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i’m batman

its funny how thats a line. i mean, its such a general statement. really, it probably could apply to all of the different batman incarnations – it could and should just be a nothing statement. but it isn’t, is it? its a line. its michael keaton’s line.

why is that? isn’t it interesting?

i guess, for me, personally, its a line because it was such an incredible moment for me – that moment, when michael keaton said those words “i’m batman”. it was special because, in the most kid-like way it meant batman was… well, i’m embarrassed (but not really embarrassed, otherwise i wouldn’t be writing this) to say, that batman was real.

to see him in flesh and blood – and, when you’re a kid, a hollywood movie is effectively flesh and blood – was just amazing. and so, for me that line is something of an affirmation of his batman-ness. its like, “yes, batman is real and i am he”.

my neckhairs stand on end just thinking about it.

so, i love that line.

so why am i rambling about that line? well, its because of an email that charlotte sent me. here’s the context: charlotte had a nightmare on sunday and in it she dreamt i broke up with her. that was it – that was all she told me. naturally i consoled her, and afterward i thought nothing more of it. that was until she sent me this email:

I was cat woman last night. Thats why you broke up with me. You told my sister i seemed to ahve a double personality. In the end I told you about my secret (it was about a year later) and you begged for me back but I said it was too late. Then you told me that you were batman!! ha ha ha ha!! And you were : )

which was followed by this brief one:

we even went down a building on a special peice of string made just for me by my inventors!

isn’t that brilliant!? on some level, on some plane of existence, it was real. i was him!

i love that.

so:

i’m batman.

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EDIT:

charlotte has just piped up that i must say that it was cool that she was catwoman.

and yes, it was cool. when she told me i thought “mraaaoowwrrr…”

but since i am now batman i must resist temptation.

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  1. March 11, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Yeah, good luck with that πŸ˜‰

  2. jean pierre
    March 11, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    πŸ˜€

  3. March 11, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    You two are sick…just sick…;) Kidding of course, I love you all’s relationship! Very in tune with one another!

  4. March 12, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Hey, Batman and Catwoman has one of the HOTTEST relationship in comic history. So, here’s to you and Charlotte. πŸ™‚

  5. March 12, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Batman and Catwoman. Together forever πŸ™‚

    To me the line “I’m Batman” always reminds me of that Snickers ad, with the American Football player…. Isn’t the internet fantastic

  6. March 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    What a nice couple of superheroes you two turned out to be πŸ˜€

  7. jean pierre
    March 12, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    CHRIST:

    haha! πŸ™‚

    thanks.

    DARK ORPHEUS:

    hooha! thanks πŸ™‚

    FENCE:

    hahahaha! i’ve never seen that! very cool.

    yup, so if anyone ever wonders… batman and catwoman DO get together in the end.

    NYMETH:

    why thank you

  8. March 13, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    You naughty monkeys! Dreams? Or role-playing? Hmmmm…. πŸ˜‰

  9. jean pierre
    March 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    i’ll leave that to your imagination πŸ˜‰

  10. Jeff S.
    March 22, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Hmmm…Now maybe she should pretend to be Talia πŸ™‚

    Fun post JP.

  11. stephanie
    March 25, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Oh, how funny!! Ok, maybe just strange. If I was going to be a superhero, it would have to be Wonder Woman. I mean, she has those rockin’ gold bracelets and that lasso. Tres cool!!

  12. jean pierre
    March 25, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    JEFF:

    oh dear, you touched on a bit a sore spot there. i hope catwoman doesn’t see this comment, but i still haven’t quite gotten over talia.

    seriously though, perhaps i should introduce charlotte to talia and then she can dream of being her. that’d be cool too! πŸ™‚

    i can never quite decide who i’d prefer, were i batman, talia or catwoman…

    or poison ivy…!?!? i forgot about her. oh dear. its not easy being batman, is it?

    STEPHANIE:

    wonder woman is indeed tres cool! πŸ™‚

    i can never decide who i’d be if i were a superhero. its one of those questions i used to (and still do!) dream about endlessly…

    and i don’t want to be some all-in-one, or absorb-other-people’s-powers super hero either…

    its really difficult to decide…!

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