Ponderous Rhetoric


Late 20s nerd, writer, gamer, and beard owner. The very model of a Scientist Salarian. Instagram/Twitter: @jcbaggee

Christopher owns and runs The HomeWorld.net, a site dedicated to commentary and coverage on all forms of geek-media and the back story behind the news you care about. Currently finishing his novel, "Elephants for Eileen", and working on his first comic project, "Saviour".

Also hosts a wrestling podcast, The RAW Reactor, and writes and colors the web comic Danny & Scooter, and tweets way too often.




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Hot on the heels of last week’s video we present the first annual TEST YOUR MIGHT Mortal Kombat tournament! We are competing for honor and bragging rights, though I would love some kind of a trophy.

Rules are simple:
Every character is chosen by random select
1 point for a match victory
3 points for a round victory
5 points for a Flawless victory
Fatalities cost opponent 5 points
All other finishers cost opponent 4 points
First to 500 points wins

Join us on Friday for the next round!

Have you watched Round 1 of our Mortal Kombat tournament yet?

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when you really hate the fuck out of someone but you cant say shit because everyone else loves them and you know deep down in your cold dead heart that they’re a terrible person


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OK, I’ve changed my mind, I can no longer forgive Moffat for inserting a Doctor between McGann and Eccleston, because now there are actually people arguing over whether or not Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor or the Thirteenth Doctor, and frankly, the Season One/Season Twenty-Seven people were already bad enough.

I’ve been saying “the 2014 season” and “the Smith incarnation,” etc.

(Also, thirteenth body, twelfth Doctor.)

I think Moffat has taken to referring to him as Doctor #1.

By all accounts, he IS the Twelfth Doctor. The War Doctor is considered a separate entity altogether by both himself and his following incarnations. They all feel shame for what he did. So they don’t consider him a Doctor. Do wish they’d given him a clearer name to establish that.

12 is fine. 13 is also right. Given it’s a new set of regenerations, 1 is also logistically right. I called him The Infinity Doctor once, and that seemed to go over well, but no one will ever agree to that, so I’ll just stick with 12.

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I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

This is hilarious.

This need to happen more often with comic art.

OK, look, parts of this defense has come up before, but it’s worth reiterating. So, first, blah blah blah, Manara is a legend, this is what he does, the problem is more in picking him for this particular cover than in Manara as an artist.

But an added note - part of Manara’s skill at erotic comics is his ability to eroticize the female form in a particular way. Manara’s women are actively sexual in an interesting way - every inch of their bodies project sexuality, and in a way that feels like it extends out of their character. He draws women posing for the camera, as opposed to a camera perving at women. And he’s really, really good at it.

But part of his skill in doing that is that he’s not big on realism.


Comics art does not have to be realist. We recognize this implicitly when we decide we like Sienkiewicz or Ditko or Kirby. Comics art does not have to attempt to depict realistic human bodies in plausible space. 

Indeed, there’s a reasonable case to be made that when we are talking about a character called, for instance, “Spider-Woman” that a certain degree of non-realistic figure might be expected. Rendering her as impossibly lithe and spider-like is not, stylistically, an unreasonable take. Indeed, it goes back to Ditko’s original approach to Spider-Man. 

So “here’s what this comic art would look like if you tried to render it in 3D” is not, to my mind, particularly useful criticism unless there’s some reason to assume that the art is attempting to be a realist depiction of normative bodies. Which sometimes there is - 3D renders of Gibbons or McKelvie would make total sense.

None of which is a defense of the decision to commission and publicize this variant for this comic, which I agree was misjudged. But it’s not a bad cover because of its failure to hold to aesthetic ideals that it never aspired to, and that are in no way standard assumptions of the medium.

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Link: A Proposed General Rule about Pictures of Naked People


I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:

Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts…

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