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Fic: A Displaced Red Robin Chapter 11

Title: A Displaced Red Robin
Author: Brokaw22
Disclaimer: The norms
Rating: T
Story Synopsis: Tim gets transported to the cartoon Young Justice world, and he's not sure he knows how to deal with it.
Thanks to Kathy for beta work.

Previous Chapters: Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five Chapter Six Chapter Seven Chapter Eight Chapter Nine Chapter Ten

He’s running as fast as he can across rooftops, trying to get to Jason as quickly as possible. Just this once, Tim wishes he had asked for details. He hates walking into the unknown, but he didn’t want to alarm the team. After all, Tim really didn’t think having a bunch of meta humans and Robin descending on Jason’s rundown apartment was a good idea. Most kids probably would have been ecstatic to see all of the teen heroes, but Tim is fairly certain Jason isn’t one of them. He gets to the apartment building where he had walked Jason to the week before and does a perimeter check before making his way up the outside of the building to the correct window. Making sure to stay out of sight, Tim glances through the uncovered window into the dim apartment. There doesn’t seem to be anything amiss, and Tim really doesn’t want to startle Jason, so he knocks lightly three times on the windowpane.

He can hear shuffling from inside before Jason’s young face is staring at him in astonishment. He gestures for the boy to open the window, and Jason complies almost immediately. The moment the window is open, Jason steps aside to let him in. “Jesus, you’re creepy. Who the hell uses windows, you nutter?” Once Tim is fully in the window, Jason busies himself with closing it and locking the little black plastic latch at the top. “And…you came.”

Jason sounds honestly surprised that Tim showed up, which probably says far more about the boy than Tim ever wanted to know. “Windows are the best point of entry to any building. Even Batman thinks so, and of course I came. I said I would, didn’t I?”

Jason shakes his head as though he can’t really believe what he’s seeing. “Yeah, but people say shit like that all the time. It don’t mean squat.”

Tim sighs and mourns the fact that he can’t run his fingers through his hair with the cowl on. “First, no kid your age should be using that kind of language, and second, it’s ‘it doesn’t mean squat’.”

Jason shrugs. “Whatever, I didn’t call you here for a lecture and a grammar lesson, smarty pants.”

Tim ignores Jason’s jibe as he sets his jaw. “Why did you call me, Jason?”

Before Jason can say anything the window explodes as a body crashes through it and there’s the sound of glass shattering. Tim immediately dives on top of Jason, making sure that his cape is completely protecting them both from the shards. He doesn’t even get a second to register what just happened before a very familiar voice is scolding him. “I can’t believe you ditched us for this kid. How the heck did you even meet him? You’ve only left the HQ once.”

Tim shakes out his cape as he stands and faces a very angry looking Robin -- keeping Jason behind him -- and reminds himself to schedule more training for Dick. Clearly, they need to work on why it’s a bad idea to rush in without all of the facts first. “Should I even bother asking how you found me?”

Dick honestly looks smug as he crosses his arms over his chest, and Tim can feel Jason tensing behind him. “Batman had me put tracers on your suit the first time we sparred. I hacked them and followed you.”

Tim sighs heavily. He really should have seen that one coming. It’s what he would have done, after all. “Of course, you did, but why did you follow me?”

Dick’s cheeks color slightly, and he actually looks a bit sheepish now. “I…I thought B needed help and called you instead of me.” The admission makes Tim’s stomach roll, and he reminds himself to have a long talk with Dick once this is all over. “But that still doesn’t explain who the kid is or how you met.”

Tim steps aside, allowing the two boys to see each other fully. “Robin, this is Jason. I saved him from The Joker last week and he needs my help again, which is why I’m here.”

Dick’s eyes obviously widen behind the mask, and he suddenly looks quite embarrassed about all of this. “Um, hi, sorry about your window, but whatever’s going on we’ll be happy to help.”

Tim’s about to protest, but he doesn’t have it in him to send Dick away, especially not if he’s so worried that Bruce is going to replace him, and Tim figures it might be nice to have some backup for a change. Jason, on the other hand, doesn’t seem all that impressed with Robin, and merely glares at him. “Right, sure, like you’re really going to help.”

