Surgical and medical interns are kind of like two rival gangs, not real gangs, more like those cheesy gangs you see in Broadway musicals.
Candy Corn:Your character or mine being cheesy to the other
Bruce straightened his cravat in the mirror. ”And just what are you supposed to be?” said a voice behind him. He turned around to see Dick, dressed up in his best tuxedo, but with a long black and red cape billowing down his back.
Bruce motioned to the pointed black hat still sitting on the king-sized bed. ”Wizard.” The Wayne Halloween costume party was to be the event of the city, and every Gothamite with any reputation was planning on attending, which meant Bruce Wayne needed to be out center stage.
The younger adopted Wayne children were the only ones really thrilled at the idea, considering Halloween had never been anything more than an extremely busy patrol night for them since the moment they’d been indoctrinated into the Batman’s fold. With Huntress, Oracle, and Batgirl all keeping tabs on the city tonight, Tim and Dick would be allowed to make appearances at the party at their leisure.
It also meant they were allowed to wear costumes—or rather, they were allowed to wear different costumes from their usual nightly garb—and Dick had made it quite clear from the get-go that he wasn’t going to waste the opportunity.
Right now, though, Bruce thought the younger’s outfit looked rather unimaginative. ”And what about you? Isn’t that the Giorgio Armani I bought you?”
"Yep, thought I’d spice it up a little," Dick opened his mouth in a wide grin, showing off the plastic fangs attached to his canines. "See? I ‘vant to suck you blood.” He made scratching motions with his two forefingers as if they were fangs.
Bruce just huffed in slight amusement and turned back to the mirror. Seconds later a pair of arms wrapped around his waist and lips brushed his neck. ”Dick—” Bruce began, ready to chastise the boy for his playfulness when they needed to prepare, but he was cut off as two sharp little fangs prodded at his skin. ”Dick!”
"Shh," the younger hushed, "I’m claiming you. That’s how it works, didn’t you watch Twilight?”
"Me either. Hold still." Dick bit again, leaving two little red imprints in his lover’s skin, and then smirking at his own work. "There. Now you’re mine, so try not to let all those girls downstairs take a piece of Brucie Wayne with them on the way out, alright?”
Bruce huffed and turned around in Dick’s arms. ”What did we talk about, Dick?”
"I know, I know. It’s just an act. So I get jealous- sue me. You would too if I let girls hang over me all night. You know, maybe I should—" he squeaked as Bruce’s grip on him tightened unexpectedly, and then laughed, "Alright, or maybe not. Jeez, talk about a double standar—"
He didn’t get to finish, cut off suddenly by a rough kiss. Dick melted into it, and glanced back at the bed when they parted. ”What do you say, big guy? How about I get a taste of Brucie Wayne before all those galla girls downstairs?”
Bruce shuffled them towards the bed.
A hopefully satisfying and plausible explanation to the eagle eyed fan asking “Why was Tim so tall In the last issue?” (And because claiming “artist error” is just too boring.) #batfamily #batgirl #redhood #redrobin #batmanandrobin
I’m taking this as a compliment to Elementary.
Not Featuring A Dude Who Makes Rape Jokes is `100% a compliment.
Not mayo on white bread.
Not a show helmed by a dude so racist he regurgitates Yellow Peril conspiracy theories circa 1898.
Not a show that reduces WOC to antagonistic shrews/wilting lotus flowers but rather casts a WOC in the lead to totally pwn a white British supervillain that tries to reduce her to a ‘mascot’
Not a show that constantly queerbaits its viewers and mocks them for daring to interpret the characters as anything other than cishet men.
a show featuring 100% canon trans and gay characters that handles them like real human beings
a show that turns misogynistic tropes on their heads
a show that calls its white male protagonists out on his shit
a show with an adaptation of sherlock who praises women
a show with flawless writing that showcases how women actually act
do i really need to go on
not a show that features orientalist ~chinese music~ every time joan watson is on screen
not a show that fetishizes lesbian women and has them fall for the straight white man
I always wanted to be a superstar, and knew that singing songs would get me this far. Be careful what you wish for, ‘cause you just might get it.Amazing.
First of all holy hell wow this is incredible, and also, Amber Heard as Luci is PERFECT casting what.
Art by Cliff Chiang
"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever."
rough draft of good bruces:
btas & yj bruce duh and just dcau bruce yeah
b&r v2 bruce obvs
lil gotham bruce
new frontier bruce :)
the bruce who showed up near the end of nightwing and was totally unsurprised with dick paragliding or whatever its called next to his limo. and said he was proud of dick :’)
bruce in catwoman (v3??) who was rly emotional when he found out selina was alive weh
scarecrow year one bruce was a giant NERD nerrrd nerd
robin year one bruce was a sweetie sometimes too except for the firing dick part :((( he was just really scared i mean dick almost died :((( reacted badly to that :((( he had his moments tho dont pretend he didnt
and others lots others frick i could go on for a long time……. SON OF THE DEMON BRUCE I ALMOST FORGOT HIM…….. yeah
Bruce Wayne until Crisis on Infinite Earths is pretty damn good. This is the Bruce that takes Dick out for ice cream, row boating, makes fun of Penguin with him (that Bruce being the “cool mom” rather than the parent mom), tells Dick to go have a social life, buys the Teen Titans a headquarters, and is super sad when Dick goes to college.
Sure, he and Dick have some issues when Dick quits college, but they work things out. When Dick passes Robin on to Jason, Bruce has tears in his eyes and thanks Dick.
Most Bruces are good Bruces. It’s just the bad Bruce gets all the attention because he makes a better meme and pops up more often in movies.
*Although I must admit I love the B:TAS Bruce and like The New Batman Adventures Bruce a whole lot less. He just doesn’t seem as warm to me.
Agree with all this. I think it’d be interesting to write down writers who write good Bruce, too. Like I see Tomasi there for both B&R v2 and pre-reboot Nightwing.
Not sure which Catwoman drakefeathers is referring to, but I was thinking of Will Pfeiffer’s run on that book… Pfeiffer depicts Bruce *wonderfully* throughout that arc.
Scenes like this, but there’s a lot more wonderfulness (like asking Tim to watch Helena - and when Tim is like ,”what, am I a babysitter?”, he says “no, you’re my partner, and we protect the innocent” or something like that I don’t have the book with me lol :D)