So I decided to take some time off from stuff—work and stress and deadlines and everything else—and spend the weekend at my friends’ place, completely forgetting that the next part of Batman: The Brave and the Bold was due to come out.
I cannot possibly convey to you how much I love this series. The camp is amazing. It’s incredibly funny and possibly the best new take on Batman I’ve seen in decades. I adore it. Aquaman, a character that just generally does not float my boat at all makes me laugh until I wheeze. Green Arrow—oh my god. The team-ups between GA and Batman are nearly medicinal. The only thing that even comes close is watching Wally as the Flash in the animated Justice League.
Needless to say, I was stoked. A relaxing weekend with two of my best friends, time and space to work on 81 virtually unobstructed and new Brave and the Bold? Did I reach Nirvana without even trying?
I was damn sure it couldn’t get any better.
And then I saw the episode Sidekicks Assemble. And lost. My. Shit.
All over Neko’s floor. It was messy.
I am madly in love with Speedy. This sealed it. He’s my perfect everything. It’s not enough that I have a thing for redheads anyway, but then they go and make him possibly the cutest fucking thing I have ever seen animated.
His voice cracks, for fuck’s sake. How adorable is that? He’s so insecure and eager and—tech literate? Oh, yeah, I’ll take that.
The golly, gee, and jeepers were enough to turn me into the most incoherent fanboy you’ve ever met this side of fandom.
I want one. I want a Roy Harper all my own. With his cuteness and quirks and flaws and everything—even the little girl. One big package of oh my fucking god, yes, thanks.
And then Neko says to me—while I’m still trying to clean myself up from my fangasm—‘Golly gee, Alan. Do you think they made him into an action figure?’.
Seeing my inability to communicate vocally, Kit put the computer in my hands and wished me godspeed.
I think this was the last straw. I need to get off my ass, finish this part of R&D, and then polish and debut Earth 85: The Adventures of Speedy and Robin.
Like, this weekend. Or I might explode.