That one friend nobody likes.
OMG this is the cutest thing!! I <3 Aquaman!!!
There would’ve been more couples…but I got lazy.
Ohmygosh, squeeeeee. <3
ALL the best couples.
Except Dick/Babs of course but you can’t have everything.
The saddest thing though is how many of these couples are broken up, completely gone, and/or have had their history messed with in the DCnU. I think Arthur and Mera might just be the only ones who are still together and happy. (Yeah, Bruce and Selina technically still have some sort of thing going on, but their dynamic has been severely messed with and so much of the relationship development has been retconned.) So sad. :-(
Ah well, hopefully at least some of them will be back soon.
Didn’t you hear? Marriage and children ages characters so much that the younger demographic can’t identify with them. Everyone needs to be young and pretty and (relatively) available.
As you can tell, I’m totally not bitter about the major loss of relationships in the New 52.
I know we need to give the reboot a chance. I know there’s a chance some of them will come back (except for those who no longer exist; thanks, DC). I know it’s probably overreacting to get upset about all the canon we lost.
But… I miss this. I miss these guys and how sweet they were. I miss looking at them and thinking maybe I could have the same thing (sans the major plot angst a lot of them got). I miss the hope, you know?
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I don’t understand why there’s this idea that people won’t find committed love stories appealing or “cool” enough. And it’s not just the romantic love stories, either. So many of the classic friendships and families have been retconned and written out, too. But to me, those strong, powerful, incredibly loving relationships - whether romantic, platonic, or familial - THOSE were what made the DCU such an incredible place. I don’t know who the heck decided it would be better if all the heroes were alone, but they made a vital error. They took the love out of the DCU (not totally, but to a large degree) and that was the heart and soul. It made these characters human and compelling.
And you know, the idea that a “younger audience” won’t find happily married/committed couples appealing is bonkers. There’s a reason that Disney-type fairytale couples are marketed towards kids. Kids like having a couple to love and hold up as their romantic ideal. But, you know, once you get past a certain age, the whole Cinderella-and-Prince-Charming, instant-love-at-first-sight cliche stops seeming so romantic anymore. You start seeing why that isn’t a very realistic ideal to look up to. And that’s when most older kids find a new couple to be their fairytale. A couple like Lois & Clark, or Wally & Linda, or Barda & Scott. A couple who married and got their “happy ending”, but for whom marriage WASN’T the end. Who had a relationship based on trust and mutual respect and supporting each other through thick and thin. Maybe not all teenagers, but I know a LOT of teens who WANT to read about committed, realistic couples like that and believe that love like that is possible. Being young doesn’t mean having a shallow definition of love.
Not all of these couples were married, true. But they all had a TON of history, and they all had a powerful bond based on loving and supporting each other through the good and the bad. That is something to look up to and aspire to, and it’s something DC fans young AND old enjoyed reading about. And you know, it’s not about whether you ship each and every one of these couples. It’s about the fact that that CONCEPT, that was worth keeping and preserving in the DCU. And I really hate that that kind of love is almost completely gone.
top 20 smallville episodes - booster
Clark: I can fly under the radar. I can live down expectations of Clark Kent as long as the Blur is out there saving people.
Lois: But what?
Clark: What are people going to think about you? Strong and extremely sexy Lois Lane wants to marry this new Clark Kent. How can they ever understand that you would be interested in this?
Lois: Stop right there. Trust me, Smallville. We can make this work. Oh boy can we.
“I think Lois is such a strong woman that there are not many men that can equal her and can really deal with her. So it takes a Superman.”
— Dana Delany (voice of animated Lois), June 2005
day 717, partially anyways
this is actually something I doodled for day 620, minus the supey gif; funny how it shows up on my dash again months later w/o credit eh?
Probably a bit of tl;dr for most of you, but I feel like I need to get this out there. I’m not trying to single out this specific instance, since this has happened before. Though seriously, the number of times I’ve seen this on my dash today is both flattering and a bit disheartening…
I know that expecting to always be properly credited on the internet is a lost cause. Images get cross-posted, linked from different sites, and the source gets lost. And unfortunately, tumblr isn’t a website with a stellar record in giving images proper credit.
That’s fine, it happens. But what really confuses me is when stuff I’ve posted exclusively on tumblr end up getting reposted on tumblr, but w/o credit. I know there are people who delete artist comments when they reblog, and frankly, I’m kind of ok with that. At least reblogs link back to the source (unless you really hate crediting and end up deleting that on purpose =\)
I can’t help but wonder how they came to have my doodles saved, or else they wouldn’t be able to make a brand new post. I’d like to think it’s b/c they saw it on another site without credit (though how that came to be is another issue), but nonetheless, seeing your own stuff reposted like that is…well, it’s not a happy feeling.
Maybe I should just slap on ridiculously huge watermarks? Not really a fan of them… But I feel like this is one of those things where if I stay silent, it will only get worse, so I’m just going to say this up front:
I am not cool with people posting my art w/o credit. If you really must make a brand new post instead of reblogging, please at least link back to my tumblr if you’re too lazy to link to the specific post. And if you hate my artist comments, it’s ok to delete them, but please do not delete the source.
Hopefully that’ll be the last time I have to post something like this. Sorry for the long rant that I’m sure doesn’t apply to most of the people who will actually read this post. Funny how things work out like that, huh?
The silver lining to this entire experience? I found the perfect excuse to make the *single manly tear* gif that’s been sitting on my to-gif list =)
Over and out.
Justice Ladies by robnix
Very nice rule 63 Justice League. That’s a very cool design on Supes.
I think I would actually like Green Lantern if Hal was really a bitchy girl named Hally.
WOW so much hotness on one page.