Long and Hard--BWAHAHAHA!!! *cough*
I joke around a lot here in all the articles where I comment, but aside from being a very whimsical person by nature (and talking way too much when I'm not joking around), the truth is that I know very little about comics. That, and my brain rarely works properly, so when I DO know something, it takes longer to load than a youtube video without enzyte. If I can't comment with comic book knowledge, I can at least comment with my personality and a cheap laugh here and there.
I only took interest in comics a few years ago when I came out my my haze of doom (it's called "trauma") and only out of sheer curiosity when I found out that Slade was a character before he appeared in 2003's show Teen Titans. In having online access to both Nu52 and the original 80s, I was loving the oldies FAR more.
Thanks to a... "less than wonderful".... father, I was in hating of all fathers until I got to read much of Slade's pre-reboot run. The man is now my hero and the adoptive father I never had (healthy thinking for a 29-year-old, huh?). In reading through his stories I met Tim Drake (pre-reboot, of course), who I read up on more and now I wish was real so I could stalk him and cook his rabbit, following him around with a sow I named "Nightwing" while I tell him I'm Tim number one fan. XD
To this day, I have little care for any comic book that doesn't involve Tim or Slade. I hate Nu52 Tim and although I do not like Nu52 Slade much, I'll gladly grab for a book if he's in it, even as a cameo (I hate how Forever Evil is handling him). But then again, Slade is the only reason I watched Young Justice, or Smallville, or Arrow... I'll suffer through anything for Slade.
As I said, I know nothing about the history of the comic book world and am quickly learning of it's glory days and sordid past. Names that you all knew long ago, I've only recently become acquainted with in the last year; Dan Didio, Jim Lee, Scott Campbell, Grant Morrison, Gail Simone... and many others.
Perhaps this sounds like a bit of blasphemy to the fanbase, but if I had a time machine I'd be going back to put "The New Teen Titans no. 2" in my child-self's hands and telling her that the man who beats up her Mommy isn't her father; that, instead, the man in the book with one eye is her Daddy.
I do like Marvel, but only really for Nightcrawler and Deadpool. I'm fond of Wolverine, buuut... he's not really reason enough to waste my time (sorry, Logan). I mostly have memories of the old X-men cartoon show, the first one waaaay back when.
Oh, lets see, what else can I ramble on and on about like the worthless woman that I am...?
....I'm single (it's not MY fault that men can't handle being digested!)
....I'm brunete (ignore the blonde streaks... they mean biscuits--I mean: nothing, they mean nothing!)
....the town where I was born and raised is said to be one of the 7 gates of Hell (no--really!)
....I have no internet and use my library's once a day (let's blame Congress--because we can!)
...oh, right--and I'm in the long process of I'm transcribing/ abridging the "Superman Wonder Woman" series (but, damn, that make it so EASY) which I will draw in chibi-form. I'm debating which art style of chibi to use. I have a style in mind for my abridgement of "Red Hood and the Outlaws," but I feel that style doesn't suit the "Superman / Wonder Woman" series so well. I'm open to suggestions right now.
(yeah, I mentioned some rather severe, horrible, father-related issues, however I dealt with it long ago and I enjoy joking about it now
if not for this being the "hello noobs" thread, I wouldnt have wasted all this time. Shouldn't happen again.... much)
My nick/name is Hal
, and I'm a Deathstroke-a-holic