”Prongs, for the last time, hurry up!“ Sirius stands a pace in front of the doorway to the Mahoutokoro Museum on Hogsmeade Street. (No one ever just calls it ‘Mahoutokoro Museum’. It commands respect. Strange, that.)
James is lagging by about 10 metres. A few more seconds and Sirius thinks he might have to cross his arms and start tapping his foot for dramatic effect, and James knows how hard Sirius is to stop once he gets going.
"At this rate they’ll have given the position away before you even get there, and I’m not doing any more sucking up on your behalf,” Sirius calls impatiently.
“Mate, I don’t know if anyone’s ever told you this, but you look so much like a puppy when you frown,” James quips as he approaches Sirius, ducking the half-hearted swipe that follows. “It’s a compliment! Most people look awful with their face all screwed up like that.”
“Get in, you brat,” Sirius mutters, ignoring James’ comment. “I go to all this trouble to get my best friend a fantastic job-”
“Part-time,” James points out, helpfully. “Also low-ranking and barely-paid.” He pushes open the heavy door and holds it for Sirius, allowing him to continue his monologue as they enter the building.
“Right. Like I was saying, a fantastic job with loads of potential for growth, and you don’t even show up on time! Do you realise how many people would kill to work here?"
James holds out an arm halfway down the hallway and moves to stand in front of his best friend. He places his hands on Sirius’ shoulders, to make it even more meaningful. "Are you finished?”
Sirius swats his hands away, but he’s smiling. “Yeah. Come on, you’ll love it here.”
James adjusts his glasses and, just to spite him, places his hands firmly on Sirius’ shoulders again, steering him down the carpeted corridor. They continue on in companionable silence (if 5 seconds can be called that), towards the tall, brown-haired boy waiting on the other side of the sliding glass doors.
So the guy who made “abridged on titan” on YouTube? He’s got a new original series out now called “Fist Master”. It has funny characters and great potential for a plot line and get this: in only the SECOND episode, one of the main characters was revealed to be a lesbian.
As I watched the first one, I thought, “This is great! And I hope the girl is gay.” I didn’t think it would happen.
BUT I WATCHED. THE SECOND FUCKING EPISODE. AND IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. I WAS RIGHT. SHES GAY AND I LOVE HER.
Aside from the lesbian, there’s
An adorable little boy whose power is being happy. I love him.
Red (the lesbian)’s crush, a hot chick with an undercut who is funny, sweet, and an amazing fighter
Their mom. She’s absolutely evil but she’s hilarious
GREAT potential for world-building and a little bit of lore so far. I can’t wait to see where it goes
It’s so fucking funny oh my god
And the creator was telling off the buthurt homophobes in the comments and it was absolutely beautiful.
Anyway, PLEASE go support this show. It’s all for free and I can tell that a lot of hard work goes into it. There’s only about 18 minutes of content so far, so it’ll be easy to catch up on. The playlist of all the episodes so far is here: x
Em, guys, can I ask you something? Look around you. Look at, well, everything. The castle, his looks, his lair with lava, the ninjas….what part of it ever made Ras look like someone trustworthy? What part of it all doesn’t scream FUCKING EVIL?!
The conclusion to Damian Knows best in Teen Titans #5 is surprisingly brief. Demon’s Fist is quick to turn on Ras once they find out he stole them from their parents and their whole lives have been a lie….which is done through Damian’s mastery in the ancient art of exposition dump. Fight with Ras himself is brief and he seems more concerned about being a dick to everyone in general and Mara in particular than anything else. In fact, the fight seems to happen only so that Damian can make that one reference to the cartoons.
On the other hand, once that is done we have actually a nice moment between Bruce and Damian that leads to Batman-founded Titans Tower. It actually works nicely as a setup for the team as a whole. I think the theme of this team being “work in progress” and trying to define what it actually means to be Teen Titans as they go may be an interesting way to approach this particular type of group. From a meta perspective, after so many different incarnations and reboots what DOES it means to be in Teen Titans actually is a question worth exploring. Demon’s Fist also has a potential, now that they’re free and can do whatever they want, could be fun to see them in this book later. Or in another title.
There’s a vine of Teen Titans, East Titans and Young Justice members in the commissary of the Watchtower singing the opening for Bob Squarepants out loud and banging their fists on the table. It’s somewhere on YT now.