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While I've given my review on Linkara as a whole, I'd like to give my review on one of his more... controversial episodes: Red Hood and the Outlaws #1. Why is it controversial? Because this was the episode where he highlighted his feelings on Red Hood. Before that though, what of the review itself?
Well, its a damn good review. A lot of the points he makes about this garbage first issue are accurate, and while it does repeat a lot of what had been said about the issue, he adds a bit of humor to it, and even brings up a nice little strip from Shortpacked about it to demonstrate how much it ultimately pissed people off, especially its treatment of Starfire and Arsenal.
Now there is one thing I had issue with. Namely, his feelings on Red Hood.
A lot of the reasons he listed seems kinda hypocritical when Batman has the same traits. And yet Linkara loves Bruce while disliking Jason.
...See, I really want to tear into this. It\'s barely a review, and so barely deserves to be here, rather than in some forum, somewhere, complaining about a person\'s disliking something you like while only looking over the episode you\'re claiming to examine in the most cursory fashion. You literally spend most of it going after a single sentence, then actually review the rest of the video in a single sentence!
And you don\'t really refute his point, which is that Jason Todd doesn\'t work as his own man since everything about him and his world revolves around Batman, or that every attempt to make him go solo has quickly degenerated into trying to sell the adolescent fantasy of guilt-free sex and violence to horrible people.
You even deliberately distort the facts in an effort to create parallels that either aren\'t there or are only in the most cursory possible fashion in an effort to create false-equivalences in an effort to further attack him for not particularly liking a flavor of character you\'re clearly into. All of your comparisons with Batman, for instance, are lazy and shallow, neither digging into the process of creating an appealing anti-heroic character or examining why Linkara might\'ve listed those qualities while discussing how to create an appealing but anti-heroic protagonist.
That or you somehow missed his overall point, which is that Jason Todd is just not an especially interesting character outside of his relationship with Batman, and has neither the personality or charisma to carry his own book as an anti-heroic protagonist. Hence why he calls him a tool, and contrasts him with Batman who, while sharing many of his qualities, is and does.
...Goddamn it. I\'m doing it again.
This is not a very good review, and it\'s a terrible argument. There, now I\'ve done it in one sentence, and the circle is complete.
We\'ve reached peak meta. A review of someone else\'s review.
Okay. That\'s it. Spectral Time, I\'ve sent you a message, cause this is getting frustrating.
I don\'t see what the drama is about. Spectral\'s counter argument isn\'t wrong about your review as far as I can tell.
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