one) were great movies though, despite the fact that they were superhero movies. I'm about to watch the Joker movie, and I suspect it too will hold up on its own in spite of its roots in capeshittery.
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    HTS highlight reel
    Also: I blame Disney.
  6. #6
    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    It's just another ploy the globalists are using to execute their agenda. Just one of thousands.
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    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    On one hand I absolutely agree with him, on the other V for Vendetta
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    When you brainwash people on a mass scale and erase their intellect, their logic, their discernment, their feelings, their identities, their motivation, their hopes and their dreams, you have to have something to fill the space where all that was.
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Space Nigga [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by -SpectraL When you brainwash people on a mass scale and erase their intellect, their logic, their discernment, their feelings, their identities, their motivation, their hopes and their dreams, you have to have something to fill the space where all that was.


    Religion used to fill that space.
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    The globalists and their mindless lackeys also want to ban religion worldwide, and they will almost succeed.
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    -SpectraL coward [the spuriously bluish-lilac bushman]
    In ancient Roman times, they would throw entire families, slaves and captured prisoners out to the intentionally-starved lions, and people would come out by the thousands to enjoy watching the feast. Even the kids cheered. Or like the Old West, people would come out by the hundreds to enjoy "a good hangin'", and they'd bring their picnic baskets and the wife and children and a blanket, everyone would cheer on the poor sap who's kicking around on the end of a rope. The masses have to have something thrilling and exciting to fill those empty holes in their own lives, and if that means enjoying the suffering of others, so be it.
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