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benicio127 ([personal profile] benicio127) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-11-03 04:25 pm

Red Hood: Lost Days #6 (Spoilers!!!)

AKA the final issue of this mini-series and the issue where I was like omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg

[personal profile] cuntfucius, [personal profile] levy and [personal profile] whitesycamore will be giddy about this.

Four pages.

Whoa! WHOA! WHOA!! Hotter than I expected. Ahem! He wakes up and she's gone. She leaves him with a note and another very important gift, which I was so, so, so glad to see in this.

Oh hey, look! Jason uses gmail. Mary Borsellino will be pleased to know about the dagger in this.
Here's her entry from on Jason's dagger. Quoting from the entry:
Red Hood’s weapon of choice is a dagger with a waved blade. This edge design has been popular in numerous cultures throughout history, with a variety of connotations attached to the distinctive shape.

In simple, practical terms, a waved blade allows for a longer overall edge distance than would be present in a straight dagger of the same length. Waved blades in longer weapons, such as Flamberge swords, have the added advantage of causing the other weapon in a duel to vibrate, thereby making one’s opponent uncomfortable. This would not be true to any noticeable degree in a weapon such as Red Hood’s knife, however.

The origin of Red Hood’s knife within the Batman comics themselves is most likely the story “The Lazarus Pit!” from issue #243 in 1972. One of the original Ra’s Al Ghul stories by the O’Neil/Adams/Giordano team, this issue saw Batman forced to duel against a man who owed debts to both Ra’s and Batman. Both opponents weilded waved daggers.

As Judd Winick, the writer responsible for the entire Red Hood arc, utilised the Al Ghul family as a significant plot element, it seems likely that this classic storyline was one of the key inspirations behind Red Hood’s dagger.

Just as with the history of waved daggers in the real world, however, the element of pure aesthetic interest must be taken into account. Placing a waved dagger in a panel is more visually interesting and suggests a greater degree of ritual — whether the reader is aware of the legacy of the Keris blade or not — than a simple knife can.

Whatever the reasons may be, Red Hood’s dagger has developed iconography of its own, and now casts a shadow of specific meaning forward over any future appearances of such weapons in future Batman stories.

I'm so sad to see this mini-series end.
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[personal profile] pepperspray101 2010-11-05 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
*pulls eyelid down and sticks tongue out at you* Yeah, way to judge me when you don't know me.

ANYWAYS, on to more RELEVANT things. Sorry for mentioning personal preferences, you're right, it's neither here nor there and I'm not about to defend myself to strangers.

As I mentioned before, perhaps elitist isn't exactly the word I'm looking for, but for the moment it seemed okay, as Sistermagpie pointed out...the Al Ghuls sometimes act like royalty...(not English royalty but more of Middle Eastern Royalty). But that's not the whole picture. Someone brought up Bane, who was approved by her father (which inevitably mean SQUAT to her). And while being from a different world, Bane easily fit into the whole "warrior" status that would've made up for lack of "social" status. Afterall, Ras approved of Bruce, not cuz he's a Wayne, but cuz he's friggin Batman. As you said, he was the intelligent Detective. In this regard, the al Ghuls seemed to me to be rather archaic in their attitudes, hence my impression of them being super picky about who they mingle with.

But like someone else said...its casual sex. Who says even Talia would turn down hot sex with no strings attached to an extra fine hot body when she's stuck in lockdown for who knows how long. Even Queen Elizabeth I was believed to have had sex with both men and women that waited on her. That lady was noo virgin queen. (granted, all the folks she got with were nobility, but whatever...)
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[personal profile] levyrasputin 2010-11-05 05:34 am (UTC)(link)
You made a comment about some of your personal values that I find extremely questionable, and answer accordingly on the specific, not generically 'judged' you as a whole. :|

WHATEVER... I don't think I know how asian royalty is supposed to work, but the warrior argument is a very good one. We do not know much about the man Talia is with right now but maybe he can fall in the same cathegory - not perfect mating material as the detective but worthy enough of having a closer contact with her - or maybe it's just casual sex with someone from a position of subordination that is even more harmless of a whealthy and powerfull lover, because he can't claim any right on her, we actually don't know...
As much as I re-read this, I'm disappointed in how little we are told of what's going on inside of Talia's head.