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The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« on: January 17, 2007, 11:04:35 pm »
The Kitty Pryde Syndrome

Name origin::A young Kitty Pryde became emotionally distraught when her surrogate mother, Storm changed her look.




Diagnostic Criteria: (At least three characteristics must be present to suggest one suffers from KPS.)

1. Negative reaction to Storm's marriage to Black Panther for the simple fact that they are married.
2. Claims of mischaracterization without proper factual comic evidence.
3. Hatred of Black Panther (the character) despite never having read anything about the character.
4. Hatred of Reginald Hudlin for despite never having read any issue of the current Black Panther run.
5. Claims of no backstory between 616 Storm and Black Panther.
6. False characterization of Storm's abilities that can be proven contrary to her actual 616 abilities (eg. Claims that she could easily be a good leader of Wakanda despite past history that have show her community leadership skills to be quite poor and ineffectual.)
7. Idealization of Storm's personality and negation of human frailty and variance. (Ie.  Belief that she is a goddess and therefore would not succumb to reactions that other women may experience.)

Treatment:

1. Expanding one's view of Storm based on her entire 616 history.
2. Ending one's false idealization of the character.
3. Reading Black Panther's seminal history.
4. Reading Black Panther's current run.
5. Studying womanism especially the works of bell hooks and Alice Walker.
6. Studying human development and psychological growth.
7. If all else fails, suicide.

Commonly affected populations:

Storm fans in general are the most affected by this syndrome.  White women are found to be the highest sample within the Storm fan population affected by this syndrome followed by women of other races.  White feminists show to be highly linked to exhibiting KPS symptoms as well but the information is inconclusive.  Currently the information shows that some KPS symptoms are correlated to the female empowerment idealization of the fictional character Storm.
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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 04:18:53 am »
WTF? Why are you dragging my darling, Kitty, into this? She was happy for her!
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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 05:05:59 am »
(eg. Claims that she could easily be a good leader of Wakanda despite past history that have show her community leadership skills to be quite poor and ineffectual.)

WHOA now. Storm has made some mistakes in leadership, same as the rest of them (some merely a bad result of piss poor writing). But if you put it on a ratio of mistakes made over time served as leader, her errors have been pretty few and far between.

And yeah, seeing that Kitty was the main one who was happy with Storm (and admonished the others for being less than), we're going to need a new name for this extremely real syndrome.
« Last Edit: January 18, 2007, 05:07:35 am by Jenn »

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 07:40:02 am »
(eg. Claims that she could easily be a good leader of Wakanda despite past history that have show her community leadership skills to be quite poor and ineffectual.)

WHOA now. Storm has made some mistakes in leadership, same as the rest of them (some merely a bad result of piss poor writing). But if you put it on a ratio of mistakes made over time served as leader, her errors have been pretty few and far between.

And yeah, seeing that Kitty was the main one who was happy with Storm (and admonished the others for being less than), we're going to need a new name for this extremely real syndrome.

As a squad leader for field missions, Storm wins.

Leading a commiunity in LIFE, naw she fails.

Under Storm

1. Morlocks were wiped out.
2. Gene Nation was attacked with no defenses.
3. Gene Nation was given very little overall supervision.
3. Gene Nation in Sudan village went extinct?


Big difference on leading a field mission and leading a nation.


As far as Kitty goes, I'n not talking about her reluctance to change when she married.  I'm referring to her reaction as a child when Storm made her change.  As a child she reacted negatively because Storm didn't fit her model of perfection anymore. Thus her idealized mother image of Storm was shattered.

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 10:00:10 am »
So...she got mad because Ororo changed her look?




Eh....?

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 10:18:18 am »
WTF? Why are you dragging my darling, Kitty, into this? She was happy for her!

has nothing to do with it.

The point: A young naive, selfish little girl who had idealized Storm to replace values and structure that she (Kitty) did not have in her own life, became unjustifiably upset when seeing Storm make a personal change.

A grown up Kitty being all for Storm getting married has nothing to do with this.  Do you see a pic of a grownup Kitty anywhere?

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007, 10:21:40 am »
So...she got mad because Ororo changed her look?




Eh....?

YES

It was because Kitty was experiencing a divorce between her parents and Storm had become her surrogate mother.  Seeing Storm make this change she unjustifiably became upset with Storm and projected her own insecurities on Storm.  Storm making such a change broke the idealized version she had of Storm who at the time was her "mother."  It's not unlike how current fans idealize Storm as a "goddess" and hate to see her human frailty.

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007, 10:25:44 am »
dayam... Yaw went deep on y'all.


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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2007, 11:57:44 am »

Under Storm

1. Morlocks were wiped out.
2. Gene Nation was attacked with no defenses.
3. Gene Nation was given very little overall supervision.
3. Gene Nation in Sudan village went extinct?


Big difference on leading a field mission and leading a nation.

And there's also a big difference between making a sh*tload of mistakes, and making one big-ass mistake that has multiple repercussions, such as the Gene Nation debacle.

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2007, 12:10:51 pm »
The Kitty Pryde Syndrome

Name origin::A young Kitty Pryde became emotionally distraught when her surrogate mother, Storm changed her look.




Diagnostic Criteria: (At least three characteristics must be present to suggest one suffers from KPS.)

1. Negative reaction to Storm's marriage to Black Panther for the simple fact that they are married.
2. Claims of mischaracterization without proper factual comic evidence.
3. Hatred of Black Panther (the character) despite never having read anything about the character.
4. Hatred of Reginald Hudlin for despite never having read any issue of the current Black Panther run.
5. Claims of no backstory between 616 Storm and Black Panther.
6. False characterization of Storm's abilities that can be proven contrary to her actual 616 abilities (eg. Claims that she could easily be a good leader of Wakanda despite past history that have show her community leadership skills to be quite poor and ineffectual.)
7. Idealization of Storm's personality and negation of human frailty and variance. (Ie.  Belief that she is a goddess and therefore would not succumb to reactions that other women may experience.)

