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the artist formerly known as oneangrykate ([personal profile] riseupwithfists) wrote2010-02-19 03:07 pm

a strangely fandom-filled, strangely lengthy post

Oh my god, is DC going to fall into a black hole of endless Lantern events and variant covers now that Johns is in charge at the asylum?

(Countdown to the storyline adapted from Geoff Johns' fanfiction drawer [bc you know he has one] where Cassie, Kon and Tim have to have a threesome to save the universe: begins now.)

Meme du jour: Leave a comment on this post and I will pick three of your fandoms. Then you get to answer the following questions. Except that three sounds like a bit much, so I'll do one or two because these are a lot of questions. [personal profile] haunted prompted me for the following:


BLUE BEEB:

1. The character I first fell in love with
Jaime, of course. Though I really knew that I was going to really love the series when his mom managed to pwn Guy Gardner.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
Brother Paco of Our Church of Bros. He initially came across as everything that I hate, and then he grew on me like fungus made of bro and love.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't
This is a hard fandom to do this meme for, partly because it's a tiny fandom and I don't know who "everyone" really consists of and partly because everyone in the title is so dear and I can't think of anyone that I hate at ALL, let alone someone who everyone else loves.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
Not a character, but Matt Sturges doesn't get enough props. The immigration storyline certainly could have used less "I, a teenager living on the border with a last name of fucking REYES, have never ever thought about the complexities of illegal immigration derp derp", but it wasn't his idea, which means that it could have been so much worse. Like, Judd Winick America's Most Wanted worse. Guy had his big storylines cut short twice in a row now, and I feel for that. He remained really true to the world that had been constructed, didn't smear himself all over the comic in a marking of territory, and did some really excellent characterization work. Plus, Brenda and Paco didn't suddenly cease to become interesting once they became a couple, and that is really freaking rare.
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer
This has never happened.
6. The character I would shag anytime
Bianca Reyes. YEAH, I SAID IT.
7. The character I'd want to be like
Jaime's ability to remain resoundingly good in the face of the DCU's insanity gets me every time.
8. The character I'd slap
Must I? I will slap Paco's hand in bro communion.
9. A pairing that I love
Jaime/Scarab. Their love is so frandly.
10. A pairing that I despise
I can't think of any!
11. Favorite character
Jaimeeeeeeeee.
12. My five favorite characters
1. Jaime and all Reyeses
2. the Scarab
3. Brenda&Paco
4. TOVAR THE MOTHERFUCKING LAVA KING
5. Traci
13. My five least favorite characters
Not Applicable.
14. Which character I am most like
These days? Grumpy as Milagro.
15. My deep, dark fandom secret
I adore Jaime/Traci in canon (and I nearly NEVER say this about canon het couples) but I'd like to see more Jaime possibilities in fic. Which is a polite way of saying that people need to write about him and makeouts with dudes more often.


Bat People, Dear Reader:

1. The character I first fell in love with
Tim. J introduced him to me by recapping A Lonely Place of Dying and I was sold.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
Jason motherfucking Todd.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't
Damian holy crap my hatred will never cease to be.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
Hmm. The thing about Bat-fandom is that everyone has their fans.
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer
I used to at least tolerate Bruce, but now I can't stand him in canon OR in fic.
6. The character I would shag anytime
Either Dick or Mizz Kate Kane. Oo, or Renee! I would like to play board games with Cass and Tim, however. Perhaps drunkenly. Definitely drunkenly.
7. The character I'd want to be like
Barbara gets competence and determination without the standard issue Bat-lunacy, so I'll pick her.
8. The character I'd slap
Stephanie.
9. A pairing that I love
Dick/Tim, now and forever. The angst in current canon just makes me ship it all the more.
10. A pairing that I despise
Damian/Dick is a new one that makes me want to gag. I have viciously conflicted feelings about Tim/Bruce and I don't actually ship it, but I still enjoy pointing out the strange screwball comedy from hell dynamic that they had the first year or so of OYL. Reading about them having sex terrifies me now, however.
11. Favorite character
Timmmmmmmmy. Shine on, you crazy diamond.
12. My five favorite characters
1. Tim
2. Dick
3. Jason
4. pre-OYL Cass
5. Renee Montoya
13. My five least favorite characters
1. Damian
2. Two-Face
3. Harley Quinn, holy crap I cannot stand her
4. Let's just say any and all Bat-villains, which is a tremendously unpopular opinion.
5. Matches Malone. Which totally counts.
14. Which character I am most like
Am I feeling Dick's intense emotional neediness, Jason's righteous rage, or Tim's fine art of self-denial the most recently?
15. My deep, dark fandom secret
This is not a secret to anyone who has known me for any period of time, but I cannot conceive, ship or write Tim as having any sexual feelings for women whatsoever. His behavior in the comics has never really convinced me, as much as I thought that Zo was adorable (I believe that my feelings re: Stephanie, albeit strong, are mostly disconnected from my thesis). I'm not going to apologize for writing a one hundred percent gay Tim, especially considering a comic book company which is apparently terrified of gay male sexuality (and will allow lesbian sexuality when it gets them sales, let's be perfectly honest). I certainly don't think that it's any worse than writing him as an emotionless puppetmaster sociopath.

Again, this isn't a secret to some people, but the lay of the fannish land in DW seems to be a little different, so I felt like it needed to be stated again. And this is admittedly coming from a person who has been so cranky this week that the simple act of reading the newest Tiny Titans issue made me flail with rage about the enforcement of blatant heteronormativity with no queer possibilities whatsoever and how I can't escape it EVEN IN A TITLE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN STARRING SCHOOLCHILDREN, so.



Finally, a very special pic.



DCAU Timmy as Mei = win forever. Now what about a Catbus Batmobile? CATWOMANBUS?

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