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Reply to me Friends post – Should Superheroes Have Flaws?

My friend Sharon (aka Histrel) had a really interesting topic on her blog today, so rather than do a simple blithering comment, I thought I’d put my big size 8’s into the conversation (true fact, I have size 8 UK feet, am clown!).

I am totally in agreement that Superheroes do need flaws. It’s the part of them that makes them human, even those whose are from Asgard! Take Batman (and by the way, I am in no way a comic book person, never read one [unless you count the Beano!] but I’ve seen many comic book movies). If Batman didn’t have the flaw that he had a fear of bats then where the hell would Batman have come from. It’s in his basics. If Tony Stark didn’t have the whole obnoxious millionaire playboy side to him, let’s face it, he’d just be another generic superhero and that, quite frankly, is boring.

And if all Superheroes didn’t have the what some might call a flaw of love, then what nemesis would be able to fight back. Because Superheroes need flaw for their opponents to find a way in. You would be hard finding a Superhero that didn’t come under the basic flaw of love (I don’t classify it as a flaw, but a nemesis would exploit the crap out of it!).

As for the argument that some believe that kids shouldn’t be exposed to Superheroes with flaws, well, that’s just daft. Cause if you think about it, children see the flaws in the people they hold up to be superheroes everyday. And flaws, well, you’d be hard finding someone who doesn’t have one, I know I certainly have a few. It’s a fact of life and I’m a big believer of making the world true for children and not sugar coating it. But watching a superhero actually defy his flaws and win, well, is that not a good thing to be teaching children – that no matter what or who you are, you can achieve?

As for Superman, I do believe he has a flaw – and it’s name is Kryptonite!


Thought Of The Day: Even though I moan when it rains – it’s too bloody hot!
Nails Of The Day: Non

Iron Man is my Best Friend

If I get away with calling Iron Man my best friend, does that mean I get to sort of combine my meant to be deep, but about as deep as a teaspoon post on friends, pretty please and thank you very much!!


Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

I just got back from watching Iron Man 3 and literally, apart from the sheer need to nearly wet myself when it finish (partly due to drink, not at all due to excitement) I could not believe how good it actually was.

I went in there expecting a lot from the movie, what with the first two and The Avengers kind of hitting the new high. And it could have been a complete let down in comparison to The Avengers, but in reality it is so just as good.

I must say I went in there kind of knowing the scenes from the trailer and what to expect a little from the story but a lot of what went on was very unexpected and there were a couple of twists and turns that I did not expect. And that action – well – it was on par, if not better than The Avengers. I also like that the Villain was not as cartoonish as what you might expect.

As for the ending, well, I don’t know whether to be sad or happy about it, because it kind of leaves a few open questions as to what is going to happen in The Avengers 2. Let’s just say, I really really hope Tony Stark (aka Robert Downey Jr) is back.

Did I miss Nick Fury, no, not really, it was actually good to have the only connections made through words.

As for the fella that fell asleep behind us and had to be physically woken by the cinema staff – what the hell were you thinking??? How could you have fallen asleep! Insane.


Film of the Day: Iron Man 3
Nails of the Day: OPI Into The Night with a layer of Sally Hansen HD in Spectrum. Such a good combo!!!