Christmas apples, anyone?
I promised to tell more about the things I enjoy sometimes, so I might rant about another nerdy thing.
I don't think I have to explain who Batman is, do I?
What I'm talking about, are the comicbooks. If you've never read one, you'll not understand what is so special about Batman.
It's not about a man running around in a bat costume, chasing criminals. It are the fascinating characters that you face in this series. Starting with Bruce Wayne, the man who has everything and still doesn't have anything in the word, and yet he keeps losing more , everytime he tries to change something to the better. He's someone who can't grant himself love or trust because he doesn'k know how to bear them anymore, who's too torn to let go of the things he does although he know that they will kill him. Who desperately struggles to save others because he cannot save himself.
He's an example for the rotten world he's living in, the cruel city of Gotham and all the twisted minds in it.
Of course I always loved the Joker-stories the most. He's of a cruelty I've never discovered in an character anywhere. It's significant that he never got a real name, a past or anything to relate, because he doesn't even seem to be human inside. He's like a mask with nothing behind, and still he's totally unpredictable. He's an unending character study and the antithesis between him and Batman always lead to the most interesting happenings.
That of course lead to some rambling on The Dark Knight. Of course, all the Heath-Ledger-was-acting-so-good-thing. I don't think an actor can bring a character to life if the script didn't already do so. And it did, but only at some small points (e.g. the pencil scene). But I can understand that just too well, the film wouldn't be suitable for anyone underage if there would have been the real Joker.
I'm also sorry that his weapon of choice, poisons, were neglected. This was always a part of his character, of killing in the most cunning and haphazard way. But I know, we already had that in Batman I.
And of course Ledger and Bale resulted in the new common love of Batman/Joker-slash. Which doesn't work. The Joker is not a sekual being, he just isn't. He's more of a demon than a man.
I especially loved the Cataclysm/No Man's Land Arc, as much as the Arkham Asylum stories and of course the classic Kingdom Come (although that's JLA). And the stories by illustrator Kelley Jones, who created an excellent atmosphere.
Batman is so fascinating because he's driven, just like those he tries to fight. He struggles for all the things he's not granted to possess, only for others not to become what became of him. He has no superpowers, he just has his sharp mind, his skills and those who happened to share his way for similar reasons. He keeps going down with everything he does, just like his city.
If you haven't read the comics, I highly recommend you to change that. Among them are some of the most brilliant and intelligent stories I have read.
No, I'm not a comicbook freak.
Back to the pic XD
Oh, and I'm sewing something new to entertain you better. It will be done soon.
(me) as Riku
Kingdom Hearts II
photo by ~JulianMoore
character (c) Square Enix/Disney
Paradise ended on a day like this, didn't it? Surely there was temptation involved, and one or two bad ideas.
Let us enjoy our mistake a second time.