[identity profile] neuhallidae.insanejournal.com posting in [community profile] scans_daily
After this, I had to post the bit where Herc takes an immediate liking to Giant-Girl in Marvel Adventures: Avengers #18.

And, just because it amuses me, Odin sure knows how to compliment the ladies, as he demonstrates (also on Giant-Girl) in MA:A #29.

Date: 2009-08-23 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freivolk.insanejournal.com
The Gods want meat at their wimen. Only foolish mortals think crack-zombies are attractive.

Date: 2009-08-23 01:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tacobob.insanejournal.com
Ahhh. Now you did it! You just hurt Crack-Zombie-Girl's feelings!

Date: 2009-08-23 07:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freivolk.insanejournal.com
Surly she will eat my brain for it. And then she will puke it out.

Date: 2009-08-23 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kijikun.insanejournal.com
Oh MA Giant Girl <3

Date: 2009-08-23 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
See, coming from Odin, age-inappropriate flirting like that still seems charming, because unlike Zeus, Odin doesn't hit on the ladies by turning into Golden Showers and shit.

Date: 2009-08-23 09:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kijikun.insanejournal.com
Or bulls, or swans, or eagles, or their husband, etc.

Date: 2009-08-23 09:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com

Date: 2009-08-23 09:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kijikun.insanejournal.com
Not to mention the kidnapper of maidens and handsome young men.

Date: 2009-08-23 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
That being said, WTF was up with women back then, that they said to themselves, "Hey this random animal is interested in fucking me, so I might as well go with the flow"? The only other places I know where women would react like that are fanfic or a Springer episode.

Date: 2009-08-23 09:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kijikun.insanejournal.com
Well it was often implied they didn't have much of a say in the matter. Also uhm the Greeks had interesting views on the place of women and it shows in their myths.

Date: 2009-08-23 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arilou_skiff.insanejournal.com
Also, in at least*some* of the cases it is implied that he just used the animals as a way to get close and then resumed human form. Eg. with Danae and the golden rain he first rains in, then starts chatting with her, which seems to assume he was in human form.

Date: 2009-08-23 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
One can only WONDER what Zeus transformed into for Helena...

Date: 2009-08-23 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arilou_skiff.insanejournal.com
He never slept with Helena, IIRC (she was after all his daughter, although that usually didn't stop him much) he seduced her mother in the shape of her husband though.

Date: 2009-08-23 07:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com
I think pyrotwilight meant Helena Sandsmark, the mother of Cassie "Wonder Girl" Sandsmark. IIRC, Helena said she remembered him as a very charming man, so presumably no animals or golden showers involved.

Date: 2009-08-24 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Just wondering - what is your icon taken from? I thought I'd seen all the 'Batman and Sons' stuff, but that looks unfamiliar. Has it been posted here?

Date: 2009-08-24 09:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com
I believe it's from part 2 of the family picnic story. All the younguns are playing a game involving water guns and Tim is schooling all the metas.

Date: 2009-08-24 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
Ah, OK. I guess I just didn't recognize the image.

Date: 2009-08-24 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
I've seen one of the Romantic artists paintings of a swan..er...humping Leda. Very pornographic.

Date: 2009-08-23 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] petalsinthewind.insanejournal.com
Yeah, it's often actually rape.  And the reason other people reacted badly was because they didn't want their daughter getting pregnant by premarital rape.  The "premarital" with a guy who couldn't marry them was probably the worse part for them.

And it was probably their fault, wearing a Doric chiton!

Date: 2009-08-23 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com
You have to wonder if this behavior by the gods was partly inspired by young women getting pregnant (oops) and, when asked who the father was, quickly said, "Ah... it was Zeus! Yes, that's it. He came in my door as a wolf and ravished me." This way she wouldn't be forced to marry the real father.

A lot of cultures have this folklore about women getting pregnant by sleeping out under the full moon, or eating taboo food or something. It might be a way to deflect blame.

Date: 2009-08-24 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashtoreth.insanejournal.com
My grandmother always warned me about public toilets.

