redundantthinking:

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THIS IS TOO CUTE TELL ME MORE LIKE CASS CATCHING THE WEE PHOTOGRAPHER-STALKER AND JASON BEING SUPER PROTECTIVE AND CASS BEING SUPER PROTECTIVE AND DICK BEING PLEASED WITH FAAAAAAAAAAAAMILY

jaskljdlkasjddasj well I don’t think Cass would be Batgirl right out because at the time Babs would still be in the mantle and then what happened her with the Joker (meh meh meh) it might hold too much for them to give to her

so instead maybe there’s two Robins—both Jason and Cass moonlight as a team—or one takes Robin and other takes something like Swan or Ibis or Crow or something (stop me when these get done)

and I’m pretty sure if Cass is involved, she would totally stop Jason from dying. I don’t think she would have let him leave by himself, that’s for sure. 

But yeah back before that Dick comes home to two new siblings and he’s like WHAT THE HELL YOU REPLACED ME WITH TWO KIDS and Cass instantly takes to him because of the way he moves and she likes training with him

also Cass in the garden with Alfred

Cass picks Tim up by his hoodie when she notices him and every time he sneaks back to see him, she rolls her eyes and bops him on the head

I feel like I have to remind everyone (and myself) of this every few weeks but hey. I actually don’t hate Bruce Wayne.

You might even say there’s evidence

Quite

to the contrary

Or I’ve wasted a lot of money over the years.

… if you can’t tell, today I was packing up the shelves XD

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Anonymous said: Imagine if Batman made it to the warehouse just in time to push Jason out of the blast, but was impaled and killed by a large piece of metal. How do you think this would change Jason's character? Do you think that he'd take it as a lesson to his recklessness and try to honor his memory by making more effort to emulate him? Or do you think that he would have followed through on what he said in Under the Red Hood and hunted down the Joker and kill him?

Um. Ow?

Well, some background and clearing up a lot of misconceptions that DC has very nastily perpetuated over the past three or so decades: Jason’s recklessness did not kill him. His biological mother, Sheila Haywood, betraying him and selling him out to the Joker to save her own butt after she was caught embezzling money from the Red Cross that was meant for starving kids in Ethiopia killed Jason.

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Anonymous said: From an out-of-universe perspective, how do you think Jason would have developed as a character if he had won the vote and survived ADitF?

I kinda covered this one before in a previous ask, but I’ll expand a bit on Jason’s growth in particular.

I think, compared to Red Hood Jason, “survivor Jason” would hold a lot of that same bitterness and resentment, but not so much the outright anger. Jason is a very passionate character, but of any of the Bats he’s never read particularly angry to me like you see getting thrown around a lot with his character. Especially in his Robin stories.

Sure, Jason’s anger is a unquenchable fury once he’s got it, but he’s never been shown as getting angry without reason. When he’s upset and angry it’s because something has caused this sort of righteous contempt from him.

I owe a lot of the angrier stuff as Red Hood to being at least in part to the pit madness and also his emotional and mental trauma from his death.

That would stick around should Jason survive, but I also think it’s much much much much more likely that he would receive legitimate help for those things in these circumstances. Leslie is a close personal friend of the family still, and she’s shown nursing Jason to health before, even saving his life, so it’d stand to reason that she’d be very active with Jason at this point.

And while I’m not so sure about how good of terms Jason would have with subsequent Robins in the even of his survival, there’s quite a degree of certainty that they’re not going to have anything like the outright antagonism that exists between them now. I also think Dick and Jason — who really do have a very underrated relationship prior to his death — would be much closer. Same with Jason and Babs.

Jason really wouldn’t be a “different character” entirely, but I think he would be a lot more tempered in these events, and I think him and Bruce might actually be for the better here, too.

What To Buy: Comixology Mega Bat Sale!

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Okay, guys. I meant to go through and make this list yesterday, but as of Tuesday this week, Comixology.com has been hosting a mega Batman sale in celebration of Bruce’s 75th Anniversary. There are a lot of awesome Bat Stories currently available, and you should check them out.

