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But that's not what this post is about, but about this: I want a DC series about DCU accountants.

The main characters would be the CFO of Wayne Enterprises and her right hand, an X-Files fan who is sure Bruce is evading hundreds of billions in taxes and stealing stuff from WE but can't prove it (well, Bruce kind of does - he can't declare his Batman expenses, can he?). Nobody, of course, believes him, and his "paranoia" would be a running gag in the book.

Their archnemesis, of course: the CFO of LexCorp.

It'll be like Gotham Central -light on the capes, mostly the day-to-day stuff of keeping track of billions of dollars- until the end, when somebody is playing hooky with *everybody*'s accounts, and it turns out that it's CSA!Tim. Weirdly enough, the secretary of one of the IT support guys would be the one to finally ID him.*

It wouldn't be a sales hit, I admit it. Except possibly with accountants.

[*] Cf. jarodrussell's Everybody Needs a Batgirl series.**
[**] Yes, we do.

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derryderrydown
Mar. 25th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
I think it would be a sales hit with me.

Can we have a series about the people at Babs' ISP who can't quite figure out why one person needs so much bandwidth and are convinced she's running a porn site?
__marcelo
Mar. 25th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)

Can we have a series about the people at Babs' ISP who can't quite figure out why one person needs so much bandwidth and are convinced she's running a porn site?


Heh. In that vein, the scene where the Birds go shopping and all the geeks cluster around Babs was great (I'd *so* be one of them *g*); while of course her identity as Oracle is secret, it'd seem she has enough of a geek reputation as Barbara (I bet Bruce isn't happy about that).

Perhaps what's needed is a whole series covering all the people who do the "support work" for the capes. Babs' network. WE scientists. Alfred. Clark's parents. Metropolis' SCU (was that the designation?). Batman's informants (and past teachers). Catwoman's fences (and financial manager?).

There's a whole world out there that we seldom get to see.
nuptse
Mar. 25th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
Perhaps your sub-c feels Resistance of TLJ is futile?
__marcelo
Mar. 25th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Possibly; it certainly *is* :)
roachspit
Mar. 25th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I want a series about librarians, damn it. *whines* We hear people's life stories every single day. Plus, there is no way that any superhero other than Tim and Babs who are freaks ever brings their books back on time.

"I'm sorry, Mr. Kent, but you're blocked."
"What? Why?"
"Because you owe us $300 in late fees." *computer spontaneously explodes* "I'll just delete that fine, shall I?"

Or, gods help us, some enterprising young librarian figures out who Batman really is and stalks him across Gotham for *weeks* because Bruce Wayne has some overdue library books. *plotbunny attacks*


Damn. Now I'm going to have to write something.
__marcelo
Mar. 25th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
Or, gods help us, some enterprising young librarian figures out who Batman really is and stalks him across Gotham for *weeks* because Bruce Wayne has some overdue library books. *plotbunny attacks*

*encourages*
apathocles
Mar. 25th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Damn. Now I'm going to have to write something.

You really, really do.
jarodrussell
Mar. 25th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
...and it turns out that it's CSA!Tim.

Are you suggesting that an evil Tim Drake is working for the accountants on seventh?
__marcelo
Mar. 25th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking that's pretty much the simplest possible explanation. *nods*
jarodrussell
Mar. 26th, 2006 02:20 am (UTC)
Hey... If Ra's al Ghul can weaponize an economy, and have Thomas Wayne use his company to fight against the assault; it only makes sense that Owlman would send Owlboy (NightOwl? What is his name?) to try and take down WayneCorp from within. Mind if I use a doppleganger of your CSA!Tim sometime?
__marcelo
Mar. 26th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Damn, that makes a lot of sense.

Bookeeping!CSA!Tim is Te's version, if it's anybody's; personally, I'd love to see your Cass deal with him.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
So, is all this going down in the CSAverse? If so, I really wonder what CSA!Cassandra would be like ...
razorsmile
Mar. 26th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
So, is all this going down in the CSAverse? If so, I really wonder what CSA!Cassandra would be like ...
__marcelo
Mar. 26th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
Hmm. I don't think accounting works the same over there; Fox, for example, is a gangster (and hot, but that's neither here nor there). I think CSA!Tim working in our universe would be the scariest mix (as in, "the universe is so screwed").

CSA!Cass... god, there's a thought to scare you. Something akin to a truly unbalanced Shiva? Please tell me you are thinking about writing her... (I'm not sure if she's written into Te's CSA stories - I *think* not, but I might be wrong).
razorsmile
Mar. 26th, 2006 05:33 am (UTC)
CSA!Cass... god, there's a thought to scare you. Something akin to a truly unbalanced Shiva? Please tell me you are thinking about writing her...

Quite honestly, I'd be scared to write her that way. Then again, CSA!Cass leads to CSA!David Cain and that leads to ... well, places that range from nth-level-horrible to Cain-as-good-guy-who-raised-a-bad-seed ...



... see, now that is an interesting notion.

rubynye
Mar. 25th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
This is exactly the kind of speculation I love about fandom.

I'd *so* buy this.

*hums the appropriate Monty Python song*
__marcelo
Mar. 25th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
It'd even have a song! Warren Ellis, move aside...
brown_betty
Mar. 25th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
But I want to hear about Old!Vir. Old!Vir is sex!
brown_betty
Mar. 25th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
tentacle sex, in fact, so my above icon is scarily appropriate!
__marcelo
Mar. 25th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
Heh. Well, what I remember is that we left behind Tommy Lee Jones to blow up an about to be borgified ISS (really cool visuals), and then checked in to a sort of space hotel called Orbital 16. (Maybe years later?)

An old Vir (losing most of his hair, I'm sad to say), was half-heartely attempting to poison somebody while drinking tea with him (I think I thought at the moment he was doing it out of nostalgia about Londo, mostly), and when it didn't work out he didn't mind much, but kept talking about the meat industry.
brown_betty
Mar. 26th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
Aw… Vir. I like the idea of Vir poisoning someone out of nostalgia for Londo. The meat industry probably reveals something troubling about your psyche, but I have no idea what.
__marcelo
Mar. 26th, 2006 04:22 am (UTC)
Ah, that's probably just a reflection of local news in Argentina. We had an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in my home state, and later the national gov blocked all exports of meat to try and drive down the price for the internal market, so meat is kind of a political hot topic these days.

At least I hope that's what I had in mind.
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