I edited a panel to cheer myself up.
Oh no, what have I done?
Tim:Sailor blouse & black tights
Kon:Blazer & knee socks
Brat:Nylon blouson & ankle socks
I feel like I should reblog more Bart stuff than I do.
Flash!Owen/Batman!Tim, mentions of Owen/Axel, mature rating
After a run in with Poison Ivy, Tim turns to the only person who can help him.
AU: Where Owen becomes Flash after Bart and Tim takes the Dark Knight’s mantle. To be honest, this is a very tiny, porny tidbit from something that could consume my soul/life/brain.
Written pretty blatantly for djinnborn.
I know I should be paying attention to the porn, but my babies got married, and Owen took Axel’s name.
Still…Owen doesn’t heal as fast as a proper Flash would, does he? Oh no. And then Axel’ll be like, “I didn’t put these here, what the fuck.” Babies.
Rapidly approaching fangirl self-parody, sob.
Where’s Dami? He didn’t come back with you guys. Is that why everyone’s sad? Can you tell him to come back so we can play? He said we could later.
Dick: I’m sorry, Baby Girl… Baby Bird’s not coming back…
The 2nd part of the request for the person on DA who wanted the NGTT reacting to Damian’s death. He also asked if some of the Batfamily could be there too, specifically Helena. So I just split them.
“I hope that, somewhere along the line in the reboot, DC revamps the Red Robin series and puts Fabian and Marcus back on. I’d be a very happy fangirl.”
Man, I gotta say I stand behind all of this except for the Fabian part. I have always hated the way FabNic writes Tim. Always. He becomes this super pretentious, self-involved, super heteronormative, douche bag when Fabian writes him. By and large, that isn’t Tim Drake based on all of his other writers. Does Tim get pretentious? Fuck yes. Is he self-involved? Sometimes, of course he is; he is both human and a teenager through most of this. The thing is though, these are only aspects of his personality, character flaws that sometimes come out in some situations. You know. Like a well developed character who is meant to be like a real person. And he’s mostly been aware of them, and he used to acknowledge it when he fucked up because he was dwelling in those parts of himself. Not always, but mostly.
Except, when FabNic writes him, those flaws are all he’s reduced to. I feel like a quick summary of his internal monologue would read something like, ‘I’m Tim Drake-Wayne. I am a god among men. I love the ladies and the ladies love me. I am impossibly perfect. Nobody else has an opinion that matters, because I am clearly both superior and running this goddamn show.’ It’s like he becomes this weird Alpha Male, some caricature of what a “a real superhero” looks like. Manly man doing manly things.
It makes me miss the super nerdy, self-aware Tim Drake that freaked out when he realized how expensive being a super hero was and how much he probably didn’t have that kind of money anymore. What about the Tim Drake who built himself a rocket skateboard when his car got taken away, who listened to Enya and let his best friend make fun of him for it? Where is the Tim Drake who actually feels guilty for lying to people he cares about and has what borders on an obsessive fear of failure? Tim Drake used to cry over everything, and it was awesome. He used to feel things that weren’t related to how awesome he is or perceives himself to be. What was great about Tim was that when he messed up he knew it and acknowledged it. He was incredibly relatable.
When Chris Yost wrote Red Robin we had a Tim Drake who was faced with the very real sense of being both bereaved and completely, utterly lost in the world, not knowing who he was anymore and where the hell he was going. With Fabian Nicizea we have a Tim Drake who thinks he is without sin and above judgement (literally, I think actually including a phrase that says, roughly, ‘I am totally without a single flaw’ during the arc where Gotham was being judged by Azrael et al.).Granted, the early arc of RR had Tim Drake dealing with abandonment issues and the loss Bruce Wayne. I will grant that FabNic did not have this level of angst to deal with and that might make the latter 2/3 of RR less compelling from an emotional standpoint. But Tim wrestling with very real identity issues, even in the context of being a superhero, made him endearing and identifiable. Even without that kind of personal drama though, Tim can be a very real person in his very unreal role as a superhero.
However, the fact remains that FabNic is consistent in his depiction of Tim, from way back when he was Robin under Bruce’s Batman until now when he is essentially independent. And I feel like the longer he writes Tim, the less he looks like my favorite character.
so well said
REBLOGGING FOR THE COMMENT.
Red Robin was sooooo good until FabNic wrote that arc. Ergh, such a dissapointment.
What if I made my own Gotham OC, huh? Maybe a girl. Doesn’t know shit about detectiving or fighting crime, but Batman totally is on board with her running around in a costume in his city, mainly because she somehow figured out his secret identity. No dead parents, though. That’s kind of a bummer. Oh! And she’ll probably have some sort of crush or fixation on Dick Grayson, because why not.
Wait a minute…
From Elseworld’s Finest: Supergirl and Batgirl.
Ahh, Tim. A superteam tagalong nerd no matter the universe.
(Sorry, still have the feels.)
THIS IS NOT OKAY I REPEAT THIS IS NOT OKAY
HOLY FUCING SHIT TIM YOU SUPER CUTIE I’M GONNA DIE
DAMIAN IS A BABY IN A HAT AND SUNGLASSES
Finished my Team Boomerang drawing. I got lazy on the background but I need to move on to other things! I will put a Team Boomerang pic with Kara on my “to be drawn” list.
I also found my sketch of the Ray and I might make it a polished picture because it’s the Ray.
Oh, it looks great! Off to do some heroing, lads?
Decided to draw somethings from fics I read forever ago because I’m struggling with a request, and was hoping this would get my hand to loosen up ;o;
Oh no I ship it.
So, Owen Mercer comes back as a masked street-level superhero. He and Tim Drake end up making all the amends, and then they start doing things together. Axel Walker feels like he’s missing out and he decides to pick up his old mask and join the fun as a new Trickster.
The three of them together become the new Team Boomerang.
“I don’t wanna be Team Boomerang. Can’t we be the Brat Pack instead?”
“Shut up, Axel.”
I’m trying to remember if Tim ever got nearly beaten to death in his early Robin years… Dick was beaten by Two-Face, Jason did in fact die with his beating, Steph (having just been fired by Bruce) was tortured and beaten by the Black Mask, and Damian’s had his fair share in his brief time as Robin.
Tim, on the other hand, seemed to have an uncanny ability to win the respect of the people most likely to be capable of beating him within an inch of his life, such as Shiva, and he dealt with Batman’s standard rogues fairly well… Anyone remember his being captured, beaten and tortured?
There was that one time Jason kicked his shit really hard in the hall with all of the fallen Titans statues.
I think I remember Tim getting the crap beaten out of him during the Joker’s Last Laugh storyline by…Killer Croc on Joker venom? I remember Dick believing that Tim was dead, and almost killing the Joker because of it.
It’s a Wonderful Night by Art Baltazar, Franco Aureliani, Tim Levins, and Dan Davis from the DC Universe Holiday Special 2008
Saw a panel from this in the Owen tag, decided to post the whole thing. Tis the season, after all.
DC hasn’t done a proper holiday special since 2009, though they’re planning on doing something for Valentine’s Day next year.