Happy Flash Friday everyone! The new issue of the Flash is getting some pretty favorable reviews but sadly I got really busy and haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet. Today is a bit of a rant, but I promise it isn’t full on nerd rage and it won’t get all hellfire and brimstone. Yesterday I got the comment, “It’s funny that you like the Flash so much, but you hate to run.” While it is the first time something like this was directed at me, it’s not the first time I’ve seen internet snark saying pretty much the same thing about overweight fans wearing a Flash shirt.
It is true, I am not thin. In all honesty, time on a treadmill wouldn’t hurt me, but my physical appearance has no bearing on which fictional characters I like or dislike. Even if I do spend every day at the track or gym it’s not like I’m going to suddenly be able to break the sound barrier or touch the speed force. I like Iron Fist but I’ve never taken a single martial arts class. I must be a failure as a fan.
Why does no one make fun of people wearing Batman shirts? Surely they could spend every second of their life training their mind and body to be a living equivalent of the Bat God. By that same standard all Green Arrow and Hawkeye fans better enroll in some archery class now.
So run if you want to Flash fans. I think I did enough of that when I was enlisted. Check back for tomorrows update where we talk about something less ranty.