chris conner

Okay you know what I want? I want a huge Super family, I want all of Lois and Clark’s kids alive and well, okay?

I want Jon-Jon as the baby

Chris as a little older (12) who’s joined at the hip with Jon, they fight, get into trouble back each other up, you know brothers

Conner is the cool older high school brother who baby sits some times and the littles bug the shit out of be he adores them (though he’d never admit it)

and Mia is the super cool, older sister in college who always is willing to drive you anywhere, buys the kids stuff they technically shouldn’t have and is super lax about rule enforcement when she babysits 

and poor Lois and Clark are the long suffering parents of 4 dramatic over the top, wild and stupid Superkids 

But can you imagine the Superfam on vacation together??
Like Clark is that dorky dad who’s wearing the Hawaiian shirt and making friends with locals while embarrassing his kids
Kara is totally the most adventurous person ever and is trying to get everyone to go hiking or surfing with her
Conner is like that surly teenager who definitely doesn’t want to be there doing the family activities. He’s wearing all black even though it’s so hot outside and he’s complaining about the heat the entire time, but ignores Clark whenever he tells him to just go change
Chris is like super excited about everything. He’s asking questions about everything he sees “What’s that animal! Do we have them at home?!” “Chris that’s literally a squirrel”
Jon is that little brat who’s trying to push everyone into the pool. Despite them all being supers he manages to catch Kon by surprise and shove him in, clothes and all.

An Author’s Odyssey

I just finished the fifth book in the Land of Stories series and once again I am in awe. Chris Colfer is a fantastic writer! Each of the characters is so well developed. Like it would have been really easy to make Red a bitchy brat, but you can see under her shallow exterior she does have a good heart. The books are marketed towards kids but, going into college as an English major, I am in awe. These books start off so simple and grow on each other. The characters grow. The themes develop at a rate that makes sense. Nothing is ever forced. The fighting is always in the right place, Conner’s off handed references and often dumb comments are almost always perfectly placed, the romance is always good without being overwhelming.

Something I need to gush about is the fabulousness that is Jack and Goldilocks. It is fucking canon that they have had sex, not something you’d see in a children’s series. But more than that they love each other. Not the idea of each other or the idea of the future they can have. No. Jack is completely and utterly smitten with his now wife. He proposed while they were in the middle of battle because he knew she’d think it would be romantic. They talk to each other. Not just flirt like other characters, they actually communicate what they’re thinking. Jack knows she has walls and knows she has secrets. That doesn’t piss him off, it infatuates him. Goldilocks is literally the epitome of femenism. She can kick ass, she can save the day, she can be the girlfriend for Red, she can be a wife to Jack (SPOILER) and mother to her son, she can lead by example and follow those who she thinks are worth following. Plus how often does a couple like this:

A. Get together

B. Stay together/ get married

C. Have a kid

Especially in a genre that’s becoming more and more about unattainable love this is a rare and much needed win. (I need more fan art of them stat)

More than that both the main characters, Alex and Conner, are evolving. They were passable in The Wishing Spell but in the books since they’ve both grown away from their tropes as the studious one and the slacking joker (seriously does every set of twins have to be like that). Alex has gone through very relatable issues. She’s grown up different, very studious and therefore mocked by her classmates. Once she’s in the fairy tale world, you’d think that suddenly everything is good and grand. But it’s not. She is walking a very thin line between good and evil since book three. When she loses her temper, she loses her motherfucking temper. She’s gone from a nobody to the fairy godmother. She’s also an emotional teenage girl. As much as I hate saying this, hormones make you do stupid shit. (I’m a teenage female going off my own experience). But she’s also facing the most frustrating thing ever- adults that won’t listen to her. Yes there are more frustrating things, but the entire first part of the fourth book is no one believing her about the Masked Man. She wants to help people but to help them she has to make questionable decisions. Decisions that other people- Ezmia, the evil queen- have made and suffered for. 

