you should only go see a shakespeare play if you have the purest intentions and/or will leave in respectful awe of a playwright who was the master of dick jokes and wrote for the common masses and would probably piss himself laughing at the way people today treat his plays as though they are Wisdom From Heaven and a Sacred Rite to be appreciated only with All Appropriate Ceremony
the guy told a damn good story, yeah, but you don’t need Pure and Holy Intentions to watch/read his stuff any more than you do for any other movie/book/play/story
but also the fact that even in the book Doc Strange isn’t ever given much to do or say. he’s background and it’s the only book he’s in
Well it seems like they’re gonna do something with him now. The “blood bible” thing. It is a little worrying. And I don’t know why he said “I am the Doctor”—maybe he’s just been watching Doctor Who too much?
seriously. yes. so not impressed with what hickman’s doing… or not doing.. with doc strange. and that most of his story has been told through cameos
See, I love New Avengers. It’s one of my favorite comics right now. But it’s based on pushing the characters to their limits, so it has fairly extreme interpretations of them, which in other cases is counterbalanced by stuff that’s going on in other books. Not so with Doctor Strange. This is his main thing right now so he’s being defined by failure, when that isn’t the case with Reed and other characters. New Avengers is supposed to be only half the story for the Avengers and the MU as a whole, but it’s the only story right now for Stephen. (It’s the same way for T’Challa but I’m not as up on his current place in the MU as I’d like.)
I just want Doctor Strange to get out of the Illuminati bubble and start interacting with people again and I want more writers to use him and try to put some thought into his arc and I want something good to happen in his life for once.
Stephen Strange/Carol Danvers is a fun idea becuase they have such different personalities—Carol’s very blunt, very forceful, while Stephen is subtle and polite; Carols’ good at thinking with her gut (I personally think that she’s smarter than people including her are aware of, or at least very good at observing things, related to how she’s a writer, but that’s her specialty) and Stephen is very intellectual and when he tries to think with his gut it’s a disaster. But they’re both very passionate, intense people.
Besides all the sexual tension, Carol is the kind of person who would see Stephen is basically a good person but also how far off the path he’s gone, and she could tell him he’s done some gross and self destructive things but he’s better than that and he needs to get his shit together. Wong has probably been telling him that all this time in more subtle ways, but Stephen sometimes doesn’t listen to people when he should because he thinks he knows everything. Carol is good at forcing people to listen to her. And her own experience at working through alcoholism would be helpful for Stephen, since he’s displaying addictive behavior now too. I mean, whenever she remembers that. Maybe he could help her deal with the memory/identity issues too.c
So people seem to like the idea of this Doctor Who book club thing. Some questions: What would be a good schedule for reading? What book do we start with? (skalja suggested Vampire Science as a good starting point for the EDAs a while back, and teatime-brutality…
ooooh a Doctor Who book club! That’d be great!
I have not been able to focus on that much because of papers and such, but that’s almost done now. We can probably start on Monday. Since there’s nothing that says Christmas quite like vampires.