I have an unnatural desire to draw Kori’s hair whenever I see a Rhato post
and their reluctant sidekick Cordelia
“Whatever false anger the girls joked around before seems to have left. It is accurate to say the currently pregnant Robin has finally entered the dreaded months of mood swings, only instead of anger she fell into constant depression. That and apparently Robin also thinks Chrom is a whore. Perhaps not a whore as whore requires payment and according to Robin, Chrom will provide such services for free.”
I fic’ed and its a comedy
I gots some super cute TimKara drawings on my DA from her. I didn’t even ask for them! *´∀`*
Oh man, I’m seriously fangirling so hard. That I’ve been gushing over this for like almost a good thirty minutes now. No really, she’s too talented. I can’t even begin to articulate a sentence atm.
Kyaaa you’re too kind X_X *dies
>3< you deserve a lot more lovin for keeping making me love Kara
>:3 keep up the good up!
From the novel Batman: No Man’s Land by Greg Rucka (page 228)
I have pretty negative feelings about this passage, so I would love to hear other people’s thoughts. While it would be comforting to think that I am just being overly sensitive about defending our precious Dick Grayson, but I have the sinking feeling that this is a terrible excerpt.
FYI: this is a diary entry written by Barbara. So these are Bab’s thoughts on Dick and Tim.
The good: Dick is passionate. Dick as Bruce’s inheritor. The mention that Dick and Bruce are both very alike and very different.
Her description of Tim is great (truly spot on) - and exceedingly positive. I think that’s why Barbara’s description of Dick bothers me so much.
The eh (shoulder shrug): the notion that Dick and Bruce are almost father and son, almost friends. But not quite.
This seems partially correct: they are not exactly father and son or friends. They are MORE than that. The way this passage reads, though, it suggests they are LESS than that. The “not quite” indicates the two haven’t reached that level. I would argue they have surpassed that. [So maybe this is more bad than merely eh].
The bad: a whole bunch.
I’m kind of shocked Rucka would have Babs write that Dick was “a gypsy rogue at his core, a born carny kid.” All of that is offensive - exceedingly so. Gypsy is a racial slur (and therefore should not be used); carny might not be, but the word is still denigrating and rude.
“Rash, brash, mercurial.” None of these are positive and using all three is a tad repetitive. According to the Oxford English Dictionary:
Hasty, impetuous; acting or speaking without due consideration or regard for consequences; reckless, thoughtless, foolhardy.
b. Of actions, speech, behaviour, etc.: characterized by or proceeding from undue haste, recklessness, or lack of consideration; ill-advised.
Hasty, rash, impetuous; (orig. U.S.), impulsive, assertive, impudent; crude, insensitive; flashy. Also as adv.
b. Hard, harsh, rough. Also as adv. U.S.
2. Active, quick. Also as adv. U.S.
7. Of a person: having a lively, volatile, or restless nature; liable to sudden and unpredictable changes of mind or mood; quick-witted, imaginative. Later also gen. (applied to animals, phenomena, etc.,): changeable, unpredictable, fickle.
Given that mercurial follows rash and brash, I don’t think Babs means “quick witted.” And yes, mercurial could apply to Dick, as he can be both energetic and brooding; but the word implies that he swings between these two poles without warning. I think Dick’s abilities to be both brooding and upbeat reflect that he has a range of emotions, not that he’s volatile. Most people don’t just have one setting: sometimes I have energetic days followed by blah days and no one has ever called me mercurial. It’s pretty much part of life.
Dick gets called rash a lot, and sure, he can be. But sometimes I think the word is associated with Dick more than is absolutely necessary. He was the detective and planner for the Teen Titans. Even Clark comes to Dick for advice. Dick has rash moments, but he also has times in which he thinks a whole bunch before he acts. Not everyone can reach Batman-levels of planning. Are we all rash?
Brash could be positive if meant as “active or quick,” but it usually has the first, negative meaning. Dick is not crude and insensitive. He might be a bit rough when fighting crime, but he isn’t generally a harsh or rough person.
Taken together, these three adjectives paint a rather bleak picture of Dick. And these pop into Barbara’s mind before the word passionate!
Compared to Barbara’s description of Tim, the one of Dick looks especially dreary. It’s more negative than positive. This is how she describes the guy she decides to date?
PS: The novel itself isn’t bad. This is the part that bugged me the most.
haha I think if this is Babs talking, its endearing in a way. We tend to refer to our significant other with as much negative terms as positive. Its like a married couple that may complain about details that aren’t entirely true. She’s always spending five hours in the bathroom before we go out. Or he never remembers and always jumps to conclusions.
