1. Clever move with the cigarette butt, lol.
  2. So even though we disagree about comic books being a legit form of art, I actually don’t disagree with you about the overabundance of superhero films. I enjoyed the first Iron Man, and X-Men: First Class was really, really good. The first couple of Avengers movies were a lot of fun, too. After that, I started to get a little tired of it all. The last one I watched was The Winter Soldier (I think?). Haven’t seen any of them since. I do think Disney would be wise to give audiences a little breather after the next Avengers film, just like they’re doing now with Star Wars.
  3. I’m still a big science-fiction fan myself. I can understand why you’d walk away from Trek, though. The rebooted universe is very colorful but very shallow and uninteresting. But if you haven’t watched it, The Expanse is probably the best sci-fi tv show I’ve seen since Deep Space Nine. You might want to give that one a shot.
  4. I have to respectfully disagree with the part of your comment I highlighted. I don’t think art always has to reflect reality or be grounded in it. We may indeed have become too reliant on escapist fantasies and other media that disconnect us from reality, but the sheer energy and imagination that the creators of those fantasies put into their work is what makes it art. The way I see it, if you’ve got a good story set in a detailed universe with interesting characters and a coherent, sensible plot, you’ve got yourself a genuine work of art.

Thanks as always for dropping a comment! I always enjoy our little back-and-forths, even when we don’t agree! :)

Outer space enthusiast. Japanese history junkie. I write about politics, culture, and mental illness. Disagreement is a precursor to progress.

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