Treatment:

1. Expanding one's view of Storm based on her entire 616 history.
2. Ending one's false idealization of the character.
3. Reading Black Panther's seminal history.
4. Reading Black Panther's current run.
5. Studying womanism especially the works of bell hooks and Alice Walker.
6. Studying human development and psychological growth.
7. If all else fails, suicide.

Commonly affected populations:

Storm fans in general are the most affected by this syndrome.  White women are found to be the highest sample within the Storm fan population affected by this syndrome followed by women of other races.  White feminists show to be highly linked to exhibiting KPS symptoms as well but the information is inconclusive.  Currently the information shows that some KPS symptoms are correlated to the female empowerment idealization of the fictional character Storm.


If you feel you are suffering from this illness please see your LCS. Recommended vaccinations include Type-MacGregor,Type-Priest or Type-Hudlin. Side effects may include: shock, humility, disappointment, discontentment, bloating, vomiting and/or rage depending on degree of acceptance. If these inoculations do not help your condition, please  seek psychiatric assistance immediately!


This message brought to you by the Department of Sane and Logical Debaters of HEF.  ;D
« Last Edit: January 18, 2007, 05:39:08 pm by Evasive1 »

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2007, 12:18:04 pm »
I think it was during a rough time in her life, when her parents were getting divorced and and she was in danger of being killed every other issue, Storm was the one constant in her life.  When Storm made this drastic change, the 13 year old girl's emotions all came out.

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2007, 03:39:00 pm »
I see what you are getting at YAW. I actually thought it was pretty creative.

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 05:12:34 pm »

Under Storm

1. Morlocks were wiped out.
2. Gene Nation was attacked with no defenses.
3. Gene Nation was given very little overall supervision.
3. Gene Nation in Sudan village went extinct?


Big difference on leading a field mission and leading a nation.

And there's also a big difference between making a sh*tload of mistakes, and making one big-ass mistake that has multiple repercussions, such as the Gene Nation debacle.

There was more than one mistake.  THe one thing they had in common was her inattentiveness.  Storm has shown herself not able to handle the duties of leading a nation as well as be and active member and leader of an assault force.

Further evidence of poor leadership:  Storm was a teacher and advisor to an Xavier school team of students and she abandoned them to marry T'Challa.  For better or worse this is Storm's M.O.  She can lead the hell out of a squad team with specific missions but she has been shown inaffective at leading a group of people in anything other than that.  The point of my argument is to think that STorm would be a good leader of Wakanda at this point in her life is to negate all of her previous history let alone the adjustment period she would obviously need in learning about Wakanda.

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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007, 05:13:15 pm »
The Kitty Pryde Syndrome

Name origin::A young Kitty Pryde became emotionally distraught when her surrogate mother, Storm changed her look.




Diagnostic Criteria: (At least three characteristics must be present to suggest one suffers from KPS.)

1. Negative reaction to Storm's marriage to Black Panther for the simple fact that they are married.
2. Claims of mischaracterization without proper factual comic evidence.
3. Hatred of Black Panther (the character) despite never having read anything about the character.
4. Hatred of Reginald Hudlin for despite never having read any issue of the current Black Panther run.
5. Claims of no backstory between 616 Storm and Black Panther.
6. False characterization of Storm's abilities that can be proven contrary to her actual 616 abilities (eg. Claims that she could easily be a good leader of Wakanda despite past history that have show her community leadership skills to be quite poor and ineffectual.)
7. Idealization of Storm's personality and negation of human frailty and variance. (Ie.  Belief that she is a goddess and therefore would not succumb to reactions that other women may experience.)

Treatment:

1. Expanding one's view of Storm based on her entire 616 history.
2. Ending one's false idealization of the character.
3. Reading Black Panther's seminal history.
4. Reading Black Panther's current run.
5. Studying womanism especially the works of bell hooks and Alice Walker.
6. Studying human development and psychological growth.
7. If all else fails, suicide.

Commonly affected populations:

Storm fans in general are the most affected by this syndrome.  White women are found to be the highest sample within the Storm fan population affected by this syndrome followed by women of other races.  White feminists show to be highly linked to exhibiting KPS symptoms as well but the information is inconclusive.  Currently the information shows that some KPS symptoms are correlated to the female empowerment idealization of the fictional character Storm.


If you feel you are suffering from this illness please see your LCS. Recommended vaccinations include Type-MacGregor,Type-Priest or Type-Hudlin. Side effects may include: shock, humility, disappointment, discontentment, bloating, vomiting and/or rage depending on degree of acceptance. If these inoculations do not help you condition, please  seek psychiatric assistance immediately!


This message brought to you by the Department of Sane and Logical Debaters of HEF.  ;D



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Re: The Kitty Pryde Syndrome
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2007, 06:22:57 pm »
"Further evidence of poor leadership:  Storm was a teacher and advisor to an Xavier school team of students and she abandoned them to marry T'Challa."

@ Yaw....technically she told Cyclops that she wanted her team sent to her in Africa (where they needed the XMen to defend victims of the HOM debacle) and he overrode her request because he wanted everyone at the mansion to show some type of solidarity and he requested that she return asap.  She is not a teacher/advisor as Emma/White Queen is...and she does not have the credentials to do it.  The White Queen (despite her many imperfections) has been a teacher/advisor before as has Professor X.  Storm turned her position as leader of a squad of XMen (until the HOM debacle) over to Bishop when she left (which included Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Cannonball and Rachel/Marvel Girl/Phoenix).
« Last Edit: January 18, 2007, 06:25:21 pm by stanleyballard »