I don’t really know how to respond to this in all honesty.
I’m just writing a story. I have never really liked the Talia/Batman pairing and it was just nice to create an AU where Damian came out of a relationship founded in love. It has never been my intention to hurt anyone because of this, and I have always stressed my stories are an AU–if you want to see them differently or as they are in canon, that’s totally fine. I usually write my comics in a such a way so my followers can do this comfortably. My motives have never been based on race, erasing/bending or otherwise. I don’t appreciate your language or how you have addressed me however, even if you feel angry.
Please remember my blog does not impact who or what a character officially is.
EDIT: I got your other five messages. If you want to continue speaking to me about this, go off anon (I won’t publish it) or IM me. Or block me if you want, whatever makes you feel better. I am not apologizing for my writing or portrayal of Damian Wayne, but I have not changed his parentage out of hate for any other race. I did it because I just wanted to change the story.
ok so I spent a lot of time wondering why Damian would kidnap the Titans, I mean why would he not just ask…. I wonder, is it maybe because he needs them for something they’ll think is insane? to go looking for a dead boy?
I’m not afraid of tumblr. Like I have told some people who have messaged me already, I have overcome far worse, so it’s not like I would hurt myself over this, even if it makes me depressed again.
I can completely understand why it might *appear* that way, but (and this will likely be the last time I say it) I did not do it out of ill will or ulterior motives. I wish people could see that not all things are done or meant out of hate, but it’s hard to when it’s all around us. It just pains me because I guess you guys think I don’t consider stuff like this. But I do, I take great care with this blog. Sometimes posting gives me unbearable anxiety, but I do it because I want to help.
This blog still exists because a lot of you find some kind of joy in it. And I try to promote self-worth and loving who you are, even if I can’t feel that for myself.
I’m going to leave on anon, since I have followers who go through things and seem to seek solace here, and anon is the only way they can do that comfortably.
Listen, I’m all for Damian having a complicated and at times difficult relationship with his mother, Talia, but that’s because LIFE IS LIKE THAT.
I mean, I love my parents but tbh there are times when I’ve seriously thought I’d have to straight up fight or murder one of them so like, ya know. Relationships are difficult, especially familial ones, ESPECIALLY when you’re family itself is complicated and full of imperfect people just trying the best with what they got.
If Damian and Bruce can have a complicated and occasionally hurtful relationship, but still be on good loving terms with one another so can Talia and Damian.
Talia has ALWAYS put her family first, even at her own expense. (Her defending Ra’s but not always supporting him or his beliefs) Why would she suddenly turn her back on her own child, especially a child she had herself with a man she loved and even was married to? It doesn’t make sense.
She doesn’t have to be perfect, no one ever is, especially not in comics, but let’s not pretend that abusive “crazy” Talia is game changing and wild. It’s racist. It’s sexist. And it’s complete and total bullshit.
You want drama, well there’s enough in the text as is for potential drama.
Damian is the child of Batman and the daughter of one of his greatest enemies. He’s a child who was born into a very dark and very painful life. And not just because of who his mother is. He was born to a woman raised in a violent cult controlled by her own father, is extremely capable and intelligent in her own right but constantly belittled and abused by said father and other family members simply because she is a woman. (Ra’s weird obsession with having his heir be Bruce of all people instead of his own daughter, and using her for more heirs basically, plus the general bullshit of being raised by the League of Assassins, I mean do ya’ll really think she had an easy life? It makes sense she was raised the same way Damian was) And his dad is Batman, the poster child for everything wrong and fucked about Gotham, mental health, trauma, etc. etc. Bruce is a very troubled and hurt man who doesn’t deal with trauma well and his children and the people he love more often than not suffer for it. His parents aren’t together specifically because of their own issues and their inability to work through them in a healthy and stable way conductive to a healthy relationship.
Like, that’s drama ya’ll. That’s real. Ya’ll always complaining about not enough realism and accurate portrayals of certain things, well I’m telling you, that’s accurate. I can personally attest to this.
Sure it’s fiction and not a biography, but that still doesn’t mean we can’t do better with our stories.
Why is it so important to people that Talia be an evil hag who’d kill her own child, yet look after another as if they were her own? Does that make sense to you? That Talia would choose Jason of all people over her own kid? Come on now. Check yerselves.
Seems that people are attacking 2 people I follow, Man-Who-Speaks-In-Hands, or @frisk-who-speaks-with-fam, and @askarkham. And I’m going to throw in my two cents.
As far as I know, Ask Arkham is getting hate due to something about Damian Wayne not being Arabic, but white. Which is quite odd to complain about, due to most fan art I see of the SoB (Son of Batman) he’s usually white, (or maybe he is Arabic and Im just being a dumb American because I dont know what Arabics are suppose to look like) . But to be honest while it is kind of odd due to him being the son of Talia Al Ghul as well, it is an AU, where Hatter and Ivy have a bit of a thing, Grayson is Robin at the same time as Damian, yet Jason is the Red Hood, and Riddler has a sole patch (which is kind of-dumb, and kind of - cool at the same time. Then again, it’s the Riddler). It’s not suppose to be 100% cannon. Heck if you want to yell at someone, a guy on Deviantart has a Black Hawkman.
As for MWSH’s, she’s getting yelled at due to (spoilers) Gaster dieing, and beginning to “turn into a Ask Frisk and Company clone” (someone said that once right?). And while I am a bit upset that Gaster died, I am curious how the rest of it will play out. Who knows? Maybe the Monsters won’t like the surface and go back underground… or something, I don’t know I did just think of it. So yeah… Point being: Calm down ladies and Gents, it could be much worse. Gaster could have turned into a human that has no memories, turn into a lawyer and thinks “all monsters are evil. Especially the skeletons.”
Duke:We'll help you out of prison if you get caught.
Bruce:Boys no! You will not encourage your brother to kill Donald Trump on the 20th of July while he's in Gotham for a business meeting with Wayne enterprise at 5 pm in the 10th floor conference room with the big and wide windows! Right next to the almost finished new skyscraper! Which I'm not going to attend because Damian has the 'flu'.