Against my better judgement (call it a personal weakness), I have again been commenting at Montana blogs. Bad idea, really really bad. The thing is, I've been doing so simply for the enjoyment of it, with actually a minimum of anger. One of the mental games that's helped with such effort is this: I'm starting to view bloggers and frequent commenters as comic book characters. Since it helps to put things in writing, just to get them out of my head, over time I will present such things to y'all. Let's start with Mark Tokarski, shall we?
Mark T, in2it, in4it, and others too numerous to mention:
Ra's al Ghul! A fine villain, or is he? Removed from standard morality, Ra's sees things as they *REALLY* are, and seeks balance between power and weakness. Mind you, he has no concern for the lives of any caught in the struggle of duality, for they are pawns in a greater game. The strength of Ra's is his magical ability to see things as they fit his puzzle. His weakness is the same. He attracts followers of people who think themselves like minded, yet their's can never be the mind of Ra's al Ghul. He sees the Alpha and Omega, and will offer nothing to the mere who cannot pierce the veil which charges the League of Shadows.
Larry Kralj: Environmental Ranger, L.K., anonymous when it suits (though he seems upset when people figure out who he obviously is):
Deadpool. Scarred. Twisted. Sarcastic, and mental. An assassin who cannot be killed. Kraljpool has been banned from nearly every website, but finds his way back to poison the well, always. And he does so with screeds, moments of normalcy (very few) and outbursts of humor that, very much like Monty Python, encourage the reader to either laugh or puke. There is no internal consistency with this character, nor should any expect such.
Pogie, and that's about it for nom de plume. Perry White. Demands a jounalist be a journalist and tell the truth. Still doesn't notice that Superman is Clark Kent without glasses, but damned well wants to know what's going on in Metropolis anyway. A champion of the individual with a view limited by disbelief that super powers make one a "better" person. An excellent guide for the ambitious (Jimmy Olson) and a restraint for Lois Lane. Very much a man of the people, but gravely disrespected by those who don't admire his idealism.
That's about all the time I have, so I won't go farther. I haven't any doubt that some reading this will think I am Mickey Mouse or Wiley Coyote or actually anyone who doesn't respect the authoritAY of the folk who post online. Fine. Don't care. I'm certain that some will find this amusing. And I will continue with the series. Salute.