Date: 2009-08-24 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com
There's an urban legend about a young girl who was wounded by gunfire on the outskirts of a Civil War battle. She eventually showed signs of pregnancy, even though she swore it was impossible. It seemed a bullet passed through a soldier's testicle and into her, bringing some sperm into her body. I don't know if anyone believed this or if it was a "Oh come ON!" story, but it's in several books of folklore.

I have met a person who believed that a woman somewhere swallowed tiny octopus eggs while swimming, and a baby octopus started growing in her stomach...

Date: 2009-08-24 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] roily_rogue.insanejournal.com
Wasn't the first urban legend tested by Mythbusters?

Date: 2009-08-24 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dr_hermes.insanejournal.com
I think so, they covered the swallowing octopus eggs story, too. I used to love that show, but I don't take their results as final because they sometimes overlook possibilities.

I can see Kari telling her parents that this week they're going to be testing whether a bullet can carry sperm out of a man into a woman. Both Mr and Mrs Byron sputter and spill their coffee, and ask her if she wouldn't rather work for ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.

Date: 2009-08-24 09:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmask.insanejournal.com
And it was probably their fault, wearing a Doric chiton!

Ahahaha.. auhhhhhh. It's sad-funny because it's true. (And history geekish.)

Date: 2009-08-23 11:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arilou_skiff.insanejournal.com
Fairly certain he does the entire "impersonate people's husbands. thing though.

Date: 2009-08-23 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charlemagnne.insanejournal.com
He also turned into Artemis once, in order to get close to one of her nymphs and then rape her.

Date: 2009-08-23 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bruinsfan.insanejournal.com
There's also the implication that Frigga just sighed and looked the other way at Odin's wandering eye. Whereas if you did give in to Zeus' charms, odds were you (and your family, and maybe the whole city you lived in) would get serpents and monsters rained down on you when Hera found out.

While Zeus was depicted as quite a bit more charming and handsome, NO ONE is a good enough lay to be worth all that.

Date: 2009-08-24 06:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arilou_skiff.insanejournal.com
Funny thing that, one of Zeus titles is Zeus Herasgamos, which basically means "Zeus, that guy who is married to Hera".

Date: 2009-08-24 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmask.insanejournal.com
Marrying one's sibling: it does not go well.

Date: 2009-08-24 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com
You needn't add the MA - as far as I know, she's the ONLY Giant Girl.

Date: 2009-08-23 09:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
And Hercules is so well-endowed that he could nail Giant-Girl, at that full size, and still leave her satisfied. :)

Date: 2009-08-23 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
He's not sure if he can, but he'll try anyone once.

And because I refuse to let terrible jokes die:

Date: 2009-08-23 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] box_in_the_box.insanejournal.com
"I cannot let so lovely a creature go without my aid!"

From: [identity profile] dustbunny105.insanejournal.com
Hey, it actually works this time! XD
From: [identity profile] seriousfic.insanejournal.com
No, it would be more like "I cannot let so lovely a creature go without my aid. And by aid, what could mighty Hercules mean but his godly endowment of flesh and lust?"

Date: 2009-08-23 11:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taggerung301.insanejournal.com
hmph, for some reason this line never works for me when I go bar hopping . . .

Date: 2009-08-23 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrotwilight.insanejournal.com
Everybody loves Giant-Girl, duh. <3

Date: 2009-08-24 05:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
She's a groovy giant!

Date: 2009-08-23 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
Meanwhile, everyone is trying to get into MA:A Storm's pants. Somene should make a post about that.

Date: 2009-08-23 05:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-08-25 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joysweeper.insanejournal.com
Working on it. Gotta trawl through all the issues so I don't miss something, though.

It matters not to the Prince of Power!

Date: 2009-08-24 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] proteus_lives.insanejournal.com
It matters not if the woman is old, young, thin, fat, white, black, asian, latina, native, human, alien, made of pure energy, a elf, robot, gamma-powered, furry, a goddess, a demon, from the future, from the past, an amazon, made of shadow, a vampire, a troll, vegetable or mineral.


Date: 2009-08-24 05:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kirke_novak.insanejournal.com
MA Odin = Pimp


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