Monday, 29 August 2011

I should really be in bed right now ...

... since I have to get up early to catch the bus tomorrow. But since I can't sleep, I thought I'd post a blog.

No idea why, but games don't seem particularly appealing right now. What's wrong with me?

Hmm, what should I talk about. How about a personal recollection?

When I was younger, my Mum made a conscious effort to keep me away from Batman. I completely understand and agree with her on that one. Exposure to the ideas and themes explored within its story-lines and characters wouldn't have been good for me at the time.

As it is, a couple of years ago, I found out that Mark Hamill played the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. I've always been a fan of the original Star Wars films, so I decided to look it up. I could see why Mum didn't want me getting into Batman, but since I had matured a lot since childhood, and my mental health had been stable for a while, I asked her if I could watch it. After my parents had a discussion, the answer was yes - but only if I watched it with Dad. Turns out he's quite the Bat-fan.

So yeah, I love the series. Mr Freeze is one of my favourite characters, and I find the character of the Joker fascinating. I feel sorry for Harley Quinn. Love sometimes strikes in the oddest of circumstances.

I've watched most of the Batman films now. I didn't particularly like Arnie's portrayal of Mr Freeze, but I think that was probably down to the writers - the script wasn't really in anybody's favour that time round. It's hard for me to pick a favourite Joker. Heath Ledger seemed the most realistic, to my mind, but perhaps I'm just biased. *winks* Ugh, I must be tired. I never wink. My favourite laugh has to be Mark Hamill's. I think my least favourite Joker is Jack Nicholson. I think the two things that push him down on the list are the backstory and the "Just look at Batman's girlfriend! *jaw drops* *eyes pop* *tongue droops*" bits. And the fact that he dies. (I don't know, I guess I just don't like death scenes.) His acting was amazing though, and I felt myself wanting to dance with him at the end.

It's a shame that neither Mr Freeze or the Joker are going to be in the next film. The Riddler would have been my next choice, but he's not going to be in it either. Oh well, at least we got Joker in TDK.

Oh, and you know what's a complete coincidence but funny nonetheless? I was watching The Dark Knight yesterday (my Dad made me because he heard the new one was going to be out soon - I told him it wasn't till 2012 but he made me watch it anyway, and we nearly missed Doctor Who), and I noticed the blue hexagons on his shirt! What a hoot! (I never use that word either, I must be getting tired.)

Anyway, I should probably go to bed now. Night all!

(Oh, and in case of future changes to this blog - the hexagons are a reference to my current background.)

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