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Want to see what privileges you might qualify for? How about “two-parent privilege?” If you were raised by a mom and dad, you entered adulthood with more privileges than anyone else in American society, irrespective of race, ethnicity or sex. Any concern about “Asian privilege?” They exceed all other races in American schools on IQ tests, on credit scores and several other positive parameters.
You may not see skin - but not everyone can say that. Because it's what they see in the mirror or on their hands, etc. They have to see it. Every day. And there are people who don't ever let you forget that you have that skin. Like the guy who called me a spic without knowing who I was or hearing me speak or anything. In one second, because he was trying to set me up for a mugging or something, he knew because of how I look.
So yes. Not giving a shit? It is a privilege. That's what people mean when they say you don't know what it's like. Even I thought I could avoid that. I've been proven wrong enough times to know that 'not seeing skin' is a luxury others can't afford.
Apparently the deal DC offered was gobs of money and the rights back if Moore allowed them to do the prequels and sequel.
If a contract over Watchmen doesn't involve returning the rights to Moore and Gibbons, Alan isn’t going to be interested. DC knows this. They do their due diligence anyway, and offer him gobs of money, even though they know he isn’t going to take it. Dave was being practical, knowing they will never get the rights back, and decided to try to get whatever he could out of it. And I have absolutely no problem with that. Alan doesn’t care about the money; he just wants the rights back. He knows he'll never get them back, but he is in a position in life where he can afford to tell DC to shove off. And I have absolutely no problem with that either. It’s just a shame they’ve lost a friendship over the issue. Same thing happened with Moore and Alan Davis over Captain Britain because of the Miracleman snafu.
I'm not reading Doomsday Clock. Not because of any indignence on Alan’s behalf, I'm just not interested.
“For me, it all started in 1938, the year they invented the super-hero. I was too old for comic books when the first issue of Action Comics came out … but from the moment I set eyes on it I only had eyes for the Superman story. Here was something that presented the basic morality of the pulps without all their darkness and ambiguity...”