comics are supposed to be for kids

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I decided to draw this thing based off of a bigger idea I had when the PPG reboot started using memes (so like… right from the beginning). Kids HATE memes/fads when adults or corporations who have no clue what they’re doing or why it was supposed to be cool or funny in the first place use them. ‘Cause then they just suck out your life essence and make you wanna die. So… clearly they should be used as a tool of evil! To destroy children! And what better lame-o to use a tool like that than THIS chimpy lame-o!

Anyway… enjoy/be terrified!

Gotham's never ending clown shenanigans:
  • Batman: "Don't you two have something better to do tonight than cause trouble for my attention?"
  • Harley: "Well, we were gunna go to the toy store, but SOMEBODY-
  • *glares at Joker*
  • Harley: -got us banned!"
  • Batman: "What?"
  • Joker: "Apparently there is in fact such a thing as "too much fun" at a toy store."
  • Harley: "He painted grenades and left them in the ball pit. Oh, and THEN he threw one at a kids head!"
  • Batman: "Somehow this doesn't surprise me..."
  • Joker: "He made fun of my hair! What was a supposed to do?!?
  • Batman: "It was a child! Jok-
  • Joker: "TALK SHIT GET HIT!"

Man, this new worldview introduced is arguably one of the most bizarre pictures Isa has ever painted. 

Our chapter is set in the middle of a war zone. Torn bodies plaster the fields, soldiers desperately scramble for the trenches trying to avoid machine gun fire coming from  bunkers. Taking those uniforms and weaponry also into account, its incredible easy to imagine this chapter taking place in some WWI-esque battlefield. And when we as readers in the 21st century think about the “great war”, horrible images of terror, fear, and desperation easily come to mind. War is an awful thing that does awful things to people, and those participating in it are almost guaranteed to be heavily affected by it, and not in a positive way. We can all easily picture terrified soldiers who do not wish to be part of their fight in any way at all. So those are the kind of images we’ll get to see in this new setting, right?

Yeah, nvm.

Perhaps these reactions are more present among the default, expendable foot soldiers, but Isa doesn’t focus on those. Instead, Isa focuses on the new kids, who look even younger than the 104th when they saw their first share of hell in 850. But instead of the horrified faces we spent so much time looking at throughout the Trost arc, we get this

Smiling faces. Normal conversation.

Casual banter between comrades.

Straight up eagerness to run into enemy fire.


I mean…what


These are not the kind of conversations or reactions that would be considered normal in the middle of a warzone. ESPECIALLY NOT FROM KIDS. Those guys aren’t even breaking a sweat (except Uda but thats supposed to be more comical than anything I believe). 

I mean, we of course were aware of Marley’s brainwashing, but this is just…a wholly different level, and it certainly doesn’t stop there.

The probably most jarring aspect of this exchange isn’t her eagerness to leave the trenches, but her talk about the numbers at stake. Her argument is entirely based on numbers, she doesn’t even take a second to reflect on her or other peoples lives. The worst part is that she places her own life on the same level as explosives, basically mere ammunition. Of course, in war, people are basically reduced to numbers and weapons when looking at it from a larger scale, but we’re looking at the perspective of a child caught in the middle of it. What the hell.

Look at Gabi running away from the explosion. The running style, facial expression and cry create a borderline comedic scene. In the next panel she’s overly excited about finding cover, completely ignoring the dismantled corpse nearby. This scene is just…utterly grotesque.

Lets compare ch 3 and 91 for a minute here. Eren talks about exterminating the evil titans, which’ll in turn bring humanity freedom. Yay

Here, Gabi talks about obtaining the armored titan to join the anti Paradis force and wipe out the devils there which’ll in turn improve the lives of the Eldians. 

Sounds familiar? 

Just like at the beginning of the story, the main character has an extremely black and white point of view, desiring to change the world for the better by themselves, in a fight against evil monsters. Eren then spent the next 90 chapters being disillusioned until he finally saw the ocean he desired for so long, only to realize the freedom he sought still lied far away. And I dare say Gabi will go through a smiliar experience sooner or later. This bizarre representation of the war is so jarringly weird, Isa obviously plans to throw things around later on.

