Re: The New Amanda Waller: ARE YOU FRICKIN' KIDDING ME!
Your argument is nice, but it falls apart when DC picks what they see as rasisins to stay relevant in the reboot. If you at one side go into so much detail as to take Ollie Queen's beard away (and no one will argue this isn't iconic) to do a reboot, but then on the other you say that Identity Crisis or the Killing joke happened, then you can't complain about people wondering about consistency and picking the bad raisins of your reboot out themselves. And to stay with the cover analogy, you can cover My Way on alp horns, and it will hit enough iconic notes to still be edgy. Doesn't mean it will be good. "The entire POINT of a reboot was to rebel against that kind of orthodoxy" is a non-argument when it comes to the quality of the end result. New stuff can be good, new stuff can be bad. Many people dislike the new, thin Waller, not necessarily because they are conservative with their tastes, but because making her thin is problematic.
Originally Posted by Patrick Gerard
And additionally, for everybody who says her personality isn't dependent on her weight or figure: The medium is the message. What you write your message on is as important, if not more, than the message itself. If your message is "this is a woman that has an unbendable will and that will reach the goals she has set for herself" then this message is altered considerably by the kind of woman you portray.