Haruno Sakura, Palette #4. Decided to use that color palette meme going around tumblr for practice during break from work. Jeebus, my eyes… this palette, I swear. XD
Q:I guess I just never understood what was so offensive about the M-word speech that someone would boycott Remender over it. I didn't really have a problem with the speech and even if I did I would just chalk it up to Havok's personal opinion and not attack the writer for trying to flesh out his characters. It seems to me that people are going out of their way to get offended if this kind of thing offends them.
I did not like the M Word speech myself. I think Remender lacked some understanding of the ideas he was addressing, and showed it in his initial response to the issue. I do think he was voicing some of himself in it.
He later gave an explanation of his thinking that provided a better appreciation, but not much more acceptance to my way of thinking. I plan to get more into this when I address his run on Uncanny Avengers.
I do agree with you on the larger point of people taking offense to crazy degrees. The way some flip their shit over this stuff is ridiculous. I tend to walk away from books that consistently express ideas I don’t like.
I imagine some of these people have an incredibly small worlds, and even worse social skills in order to chose to express themselves in this manner. The worst are the pack of cowards that type their bile filled rants on Anon. These are the lessons you learned from reading super heroes?
Well put. It was extremely frustrating to see a guy who is a driving force in the X-Books to not really “get it.” The entire incident really had a big impact on my future enjoyment of his work. Havok also went from being one of my favorites to now one of my least favorite characters.
But this #firerickremender stuff is nonsense.
I feel bad for the people who were fans of Havok beforehand, but changed after this. Lucky for me, it fit right within my ongoing interpretation.
Was and still am a fan of Havok. Why?
Because I completely omit the “M word” speech from ever having happened. It was practically nonsensical, and read more like Remender using a character as a mouthpiece (poorly) than the character’s actual words. They didn’t really fit what was going on, and were completely lost in everything that happened after.
Of course, I can imagine how people who didn’t like Alex ate this shit up, but it was practically a non sequitur.
In fact, sitting here thinking about it, what this book was advertised as, and the role it was supposed to have as a post-AvX unity project or whatever— it has not filled that role very well. Remender has failed that count, I think. I quite loved the Scarlet Witch/Rogue banter at the beginning, and I liked putting a mutant in charge of an Avengers squad, and I loved that it was Havok, and the addition of the Wasp was wonderful—
But after the first arc, with all the Red Skull hype and fighting and such, we went on a long journey that’s been fun, but largely a callback to Remender continuity and not exactly something that had that rang true to what the book is supposed to be. It’s pretty much just an Avengers book… with some X-Men in it. And that’s pretty much the bare minimum.