Jan. 28th, 2011

irrelevant: (teh girrrrrlz)
I'm not usually a Bruce/Dick shipper, but BTAS -- the DCAU in general -- has a way of raising my non-ships from the bottom of the ocean and making them seaworthy. I'll give you three guesses why and the first two don't count; if you don't already know how I feel about Kevin Conroy, you haven't been paying attention to this journal.

Sins of the Father is one of the best animated episodes of anything, ever: it's Tim's intro into the DCAU and a great story in general. But for all that it's Tim's story, it's also an important tripwire on the Bruce/Dick obstacle course of pain. Because everything important about Bruce and Dick's relationship is encapsulated into a few tiny seconds at the very end of the episode, the success of which feat lands almost completely on Kevin Conroy.

Because Kevin? Has the Voice.

I don't know how he does it, but his inflections are rich enough to write into one word, one *name* an entire dissertation on twisted, tortured, fucked up love. All he says is, "Dick." And dear god, it's all he *needs* to say. Every time I want to get a handle on Bruce and Dick, I go back and watch, listen to that little bubble of sound and freaking die. Nnnnnngh.


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always with the Dick jokes

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