I do! But they will have to go on YouTube. Too long for tumblr. Ill be sharing them here still.
1 wow please
Found these guys at dragon con this afternoon. You were great. Also I hope you didn’t try to walk in those shoes all day.
I’m sure better pics were taken.
my headcanon here is that legolas is just BARELY visibly holding it together
since canon tells us that mirkwood elves like to party and are fully capable of passing out from drunk
so legolas is using EVERYTHING HE HAS to fuck with gimli and pretend he hasn’t a clue what it’s like to be affected by alcohol
while inside he’s all ‘sdkla;hgsj you can do this leggles you can do this’
‘don’t think about that time you blacked out from dorwinion wine while naked in the middle of an impromptu archery contest’
‘and all your friends drew orc penises on your face’‘and when you woke up you were halfway to dale without a clue as to how you got there’
‘And especially don’t think about that time you drank so much that the dwarves you were supposed to be watching escaped in the empty barrels of wine.’
‘Dad never let me hear the end of that one’
Every bit of this is gold. Headcanon accepted
"And all your friends drew Orc penises on your face" loool
"What is your process for being at father on arrow?" To Paul blackthorn.
Arrow panel Sunday at dragoncon2014
Daughter / Still
My favourite Final Fantasy character that they included in Kingdom Hearts is Sephiroth because he has no real purpose to be there. He just shows up, beats up a teenage boy and leaves
My apologies for a late (and long, rambly) answer.
It would be wrong to say that the thought of an underlying homosexual theme in these issues didn’t cross my mind, but that is all it did. It briefly crossed my mind as a theme and then I just… moved on. The writers does play up to it IMHO, but you have to want it to be there to see it I think. Please don’t take this as me shipping the Joker and Batman. They are a fascinating pair (to stay in the terminology) but there could not be anything even remotely romantic between them as far as I can see. I think that is fairly obvious. I registered the thought and moved on.
I’m extremely boring and un-imaginative when it comes to the characters alledged/outspoken sexual orientation. If the writers don’t exactly write a character in one way or another I don’t even think about their orientation being anything else than what is written, whether it is platonic, friendly, sexual or familial. Or of course, as hero-villain.
There is no doubt that the Joker has a ‘mad love” for Batman. Books have been written on the subject. The lipstick and kisses as well as the mechanic mouths strewn across the scenes are representations of that - gaudy, creepy and gory in their stark red colour against the black/grey/dullness of the rest of it. the redness of it all is intruding and unsettling. Red is also the colour of blood and there is certianly enough of that in this book. Plus it’s a symbol of love/passion on absolutely any level thinkable.
It’s perfect. Horrible, scary and so very the Joker. Gruesome and morbid. I love it. And I hate horror movies. Horror comics on the other hand… :)
The dancing and Joker constantly calling Bats ‘darling’ is icing ont he cake and adding to the theme of love. Batman strains against it with all his might throughout the book, but when he sees his family captured and in the Joker’s hands on those video screens, he does everything he can to help them. Even play into Joker’s crazy play of him being the ‘Bat-king”. Because if it can save his children - and Alfred! - poor Alfred!! - he’d do absolutely anything.
I don’t think there’s anything ‘fun’ in this for Bruce at all. Not even on the slightest level of haha-funny. Those years are long past when Joker’s pranks were haha-funny. But there is that fine line he won’t cross, that no killing, that is the entire reasont here is a Joker out there at all. He is the one single villain that reminds Batman of what he does and why he needs ot keep doing what he does over and over again. Until Joker dies for real in a padded cell somewhere.
The Joker’s sexuality has been discussed before, most notably in, of all place, a Flash comic, where Wally talks to reformed villain the Pied Piper and asks about it.
In the comics, I’d say the Joker’s personality is beyond any conventional concept of sexuality. His sexuality may be fluid, but if it is it’s a fluid he keeps in a thermos flask that he doesn’t really use.
(In BTAS his relationship with Harley could never be described as love, she has an obsession with him that he exploits and twists and ignores as he see’s fit, it’s only in the Creeper episode (Where Creeper hits on Harley big time, to her disgust) that we start to see the Joker feel something akin to an emotion, and it’s, of all things, jealousy, possessive jealousy, but he doesn’t want to see anyone hit on HIS girl)
And I think Grant Morrison has said that the Joker’s sexuality is, basically “Whatever will freak out the person he is speaking to the most”, which seems pretty much on the nail. The camp, extravagant mannerisms around Batman are IMHO, partly due to the fact the Joker is a MASSIVE ham actor, and partly because Batman’s outward persona is, so macho and masculine and, for wont of a better term, butch, that the camp gets on his nerves and the Joker knows it.
And when it comes to the Robin’s, which Joker views as Batman’s weak point, if by his actions he can squick them out AND make Batman furious (Batman’s fury at the Joker putting a Robin in a fancy deathtrap would be as NOTHING compared to being forced to watch the Joker stroking a Robin’s hair) then that’s what he’d do, because to him, that’s the joke.
As for the outward question as whether the story has been written with a conscious choice to make the Joker the bad “evil gay”/paedophile stereotype, I honestly don’t know. If someone reading it is unfamiliar with the Joker’s recent depictions, then yes I could completely understand that reading. But I’ve been a comic reader so long, and so immersed in the characters and depictions that I’m not sure I can give an objective answer to it right now.