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Its pretty funny, and better edited, but not funnier than Naz's stuff.

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Feel The Funk / Re: All Time Best Prince Album
« on: December 21, 2006, 07:45:47 am »
Then you gotta flip it and rub it down (oh no!).

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 21, 2006, 07:41:52 am »
Here's my take: What you have to understand is that INTERNET FLACK DONT COUNT. Really. If it did Priest would still be writing this book and it would be at #100 about now.  Priest was the darling of the internet fans. Book got cancelled due to low sales(It wasnt me, I was actullay buying it).

Internet fans hated Avengers Disassembled and look how much money that made Marvel. Old School Fan hate Civil War. But its selling. You could make a strong case for doing the polar opposite of what internet fans wanted as a SUREFIRE WAY of making big sales bucks.

Marvel's got no reason to listen its fans on the matter of Storm/Panther or anything else.  

Moreover outside of Chris Clairmont who has propertary interest in the character(after all, he made her popular it the first place), NOBODY at the X-Office gives a rat's ass about Storm. In the 90's it was all about fan icon Jeny Grey, Romantic Foil Rogue and Psylocke the Asian combat stripper.

Even at this point that hasnt changed. If it was up to me Storm would be starring solo in her own comic or leading the XSE in its own book. Storm is Marvel's closest equivalent to Wonder Woman. She was created to be the most powerful member of her team (Jean Grey and Sue Storm started out as wimps). But when Nightcrawler, JUBILEE AND WHITE QUEEN got ongoing series before she did, the handwriting was on the wall.

And even if Storm were to go back to the X-Men, what would she do? What role would she play? Team Sexpot? That's White Queen. Team Leader? It's been done and we still have Cyclops for that.  Hardened Vet? That's Rouge's job these days. Den Mom? Well there's always that but considering Kitty Pride=Buffy these days she's not even useful as that.

The X-staff had Storm wandering around Africa because they couldn't think of anything else to do with her. Despite with the internet fans seem to thing B.P./Storm is as close as this character will ever get to getting her own series.

Why the internet fans willfully ignore this fact is open to debate (on another thread, hopefully :D), but barring Clairmont's return to an major X-book (wont happen, he doesn't sell books like he used to) I'd say Storm and Black Panther are pretty secure.

    


Cosign every single word. Especially if Storm went back it would just be back burner central for her, so she's good right where she is. The non fans would rather her be in the background on X-Men than doing something as queen of Wakanda and being happy and involved in stories? Says a lot about those "fans", and luckily the X-Office is IGNORING them.

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Feel The Funk / Re: All Time Best Prince Album
« on: December 20, 2006, 06:20:48 pm »
out of the choices offered, Purple Rain..


But my own personal pick is BATMAN..

I find myself humming tunes from that from time to time. ;D The Future, Arms of Orion, Electric Chair, and ESPECIALLY Scandalous.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 20, 2006, 11:23:15 am »
Um...I'm just saying it sounds like we're all saying the same thing, just coming at it from different angles. And seriously, I want that holiday to happen.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 20, 2006, 11:06:12 am »
I've always had problems with the phrase "color blind" when it comes to race and interracial relationship. I get the idea, but the wording seems to suggest that there's something wrong with whatever race you're talking about or dating, you're just being "blind" to it to enjoy that person. I think you SHOULD see race, just don't see it as something bad or awful. its a part of who you are or who the person is, so why pretend you don't see it? Just put it all into perspective. Every race has good and bad in their history, its nothing to be proud or ashamed of, it simply is and should be accepted. Just saying.
Well, I'm a skittles kind of girl.  I dont' care what race you are, as long as you're good and stay faithful to me, that's all that should matter.  I'm not going to pick and choose who I fall in love with by the color of their skin.  

No one's saying you should, I don't think. Its just when that phrase pops up when someone's in an interracial relationship, it seems to be like saying "I normally have problems/don't like/negative feelings with black people (for instance), I'm just gonna turn a blind eye to those emotions for you." Which...solves nothing in the long run. Race shouldn't matter when choosing someone, true, but it WILL matter as far as getting to know someone that you choose. And again that's not a bad thing, just something that shouldn't be ignored or swept under the rug.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 20, 2006, 11:01:13 am »
"Colorblind" is a nice way of saying "I don't want to learn anything about you that makes me have to learn about, respect and acknowledge our differences, so let's just pretend they don't exist, okay?"

