sanityisoverrated's forum posts
If Marvel would quit flooding the market with #1 issues then the Raccoon would not have been number one. I think it also doesn't hurt that there was a Guardians of the Galaxy movie coming out at the same time this comic was put out. I am not saying its a bad comic at all. But frankly Batman sales a lot better then most of the Marvel's titles. Also Marvel jacks up their prices as well. Also saying that all of DC's characters are trash is low. Batman clearly has staying power as he has been around for 75 years, which is longer then Marvel has been around. Also Scott Snyder is a heck of a writer and what he has done with Batman over at DC is pretty remarkable. Also, Batman, and several Batman titles are usually in the top ten list of sales most months.
Who is my favorite Game of Thrones character? That is a really tough choice, for one the books and the series like to kill off really great characters right when you get used to them. And seeing as how I have read all the books multiple times and seen all the episodes multiple times, it is fair to say that I am fairly attached to several characters in the series. But my favorite above the others would have to Daenerys Targaryen. Why is she my favorite? Well besides the fact that she is one of the most beautiful women in all the realms whether in Westeros or Essos, it is what Danny (As she is affectionately known by her fans) has come to represent that makes her incredible. In the books Danny is a really just a teenage girl who has gone through more hardship in her lifetime then most of us can understand. First her father was an insane king, and her brother Viserys seemed to also inherit his father's insanity. Not only that, but she had to flee as a child to a land that was not her own and live in exile. Also she was basically sold into marriage by her brother in order for him to obtain an army to take back to Westeros in order to defeat the "usurper" king. She did not really have an idea of herself worth at the time and saw herself as an object. But slowly, through her relationship and marriage to Khal Drogo, Danny began to see that she was more than just an object to be bartered for, and she began to grow into a strong and confident woman. Finally she stood up to her brother, and became the Khalessi that the reader knew she was. But again hardship reared its ugly head into Danny's life when she was betrayed by a witch and lost the lives of both her unborn son and her husband basically became a vegetable. She made hard choices, choices that many of us would balk at, but she did it for the betterment of her people and that is just in season one.
Lets not forget that Danny is also the mother of freakin' dragons. In the world that these characters inhabit, dragons have been extinct for a couple centuries, and here she is, walking into her husband's funeral pyre and coming out not only unscathed, but with three dragons. No wonder people flock to her, no wonder people follow such a dynamic leader. Even into the dessert people followed her. To the slave cities of Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen they followed her. Through her actions she has become the breaker of chains, the symbol of freedom to many. They call her mother and with good reason. To people who for generations know nothing but bondage and suffering, for a high born woman to come in and tell them that they no longer have to follow the whims of their masters, that they can throw off their collars and fight for their very existence, its a very powerful image. The fact that she can inspire so many is incredible. In a world where back stabbing and betrayal is an everyday occurrence is reassuring. Danny has had several opportunities to leave Essos, but she remains, because those are her people now. As she calls them, her children. Frankly there is no better source of hono, dignity or freedom in all the books of A Song of Ice and Fire then Daenerys. She has wandered away from the image of her mad father Aerys, she has taken an incredible journey of not only becoming the queen of the people, but also self discovery, and we rejoice in her discovery of herself. With characters like Cersei, and Melisandre in the series Danny is a breath of fresh air. Not to mention that Emilia Clarke does an incredible job of portraying Daenerys as well, there is no one else I can see bringing this character to life like she does, no one who can embody all the things that Daenerys represents like she does. So while I could have chosen Tyrion or Jon Snow as my favorites and given just as good reasons, I think that Daenerys goes a bit beyond what they do and really gives the reader and the audience a positive character they can rely on. Lets just hope that George R. R. Martin keeps her around for a while, cause I have a feeling if he doesn't, then he would have a lot of angry fans on his hands.
You know what, people have been dying for a live action Batman series for years, and I am really excited for this. Even if it was going to be a straight GCPD procedural drama, it would still have nods to Batman and his rogues gallery. Only thing I am worried about is skinny and tall Oswald Cobblepot. Not really a fan of that, but the rest has me really pumped for this. Wondering who Jada Pinkett-Smith is too and how they will incorporate the Joker in, cause...come on you have to have Joker.
I think the last person I would want to be haunted by would have to be Pennywise the dancing clown. I mean who is not affraid of that clown when they are a kid? He rips kids arms off and can turn into anything that scares you. Besides he's a freaking clown!! Nothing scarier then a freaking clown. Wake up to that standing in a dark corner of your bedroom going, "They all float...and when you're down here you'll float too!" Would that not freak you the heck out? Besides we all know, clowns are EVIL!!
As for who I wouldn't mind being haunted by, I think I would have to go with the Dr. Egon Spengler. The guy is a genius and one of the founding members of the Ghostbusters. Not only that but if he were dead, and a ghost it would be pretty ironic, and I am sure he would have a whole new insight into the afterlife after passing on. Not to mention all the intelligent conversations he would be able to have not only with myself but with other ghosts of famous scientists as well.
Ever since I was a kid in the 80's I have always had one turtle that has always been my favorite above the others, and that is Donatello. Donny, as he is affectionately called by his brothers, is the brains of the turtles and as I see it the glue that holds them together. You have Leo, the leader, Mikey, the wild one, and Raph who is the hothead. Donny sticks out because not only is he the brain, but he is also the most compassionate of the turtles in my eyes. He would go out of his way to help his brothers as well as help anyone who needed. Plus being the smart one allowed me to connect with Donny as well. Granted other turtles seem to be more popular, Raph and Leo being the main two, but it is always Donny that I tuned into watch. So that is who my favorite turtle is.
Well I will gladly stick with the IDW comics and the Nick cartoon then go see this travesty of a shame of a mockery that is crapping on my childhood. And frankly I know Bay is not directing, but we should still ship that man to another planet and be done with him.
@k4tzm4n: Sorry, not really ranting on the battle just ranting on the saturation of the character in general, he seems to be everywhere so my apologies.
Oh come on!! Why does Deadpool get picked for EVERYTHING now? I mean seriously? Its like how Wolverine was on every imaginable Marvel team a couple years ago Deadpool is now taking his place. Can we get someone other then Deadpool for the Marvel team? Please?