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8th Sep '15 3:53:58 PM Kalaong
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* ValuesDissonance: Toward the very beginning of the series. Spider's first story is covering the "Transients", who are people transitioning between being human and alien which began as a kind of temporary body mod. Spider finds the whole thing distasteful, says Transients should be treated like the kids they are (in so many words), and there's an overwhelming implication that Fred Christ, the spokesman for the "Transient Movement" protesting in the City, is faking it for the exclusive purpose of getting access to sex. In 1997, just about everyone probably would've agreed with Spider's (and Ellis') take on the situation... but two decades later, it's hard not to make comparisons to actual transsexuality and for the section to come off as more than a little transphobic for hitting just about every negative stereotype of transsexuals (just faking it, it's just temporary, et cetera). [[spoiler:Of course, the City government and police then use the flimsiest of constructed excuses as justification to send in the riot cops to ''crush, kill and erase the Transients'', and Spider shines a light on the utter ridiculousness and naked power-displaying of this (as he notes that he might not agree with what the Transients do to themselves, but they in no way or form deserve what's happening) resulting in the whole thing whipping straight back around into a kind of ValuesResonance that Ellis may not have even ''intended''.]]
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* ValuesDissonance: Toward the very beginning of the series. Spider's first story is covering the "Transients", who are people transitioning between being human and alien which began as a kind of temporary body mod. Spider finds the whole thing distasteful, says Transients should be treated like the kids they are (in so many words), and there's an overwhelming implication that Fred Christ, the spokesman for the "Transient Movement" protesting in the City, is faking it for the exclusive purpose of getting access to sex. In 1997, just about everyone probably would've agreed with Spider's (and Ellis') take on the situation... but two decades later, it's hard not to make comparisons to actual transsexuality and for the section to come off as more than a little transphobic for hitting just about every negative stereotype of transsexuals (just faking it, it's just temporary, et cetera). [[spoiler:Of course, the City government and police then use the flimsiest of constructed excuses as justification to send in the riot cops to ''crush, kill and erase the Transients'', and Spider shines a light on the utter ridiculousness and naked power-displaying of this (as he notes that he might not agree with what the Transients do to themselves, but they weren't hurting anyone and in no way or form deserve what's happening) resulting in the whole thing whipping straight back around into a kind of ValuesResonance that Ellis may not have even ''intended''.]]
8th Sep '15 3:49:17 PM Kalaong
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** On the penultimate pages of the series, Spider [[spoiler:puts a cigarette in his mouth for OneLastSmoke, draws a handgun, puts it under his chin, and it turns out to be a lighter.]] Sad part? Three years later, Spider's inspiration, HunterSThompson, did the exact same thing... [[spoiler:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson#Death except the gun was real.]]]]
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** On the penultimate pages of the series, Spider [[spoiler:puts a cigarette in his mouth for OneLastSmoke, draws a handgun, puts it under his chin, and it turns out to be a lighter.]] Sad part? Three years later, Spider's inspiration, HunterSThompson, did the exact same thing... [[spoiler:[[http://en.[[spoiler: except the gun was real.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_S._Thompson#Death except the gun was real.]]]]_Thompson#Death]]]]
12th Aug '15 10:01:04 PM SpaceDrake
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* ValuesDissonance: Toward the very beginning of the series. Spider's first story is covering the "Transients", who are people transitioning between being human and alien. Spider finds the whole thing distasteful, says Transients should be treated like the kids they are (in so many words), and there's an overwhelming implication that Fred Christ, the spokesman for the "Transient Movement" protesting in the City, is faking it for the exclusive purpose of getting access to sex. In 1997, just about everyone probably would've agreed with Spider's (and Ellis') take on the situation... but two decades later, it's hard not to make comparisons to actual transsexuality and for the section to come off as fairly transphobic. [[spoiler:Of course, the City government and police then use the flimsiest of constructed excuses as justification to send in the riot cops to ''crush, kill and erase the Transients'', and Spider shines a light on the utter ridiculousness and naked power-displaying of this (as he notes that he might not agree with what the Transients do to themselves, but they in no way or form deserve what's happening) that the whole thing whips straight back around into a kind of ValuesResonance that Ellis may not have even ''intended''.]]
