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Has This Ever Been Considered Before?

gundam-pony:

A Superman movie from the perspective of Lois Lane?

Given that the Man of Steel himself is generally considered to be a none to interesting character, an all-powerful heroic icon, how about a movie where he’s not seen as the central focus? A movie where his exploits are - mostly - witnessed rather than experienced? And who better to witness his introduction and rise into the world that the woman best known for obsessing over him - professionally.

Presented as a three part act, in act one Lois Lane is introduced as investigating a series of incidents across Metropolis of an unidentified person doing good. Generally following in the wake of these incidents, its not long before she becomes a full on spectator then gets wind of another story involving a gang and meeting up another reporter, Clark Kent. 

For act two as Intergang turns a covert city takeover overt, Lois likewise tried to take over Clark’s story as it seems linked to the unnamed Hero and leads to an encounter with Metropolis benefactor Lex Luther. An  R&D lab is raided, experiential weapons are stolen and the leader of Intergang shows up. 

Act three is set around a big climatic battle where Lois finally meets Superman face-to-face then makes him nationally known with her story.

A basic, normally B-plot comic book tale, with its twist/hook being that it all happens from Lois’s point of view as Superman makes himself known. There is no indication that Clark Kent is establishing a public identity so that he can have a regular life, or that Lex Luther isn’t a charming characteristic businessman using Intergang as a front for illegal arm sales, military supply contracts and tighter control over the city. Plans  indirectly ruined by its new protector.

Clues could exist for an audience aware of the Superman lore, but it would be far better to plant doubt about the Clark/Superman relation.

So did I just repeat an old idea - which will likely never be seen on a screen - or what?    

Sort of.  The pilot of “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” (a 2 hour story) follows a lot of these concepts.  Clark has been traveling the world writing for small, obscure papers (and presumably making saves all over the world) before having an interview at the Daily Planet.  Perry decides not to hire Clark.  Meanwhile, Lois has nixed a story which Clark takes initiative and brings in a poignant story about the end of an old theater and an actress that was part of that theater’s life.  

She is busy investigating a different (but no less major) event.  The sabotage of the Space Station launcher.  While out on some sources, Clark is forced to make a save in his work clothes, coming back all dirty.  Lois suggests he bring a change of clothes to the office (in case those pesky taxis throw dirty water on your work clothes, I presume).  This plants the idea for the Superman suit.  There’s more investigating into the sabotage that results in Lois and Jimmy being captured.  Clark does a surreptitious save that has them flying through the air (which can be chalked up to a gas fire blast by Lois.)

Lois sneaks onto the (now presumably safe) space Station launcher.  She begins to hear beeping and finds a bomb attached to the launcher.  She calls for help and Superman appears for the first time.  

Now what is NOT in this story (and I wish it HAD been, but Birthright hadn’t yet been written and that’s where this concept came from) is Lois investigating this “angel” that has been making saves all over the world.  She’s kind of teased and mocked for her desire to figure out this “savior”.  This series also did a lot of the concept from Clark’s POV, and not Lois’s.  I think it would be extremely interesting to see a story where Superman literally came out of left field to us.

zmerlo:

Commemt made by lemarjones on Superman Homepage about SM/WW issue 7. I think the review and this comment sums it all pretty well. It is a shame what DC Editorial and Charles Soule are doing with Superman and Wonder Woman. They are NOT heroes, it was demonstrated in last issue of that horrendous book. Supermsn and crazy killer Diana deliberately set off a NUCLEAR EXPLOSION and what I would expected for SM is to have an introspection or show some kind of remorse of what he DID. Instead Soule put him and WW dancing the away. Maybe because if author writes a reflective Superman about his actions and consequences and actually thinking that book will be over!  Not to mention that the love surrounding this stupid couple is FAKE and has no deep emotions. Diana doesn’t care for Clark, she is only with him because he is SUPERMAN and that’s it. If he decides to be Clark more often she will never be with Clark because he is normal guy and Miss Tiara is the God of War…. She is not into Clark and let’s be clear Clark isn’t into her either! She might be beautiful, ‘tough’, intelligent and all but this version lacks of character. It is pity move what DC is trying to accomplsh with this idea, that was written from the beginning STUPIDITY! They are destroying both and what they once stood up for. End this DC before it is too late….your are losing!

