just in case

So like, can we all unite and just create an influx of new CS content to flush out all the nastiness that happened last night?  Because I have a desperate need to cleanse my pallet after all this bullshit.  I think I’m gonna do another digital painting of CS and their baby.  Who wants to join in?

I can’t believe Lotor is Magic Brian.

Clips from Voltron Season 3 trailer

Audio from Episode 4 of The Adventure Zone

Reasons to be happy today:

  • Although it often seems like Bruce, who is unwilling to talk to his children about personal matters, doesn’t care very much, we’re all aware that he does. It’s just that his care is expressed à la Batman, which is to say that  Bruce… has a file for that. 
  • Bruce tends to treat his children like research projects, especially when they’re new to his household. Part of it is Bruce’s own preference– he doesn’t like to ask for information because he’s more comfortable finding it himself. Sure, it takes a lot of effort sometimes, but isn’t that how everyone operates? No? Well they should.
  • So he doesn’t talk to them directly, and that can be hard for the kids to deal with. Luckily, Bruce is also the World’s Greatest Detective: nosy, motivated, overprotective, and really, really observant. When he pays attention, he can extrapolate that personal information from their actions. The goal is to modify his own behavior to make them comfortable. It’s entirely passive, which suits Bruce (no vulnerability), and it allows him to appropriately parent his children. 
  • He stores his observations and notes in individual files on his kids. 
  • “Cassandra’s relationship with David Cain will undoubtably affect our dynamic, since he is the only model of fatherhood she has– a poor one. The results of his abuse are obvious. Cassandra becomes uneasy when she feels she has defied me; she shifts into defensive stances, clearly expecting pain. I will refrain from raising my voice around her in the future.”
  • “Jason saves portions of his meals and hides them in his room. Today I took a french fry off of his plate without permission, and he reacted badly. Make sure he always has access to food. Ask Alfred to buy imperishables. Ask Jason before sharing.”  
  • “Note: In the past, Tim complained about his parents’ trips abroad. He was always disappointed when they extended them, as it made him feel unwanted. I should take him with me while I travel whenever possible. I should also strive for consistency. He needs to know when I’m coming home.”
  • When they finally found out about those files, the kids were both surprised and touched. Only Bruce could be that endearing and that exasperating at the same time. Truly, this could only come from their father, who continues to update the files as events unfold. Turns out he does know what all of them get up to in their spare time, even if he never actually asks. What do you know