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Open Letter to Carol Ferris

Posted 01-12-2012 at 02:39 PM by W.West
Updated 01-12-2012 at 03:40 PM by W.West

Hey Carol,

Its me Brandan. Have I told you how much I love you lately? No? Well I do, and now seems like the perfect time to let you know that. We're both old enough to know how each other works right? Well, I always felt I knew you like no other did. I was there through your marriage, your possession(s), weird relationships and countless hairstyles and outfits. I say this not to reminiscence but to remind. I love you Carol Ferris, and it's because of that love that I must tell you how much your recent decisions are literally killing me.

Lets start with the alien thing. Is this a phase? Carol, you're not in the 80's anymore. You can't just walk away from these huge problems in your life, especially when that problem is your position as QUEEN OF THE ZAMARONS! Hey, I understand it's a big role to take on. I also seem to remember that you like to remind people of just how long and well you've been running Ferris Air. You can do this, I know you can. So when I see you completely walking away from a task that daunting, it hurts. Be the Queen, Carol, because they need you.

Now lets talk about the Hal Jordan situation. What the hell are you thinking?! Sinestro isn't the only Green Lantern who can't be redeemed. He doesn't really love you Carol. Did you really buy into that "last thought" bullshit? When will these words ever mean nothing to you? He always chooses you, until he doesn't. Was it not just a day earlier when the man was begging for a cosign? I don't need to let you know he has no job or home, but maybe I should remind you that...HE DOESN'T CARE TO GET ONE! Hal is charming and certainly an impressive Green Lantern, but he's an asshole. More importantly, he's an asshole to you. Do you want to end up like Cowgirl? You know her right? That's his current GIRLFRIEND, who he never sees, mentions or even thinks of. Don't let the plane constructs distract you from his lack of love. You deserve far better Carol, we both know this. I'm not asking you date that Kyle kid (because I want you alive) but I am begging you to remember this...

No one ever says "Tenth times the charm."

With Love,

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    Fearless's Avatar
    Very astute, well thought-out, and-- Wait, this is comics, there are people punching continuity in this world. I guess making no sense is just par for the course at this point.

    That said, I'm not the least bit fazed at Carol's current decision-making skill, Hal-related or otherwise. And honestly, if she has really given Hal that many chances already, those two broken-inside people deserve each other.
    Posted 01-13-2012 at 07:37 PM by Fearless Fearless is offline
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    DocLantern's Avatar
    She could date John Stewart. He only gets planets killed.
    Posted 01-15-2012 at 10:30 AM by DocLantern DocLantern is offline
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    Evergreen City's Avatar
    Nice, but I respectfully disagree. Brandan is apparently unaware of the long history involving Hal and Carol. Their many adventures together. Their many couplings. The times he has saved her. The times she has saved him. But enough of the heroic stuff.

    Perhaps it's a romance that hearkens back to another age (my age...sigh...I've loved this match-up since I was ten years old myself), but it's been there since before Showcase #22, through Gardner Fox and John Broome to Gerard Jones and all the other great writers to Johns, and methinks it still has possibilities. Many times has the depth of their love been brought out. And I repeat, four of the five major breakups have been Carol's fault.

    Oh. One more thing. No long-term relationship ever survives without the parties giving each other constant second and third and tenth and thousandth chances. How many times have I forgiven my husband of 31-derful years for his foibles? Many times daily. How many times has he forgiven me for my thoughtlessness, my absence, my denseness? Just as many. That's life. That's wanting it to work. That's making it work.
    Posted 01-15-2012 at 11:58 AM by Evergreen City Evergreen City is offline
    Updated 01-15-2012 at 01:21 PM by Evergreen City

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