But for people curious about Cassandra Cain, are there any issues to buy?

Never fear, Bat Fans! Here’s a list of Cass-related issues to buy!!

((*Note: Even though Cass has several major appearances throughout the arc, I will not be listing any Batman: War Games or War Crimes issues. On the one hand, you’re missing out on Cass appearances. On the other, you’re not wasting money on garbage.))

Batman: No Man’s Land (Cass’ First Appearances and Origin!)

Batman (1940-2011) #567: “The Mark of Cain, Part 1”
Detective Comics (1937-2011) #734: “The Mark of Cain, Part 2”
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #120: Cass becomes Batgirl
Batman (1940-2011) #569: Cass’ first mission!

Batman: New Gotham Era (simultaneous with the Puckett run of Batgirl)

Batman (1940-2011) #594: Team-Up with Batman

Batman: Bruce Wayne Murderer?/Fugitive (Cain centered story)

Batman (1940-2011) #600
Batman (1940-2011) #605: Confronting Cain

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (simultaneous with the Horrocks’ run of Batgirl)

Superman/Batman #5: Bat Family and Super Family invade the White House
Detective Comics
(1937-2011) #790: Bruce and Cass on the anniversary of Jason’s death

These are not all of Cass’ appearances — I tried to limit suggestions from issues where she only cameo’d — and some issues that are great for dealing with Cass aren’t always the best for other characters ( Batman: LotDK #120 for Helena, 'Tec #790 for Steph ), but this is a basic list.

My personal suggestions if you’re being picky with your wallet are “The Mark of Cain” storyline (Batman  #567 and
Detective Comics #734), Batman #569, Superman/Batman #5 ( Cass isn’t the main featurette but the interactions for everyone is fantastic ), and Detective Comics #790.

Hope you guys enjoy some Cass during the Bat-cebration!

Okay, did a version with some links edited in, because the Comixology search function apparently sucks. Hope you don’t mind, Rena. (I bought these all for less than $9, for those wondering.)

Thanks! That’s a great idea!

Just a reminder, folks, the sale ends tomorrow : )

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dashingforceofpalsy asked:

i have this idea that kon loves to read, just voraciously. sitting on the farm with big 500 page doorstop novels. kind of a direct way of combating cadmus implanted knowledge and forming his own identity outside of clark. what qualities do you think kon has that clark dosent…?

So I really like this headcanon about Kon reading lots of works of literature to build his own relationship with them and his own memories of those feelings. Personally, I’d see it more of an older Kon thing — it’d probably start out with forms of entertainment that more kept pace with his interests like watching sports events and movies before graduating up to reading books.

He has attention span issues initially, after all and even by his Teen Titans days he wasn’t the most quiet and reserved of people. The Superboy right before the reboot really had him settling his roots into Smallville, and was actually selling me on that idea pretty well for the first time, and I could see the influences of Lori and Simon encouraging that part of him to grow. Get him into watching some school events and what not. Pep section groupie of sorts. 

/off tangent/

As for what qualities Kon possesses that Clark doesn’t? There’s actually a lot in my opinion. It’d almost be easier what they do have in common. And it really comes back, in a way, to the difference in how they’re raised.

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Anonymous said: For your rule 63 verse, you briefly mentioned Rochelle's troubles in Bludhaven. How similar would her arc be to the one her male counterpart faced? Mostly in relation to a male Tarantula. Ooh. A male Tarantula. That sounds suitably horrifying.

In the Rule 63 ‘verse, a lot of the events are mirrored but it’s not exact, and often I try to curb the problematic elements of canon and use the ‘verse to address the things I do not like at all in a much more — for me — satisfying fashion.

Major events, though, are still comparatively the same in bullet points and that includes dealing with Blockbuster and Nightwing’s sexual assault.

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ephemeraltea said: RENA. LORD OF THE RINGS AU. WHAT WOULD YOU DO? GO!

Okay, I’m taking this as an AU of the DCU.

Middle-earth is something of an Elseworld within the multiverse, and the ring in this case would be a “true Ring of Power,” the Black Lantern Ring. Mordu would be our Sauron and Felix Faust our Saruman.

