[identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com 2009-10-26 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
You can still ask him to play baseball with you Clark. You can still ask him to play.

[identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com 2009-10-26 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Batclan vs Superclan at softball would be cute... though I think the Black Cat might have gotten it right in terms of out of control emotions in her "Rivalry" series of Batman and Sons

[identity profile] jelly_ace.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 02:14 am (UTC)(link)
Well, it'll only work if the Superclan has a handicap, I think. Maybe Kryptonite-embedded balls?

[identity profile] bariman1987.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 04:25 am (UTC)(link)
Red solar stadium lights?

[identity profile] icon_uk.insanejournal.com 2009-10-26 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
That's rather cute... and YES you should have asked him Clark, you really, really should have.

[identity profile] lieut_kettch.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
How about an enclosed stadium with red sun lamps?

[identity profile] thebigapricot.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Clark, if you build it, he will come.

[identity profile] nevermore999.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 12:31 am (UTC)(link)
BATMAN CAN'T PLAY BASEBALL. HIS PARENTS ARE DEAAAD.

[identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
That title is a lie! They didn't meet!

[identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
So how do they both remember this as being each other?

[identity profile] aaron_bourque.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 02:23 am (UTC)(link)
This is Loeb! Don't you DARE bring logic into it!

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 08:07 am (UTC)(link)
I don't think that's what this is about - it isn't so much that they remember this as the first time they 'met', it's more that they both remember the encounter. They may or may not have figured out the details in later years - I don't think it ever says as much in the captions - but the actual experience is something they both remember. Clark remembers going to fetch the ball with his friend and coming across the sad boy in the car, Bruce remembers BEING the sad boy in the car, and seeing the two boys stop and look at him. It's one of those brief encounters that has little actual impact, but which you remember vividly nonetheless.

[identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah--that makes sense. I thought from the "I wonder if he remembers" that they both thought of it as important because they knew who each other was, but I like it this way.

Though there's something sadly comic about Alfred on a roadtrip with Bruce trying to cheer him up.

[identity profile] psychop_rex.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
It seems like the sort of thing he'd do - despite his mannered, butlerly exterior, Alfred has always struck me as the sort of person who's not afraid to dive in with gusto and get his hands dirty. A road trip would seem to be just the sort of thing he'd try - plus, it might be just as much for his own benefit as Bruce's; as a native of the UK who (if I remember correctly) came directly over to Gotham and a job as a faithful servant to the Waynes, he probably hadn't had much of a chance to see any of the US.

[identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com 2009-10-28 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
He totally would do it. It's just sad how little success he'd have at it--though I think Bruce appreciated it. I just find myself thinking how it would have gone if they'd picked up Dick at the same age at the same time. He and Bruce would have been like night and day in the back seat.

[identity profile] dalf_rules.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
Damn, Loeb, what happened? You used to write like this, so what's the deal with Rulk and Ultimatum?

(My bet is 'Evil Clone')

[identity profile] yaseen101.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
His son died some time ago due to cancer, he's still probably reeling from that. TV Tropes calls it 'Creator Breakdown'.

[identity profile] dalf_rules.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 11:25 am (UTC)(link)
I know. I usually never bring that up on comments because I don't think it's fair, but still...
Besides, his work before 2005 wasn't that cool either, except when paired with Sale. Maybe that's it.

(And thanks for refraining to post a TV Tropes link! I have homework to do!)

[identity profile] jedd_the_jedi.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 06:01 am (UTC)(link)
I remember this. Sad little Bruce looks oddly adorable...and would make a nice icon, with the words "Sad Bruce" or something.

[identity profile] ladymirth.insanejournal.com 2009-10-27 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
What, that's it?

Of course, this just reaffirms that the two of them couldn't be more in love with each other if they tried. And I speak as one who doesn't even ship them.