Basically. I think we should have a national holiday, and recognize that day for years to come, where we RETIRE that word/phrase once and for all. And, well, hope something new doesn't pop up in its place. Pastel impaired or something.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:54:57 am »
I've always had problems with the phrase "color blind" when it comes to race and interracial relationship. I get the idea, but the wording seems to suggest that there's something wrong with whatever race you're talking about or dating, you're just being "blind" to it to enjoy that person. I think you SHOULD see race, just don't see it as something bad or awful. its a part of who you are or who the person is, so why pretend you don't see it? Just put it all into perspective. Every race has good and bad in their history, its nothing to be proud or ashamed of, it simply is and should be accepted. Just saying.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:40:11 am »
To Chime in on this topic, nothing is set in stone. I mean, how long did Vision and Scarlet Witch stayed married? How about Quicksliver and Luna? Does anyone remember Bruce Banner and Betty Ross? I say as long as Joe Q is the Editor and Chief of A Tribe Called Marvel, the marriage between BP and Storm will have the full support. For now, let's enjoy it and not try to dwell too far into the future.

I read in a recent WIZARD, that "cracks" are going to appear in the marriage of Black Bolt and Medusa during the "Silent War". At the CBR, there was a thread discussing Marvel marriages and why some of them are viewed with disfavor from some fans. I suggested that while the Storm/Panther marriage seems to catch flak from almost every quarter, no one seems to be overly-concerned with the incestuous marriage of Black Bolt to Medusa. A poster there basically told me that "Inhuman" incest is not to be compared with "human" incest  :D Because Medusa and Black Bolt were seen as being "inhuman", their incestuous relationship was overlooked. I replied that Black Bolt and Medusa look enough like normal humans to BE normal humans. The poster didn't seem to be overly impressed by that fact and then proceeded to tell me that the marriage of Black Bolt and Medusa has lasted a long time and puts most other Marvel marriages to shame.

I replied that the Panther's and Storm's marriage was still a "new thing" and given time, it could be something special in the Marvel universe. Now, it seems that the Marvel marriage that "puts other Marvel marriages to shame", is in for a rough time ahead. What a shame  ;)

It would be funny if they broke up cause Black Bolt keeps hogging the phone...

Or, because Medusa doesn't like it when Black Bolt whispers "sweet nothings" into her ear. Everytime he whispers, "I love you", it's like a nuclear holocaust happening between her ears.

"...And he has bad breath!"

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 20, 2006, 10:33:47 am »
To Chime in on this topic, nothing is set in stone. I mean, how long did Vision and Scarlet Witch stayed married? How about Quicksliver and Luna? Does anyone remember Bruce Banner and Betty Ross? I say as long as Joe Q is the Editor and Chief of A Tribe Called Marvel, the marriage between BP and Storm will have the full support. For now, let's enjoy it and not try to dwell too far into the future.

I read in a recent WIZARD, that "cracks" are going to appear in the marriage of Black Bolt and Medusa during the "Silent War". At the CBR, there was a thread discussing Marvel marriages and why some of them are viewed with disfavor from some fans. I suggested that while the Storm/Panther marriage seems to catch flak from almost every quarter, no one seems to be overly-concerned with the incestuous marriage of Black Bolt to Medusa. A poster there basically told me that "Inhuman" incest is not to be compared with "human" incest  :D Because Medusa and Black Bolt were seen as being "inhuman", their incestuous relationship was overlooked. I replied that Black Bolt and Medusa look enough like normal humans to BE normal humans. The poster didn't seem to be overly impressed by that fact and then proceeded to tell me that the marriage of Black Bolt and Medusa has lasted a long time and puts most other Marvel marriages to shame.

I replied that the Panther's and Storm's marriage was still a "new thing" and given time, it could be something special in the Marvel universe. Now, it seems that the Marvel marriage that "puts other Marvel marriages to shame", is in for a rough time ahead. What a shame  ;)

It would be funny if they broke up cause Black Bolt keeps hogging the phone...

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Feel The Funk / Re: All Time Best Prince Album
« on: December 20, 2006, 04:41:48 am »
I want to say Purple Rain, since its one of the few albums I can listen to without skipping a single song...but then I've never heard the 1999 album, just songs from it, so...can't vote properly. :( I'll have to get that album at some point.

