March 21, 2012 by clownyprincess

This was something I was thinking about yesterday - how Harley’s new origin actually removed the element of choice and agency intrinsic to her original transformation. Even though Joker warped her mind, the donning of the costume, the breaking him out, all that was something done off her own impetus.
Just another reason this origin is inferior.
As for the Waller thing - oh hahahaha, fuck you, DC. Fuck you so fucking hard you chumps. 

This was something I was thinking about yesterday - how Harley’s new origin actually removed the element of choice and agency intrinsic to her original transformation. Even though Joker warped her mind, the donning of the costume, the breaking him out, all that was something done off her own impetus.

Just another reason this origin is inferior.

As for the Waller thing - oh hahahaha, fuck you, DC. Fuck you so fucking hard you chumps. 


Suicide Squad

March 20, 2012 by clownyprincess

So I did up a page for SS on the Haven - check it out by going to the website and selecting ‘Suicide Squad’ from the left-hand menu.


DC COMICS SUICIDE SQUAD #7

March 15, 2012

In case you missed the anon message earlier, we’re sending out reccs that people leave comments on the official DC page for SS#7 with regards their opinions and feelings about this new “origin” story for Harley Quinn. Go have your say!


What have you done, SS.

Reblogged from enasnivolz March 15, 2012 by clownyprincess

enasnivolz:

clownyprincess:

saltheria:

…Well. Glass has been a disappointment.
Personally.
Ah heck I’m sure I can find those who agree. So without further adiue, I’ll make the summary of what happened in today’s issue.
Old Harley is looong gone. Thanks, DC. That’s an entirely new character, whose fate I predicted ever since learning her skin was white by default.
I’m assuming preview was seen.

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I’m like… actually numb. I want to scream and rage and cry and actually I’m just shut down by it all.

I broke up with Cody a few days ago and now this happens.

It never rains but it pours.

So much of my love this week has been devastated.

I don’t… like, I want to know what Glass was thinking and why he kept telling us to wait and see and to be patient and that it would all make sense.

Cos it’s horrible. It’s honest-to-God AWFUL.  It’s just a fucking nightmare of fuckery.

It’s simplified, it’s reduced, it’s strained, it’s contrived, it’s paltry, it’s boring, it’s shallow, it’s a thousand other adjectives that could be used to describe in just two words: FUCKING WRONG.

Like. I think saltheria sums up all the way it is awful and bad and wrong and I actually don’t have the energy to elaborate further. But just. Yeah. I want to know who thought this was a good idea? Who thought this was in any way equal or worthy of an origin story? 

There’s nothing. No relationship or complexity or dynamic or subtlety or anything.

No interesting origin.

Just… lazy. Boring. Shallow.

Well, Glass, I hope you’re happy with yourself.

I really hope Adam Glass isn’t at Wondercon. Because I will have to restrain myself from asking him just what the hell he thinks he’s doing.

I just really want to know if he honestly thought this was a good thing to do… like, he kept telling us to trust him and wait and see… which suggested at least he was putting a lot of thought and consideration into it. This just feels so damn LAZY and sloppy.

Someone on facebook described as the 80s TMNT ‘mutant of the week’ plot device. Very apt.


March 15, 2012 by clownyprincess

Update on protest postcards: Most of you should’ve received yours by now. I still have a stack left to send though. I’m working my way to it - I have to get another 250 postcards printed to distribute amongst the people waiting. They ARE coming, it’s just taking time. I hope those of you who have already received your postcards have been sending them. 

Update on protest postcards: Most of you should’ve received yours by now. I still have a stack left to send though. I’m working my way to it - I have to get another 250 postcards printed to distribute amongst the people waiting. They ARE coming, it’s just taking time. I hope those of you who have already received your postcards have been sending them. 


Reblogged from under-my-desk December 30, 2011 by clownyprincess

ninjakunstlerin:

I cannot describe my automatic facial expression when I see this cover…..

I’d like this so much more if it wasn’t for the crummy redesign and the entire series of events leading up to this situation…

ninjakunstlerin:

I cannot describe my automatic facial expression when I see this cover…..

I’d like this so much more if it wasn’t for the crummy redesign and the entire series of events leading up to this situation…


December 2, 2011 by clownyprincess

In the interests of transparency, I’m keeping the reciepts for all the expenses going towards the Harley Quinn Redesign Postcard Campaign - here they are for you to pursue. This is mainly for those people who have donated $5 or more towards the cause, so they know what their money is being spent on. So far the majority of costs have come from my own pocket, but the donations I have received have been IMMENSELY helpful, so thank you!

