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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged roy harper

Jul 30 '13

In my opinion, other than George Perez (top left), the only other artists who can really get the NTT-era Titans right are Eduardo Barreto (top right) and Phil Jimenez (bottom).

Jul 29 '13

Some favorite DC kisses.

Because of, ummmm… reasons?

May 27 '13
May 26 '13

So, basically every time Dick refers to his friends as his “safety net”, I pretty much start sobbing.

Interesting note: Both of these scenes are from 1999, were written by Devin Grayson let it never be said I never give Devin Grayson credit where credit is due, and drawn by Phil Jimenez. The first is from Nightwing: Secret Files and Origins (which was actually chronologically published later), and the second is from JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative.

Also, if you haven’t figured it out yet, yes, that top panel is pretty much my favorite comic panel of all time.

May 19 '13

Dick Grayson: Giving every single guy he comes into contact with an inferiority complex since 1940.

(OK not literally but sometimes it sure does seem that way.)

(Jason isn’t even included in this post because Jason is an entirely different can of worms.)

(Further thoughts after the cut.)

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May 19 '13
daggerpen:

Also, am I the only one who kind of misses this costume for Roy?
I mean, the sunglasses were kind of silly, but I like the bodysuit itself. The Navajo influences were really neat.

No, I liked this costume too. I think it’s my favorite of grown-up!Roy’s costumes. The Red Arrow costume (and the name itself) were too “exactly like Ollie, but red” for my taste, you know? The whole Arsenal shtick was more about Roy as an individual, which I like better. 
If you look at a history of Roy’s costumes, I really do think this one was the best of the bunch (can we talk about his original Arsenal costume because YIKES). I like the Navajo influences, too. It’s VERY depending on the artist, and there’s room for improvement, but overall it’s not a bad look. I like how Phil Jimenez drew it in my background picture:

(Phil Jimenez could probably make a character wearing a garbage bag look good, though.)
… Also, LOL, that cover never fails to crack me up. xD

daggerpen:

Also, am I the only one who kind of misses this costume for Roy?

I mean, the sunglasses were kind of silly, but I like the bodysuit itself. The Navajo influences were really neat.

No, I liked this costume too. I think it’s my favorite of grown-up!Roy’s costumes. The Red Arrow costume (and the name itself) were too “exactly like Ollie, but red” for my taste, you know? The whole Arsenal shtick was more about Roy as an individual, which I like better.

If you look at a history of Roy’s costumes, I really do think this one was the best of the bunch (can we talk about his original Arsenal costume because YIKES). I like the Navajo influences, too. It’s VERY depending on the artist, and there’s room for improvement, but overall it’s not a bad look. I like how Phil Jimenez drew it in my background picture:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/92135a4c0356cbf310046e01e79f6ad6/tumblr_mhsap8qYp31r3h41qo4_250.jpg

(Phil Jimenez could probably make a character wearing a garbage bag look good, though.)

… Also, LOL, that cover never fails to crack me up. xD

May 8 '13

Okay, I REALLY need to go back and read Roy’s addiction storyline…

… because the more I see past references in later comics to what actually happened, the more confused I get.

Okay, so we’ll start with this most recent scene, which is from Justice League of America #7 (2007):

So, according to this, Dinah was the only person there for him during that time. Simple enough, right?

… Except that back in Arsenal #1 (1998), he said this:

That he doesn’t know what he would have done without Dinah and Hal there. Which is particularly confusing because in the JLA scene, he specifically says that Hal wasn’t there for him, and therefore it “isn’t Hal’s victory”.

So… was Hal one of the people who “ran off” or “threw him out”, or was Hal there for him during that time? Because it kinda can’t be both, Roy.

To make things even more confusing, when you go even further back to New Titans #101 (1993), you find this exchange between Dick and Roy:

By the way, Dick is a complete jerk in this issue and I wanted to smack him in the face numerous times (“I’ll take ‘Sentiments You Will Practically Never See Expressed on Lu’s Blog’ for 500, Alex!”), but that’s not the point here. The point is, this exchange makes it sound an awful lot like Dick was also there for Roy when he was getting over his addiction.

Now, this issue is from the time period when New Titans had basically become a hot mess, so I’m perfectly willing to consider that maybe Marv Wolfman had no idea what the heck he was even writing here and none of this actually happened the way Dick and Roy seem to think it did in this scene.

… But bad characterization and writing doesn’t necessarily equal bad canon continuity, so maybe Dick and Roy are talking about something that actually did happen.

In short: What the heck actually happened here?! Who was there to support Roy when he was getting over his addiction? Only Dinah? Dinah and Hal? Dinah, Hal, and Dick?

Because I’m kind of thoroughly confused by this, right now.

