So, the secret identity thing. There’s the whole Kill Bill speech, but let me tell you: you shouldn’t trust a villain to explain to you what a superhero thinks.
The truth of it is that Superman doesn’t need a secret identity. He doesnt need a job, he doesn’t need money. He doesn’t even really need friends—he’s got the Justice League. He has a Fortress of Solitude in Antarctica. He’s generally respected, not like the mutants in Marvel or anything—no reason to hide that he’s a superhero for fear of discrimination. The truth of it that Superman wants an identity. He wants a job, to have to make money, to make friends. He wants all that.
A lot of people figure that because Superman doesn’t wear a mask, he’s the “real” identity, and therefore Clark is his way of living a fantasy human life. But why keep up the fantasy so long? It’s a bigger hassle than a boon once he has to start hiding.
Because he wants to. He likes the annoyance of being human. He wants to have to call in to work. To be really just another person on the street.
Here’s is the thing about Superman I will argue until I die:
Clark Kent doesn’t exist to protect Superman’s identity from the world. Superman exists to protect Clark Kent’s very human existence.
my phone just changed “what” to “me hat” and i can’t stop imagining a forlorn pirate reaching for his cap as it floats just beyond his grasp in the breeze only to clutch his breast as he sheds a year and murmurs “…me hat…”
forlorn pirates apparently go from 25 to 24 with just a touch of the breast!!!
my phone has struck again. this poor pirate has to suffer through so much. tragic.
yanno those white noise sites like rainymood.com or the cafe shop one? i’d like an Enterprise bridge one, please. Soft beeping, maybe some chill version of amok time theme or something, and every now and then the crew calmly issuing orders or reading something sciency. im watching the lights of zetar and this evasive scene? is super calming and i need it on infinite repeat somehow. someone make this happen.
SO APPARENTLY I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO WANTED SOMETHING LIKE THIS