As someone pointed out above, “Captain Murderer” probably comes from a Dickens story, in which a nanny or someone tells a story to her tiny charge guaranteed to keep the kid awake and give him screaming nightmares. It’s a darkly comic spin on Bluebeard, because it is so over the top (seriously, who marries a man named Captain Murderer)? It gets VERY Sweeney Todd, with a particularly gross comeuppance for the villain. I’m not sure why Pratchett used it, other than it’s fun and a nice Easter egg for those who know. Anyway, it’s a fun read. Emelyn Williams used to read it in his one act play as Dickens, because Dickens loved his dramatic readings and that’s just the kind of story he’d have fun with.
You are misinterpreting what she said, and I still suggest that she could not have meant "aw, yeah, the art sucks, " even if she really THOUGHT that, because she probably enjoys staying in the business and putting food on the table, and insulting co-workers isn't a good way to do it. You'll notice that even Lauren Faust is extremely cautious about what she says about her departure from MLP.
I looked at her twitter feed, and that's not what she said. Nor would she if she expects to be invited back to pitch a new comic. Fosgitt's had a good record with IDW and I think it's safe to say that they'll be keeping him on. This is the writer's first time, and if she knows anything about any business, I'ms sure she knows that it's unwise to badmouth other people in the business.
I like Fosgitt's art, too, but even if I didn't, I wouldn't be screaming like a toddler, demanding that he be fired. Some people are the epitome of the entitled fan.
I utterly agree with you about Vimes and Carrot. It's much more effective not to have anyone be the Saint who is never bigoted about anyone ever . . . Even Lady Syb. I adore her, but I can't help noticing that it's easier for her to call out Vimes on his rudeness than to confront her "friends" with their bigotry . . .or that she doesn't care that much about the case until it's about dragons, in which case, people who harm drains should be publicly flogged. She's not normally like that about anyone, so that's her blind spot: she likes animals more than people.
I think I notice this because it's a flaw I share. Horrid shit about racism and violence coming down every single day and I'm on Facebook saying "let's end declawing! Yay!"
Actually, I agree. I'd love to see another episode with Cheese Sandwich, but not just for the sake of having him.
If she is a "student," she's not an equal, so no. Not exactly.
Yes. And it's sort of sad that she has no idea what real friendship looks like.