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Monday, May 6, 2013

Odd Thoughts and Wonderings

Hello everyone!  I hope all of you are doing well!  Today let's be random and strange together!  :)

Sometimes...a lot of the time...I over think anything and everything.  That is especially true for when I have down time.  I just wanted to share with you some of my very random and peculiar thoughts!  You're more than welcome to comment and tell me what you think of them, or add your own thoughts! 

1.  Wouldn't it be crazy if Bruce Wayne (Batman, in case you didn't know) had a multiple personality disorder to the point where he thought he was both Batman and the Joker?!  I know that's a very abstract idea, but honestly wouldn't that be insane?  I thought about that because of the quote from Dark Knight where the Joker says, "I don't want to kill you!  What would I do without you?  Go back to ripping off mob dealers?  No, no, no!  No.  You...you complete me."  Mix that quote with the other quote from the same movie where he states, "Oh, you.  You just couldn't let me go, could you?  This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object.  You are truly incorruptible, aren't you?  Huh?  You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness.  And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun.  I think you and I are destined to do this forever."  From what the Joker states, if you look at it from the point I am posing, then you can see how this is a plausible idea for one to have.  Also, there is no clear understood back story for the Joker.  He just rose up, even in the comics.  He is constantly changing the story of how it all happened.  If he was a second personality, he wouldn't have an origin.  He would have just risen from the host personality (Bruce Wayne/Batman).

The Joker accepts that he can not exist without Batman.  If Bruce Wayne did indeed have a multiple personality disorder, it would make sense that the Joker, his second personality, would understand that he could not exist if Batman did not exist because there would be no host for the second personality (the Joker personality) to begin with!  That is all completely not true, obviously, but it is just something to think about. 

2.  This is another Batman related thought.  We all know that I'm a big Harry Potter fan.  (Only 52 days until Leaky Con Portland!!!)  Alex Carpenter and Whitney Milam started this series called "Sorted" on their Youtube channels where they take characters or peopled popular in pop culture and media sort them into a house from Hogwarts.  I think they have done Hunger Games characters, the Avengers, and characters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  I got to thinking and began wondering where other people would be sorted.  Since they did the Avengers, I began to let myself go into crazy thought mode and guess who's thoughts turned to DC comics?  Yep.  I shared these with a good friend who is a Harry Potter and Batman fan, and at first, she was very startled by my opinions, but she grew to accept them and agreed.  SO NOW I AM SHARING THEM WITH YOU GUYS!  You're welcome. 

I think that Batman would totally be a Slytherin.  Don't just immediately start off on the whole, "Taylor!  He is the HERO!  Not the villain!"  Yes, I understand that.  He is a hero, not a villain, albeit he can be a darker hero.  Think about this though.  How many Slytherin's do you know that are low on money?  Slim to none.  Who else has a lot of money?  Bruce Wayne.  Slytherin's are very cunning by nature.  Who else is very cunning?  Batman.  Slytherin's are very ambitious.  Who else is ambitious?  Batman.  Someone tried to argue with me that Batman was not cunning, nor ambitious...I don't understand how he drew that conclusion but here is the counter to that.  Cunning does not mean one is smart in acting quickly with evil or malicious intent.  It simply means, and I quote the definition from the Merriam Webster dictionary: "Dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources (such skill or knowledge) or attaining an end".  I think that fits Batman very well.  He is cunning.  It does not mean he is evil.  I am standing by the fact that he is ambitious as well.  The argument I was given that he was not ambitious was, "He isn't doing it to get fame or anything."  Yes.  I know that.  Ambition is the drive to accomplish something though.  Batman wants to help people, to save people.  I would call that a drive to accomplish something....

