time for batgirls


Frankie (Francesca) Charles from the Batgirl comics. I’d love to see her as a more well known character! She uses forearm crutches AND a wheelchair! Love it so much!

Credit to @dcwomenofcolor For the edits on these photos. :) Dcwomenofcolor.tumblr.com

anonymous asked:

Batkids as book first lines

Dick:“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”

Tim: “I’m pretty much fucked” (The Martian)

Jason: “When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, then there’s either something wrong with your skills or something wrong with your world. And there’s nothing wrong with my skills.”
(Patient Zero)

Damian: “Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father. It had been said so often that John, without ever thinking about it, had come to believe it himself.” (Go Tell it on the Mountain)

Cass: “I was an ambitious girl child. I knew even then that I had to be, in that environment of thugs, thieves, killers, prostitutes, gamblers – you name it, you’d find it in Trench Town.”
(No Woman, No Cry: My life With Bob Marley)

Babs:“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine.”
(Northanger Abbey)

Duke: “I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Steph: "For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple–I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.”(Seven Up)

anonymous asked:

Batfamily and favorite cold drinks and hot drinks? Thanks!

Bruce: black coffee, lemon water

Dick: hot cider, lemonade

Jason: spiced hot chocolate, soda (he says pop)

Tim: coffee with lots of sugar, iced coffee

Steph: chai tea, fruit punch

Cass: herbal teas, apple juice

Damian: earl grey tea, Shirley temples

Babs: green tea, strawberry milkshakes

Duke: espresso, fruit smoothies

Alfred: earl grey tea, basil lemonade

I constantly see complains about Batgirl/Barbara Gordon on her tags

On why she is the only Batgirl that gets the focus, why can’t she be Oracle again, blah blah blah. 

The why is very simple. Barbara Gordon was the one that made Batgirl BATGIRL. The very first Batwoman (1956) and Bat-Girl Betty Kane (1961, yes there was hyphen) were introduced because of gay concern between Batman and Robin. 

Batwoman was made love interest for Batman and Bat-Girl was for Robin. They weren’t written good and naturally they weren’t success and got dumped by DC comics promptly. 

Batgirl/Barbara Gordon was created in 1967 for the third season of Batman show although I believe she made her debut in the comic first. The show told DC comics that they needed female Batman. She wasn’t created as love interest for anyone but sadly DC feels the need to have her keep flirting with Robin. She was older than him at that time and DC had to keep de-aging her throughout the years so people don’t feel “odd” about it because god forbid a woman be older than the man. Anyways, 

She become popular and the rest was history. Batgirl is Barbara Gordon’s role just like the Flash would always be associated heavily and go back to Barry Allen despite Jay Garrick being the very first I believe. 

Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl is the one people know and the one that matters because she made the role big and beloved. The Look of Batgirl came with her. There would be no Stephanie or Cassandra if it wasn’t for her and they only got that chance because of the killing joke and DC’s reluctance to put Barbara in the suit again so they had to fill the Batgirl role in the meantime.  

Thankfully, DC got over their reluctance and now Barbara is back in her role as Batgirl since the new 52 2011. Cassandra and Stephanie have to carve out their own separate role and ID if they want to have any impact in comic history and their fans should be wishing for that instead of bitching about Barbara Gordon and hoping she gets shot again and back in the chair so their chosen one (Steph or Cass) can be Batgirl again. 

I don’t believe that Barbara Gordon needs to go back to being Oracle. That needs to stay in her past. I can’t see her in the chair without thinking about the joker shooting her. I never saw Oracle as sustainable role. I saw it as something she had to do to put herself back together. I saw it as an arc for her and there is no reason she should lose the growing and development she had. Plus DC comics is place where people can come back from the dead, lose most of their body and be Cyborg and constantly get healed from broken bones/backs including Batman himself so I don’t see why Barbara couldn’t be healed. 

Now with Cyborg in the JL and everyone and their mom being able to hack like crazy, there is no need for Oracle. She would be used like she is in the Arkham games, being Batman’s secretary or in Birds of Prey directing others while they take the spotlight. Oracle worked in her time and I’m glad disabled fans saw inspiration in her character but I don’t see why that should hold the character back from moving away from TKJ in every way. Maybe DC needs to create someone new for that role or take characters that haven’t made name for themselves so they become associated and synonymous in that role. If DC shoots Barbara again and put her back in the chair, I think it’ll be gross and wrong and I find it disturbing to see people keep wishing that for Barbara Gordon. Some try to explain it away by saying that the joker doesn’t have to shoot her and she doesn’t have to be sexually exploited like that makes a freaking difference. 

So in conclusion, Batgirl is Barbara Gordon and Barbara Gordon is Batgirl. Others needs to find their own place in the comic and their fans need to realize that simple fact and stop trying to equate Betty/Cass/Steph’s time as Batgirl and their impact to Barbara Gordon’s. 

anonymous asked:

Batgirls and the kind of movies they'd dig

Yes! Love me some Batgirls!

I think she’d really like science fiction and fantasy movies!

I feel like she might like horror movies and thrillers.

She would like comedies and rom-coms but also really sad drama movies.

Kate would pretty much just like movies in general but her favorites would be musicals and classics.

i love watching all my dc mutuals talking about the dceu, having completely different opinions, vagueing each other and stuff while idgaf about it bc im just here waiting for jason to appear, literally not caring about anything else the dceu has to offer

DC Rebirth Year Two Wishlist

To refer back to as we move forward.

-Cassandra Cain’s time as Batgirl restored, or started over

-More of Stephanie Brown’s past, like her pregnancy, restored

-Lian Harper, Connor Hawke and Mia Dearden to come back from comic limbo

-The Core Four to come back from limbo

-A new JSA book

-Earth 2 to get another shot

-Cir El to come back in time, for real

-A new Outsiders book with Grace, Thunder and Katana

-Lady Shiva coming back to life as a recurring antagonist for Cass Cain

-A Shazam book, featuring the other Marvel Family members

-A new JLD book

-Lex Luthor to keep being a good guy, and ditto for Frost

-Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz as the Green Lantern Couple tm

-Kyle Rayner to become the White Lantern again