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Film meets Art  (original video)

  • Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (dir. Terry Gilliam) and “The Birth of Venus” (artist Sandro Botticelli)
  • Inherent Vice” (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson) and “The Last Supper” (artist Leonardo da Vinci)
  • Days of Heaven” (dir. Terrence Malick) and “Christina’s World” (artist Andrew Wyeth)
  • Heat” (dir. Michael Mann) and “Pacific” ( artist Alex Colville)
  • Melancholia” (dir Lars von Trier) and “Ophelia” (artist John Everett Millais)
Robin’s Nest: Part 17

Prompt: What if the robin’s were batmom’s and bruce’s biological kids?

AN: Wifi is currently moving at snail pace. I’ll post the links to previous chapters later today.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12 , Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16


Your family is a lot to handle. As the matriarch, you know this. However, you don’t really understand how much they are until Duke comes into your lives. Cass had come from a horrible situation, but a familiar one. Bruce knew how to deal with her training. Duke’s situation is completely different.

    The boy had come from a loving home, with two wonderful parents. You’d read up on them, and with Duke’s help, you’d written their obituaries. In the days leading up to the funeral, you can’t help but worry. He barely eats anything, and he leaves the room when more than three people are in it.

    The only one who doesn’t seem surprised is Alfred. When you question him about it he says, “The poor boy is grieving, Mrs. Wayne. His entire world has been turned upside down, he’s in a brand new environment, and to be quite honest, your children can be a lot to deal with.”

    You purse your lips, “So Bruce went through the same thing?”

    The old man smiles, “Master Bruce was quite different. With him I had to deal with him risking his life, and other odd entities.”

    You roll your eyes, “Of course. What changed that?”

    The butler smiles, “You, Mrs. Wayne. You pulled him out.” Without another word, you watch the butler go.

    You lay in bed awake the night before the funeral, and without thought you send you arm flying so that your hand lands right on Bruce’s face. You feel him smile, before he kisses it. Turning towards you he asks, “Can’t sleep?”

    “I’m worried about him, Bruce.”

    “Me too.” There’s several minutes of silence before you toss the covers aside.

Bruce groans, “Don’t go, the bed will get cold.”

You smile, “Well I should hope so, I’m going to get ice cream.”

He smiles back and says, “Alfred will kill us for eating upstairs.”

“Then we shouldn’t leave any evidence.”

You make your way through the Manor, and you’re a bit surprised to find the kitchen light already on. You find Duke at the island with a plate of leftovers in front of him. You hesitate before walking in. He looks up and meets your gaze.

There’s a few minutes of silence before you say, “I came down to sneak ice cream. Do you want some?”

It doesn’t surprise you when he doesn’t respond. Instead of pushing, you head to the fridge, and then you hear, “What kind is it?”

You smile, “Cookie dough. I keep it hidden behind the broccoli, but that’s just between you and me, but I’m willing to share.”

He nods, and you pull out two bowls. You scoop generous servings into each and slide a bowl in front of him before pulling your own bowl in front of you. You don’t push him to talk, you wait for him to make the first move, “I’m dreading tomorrow.”

You meet his eyes, before sticking a spoonful of ice cream in your mouth, “I get it. My parents’ funeral was horrible.”

“Your parents?”

You nod, “They died in a car accident when I was eight. My grandmother raised me until she died when I was sixteen. Since then, it’s been Bruce and me.”

You watch him play with his ice cream, “Why was it so bad?”

“There were a lot of people there that I didn’t know, all saying how sorry they were. I was tired of hearing sorry by that point. Sorry didn’t bring them back, and none of those people could understand how I felt. Everyone’s pain is different. And losing parents at a young age is just…”

He nods, “Yeah. You think it’ll be that way for me?”

“There’s a good chance. That being said, Bruce and I have both been there, we have a few tricks.”

“Bruce has been there, too?”

“It’s one of the things that brought us together. Bruce’s parents were killed when he was eight too. But he had a lot of focus on him, being the Wayne heir. Alfred kept him pretty sheltered.”

“What tricks do you have?”

You smile, “Sandwich yourself between me and Bruce, use the other kids as shields if you need to. They know how to deal with people who might not have the best intentions.”

“You think there will be people like that?”

You sigh, “If only because of Bruce and me, I’m sorry in advance. We draw a lot of press attention, and there’s not a whole lot we can do about it. Now you’ll have to deal with it too. I’m sorry.”

“You shouldn’t be.” You meet his eyes, and he gives you a small smile, “Bruce saved my life, he didn’t have to do anything else. He didn’t even have to do that. Instead he stayed with me, he was there every time I woke up, and then you guys took me in. You guys didn’t have to do that.”

