Hurtling Through Space in a Bullet?
Consider this picture an open letter to Joss Whedon. Why, Joss, why? I mean who does this? Who takes one of his self proclaimed favorite characters and puts her into a situation so horrifying its almost comical? Who wakes up early one morning and kisses his lovely wife and then goes to check in on his newly made and developing human child, smiles to himself and says Ya know what, I think Kitty Pryde needs to be hurtling endlessly through space?
Let it be known that this letter is not coming from a non-fan. I am arguably one of Joss biggest fans. I watched and loved the emotional roller coaster that was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons one through seven and avidly collected season eight, first prints only. When the more disloyal fans turned away and raised their pitch forks against season six, I vehemently defended you. Because I really do believe season six was a work of pure genius. I watched your now defunct Firefly and even smiled at Serenity. I mean, sure, I havent gotten around to Dollhouse yet but I will. Ive heard tales of its awesomeness and I know you wanted to give Eliza Dushku her own show. She deserves it. Ill be streaming season 1 in the near future. But how? HOW, can I be expected to trust you again when you have LEFT Kitty to such a fate?
Lets take a look at the picture. Some are going to look at this image and laugh. I, however, do not find it funny. Look at the horror in her eyes. Those are the bugged out eyes of a human mutant moving at 1,000 m/s (typical speed of a fired bullet) forever
with no end in sight
ever. I cant even begin to go into the many laws of physical science this flips the bird to because as we all know, despite my awesome looking stars, space is NOT a two dimensional field and there are a number of things this bullet would already have crashed into. Not to mention, just how is Kitty remaining alive with no food, but especially no water? So again, this picture is not funny. It harkens back to the two hot dogs in one bun scene from Blades of Glory and forces all who look at it to ask does that look right to you?
A Bewildered Fan
PS. While Joss is the initial person to be blamed for this calamity, he alone is not to blame for its continued existence. Some others who must also take responsibility for me having to stop my daily life every 3 4 weeks, stare blankly at the sky and utter the phrase hurtling through space in a bullet? includes Ororo Monroe, Rachel Summers
my bad, forgot shes asserting her womynhood
Grey and Piotr Rasputin. The first two women, being forsaken Kittys BBFs, should be utterly ashamed of themselves ESPECIALLY Ms. Nigh Omnipotent Daughter of Ms. Grey. As for Mr. Sensitive Artist and Mrs. Wind Rider, if the love of my life and my childhood BEST FRIEND left me to such a fate I would haunt them from beyond the grave.
UPDATE 1.15.2010 - Marvel has just announced that in the March 2010 issue of X Men...THIS NONSENSE COMES TO AN END! If I even had the smallest part in helping to correct this I can die a happy man. Finally all is right with MY world.