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I just realized something about the way I've always seen Batman.
The very first time I ever saw Batman – in any format – I was a little girl, maybe six, sitting in a dentist’s waiting room. Batman: The Animated Series was playing on the tiny tv up on a shelf in the corner, and I would steal glances at it as I waited, not sure if I was allowed to watch something so violent.
It was the episode Appointment in Crime Alley, which I only learned today because I looked up the list of episodes. I wasn’t sure what was happening in the story, wasn’t even sure who anyone was besides having a general idea that there was a guy named Batman who was Superman’s friend and helped the police stop bad guys.
I thought he looked scary. I wasn’t sure he was the good guy at all, actually.
But then there was a scene that stuck so vividly in my mind that I never forgot it: Batman is driving the Batmobile at high speed towards…somewhere (Crime Alley, I learned today), and a little black girl comes running towards him in tears. Immediately Batman pulls over and gets down on her level to make sure she’s alright.
And in my little first grader brain, something clicked. Oh, I thought, Batman helps kids. He’s not scary at all, is he? He’s actually nice, isn’t he?
It stuck there in my brain for almost two decades as the first thing I knew about Batman, and the first thing I decided was worth remembering about Batman:
Batman cares about kids.
And from then on, that was the context I viewed Batman from. The test I ran, so to speak, to see whether I would consider an adaptation a “real” Batman or not. So every time I glance over at what’s happening in the comics and notice a new kid added to the Extended Wayne Family, I’m like “…yeah, sounds about right.”
I never did find out how that episode ended, but the next time I was in that office I was introduced to Bizzarro. I liked him but I thought he was a bit odd. Probably a reasonable assessment for a first grader.
It felt as though he were being sucked down a giant drain. He seemed to be spinning very fast — the roaring in his ears was deafening — he tried to keep his eyes open but the whirl of green flames made him feel sick — something hard knocked his elbow and he tucked it in tightly, still spinning and spinning — now it felt as though cold hands were slapping his face — squinting through his glasses he saw a blurred stream of fireplaces and snatched glimpses of the rooms beyond — his bacon sandwiches were churning inside him — he closed his eyes again wishing it would stop, and then —
He fell, face forward, onto cold stone and felt the bridge of his
So I snagged this from the Otakon artist alley back in 2014 I believe. I hadn’t seen anything NANA related in a few years that I almost cried, lol. In my awe I forgot to ask her name and have been forever regretful. I’ve looked and looked but vnv. Anyone out there recognize her art? Thanks much~ Otherwise, here’s some gorgeous Osaki Nana art for ya~!
“I remember every wand I’ve ever sold, Mr. Potter. Every single wand. It so happens that the phoenix whose tail feather is in your wand, gave another feather — just one other. It is very curious indeed that you should be destined for this wand when its brother — why, its brother gave you that scar.”
“Yes, thirteen-and-a-half inches. Yew. Curious indeed how these things happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember… . I think we must expect great things from you, Mr. Potter… . After all, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did great things — terrible, yes, but great.”
~ Ok so right now I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing and I work a lot so I don’t really have time to take requests, however I do appreciate any ideas or inspiration you may want to offer (simply chatting with me can help). At the moment I’m writing only for the groups I stan as it gives me a slight insight for their personality types. Smut is marked with *