Ever argued with an "anti-AF" person?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Aeon Flux : One Thread
I haven't, though I read someones mail at a site(can't remember which). This person was very anti-AF and also wrote a heck of a lot. His many arguments included the series being full of nonsense and being plain bad trying to be deep. I must "admire" him for trying to "save" all AF-fans souls. There's an easier way. Turn off the TV! Here's an interesting example. A friend of mine had not seen the series when it was aired and I told him how great it was. Once he had seen it he was amazed and said it was great. Once the show was cut from MTV he changed his view all of the sudden. "AF wasn't good so it wasn't produced any more", was his opinion. This guy adores Britney Spears because "she's so good looking". Probably he wouldn't have listened to her otherwise.
-- Vercingetorix (email@example.com), June 20, 2001
There is always going to be people like this. Basically what they're saying is "I'm not interested in investing the effort it would take to understand it, so it must mean nothing."
-- Frostbite a.k.a. Frosty the Snow Chick (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 20, 2001.
Or "a good director wouldn't make this hard to understand".
-- Inukko (email@example.com), June 21, 2001.
Yes. My grandmother. I didn't bother arguing, though. :)
-- eskimonkey (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 25, 2001.
I've only argued about it with one friend, and didn't really press it... but he couldn't see through the spindly character designs and the lack of clothing. Can you imagine sleeping through Aeon Flux? I sure can't. Oh, well.
-- Mat Rebholz (email@example.com), June 25, 2001.
I mostly meet people who don't have an opinion at all about the show. I've tried to make a few of my relatives fans or at least a bit interested, most of them enjoyed it while it was being aired but lost the interest later. I never "preach" about how great or brilliant AF was/still is because I cannot stand people who preach to me how to live my life or what to do. If they don't like AF, fine I don't force them to watch. I do believe though that the show wasn't really given the chance and was being aired at the wrong time in the nights.
-- Vercingetorix (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 25, 2001.
About sleeping through Aeon Flux...
I didn't start watching until it had already been relegated to 3 (:30?) AM on Friday night/Saturday morning. I was in like 9th grade, so staying up that late was somewhat of a struggle...and then sitting through a full episode was nearly impossible without falling asleep. It was pretty funny, I would stay up only to watch AF, and then promptly plop down on the couch and conk out when it came on. When it stopped airing period, I bought the first video and watched it every Friday with a friend; same routine, always falling asleep. It was literally more than ten times of "watching" the tape before I actually saw Isthmus Crypticus.
-- John McDevitt (JuntMonkey@aol.com), June 26, 2001.
I had a friend who thought it was jack off fodder. She was kind of a hardcore feminist and she'd had a traumatic hentai experience with the mvie "Overfiend" so she was reflexively against any piece of animation that was even remotely sexual.
-- Damian K. (BDBfox@stupid.com), July 03, 2001.