Whoa, whoa.  I think we all need to take a step back for a moment.  While I don’t disagree with the comment on the nuclear explosion I’m not about to call their relationship “fake” (implying one of them is a “beard” for the other).  Do I think it’s contrived?  You bet your patootey I do, but it needs to play out.  I DO think they’re both in the early infatuation stage of their relationship.  It’s the stage all about physicality and (usually) a bit less introspection.  It’s the stage where the “you’re strong”/”I know” makes sense as a relationship builder.  Is it a long-term relationship builder?  Not in my book.  There’s a lot of stuff that moralistically doesn’t add up and are things I expect to pop up and rattle this relationship to the point where it will likely fall apart.  They’re not there yet.  When?  I hope soon but realistically I expect it will be a few more years.
Lois and Clark DO (did? in the new52 they’ve obscured this connection with as little they’ve interacted since the reboot) have a deeper kind of chemistry, one that hasn’t been shown much post-reboot (the early Superman and that one Action issue are the only ones I’ve seen that showcase it) and it’s the kind of chemistry that lasts.  With that said, it’s not the “sexy” kind of chemistry (at least to the stereotypical male set) and that’s a sad thing.  Why do you think so many guys bemoan the so-called “friend-zone”?  It’s because they’ve built a strong (albeit not exactly sexual) connection with someone and they see this one person they think they could have a long-term connection with beyond the sexual.  

zmerlo:

Commemt made by lemarjones on Superman Homepage about SM/WW issue 7. I think the review and this comment sums it all pretty well. It is a shame what DC Editorial and Charles Soule are doing with Superman and Wonder Woman. They are NOT heroes, it was demonstrated in last issue of that horrendous book. Supermsn and crazy killer Diana deliberately set off a NUCLEAR EXPLOSION and what I would expected for SM is to have an introspection or show some kind of remorse of what he DID. Instead Soule put him and WW dancing the away. Maybe because if author writes a reflective Superman about his actions and consequences and actually thinking that book will be over!
Not to mention that the love surrounding this stupid couple is FAKE and has no deep emotions. Diana doesn’t care for Clark, she is only with him because he is SUPERMAN and that’s it. If he decides to be Clark more often she will never be with Clark because he is normal guy and Miss Tiara is the God of War…. She is not into Clark and let’s be clear Clark isn’t into her either! She might be beautiful, ‘tough’, intelligent and all but this version lacks of character.
It is pity move what DC is trying to accomplsh with this idea, that was written from the beginning STUPIDITY! They are destroying both and what they once stood up for.
End this DC before it is too late….your are losing!

Whoa, whoa.  I think we all need to take a step back for a moment.  While I don’t disagree with the comment on the nuclear explosion I’m not about to call their relationship “fake” (implying one of them is a “beard” for the other).  Do I think it’s contrived?  You bet your patootey I do, but it needs to play out.  I DO think they’re both in the early infatuation stage of their relationship.  It’s the stage all about physicality and (usually) a bit less introspection.  It’s the stage where the “you’re strong”/”I know” makes sense as a relationship builder.  Is it a long-term relationship builder?  Not in my book.  There’s a lot of stuff that moralistically doesn’t add up and are things I expect to pop up and rattle this relationship to the point where it will likely fall apart.  They’re not there yet.  When?  I hope soon but realistically I expect it will be a few more years.

Lois and Clark DO (did? in the new52 they’ve obscured this connection with as little they’ve interacted since the reboot) have a deeper kind of chemistry, one that hasn’t been shown much post-reboot (the early Superman and that one Action issue are the only ones I’ve seen that showcase it) and it’s the kind of chemistry that lasts.  With that said, it’s not the “sexy” kind of chemistry (at least to the stereotypical male set) and that’s a sad thing.  Why do you think so many guys bemoan the so-called “friend-zone”?  It’s because they’ve built a strong (albeit not exactly sexual) connection with someone and they see this one person they think they could have a long-term connection with beyond the sexual.  

alphalewolf:

I really wish these two were in the same universe.

