I need more batman media but I don't know what to watch or where to watch it and Netflix took off Young Justice and Justice League :(:( do you have any fic recs or fun facts
to follow if you haven’t already followed them, the first three write FREAKING
AMAZING fanfic and the fourth creates THE BEST fanart I have literally sat and scrolled through these blogs for hours
@camsthisky (good GOSH I love her she writes so much about Dick Grayson)
OH MY GOSH. I
love this story so freaking much. Ok,
imagine if Jason Todd, after coming back from the dead and going through all
that stuff with the Lazarus Pit and training, goes after Dick Grayson to get
his revenge on Bruce. Except when he
shows up at Dick’s apartment, ready to kill the Golden Son, he finds something
completely unexpected. Jason has a lot
of issues, Dick has a lot of issues (courtesy of the Blockbuster incident). I have read and reread this story countless
times, and I can never not cry because I love my broken sons so much. There is a lot of anger, some cursing, much
regret, and brothers being brothers. And Dick is the sweetest most protective [redacted because spoiler] and Jason has a mushy heart after all. It
can stand as complete but I think the author is writing more? Also, either before or after, or both, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqeNxdyp5CE
and listen to the song. It is my new
favorite song and CAN YOU IMAGINE DICK SINGING IT OH MY GOSH
3. the road
will only be wide (the rain will never stop falling)
This fic is a quiet moment of beauty and rest for Dick
and Damian. Damian draws, and Dick
watches his talented little bro. There
is sunlight. You skin will clear and
your crops will grow and any heartache you have ever had will be healed like
There is a problem in the Batcave, as in, younger
versions of the Batfam keep turning up.
It’s absolutely fantastic, and one of my favorite things is younger
Jason being SO done with his older self and calling him out on stuff and being all protective of his brothers. It gets better and better with every chapter.
this story is not finished yet and the author takes waaay long to post updates
on it but she has promised not to abandon it soo…It is Nightwing-centric, with
a whole mess of comic Teen Titans making appearances. The author has written a lot of stories about
a world where Dick became a Talon, and in this tale Talon-on-the-run winds up
on Earth-1 and Nightwing is trying to figure out who this apparent clone of his
is. Talon Dick has always intrigued me,
and it is interesting seeing him and Nightwing face off.
HOLY HECK this is one of my favorite Jason Todd fanfics EVER. I love the description by the author “The one
where Dick bleeds a lot and Jason argues with everybody.” Jason is in the wrong spot at the wrong time,
ie. He finds Dick bleeding to death and is forced to save him. Tim and Damian make appearances. Jason has anger issues. That doesn’t stop him from caring. Bruce and Jason hash things out in the most
beautiful (painful) way.
which Dick confronts Damian about his practice of taking weapons to school, and
also gets slightly distracted by the idea of living in a vardo. I love this story because it shows the best
way to parent Damian—not by telling him no “because I said so” but by
explaining and debating things like he is smart and capable.
This is THE BEST Nightwing fan film I have
ever seen. I love the Dick Grayson in it—he’s
got acrobatics, sounds like Jesse McCartney (Robin/Nightwing’s VA in YJ), and is quite handsome. He fights, gets the stuffing beat out of him
and keeps getting back up, has a bit of a temper, loves Barbara—perfection. Watch it, you won’t regret it. (Also Jason is there yay! I will take him in any capacity I can get. And I kinda really like the actor for Bruce?)
My favorite Jason Todd
fanfilm!!! Heavily featuring Tim
Drake! Look this adaption is fab, I love
the actors and the dialogue and the fight between Jason and Tim (spoiler?) As far as I know they are trying to put
together a second episode. Watch the
video where Jason Todd tries to get people to donate money for it, its
3. Batman The Animated Series is on Netflix till
September 1st. I’m in the
second season and love it a lot…Alfred is so freaking sassy!
It’s just five minutes
and doesn’t have any dialogue, and it doesn’t come close to deserving an Oscar, but dang it it’s hard to find Damian stuff…and also seeing a little
kid running around in the Robin costume made me realize that there is nothing I
want more than to see Damian Wayne on the big screen, being all angry assassin
kid, and Dick Grayson capturing him in a hug…
5. Gotham on Netflix
I am pretty sure you already watch this? But if not, DO! It is AMAZING. I love it so much, especially Bruce and Alfred and Selina Kyle
E. Some things from Batman: Dark Victory
Okay I know he is a talented young acrobat and all but how the FUDGE did Dick get up on that chandelier?! the kid can truly fly (yeah yeah, the stairs probably lead up to a hallway floor/balcony that Dick leapt off of but still) I wonder how many grey hairs the kid gave Alfred in those first weeks alone
On dark days I like to remember the time bby birb Dick Grayson caved in the Joker’s cheek with a well-placed kick. My nine or ten year old son then proceeded to smash in the Joker’s teeth with a stick a few minutes later and it was amazing
You think I lied?? Nah my son Dick Grayson was cracking teeth and bones and witty puns from Day 1. Go Robin!!!
