(( i thought i should post a couple photos too so hEYY YES SORRY FOR BEING INACTIVE WITH ART BUT I HAVE REASONS,, I WAS AGGRESSIVELY MAKING THIS COSPLAY FOR OZ COMIC CON ;A;
the only reason i only have the head/tail/feet is bc springle and i rushed at the last minute because we procrastinate way too much and i ran out of time, but at least i got these parts done! i smacked a makeshift speaker onto my chest lmao. this was my first time making this kinda cosplay so please excuse all the mistakes i made aa
if anyone in adelaide got photos of/with us id be super curious to see them!! @springledongle was springtrap, our handler was purple guy, and i was funtime foxy! i had a super good time and i hope everyone else did too ;v;
So I get where the concept of Bruce being a bad father comes from, and while he IS an asshole, I won’t deny, he isn’t in any form whatsoever, a bad dad. what people often mistake about him is that being COLD and DISTANT doesn’t equate to ABUSIVE. The thing is, he doesn’t know how to rely emotions well so he’ll often do it in the form of body language instead of how he talks. for instance there are many, many, times when he’ll just up and hug his kids instead of telling them how he feels. it’s because more often than not he’ll probably say something he regrets and it will come out wrong. and i’m not saying he doesn’t know how to talk to people, HE DOES. The thing about him is he considers himself to be the mask, and not Batman. So when the cowl is off and he’s around people, he puts on a fake attitude. and when you do that for so long? it becomes odd to even see yourself as really THERE anymore. He’s a mask so much of the time with BOTH Bruce and Batman to the point people often don’t see the real side of him.
Except his family.
Because those are the ones he’s actually let in, and given enough trust to see his true side. And what is his true side? It’s just a MAN. a man who’s made mistakes and a man who can hurt and a man that has so many weights hanging on his back that if he lets even one show and effect him then ALL of them will and he won’t be able to hang on any longer. In one comic, someone tried to make copies of him but none could even handle it and they tore themselves apart. BECAUSE IT’S NOT A FUN THING OR THING YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU’RE BATMAN.
He is an asshole. He’s cold. He’s distant. Emotionally he’s usually not there. But does that make him a bad man? NO. It makes him human. It makes him a man. And yes he’s fought with his kids, yes he’s said things he regrets, but so have they. people forget that there are TWO SIDES to an argument, and two people can say fucked up shit. Bruce Wayne isn’t innocent. He isn’t. But he isn’t a bad man or an abusive father.
He isn’t trying to force his kids to be what he is, on the contrary he is trying to make it so they WON’T be. HE DOESN’T WANT THEM TO WIND UP LIKE BATMAN. and the reason he’s so harsh is because that’s the way you HAVE to be when you’re at WAR. when there are lives on the line you can’t be soft, and he isn’t. he needs to be stone cold or it all will get to him.
he’s a good father, but he’s also someone who chose his DUTY OVER HIS HEART long ago, and when his own kids took THE SAME VOW they promised to do that too, even if not to the extent that Batman himself did.
I’ve only asked you for two things in my entire life. I’ll never figure out if you granted me one of them but you didn’t give me the second one. And so instead of getting mad, I convinced myself you knew what was best for me. And when the time is right good things will come my way.
but for this next thing I’m asking you for, I don’t know what I’ll do if it doesn’t come my way soon. I need a sign. I need a little hope. I need help.
so now, I’ve asked for three things. I pray every night that the first wish came true. I’ve accepted that the second wish wasn’t meant to be. And now I’m begging you to grant me this third wish.
- from a not very religious girl that has lost all hope