Gettin to draw my favorite again Robin tonight.
skatch of timmy~
- Shadow of the Bat 52
More old art from 2007, collected here for posterity. BATKIDS! Long may they brood and joke and punch.
So I wanna talk more about Tim’s issues with school because they’re really interesting to his character.
We know Tim’s very smart. One of the main of Tim’s run as Robin is that he’s the Robin that uses his intelligence over his lack of strength (not to say Tim doesn’t have strength, mind you). He’s the thinker, the strategist, the one who maps out a plan for a battle like he’s playing a game of chess. There’s a thing that comes with intelligence that one must love school and well at it, but with Tim—this seems to come up a lot instead:
These are subjects that we figure Tim would know, too, considering what he does for a living at night. Yet, he really genuinely has a problem with these classes. I said in another post that Tim only tolerates school because he needs a cover for Robin, but even then you would assume Tim could do well in it.
But here it’s seems more like Tim’s at all the top of class like we tend to assume. He instead seems to be just an average student and often times gets lost in class. Mind you, not because he doesn’t know, but because he zones out/falls asleep so much that he misses material.
But give the man a straight up test?
Dude can ace it with out almost flying colors without trying.
We know Tim’s smart—way above the level the schools he goes to give him credit for, but he finds himself a lot of times failing due to being Robin and also, in my opinion, being uninterested with what they gave him. Which is kind of a genius kid thing to do, in my opinion. He knows this stuff, of course he does, but he doesn’t feel the need to apply himself, so when he’s put in these classes, he doesn’t pay attention and that leads him to miss stuff and fail.
And I really love that about Tim, too. Tim’s story is that he fails a lot but when he really really wants to succeed, he’ll push past limits to do so But the fact is that Tim has to want to do so and with high school, he really doesn’t fucking care to a point. We know Tim’s smarter enough to pass these classes, but it’s not important to him so he lets them slide under the radar.
Which is kind of fucking awesome that we have such a smart character that doesn’t like school, doesn’t technically do well in it (even though he could), and doesn’t care about it much either.
There’s a stereotype with smart characters that they must past school and love school but Tim kind of just points and laughs at it before passing out during Chemistry.
Just so everyone knows
Tim Drake was the apparent ‘Bad Boy’ at Brentwood.
I now demand everyone start writing fics about Tim being accidental bad boy because we have canon proof of it.
reminder that bruce thought this
- Shadow of the Bat 53
Tim’s dream of one day marrying (what looks like and adult Ariana) falls to pieces when he now knows that he might get ill again.
Bruce is a little off after a recent attack, and he completely misses a grapple. Luckily Tim is there to save him. Bruce is convinced that Tim can’t do it and doesn’t want him to risk trying, but Tim goes for it and manages to save his mentor.
The great thing about this particular interaction is that Tim points out that Bruce is unable to continue for the night, and Bruce listens to him. In my opinion, Tim is the Robin who best communicates with Bruce. Dick and Jason always let their issues with Bruce get in the way, Steph and Bruce were never close enough for her to really talk to him like that, and Damian is just too young and too much in the “son” role at the moment. Bruce respects Tim’s opinions, and Tim is careful about how and when he voices them.
Bruce goes home, and Tim stumbles across the KG Beast while investigating some fires. He knows that he needs to wait for Bruce (yet another reason why Bruce trusts him so much), especially since the last time Tim ran into the KG Beast he needed King Snake to bail him out. Unfortunately, Hardback Bock and Harvey Bullock show up on the scene. Harvey is injured and Tim is forced to take action to protect him.
Detective Comics 682
ALL THE TIM/STEPH KISSES!
I can even make a chart out of this. The ones at the bottom are surprise!kisses/not-a-couple-yet, and the ones on top are mutual!kisses/couple, and the ones wedged in the middle are… flashbacks kisses. Erm. Yeah. I have way too much time on my hands D8
look what you make me do… 8’C
ASDFGHJ THIS IS PERFECT
HAVE I TOLD YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, BECAUSE I DO. I REALLY DO *TOUCHES YOUR FACE* QvQ
Now they just need Tim and then they have GAMMA SQUAD
Fishing is stressful 8C
Some Mama Steph and Papa Tim because my adorable OTP doesn’t get enough love c: