21 May 2008 @ 06:50 pm
How to tell when you're over that new canon  
When a massive Spoiler (very recent DCU) happens that retcons something you've spent significant brain time denying, and your response is not, "Oh, yay!" but rather, "That wasn't what I really wanted," it's a sign.

Am I over the old canon? No. But I have no squee at all for this, and feel rather like someone looking into an empty cookie jar, searching for what should be there but has been eaten long since.
Current Mood: still you are not satisfied
Current Music: And I dug right down to the bottom of my soul
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Mara: Girl Wondermarag on May 21st, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
::flails:: I needed some smart thinky person (e.g., you) to articulate for me why I'm not jumping for joy over this. Your last sentence is definitely a good start on that.

I just...yes, it's a retcon and if they'd done this, say, a month or two later, it would have worked. In fact, I seem to recall exchanging comments with Marcelo or someone and one of us suggested exactly this solution to the problem.

But so long later, with Bruce suddenly saying "Gee, I guessed all along, but I couldn't be bothered to tell you"?

::flails more:: Argl. Am I the only one who visualizes Dan "The Moron" DiDio et al. in a meeting and saying "Ha! This'll fix those uppity chicks!"

Um, it's possible that I'm a bit upset over all this, because I want to be squeeing :(
Petra: Renee - Someone needs a beatingpetronelle on May 21st, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm *entirely* with you.

Bruce's "I knew, ha ha," was entirely a fuck-you to the fancreatures who were mad about Steph's lack of acknowledgement.

I wish I were squeeing instead of bitter, but all the squee got beaten out of me a while back.
Devil Doll: klunkdevildoll on May 21st, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. Total middle finger from DC, right there.
Petrapetronelle on May 22nd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
*gives it Right Back*
Drooling Fan Girl: crankydroolfangrrl on May 22nd, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
*joins in.*
Petrapetronelle on May 22nd, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
Oh, DC, I used to love some of the things you made. Trust you, no, but there was love.
ilyena_sylph: youngbatilyena_sylph on May 22nd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Thank you, Mara. This... yes.

Exactly that.

Like Tim needed more reasons to be furious with/not trust his partner?

Damn it, DC.
Petrapetronelle on May 22nd, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Gosh, it's like he's turning 16 all over again!

Except now Bruce is his *father* (which still bends my brain the wrong way), and -- yes. Dammit indeed.
ilyena_sylph: robin timilyena_sylph on May 22nd, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, it bends my brain the wrong way too. And for his Father to have left him mourn, for a year, when he had any clue she was alive?

I didn't need more reasons to be pissed off at Batman. I really hate feeling a moral obligation to want to beat his head in with something.

I mean, yes, I know Bruce is effed up, but mothers of gods, that's a kind of calculated cruelty I'd better expect from Two-Face!!!!
Petrapetronelle on May 22nd, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, *hell* yes, to all of this.
Not your everyday Viking angel: Meshadowvalkyrie on May 23rd, 2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
In some other post I can't find again right now, someone came up with the theory that Bruce was afraid Tim would immediately fly to Africa as soon as he got the vaguest hint Steph might still be alive and that after what happened with Jason and his mom he'd rather not say anything.
I find that believable, because Bruce does have issues like that. No matter how dissimilar Tim and Jason may actually be, the fear probably makes sense in Bruce's head. The man has a TRAUMA.
(Actually I'm pretty fond of this explanation. Sadly, I doubt DC thought this far.)
Mara: Robin ponderingmarag on May 22nd, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
::nods:: Not that I think the writers/editors will understand that, any more than they understood why we were mad the first time.