"the raven" only its about macklemore. thanks for following my blog
once inside a thrift shop dreary, while i browsed there, weak and weary,
over many a quaint and curious greatcoat of forgotten bore—
while I nodded, puissance sapping, suddenly there came a yapping,
as of some one whitely rapping, rapping at my bargain store—
“‘tis some visitor,” i muttered, “rapping at my bargain store—
only this and macklemore.”
buckyayo50 asked: Okay but why is Moon Knigh dressed like Colonel Sanders and not reverse Batman anymore
BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME THAT’S WHY. The suit is kind of a nutshell version of what this Moon Knight is meant to be, and it’s a great visual representation of what Warren Ellis is attempting to do with the character.
Without any kind of spoilers, this is a different Moon Knight than we’ve dealt with in the past. Oftentimes, Moon Knight’s been written with all these really heavy stereotypes and stigmas about mental illness attached to him. He’s been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder in the past, he thinks he’s other people, he’s quote-unquote “crazy as a loon.” But in the new Moon Knight series, what Warren Ellis tries to do is remove some of the stigma of those illnesses in a very positive way without tarnishing the heart of the character.
Which is what we want to do with a character like Moon Knight. At his most simplistic, he is a man who cares deeply for his city and the people in it. It’s what drives him to do what he does. His problem in the past is that oftentimes his mental illness has gotten in the way of him doing what’s best for his city. Here, in the new Ellis series, he’s attempting to do better for himself in order to do better for his city. He’s getting help. And in getting help for himself, he’s helping his crusade and his city. The suit is kind of a representation of that.
Don’t take this as a kind of watering-down of the character— because it’s not that at all. This is very much a man who still is as badass as he’s ever been. He’s still got all the qualities of the old Moon Knight we know and love— but it’s a much better Moon Knight than we’ve ever seen. And I’m looking forward to where they’re going with it from here.
Check out this article for a better-worded version of what I’m attempting to say. And pick up the issue if you can. Because I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.
EDIT: Also, I am in complete support for the new Moon Knight costume strictly for the fact that it can no longer be referred to as “Reverse Batman/White Batman/Negative Batman” anymore. Because Moon Knight is his own unique character and should be recognized as such. SO HOORAY FOR THE THREE-PIECE SUIT IT IS PERFECTION.
I had an earlier, longer version of that last big post, and when I rewrote it I took out a caveat I should have kept in:
That is, I don’t think there’s anything at all wrong with the kinds of readings that happen on Tumblr. It’s important for people to be able to read empowering, radicalizing, activating etc. gestures out of texts that may or may not need some coaxing. It’s important for people to be able to identify and articulate their group or communal interests and find out how to parse how a given text is working within or against discourses about those interests. And Tumblr is a great place for that to happen, and for people to learn those skills. The internet in general is great for that. It teaches people, especially young people, ways to read and think and talk to each other that work differently from the ways they’re taught to read and think and talk to each other elsewhere.
Not being ideally suited to talking about True Detective is by no means meant as an indictment of affirmational modes of fan engagement. What I’m more trying to say is— TD is a show that, in an unusual way, resists producing “fans” in the community-forming sensing.
it honestly surprises me that true detective isn’t more popular on here, it’s probably because rust and marty are pretty explicit in their hatred for women and the narrative doesn’t try to hide it
I think the kinds of discussions that Tumblr is particularly good at facilitating gravitate towards media that isn’t just progressive, but has an aspirational or projective bent, and which, when you put pressure on it, throws those elements into high contrast. Even when the discourse is about problematizing the text, it’s all about moving it towards an affirmational and ultimately utopian reading.
True Detective makes that difficult, to say the least. I think its aesthetics are just really at odds with that kind of reading. If you peer closely at True Detective’s explicit misogyny, you don’t get a reparative reading of Maggie so much as a very troubling (well, more troubling) nullifying reading of Marty and Rust.
Tumblr discourse kind of short-circuits when it comes up against the kind of intensely theological Crypto-Puritan nihilism True Detective is all about. There’s nothing galvanizing or invigorating to get out of it. Eg. Hannibal, even at its darkest, has an internal metaphysics that’s about creation and about surviving hard stuff. It’s a bleak show but that’s where there’s something giddy about reading against that grain and finding Fuller’s little strains of activating ethics in it.
I mean, I think there’s a reason that so much of what the internet has to say about TD is dumb theory-crafting and LOST-style speculation. Because it doesn’t really encourage the kinds of conversations that Tumblr/forum/message board culture have taught us to conduct.