Defending Man of Steel (2013)Defending Man of Steel (2013)1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
If you can't take personal opinions that may or may not agree with your own opinions, do not read this review.
Let me make this very fine and clear first of all - if you dislike or hate Man of Steel, that's cool. There are legit and valid reasons to not like this movie - and even if you don't possibly have any but just feel it "didn't do it for you", that's fine to. It's your personal subjective opinion, and let no one take that away from you.
That being said, I am dead tired of all the unfair biased childish criticism I see Man of Steel get every now and then. And no one should feel bad about loving Man of Steel to death like I do either - once again, it's our subjective opinion, and no one should take that away from us.
So, let's go through the most unfair criticism this movie has recieved, from point to point.
* The Donner movies were better!
People, this is not Superman Returns... this movie isn't some crap made for the sake of kissing the asses of
Sleeping GreetingsBruce Wayne sighed as he leaned back into his chair and let his past actions wash over him. It was a little before midnight and the boy in his arms wasted no time in spending this cold night sleeping. The billionaire would have thought about doing the same if it wasnt for the fact the boy had came to him while he was in the Batcave, crying for his deceased mother and father. Judging by the way the Dick's teary eyes seemed to be looking right through him, Bruce instantly knew he was sleep walking. Not wishing to upset the child even more, Bruce took the boy in his arms and held him delicately in a spot where he was sure to be warm and comfortable. While he was asleep, Bruce would act as his father while his real father rest in peace.Sleeping Greetings3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Excuse me, Master Bruce."A familiar voice called from behind the White Knight. "But have you seen Master D-oh."
Bruce turned and met the twinkling eyes of his trusted butler, Alfred, who smiled at the sight of Bruce comforting his adopted son. Dick Grayson
What I Learned at SRU -20-What I Learned at SRU -20-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: The montage toward the beginning of this chapter is, as most of them are so far, intentionally vague. I leave it up to your judgment to piece things together, as it skips across time, and some of the sequences will be elaborated on later so it all makes more sense. Also, I hired a very talented artist to draw our beloved Fearsome Fivesome in their Homecoming getups, so please check the link at the end of the chapter for that!
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 20 - Push
- Saturday, October 16th, 2010 -
"Shit-shit-shit! Agggghhhh, fuck me!"
"Bahaha!" Toph chortled. "Janey's even more dirty-mouthed today!"
Katara stared at Jane as the angry redhead pounded her fist against the floor.
"You roll with a gang and get into knife fights and that's no big deal," Katara observed, humored by the situation, "but you get your legs waxed and it's the end of the world."
"Shuddup," Jane growled like a whimpering lion cub while Katara pressed down
BTC - Man of SteelBTC - Man of Steel1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Released in 2013 under the direction of Zach Snyder ("300," "Watchmen," "Sucker Punch") on a budget of $225 million with distribution through Warner Bros.; "Man of Steel" is the 6th theatrical film adaptation (I'm not counting "Supergirl") based off of the 1938 release of Action Comics #1, Superman has since his first publication become a cultural American icon for his tagline of "fighting for truth, justice and the American Way." The first feature film to star this comic book hero was the 1978 Richard Donner film, "Superman: The Movie." By today, it's considerably dated, but it still remains a ground-breaking spark in cinema for these of special effects to create the illusion of Superman flying and grabbing things with his strength as well as kick-starting interest of the Superhero film genre. But the 80's wasn't very kind to Superman, giving forth to some rather lousy movies and only continuing on from then, giving some embarrassingly bad Superman video ga
Seeing HimThe first time Batman had ever seen Richard Grayson was, contrary to popular belief, not at the circus. It had been a few days before, actually, at night in a dismally gray alleyway.Seeing Him4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It had been a cold February night, but there wasn't much snow left on the ground. John Grayson had apparently wanted to grab a late night bite to eat, and his eager eight-year-old son had tagged along, insisting on doing nearly everything his father did like many boys at that age. Most of the night had passed uneventfully; the Joker was quiet, no large robberies, nobody from the rogue gallery had acted up. For Batman, it was almost peaceful.
He had been on a stakeout on a rooftop when he noticed the large man and his tinyit was bordering ridiculous how small Richard Grayson wasson enter the alley, probably a shortcut to their home.
Only, Batman thought, these people must either be very new to Gotham or only be visiting, because anybody who actually lived in Gotham (or anywhere near Gotham) knew
What I Learned at SRU -22-What I Learned at SRU -22-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: Enjoy some more fluff before we get back on task with serious business. Also, I have been writing a series of reflection articles about SRU that detail some "behind-the-scenes" stuff, if you will, and my intentions with how I am writing certain characters/aspects of the story. If you're interested, you can check that out here.
