( Anne of Green Gables )
( Batwoman )
( Captain America: The First Avenger )
( Doctor Who RPF )
( Gotham Central )
( The Middleman/Batman The Brave and the Bold )
( Young Allies )
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"I don't think he hates them. I think he finds their methods to be, well, stupid and self-limiting. But as far as hate? I think he is more likely to hide in the bushes at Wayne Manor on Thanksgiving Day and look at everyone eating turkey dinner by a roaring fireplace and wondering why he isn't inside with the others -- wondering if maybe he couldn't have made different choices. But I don't think that's hate."
FUCK YES. I SO CAN'T WAIT FOR RED HOOD AND THE GINGERS.
This is so much better than Winick's "lol, he hates Dick and Tim."
And by better, I mean more in keeping with my view of the batfamily.
In other news, I am still working on fic. I feel like it has been seven million years since I've posted any.
"Look, I like gritty. I write gritty. There is a time and a place for gritty. I’ll take my Batman gritty, thank you, and I will acknowledge that such a portrayal means that my 11 year old has to wait before he sees The Dark Knight. But if Hollywood turns out a Superman movie that I can’t take him to? They’ve done something wrong. Superman is many, many things. Gritty he is not, something that Richard Donner certainly understood.
(Pet peeve time: for the contingent out there who sneer at heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman and Captain America, those icons who still, at their core, represent selfless sacrifice for the greater good, and who justify their contempt by saying, oh, it’s so unrealistic, no one would ever be so noble… grow up. Seriously. Cynicism is not maturity, do not mistake the one for the other. If you truly cannot accept a story where someone does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, that says far more about who you are than these characters.)
This is not an argument of era or audience sophistication. Sophistication does not negate sincerity, nor does it even deny it, as the Captain America movie proves. Sophistication demands better storytelling, clearer motivation, purer intention. “Gritty” is an apologist word in this sense, used in the place of “realism.” We don’t go to the movies for “realism.” This is why documentaries aren’t the major product in the theaters. Sophistication does not demand realism; it demands smart."
"When 52 comes out," added Marz, "you guys get to vote with your dollars from day one. Nobody is going into this saying, 'Let's screw with the fan boys!' Everyone is saying 'Let's do something really cool that people are going to really get behind.'"
So, in news that proves that DC have lost their minds, DC announced today that the following titles are going to be launched:
( lol, wtf )
BUT FAR MORE IMPORTANTLY!!!! DC proves that they might secretly love me. Because the writer (Scott Lobdell) of Red Hood and the Ginger Outlaws is clearly an awesome human being who should feel awesome, because he said the following about Jason Todd and His Ginger Snaps:
( Choice Quotes That Make Me Happy )
And if you don't care about any of that, have a bit of this awesome news story that I stole the link from a post on CBR where someone compared it to Roy beating up people with dead cats.: The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker said, "It's not a weasel, it's a martin," then punched him in the nose and fled.
Day Nineteen: Favorite non-human female character
My favorite is the JLU version of Hawkgirl. While I never cared one way or the other about comics Hawkgirl, I fell hard for Shayera in the toon verse. I loved her whether she was trying to figure out her relationship with John, trying to figure out where her allegiance should lie, or giving Hawkman a good punch (a long time coming!) I loved her "fall" and her determination to rise back up again. She never stopped being strong, even when she was at her weakest. So many people who want to write "vulnerable" female characters should take a look at her portrayal. This is how you do it without being offensive about it.
Day Twenty: Favorite female antagonist
I am tempted to say Faith, but that feels like cheating, since I already used her for a different answer. So I'll go with Azula.
I think that the end of the show is a little bit of a cheat. All of the sudden, her evilness is because she has mental problems, when there was no sign of that prior in the show.
BUT. I loved that she was able to be a female antagonist who kept her powers til the very end. I've spent too long in comics fandoms, where women are unable to control their powers, or lose control of their powers, especially when they go evil. But Azula was powerful and smart and knew how to use her powers very well, thank you very much.