The difference between Eren’s and Gabi’s viewpoint is that Eren’s viewpoint was based off personal experience and because all his life, he felt the direct influence of the titans. Gabi’s opinion of Paradis’ population stems only from the brainwashing received by Marley’s warrior program. And this can be felt throughout the entire chapter. The carelessness of the kids, their smiles and casual talk, as well as their inexistant regard for human life all seem to originate from the warrior program. Not only does she make a difference between the “good” mainland and the “bad” island Eldians, the value of the human life is entirely lost in the process, most likely to facilitate genocide

Remember Bert’s and Reiner’s shocked faces? They gain even more weight now that we actually got to witness their mental state before the attack. 

If there is one thing I’m taking away from this chapter is that Marley are seriously grade A douchebags. If anything, 91 further emphasizes the fact that, even though a return of the Eldian empire is not a desirable thing, Marley can’t keep existing the way it is if we seek an ending that ultimately ends of an improved situation compared to 845.  

Act 4: Trolls as Manifestations

Homestuck gains complexity through iterations, in plot, setting, and character. As the tutorial character, John’s actions are straightforward and relatively easy to follow, which sets the stage for grander installments. John’s plain house and Dad are followed by the increasingly complex circumstances of his friends. John’s ability to combine items across captchalogue cards (1917) is a primer for combining items via alchemy. If a rule is introduced through John, subsequent iterations of the rule will be more grandiose.

So, an observation: John is afraid of heights. When John slips on a staircase, he flips out (2460). When he nearly launches himself into the abyss with the Pogo Hammer, he has to take a nap before he has calmed down enough to continue (2537). Immediately following both moments of vertigo, massive ogres begin to climb toward John’s house (2461, 2542). The eventual fight with the ogres begins after John looks over the roof of his house, into the abyss (2562-3).

All of this suggests that Sburb is reacting to John’s emotional state (fear) to produce in-game content. This is further suggested by a peek we get at some of Sburb’s internal processes (3419):

Here, we have reference to terminology associated with Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. The terms suggest that Sburb interacts with the ideas in the kids’ subconscious minds (archetypes) and brings symbolic representations of these ideas into conscious reality (manifests the ideas). Like, pipes are Johns’s dad symbol (1974), so LOWAS is covered in pipes as a subconscious reminder of his dad. Or, Dave is surrounded by dangerous sharp objects in his apartment, so LOHAC is full of grinding metal gears to subtly (?) remind him of his awful, awful home.

Even before we reach the kids’ planets though, John’s encounter with the ogres asserts Sburb’s dream-like nature. The “hyper flexible mythology” of Sburb  is essentially the same as Freudian dream logic – Sburb caused John’s latent fear of heights to manifest as real, punchable monsters.

But if you look through Homestuck for things that materialize due to emotional events, it doesn’t stop with imps and monsters. It also includes the trolls.

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Have you guys heard of the saying that quiet people know more about you than you think because they listen to their surroundings?  I’ve had this crazy crack theory that Gorilla secretly knows what goes on in the Agreste household.

  • He supports Adrien as Chat Noir because he knows the kid needs the break.
  • He is one of Chat’s biggest fans and has his merchandise.
  • One night, Plagg was hankering for some cheese and snuck down to the kitchen.  Gorilla caught him.  Plagg freaked out until he realized Gorilla was holding some camembert out to him.  Since then, they’ve become midnight snack buddies.
  • If Gabriel really is Hawkmoth, he knows it.  He doesn’t support it, but what is he going to do?  Just protect this idiot until he comes to his senses.

There was a hilarious fan comic where Nathalie found out all of this (with the addition of Adrien’s mom as the peacock) and it was suggested that Gorilla already knew, so at least one other person had the same idea. Where am I getting this from?  Let me direct your attention to the ML “L'Imposteur (Copycat)” episode.

Gorilla (does this guy have an actual name?) is driving Adrien back to the school to get his phone when a news report says that Chat Noir has stolen the Mona Lisa.  They pull up in front of the school and Adrien huffs out of the car.

He left the door wide open.  I wonder how many times he’s mumbled to himself about cat-themed superheroes within earshot of Gorilla.  This time, he’s yelling about how the thief is a terrible fake and is not Chat Noir.  With the damned door still wide open and within steps of his driver.

