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  •  My theory... (3+ / 0-)
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    ddn, mathGuyNTulsa, Ticorules

    He didn't like the movie treatment so he's deliberately trying to sabotage it. That is literally the only explanation that makes sense at this point. Either that or someone really needs to sit this guy down and explain the concept of promotion to him. As in, don't say anything stupid until the check clears. All the checks, from all the sequels.

    A little OT but I'd like to see him try to write a new book these days. Let's see how much his right wing hatery has affected his ability to tell a good story. Guarantee he's so far down the rabbit hole now he can't do it without making it some right wing polemic against gays or liberals or atheism or some such nonsense.  

    •  You should check out... (2+ / 0-)
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      Ticorules, happymisanthropy

      ...some of his earlier crackpot whinings. This is absolutely true-to-form, and indeed is relatively mild compared to some of his anti-gay screeds.

      He is not trying to sabotage the movie. He literally believes that anyone who would like it must hate Obama already, because how could someone be so acute as to like his book and not acute enough to hate the child-molesting Hitler monster communist Obama.

      Mind you, having read the first two books, and given them a good once-over with a critical eye, they do not strike me as in any way compatible with progressivism, except in the same way that ice cream is compatible with weight loss: a little bit isn't going to seriously jeopardize your goals, but it certainly is pulling in pretty much the exact opposite direction.

    •  I actually encountered him once (3+ / 0-)
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      chloris creator, kurt, kyril

      At the San Diego Comic Con in 2005 he gave a presentation. My husband and I were actually cutting through the room he was talking in to get to another presentation. Halfway through the room we came to a dead stop and stared at him in shock. He really is that crazy. And he doesn't understand comic books very well either.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 08:50:37 PM PDT

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      •  Which is ironic... (0+ / 0-)

        Considering the fact that he's written quiet a few. He was pegged to do a Superman book until the backlash just made DC drop the project because they didn't want to deal with the headache.

        •  He has indeed (1+ / 0-)
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          But if you listen to him talk about comic books you understand that he doesn't get why they are so popular. Listening to him say that the most respected and beloved comic book series are terrible because they use too many words was amusing, though.

          Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

          by moviemeister76 on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 11:49:50 AM PDT

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