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Thread #59418   Message #3276333
Posted By: Little Hawk
18-Dec-11 - 11:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
The only thing that could possibly make me stop sympathizing with the Gauls when they are fighting the invading Romans is that idiotic comic, Asterix.

It gives the Gauls a magic potion which makes them unbeatable. That really pisses me off. I hate characters who are unbeatable, as it defeats the entire purpose of even having a story in the first place.

And it portrays the Romans as bumbling incompetents, fools, and poor fighters! Unbelievable! The Romans were anything BUT incompetent, they were the deadliest military force of their time, superbly organized and led, very smart, and usually inflicted at least 10 or even 100 times the losses they suffered on "barbarian" armies that they fought, such as the Gauls.

The Gauls were equally courageous and determined, but the Romans had mastered the art of war to an extent that doomed the Gauls in almost every battle.

The comic Asterix is an embarrassing farce, an insult to history, and an insult to Romans and Gauls alike...but specially to Romans. It makes me sick. I've never been able to suffer through reading a whole episode of it, it's so bad. I grind my teeth when I read Asterix. I want to see Asterix and the fat moron who accompanies him everywhere ground up in a sausage machine and fed to Roman wardogs.

I might add that the art in Asterix is quite good...but everything else about it absolutely sucks to the outer limits of suckability.

Die, Asterix! Die!!!!!!!!