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clownfrogg
28 January 2010 @ 07:59 pm

Which combo on a superhero show would you be more inclined to watch?

Father-Son
1(7.1%)
Father-Daughter
7(50.0%)
Mother-Son
4(28.6%)
Mother-Daughter
2(14.3%)

Which would you prefer as a protagonist:

Hot single dad
10(71.4%)
Hot single mom
2(14.3%)
Hot hero/heroine with no child
2(14.3%)

Which type of show do you tend to watch most:

Half hour long drama
0(0.0%)
Half hour long comedy
3(21.4%)
45-50 min. long drama
7(50.0%)
45-50 min. long comedy
3(21.4%)
15 min. long cartoon
1(7.1%)

What are your tendencies:

Tend to like some comedy in your drama
11(78.6%)
Tend to like some drama in your comedy
1(7.1%)
Tend to prefer only drama
1(7.1%)
Tend to prefer only comedy
1(7.1%)

Would you watch a show about superheroes?

Yes
13(92.9%)
No
1(7.1%)
Please please please: I implore you to fill out this poll for a project I'm working on. Tell your friends! The more, the better.
 
 
clownfrogg
02 January 2010 @ 12:39 pm
Spoilersssss for Blackest Night #6


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clownfrogg
02 January 2010 @ 10:45 am
I've decided that I might venture out and start reading Wonder Woman in succession instead of random issues like I've been doing (just to keep up)

Um

Spoilers ahead for Blackest Night, Wonder Woman, and the film, Green Lantern (2009)Collapse )
 
 
clownfrogg
29 November 2009 @ 12:44 pm
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clownfrogg
23 November 2009 @ 04:04 pm
Okay, DC Comics: what are you doing?

No, really. What are you doing? Red Robin #6 isn't even about Bruce and there's only two issues left?

But that's not even the worst part: Titans #19 is another random endeavor into the life of Roy Harper which, like the other five or six comics involving him, simply touches upon his role in life as a father. Okay. Seriously. I get the message: he's a dad and a superhero. Can we find a new angle now? Or at least come up with a more interesting storyline than this Lady Vic fodder?

I'm sick and tired of Roy being wasted. And Lian went from being cute to just plain annoying. I get that she's a little kid, but Roy's not a dick....so, why is Lian acting like such a brat? It's gotten to the point where even I am frustrated with Roy.

Dick picks up the mantle as Batman so Roy boo-hoos himself back out to Star City? Why? So they can start making him hit the hard drugs again? So they can fuck with his character some more? He's in his mid-twenties and kicked major ass during Outsiders, the JLA run, and Final Crisis. Can somebody just stop dicking around with Roy and let him shine for once?

Gees. Too much to ask?
 
 
 
clownfrogg
07 November 2009 @ 01:22 am



What saddens me is how so many of these references would go over the heads of today's youth. No one even has the patience to drive without texting, let alone pay attention to a cartoon like this.
 
 
clownfrogg
10 September 2009 @ 05:32 pm
So, now we can't even call Obama a liar...? What is the world coming to when even lying, conniving, under-handed politicians can't even speak their minds?
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clownfrogg
06 September 2009 @ 01:50 pm
01. Post this meme and your current wallpaper in an LJ entry (or in comments).
02. Explain why you're using that wallpaper!
03. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had on!

bah.



Are you happy, Brye? You bastard. XD

Wallpaper because I love Batman (Bruce obv) and I really love Gothic architecture. This background embodies the heart and soul of Gotham City for me. I'm not a huge fan of the set design for Batman Begins and TDK because the city just looked too much like New York for me. For Metropolis, that's okay, but Gotham is supposed to be oozing with that old world, nasty slum, dirty gargoyles type feel. Bruce should be swinging from the rooftops of classically designed towers and churches and grimy buildings. Not glass paned studio suites and 100 story Hong Kong inspired modern buildings...
 
 
clownfrogg
01 September 2009 @ 09:37 am
Hey guys, just another quick update. I wanted to keep this separate from the comics update I just did:

2010

The Green Hornet - Starring: Seth Rogan as Britt Reid, Nicolas Cage as Mr. X, and Cameron Diaz as Lenore Case.

Iron Man II

2011

The Green Lantern - Starring: Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan

The First Avenger: Captain America - Rumors about who is to star. Script green lighted.

Teen Titans - In production. So far, Robin is the only confirmed member. This could mean any number of things. We don't yet know if it's live action or animated, or if the Robin is Dick Grayson (with Speedy, Garth, Wonder Girl, and Kid Flash) or if he's Tim Drake (with Superboy II, Wonder Girl II, and Impulse/Kid Flash II. We do know that it's a Warner Bros. project and that it's being written by Akiva Goldsman and Mark Verheiden. I'm not very keen on these two guys because their movies are either REALLY good or REALLY fucking bad.