Then you have Conner. Conner Jonathan Bailey is my son I swear to god. He is awkward and clumsy and wants the world to make sense. He cracks jokes at inappropriate times, often getting his foot in his mouth, but his writing. The fifth book is exploring his writing. It was all so interesting. As a writer myself, I love how he viewed his worlds. With pride and awe. There are times that writing a story doesn’t seem that exciting, especially when you’re writing fiction. Because a writer’s job is to create worlds and people and events that paint your mind with black words on white paper. That’s mind boggling and it’s my job. Conner goes from a little boy to a far more mature young man. He has a passion for writing. He was inspired by people in his home world and in the Land of Stories. He took personalities and altered them for the setting. He has a lot of doubts about himself which is what any artist has. But my god, his imagination is spectacular (also there was a great part where Alex asks Conner what he would do if a guy showed up and said he was the author of their story. A+ self insertion joke, Mr. Colfer). Conner still uses humor as a coping mechanism, but he is also more courageous. He’s willing to run into a fight even if he’s terrifed.

Plus the themes that Colfer explores are done so beautifully. Everything is just so beautiful. The characters that are in love are genuinely in love. The characters that are just best friends act like best friends. The women are beautifully written and the men just as well. But more than that, this is the kind of book series you could read as a kid and as an adult.

Overall, this series is (as much as I don’t want to say it) just as good as Harry Potter. If not better. Harry Potter is obviously amazing and got me into reading and writing, but this series explores stories not just magic. People are beginning to understand how important stories are. Anyone can be a hero or a villain, depending on whose telling the story. The Land of Stories explores both sides. Perfect princesses are violent and short tempered. Dashing princes and knights can be afraid, cower, and sew. People that achieved something in their childhood don’t always grow up to get what they want. And best of all, ANYONE CAN BE A HERO! I work with kids a lot, so when they tell me they aren’t good enough or that they can’t do something because someone can do it better, I want to cry. I once had a 6 year old boy tell me there was no such thing as magic. This series shows that you can do so much to help peopl even if you don’t have powers. You can do things that scare you and that counts as being brave. IT TEACHES YOUNG GIRLS TO LOOK UP TO THEMSELVES AND FIND THEIR CALLING AND TO BASICALLY TELL ANYONE WHO SAYS THEY CAN’T DO SOMETHING TO GO FUCK THEMSELVES! YOUNG BOYS ARE ALLOWED TO CRY AND BE SCARED AND BE HUMAN AND STILL BE BRAVE!!!

If you haven’t read the story, please do. You will not regret it.

anonymous asked:

What if there's still hope for Chris! the summary for the next action comic says "Superman Reborn Aftermath part one! Following the epic struggle against [REDACTED], Superman examines his entire history the birth of Jon, the marriage of Lois and Clark, their lives at the Daily Planet to discover who tried to destroy his life. Who is waiting in the shadows? Who is Mr. Oz? All questions the Man of Steel cannot answer alone. It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family!" ???

“It is time for him to unite the entire Superman-Family!” WHAT DOES THAT MEAN!!! CONNER???CHRIS?? JON LANE??

uhm…im sorry anon i don’t want to be that person, but according to Rebirth Clark’s memories, as seen in Superman Reborn finale, Chris and Cir and Jon Lane don’t exist.

We all know that Rebirth Jon was born in the Batcave of Thomas Wayne, but that origin was changed now too apparently:

(^from this week’s Action Comics)

See? He was born in the Fortress now. DC TOOK JONATHAN LANE KENT’S BIRTH AND SLAPPED IT TO JONATHAN SAMUEL KENT WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT.

We’ve seen summary of Rebirth Clark’s life many times now, none of it has Chris, Cir and Jon Lane. I’m sorry, anon, but to quote a favourite comic of mine: 

“Hope isn’t destiny. Left passive it’s nothing more than disappointment deferred.”

I’ll still draw Superfam with all of its members, I won’t let them be forgotten, but I honestly don’t have any faith left in DC at all.