know, I keep seeing posts talking about what a horrible liar Kara is. But the
fact of the matter is Kara is probably one of the best liars I’ve ever seen on TV.
wait. The entirety of National City knows Kara’s Supergirl, you may be
thinking. How can she be a good liar? But that’s the thing—her secret isn’t
that Kara Danvers is Supergirl.
only been Supergirl for the past year or so. But still, she’s been lying for
well over a decade about who she is—and
successfully. The thing about Clark—and they’ve addressed this in season 1—is he
may as well be human. They’ve talked about this with Astra, and then they’ve
shown this Myriad. Because in Clark’s head, he’s
not Kryptonian. His powers make him stand apart, but when he solar flares,
his most likely thought process is I’m
human now. To Kara, it would be I’m
now powerless. And there is a difference. Krypton is much more
technologically advanced, yes, but that is not the only difference between
Earth and Krypton.
cannot emphasize enough Kara is not
human. Kara’s alienness isn’t contingent upon her abilities—superpowers or
no superpowers, she’s always Kryptonian.
plenty of people probably have figured out that Kara is Supergirl—but that’s
pretty much it. What people know about Kara’s past is that she’s Superman’s
cousin, and that’s it. And clearly, Kara is younger than Superman—most people
aren’t going to think “yup. She was probably put in suspended animation in some
way.” I mean the conspiracy theorists might, but not really the overwhelming
people on Earth. (listen. You gotta draw a line somewhere)
people are going to think ‘Occam’s Razor’—that Kara’s mom, or dad, or both, got
off Krypton at the same time as Superman, and a decade later had Kara, and that
there’s a very good chance that Supergirl is half human, or at the very least
born on Earth and raised as a human. It’s what’s logical, isn’t it? The simplest answer is usually the correct one.
not. English isn’t her first
language, and she grew up with a very different culture, undergone a host of
different experiences that most humans couldn’t even imagine. Hell, she wasn’t
even born the same way—Clark was the first natural Kryptonian birth in years. That means Kara was not. Kara was born via the Codex—really,
if James was surprised at the depths of Kara’s anger over losing Krypton (back
in season 1—you know, where Kara got to have more than 3 emotions), or how
surprised he was to find out what Kara’s family crest really meant, how surprised
would they be at everything she’d decide to just stop hiding?
Kara is so very good at hiding. Kara
Danvers is real, yeah, but it’s someone she had to build. One of the very
subtle, but telling moments happened in the first episode of season two, when
Kara and Clark were getting off the elevator, and Clark had a clumsy moment
where he ran into someone and knocked all their things to the ground. After he
apologized and helped the person pick up their things, Kara asked him “wow, you
really have the whole clumsy thing down, don’t you?” “Oh no, that was real.” Key
word here is thing. As in, I
have a routine I go through to distract people and to seem harmless.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg, of routines and acts Kara must go
through to make herself seem human. Kara Danvers is real, but part of that identity is a persona she constantly embodies–clumsy, absentminded, horrible at math and science, cute but not drop dead gorgeous, a bit quirky always happy, harmless, invisible, human.
And so it’s not surprising that all of these people are figuring out her identity, but that’s not really what Kara’s held close to her chest, not like Clark. Kara’s anger and loss and just general alienness–that is her secret. This is what she’d confide, this is what she’d have to truly trust someone to reveal. This is what the culmination of trust would look like, trust in Cat or Lena or Maggie (or hell even Barry, who sure knows Kara is an alien but. He doesn’t really seem to grasp the implications of that–oh i didn’t realize Kara got mad).
years, Kara kept herself hidden, keep herself secret. But Kara’s secret isn’t
that she’s Supergirl, a human with powers.Kara’s secret is that she is angry and mad and hurting. But most of all, Kara’s secret is that she is not human.
Anya lives, hangs around Raven in Arkadia till she recovers from the non-fatal gunshot wound and is a distraction and safety hazard - Let Raven put the soldering iron away first ffs, someones going to get hurt DX
This is super random and not related to anything but; why do the heroes in movies stay on the phone while the villain threatens them??
It seems really obvious that the moment the villain goes into threatening mode, you should just like… hang up… Now ya don’t know what the villain was trying to get you to do, so any threat is inconsequential. The villain has to find a new way to get the information to you. You got more time to figure out how to defeat them. Win-win.
ok lol kuroo adores bokuto for sure but i don’t see why people write him as utterly on board with bokuto’s shit all the time while akaashi is frustrated and annoyed
whenever we see kuroo talking about bokuto off screen he’s almost always talking about how annoying he is. i mean, we see him playing along and having fun and it’s clear he fucking adores bokuto but still, he’s always like “what an idiot” from afar. and he thinks it’s hiliarious
on the other hand the second anyone talks to akaashi about bokuto while bokuto’s not present he’s all like “lol yes our ace who is amazing and reliable and what a good guy have i told you how wonderful he is i mean sure he has his flaws but wow what a guy.” i mean, akaashi hardly ever says anything positive about bokuto to his face but behind his back i don’t think i can recall akaashi saying a single bad thing about him without at the very least saying it’s not a big deal given what’s good about him
so yes. kuroo loves his idiot friend, akaashi is in deep
is it at all possible for alltistic people to not phone in their support for us bc honestly one second it’s all “yeah fuck autism speaks” and then the next it’s “lol look this grown ass adult likes ____” or “look at how this 25 year old overreacted to us harassing them let’s make it a meme” like come on kids it’s exhausting to have to maintain this super nuerotypical alltistic persona offline i really don’t wanna have to do it on my own blog too.
(Btw I am using the Batman v Superman Bruce Wayne, y’all)
Not being entirely sure as to how it all even happened
On the off-chance that you’re one of Gotham’s minimal elite, you probably met Bruce at a charity gala and, for some reason beyond your comprehension, he picked you out of the other well-dressed women
In the higher likelihood that you don’t come from an affluent family, there’s a multitude of possibilities as to where you met: Maybe you were at a gala working as part of the catering company and he accidentally spilled red wine on you. Maybe you worked as an intern or temp or had a desk job somewhere in the Wayne Enterprise building in Gotham. Or maybe he just saw some assholes giving you a rough time and he stepped in and then offered to walk you home.
While you and Bruce were still in a technical courting period, you could’ve sworn you felt somebody’s presence at night whenever you walked home from work.
This, of course, caused you extreme worry – Gotham isn’t a hotbed of crime for nothing, after all.
It wasn’t until a mugger attempted to not only get your purse, but fresh and handsy as well, that you finally learned what that feeling of being watched had been coming from
You nearly browned your bottoms when you saw the Bat of Gotham looming over the mugger and found yourself too shocked to even scream when he dealt out his own brand of justice
When Batman told you to be mindful of your surroundings and to hurry home before swooping away into the night with his latest prison deposit, you could only nod with widened eyes.
You didn’t say anything until you got home, where it all came crashing down. To be honest, you geeked out: It’s not every day that someone gets to meet *the* Batman
You gleefully call Bruce about it. He doesn’t answer it until later, but you can hear a smirk in his voice as he responds to your fangirling
“–and he’s so tall, Bruce! Like, at least 6'2”! Maybe even 3!!“ “Is that so?” “And god, he’s so cut!” “Okay, watch it.”
You find out the truth, of course, on accident
You got held for ransom when a particularly ambitious baddy learned you were courting Bruce Wayne. You supposed Bruce had made a deal with Batman to retrieve you when he came crashing through the window of the warehouse you were tied up in.
After a particularly brutal fight between your kidnapper and your hero, you noticed his cowl was broken just enough to see a slip of your savior’s face.
Wait, you know that eye… And that chin …!
“… Bruce?” “…”
Bruce taking you back to his home to clean the both of you up and to explain everything to you
To be honest, you’re a little upset. It’s to be expected, considering that somebody you were potentially romantically involved with was masquerading around town dressed like every night was Halloween, getting into dangerous situations
But also understanding why he does it and while you may not necessarily agree with some of his more controversial methods (especially as of late), you couldn’t help but feel a sense of pride that he was putting everything at risk just to make sure what happened to him doesn’t happen to somebody else.
Once you two become a couple, you also become Gotham’s “it” couple. Whether you want to or not.
Nicknames being a little weird for Bruce
He may have had that playboy reputation for a long while, but he’s well aware that he’s starting to hit silver fox territory. He decides that it’s important for him to be classy with what he calls you
However, Babe and Honey are the only things he can manage to utter that don’t feel as weird.
He’ll call you Baby Girl in private, though
You, however, are far more lenient (after all, one of you guys has to be the lighter one in this couple)
Your nicknames for him tend to also include Babe and Honey, but also extend to Sweetie, Brucie, Heartthrob, and Prince.
“Daddy” is behind closed doors
Galas, charities, balls, etc. becoming way more a part of your life than you probably ever wanted them to be
Bruce picking out clothes and accessories for said galas, charities, balls, etc.
You appreciate the effort, but really, who needs so many things!?
