joaquin phoenix& Brad Pitt
joaquin phoenix& Brad Pitt
I also feel like Arthur would have either one of the Blissey line or an Audino since he’s always getting injured and they could heal him.
J wouldn’t give a shit about his injuries. The man gets off on pain.
Arthur Joker’s Pokemon team:
And as I did with J I would give also give Joker:
Arthur’s Pokemon team:
I think Arthur would have a different team than when he becomes Joker, so I’ll make another post for his Joker team.
Crying about Arthur Fleck tonight hbu
Just saw Joker and holy shit!!!
Best Joker movie ever!
It deserved every award it got!
Sad, fallen angel
The Arkham Trio (and Ivy)
Add someone blue and they can almost make a pride flag 🏳️🌈🤘
i had these stuck in my head all day and in the end I did it. yes that’s comic sans
lmfao i don’t know i’m completely gone!!
I was writing an email to @muffinbitch and replying (at enormous length, I’m sorry, M, I’m so sorry) to some extremely insightful points she’d made about the relationship between Penny and Arthur & the fallout from Arthur’s childhood trauma and I was talking about how, in keeping with the movie’s themes, there’s a considerable degree of ambiguity regarding the level of Penny’s complicity in it. Of course, when Arthur finds out about it, it is completely understandable that he’d feel viscerally betrayed regardless, and I have nothing but sympathy for how devastating this would have been for him, especially as the one person involved who was unquestionably blameless but who got a life sentence out of it, but the point I’m making here is that as viewers we never get to actually see what Penny did or didn’t do, it could have been anything from “oh, kids need discipline, it’ll be fine, shrug emoji” all the way to “well, I did try standing up to someone who beats and terrorises my son and me on a daily basis, unfortunately I’m living in the 1950s and the cops just take him for a walk around the block while guffawing about mouthy brats and keeping the little woman in line”… And then I realised that these two possible but opposing narratives are already present in the movie itself, in the two newspaper polar opposite headlines we get to see in Penny’s file: Mother of Adopted Child Allowed Her Son’s Abuse and House of Terror for a Mother and Her Son.
And of course, regardless of Penny’s actual actions, or how bad or good she was, we do know that we never get to hear about this specifically directly from her (even if it’s a lie) except in the vaguest – still ambiguous! – way, we just get the two media narratives that she can be slotted into, and we get to hear from Dr Stoner as the embodiment of the medico-legal establishment, and from Thomas Wayne himself (probably don’t need to say what he represents, lol!). More importantly, we also know that she was forcibly committed and lobotomised, and we know that after the societal-failure-on-every-level that meant nothing was done to prevent or stop Arthur’s abuse, still nothing was done to at least provide care in the aftermath, because they/we live in a society (/ba-dum-tish) structured around the needs of people like the Waynes rather than people like the Flecks.
Anyway, I just love how this one thirty seconds scene and a couple of throwaway props in this comic book movie about a guy who dresses like a clown both professionally and personally manage to say so much about social structures and about ambiguity and the difficulty of knowing and narratives and how they are constructed and who gets to speak and be heard and who doesn’t, all without falling into some dumb ~both sides~ trap I’m just! exclamation mark heart emoji
Stolen from Facebook
Joaquin Phoenix doesn’t use plastic bags! Be like Joaquin Phoenix 💚
not to cast a spell or anything, but @jokerfandom you all are the best thing that happened to me in these latest months
me: please concentrate, you only have a few pages to read and then you’re done studying and you can do whatever you want just please let me finish this pages please please please
brain: *aggressively reels horny arthur/joker content non-stop*
Summary: What if Arthur found the courage to face Thomas Wayne in a very very cynical way? Maybe teasing Thomas’s “cultural” side, that side that he shows with so much vanity? Maybe the citizens may be way more cultured than him.
Warnings: Curses, offensive content (probably)
Word count: 856
The Mayor couldn’t understand. What that evidently shy, mentally ill, depressed, insignificant man wanted to say in that so secure and cynical way? Thomas’s gaze was staring at random point of a wall, as his mind remembered every single word that that citizen said until that moment.
«Now,» Arthur resumed to speak, after a few seconds of silence that made Thomas questioning about what happened. «imagine that everything is happening, not with rules to deserve Heaven, but with rules to live better here on Earth.». Arthur’s sweet and shy voice volume suddenly increased.
