my everyday prayers includes this boy’s happiness
Amor Fati Washed Out
Prefusify Cosmo Sheldrake
Witchcraft (Netsky Remix) Pendulum
How Did I Get Here ODESZA
dreamhaus cuddle formation
Dreamstate Psychic Twin
Wonder Woman Hercules & Love Affair
Mhysa Game Of Thrones Soundtrack
Crystal Ball Grimes
Once Upon A Dream Lana Del Ray
Heartbeats The Knife
Only The Young Brandon Flowers
Vive Le Roi Five Knives
Ares (Villains Remix) Bloc Party
Dirt in the Palace(Jay-Z vs Chrono Trigger Mashup) 2 Mello
Death Shark Lakutis
Science Killer The Black Angels
Veni Vidi Vici (Diplo Remix) The Black Lips
Days Are Forgotten Kasabian
Seek & Destroy (Metallica Dub) Bassnectar
X Gonna Give It To You DMX
Gorgon Scary Valentine
Destroy Everything You Touch Ladytron
In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix) Zola Jesus
I draw my comics for homicide detectives, so that is who I imagine reading my comics as I work on them.
You know the type. Watched his mom and sister get gunned down over his dad’s drug debts and swore he’d become a cop. Last time he saw his father was when he had to testify against him, but it looks like he’ll have to pay a visit to the state prison to see if he can shake some information about Big Joe Paglia out of him. He has the highest clearance rate in the precinct but he’s never gonna make captain with that chip on his shoulder and that devil on his back. His marriage went to shit ever since he started hitting the bottle. He wants to stop, but he can’t shake that image of his partner’s body getting torn into by the Antelope Ripper after he tied the both of him up in the governor’s mansion. His new partner seems eager, but he can’t trust her yet - she’s a little green, a “diversity hire”, if you know what I mean. She might be the only friend he’s got, though. He knows what the other detectives think of him. He’s no rat, but when they all skimmed a little off the Rordiguez heroin seizure and he passed on taking anything, they started looking at him funny. Doesn’t help that the chief has been riding him ever since he disobeyed a direct order to lay off the mayor’s son’s drug charge. Doesn’t help that he has his ex-wife calling him ten times a day for alimony. He just ended a twelve hour shift by talking a tweaker out of murdering a baby he was using as a hostage and he wants to relax. He goes to his local, orders a shot a cold one, slams a quarter into the jukebox to play his favourite - Charlie “Bird” Parker. He opens up the newest issue of Lose. It’s the only good, pure thing in his day - the only ray of light in his miserable fucking life.
Batgirl (2000-2006) #7
"Don’t… Date… Either. Maybe… Should.”
I love Cassandra’s humorous bits like here. She’s got quite a snarky tongue on her, and it’s important to note that she only uses it with people she’s incredibly comfortable with and loves dearly like Barbara here, and later on in the series with Stephanie. She’s not nearly as “all business” and “silent warrior” with the people she loves and trusts as people seem to commonly believe.
There’s really nothing about this sequence I don’t love. This issue seriously is a must-buy for many reasons, but near the top of my list is its portrayal of the relationship between Cass and Barbara.
It’s so important to see how influential they are to each other, how much they are open, and also how well they communicate together already. Like I’ve said, they’re sisters, mother-daughter, and friends but it goes a lot deeper than that. Barbara disapproves of Cass going against orders because, like she says, if Bruce thinks she’s not ready then she’s not. But she won’t stop her. Barbara understands her position more than anyone and she also knows that none of them could stop Cass if they wanted to.
We also get some insight to the insecurity Cassandra feels when she’s compared to Barbara’s Batgirl. As much as she worships Batman and sees it as a symbol of all she wants to achieve, she has already come to associate Barbara’s Batgirl as a symbol of something better: of everything she never can achieve.
That’s explored more in the one-shot DC1st: Batgirl/Joker that I’ll get around to posting from at some point, but it’s very relevant to their interactions here.
this is all beautiful meta, but I also have to point out that Cass wants Babs to wear black lipstick and that is hilarious. ‘Enter the punk goth scene with me, Barbara”.