As a rule, I try to remain positive and upbeat in my enjoyment of the comics and pop culture I consume, even when hope seems senseless.  I want to believe that the next Legion reboot will be the one that sticks, that Civil War II isn’t going to destroy Carol Danvers, that The Walking Dead won’t just do the same ‘Sanctuary, Attack, Humans Are The Real Monsters’ schtick this time.  It can be hard, especially when so many fans are so very caustic about…  Well, everything.  Still, I want to believe that our stories are the best of us, and should reflect some positivity, and thus I have a responsibility as a reader not be a cynic, leading to today’s “WORST Query Everrrr…”

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) likes to remember Elim Garak’s catchphrase, “There may be hope for you yet,” deployed whenever the hopeful Starfleet types got paranoid, asking: Regarding your favorite stories, are you more cynic or optimist?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. September 29, 2016 at 2:56 pm — Reply

    My favorite stories are usually upbeat or happy ending but I, myself, have very skeptical and often cynical attitude towards pop culture and what publishers are doing with it. Its probably because I don’t believe huge corporations are my friends, no matter what they try to make people believe and how well their PR spins it.

  2. Toric
    September 29, 2016 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    It depends on the property in question, but I lean toward optimistic. As long as there’s at least one person on the development crew who’s passionate about it, I’ll probably find some enjoyment even if it’s laughing at the flaws.

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