it is not appealing

marshalllieksstuff replied to your post: [[MOR] I’m pretty sure I’m not okay with Jack…

Jack had two options, 1. Kill the daughters of Aku. 2. Die. Jack’s not okay with it you’re not supposed to be either.

okay buddy, friend, pal, dude, I just finished marathoning the first four seasons yesterday so it’s pretty fresh in my memory. and I’m glad that we agree that I don’t have to like it, but let’s talk about why you’re wrong for a minute.

There have been a whole bunch of instances throughout the series of Jack fighting humans who are DEFINITELY trying to kill him and he beats them all with nonlethal force. Every time. A good example is  Episode XXIX: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful. Another good one is  Episode XLIV: The Princess and the Bounty Hunters. Whenever he’s in a “kill or be killed” scenario, he does neither because that’s how good he is. Plus he’s presumably had 50 years of practice since then. Without aging.

And it’s not even like The Daughters of Aku were that much better than anyone else who’s tried to kill him so far. Arguably the only reason he had trouble with them in episode XCIII when he killed the first one,is he wasn’t actually sure whether he wanted to die or not. And its super obvious in the next episode that killing them is taking no effort at all.

It’s definitely not his only option. 

I get that what Genndy and them are doing is showing how all these years in Aku’s world has fucked him up and made him lose sight of his noble goal and junk. And I get that his inner evil Jack has been lying to him and convinced him to kill them. And I get that all the stuff he’s been through have desensitized him. But again, I don’t have to be okay with the fact that he just killed 6 people and only incidentally didn’t kill the 7th.

I’m guessing the upcoming Ashi redemption arc is there to show that they didn’t actually have to die and that in the words of superstar rapper/producer Kanye West “Killing’s some wack shit”

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The people who appealed to the BBC Trust about the elaborate and offensive queerbaiting on BBC Sherlock, after having remained unsatisfied with the previous derogatory responses from the BBC Complaints Team on the matter (x and x), received this rather stupefying reply today in the mail.

The most baffling sentence in this long letter is perhaps this one:

“It was not about fact and although the issue mattered a great deal to those who complained it was not serious - it was fiction.”

The BBC Trust almost seems to suggest that the BBC’s editorial guidelines do not apply to fiction, while the BBC’s own introduction to those very guidelines states the following: “We seek to uphold the BBC’s Editorial Values in all we do. They embody our freedoms and responsibilities and, like the Editorial Guidelines, apply to all our content, whether it is made by the BBC itself or by an independent company working for the BBC.”

So how can this be an argument not to put the appeal before the Trustees?

Also, the Trust gave this puzzling statement:

[The subject matter] was not a matter of intense debate or importance in a particular nation, region or discrete area likely to comprise a significant part of the audience.”

Apparently, a particular but significant group of the audience not centred in one geographical location doesn’t count when it’s negatively affected?!

OpNorbury would love to hear your thoughts on this!


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