.Argh! I meant to say foster sister, I dont need to add creepiness, lol.
Eh, to be honest I don't know what she would see in Darkholme. I dont think the dynamic would be as interesting with that version as with Kurt Wagner. Call me picky... :-p
PS why am I the only one not bothered by the hanai sister thing? Haha! Blue Lagoon syndrome folks. I find it all to be...expected.
Always had a thing for blue.
Yeah, maybe you're right. I didn't get the issue but I read a review about that. Sigh~! Now there goes the Betsy I know and love. Well, I doubt it will be permanant, the Crimson Dawn wasn't. :-/
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Always had a thing for blue.
^ Oh dear. I hope he takes it ok.
Burtsy was an awesome team.
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PS I love how in the south you still have to submit blood tests in order to get married. lol
Always had a thing for blue.
Yeah, it is pretty funny about those blood tests in the South. There are also some pretty memorable phrases that discuss kinship and relationships. ;)
Actually, I think Spain and Italy still allow you to marry your cousin. I don't have a problem with it if they are ok with it. I respect different cultures as long as no one is hurt.
Kurt was real innocent but he was also aware of what effect on others his appearance had. So I can see him craving any affection when he was younger but I do think it was mutual and no one was taken advantage of. There was a genuine mutual attraction. I would still like her to appear as a friend. I would prefer if she wasn't his foster sister but it doesn't gross me out as much as it does others, it seems.
I don't think Kurt was taken advantage of by Amanda, either. And I don't really consider their relationship to be incestuous, but it's still a bit odd. Especially in the way they started dating (the whole Amanda lying about her identity thing and Kurt's reaction when he found out). I probably would have been more interested in seeing their relationship develop in a more close brotherly/sisterly sort of way when she was introduced rather than as a romantic couple. I also like the idea of making Amanda and Jimaine two separate people (admittedly, I would have preferred a more Evo-like Amanda to the 616 Amanda). But, meh, what can ya do?
P.S. Your Truffle Shuffle avatar makes me smile.
"How 'bout a kiss, Tall Dark and BAMFsome?"
Hey, Bamfgirl. We can add some parts of Africa to that list, too. Yeah, I would not marry my cousin either, but whoever wants to?... Uh, more power to them.
Though, I'm not grossed out by the foster sister aspect of that relationship, I think the lying and deceit is highly suspect and would be a deal breaker as far as I was concerned but then I'm not Kurt who seems to have an, um, unique outlook on romantic relations. So maybe thats where fans get the idea she took advantage of him. Perhaps I could see it that way if they werent already romanticly involved at the circus.
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Actually, Sundowns written exchange really highlites some things that can annoy me about fandom, i mean I was really wanting to see where the priesthood went under CC. I still stand by my opinion that he was still playful and adventurous and wasnt all mopy, at least not under CC. Joe Casey though, yeah. Some of the angry fanfics at the time were bordering on character assassanation. There was so much animosity I didnt understand. There were certain aspects I did not enjoy about the idea but I wasn't as raging as some and that still perplexs me. I think it really had to do with him not being able to flirt with the ladies anymore and as much as I love that... You cant really build many stories on that. Just because he swore off sexual relations doesnt mean he wasnt living and enjoying life. Not everyone bases their life on romantic relations. There are asexuals who live everyday without it. So whatever happened where Kurt decided that calling was worth giving up his love of the ladies we'll never really know. I really would have loved to have seen 'Kurts Morlocks.' Would he have been like some sort of mutant MLK?
Ah well thats done, my favorite will always be the swashbuckler but the 'what ifs' are still intriguing.
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If I'm not mistaken, I think there was even a little story done about the early Jemaine/Amanda thing where it shows him being the one with a crush on her. She doesn't really take notice until he saves her with a teleport when she is falling from the trapeze.
In the prequel movie issue that Austen did, that was definitely the case, as Amanda had a boyfriend. Then again, that is movieverse.
I can think of maybe three times where writers have tried to delve any into their relationship. One was a side comment in Excalibur. She was talking to Rory about the fact that she and Kurt had relationship problems based on his expectation for his partner to be completely open and honest and she hadn't been, nor was it in her nature to be.
Another was a conversation with Kitty, where he talked about his and Amanda's first break-up.
The last that comes to mind was during the solo run, where the writer had him answering her flirtations and questions about why he didn't come see her with a shrug and "Too much history".
I have to say my all time favourite version was what they did in his solo series, post-priest. He was still making quips, but showed real strength of character by then. He wasn't a playful swashbuckler, but somewhat more serious and introspective, which made sense given his extensive history. I hated that the regular X-Men writers dropped the ball on furthering that character development.
The other version I really liked was when he came into his own as the leader of Excalibur. It had toned down the playful swashbuckler and jokester, though it was still present, and brought out a more decisive side.
Excalibur Kurt will always be the best Kurt to me. He was the most well rounded there, I think. I really wish his ongoing would have lasted longer. I wonder what they had planned for him.