cyborg could make out with beast boy on camera and i swear people’d be saying they’re just good friends
the one thing i can ABSOLUTELY guarantee you about a teen titans live action show
more than the inevitable appearance of deathstroke
more than the inevitable trigon plot
is that tim and kon will get the “OH THEY’RE ABSOLUTELY FUCKING” reaction from fandom
and vic and garfield will get “they’re just too good friends!” “brotp!” “i just don’t see them that way”
- batman writers thrive on the angst. the whole “let’s make this dude’s life suck” didn’t originate with RotJ - even dixon, the primary guy for tim drake, put that dude through a world of shit in his solo. sure, he had more cheery spots and standbys, but still. that said, he notably didn’t start going into full bore angst until about johns’ teen titans and the god awful event identity crisis.
- honestly? i was underwhelmed. haven’t seen it in a while, but i mostly remember being underwhelmed. it had some good parts here and there, but… it just didn’t hit me the way it did everyone else. mask of the phantasm, even with the ridiculous “if i draw a joker smile over THIS guy…” detective work, was still way better, imo.
i’d say “letting adam beechen write” and “let’s make some more terrible stories about the justice lords and treat wonder woman like a lovesick puppy over bruce with a big thing for murder who marries justice lord superman for political reasons” is still pretty up there for bad
really really fucking bad
you know this reminds me
of my biggest complaint with modern joker stories?
isn’t all the murder, and grimness, constantly trying to outdo each other with making their joker more monstrous than the last
when’s the last batman writer you saw who could tell a fucking joke?
amanda waller’s plan there was total fucking nonsense if even given the most cursory glance and it basically felt like an excuse to jack off the batman mythos again in total disservice to amanda waller’s intelligence and characters in general
why the fuck would amanda waller need batman’s dna and need to shove it into some dude to pass it onto his kids and then have him die in front of him in some desperate hope that - because of his genes, i guess???? - terry would go “I MUST WAGE A WAR ON CRIME” and a fucking bat would fly into his window or some shit
when amanda waller, with all the resources and contacts she has
COULD JUST FUCKING TRAIN SOME DUDE TO BE BATMAN
hell she could load them up with all kinds of tech! even superpowers!
the whole plot about passing down batman’s genes and a the murder of his parents would somehow trigger the next batman’s existence was bull of the highest order, and it really just felt like another timm/dini deal of “BATMAN IS SO GREAT YOU GUYS, PEOPLE EVEN WANT HIS GENES FOR NONSENSE PLANS”