No 1999!!!  How can you live without that - it's essential Prince!!! :(
In the meanwhile until you get it, you can listen to snippets of all
the recordings over at Amazon.

My game plan is to get his first album up to Parade, and then pick and choose after Parade. :) So far, all I have is Purple Rain, Graffitti Bridge, Batman, The Hits/B-Sides, and Crystal Ball. I would have loved to have had The Gold Experience, but its out of print. I could probably find it used, though.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 19, 2006, 07:40:35 pm »
See, that's what I'm getting at, and part of my fears. Storm is never going anywhere, period. She'll never die or get killed off. Black Panther, on the other hand, he's the one who keeps getting his book cancelled. He's like Marvel's version of Aquaman in that respect. What if this is the last straw, and Marvel wants to try and build him up one more time, and if it fails this time (get cancelled), they'll end the marriage with Panther's death.

Please. That's what the fancrackas want you to believe. Nobody was talking about Storm until now. Now they are. They kill off Storm's husband, and STORM will be the footnote. What did Marvel have planned for her until now? NOTHING. As long as Storm is the Queen of Wakanda, there is talk. T'Challa ain't dying no time soon.

Again, hope you're right. But allow me to add to what you just said and switch from my gloom and doom:

Its been a while now (almost a decade? 7 years at least?) since DC vs Marvel. And who did they match up Wonder Woman with? That's right, Storm. DC's most recognizable female hero was matched up with Storm who is, arguably, Marvel's most recognizable female hero. And since it was, essentially, a fan wank (sorry, but it was, and I proudly admit I enjoyed the series), who did the fans pick to win? That's right, Storm. I'm not saying what's happening now was bourne out of that, I'm saying this is possibly a natural evolution for a character fans have always taken interest in. She CAN get more done as queen, or as a member of the FF, or as an Avenger. I'd even argue even if the marriage is ended somehow, she STILL don't return to the X-Men. She been ready for the big leauges for a long time now, and its about time someone realized it.

You say no one was talking about Storm. I'm sure Marvel noticed this and figured that wasn't right. Here's someone without too convoluted a backstory (Jean Grey), in movies, in video games...the popularity is there, it just needed that extra push. This is it. Marvel seems to believe in Storm, and believe in Black Panther (hence his book continuously getting restarted after cancellation), so I hope they keep that belief, that faith if his book ends and keep those two together.

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Feel The Funk / Re: All Time Best Prince Album
« on: December 19, 2006, 06:54:43 pm »
I want to say Purple Rain, since its one of the few albums I can listen to without skipping a single song...but then I've never heard the 1999 album, just songs from it, so...can't vote properly. :( I'll have to get that album at some point.

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 19, 2006, 05:41:48 pm »
It's more likely that Storm will simply dissappear from the X-universe, and will become a part of the Black Panther mythos, which could be considered a subset of the Avengers mythos or the Fantastic Four mythos (more the former, less the later).

See, I disagree.  If we could look 10 years into the future, we would see Storm as a member of the X-Men and the marriage as a footnote.  I don't necessarily want that but the majority of the public (through movies and cartoons) want Storm as an X-Man.  I kind believe this to be a temporary story.  Panther has never had a book for an extended period of time.  Priest's book eventually went away, and again, while I don't want it, this book will not last 10 years.  As soon as the book is canceled (if not sooner), Storm and BP will be get a divorce, and she'll be back on the X-Men.

See, that's what I'm getting at, and part of my fears. Storm is never going anywhere, period. She'll never die or get killed off. Black Panther, on the other hand, he's the one who keeps getting his book cancelled. He's like Marvel's version of Aquaman in that respect. What if this is the last straw, and Marvel wants to try and build him up one more time, and if it fails this time (get cancelled), they'll end the marriage with Panther's death.

Also, if what Kristopher says is even half true, certain readers will never be comfortable with Black Panther, and I wonder and fear those certain readers outnumber the ones who love Black Panther, leading to his inevitable demise. Again, it has NOT been a good time to be a black male superhero lately, both in Marvel AND DC...

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Black Panther / Re: The Future of Black Panther and Storm?
« on: December 18, 2006, 08:43:02 pm »
Hope you're right, Jenn. Hope you're right. Just got a funny feeling is all.

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