Date: 2011-12-15 12:17 am (UTC)
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You might not have gone through this sort of thing, but it makes one skittish about repeating the action.

Skittish perhaps, but not necessarily phobic for the rest of their lives. She's choosing to go out actively fighting crime, overcoming natural or acquired fears is sort of what she does.

We're talking moving in with a stranger, which should be out of the question for a costumed crimefighter in general, but even moreso for Barbara in particular, considering the roommate's access not just to secrets, but to the front door!

Aside from several examples I can think of, of having room-mates (including Tim and Dick just in the Batfamily), as has been noted, there is such a thing as a peep-hole in front doors.

Date: 2011-12-15 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kenn_el
Going out and fighting crime is something one can prepare for. Besides, she wasn't shot being Batgirl.
Tim and did not go through what Barbara went through. If TKJ is to be a defining event in her life, as the writer is making it, then her reactions to it should be somewhat consistent.
If there's such a thing as a peep-hole, why not show that she uses it. It would disrupt the flow of the surprise ending, but it would establish that Babs is a cautious woman who is hesitant to make the same exact mistake again.
I can only imagine next issue's splash page where 'Mom' whips off the mask to reveal teh clown face of the JOKER!

Date: 2011-12-15 12:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Tim and did not go through what Barbara went through

Umm... I never said they did. I mentioned Tim and Dick having both had room-mates (Tim in his private school days, and Dick in college in BTAS) in reference to your comments about Alysis being Barbara's room mate, not the part of the discussion about whether Barbara would be phobic about opening the door after TKJ.

I can only imagine next issue's splash page where 'Mom' whips off the mask to reveal teh clown face of the JOKER!

In which case using the peep-hole would have made no difference whatsoever.

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