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I haven't been following the "New 52" much, particularly on the Metropolis-Gotham axis (I don't care much for the Owls thing, I miss Oracle, and the new Superman doesn't feel right), and the Joker's new look... Nah. Definitely nah.

But, that said, there are one or two ideas in this week's "Death of the Family" (the Big Two's nostalgia compulsion is almost sickening, by the way) issues that feel definitely like good, high-grade Joker stuff. Not the way he talks (he's too preachy, I think), but the calling card thing... and the Arkham thing... Yeah. Those were good, subtle creepy.

I swear, if we got single-issue stories with one moment like that per issue instead of huge sprawling universe-changing multi-month storylines every frakking week, I'd read and love the hell out of it.

As an unrelated aside: if Sue doesn't divorce from Reed with extreme prejudice after what he's pulling in the current FF storyline, my (Watsonian) bet is that he has a few hypercomputers somewhere constantly running his psychohistory equations focused what he needs to do to keep her with him without him having to behave like an adult or anything like that. (Which I'd classify as spousal abuse, mind you.)

That, or Sue's as psychologically and emotionally damaged as he obviously is, and they get off in this eternal cycle of Reed being criminally reckless and her psychically (or telekinetically) beating the shit out of him.

And now I've got a couple of very depressing hopefully AU FF scenarios in my head. I need to learn to stop thinking while I'm ahead.

... A Dark Knight

doc savage
Title: Odin's Burden
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: Inertia
Rating: NC-17, just in case.
Summary: There's such a thing as knowing too much.

It gets tiring.Collapse )
doc savage
Title: The hot equations
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: Ends Justify The Means
Rating: NC-17, just in case.
Summary: It'll even be funny.

I'm not insane.Collapse )
doc savage
Title: Rorschach
Fandom: DC Comics
Prompt: Loss
Rating: NC-17, just in case.
Summary: What forms do you see in the darkness you create?

Bang.Collapse )
doc savage
I'm clearly playing this one by ear, so lets begin more or less at the end.

Title: Birthday Party
Fandom: DC Toonverse
Prompt: Birth
Rating: NC-17, just in case.
Summary: You don't need to be born with a sense of humor. You can learn along the way.

There was once a very sad boy who couldn't see the point of any joke.Collapse )

Fools rush where bats take their time

doc savage
philosophy_20. The Joker. You know the deal.

I have no idea.

1.Birth 2.Loss 3.Ends Justify The Means 4.Inertia 5.Syzygy
6.Theory 7.Both Sides 8.Faith 9.Orientation 10.Time
11.Extrinsic 12.6th Sense 13.Love Beyond Desire 14.Parallel 15.Infinity
16.God 17.Lack of God 18.And if the answer is no / can I change your mind? 19.Caught in the form of limitation. 20.Reflection
doc savage
katarik's fault. She wrote: Somewhere in gotham, there is a church of the joker.

You realize we couldn't let it end there.Collapse )

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doc savage
I liked Batman #663 rather a *lot*. It's not going to be everybody's cup of tea, sure, but I have a thing for insanity, for what goes on inside the Gotham crowd's minds, and this delivers it nice and insane. In a way, it's a coda to Arkham Asylum, and shares its let's say mystical approach to the Joker. I guess you'll love or hate it depending on how much you buy this as a viable narrative option to get into the Joker's head.

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