October 2, 2012

While discussing BEFORE WATCHMEN...


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  1. He does have a point

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  2. I would add that it's like reading a recipe that someone tried to figure out from just eating a bite of the cake.

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    1. You think that the people who wrote the prequel stories only read part of Watchmen? The sentiment is good, but it's closer to a professional pastry chef trying to recreate his favorite crumpet, one that she has consumed oodles of times over the years.

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    2. Right, that's why they get even the most basic details continuously wrong: Because they're invested in the material and don't see it as an easy paycheck.

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    3. More like they, in their enlightened wisdom, decided it would be better to use salt instead of sugar and mortar mix instead of flour.

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  3. Not bad... not bad at all.
    Unfortunately, they kinda have to do those for people are new to it, they can't just cater to the people they already have. A business that doesn't grow....

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  4. Where's the "it's true" tag?

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  5. I kinda have to nod on this one, but if you love something enough, you might want to "make a cake on your own."

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  6. This is definitely true. The ONLY reason I am getting the lackluster Before the Watchmen books is because in my own petty way I hope it pisses off Beardy McHypocrite Alan Moore.

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    1. Yeah, I'm sure he feels sick burned that you're wasting money on something you acknowledge is awful in order to demonstrate your moral and nerd superiority.

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    2. Yeah because Moore *used* to love blatant cash-ins of his property and now he doesn't!

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  7. I'm assuming this guy is referring to the zeros issues DC is putting out right now. So I get what he is saying completely, if that's the case. Most of those are meaningless.

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    1. Did you even read the title to today's cartoon? It is about the series "Before Watchmen", not the DC #0s.

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  8. And this guy, much like myself, obviously knows A LOT about eating cake! TO THE BAKERY!!! -I mean: COMIC BOOK SHOP!
    ...no, wait- I like the first one better...... *fatnerdisconfused* *eatcomics?*

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  9. I think Before Watchmen is about as satisfying as if someone today did a series of paintings about how the process of painting the Mona Lisa might have looked. Which would have these obvious problems:

    1. You're not Leonardo da Vinci.
    2. The story is predictable.
    3. The Mona Lisa, however a significant piece of art history it may be, is not very exciting to look at for more than an hour, let alone the months or years you're expecting us to spend on your project.
    4. You're not Leonardo da Vinci.

    But, you know, the cartoon is on the right track.

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