ok but like I feel like we need a comic book on cassie sandsmark and her relationship with feminity like:
Especially when cassie was younger she was never conventionally attractive and while she was still a preteen, she was probably self conscious about her looks and appearances.
Also I remember her calling herself "horse faced" or something in a flashback when she gets older
And in her first wondergirl outfit, with the bike shorts and the wig, she met cissie, an athletic girl who had long flowing hair and wore a mini skirt as part of her costume. Not only that, but the guy she liked, Kon, was all over the blonde girl with a mini skirt, making her feel both jealous and more self conscious
So I feel like through the YJ 98 and TT 03 would be her attempt to fit in with not only the beauty standards, but the male gaze (Also she literally fit into the male gaze due to her being sexualized during the 2003 era)
(And luckily she's been sexualized way less now)
So now's the opportunity to change up her look! Have her cut her hair, wear less makeup! She's reclaiming her past self in a way that makes her feel beautiful, no matter if it's conventionally attractive or not!!!
(and I mean this not in a #girlboss sense, I mean this in a healing sense, shes growing from the person she used to be)
Summary: You make a terrible joke on national television and somehow Tim is the one suffering.
a/n: I am so sorry for the late update. Life happened and so did my short attention span.
warnings: jokes about kinks but nothing explicit and second hand embarrassment.
Roman: What do you think about Slade?
Reader: I refuse to believe he's a baker. He has to be some kind of sadistic drill sergeant.
Kon in the back: Bet you he moonlights as a professional dom
Reader: *cackles on camera*
Reader: *covers mouth*Oh my god, can we please do another take? Slade is going to kill me.
Tim is laughing on the phone as he watches the clip. He hears your frustrated breath as you flail to tell him to shut up. Both you and Kon had called him as soon as the video hit a million likes.
Tim scrolls through the comments section that mostly ranged from ‘yes daddy’ to stiff peak jokes with smatterings of comments talking about how adorable your laugh was. The wind in his chest rises with the validation because yeah, you are stupidly adorable.
Kon rewinds the video for the ninth time. You bleat, pleading for him to stop. Bart’s just egging him on by saying he missed something while Cassie just revels in your misery while eating popcorn.
“What if my mom sees?!” You say, shifting your arms over your head like you’re in some kind of demented earthquake drill.
“What do you think I’m trying to do?” Kon bats back, rewinding the video yet again.
You look into the camera. Your brain pauses before accepting that Kon is indeed evil.“Whyyyyyy????”
“Because my brother found it so you have to suffer too,” Kon says with the same flair as a villain speech.
“Your honor, I motion for Conner Kent to be booted off the server.”
“Motion denied.” Cassie says with delight. “Oh wait. Hey Kon, says here you’ve got a daddy kink.”
“I do not!”
“He does wear a lot of leather….”
“Who do you think posted it?” Bart asks through a mouthful of doritos.
Cassie waves her hand nonchalantly.“Sionis probably. It’s good publicity.”
“Is it though?” Tim asks, hiking up a brow.
“Dunno Tim, you tell us. You’re (y/n)’s number one simp.”
Tim flushes. “Am no-”
“Can we prove it?” You cut in hopefully.
Tim turns to you, brow not dipping down.“And do what?”
“Sue him for emotional damages.”
“Listen, if you find a lawyer who’ll take the case-”
“What’s a dom?” squeaks a tiny voice.
Tim’s heart rate comes crashing down. He needs to find Bruce. No, Bruce is gonna kill him but he’s not equipped to deal with wherever this conversation is going. Kon falls out of his chair laughing; meanwhile, Tim hears snickers behind him only to find Jason with a shit-eating grin.
Tim looks down to meet vibrant blue eyes attached to a gremlin. An adorable gremlin but a gremlin nonetheless. This was going to be painful.
“Hey, buddy, what’s up?” Tim asks, picking Dick up and settling him on his hip like the way he’s seen Damian and Bruce doing.
“What’s a dom?” Dick repeats, forehead scrunched.
Tim would like to file with whatever body of government takes requests for evaporation.
