It's not just a question of marriage equality.
I’ve been sitting here for the past hour trying to find words to respond to this and this, both articles dealing with Christian leaders calling for what amounts to the rounding up and exterminating of homosexuals. I’m sitting here in a state of shock and disbelief that there are people in this world who hold such unabashed hatred for others. It sits in defiance of everything I was...
Heart of gay marriage law unconstitutional
A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples, a groundbreaking ruling all but certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. In its unanimous decision, the three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said the 1996 law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman...
So just do it. Shut up and put your talent where your mouth is. You want to go...– wise words from my best friend who demanded I blog this so I ‘would be forced to stare at it every time I logged on’
Fic: Nothing Ventured (Dick + Jason)
Brothers, booze, bonding, and banter. Read On
The vulnerability to wood joke is going to get...
Neko: this picture i'm drawing
Neko: i finally know what damian reminds me of
Neko: a bouncer at a gay bar
Me: Hahahaha...ok, so you know the problems I've been having with Jason?
Me: I finally know who he reminds me of
Me: A guy I used to date. He was a bouncer at a gay bar.
Neko: what? are you fucking with me again?
Neko: get off my lawn you troll
When I first starting writing you with Dick a couple of days ago, you were being really bitchy; as it wasn’t the mood I was going for, I decided to scrap it and start over. The second time around you’re being really, really adorable. Not only is this set post-Crisis, it’s post-Red Hood, Jase. You’re aware of that, right? I’m not sure I know what to do with you. I...
Me: Oh my god.
D: What is it? Is it the cat?
Me: No. I just got an email from your mom.
D: What? Why in the hell--
Me: She sent me those pictures she told me about.
D: What pictures.
Me: Oh my god. That wig.
D: Aw, hell. In my own defense, I was six.
Me: Yes, but this does not negate the fact that you're dressed like Cher.
D: Yeah, ok, but it wasn't because I wanted to be Cher. I just wanted to be married to Sonny.
Get a cat. Spend all your time wondering what...
The longer he’s with us, the more titles he earns. [[MORE]]Mr. Wayne takes up so much of the bed, my boyfriend wonders if he should take the hint and go sleep on the couch. See also Cock-block Cat. Brucie lounges across the entire bed and lazily demands that the bright pink glittery poofball be brought to him. Later, he wines and dines those same poofballs, leaving them in his food...
Two out of two gay men agree...
That Ewan McGregor was the cutest goddamn thing ever in his role as Phillip Morris in I Love You Phillip Morris. I’m always a little gun shy when it comes to gay movies. I understand that it’s a part of our history, but I’m not always in the mood for the coming out story, the AIDS drama, or the soap-opera-that-is-our-life formula that we so often get handed. I’ve lived...
Me: Hey, since you're up, can you grab me the Jason tentacle trade of Nightwing? It's on the second to last shelf of the last bookcase.
Neko: Those may have been the scariest words you've ever said to me.
Me: Oh, and Battle for the Cowl? It's one shelf up.
Neko: Why do you want these things? Why do you have these things? I thought we'd burned these things in a ritual sacrifice out back.
Me: I'm screwing with you.
Neko: Get in the kitchen and make me a sandwich.
Me: I do need Nightwing, though.
Neko: I don't know you.
Results are in
The polls closed with — Dick/Jason - 18 votes Tim/Jason - 13 votes Dick/Tim - 9 votes “It smells like rain.” - 24 votes “I miss him.” 12 votes —making the winner Dick/Jason, “It smells like rain.” Thanks to everyone who wrote in! The majority has spoken. I guess I need to write more Dick/Jason, huh? ;) Alright, then. One Dick/Jay coming...
Which would you prefer?
I need to write something small to work the cobwebs off my fingers and I’m stuck between a few options, so I thought I’d put it up for a vote. If you’re interested in participating, please reply to this with one of the listed couples and a choice of one of the two opening lines. I’ll leave it up for an hour or two, then tally the vote and go from there. :) Couples: -...
At which point I'm asked a simple question and go...
Dear Mr. Black, I have to ask about your writing process, I am sorry but I simply have to. When you write do you do so formally, such as outlining ideas, or do you rush right in and just let the characters write themselves? Questioningly, Rice [[MORE]]— Dear Rice, Truthfully, there’s no easy answer. But I’d be happy to tell you some of the steps that I take that lead me...
Dennis O’Neil: What It Takes To Get Hired →
Something You Should Consider Is...: DCU Big Bang →
arturosavinni: protagonistically: Looks like some folks over at Livejournal have put together a DCU Big Bang. These are the dates from the site: May 30 - Author/Artist sign-ups June 15 - Author sign-ups close July 1 - Author check-in August 1 - Author check-in September 1 - Mandatory author check-in September 7 -… Ah, seriously deliberating over this… but still unsure. Well… have a...
I took your collar off. Go on. Go get it. You’re vengeance. Go get the...– the boyfriend to Batcat
My perfect boyfriend, my bastion of strength--has...
