Oh the many things I never knew (or just didn't remember) about Ra's al Ghul...
(story time ^_^)
Recently I found an interesting community of RPers (RolePlayers) who have strict rules on quality. I've only scrolled a few threads, but these people are dedicated to what they do.
I found them quite by accident when I was looking up Cass Cain's chronology earlier. There are many informal lists of chronology, none of them backed by DC comics, so I go looking for more than one just to be sure of accuracy. In this little google list was Deathstroke's name, so naturally I clicked. They (to the best of my knowledge) have no chronological list of books for the characters, but the little RP I found with Deathstroke was really very interesting. It was like reading one of the better fanfictions out there, one that you don't walk away from thinking "man... how much of my life did I waste on that garbage-? Three minutes of my life now gone!"
I can pin down a few writing flaws, depending on the poster, but it's definitely worth the time.
Since I saw they have a little place to plot things out beforehand and the like, I shrugged and thought "why not"-? So I made an account. Seeing that they had a few certain characters who no one had taken yet, I was intrigued and centered on Ra's. A villain I never knew much about, beyond the basics that everyone knew, but always struck me as interesting.
I googled his chronology and went digging. The man is like a cousin I never knew I had. Sneaky asshole~
When I heard his ultimate plan, the whole "purify the world via genocide" thing, and then that he met Talia's mother at Woodstock, I started laughing at the thought that he's like an extreme hippie. XD I've found a number of things that disqualify him as a hippie, but it was a funny thought.
A better one?
"A guy in a long cape, with a large collar; referred to as a demon, but has aristocratic manners; is a mastermind in his dark plans; wants to cleanse the world and make it a better place through a path of blood; has egomaniacal tendancies and is unhealthily attached to a weaker female relative..."
Who did I JUST describe?
BAHAHAHAHA!! I was then thinking "Light Yagami", but... Ra's and Lelouch have more in common.
And Light is crazier than Ra's. But imagine if they met.... XDD
Much as I look forward to death (someday), I'm going to miss living just for moments like this one.
That and playing with trolls. I've been playing with one in the comments for that "build a character" special that dA posted a short while ago. Damn, it's funny.
Glitter on, and don't forget to bitch about something!