Friday, May 4, 2012

As the Evil Overlord said, Submit to Me

So, I've been thinking about this since the back and forth with cfc over the Geek Heresy post.

My one good personal trait is that I'm curious. Cfc and I only know each other through exchanges we've had online but our relationship is over ten years old and we do seem to have a fair bit in common and it interests me to try to understand how we came to such radically different opinions about the franchise.

So, I'm opening the blog to whoever has anything to say about anything I've posted here. I can set you up as an author, or you can email it my and I can post it on your behalf.

And a lot of time, particularly online, when someone says he wants to hear an explanation, it's just to look for weakness and a chance to poke holes in the argument. But that's not what I'm trying to do here. If I ask any questions, it will be a genuine attempt to try to understand.

So, here is your chance to be heard by tens, perhaps even dozens of people!

If you disagree with me or think I'm flat out wrong about something, drop me a line and I'll get you set up.

And also, John Coltrane stole his best work from Nickleback.


  1. Every single Joss Whedon production inevitably has a young, lithe, ultra-deadly female assassin type character who gets plenty of screen time. Its an obsession with him, to the point where dollhouse was filled with them.

    1. Obsession might be overstating it a bit -- I would just say "recurring theme".

      Also, both _Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog_ and _Cabin in the Woods_ are completely devoid of slayer expies.

  2. While it can certainly be interesting to discuss why people like different things, and I applaud your intellectual curiosity and openness to differing opinions, honestly I think more often than not it just comes down to personal preference.

    I don't disagree with most of the flaws you've pointed out in the past in various Whedon productions, but, like people, every show has flaws -- usually pretty glaring ones. If you enjoy a show enough, you're willing to accept it warts and all, so to speak.