OK,, so growing up in the Seventies we all read DC,, right???? I think we all loved SUPERMAN,, BATMAN,, WONDER WOMAN,, et al..
But there was one hero i was ABSOLUTELY DRAWN TO..
specifically HAL JORDAN.. i do not know why i liked him so much,, but that brownish? Reddish? Hair had me IN LOVE.. i think i started liking him the most after seeing him get hypnotized a multitude on the SUPER FRIENDS,, like damn this guy can SUBMIT.. haha..
But it was a few instances i realize hal was the real deal for me..
I never had head lice in school,, but someone else in a class i wasn't in did,, so they sent out the notice that someone has lice and all,, but WHAT WAS UP WITH THEIR INSISTANCE to anthropomorphize the lice,, like there was a community living in your hair????
That of course got me INTERESTED,, since i had heard horror stories from friends that lice made your head ITCH.. they shut down the school,, and with me,, that notice,, and a GREEN LANTERN hyperfixation,, I just wrote an entire story of Hal Jordan with ANTHROPOMORPHIC LICE in his hair.. i could visualize the itching in my mind.. how he went from being sassy about it to ABSOLUTELY FUCKING FERAL as the story progressed as the itching was driving him MAD.. and of course SUPERGIRL and BATGIRL were there to help him out by combing his hair,, which just made things worse as the itching had turned into pain.. blame the PORKY PIG with the RAT STAMPEDE record for this whole interest with the anthropomorphic lice..
Later when i was like 11 i owned a game called TUMMY ACHE by colorforms,, the object of this game was to give this kid junk food until he threw up.. now first of all i ate alot of junk food and never threw up.. but something about this interested me.. so i wrote a story about hal jordan eating the same food in the game (real versions OFC),, and getting a tummy ache + throwing up.. This time CAROL FERRIS was there to take care of him,, pepto bismol alka seltzer.. it was oddly cute..
Also when i played FANTASTIC VOYAGE for 2600 the first time,, I imagined the patient being Hal Jordan.. this was before david so i had to make something up on the spot.. lol..
In the Nineties when Hal became PARALLAX i was strangely like,, "yeah i think i like hal all over again",,, keep in mind I was 24.. i wrote a story where he got a fever,, showing he wasn't invulnerable even if he was an unstoppable badass.. and paying homage to that first FANTASTIC VOYAGE playthrough,, carol had to shrink and go inside him to cure it.. since parallax being bratty asf "COULDN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!" Cute and savage at the same time..
When steve blum did hal's voice in INJUSTICE 2 I felt my childhood return.. especially when he became a red lantern and got all angry.. reminded me of hal going FERAL in some of the stories i wrote.. i believe there was one of him with chickenpox.. yeah feel free to laugh at me.. i'm a fiend,, and hal is why..