sábado, 22 de novembro de 2008

Arlequina.

Harley Quinn é a namorada do Coringa, o arqui-inimigo do Batman. Nunca gostei do Batmam porque ele é um poser, mas é indicutível que os vilões que o antagonizam estão entre os mais bem construídos entre os personagens de quadrinhos. Todos os vilões de Batman, por exemplo, quando capturados, não vão pra cadeia. Eles vão para um sanatório, o asilo Arkham.

As motivações dos vilões de Gotham City são muito melhor construídas que as das demais histórias. Eles são muito bem escolhidos e de bom gosto.

Harley Quinn é uma personagem cult sm que simboliza a submissão. Recolhi alguns trechos legais que apresentam a personagem. Leiam, vale a pena.


Wikipedia: (…) Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel) is a fictional character, a supervillainess, in the animated series Batman: The Animated Series, later adapted into DC Comics' Batman comic books. As suggested by her name (a play on the word "harlequin"), she is clad in the manner of a traditional harlequin jester. The character is a frequent accomplice and love interest, and now ex girlfriend of Batman's nemesis the Joker, and is also a close ally of supervillainess Poison Ivy .(…)

(…) The 1994 graphic novel Mad Love recounts the character's origin. It reveals that Joker intended to twist her mind as a joke because her name was close sounding to the word harlequin, a clown character in commedia dell'arte, but in his joke he found some affection for her. Told in the style and continuity of Batman: The Animated Series and written and drawn by Dini and Timm, the comic book describes Harley as an Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who falls in love with the Joker and becomes his accomplice and on-again, off-again girlfriend. The story received wide praise [1] and won the Eisner and Harvey Awards for Best Single Issue Comic of the Year. The New Batman Adventures series adapted Mad Love as the episode "Mad Love" in 1999, making it the second "animated style" comic book adapted for the series (the other being Holiday Knights).

As portrayed in the comic, she becomes fascinated with the Joker while interning at Arkham, and volunteers to analyze him. She falls in love nearly instantly with the Joker during their sessions. After helping him escape from the asylum more than once, she is caught by her superiors, who revoke her license and put her in her own cell. During an earthquake in Gotham City, she flees and becomes Harley Quinn, the Joker's partner-in-crime. (…)


http://www.jokerxharley.com/ : (…) Harley's relationship with the Joker is one of the most complex in the DC Universe. While he often abuses her, sometimes near the point of death, there are as many instances that show a mutually affectionate side to their bizarre relationship. Certain stories imply that the Joker wrestles with the confusing reality of actually caring for someone, giving in to the sentiment more or less at times depending on his mood or state of mind.

In the book Batman: Animated, Mark Hamill (who provided the voice of the Joker in Batman: the Animated Series) says "Expressing emotion in any way that's real and meaningful is alien to the Joker, but he's learning those parts of himself, however unconsciously, through Harley."
Sorkin adds, "Everyone else sees the Joker laugh; Only Harley has ever seen him cry."

One example of this affectionate bend in their rollercoaster relationship comes from the Emperor Joker series (Action Comics #770) where Joker shares with Harley his deeply personal reasons for destroying the universe. Instead of destroying her with it, he gives her a last kiss and turns her into a constellation, saying "You get the best seat in the house for Armageddon. Say goodnight, Harley. I always wanted to see my dame in lights. Heh. Even in a moment of abject saccharine, I still got it."

A more in-depth look at the early stages of their DC Universe relationship is provided in Greg Rucka's No Man's Land novel. In the book Joker's initial reaction to Harley in her new mental state is a mixture of fascination and annoyance. Something that he can only seem to guess at causes him to not kill her and to keep her around, and as they spend more time together he begins to enjoy her more in spite of himself. One part describes Joker observing Harley during one of their outings, "Harley, he had discovered, had tricks. One of her favorites involved a rusty cheese grater and a stapler. It didn't always work, mostly because people didn't tend to sit still for that sort of thing, but it gave Joker a consistent laugh, and he figured in time Harley would have it down to a science."

Another part describes Joker choking Harley in frustration, and then a quick thought or two later grabbing her, kissing and licking her, and saying to her excitedly "Harley. You are the greatest, you know that?"

In Batman #663, it is revealed that Harley included in her college thesis the theory that the Joker is constantly reinventing his personality; After she is corrupted, however, she refuses to accept that his love for her is not a constant.(…)

4 comentários:

  1. bárbaro!
    amei.
    saudações submissas.

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  2. Os dias felizes
    (Cecília Meireles)

    Os dias felizes estão entre as árvores como os pássaros:

    viajam nas nuvens,

    correm nas águas,

    desmancham-se na areia.

    Todas as palavras são inúteis,

    desde que se olha para o céu.

    A doçura maior da vida

    flui na luz do sol,

    quando se está em silêncio.

    Até os urubus são belos,

    no largo círculo dos dias sossegados.

    Apenas entristece um pouco

    este ovo azul que as crianças apedrejaram:

    formigas ávidas devoram

    a albumina do pássaro frustrado.

    Caminhávamos devagar,

    ao longo desses dias felizes,

    pensando que a Inteligência

    era uma sombra da Beleza.


    Obrigada por fazer a minha vida mais feliz, Senhor. Um grande beijo.

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  3. Há algum tempo visito o teu blog, quando era ainda o D.P., apreciando a sensatez do conteúdo e a riqueza da construção.

    Com a mudança para este novo espaço, continuo impressionando-me (mas não surpreendendo-me) com tuas palavras. Em tempos de muita galhardia, purpurina e egos superdimensionados - porém de rasos conteúdos -, considero tuas postagens de um vigor intelectual e, mais ainda, de uma sutil elegância absolutamente singulares.

    É sempre um prazer passear por aqui.

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  4. Temos diversas vagabundas que gostam de apanhar aqui.

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