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Thatguy

In Reply To
Mr_Vespa

Subj: Re: Ugh. No...just no
Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 01:32:37 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Ugh. No...just no
Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 12:53:46 pm EST

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> Writers are charged with giving readers what they need, not what they want ;\)

Writers are charged to give us entertaining stories. Those who forget that fact and adopt this attitude tend to soapbox and spew pretentious crap. See Judd Winnick as an example of the phenomenon.
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> Leslie function was to give an alternative view point, to break or to challenge Batman's world view. To drown readers in Batman's world 24/7 becomes repetitive, at best.

Right, which means she was redundant as we already have Robin, Nightwing, Alfred, Commissioner Gordan, and a host of other supporting characters that provided the same function, challenging Batman's world view. Any opposing viewpoint on an issue that She could have provided could easily be delegated to one of these other characters. Thus, she really had been reduced to just a nag towards the end. I don't agree with what was done to her character. But I hadn't found her interesting story wise for a while.

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> > Writers are charged with giving readers what they need, not what they want ;\)
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> Writers are charged to give us entertaining stories. Those who forget that fact and adopt this attitude tend to soapbox and spew pretentious crap. See Judd Winnick as an example of the phenomenon.

I know. And what we want and what we need as readers are two different things.
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> > Leslie function was to give an alternative view point, to break or to challenge Batman's world view. To drown readers in Batman's world 24/7 becomes repetitive, at best.
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> Right, which means she was redundant as we already have Robin, Nightwing, Alfred, Commissioner Gordan, and a host of other supporting characters that provided the same function, challenging Batman's world view. Any opposing viewpoint on an issue that She could have provided could easily be delegated to one of these other characters. Thus, she really had been reduced to just a nag towards the end. I don't agree with what was done to her character. But I hadn't found her interesting story wise for a while.

Leslie had a role in that regard equal only to Alfred. She knew Bruce both before and after he became Batman. None of those characters listed can say that.


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