You make an inhuman noise. Dick perks up at the noise, a dimpled smile making its way to his features. He knows he’s getting something good or, at least, the person making the noise won’t refuse any of his requests.
Why does Bruce insist on adopting the most despicable children?
“Who’s the pipsqueak? And please feel free to answer between now and when (Y/n) decides that I don’t need eardrums anymore,” Cassie teases.
You make another sound but this one sounds like a squawking noise.
“Tim, can I show them my salamander collection?”
At least, he’s off the topic of doms.
“Dickie, weren’t you asking about doms though? Weren’t you curious about what a daddy kink was?” Another voice beside Tim says. Beside him, Jason snatches a piece of chocolate. His little nose scrunches up from the bitter taste.
Tim wonders if he can unadopt Jason behind Bruce’s back. He’s sure he can convince Damian to help him.
“Who’s this one?” You ask, trying not to squeak.
Jason looks like a deer in headlights as he tries desperately to shrink into his oversized hoodie. Something evil curls inside Tim.
Tim lifts Jason onto one of the high chairs so you could all see him more clearly. Jason’s little freckled face lights up like a Jack-o-Lantern. “These are my little brothers: Dick-” Tim ruffles Dick’s hair ”- and Jason.”
“I will bite you if you touch my hair.” Jason hisses.
Kon snorts. “Little man has priorities.”
“It’s not like your hair gel brain would let us touch your hair either.” Cassie snickers.
“My hair is naturally like this!”
“Sure and Cassie has naturally black hair. It is definitely not dyed.” Barts says with a roll of his eyes.
“How did you know?!”
“Roots,” you answer, pointing to your own scalp. “Dunno how Bart’s short ass managed to see it though.”
Jason frowns, crossing his arms. “How come they’re allowed to swear and I have to pay the swear jar?”
You slam your hand over your mouth and shoot Tim an apologetic look. He just shrugs at you. “Cus Dami’s not here.”
Reading 90s Wonder Woman made me despise Modern Cassie even more now.
Like, 90s Cassie was this tomboy gremlin. She'd constantly get herself into trouble out of a combination of stubbornness, recklessness, and a legitimate desire to be a hero.
Before she got any powers, she ran after a giant robot and a demon to help Diana. She stole Amazonian artifacts twice to try to be Wonder Girl. She ran up to Zeus, a god larger and more powerful than she will ever be, and just asked to be given superpowers. Like, the audacity.
She's really cool, but they completely stripped her of all her interesting personality traits and made her this generic female superhero. It's annoying.
And this is ignoring the bad design changes and... pretty blatant sexualization of a teenager during the past decade or so.
I was thinking about how Steph turns up a lot in the very early Young Justice stuff (she cameos in World Without Grown-Ups, she's in the same Secret Origins issue with them, etc) & it makes sense that she’s grouped with them since she is part of that same generation of heroes but something I remembered is that Young Justice started just before Steph’s pregnancy arc.
And when I say just before I mean JUST before, the first appearance of Young Justice as a team was June 1998 & Steph was revealed to be pregnant in July 1998.
So Steph being grouped in the early Young Justice stuff & the formation of Young Justice coinciding with Steph’s pregnancy makes me wonder if the pregnant Steph storyline had never happened would Steph have gotten a chance to join Young Justice as a full member?
Like Steph is grouped with Cissie & Cassie in the early stuff so was there a plan for Steph to join along with them but then Dixon announced the pregnancy storyline so Steph’s place on the team was scrapped? And by the time Steph could return to heroics over a year had passed, team dynamics were already established & Steph missed her window to properly join the team?
AU where instead of Tim setting off to search for Bruce alone, Cassie, Kon and Bart (who are alive by whatever comic-book logic you want to use) find out about his plan and bully him into letting them go with him because that's their very human teammate who's going on what is probably a suicide mission, and that's just not their vibe. They also do it behind the League's back since, you know, better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission, right?
Tim regrets accepting their help when they start roasting his lifestyle choices beginning with the fact he named himself like a fast food chain.
[AU of the AU where Tim does not let them go with him, so they try to follow him without him noticing it, but of course he knows. It's just that if he pretends it's not happening, then it must not be happening. Hopefully.]