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Sunday, August 14, 2011

So...this is actually my 2000th blog post. That is BIZARRE. But kind of cool, for all that I'm pretty sure only about 300 posts have actual content. :-)

I've created a tumblr, which hopefully will inspire me to post a bit more often here too. It's Cyclops-centered, because I'm a fangirl and is here.

I also saw someone claim that Emma Frost made Scott Summers a better leader, which is a claim that utterly breaks my brain (and I actually like the pairing!). It's so brain breaky that I don't even know how to blog about it aside from sputtering madly.

But anyway, this seems like some sort of momentous occasion, so go me and my inability to shut up!


  • At August 15, 2011 1:06 AM, Blogger kiragecko said…

    Possibly a sneakier leader, or eviler. Happier? Freer? More entertaining?

    I was going to write that he made her a better person, but that's an obvious lie. Banshee's friendship made her a better person, Scott - what do they do for each other? I enjoy them together, but it's so obvious that something broke in both of them before they got together. Do they actually help each other?

  • At August 15, 2011 8:28 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I think she helps keep him functional, in a way.

    Essentially, I always thought that was the point of that weird Morrison story where Future Jean mind-whammied them to be together now that Present Jean is dead. Without Emma, he would have left the school and then things would have gone to hell in a handbasket...moreso.

    He'd probably be better off in the long run if he did lose it for a while. But the X-Men probably wouldn't. So she does bring him that.

    I think he makes her WANT to be a better person. Which is perhaps nearly as useful right now, because it keeps her on the X-Men's side. I think he helps her channel her more villainous tendencies in productive directions.

  • At August 15, 2011 9:58 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    As an addendum, I think what Scott gives her that Banshee maybe couldn't is total acceptance.

    No matter what she's done to him, including psychic lobotomy and affairs with Namor/Tony, he's accepted without judgment.

    Now I don't really think that's good for her, since it allows her to pretty much elude any culpability outside of her own guilt, but as a short term solution it works as well as any.

  • At August 15, 2011 11:27 AM, Blogger kiragecko said…

    All good points. And I agree wholeheartedly that he needs to lose it for a while. The thing is, he has before and the X-Men have survived. More than once. He usually deals with emotions he can't ignore by giving up and wandering off all non-functional. He and Wolvie are a lot alike.

  • At August 15, 2011 1:53 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    They did in the past, but the particular Morrison storyarc, they wouldn't have. That's not necessarily true now though.

    Right now, it's debatable I think. I don't think Utopia itself would survive without Scott, since he's pretty much the driving unifying force right now. Magneto certainly doesn't seem to be inclined to follow anyone else's lead. Scott's really the only one who can play benevolent dictator in this set-up. Since he's the only one who really can/will seize the power, but is trusted by enough of the team/mutants not to abuse it.

    Of course, this may not remain true once Schism's done. (My ideal hoped for ending would involve Scott finally being able to lose it properly, while Logan and Emma get to split the workload for a while. We'll see how that goes. :-))

  • At August 15, 2011 5:59 PM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Happy 2,000th Blog! That's quite the milestone.

    Cyclops isn't my favorite X-Man, but I have to admit to a certain fondness for the character. I just wish that they would stop killing people off.

    Speaking of which, is NIghtcrawler back yet?


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