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  • There is a new Thor in town ...

    Apparently a woman ...

    BBC Story
    The Optimist: The glass is half full
    The Pessimist: The glass is half empty
    The Engineer: The glass is twice as big as it needs to be

  • #2
    Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
    Apparently a woman ...

    BBC Story
    I'm all for diversity in comics, but this smacks of ‘cheap Marvel gimmick’, short of killing off the character and bringing him/her back. Pretty weak and transparent that they just want to increase sales. If they really want to appeal to female readers, how about more strong female characters in the Marvel U?

    Cue internet fanboy rampage... 3... 2... 1...
    Last edited by Ubik; 07-16-2014, 04:57 AM.
    Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

    Kosh: Good!

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    • #3
      What?!?! Cheap gimmicks in comics?? I'm shocked that anybody would suggest such a thing!

      I think it's funny watching so many people go off on how 'wrong' it is while trying not to sound sexist. Granted, my exposure to Thor is limited but I can't see any reason why it shouldn't happen *except* that it appears that the original will still be existing in some fashion.

      Fave reaction so far: Headline: Thor to become female! Loki: Copycat.

      Jan
      "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jan View Post
        What?!?! Cheap gimmicks in comics?? I'm shocked that anybody would suggest such a thing!

        I think it's funny watching so many people go off on how 'wrong' it is while trying not to sound sexist. Granted, my exposure to Thor is limited but I can't see any reason why it shouldn't happen *except* that it appears that the original will still be existing in some fashion.

        Fave reaction so far: Headline: Thor to become female! Loki: Copycat.

        Jan
        Heh! Agreed Jan. There's no real issue with the switch, but it just seems cheap to me. In a few months the big reset button will get pushed, and Thor will be male again.

        I wish they were pushing female characters based on their own merits, instead of gimmicks like this… 'look THOR is FEMALE'… OMG! I mean, case in point, Bendis' 'Alias' was an awesome series. Jessica Jones was a brilliant female lead. They should be pushing stuff like that, or doing more with those characters. Or, INVENT NEW female characters.

        Don’t even get me started on DCs treatment of the Rucka / JH Williams Batwoman run!
        Last edited by Ubik; 07-16-2014, 05:12 AM.
        Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

        Kosh: Good!

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        • #5
          As long as they are not changing the movie Thor, I don't care anymore.

          Besides, I remember when Thor was a frog. That didn't make the "news" and this is much less interesting than that.
          "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
          "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

          "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Marsden View Post
            As long as they are not changing the movie Thor, I don't care anymore.

            Besides, I remember when Thor was a frog. That didn't make the "news" and this is much less interesting than that.
            Thor will be left handed in the next film. It's going to really turn heads. Never been done before.
            Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

            Kosh: Good!

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            • #7
              Filk warning: [1]

              Early to rise, early to bed.
              In and between I fought and battled and went out of my head.
              Going through life with blinders on, it's tough to see.
              I had to get up, get out from under and look for me.
              There's a new Thor in town and she's looking good.
              There's a fresh freckled face, in the neighborhood.
              There's a new Thor in town, with a brand new style.
              She was just passing through, but if things work out she's gonna stay awhile....

              Used to be sad, used to be shy
              Funniest thing, the saddest part is I never knew why...
              Kickin' myself for nothin' was my favorite sport
              I had to get out and start enjoyin' 'cause life's too short
              There's a new Thor in town, 'cause I'm feelin' good.
              Get a smile, get a song, for the neighborhood
              There's a new Thor in town on her own two feet
              And this Thor's here to say with some luck and love life's gonna be so sweet.

              = = =

              Notes:
              1. Based on theme song from the television series, Alice.

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              • #8
                Will Loki tell Thor to "Kiss my grits!"

                Will Odin call Sif "Dingy!"

                Tune in next time, same Thor time, same Thor channel!
                "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Marsden View Post
                  Will Loki tell Thor to "Kiss my grits!"
                  Probably.

                  Originally posted by Marsden View Post
                  Will Odin call Sif "Dingy!"
                  Of course he will.

                  Originally posted by Marsden View Post
                  Tune in next time, same Thor time, same Thor channel!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
                    Please don't be Thor about my bad joke.
                    "And what kind of head of Security would I be if I let people like me know things that I'm not supposed to know? I mean, I know what I know because I have to know it. And if I don't have to know it, I don't tell me, and I don't let anyone else tell me either. " And I can give you reasonable assurances that the head of Security will not report you for doing so."
                    "Because you won't tell yourself about it?"

                    "I try never to get involved in my own life, too much trouble."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Marsden View Post
                      Please don't be Thor about my bad joke.
                      Shouldn't that be:
                      Please don't be Thor about my bat joke.

                      = = =

                      Inflicting filk, puns and bad jokes upon unsuspecting Babylon 5 fans since February 22, 1993.

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