Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Pain of Being A Fan of Cassandra Cain

In one of my recent posts on a message board that I frequently visit (the BtO thread on the Spider-Man Crawl Space message board) I mentioned that I had a lengthy rant in the works. Well, I decided to split that lengthy rant and I'm now trying to edit it into a series of mini articles. I just finished "Part 1", which I'd like to call:
The Pain of Being A Fan of Cassandra Cain
[*I'm not very good at naming things. Let me know if you think of a better one!]
This has been a long time coming. In recent years, it seems like there are certain professionals working in the comic book industry who think that by instituting massive and sometimes controversial changes to a character, fans would happily dive into the idea and empty their wallets; that after years of great stories and deep character developments, bringing about new dramatic changes will equal to increased revenue. One of the characters that changed dramatically was Cassandra Cain.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cassandra Cain News Update

Here's something from Gail Simone's tumblr account regarding Cassandra Cain:
mmm. I’m going to say something that will not be popular, but it’s true. A lot of the comments about these kinds of topics are addressed so insultingly and in such an accusatory fashion, that I imagine it actually pushes editors away from certain characters. If Character Z’s most loyal fans are represented by people who only scream and insult, I think that probably ensures that no one wants to work on Character Z, really. I know that sounds a bit harsh, but I imagine it’s true, and I’ve seen that before. 
So, I would say, make your case, write letters, make tweets, whatever, but try to be polite. You don’t have to kiss anyone’s ass…but don’t leave the editor with the feeling that you’re just going to be screaming no matter what they do. 
Also, yes, it is still reality. Putting your real name on your message, where possible, ups its credibility rating immeasurably. People who deny this, are, I’m sorry, kind of kidding themselves. 
That’s the general thing. More specifically, I think, particularly in a case like Cass, I think it’s perfectly fair game to explain WHY this character means so much to you. Editors are people, just like us, and most of them are fans. Let them know WHY this character connected with you. And let them know that you will support the character, and urge others to do so, as well. That stuff carries weight. 
I wish I could say more about Cass…I know she’s scheduled for a couple things, and I personally am waiting to hear back about a VERY cool thing with her, but even if I COULD say what it was, it’s not yet a sure thing. 
But I love her, I’m hearing your voice, and a lot of other people at DC, are, as well. Keep it up, and it will happen!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Personal Update

Hello CCN readers! I'm very sorry for the lack of updates as of late. Unfortunately, I accidentally slipped and sprained my right wrist at work a few days ago. Although the sprain isn't too bad, it is quite difficult to type, use my scanner, and edit properly with just my left hand. Hopefully I'll be back to posting updates and whatnot here sooner than later. I still have to finish with my CC Birthday Bash celebratory posts and others so please stay tuned!

Again, I'm very sorry for the lack of activity and I hope you will please bear with me.



Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"To Cassandra Cain with Love" Part 1 - Daddy's Gift

Now, live from the CCN News Desk it's Lily O'Doro!
Hello everyone and welcome to a very special edition of the CCN News Desk Report, 
"To Cassandra Cain with Love!"
To celebrate Cassandra Cain's wonderful birthday today, I'll be bringing you highlights of the times when our beloved birthday girl received gifts from the special (and not so special) people in her life.

The CCN Pre-Party Report

Hello and welcome to the Cassandra Cain Network! My name is Lily O'Doro, director of the CCN Public Relations Division, and I'm reporting to you live from the fabulous Carpe Diem club room at the CCN Headquarters. Preparation and work is well underway for one of CCN's biggest celebrations,
Cassandra Cain's Birthday Bash!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

CCN Update

Hey there, Cassandra Cain fans! Sorry for the lack of updates as of late. I've been quite busy these past couple of days and haven't had the time or energy to do much of anything, but I digress.

First of all, I'm happy to announce a new feature that I will be showcasing every month here at the Cassandra Cain Network called

Monday, January 10, 2011

Weekly Dosage of Trivia

Ah! Guten tag, meine Freunde! My name is Dr. Nacht, resident physician and head bio-mechanical engineer here at Cassandra Cain Network. Herr Noctis is. . .how you say. . . "unavailable at the moment". So today it is I who will be administering your injection of nichtigkeiten. Hmmm, according to Herr Noctis's records, you shall be receiving 30CCs of CCN Trivia serum IV; Main programming component:
"Cassandra Cain's Batgirl Costume"
So, meine Freunde, let's begin, shall we?