Right now, I need to get another 200 postcards printed but don’t have the $100 necessary. It may have to wait until after Christmas. But that’s okay - to my mind, it’s a good thing if we keep this campaign going continuously over a few months and 200 postcards are already in the process of being sent out. 

If you do want to/can afford to donate $5 towards this campaign, it will be really helpful - you just paypal it to harleyquinnhaven@gmail.com

If you’re wondering what this is all about… FIND OUT HERE!


Protest Harley Quinn's Redesign: PARTICIPATE in the postcard campaign!

November 23, 2011

Hey all!

The first batch of postcards went out yesterday to Australia, America, Canada, the UK & Europe!

15 in total were sent yesterday.

There’s HEAPS more to go! I’ll send them out as I can so keep an eye on your mailbox!

The first 200 postcards have already been claimed and so I’ll need to get another 200 printed. 200 postcards cost about $100 so I will get them printed as I can afford them. If you can manage to send a $5 donation to harleyquinnhaven@gmail.com via Paypal, it will help speed up the process!

If you haven’t sent me your mailing address yet, please do so - so I can send you the cards!

Yippeee!


LOL

November 19, 2011 by clownyprincess

FROM HERE.


Reblogged from fyeahlilbit3point0 November 15, 2011 by clownyprincess

fyeahlilbitoeverything:

SUICIDE SQUAD #6Written by ADAM GLASSArt by TOM RANEYCover by PAUL RENAULDOn sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T+“The Hunt for Harley Quinn” starts here! After causing a prison riot and escaping an “escape-proof” supervillain penitentiary, the maniacal Harley Quinn is on the loose! The race is on as Deadshot – leading an all-new Suicide Squad – tracks his former teammate as Harley hunts the love of her life: the Joker! Plus: Don’t miss the unofficial crossover with STORMWATCH #6, tying into the explosive events of that issue!

*eyebrow*
Yannow, I have a feeling about how this is gonna go down… I’d like to be wrong, but I’m pretty sure we’re gonna get a pretty familiar retread…
I expect the Squad will try and stop her - to help her, yannow - that she’ll be one-track minded for 3/4 of the issue before having either a negative encounter with the Joker or a REALISATION that has her swearing him off for good, for GOOD this time, and probably some sort of confrontation with Deadshot that will involve the revelation her sexual interest in him was feigned as part of a manipulative scheme to take her to the Joker…
But all will end with Harley staying with the team, probably claiming her independence and need to grow… whether because she hates the Joker or needs to ‘learn’ for him.
… I say all this because a few fans, self included, have been advised by creative team to ‘wait and see’ and that we will be ‘pleasantly surprised’.
Maybe we WILL be. I DO hope so. But I reserve the right to remain cautious and suspicious for the time being, particularly when taking into account some of of the things writer Adam Glass has said about his opinion of Harley as a character.

fyeahlilbitoeverything:

SUICIDE SQUAD #6
Written by ADAM GLASS
Art by TOM RANEY
Cover by PAUL RENAULD
On sale FEBRUARY 8 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T+
“The Hunt for Harley Quinn” starts here! After causing a prison riot and escaping an “escape-proof” supervillain penitentiary, the maniacal Harley Quinn is on the loose! The race is on as Deadshot – leading an all-new Suicide Squad – tracks his former teammate as Harley hunts the love of her life: the Joker! Plus: Don’t miss the unofficial crossover with STORMWATCH #6, tying into the explosive events of that issue!

*eyebrow*

Yannow, I have a feeling about how this is gonna go down… I’d like to be wrong, but I’m pretty sure we’re gonna get a pretty familiar retread…

I expect the Squad will try and stop her - to help her, yannow - that she’ll be one-track minded for 3/4 of the issue before having either a negative encounter with the Joker or a REALISATION that has her swearing him off for good, for GOOD this time, and probably some sort of confrontation with Deadshot that will involve the revelation her sexual interest in him was feigned as part of a manipulative scheme to take her to the Joker…

But all will end with Harley staying with the team, probably claiming her independence and need to grow… whether because she hates the Joker or needs to ‘learn’ for him.

… I say all this because a few fans, self included, have been advised by creative team to ‘wait and see’ and that we will be ‘pleasantly surprised’.