 I almost wonder if they hadn’t made Superman date Wonder Woman.  Would Steve Trevor be the “Captain America” of the DC world?  Who knows?

(via redunderwear)

firefansandbellydance:

msmildred:

Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse photographed for “Brigadoon”, 1954

LOVE this movie so much!!! Between the music, singing and ESPECIALLY the dance numbers.
*sighs dreamily*

Gene Kelly People.  One of my youthful crushes before I realized he was almost 60+ years older than I was.  He still aged pretty well, though.

firefansandbellydance:

msmildred:

Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse photographed for “Brigadoon”, 1954

LOVE this movie so much!!! Between the music, singing and ESPECIALLY the dance numbers.

*sighs dreamily*

Gene Kelly People.  One of my youthful crushes before I realized he was almost 60+ years older than I was.  He still aged pretty well, though.

thisiscloisforever:

shardsofblu:

whenyourenotsavingtheworld:

shardsofblu:

I think this is the moment where I fell in love a little with Jor-El, because of the way he tells Clark his birth name, so kindly and warmly. Because Clark has been needing to hear that for such a long time, and this moment feels like a sort of homecoming, done in such a subtle, gentle manner.

I just can’t get over Clark/Kal’s face when he hears his birth name for the first time.  And this is after the scene where Jonathan tells Clark that somewhere out there he had another father who gave him another name, so to finally hear it, to finally know where he came from…this is why his Kryptonian side is just as important as his human upbringing.  Adopting a child from another culture comes with that child needing to understand a side of them that, bless them, their adoptive parents will not be able to explain or sympathize with.  And Clark doesn’t love the Kents any less for it, but it is something he has needed his entire life, and now he understands, he knows, and he can reconcile that part of himself and become a whole person.  

"That’s my name?"

Not gonna lie, I felt just the tiniest bit teary inside watching his face at this exact moment too. :p

The movie really nailed it, in terms of developing Clark’s sense of belonging, which is not at odds at all, with how the Kents have loved and raised him. It would be the conventional route (although it’s definitely not unrealistic) to make Clark or the Kents resent, fear or to be just plain indifferent to his Kryptonian heritage.

But not this movie though. I love how accepting the Kents are of Clark’s intergalactic origins, even encouraging him to go out there and search for whatever means possible to find out where he comes from. Martha was even all like, if you have anymore Kryptonians coming to Earth, let them come down here to the farm, I’ll adopt them too! 

And of course, it’s a two way street. I cannot appreciate enough that they’ve given such a determined, steadfast portrayal of Jor & Lara. It cements the implication that if they have been the ones to raise Kal instead on Krypton — he would’ve still grown up to be the kind and upstanding young man that we have in the movie.

THIS^^^THIS^^!!

As I’m reading this I had a thought, what if someone wrote an origin story where the Els never get around to picking a name for him before he’s sent off (“I mean the world’s crashing down around them as Lara is giving birth and he’s barely born before he’s sent off” kind of craziness)?  I know that I had a list of possibilities but nothing set in stone until I was between contractions in the case of both of my boy’s births.  How would that change him?  Would it?

(Source: flawlesslanes)

wonderhawk:

itsleightaylor:

fresiitah:

Omg my shows💕💕💕 lol

if you didn’t automatically yell “WITH THE KRATT BROTHERS!”, I have no time for you

Childhood in all it’s glory!

I used to have a crush on the Kratts.  I remember meeting them at the local PBS store (back when they had them instead of selling the swag online) and being starstruck.  It turns out that they still have their own show, just now called “Wild Kratts” which is part cartoon part RL.  

But Ah, Bill Nye, Ah Mister Rogers (which my son really adores watching when I put them on), and Ah “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego.”  How I miss them all.

