I meant to get this post done LAST WEEKEND, but did not. And now, I am happier for it. Because the follow-up episode after the supposed big-reveal of who Savitar was?
But NOT IN THE WAY YOU THINK.
I am well-aware that what I just typed makes it seem like the episode Cause-n-Effect was CRAP! No, the problem was that ONCE AGAIN. The Focus IS NOT ON SAVITAR. It is instead a PISS-POOR ATTEMPT BY THE LAZY WRITERS TO KEEP PEOPLE CHEERING and hopefully distracted away from the fact that they've been bullshitting them for an entire fuckin season.
Watching this all play out is almost the same as what happened with Lost and JJ Abrams. Abrams used to enjoy and interact with fans regarding Lost. And he would add shit to the show and then do shit to throw fans off the trail of the show until HE HIMSELF GOT LOST. He LITERALLY lost track of what the fuck is The Island. How does all of this CRAP interconnect. And why exactly did he start doing things and then stop.
The answer was, because he'd gotten into a PISSING-CONTEST with His Own Fanbase. And CW-Flash has now raced RIGHT INTO THE SAME WATERS! I need to point out that all throughout Season 3 there have been articles and interviews where the writers and various behind-the-scenes personnel have made it clear that THIS SEASON!? The FANS WON'T BE ABLE TO PREDICT THE VILLAIN OF THE SEASON! NO WAY WILL YOU GUYS BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE DID WHAT AND WHERE AND WHEN AND WHAT MAKES WHAT WITH THE WHUT-N-THE-WHUT!
I didn't know I was here to arm-wrestle with the writers about a show centered around a pre-existing comic book character that is literally OLDER THAN SOME OF ITS VIEWERS!
And I was concerned from the moment I started seeing articles like those where the makers of CW-Flash were more concerned with being able to "keep the fans guessing".
Instead of writing a good season-3.
So to be clear, I never wanted Savitar to be Barry, because frankly I am sick of Barry's whining, emo, bullshit. This show started off great, and let me REMIND PEOPLE. The shows ratings have continued TO GO DOWNWARDS. THAT, is what the fuckin writers should be more concerned with. Not wasting time trying to fool people! Savitar is a mish-mash of the useless THROWAWAY Savitar Character of DC Comics. And two other THROWAWAYS;
1) Dark Flash
2) Future Flash
The thing that many people who kept saying that Savitar is Barry got wrong when they said it's Barry because he's based off of Future Flash. Is the FACT that Future Flash snaps DUE TO WALLY WEST'S DEATH.
Dark Flash, who is an alternate version of Wally West named Walter West, HE SNAPPED due the death of Linda Park, thus!? The current CW-Flash storyline is a COMBINATION OF THESE TWO FLASHES, HOWEVER!?
Which one would carry THE MOST WEIGHT?
Barry being Savitar?
OR WALLY WEST BEING SAVITAR?
That scene, the scene above?
GREAT FUCKIN SCENE!
GREAT FUCKIN SCENE!
Within that scene there was a reason why SOME PEOPLE, Myself INCLUDED. Suspected that Savitar was actually Wally West. BUT this is why I typed earlier about the Writers of this show and the dangers of Writers TRYING TO CON THE FANBASE. Instead of FOCUS ON WRITING A GOOD SHOW!
If Wally West is revealed to be Savitar, NOBODY WOULD SEE THAT COMING! And because Wally West on this show is nothing more than the same as the Token Negro in the video clip above. THAT WOULD MAKE IT THAT MUCH MORE UNEXPECTED!
Add to this the list of "complaints" that Savitar has with Barry Allen. Nobody Writing this ever thought that for EVERY FAN that would find this "compelling". The Literal Version of You Are Your Greatest Enemy.
There would be an EQUAL NUMBER OF US WHO WOULD SAY;
Really? So he's bitching about HIMSELF. TO HIMSELF, really?
At NO POINT did these Writers say something as simple AS THAT. That if anybody takes 2-seconds to THINK ABOUT THIS WHEN SAVITAR IS REVEALED TO BE BARRY ALLEN IN ANY WAY!? They did not think about the fact that a viewer could say to themselves;
1) He has the Woman of His Dreams.
2) He HAD TWO GREAT FATHERS!
3) He has already LIVED A GREAT LIFE even after the Murder of His Mother!
4) HIS FOSTER-FATHER IS LETTING HIM FUCK HIS DAUGHTER WHO IS HIS FOSTER-SISTER!
KNOW THAT RIGHT?
No no no, YOU DO!
Know that RIGHT!?
NO NO NO!
YOU DID REALIZE THAT SHIT RIGHT!?
Now lemme see, what Black AMERICAN Family do you know that ALLOWS THIS KIND OF BULLSHIT...?
Where they ADOPT someone else's child and then LET THE CHILD DATE THEIR OWN CHILD WHEN THEY ARE NOW LEGALLY THE CHILD'S PARENT/S...!?