Maybe we WILL be. I DO hope so. But I reserve the right to remain cautious and suspicious for the time being, particularly when taking into account some of of the things writer Adam Glass has said about his opinion of Harley as a character.


Reblogged from saltheria November 11, 2011 by clownyprincess

saltheria:

I can no longer express the anger in words. So there you go. UNNNNHHH

saltheria:

I can no longer express the anger in words. So there you go.
UNNNNHHH


WryTerra's External Memory: Give Us Back Our Harley

Reblogged from wryterra November 11, 2011

wryterra:

“The thought was, let’s see her operate outside of the Joker, not being obsessed 24/7,”
Adam Glass, Writer of Suicide Squad 2011, TV Guide Interview

This is a fantastic idea. It was a fantastic idea in Gotham City Sirens, the recently ended serial telling the story of Harley, Selina and Pamela trying to rub along together as friends. It was a fantastic idea in Harley & Ivy, the serial that saw the eponymous duo getting into misadventures. It was a good idea in Harley Quinn when she worked with Harvey Dent, in Secret Six… a good idea but not an original one. Adam’s bold statement of the thought behind the Suicide Squad rendition of Harley Quinn just belies a woeful lack of understanding of who Harley is and her history in the DC universe.

“She’s still funny, she’s still sexy, she’s still a little crazy. This is Harley if she’s moved away from home, her chance to shine on her own.”
Adam Glass, Writer of Suicide Squad 2011, TV Guide Interview

To take your points in order, Adam.

1) No, she isn’t. Humour is a subjective thing, admittedly, but Harley is not what she was. She should be a jester, who fell for the Joker because he made everything funny. It was all for laughs. It put a smile on her face. Harley is a ray of sunshine. Psychotically deranged sunshine. I haven’t seen any evidence of this in the new 52.

2) Harley’s sexiness did not come from her wardrobe, ever. Even when she got out of her iconic costume in Gotham City Sirens and dressed casually the appeal didn’t come from her wardrobe. Harley’s outfit in the first two issues of Suicide Squad was not sexy. There was nothing alluring about it, it was just sexual which is a different thing entirely.

3) Maybe she is still a little crazy. Actually, if she’s calling anyone but Mistah J “puddin’” then she’s clearly lost her mind completely. What she isn’t, though, is skating on the edge of madness, laughing at the absurdity of it all as she goes.

In short, the character presented in Suicide Squad is unrecognisable. Not least because Harley Quinn isn’t clown white, she wears clown white. Whilst I have no problem at all with her pursuing other romantic interests, I do have an issue with her calling Deadshot “puddin’”. Mr J is puddin’. Ivy is ‘Red’. Selina is ‘Kitty’. Harley nicknames the people precious to her. Are we supposed to think she’s gone so far past the boundries of sanity that she thinks Deadshot IS Joker?

It would seem that the team behind the book know what’s up here, too. The sudden and inexplicable (not to mention unexplained and unremarked) costume change between books 2 and 3 is a clear sign of retreat and acknowledgement that mistakes were made. Keep acknowledging it, guys. One of the most unique, delightful and charming villains of the DC universe’s fate hangs in the balance. Give us Harley Quinn, the real Harley Quinn. Trust me, we’ll all be better off.

“Ha! And here you thought I was just another bubble-headed blonde bimbo. Well, the jokes on you! I’m not even a real blonde!”
- Harley Quinn, Harlequinade

No, Harles, sorry, you’re not… for some reason you’re a half-black haired, half-red haired caricature of yourself. But hang in there. Writers come and go but great characters are forever. I hope.


Deathly Ill and Always Busy: So I just read the newest issue of Suicide Squad.

Reblogged from weenerd November 11, 2011

I disagree with this rant on a couple of points:

1. Harley is most definitely a masochist! I think most of us know that

2. She’s always been the kind of girl to strut around in daisy dukes…

3. Reputation… eh, I agree the line itself didn’t ‘sound’ like Harley and was therefore out-of-character, but I do think Harls thinks of herself as someone with a rep to maintain - she’s been ruthless and killed before and has named her associations with Joker & Poison Ivy as examples of her bad-assery

Annnd it’s a little ableist and I don’t really like the notion of taking random strangers’ photos off the internet to make fun of them BUT those quibbles aside, this rant is a good read!

