The Larfleeze Christmas Special starts out with everything right. Larfleeze should dig some Christmas and he should be angry when it goes awry. Having him chase shopping mall Santas is icing on the cake.
However, once a little boy tells the Orange Lantern where to find Santa it all goes horribly wrong. First of all, there are the people. Booth is perfect for drawing aliens cause as you can see when Hal flies up with thighs as big as his torso, you know that Brett comes from the Liefeld school of art. Just to add insult to injury, he is also plagued with the inability to draw faces much like David Finch or Michael Turner.
To make matters worse, Hal Jordon shows up. And boy is he preachy, which is cool Sunday morning when it is about the reason for the season, but in my comic book? No thank you, especially when it is as wrong as anything else, Santa is for fun? Really? No, dumbass, Santa is a symbol of the spirit, of giving, of unconditionalism and in the end of hard work… not fun! There is nothing fun about smelly ass reindeer and sleigh rides in the middle of the night (unless there is hey and a girl involved)… there is nothing fun about jumping down chimneys, there is nothing fun about be forced into obesity from milk and cookies at every house in the entire world, expected to be eaten by you! It’s not fun. And then, when his long ass impossibly loaded peak time is over… he gets to start making shit for next year… no thanks assholes.
And according to Scandanavian legend, he was an orphan passed from foster home to foster home! Ask Victorian Squid what feels like to not be wanted! Damn you Hal Jordan! Damn you for making Christmas awful, you suck. I triple dog dare you to lick a flag pole!
(The Red Lantern guy giving the Orange construct minion a fruit cake makes up for a lot of bad in the main story!) Yup team Tiny Titans makes up for a lot.
Orange lantern cookies are fairly easy to make. They are right tasty too. I can understand using the white chocolate as opposed to the normal semi-sweet chip – it is toned down a bit and works better with the orange flavored icing as a result. There are only a couple of criticisms I have. #1. There is not any kind of reference giving to how you are supposed to go about icing a cookie and not being a baker by trade I have never done it. So as you can see in the pics below, they are kind of crazy looking. #2. If you are gonna show them with white icing and orange latern symbols… don’t make a recipe for pale orange icing – show me how to fucking pipe on the cheap DC!
The Maze is a little elementary. Especially given that there are at least three solutions and they branch from both opening paths!
The ornament was a lot of fun to make, even if I got glue all over my hand.
Tiny Titans! Win a point!
Cookies with a serving of a whole batch, another point!
A nice ornament for a geek tree, add a point!
Overall 8 out of ten! Not perfect but fun and rewarding to the craft, cooking, easy puzzle solving sect!
Pull list: Afterlife with Archie, Bodies, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Coffin Hill, Dead Boy Detectives, The Fade Out, The Goon, Harley Quinn, Hinterkind, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon,The Maxx Maximized, Miracleman, Ms. Marvel, Multiversity, Rasputin, Rocket Raccoon, Sandman: Overture, Silver Surfer, The Walking Dead, Wonder Woman