Sorry, I don't have sources for all those--they're snagged from Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/alfierirossi/nightcrawler/
BTW, I'm heading to Montreal tomorrow to present a conference paper called "X-Men and the Process of Othering"-- there's more than a little Kurt in it (one track mind right here, lol). Wish me luck! :P
Last edited by M.Hammerman; 11-04-2012 at 05:13 PM.
Oh, those are real awesome pieces of fanart. I love the style! :-D
And good luck on that conference. I trust you will do a good job. I get a kick out of superheroes and comics being the subject of such study. But I guess they really are a modern day mythology. Nock em' dead! ;-)
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I loved the second chapter especially with them on the boat. I love how Kurt appears to be oblivious on his own attraction to Kitty and seems to regard it as the same old "Oh Kitty used to fear me dilemma" And that he has a hard time accepting that its not tolerance and that Kitty may genuinely find his face attractive. I really like your take on the "petting" How Kurt may find it a bit degrading yet still feeling pleasure from it. It brings out his constant struggle to be seen as a man and not a pet/mascot. I never explored this myself. Kurt pretty much accepts it in my stories but I really think this small detail was fleshed out to something interesting. You write Kitty so wonderfully and I think you really got her voice down. You're Kurt and Kitty make for an endearing duo.
Last edited by DevilishRogue; 11-04-2012 at 05:53 PM.
Marg, your Kurtty is as wonderful as ever!
That's a good point as far as Kurt and infirmity. It does seem like someone so reliant on movement, speed or generally being able to get where he wants to go really fast would probably have serious issues with limited mobility. It might be something like a person who is a literary intellectual or heavily into reading suddenly becoming dyslexic. (Probably a terrible comparison, but still.)
All the fan art is great, guys!
Last edited by March Hare; 11-08-2012 at 02:55 AM.
I'm sure in a long thread as this is, you have already talk about the blue factor (as Drelion said, "Always had a thing for blue"). Apart from Marvel characters (Mystique, Beast, Archangel...), it's clear that there's no other colour so flattering, from Smurfs to Krishna going through Dr. Manhattan and the Daft Punk's 14-chapters-long-space-adventure Interstella.
But I don't know if out of Europe there is notice about an old 80's cartoons that I like very much. Ulysse 31 --kinda translation of Sci-Fi Odyssey-- included two alien sister and brother, Thais and Numaios, with blue skin, pointed ears and yellow eyes. There's no need to say I was mad about both of them (when I was a child I, as most of people, was not very clear about my sexual preferences ).
Last edited by March Hare; 11-08-2012 at 05:38 AM.
Hey guys! Glad you liked the fic! There'll be more in that series, for sure. @D. Rogue: With the people touching Kurt thing... I can see it being really different depending on the person and the context, but I guess I have a feeling it might be a bit like when people think they can just touch someone's afro, and all the weird assumptions involved there (also history and power dynamics, depending on the situation). Does that make any sense?
Conference paper went great! Nobody there knew anything about comics, but there was still some good discussion about the ideas. The conference should be publishing an open-resource online book at some point... I'll send you guys a link. For the meantime, here's the scintillating opening paragraph :P
"Midway through 1986ís Uncanny X-Men #210, a blue figure runs toward us, head lowered to emphasize his monstrous (or at least otherworldly) physical features: claw-like, two-fingered hands and two-toed feet, pointed ears, and a forked tail. As he runs, he pleads to the furious, baseball bat and two-by-four-wielding mob advancing on both him and us: 'Leave me alone! Iíve done nothing!' Those who recognize the speaker as Nightcrawler, the superheroic X-Menís resident demon with the heart of a saint, know such protestations of innocence are almost certainly true. Yet as much as truth is always subjective, some crimes are about being rather than doing. In the eyes of the mob, Nightcrawler has broken laws that are moral, rather than civil, and is guilty not through commission, but embodiment. The mob wants Nightcrawler dead because he was born different, possessing an 'X-gene' that transforms him into something both superhuman and un-human."