April 8th, 2010

cass, can you not

Comics! (Retroranting Edition)

From Batman And Robin #11, Nemesis The Impostors #2, Red Robin #11, and Uncanny X-Men #523 (Secret Coming Chapter 2):

People who kicks ass: Tim (who everybody knows is the brains of the gang these days), Nemesis (who's not crazy, just reality-challenged and very, very good at what he does), and Cable (for obvious reasons). Honorable mention to Scott Summers; for all of his faults, he's doing quite well.

People who are apparently stupider than dirt: Bruce Wayne, who, we are asked to believe, has had all of his life giant bat-related secret chambers under his own house and Cave, and, despite being the world's greatest detective and a security freak with more exotic sensor devices the Luthor has lead-lined labs (plus some lead-lined labs), didn't manage to find this. I know that at some level Morrison is claiming that Bruce is so kick-ass that he can actually retcon himself into existing (or something like that), but that, like all of the Morrisonian tweaking of the Wayne family both in the past and in the future, feels utterly wrong to the concept of Batman. Bruce wasn't fated to be Batman, or meant to be Batman, or descends from a long line of Batmen, or anything mystic and easy like that. He made himself be Batman. He built the concept, and the body, and the skillset, and that's what makes him such a mythical badass. The more normal and baseline his family and pre-Crime Alley life (creeping mental issues aside — one of the first fics I ever wrote was about a worryingly responsible young Bruce), the closer we get to the roots of the character for me.
cass, can you not

Repost! Fic: Needle and Chair (PG13)

This was already an old fic when I posted it in January 1st, 2005, the day I began my first online journal. With Bruce coming back to life, and after my last rant about him, it feels proper to repost it. Besides, I still like it.

Title: Needle and Chair
Author notes: Dedicated to nos4a2no9, because she wrote the phrase that forced me to write this fic. Note that /.../ indicates speech in Russian.

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cass, can you not

Comics! (Mathematical Edition)

Turf #1 = 1920s NY gangsters + vampires + aliens, I kid you not

Deadpool And Cable #25 = 2 * (awesome kickass friends) + messiah baby

Deadpool Corps #1 = Wade + 4 * alt!Wade + some shenanigans

S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 = secret societies + ultratech alternate history + some random Marvel references

Electric Ant #1 = Philip K. Dick / comics format