This is a letter to David – an actual letter to David – and not a blog post. With the whole “No Contact with a Narcissist Rule”, I have to maintain boundaries and try not to poke the sleeping dragons.
I just watched “Iron Man 3”. Now he’s a superhero to admire. “The Mechanic”.
You’re too young to remember MacGyver, but he was the hottest thing in America from 1985 until 1992. That’s almost a decade! Men wanted to be him; women wanted to ***** him; and 75% of the country had the MacGyver haircut.
Sexy and smart he was.
Tony Stark is the same. An ordinary guy whose superpower is his mind.
“A paper clip, a gumball, and a tube of toothpaste? Why that’s the recipe for a smokebomb to provide cover while we free the president from the terrorists.”
Plus, Tony gets PTSD by movie #3 and has panic attacks. He is a real person who has to be talked down by a little boy. Batman, by contrast, is just a two-dimensional ass who uses women as cover to protect his secret identity. Tony Stark doesn’t have a secret identity. He is himself and he loves Pepper Potts.
He loves her so much that he replaces his shrapnel heart with a real one. Take that, Mister “How would it feel if Hashem replaced your heart of stone with a heart of flesh?”.
I never had a heart of stone, by the way.
You were just an idiot.
In conclusion, Batman sucks. He hides in a cave; he hides in a false identity; and he hides from real human attachments.
Iron Man is awesome. His superpower is his ingenuity and creativity. He enjoys life; he enjoys Pepper; and he knows how to reinvent himself. Tony Stark has heart.