You are so great, and everything about you is great and your writing is fantastic. I just wanted to thank you for posting fic, because writing DC fic these past couple months has just been not happening. And it’s DC’s fault. But then you write something and suddenly my muse just attacks me with ideas.
So thanks, for everything.
oh, bb, thank you ♥. That means a lot to me. I’ve really been struggling to write DC stuff since…geeze, August, I think? I think that might be one of the reasons I’ve been enjoying writing original stuff so much, lately. I’m so frustrated by DC right now, I just want to flip a table and slap a Batman. That is how I feel about DC. Even rereading old stuff that I enjoy is colored by the knowledge that someone felt that the things that I loved and cherished about DC weren’t important enough to survive the reboot. Li’l Gotham was the first DC title I’ve been EXCITED about since…well. At least six months. And that’s just sad.
So yeah, original fiction has been a coping mechanism for me. My male protagonist is roughly 70% the-way-I-write-teenage!Damian, so I’ve pretty purposefully taken the tropes that DC doesn’t want to play with anymore and buried them in my personal sandbox. I’m REALLY glad that my silly little fluff drabble made you feel better! I feel like we’ll be more at peace with the DCnU the more we detach from current!DC. We’ll always have fandom, my friend.
wait, kitty, how do you think the incanon fandom differentiates between the two robins? Like I bet there’s a lot of spats about the first and second robins, with all the new kids going THEY LOOK THE SAME and the old skool people who’ve been around since the yahoo mailing list going THERE ARE ENORMOUS DIFFERENCES WHAT.
but like they all have fanon names. Fic writers vary from fic to fic, but they all have like these catchall names that people use to refer to them. like Dick is Robin and Jason is Rob obviously (which only confuses the new fans more and they’ll occasionally call Rob “Tom” as an act of rebellion), but they had to get a little creative with Tim and Steph. Steph sort of became Blondie, the natural evolution of “The blonde Robin.” There are claims circulating that she’s also the blonde Batgirl and while many aren’t sure of the validity of this claim, they’re willing to accept that headcanon.
Tim’s fanon name varies. There’s a group that started referring to him as Trace, because Trace = tres = three and why not. Still others call him Tiny.
I love your brain. I love it so very much. I think that there would be a ton of tinhatting over whether or not the second Robin really is a different kid, or if he is actually made of magic or deaged or something. But then an eagle-eyed young commenter (hi, Tim) pointed out the physical differences between Robin and Rob, such as dem thighs and curly hair.
Tim resents being known as Tiny in fandom. Steph will never, ever admit that she was the one who started the trend of calling him that. We know that she is a long-time Robin fan—-she had a poster of Jason!Robin on her wall. She was delighted when the new Robin showed up, because he was just so TINY and AWKWARD and SERIOUS. Tim can never know that her post about Tiny Robin is what started it all. She’s taking that one to her grave, or at least to the Christmas party when she’s old enough to legally imbibe alcohol.
Submitting because I want to show you a link.
My mom just showed me this. And it is, like, the epitome of your entire existence.
Oh. My. AND IT’S EVEN A FLAKY JELLY. WHICH IS MY FAVORITE TYPE OF POLISH.
If I were a nail polish, this is the polish that I would be. I’m just going to stare at it for a while and see if I can recreate it with my existing colors…
Tim Gunn critiques superhero costumes!
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fQwU7uUPcU
The Robin costumes are about 5 minutes into part 2. He doesn’t spend a lot of time on Damian’s costume, but his reaction to the Discowing costume should make up for that.
It’s really fun! I disagree with him on some stuff, but I think he’s looking at the costumes from a mostly fashion viewpoint while I tend to look at them from a character viewpoint. I mean, Damian’s a very different character from young Dick and you get that immediately when you look at this kid in Docs and a hood.
I likewise disagree with some of his points, but for the most part this is amazing. It’s worth watching the whole thing—-I feel like a more enlightened individual for it. His reaction to Discowing was pretty much the best. Though, to be fair, Dick has the soul of making it work. For better or worse, he owns every hideous outfit he flips around in. Thank you SO much for sharing this with me!
My students are driving me crazy with their poor grammar and abuse of commas and parentheticals. Your writing always brings me joy and a happy escape from them, so please have this drabble that has been floating around in my head.
He freezes, the way most Managing Directors of multi-billion dollar firms tend to do when they hear her call their name. For a moment, he looks like he might rabbit. Finally he plasters a tight smile on his face and turns to look directly at her.
"To what do I owe this visit, Mrs Lane-Kent?"
"Don’t call me that, you make me sound like your mother-in-law."
"Well, an argument could be made-"
"-Could be, but won’t." She cuts him off. For a moment his smile looks genuine.
"Alright. To what do I owe this visit, Lois?"
"-Tim is fine-"
"-I have a lunch reservation for two and my husband has…let’s just say blown me off." For a massive typhoon in Japan. "I had an odd feeling your husband might have cancelled any plans you had, so I thought I’d see if you would like to join me for lunch."
The genuine smile comes back, but this time it stays.
"Thank you, Lois. I’d be delighted."
Thus began the inaugural meeting of the ‘my husband is Superman (sometimes I get worried)’ support group.
I want this to be a thing, omg. Lane-Kent Wayne-Kent lunch dates! This drabble improved my mood vastly, so thank you very, very much ♥.
TIME TO SHUT DOWN THIS ACT BEFORE YOU UP THE ANTE
I’M NOT TAKING ANY CRAP FROM SPACE JUNK OR TINY VIGILANTES
DON’T THINK YOUR KILLING OR SMASHING UP SHOPS
WON’T BRING THE GOTHAM COPS
A BLACK LANTERN, HUH? CUTE. BUT TO ME THAT MEANS DIDDLY
CLEAN UP YOUR ACT AND GET OUT OF MY CITY
DON’T THINK I WON’T BE WATCHIN YOU WITH CYBER EYES
I’M CHIEF OF POLICE YOU BETTER RECOGNIZE
POSER WANNABES I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND
THE NAME IS BARBARA I CAN BEAR YOU WITH ONE HAND