The name is Megan. Female. College Student.
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I am also a Sherlockian, a Whovian, and a Supernatural fan. With liberal side orders of Merlin, Inception, Legend of Korra, White Collar, and Bones, and budding love for Teen Wolf, Game of Thrones, Avengers, and DCU Young Justice and Batman comics. Pairings? Don't care as long as you write it well, love it with sincerity, and respect the wonders of a diverse fandom. It's what keeps us coming back for more!
Anonymous said: What made you choose Tim as a muse to play?
(( Well… Once upon a time, a little twelve year old girl was wandering the library while her older sister was looking for books for a research project (you know, in the time before everyone used Google). This girl was fond of the comic section. Though she’d been reading Marvel for two years, she wanted to read more about Batman and learn who all these different Robins were. So she found a solo Robin title. But, oddly, this Robin was wearing pants. Since when did Robin wear pants? She picked it off the shelf, sat down right there, and read it through.
WOW. This kid… This Tim Drake. He was AMAZING. He was smart, and strong, and funny. He was selfless, and a little clueless about some things. But most importantly, he was kind. Something bad had happened to the second Robin and this girl reading the comic didn’t understand what that was yet. But it didn’t matter in that moment because she had found a hero who was just a year older than she was. A persistent and defiant boy who knew what was right in the world and was going to fight for it. So there was another Robin before him, okay. She would meet him later. This Robin, Tim, this was her Robin.
Fast forward to when this girl was sixteen, a junior in high school. In her own home a boy she took to be a peer, a classmate, attempted to sexually assault her. Strange that what came to mind in her moment of fear was Tim and Ariana. That thought of Tim gave the girl some stupid, brazen sense of boldness and she put all of her weight into one kick. And she got away.
Tim saved my life. After that incident, I found myself to be more reclusive, much like Red Robin. Tim and I share a lot of personality traits (I wish I could say I was as smart as him too but, hey, you win some you lose some). I respect Tim more than I can say. I write all the Robins, though only Tim and Damian here on tumblr. Tim’s story is one of raw emotion, and I’m in deep.
So why did I choose to write him?
I want the world to see Tim the way I see him. I want them to understand him and love him like I do. Because, from what I’ve seen, Tim is the most underrated and unloved Robin of the boys. That’s wrong to me. “Robin is magic.” I believe that. But Robin was made real when Tim decided it was something to fight for. He was nine when he figured out who Batman and Robin were. Thirteen when he demanded to uphold the mantle of his hero. He didn’t take no for an answer.
We could all learn something from Tim. He’s an idiot boy who falters and hasn’t really made up his mind what he wants to do with his life. He forgets to ask for help more often than not. He loves his friends with a burning passion. He has ideals and he upholds them while still keeping within boundaries he’s set for himself. When you get down to it, Tim’s the everyman. Every single one of us readers can see ourselves in him. And I hope I bring that across in my writing too.
I chose to write him because he’s my Robin, through thick and thin, and I love him. ))
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