Honestly I have no idea, I’ve read it all the way through 4 or 5 times now and still don’t know if I like it or not. It has one of my all time favorite characterizations of Harley Quinn and some great scenes with Flash, Ollie and Dinah’s relationship is really fun and I love Lobo in the Annual but when you step back and look at the comics as a whole, in my eyes, it really doesn’t hold up. It has some great scenes but what’s in between those scenes is often substandard and the art quality is all over the map. I know people have very strong feelings about Injustice, it seems like people either think it’s the best thing ever written or literally the equivalent of punching Bob Kane in the face but I’m kind of stuck in the middle. I will say though that if you haven’t played the game the ending is completely unsatisfactory, though to be fair it was meant to make you want to play the game to find out what happened but as a stand alone comic the ending is extremely flaccid.
imagine a horror movie where you’re trapped in your house with a serial killer but all your lights are clappers
so you’re running for your life from this psychopath while both of you are just aggressively clapping the lights on and off
out of all my 3:00 AM ramblings you guys decide to make this one popular
Let’s make this situation even better. Both of you are wearing TAP SHOES, and all of the floors are hardwood.
I just LOVE the animation here. The part with just their hands looks real. And I love the way Gothel’s fingers go from motherly gentle touch to creepy and evil. Beautiful
#I really apprecciate this gif#because when you’re in an abusive relationship often nothing seems wrong until you try to stand up for yourself#that loving pat tranforms into a claw when she defends herself#but really it was a claw all along(via)
Tangled actually did a better job capturing an emotionally abusive relationship than most other things I’ve seen. And I don’t just mean when Gothel kidnapped her and lied to her about who she was. It was everything. She kept Rapunzel with her by cutting people out of her life and destroying her self-esteem. She puts her down and doesn’t allow her to feel confident at all. Recall when Rapunzel states she thinks Flynn likes her, Gothel blows her off with, “But just look at you. You think he’s impressed?” She also constantly makes Rapunzel feel responsible for everything that goes wrong. When they get in the argument in the beginning, Gothel victimizes herself and does her best to make Rapunzel feel guilty for asking her for a simple favor. It’s so textbook. And immediately after anything, she treats Rapunzel by promising her favourite soup and reminding her, “I love you most” to reel her back into that false sense of security.
And back to the animation of how she didn’t notice the maternal and loving hand was actually a malicious claw until she realised she was in an abusive relationship. Basically, Tangled is a really important movie, and the fact Gothel is so familiar to those of us who have experienced abuse is good because children are going to watch this and look for Gothels in their own lives.
At that moment, instead of screaming she bursts into song. And the song he(Mel Brooks) had originally in the script was Cheek to Cheek. As I was worked on it, I was like I wish there was a song that would start on an ‘Oh’ or an ‘Ah’ as if I were in fact going to scream but I found myself singing. ‘Ah Sweet Mystery of Life’ Oh! That’s perfect! Gathering my courage I managed to ask Mel if we could try that song. And he said ‘Ok, we can try it.’ And the rest is history.