although marvel is better than dc

justakansasboy  asked:

//I don't know why DC behaves so awfully to its audience and its characters. Arbitrarily killing, retconning, and breaking apart beloved families and teams for no other reason than shock value. You can't keep an industry afloat on shock value. You have a dedicated audience, so why drive them away so adamantly?

If we’re to believe Tom Brevoort, we know that Marvel deliberately irks fans because apparently controversy helps sales.  I don’t know if DC believes similarly, but wouldn’t be surprised.  On the good side, however, I think DC’s been better about that in recent months, and we can see it in what they’re doing with the Flash Family: they brought back original Wally but kept New 52 Wally without killing or marginalizing either of them (in fact, younger Wally’s doing better than he ever has).  That’s a huge improvement.  It seems like they might be bringing back Jay, although that remains to be seen yet.  And of course Barry’s still going strong and hasn’t been written out either.  So that makes me hopeful.

But they still do it sometimes, because I’m guessing you’re thinking of what was done with New 52 Superman.  And that was definitely pretty terrible and shows that they’re still making fandom-splitting mistakes.  I’ve not read any New 52 Superman and don’t have any emotional attachment to him, but I feel sympathy for fans who rightly feel upset or betrayed.

I was tagged by @theniftycat

rules: answer all questions, add one question of your own and tag as many people as there are questions.

1. coke or pepsi: coke

2. disney or dreamworks: umm… neither, but Disney is probably worse.

3. coffee or tea: Tea all the time. Sometimes coffee.

4. books or movies: Definitely books, although there’s room for a good film. But mostly recently I’ve just been reading Muncle or Russian authors.

5. windows or mac: My friend keeps trying to lure me to Linux.

6. dc or marvel: Er… I like Superman better than Batman? I like the Lego games that use superheroes…

7. x-box or playstation: Playstation.

8. dragon age or mass effect: Whut?

9. night owl or early riser: Night owl. I can stay awake forever and sleep until midday.

10. cards or chess: I get kind of freaked out by card games because I don’t know the rules. But I’m rubbish at chess. But if I could play chess with Illya, or Spock, or Simon Carter… Well…

11. chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate!!!

12. vans or converse: Whut again? Are we talking about transport?

13. Lavellan, Trevelyan, Cadash, or Adaar: Thrice whut?

14. fluff or angst: Angst!!!!!

15. beach or forest: The summerhouse in Sweden on the lake, with cherry trees in the back garden and a well and ants crawling on mossy trees, and bliss.

16. dogs or cats: Cats every time.

17. clear skies or rain: Both. I love warm days but I love wild weather.

18. cooking or eating out: Cooking, eating out for a rare treat. Who will babysit regularly for a difficult child, and who will pay?

19. spicy food or mild food: Not too spicy.

20. halloween/samhain or solstice/yule/christmas: Yule is perfect. Hallowe’en feels much more muted and spiritual.

21. would you rather forever be a little too cold or a little too hot: I hate being too hot.

22. if you could have a superpower, what would it be: Flight.

23. animation or live action: Whatever is best at conveying the story. But someone needs to make so really lifelike CGI Star Trek TOS.

24. paragon or renegade: Renegade.

25. baths or showers: Baths every time, in our beautiful cast iron roll top bath. Showers make me feel like I’m drowning.

26. team cap or team iron man: Uh?

27. fantasy or sci-fi: Both.

28. do you have three or four favourite quotes, if so what are they: Never go hedging with a sledgehog (Hare, in Little Grey Rabbit). I don’t know <insert shakespeare here>

29. youtube or netflix: Youtube. Netflix costs money and never has anything I want.

30. harry potter or percy jackson: Harry Potter!! Who is Percy Jackson?

31. when you feel accomplished: For a brief second when I’ve written a story. Then I flail around feeling like the worst thing ever.

32. star wars or star trek: Star Trek! Duh! Star Wars is pretty rubbish.

33. paperback books or hardback books: I like a good hardback but it’s more comfortable to snuggle down with a paperback.

34. fantastic beasts or cursed child: The FB film was awesome. I haven’t read CC either.

35. evans, pratt, hemsworth, or pine: Um? Oh, like Chris Pine? Chris Evans the British ginger who married Billy Piper? Who are the other two? Chris Pine is pretty and intelligent and I think would be very fun to be around.

36. tangled, frozen, or moana: Um… ??

37. opera or ballet: Ballet. Gives me wonderful nostalgia.

My question, 38. Voldemort or Sauron?

I tag- um - I’m sure as hell not tagging 38 people. Do I know 38 people? How about @mrsspooky and @brokenmusicboxwolfe because they might not be cross with me for tagging them.