(Source: thelifeofnachos, via ealperin)

The symbol of the House of El means hope. Embodied within that hope is the fundamental belief in the potential of every person to be a force for good.

Note. The. “They.”

(Source: fyeahsupermanandloislane, via thisiscloisforever)

ealperin:

danceandmore:

twina1993:

lois-clark-tnaos:

16 years ago today, "The Family Hour”, the season series finale of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman aired on 14th June 1997.

I wonder what it is like now that this is 2014 and this happened 20years ago and now this child would be 20 years old and ruling new krypton.

Actually the baby would be 16 (at this episode aired 16 years ago).  He’d just be in the midst of getting his powers.  Hopefully both elder Kents are alive but realistically only Martha is (Jonathan had heart issues).  Clark hires someone to help them out at the farm with him (and the family) going to Smallville on the weekends to let “CJ” (as we never learned his name) learn to control his powers.  It’s possible the New Kryptonians might come to try and get him but it’s more likely that he’s not yet old enough for him to be considered old enough yet (Clark’s globe didn’t activate until his majority, which was 30 years old).  Another likely option is that the baby is NOT Kryptonian and instead is just dealing with the fact that he’d have to live up to his father’s super abilities in mortal form.  

To quote Wikipedia, here, for a minute: “…Brad Buckner, executive producer and writer for the third and fourth seasons, later said that the infant was Kryptonian royalty hidden with Lois and Clark so they could protect him from assassins”.
The baby would’ve been 17, actually (to be exact. Give or take a year.).
Both of you, were very close though!
2014- 1997= 17 years.


Thanks for that!  Wish I knew where he’d said it though (the not-reporter in me likes sources and Wiki’s not exactly “reliable” in the reporting sense.).  And if you want to get THAT technical he’d be 16, but only until June (when “Family Hour” premiered.)  With that said, I’ll revise my fantasy/fanfic slightly.  
Lois and Clark raise the baby not knowing whether it’s Kryptonian or simply someone who’d figured out they’re secret (who knows?).  One day when the child is 12 he’s helping in the kitchen (As you remember Lois learned a LITTLE from “Katie Banks” in “Ghosts”) when he accidentally cuts through the granite cutting board and splits the dining table in two.  He starts freaking out and Lois calls on Clark to come and see.  They sit they’re child down (again, I’m going to call him “CJ”) and explain that he must be Kryptonian as well.  They also give him a great big hug and tell him that he is still they’re child whether or not he’s biologically Lois and Clark’s or not.  One day as they’re training CJ at the Kent Farm, Zara and Ching arrive in Metropolis.  They put out telepathic feelers for Kal-el.  After finding him they ask if they can meet with him.  They arrive in Smallville and sit down at the Kent table to “break bread”.  During this meal they explain that CJ is their son fostered on Earth in an attempt to save him.  
Anyone want to pick this up where I left off?

ealperin:

danceandmore:

twina1993:

lois-clark-tnaos:

16 years ago today, "The Family Hour”, the season series finale of Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman aired on 14th June 1997.

I wonder what it is like now that this is 2014 and this happened 20years ago and now this child would be 20 years old and ruling new krypton.

Actually the baby would be 16 (at this episode aired 16 years ago).  He’d just be in the midst of getting his powers.  Hopefully both elder Kents are alive but realistically only Martha is (Jonathan had heart issues).  Clark hires someone to help them out at the farm with him (and the family) going to Smallville on the weekends to let “CJ” (as we never learned his name) learn to control his powers.  It’s possible the New Kryptonians might come to try and get him but it’s more likely that he’s not yet old enough for him to be considered old enough yet (Clark’s globe didn’t activate until his majority, which was 30 years old).  Another likely option is that the baby is NOT Kryptonian and instead is just dealing with the fact that he’d have to live up to his father’s super abilities in mortal form.  

To quote Wikipedia, here, for a minute: “…Brad Buckner, executive producer and writer for the third and fourth seasons, later said that the infant was Kryptonian royalty hidden with Lois and Clark so they could protect him from assassins”.

