where it's raining

anonymous asked:

The of the things the batclan hates, is when they have to work a mission during the day -- in the sunlight. Because when they finally take off their masks, there is a defined tan or sunburn. Bruce and Duke (sometimes Tim, depends on which suit) only have to worrying about the area around their mouth. Jason and Cass have eliminated the probably by having fully covering masks/helmet. But Dick, Damian, Steph, and Barb...? They have more to worry about. Including laughter from Cass and Jay.


The only plus side of living in Gotham is that it’s not the sunniest place in the world… which most people would not consider to be a positive, but the batclan definitely does. But sometimes… when they’re very unlucky… they have to venture out into the hot, blinding heat and light of the summer sun. 

(Prime example: that one summer the Joker thought it would be funny to flood the whole of Gotham with his laughing gas-spiked sewer water, in what he called “Joker’s Pool Party Extravaganza.” And of course this just so happened to occur on a day when Gotham experienced record highs in temperature). 

  • You’re absolutely right, Cass and Jay’s costumes mean they are well protected… but the downside is that they are also very hot and grumpy and sweaty on these days. Alfred makes sure to stress to everyone the importance of staying hydrated on these rare days after Cass forgets to drink enough water (claims it was a bother) and ends up fainting from heat stroke. But only after she’d kicked everyone’s ass, as Steph pointed out in her defence.  
  • Damian is safe from sunburns for the most part. He grew up in the desert for part of his childhood and his DNA means that he tans naturally. But the tan lines are…. very defined. Especially since he often denies the need for protection against “this sad excuse of a sun” when Alfred offers him sun tan lotion. He regrets it later. Scowling at the mask-shaped tan-lines around his eyes in the mirror.
  • As Batgirl, Barbara religiously BATHED in suntan lotion because she’s so fair. Sunburns can be really dangerous for people with her complexion, and her father taught her to always wear sun lotion after that one summer day when she was six and went to preschool without it. He’s never forgiven himself for forgetting. But it’s a special memory for both of them, those few nights the sunburn hurt too much for her to sleep, and they sat together on Daddy’s bed as he gently rubbed cool aloe vera onto her face. Oracle is more than happy to stay inside all day and listen to the other complain about the heat. (But she absolutely will sternly remind everyone to wear lotion. And has threatened to dump Dick if he didn’t put it on before going out… more than once.)
  • Everyone hates Dick because, like Damian, he usually tans more than he burns. He grew up wintering in Florida and running around outside, taking care of animals and doing chores while travelling with circus. But he can still burn and if he does, risks the wrath of his fair-skinned girlfriend giving him another long lecture about the danger of UV rays and cancer. 
  • Duke is generally safe too, and usually just forgoes the lotion (“my beautiful melanin will protect me”, “black don’t crack”, “as the infamous and controversial bard Kanye West has been quoted as saying: ‘I’m way too black to burn from sunrays’”). But after Babs sends him a series of articles about how the risk of skin cancer is still high for black people, he caves and starts wearing a light layering of SPF 15.
  • Steph is pretty at risk, but it’s actually one of the areas she is surprisingly responsible? On sunny days, sometimes she’ll go back to her old Spoiler costume to protect her skin, even if it’s hotter. Once, she and Jason both decided to use the day as an opportunity to “get that nice, tanned bikini bod” and went on patrol wearing a swimsuit and trunks with flip flops. When Bruce got mad, they pointed out they were still protecting their secret identities by still wearing their mask and helmet… but he didn’t seem convinced. 
  • According to Stephanie…………… Bruce and Tim “get burnt, not turnt.” 
  • There are many reasons why Batman operates at night… and one of the lesser known reasons is that Bruce Wayne burns veeeeeeeery easily. He learned this lesson the hard way training in the Himalayas without sun protection. Because white, rich-boy, smarty-pants, 22 year-old Brucie Wayne assumed that sun + snow ≠ increased probability of getting burnt, and thought that skiers and snowboarders wore their goggles just to keep snow out of their eyes and as a fashion statement. And yet he knew chemical formulae of common plutonium compounds by heart….
  • Tim Drake has it the worst though. By far. Something that is most definitely not helped by the fact that Tim usually lives by the philosophy of: Hack GCPD Databases While Snacking On Cheetos All Night, Sleep All Day. The boy is a vampire. Pale as a ghost. And somehow it seems, no matter how many layers he’s wearing, Tim still manages to get sunburnt???? Through layers of kevlar??? The boy is a living, breathing, walking, sunburnt enigma. 
Cuddling with Draco Malfoy on a rainy day would include...
  • Staring at the raindrops on the window
  • Intertwining fingers with him
  • Draco wanting to be the big spoon
  • But changing to the small spoon because he just wants to be held by you
  • Neck kisses
  • Temple kisses
  • Shoulder kisses
  • Just too many kisses
  • His arm snaking around your waist
  • And you laughing because it tickles
  • “You’re so ticklish, dear”
  • Comfortable silences
  • Your hands brushing his hair
  • And his brushing yours
  • Legs being entwined from being so close
  • Having to share a blanket with him
  • “Stop pulling the blanket!”
  • “I’m not!”
  • Finally falling asleep, pressed against him as the warmth of each other’s bodies embraces the both of you.
exo smiles

minseok: can make a crying baby stop immediately and the baby would look at him in wonder - big round eyes and like the baby laughs and reaches out and cries if u try to take it away.

junmyeon: its like you’re taking a nap in the living room where you have a homemade candle that smells like clean laundry and summer air.

yixing: that anime sparkle effect when the protagonist guy comes in and there’s roses and all the girls and guys in the surrounding area have big ol’ hearts coming out of their eyes.

baekhyun: laying in a field during the summer time but the field is on top of a big hill and there’s a tree and there’s a nice breeze and you can smell the flowers and hear birds and you’re content.

jongdae: being at a park in the middle of winter and your nose is all cold but your hands are warm from gloves and you’re patting your face and there’s a bunch of children giggling and snowball fights.

chanyeol: like having about five tiny puppies jumping on you and licking your face and giving you tons of snuggles and you’re laying on your back and they’re just crawling all over you.

kyungsoo: taking a big drink of ice-cold water after running around and being out in the hot summer sun and there’s a fan blowing from the corner of the room and you can faintly hear kids screaming and playing in the background.

jongin: warm spring evening where there’s rain but its not harsh, just silently falling down and you’re sitting on a porch just watching and the air is warm and you can smell the rain and you’re drinking hot chocolate.

sehun: lying under the stars in a field of flowers and their twinkling and there’s crickets and the night air breezes and you smell the flowers and its almost like new flowers are springing up every moment and its soothing and you fall asleep and have nice dreams.

deconstructing puddles

At the bus stop I watch the rain
taking notes so I can learn the conventional way to die poetically.
My first observation is to abandon form.
I’ve decided this is where I will deteriorate
as it seems many people deteriorate here
where they become artificial puddles
that no longer wait for the bus but instead wait  
for the sun, for the concrete, for the car going 36 miles per hour
that separates them into droplets
onto unappreciative shoes or
into another puddle or
onto the surface of car windows
where they make the passenger aware
of time, of morality, of love, and
I wish I knew more puddles to
ask them how they deal with
knowing that a part of them is gone
teach me something about
perhaps I have it all wrong


Credit to Ben Bocquelet, Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and especially @tardisman14 for putting these two together.