[December Spotlight On!] The Gift

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[December Spotlight On!] The Gift

Postby NachtcGleiskette » Sat Dec 01, 2007 2:11 am

Gather kiddies and I'll tell you a holiday story. Once upon a time there was a man named Claremont. This was back, way back, before the Sages, the indominable wills, the Rubbermaids, Slipstreams, and BDSM. Back when he was in the infancy of his career, and he was defining the Xmen universe. That's what we are visiting this month.

A nice holiday story that really, is best to just be read in full. A small vignette called "The Gift". Here it is!: (PS images are clickable for your non-scrolling pleasure ;))


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[Edited on 30/11/07 by NachtcGleiskette]
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Postby kamizzi » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:16 pm

Oh, nice one Nacht! It's a really warm story, but I don't know what I'm supposed to think about the ending... It shows Kurt as a very caring and sensitive person. I like it :)
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Postby Feuerstein » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:16 pm

Aw, so cute! I've read the synopsis of this one, and always wanted to read the real thing. How sweet!

And HA, more evidence to prove Nighty's sixth sense *cough*cough* :shifty
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Postby idsunki » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:34 pm

Definitely a good idea for the story, but the amount of exposition and dialogue that could have just been part of the art ... well, typical Claremont in that regard.

Still, a nice holiday story for this time of year.
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Postby Trigger » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:48 am

That was adorable!! I've needed something like this all day! That was a great pick-me-up. :D
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Postby Bamfing_Bob » Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:49 am

I really like that story. Kurt is playful, yet sensitive. Good for the Christmas spirit.
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Postby wingyding » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:18 am

wow, Ghost of Christmas Present. Very cute, it made me smile. Kurt is kinda cute and kinda silly and sweet all at the same time. I like.
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Postby love_of_bob » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:46 pm

Awwww, that was heartwarming. And heartbreaking. Kurt's MADE to be a mentor.
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Postby neling4 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:01 pm

That is a really nice story.

I was lucky enough to find a copy of that in a dusty box of back issues at my comic book shop. It holds a place of honor in my collection.
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Postby love_of_bob » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:19 pm

Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.
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Postby neling4 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:56 pm

Originally posted by love_of_bob
Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.


I dislike Kurt's use of the image inducer also, but I really like the story.
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Postby wingyding » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:10 pm

Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.

Nah, you're not the only one. It's kinda creepy that he looks like Errol Flynn jumped out of the screen at you from Captain Blood or something. I mean right down the the thong tied shirt.

But then again, if your other option is being stared at like part of a freak show, I'd be using an image inducer too.
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Postby Feuerstein » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:05 pm

Kurt should always be fuzzy and blue!!

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Postby Angelique » Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:56 pm

It's kinda creepy that he looks like Errol Flynn jumped out of the screen at you from Captain Blood or something.


Heh. Errol Flynn looked nothing like that in Captain Blood. Longer hair, no trademark mustache, and definitely no lavender shirt! ;)

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Postby wingyding » Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:07 pm

Oh, I know. It's just the idea. The trademark mustache is a little midly villainous, don't you think?

(And that lavender shirt goes a long way into my OTP.)
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Postby The Drastic Spastic » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:44 pm

Originally posted by love_of_bob
Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.


I think it's sexy. :shifty

I think the ending was ripped off from somewhere else (the blah blah blah about lights part). I had a friend give me a speech along those lines once, and he wouldn't have gotten that from an X-Men comic. Not his thing.
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Postby german_gremlin » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:29 am

That is what I really needed today! That was a great story!:clap
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Postby love_of_bob » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:34 am

Originally posted by The Drastic Spastic
Originally posted by love_of_bob
Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.


I think it's sexy. :shifty


It's not the look per se (although the "blond priest" in particular will never fail to make me shudder), it's the fact that...it's not Kurt!
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Postby german_gremlin » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:12 am

Originally posted by love_of_bob
Originally posted by The Drastic Spastic
Originally posted by love_of_bob
Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.


I think it's sexy. :shifty


It's not the look per se (although the "blond priest" in particular will never fail to make me shudder), it's the fact that...it's not Kurt!




I agree..the image inducer is only a hologram the Xavier picked just for him. Kurt didn't choose it, but it was better than him hidding. He went out and tried to embrace society which didn't want mutants in the first place.:yuck
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Postby The Drastic Spastic » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:50 am

Originally posted by love_of_bob
Originally posted by The Drastic Spastic
Originally posted by love_of_bob
Am I the only one finding Kurt's image-induced persona creepy to look at? Whichever face he happens to choose? It's just so unsettling.


I think it's sexy. :shifty


It's not the look per se (although the "blond priest" in particular will never fail to make me shudder), it's the fact that...it's not Kurt!


That's exactly why I like it. I don't usually like the look they stick him with (don't like this one!) but the whole "hiding" thing just gets me right there. :naughty

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Postby Ult_Sm86 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:09 am

That was ....really deep. I enjoyed that verily.
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