Steph glared at the back of Barbara’s chair. From her vantage point on the floor she could just see the screens over the redhead’s shoulder. Her annoyance was with Babs though, so she was ardently trying not to look at those screens. Finally, Steph just decided that even the glaring was too much of a toll on her exhausted mind and body. She flopped backward and ended up sprawled across the Clocktower’s floor.
“You ok?” Barbara asked. She had glanced back at hearing Stephanie’s collapse from seated to starfish.
Steph rolled her head back and forth in what was supposed to be a shaking motion. “Noooo,” she finally groaned.
Babs smirked. “Oh? And why is that?”
“Because,” the younger girl whined. “All my friends are on missions and patrols and whatnot and I’m benched due to being ‘overworked’.”
Barbara turned her attention back to her screens as she chuckled. A few keystrokes and a smile was growing across her face, unnoticed by the teenager on her floor. “Well Stephanie, things are calm for now so I’m going to catch a few winks quick. You ok down there?”
Steph held her arm up with a thumbs up as Babs rolled past. She just chuckled at the current Batgirl in response.
Stephanie was studying the eaves of the Clocktower while silently bemoaning her current fate when she heard a slight noise and felt and sudden breeze. “Who’s there? Whoever it is I’m warning you, this girl has cave-fever! Or is it tower-fever? Doesn’t matter! Cause I will whoop your butt!” she called as she sat up.
A laugh came from by the window normally reserved for Nightwing entrances and late night Chinese deliveries by the city’s various bats and birds. A blonde girl with a blue mask and a star-spangled costume stepped out of the shadows designed for Batman lurking and grinned. “I mean, you can try but between the cosmic converter belt, my staff, and your exhaustion I don’t think you will.”
Oh my god, what if sometimes when he's bored, Mr. Krupp reads the CU comics he confiscated from George and Harold over the years, and they become somewhat of a guilty pleasure to him, to the point that he gets secretly excited whenever they write a new comic, just to see what they came up with this time. But when G and H retire the CU comics, Mr. Krupp now feels like a part of him is missing, but for the life of him, can't figure out what it is, or why.
Oh wow that’s such an interesting thought!! Like I know he did read them when he confiscated them all, and that’s how he KNEW, subconsciously, how CU would behave, but I never thought that he would be into them lol. I mean I guess he must at least want to see what happens if he reads them instead of just immediately trashing the comics
Or maybe he’s just looking for stuff in there to be like “this is horribly inappropriate!!” and get them in hotter water 😂
I’ve been noticing lately that A LOT of fic writers like to erase jason’s mental illness in their writing and I’d just like to point out that, by doing that, you’re erasing a huge part of his character. jason todd is not just some misunderstood bad boy who secretly loves classic literature and makes bad puns and just wants to feel loved. is he all of those things? absolutely. I’d even go so far as to say those things are all essential to his character. but jason is also canonically mentally ill. and (especially in more recent canon) it is implied that jason knows that he’s mentally ill. a lot of jason’s character development comes from his journey through the process of piecing together his past with his new personality and mentality. to write jason as neurotypical is to completely ignore an important aspect of his character, not to mention denying representation to mentally ill fans who relate to jason and see their own symptoms reflected in him.
friendly reminder that jason todd is mentally ill.