I've been thinking about my post yesterday and a comment a friend made (he pointed out the violence in Looney Tunes, which is slightly different because there is no blood, but it's violence nonetheless). Why is it that we equate cartoons with kids/innocence? I mean, weren't they created for adults (Felix the Cat, Betty Boop anyone?) ? Don't get me wrong, I've seen a lot of cartoons made for kids, pretty much everything on Saturday morning and Nick Jr., but there are a TON out there geared for adults. First and foremost that comes to mind is Anime. I have seen some of those that are border line porns and some that are pretty much porn. It got me to wondering why that cartoon affected me so much. Unfortunately, I haven't figured that out! I think part of it is because I don't think of superheroes having feelings like that. I mean, they decide to put their lives on the lines for the world, they know the risks, so they shouldn't be surprised when something bad happens. Plus, they are different than us, they shouldn't experience the same type of feelings. It does humanize them, especially Batman since he doesn't have powers, and shows that despite the issues, he can still do his job. I don't know. I'm sure I'm over thinking the whole thing. It's just a cartoon!
I hope everyone is gearing up for a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I know I'm ready. Any holiday that is about overeating, I'm all about!