And once again, Diversity?
Nah, I'm good.
Never rode on that train and never will because then I don't want anyone coming to me saying "You GOTTA PUT SO-N-SO IN YOUR STUFF CUZ DIVERSITY SAYS!"
And I already covered how Nick Fury ended up Black and Sam Jack!
It had NOTHING TO DO WITH FORCED DIVERSITY AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH, some White Ultimate Marvel comic book writers and artists. INTENTIONALLY STEALING, Samuel L. Jackson's likeness WITHOUT! MUTHAFUCKIN PERMISSION!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, ahem! So for Starters? If you have been watching the CW-Flash and not at ANY TIME have YOU REALIZED ON YOUR OWN THAT, wait-a-minute...?
The West Family Adopted Barry, then...?
You can't do ANYTHING with Iris, cuzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, she's now Your Foster-Sister.
And just to remind all of You of REALITY! Here in The United States of America, it will show up that Barry is Iris's FOSTER-BROTHER. Which means if THEY TRY TO GET MARRIED, FYI. IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN! And this is what happens when LAZY. WHITE WRITERS. TRY TO FORCE DIVERSITY WHEN IT ISN'T NEEDED! Then they make up this WOODY ALLEN, ROMAN POLANSKI-TYPE SHIT!
The West Family IS NOT BLACK. I am aware of the dismal attempt to make Wally West Black in New 52. Meanwhile, WHY BOTHER. DC Comics HAS all of Milestone Comics ACTUAL BLACK CHARACTERS! WHY EVEN BOTHER WITH THIS FAKE BULLSHIT! SIMPLY GO DOWN INTO YOUR FUCKIN BASEMENT AND COMB THROUGH THE BLACK CHARACTERS YOU GOT FROM MILESTONE, LAZY FUCKS!
But this also highlights why I have NEVER PURSUED EMPLOYMENT in the already established White Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Comic Book Industry! Because whenever I've come close to it I've been quickly reminded of the obvious;
"Hey...? You've got great concepts here, but...? Why are so many of Your Characters Black...?"
"If you, you know what!? If you change these guys around and...? Wait, oh? You do have some White Characters, but? Are they all the villains? Why are they all the Villains?"
"Wait, wait wait...!? Is this actually an Albino? So she's kinda got the whole Nekra-thing going from Marvel comics, huh? You know they'd probably, oh wait. You? You actually have a backstory done for, wait, are those ankh's on her boots? Wait a second now, well? Okay well...!? But?"
"Sooooooooooooooh, she's actually Black too, right? Am I right?"
"Ohhhhhhhh, okay! Here we go, okay! Lotta ass there, is she Polish? She's Polish, right?"
"So how about we center everything around Her?"
She's a support character to the main character and I didn't write anything that way.
"Well...!? You're a pretty creative guy and creativity means flexibility, so!? How about"
Thank you for Your Time.
"Wait, you're leaving!?"
I appreciate the opportunity. Enjoy the rest of Your Day, sir.
The Reality is that you don't need to be forced to include a fuckin thing when you are actually somebody who recognized AND ACCEPTS REALITY FOR WHAT IT IS. The Reality is SUPPOSED TO BE living in this country means NO RACIAL HOMOGENY, that's THE THEORY. And SHOULD BE THE REALITY, however!? Once you acknowledge the Truth of how this country started, wellllllllllllllllllllllllll, nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, shit is fucked up. And things make sense on why they are the way they are today.
It explains why someone who claimed to be interested in My Work in the Late 90's. Would then try to tell me TO CHANGE IT so that it suits a White Audience. Where they are POLITELY MAKING IT CLEAR they could give TWO FUCKS ABOUT A BLACK AUDIENCE or anyone else for that matter. So it then comes down to whether or not I am going to GO ALONG WITH THIS. And it REALLY IS THIS SIMPLE. Could fame and fortune AWAIT!?
Ifffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff, I wanna be a goddamn sellout or token Black working for that place, SURE! And if I say no, could I miss out on fame and fortune, YEP! Is there a POSSIBILITY that such a chance MAY NEVER COME AGAIN!?
Mmm-hmmm! But YOU have to decide, especially as a Black Person. Are you going to PRETEND LIKE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IS BEING SAID TO YOU, and, how it is being OFFERED TO YOU.
As a Black American, if YOU DECIDE TO IGNORE THE REALITY OF WHERE WE ARE and the fact that IF YOU ACCEPT THIS OFFER, an offer. To make it so that YOU ADD TO THE EXISTING POWER STRUCTURE AND "REALITY" that makes Us INVISIBLE UNLESS IT IS SOMETHING NEGATIVE! When it comes to Media-Mediums.
