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In a study of over a thousand homosexual cases at the Quaker Emergency Service Readjustment Center we found that the arousal of homosexual fantasies, the translation of fantasies into fact and the transition from episodic homosexual experiences to a confirmed fixation of the pattern may be due to all sorts of accidental factors. The Batman type of story may stimulate children to homosexual fantasies, of the nature of which they may be unconscious. In adolescents who realize it they may give added stimulation and reinforcement.
Fredric Wertham, 1954, “Seduction of the Innocent”

Birds of Prey XXX: I can’t even begin to tell how wrong this is

dcwomenkickingass:

Actually I can - I’ve noted the mistakes they made below.

As I’ve said before how sad is it the only way I can see my favorite DC women on screen is in Porn.

I gotta disagree. The thing that’s wrong with this is that there are very few mistakes. This is almost exactly how they look in a lot of comics. The costumes are so porny that the porn company didn’t have to change anything.

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BATMAN DRINKING GAME: Take a shot when Batman informs a villain that “It’s over!”

Finish your glass when he is corrected that “It has only just begun.”

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Okay…
So, the other day I was thinking, geez, Batman always seems to have a depressing ending. If he’s not dead, he winds up a lonely, obsessed old man in a dystopian future.
But I read an interview with Scott Snyder once that said that he saw Dick Grayson as the anchor that held Batman away from extremism. The link to humanity that keeps his impulses in check.
So, what about using that for a more uplifting ending to Batman? Instead of him alienating everyone and becoming embittered, he completely cleans up Gotham. The gangs and corruption have been wiped out, and the super-villains are in Arkham. Gotham is the shining city of the future it was meant to be.
But Bruce just can’t accept that. He’s spent his entire life dedicated to this crusade, and he doesn’t know what he’d do without it. He wages war on petty crooks, growing ever more brutal. He starts to see conspiracies everywhere, and starts growing apart from his friends due to paranoia. When Dick tries to get him to see what he’s become, he lashes out at him.
Convinced that everyone is out to get him, Batman attacks Nightwing. Though Dick tries to make Bruce see the error of his ways, he refuses to listen and beats Dick to a pulp.
As he stands over a battered Nightwing, he sees that Dick has led him to Crime Alley. The memories snap Bruce into a realization of what he’s done. He sees how far he’s been lost in his delusions, and he breaks down. He casts off the Batman suit, leaving it where he sat as a child after his parents were murdered. After all the years of lashing out, he can finally make his peace.
The story would then cut to quite a few years later. We see an older Bruce conversing with an older Dick, assuring us that they patched up the fight years ago. They reminisce about old times, and we find out that he has settled down and married Barbara Gordon, who is now in charge of the Justice League. Bruce gives a hug to his old friend, the retired Commissioner Gordon.
Then, someone steps in the room and tells Bruce he has “five minutes”. Bruce assures him that he knows what he’s doing, and looks at a picture of himself as a child with Alfred. He smiles, and places it next to the picture of his parents. The man would pop his head back in the door.
"Time for your speech, PRESIDENT WAYNE."
And, yeah, Batman would be president. And yeah, I put a lot of thought into this. And yeah, Stetson just wrote a fanfiction.

Okay…

So, the other day I was thinking, geez, Batman always seems to have a depressing ending. If he’s not dead, he winds up a lonely, obsessed old man in a dystopian future.

But I read an interview with Scott Snyder once that said that he saw Dick Grayson as the anchor that held Batman away from extremism. The link to humanity that keeps his impulses in check.

So, what about using that for a more uplifting ending to Batman? Instead of him alienating everyone and becoming embittered, he completely cleans up Gotham. The gangs and corruption have been wiped out, and the super-villains are in Arkham. Gotham is the shining city of the future it was meant to be.

But Bruce just can’t accept that. He’s spent his entire life dedicated to this crusade, and he doesn’t know what he’d do without it. He wages war on petty crooks, growing ever more brutal. He starts to see conspiracies everywhere, and starts growing apart from his friends due to paranoia. When Dick tries to get him to see what he’s become, he lashes out at him.

Convinced that everyone is out to get him, Batman attacks Nightwing. Though Dick tries to make Bruce see the error of his ways, he refuses to listen and beats Dick to a pulp.

As he stands over a battered Nightwing, he sees that Dick has led him to Crime Alley. The memories snap Bruce into a realization of what he’s done. He sees how far he’s been lost in his delusions, and he breaks down. He casts off the Batman suit, leaving it where he sat as a child after his parents were murdered. After all the years of lashing out, he can finally make his peace.

The story would then cut to quite a few years later. We see an older Bruce conversing with an older Dick, assuring us that they patched up the fight years ago. They reminisce about old times, and we find out that he has settled down and married Barbara Gordon, who is now in charge of the Justice League. Bruce gives a hug to his old friend, the retired Commissioner Gordon.

Then, someone steps in the room and tells Bruce he has “five minutes”. Bruce assures him that he knows what he’s doing, and looks at a picture of himself as a child with Alfred. He smiles, and places it next to the picture of his parents. The man would pop his head back in the door.

"Time for your speech, PRESIDENT WAYNE."

And, yeah, Batman would be president. And yeah, I put a lot of thought into this. And yeah, Stetson just wrote a fanfiction.

(Source: c-r-e-m-a-t-o-r-i-u-m)

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Scott Snyder writing technique:

1. Story about this character’s childhood, told in first person.

2. Something scary in media res, preferably while the story is being told.

3. People fight each other.

4. Remember that story about this character’s childhood? Boom, it gets a meaningful refrain. Yeah, that was planned from the beginning. Your mind is blown.

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guys guys guys the batman writer just talked to me he knows i exist

guys guys guys the batman writer just talked to me he knows i exist

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We all thought it. I was just the only one with the guts to say it out loud.

We all thought it. I was just the only one with the guts to say it out loud.

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