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21 May 2006 @ 01:08 pm
When Fandoms Collide  
Okay, so I've set my DVR to tape Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League. BTAS actually makes me nostalgic, because I remember I used to watch it sometimes when I got home from school, way back in the day. Also, I love the VA for Batman. And Dick is in some of the eps! He's so squeaky clean, though-- nothing like the Dick from Batman Forever. I think I prefer my Dick somewhere in the happy medium. (God, his name is just never gonna roll of the tongue, is it? X_X;;) The animated Dick wears sweater-vests! Robin, sweetie, poodle, *no*.

Anyway, that's actually not the point. The point is that, while I was watching Justice League, I was struck by how familiar Flash's voice was. It turns out that Flash's VA is none other than Michael Rosenbaum. Michael Rosenbaum! As in, Lex Luthor from Smallville. Just break my brain, why don't you? What's more, MR has me completely in love with Flash, the way he voices him-- Wally is just so spastic and clueless and *clearly* the posterboy for ADD. He hangs around with at least two women who could kill him with their pinkies, and he's still kind of a horndog. He's so childish it's somehow endearing. From the fic I've read, I was prepared *not* to like Flash, but thanks to MR... Now I want to take him home with me! X_x

*looks back and forth* Lex... Flash... Lex... Flash...
Nope, sorry, not computing.

And here I thought it was scary having James Marsters on Smallville. At least Brainiac and Spike are both bad. ^_~
-Meredith
 
 
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Petra: Rebel without a causepetronelle on May 21st, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Kevin Conroy (Batman's voice actor) is indeed a wonderful, wonderful thing.

ToonDick gets less squeaky-clean as he goes along. Also, comicsDick used to wear sweatervests, back in the day. He is not known for his fashion sense, except in the way he's known for his utter lack of it. I am not equipped to comment on the Schumacher version; I've blocked him from my memory.

ToonFlash is a charmer.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: badgirlsgarnettrees on May 21st, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Kevin Conroy (Batman's voice actor) is indeed a wonderful, wonderful thing.
Ah, thank you! I knew his name was Kevin something, but I could not for the life of me remember his surname.

Also, comicsDick used to wear sweatervests, back in the day.
I know-- that's to be expected. But BTAS is from the early 90's (right?), which is why the sweatervests surprise me a little more there. Back in the day, I'm sure it was practically a requirement. ^_~ *doesn't understand men's clothing at all*

ToonFlash is a darling, all right!

It's so nice to have you pop back in, Petra! ^_^ I can't thank you enough for the recs. They really got be started on the trail of some good fic.
-Meredith
Petra: The other kind of OTPpetronelle on May 21st, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
I think the best way to describe the era of Batman: The Animated Series is as an amalgam of idealized 1940 and those pieces of the 1990s without which it would have seemed ridiculous, such as computers, women on the police force, and the technology that makes Batman Batman.

Sweatervests are one of those Robin Things that has become de rigueur; I think even entirely-from-the-90's comicsTim has worn one in his turn. It's certainly because Robin was invented in 1940, and that's when some things about the character crystallized. Another side-effect of this is the hairstyle known as Robin bangs.

I'm glad you enjoyed the recs, and I hope my explanations are more helpful than not.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: marthakentgarnettrees on May 22nd, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
Oh, BTAS definitely has that stylized noir feel to it-- the cars have always struck me as particularly vintage. Very "Godfather"-esque. I guess it comes from having worked in Japan, but I'm very used to seeing sweatervests in girl's school uniforms. It just really struck me on Dick the other day. Don't really know why.

It's certainly because Robin was invented in 1940, and that's when some things about the character crystallized.
Oh, definitely. There are lots of things about Batman that I prefer to leave in the 40's and 50's, and a lot of it has to do with the 'feel' of Dick's childhood, and so on. And I love Robin-bangs! Makes me want to ruff his hair, it does.

Your explanations were very helpful! I was able to select some fics based on my mood. While "Hanging Work" was an extremely weel written AU, it wasn't quite to my taste-- I had to be in the right frame of mind to read it. ^__^
-Meredith
moonspinnermoonspinner on May 22nd, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
God, his name is just never gonna roll of the tongue, is it? X_X

lol!

O I would definitely feel nostalgic about Batman Animated again! :) And Animated!Spiderman too.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: lovesecretgarnettrees on May 22nd, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
See, I never watched the animated Spiderman, but I definitely remember crashing on the couch around 3:00-ish, eating teddy-grahams and thinking that Comissoner Gordon would just die if he knew what Babs was up to. ^___^

Ah, yes, youth. Heh.

Poor Dick. He's a tragic example of the squeaky-clean 50's. ^_~
-Meredith
moonspinnermoonspinner on May 22nd, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC)
Youth is wasted on the young. :(

I got your email. It's OK-dokey about the story. Just glad to know that you're OK. Root canals - well, not much better but still somewhat preferable to being run over by a bus or something...