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19th Feb '15 9:02:42 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Spider's [[spoiler: recovery from the I-pollen]] is [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] when the Farsight guy mentions that they have [[spoiler: altered I-pollen to fight its side-effects]]. Since this was the second time that Spider [[spoiler: was exposed to I-pollen, the second dose might even have cured the effects of the first, unaltered dose]].
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* Spider's [[spoiler: recovery from the I-pollen]] is [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] when the Farsight guy mentions that they have [[spoiler: altered I-pollen to fight its side-effects]]. Since this was the second time that Spider [[spoiler: was exposed to I-pollen, the second dose might even have cured the effects of the first, unaltered dose]].dose]]. * Spider wears a pair of shades with one slender rectangular lens and one round lens. Yelena wears shades with slender rectangular lenses and Channon wears shades with round lenses.
24th Apr '14 10:46:57 AM MrInsecure
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* Spider's recovery from the I-pollen is [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] when the Farsight guy mentions that they have altered I-pollen to fight its side-effects. Since this was the second time that Spider was exposed to I-pollen, the second dose might even have cured the effects of the first, unaltered dose.
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* Spider's [[spoiler: recovery from the I-pollen I-pollen]] is [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] when the Farsight guy mentions that they have [[spoiler: altered I-pollen to fight its side-effects. side-effects]]. Since this was the second time that Spider [[spoiler: was exposed to I-pollen, the second dose might even have cured the effects of the first, unaltered dose.dose]].
23rd Apr '14 2:22:25 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In the grim, weird future of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', there are people who sort of merge with aliens (of the grey variety), who are called transients. When LoonShia first read it, he simply figured that they were "between bodies", that their biology were transient. But lately, today in fact, he came to another conclusion: Since changing your [=DNA=] would become such a stigma and base for FantasticRacism, they would find it difficult to get jobs and places to live and whatnot. So they would become transients in the more everyday sense as well. ** My Fridge Brilliance hit with reading the above. Today, people dye their hair wild colors, get piercings and tattoos, and completely modify their bodies (implanted horns, forked tongues, stretched earlobes, etc.) in order to proclaim themselves outside mainstream society, thus forcing themselves to live outside mainstream society as they are unable to get "normal" jobs and, in most cases, ends up with them living in semi-poverty. However, these sorts of body mods are normal and seen everywhere in the background of almost every scene. Transients are pretty much the exact same thing in Transmetropolitan, both choosing to live outside mainstream society and complaining that mainstream society rejects them. * The [[spoiler:One Percent]] thing seems like a little bit of a cop-out, until you read the series a second time. The dude at the Farsight Reservation explicitly says that they think they've found a way around the I-Pollen side effects, and that Spider will almost certainly be fine. Assuming Warren Ellis intended this as {{Foreshadowing}}, it's actually fairly clever. Remember, this is the ''second'' time in the series that Spider is exposed to I-Pollen. When he starts exhibiting symptoms, we naturally assume that either A) the Farsight guy was wrong or B) it was the first exposure (to unaltered pollen) that caused his illness, with the second having no effect at all. In fact, it probably ''was'' this second exposure that caused it, but this was altered pollen with a better chance of recovery. ** It may actually be better than that - all Spider's symptoms may well have been caused by the second exposure curing the first exposure.
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* In the grim, weird future of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', there are people who sort of merge with aliens (of the grey variety), who are called transients. When LoonShia first read it, he simply figured that they were "between bodies", that their biology were transient. But lately, today in fact, he came to another conclusion: Since changing your [=DNA=] would become such a stigma and base for FantasticRacism, they would find it difficult to get jobs and places to live and whatnot. So they would become transients in the more everyday sense as well. ** My Fridge Brilliance hit with reading the above. Today, people dye their hair wild colors, get piercings and tattoos, and completely modify their bodies (implanted horns, forked tongues, stretched earlobes, etc.) in order to proclaim themselves outside mainstream society, thus forcing themselves to live outside mainstream society as they are unable to get "normal" jobs and, in most cases, ends up with them living in semi-poverty. However, these sorts of body mods are normal and seen everywhere in the background of almost every scene. Transients are pretty much the exact same thing in Transmetropolitan, both choosing biologically transient in the sense that their bodies are transitioning from one state to live outside mainstream another, but the fact that the stigma against them forces them to the outskirts of society and complaining that mainstream society rejects them. makes them cultural transients as well. * The [[spoiler:One Percent]] thing seems like a little bit of a cop-out, until you read Spider's recovery from the series a second time. The dude at the Farsight Reservation explicitly says that they think they've found a way around the I-Pollen side effects, and that Spider will almost certainly be fine. Assuming Warren Ellis intended this as {{Foreshadowing}}, it's actually fairly clever. Remember, this I-pollen is the ''second'' time in the series that Spider is exposed to I-Pollen. When he starts exhibiting symptoms, we naturally assume that either A) [[{{Foreshadowing}} foreshadowed]] when the Farsight guy was wrong or B) it was the first exposure (to unaltered pollen) mentions that caused his illness, with they have altered I-pollen to fight its side-effects. Since this was the second having no effect at all. In fact, it probably ''was'' this second exposure time that caused it, but this Spider was altered pollen with a better chance of recovery. ** It may actually be better than that - all Spider's symptoms may well have been caused by exposed to I-pollen, the second exposure curing dose might even have cured the first exposure.effects of the first, unaltered dose.
17th Apr '12 9:17:26 PM DocLoki
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** It may actually be better than that - all Spider's symptoms may well have been caused by the second exposure curing the first exposure.
26th Jan '12 11:17:23 AM elanW
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* The [[spoiler:One Percent]] thing seems like a little bit of a cop-out, until you read the series a second time. The dude at the Farsight Reservation explicitly says that they think they've found a way around the I-Pollen side effects, and that Spider will almost certainly be fine. Assuming Warren Ellis intended this as {{Foreshadowing}}, it's actually fairly clever. Remember, this is the ''second'' time in the series that Spider is exposed to I-Pollen. When he starts exhibiting symptoms, we naturally assume that either A) the Farsight guy was wrong or B) it was the first exposure (to unaltered pollen) that caused his illness, with the second having no effect at all. In fact, it probably ''was'' this second exposure that caused it, but this was altered pollen with a better chance of recovery.
18th Oct '11 10:43:00 AM Dante668
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* In the grim, weird future of ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'', there are people who sort of merge with aliens (of the grey variety), who are called transients. When LoonShia first read it, he simply figured that they were "between bodies", that their biology were transient. But lately, today in fact, he came to another conclusion: Since changing your [=DNA=] would become such a stigma and base for FantasticRacism, they would find it difficult to get jobs and places to live and whatnot. So they would become transients in the more everyday sense as well. ** My Fridge Brilliance hit with reading the above. Today, people dye their hair wild colors, get piercings and tattoos, and completely modify their bodies (implanted horns, forked tongues, stretched earlobes, etc.) in order to proclaim themselves outside mainstream society, thus forcing themselves to live outside mainstream society as they are unable to get "normal" jobs and, in most cases, ends up with them living in semi-poverty. However, these sorts of body mods are normal and seen everywhere in the background of almost every scene. Transients are pretty much the exact same thing in Transmetropolitan, both choosing to live outside mainstream society and complaining that mainstream society rejects them.
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