Okay so just look at this picture. Bby Dick is SO FREAKING TINY!!! also very intense. OMG Batman’s fists are as big as his first son’s head! *cue a very many feels in my heart*
F. Random things I am including because I feel like it, and they all revolve around Dick Grayson mostly because he is my fave so…
1. Apparently some official websites say that Nightwing’s martial arts specialty is Aikido. I do not think that word means what they think it means
2. “I close my eyes now for a few moments and I can see my parents riding the air current with me. Forever young. Forever strong. Their faces wide with excitement, big smiles on their faces, enjoying the adrenaline surge even more than I do. And there is one thing I am sure of … my parents would be proud of my life.” (Nightwing, Nightwing #141, 2008)
[Talking about Blüdhaven] “It’s a hopeless case. A lost cause. A town so mired in corruption and sin that it’s drowning … When Batman sent me here, I thought I’d solve one case and book. But then I realized … if I could make a difference here – well, that’d be something. This filthy old town needs me…. Surrounded by a dozen of my worst enemies. No way out. Nowhere to hide. The little brat was right. I do love it. (Nightwing, Nightwing Secret Files #1, 1999)
4. There once was a dumb writer who thought killing Nightwing for real would be a good idea, and he tried writing toward that end, but everybody else was like hahahaha NO
5. I used to hate when fic writers would shorten Damian’s name to Dami (kind of like how I majorly dislike when people shorten Sirius Black’s name to Siri, he is not an iPhone gosh). But then I read a post on tumblr that said something about Dami actually meaning something in Arabic, something like blood or life-blood or heart blood…I can’t exactly remember what and maybe it isn’t even true but I choose to believe it is and that Dick knows exactly what it means and he calls Damian Dami as a way to show how special he is, how much Dick loves him. Because Damian is his little brother/son and means the absolute world to Dick. And Damian, though he pretends to despise all nicknames, absolutely LOVES that Dick calls him this
In this image of Kiibo wears an uniform and doesnt have his black stripes under his eyes neither his metallic neck collar
After the robots give them their clothes we can see “Kiibo’s clothes” with the rest (the black one behind Miu’s)
And I dont get it, I mean he is suposed to be a robot but they give him his “body” ¿¿??
Was he a human before and he got transformed into a robot for the killing game or soemething? or it was just “complements” to his body? I know he has his hand black in the first image, but it could be gloves. Maybe this sounds dumb idk I just want to know
So we’re less than 6 episodes away until the very end and since PLL isn’t on tomorrow due to some idiotic decision by Freeform (At the time ABC Family), we thought we would list where and how we think PLL went wrong. These are just our opinions, we have a “PLL Goodbye Letter” planned soon. Anyways so PLL will always have a special place in my heart, despite how terrible and confusing it’s gotten, and thankfully we’ll always have the good first 2 seasons to look back on. But every show has a end date and PLL is long past it’s end, imo the show should’ve ended years ago but we’ll get to that in a minute. The mysterious charm from the early seasons is gone and sadly we’ve had to deal with one confusing story line after another, plus millions of plot holes. But hey it’s PLL!!!!!
Too MANY Seasons! (Seriously way too many!)
No one wants their favorite TV show to end right? But isn’t it better to end a show when you’ll miss it as opposed to when your barely able to stand it anymore. ABC Family dragged this show out wayyyyy too long, we discussed this in another post about why the ratings went down. Marlene originally planned 5 seasons, had she and the network of followed through with that plan the show still would of ended with over 100 episodes and the ratings might not of gotten as low as they are now. I was expecting the show to end with S5 but after reading interviews, I assumed they would renew it for a 6th and final season. However I was not expecting them to do a 2 season renewal. This was too much and the network got greedy of the show’s success. It’s taken forever to answer our questions probably because of the double renewal. A show should only be dragged out for so long and in our opinion 5 seasons or a shortened 6th final season would’ve been enough. Tbh I don’t remember being that thrilled about a S7.
Filler Episodes Galore!
Some filler episodes haven’t bothered me, the barrel episode (S5E16) was one of them I enjoyed, the fan base seemed to hate it. However filler episodes that focus on Hanna’s fashion career, Aria’s drama with Ezra, and story lines that literally do NOT matter are what bothers me. When we don’t get any more info on “A” or a current mystery, the episode feels pointless and stale. Take almost all of 6B for an example, while S7 has been better it hasn’t impressed us overall tbh regardless if these last episodes are amazing they won’t be able to make up for any filler we got at the beginning of a season. They might’ve reduced S6 and S7 to 20 episodes but that didn’t mean we did not get fillers. S6 and S7 should’ve been shorted to 10-13 episodes imo. The writers apparently love filler episodes. The fan base does not.
