Lauren. 19, Colorado, Homestuck, LGBTQWTFBBQ.
I am a citizen of the Internet. I do things sometimes. Some of those things will go here. Yeah.
I think my favorite is “Heart of Ice.” Up until then, Mr. Freeze was a bit of a joke villain without any depth. Bruce Timm and Paul Dini took this character and created one of the most tragic storylines in all of Batman. On what was considered to be a “kid’s show,” they told a story that weaved in and out of moral gray areas. Victor Fries was certainly a proper villain and needed to be stopped, but at the end of the episode you still wanted to give him a hug.
And though Arnie’s pun-riddled performance in Batman & Robin gave me many a cringe laugh, I was disappointed that they ruined his story. Back then I was really hoping that Tim Burton would do a third Batman and cast Patrick Stewart as Victor Fries.
Good answer. That is one of the most popular episodes, and for good reason. I myself was always partial to Feat Of Clay. Partially because of the writing and Clayface’s story, and partially just because Ron Perlman did an amazing job. Something about the way he says “you know what I would’ve given for a death scene like this?” always gave me chills. Bane was good, too, as were Almost Got ‘Im and The Man Who Killed Batman. Those two were probably the best, though.
That show kicked ass.
I have a pretty sensitive bullshit detector so that “marked for death” thing seemed like a pretty obvious lie to me. I do recognize, however, that I’m seen as a source of high-quality, peculiar information…and I did set that statement up to sound real.
I made up a real-sounding name, I said “like 12 hours” later, as if I was just remembering something I’d read somewhere else. I created something that sounded impossible to believe and used little tricks to make it sound more believable.
I don’t want you to be disappointed in me…but I do want you to be critical thinkers EVEN WHEN IT’S ME! Because even when I’m not lying, I could totally be getting something wrong. The truth is a collaborative process. The lies of Tumblr (which I hate) will not be stopped by people not making stuff up, they’ll be stopped by people doing five seconds of fact checking before they reblog.
Also, lies can sometimes be funny, and then they are called “jokes” and it is an okay thing to say, but sometimes people can’t tell that these funny lies are jokes and they mistake them for the truth, but that is usually because they are not very smart.
I do not need this, since I have my own (probably more comprehensive) archive, but since I am responding to these, I might as well include this one. Feel free to check that out, people reading this, or if you would like to join a small community of people dedicated to sharing and preserving John’s now-destroyed art, then feel free to send me a message. The Sad Children Book Club does not take membership fees. It does not even require you to be sad or a child. It is just a way for people to read things they like and show those things to other people even though the person who made them burned them all down (with varying degrees of literality).
Well, I mean…John is clearly having a breakdown. But that doesn’t mean we should ignore everything she’s saying/doing? I don’t know. My priorities right now w/r/t John are 01. to make sure John doesn’t end up fucking dead in an alleyway or something, and 02. to preserve and share as much of John’s work as possible. The thing is that I can’t do much of anything about the first part, though (I wish I could), so I have just been focusing on the second, plus also trying to keep people updated on what’s going on. Maybe nobody else cares, but I care. I’m not going to stop caring about John just because she’s being a weird, self-destructive asshole. Part of that also means trying to figure out what the hell is going on, for which I am using my (extensive) knowledge and experience of John’s work to put these current things into context. Maybe that is an exercise destined to failure, but I feel like not even trying to understand what John’s saying is just dismissive resignation, which is not really an attitude I generally want to have towards things. Just because John is “crazy” does not mean she doesn’t have good points, and while I agree with K.C. about basically everything, I 100% do not agree that this is “boring.” It is bloody infuriating and deeply worrying, maybe, but I don’t think it is in any way uninteresting.
Re: “John is dead,” I guess I’d agree with that? Like I said elsewhere, I think that’s pretty much what John is trying to accomplish here. So…good job? Maybe that makes this relevant again:
I don’t know either, stick figure author avatar. I don’t think I am going to “let go” as in stop thinking about John’s actions or stop updating people on them when new (mostly awful) things happen, nor especially in the sense of letting John’s art fade away, but I guess I have already let go in another sense. I am definitely not as pissed off about things as I was a couple weeks ago. I am also sick. Maybe I am too sick to be angry? Is that how these things work? I do not have a lot of experience in this; I am not an angry person.
"Hello yes Tumblr I’d like to have my text post that went viral a year ago removed please - yes I’ll hold"
I know someone who deleted their entire account and started a new one for that reason.
Don’t do that.