Defending Man of Steel (2013)Defending Man of Steel (2013)8 months 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
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 Him3 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
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
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
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
Batman: The Dark Knight S1Disclaimer: All characters mentioned are the property of DC Comics. Ergo, no profit is being made off this story and it is being written solely for entertainment purposes.Batman: The Dark Knight S13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Batman: The Dark Knight
The Legend Begins, Part 1
25-year old Bruce Wayne (Crispin Freeman) returns home to Gotham after traveling the world to find a city fill with corruption in the wake of his parents' murder. With the help of his butler, Alfred Pennyworth (David McCallum); his father's old friend and colleague, Dr. Leslie Thompkins (Stockard Channing); and Wayne Enterprises CEO, Lucius Fox (Rodney Saulsberry), he sets out to rid the city of its corrupt elements, but what happens when his first night is a disaster? Will an omen send him on the right path?
The Legend Begins, Part 2
As reports of a Bat-like vigilante come in, Lieutenant James Gordon (Paul Eiding), one of the few honest cops Gotham has, begins to wonder if the "Batman" is doing more good than the
Lantern Corps. AnalysisThe Lantern Corps.Lantern Corps. Analysis5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
As some of you may be aware, in the Green Lantern mythos and indeed in the current DC Comics Universe, there has arisen eight Corps. In this hopefully short essay, I shall attempt to explain what each of them is, their current founding history as of the submission of this essay, and what their awesome cool powers are. At the bottom of the essay is a list of definitions of the more obscure aspects of the Green Lantern, if there's anything you don't understand, please say and I shall address it. The rest of this is going to be a little less formal, so I hope you'll read it *Smiley face*
(Disclaimer: This essay refers to the current Green Lantern mythos as dictated by DC Comics. Epic spoiler alert for anyone who has not read the current comics. I may or may not update this as more information becomes available. I do not own any element of Green lantern)
The Nine Corps.
The Eight Corps. possess a colour from the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum (1) (EES), except
My ideal The Batman season 6Disclaimer: All characters mentioned are the property of DC Comics. Ergo, no profit is being made off this story and it is being written solely for entertainment purposes.My ideal The Batman season 67 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
My version of The Batman Season 6
Fall from Grace, Part 1:
For years, the Batman and Commissioner Gordon have had an ally in the DAs office helping themDistrict Attorney Harvey Dent (Steven Blum). This time, the three of them have decided to go after crime boss Salvatore Maroni (Jim Belushi) as hes targeting the street nicknamed Crime Alley, including Dr. Leslie Thompkins (Stockard Channing), an old friend of the late Dr. Thomas Wayne. Unfortunately, Maronis recreated the formula to Joker Putty and Harvey will undergo a major change.
Fall from Grace, Part 2:
Following his disfigurement at the hands of Maroni and his men, Harvey Dents become a criminal calling himself Two-Face and intends to destroy Maroni and his empire. Can the Batman st
Last Advent (Poem)Last AdventLast Advent (Poem)8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"My time to pray has passed
For all good things do not last.
Turning away from the haters of homosexual love
And hoping for their best from heaven above
Locking my door, picking up my staff.
Hearing my friends come down the road with a joyous laugh
We all look at the landscape, bare and gone.
Remembering that legend that came with a cursed song
Of a creature that was long and thick
One that could destroy the world with nothing but a stick
We knew the danger, but we had to get home.
For I do not wish to leave my caring mother alone.
God will guide me, this I know is true.
So with that I bid this land adieu.
To cross this land will be a good start
On how our adventure will leave a great mark!
May our journey begin."
if anyone wishes to see this journey start, go here
enjoy if you wish
What I Learned at SRU -64-What I Learned at SRU -64-3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N:If you think you might be interested in giving me some commission work, please feel free to e-mail me at that address or send me a message through this website with what you have in mind. I am incredibly grateful for all of the support you guys have given my work across multiple websites and wrote a journal about that here:
I'm just not sure what I can be doing to help myself out of this whole situation, but felt that it couldn't hurt to ask.
With that business out of the way, I hope you all enjoy this heavy chapter - I put a lot of myself into it and it's probably the chapter I have combed over and tweaked the most so far (something I actually don't do a lot). It's one of the most important chapters in the whole story.
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 64 - Collide
- Monday, February 21st, 2011 -
Jane sighed as she set the prepared wrap on a plate, dropped a pickle spear
Newcoming HassleNewcoming Hassle7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
MHC: My first LarxenexRoxas! Im so EXCITED!
Larxene: hey, wait a second Ive never been in one of your crazy fanfictions before!
MHC: Heheh better now than never right?
Roxas: Uh-oh Larxenes pisssed! Oh-well, enjoy!
Being new is never easy. Ask Roxas: he knows from experience.