Enough With Irrelevant Characters
The show already has too many new characters, it’s even worse when you introduce a character in 601 and make her RC/BW, characters we saw in S3 and S4. That is what was the final straw with me hating 610. Sara might’ve been introduced as a storyline in S4 but we did not meet her ACTUAL character until 601. It was annoying enough they gave Sydney such relevance during the recent episode. She better of been lying in that limo. But maybe Syndey is more relevant, idk who knows anymore. Then we have Shana who ended up being Ezra’s shooter. We will go back to that in a minute.
Confusion! Who Is “A” and Who Is NOT “A”?-
Honestly the reality with this show is anyone can claim to be “A” and it will instantly confuse the fanbase. Having Shana in the black hoodie in S5 was especially confusing. So she wasn’t “A” but she was wearing the black hoodie? Was she working for “A”? What even? During those “A” endings which “A” is who? The fan base has to assume answers, this show is extremely confusing. People act shady, are they connected to “A”? What even? Aren’t there other outfits people could wear without confusing the audience?
Making The Ships She #1 Priority, and NOT The Mystery
When I started watching this show, I watched for one reason, the mystery. I loved the persona of “A”, it was creepy, fun, exciting, and how the writers wrote the omnipresent character of “A” was what drew me to the show. This is why the show will always have a special place in my heart. The original mystery was so intriguing and fun. However as the show went on, the writers shifted towards the ships and made them the #1 as opposed to the mystery scenes we used to get. Honestly this is not what I signed up for, I get having romance, it’s nice to blend both the romance and mystery together, but it seemed Marlene and the writers turned it into a full on romance show. Because of the ships imo they couldn’t go THERE with main love interests. Toby being on the “A” team was an amazing twist and they wasted it by caving into Spoby. What a cop out that was. The special-ness of the show was ripped away when we got non-stop shipping scenes. Again this is just my personal opinion.
Aghhhhh, That CeCe Reveal
Honestly, I never imagined I would be disappointed with 610. Some people might’ve enjoyed it, that’s great if you did, but I couldn’t enjoy it. The episode was outright awful. Seriously that holograph screen was just……ridiculous and corny, CeCe’s story made no sense at all, and the worst part in my opinion was Sara Harvey. The dialogue felt off and it felt insulting, I was considering dropping the show at that point honestly the episode was that awful. Regardless if the writers fix these plot holes, it won’t undo the amount of disappointment that the writers caused on the fans. Nope, not gonna forget that awful episode. Because of that episode I don’t have much faith in the writers at all. Well the bright side of the episode was the girl’s emotional goodbye scene.
The Time Jump + 6B
Not gonna lie, I wasn’t too pleased when I heard they were doing a time jump, especially a 5 year one. The dynamic of the girls being teenagers would be gone, the show wouldn’t be the same. The writers probably did this because of the cast getting tired of playing teenagers (Which is understandable), but they didn’t handle 6B right imo. It was pure filler, it feels so good to vent about this season now. The dynamic of the show did change, Spaleb was pointless because Haleb ended up getting back together which resulted in Spencer getting hurt, the girls drank ALL the time (Seriously we get it, they are over 21, and are adults), and Uber A wasn’t that scary with their emojis, according to Marlene Amoji was Uber A/A.D. Gosh this “A” has so many names (Big Bad, Uber Bad, Uber A, Amoji, A.D., so on). The season just felt disappointing and boring. 7A was better but in my opinion it felt dull , but the bright side is 714 did in fact give us major answers so I really appreciate the writers for that. Overall my interest really went away after 610, my friend and I decided to give the time jump a chance, and while I was tempted to drop the show MULTIPLE times, I decided why not? Might as well just finish this show out. We’re almost done anyways. Had I of dropped the show I might not of met so many PLL accounts and so on, so there’s something positive to find I guess. Speaking of the current seasons, what happened to us getting “A” endings? We’ve only gotten a few this season and they are imo one of the most iconic parts of the show. Are the writers lazy or do they just not want to write anymore A endings?
Unanswered Questions & Dropped Storylines
We could be talking about this forever, it seems that we are starting to get our questions answered. Hopefully a majority of remaining questions and dropped story lines are answered on the show and not another interview that Marlene did with 610. There’s some hope these questions will be answered now, 714 proved to be a very successful and information packed episode.
So overall those were are thoughts. We have had fun watching this show for the most part but in all honestly I’m exhausted from this dragged out show and ready for it to end, all good things must come to an end. The main reason why I am watching is to finish the show out, say I finished it because half the time I’m terrible at finishing TV shows, and find out who the heck A.D. is. Tbh we’re not even sure if this person is Lucas, or Melissa, or Spencer’s twin. We might as well just sit back and enjoy these final episodes. Just pray we’re satisfied enough when 720 airs and this show is finally over.
Again these are our opinions, but what are your thoughts on PLL over the years?