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3rd Dec '15 11:42:50 PM MythicFox
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*** Now I can't help but imagine something like the Square service for smartphones, where you scan the stripper's barcodes to tip her.

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** IIRC, Ellis admits that it was a mistake on his part. That said, as has been pointed out, it would take very little effort to handwave Spider's story about Mary to be a recounting of something that took place before Vita's murder.
16th Mar '15 2:34:32 PM nombretomado
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*** [[{{Futurama}} Remember that talk we had, about always ending your stories one sentence earlier?]]
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*** [[{{Futurama}} [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} Remember that talk we had, about always ending your stories one sentence earlier?]]
7th Nov '14 2:04:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In the first issue, Spider blows up his local bar, which has an "Open" sign in the window. Did he seriously just murder people for no reason?
23rd Apr '14 2:36:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Spider ''does'' have the body of a 25-year-old tennis pro, but he's supposed to be older than that. Notice how his jawline is softer than you would expect someone with those abs. In certain panels he appears to have a double-chin. He's nearing middle-age, but his lack of body fat makes him look younger.
23rd Apr '14 10:21:00 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Given that future American culture is depicted as perverted, depraved and insane, showing homosexual activity would make it seem as though homosexuality was being used as part of that characterization, as if the authors were saying, "Everything is so perverted now, there's even ''gay people!''" It's a Catch 22.
23rd Apr '14 10:02:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Dear Warren: "one percent"? [[TheUntwist Fuck you.]] ** I agree, but there are two things... one, the doctor said that one percent get ''no worse''... and Spider clearly does. However, two... in the Futuresight Reservation, the weird guy says something like "We think we licked that problem, anyway." So one of the two doses of Information Pollen may well have not been as hard on the system... increasing the chances substantially. (And hey, maybe the Futuresight Reservation helped him out after he started getting sick!) ** After that reveal, I took it to mean that Spider somehow faked getting worse (there's gotta be some way to fake nosebleeds using nanomachines, and the rest is just acting), in preparation for a forced retirement after toppling the Smiler. He hated working in the City after all, and what better way to do it than fake a debilitating illness. It's the perfect way to end the story, with Spider fucking with everyone, and finally getting them to leave him alone (mostly). It's possible that the Reservation didn't cure the illness but was able to curb the degeneration, and with Spider's ego, of course he'd think he was special enough to be in the one percent group. ** Given that the i-pollen was produced by futurist technologist friends of Spider, it's not unreasonable to think that they'd at least be working on a cure - there is a substantial time skip between the second last and last issues, after all.
20th Nov '13 12:59:29 AM Cush1
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** How is it that, with a time-viewer available, no one had yet managed to re-discover what year it was? Granted that most of the teeming masses don't really care, but it's difficult to believe that no one cares; not the news media, not the government, not the FarSight community...no one?
2nd Aug '13 5:57:22 PM Sheora
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*** Oh, my! Such nice people we have here! Reading Transmet! Still, pedophilia is literally [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil A Special Kind Of Evil]]. The most powerful sexual experiences are complex and interactive, otherwise the invention of vibrators(and later battery-operated vaginas) would have rendered the human race extinct(there goes the holodeck argument). Rape is not about sexual completion, but pain and domination. By definition, you can't rape the willing, and there are entirely legitimate markets for S & M and so on. There is always the (slight) possibility that an adult victim is TooKinkyToTorture. A child is incapable of giving informed consent, so by definition sexual exploitation of a child is rape. It is the rape experience turned UpToEleven. It's literally ForTheEvulz. Read some AndrewVachss. As long as there are human monsters in the world, there will be a market for kiddy porn. And the only solution is simple - haul the chicken hawk out and shoot h/ir in the head.
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*** Oh, my! Such nice people we have here! Reading Transmet! Still, pedophilia is literally [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil A Special Kind Of Evil]]. The most powerful sexual experiences are complex and interactive, otherwise the invention of vibrators(and later battery-operated vaginas) would have rendered the human race extinct(there goes the holodeck argument). Rape is not about sexual completion, but pain and domination. By definition, you can't rape the willing, and there are entirely legitimate markets for S & M and so on. There is always the (slight) possibility that an adult victim is TooKinkyToTorture. A child is incapable of giving informed consent, so by definition sexual exploitation of a child is rape. It is the rape experience turned UpToEleven. It's literally ForTheEvulz. Read some AndrewVachss.Creator/AndrewVachss. As long as there are human monsters in the world, there will be a market for kiddy porn. And the only solution is simple - haul the chicken hawk out and shoot h/ir in the head.
8th Feb '13 9:33:54 AM Doc_Loki
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** Given that the i-pollen was produced by futurist technologist friends of Spider, it's not unreasonable to think that they'd at least be working on a cure - there is a substantial time skip between the second last and last issues, after all.
29th Oct '12 11:54:54 AM SickBoy
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** After that reveal, I took it to mean that Spider somehow faked getting worse (there's gotta be some way to fake nosebleeds using nanomachines, and the rest is just acting), in preparation for a forced retirement after toppling the Smiler. He hated working in the City after all, and what better way to do it than fake a debilitating illness. It's the perfect way to end the story, with Spider fucking with everyone, and finally getting them to leave him alone (mostly). It's possible that the Reservation didn't cure the illness but was able to curb the degeneration, and with Spider's ego, of course he'd think he was special enough to be in the one percent group.
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