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    "To my mind, this embracing of what were unambiguously children's characters at their mid-20th century inception seems to indicate a retreat from the admittedly overwhelming complexities of modern existence," he wrote to Ó Méalóid. "It looks to me very much like a significant section of the public, having given up on attempting to understand the reality they are actually living in, have instead reasoned that they might at least be able to comprehend the sprawling, meaningless, but at-least-still-finite 'universes' presented by DC or Marvel Comics. I would also observe that it is, potentially, culturally catastrophic to have the ephemera of a previous century squatting possessively on the cultural stage and refusing to allow this surely unprecedented era to develop a culture of its own, relevant and sufficient to its times."
    - Alan Moore

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/201...omics-watchmen
    "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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    I read that article on the subway this morning. Alan Moore is an incredibly talented man, but I don't agree with everything he has to say. Superhero movies are part of our culture, but they certainly do not define our culture. They are just another form of entertainment.
    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

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    • #3
      I have no idea what I just read.

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      • #4
        Agreed. Superhero tv shows and superhero movies are the latest thing.

        The latest thing that both companies seem to have perfected.

        Originally posted by Captain Atkin View Post
        I read that article on the subway this morning. Alan Moore is an incredibly talented man, but I don't agree with everything he has to say. Superhero movies are part of our culture, but they certainly do not define our culture. They are just another form of entertainment.

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        • #5
          I wonder if our genius story teller Scott Neitlich agrees or not!? anthro:

          Honestly, I'd love to see Jon Stewart's reaction on this word "ephemera"! :joker:

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          • #6
            Alan Moore himself is a cultural catastrophe... along Frank Miller...
            “A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill." ― Robert A. Heinlein

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            • #7
              hey alan im sure kiddy porn like lost girls is great for todays culture

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