There was a two (or maybe three) parter with Jaime/Blue Beetle that I never got to do before the rug came out from under us - Steph and Jaime bumping into each other at Spring Break (Jaime had snuck away with Paco) and h-a-t-i-n-g each other. But when Black Manta attacks, Blue Beetle and Batgirl get along great.
Later in the series, there could/would/should have been a sequel story with Jaime visiting Gotham U. and (through a series of unfortunate events) Steph winding up bonded with Scarab, and Jaime having to prove his stuff as a “normal” to save Batgirl and the day.
Also, “Star City Sirens” with Mia/Speedy calling on Batgirl for help when Kara/Supergirl comes down with a case of Red Kryptonite poisoning.
The other day I had a really good idea for a story:
A high school Shakespeare club angrily splits into two groups when they can’t agree on the correct interpretation of Romeo and Juliet. One group thinks it’s a cautionary tale about the stupidity of youth and shallow lust; the other group think it’s a beautiful tragedy about poisonous hatred conquered by love. Reconciliation seems impossible-
-then a person from one group falls in love with a person from the other
#it would be better if somehow EVERY OTHER SHAKESPEARE WAS HAPPENING AT ONCE#like you got a benedict and beatice b-story#and then somebody see’s their dad’s ghost#and there’s cross-dressing#and three upperclassmen tell macbeth he will be drama club president
add a love square which works itself out after a drug-fueled night in the forest and the former headmaster of the school wandering around naked after denying his favourite deputy a promotion and I am so on board
Rikash is a terrible influence.
I really liked the fact that because Stormwings have a soft spot for children (it’s very difficult for them to have kids of their own) Rikash sort of became Maura’s guardian for a time.
Seriously, a very intelligent and diplomatic younger sister of a traitor
and a rude, sassy steel-feathered nightmare monster
best team ever, A++
when is the book about Maura coming out already
Fic I need : Members of the Batfam actually telling Dami not to be a sexist little prick when he says something shitty
Gods he says some shitty things in the comics and almost everyone lets it slide. Why has Alfred not washed his mouth out with soap? Where is Jason with a lecture on respecting women? I need these things.
I will always be fond of Kara and Steph calling him out.
Like, I can sympathize that he was raised by villains who likely taught him very little about being a civilized human being, but that learning has to start somewhere.
I understand Damian being a little shit in general, but I don’t get where the blatant misogyny came from, really. The League of Assassins does not, in general, seem to view women as lesser. No one seemed to give a fuck about, say, Nyssa’s outfit.
I’m pretty sure it only started in Battle for the Cowl, and other writers inexplicably ran with it, because clearly all young boys are sexist, isn’t it hilarious?
But yeah, it definitely became a part of his character, and it should have been dealt with. By Dick, by Alfred, by Steph and Babs and Kara.
I agree that he wouldn’t have learned sexism in the League of Assassins, but he’s a kids who’s taught to pick at other people’s weaknesses, and once he was living in Gotham he’d pick up pretty quickly that, for example, a lot of women/girls have enormous issues with the way they look and hence why he’s always trying to eat away at Steph’s self-confidence by talking about her breast size, her weight, etc. In Batgirl at least he seems to stop doing this as he comes to respect her (maybe even like her! maybe even view her as an ally! I needed so much more of that title ;______;). To be honest I could see him saying other kinds of bigoted things in the same vein (especially since he has been brought up to see everyone else as either inferior or a threat) but it’s probably for the best the writers never went there…
But anyway I can’t believe neither Dick nor Babs gave him the talking to he so clearly needed geez.
RIGHT BEHIND YOU
Although recently I was in Portugal looking at this:
Librarians experience a profound sense of guilt when asking patrons to pay their fines - unless the patron tries to wriggle out of a single day’s overdue fee, in which cases librarians may become both supremely inflexible and unbearably smug.
It’s never the people with £50 worth of fines to pay who argue, it’s always the ones who have 30p. And no, you not coming in because you didn’t have class that day is not a legitimate reason for me to wipe your fine.