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No, the undefinable nature of magic exposes lazy writing. And lazy writing is never an inevitability, it’s always someone’s fault.

Zenrage, do you not know that there were several decades worth of perfectly good Dr. Strange stories already in the can, before anybody started talking about this big deus ex machina problem?

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invisiblemoose said on April 4th, 2009 at 12:13 am

A little late, and it took me all of two minutes to make, but whatever. I still think this would rock.

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb10/invisiblemoosenz/okaysothiswouldjustrock.jpg

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HA!

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I love everything but two things:

1) “Dr Strange is House with wizards”. This is cool, except House is rubbish. I loved the show but after a dozen episodes, whenever House said, “Egad! I’ve solved it!” (in my head he says “Egad”) I’d look at the clock. If there was more than ten minutes left, I’d shake my head and say, “No, old bean. You haven’t.” (for some reason, I’m terrifically British in my memory.) But I get the principle. The principle of “Strange as House” is really good. I’m just being nitpicky.

2) To continue the nitpicking – I don’t like the name Zzzax. It’s like those alien names with seventeen apostrophes, “ZOMG! It’s the Yul’g’f’n’a’r”’r!” I think you can do better.

But other than that… you sir, would have my $2.99 (or whatever comics cost these days).

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Lister Sage said on April 4th, 2009 at 4:14 am

Bass: Zzzax is a pre-existing Marvel character.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zzzax
So unless MGK wanted to change his name there’s nothing else he can do.

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Dan Brown said on April 6th, 2009 at 10:47 am

“But I’m also saying that when Magic is explained or limited, then it ultimately loses part of its Magic, or at the very least, its mystique.”

This certainly didn’t seem like the case with BKV’s The Oath, but it’s a POV thing.

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