queenmorganlafay asked:

Hi! How are you? Still following your blog with the same level of rapture. I was just wondering if you could give me your opinion on Kate Kane carrying the title 'Batwoman'. Don't get me wrong, I have huge respect for the character, I think she's amazing, but she is a relative newcomer compared to all the others, and I sort of feel that the title 'Batwoman' should carry the same weight, or be interchangeable with 'Batman'. Like if Cass takes up Bruce's mantle (there is no New52). Any thoughts?

(52 #33)

Hi! Thanks. I feel sort of unqualified to speak on Kate since I’ve barely read anything with her in it. I always did have this kneejerk annoyance at her carrying the Batwoman title, because it’s true that she’s not truly part of the Batclan. If anything, she rejected the offer. Kate does her own thing independently, but she wears the bat symbol for the power it gives her.

I would like the idea a lot more if she was legitimately part of their team, because otherwise, I agree that an actual core member like Cass should be the one carrying the title of Batwoman. Not only is Kate a newcomer, but she isn’t even considered a formal part of the Batclan despite wearing their logo. It was primarily done as a throwback to the golden age.

(Batman Vol 1 #233)

Ross and comic book author Paul Dini initially planned to revive the former Batgirl Barbara Gordon using an updated version of the character’s original costume, with red accents in place of the traditional yellow. However, since Gordon served as one of a very small number of disabled superheroes of DC Comics as Oracle, DC’s editorial staff decided to revitalize the original Batwoman instead. [x]

Which is pretty cool in its own right since Kate Kane has existed since the 1950s. She was originally created to have a crush on Bruce Wayne, so it’s funny that comic writers brought her back as a lesbian to directly counter that. From a historical perspective, seeing Kate Kane debut as Batwoman independent of Batman is really cool, especially since they made it clear that it’s in no way being done for a man, all while offering legitimate LGBT representation.

From a storytelling perspective, it doesn’t click as well because of this separation Kate has to the Bat legacy. In the Golden Age, the Bat legacy wasn’t as much of a thing, so it was easier to just throw on the cape and run around in it. In the modern age of comics, we have a hierarchy of Robins, Batgirls and other Gotham allies that built up this core network on teamwork, mentorship, and surrogate family. If comic writers were to approach the Batwoman mantle from a storytelling perspective, then I think Cassandra Cain was the most obvious and most natural fit. I do think it’s unfortunate that this didn’t happen even though I love how far Kate has come. Bruce is usually so against unauthorized people wearing his logo without being sanctioned by him that the separation Kate has to the general Batfamily forces some level of suspension of disbelief in my opinion. If it had been Cass becoming Batwoman, she would have immediately had Bruce’s blessing and support, which feels like a more natural fit in the Bat mythos, especially since Cass has a tendency to get thrown to the wayside. It would have been an easy way to raise a character (who deserves it) directly onto Batman’s level without needing to undersell Bruce.

When it comes to Dick Grayson, he’s not allowed to permanently take the mantle of Batman because it takes that away from Bruce. With Cass, she’s capable of being Batwoman at the same time he’s Batman, which opens a nice door for a legacy character to surpass their mentor without removing the mentor from the equation


“I wish so much there had been a Rae when I was growing up. It would have made my life so much easier to have had someone real on TV that I could have looked at and gone: ‘I kind of look like her. I don’t look perfect, but she’s got friends. People love her so maybe people will like me for being me. I don’t have to change. I can just be myself…’ How can kids and teenagers feel comfortable when they can’t see anyone who looks like them anywhere?”


“You gentlemen stand around and look tough whilst I do an astral reconnaissance.”

“Please, Warren. I’ll put my skills against Barton’s any day.”

“The Avengers can go —- themselves.”

“I’m a bloody ninja, Erik.”

“Look at me when I talk to you!”

“Magneto, I don’t think your powers extend to absolute mastery of silver linings.”

~ Favourite Psylocke Quotes

Can we just talk about how much of a travesty it is that Allison Janney isn’t one of the biggest actresses in the world? It’s a disaster. It’s a catastrophe. It’s a cataclysmic event, unrivaled by the likes of any calamity since the dawn of time!

And I wish I were being overdramatic about that. HOWEVER….

The woman can literally pull off ANYTHING. Watch her in The West Wing, and then turn around and watch her in something such as 10 Things I Hate About You. It’s a wonder that they are the same people playing those characters. If they didn’t share a name and a face, I’d never believe it. She transforms herself in every single role she plays. The fact that 90 percent of the free world is NOT constantly chanting her name makes no logical sense whatsoever.

Clearly, actual talent really means little in Hollywood. We’ve known this for a while, but that fact continues to both dishearten and disgruntle me a little more every day. I am so sick of hearing, day after day, about how there are so few good actors left when we have an absolute GEM just lying around who simply isn’t being properly utilized (And no, putting her in a television show next to one of the most annoying fucking people to ever touch the entertainment industry is NOT properly utilizing her). Get your shit together, Hollywood.

what the fuck is wrong with the one direction fandom, i s2g tearing a girl apart because ya’ll want to push someone out of the theorized “closet” you think he’s hiding in? 

rumors that clearly make them uncomfortable like TF.. who are you to try and out people it’s disgusting and it’s none of your fucking business. also danielle is 1000 times better than all of you, so stfu and go be delusional out of her tag.


Tagged again, this time by @cocotingo to write a  Dark Headcanon!! Thank you very much!! :D Since I already did one for Adalina, this time I’m going to write about my OTL (One True Love), Araleen!

1) What would your OC be like as a villain? I believe Araleen would do better as the villain’s right-hand woman than be the big bad herself. She would obey orders  without question and would carry out every task assigned to her swiftly and with ease. She’s fast, accurate and cold-blooded. She will plunge her sword through your heart and won’t feel a shred of remorse.

2) What is your OC like at their worst? A killing machine. She cuts down anyone who stands in her way without a word, does not flinch when their blood sprays her face. Her only concern is how long it will take to clean all that blood from her blade.

3) What villain does your OC most closely resemble in other works? Uh…Any hypercompetent and silent villainous sidekick? I’m not good at this question!!

4) How can your OC be defeated? Well…You kill her. She might be a skilled warrior, but she bleeds just like anyone else. Challenge her boss to a duel, and she’ll immediately leap to their defence. She will not give in until she (or the hero) is dead.

5) What makes your OC so dangerous? Aside from being terribly proficient and dedicated, she is extremely unfeeling. She will do whatever she is ordered to do without second thoughts. She feels no regret for her actions. In fact she might even enjoy the bloodbath, to some extent.

Since this is the second time I’m doing this, I won’t tag anyone. But everyone should do it, cause!!! It’s so much fun!!! And you should tag me so that I can read about your OCs going bad!!

Don’t You (Forget About Me)

The most heartbreaking moment of last night’s episode, to me, was also the heart of the episode, in literal and metaphorical ways:

Jody and Dean in the kitchen, after dinner;

“Welcome to my world. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love those girls, but, man, I am hanging on by my fingertips….. But even there, I feel like I should be teaching her about boyfriends and relationships. You know, stuff a mom would teach her.” 

“Eh, Sammy and I could have benefited from a little of that.”

Not just “mom” versus “dad,” but “how the hell do we life skills?” kind of way.  The kind of thing the Winchester Boys didn’t get from John… but could have, if they’d had another adult figure in their lives more…