Is it Thursday yet? Dian Huynh, Laudna, 2021. Posted to Twitter, November 23, 2021.
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I’ve said this before but I think all sci-fi and fantasy adventure needs a little bit of horror as seasoning. It doesn’t need to be full sci-fi horror or fantasy horror but a little bit of scary adds flavor. Build a world and then explore the fucked up implications of that world a little bit
It’s 2014 FNAF hype all over again! Security Breach is such a messy game but so fun, I really enjoy it.
I do think they missed out by not giving Freddy his Toreador music box sequence when he’s standing around in the dark, like when the power goes out in the first game. It’s super fun and friendly but Gregory would go through the five stages of grief in two seconds-- 😬
Have you seen the man? Have you seen his face? His real face?
Other cities kind of make fun of Robin.
Batman, he’s cool no matter who you are but Robin seems like kind of a joke to those in Keystone and Metropolis and Star City. The kid in the traffic cone outfit. The Brat to the Bat. The cute, peppy flipside to the Dark Knight’s grim terror. And Robin is all those things but it’s different in Gotham City.
To Gothamites, a bird is just as scary as a bat, hits just as hard and gets things done. Criminals taken down by Robins 1 and 2 used to get teased. By the time 3, 4 and 5 came around, people knew that Robin was no joke. Kids will play act as the Bat but just as many of them will idolize the Boy/Girl Wonder.
Other cities make fun of Robin because they don’t understand. They don’t know what its like to be out as 2am and vengeance rains down from above with escrima sticks or bo staffs or swords. They haven’t been interrogated by someone who’s maybe 5 ft and hasn’t finished puberty and is still frightening enough to make them wet their pants. They haven’t realized that the most poisonous of animals wear the brightest colors.
So let the other cities laugh at the incongruous pair of Batman and Robin. It’s just another part of Gotham that people who aren’t here to live and breathe it will never understand. To most, Robins represent hope and rebirth. However, native only to Gotham City are those sweet songs birds also predators.