No one ever seems to consider the logistics of certain changes in how people’s bodies would respond to certain changes that should really be addressed.
For example, certain characters tend to have something permanently grafted to their bodies or certain anatomical features are removed in favor of allowing a monstrous character to be able to burst of their clothes and have nothing show.
But these leads to all sorts of problems, So Baron Zemo, who had his mask permanently grafted to his face and, in some versions such as Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest heroes it seems like his entire outfit is grafted to him. So how does he eat?
And follow up question, how does he produce waste if it is the versions with the fullbody version?
I bring this up because I’m watching The Batman (Okay cartoon series, mostly fun action show, does not have as much villain pathos as B:TAS but does alright when it does it.) And there’s this character, Black Mask, a crime boss, big organizer. My experience with him in the Batman Arkham games is that the mask is exactly what it says on the tin, a mask he puts on and off, seeming to only be there as a sort of mark of authority or fear tactic, we see Roman Sionis without the mask plenty.
But in The Batman the mask may not be permanently grafted, but it’s so well on there no one seems to be able to take it off except for him who probably knows the secret to it.
Black Mask has been in jail. He wasn’t just allowed to sit and starve. And it seems as though he’s never taken off the mask, so how on earth are they feeding him?
I don’t have specific examples I can think of for characters who have now lost the ability to dispense with waste matter due to transformation or sudden onset of grafted body parts, but it’s gotta be something people think about, right? I mean it’s sort of why I go out of my way to avoid it, because it just doesn’t make sense and I gotta think of characters as living breathing people that gotta get along in the world that eat, sleep, love, and poop like everyone else regardless of whether they’re good or bad.
I mean, does anyone else think about this and how messed up it is?
That’s the shot. It shows that this series isn’t just a cash grab to market to kids. It is, but it’s not just that. There are actual humans behind it making real style choices and they result in a shot like this.
Okay I just wanted to shed a little light on this beautiful piece of literature I stumbled across this weekend (I realize it’s been around for a while, but as usual I’m late to the party)
I read this monster in 2 days, only stopping to eat and sleep (briefly). I’ve read a lot of fan fiction and can say with absolute certainty that this one by @lecrit is my favourite by far. Not only is the writing flawless (seriously, its amazing) it pulls you in in a way I’ve only every experienced with published books.
As the story gets darker, she follows close behind with the characters sending them down a darker path showing grief, post traumatic stress and control issues with a clarity that’s beautiful, daunting and outright amazing.
(Also, the seamless and subtle Shadowhunter/TMI/Pop culture references are reason enough alone to read this)
I’m so excited to see where this story goes, and I encourage you all, if you haven’t read it to check it out.
in The Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes (animated) Bucky and Steve are on the jet together as it crashes and Bucky says “The world needs Captain America more” and sacrifices his life for Steve’s while Steve screams. You can’t tell me that Steve didn’t do the same (dying for others - dying because of Bucky) in The First Avenger.
Also (before that) when they’re working together Bucky says “You’re late”. They gave that line to Peggy (romantic interest - hmm) in TFA. And another scene where he holds a framed picture of himself and Bucky (ends up being a framed picture of Peggy instead in TFA).