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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (jms at b5)
 Subject: Re: Where is JMS? In the past he defended Sins Past
      To: rec.arts.comics.marvel.universe  
    Date: 10/11/2004 3:01:37 PM  

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>Regardless-- at some point you had the idea to make these
>*Gwen's* kids. At this stage, you realize that if they're Gwen's kids, they
>can't be more than six years old, tops. When you reach this stage, you should
>have said to yourself, "okay, I obviously can't make this work." Instead, you
>come up with the outrageous idea that the kids somehow aged 18 years in just
>six. You had an idea that can't reasonably work but (for some reason) you
>were
>absolutely committed to write it, CREDIBILITY BE DAMNED. This is BAD
>storytelling.

How does one apply that rule in a universe that incorporates Sorcerers Supreme,
Thunder Gods, mutants, gamma-ray strong-guys, and somebody who got bit by an
irradiated spider who suddenly gains its powers...?

Why are all THOSE things credible and rapid aging inconceivable when we even
have a rough scientific basis for that in progeria, where we see children start
to age and even die of old age by thirteen...where there has not been even a
*hint* of scientific data to support anybody getting powers from irradiated
spiders?


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