Tim interjects before the two of them can get into a fight. He kneels down in front of Jason and grabs a hold of his shoulders. “Hey, I promise I’ll do everything I can to help you, but you have to tell me what’s going on, okay?” Jason is still staring at him skeptically, so Tim digs into one of the pockets on his belt and pulls out the toy soldier. “I promise to keep you safe, just like I promised to keep him safe. Got it?” Tim tucks the little figurine back into his belt as he waits for Jason’s answer.

Jason nods before biting his lip and he looks really damn anxious, which in turn makes Tim nervous. If the boy got himself into something big, he might have to call in the rest of team, if not Batman himself. Jason breathes out a heavy sigh before setting his shoulders. “It’s…it’s my mom. She’s been missing for a week. I checked her normal haunts and asked around to the other girls, but no one’s seen her. I even went down to the clinic, but she hasn’t been there in a month. I don’t know where else to look, and this isn’t like her. Sure, she’s disappeared for a few days before, but never this long, and…and you have to find her.”

Tim doesn’t get a chance to say anything before Dick wraps his arms around Jason in a bone crushing hug. “Don’t worry. We’ll find her. I promise.” He pauses for a moment before continuing. “And I’ll have that broken window fixed, too.”

Jason instantaneously goes stiff in Dick’s arms -- not that Dick seems to notice -- before he numbly nods his head. Tim gets to his feet and instantly starts examining the apartment. “When and where was the last time anyone saw your mother?”

Jason blinks a few times before answering, and then tries to pry Dick off of him to no avail. “Um, Gale said that she saw her come into the convenience store down on 7th last Friday night, but no one has seen her since.”

Tim hums to himself while he catalogs everything that he can see from his position in the middle of the bedroom, and gestures for Dick to let Jason go. There’s only one mattress with a sheet thrown haphazardly onto it on the floor and a pile of patchwork blankets in the corner next to numerous heaps of clothes pushed up against the wall. The clothes -- from what Tim can tell -- are mostly Jason’s, but there are a few articles of his mother’s mixed into the piles. The walls are bare with nothing but peeling wallpaper to decorate the room. “And when was the last time you saw her?”

Jason seems only too relieved to have Dick let him go, which makes Tim want to laugh, but he needs to focus on the job. “Friday morning before she went out for a pack of cigarettes.”

Tim glances down at Jason, and doesn’t bother to ask why Jason didn’t call him sooner. Jason’s used to not having his mother around. It’s apparent from the state of the apartment and the fact that Jason is so self-sufficient. “Do you mind if I have a bit of a look around? I’m just trying to trace her last steps.”

Jason shakes his head, and gestures for him to have at it. Tim heads straight into the bathroom first, taking note of the various pill bottles ranging from full to empty to nearly empty and their expiration dates. He recognizes most of the names on the bottles, and makes a mental note to look up the ones he doesn’t. The cracked mirror on the front of the medicine cabinet has flecks of blood on it suggesting that someone’s fist put it there. There’s a single bottle of generic shampoo with matching conditioner in the shower with an almost finished bar of soap, and one towel hangs over the shower curtain rail. The curtain itself looks as though it’s seen better days. The only window in the bathroom is too dirty and too small for anyone to have come or gone through.

Tim then checks the kitchen, taking stock of what’s in the cupboards and how much food Jason has left. There’s isn’t much. He’s pretty much down to a jar of peanut butter, some stale crackers, and a few expired canned goods. The kitchen is the only room that is relatively clean, suggesting that no one really uses it to cook, which isn’t surprising. If Jason is left to his own devices more often than not, which is what the evidence suggests, Tim doubts the boy wastes much time on attempting to cook things, when he can just stick to simple things like peanut butter and jelly. Also, Tim doubts he often has enough food to make more than that.