You blink back tears, “Duke, I want you to know… we know we can’t replace your parents. We don’t want to, either. We do want to be your family, though. I know the kids are a lot to deal with. Damian and Helena are a pair of hellions, Lord knows, and Dick loves to flip around, and Jason and Tim bicker, and Cass has this ability to sneak up on you…”

Duke reaches over and places a hand on yours, “Thank you for giving me a home. Thank you for being here. I look forward to being a part of this family.”

With a smile, you stand up and walk over to him, and then you wrap him in the tightest hug you can. He hugs you back, and a moment later, he starts sobbing. You hold him until he falls asleep. When the sound of light snores hit your ears, you feel a hand settle on your shoulder. Turning, you smile at Bruce, and watch as he effortlessly lifts your newest son into his arms.

Together, you put him to bed. You stand there, watching him sleep, with Bruce next to you. You stare at his sleeping face and you know, he’s your son. He’s one of your kids.

Batfam Hogwarts Houses (in my opinion) and why

*note if i make a mistake or anything let me know. i haven’t read everything with the batfam so if it isnt canon compliant i apologize now please dont send me hate mail

Ravenclaw -

  • Bruce: he is very smart (you would have to be to be the world’s greatest detective, right?) not only that but they prize originality and eccentrics and well just look at bruce and all the kids he has/has adopted. they are all very diverse and he seems to enjoy and foster their differences
  • Barbara: this is pretty obvious but Barbara is one of the smartest members of the batfam. Not only that but with her wit and love of learning it makes this pretty obvious
  • Tim: also kinda obvious BUT i would put him in this house because he’s very creative and smart. plus i always feel like Tim is always trying to impress everyone around him with his intelligence
  • Tiffany: she’s the daughter of lucius fox so obviously she’s very hardworking and smart but what really decided ravenclaw for her was the fact that shes is the manager of the wayne’s drug rehab program
  • Max: she is known as the smartest girl is terry’s class and also knows he is batman

Hufflepuff -

  • Cassandra: ok cassandra is as loyal as dog (from what i’ve read/seen) so this seems like the most obvious choice. not only that but they value hardwork and dedication which you need to not only master fighting BUT also ballet which she is a pro at
  • Stephanie: basically what @ladykattz said here
  • Nell: (i’m considering her part of the batfam because she is shown in bombshells as part of the little bat-baseball gang thing and i love her and we need more of her) she’s very loyal to batgirl (stephanie brown) and looks up to her
  • Alfred: he is loyal to bruce and the wayne family no matter what happens. not only that but he must have the patience of a saint for dealing with them all (bruce and his brooding alone) 
  • Leslie: she has always been the reliable older person that everyone can trust because she is kind and doesn’t judge. this was the obvious choice for her

Gryffindor -

  • Jason: i was torn between slytherin and gryffindor for him but what decided it for me is that the main traits for gryffindor are bravery, courage, and daring and if we are talking about the positives to jason he has all of those things in abundance
  • Terry: after finding the entrance to the batcave and then deciding to become batman against bruce’s wishes, it’s easy to say you gotta be pretty bold. plus bravery? terry has that in abundance since he really had no formal training before donning the batsuit and still was able to take down the powers corp
  • Duke: for all that duke has been through and still has the ability to be the ray of sunshine he is, that is pretty freakin’ amazing and brave. (also remember that time he burned someone alive in front of bruce cause i do that’s a bold thing to do because of bruce’s adverseness to killing)
  • Kate: she is unapologetically herself (a proud jewish lesbian) who knows how to kick ass and take names. that makes this easy to place her in Gryffindor

Slytherin -

  • Helena: being the daughter of bruce and selina, she was raised from birth to be a smart fighter and detective. she is cunning has self preservation and determination 
  • Damian: for the first years of his life he was raised by talia and the league of assassins and they raised him to be a cunning and deadly fighter. not only that he does like to come off as detached and not really caring which is a total slytherin thing to do but he actually cares deeply

anyways this is what i think! if i forgot anyone or anything, you don’t agree, you want to expand, etc feel free!

Get Out (2017) dir. Jordan Peele

I can’t possible fathom what a white person would get from watching this movie. I’m not even sure if non-black people of color could fully understand this movie. Get Out perfectly captures the anxiety that comes from being the only black person in an area, shit gave me flashbacks. I’m not sure if Asian or Latinx people feel the same sense of unease being around white people, they’re discriminated against too, but my mom has actual pictures of our enslaved family on the plantation, that shit is always on my mind even if it’s not at the forefront. And that’s not even mentioning shit like Emmet Till and The Central Park Five, just being in close proximity to white people could mean prison or a casket, but I’m getting off topic.

