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Batman Villain Concept: RimeBatman Villain Concept-Rime
Name: Father Samuel Barrelman
Real Name: Lost to time
Occupation: Cult Leader/Serial Killer
Age: Hundreds of years
Powers: Ability to generate water and ice to attack his enemies. His preferred method of murder is to drown his victims while at the same time freezing them, covering them with a thin coating of ice (aka RIME). Also has some mind control ability, and is unafraid to use his followers as cannonfodder.
Many have heard of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge; but what few know is that it’s a true story. The young man in the poem was Samuel Taylor Coleridge himself, and the encounter not only inspired the poem, but later drove him to the drugs and drink that would eventually ruin his life. The Ancient Mariner was an early sailor of the Atlantic; some whisper he was a Viking, or a sailor on an early, and hushed up, voyage to the New World.
Happy Birthday, Nightwing!Happy 74th Birthday to the first (and possibly best) Robin: Dick Grayson!
Granted, in the comics he's in his early 20s, and Detective Comics #38 wasn't published until April, 1940.
But March 21st is his birthday, according to canon.
So, a salute to my favorite superhero
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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