Or worse analogy, if I describe my brother, I’d use all the negative terms first (so annoying, bothersome, selfish) , but in reality I think very highly of him. I also know he is the exact opposite. I don’t say anything bad about my friends if someone asked me.
Though I agree the gypsy word term is less than desirable. I thought when Babs jumped to brash rash mercurial, it sounded more personal than her description of Tim. Because Tim’s description is the surface of his character. Its on what Tim seems to Babs and thus there doesn’t seem to be anything deeper. Tim seems like the all american boy, he’s a geek that could have been a jock.
Babs could even be referring to her memories of Robin!Dick. He was younger and acted like a kid his age. We tend to judge a person by their entire history rather than the present moment alone. Or I’m just reading into the subtext too much….But I don’t see Tim being portrayed incredibly positive, only Babs doesn’t know Tim as well.
also where’ did you find this babe of a book??? Dick Babs I ship it
He’s sick of it because Tim swears he hears the comparison to Jason as often as getting thrown into the glass case.
I’m gonna reblog this.
Because it irks me as much as well.
(also, unpopular opinion, but Dicks kind of an moron if he thinks Tim and Damians situation is the same as his and Jason and Jason and Tims. dear god, bruce’s stupid must have rubbed off on him.)
>w< Tim fans unite! I am also a Dick fan so I think I should explain a bit.
I don’t think Dick believes Tim and Damian is the equivalent of his relationship with Jason. Its more like Dick knows exactly what needed to be done. I think it was completely right Damian needed to be Robin. I think it was incredibly difficult for Dick to let Tim understand especially when Dick was suffering pressure from Bruce’s death too.
He’s trying to connect to Tim by reminding Tim he knows exactly what being ‘replaced’ feels. And Dick knows he’s responsible for Tim kicked out of the nest. But the thing is, Tim eventually does understand and he does accept the fact he’s outgrown the role. Its just Damian’s being a dick about it. So in a sense yes the next step is just to not let Damian’s attitude bother him especially when Damian no longer go out of his way to provoke Tim. (Damian feels his position in the family secure and doesn’t lash out as much, I think deconstructing Damian was really awesome at explaining this)
As much as Dick loves Damian I do think he favors Tim more. Damian is a brat and Dick endures Damian. Dick accepts Damian but it doesn’t make lil D less of a annoying kid brother. Tim on the other hand was the amiable one. Of course Damian knows Dick favors Tim and Tim thinks Dick is doting Damian. And Bruce regards Tim closer as a equal. Bruce trusts Tim and still looks as Damian as a child he has a responsibility to raise.
(I think Bruce Tim Damian relation is complicated as well because Tim thinks Damian skipped the earn Bruce’s trust step when really it starts as obligation)
This may be a reason Damian still targets Tim because he doesn’t see Tim as another source of position/stability/comfort. Instead Tim is still competition though not lethally threatening.
Dick is special in the case he can be the emotional pillar of his friends which is why he is the most trusted person, and best leader of DCU. Tim’s problem is too close to home because Tim and Dick is very very similar. They comfort each other and have trouble emotionally on the similar problems. Its hard not to feel hypocritical when they help each other. Basically there’s a lot of good intention and a lot of Brain Farting X:
nooo timm don’t use the laz pits of doom derp of course id use it to get my parents back lol who wouldnt noo Dick! Batman doesn’t hate u he luvs u lskd I’m sick of his shat goodbye fiveever I do think Dick had the responsibility as an older brother to be more emotion sensitive with Tim. Donna dies and Titans AND Young Justice disbands. You don’t see that happening when Kon died. Its not Dick’s fault but he didn’t help the matter. There’s always more someone can do more and Dick was in a position to do the most good.
sorry just a little rant on Dick. Its great to talk to Tim fans >3< I just didn’t want to misrepresent Dick
He’s sick of it because Tim swears he hears the comparison to Jason as often as getting thrown into the glass case.
Jason and Steph
Every time someone makes the comparison it pisses the hell out of Tim. Its almost always used in a negative context. Apparently people associate recklessness or being a bad robin to Jason.
Batman claimed Steph’s recklessness involved with her ‘death’. Hence the comparison with Jason stuck.
But Tim knows Steph isn’t pure recklessness and neither was Jason.
Tim remembers how they lived with more clarity than himself. He remembers when Steph calls out her mom’s terrible parenting. There is a barrier between the two because Steph knows her mom and her douche dad were horrible at raising her.
Tim had trouble understanding his problem with his dad where as Steph saw everything clearly. In fact even when Tim knows Bruce is being a dick, he doesn’t know how to deal with it! Hence why he discussed his problems with Steph so much. Steph is tired of your BullShit Mr Wayne! She knows you’re a Shitty parent too!
