I pulled an all-nighter last night. Didn't tuck myself in until well past 4am. Had two cups of coffee for brunch.
Young Justice. After mounths of putting it off. Merely learning the basics of the series, admiring the animation, and catching bits and pieces of it in my spare time - I sat at this computer and watched all 26 episodes of YJ's first season back-to-back. (Not to mention the next seven episodes of the second season this afternoon ... when I finally got up.) And, my only problem with the series in general, was the problem I had with it back when I was surviving on clips alone.
Superman. Is. ... or ... Was(?) Such. A. F***ing. Jerk.
I mean, seriously Clark - what the HELL is your problem?
I mean, they made nice in the first season's final ... and, at first ... I was really jazzed about it. When Supes found out that SB had named himself "Kent" and then suggested that he keep it, I swear to all that is right - I almost shed a tear. But, within the first episodes of Young Justice: Invasion, where they were doin' their lil tag-team thing, after all was said and done Clark referred to Conner as, not his SON, but his "little brother." Which seriously ticked me off.
I could understand if the two of them were fairly close in age, making father-son titles awkward - but, from a biological (and physical) standpoint they're years apart ... quite enough years for Supey to take some responsibility as "Daddy" for godsake. I also wouldn't have as much of a problem with this, if the desired relationship in SB's case was NOT father-son, or if it was never firmly established. But it was stated several times that all Superboy ever wanted in his short existance - some time after his liberation - was a dominent father-figure. And, that he looked to Clark AS that father-figure.
... Perhaps, it seems I'm over-reacting just a tad. After all, Supes no longer treats Conner as though he doesn't exist. But, the whole "little brother" thing just struck me as down-right WEIRD.
I mean, look at these lines and TELL me that a father-son relationship was not STRONGLY suggested:
Bruce: Trust me on this. This boy (referring to Conner) needs his father.
Icicle Jr.: Reeks when your Dad is THE man, ya know?
Conner: Believe me, I know.
Miss M. (in disguise): ... It's really more of a father-figure thing. ... Well, he won't admit it - but, "Tommy" really wants to be like his - OUR - father.
Conner: (to Zatana) At least you HAD a father.
I know the few of you who read this, and respond to it are probably going to bring up Lex Luthor. And, how Kon-El's DNA is that of Superman AND Lex Luthor ... *sighs* And, how Lex was the one who claimed Conner as his SON, back when Supey couldn't be bothered. But, from a quite LITERAL standpoint, ladies and germs - HE'S GOT TWO DADS. Just because Lex slapped the label on him first, does NOT excuse Clark from treating Conner like a SON! "Little brother" my foot.
Not to get too personal with you people, but my relationship with my own father is as bad, if not worse, than the Conner-Clark dynamic in the beginning. If he suddenly walked into my life again - and, given the strained state of our relationship - began referring to me as his younger sister, I'd call the mental ward! Maybe it's a Kryptonian thing, seeing as how I operate more on the Batman side of the DC fence, and am unfamilair with the SM mythos, I COULD appear the boob.
But did that line strike anyone else as ... OFF?!
Help me out here, deviants.