… it’s also actually kinda funny how this person’s summary of Adam Glass’ approach to Harley Quinn actually kinda mirrors things he’s said in private correspondence I’ve been given the opportunity to read… like, especially the bit about “being with the Joker (ew) so must be desperate”… really uncanny!!!

deathlyillandalwaysbusy:

I cried. Well.
I almost cried.
I am on the verge of tears right now.

JESUS MOTHER OF FUCK
WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?
PLEASE TELL ME SO THAT I KNOW WHO TO REPEATEDLY BACKHAND
And then I will blow my nose on his shirt because that will be almost as gross as Harley’s characterization. Almost as gross.
I will bottle my tears, and I will dump them on his face.

“LOOK
LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE WROUGHT”

 And it’s not just whining about change. Change— I can handle change. I like different characterizations of Barbara Gordon. I even like different characterizations of Batman. (From the Dark Knight Returns, to Batman Begins, to Brave and the Bold… All things I enjoyed, and I’m very picky with the Batmen I enjoy.)

THIS
This is about— for really no other reason that Harley Quinn is a popular—taking a character’s name, CHANGING EVERYTHING ABOUT HER, and then portraying her in the most gaudy and offensive way possible.

I mean
Daisy dukes
Harley in daisy dukes.
There is no subtlety. There is only CHEESECAKE. 


Wait no, this isn’t attractive.
This is just kind of gross.

Also I’ve come to the conclusion that Adam Glass has written Harley to be some kind of mentally challenged sex-pot. I’m really not saying this as a “lol she’s returrded” way. I’m saying, she needs help from special services, she is not capable of functioning on her own in an adult society. She isn’t stupid, she just seems like she has some form of autism.

I mean look at her. She can’t even eat ice cream without getting it all over her face.

To me, it’s like Adam Glass understands Harley in this way:

“So there’s this chick right, and she’s kinda kooky. Like, kinda RANDOMLOL and- like— I guess she’s evil, yeah? Like no conscience? ‘Cause she was like, with the Joker so she must be TOTALLY EVIL oh and— since she was with the JOKER (ew) she must be like, super desperate, right? So like, I think she should totally try and fuck Deadshot because we need CONFLICT. Why do people think she’s hot? She’s wearing like a one-piece. And she doesn’t look anything like a clown.
Here, let’s fix that.
Here is your reference.

AWWWW YEEEEEEEEE
THIS GON’ BE AWESOME
so sexy”

I mean jesus

Harley has a degree in psychology
What made her interesting is that really, she was kind of a sweet person. She was bubbly and fun, an complement to Joker and a an appropriate juxtaposition against the grim backdrop of Gotham. She lacks scruples because she’s selfish. She lacks scruples because she has a compulsive, unhealthily obsessive love with the Joker.

Speaking of her love of Joker.
I just.
Who
Why
How did the idea come about to make Harley lose her panties for every good lookin’ booty out there?

I mean, I admit that’s a fine-ass booty, but—
She’s kind of a one-clown woman. That was kind of in her character.
You know.
Her obsessive love.
With the Joker.
One might even call it….a Mad Love.

And she might hook up with Ivy every once in a while when the Joker does something really horrible to her, but that’s because they have a nice, intimate relationship. They’re best friends as much as anything else.

And then we have this, which comes out of left field

And she likens her vagina to a clown car.

….Wait, what?
Yes. That happened. That happened.
“Welcome to my vagina: it’s like a clown car.
It might look small, but I can fit a lot of dicks in it.” 

image

 

Adam Glass.
I am going to find you.
And when I do.
I am going to vomit all over you.
And I will make sure that I have eaten a lot of fish and garlic beforehand so that you NEVER forget the smell. 

NO
NO
JOKER IS HER PUDDIN’
SHE’S NOT A MASOCHIST
SHE’S A VICTIM OF ABUSE
ARE YOU SERIOUSLY CONFUSING THOSE TWO THINGS
ARE YOU COMPLETELY DAFT

WHO ARE YOU?!
YOU CLEARLY AREN’T HARLEY QUINN
Harley doesn’t have a reputation to maintain!
HARLEY helped Robin evacuate a crowded building after a botched robbery!
I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS GIRL IS

Color scheme aside, this character is nothing like Harley Quinn. Why didn’t they just make a new character if they wanted to write this….creature? Why did they have to stain the career of a lovely fan favorite?
Oh. Right. She’s a fan favorite. They wanted to draw in more readers, and they weren’t gonna take a chance on some no-name nobody.
I really hate you right now, DC. 


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