Jason thought his mom was his world. Tim feels he isn’t as loyal because betrayed his mom and dad for Robin. We never explored Tim’s relationship with Janet but the key is Tim doesn’t know he has the ability to be as loyal as Jason can. I very much believe Tim admired that trait about Jason and learned that Jason’s final moments was not an act of recklessness but an act of love. Tim eventually understood he would risk his life against Batman’s orders to save anyone of his friends.
He is willing to collaborate with friken Lex Luthor to save Kon. Tim saved Ariana with Huntress when it was a definite NO from Batman. But back then he didn’t understand the significance.
Dick sometimes gets flash of Jason from Damian.
While Dick sees himself in Tim. Dick’s always regret not doing more with Jason because his relationship with Bruce at that time was down the rabbit hole. So Dick tries to get Tim to bond with Damian. Dick thinks the main problem is Damian’s brat behavior and once Tim over looks that they’ll get along.
because technically Tim got over being replaced if only Damian didn’t rub it in every 10 seconds
They’d be at Dinner and Alfred made food that’s beyond delicious and Damian would be the only one to complain. Damian would eat it but not finish. And its a really small deal but Tim knows how much a stale loaf of bread was worth to Jason. Jason was on the streets starving.
They see it on patrol every night. The sight of not appreciating food, I mean Alfred’s food!
It tears Tim’s heart to pieces because Damian is being a ungrateful bastard.
In more than one way taking things for granted. Dick would be in response:You know I had a hard time accepting Jason when I came back to the manor. I know he’s acting like a brat but…blah blah
Its just Bruce didn’t take Jason in and give him the role because they were related. Jason didn’t get a fancy upbringing with jets and islands as birthday gifts. Sure they both had an attitude but surely Jason appreciated being Robin more than Damian. Even more so appreciate being a son more than Damian. Bruce is actively trying to be a good dad to Damian
and lol when did he do that with Tim? This lack of appreciation is the wound and Damian’s attitude is the salt. Tim knows how much Jason responded to Bruce because Bruce would go Jason was the best before Jay came back ebil. jason was so great. You should leave Tim. I don’t need you Tim. Jason jason jason why are you still here Tim Cough
Batman and Bruce compares Tim alllll the tiimmmeee
Its absolutely terrible. Jason was great. Jason is ebil. You’re not Jason. Self explanatory, seriously flip through tumblr.
;A; baby it’ll be alright!
Tim often compares himself to Jason but it wasn’t always negative.
In the beginning of Tim’s Robining he even comments how he hopes to be As Good as Jason. Sometimes he wonders what Jason felt to ‘replace’ Dick. The whole am I a bad Robin???
He got over it
The whole, didn’t listen to Batman business gets old once you realize listening to Batman might end up with a fate worse than death. (a life with no love or trust)
next on Tim, don’t mention Tim’s sex life! because they’re evil or dead
or never appearing post reboot / voted out of existence need to start posting again
Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy Dating Sim Demo
Video of Fantasy Hearts Event Demo
The Demo is has some bugs and its going through testing.
You can find the current version here : http://www.mediafire.com/?a5vs7s67nbzpiyz
Instructions! open the zip run the exe click on readme for more control options you can ignore everything else
For news and updates regarding KHFH follow:
KHFH.tumblr.com or KHFH.deviantart.com
You can also ask questions to c2ii.deviantart.com
If you like FF or KH, wish me luck on my dating sim project! (maybe I’ll make a short VN/rpg for Robins one day)
Prompt from c2ii: Would you mind writing a fic where The family finds a DVD of Jason’s school play when Jay. And he was really really good. Bruce had Bat work and missed it. Jason was Gavorche. The whole family san Jason watches it together not knowing what to expect and cue the heartbreak. ;v;
I made this Bruce and Tim since I thought it worked better, because it would be before Jason “returned.” I hope you like it:
Tim finds the tape buried somewhere deep in the cupboards, wrapped up in brown paper and bubble wrap.
<3 <3 <3 You make me so happy on the inside. By happy I mean miserable. Its amazing in such short piece you can capture Tim’s relationship to Bruce and Jason.
For those who haven’t watched the theater version or the movie version…I highly encourage you do so! Les Miserables would certainly be Jason’s favorite musical; its too easy to compare Jason to any character ;v;
Okay, Dick is so freaking adorable when he’s worried, that’s all I’m saying.
A great example of Tim taking care of Dick
opposing the stereotype he Needs Dick to take care of him. Tim appreciates the attention and needs the bond but if anything Tim is cool headed enough (most of the time) to protect himself (+ personwithhim).
I don’t like seeing porn on my Tim Dash (or any other dash tag) but if I turn off NSFW tumblr blocks my Dick Grayson tag
Whhhyyy TUMBLR WWHHYYYY