The baby would’ve been 17, actually (to be exact. Give or take a year.).

Both of you, were very close though!

2014- 1997= 17 years.

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Thanks for that!  Wish I knew where he’d said it though (the not-reporter in me likes sources and Wiki’s not exactly “reliable” in the reporting sense.).  And if you want to get THAT technical he’d be 16, but only until June (when “Family Hour” premiered.)  With that said, I’ll revise my fantasy/fanfic slightly.  

Lois and Clark raise the baby not knowing whether it’s Kryptonian or simply someone who’d figured out they’re secret (who knows?).  One day when the child is 12 he’s helping in the kitchen (As you remember Lois learned a LITTLE from “Katie Banks” in “Ghosts”) when he accidentally cuts through the granite cutting board and splits the dining table in two.  He starts freaking out and Lois calls on Clark to come and see.  They sit they’re child down (again, I’m going to call him “CJ”) and explain that he must be Kryptonian as well.  They also give him a great big hug and tell him that he is still they’re child whether or not he’s biologically Lois and Clark’s or not.  One day as they’re training CJ at the Kent Farm, Zara and Ching arrive in Metropolis.  They put out telepathic feelers for Kal-el.  After finding him they ask if they can meet with him.  They arrive in Smallville and sit down at the Kent table to “break bread”.  During this meal they explain that CJ is their son fostered on Earth in an attempt to save him.  

Anyone want to pick this up where I left off?

ealperin:

thegreenwolf:

mileaux:

callium:

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IT EVEN COMES IN MULTIPLE COLORS


AND THE BEST PART?!?!
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OH MY GOD I NEEEEEEEED

WHY DID THEY NOT HAVE THIS IN 1988????

Reminds me of those hand/arm guards archers use.
:)

I could have used this SO badly growing up.  Pencil smudges on my school papers to the point where I would get a bad grade for my penmanship.  using pens was even WORSE because it wasn’t FIXABLE the way pencil was (which was time consuming and thus problematic on tests but on day to day stuff was doable).

ealperin:

thegreenwolf:

mileaux:

callium:

COME HERE TUMBLR USERS LET ME SHOW YOU A THING

ARTISTS, WRITERS, AND LEFTIES ALIKE HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS THING COUNTLESS TIMES

ITS FREAKING ANNOYING AND CAN SMUDGE UP YOUR ART OR WRITING

BUT LOOK AT THIS THING

YES, THATS RIGHT

NO MORE CUTTING UP GLOVES OR TRYING TO KEEP YOUR HAND AT AN AWKWARD ANGLE TO AVOID SMUDGING

AND YOU KNOW WHAT’S EVEN BETTER?????

THEY HAVE IT FOR BOTH FINGERS TOO NOW SO YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE PINKIE OR YOUR RING FINGER

IT EVEN COMES IN MULTIPLE COLORS

AND THE BEST PART?!?!

IT WORKS FOR STOPPING FRICTION ON YOUR TABLET AND MAKES THE SCREEN NOT PICK UP THE PRESSURE OF YOUR HAND (there are example videos on the site)

YOU CAN FIND IT HERE

OH MY GOD I NEEEEEEEED

WHY DID THEY NOT HAVE THIS IN 1988????

Reminds me of those hand/arm guards archers use.

:)

I could have used this SO badly growing up.  Pencil smudges on my school papers to the point where I would get a bad grade for my penmanship.  using pens was even WORSE because it wasn’t FIXABLE the way pencil was (which was time consuming and thus problematic on tests but on day to day stuff was doable).

areddrum:

radarpaal:

LOOK AT HIS FACE.

"OMG ..DAD YOUR SO FUCKIN COOL"

I can just imagine my reaction if my husband tried that with my son.

areddrum:

radarpaal:

LOOK AT HIS FACE.

"OMG ..DAD YOUR SO FUCKIN COOL"

I can just imagine my reaction if my husband tried that with my son.

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