Seconds later, Chat Noir lands behind the car.  There was NO ONE ELSE on that street.  And there’s your boy Chat Noir just jumping off of the school building right behind you, after your charge just barreled out of the car literally yelling about him.  Gorilla didn’t even change expression.

(The weather report is JUST that important, guys.)

Some time later (taking into account the trip to the Louvre, running from the cops, catching the bad guy, etc.), Chat reappears and lands on the trunk of the car.  Gorilla notices that one.

(I have to buff that out.  I’m gonna have to talk to Plagg about this shit.)

Almost IMMEDIATELY after Chat Noir shows back up, there’s Adrien.

Adrien: I didn’t find my phone :( :( :(

Gorilla: *thinking* Maybe if you’d looked… -_-


The conclusion is that I know Gorilla’s character is probably just supposed to be there for comic relief, but I like to think he’s more in-depth than the viewers are led to believe.  


Bonus:

Also, can we talk about this guy??

(Look kids, it’s Chat Noir!!!)

(Oh noes!!!1!!)

The dad’s face stays like that after the copy cat steals the painting.

WTF?!

Protecting the kids!!


This is supposed to be a small comic, but things happened. College and stuff. But I would love to turn this into a small comic.

Here instead babysitting got into a trouble. This scene, someone’s minions appear to get something from them.

TH!Goth and TH!Palette belongs to me

Goth belong to @nekophy

Palette belong to @angexci

Fairy Tail Chapter 536 Review

Yeah… Lets give this hot mess a once over

Cover is of the oracion seis arc. Y’know, A lot of people like the Oracio Seis as characters and that’s fine but I’ve heard many say the Oracion Seis is the arc where the quality of FT had a dip for the first time. If that is accurate than this is the most fitting cover in a while…

We open on Natsu and Zeref clashing. This will be the last scene that makes a lick of sense.

Natsu’s burning magic… I don’t know how the fuck that’s possible given the fact he hasn’t eaten Atlas’s hell flames

oh but we need to get to the next layer of bull shit and that’s back with BP and Jellal

Let’s break down the stupid of this page, first why is it going to blow up? Seriously this damage is nearly the same as the damage taken in the OS arc, but the christina didn’t explode. Actually I can tell you why it’s going to explode, “we need to add a level of urgency to make the scene more engaging” But you know, your facing the king of dragons so really there’s already enough tension.

Second, Your right, HOW IS IT FLYING!? Last time it lost a wing it took 3 mages with very specific powers to make it fly!

Third, Your mission, Anna? Hahaha Your damn mission was to make sure those dragon slayers made it across the gate, the mission to beat acnologia was theirs. Fuck off…

Oh fuck off. How does the fact it doesn’t have enough magic to fly suddenly become negated when Ichiya’s at the helm?

Oh, now isn’t this sweet. I’m suppose to care about the comic relief character in a guild that has been the butt monkey of this series for years and it’s the same comic relief character who appeared in this arc being completely useless? Gag me…

First of all, are you kidding me? Seriously? OK I thought Jellal doing this WAS protecting Erza. Because when plot convenience isn’t involved, ERZA DOES FINE PROTECTING HERSELF! Also, Jellal’s going to do a bang up job protecting her with all his bones broken.

But hey there’s a reason this needed to happen, Ichiya has constantly thought as Erza being his love interest but this is here to obviously show that Ichiya cares about her happiness and gives his blessing to jellal… OH WHAT FRESH HELL! Okay, Jellal doesn’t even know Ichiya has the hots for erza nor did he exhibit any of his running joke about hitting on erza, so now your scene loses weight to it.

This is something I will get into on the post chapter follow up but now we have the prioritizing of Jerza ruining the over all narrative.

So they ram the ship into Acnologia

oh god no

NO NO NO NO NO

Oh if this crap wasn’t bad enough I have something intercut between this moment and it’s something I know everyone’s dying to see: Nakama power defeating the final villain…

I love how not even Zeref is sure of this bull crap at first as if he knows this’ll never get a good explanation. Also this power to beat White Zeref comes from Natsu’s “Wild emotions”, call me crazy but I’m pretty damn sure last chapter this power was the the strength of the guild. Guess I should now expect not even continuity from a chapter ago not to be consistent.


