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Senator_Binks27

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2 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Gargoyle... · 0 replies · +1 points

The line from Monty Python is "I'll bite yer LEGS off!" Why do so many misremember it as "kneecaps"?

2 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Gargoyle... · 0 replies · +1 points

Saito was also The Shredder in the 1990 live-action TMNT, still the best adaptation of that franchise to date.

2 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Gargoyle... · 0 replies · +1 points

I got less of a Robocop vibe and more of a Venom vibe (though I maintain Venom works better as a villain and even then in limited quantities).

2 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Gargoyle... · 0 replies · +1 points

One of my major pet peeves is when fantasy shows and games mispronounce "golem" as "Gollum". I AM SO HAPPY GARGOYLES GETS IT RIGHT OMG.

3 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Steven U... · 0 replies · +18 points

Loved everything about this movie, and have been eagerly awaiting your thoughts.

What I have been less thrilled about is the most recent rash of Rose-Canceling over this, so I'm kind of going to give this small novel here.

Pink/Rose had the same character arc as a lot of our favorite characters on this show - a perpetrator of villainous acts who realized the error of their ways and became better people. In Pink/Rose's case, while she remained flawed and was unable to correct every mistake (and you can tell how much the guilt of that weighs on her in some of her more open moments with Greg), she was by the time of her "death" a genuinely good person and a legitimate hero.

Yes, what she did to Spinel on top of many other things prior to her development was indefensible. But so many others on the show have done just as indefensible things (sometimes arguably worse) and get a pass. The most obvious example given this context is Spinel herself. Her negative feelings are justified, her homicidal and frankly genocidal actions are certainly not. And I love Spinel, she's already my third favorite character of the series. I want to hug her and make her feel all the betters. But she still did horrible things and had to come to a realization that she was wrong before she could improve.

But think of the other examples. Lapis and Peridot were happily complicit in Homeworld's atrocities and were shown doing some pretty horrible things on the show before their character development. And then there's Bismuth, who advocated fighting war crimes with war crimes and was more than happy to flat-out murder anyone who disagreed with her (which I still think the show hasn't adequately addressed making her redemption feel too rushed, but whatever I'm happy she got where she is as part of the team again). The other Diamonds are still in the middle of redeeming themselves and they still have a long way to go, but they are trying. And outside of the Diamonds feeling "rushed" to some, and maybe some others being occasionally uncharitable to Lapis, I never see any real pushback to their character development and improvement.

But with Pink/Rose, the reaction is different. I feel like ever since "A Single Pale Rose," every past mistake we discover Pink has made is being used as evidence that the hero she became never existed, and all of her heroic actions are assumed to be some nefarious self-serving motive of Pre-Development Pink. In reality, the only real difference between Pink/Rose and the other characters I mentioned is that we experienced her arc in reverse. As an audience, we "met" her at the end of her arc where she was a good person and were slowly throughout the series shown how she got to that point and the mistakes she made along the way. But in the internal chronology, it is the same arc of redemption and heroism. And to ignore that to sink hate on her for her past seems to go againt the entire message of the show.