BATMAN: Your Magnificent Obsession
Syllabus: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008)
Extra credit: Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992)
As a mythical archetype, Batman has always tread closer to the world of shadows and darkness than most other superheroes, and for this reason he has always been my favorite. For although on the surface I look very respectable and conservative, I am and always have been, at heart, an uber-goth. Because I try to live by the principles of compassion, love and unconditional contentment, people might think I’m the happy-go-lucky type when nothing could be further from the truth. Inside my heart swirls a cloud of gloom, doom and rage. I swear I would walk around with a black cloak fluttering about me were it not for the fact that it kind of makes it harder to find a job (and dates). My positivity, therefore, is simply how I consciously choose to express my darker emotions.