Thor - Starring: Chris Hemsworth as the title character, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tom Hiddleston as Loki.

Wonder Woman - In production. No confirmations. No script green light as of yet.

The Doom Patrol - I'm pretty sure this is code name for the Fantastic Four reboot that was just recently confirmed. Akiva Goldsman's got his hands dipped in this one, as well.

Untitled Batman Project - Currently unconfirmed if Nolan is attached to the project. Rumors flying about Megan Fox playing Catwoman. I hope this one is bullshit for the sake of this franchise. They will be rebooting Batman soon for the Justice League project, so either this film will be canceled, or you can look for a new Batman film around the same year as Aquaman. (For the record, Kevin Conroy says that Bale's voice in TDK was over the top.)

Additionally: Gary Oldman and Michael Caine have both stated that a third Batman film will start shooting in 2010 with a 2011/2012 release date likely but nothing has officially been announced by Warner Brothers.

Untitled Superman Project - Rumored to bring back Brandon Routh as Clark Kent, but to feature a darker side of him. A complete update and from what my sources say, potentially bringing in Doomsday as an antagonist.

2012

Ant-Man - "Biochemist Dr. Hank Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects."

2013

Aquaman - In production. No confirmations. No script green lighted as of yet. It just looks like they're pushing the Justice League film farther and farther back.
 
 
clownfrogg
01 September 2009 @ 08:40 am
Okay, so why can't Dick Grayson go back to being hot as Nightwing, instead of campy and really poor at training boys to fill his old boots as Robin? I don't understand why the DCU pegs Dick as being "one hell of a leader" and "the fabric that ties the DCU together" because if anything, all he's done is fail at leading, hurt himself and his friends, and give dead-Bruce migraines over his poor training of Damian.

Seriously. He's not even training Damian. He's sort of giving him orders, sort of letting him do whatever he wants, kind of asking for respect, and not living up to Bruce's role as Batman at all. He can't be Batman. Even Grant Morrison himself said in an interview that he wanted to play around with a lighter Batman and a darker Robin. However, what he's really doing is making Dick look bad and turning Damian into a bad guy.

Poor Alfred has to sit by and watch!



Please go back to being Nightwing, Dick. It's what you do best. Think of your escrima sticks! And your pretty blue bird shaped stripes! According to Morrison, we won't have to put up with this much longer. The sooner Geoff Johns gets the ball rolling on Blackest Night, the sooner we can start...fixing things. Thank GOD he's shaking up the DCU. He's got his work cut out for him to be fixing all the bullshit, half-assed writing/plot that Morrison created with Countdown and Final Crisis.

Now, staying on track with Blackest Night -- I am terrified to pick up Titans #19 when it hits shelves in November just because of this cover:



Okay, why does everything bad have to happen to Roy Harper? Seriously! Why can't they stop shitting all over him? And it harks back to when he was in the JLA --

Superman is about to get dosed with an energy blast from Icon's glove which can emit the power of 1000 red suns. So, Roy (as Red Arrow) sends an arrow into the glove and destroys it. Does Superman say thanks? Or make some cool witty comment?

NO! Of course not! The writer, Dwayne McDuffie, makes Supes act all hardcore and god-mode:

"Thanks, but I was just about to melt the circuitry with my heat vision."

I would have been miffed, but Roy says, "We're a team. You shouldn't have to do everything by yourself."

And I mean, this "holier than thou" attitude given to the Big Three by some authors is just a pain in the ass. It harks back to their little secret club house at JLA HQ. Luckily, Dinah busted that bullshit up. Writers need to get their panties untwisted and recognize the fact that Bruce, Clark, and Diana need help sometimes. What happened to the team work we used to read in stories like Crisis on Infinite Earths? Or how everybody pulled together in the 80s and 90s?

Hopefully, Blackest Night can rekindle that feeling of togetherness we lost. I have a feeling that the DCU is just gonna be "stronger better faster harder" when Johns is finished. And hopefully, Harper doesn't DIE and finally gets the recognition and acknowledgement he deserves. Because seriously-- Dick got TWO reprieves: first, in Infinite Crisis (where he was supposed to die instead of Kon. Which would've made a hell of a lot more sense) and second, in Final Crisis (where it was supposed to be HIM INSTEAD OF BRUCE. WHAT THE FUCK. Remember Nightwing: R.I.P.? YEAH.)

So, for you collectors out there who are keeping up with Blackest Night, this is a checklist of the following materials you should keep up with if you want to know what's going on right now in the DCU and how everything will come together:

Blackest Night Part One ChecklistCollapse )