Y’know for the mighty clash of flames between the Dragon king and white wizard thee guild is still in good shape

Wait why should I care about semantics when I have this to cut to…

Yep, Acnologia, king of dragons, Black Dragon of the apocalypse, was just defeated by a plot convenience hole, a comic relief character who isn’t even a member of Fairy Tail, and a character who was introduced not even 10 chapters ago…

No Jenny… No one won. Well at least none of the fans of Fairy tail did…

ggggggggggggGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAAAAAAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FAIL! YOU FAIL! GAHHHHH!!!!!!

*huff* *huff* OKAY believe it or not there’s still some chapter left to go

Yeah I’m surprised that recovery magic didn’t activate a little sooner.

Wow, even Natsu has gotten tired of this crap. Oh Zeref has become black again meaning he no longer hast Fairy Heart.

Post chapter follow up: OH WHERE DO I EVEN START! Well lets start at the end, there are those who will say “Acnologia will be back, there’s still 10 chapters left”. I don’t think so. There’s no indication of that being possible and the characters who were sacrificed were two non FT characters meaning there’s no urgency for their happy ending. Hiro wrote Acnologia so strong that there was no way he could write a decent way to beat Acnologia without having a deus ex machina involved. I don’t have the faith Acnologia comes back, I don’t know what comes next week or the week after but if Acnologia does come back great but right now… I have no words.

Zeref’s defeat, if this had happened on it’s own and it was the whole point of the chapter, then honestly I wouldn’t have hated it so much. I know this is something we try not to let spoil the story and it’s that we know Natsu will win. No matter how high the deck is stacked we know he would have won. But all of this feels so undeserved. The power of all the guilds feelings in the form of a pseudo fire dragon king mode able to overcome infinite power is just horse crap. But even so I actually might have accepted it if portrayed in a wa\y that makes great white wizard look like a moron. While I give props you manged to show the arm being burned, knowing wendy is in the guild those burns will last an hour at most.

Now the sacrifice of Anna, I’ve called that since she showed up so honestly I’m not surprised. But Jellal cheats death. I can’t help but wonder the idea of sacrificing Jellal to protect the woman he loves would’ve made an excellent parallel to simon. SHowing Jellal has come full circle, that even in death not only did he ensure the woman he loved was safe for the time being but her and those close to her would be safe for years to come. But no we had to gut this to have two characters that most people don’t care about give up their lives instead of the long time supporting cast member, who’s death would’ve carried more weight, all for the sake he gets a happy ending with his shp.

This once again follows the trend in this arc of ships taking priority over the narrative. The idea of Jellal and Erza getting together for their happy ending matters more than the conclusion for the villian hyped since tenrou. I know there are many who want Jellal and Erza to be happy together and there’s nothing wrong if you do but when it comes down to it, if you have to choose between a happy end for ship or a good conclusion for your story, it shouldn’t be a question what’s the priority.

Now some people don’t care. As they predicted Jellal wasn’t going to die given Hiro’s track record. People said “lol we know jellal wasn’t going to die” well that doesn’t excuse bad writing. Just because something is consistent, doesn’t stop it from being bad.

All I can say for this chapter as whole is this chapter was disrespectful. Not just to readers but to characters. This was disrespectful to the DS, BP, Jellal, Erza, FT, Zeref, Acnologia, even Anna. This chapter feels like it spit all over the series.

Ugh before I give this a rating I want to say I was talking to a friend of mine, they said while they may disagree with me on my opinions (and sometimes sugar coating of the series) they were amazed that I had hope that the series could still end well. And I carried that hope for the longest time but now, it feels like that hope’s gone for the first time. Every time there was something ad in the series we often tired to put hope into what we believed Hiro would give the proper time and effort, and that was something to look forward to. But now there’s almost nothing left (excluding ships). I know there is still 10 chapters left and hope isn’t “dead” but now we’re so past the breaking point, I don’t even know if what happens in those next chapters can atone for this.