Tim makes his way back into the bedroom where Dick and Jason are sitting on the beat up old mattress on the floor whispering to each other. He clears his throat to get their attention and they both stare up at him with big wide eyes. “Jason, I’m going to need you to write down all of the places that you looked for your mom, and anywhere that was ever important to her. I need to know where she would go if she needed to lie low for awhile and any of those types of places.” He waits for Jason’s nod, before he hands him a pen and paper. He gives Jason a few moments to compile his list, and when he finally hands the pen and paper back, Tim stares him directly in the eyes. “Now, I need to know if you have any friends or neighbors you can stay with until we find your mom.”

Jason folds his arms over his chest indignantly. “I can take care of myself.”

Tim smiles at him in a very disarming way. “I’m aware, trust me. But I don’t feel right leaving you here by yourself, with a broken window, no less.”

Jason huffs out a breath, evidently unhappy with the stipulations. “There’s no reason for me to be a burden to my friends.”

Tim shakes his head and sighs, but before he can protest Dick interrupts him. “If they’re really your friends, then they won’t see you as a burden.”

Tim can’t hide his smile, because it’s just so very Dick. Of course, he always knows the right thing to say…no matter his age or what universe they’re in. “Robin’s right, you know? Now, do you have someone to stay with or…”

Dick jumps up at that. “Or we could take him back to HQ. I’d bet he’d love being around the team.”

Tim rubs the back of his head as he tries to find a delicate way to let Dick down, but Jason gets there first. “Why the heck would I want to hang out with your friends? They’re probably just as weird as you.”

Dick doesn’t seem to understand the problem with that and merely smiles. “Nah, they’re weirder.”

Tim shakes his head at both of them. “Jason can’t come back to HQ with us. It’s covert for a reason, remember?” Dick seems to deflate for a moment, before Tim continues. “But I’m sure you have a friend who would love some company his own age, right Robin?”

Dick’s eyebrows furrow beneath the mask for a moment before he finally deciphers the meaning. “Oh, right, right. I do have a friend who would love to hang out with you, Jay. That is, if you want.”

Tim doesn’t know why he’s surprised that Dick is already using a nickname for Jason, but it catches him off-guard, all the same, and Jason just stares at Dick skeptically, seemingly unfazed by the nickname. “One of your weird friends?”

Dick shakes his head. “Nah, he’s pretty normal, all things considered.”

Jason’s eyes narrow at that. “What things considered?”

Dick laughs and pats Jason on the back. “Well, he grew up in a circus, so he’s a little weird, but not the bad kind of weird.”

Jason shakes his head and crosses his arms over his chest again. “Nah, I’d rather just stay here.”

Tim heaves a large breath and lets it out slowly. “Well, that’s not an option, and, since you aren’t being forthcoming with a name of someone you can stay with, it looks like Robin’s friend is the only choice.”

Jason sighs and scuffs his shoe against his floor a couple of times before making his decision. “Mrs. Miller down the hall will watch me. She’s offered before, but I can take care of myself.”

Tim rolls his eyes at Jason, even though he can’t see it. The kid’s reiteration that he’s self-sufficient is only one more reason for Tim to find him some place to stay. “Okay, well, let’s go see if Mrs. Miller is home, shall we?”

Jason makes a fuss the entire way out of the apartment and down the hall, but once Tim knocks on the door of what Jason indicated to be Mrs. Miller’s door, the kid instantly falls silent. After a few moments of waiting, the stained and warped wooden door creaks open to reveal a short, hunched over, woman with white hair. She has a crooked wooden cane and she glances up at Jason with a tired smile. “Jason, how are you doin’, my boy? Haven’t gotten yourself into any trouble, have you?”

Jason gives a small grin back. “Hi, Mrs. Miller. I’m fine, and no more than usual.”

Before either of them can exchange anymore pleasantries, Tim clears his throat and smiles shyly at the old woman, trying not to startle her with the fact that two vigilantes are standing at her door -- one that isn’t even from this earth. “Hello, Mrs. Miller. I was wondering if you could watch Jason for a few days. He’s all by himself right now and I don’t feel right leaving him in an apartment with a broken window.”