If you DO NOT UNDERSTAND what any of This has to do with the CW-Flash? Then you should stop reading at this point. When the Writers of the CW-Flash DECIDED to make the West Family, A BLACK AMERICAN FAMILY? Then they ventured into someplace that they know nothing about. We are Imperfect. But to make such a callous, and GLARING MISTAKE. As to make Joe West adopt Barry Allen and then ALLOW FOR THE TWO OF THEM TO DATE...? To have SEX WITH EACH OTHER AND ATTEMPT TO MARRY...?
No Black American worth the sperm-n-egg used to bring them into this world would EVER MAKE SUCH A MASSIVE MISTAKE! And now We get into the guts of things, because as Black Americans everyone complains about Our Supposed Fatherless-Homes, Single-Parent Mother's Stats. Yet when Wally West is introduced, everyone finds out that Joe's Ex-wife, who simply had to be a DRUG-ADDICT! She couldn't simply be a shitty unfaithful wife, no. She had to be a drug-addict and be a shitty-mother on top of that. So it is revealed that Joe had LIED to Iris about the fact that Her Mother was VERY MUCH ALIVE. Thus making Himself a shitty-father as well, instead of telling His Daughter the Truth. He simply lied and hoped it would stay buried forever.
So this in turn makes BOTH West Parents, shitty. Yet within all of this is Wally, who now has to meet His Father for the first time and finds out the Truth that His Mother had always INTENTIONALLY KEPT HIM AWAY FROM HIS FATHER. This show literally stepped into an area where I saw how quickly the Writers tried to CLEAN THIS SHIT UP AND WRAP IT UP! And by doing so they only made matters worse! As We all know that it literally takes a lifetime for MOST PEOPLE to EVER come to terms with something like this. But they wrapped it all up in a few snippets and a couple of episodes where the ball always bounced exactly the right way!
But the stage had been set for what would ultimately be coming in the arrival of Savitar and the chance for these self-same Writers to create something where they themselves knew that if there was ANY CHARACTER on THIS SHOW!? That FIT THE POTENTIAL TO HAVE THE AMOUNT OF SHEER HATRED SAVITAR HAS TOWARDS BARRY...!?
It is Wally West. The Writers, realized this, and they highlighted it with this scene but they also made sure to spit in the face of the viewers by once again having Savitar reveal that ALL HE IS. Is YET ANOTHER EMO-BARRY. AND NOT SOMEONE WHO LEGITIMATELY WOULD OR COULD HATE BARRY;
In that exchange? Wally actually applies. He grew up with His Mother. It is constantly implied that life was hard for Them. He then meets His Father and then finds that HIS RIGHTFUL PLACE AS HIS SON, is OCCUPIED BY BARRY.
And this is why the Writers STEERED CLEAR of making Savitar, Wally. Because now this show takes on way more weight and depth! If they go down that path. It is the same reason why THEY VEERED AWAY FROM really highlighting Wally's backstory and life living with His Mother and then having to find out that things NEVER HAD TO BE THAT WAY. And while He was trying to figure out what it means to become a Man to BE A MAN WITHOUT A FATHER?
Barry HAS HIS FATHER.
AND!? He has HIS OWN FATHER TOO!
And then once He learns Barry is the Flash, he then sees that time and time again Barry has simply USED HIS POWERS TO MINDLESSLY FIX AND ALTER THINGS when he didn't like the End Result. While Wally, pre-powers, has had to LIVE WITH EVERY END RESULT, like it OR NOT. The even BIGGER IRONY IS that the same Diversity that CAUSED THE MESS THAT WHITE WRITERS CREATED in saying that Joe West ADOPTS BARRY. Thus making it IMPOSSIBLE for Barry and Iris to be together. Now becomes a catalyst for why THEY CAN'T MAKE WALLY SAVITAR because it then TAKES ON A RACIAL TONE AS WELL!
And while I could give TWO FUCKS about that, I've seen it enough times that the same Whites who have supposedly DECIDED TO FORCE INCLUSION OF BLACK PEOPLE. Suddenly do AN ABOUT FACE WHEN REALITY INTRUDES OR THINGS BECOME COMPLEX AND COMPLICATED!
All of this, regardless of how DIFFICULT IT MAY HAVE BEEN FOR SOME VIEWERS. Would have give WAY MORE HEFT TO THIS SHOW where in the clips I've posted THEY HAVE SOLID ACTORS AND ACTRESSES TO CARRY IT OUT! But they didn't. Instead they went with the route that I was LEAST IN FAVOR OF AND MOST AGAINST.
Which is making Savitar, some version of Barry.
It was lazy.
But worse than that...?
It was COWARDLY.
I have intentionally looked at various React Youtubers Numbers and the numbers aren't lying. Huge view count for the reveal episode.
MASSIVE MASSIVE MASSIVE!
DROP! In the very next episode's review.
This is part of the reason why I have gone down the path that I have gone down. Because I would rather create an audience that doesn't need to be coddled and cajoled into accepting reality when it actually applies....
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