Hiro… I know you have a new series you want to do and I think that’s great. I think you need a clean slate, but you have to remember you’re not writing your new series now, you’re still writing fairy tail. All I ask is you try Hiro Mashima, We’ve seen what it’s like when you do and all I ask is you do it again.

Final Verdict: 0/10

  • Just Awful
  • Disrespectful
  • Disappointment of epic proportions
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Sarcastic, dark hairded mages are Vaxus’ weakness. 

Don’t mind me. There is just a chemistry between Morrigan and Vaxus in-game and I can’t help but to low-key ship them. And every time I think about them there is greatly disapproving Dorian in the background.

The Psychology of Logan

Logan is the perfect movie. If you have not seen it and have plans to, please, read no further. Stop right now. Go into the movie without any spoilers from me. Then by all means, come back and read.

If you have already seen it, or for some reason do not plan to see it and still want to read on, then you may proceed.

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nytimes.com
The Woman Behind ‘Wonder Woman’
For the director Patty Jenkins, a world in crisis demands a heroine who is sincere.
By Cara Buckley

By CARA BUCKLEY. JUNE 1, 2017.

Patty Jenkins knew expectations would be stratospheric for “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot, a former Miss Israel who served as a combat trainer in the Israeli Army. The film (in theaters Friday, June 2) is the summer’s most anticipated release and also the first time the halter-top-and-hot-pants-wearing superhero, who was introduced in 1941, has had a movie all her own. But Ms. Jenkins, whose only previous feature, “Monster,” won Charlize Theron an Oscar in 2004, said she felt pressure most intensely from herself.

“I have a high bar for myself already; I always want to do something beautiful and meaningful,” Ms. Jenkins said by phone from her Los Angeles home. “I was aware that I was the first person of all time getting to direct a Wonder Woman film, and that was taken very seriously.”

She wasn’t the first choice: Michelle MacLaren left, with Warner Bros. citing “creative differences”; and Ms. Jenkins said she and Ms. MacLaren ran into each other as the switch was happening, and hugged. “We’re cool,” Ms. Jenkins said.

Her vision of “Wonder Woman” — someone strong, loving and vulnerable, who exudes sincerity, which Ms. Jenkins says is sorely lacking in films — has most critics in a swoon. Here are edited excerpts from the conversation.

I wish this movie had been around when I was a little kid.

I just got a little teary hearing that, because it hits me every once in a while, when I go to mommy-daughter events. I knew it was going to be PG-13, and there’s so much there for adults, but also that little girls were going to want to see it, so I tried to make it as safe as possible. If we succeeded in bringing something to people while they’re growing up, that would be something.

How does the director and writer of a film Roger Ebert deemed the third best of the decade not immediately get hired to make another feature?

There was a movie I was trying to make right after “Monster,” a bigger behemoth, the Chuck Yeager story. It was a life dream, but it just didn’t line up. We just had issues with the life rights ultimately. Also, I got pregnant, and making a feature is not compatible with the first years of a child’s life. Then the bottom fell out of the indie film world, and nobody was interested in what I brought, but instead in what I could do for them. I had my own scripts, but people didn’t want to read them. They only wanted to do tent poles. So I began doing pilots.

Do you think gender hurt you in terms of trying to make feature films?

I don’t know. Ironically, tent poles were what I was asked to do, though they weren’t ones I was into. I think [being a woman] might have had something to do with why people were not interested in my screenplays. It was, “Ah, we don’t want that point of view, we want our point of view.” If you want more diversity in the industry, you need diverse people writing scripts and developing them.

When you started the project, was the casting nailed down?

The only casting in place was Gal. I’m so picky about casting, and when I heard that they’d cast Wonder Woman, my heart sank. But oh my God, it was one of the luckiest things that ever happened to me, because Gal Gadot is so magical and wonderful. They found the best person in the universe.

Do you think “Wonder Woman” needed a woman to direct it?

