he's the wooooorst



anonymous asked:

Reading your post abou the new DcUniverse, and going through my New 52 comics, I caught myself thinking: this Batman we have today, this Bruce, he treats Catwoman very badly. He's so inconsiderate that, honestly, if I could give Selina advice, I would say: "Girl, you can do better. You deserve better." Thoughts?

New 52 Batman is the wooooorst. He treats Catwoman like a child and can’t hold a conversation with her without any paternalistic finger wagging and a “Listen to me I know what’s best” attitude. The fact that he’s constantly infantilizing her but is still willing to have sex with her…I don’t know, something about that dynamic creeps me out.

This was just three issues into Catwoman’s series, and a little bit later we get this :

And how does Batman react to this shocking and extremely concerning confession? 

By not saying anything, walking away, and avoiding Catwoman as much as possible so he won’t have to deal with her problems. To compare in Catwoman’s last series during a time when she was going through an extreme emotional hardship that was sending her down a road of self destruction Batman actually gave a damn and empathisized with her. 

The above panel is from Catwoman (v3) #19. Note the difference. 

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Wolftember Challenge: Day 7

Originally posted by cuzimsparklesbitch

Day 7: Least Favorite Male Character?

I could say Hilbert. A big part of me wants to say Hilbert. Which, naturally, doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the character. Or that I don’t have a tremendous fondness for him as a part of the show. Or that Zach Valenti doesn’t kill it every time that he slips into the Russian accent. 

BUT… he’s not a pleasant character to write. On almost any level. Contrast him with someone like Cutter. Our Big Bad is such rarified air, he’s such a stylized presence, that it’s not too difficult to get into the mindset required to write him. He’s a very abstracted (if weirdly specific at the same time) form of evil, he’s at one of the extremes of the pendulum. (And while those rarely make for the best characters, they do tend to make for the easiest and the most fun to write.)

Hilbert is a different beast. His actions, his moral ambiguities, his choices - all of them are much more grounded, and much more layered, than what Cutter presents. It requires the writer to actually confront a part of himself that could see himself identifying with the choices that Hilbert has made which… yeah, not the most fun of experiences. At all. Compound that with the fact that this is someone who’s ideas of connection, intimacy, and trust are soo radically different from what an average human being’s are… and then compound that with the fact that you have to account for his multivalences, the fact that he’s constantly choosing with facets and which aspects of his identities to present on any given moment… and then add in the fact that, unlike Eiffel who constantly keeps the conversation flowing, Hilbert is a character who is very likely to just shut up until he has a good point to make and… hrrrr, it all adds up. It all adds up. 

The finished product of Hilbert in each episode is something I treasure, but the process of writing him can be agonizing. He often feels like the vegetables we have to get through in order to get to our Eiffel/Hera/Minkowski Sundae. So I was ready to, reluctantly, say he was my least favorite male charact - 

And then I remembered the other guy. And I heaved a huge sigh of relief. 

Because really, who else would it be? Who else could it be but our very own Ned Flanders? Our Steve Carlsberg? 

Communications Officer Sam Lambert, what can’t you ruin? 

Nothing. Nothing is the answer to that question. 

That’s that, then. 

The Challenge.