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 22 - Dealing
- Saturday, October 16th, 2010 -
"You've, um...Ya got somethin' on your suit."
"Aw, crap," Sokka grumbled, fussing his hands at his chest. "When I saw that lasagna, ya know I got worried that-..." He paused, noticing no stains on his attire. His eyes narrowed at the waiting grin. "God, I hate it when you do that," he snipped.
"That's the second time tonight, Sokka," Katara picked, ruffling his neatly kept hair affectionately. He grouchily flicked her hand off and scrambled to adjust his hair.
What I Learned at SRU -54-What I Learned at SRU -54-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: We went through a lot, Theresa. Here's looking at you, Kid.
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 54 For Good
- November, 2010 -
Toph's fingers were crawling over the ivories. Not dancing. She kept slipping on incorrect notes, losing her home keys, urgh. She slashed her hands across the piano in aggravation, then reached for her thermos on the floor to her left, beside the seat. She twisted the cap open and slurped down some of the hot cocoa that Katara had made. Fff. Like she couldn't make any herself. But whatever. Katara had to be a maid and mother and make sure everything was prim and proper, right? Maybe that was better than Toph's own mother. Stupid bitch, always telling her what to do and acting like she was a retard. Grah. Well, soon enough, she'd have to face them, and they were gonna get a few earfuls. She'd show them for-
The soundproof door to Toph's practice room clicked open and she frowned. Who the hell was bothering h
Waiting for SupermanWaiting for Superman9 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was going to be different.
The thought repeated in her mind day after day and night after night. Her current location: a bus, cold and damp and old, traveling down a deserted path during the dead hours of the night. Where was she going? She didn’t know and didn’t care to find out. She was free from that place and free to choose where she would live and how, and that is why she had been in buses the past week. The farther away she was from that place the better, and the less she knew of her location, the safer the haven she would soon arrive in would be.
She was balled up in her seat, her legs brought up to her knees and her arms wrapped around them. Her chin rested on her knees as her eyes looked at the back of the front seat. Torn and missing pieces of fabric formed an endless black hole in the old seat, and the feel of emptiness crawled into her insides the more she stared at it.
Her gaze was blank; a dead look that many confused for blindness, a
Chapter 03 Return to Gotham On Dark Wings...Chapter 03 Return to Gotham3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 03: Return to Gotham
[Titan's Tower, The Next Morning]
Robin was staring at a video screen
his arms and expression emotionless.
he and the other Titans had been watching the security video
of the new, Hooded Robin's combat against Slade's henchmen for HOURS now.
"dude...that is AWESOME." said Beast Boy
"yeah, man...he's almost as good as YOU, Robin." said Cyborg
Robin narrowed his eyes.
Starfire then walked over to him.
"oh, do not despare, Robin.
I still think your better than this "Off-Knock"
"Knock-Off." corrected Raven
"actually, Starfire...Cyborg is RIGHT.
there is NO WAY this guy is some fake pretending to be me." began Robin
"the way he moved, the way he fought.
you don't just DO THAT...it has to be Trained, Taught, LEARNED."
Robin then picked up a Boomerang object...
it was the Hooded Robin's "Birdarang"
however, it looked NOTHING like Robin's.
it was more metallic, with a
What I Learned at SRU -68-What I Learned at SRU -68-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: So I know I'm lucky in this regard, but at my college - Houghton College, the one SRU is based off of - it really was commonplace for faculty to interact with students in a social way. We had a small campus and it was a 'morally upstanding' environment (ie fairly religious, actually) so there weren't widespread fears or concerns about students and faculty interacting in a social way. Some of my best friends in college were professors, and in fact, one of my closest college friends I am still in contact with was a professor. With that in mind, I'm sure there's some cultural gaps for many readers given this chapter (and other scenes in the story) so I just wanted to make clear where I'm coming from.
What I Learned at SRUChapter 68 - Old People
- Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 -
"Argh, shit-shit..." Korra flicked her wrist through the air, flinging steaming droplets to the waxed tile floor. She growled in spite of her own mistake as she hurried to the sin
What I Learned at SRU -21-What I Learned at SRU -21-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: Yes, yes. More song-fic-ing here. Come on. It's Homecoming. What did you expect? Not to mention I got stalled writing this chapter as I was writing another song-based scene from a far-off chapter. For whatever reason. Anyway. Hope you enjoy the chapter for all that's in it. You may notice that in scenes that include music or literature, I will handle some in plain text to signify that they are physically present in the background of the scene, whereas I will bold them to indicate more an effect that they overplaying a scene, such as a 'musical' montage, etc. Last chapter used the latter technique, this one uses the prior.