I don’t think any movie has to have any specific kind of person. I wasn’t directing a woman, I was just directing a hero, and that freed me up to go broader with her personality than someone might be able to do if they were afraid to make her vulnerable and loving and warm, and not always right, which is absolutely imperative to a leading character. That’s been one of the hardest things about leading characters: Other people might not have felt safe, or worried [that] if there’s any vulnerability, what that’s saying? But main characters have to have flaws, and have a journey and be rich. I felt the same way about “Monster.” A woman didn’t have to direct it, and I wasn’t directing a woman’s story. I was directing a person.

Did you get studio pushback on making Wonder Woman vulnerable?

There were a lot of conversations, definitely, and it was a constant surprise to some people that I was doing it. But you look back at the history of characters, and oftentimes any notion that the lead person doesn’t get to be anything but impeccably right, that becomes D.O.A. That’s been a problem with some of the female characters they’ve tried to put forth. They’re too hard or too strong. I think “Hunger Games” was one of the great things changing that. She’s just a girl.

“Monster” was an indie, and this was a huge movie in terms of its production budget. Was that ever daunting?

Surprisingly, no. The TV projects I was doing were getting to $11 million or $12 million, shooting over an eight-to-10-day period, shutting down the Chicago River with helicopters and 1,000 people. In TV, you can end up working with a very high budget. Then, my vision was so clear for “Wonder Woman.” It’s the exact same math applied to more.

Will there be another Wonder Woman film?

Yeah, I sure hope so. It seems that way.

You’re doing it?

I’d love to, and that’s definitely a conversation, but nothing we are announcing yet.

This may be a cheesy question, but what do you want people to take away from this movie?

Did you say cheesy? Cheesy is one of the words banned in my world. I’m tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing. It’s been like that for 20 years, that the entertainment and art world has shied away from sincerity, real sincerity, because they feel they have to wink at the audience because that’s what the kids like. We have to do the real stories now. The world is in crisis.

I wanted to tell a story about a hero who believes in love, who is filled with love, who believes in change and the betterment of mankind. I believe in it. It’s terrible when it makes so many artists afraid to be sincere and truthful and emotional, and relegates them to the too-cool-for-school department. Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world.

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Some younger Idrisahs and Gillies from Runaway to the Stars.

They’ve been friends since childhood, Idrisah’s younger brother is Hard of Hearing and went to the same Deaf school as Gillie. Gillie was a really shy kid who got bullied a lot, Idrisah was a scrappy little thing who would drag Gillie out on adventures into the wildlands of their terraformed bubble. They’re sort of opposites now, as adults… Idrisah is more reserved and Gillie is mischievous and excitable.

They went to different colleges, both studying xenolinguistics, and then met back up as adults and decided to leave their homebubble together (because the political climate was getting more and more rotten.) The sappy little comic I drew is supposed to be their first kiss, they’re both about 20yo in it.

Love Like A Comic Book || Peter Parker x Reader

{summary: your friend gives you a worn notebook filled with a drawn comic that depicts you together with spider-man, however, there’s just one problem.

you can’t draw to save your life, and you have no idea who would be crushing on you hard enough to draw you as spider-man’s love interest.}

inspired by Nathaniel Kurtzberg’s character on Miraculous Ladybug. Pls pretend that peter is somewhat artistic for this story.

also, this is dedicated to my dead laptop. RIP bae, you will be missed as I attempt to type all of my future stories on my phone 。゚(TヮT)゚。

warnings: none

OC mention: David “Dave” Pennington: [Name’s] best friend

[author’s note: okay so Dave has been a long time OC of mine, and admittedly, I drew inspiration from Dave Strider in personality and appearance. However, just to make this a bit more fun, you readers can also picture David Pennington as looking like Harrison Osterfield ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ]

**dont repost/plagiarize this story**

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{As she talked to her friend,/ that smile of hers looked so sweet,/ Her form was like the heroine of a comic I drew in my head/ It was love at first sight/ I truly, truly came to like her/ But with the way I look,/ She would definitely hate me.}

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anonymous asked:

Can u explain how original superboy is different from t-shirt superboy personality wise (wow this question sounds weird im sorry) im not that familiar with the comics so itd be nice to know how they changed him

Okay so in a brief synopsis: Original Superboy (who briefly called himself the Metropolis Kid and was made to replace Superman when Superman was dead) was the epitome of sass, instant gratification, and basically like every “if a teenager has powers and no parents, this is what could happen” scenario out there. 

