"robin is unrealistic!"
because a dude dressing up as a bat to fight crime is like
documentary level realness
Not to mention
bat dude’s best friends are an alien and a goddess, he regularly visits the moon, knows a bunch of sorcerers, he fought vampires, werewolves, Cthulhu, went to hell, took a trip through time, is haunted by a bat-demon, and a bunch of other commonplace everyday things.
But Robin is just way out there.
The issue I have with it is that people are repeatedly like “Oh, I just don’t see Batman as being capable of putting a child into a risky position like that” and it’s like, no, you don’t see your perfect, idealized version of him as being able to do that. Because you like to see his character flaw as being something cool like, LOVING JUSTICE TOO MUCH, or BEING TOO COMMITTED TO VENGEANCE and instead he’s a lonely dude, who’s emotionally stunted, who’s permanently stuck at the moment when he saw his parents die. Of course he looks at a twelve year old boy who just lost his parents and sees an equal who needs training, not a vulnerable child. Like, he didn’t look at Dick or Jason and initially think “Aww shit, am I up for recklessly endangering this kid?” he thought “Okay, at this age this is the kind of thing that would have helped me, this would have been what I wanted, so should I extend my help? Could their partnership be useful to me in the pursuit of my goals?”. The issue is not that Batman is perfect and that having a Robin around is incongruent with that perfection, it’s that if your image of Batman is incompatible with a Robin your image of him is probably off.
And it’s also just, you can talk about the probability of an adult putting a child in a risky situation as compared to the probability of a guy dressing up as a bat and punching criminals, or the probability of humanoid sun-powered aliens existing, but adults put a lot of responsibility on kids’ shoulders every day. Whether it’s a parents letting their child walk home alone or a parent trusting their child to stop them from driving drunk, that shit just happens. An adult could think they’re doing the kid a favor, or the needs of the situation could just outweigh their desire to protect their child, but there’s plenty of things that adults find to be reasonable risks to expose their children to which other people would not find acceptable,
this gif of Jeremy Brett
The two problems I have with My Fair’s Lady’s ending are:
1. It’s hella sexist, and not remotely what George Bernard Shaw wanted from any of the adaptations. The point was that Eliza ends the play BETTER than Henry Higgins, being more emotionally grounded, aware of herself, and both intellectually and emotionally equipped for her own independence. It basically throws all her hard work away and ignores the abuse she suffered under Henry Higgins to pat all the dudes in the audience on the head and be all “Naw, it’s okay, you can totally be assholes to women and they’ll come running back to you because they appreciate you so much. All their attempts to be independent are just wily lady ploys to get your attention”. Like, she leaves because she finds the lack of appreciation for all her hard work so intolerable, and then she comes running back to a life of servility after setting herself up for an independent life even though NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
2. COME THE FUCK ON, WHO THE SHIT PICKS AN ASSHOLE REX HARRISON OVER A WORSHIPFUL JEREMY BRETT? I FORREAL HOPE THAT WAS PART OF AN ELABORATE ASSASSINATION PLOT TO GET HENRY HIGGINS’ MONEY AND RUN AWAY WITH FREDDY, ELIZA.
You can tell a lot about someone from how intensely they get into Bohemian Rhapsody
The unfortunate thing about this is that, while Merann and I will totally sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody when it comes on the radio, we’re actually way more likely to intensely duet Princes of the Universe with absolutely no provocation or musical accompaniment.
One of my friends wanted me to draw the whispering forest. I think that some of the trees still have on their clothing from when they were people, which I guess would imply disparaging things about the Night Vale residents if they kept going in the forest…
By Joe Hughes
A few weeks back, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Andrew Garfield — who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the current Amazing Spider-Man film franchise — recounted a conversation he had with a producer, in which he wondered out loud why Spider-Man couldn’t be gay or bisexual. When this quote was mentioned to Stan Lee over the weekend at Fandomfest in Louisville, Kentucky, the 90-year-old co-creator of Spider-Man made an awkward attempt at a humorous response: “I figure one sex is enough for anybody.”
SHUT UP STAN LEE NO ONES CARES WHAT YOU THIIIIIIIINK.
Pet peeve: When people make photosets specifically praising the art in a comic, but don’t credit the artist.
He’s called Deucalion.
Reblogginb because HE WIPES HIS MOTHERFUCKING HANDS WITH A GODDAMN HANDKERCHIEF.
REBLOGGING BECAUSE I DID NOT NOTICE THIS
HE HOLDS HIS CANE THE WAY THE MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN OF ENGLAND HOLDS HER TEACUP
I would be lying if I said I didn’t gush about how well he worked his claw manicure.
by David Marquez
Clearly people are not appreciating this enough. CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITIES OF BIG BARDA AND MILES HANGING OUT LONG ENOUGH FOR HER TO GIVE HIM HIS OWN TINY HELMET. I WILL ILLUSTRATE IT FOR YOU WITH ACTION FIGURES.
Boom! If I was a criminal I’d be poopin’ myself in fear. Tiny spider-man and giant lady? Ain’t no escaping that.
Imagine the hijinks!
“What’s this do?”
“I would be careful with that, tiny warrior”
And like, she would be the super-mentor he needs, and it’d be okay that it was a company crossover because there’s no suitable mentors in the Ultimate-verse, because that is a universe populated almost entirely by jerks.
“And everyone says I can’t be Spider-man because I’m too young, but then they won’t help me and I try so hard…”
“There, there, Mighty Miles. I will give them all a very stern talking to. They are all just jealous of your strong warrior spirit”
BARDA WOULD BE THE BEST MENTOR OKAY? She would give Miles battle training and then she, him, and Ganke would play pokemon, because Barda appreciates a good game of Pokemon.
it starts out like this
but her top
Sorry it’s not a strict Hawkeye Initiative interpretation, Barda, I got distracted by the idea of purple diaper-wearing Clint Barton overcoming his severe curvature of the spine to become a hero who fires toothpick-sized arrows with his tiny chest arm with deadly accuracy.
Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 cover
I feel like this is an homage to a Star Wars poster.
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• STARFIRE has made it all the way to TAMARAN only to find herself caught between the forces of THE BLIGHT and the political maneuvering of her sister, BLACKFIRE.
• How will JASON protect ISABEL on what has become an intergalactic date from Hell?
You’ve gotta be shitting me with this cover.
I almost love it in a cheesy-’70s-sci-fi-poster kind of way. But the blonde tho, yikes, isn’t Rocafort’s anatomy usually better than that?
This cover is epic. It should be painted on the side of a van.