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 21 - Amazing
- Saturday, October 16th, 2010 -
"Wow, Sokka, you're lookin' pretty snazzy tonight!"
Sokka grinned and straightened his tie with smug pride, bragging with eyes closed.
"Why, thank you, Toph. Ya know, I was gonna go with a bow tie at first but then I-..." His eyes popped open, an index finge
Robins Mistake Part 2 "Richard Wayne!!"Bruce exclaimed, Dick winced with shame. Bruce stood up quickly and began to pace back and forth in front of the boy, a distressed look on his face. Dick got the courage to finally speak up.Robins Mistake Part 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Sir?" he called timidly. Bruce glanced over at his ward, sighed heavily then replied.
"I was wondering what happened...you know, with the Joker. What did he do with me?" Bruce`s eyes glimmered with sadness remembering,
"Dick, I knew the Joker was at the door, I was going to wait a bit before giving you a signal, which was purely precautionary. I was waiting, and then I heard a loud explosion. I knew you were out there and i ran out of the door. I saw him leaning over you with his shank in your mouth, I almost panicked but i decided sneaking up on him would be best. I saw the fear in your eyes then you passed out. Joker was mumbling something about being irritated that you "fell asleep". I was afraid that i
SupermanSuperman sits aloneSuperman7 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
His head in his hands -
The worlds slipping away...
Through my fingers like sand.
Always a crime being committed,
Im stopping all that I can stop.
Sure, I can go fast, but...
Im already giving all Ive got.
And what about the children,
All the homeless on the street?
The people with nowhere to go,
And not enough food to eat?
And wars are being fought...
Millions of miles away;
Too many lives being lost
Every single day...
Superman sits alone
A tear falling from his eye -
Nothings getting better,
No matter how hard I try.
This world is getting so heavy;
I... I can only do so much...
And sometimes, even Superman
Cannot do enough.
Smile Smile Smile, My Little Pony FIM TabGuitar Tab for Smile Smile Smile, from MLP Friendship is MagicSmile Smile Smile, My Little Pony FIM Tab3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
by Daniel Ingram
Transposed and tabbed by Erik Berg, using lyrics from Mr Mediocre.
C C/D C/E C/G
My name is Pinkie Pie (Hello!)
C C/D C/E C/D
And I am here to say (How ya doin?)
Am G C Em F G
I'm gonna make you smile, And I will brighten up your day!
C C/D C/E C/G
It doesn't matter now, (What's up?)
.Her cradle will be.2 months ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
the cup of footprints, may she
learn from where I've been.
PoisonI hate what I havePoison1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
to accept. I hate to give up
Because in the end
nothing ever ends, it just goes
on and on forever.
Minute after Minute, hour after
hour, day after day; now and for
To die is nothing.
To live again and again
is the challenge.
Regret means nothing;
without even trying the end
will also be nothing.
But it has to end;
I’ve had enough poison to
burn my veins to ash.
I’ve known hate and rage
but I haven’t forgotten;
I’m not alone anymore.
A GOD AMONG MENA GOD AMONG MEN1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
A GOD AMONG MEN
By Philip Brocklehurst
Based on Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster
I am part of your world, yet I do not belong
I look like you, but I am the farthest thing from one of you
I live among you but I am the last of my kind
an extinct breed, my kind extinguished aeons ago
I am alone, a solitary soul
an alien, an outsider
but I am enriched by those around me, I feel accepted.
I have powers beyond human comprehension, beyond imagination
To some I am an anomaly, a mystery of science
To others I am a god among men, a savior sent from the stars.
I walk the honorable path, in the name of good
I use my gifts for good, to protect you
I am a symbol of truth and justice
I am your champion, a message of hope
your defender, your hero
No forces of evil shall ever harm you while I fly
I have many faces and many names: Kal-El, Clark Kent, Man of Steel, Man of Tomorrow but to you I have but one
I Am My EnemyScream again.I Am My Enemy3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
I can't contain the pain.
I need the bite of blade,
need to see the blood.
Trapped inside my head,
screaming never stops.
I need to get away.
Can't escape myself.
I find me wherever I hide.
I can't keep it in.
I can't let it out.
Letting go doesn't grant release.
My monsters hold me down,
hold me back,
lock me away.
I can't come back.
Trembling with emotion,
I reach desperately.
Reach for the unknown.
Even the silent air can't quell my screaming.
Shatter all my shackles,
shatter all my chains.
Break the doors and walls apart.
I'll release my demons.
All I need to do is let everything out.
Every last vanished self,
all my shadows, fears, and my memories.
If I could break the restraints,
the social repercussions,
I'd scream out loud.
Shattering all the windows,
I'd break every single glass.
Desperate to find what I have lost,
I know I will never have it again.
I will never be free of what I have become.