I’m so glad they included Alfred!
on the side of the angels
sarah - 27 - canadian
pretend this is some kind of deep description about my likes and or dislikes and or crazy blog but instead i'm just gonna ramble and you're gonna deal with it hahahaha no go away now or hit follow whatever it's your life
trying to get back in the game by coloring this sketch I made in school while my buddy tried convincing me to do my homework, until she eventually did it for me (✿◠‿◠)
Attempted to make it cohesive with the other Robins but EH… thank you for love gurl♡!
|What does "Robin" means as a symbol to you? Like, you know, "Wonder Woman" uses to represent truth, and Superman represents strength or something like that. What does represent Robin? If the question is too strange, try, what kind of people can become a Robin?|
Wow cool question! And I hope we can keep in mind I don’t see myself as a very analytic or objective person as far as my interests are concerned, I’m the type to really be moved by my own thoughts/opinions/ and feelings, so thank you for bearing with my mushy gushy mumbo jumbo haha.
IDK if this sounds weird because I think almost every superhero can be seen to represent this, but to me Robin really represents a hope for change… We know most of our Robins have dealt with tragedy that could ultimately end in their own tragedy, to give up or eventually fall into self destruction; but instead we get to see them heal, change, and move forward, which because I’m an optimistic and idealistic kind of sap, really means a lot to me.
Also color and contrast is always a huge evoker for me, so I can never get over how Robin can bring out the light in Gotham, from my perspective. I can trudge through issues of Batman and feel myself deflate inside, but when Robin comes in, there’s always that bubble of excitement and downright joy the idea of them being there brings, like a friend to pat your lonely self on the back as you grow up. Robin is just a good feeling,someone or something to cling onto when you want to give up.
As far as what kind of people can become Robin, I think that’s the cool thing (and okay admittedly generic but hey I’m an optimistic idealist, remember,) anyone can be Robin…. Okay lets ignore the whole being able to jump through the air defying gravity and taking down things four times your size part; but Robin is just that innocent sense of justice and the will to act on it. Obviously over the years the idea has been complicated in ways that aren’t particularly bad, but different. Maybe your sense of justice is just all good feeling and need for betterment, or passionate to the point of fury. Maybe it’s clinical, or maybe it’s what no one else thinks is really justice but… IDK, I guess to be Robin you really have to be able to believe in something, and what you’re doing can, in little ways, make a difference.
Anyway I hope this is an adequate response (If not way too long) and I just answered it on the spot with just my immediate feelings on it. I’m sure there’s a ton of great actual analysis out there that is far more convincing then what I have to say, but I tried to be as honest as raw and possible with my own thoughts about it. Thank you for asking!
Long ago we realized we can’t possibly solve all of the world’s problems. And maybe we shouldn’t even try. We understood that we needed to develop our hearts and minds and not just our fighting skills. With all the good that needs to be done, it was nearly impossible to accept that nobody should ever do what we do 24/7. That way lies madness. Trust me. I know. If you believe you’re a god and you fail, where does that leave you? As much as I admire Bruce, and as much as I honor him, and as much as I love him, I sure as hell don’t want to become him. (Nightwing #125)
Lil Gotham is still my favorite thing
Same here, Tim, same here.
he’s not scared, just being precautious
dazzling dc ladies month .:. stephanie brown (the spoiler/robin iv/batgirl iii)
Everything doesn’t have to be about fear. There’s room in our line of work for hope, too.
Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy