Scattered stuff from a native New Yorker, disorganized former English Major, film buff, haiku enthusiast, semi-professional photographer and totally amateur fencer.

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renaroo:

Batgirl (2000-2006) #48

"I cant allow anyone to jeopardize the mission, Cassandra. Even you. I—I’m sorry.”

AGHHHHH BRUCE WHY

Why are you so bad at this? Why couldn’t you tell her the truth — that her recklessness and past has made you reconsider how you’ve approached her time as Batgirl? That you’re trying to support Babs’ attempts to get her to try new things, to make a life for herself?

That she could possibly be Batgirl again in the future once she’s recovered and the two of you have worked out something compromising?

WHY CAN’T YOU JUST TELL HER YOU LOVE HER AND DON’T WANT TO CAUSE HER MORE HARM THAN GOOD? SHE’D BE UNHAPPY BUT NOT DEVASTATED AGHHHHHHHH

Damn it, Bruce.

This all gets resolved to a satisfying degree or else this rant post would be a thousand times longer. But, let me assure you, I’m still just as upset in reading this again as I was the first time I read it XD I just… I hate when this stuff is pulled.

But it’s not “OOC” for Bruce when compared to similar shit he’s pulled with every single one of the Bat Kids to various degrees. You could basically make a congo line to the times Bruce pulled shit over on Tim.

I just wonder why no one’s ever brought up to Bruce that he did this very thing — taking the costume and benching the kids — and that’swhat led to Jason getting killed. Not the initial recklessness.

But whatever. This issue’s depressed me all over again XD

Sometimes I really wonder how the kinder, gentler less assholish Bruce we saw during Morrison’s run and then Snyder’s would have dealt with Cass (and remember Cass and Bruce never shared a single panel let along words after he came back from the dead).

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A connection often made in the Cass Batgirl run: that Cass is just like Bruce, her connection to the ideals and mission of the Bat is stronger than any of his other sidekicks/proteges. Which is why she was content to be Batgirl 24/7, content to not need a secret identity, why she wanted to BE Batman if anything should happen to Bruce (something never touched upon in the atrocious Battle for the Cowl).

Cass’s connection to Batman and to Bruce was completely different than any of the other and her Beechan-izing and now elimination from the DCnU (and you just know if they DO bring her back it will be as a “new” character who has never met the Bat-Crew before) got rid of something important in the Bat-mythos.

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lego-joker:

Legends of the Dark Knight #124: “Captain of Industry”, part two.

In which Dixon writes Cass-as-Batgirl (kinda) for the first time, and Matches Malone sports the most awesomely stupid mullet this side of Nightwing’s.

I’m pretty sure Bruce was watching some bad 1970s cop flick when he came up with Matches Malone.

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