I really don’t think this is the triforce I was looking for…
jetrocketskates asked: How would the Rock as Luke Cage be whitewashing? He's of Samoan and African-Canadian descent? Unless we're saying that casting a black guy who isn't dark-skinned enough is white washing, and that's some dangerous ass territory to enter.
Huh, had no clue he was of African descent.
Then I move on to the main reasons for saying “not the Rock”
He is The Rock, he doesn’t exactly disappear into roles, which is generally something you need for a good comic book movie.. also it makes Luke Cage Hella expensive to do.
The only current Marvel Actor who is really a BIG NAME is Robert Downy Jr. who is a big name because of Iron Man, before that it was due to cocaine.
Luke Cage should be young, and angry. He is a guy who didn’t start really becoming happy until he had a child. He got his powers while thrown into jail under false charges because he is black and from the wrong neighborhood, his powers were gained in an experiment that he was expected to die during and he was pretty damn angry for a long time.
The Rock arches his Eyebrow and you love him for it.
But mostly, it should go to someone lesser known because there are not enough non-white actors on the A-list. The Rock is in every Damn Action movie to the point of it almost being a joke.
I hate the term “Lifehack”. You’re stupid. Stop saying it.
Lifehack: poop while eating too save time!
Resentment anainst Lily? Maybe not, however, I will point to this exchange in “The Prince’s tale”
“ … thought we were supposed to be friends?” Snape was saying, “Best friends?”
“We are, Sev, but I don’t like some of the people you’re hanging round with! I’m sorry, but I detest Avery and Mulciber! Mulciber! What do you see in him, Sev, he’s creepy! D’you know what he tried to do to Mary MacDonald the other day?” Lily had reached a pillar and leaned against it, looking up into the thin, sallow face.
“That was nothing,” said Snape. “It was a laugh, that’s all— ”
“It was Dark Magic, and if you think that’s funny— ”
“What about the stuff Potter and his mates get up to?” demanded Snape. His color rose again as he said it, unable, it seemed, to hold in his resentment.
“What’s Potter got to do with anything?” said Lily.
“I’m just trying to show you they’re not as wonderful as everyone seems to think they are.” The intensity of his gaze made her blush.
“They don’t use Dark Magic, though.” She dropped her voice. “And you’re being really ungrateful. I heard what happened the other night. You went sneaking down that tunnel by the Whomping Willow, and James Potter saved you from whatever’s down there— ”
Snape’s whole face contorted and he spluttered, “Saved? Saved? You think he was playing the hero? He was saving his neck and his friends’ too! You’re not going to— I won’t let you— ”
“Let me? Let me?”
Lily’s bright green eyes were slits. Snape backtracked at once.
“I know James Potter’s an arrogant toerag,” she said, cutting across Snape. “I don’t need you to tell me that. But Mulciber’s and Avery’s idea of humor is just evil. Evil, Sev. I don’t understand how you can be friends with them.”
Harry doubted that Snape had even heard her strictures on Mulciber and Avery. The moment she had insulted James Potter, his whole body had relaxed, and as they walked away there was a new spring in Snape’s step …
He disregarded her feelings, spoke over her, and shows some pretty intense entitlement to her attention. This exchange is really one of the most damning moments for the Snape/Lily ship, because it shows VERY clearly just how LITTLE Snape cares about Lily’s ACTUAL feelings. He only cares about her attention.
Plus, he seems to lash out at her when he thinks she might have feelings for James. He’s ANGRY that she might like someone who isn’t HIM. It’s only when she calls James a toerag that he backs off.
And he was certainly resentful about what happened. Maybe not at Lily directly, not from what we can see. But against James? OH fuck yes.
He emotionally abused Lily’s son for years because he LOOKED like James. That is resentment there.
Now I agree that the FANS’ treatment of Lily is worse than Snape’s. But I’m not letting Snape off that easy.
Can we also talk about his constant abuse towards Neville? HE IS NOT A GOOD GUY. He only saved Harry in the end because of Harry’s eyes.
Neville AND Hermione.
Like, I empathize with Hermione a lot. I identify with her. I was a lot like her, AM a lot like her.
And when Snape derides her in class? Makes fun of her teeth when they grow to beaver size? Takes points from her house and calls her a know-it-all for trying to answer questions?
Like, holy shit. To a kid who’s main source of pride is their academic ability, to be treated by a teacher that way would be CRIPPLING.
Snape was so damn petty. He is being mean to children who haven’t even hit puberty. But I got a strong sense that most wizards are very immature.
The only real defense of Snape is assuming that him being mean to the kids was a way of earning brownie points with the death eaters.
The Rock can’t possibly play Luke Cage but I don’t remember anyone giving a shit when Michael Clarke Duncan played the Kingpin. Ya’ll are idiots.
Just… just stop, okay?
You are looking like a fool on this.
This would fall under the category of white-washing (yes I know) and just, fuck.
Fankids don’t know Damian was originally planned to die when he had his spine broken.
It also has been foreshadowed for MONTHS, if not YEARS through Morrison’s run.
The true impact of his death has yet to really be hit, as the arc of Batman Inc. is not complete. It’s still the same week where Damian died there.
The problem is all the other fucking Batman comics did their own mourning, including Batman and Robin having Batman cripple people for life.. The fuck?
Damian also isn’t a precious baby, he is a very strange and damaged child, he decapitated someone in his first arc, he has killed and if he had lived would end up sacrificing his soul and becoming the anti-Christ.
But Damian chose to die to save his father and prevent the dark future. He knew his death was coming, but thought he could evade it.
Batman even partially thinks Damian will come back, as he came back from death, as Clark came back, as Jason came back (even though the circumstances of that are now so fucked), like Orion came back, like Darkseid, (who Batman killed in Final Crisis). Damian will return.