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Yesterday, the confluence of Guy Fawkes Day and Election Day in the US falling on the same day, led me to watch and live tweet V for Vendetta. Below is an edited transcript of those tweets.  I explore a lot of what the movie has to say about the nature of protest, both violent and nonviolent, the increasingly disturbing connections between our world and Vs, and some of the more troubling parts of the movie, such as V’s treatment of Evie. 

 

Here are the tweets:
I’ve spent most of the morning thinking about today being both Guy Fawkes Day, and an Election Day here in the US, and this movie and the nature of protest. There’s a lot to dive into, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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A few quick thoughts before starting the movie!

One of the reasons I love it, is the way it balances violent and non violent protest. I’ve always been uncomfortable with the idea of using violence to overthrow violence, but I also think sometimes it is necessary.

My memory is that this movie is about using violence to lead the way so that non-violence can help restore actual democracy, but that violence has to be left behind once democracy is reached- powerful message for election day.

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Self promo moment- Our podcast did an episode on V for Vendetta where we did a deep dive into these issues. Check it out! https://superheroethics.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/v-for-dystopia/ …

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Alright, pressing play now.

 

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Ep 76: Problematic Favorites

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What should you do when your favorite author turns out to be a transphobe? When your childhood favorite movie has a cringe-worthy romance? When the star of the movie you where really excited for gets called out for being awful?

 

How do we separate the art from the artist, and should we? How do we draw the lines of what we can or cannot accept, and how we will spend our money and our attention? In this episode, Jacob and Matthew dive into this complicated set of issues. Instead of offering answers, they discuss how they each approach these questions, and what it means to try and be an ethical consumer of media. 

Also, stick around to the very end to hear a song about skype connection problems!

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Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or want to add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!

You can post questions, or respond to our episode threads in our Superhero Ethics Facebook Group, or talk to us on the podcast’s Twitter account, or email us at superheroethics@gmail.com. Each of your co-hosts also has their own twitter, 

Matthew is CapedEthicist, https://twitter.com/CapedEthicist

Jacob is BotsRPeopleToo https://twitter.com/BotsRPeopleToo

Support this podcast through our Patreon page! Patreon is a great way to support creators like us through donations, and get great rewards for your help. You can even pick a topic for an upcoming episode! https://www.patreon.com/superheroethics

Want to show your love for Superhero Ethics with a t-shirt, hoodie, cell phone case, mouse pad, or other swag? We now have a store where you can buy any of those things and more! https://www.teepublic.com/user/superheroethics

Lastly, you probably heard some great music at the start and the end of our podcast. That music comes from the deeply talented Jack Hesse.. You can follow him on Twitter at Jack_608, https://twitter.com/jack_608

 

Ep 75: Is Batman on Tinder?

Batman DatingThis week, we are joined by special guest Morgan Wentworth as we discuss the ins and outs of superhero dating! Should heroes only date other heroes? What are the problems with trying to ‘protect’ your love by making decisions for them? And why do so many superheroes gaslight their love interests in order to protect their secret identity?

Morgan Wentworth is a long time gamer and a soon to be librarian. For more from her, check out morgantriesinsta on Instagram and Mtgvalkyrie on Twitter

 

 

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EP 74 – Ethically Wrastlin’

becy lynchThis episode, we’re talking about the ethics of professional wrestling- both the stories themselves, and the meta questions about wrestling as entertainment. How far can or should a heel go, before it becomes a problem? Can wrestling storylines be cathartic for the performers? What role do performers have in picking their story, and so many more!

This episode, we are joined by two of the wrestling aficionados who got Jacob and Matthew interested, Tim Aubel and Addison Fox. 

Tim spends a lot of time getting emotionally invested in fictional characters and/or athletic competitions, both real and predetermined.  He also enjoys games of all sorts and spending time alone if he can find it. Tim can be found on Twitter at @AubelTim.

Addison is a hoopy frood who can’t get enough over the top melodrama and speaks with undue authority on topics. He is survived by his two cats. He can be found as @damullet on Twitter, Mastadon, and many other platforms.

 

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Ep 73: Into the Ethicsverse

 

How many kings could a kingpin king, if a kingpin could king pins?

spidersJacob and Matthew are talking Spiderverse! What are the ethical questions about multiple dimensions and the role of destiny, or fate? What makes this movie so important, and so damn good? How do these spiderfolk approach the question of a hero’s responsibility?

 

 

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Ep 72: Who Teaches Ethics at Hogwarts?

Hogwarts CrestJacob and Matthew put on their house robes, pick up their quills and talk Potter! We’re talking Wizard-Muggle relations, the house system and whether Slytherins are all evil, and if Hermonie’s quest to save the House Elves is noble, colonialist, or a mix of both!

To make this episode accessible to Potter fans of all ages, we made a point to keep our language PG this time. 

 

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Ep 71: The Knights Radiant of the MCU

Javert FuryOne returning and one new guest join besieged host Jacob Milicic to discuss the Knights Radiant, from Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archives, and where different heroes and villains from the MCU and other media would best fit? How do the Knights Radiant work?  What kind of heroes fall in the framework of the 10 orders?  What order of knights is Nick Fury? Loki? Javert?!?

 

Guest Starring:

  • Rob McKenzie as a Bondsmith
  • Steve Peterman as a Windrunner

 

 

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Want to continue the discussion with us? Agree or disagree with what we talked about, or want to add your own thoughts? We’ve got options for you!

You can post questions, or respond to our episode threads in our Superhero Ethics Facebook Group, or talk to us on the podcast’s Twitter account, or email us at superheroethics@gmail.com. Each of your co-hosts also has their own twitter, 

Support this podcast through our Patreon page! Patreon is a great way to support creators like us through donations, and get great rewards for your help. You can even pick a topic for an upcoming episode! https://www.patreon.com/superheroethics

Want to show your love for Superhero Ethics with a t-shirt, hoodie, cell phone case, mouse pad, or other swag? We now have a store where you can buy any of those things and more! https://www.teepublic.com/user/superheroethics

Lastly, you probably heard some great music at the start and the end of our podcast. That music comes from the deeply talented Jack Hesse.. You can follow him on Twitter at Jack_608, https://twitter.com/jack_608

 

Ep 70: The Ethics of Endgame

End The GameThe game is at an end but the debates are just beginning! What did we love, and what left us scratching our heads? What happens when killing the bad guy doesn’t change anything? Did Tony get the plot arc he deserved? Did Thor, or Natasha? And who did time travel better- The Avengers, or Marty McFly?

Spoiler Warning for Avengers: Endgame!

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