..or maybe not? Here's a random fact about me: I love Batman movies.
Any director, any actor: I've watched them all, many, many times. My Bat Companion in this is The Tall One, who sees it as his duty (when his Mum is looking frazzled) to put a DVD in the slot and steer me towards the sofa. We like the newer ones, we like the older ones; and we both have a sneaking admiration for Val Kilmer in the role, though we know that puts us in the minority.
I made The (Not So) Small One a Poison Ivy costume, once, with dozens of felt leaves sewn onto layers of green net. Have I ever borrowed it? You shouldn't ask me a question like that...
Round here they say I drive like I'm in my own Batmobile; but actually what I'd really like is my own Bat Signal. How cool would that be? They clubbed together and bought me a Martha Stewart bat punch for Mother's Day this year, just in case I wanted to get started on making my own. Signal, that is.
Instead, I used it to get me started on a page I've been meaning to make for at least a year now. It's all thanks to "Look Up, Look Down Helena", who, some time ago now, was lucky enough to be in New York when parts of The Dark Knight Rises were being filmed there. I left an envious comment when I saw the photos on her blog. I turned green, let's be honest, and it wasn't because I was wearing my Poison Ivy costume. I told her...
..and within minutes a photo landed in my inbox. It was a Bat Photo all of my very own and seriously? I think it's one of the most clever things anyone has ever given me.
One of the Gotham City Police Dept Cops says: " Why did the Chief call out all the boys?"
and the other one replies: "Sian had to go back to the library, but she told us to keep an eye out for possible stories"
She what I mean? Of course I love it! So I had to make a layout and here it is: with a bit of a mad mix of library ephemera and cartoon characters. Serious and funny, dark and light. That's Gotham for you.
Have a great weekend everyone.