I presented these points but was told still, "No.  Batman is a Gryffindor."  I understand where you're coming from, and I can see why.  It is a valid point.  I just feel that Batman is better fitted for Slytherin.  The biggest point for Gryffindor, as to why he should be in it, is that he is brave.  Hello......Severus Snape anyone?  Bravest character in like the whole Harry Potter series?  No.  I don't think so.  Therefore, I feel this point is invalid.  Batman is suave, cunning, ambitious, determined, resourceful, intelligent, and displays leadership qualities.  Those are all word for word Slytherin traits.  A hero can come from Slytherin, and I totally think Batman would have been one.  This is not an insult to Batman, so yeah.  Being in Slytherin isn't bad. 

The other character that I sorted that I stirred up some controversy with was how I felt the Joker would be placed.  I really think that the Joker would be a Ravenclaw.  Please do not take this as an insult to Ravenclaws if you're a Ravenclaw.  I'm a Ravenclaw.  I was just honestly thinking things over and here are the reasons why I thought he would be a Ravenclaw.  The Joker is smart.  I know he's crazy, beyond crazy, but he's still a mastermind.  Ravenclaws are all about intelligence.  If the Joker was not intelligent he would not have accomplished any of things he did.  He would be Bane then.  Yes.  I just said that.  All of you people who liked Bane better than the Joker, yes.  That was an insult about Bane.  Fight me on it.  I really don't care.  Anyways, the Joker is extremely intelligent.  I dare you to dispute that, really.  His plans were ingenious.  Also, Ravenclaws tend to very quirky and individualistic.  I think it is very safe to say that the Joker is totally a Ravenclaw.....please tell me at least one of you agrees...

3.  The girl in Hunger Games, Foxface, I don't think her death was an accident.  I know she "accidentally" took the berries that Peeta had taken without realizing they're Nightlock, but c'mon now.  She was kind of the smartest person there.  She clearly showed knowledge in what she could and couldn't eat up until this point, so you're going to tell me that she got caught on such a simple, yet fatal, mistake?  I don't think so.  When she ate the Nightlock and died, the only other people left in the games were Katniss, Peeta, Thresh, and Cato.  Those four were all clearly decent enough when  it came to physical fighting.  I think she was smart and knew that was what it was going to come too, a physical confrontation.  I think she knew who and what she was up against, so instead of waiting for her death to come in a fight, she killed herself.  It makes sense!  She saw the Nightlock as a painless way to end her life in comparison to a brutal fight or some cruel ploy done by the Capitol.  Yes, I think she committed suicide.  I thought Foxface was a genius for the duration of her fight in the games.  She was always one step ahead.  That is the reason I think she killed herself.  She wanted to stay one step ahead of the game through and through, until the very end. 

4.  This one is referring to the Walking Dead video game.  Please note that I said video game.  This is not related to the television show or comics.  Also, this will have spoil a key part, so if you're playing it and don't want to know just skip the rest of this theory. This is referring to episode 3, I believe, at the scene where Duck is about to die because he has been bit and will turn into a zombie. For starters, like oh my gosh!  This scene was so terrible!  It was so sad!  If you didn't find this even remotely sad, like not even a tiny bit, you might want to go see the Wizard about getting a heart.  Anyways, when Kenny and Katjaa carry Duck into the woods to say goodbye and you hear the gunshot and the shouting, this where this theory is going to come into play.  We assume and are told that Katjaa killed herself because she couldn't handle the loss of her son.  My thought is though, she handle it so rationally though!  Kenny was the one who was flipping out!  What if when she went to shoot the zombified version of her son, Kenny couldn't handle it so he turned the gun on her?  He was the one protesting the whole thing to begin with.  This one is more of just an abstract concept that flitted across my mind briefly, and honestly, Kat's rationality was probably a sign of what was to come.  I just thought I would share it with you anyways though. 

I know these are all really, really abstract, and actually kind of morbid reaching the end of it....but I just thought it might be interesting to see what you all thought!  I will probably do more of these, but for right now, I think that's it!  I hope you all have a lovely day, and come back soon! :) 

OH!  If you don't know, I have a Youtube channel now, as well!  So I will be vlogging and blogging!  If you want to go check it out, you can find me at www.youtube.com/AlwaysTaylorAlways

My next video should be up sometime by the end of this week!  Love you all and thank you for reading! :)

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