The woman tilts her head back far enough to see Tim’s face, and, to Tim’s surprised, doesn’t even seem bothered by the fact that he’s in full costume. It makes Tim question her eyesight, or wonder if she’s just used to seeing the cape crowd around this area of Gotham. She nods before turning back to Jason. “And how exactly did the window get broken?”

Dick steps forward slightly as he flushes with embarrassment. “Um, that would be my fault, ma’am. I got a little overzealous while following my friend over there, but don’t worry. I’m gonna fix it.”

Mrs. Miller gives him a sharp nod. “You better, young man.” She suddenly turns her attention back onto the center boy. “Now, come on in, Jason. I’ve got some fresh baked cookies that you and your friends can help me eat.”

Tim smiles politely at the woman. “Actually, Robin and I should be on our way, but thank you for the offer.”

She shrugs as much as she can, hunched over the way that she is. “Suit yourselves. Come along, Jason. Tell your friends goodbye. I know you’ll eat some of my cookies. You always do.”

Jason shakes his head and waves his hands back and forth. “They’re not my friends.”

Dick huffs out a breath and punches Jason in the shoulder. “Of course, we’re your friends. Now, go eat cookies while we go find your mom.”

Jason shuffles inside of the apartment and waves at them both before shutting the door. Tim heads back into Jason’s apartment, taking one final look around before turning to Dick and grinning. “So, are you ready to fly, Robin?” It feels weird saying it as opposed to hearing it, but Tim doesn’t let that affect his smile at all.

Dick beams back at him brightly as he spreads his arms out while holding his cape to make it look like wings. “You betcha, Red Robin.” He abruptly drops his arms and deflates slightly. “Although, I don’t know how I’m going to explain that broken window to Batman.”

Tim chuckles softly to himself. “Tell him it was an occupational hazard.” They both laugh as the launch themselves out of Jason’s broken window.

The End (for now)

Comments

brokaw22
Feb. 21st, 2014 04:25 am (UTC)
Your little plushies are adorable. And thank you so much for the compliments. Angst is just one of those genres I happen to have a knack for, and Tim is such a fun character to mess with. You know, most of my fics were supposed to be one-shots that got expanded upon due to popular requests, so never put it past me to add more to certain stories. However, given how much I have on my plate, I doubt I'll expand on Not as Planned. It has been lovely talking with you as well.

I would love to see any and all art you produce once your over your drawing block.
helendragon
Feb. 21st, 2014 05:01 am (UTC)
Thanks!! No pressure or anything of course I totally understand. I'm also working on a Nightwing Pony Plushy and a set or sets to pose them in front of. I love all your Tim fics.

This is what some of the fic writers at tumblr don't understand get all aggressively dramatic about. A few of them fail to understand the difference between a demand and a suggestion. Normally I'm a horrible lurker but so naturally the first time I actually give suggestions and free plot bunnies. Then the writer complains about people demand free fics from her lol. Which leaves me baffled, hurt, and feeling disrespected as an fan artist. I had no expectations with suggestions just felt the need to share it was like 'here are some free ideas if you want to use them if not that's totally cool too'. Part of the problem was that the writer only 'skimmed' my message and lol at times they ask tumblr for prompts!! Then they decide no prompts at other times. They don't understand that they are trying to herd cats.
brokaw22
Feb. 21st, 2014 08:06 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've actually really gotten into TMNT again, so I've been working on fic for that too now, so my Tim fics are taking a sort of backseat to that, but nothing is being abandoned or even really put on hiatus.

I love getting suggestions for fic. I might think some are silly, and there are plenty I might disagree with outright, but fic suggestions often times inspire me to write more. I mean, 90% of the multichapter stories I have would only be one chapter long without the suggestions of others. I will tell people if they want to see something specific, then they are welcome to write their own ending to one of my fics, because I love to see what people come up with. Also, I've been inspired to write more based off of other people's endings to my stories, which is actually how Near Misses got a second chapter.

