We Are The WyreCats (Old) :: Pulling the Politics Tag
Pulling the Politics Tag in Chapter 3: Benthic Life
6th May 2017, 10:16 PM
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Author Notes:
6th May 2017, 10:16 PM

The cat's out of the bag, and this is why the government-- or at least a collection of corporate identities with influence on the government-- shut down the Wyrecats with extreme force. Do the Wyrecats bear some of the blame for this, trying to force society into utopia without considering the backlash from the status quo? Does it justify the army Lamar's put together, arming thieves and murderers and directing them against this larger evil? And could the allure of superior energy technology ever win out over the perpetual conflicts created by wars over finite resources like oil?

Comic Notes:

Bryce makes a suggestion in the past that couldn't have gone wronger;

Lamar's "crimes" in the recent past, not seeming quite as clear cut now;

The initial crisis;

6th May 2017, 10:29 PM

Yes! This ALL makes sense now! DAMN, that last panel! literally :-/

6th May 2017, 11:30 PM

Sadly, I think this is EXACTLY how the powers that be would handle this...

Are the Wyrecats to blame? Perhaps. Should they have done anything different? Not one bit. Truly, all that is required for evil men to triumph is for good men to do nothing, and you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

I have hope that one day, hopefully sooner rather than later, true progress will win out over greed. Day after day, that hope is kindled anew as I see how much people are starting to wake the eff up...

7th May 2017, 6:14 AM

"First, by killing our...funding."
"What's with the pause?"
"There was no pause."
"There was definitely a pause."
"Look, do you want to hear the rest, or not?"
"Not if there's gonna be more pauses."

7th May 2017, 10:55 PM

The limitations of space in dialogue, be it written or spoken...

8th May 2017, 12:23 PM

Oooooh! I'm loving this cloak and dagger turnabout! Hot damn! This feels very JLU (the whole Cadmus storyline which I looooved). Of course this wouldn't happen within a vacuum and going there in your story and challenging the notion of an idealistic but probably also to some extent immature dream world is both brazen and admirable. It's a damn fine example of great storytelling!

12th May 2017, 5:32 AM

I loved that story too. And how Amanda Waller, a middle-aged woman with no powers, was able to intimidate the Batman by knowing his secrets and calling him "rich boy". I need to watch all that again.

9th May 2017, 1:45 AM

Bog companies and government organizations. The usual suspects.

23rd Jun 2017, 4:15 AM

Lamar's with Ignis. Ignis was created by the government to eradicate the Wyrecats. I think I got that. So what does this (Does it justify the army Lamar's put together, arming thieves and murderers and directing them against this larger evil?) mean. Is the government the "Larger evil?" Is Lamar fighting it from the inside? S he's undercover, right? Heheh.

23rd Jun 2019, 1:38 AM

1) The Wyrecats may share some of the blame for Ignis, because it was created in response to them.
But "blame" and "responsibility" are two different things.
And to say they share the blame doesn't mean what they did was wrong. They made the world better. This is an unintended consequence.
If you save a spider and it goes on to inject poison into someone, you may share the blame, but you don't own the responsibility.
Pardon me while I step off my soapbox.

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