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ok you could say the exact same thing about the characters in Homer's Iliad but go off i guess
it is 2018 no one is going to slow-motion explain to you how crossovers work or what the genre conventions are

read a book
"um so the god Apollo just...shows up? And then he shoots some arrows? And then he leaves? PRETTY LAX STORYTELLING IMO"
what's amazing about this is the film itself CITES ITS PREDECESSORS in the serialized genre with a short discussion of Flash Gordon.

Serialized fiction always says "Did you miss the last film? well, we'll try to catch you up!" but it takes as given you have a lunchbox knowledge.
There is a kinetic, delightful sequence in #InfinityWar where Spidey is webbing all his falling colleagues together and shouts "sorry, I forgot your names!"

that's what serialized superhero stories are: smashing action figures together. Critique must approach on those terms.
One of the most important skills of a critic is I think the one that capitalism has left most undeveloped: the willingness to admit "I don't know how to read this."

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While we're sharing art, in 1620 Artemesia Gentileschi painted herself as the biblical Judith beheading Holofernes, except Gentileschi in her work is decapitating her own real-life rapist, Agostini Tassi.
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I guess I'll just point out puppets (in entertainment, in therapy, etc) are bits of felt onto which we project human qualities and characteristics and that it is v interesting to me which human qualities and characteristics ppl decide are allowable ones.
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Also you will then have to explain Miss Piggy.
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making friends! #FanExpo #StevenUniverse
PIXIE! #FanExpo
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an extremely good joke i just noticed: @BigBird is the only @sesamestreet Muppet who follows @MrSnuffleupagus, and @MrSnuffleupagus follows only him.
oof @SesameErnie's bio identifies @bertsesame as his "friend", but @bertsesame's bio identifies @SesameErnie as his "roommate"

we all been there sis
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*mission impossibles down from the ceiling*

whispers in your ear: Jean Grey is trans

*ziplines back up through skylight*
*hoists self down again*

whispers: "canonicity" wrt fiction is an invention of capitalism.

*ripcords back up*

I don't have to "queer" Jean Grey; from X-MEN #1 Jean's arc is the question and interrogation of gender normativity: what does it mean to be the "girl" on the team? How do these men regard her? What do they see, and what does it mean to be seen?
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