Although it often seems like Bruce, who is unwilling to talk to his children about personal matters, doesn’t care very much, we’re all aware that he does. It’s just that his care is expressed à la Batman, which is to say that Bruce… has a file for that.
Bruce tends to treat his children like research projects, especially when they’re new to his household. Part of it is Bruce’s own preference– he doesn’t like to ask for information because he’s more comfortable finding it himself. Sure, it takes a lot of effort sometimes, but isn’t that how everyone operates? No? Well they should.
So he doesn’t talk to them directly, and that can be hard for the kids to deal with. Luckily, Bruce is also the World’s Greatest Detective: nosy, motivated, overprotective, and really, really observant. When he pays attention, he can extrapolate that personal information from their actions. The goal is to modify his own behavior to make them comfortable. It’s entirely passive, which suits Bruce (no vulnerability), and it allows him to appropriately parent his children.
He stores his observations and notes in individual files on his kids.
“Cassandra’s relationship with David Cain will undoubtably affect our dynamic, since he is the only model of fatherhood she has– a poor one. The results of his abuse are obvious. Cassandra becomes uneasy when she feels she has defied me; she shifts into defensive stances, clearly expecting pain. I will refrain from raising my voice around her in the future.”
“Jason saves portions of his meals and hides them in his room. Today I took a french fry off of his plate without permission, and he reacted badly. Make sure he always has access to food. Ask Alfred to buy imperishables. Ask Jason before sharing.”
“Note: In the past, Tim complained about his parents’ trips abroad. He was always disappointed when they extended them, as it made him feel unwanted. I should take him with me while I travel whenever possible. I should also strive for consistency. He needs to know when I’m coming home.”
When they finally found out about those files, the kids were both surprised and touched. Only Bruce could be that endearing and that exasperating at the same time. Truly, this could only come from their father, who continues to update the files as events unfold. Turns out he does know what all of them get up to in their spare time, even if he never actually asks. What do you know
I don't watch voltron (I plan to but haven't had the time yet), so could you please explain the sheith discourse? Idk anything about any of the characters specifically, but just based on appearances I've always liked that better than klance.
Oh my sweet summer child, I wish you well if you ever decide to brave through this fandom hell. Okay so I’ll sum this up because honestly I do not wish to talk about this discourse anymore.
Everything started shortly after the show aired on Netflix on June 10th. Due to Keith’s and Shiro’s close bond, familiarity with one another and always attempting to protect each other, they became a popular ship. So popular in fact that Josh Keaton, Shiro’s voice actor, acknowledged this on his blog and even coined the name for the ship: sheith.
It didn’t take long until he and Neil Kaplan, Zarkon’s voice actor, started mentioning sheith on their twitters as well. To top it off, Chris Palmer, who directs the show, also made this Shiro drawing with the description “Shiro loves you, baby” and tagged “he is looking at Keith.” Honestly with so many people involved with the show (even if the VAs aren’t directly involved, it was still nice) showing support for the ship, and considering Montgomery and dos Santos who previously worked on The Legend of Korra are producers in Voltron, a lot of people believe they could become canon like Korra and Asami.
However, many fans interpreted it as proof that Shiro is factually 25 and the other three are 17 and claim that Shiro/Paladin ships are pedophilia, wrong, incorrect and a bunch of other nasty things. They use the video as confirmation and refuse each and any other evidence to contrary, even when it comes from the same people that were in the video. Some even attack the voice actors over it, which is why Josh Keaton stopped talking about ships altogether on Twitter. The truth is, most people before and after the video saw and still see Hunk, Keith and Lance as being 18-19 and Shiro as 20-22 at most, not 25 since he doesn’t even look that old.
Tbh the whole thing is a mess, the only thing we know for sure is that the creators themselves apparently never gave this too much thought in the first place because they wanted people to see the characters as being the age they believe them to be. And now they either refuse to talk about it anymore or contradict each other in what they have to say about it, but antis refuse to stop and continue harassing shippers and the ship tags daily with violent threats and name calling.
Incidentally, NYCC is coming up this week and the same three crew members will there. It is speculated that more fans will ask them about the ages and I’m already dreading the next wave of shitstorm coming this friday.
#kdramawomensweek: day 8 // age of youth love-fest | happy international women’s day!
So I pretty much put together some of my favorite scenes from Age of Youth. They’re all scenes that really hit me hard emotionally or just personally resonated with me. When Jin Myung, whose feelings have slowly been bubbling underneath the surface, finally overflows with emotion, full of rage and agony. She finally demands the apology she’s been silently asking for. When she fell to the floor in sobs, I cried with her. I felt that grief. When Yi Na realizes she’s been holding herself back and finally lets herself go. Dammit, that scene just hit me. When Eun Jae blows up and just begs for the housemates to be nice to her I could personally relate to her pain and just how nervous she must have felt to finally let that out and tell these almost strangers how alienated they made her feel and how much it had hurt her. That’s not easy.
As you can see, most of my favorite scenes include the girls all together. The relationship that developed between these girls, different in pretty much every way, from being strangers just living in a house together to sisters that loved and protected each other in any way they could was really the main strength of the show. Even that hilarious scene when the girls beat up Eun Jae’s boyfriend because they think he’s some stranger out to hurt her shows just how willing they are to protect each other. I mean, they burst out of the house the second they heard Eun Jae scream. The girls immediately went to comfort Ye Eun when she finally broke up with a boyfriend she loved so much. And when Eun Jae finally comes home after being out all night, the girls just hug her, saying that everything is okay because she’s here and she’s safe. I’m tearing up just thinking of the scene. That love for each other that made them one of the best friendships of 2016 and just in general.
What I love about the girls individual stories is the journey they went through during the drama and where they ended up. They don’t end the drama suddenly complete and whole, but you know they’ve set themselves on that track. They learn to start forgiving and loving themselves. The ghosts they’ve lived with are never completely gone but they’re not held back and tortured by them anymore.
Anyway, what I really want to say is that I love these girls so so so so so much. There’s really nothing I can say that can convey the amount of love I have for this drama and the Belle Epoque girls. It warms my heart when I think of them and I’m just so happy there’s going to be a season 2.
hc where once keith and team voltron reunite and he realizes what he was about to do he excuses himself to go to the red lion, making up the “you know, for old time sake’s” excuse but crying his heart out once he gets inside
only to be interrupted by lance’s voice, not coming from the boy himself but from the lion “i know he thinks its for the best but we need him… i need him… wait-don’t tell him i said that”