Get Out looks way too good and is written way too well to be the debut feature of a comedian. This is like if Brazil were Terry Gilliam’s first film. Get Out has been compared to the works of Dario Argento, Bunuel, and John Carpenter (which I can definitely see during the film’s second half), but personally, the first half of Get Out reminded me of David Lynch. Maybe a Lynch comparison was too obvious for other reviewers, the movie after all does take place in a small suburban town like Twin Peaks and Blue Velvet, but I wanted to point it out because I feel like the similarities go beyond the setting.

Daniel Kaluuya is a fantastic, I love Daniel Kaluuya. His accent slips a few times during the movie, but really, who cares? It’s Daniel fucking Kaluuya, I’ve been a huge fan of his since The Fades (a cancelled BBC show from 2011, it had 6 episodes).

I think what makes Get Out so great it tackles the latent racism and deceit of white liberals/allies not often brought up in mainstream media. The faux-progressivism of modern whites is near identical to the ideologies of white people from centuries past. Take Thomas Jefferson for example, author of the Declaration of Independence and purported abolitionist. He acknowledged that slavery was wrong many times throughout his political career, yet owned HUNDREDS of slaves, only freeing two within his lifetime. And even being self aware enough to know his actions were incorrect, Jefferson still believed that black people were inferior and raped one of his slaves multiple times. Point is, Thomas Jefferson knew that owning other humans (as inferior as they may be) was wrong, but his money eclipsed his morals. You see the same shit today, just look at how many white women voted for Donald Trump, I assure you that all of those women weren’t Republicans. “Liberal” white women who either couldn’t bear the thought of Hillary Clinton being the first female president or weren’t over Bernie losing the nomination voted for Trump because they decided their personal feelings were more important than the lives of minority groups.

Faux-liberalism and fetishization of black bodies is the driving force of Get Out, that’s what the movie is really about. 

The foreshadowing employed is fantastic too, along with the way the story of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is interwoven with the story of the film. Get Out is a lot more personal than trailers and commercials let on. 

Robin’s Nest: Part 16

Prompt: Where the robin’s were Bruce’s and Batmom’s biological kids

Words: 1081

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12 , Part 13, Part 14, Part 15


“That storm is pretty bad.” You glance out the window and can’t help but agree. Hurricane Renee had been on the news for days, and now that she had hit, she seemed determined to live up to her name.

           Unfortunately for you, this meant that your seven children were cooped up inside. The manor had become a complete mess between various board games, and one or two games of extreme hide and seek.

           So far, the casualties included a chandelier, a Ming vase, two of Bruce’s golf clubs, and Alfred’s blender. You’d left your children to the mercy of the butler and retreated to the library to find Helena staring out the window.

           Your daughter was a daddy’s girl and had been from day one. She was fierce, tough and outspoken, and she hated storms with a passion. More often than not, lightning and thunder filled nights found her in your bed with you and Bruce.

           Hurricanes seemed to be even worse. The usually rambunctious girl was sullen, and more than a little pouty. This was proved even further when she snuggled up to you. Dick, Jason, and Cass were your snugglers. Helena preferred her personal space.

           Never one to pass up an opportunity, you pull the girl close. Kissing the top of her head you say, “Don’t worry baby girl, Daddy will be home soon.”

           She sighs, “I hate business trips.”

           You smile, “You and me both.”

           “This was a long one.”

           You nod. Two weeks was a long time for Bruce to be gone. Typically, he skyped conferences, went only for a few days, or took the family with him. That hadn’t been an option this time.

           When midnight comes and goes without any word, you start to get anxious. Bruce’s plane had landed before the storm had really started. The closing off of streets had kept him from coming straight home, but he had still called to check in. But now, he wasn’t answering his phone and that worried you more than a little.

           You’re brought out of your thoughts when someone yells, “Code green.”

           Pushing your husband to the back of your mind, you spring out of your office chair and towards the clock. You turn the hands to your anniversary date, and make your way down to the cave. You find your Dick, Jason, and Cass suiting up, and raise an eyebrow in question, “And where exactly do you think you’re going?”

           Dick’s face is straight laced, serious as can be. A perfect imitation of Bruce’s. “The Riddler has cut power to the entire city. He’s offered a challenge, if someone can issue a challenge that can stump him, he’ll turn the power back on.”