It’s apparently the cat. [[MORE]]No, really. I’m not kidding. We had to take Mr. Wayne to the vet today for some routine maintenance which required putting him into his carrier and going for a half hour drive. I expected he wouldn’t like it; most cats don’t appreciate having their worlds turned upside down and sideways in the confines of a portable kennel. On an...
minumi-chan asked: Omg, Batcat xDD Awwww~♥ I just wanted to say congratulations on your new kitty! 83 I remember reading several times about your longing for a little feline in your life. I am so happy you achieved that goal. x333 I hope Mr. Wayne brings you and D lots of precious and entertaining moments for many years to come! ~♥
beautifulmonster asked: Wait, wait, wait. I saw SPN possibilities. WHAT DO YOU SHIP? ♥
featherxxdreams-deactivated2013 asked: I'm not sure if this has been asked before, so I'll just go ahead. If you've seen the Nolan-verse movies, what is your opinion on Christian Bale and his take on the Bat? (also, you are an amazing writer and person, never stop being you!)
You know, I bet Kon is a closet Tears for Fears fan. Now before you judge, we...– my boyfriend, who’s really getting into this whole character-song association thing we’ve accidentally started with Pandora.
I really do love my music
I have several channels on Pandora tailored to different moods—some I use for working, others for writing. I’ve also given them all atmospheric names because it amuses me. [[MORE]]The Jazz-Loving Gentleman was built from Thelonius Monk, Writer’s Unblock from Requiem for a Tower, Bruce Wayne Radio from Am I Blue. My classic rock stations are similar in terms of era, but differ...
Anonymous asked: I just wanted to say that I love your Earth 91 so much!!! It's actually my favorite of your earths!!! I was also wondering, is it finished or are there more in store?
Anonymous asked: Dear Mr. Black. Please write all of the things. You are the lead car in this fleet. Your brain is ready to purge all of the Jay-feels from your very soul and we, your loyal CABbies, patiently await our next fare. Lead on, good sir. Lead on.
I'm sorry, Jason...
But I’m officially having one of those days. That means you’ll either get everything you’ve ever wanted or hate me unconditionally for what I’m about to do to you. So what’ll it be? 81 with all it’s current angst and uncertainty and getting shot again? Or 82 with all the fluff and romance and dog and brotherly bonding? Or 83 where you’re still all...
Fair warning to my followers
I finally caught up on my LJ comments and emails. I feel so incredibly accomplished. It really is the little things in life. :) Next up is Tumblr asks. Consider this fair warning that in a couple of days I’ll be spamming your dash with answers to asks. Also, if there’s anything you had a burning desire to ask me about, now would be the time (as I’m not sure when I’ll...
I love you dearly. You and I have been through a lot, done some crazy shit together, and even managed to survive it. Which in some cases was nothing short of a miracle. [[MORE]]Thus, it’s with all the compassion in my person that I wish you would go back to your girlfriend. You’ve been all but living in my house for the last couple of days. I didn’t mind it at first—if...
At approximately 10pm every night, Mr. Wayne makes...
The night crazies hit like clockwork, and the change from dapper gentleman to dark knight is obvious. He races around the apartment (who needs a swank car with four paws and pure speed?) and occasionally launches himself at invisible objects. Tonight, he scaled a wall. And I don’t mean he took a flying leap and bounced off the wall—I mean, I was typing at my desk and looked up at...
queenchips asked: Okay, Black. That's it. Mage loves you a little too much and I'm not at all ashamed of my jealousy. I'm challenging you to an Agni Kai. Meet at the Fire Nation palace in three days. >:(
Where I'm accidentally subversive
Occasionally, I watch the store for a comic buddy of mine. He’s more or less a one man operation and needs a day off every once in awhile. So I’ll cover for him. I work for store credit which allows me to maintain my comic addiction with very little disposable income to my name. It works out well for both of us. Part of working the counter, though, is getting into the inevitable...
J, I love you, man. You brought this on yourself.
With D’s parents here the week before and the sudden arrival of Mr. Wayne, a lot of house maintenance got left ‘to be done later’. I took today to be later, gearing myself up for a lengthy foray into the grittier end of domestic bliss. Six loads of laundry, a rack and a half of dishes—hell, I’m even making cookies. The whole nine. [[MORE]]Mr. Wayne plays...
I'm only partially responsible for this.
Many of you had requested I post pictures of Mr. Wayne. Understandably, D and I were hesitant for many of the same reasons I don’t post any pictures of myself: some people are crazy and one can never be certain when the crazy’s going to come to town. But I have to share this cute ball of fluff with the world. Every fiber of my being demands it. So we came to an...
Anonymous asked: Have you done any more work on your Earth 81 series? I love reading it so much and cant wait to hopefully read more :)
Anonymous asked: Hm, Mr. Black, have you ever given any thought to how 82!Jason would react to a potential 82!Damian? Assuming he exists in that universe, of course. I'm undeniably curious as to how he would handle Bruce's kid if Talia dropped him on Bruce like she did in canon. (I'm thinking this would all be amusing and apocalypse-inducing at the same time, and should never be written, but is...
Anonymous asked: The most devoted X-files fans are called x-philes. Doctor Who has Whovians, Star Trek has Trekkies, Trekkers, and Trekologists, Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon has Moonies and The Mighty Boosh has Booshies, Josh Groban has Grobanites and Gwen Stefani has Gwennabes, My Little Pony has Bronies, The West Wing has Wingnuts (hi!) and Lord of the Rings has Ringers, while Benedict Cumberbatch has...
Batcat's favourite toy is a hot pink glittery...
So the last two weeks have been weird. Good, but weird. [[MORE]]I met D’s folks and they’re pretty awesome. The way they are explains a lot about the way he is. There are stories there that I intend to share when I have the time to jot them down. Maybe I’ll just cut to the chase and start writing a book about my life. Oh, man, and that’s not even getting into the...