STIBium & ARSENic
I highly disapprove of leaking personal photos. But I can’t take Tumblr seriously about the Jennifer Lawrence incident because of a few things:
- You guys made memes out of Dylan Sprouse’s nudes and you praised his…
I wish Batman was depicted like this more often. Many of his villains are mentally ill and victims of tragic circumstances, it would be nice to see him try to help them as much as he helps the people they put in danger because of their problems.
I tear up every time I watch this show. “I had a bad day too, once.”
Best version of Batman. Best version of Harley.
I prefer Batman when he wasn’t a ultra-paranoid nutjob.
This this one thousand times this! What I freaking hate is that that crazy, joyless version of Batman is considered the “default” or even “better” version because of stuff like shitty writers (oh hi there Frank Miller) and the Nolanverse movies, which in themselves are a deconstruction of that version of Batman. Nolanverse Batman is unsustainable. Nolanverse Batman is completely without a lot of his support network for the majority of the trilogy. Nolanverse Batman pushes people away and ends up having to stop being a superhero in order to reclaim his humanity. That is practically skywriting saying “comics Batman is obviously different to this, this is an interesting AU.” I truly love the Nolanverse movies, I think they’re brilliant, but god do I hate it when they’re misinterpreted into comics canon. Also, Nolanverse Batman isn’t full-on crazy joyless Batman either; he quips, he teases people, he fucking smiles.
Bruce Wayne’s Batman is one of, quite possibly foremost of, my favourite superheroes, but not for any of the reasons that seem to be glorified about him in those psychotic versions. Yes, he gets obsessive. Yes, he is an utter control freak. And those are his flaws, not his strengths.
You wanna talk to me about Batman’s strengths? Talk to me about the fact that he’s the adopted single father of five kids (yes I’m counting Damian because the way he was brought into the family is analogous to adoption).
Talk to me about the fact half of his information networks are made up of ex-cons he’s rehabilitated into education programs where they flourish, and the other half are Arkham inmates who he acknowledges as the leaders in their field. Talk to me about the fact that most of the time, they’re willing to give him the information he needs.
Talk to me about the fact that he became a superhero out of the self-awareness that the trauma of losing his parents so mentally scarred him that he knows he can never be well-adjusted, but he wants to use his warped perspective to do some good so no child will ever have to endure what he did again.
Talk to me about the fact that he became a governor on the board of Arkham Asylum not to persecute but to protect the inmates, because even though they perpetrate utterly abhorrent acts they are still people with rights and even the capability to one day reform.
Talk to me about how many times he’s paid for Harvey’s surgery, and the fact that Harvey still refers to Bruce as his one friend who’s always stood by him.
Talk to me about him sponsoring Harley’s parole and laughed as she backflipped with joy.
Talk to me about the fact that, because he knows he can get stupidly stubborn and out-of-control, he surrounds himself with people who refuse to take his crap (Alfred, Babs, Selina, Dick, Jim, Leslie, etc) because he knows sometimes he needs to be stopped.
The real Batman is not some psychotic sadist who hates people and never smiles.
The real Batman is a grumpy socially awkward dad with badass friends, plenty of issues but also a moral compass, a strong belief in human rights and the ability to reform… with a soft spot for people as maladjusted as him.
Accept no substitutes.
Reblogging this again for the glorious commentary. This is Batman. THIS.
I like my Batman with a human-side, yes.
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Waltz with Bashir (2008) Written and Directed by Ari Folman
WASH THE BABY
James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
So we have the Animated Series Batman Beyond (continued in the comics), Justice Lords Batman Beyond, and now the New 52’s Batman Beyond.
So my friend John and I, we wondered, would there be an Earth 2 Batman Beyond?
Would Terry have trained under Thomas Wayne? How exactly would that have worked?
We’re both very hungry for more Earth2 Batman (as it differs from Falshpoint Batman) and we are prone to head canons over other villains (what would the Joker be if Martha is already the Joker? Would Harley be obsessed with “Missus J”? What if Martha was behind the incident leading up to Joker’s origin, and so he instead kept the Red Hood porsona? What if his wife survived the explosion but was marred like Two Face and went crazy after loosing the baby? What if the crazy side was, mentally, their lost child?)
Today since we were discussing 52 Batman Beyond and the obvious differences it would have (Babs being aged back to a teenager makes the Bruce/Babs relationship even creepier) and going back over Terry’s roll as a Joker in the Justice Lords universe and the steps Terry would have taken after his father’s death that led him to become a Joker, particularly when the Animated BB has his father’s death staged as a Joker backlash attack, ( eventually touching on BatmanBeyond1999 issue 3’s scene where the spliced Hyena gang express interest in making Terry their leader) would there be a universe where Terry as a Joker have eventually brings the Joker gangs to heel (much like the 10,000 jokers arc) with the backing of his spliced Hyena gang?
Would Terry become THE Joker?
It would just be the perfect Parallel, Terry is training under Batman in one universe, and a member of the Joker’s in another. As time progresses and Terry moves fully into the Batman role without Bruce’s constant support, T would mirror the move as a Joker.
I really enjoy the idea of AU Terry as the Joker, I need more of Justice Lords universe T.
D. Gray-Assassin´s Creed 9.2
"Did you think I would leave you here, beansprout?"
Because you deserve nice endings too….
Holy Crosses are the verses where poets bleed in silence blinded by a flock of vultures fluttering round in spectral swarms.
In thier bodies swords have feasted, glorying in their robes of black.
Dead! The head, its matted tresses. Far and Faint the rabbles cry. Slowly sinks the sun in splendour, like a crimson kingly crown.
At gruesome grim communion by blinding rays of gold, by flickering candelight, comes to the alter the Pierrot!
His hand, to God devoted, rends wide the priest's vestments. He makes the sign of the cross, blessing the trembling, trembling people, with trickeling crimson wafer of the Host, his heart in bloody fingers, at the gruesome grim communion.