Der Blackhawk, chapter 2: Upgrade"Why would you make Superman the bad guy!?" Tommy nearly shouted at Martin while the two were walking through the hallways of a University of Munich building. Several passers-by stopped but kept going. To them it looked like just another fight between two nerds (although one has some clear muscles).Der Blackhawk, chapter 2: Upgrade by ~BigD1987
Martin sighed in annoyance as if Tommy just committed a comic book sin. "Because he's so alien," said Martin. "His powers make it possible for him to take over the world!"
"But he's not!" Tommy replied, walking backwards in front of his German classmate. "I mean, did you see the movie? He's never going to be like that, because he was raised to be a good person and a better savior than Jesus!"
"You don't see the big picture," said Martin. Tommy wiped his forehead, clearly frustrated with Martin's stubbornness.
"The one who I'd really be worried about is Batman," said Tommy. "Sure, he's cool and all, but what if he decided to take his vigilantism a little too far?"
"Why, are you
Frozen PondNote: This is a semi-AU one-shot. Will likely lead to a longer (but kind of short) work.Frozen Pond by ~BigD1987
On with the show!
"Aaahhh… CHOO *SNIFF* Stupid weather," Misty grumbled while she shivered in the cold air. Snow was falling lightly, although there was a blanket of snow on the ground while she sat on some wooden bleachers. A cup of hot cocoa was in her hands, so it wasn't too bad, but she was still bundled up as much as she could be. Even then she wasn't sure if it was working.
Pikachu was sitting next to the 14-year-old, wearing a spiffy looking Poke-sweatshirt. Pikachus can stand cold weather, but it was better to be safe than sorry. He yawned, apparently the late time getting to him. Misty sighed. Wish I could be like that, she thought to herself. However, her friend would be most unhappy if she left.
Her friend was out on a makeshift ice rink skating around some orange cones and holding a stick. He weaved in and out of the cone slalom, stopping and throwing ice s
Okay, here's the thing: First and foremost, I might as well make it clear that I am opposed to monarchy of all kinds. The House of Windsor is part of that. And while I can't do anything about it except give emotional and moral support, I would love to see the British people tell the monarchy to go away. Second, I am an American, so if you want to you can tell me I'm full of bollocks, but I'm approaching this from a republican (not the American political party, but from the perspective of someone who supports republics).
That being said, it's part of the reason why I can't stand all this coverage about the royal baby. I guess as people, I should congratulate the royal couple but other than that, why should I care? The baby's going to have a cushy life supported by the British taxpayers while the rest of Britain struggles to make ends meet, just like the rest of the world. Really, the royal family is nothing but a bunch of figureheads. Why should they keep them?
There are some arguments for keeping them. One of them is tourism. The royal family is said by supporters to be a big source of tourism for Britain. Well, I hate to say it, but people go to Britain to see Britain. Buckingham Palace is just one sight to see in London. There's still Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, Palace of Westminster, the London Eye and a lot of other locations. Hell, the whole of Britain has sights like Stonehenge. Hell, they could keep Buckingham Palace if the monarchy is abolished. Just look at Versailles. it hasn't been inhabited in a long time and it's still a popular tourist destination.
And, here on our side of the Pond, I can't understand why Americans are getting so worked up over this. I mean, we rebelled to get rid of being controlled by a monarchy, why the hell are we Americans getting so worked up over this? Is this part of our ridiculous celebrity worship? I think it is, we'd prefer to hear about the royal baby than things that really matter and the media obliges.
The fact of the matter is, monarchism belongs in the dustbin of history. The American and French Revolutions, the Enlightenment and modern times have made it possible for the average person to not only have a say in government, but equal not just under the law, but in status. The idea that some family is inherently better just because of their bloodlines is out of date in this day and age! Why must we keep monarchies in our world?
Those are my views on it. Yes, I did go on a tangent about monarchy, but I might as well say it now. Just get rid of it, Britain. You'll be much better off.