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Gosh, I can't even remember the last time I wrote one of these. Anyway, I figured out that it's not the shield, but rather the glasses that mask Clark's identity because they have a low-level perception filter in them that make people automatically not pay much attention to him. (see Doctor Who for more details)
But enough of that. I'm writing because I have something to get off of my chest, and Facebook didn't give me enough anonymity.
Simply put, I have officially gone crazy. It turns out my first childhood crush (who lives a few states away) came over to visit recently. I never told her I had a crush on her, and I probably won't for a while, but in the years we haven't seen each other, she's grown into what I believe to be the most beautiful woman I've seen. Which for me is saying something because most women and/or girls over 18 fall under the categories of either cute or hot. As far I know, this woman is probably the first one I've described as beautiful, and there are so many other things about her that I like that to go into detail would require another blog post.
The problem however, lies in the fact that she lives so far away and that she is just a little under four years older than I am. Add to that the fact that she prefers older men because men generally take longer to mature than women. So basically, I'm in a bit of a pickle.
I mean, I don't know how I could or would tell her how I feel, and if I told her, I have no idea how she would respond, especially since she's finished college and I'm still trying to decide on my major.
I just don't know what to do really. Any comments?
Dumb question, why is it the blogs have to have categories? And why is TV.com thinking there are words worthy of automatic censoring in my title? (I'm posting from MovieTome)
Anyway, about a year ago or so, I read about an idea that could explain why Clark could get away with using glasses as a diguise. Basically, his suit could be made out of special kryptonian material that would blur his identity to the average human.
This is great, but unfortunately, fridge logic sets in and you wonder why he wears the glasses to begin with if his costume is an effective enough disguise.
However, the concept had merit, and I refused to give up on it so easily.
I started thinking about this, and I came up the concept that his suit isn't powerful enough to conceal his identity completely, and someone like Batman would probably be able to recognize him. So he wears glasses as Clark for that extra line of defense.
Plausible, but just too convenient an explanation.
I kept working on it, and I decided that maybe the identity blur could be done by the shield so it wouldn't matter what other materials his suit was made of.
Yeah, that doesn't really help the issue, it just allows for more costume materials.
Anyway, after a while I just kind of gave up on the concept, but then I remembered an episode of Smallville where the ship that brought Clark to Earth turned out to be vulnerable to kryptonite as well...
Clark's shield does indeed blur his identity to pretty much any human being, even Batman would be fooled. However, since his shield needs to be visible in order to work (i.e. can't put lead over it), it is vulnerable to kryptonite as well. The shield being affected by kryptonite would mean that its effects would be severely weakened, if not outright shut down. So Clark wears the glasses in hopes that anyone who sees his real face during kryptonite exposure won't make the connection.
Maybe I'm trying too hard to come up with a logical explantion for a comic book phenomenon, but at least I now know that it can make sense.
Hello again everyone, just wanting to talk about a few random things.
Why is it that the only serious kid shows that are on anymore all seem to be Superhero shows? Yes, there are some anime series out there that are aimed at kids that can take themselves seriously, but the majority of serious kid shows are all about Superheroes.
When I was younger, Disney had a show called "The Famous Jett Jackson" which took itself seriously, and it had pretty much everything going for it. It had good plotlines (most of the time), it had humor, it talked about various real life issues occasionally, and it did that effectively. Nowadays, all Disney has are sitcoms, dumb cartoons (ie: Phineas & Ferb), and non-sitcom shows that should have been sitcoms because they're too dumb to qualify as a normal tv show. The only show that Disney has on right now that attempts to make an effort to take itself seriously is Aaron Stone, but it's so obviously censored that I don't see it becoming a classic anytime soon. (man, I miss Justice League)
Not only that, but I also can't stand the fact that they pulled Vault Disney off the air (yes, that happened years ago, it still ticks me off) Seriously, did they really need the extra air time for their "modern" shows at two in the morning? Disney's Zorro was one of the best, if not the best, Zorro stories in existence. The Mark of Zorro was okay, but Diego acted too feminine in that movie (yes, I realize that was his disguise, but I prefer the disguise of clumsiness that Disney used). The Zorro series on the Family Channel was okay, but it came across as too corny. Ditto the Legend of Zorro. But Disney's Zorro had the right balance of plot, action and humor, all in the same episode.
Okay, I was remembering about how Tim Burton's "Batman" did something that I don't think was ever done in the comics. They made Joker the one who killed Bruce Wayne's parents instead of Joe Chill. That was rather clever in my opinion (one of my favorite things about that movie, btw).
Now I thought about this for a while, and I remembered that the Joker has never really had a static origin in the comics. (iirc, he preferred his past to be multiple choice) He also never really had a name until Burton's "Batman" dubbed him "Jack Napier."
So I figured, why not make Joe Chill and the Joker the same person? I can see it now...
The cops never found the Waynes' killer, so we'll say about 15-20 years later, Batman goes to check out something suspicious at a chemical plant, and he notices that one of the thugs there was the man who killed his parents. Needless to say, Batman starts going after him and they duke it out for a while, but in the confusion, Chill loses his footing and starts falling towards the vat of chemicals below. Batman tries to save him since he prefers the idea of Chill rotting in a jail cell for the rest of his life over drowning in chemicals, but he can't grab him in time and Chill ends up submersed in those chemicals and Batman thinks that Chill has fallen to his death.
Years later, Batman and Joker engage in what would be their final battle, and during the fight, Batman's cowl gets ripped off. Joker recognizes that this is Bruce Wayne, and he starts laughing hysterically, and then he proceeds to tell Batman that he was the one that killed his parents, and that he thinks it's hilariously ironic that he and Batman ended up being mortal enemies. Joker naturally ends up dead at the end of this fight.
Finally, there's this issue that bugs me...
It is not a "holiday tree," it is not a "Hanukkah bush," it is not an "Allah plant," it is not a "holiday hedge." It is a "Christmas Tree," a "CHRISTMAS TREE!!!" Seriously, say "holiday tree" out loud, and almost immediately you'll find that it just doesn't sound right. If non-Christian people get offended by people calling it a "Christmas Tree," they need to get their own freakin' holiday. (I suggest April 1st) *rolls eyes*
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