PF2013 - Tim and Boose. MY PROMPT IS BOOSE AND TIM AND RETAINERS. DO THE THING PRO. RAINBOW RETAINERS.
Just some silly non-sense for you! I hope you like it!
Because Tim and Bruce weren’t always very close — they weren’t always father-and-son, and half the time Tim isn’t so much part of ’Batman-and-Robin’, as he is, ‘Batman; Also Robin is somewhere else kicking ass’. Tim has a system for handling the man. And that system mostly revolves around Tim respecting Bruce’s privacy and personal space as much as he can while maintaining optimal Batman-and-Robin status quo.
And Bruce? Bruce mostly ignores the system and opts for randomly sitting in Tim’s room while he does homework and folds his socks and Bruce once caught Tim with his hand tucked halfway into the waistband of his basketball short. And the man still didn’t even leave. He brought up girls and asked who Trent Reznor was.
It was awkward.
The point is that Tim tries, okay? He tries to keep things professional.
But on occasion, he’s required by law (also known as Alfred) to take enter Bruce’s bedroom, even his bathroom if there’s supplies in there that the older man needs, but can’t get to at the moment.
This time Alfred just asked Tim to go add extra rolls of toilet paper to all the bathrooms upstairs. Chores are also an exception to the rule.
It’s not really Tim’s fault though, because Dick is the one that taught him how to juggle. And, if Tim says so himself, he’s pretty good at it. So if he’s juggling five rolls of paper-wrapped individually in thin tissue paper, it’s because Dick taught him.
And maybe Dick should have taught him better because by the time he reaches the master bath, he losing control of roll number three and it’s hitting the marble sink with a soft crinkly noise and sending a small, open case sliding off the vanity.
Sliding off the vanity into the open bowl of the toilet.
The case hits the water with a soft plunk, and very little splash as Tim stands there, mouth gaping open and the four other rolls drops to the ground around him.
Was that -
He thinks that -
He moves slowly, as if he were scouting an enemy, carefully until he’s peering over the rim of the porcelain bowl, like he’s staring into the wishing fountain in Robinson Park.
There it is. Just as Tim feared. The plastic case had opened in it’s flight, and Tim could see a clear dental retainer, innocently resting at the bottom of the bowl.
reverse hades/persephone, where the young daughter of summer uses plant magic to ensnare the lord of darkness and keep him prisoner in a beautiful garden above ground. Eventually, enchanted by her cleverness and wild youth he agrees to eat six pomegranate seeds and stay with her for half of every year.
“Stars are beautiful, but they may not take an active part in anything, they must just look on for ever. It is a punishment put on them for something they did so long ago that no star now knows what it was.”—J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan (via ohdareodair)
If I look up “carrot” in the dictionary, most people will acknowledge I do not know all there is to know about carrots and if I truly want to understand carrots, I should probably pick up a horticultural text book. We know that legal and medical terms are going to be, at best, simplistically represented and know we need to find a lawyer or a doctor if we want to know more. Anyone deciding to base their argument on, say, a philosophical concept or term using the dictionary is going to be laughed at at best, or automatically lose whatever argument they’re trying to make at least.
Yet the minute we move into a social justice framework, the ultimate authority changes. We don’t need lived experience, we don’t need experts who have examined centuries of social disparities and discrimination, we don’t need societal context. We don’t need sociology or history – no, we have THE DICTIONARY! That ultimate tome of oracular insight, the last word on any debate!
It’s patently ridiculous and you can see that by applying it to any other field of knowledge. But the privileged will continually trot out simplistic, twitter-style dictionary definitions as if they are the last word and the ultimate authority. No-one would drag out the dictionary to debate science with a scientist. But they’re more than willing to trot out a dictionary definition of racism over any sociological analysis. A dictionary is not the ultimate authority - they’re a rough guide for you to discover the simple meaning of words you’ve never heard before – not an ultimate definition of what the word means and all its contexts.