“Tweet,” says the Bat

08Jan09

This is kind of an unconventional review—in fact, it’s not much of a review at all—but in my laziness and internet boredom, I decided it would be fun to tweet the last few chapters of Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul. It was definitely an interesting experience, and it gave me something to look forward to at the end of the remaining chapters. Plus, it was a cool way to annotate and keep track of my thoughts.

Anyway, I thought I’d share:

Almost done reading Batman and Philosophy (thanks Dr. M!) … interesting read, brings up some good points. about 2 hours ago from web

What I learned from ch 17 of B&P: Superman = the Argyled Avenger. ;p Oooh, I know what Supes is getting next year for X-mas! Argyle socks! about 1 hour ago from web

What I learned from ch 18 of B&P: Superman = a doormat. He’s like the captain of the football team while Batman’s that weird Goth kid. Haha! 30 minutes ago from web

What I learned from ch 19 of B&P: Burt Ward’s ’60s Robin was a mindless zombie. Thank God for Nightwing. πŸ˜‰ True bat, Commish. 5 minutes ago from web

What I learned from ch 20 of B&P: Bats needs to embrace his yan more. πŸ™‚ Bruce likes Aquaman (old JLA) Who knew? & Alfred = Bat-Tzu – cute. 5 minutes ago from web

Yeah, I’m weird. But should I do it again—just, you know, with all the chapters of a book? … Or should I refrain from inflicting horror upon my fellow English geeks by writing more substantial reviews? πŸ˜› Let me know what you think in the comments!

(I could both tweet and write full reviews, though, y’know … Just a thought.)

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4 Responses to ““Tweet,” says the Bat”

  1. Looks like a cool book.
    I like the Superman Batman relationship becuase they are so different but still work well together. Even though they are literally from different worlds and had totally opposite lives growing up they make a great time when they can get along, the ultimate brain and brawn. I still think they should make a Supes/Bats movie but that will never happen.
    A lot of people only know Robin from the 60’s show and the schumacher movies. One reason why I think Bale and Nolan want to avoid Robin is becuase so few would be willing to take the character seriously even though I wouldn’t mind. I would like to see at least a hint of Dick Grayson in the next movie. Maybe he could exist in the background like he did in most of Dark Victory or the movie could end with Haley’s Circus coming to town but I bet none that happens either.
    Batman and Aquaman are both the oddballs so I guess that makes sense. However, I always saw Martian Manhunter being Aquaman’s superhero best friend since the “Detroit years” of the JLA. Poor Arthur, everyone thinks Aquaman’s a joke too.

  2. Yeah, I really liked the last few chapters, especially. But the whole thing was interesting.

    The one chapter does talk about Superman and Batman and their unique friendship.

    I agree—and Dark Victory seems like the next logical step, anyway. Though yeah, I understand about Robin. He has never worked in film, really. But if anyone can do him justice, it’s Nolan.

    Haha, that was a funny bit about Aquaman. Apparently in Cataclysm, I believe, Bats is so lonely he calls upon Aquaman to help him retrieve his giant penny after it fell during the earthquake. Bat-Tzu (aka Alfred), comments that he couldn’t even be straightforward about wanting that interaction—he had to come up with some lame excuse. Lol, poor Bats.

  3. I’m happy that you liked the book, and I’m particularly glad that you picked up on the Alfred/Bat-Tzu thing – I hope it wasn’t too obvious.

    Mark D. White
    Co-editor, Batman and Philosophy (and author of Ch. 20)

  4. Hullo! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, that’s very cool of you!

    Nope, not obvious at all! I only caught it near the very end, and then I went back and reread the chapter because I thought it was so clever. That was a fun way to finish the book!

    PS: There’s a Watchmen and Philosophy coming? … Dude, that just made my day.


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