The movies Victoria is referencing are Bambi, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, & Clerks. Honestly, if your girlfriend sucked 37 dicks before she got to you it’s not that big a deal. As long as she isn’t diseased, & now it’s just your dick she sucks, it’s fine. She’s a living being with agency, & those were choices she made in whatever kind of moments she made them in. If you have a problem with that, that’s fine too, but on some level that’s on you. Which is part of what the writer was saying anyway. It’s not quite the disaster getting your fapping hand cut off is. Trying to adjust to your off hand is like trying to learn to write with it. It’s never gonna be quite as good.
The girlfriend in a refrigerator is from an old Green Lantern story where, if memory serves, someone kills Kyle Rayner’s girlfriend & stuffs her in there for him to find. Noticing the trend of girlfriends getting killed, or otherwise abused, so the hero could have some kind of personal growth, epiphany, or motivation, is how Gail Simone got in to writing mainstream comics. This was before she took to calling people Nazis on the reg & being generally insufferable. Despite these flaws it’s hard to argue that she can write a good story when she actually makes the effort to give a shit. In any event, harming a loved one is an easy way to skip right over a bunch of stuff to get the plot moving. Not just in comics, but in anything ever, throughout all of the history of media.
In male centric works it’s generally going to be a woman, so it’s not like it’s some nefarious plot to turn women into lesser beings. It’s framed that way now to take a cheap swipe at culture & get attention for yourself for pointing it out. Eventually we’ll get over it being a thing & it will go back to just being a trope that no one pays much attention to.
We’re in this weird generational flux period right now where society is struggling to come to terms with the almost complete self awareness it has achieved & the never ending flow of information. Our primate minds are being overwhelmed all the time. I’m ready to jump right to everyone getting over it and calming down, but really there’s nothing to do but ride it out.
In somewhat related news they finally shut down the restaurants in the nearest town. Coronavirus has come to the middle of nowhere, formerly the safest part of nowhere. Since we live away from things, and the wind comes to kill us sometimes, we already had supplies enough to last for many weeks, so my life isn’t much different that usual. Although I can’t just go get a soda if I run out. If we should happen to run out of toilet paper the shower is right next to the toilet & I’m certainly not above having a power wash after making a deposit. Still, it’s irritating knowing that I can’t just go where I want, even though at any other time I wouldn’t go anyway.
Amazon takes at least 4 days to ship supplies here. Plus they don’t have Dr Pepper, which is the most important thing. There’s also the issue of their price gouging, which is apparently bad when individuals do it, but not when they do… Frustrating times. I feel bad for the city folk who are used to having things all the time right there, so they don’t have emergency supplies.
A friend of mine is a night manager in a big supermarket up north. He’s been sending me updates from the front lines. As fast as they put stuff out it’s gone. People are still deep in panic mode. Luckily for him the staff has first pick of the shipments, so he’s doing fine. They just had a baby so he’s pretty concerned about not infecting her though. As you would be.
What worries me is that it’s this bad for a virus that isn’t a top tier killer. If something worse pops up it will be absolute bedlam…