dinah lance drake

so you have the batfam, right? and we all know that bruce and clark are in love, so there’s ur superfam/batfam tie in, and since bruce & clark are the “heads” of their respective families, that means that the superfam and batfam are now the superbatfam and are the same thing. following me? good. 

and we know that dick is in love with wally, which means that the batfam and the flash fam are tied together, and since barry & bruce love their kids (dont tell me wally isn’t barrys kid i won’t hear of it), an effort is made to combine the bat & flash fam. so the superbatfam and the flash fam are connected. still following?

that leaves jason, who’s in love with roy, and since bruce loves his son but hates oliver and oliver loves his son and hates roy, and also roy hates oliver (and jason hates bruce but like, not really) the arrow and bats combine via dinah, who’s–wait for it–in love with babs. so the arrowfam is tied to the batfam via dinah, who’s a part of the arrow fam whether or not she’s dating ollie, and roy.  

roy & jason are, of course, dating kyle, who’s a lantern, and therefore you have the lanterns claiming to be tied to the superbatarrowflash fam, as well. still with me?

and steph & kara & cassie are in love, which is relevant because cassie is in the wonderfam, and diana is bff with bruce and clark and donna is bff w dick, so naturally the bats & wonders are one & the same now. 

obvs tim is dating kon & whatnot, but the superfam is already connected, & cass is dating harper–a bat–so now all we have to do is remember that the bats, supers, arrows, lanterns flashes, and wonders are all one big family. still with me? good. 

now i want you to close your eyes and imagine the thanksgivings

more batfam/dc tweets

Bruce: Airport security doesn’t let you through with a wine opener, apparently. Even if you tell them, “It’s okay, I’m just a harmless alcoholic.”


Bruce: *orders something on Amazon because he needed a box*


Selina: I am having an affair
Bruce: *handing menu back to waiter* I’ll have the affair as well


*airhorn sound*
*second airhorn sound*
Stephanie: this isn’t deodorant


Dinah: I like to reassure my girlfriend that even though I don’t have big muscles she is always safe with me cause I’m a really loud screamer


Oliver Queen: kinda sucks that there’s only one day a year it’s acceptable to put on a diaper and shoot arrows at people


Alfred: You’re going out with that boy again? He’s no good.
Bruce: Relax, Alfred.
Alfred: *furiously knits a condom*
Bruce: Alfred, that’s not how it works.

Alternatively:

Martha: You’re going out with that boy again? He’s no good.
Clark: Relax, mom.
Martha: *furiously knits a condom*
Clark: Mom, that’s not how it works.


[clark drops bruce at the airport]

clark: have a safe trip!
bruce: I have no say in the matter
Clark, flying off: die then


Tim: *gets a paper cut opening a bill*
Ah, yes, capitalism.


Bruce: Alfred, fetch me my robe.
Alfred: You sold your robe and everything else you own so you could afford a butler.
Bruce: Hold me, Alfred.


Bruce: Being goth is hard. The curse on your enemy is not working. Bats are impossible to train. Deodorant marks on your black clothes. Ugh.



Selina: *holding 6 kittens* YOU TOLD ME YOU WANTED TO ADOPT!
Bruce: Children. I wanted to adopt CHILDREN.
Selina: *defensive* They are our children.

Alternatively:

Bruce: *holding 4 orphans* YOU TOLD ME YOU WANTED TO ADOPT
Selina: ANIMALS. I wanted to adopt ANIMALS
Bruce: *defensive* They’re Robins


Bruce: First day of school and Damian’s teacher has already sent a note home with him: “You dropped your son off at the wrong school.”

Bruce: My kids all went to bed without being asked so I’m interrogating them all to see who did what. Eventually they’ll break.


Bruce: Being a parent is great because you get to start conversations like:
Hey buddy, don’t leave your tooth on the coffee table.


Bruce: I’m not saying I’m a great dad, I’m just saying it’s a holiday weekend and I’m wearing cargo shorts with a Hawaiian shirt…

Lingering Effects: Arrow 6x01 Review (Fallout)

Hello friends!!! Missed you guys! Man it has been a long writing break for me. I hope I remember how to do this!

Another hellatus survived! Another season premiere! Six seasons - wow. We’ve put in a chunk of time with this show. What I admire about Arrow is they really pay attention to what worked and what didn’t in the previous season and try incorporate those lessons into the next. Arrow has five years of lessons informing their sixth season premiere and the episode reflected it.  

There is a seamless fluidity and confidence to “Fallout.” Arrow knows what it does best and what it doesn’t. The captain of the Arrowverse, the original DC TV show, “the veteran” is owning their experience. The cast feels incredibly well integrated, it’s fast paced, funny and emotional. Most importantly it answers the long awaited “cliffhanger” while still leaving some unanswered questions and launching new mysteries.

The term “Fallout” is an interesting choice for the episode title. It stuck with me as I watched because of the open endedness to the term. The definition of fallout is:

1 a :the often radioactive particles stirred up by or resulting from a nuclear explosion and descending through the atmosphere; also :other polluting particles (such as volcanic ash) descending likewise

b :descent (as of fallout) through the atmosphere

2 :a secondary and often lingering effect, result, or set of consequences

There is no conclusion or end to what happened on Lian Yu and what Adrian Chase did.  The characters are still falling through the consequences. Some are grappling more than others with the, but the lingering effects are shifting them all in new directions. For some, these new directions are wonderful. For others, it is like a radioactive particle slowly descending all around them… like a cancer taking hold.

Let’s dig in…

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