           You bite your lip, before issuing your orders, “You’re not going out there alone.”

           You watch Dick’s and Jason’s eyes go wide, “Mom!” You listen as Tim turns in the computer chair to face you. You take a deep breath, “I said alone. Call in Wally and Barry.”

           You see Jason hesitate, “Dad …”

           “Isn’t here. You’re not going out there without a League member. Hell, I’ll call in Superman himself before I let you go out there alone. I know you’ve been doing this for years, but I’m still your mother. I have my limits.”

           It takes half an hour for the speedsters to arrive. Even then, you’re left with a queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach. You watch them go before taking over Tim’s chair.

           You’d spent less and less time in the cave as the boys had gotten older. You imagined, you’d spend even less time there as your children got older. Tim would soon become the next Robin, his training was almost done, and then Helena and Damian would take over. Eventually, Terry would start his training, and that broke your heart. Your last baby was growing up, and it made you want to cry.

           It’s a long night. A very long night, with more close calls than you care to admit. By the time dawn breaks, the storm is still going strong, but your kids are back home. You tend to the cuts and bruises before sending them to bed.

           You’re on your fifth cup of coffee when you get a call from the hospital. There’s been an accident with your husband, and you’re needed. Now. You’re certain that your heart stops at the words.

           One look out the window tells you that you’re not getting anywhere right now. Between the winds, the flooding, and the damage from Riddler’s attack, you’re stuck. You’re forced to wait two days, before going to the hospital, alone.

           You arrive at Gotham general looking a mess. And you’re certain that at least one paparazzi had taken your picture. Still, you walk through the hospital with the authority of someone who’s family has donated enough money to build two new wings.

           You find your husband sleeping in the waiting room. He’s wearing scrubs of all things, and sprawled across several chairs. So of course, you hit him. He startles awake and stares at you while you rant, “How dare you Bruce Wayne. Not one freaking phone call. Not one. I thought you were dead in the morgue, or lying here in a coma. But no, I find you here dressed as though you just performed surgery. I have been worried sick.

           “I lied to our children. I said that you called, that you were stuck at the airport. How DARE YOU!”

           Bruce takes it all in stride, before pulling you in for a hug. He holds you while you cry, and says “I’m so sorry. They only had time for one emergency call, and I thought I asked them to tell you that I am okay. I am so sorry.”

           You take deep breaths to calm yourself, before asking “What happened Bruce? Why are you in a hospital?”

           He wipes his hands over his face, “I was driving home, when there was an accident. Someone spun out on the road, crashing into me before spinning into another car. The driver, and two passengers were killed. There was one other survivor. A twelve-year-old boy, his name is Duke. I was able to get him out, and get an ambulance out but there was nothing they could do for his parents, or the driver. I couldn’t leave him alone.”

           You sink down beside him, “What are you thinking Bruce?”

           He stares at you, “How would you feel about having and eighth kid?”

Flash Point Paradox

Prompt: Justice league Flashpoint paradox but instead of the Flash going it’s Batmom?

Words: 312


             You stare in what can only be described as awe, as your long dead father-in-law breaks Barry Allen’s fingers.  At his second scream you finally move, “I have proof!”

          You watch as Thomas Wayne freezes. Making sure that he sees every move, you carefully remove the locket from around your neck and hold it out to him. He drops Barry, before quickly snatching the necklace from your hand. You watch the emotions run across his face.

          When he turns back to you, you see him for what he is; a broken man. “You’re … “

          You take a deep breath “I’m Y/N Wayne, I’m married to your son.”

          He smiles, “Bruce got married?”

          You nod. “We were only nineteen, but we’ve known each other since middle school. We met shortly after you and Mrs. Wayne died.”

          He looks at you with wonder in his eyes, as though he’s seeing a possibility he had only dreamed of. “And these children?”

          You smile, “They’re ours.”

          “What are their names?”

          You move slowly to him and point them out one by one, “Dick, Jason, Tim, Damian, Duke, Cassandra, and Terry.”

          Thomas stares at the pictures for a bit longer, “He looks happy.”

          You smile, “He has bad days but, then again, everyone does. I’d say he’s happy 95% of the time.”

          “With a family like this how couldn’t he be?” He closes the locket gently before placing it back in your hand. His face grows serious before turning to Barry, “What do we need to do?”

          Barry stares at him for a moment before saying, “Now you’re ready to help me?”

          He shakes his head, “No, I’m ready to help my son, and get his wife back to him.”