I accept all prompts, suggestions, and challenges. I might not write every single one of them, but I certainly enjoy seeing them. I mean, the sheer fact that people like what I write and want to read it, is good enough for me.
helendragon
Feb. 22nd, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)


Teenage mutant ninja turtles that's cool. I watched the original cartoon as a kid. Oh and I should tell you that the plot twist in trap, is One Piece backstory level of epic angst. It fits though. I just finished T is for trouble, it was great too if only the writers at DC would realize that having the Robins be brothers like this makes for better stories.

Edited at 2014-02-23 02:18 pm (UTC)
brokaw22
Feb. 24th, 2014 04:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, I watched the original as a kid as well, and I must say I'm really enjoying 2012 TMNT as well. I think they do a good job of referencing previous incarnations without making it too cheesy. I also really love Rob Paulsen, so I'm excited that he's the voice of Donnie in this one. Well, thank you. I do try to make my angst stories the right kind of gut-wrenching. Oh man, Trouble with a Capital T now there's a story I haven't thought about in awhile. That was my first really involved multichaptered fic. I mean, I did The Joker's Logs and A Night Out before that, but neither of those were nearly as intricate. Yeah, the only thing I was actually about about when it came to the reboot was that Tim and Jason were actually getting along. Unfortunately, that friendship seemed to come at the cost of all of Dick's relationships with people.
helendragon
Feb. 24th, 2014 12:27 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry that I bothered you with that stuff it was wrong. It's my problem, it just has been impossible to clear up the misunderstanding. I basically sent them a message like the comment I made on your fic and next thing I know I find that they said I demanded a fic from them?
brokaw22
Feb. 24th, 2014 04:31 am (UTC)
Don't apologize. I'm completely cool with talking, and I think the important thing to remember is that over the internet tone gets lost, so, while you gave a nice little suggestion, and clearly meant it in that fashion, the person might have read it in a tone that made it sound like a demand. I tend to take everything with an air of nonchalance, because I know things get lost over the internet.
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brokaw22
Feb. 24th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't talk to anyone on tumblr, except for my sister, because people there don't exactly seem friendly. There are too many ways to offend them, and I just don't have to the fortitude to deal with that. Than again, I only have like 70 followers on tumblr, so it's not like people want to talk to me either.

I don't do art at all, so I assume it takes a lot more work and effort than writing, but I still think that if you're going to work on something it should be for you. If want to make something really awesome, then do it, but don't worry too much about what other people think.
helendragon
Feb. 25th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
So it's not just me then that's a relief!! I think it's mostly resolved now. I think part of the problem is they take on to many prompts then burn out and hate them. The rest are usually o.k lol.

By the way if I was to illustrate a scene from one of your fics which would you like me to do?

The funny thing is that day I think I did because I had a really bad cold that made my muscles all sore and aching. I think I took a little too much advil. Didn't know advil had that side effect!!

Oh and to clarify on the epicness of the angst in your fic trapped its like one piece character backstory kind of epic angst!! But it works!!

Oh and did I mention that your displaced red robin totally surprised me in how much I loved it? Oh and the role reversal with Tim and Dick is really interesting.

Oh almost forgot drawing is probably the same as writing really, practice makes perfect.
brokaw22
Feb. 26th, 2014 04:09 am (UTC)
I like tumblr, because I don't have to actively engage in order to be a part of fandom, (ie: reblogging stuff without having to comment on it) but I feel like certain fans over there are just a little too much for me to deal with, and I'm not just speaking about DC fans. I also think that certain fan artists expect too much from their 'fans'. Speaking of which, is fans even the right word? I mean, I don't particularly like referring to people who read my fics as fans. You guys like my stuff and that's awesome, but I see you guys as just readers and people who are friends I haven't spoken directly to yet. I don't know...maybe it's a me thing.

Oh man, I don't know. All of my fics are special to me in different ways. I think the best thing would be for you to pick your favorite scene from your favorite fic. In fact, that would be awesome, because then I get to see what you like and how you see it.

Yeah, I know exactly how hard it is not to take things the wrong way when you're in pain. I have chronic back pain that leaves me rather miserable.

