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Spinner Rak

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Unstable Molecule

Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: When bad characterization becomes the norm
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 at 12:45:02 pm EDT (Viewed 133 times)
Reply Subj: When bad characterization becomes the norm
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 at 06:55:49 pm EDT (Viewed 313 times)

    I've been coming to the slow realization that "bad characterization" is subjective. I've been reading comics for about 25 years, and many of the characterizations I loved in my youth have changed dramatically in the past 10 - 15 years. In other words, what I would consider bad characterization is in fact the only characterization that newer readers know.

    Here's a list of a few prominent examples:

I want to add the Vision and the Scarlet Witch to this ever growing list.

I liked their relationship just fine because it showed a man and a woman from two different backgrounds can succeed. Positive storytelling that makes the readers think about how love is the answer.

I don't think I am the only one that was inspired by their romance. I know of two real friends that have stuck it out when others would give them a time limit. Friends would joke about giving them a more week. Yeah, he collects comics and is a big Vision fan.

But after some six years, these two young lovers endured. I like to think because they have no differences that truly matter. Just a man and a woman in love. Imagine my surprise when I read fans saying the Vision was nothing more than a "toaster" and Wanda " a troubled mutant nutjob".

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