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* ValuesDissonance: Toward the very beginning of the series. Spider's first story is covering the "Transients", who are people transitioning between being human and alien.alien which began as a kind of temporary body mod. Spider finds the whole thing distasteful, says Transients should be treated like the kids they are (in so many words), and there's an overwhelming implication that Fred Christ, the spokesman for the "Transient Movement" protesting in the City, is faking it for the exclusive purpose of getting access to sex. In 1997, just about everyone probably would've agreed with Spider's (and Ellis') take on the situation... but two decades later, it's hard not to make comparisons to actual transsexuality and for the section to come off as fairly transphobic. more than a little transphobic for hitting just about every negative stereotype of transsexuals (just faking it, it's just temporary, et cetera). [[spoiler:Of course, the City government and police then use the flimsiest of constructed excuses as justification to send in the riot cops to ''crush, kill and erase the Transients'', and Spider shines a light on the utter ridiculousness and naked power-displaying of this (as he notes that he might not agree with what the Transients do to themselves, but they in no way or form deserve what's happening) that resulting in the whole thing whips whipping straight back around into a kind of ValuesResonance that Ellis may not have even ''intended''.]]
12th Aug '15 9:57:24 PM SpaceDrake
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-->'''Spider:''' You can let yourself forget that they're just kids so easily.
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-->'''Spider:''' You can let yourself forget that they're just kids so easily.easily. * ValuesDissonance: Toward the very beginning of the series. Spider's first story is covering the "Transients", who are people transitioning between being human and alien. Spider finds the whole thing distasteful, says Transients should be treated like the kids they are (in so many words), and there's an overwhelming implication that Fred Christ, the spokesman for the "Transient Movement" protesting in the City, is faking it for the exclusive purpose of getting access to sex. In 1997, just about everyone probably would've agreed with Spider's (and Ellis') take on the situation... but two decades later, it's hard not to make comparisons to actual transsexuality and for the section to come off as fairly transphobic. [[spoiler:Of course, the City government and police then use the flimsiest of constructed excuses as justification to send in the riot cops to ''crush, kill and erase the Transients'', and Spider shines a light on the utter ridiculousness and naked power-displaying of this (as he notes that he might not agree with what the Transients do to themselves, but they in no way or form deserve what's happening) that the whole thing whips straight back around into a kind of ValuesResonance that Ellis may not have even ''intended''.]]
18th May '15 9:48:32 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** "Business". The whole damn thing. But especially the line "Can we go to Long Pig? They have toys."
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** "Business". The whole damn thing. But especially the line "Can we go to Long Pig? They have toys."" -->'''Spider:''' You can let yourself forget that they're just kids so easily.
8th Apr '15 5:02:43 PM VoxPotentia
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changed gender on "le petit mort" to the correct "la petite mort". this also makes the reference (Our LADY of the Little Death) make more sense.
* GeniusBonus: The reveal that Channon will be getting ''plenty'' of sex at the nunnery she's joining is foreshadowed a few panels earlier by the brochure, which reads, "Our Lady of the Little Death." The French phrase "''le petit mort''" or "the little death" is an old euphemism for an orgasm.
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* GeniusBonus: The reveal that Channon will be getting ''plenty'' of sex at the nunnery she's joining is foreshadowed a few panels earlier by the brochure, which reads, "Our Lady of the Little Death." The French phrase "''le petit "''la petite mort''" or "the little death" is an old euphemism for an orgasm.
18th Feb '15 11:54:49 AM CaptainCrawdad
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The Smiler had already crossed the line by the time this is revealed.
** [[spoiler: It's eventually stated that Vita's death wasn't it after all, happening years previously with the family kitten thrown under a bus. It's revealed to be the Smiler's favorite political trick.]]
18th Feb '15 11:53:57 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In his acknowledgements, Ellis saves his appreciation for Creator/PatrickStewart for last and jokes that Stewart's wife Wendy Neuss is "smarter than both of us." Stewart and Neuss divorced a year later.
16th Jan '15 8:15:06 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* GeniusBonus: The reveal that Channon will be getting ''plenty'' of sex at the nunnery she's joining is foreshadowed a few panels earlier by the brochure, which reads, "Our Lady of the Little Death." The French phrase "''Le petit mort''" or "the little death" is an old euphemism for an orgasm.
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* GeniusBonus: The reveal that Channon will be getting ''plenty'' of sex at the nunnery she's joining is foreshadowed a few panels earlier by the brochure, which reads, "Our Lady of the Little Death." The French phrase "''Le "''le petit mort''" or "the little death" is an old euphemism for an orgasm.
16th Jan '15 8:14:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* GeniusBonus: The reveal that Channon will be getting ''plenty'' of sex at the nunnery she's joining is foreshadowed a few panels earlier by the brochure, which reads, "Our Lady of the Little Death." The French phrase "''Le petit mort''" or "the little death" is an old euphemism for an orgasm.
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