It’s Fat Tuesday!

February 16th, 2010 by Kyle

…insert the Kevin Smith joke of your choice here.

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Categories: comics, Movies

3 Responses to “It’s Fat Tuesday!”

  1. Dan says:

    Hi guys.

    I’m a relatively new listener and have really enjoyed the show so far. however I just wanted to say (as a bit of constructive criticism) that in this episode you came across a tiny bit juvenile in regards to women, sex, and all that sort of stuff. It was quite off putting to be honest.

    I debated whether to mention it to be honest, as I don’t want you to take offence. but it significantly marred my enjoyment of the show so thought I should really.

  2. Dan says:

    Just realised I put this in the wrong post – stupid work computers. Sorry about that.

  3. Dave says:

    Hey Dan,

    We really do appreciate feedback, especially constructive criticism. And we do take all comments seriously and strive to make a better podcast. Now, with that being said, I would counter by saying that sex (and to some extent, women), in geekdom is straight-up juvenile to begin with. Name one mainstream female comic-book character that has a realistic depiction of the female body and is not a child (a-la Power Pack). The only one I can think of off hand was Amanda Connor’s Supergirl run in the Wednesday Comics this past summer. The same can be said of any number of geek subjects: anime, fantasy, sci-fi, video games, RPG. Heck, in the early days of Dungeons & Dragons, Phill Foglio had a cartoon in Dragon Magazine to review products where the running gag was ‘when are they going to let us talk about sex and D&D?’.

    Even when you look at women in ‘serious’ sci-fi, female characters are often subordinate to the male leads, there to provide the ‘intuitive’ counterpoint to the ‘rational’ male, there to be degraded to provide ‘drama’ (Starbuck and Boomer in new BSG, anyone?), or an overcompensating characature to show ‘being a woman in a man’s world’ or some such. Granted, Star Trek has the best portrayals of women in science fiction, but even they slip sometimes. I never enjoyed Janeway as a captain not because I am opposed to women in command or think of women as less than men, I’m opposed to women in command being written as poorly as Janeway was throughout the series.

    Again, we do take your comments seriously, Dan. Hopefully, though, if you listen to us a bit more, you’ll see that when we do a juvenile take on such subjects, we’re trying to point out just how ridiculous these subjects are portrayed in the mediums.

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