For a number of reasons, I’ve decided to migrate my Talia fanblog to another URL. I know a lot of people have links to this one, so I won’t be deleting it; just after a certain date it will go to being my personal blog, with all of the old Talia stuff still there. While the masterlist of Talia’s appearances will be migrating too, I’ll still leave it on here. The more popular posts will probably migrate over there too, while also remaining here.
The new Talia fanblog should have a Talia-related URL, but I can’t decide on a good one. I was going to go with hailleviathan, but my dumb ass used that URL for a short-lived Morrisonverse RP account a long time ago and now I don’t remember the email address linked to it, or the password, or anything about it, really.
Talia in Batman Inc. #10.
Yes, I had to screencap this immediately. I haven’t even finished reading it yet.
That black veil suits her. What say you, Juli and Nico?
So does Talia do anything in Batman Incorporated #10? Should I be in any rush to get it?
Went on Facebook this morning, first thing I saw was this gorgeous picture of Talia we all love so much.
I’m going to take that as a good sign.
Do I really need to pretend everyone doesn’t know? The Damian tag is full of people just casually saying it, so…?
Regardless, am I the only one who thought it happened in a rather cool way? Now, none of this has to do with my thoughts on Talia’s involvement. Then again, I’m one of those fans who actually supports graphic depictions of violence in comics. I think it serves a purpose. The graphic violence in *the scene* makes what happens all the more devastating, as we see just how small he is, and how merciless Leviathan’s army is.
Major spoilers — Talia’s reaction to the, umm, thing that happens that everyone probably already knows about.
Linked big version:
(Seriously, do not click if you don’t want to know because this is major.)
Mildest of spoilers that probably isn’t really a spoiler
TALIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECESSION!!!
Damn you, Congress, stop fighting and go find Talia!
Fun fact: May of 2013 will mark Talia’s 42nd year of comic book badassery.
You know what’s kind of annoying? Irrelevant tag clutter.
People in the fandoms I’m tagging know what I’m talking about.
And yes, I realize that I’m contributing to the clutter with this post, but sometimes decorum must be sacrificed in order to make a point. I’ve seen more than a few people privately complaining about this lately, so I’m going to take one for the team and publicly do so.
Someone made a very similar post in the American Horror Story tag this morning and I actually wanted to reblog it to comment on it in agreement, but the tag moves so quickly that I can’t even find their post anymore. So - other person, I agree.
God forbid anyone ever want to look for something AHS-related that doesn’t involve Evan Peters — and I say that as a fan of him.
EDIT for clarification: Pics of an actor/actress doing things that have nothing to do with a particularly movie/show/whatever shouldn’t be tagged as movie/show/whatever.
For the most part, I really enjoyed it. It has a great symmetry with the way Ra’s died — both of them in massive vehicles speeding toward a break in the path, dying (presumably, in Ra’s’ case) of injuries sustained during impact.
For Talia specifically, I think there was a good comics-related metaphor in the way she died. While Nolan’s Talia isn’t in love with Bruce, she is still “blinded” by him — literally, in the film, as she doesn’t see the hole in the road due to the massive fireball Bruce causes right in front of her eyes. Comics Talia is perpetually torn between two paths, and her inability to choose just one and only one causes her great suffering. in the film, had she simply veered the truck right or left, she would have survived and her plan might have worked. But, blinded by Bruce, she remains in the middle, and thus meets her own destruction.
Her death scene itself is problematic, though. I like her speech. I love the little sadistic smile and nose-scrunch she does. However, the little details get overshadowed by that painfully awkward moment in which she actually dies. That exact moment sucks, but we have to keep in mind that Nolan picked that particular take for some reason, so the fault lies more with him than with Marion.
[Love your username, btw.]