When Roxas joined Organization XIII, he was shunned by most of the members. Only Axel and Demyx would actually talk to himthey were very kind and were role-models to the blonde. Demyx would warn him of any precautions of the Castle That Never Was. Rememberwatch your back! He would always tell him. Demyx was never a fighter, but he had a very kind heart. Well if he had one anyway. Axel, on the other hand, was a risk-takerhe would usually tell Roxas crazy things and do silly pranks on the other Organization members. The thrill is amazing! He would exclaim as he dumped Saix coffee down the drain. Youll neve
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
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 -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
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 -54-3 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
The deserved MurderThe Deserved MurderThe deserved Murder8 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Whether from the inside or out
I know now that without a doubt
You’re dead, no longer a thorn in my side
Now do I care for the laws that abide
To this crime? no, for you have killed my beloved kin
With a never ending grin, time and time again.
Should I mourn because you have a family and kids
When you’ve stashed the hearts of my brethren in lids?
Fool, who do you think I am?
Some foolish man that believes in Uncle Sam?
Freedom for all and justice? Please, they do you no good.
I’m the shadow of vengeance shrouded in a black hood.
Whether the world thinks of my deed good or bad
You will never once hear me become sad.
Over a monster like you that only killed and pillage
Now if your ghost is looking at me, good, for I shall smile as I send your dead body to your village.
Lucy's birthday present PART THREE!Natsu sat a few yards outside the guild.Lucy's birthday present PART THREE!2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'Why is she taking this long?!' Natsu thought to himself. Natsu hadn't seen Lucy for three days now. He was getting impatient.
"What are you doing out here?" Natsu recognized the voice right away and looked up. However, he didn't expect to see Lucy in a dress. She didn't wear dresses much. He examined her dress and noticed the flamed edges. He also noticed how short the dress was and began to feel hot.
"Hap!" Natsu yelled, raising to his feet.
'Hap?' She thought.
"Happy birthday, Luce!" Natsu scratched his head and then smiled that big smile Lucy had always loved.
Lucy smiled. "Thanks, Natsu. Now, how about we get inside. It's getting pretty chilly."
'Isn't that because you're dress is so short?!' Natsu thought as he followed Lucy inside the guild.
As Lucy opened the door, screams of "Happy Birthday" from her guild colleagues echoed inside the guild. Lucy's eyes scanned the room.
"Awee guys! You shouldn't have." She laughed and rushed toward the
Batman: The Dark Knight S2Disclaimer: All characters mentioned are the property of DC Comics. Ergo, no profit is being made off this story and it is being written solely for entertainment purposes.Batman: The Dark Knight S23 years ago in Drama More Like This
Batman: The Dark Knight
As Batman defeats a criminal calling himself Calendar Man (James Marsters), he also forms an alliance with recently-promoted Captain James Gordon and DA Harvey Dent to take down Falcone. But as this happens, a string of murders begins to affect the Falcone and Maroni family. Now Batman must deal with theses as he goes after Catwoman, who's renewed her interest in Falcone.
After an attempt on Harvey Dent's life, Batman goes after Falcone, but in during his search, he runs into the zombie-once-deemed urban myth, Solomon Grundy (Fred Tatasciore). Now as Batman discovers how real the myth is, he's also got to find out why Harvey was attacked, as well as stop the Holiday killer.
A criminal calling him
Waiting for SupermanWaiting for Superman4 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
Sollux X reader - I FUCKING HATE SCPSince you had nothing to do over summer break, you were up for doing anything. It was either that or just lay around in bed all day. You kinda wanted to lay around all day, but your family insisted you get social life. Your best friend/moirail, and flushed crush, Sollux invited you over to come and play some scary games for the first Friday of your summer break.Sollux X reader - I FUCKING HATE SCP6 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Let's talk about you and Sol for a sec. You and Sollux have kissed before, and talked about certain things with each other but you didn't know if he exactly felt red for you too. So you assumed it was pale. Everything appeared to be platonic.
Friday night rolled around and you were pretty excited to stay up all night playing scary games with Sollux. You've never really played a lot of scary games, but you knew if you just didn't think about them a lot after playing them, you'd be fine.
You'd slept in pretty late so you got up about 20 minutes before you planned to leave. You didn't wanna carry oth
Teacher! RussiaXStudent! Reader 5Teacher! RussiaXStudent! ReaderTeacher! RussiaXStudent! Reader 51 year ago in Romance More Like This
~At awesome school~
"I saw you yesterday" He grins at you
"You saw what?" You pretend you don't know what he is talking about
"Don't try to act inocent, but you shouldn't do that at school"
"Just don't tell anybody"
"If you give me a kiss i wont tell"
"Hey guys, i saw ____ and-"
"Okay okay! Just shut up. A kiss in the cheek"
"Great" You give Alfred a small kiss on the cheek
"So you have to shut up! Okay?"
I have heard that sound before,but where...Oh god no!
You turn around to fin a very angry Ivan staring at you...I guess he saw you kissing Alfred and he is mad, very very mad! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!!
You grab Alfredīs hand and start running
"Run for your life!!!" You turn around and see Ivan is chasing you "RUN!!"
After a while of running you loose Ivan
"Hey! Why did we run so much..." Both of you are panting heavily, you seat behind a bush