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frownyalfred · 10 minutes
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You know what this makes me think about? A guy as paranoid and highly trained as Batman would absolutely flip out if someone he didn’t know tried to touch him. He’s probably on alert at virtually all times for possible hits or hands reaching toward him.
But here? He’s on his comm and he doesn’t even blink when Dick reaches into his belt pockets. His belt pockets with explosives and highly dangerous materials that shouldn’t be accessible to anyone who doesn’t know how to disarm them.
Dick reaches into his belt for a sucker and Bruce just lets him. It’s such a casual display of touch that I overlooked the first time I came across this panel.
How many small touches and invasions of his space does Bruce allow from family? How big of a gift is it for him to allow those? What other ways does the Batfamily climb all over him with casual touch and affection? Did he have to learn to accept it after being relatively devoid of it for so long?
Just some morning thoughts as I wake up on cold medicine.
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frownyalfred · 44 minutes
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Hi! Kinda awk question. Do you have any tips for writing smut?
Write something that you personally find sexy! The writing is way more detailed and enthusiastic that way. The more you can get into the head of the POV character, the better.
You don't have to like the smut or want it to happen IRL. Writing a gag kink or something doesn't mean you want it to happen to you. That's a good mind block to get over quickly -- the shame or distance you try to put between yourself and any smut.
Slightly nsfw/tmi tip -- if you have a partner, see if they're willing to try out certain blocking or movements if you're stuck trying to describe them. Some people will watch porn for this, etc. I had a boyfriend who let me practice things on him when I needed more description...that was a very happy boyfriend lol.
Above all else, keep trying -- your smut won't get any better if you keep avoiding writing it or hating what you've written.
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frownyalfred · 60 minutes
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Bruce training with Ra’s al Ghul. art by david marquez
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frownyalfred · 2 hours
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coming up with angsty plot ideas for Injustice fic:
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reading through all the potential plot holes those ideas create:
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frownyalfred · 2 hours
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Connor: Batman seems to be acting erratic. Shouldn't you check up on that?
Oliver: Batman has never not acted erratic. If he's possessed his actual friends will do something. C'mon, let's save my other son.
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frownyalfred · 3 hours
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Gotham cop: “Sorry Mr. Wayne, we have to put you under arrest for potentially being the Batman…such a silly accusation, right? Just cooperate and I’m sure they’ll clear up this whole misunderstanding down at the station.”
Gotham cop after grabbing Bruce Wayne’s wrists and realizing just how buff he is under all the suits and layers:
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frownyalfred · 3 hours
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(wake me up) wake me up inside
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frownyalfred · 3 hours
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ok i gave myself brainworms about mama bruce reading to his sleepy pile of robin pups so here it is
EDIT: i forgot to say that part of what put this in my head was rereading @frownyalfred's a coral room, everyone go check it out
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frownyalfred · 3 hours
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For @frownyalfred 's pull out the pin 📖
“He trains obsessively - hours upon hours - just for the chance to touch greatness at your Founders table.”
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frownyalfred · 3 hours
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was gonna draw a fluffy omegaverse mpreg bruce but i listened to the wrong playlist 😔
based on a potential scene from a hypothetical sequel to @frownyalfred's a coral room: bruce loving that he has a second chance at pups, but missing what he could have had with jason if jason hadn't died
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frownyalfred · 5 hours
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hi rec!! been working on this batfam fic i was really excited to post, but most of the way through it i think i fell down a whole of revisions. i also just don't know where to take the plot after a certain point in the story, and i'm struggling to get through it. would you have any tips on that? and just tips for plotting in general?
thanks and hope you have a great day/night 💖
This happens a lot to me, especially when I'm writing oneshots. I get about 75% through and I realize I'm not quite sure how to wrap up. It's like losing steam at the worst possible time. This also happens when I get to a point and, like you mentioned, go back and cut/revise too much that I also lose forward momentum.
I'm not sure if this works for everyone, but I think it should. When this happens to me, I usually try to take a break for a few hours/days and do something that kind of shuts my brain off for a little bit. Things like going for a walk, going to the gym for a workout, or something as simple as taking a shower. Where your mind kind of goes on autopilot while you do something, right?
Nine times out of ten, the answer to my roadblock or hang up usually comes to me. I've spent hours agonizing over a scene and rewriting it, only to get into the shower and figure out the answer in under two minutes. I've hopped on the treadmill and, mid-run, figured out the next few lines of dialogue that will get me to the next chapter.
You're the writer, and it's your story. So no one except you knows the right answer, even if you don't feel like you do. It's lurking in there, and sometimes taking a break and doing something mindless lets your creativity settle. Trust yourself! You have the answers!
As I always say, writing is a lot like pooping. If you're sitting there and forcing it, come back later. It'll always come out eventually.
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frownyalfred · 5 hours
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pov you just tried to express an opinion in a wayne party. youre a super
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frownyalfred · 11 hours
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I think we need less Batman judging the JL for not keeping as tight of a lid on their identities as he does and instead him being impressed and supportive of what they do manage. Like, the GL's manage to keep their identity under wraps despite their jobs keeping them away from Earth's for months at a time, how do they still have a semblance of a secret identity. Martian Manhunter made up an entire person. Don't even get me started on the shit Superman pulls on all of Metropolis.
And then he starts throwing money at keeping his teammates secret identity secret.
I feel like a non-judgy Bruce would go “how did you not get your identity revealed by now??” and then, like you said, throw money at the problem(s).
You get points for trying. But if you get drunk and announce your whole identity to someone/the bar/etc, that’s on you to figure out.
Now I’m imagining a secret identity fic where Batman is known as the best at keeping a lid on identities, and everyone goes to him Godfather style when theirs is threatened.
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frownyalfred · 12 hours
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I think we need less Batman judging the JL for not keeping as tight of a lid on their identities as he does and instead him being impressed and supportive of what they do manage. Like, the GL's manage to keep their identity under wraps despite their jobs keeping them away from Earth's for months at a time, how do they still have a semblance of a secret identity. Martian Manhunter made up an entire person. Don't even get me started on the shit Superman pulls on all of Metropolis.
And then he starts throwing money at keeping his teammates secret identity secret.
I feel like a non-judgy Bruce would go “how did you not get your identity revealed by now??” and then, like you said, throw money at the problem(s).
You get points for trying. But if you get drunk and announce your whole identity to someone/the bar/etc, that’s on you to figure out.
Now I’m imagining a secret identity fic where Batman is known as the best at keeping a lid on identities, and everyone goes to him Godfather style when theirs is threatened.
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frownyalfred · 1 day
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Relationship advice from your opportunistic Bat-friend.
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frownyalfred · 1 day
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I feel the same about Battison. It's too early for him to have a robin. On the other hand we've never had a robin before in live action and i need one !
I fear they're gonna bring the joker in for the second movie. Otherwise they wouldn't have cast a guy already and kept him on retainer for the role. Which is a shame cause they could be doing other villains instead.
Joker always feels like an interesting card to play to me. It’s kind of a way for Batman folks to say “look!! he’s mature and REALLY Batman now!” and sets their conflict up as some of ultimate matchup.
I don’t think Battinson is in his prime yet, either in experience or physical conditioning. So it’ll be interesting to see what happens and how they explain away using such a loaded villain for a second movie.
Personally I think the singular big bad per movie writing is a little old in terms of a movie formula, bh tho understand why it happens. Big screen movies where Batman’s attention is diverted into multiple conflicts and directions isn’t as easy to sell or follow.
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frownyalfred · 1 day
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Roman Sionis (Birds of Prey 2020) // text post memes
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