Well, thank you. I take that as a compliment.

Thanks! I was really irritated when they made YJ Robin Dick, but then when I really thought about the dynamics of how it would go if Tim ever met that version of Dick, and I knew I had to write A Displaced Red Robin.

Yeah, I just know that writing comes easily to me and drawing has always left me frustrated, but that's probably because I have a tendency to be a bit of a perfectionist.

Edited at 2014-02-26 04:10 am (UTC)
helendragon
Feb. 26th, 2014 06:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah it was really strange for me too!! I did not get why it was so needlessly hostile. I was did post a commentary for about how everyone on tumblr was a fan creator of some sort, that part of the problem is the myth of fan creator vs. fans...then I realized it was a waste of time. Maybe I will do so later when I have more followers a.k.a people actually know me and my work because until then it probably won't be read at all. It might not even reach the people it would need to in order to have any chance of changing the cultural attitude. That and when I went back and read what I wrote I noticed I had made way more mistakes than normal (leaving out words and such..) I think I had literally wrote too much lol. I was still able to think but when it came to translating the ideas to typed text... Granted this is something I'm pretty terrible at anyway as you've probably noticed.
I also think these scary 'fan creators' on tumblr make themselves more authoritarian every time one of them posts a rant/lecture on 'rude fans' and how much they hate them. The fact that they keep doing this and the way they behave reminds me of what this thinking has led to through out history. In short it might feel good for them in the short term but ironically makes them more unhappy in the long term. They essentially prime each other to react/over react!! As these groups become more and more riled up their definition of rudeness has become increasingly broad. At the same time the likelyhood that they will go on the attack has increased in part because it less and less to set them off.

The second aggravating factor seems to be that they do not understand the difference between advice and a request. This was the essence of the misunderstanding I experienced. It's huge problem. I actually thought of a pretty good solution/rule of thumb that would save 'fan creators' tons of headache "unless it is explicitly stated otherwise (for instance it includes the words request, prompt, and for me.) Then assume it's advice not a request and the commenter isn't actually expecting anything.

The third but (probably not last but I've gotten carried away enough already yacking on this subject, sorry) is to put it simply that they both seem to have forgotten how the internet works and are trying to control said internet. They are essentially trying to herding cats.
brokaw22
Feb. 27th, 2014 08:16 am (UTC)
I don't know. I mean, there are rude fans out there, just like there are demanding fans out there, and I've run into more than a few, but I really don't take people 'demanding' more of a certain fic as anything more than the praise that it is. I also don't take people throwing out ideas as a demand for a fic. I do take people who say, "I demand you write this..." as a demand, and even that I take with a grain of salt, because I personally read it in a light-hearted way. So, I really think that people who have a problem with their 'fans' (still don't like that word) mostly have a problem with the way they are reading things. That said, I think there is a huge rift between the lurkers of fandoms and the fan creators of fandom, and that rift is due to people who get up in arms about such things.

I don't know. I always just assume everything is a suggestion, but then again, if I honestly have no intention of writing a certain character, story, or plot line I flat out tell people, which apparently isn't something other fan creators do...or at least not-so-much in my experience. I will never be upset with someone for suggesting that I write a character I don't normally write, or anything else like that, but I'm also not going to pretend like the possibility exists that it will happen either.

Yeah, but that's essentially what fandom is, when you think about it. You will always run into someone who's trying to control what fandom is or what fandom does, because that's kind of the nature of the human race when you get down to it. I think, while it would be nice if we could all just be chill, it's more far more realistic to just accept that you're going to run into the certain types of fans that ruin it for everyone else, because they exist in every part of every fandom. It doesn't make it right, and it doesn't make it okay, but it is what it is.
helendragon
Feb. 26th, 2014 07:02 pm (UTC)
And no its not you, the ones over tumblr are the strange ones. In all my long time reading fic, across a wide array of fandoms, I had never seen such behavior before. It is very odd and quite disturbing.

Getting back on subject though, your Displaced Robin fic is extra special in that in my reading experience crossovers are some of the hardest kinds of fics to write.

