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10 August 2016 @ 12:11 am

A fair, unbiased, take on why people love or hate the ship. There's also a shot of our lj page in there lol.

26 January 2016 @ 06:49 pm

So, the new trailer is awesome, and of course, as a Joker/Harley fan, the most exciting part of the trailer is perhaps the scene of Joker diving into a vat of acid and PULLING HARLEY UP OUT OF THE ACID.

I want to point out a few neat things I found online related to this trailer.

First of all, wut421 on Imgur points out that if you flip the image of Joker pulling Harley out of the acid vertically, the dye melting off their clothes forms a heart shape around them!

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This is the most comic book-y thing I've ever seen in a comic book movie. It reminds me of comic book images like this or how the ending to "Harlequinade" fades out on a heart shape around Joker and Harley.

But the idea that Suicide Squad is perhaps the most comic book faithful movie in terms of design elements doesn't end there.

People have been pointing out some of the direct comic book inspirations for the Joker's design, from his haircut to his outfit:


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You might glance at the trailer, see Joker's black tuxedo and white boutonniere, and think it's recreating the famous Alex Ross painting. And it IS an homage to that painting, but what's even more remarkable that it is a direct recreation of a DIFFERENT comic book homage to that painting, the cover of Wonder Woman #51. The bowtie and buttons copy that cover EXACTLY.

This type of specificity shows that the creators of this film were deeply entrenched in comics when designing the look of the film.

The re-creation of the Brian Bolland cover is also remarkable to me for its eye for details; it is not just the Joker's jacket but also his GLOVES.

All of this makes me very excited for the film. This is exactly the sort of thing the 15-year-old me who threw a Harley Quinn themed birthday party would have gone crazy for. I mean, the filmmakers have gone out of their way to recreate two of the most iconic Joker covers ever drawn.

Does a film NEED to do things like this to be good--no. BUT, the fact that the filmmakers are going out of their way to homage the comics is a ton of fun and making a lot of fangirl/fanboy dreams come true.

I always thought, "No one could top Mark Hamill's Joker," and then Heath Ledger came along and did an equally amazing but different interpretation. Do I think Ledger's Joker performance bested Hamill's? No, but it is just as good in its own way. My point is, Leto doesn't have to "top" Ledger's performance. However, from everything I've seen, I think he is giving a performance that is just as good a Joker, in its own way. By which I mean, a credible, living, breathing version of the Joker. Something that FEELS like the Joker, the way that so many different interpretations/designs can feel like the Joker.

I for one am tired of waiting eight years for the Joker to appear on the silver screen again. I am so ready for a new interpretation and look. And the comic book faithfulness--as well as the bravery to try new things, like the metal teeth, which I think are a brilliant way to mimic the way Joker's teeth are a focal point of his design in the comics--make me think this will be another classic Joker for the ages, just as Hamill's and Ledger's are.

And if you had told me 15 years ago that it would take this long for Harley to appear on the big screen, I never would have believed you. But I think what they are doing with Harley is amazing and perfect. We already know that some of Harley's designs are straight out of the comics as well, such as this look which perfectly recreates Bruce Timm's Mad Love Harleen, from the bun to the coat to the glasses:

All of this is a long-winded way of saying that the Suicide Squad trailer looks like everything I ever wanted in a Joker/Harley movie!
13 July 2015 @ 01:54 pm
Seems like a really lame, cheap, and surface level interpretation of our Mister J and Harley...I don't think Jared Leto is right for the part at alll and the way they wrote Harley as just a "crazy" blonde sex kitten is like...no. And giving The Joker a grill? What the hell??
01 July 2014 @ 08:16 pm
Like these? Is it any good? Confused as to why no one is talking about it...it seems like they've sanitized her a bit too much? Or am I wrong? Just need to talk about this. Especially the love child bit...like whaaat?
11 January 2014 @ 09:41 pm
This web-series is finally back and kicking. It looks as though we've seen Harleen's transition into Harley in the last episode:


Typically I don't like this short of forced or 'gimmicky' change in her (i.e. the updated New 52 version of Joker pushing her into a toxic vat) but that's because comics have time to tell stories with a little more subtlety. They have as much time as they'd like to tell any story and, as such, there's more opportunity for pacing. The same isn't said of movies and this was expected early in this season of Joker Blogs. I thought it was handled well because (while kick-started by Scarecrow's fear gas) everything she experiences was in her mind, her subconscious, which means it was all from her. I've really enjoyed what they've done with series and am really glad they recast Harley.

This is only a rough cut that they'll be showing for a limited time. They're trying to make a trilogy, and you can visit their kickstarter if you want to help.

Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8...
Indie gogo http://igg.me/p/478606/x/3161890

Features some bits that I'm sure this community will appreciate ;)

07 July 2013 @ 01:41 pm
Title: JXHQ: Milkshakes
Author: Mrs.Volterra
E-mail: mra.volterra@yahoo.com
Permission to archive: Yes, but please let me know.
Category: JokerXHarley drabble/one-shot
Genre: Romance/Humour
Rating: PG-13
Summary: JokerXHarleyQuinn one-shot in which the Joker attempts to make a milkshake. Warning: Fluff... Read and review!
Keywords: Joker/Harley
Spoilers: Nope!
Disclaimer: Don't own anything (but I wish I did). Everything is DC's. I just took the characters and wrote this.
Author Notes: Hope you enjoy it~

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: New Politics
05 July 2013 @ 10:42 pm
Title: Adrenaline Rush

Author: Gladrial

E-mail: gladrial10@aol.com

Beta: RisqueSno

Permission to Archive: I’d be flattered.

Category: DC Comics

Genre: Drama

Rating: M (adult themes, sexual situations, language, violence, and the normalization of an abusive relationship)

Summary: If he was going to kill her, he was going to do it properly...or not all.

Keywords: The Joker, Harley Quinn

Disclaimer: DC owns all these characters and WB owns DC and Time Warner owns WB and I’m pretty sure the rest of the world.

Author Notes: This is, without a doubt, the most ‘adult’ fic I’ve ever written, though I’ve tried to handle it tastefully. So if you’re into that kind of thing, hooray for you. If not, I will try to feel shame on your behalf.

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