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  • Reading: Fanfics of all kinds
  • Watching: Reruns of Stargate SG-1
  • Playing: GTA IV (BTTF mod)
  • Eating: Brownies
  • Drinking: Almond milk
Hello everyone once again. I know it's been a while since my previous posting (read: ranting of a mad man WITHOUT a blue box ;) ) but recently I've had to say something about recent events:


A moment of silence for Nu52 Superman/Clark Kent (2011-2016). A man who fought hard to be a hero, overcome the odds and tried his absolute best against a universe (and horrendous writing/mismanagement) that hated him for not being what THEY wanted him to be. Instead, his memory is spat on by so-called fans who don't give a rat's you-know-what about the comics and just want a version whose married to Lois Lane and will never outshine Batman (never mind the fact that the Nu52 lost his powers and STILL tried his best to be a hero while the other guy, when HE lost his powers after Infinite Crisis, was perfectly content to give up and just be Lois's husband and Daily Planet reporter, Clark Kent). To make matters worse, the editorial staff refuses to admit that they should have tried to write the character better instead of constantly rebooting the universe like a virus-infested computer. All the while, Marvel continues to move FORWARD and make changes stick in spite of their own problems behind the scenes (I'm looking at you, Joe Quesada and Spider-Man: One More Day!).

Nu52 Superman started off well enough but was never given a chance to define himself as this generation's Man of Steel. All of this because of people who were so hung up on superficial things (his relationship with Wonder Woman, his costume, etc...) that sites like Facebook and Twitter are quick to brush his legacy aside for the "classic" Superman, even going as far as saying that this one was the "real one" just because he was married to Lois and had a child (with no explanation whatsoever). Where were you bunch back in the early 90s when Superman was fighting to remain relevant in a morally-relativistic world? Where were you when he was being pushed through the ringer in the 2000s thanks to horrible writing from the same writers that YOU now praise? Where were you when Superman Returns ruined what little dignity the character possessed in the movies just to make him a super-deadbeat dad for Lois's son? Where were you when Superman was constantly disrespected and downgraded just so Batman could be worshiped as top dog of the DCU? Where were you when Superman was driven off the rails for Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice when Clark was portrayed as a super-powered idiot who cared more about being Lois Lane's personal guardian angel than DOING HIS JOB?!? NONE of you deserve to call yourselves Superman fans, because if you were, you would've held DC Comics accountable for writing better stories for the Man of Steel instead of letting Batman-fan worship and Lois Lane wanna-bes take over and royally ruin what was left of Superman/Clark's dignity.

Fare thee well, Kal-El. To me, you will always be Superman regardless. No matter what TPTB try to pass off, you're MY hero. Superman


Darius Butler
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Earth-2
Favourite genre of music: depends on what mood I'm in.
Operating System: Linux
Skin of choice: My own! ^_^
Favourite cartoon character: Superman, Taichi Kamiya, and Optimus Prime
Personal Quote: "When life puts up a wall, get a sledgehammer and knock that sucker down!"


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Jax1776 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
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EnderMortem Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Thank you for adding several of my images to your collection!
ker-plop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hope you're enjoying 02-r; we're almost at the end.
animerules94 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
Are you going to send tweets to teoi animation to change the 02 ending along with pairings? Do you have bigger plans in the future to let the company know about the disappointment? 
animerules94 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Hello i would like to ask that im also a taiora shipper. Im also not pleased about the canon ships due to very poor execution And tai being mistreated in his love life especially in tri. I really HATE meiko/taichi pair very pointless and they don't work well together personality wise and it feels cheap because tai didn't get with sora. Because of this im starting to really dislike yamato he ALWAYS get overfavored by the writers and his not soooo "tragic backstory" which he fixes himself later in the end of 01. Which makes me feel less sympathetic for him. 
djb21212 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Don't feel too bad. I saw this coming ever since TRI was announced. Just look at some past journal entries to see my anger. Anyways, I personally accept 02: The Story We Were Never Told by ker-plop as canon instead.
animerules94 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016
I felt the same way i knew they were gonna keep 02 canon and i knew the writers were gonna do something cheap by pairing tai with meiko. I have this original digimon fanfic idea where the mc and the 2nd heroine is based on taiora. In my story they are 2 heroines and i already wrote my outline of the characters.
wrightmother Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav!
Jax1776 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:iconjennyxj9plz::iconhatsunemikuplz::iconrarityjoyplz::iconhappytwilightplz::iconapplejackplz::iconrainbowdashsquealplz::iconfluttershyplz::iconpinkieisexcitedplz::iconapplebloomplz::iconsweetiebelleplz::iconscootalooplz::iconhappyderpyplz::iconsaysplz:HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :party::cake::party:
djb21212 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I know it comes a little late but thanks!
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