You make an agreement that you’ll donate the dresses you’re least likely to use and reuse the ones you love the most
Doing this wins both good and bad attention from the press and Gotham elite alike
If anyone gives you problems, however, you’d best belueve that you’re 6′3″ monstrosity of a beefboyfriend is going to approach them with some kind words, delivered by a smooth voice in a charming smile
Occasionally assisting Alfred with the Bat Tech
Helping out around Bruce’s home
It may not be as big or lavish as Wayne Manor, but you still don’t think it’s right to just let Alfred do all the work
Being incorporated into Bruce’s workout routine. This can include:
Sitting on his back while he does push-ups
Or laying beneath him while he does push-ups so that ever time he goes down, you get a kiss
Serving as a weight he lifts (though really, he’s more so doing it to make you laugh; the workout is just a plus)
You telling him that being a prop in making him fit doesn’t count as quality time, by the way
… Which results in him having you join in on the fun and doing nearly the same regimen, but reduced dramatically specifically for you
You nearly fought him for making you do this but you were too sore and tired to move by the end of it.
Bruce training you to defend yourself. The presence of people in his life such as Lex or Waller have him on high-awareness of how easy it’d be for the wrong people to connect you to not only Bruce Wayne, but to Batman as well.
He was quite proud of you when you landed a mean right hook on him and grinned even though it hurt
Bruce slowly becoming more open to you about the impact his parents’ death has had on him.
You expressed a lot of concern over him after you realized he’s seen some stuff. He may not have PTSD, but he definitely has some issues that he’s not readily addressing
He doesn’t really begin pouring out anything until a particularly bad nightmare where he not only relieves witnessing his parents dying, but then sees his mother turn into you before demanding to know why he didn’t try harder to save you/his mother.
If he doesn’t talk to you about it that night, then the best you can do is hold him and try to get you both back to sleep.
He probably gets up early, either because he couldn’t sleep at all or he felt guilty, and attempts making you breakfast as an apology. You both talk about what transpired the previous night after allowing the sweetness of French toast to clear your minds.
Constantly being a target of the paparazzi – and usually for the worse, with many papers suggesting that you’re a gold-digger
It comes with the territory of dating Gotham’s biggest bachelor, unfortunately
You either don’t give a crap because you know it’s not the truth and continue going on your merry way, or you try to compensate by taking up more shifts at your job and refusing to let Bruce buy you anything you couldn’t afford
Bruce eventually sits you down to talk about it if you go with the latter
Attending the annual Zorro Film Festival with him because it’s not only a great bonding experience, but you also know the importance of these films, being the last thing he and his parents saw together
Trips to the Wayne Botanical Garden
Having to be careful about which plants you call pretty.
Because if he hears you say anything, a bouquet or pot of whichever plants you commented on are likely to find their way to your workplace, your apartment, or your bedside if you spent the night at his place
Waiting up for him to come home from his nightly patrols even though he keeps telling you not to
Sometimes, you pretend to be asleep on the couch so that when he comes home, he carries you to your bed. You’re pretty sure he knows what you’re up to, though
Ending up on top of Bruce if you two fall asleep together
You assume that you inherently do it in your sleep because it feels nice to lay on top of your big, nice-smelling boyfriend
Really, it’s because more than 67% of the time, Bruce pulls you on top of him
You act as a sort of weighted blanket that helps him sleep better
Meeting Diana Prince and getting a girl crush of sorts on her
She’s just so beautiful and strong and smart and cool and –
You nearly fainting when she happily offers to teach you how to fight with a sword since Bruce didn’t take the initiative to do so
Being aware of his newfound hunt for Metahumans
Sometimes he wonders if he’s even making a difference.
He’s been in the game so long, seen so many awful things. It’s caused him to do plenty of considerably bad things as well. But it never seems to stick, and it’s almost as though the people are getting worse
You need to offer him support, insisting that while you worry about him with every patrol, you know he’s trying to do what’s right and that while it may not seem that way, his presence has assured that Gotham won’t fall further than what it could be
Being able to tell when he’s had a particularly rough night.
His usual silence feels different; heavier, if you had to use a word
He becomes a lot more handsy with you, but affectionate. As if you’re the last flower in a prized garden and he never noticed until now
If you’re actually asleep by the time he gets back, you may get woken up by him caressing your cheek, rubbing a thumb over your hand, or him putting his heavy arms around you to pull you in close
If you try and ask what’s wrong, he likely won’t say anything and just get into a sitting position and hold you in his lap and just hug you
You don’t press for more or anything, you just let it happen
You always fall asleep in this position. Usually, by the time you’ve lost consciousness, Bruce murmurs about how you’re one of the only good things left in this city