Oct 5, 2011
From Aaron Diaz of Dresden Codak…
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Category: z - Arts & Culture
Obviously you can post whatever you want, but I liked your site better when the material wasn’t so risqué. My wife and I have enjoyed your site but lately have been disappointed at the questionable material you are letting through.
Seriously? Hastily drawn cartoon fake cleavage – only being drawn to illustrate the point that it shouldn’t be there – is risque?
He’s entitled to his opinion and presented it respectfully!
I just feel like sometimes we forget these sites are run by real people with real opinions and real feelings. “Presenting it respectfully”, in my opinion, would have involved emailing Abraham personally and not bashing him in a public forum. And if you want to say something like, “He’s a blogger, he expects it!” I would find that way more offensive than this cartoon.
I would like to politely request starting a flame war.
Amber, I see now, after several hours away from the comments myself, how you could read Jeremy’s post as condescending or improperly judgmental. But his words as very mild and seem carefully chosen, so calling them “bashing” is quite a stretch, in my opinion. Also, in several minutes of searching 22words, I could not find a way to e-mail Abraham, so I Jeremy may have been leaving feedback in the only way he knew he could.
“But his words *are* very mild….” I cannot make a post without a typo, it seems.
More typo fun: “so I [think] Jeremy may….”
So you couldn’t find a way to email him on the ENTIRE SITE? Did you, perhaps, try to Contact button at the bottom of the page?
So is/did she. What’s your point?
Wow, if Amber’s dismissive, condescending snark is your definition of respectful, I cannot imagine your definition of disrespectful, though perhaps your response to this will illustrate it.
Yes, it is risqué, defined by Merriam-Webster as “verging on impropriety or indecency.” Pretty hard to argue to the contrary, given the multiple allusions to the toplessness (idecency) of characters that are drawn in nearly the most sexually-charged way possible. And intent or pace does not eliminate content.
Whether this type of post is appropriate viewing varies by personal conscience. Valgal hit it on the nose: Jeremy is entitled to his opinion and he presented it respectfully.
Jeremy – I’ve left other sites for similar reasons, so I know what you mean. Personally, though, I don’t find this material either risque or questionable. Tastes differ – I hope you find a site that suits your tastes!
I agree with Jeremy…super inappropriate.
*Super* inappropriate. Heh heh.
This is just the prfceet answer for all of us
I think it’s great. PG-13 at most. Soldier on, Abraham! I love the variety.
Amen! Preach it!
Oh my word, you acknowledged women are physically different than men.
You have offended my sensibilities.
omg women superheros have breasts?!
Nobody here is discussing the real issue at hand: Cleavage while crime fighting — yes or no?
Clearly a hazard as illustrated by the comic, so I vote no.
Cleavage – no. Nudity – yes. Keep the sex appeal without the costume hazards. You don’t have to worry about your costume falling off mid-flight if there IS NO costume.
Cleavage, high heels, and tight spandex outfits. The way superheroes are dressed had always made me snort- I have taken martial arts classes in the past few years, and now it just seems anatomically impossible, given the athletic stuff they end up doing. I don’t find the post offensive, just funny for skewering a tradition of presenting female superheroes as dolled-up playboy models in a humorous way. Like very much.
“that are drawn in nearly the most sexually-charged way possible.”
Please do not click on any links that include the word “hentai,” as you will quickly learn the ridiculousness of your statement. :-)
As I now realize the ridiculousness of responding to an ancient post, LOL at my old bad self.
You guys sound old. You might want to try playing games in real life with real people, like bridge, or poker. That way, if you ever complain about the younger generations, you can be a little less hypocritical and more deserving of respect in any forum, even if it’s an ONLINE BLOG ABOUT FUN THINGS.
You guys whine a lot.
If you don’t like 22Words’ content, get off the site.
I’d like to have a cup of coffee, thanks.
Very funny, and so true!
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