The initial conflicts that take place over the course of The Hobbit and other prequel-ish matters like The Silmarillion would be with the JSA generation of heroes. The Amazons’ “retreat from humanity” will be framed almost identically to that of the the divide between Dwarves and Elves, with Hippolyta something of a Thranduil.

Alan Scott will be our Bilbo of sorts, eventually wielding a ring of power himself. His travels in this version include Jay Garrick, Ted Grant, Dinah Drake, Alan Pratt, etc.

They ultimately fail to destroy the ring. The dragon Smaug is still here, but he is more of an earthbound demon known as Etrigan.

The Lord of the Rings takes place years later with Hal Jordan as our Frodo, his own personal demons (Parallax) is what chases him rather than the Ringwraiths when he puts on the ring. Barry Allen is our Sam. Merry and Pippin are Kyle Rayner and Guy Gardner.

Gandalf is replaced with Jim Corrigan, the Spectre, and his allegiance is far harder to pin down though it’s obvious to see his interest in Hal taking over for him.

Aragorn is Clark, his Arwen being  a much more active and involved Lois. Legolas is Diana, Gimli (hilariously enough) is Bruce Wayne.

Ollie and Dinah are trickier to pen down in their roles, but basically Ollie is a Boromir-lite of the group and Dinah is Éowyn if she had been in the story from very early on.

In this version, both Ollie and Barry do not make it to the final conflict, both dying in truly heroic but still tragic ways. Ollie would die similarly to Boromir in the film version of The Lord of the Rings, and Barry would not make it through the conflict of The Two Towers.

Also of note: Gollum would be Sinestro here.

Aaaaaand that all done, why yes. I did make Batman a dwarf and an AU non-Super or Bat centered.

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renaroo:

Just a canon reminder, folks:

Jason might be looser with his tongue than some, but never think he’d use slurs or misogynistic terms.

As a kid who had taken care of himself on the street and was a “rough kid”, the meanest thing he could think to call…

I’ve long since accepted that I have no business debating anything on the internet.

Because.

I read as far as “Jason might be looser with his tongue than some” and started nodding sagely… before realizing “OH. It’s not that kind of discussion.” -_-

… then maybe just ignore it and don’t get involved?

Like it or don’t, dude. It’s a discussion that exists. And it happens to involve legitimate canon for a character interpretation.

Maybe it’s not your interpretation and you have a dozen posts on the same subject of your conflicting view. But I don’t get on your posts to make some negative general assumptions about your viewpoint without providing actually commentary or rebuttal to generate further discussion.

Because that’d be rude and pointless.

Honey this person is saying that their brain went straight to the gutter

goddammit I literally just made a post today about how sick I am of everyone sexualizing everything.

Thank you for letting me know

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urdchama:

teland:

discowing:

renaroo:

Just a canon reminder, folks:

Jason might be looser with his tongue than some, but never think he’d use slurs or misogynistic terms.

As a kid who had taken care of himself on the street and was a “rough kid”, the meanest thing he could think to call…

I’ve long since accepted that I have no business debating anything on the internet.

Because.

I read as far as “Jason might be looser with his tongue than some” and started nodding sagely… before realizing “OH. It’s not that kind of discussion.” -_-

… then maybe just ignore it and don’t get involved?

Like it or don’t, dude. It’s a discussion that exists. And it happens to involve legitimate canon for a character interpretation.

Maybe it’s not your interpretation and you have a dozen posts on the same subject of your conflicting view. But I don’t get on your posts to make some negative general assumptions about your viewpoint without providing actually commentary or rebuttal to generate further discussion.

Because that’d be rude and pointless.

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ephemeraltea said: this is why in my current novel the main relationship is really messed up and when they ignore their problems and do sex instead, it just makes things worse. (I CAN WRITE DYSFUNCTIONAL ROMANCE BUT NOT HEALTHY ROMANCE??)

This sounds completely beautiful and amazing <3

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miketooch:

If you like Batman but don’t like Batman Beyond then I don’t know what to tell you, kiddo.

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