he picked a whole lot of fights and let off cheesy one liners in every fight. He was supposed to be artificially aged to an adult but he was broken out by the Newsboys or something before CADMUS could finish their work with him – where they were also supposed to put in a method to control him, etc etc. Superman was initially dead, –in fact, one of the first panels to describe him? literally say “we have absolutely no control over him” and honestly …. iconic. but BASICALLY there was a creepy ass love affair between him and Tana Moon and basically he chooses to move to Hawaii because she’s there – and they get together despite him being like, mentally 16 with 0 life experience, and shes in her mid 20s. but ive made several posts about that. anyways. 

he’s kind of a hedonist and a thrill chaser. he does things because they feel good, and doesn’t have a whole lot of world experience to help him differentiate between a good idea and a fun one. but he likes being a hero and he does his best to be one, even if he makes some mistakes along the way about who to trust (i.e, knockout). 

the main thing is that superboy was originally sassy, only had a high school level education but zero life experience to help him wade through life, and had issues with letting people control him (a la CADMUS) and was also hella naive. but, despite this, he was genuinely a good kid–or, he tried to be. 

imagine a kid with superhuman abilities who had basically no parental guidance and had a lot of adults ignore his needs. then imagine that this kid, who had no real parental guidance, based his personality entirely around popculture heroes and vigilantes – examples being he named himself the metropolis kid (reminiscent of billy the kid), and all the fucking one liners he insists on using. and then you’ve got a pretty good idea of who this kid originally was, and why he was the way he was. 

compare this to tshirt kon. 

they’ve got… some similarities. neither particularly appreciates when someone tries to control them, for starters. but tshirt kon has some life experience under his belt, and depending on how far he is into his tshirt life, he’s also had an experience where he fucking died. in the most recent superboy book (at least i think its the most recent… aside from the 2012 one who isnt actually him?? hes jon lane kent?? its weird) he legit started it off with a brooding monologue. 

now, he’s still a dork in many portrayals. dont get me wrong. he still uses some cheesy one liners at times. when he was resurrected in the future, he literally sang the teen titans theme song while in the middle of a battle – he absolutely has his dorky moments. 

but hes also a bit more subdued. he has some genuinely serious moments – not just lashing out in anger or moping. he seems older and wiser, which makes sense ‘cause he’s been around for a few years – but it’s not the personality path i would’ve expected? tim calls him “grounded” at one point and I agree – but while Tim meant it as a compliment, Kon seems genuinely unhappy in those panels, not just grounded – and do we really want a guy that excited about flying to consistently feel ‘grounded’????? no.

i just dunno. he’s a lot like a young clark, and it isnt helped by the fact that he’s now got an ID as a Kent, is living in Smallville, and basically all over Clark’s old stomping grounds. Like everything he did for himself – doesnt matter as much anymore, because they went on a path to make them Clark’s heir instead of Kon-El, a hero completely in his own right. 

Leia with the twins on Coruscant

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*Legend has it, an ‘angel’ who has seen the surface will descend from above and bring us freedom.
*Lately, the people have been taking a bleaker outlook…
*Callin’ that winged circle the 'Angel of Death’.
*A harbinger of destruction, waitin’ to 'free’ us from this mortal realm…
*In my opinion, when I see that little circle…
*I jus’ think it looks neat! Wahaha!

-Gerson, Waterfall

*You wonder. And when you look back later, as you wade through a cloud of dust, you think: Was that us?*

*But still.

*It’s a beautiful day outside. 

*Birds are singing.

*Flowers are blooming.

*And kids like us..? Should be burning in hell.


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Sooooo…..


This was actually supposed to be part of a comic. 

I’ll post it later.

Probably.

And now I really need to go study.

unamedwatcher  asked:

Did you really smoke a pipe like in the comics? It seems like they took an awful lot of liberties (turning Bucky into a little kid comes to mind).

Well, I suppose they were being told what to do by the government and I sure know how THAT is. 

I never smoked a pipe. Asthma cigarettes once in a while and one or two jazz cigarettes over the years, but pipes are for the brass, that’s what we used to say. Though probably, all told, a pipe made me a better role model.