Anonymous asked: H, M, W
Ooh, Anon asks the tough questions. It’s a toss up between two books that I absolutely couldn’t put down when I first read them: Farenheit 451 and The Bell Jar. Because I like uplifting, feel-good stories! Actually I like them because they do make you think and they do hit those really low points and have a lot of struggles and don’t have a happily ever after, but still end with a bit of optimism and hope.
M:Random fact about me:
I’ve had the same prescription for glasses since sixth grade. It hasn’t changed at all and I just never bothered with it. It wasn’t until two months ago that I finally broke down and got a pair of glasses and I realize now that my vision has kinda sucked since I was twelve and I had just been going along with it.
I just can’t commit to any one hero here. I love too many and for very personal reasons. Instead I’ll name a few and give specific reasons as to why:
Rogue: My favorite growing up. She’s a hot chick who kicks ass, so what’s not to love? I loved that she was a physically strong character that didn’t need to be rescued when a lot of female roles in comics and cartoons growing up were either as damsels in distress or superpowers that were just meant to play a supportive role for the male characters.
Gambit: Because of how he was toward Rogue. He had this reputation for being a womanizer, but was into the one who he couldn’t touch. And he didn’t care. He just accepted her as she was. And at times he would put himself in harm’s way just to get close. Really it was pretty sweet. They were one of my favorite relationships in comics.
Batwoman: As soon as it was announced that she would be a lesbian character, I started picking up 52. Keep in mind I’ve always grown up on Marvel and was never really into DC comics save for a few Batman graphic novels. And Rucka did some amazing things with her character. Elegy will forever be one of my favorite stories.
Venom: Specifically Eddie Brock as Venom. And Spiderman 3 made me very sad. I like antiheroes. And I like that Venom has a twisted sort of honor code that he follows. Also referring to himself and the symbiote as “we” is kind of awesome.
Hulk: I find Bruce Banner to be a particularly interesting character particularly when dealing with turning int the Hulk in his daily life. I especially liked him Ultimate Wolverine Vs. The Hulk because he’s on a journey, partially because he’s on the run but also to find himself. He explores different philosophies that help him deal with things. I also like that he’s vegan. I think it’s an interesting trait that actually fits his character very well. Also becomes part of one of my favorite comic bits of all time: “TOFURKY NOT FUNNY!”
Black Widow: I like that she’s mysterious. She’s done bad things. She’s not going to tell you what, but she’s sorry that she did them. I like that she’s not afraid to still get her hands dirty to take care of things where other heroes would balk at it. On the whole, she’s good. It’s the world around her that’s ugly.
I could name so many more and give reasons why. These are just a few that have always stood out to me. I’ve also developed more of an appreciation of Captain America and he’s been one of my recent favorites. Yes, partially because of the movie. But before I had dismissed him as being a goody-two shoes one dimensional character. Now that I know more about his story, I realize he’s a lot more than that. And I’ve had a warm, fuzzy spot ever since.
Ok every time I say I’m done with this one, I think of another superhero to add. So, really, I’m done now. :P