«Mr. Wayne, this is my condition: the ideals that support my ethics fell, but I can’t live without mechanically respecting those ideals.». The third man was standing next to the Jesus’s photo, he was silently listening to them, his arms crossed on his chest, his eyes following the Arthur’s circle move around the Mayor. «Then I’m using a behaving code that this society doesn’t consider as valid: I’m incapable to live in this society. But if I’m incapable to live, how do you technically define me? A…?» Arthur asked, letting Thomas end the sentence. But the third man joined the conversation, replying instead of the Mayor. «An invalid!» he exclaimed. Thomas looked the third man, with a confused gaze: «Invalid?».
«And if I’m an invalid, what do I deserve?» Arthur asked again, letting someone else finishing the sentence again.
«Pension!» the third man replied again, he was amused for that situation. «Pension!» the Mayor repeated raising his voice tone, then he immediately stood up and shook Arthur’s hand again. Arthur put a satisfied smile on his face. «You understood, I’m glad!» The man smiled, shaking back Thomas’s hand. «Congratulations!!».
«So you agree with me, Mr. Wayne-». Thomas’s enthusiasm died a bit, making their smiles disappear. «No, I don’t, I understand, but-». Arthur’s hand was painfully tightening Thomas’s one, while his gorgeous green eyes communicated a sense of threat for the Mayor. «I’m giving you the opportunity to open a gap in the legal system, there is a new handicap to put on record, the moral handicap, Mr. Wayne, you can be its author.»
«There’s no ‘moral handicap’, you just believed in wrong ideals.» Thomas tried to stop Arthur, he was beginning to be nervous and agitated, he wanted to go away from that citizen. Arthur shook his head. «No, no, no, don’t patronise me, I don’t deserve this. It’s a case, just a case, that my rules fell, not yours. Don’t be a hog, Mr. Wayne.».
«Why don’t you go saying this kind of things to that kind of people?» Thomas asked, visibly irritated. «What people?» Arthur replied, keeping that threatening gaze. «People that- You’re communist, aren’t you?»
«Diehard communist!» the third man yelled, as he turned around the Jesus photo, revealing a Karl Marx photo behind it, then he laughed loudly.
Thomas laughed with him, but Arthur didn’t like that, and started to get pissed off. «What are you saying? Shut up!» Arthur commanded, raising his voice tone and looking at the third man, then looking the Mayor again. «Mr. Wayne, I don’t miss communism.» he said «I’m not stupid! I miss the communist dream!» Arthur yelled. Thomas began to fear him, and started to walk backwards.
«Every man deserves a dream!» Arthur began to shout, as he tightened an armchair fabric. «I’ve been deceived! I wanna be compensated!» His voice tone became lower, but it started to tremble. «For many years I’ve actually believed that a billion of chinese people were behaved, happy and smiley just because they were communist!» Arthur yelled again.
Then he stopped, he calmed and swallowed a knot that formed in his throat, annoyance left to give space to anguish. «T-Then I found out that they organized executions into squares. They took some 15-16 teens. They made those teens get down on their knees and shoot them in their head, just because they’ve stolen a bike or some rice. And people applauded.». The feared gaze of the Mayor became shocked, for what his ears were hearing. The shiny green eyes of that citizen became wet, but he managed to hold the tears, as a new sense of rage grew in his soul.
«I was communist because I was against the death penalty, Mr. Wayne. I’ve been deceived and I want to be compensated. I deserve it.». The Mayor was doing an effort facing Arthur’s threatening gaze. «I-I know, but law doesn’t treat your kind of case.» he took his coat and went to the door. «What am I supposed to write into the register? You’re incapable to live because communism fell?!». Thomas’s hand reached his car keys, but Arthur’s one blocked it on the desk, his green eyes firmly stuck into the Mayor’s ones. «Correct. I’m ill, Mr. Wayne, I have an illness form that the State must consider. I’m an ideological addict, and I’m in withdrawal. I’m able to do everything, Mr. Wayne, and I’ll do it.». Arthur seemed to be got mad, and Thomas couldn’t keep calm anymore. «W-What do you mean?» Thomas asked, trying not to panic.