Friday Heroes – The Eternal Optimist

I’m never doing two themed weeks of posting in a row again, as I’m already tired as can be of these damn things. On a more cheerful note, I had a nice, relaxing day off today, which is certainly a good thing.

The Eternal Optimist proved to be a tricky entry, as it’s hard to find a hero who doesn’t falter at least a little in his or her journey. Naturally, I’m allowing for some wiggle-room on this subject so as to not end this post by ripping my hair out.

Whether chosen by destiny, or simply because they’re inherently, overwhelmingly good, these heroes remain positive in even the most grim situations. They’re certain, beyond almost all doubt, that they will find victory in their quest, as they are on the path to defeating evil and doing good. Generic heroing stuff, of course.  Continue reading

Heroes Week – The Lovable Rogue

I spent a whole lot of time accomplishing nothing today, and it felt surprisingly good. I mean, I [redacted until at least after Easter weekend, which is killing me because I’m so bad at keeping secrets]. That must count for something, right?

Let’s not mince words on this. The Lovable Rogue sort of hero is someone everyone knows is a complete asshole. They’re usually self-serving, narcissistic, power-and-money-hungry jackasses, and sometimes they happen to save the day. Maybe they planned to save the day, or maybe it just worked out as such, but it’s safe to say this sort of hero will most assuredly take credit for their do-gooding either way. This is the kind of hero who could try to build a printing press to counterfeit money, inadvertently uncover some evil plot while out buying parts for the homemade printing press, and then save the day because they found out the evil mastermind wants to make all paper money worthless in their planned Hellscape of a future. Someone better make a comic about that hero I just described, because I really want to read it but also have too many goddamn projects as it is.

These are heroes who blur the line between good and bad, oftentimes skipping rope with said line as it suits their needs.

The Guardians of the Galaxy pretty much exemplify this, and I’m not a particularly huge fan of Deadpool so…Dear god. I think I’ll just go ahead and apologize for the burn-out on tonight’s post, then make up for it tomorrow.