Early on, Kory asked why do I do this? […] She asked why, when I get up in the morning, I look forward to putting on my costume and fighting the bad guys. But we got interrupted by the Fearsome Five or Deathstroke or some other nutjob super-villain. I never answered her. Always thought I was a fairly well adjusted guy who looks forward to wearing a costume. I mean I’m not out for revenge. I don’t need to prove anything to myself. And I have money. More than enough to buy my own island hideaway. So why do this? Why do I do any of this? Barbara would say it’s because I know it’s the right thing. ‘When you look into the abyss…’ But no. She’s wrong. It’s impossible to think of anything other than the immediate moment when you’re trading punches with some meta powered glandular reject. When your fist connects with flesh, you’re not thinking of the past. When their fists dislodge bone, it’s hard to think of some stupid thing you said to someone you love … that sent them running away. And when you are half-dead on the ground, half-blown to pieces … it’s impossible to think. Period! I should find Kory. I should find her and tell her that I don’t do this because it’s the right thing to do. I do this because it’s the only thing I dare let myself do. I do this because its easier … ‘the abyss also looks into you’ … easier than having to think.
i will never fully understand why things happen the way they do on this planet. too many people hold their tongue here. too many people hide their true feelings. and at the end of the day, that does nothing but hurt someone. the men and women of tamaran were always taught to live by their emotions. to trust that first reaction, as it is the most pure. cyborg argues that you need time to make the proper decisions. i argue that time blurs the true intent. to earth standards i may appear brash and rushed. i never hide what i think.
Shamelessly getting commissions of favorite OTPs as ironically perfect historical characters, that’s me.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go be incoherent for a while.
Dick and Kory as Marc Anthony and Cleopatra by the absolutely fantastic nogutsnoglory.
omg this is the greatest commission.
Haha, that awkward moment you scroll your dash and see something like “Hey looks like something I dre— oh. It is.”
I just said “oh my fucking fuck” out loud
FUCKITY FUCK ALL MY FUCKS THIS IS AMAZIIING