May 7 '13

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all (x)

May 5 '13

Uncle Dick and Lian through the years.

Because of reasons.

May 5 '13

I just can’t believe the loveliness of loving you,
(I just can’t believe it’s true)
I just can’t believe the wonder of this feeling too
(I just can’t believe it’s true)

Sugar, oh, honey honey
You are my candy girl (x)

Apr 29 '13
rayceoflor:

See this is why I don’t like Starfire in the comics. She is a freaking whore she has been with Nightwing, Red Hood, and now Speedy! Plus who knows who else she has been with.

Please, please tell me this is a joke?
Okay, first of all, this isn’t the original dialogue from the comic. See how the words are in two different fonts? And it doesn’t really fit the speech bubbles in some places? That’s where you can tell that the dialogue’s been altered. (I would be able to tell anyway because I’ve read the original scene - but even if that weren’t the case, a bad photoshop is easy to spot.)
Secondly, this scene is from Red Hood and the Outlaws, which is hardly the best place to go if you want to get an accurate idea of comic!Kory anyway. The way she’s acting here is not remotely in-character for Kory’s personality, as established in the comics over the last three decades.
Thirdly, Red Hood and the Outlaws in fact later establishes that Kory was never romantically involved Jason Todd, aka the Red Hood. This comic has numerous problems in its portrayal of Kory, but let’s at least get our facts straight here.
But even let’s say she was. Let’s say that Kory had in fact been involved with Dick, Jason, and Roy.
What exactly is the big problem with that?
That’s three guys, there. THREE. You’d be hard-pressed to find a character in the comics who hasn’t been involved with at least that many people, unless they’re either a very new character or still quite young. Are they all “whores”?
But, you know what? Let’s say she was involved with more than three guys. Let’s say she was involved with tons of people.
So what? It’s all between single, consenting adults. She’s not cheating on anyone or using them or manipulating them into anything they don’t want to do. So why would it make her a lesser person?

rayceoflor:

See this is why I don’t like Starfire in the comics. She is a freaking whore she has been with Nightwing, Red Hood, and now Speedy! Plus who knows who else she has been with.

Please, please tell me this is a joke?

Okay, first of all, this isn’t the original dialogue from the comic. See how the words are in two different fonts? And it doesn’t really fit the speech bubbles in some places? That’s where you can tell that the dialogue’s been altered. (I would be able to tell anyway because I’ve read the original scene - but even if that weren’t the case, a bad photoshop is easy to spot.)

Secondly, this scene is from Red Hood and the Outlaws, which is hardly the best place to go if you want to get an accurate idea of comic!Kory anyway. The way she’s acting here is not remotely in-character for Kory’s personality, as established in the comics over the last three decades.

Thirdly, Red Hood and the Outlaws in fact later establishes that Kory was never romantically involved Jason Todd, aka the Red Hood. This comic has numerous problems in its portrayal of Kory, but let’s at least get our facts straight here.

But even let’s say she was. Let’s say that Kory had in fact been involved with Dick, Jason, and Roy.

What exactly is the big problem with that?

That’s three guys, there. THREE. You’d be hard-pressed to find a character in the comics who hasn’t been involved with at least that many people, unless they’re either a very new character or still quite young. Are they all “whores”?

But, you know what? Let’s say she was involved with more than three guys. Let’s say she was involved with tons of people.

So what? It’s all between single, consenting adults. She’s not cheating on anyone or using them or manipulating them into anything they don’t want to do. So why would it make her a lesser person?

(Source: icannotbelieve)

Apr 26 '13
Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth - For Good (Original Broadway Cast of Wicked)

welcometokurthummel:

I’ve heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return.”

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made from what I learned from you
You’ll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend

Apr 8 '13
bringbacklianharper:

touchofgrey37:

bringbacklianharper:

ravisk:

Fuck You Lilith Clay for destroying Donna’s and Roy’s happiness in being together.
Moral of the story, never fucken believe in clairvoyants. 

I always thought the moral of the story was to pretend it never happened.

It came true, actually. Remember, Terry Long was a redhead.

No I meant this issue.
This entire issue.
This. Entire. Goddamn. Issue.

^I am totally in favor of pretending it never happened.

bringbacklianharper:

touchofgrey37:

bringbacklianharper:

ravisk:

Fuck You Lilith Clay for destroying Donna’s and Roy’s happiness in being together.

Moral of the story, never fucken believe in clairvoyants. 

I always thought the moral of the story was to pretend it never happened.

It came true, actually. Remember, Terry Long was a redhead.

No I meant this issue.

This entire issue.

This. Entire. Goddamn. Issue.

^I am totally in favor of pretending it never happened.

Apr 7 '13

You’re not really a Bat until you have a picture of your besties that you keep around for the express purpose of staring angstily at it.

Mar 25 '13