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Hello there, I'm Mavrickindigo, and I have been writing stories since 2001. Mostly these are personal projects, but I have recently dipped my toe into the world of professional writing through commissions on this site.

I mostly enjoy fantasy and adventure or sci-fi, but I can dip into other genres as well, including horror or other things. I am open to negotiate price, as well as what the story will be.

On the other hand, I can also edit and proofread works. This service includes not only fixing up mechanical issues, but also offering critiques and suggestions for tightening up a story. Again, I am open to hear your offers for your various projects.

Payment should go through paypal.

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  • Listening to: 8bit remixes
  • Reading: Joshua
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Eating: Breakfast Sandwich
  • Drinking: Coffee
Comic books are no strangers to sensationalist events designed to attract new readers. Whether it be the death of a character, the donning of a new costume, a reboot, a new villain, or just about anything else, the comic book industry just loves to mix things up to get new readers. Some things go well, while others do not. I, personally, do not read too many comic books. I much prefer to watch the movies and cartoons that they spawn, and I like to read up on the comic books through wikis and the like. I tend to liken comics as the "rough draft" of the super hero genre, as there are quite a lot of wacky ideas that come out of them. Today, I'll be looking at one of those wacky ideas--the new Thor. The main problems with Thor are that she is a character riding the coattails of a successful character, Thor is not a name that can simply be passed down, and she isn't really relatable.

For a long time, super heroines have languished in the shadows of being derivatives of male counterparts. This isn't to say that the earliest super heroines weren't original Surely the likes of Wonder Woman and Lady Cop weren't based on Wonder Man or "Man Cop." But the fact remains that many super heroines are derived from their male counterparts. There's She-Hulk, Bat Girl, Batwoman, Rescue (Iron Man), Spider-girl. By making this new character "Thor," she is denied any chance of being viewed as her own individual. Instead, she will be viewed not as someone who is copying another character, but someone who is basically stealing the identity of another, very popular character. Thor has appeal to both men and women. Anyone who disagrees hasn't seen the topless scenes in both Thor movies. Now, in most cases, a legacy character can have the same title as the hero who came before them, but Thor does not take the Title from Thor, she takes his name. Imagine, if you will, a version of "Batman Beyond" where Terry McGinnis doesn't become batman, but instead goes around fighting crime as "Bruce." Lastly Thor is robbed of being a character in her own right. When we're introduced to her, we don't know who she is, her only identity is "Thor," yet there was a person there before she was for, yet we don't know who she was and we probably won't for awhile.

There's nothing wrong with a character passing the torch onto somoene else. The way Marvel handled this Thor's introduction didn't make sense, because "Thor" isn't a title, it is a name. If they wanted to make a female character, they could have made a brand new character and introduced her in Thor. Finally, there's nothing we as readers can latch onto her as a character, other than her gender and the mystery of who she is. Thor is not a good character. Thor is a gimmick. Marvel can fix things, but as she stands, I don't like her.
  • Listening to: Genesis Sound Font Mega Man Music
  • Reading: The Moonscar
  • Watching: Agents of Shield
  • Playing: LIttle Big Planet 3
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Coffee

1. Tell you something I've learned while looking at your DA page.
2. Tell you what color you remind me of.
3. Tell you what element you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air, etc.)
4. Tell you which one of your OC'S is my favorite.
5. Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6. Tell you something I like about you or your art.
7. Give you a nickname.
8. Tell you what I'm doing right now.
9. Tell you what food/ flavor/ smell you remind me of.
10. Tell you to do this in your journal too, if you haven't already
  • Listening to: 8bit remixes
  • Reading: Joshua
  • Watching: The Walking Dead
  • Playing: Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy
  • Eating: Breakfast Sandwich
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Stephen Carnaggio
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Current Residence: USA
Favourite genre of music: Videogame/Movie soundtracks
Favourite style of art: character art/comics
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: My computer
Shell of choice: sea shell
Wallpaper of choice: That Mega Man Powered Up
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: Hexidecimal (Reboot)
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SurrealBrain Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Thanks for the watch, Mavrick.
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
yep! wish I knew you were on here sooner, would have done it sooner
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cartoonking1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Happy birthday. :D
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks!
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cartoonking1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Welcome. :hug:
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
:icondjpon-3plz::iconpinkiepieplz: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :party::iconcookiecakeplz::iconcakecookieplz::cake::cookie::milk::party::iconpinkiepartyplz::iconcarameldansenplz::iconcheerplz::iconvictorydanceplz::iconhappybirthdayplz::iconballoonsplz::iconskyepartyplz::iconomgcakeplz::iconfuncakeplz::iconcumple1plz::iconcumple2plz::iconcaekglompplz::iconcaekplz::icongiftplz::iconbummyballoonplz::iconcake3dplz::iconhappybirthdaysignplz::iconpresentplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconheartballoonplz::iconforyouplz::icondjpon3plz::iconrainbowcakeplz::iconplaywithfireplz::iconbonklers::iconpineappletardplz::iconhappybirthday2plz::iconbummiesplz::iconlaplayplz::iconlabeatplz::iconballoonplz:
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
That's dedication. Thanks!
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
^^ your welcome 83 I like making a colorful and wonderful B-Day deal ^^ makes me happy to give a bit of happy and cheer to others 83
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Mavrickindigo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
well it was very nice!
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