Date: 2009-09-04 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
On one hand: Dick, you bastard.

On the other--wow, she actually knew that? A writer actually remembered that? This is one of those times continuity is a good thing.

Date: 2009-09-05 12:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteryfan.insanejournal.com
Dick isn't actually like this, though. This particular version of him only appears this one time, in Nightwing Annual 2. Which is a silly book, with soap opera versions of characters acting completely out of character.

On the other--what are you referring to?

Date: 2009-09-05 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
I happen to have a childhood fondness for those Don Newton Batgirl stories from the 70s in Batman Family. This is a reference to a really cool scene from one of those(I think the one with the Outsider). It was posted here a while back. I just thought it was neat a writer remembered it.

Date: 2009-09-05 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mysteryfan.insanejournal.com
Oh. I have this fondness as well. I know that scene and have collected all of Batman Family. Big fan of Don Newton.

But here's my take: It's like the writer of this thing just saw that. And built a whole story around... that. Without getting it.

Also, interpreted it for us. I liked the ambiguous idea--in the original--that we didn't know if Babs was asleep or what.

The writing of Nightwing Annual # 2 (above) is tortured and melodramatic to me. It's not how that original Batman Family scene should be referenced.

And since the writer so obviously doesn't get Dick, Babs or Kory... I don't think it's the writer 'remembering' an episode in their lives. I think the writer just looked up something and grabbed it, making the story seem nostalgic, but... it totally doesn't go with Dick and Babs suddenly getting it on after years of subtle flirting from a totally different place for both of them.

So... I like the 70s interactions (and the age difference that got erased when Babs got retconned into a child) don't think it meshes well with this soap opera of a story.

Date: 2009-09-05 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jlroberson.insanejournal.com
Actually, in the original? She was facing the other way, he just had his back turned, and she was asleep. So they even got that wrong.

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