I think our world is a brilliant mix of ideas and thoughts, the new and old mixing with the mainstream and the forbidden.

Videogames are more than Pac-Man, books are more than Lord of the Rings, music is more than drums and flutes.

Also, I have a bad tendency to not be able to create my own content. The works here belong to the companies which own them, and creation of them belong to their creators.

Credit for the images to the left belong to Golgathor.
maxistentialist:

Wired:

Apparently, when you publish your Social Security number prominently on your website and billboards, people take it as an invitation to steal your identity.
LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose number is displayed in the company’s ubiquitous advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He’s been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, according to the Phoenix New Times.
That’s 12 more times than has previously been known.

Slow clap.

maxistentialist:

Wired:

Apparently, when you publish your Social Security number prominently on your website and billboards, people take it as an invitation to steal your identity.

LifeLock CEO Todd Davis, whose number is displayed in the company’s ubiquitous advertisements, has by now learned that lesson. He’s been a victim of identity theft at least 13 times, according to the Phoenix New Times.

That’s 12 more times than has previously been known.

Slow clap.

Six-armed, six-faced super fighting robot deity.
kingcrackers

crossmirage:

I am pleased

deanwinchestire:

I found an unopened pack of Batman silly bands so I opened them and I caN’T STOP LAUGHING BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S DANCING

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take it back now y’all

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CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH

ahr42p:

kingcrackers:

thewovenweb:

I still genuinely fail to understand how Bruce Wayne could ever be categorized as a mary sue, considering his entire life and story is a fucking tragedy.

Tragedy’s a Mary Sue trait, but only if the written world states shows that none of the established cast has tragedy of that scale. Tragedy is only a Mary Sue trait when it interferes with the set tone.

Like the whole concept of a Mary Sue is just so complicated and muddled and built up amongst superficial things that I’m convinced that nobody should be allowed to use the term.

I will argue the term “mary sue”  really works best at amateur hour. In other words, for people who don’t understand how to write characters yet. Once you even have the most basic understanding, the word quickly becomes meaningless, but it does have importance amongst younger writers, or so I’ve seen.

Oh also, I know you have dealt with this shit a lot and you know I have had to deal with this shit too, but I wanna read a proper mini-essay by you about why Batman's moral core is fundamentally good and not just "lmao beating them lower class folks"
thewovenweb

thedrunkenminstrel:

This is right up there with ‘Batman creates his own villains’ that I hear from people who shouldn’t be allowed to have opinions about Batman.

For this we need to look at one of Batman’s biggest influences: Zorro. Zorro was created by author Johnston McCulley who thought the story of The Scarlet Pimpernel would resonate more with people if the hero defended downtrodden peasants instead of the upper class. Notice no one ever cites The Scarlet Pimpernel as an influence for any superhero despite having superficial similarities like a secret identity.

Now we get to Batman’s origins. The crime that happened to his family isn’t a rich person crime. It’s a common death in an alley. He’s tied to defending the defenseless. Batman wants to stop anybody from suffering what happened to him.

However he’s smart enough to know that picking off thugs isn’t the answer. The bigger reason is that Batman fighting drug dealers is boring and can only be done so many times. That’s why Batman Year One only does it once. After that Batman acknowledges he has to go after the source: The mafia dons. It results in one of the best Batman scenes about him decrying the upper class pitching the lower class against itself and it really makes you wonder what happened to Frank Miller.

Year Zero takes this even further with Batman’s first real foe being the Red Hood gang, let loose by Batman’s evil Uncle Phillip. The crisis in Gotham is already on a next level in Snyder’s Gotham, which is precisely why they need Batman.

Gotham City doesn’t need Batman because of the drug dealers or the gangbangers or whatever racial stereotype Millar likes to put in his comics. They need Batman because the Riddler will put them in a death trap or Joker will poison the resevoir

Even when Batman is cast against ‘realistic’ villains, they aren’t criminals of desperation. They’re people like Rupert Thorne and Penguin, the rich elite who force people into that situation. Morrison’s  run even has Batman giving a streetwalker a job.

So Batman is smart enough to realize that the war on crime starts at the head of the hydra, not at the feet.

You want a better reason? Batman fights colorful villains who are high-level criminals because otherwise the comic would be boring.

thewovenweb:

*gets reed richards’ elasticity power^

^extends arms to pet literally all the dogs in the planet^

Pacific Rim: The Musical

thetruemariomunozmerino:

willowvale:

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