          Smiling you hug him. He’s a bit surprised at first, but eventually he wraps his arms around you, and you whisper, “Thank you, dad.”

anonymous asked:

So will Dylann Roof be transferred to the same prison facility that Jahar Tsarnaev is currently at since they were both sentenced to federal death row? Or is it different? Thanks

I’ve seen a few people on here say that he (Dylann) will be sent to FCI Terre Haute. I haven’t looked into that at all myself so I don’t know whether it’s been reported or not. What I do know is FCI Terre Haute, which is here in Indiana is the only federal prison which holds executions. What that means is if Dylann is executed, it will take place here, but that doesn’t mean he will immediately be sent here.

Jahar also got death (federal trial) but he is at USP/ADX in Colorado. So that means if/when an execution date arrives for him, he will be transferred to FCI.

Basically, he could be sent to any federal prison they choose. Normally high profile inmates go to ADX because it is considered the most secure prison and holds inmates that are considered the most dangerous. This is where Jahar is, Ted Kaczynski, Terry Nichols, Eric Rudolph, Thomas Silverstein, etc. it was also where Timothy Mcveigh was held (on the same block as Kaczynski and Nichols, an area which they refer to as “Bombers Row”) before being transferred to FCI where he was executed.

So not knowing for sure, my guess is he’ll go to ADX with an eventual transfer to FCI, but maybe I didn’t get the memo and he’s going straight to FCI 🤷🏼‍♀️

Stephen Sondheim - YouTube Pro-Shots

A Little Night Music  (New York City Opera 1990 with George Lee Andrews, Sally Ann Howes, Maureen Moore, Michael Maguire, Regina Resnick, Kevin Anderson, Beverly Lambert, Susan Terry and Danielle Fredland)

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Company (2011 New York Philharmonic Concert Pro-Shot with Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Katie Finneran, Patti LuPone and Jon Cryer

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Into the Woods (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleeson and Kim Crosby)

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Pacific Overtures (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Mako (in the lead role as the Reciter), Soon-Teck Oh, Yuki Shimoda, Sab Shimono, Isao Sato, Alvin Ing, Ernest Harada, James Dybas, Mark Hsu Syers, Patrick Kinser-Lau, Ernest Abuba, Larry Hama, Jae Woo Lee, Freddy Mao, Tom Matsusaka, Conrad Yama, Timm Fujii, Haruki Fujimoto, Freda Foh Shen and Gedde Watanabe)

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Passion (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Marin Mazzie, Jere Shea, Gregg Edelman, Tom Aldredge, Francis Ruivivar, Marcus Olson, William Parry, T. J. Meyer, John Antony, Donna Murphy, Andy Umberger, Linda Balgord, Christopher Peccaro and Colleen Fitzpatrick

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Full show with commentary

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - In Concert (2001 Pro-Shot with George Hearn, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris, Timothy Nolen, Davis Gaines, Lisa Vroman, Victoria Clark , John Aler and Stanford Olsen)

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Sunday In The Park With George (Original Broadway Cast Pro-Shot with Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Barbara Bryne, Judith Moore, Brent Spiner, Charles Kimbrough, Dana Ivey, Robert Westenberg, William Parry, Cris Groenendaal, Nancy Opel, Mary D'Arcy, Danielle Ferland, Melanie Vaughan, John Jellison, Kurt Knudson, Sue Anne Gershenson and Michele Rigan)

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Sondheim at 80 - BBC Proms (2010 with Bryn Terfel, Maria Friedman, Simon Russell Beale, Dame Judi Dench, Julian Ovenden, Caroline O'Connor, Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell)

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Sondheim! The Birthday Concert (2010 with Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Elaine Stritch, Marin Mazzie, Donna Murphy, Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Michael Cerveris, David Hyde Pierce, Joanna Gleason and Victoria Clark)

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Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1992 with Kevin Anderson, George Lee Andrews, Ron Baker, BETTY, Harolyn Blackwell, Peter Blanchet, Boys Choir of Harlem, Betty Buckley, Patrick Cassidy, Glenn Close, Daisy Egan, Victor Garber, Jerry Hadley, Bill Irwin, Mark Jacoby, Michael Jeter, Madeline Kahn, Beverly Lambert, Jeanne Lehman, Dorothy Loudon, Patti LuPone, Carol Meyer, Liza Minnelli, Maureen Moore, Richard Munez, James Naughton, Caroline Page, Eugene Perry, Herbert Perry, Bernadette Peters, Billy Stritch, Susan Terry, Bronwyn Thomas, The Tonics, Blythe Walker and Karen Ziemba)

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If I find any more I will add them to the list!