Friday, March 27, 2009

Witless Dictionary #18--Continuity A La Carte

Continuing once again our . . .uh, continuing . . series of installments in a greater effort to create a lexicon for comics criticism (or, sometimes, to set up cheap shots without five paragraphs of buildup) the Witless Dictionary opens wide once again and provides us with a new definition:

Continuity A La Carte--Term which describes the action on the part of the reader wherein, rather than obsessively trying to juggle multiple decades of often contradictory continuity, readers simply pick and choose what seems consistent and makes sense to them and lets the rest kind of fall away to nothingness.

Adherents of this condition are characterised by extreme well-adjustment, lack of stress when companies announce Big Changes and how Things Will Never Be The Same Again, aversion to retcons, and . . .well, let's just say they probably pick up more trades than singles now.


Diana Kingston-Gabai said...

One can only hope this becomes the dominant trend eventually...

Kazekage said...

Well, as the audience contracts ever more and even the diehards leave the sinking ship, if people stick around at all, it'll probably be in this fashion