I NEED A HERO! My first Write-Off!Apr 6, 2009 (Updated May 31, 2009) Write an essay on this topic.
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I Need a Hero: My First Write Off!
Growing up, every child needs a hero. I had several. Some were drawn from real life; I mean, I met Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren. That was a huge thing to me.
Some I drew from history. The exploits of Alexander the Great thrilled me, because hidden in the sub-text was a hint that he, like me, was gay. Gandhi was a huge inspiration, and I was seven before I figured out that Sigmund Freud was not a canonized saint.
But my real heroes were four coloured and came out monthly and cost me twelve cents to visit. I refer of course to Super Heroes.
Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, and the Legion of Super Heroes from DC Comics, the X-Men, Spiderman, and the Fantastic Four from Marvel. These were my heroes; these are who I wanted to grow up to be.
I thrilled to their exploits, worried over their perils, all confident that in the end, everything would work out the way it should. I wished heartily for the power to read minds, to turn invisible, and in my more anti-social moments, for the Hulk's ability to transform and smash my tormentors.
I learned the art of the Archetype from my heroes, and to appreciate the morality play. I could gain much insight into my friends by discovering who they liked, and what powers they wanted. Would you rather be able to fly, or the power to turn invisible? One shows an attitude toward action and instinct, the other a more cautious, insightful personality.
Super Heroes have been called our modern mythology. And with the block buster movies of recent years, and series like Smallville, they are not just for kids and geeks anymore.
So I am proposing a write off about our heroes; I of course encourage the inclusion of Costumed Crusaders like Superman, The Spirit, and Wolverine, but if your hero was Alexander the Great, and you want to review Oliver Stone's movie, or Mary Renault's Fire from Heaven, go for it. If you want to include The History of English-Speaking People by Winston Churchill, go ahead. Just be sure to include why they are YOUR hero.
I think I will accept submissions through the end of May. So tie an towel around your neck, and wear your underwear on the outside!
1.) X-Men by Talyseon
2.) Swamp Thing by Bruguru (Thanks, Bru!)
3.) Stardust by Coldsteel7
4.) Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog by Talyseon
5.) Milk by mql1208
6.) The Assassination of Richard Nixon by Susidee34
7.) X2: X-Men United by Talyseon.
8.) Smallville: Season Seven by Jackiechad
9.) 9/11 by Susidee34
10.) G.I. Jane by Lyoness913
11.) Death Note by Talyseon
12.) The Tale of Despereaux by skbreese
13.) Spider Man by Talyseon.
14.) Hound of the Baskervilles by msiduri
15.) Fullmetal Alchemist: The Land of Sand by laurashrti
16.) X-Men: Last Stand by Talyseon
17.) Lucky Luke Meets Jesse James by Texas-Swede
18.) Divas by Smorg
19.) Yvain, or the Knight with the Lion by jankp
20.) Confessions of a Superhero. by Coldsteel17
21.) Spider Man 2 by Talyseon
22.) Civil War by Carl Lasarevic
23.) The Tale of Despereaux by Shopaholic_man
24.) Spider Man 3 by Talyseon
25.) Lucky Luke 15: The Daltons in the Blizzard by Texas-Swede
26.) Kryptonite by Elvisdo
27.) Greatest American Hero Season 1 by dragonfire88
28.) X-Men Origins: Wolverine. by Talyseon
29.) Stonewall & Riot by Talyseon
30.) Heroes & Low Symphonies by Telynor
31.) World War Hulk by wrdnik3
32.) X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Coldsteel7
33.) X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Captain
34.) Star Trek by Talyseon
35.) X-Men Origins: Wolverine by lunatiger
36.) X-Men Origins: Wolverine by Goatius
37. Wolverine and the X-Men by Talyseon.
38.) Bible Heroes by aohcapablanca
39.) Star Trek by Coldsteel7
40.) Alexander by Talyseon
41.) Vlad Drakul (Snagov Monastery) by Texas-Swede
42.) Curtea De Arges Monestary, Romania by Texas Swede
43.) Dr. Strange by Talyseon
44.) 24 Season 7 by Carstairs38
45.) Wonder Woman Season One by Dragonfire88
46.) Walt Disney World by Carstairs38
47.) The Lucy Show by Carstairs38
48.) Valkyrie by Talyseon
49.) Amazing Grace by Wychic
50.) Abigal Adams: A Biography by Wychic
51.) Valkyrie by Kirbylee
52.) Catwoman by Funniebunny
53.) Dad by lllovemakeup
54.) Pokemon Season 1: Indigo League by WulfsDen
55.) Mom and Dad by pmills1210
56.) Hercules by Talyseon
57.) A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy By Knotheadusc
58.) Medela Breast Pump by jugrace
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