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I'll take a paperback from the shelf... and eat it!

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I’ve gushed about Batman: The Animated Series before. And I’ll do it again. Because I can’t express just how much I love this show. And this is the main reason that I love it. The dynamic between Batman and the ‘villains’ is fantastic! Just like in the other versions of Batman, he’s always there to stop their schemes and throw a few punches and take them to Arkham/Blackgate. But the series went one step beyond. The series showed a compassionate Batman - a Batman who spoke not only for the innocent citizens of Gotham but for the villains as well. He understood that many of the villains were simply victims of circumstance. He wanted to help them. He needed to help them.

The first gif is from an episode where Harley is rehabilitated but ends up snapping and Batman stays with her all day to try and help her. In the second one, Batman is horrified to learn about Mr. Freeze’s origins. The third gif is from an episode where he shows a drug-dealer/mob-boss that his son has become addicted to the drugs. The fourth one is from an episode where Selina Kyle is initially rehabilitated before somebody steals her cat, causing her to resume her position as Catwoman. Unfortunately, even at the end, she is unable to find her cat and is upset. Until Batman lowers a basket onto her balcony with the cat in it. The Dark Knight went out of his way to find a cat because he knew how much it meant to Catwoman. How great is that? The two gifs of the Joker are from one of my favorite scenes in the entire series and really define their relationship. He actually yells out for Batman when he’s in trouble! And even better, Batman appears! And just look at how happy Joker is! (And you don’t see it in the gifs but he jumps up and hides behind Batman. And even when the guy throws a ‘bomb’, Batman crouches in a position to shield Joker!) You can find a great post about Baby Doll here. And finally, it shows him with Harvey/Two-Face - the villain that he refuses to give up on.

I just love this show and I love this Batman and I love this dynamic with the ‘villains’. Because, again, it show a Batman who speaks not only for the civilians but for the ‘villains’ as well!

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Filed under this show is why I like batman I have trouble accepting any version of him that isn't at least this nuanced

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When I’m stuck on how to start a scene I’ll spend 30 minutes busting out 800 or so words with no thought to quality. This gets all my most immediate thoughts down on the page where I can pick out the salvageable lines and delete the crappy ones. I can’t do that while they’re still in my head. If I could I would never be stuck.

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Basically, the best way for me to rekindle inspiration is to write a scene poorly and throw it away. That gets my mind working on how to actually fix the problem. Writer’s block almost always goes away after I’ve tried a scene in a couple of different ways, sometimes from different perspectives, sometimes with wildly different ‘takes’ on the scene. I try to shake things up in a few of the takes.
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Natasha - portrayed by Scarlett Johansson - is strong, smart, quick-thinking and resilient, and is entirely skilled at manipulating others’ foolhardy perceptions of her weaknesses to her advantage. She kicks ass, she holds her own and she fights with as much skill and tenacity as any of the other Avengers.

…Her character and her story deserve to stand on their own merits. The story of the Black Widow deserves to be as integral to the ongoing arc of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe as that of any of her male counterparts.

The message needs to be sent loud and clear to every fan of Marvel, of superheroes, of action movies: Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff, as a female character, is just as deserving and capable of having her own film franchise as any of the men she fights alongside. To indicate otherwise would be unacceptable.

"I Blew All My Covers" Natasha Romanoff has Earned her own Movie [x]

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Filed under marvel black widow you write women well but you still only give movies to the men fix that