Monday, May 22, 2006

Monday Misogyny

From a thread about Supergirl getting a tattoo:
I'd rather have a friend who lasered people in the face. Tattoos are a sign of easiness. Kara will be getting some soon.

13 comments:

  1. OK, you went on the DC Boards? Of your own free will? I mean, I did, like, twice, during Countdown, but I think I ran off never to return when they ... well, when it was apparent they were the DC Boards.

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  2. I have a strong enough constitution to survive the DC Boards.

    I consider it a test of will.

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  3. Well, you are more of the Green Lantern type.

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  4. I hate to brag, but I have survived the Green Lantern Board over there.

    Even when I was a teenager and Hal was still evil. Those were crazy days.

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  5. Tattoos are a sign of easiness, huh? I never knew that. I thought they were a sign that you liked tattoos. Or possibly whatever it was that you decided to have tattooed on yourself.

    And people told me that you couldn't learn things from the DC Messageboards.

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  6. Even if Tattoos were a sign of easiness, I think I would prefer a fast girl than one that shoots you lasers at your face... unless that girl was performing laser eye surgery on you or something like that.

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  7. I dunno, ragnell ... hunting for idiots on the DC Boards is a bit unsporting, like fish in a very, very, small barrel.

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  8. Whoa, whoa, whoa... wait just a minute here.

    How do you give a Kryptonian a tattoo? Their skin is impervious to bullets - how is a tattoo needle getting through?

    That said, they could theoretically tattoo themselves using the "heat vision and a mirror" trick that CK uses to shave...

    And yes, that's what I thought of first when I read the post, because the actual forum quote is so devoid of intelligence that my brain skipped over it automatically.

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  9. Mark - to quote the wisdom of Chuck Norris, hunting implies the possibility of failure.

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  10. Toby, Kara is residing in Kandor these days, where her powers are weaker and tatooing is difficult, but possible.

    Now someone can tell me where the heck Kandor came from. I long for the good old days when Mort Weisinger could give us an origin story in a single well-crafted word balloon. Nowadays, in the interests of "realism", they don't tell you nothin'.

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  11. The current Kandor, I believe, comes from that Superman story drawn by Turner that nobody read.

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  12. The original was a capital city from Krypton, shrunken by braniac (and his space monkey Koko) along with capitol cities from all over the universe. Well, actually just Krypton and Earth, but still. It was a dick move on Braniac's part.

    Post crisis, Kandor is a city created by the wizard Tolos. Its not shrunken at all, but rather exists in tesseract-like extra dimensional space and is fueled bu the Phantom Zone. He filled the city like a zoo with powerful creatures from a buncha different planets so that, as he needed them, he could possess their bodies, gain their powers, and kick a little ass. Then he came for superman, and he found trouble.

    Then, Mark Waid and all sorts of dumb story lines like Birthright (its his right dammit!) returned a lot of the Silver Age elements (its from Krypton, it has a red sun environment) but left the city peopled with non Kryptonians (I guess no one wanted that many possible Supermen sitting in a bottle in the fortress).

    Currently, its where Supergirl goes to get slutty little back tattoos and hang out with Powergirl is poorly designed battle armor that I cannot believe didn't come from an Image book.

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  13. "slutty little back tattoos"

    Um, Jamawalk, maybe you missed the point of this post...

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