It started with The Dark Knight. A group of friends decided to dress up as characters from the movie for the premiere. They chose their character, acquired the costume accessories, and applied the necessary make-up. All but one of them. One of them applied War Paint. And he embodied the character of the Joker so thoroughly, it alarmed everyone around him at the premiere, but it also amazed them. And they clamoured for him to be the Joker again.
Since he was a writer as well as a film maker, the young man decided it might be fun to make a short on what may have happened to our intrepid villain once he was carted off to Arkham Asylum. He decided it may be fun to add the Harley Quinn canon to the short since she was, after all, Joker’s psychiatrist. For a giggle, he posted the short to You Tube under an account called The Joker Blogs and entitled it “Therapy Begins.” And it exploded in popularity. There came a demand for more adventures from our favourite Arkham crazy, so our film maker and his friends set to creating The Joker Blogs proper, giving the look we’ve come to love to the second installment, “Arkham Bound.”
The Blogs began in October of 2008 and are going stronger than ever today, building a mighty fan base that eagerly awaits each episode with a fervour not seen since the first season of LOST. Heartened and humbled by this outpouring of support and love from the fans, the film maker is hoping that, when the Blogs draw to an end, the fans will continue to follow him in his other adventures. As he begins his siege on the big Hollywood execs, the fans are confident that the show-biz powers that be would be making a terrible mistake by not giving our Blog Boy the chance to spread his wings and show the world a rare talent, especially in an entertainment world so prone to embrace mediocrity.
For now, though, the Blogs will continue. Fun will be had, violence will ensue, and Anarchy will win the day because, really, it’s all about Mister J for the moment. And we’re all happy and grateful for that fateful premiere night when it was clear to everyone who saw the first Mister J appear at the movie theater that the Joker never really dies: he just changes his War Paint and waits for the opportunity to “get to people” to present itself.