liri: (Hawkgirl)
Still trying to catch up with Young Justice and OH MY GOD could Captain Marvel be ANY more perfect?  I am reduced to giggling like a loon whenever he's onscreen.  I just want to buy him ice cream and and a puppy and hug him. 

And just when I thought I couldn't love him more, the episode where the world of kids and the world of adults get split comes along, and he's pwning as a kid, too! 

"Doesn't she have the power to enthrall most men?"
"And some women."

Nice. :D 

I'm more and more impressed with the show as it goes along, and I think it got off to a much stronger start than my beloved Justice League did.  I'm really enjoying Conner and Megan's relationship, both the problems - poor feral Conner, completely freaked out at the idea of anything happening to her and unable to express it except through caveman snarling - and their teenage cutesiness.  I also appreciate the fact that both Wally and Artemis handled their romantic disappointments without all the overblown heartbreak Legend of Korra is throwing around!  I mean, Bolin had plenty of reason to be so upset - the girl he likes kissing his brother - but both he and Korra have been getting way too invested for the level of relationship development that's happened to date.  I mean, come on, Korra, "I think we're meant for each other"?  You barely know him!  

Err, sorry.  I just feel like "aww, man!" or "ugh, I'm going out and beating up criminals" are far more appropriate responses to romantic disappointments at that age than "I WILL MAKE THAT BOY MINE" or "I WILL GO GET DRUNK ON NOODLES."  ....at least beating up criminals is appropriate in the context.  Not so much in real life.

I've finished up through episode 23 - which explained a lot about Megan, daaaaaamn - and hope to finish the first season and be caught up shortly. 

Also saw Avengers for the second time - never take an elderly aerospace engineer to a superhero movie, btw - and could not ship Clint/Natasha harder if you paid me.
liri: (Hawkgirl)
I'm watching Young Justice on my brother's relentless recommendation.  I wouldn't call it "enthusiastic" because he tends to recommend things in terms like "It doesn't make me want to vomit."  

First two episodes: Only the late introduction of Miss Martian (oy vey) kept this from being completely devoid of female speaking roles. Cripes, show.  I mean, Wonder Woman's onscreen, but she's not talking... I'm enjoying the writing quite a bit, but they better get on the introduction of the token women.  At least they promised Black Canary as trainer.  

My entire knowledge of DC comics comes from cultural osmosis and the DCAU, especially the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited cartoons, which I loved SO MUCH and which have done so much to shape my view of the DC-verse that I can't actually read the comics.   So I'm glad they'll be focusing on the kids, because the big hero lineup at the end made me all sad. Green Lantern was white, and Hawkgirl seems to be accompanied by a Hawkman, and did I mention Green Lantern was white?   I don't know which one he's supposed to be, but he's not John Stewart, MY GL.  I will accept no substitutes.  At least Kid Flash seems to be Wally, and some characterization seems to be the same across all continuities.

I think I may be shipping Aqualad/Superboy a little.  I hope they start using civilian names soon, as the sidekick names are unbearably dumb.

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