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Name: Gunnar Jacobsson

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    February 24, 2012 3:54 pm If did this for every time someone said "You know your shit" assuming it mean that because of some outward appearance, I'd be swimming in Xanga entries. I'm not a sports fan, but I know quite a bit to have a conversation. Should I run home and cry into a pillow because someone assumed I'm a big nerd? Because I'm not "sporty" enough? Because I can rattle off plots and episode names to Star Trek or Stargate episodes and someone says "You know your stuff" should I vow "As god as my witness, I shall never be nerdy again!" Not for nothing but what does stating that the fellow who lobbed this comment your way having a receding hairline add to the article? Isn't this just the same thing as saying "Nerd girls don't know anything?" It adds nothing to your story other than some vague "one-ups-woman"-ship. What does telling us that you're the model for some character in a book add to the story of this essay? Nothing. it's very attention-getty. You claim to be comfortable in your own skin and who you are. But it doesn't come off that way. Does it suck that that one guy accused you of being there to get a man and that alone? Hell yes. And that guy should get chewed out for it. But a comment as vague as "knowing your stuff?" Really? Why not just say something like "Yep, I do. Been doing this my whole life." And let that be the end of it. Complaining about this guy on the Internet isn't helpful nor instructive. Confront this guy, ask "Why do you say it?" "Is that surprising?" But... man... this not how this argument should be framed. It's not helpful. We have people rationalizing away on both sides of the aisle here. Now excuse me while I go back to my socially awkward basement and groom my receding hairline while I try to make my guttural stammers into a sentence I can say infront of a woman.
    July 27, 2011 9:21 am Yeah... not sure the firing of the writer's room and this news bodes well. While some of this is normal... the two coupled together does send up red flags. As well clearing out the dedeciated group of writers in lieu of nothing but work for hire is also odd. With a short-run show, it's usually preferable to stick with a writer's room approach. Work for hire is easier to do with full-run shows, as you have time for one-offs and such to give the staff writers breathing room. Very odd doings. 

    @Gabe Paul is pointing out that the person referred not to the tone of the show as schmaltzy but infact to the actual showrunning. Which really doesn't make a lick of sense.  
    July 7, 2011 6:50 pm Look, the sky is falling, the sky is faling! The emperor has no clothes! Quite frankly, I don't get the point of this "article." You skirt making a hard statement (as the books have not yet come out so at the best, any points are baseless) but seem to have already decided this is some how anti-art. It's disappointing and embarassing that this "I only want stories that count"-esque fan rant blog post got published on a comics news site. 
    June 22, 2011 1:04 pm Per my recollection, Carol Danvers is a Captain in the Air Force.
    June 20, 2011 1:55 pm I think the thing is, if it's just a reboot and they're seperated people will deal with it better than the mishandled mess that was Spider-Man. The dating aspect of Spider-Man has been among the most boring parts of the revamped Spidey and in all honesty it presents the main problems of dating someone and being a superhero. The "Will she figure out" crap is not fun anymore. If you look at the slew of Superhero movies or Ultimate Spider-Man, they toss out the secret identity in 5 minutes because of how lame doing that is. The scene with Carol Ferris in the GL movie is the highlight of film.
    June 13, 2011 9:23 pm @nastysnow Perhaps because the past 2 weeks Marvel has virtually disappeared from the comics news cycle.
    June 13, 2011 11:55 am I give it 12 months before he's invited to write the Superman book at DC so they can basicay have the SUperman 2000 status quo.
    June 6, 2011 12:06 pm None of these look partiucarly good. And the creative teams are mostly blah. That Gleason Cover is terirble compared to previous stuff.

    So... no one's allowed to express any negative feelings about these books based off of their previous track records with these very characters? I hope this mean, Wally, you go and see every movie ever made because you woudn't want to make a judgement based on a poster or directing/acting team. This "only have good opinons" schtick has got to end. People have gut reactions and made decisions based on how they feel about these things. Writing them off as "hating change" or being "overly negative" is naive and immature.
    May 27, 2011 3:20 pm @Smasher That argument is terrible.

    @Wally I'm so glad a man was on hand to tell us what is and isn't apropriate dress for a woman!
    May 25, 2011 1:35 am @wally Except of course that physical print subscriptions have risen by 20% in the past 2 years, which runs contrary to other digital modeling.