Monster of the Day #1139 Updated on April 15, 2015 By Ken Begg 13 Comments As a show this was often awful, but man, it had some nice monsters. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1664 (Nov 17, 2017) Monster of the Day #1663 (Nov 16, 2017) Monster of the Day #1662 (Nov 15, 2017) Monster of the Day #1661 (Nov 14, 2017) Monster of the Day #1660 (Nov 10, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Ken_Begg I’ve been having trouble with my Internet connection in the morning, so I’ll post tomorrow’s monster tonight. Eric Hinkle Cool monster. And is it just me or is it starting to get ridiculous when writers start shoehorning political/social sermonizing into a My Little Pony comic, of all things, and get stunned when people complain that ‘We’d rather have the fantasy stories and no lectures, thanks’? Beckoning Chasm “I’ve been having trouble with my Internet connection in the moooorning/So I’ll post tomorrow’s monster toniiiiight…” Cool! Ken, I know you’ve been working on the SyFy Channel’s remake of “Oklahoma!” and it’s great you’re giving us a taste of the new lyrics! Flangepart Short answer: Yes. Long answer: They think they’re being profound, and ferget other people just want a break from all the hard choices they already have to make, thankyouverymuch…”Beer, straight, no lecture.” Eric Hinkle These writers also spend a lot of their time online telling the readers that they’re all repressive Neanderthals who need to die in a fire. The readers seem to be responding, by and large, by turning away from the comic (save from the professional complainers and trolls who love this sort of attention). Me, I’m just wondering why their employers don’t tell these characters to put a sock in it because they’re chasing the customers away. Which you’d think would be important. bgbear_rnh What political leaning in the comic? I just read somewhere that the cartoon version had a very interesting knock of the “equality” movement which is rather refreshing from the usual left wing/progressive lectures you get almost everywhere else. The TV writers obviously got the message of “The Incredibles” or have been reading “Atlas Shrugged”. Eric Hinkle This particular issue of the comic leaned ‘left-ish’ (the writer used fantasy races as stand-ins for real-world races to talk about ‘racism’), and doing so in ways that contradicted everything we’d been told about the setting and characters up until that point. And when it was pointed out the writer blew a gasket and started banning people left and right while accusing them of being racists. It didn’t help that the writer proclaimed it as ‘the most socially relevant comic you’ll see this year.’ That and many of the people working on the comic seem to openly despise the older readership and have publicly said so several times. Which only incites some fans all the more. Just seems like such a sad and silly mess. All this over a comic about magic ponies, for pete’s sake? bgbear_rnh Thanks. If you think your comic book readership needs a lesson on racism in the 21st century, you are indeed slipping off the rails. Leave that stuff to Salon. If it had been done as proper satire, it might have been more effective. Flangepart (the writer used fantasy races as stand-ins for real-world races to talk about ‘racism’), Insert Star Trek Ref- here. bgbear_rnh and Star Belly Sneetches Gamera977 Gee, I spend the day recovering from a root canal and miss all this!?! First the SF/Fantasy fans and then the gamers and now the Bronties in revolt against preachy self-righteous fiction!?! Galaxy Jane God willing, we can get the rest of the universe on board with the movement and get some entertainment back in our entertainment. Eric Hinkle This seems to be the attitude of most of the complainers as well.