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OH MY CHRIST.

My graphic narrative professor is obnoxious and also possibly crazy. Somebody in class posted an article about how comic books aren't dumb basically, and I replied very briefly to the effect of "I liked the article, I've had a chip on my shoulder about the comics stereotype for a while." It might have been a pretty crap, useless response, but still. Today I have an email in my class inbox. Here is an excerpt:

"I know that you and a couple of superhero comic fans in our class have voiced their
disregard for academic discourse on comics, especially literary comics. However, our
class is about groups of people who are often denied public space to mourn, to process
experience, to recount events. We are making the case that these texts are doing
something that goes beyond entertainment.

Also, there are people in our course who have never read a comic before. Let's make
sure we are not alienating other students."

1. WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK WHAT THE FUCK. How have I ever said I disregard academic discourse on comics? Of course I support that, I signed up for this fucking class. I've been making the case that it's NOT JUST SUPER-LITERARY DEEP COMICS that can go "beyond entertainment."

MY WHOLE POINT. YOU MISSED IT.

2. I don't understand how that article or my inane comment about it could possibly alienate the rest of the class. It was a good article with recommendations of good comics to read! How is that alienating?

I don't understannndndda;lndf;lakwhe

I sent her the most calm, calculated reply I could manage (took me like an hour to write it) explaining that I think she misinterpreted my complaint. My complaint being that comics are generally looked down upon, until something like Maus or Persepolis happens, and then people make up new words because they can't bear to call it comics. That's stupid. How the hell is that construed as "NO ANALYSIS OF COMICS, THEY ARE 4 ENTERTAINMENT"

That's like the complete OPPOSITE of my point.

RAGIN'.

Also, the link from the class page to the discussion board mysteriously disappeared. What the fuck, lady?!

EDIT: OH MY SHIT, YOU GUYS. Literally, the second I pushed the button to post this, MY PROFESSOR WALKED IN THE DOOR TO MY JOB FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH SOMEBODY.

HAHAHAHAH;AKHWE;KLFHA

KILL ME.

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