I will need to do some pics for practice/ making sure I'm over my artist block first before I attempt to do an illustration. And when I do it will probably depend just as much on what my muse is willing to draw. It is seeming to help that I am going back to a more comic like style than the one I was attempting in my sg1 fanart. I have so many ideas.

I also found that strange about YJ. I think sometimes they forget that they don't have to explain everything at first. And they tend to stick to Dick because he's the best known outside comics. Movie/tv/cartoon producer types seem to not realize that people will recognize robin, that taking a chance and building familiarity of each of the Robins gives them more characters to play with etc. I also thought it was strange how they skipped so much in time for the second series. And that leading to the problem with Nightwings voice lol.

By the way I have a great plot bunny that you might want to consider...
brokaw22
Feb. 27th, 2014 08:14 am (UTC)
My problem with that behavior is how prevalent it is. I mean, we're all fans of the same thing. If someone happens to like the way we express our like of that thing, then we should feel grateful...not entitled to it, but I guess when a person is used to getting nothing but praise he/she kind of loses sight of that.

I think because it's taking place in the overall universe of the DC it's an easier crossover to write. I mean, I'm mixing mediums, in the sense that I'm mixing cartoons and comics, but the essentials are still the same. I will say that A Displaced Red Robin is one of my favorites to write, and it's usually one of the easiest.

I can't wait to see what you come up with. My best friend's younger sister draws me stuff when she gets bored, and I love all of it. She actually just recently drew me a really adorable Raphael from TMNT and the walls of my bedroom are covered in her DC art.

Well, they stick to what they know will be lucrative. They know that Dick is popular, so they utilize him, but I think they overlook that, while Dick was extremely popular as Robin, he's even more so as Nightwing. Not to mention, most origin stories are unnecessary, especially in the case of the various Robins. A simple one liner explain who they are and where they come from is really all we need. If someone is confused or wants to learn more, then can always google it. Honestly, had I been the one writing it, I would have done three seasons with the original team, where we would have gotten to see them become a team and learn how to work together in the first season, and then built on that in the other two, and then skipped ahead and had the younger crowd. I also would have done it from the team's perspective, so that the viewers wouldn't have known more about the bad guys' master plans than the heroes.

Hit me. I can't promise that I'll write it, but I'd sure love to discuss it.
helendragon
Mar. 1st, 2014 03:04 am (UTC)
That's part of the tumblr weirdness too for sure. That attitude is part of what allows them to be hostile to their readers. The aggression though is totally in part coming from them reinforcing each other. It's a total pavlovian response. Every time one of them posts about how evil rude fans they get tons of likes and reblogs.

I follow you on tumblr now.

Oh and didn't you say you had a niece you were babysitting? You should introduce her to horrible history!! great show!!

That's totally cool (they are not actually my original but are based on (mostly) some awesome fics I have enjoyed in other fandoms. They might be something good to start/ run with and see where the muse takes you. Here's some ideas the best one is number 3.

http://irascendedlolkitten.tumblr.com/post/78168353319/batfamily-robin-brothers-fic-prompts-fandoms-talk



Edited at 2014-03-01 03:09 am (UTC)
brokaw22
Mar. 1st, 2014 10:45 pm (UTC)
It's very true. I've seen it so many times, and it's kind of really discouraging to see that.

Oh sweet, I'm not really on it much, but that's cool.

Yeah, she'll be three on Monday. She loves her superheroes...mostly Green Lantern and TMNT.

I'll definitely have to check them out.
helendragon
Mar. 2nd, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
Horrible Histories is a BBC kids show about history that is awesome. It's kind of like if monty python/saturday night live did a show for kids. It's great for adults too. The show is all about all the horrible, funny and therefore interesting stuff from history. There's no gore or anything though. I really love the music videos. They are set to the some famous rock/pop tunes and are awesome. If you look on youtube you'll see there are tons of clips.
brokaw22
Mar. 2nd, 2014 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool. I'll have to check that out with her next time I have her. Thanks for the recommendation.