Call me paranoid, but I cannot stop thinking about how Imogen's line of thought with the gem has progressed something like:
"I need to look a little more at this gem, I just need to make sure its not going to hurt me and my friends, just need to check." to
"This is definitely bad business, its promising things that are too good to be true- unless? Unless? What if it can mutate things from good to bad" to
"If it was going to corrupt one of us, it might be too late already, I might as well keep holding onto it, its probably better if I hold onto it."
Even with Imogen being careful, recognizing her doubts and instincts about this gem being dangerous and suspicious: There is a very specific blend of Imogen's anxiety, caution, and self sacrificial tendencies that feels like its being twisted to give the gem exactly what it wants- to be kept close, to be used, to be relied on.
And it is fucking terrifying.
OMG Jason and Tim becoming siblings without realizing their connection. Accidental sibling acquisition is one of my top ten tropes. If there is more you would like to discuss about this. Like how Tim and Jason’s dynamic works, how Dick fits into everything/if Dick fits into everything, what you need to change from canon and why. I would absolutely 100% love to read it
no yeah okay i'd love to talk about my plans/thinkings for this fic. because Jason knows exactly who Tim is from the start - Tim (for a bit) and everyone else is completely in the dark about who the Red Hood is.
first, the canon changes. i think i've tweaked it in a way that works for what i'm trying to do while still staying somewhat faithful to canon. so the fic is going to start pretty soon after the fakeout thing - i need Tim in Gotham and acting as Robin, i need Jack alive, i need Steph alive, i need a neutral zone of time to establish things & get shit done. also i would like to note that comic timelines in the comic itself makes no fucking sense so i'm at artistic liberty to stretch things a bit lol. so even though technically its roughly a month between the Clayface fakeout debacle and UTRH, i'm gonna make it multiple since i need some Time to set up dynamics and go through shenanigans. so this is going to take place pre War Games, etc. i'm also going to have to do some more research on the shitshow Dick is going through, since i know around UTR is when his Bludhaven troubles are hitting their peak and he's going to be somewhat important in this fic.
next, Jason & Tim's dynamic. at the start, it's going to be hilarious because Tim has no fucking idea who the Red Hood is but the Red Hood knows who he is. it's a very cautious alliance of the two of them trying to suss out where they stand and if the alliance will work. and then of course it's a rapid downhill slide into them being chaotic brothers - especially once Tim finds out who the Red Hood is. they develop that top tier dynamic of one second they're fistfighting on a rooftop and the next Jason is asking Tim what he wants for dinner. of course in the field they have to maintain this fake "we dont know each other" enemy relationship, so that's fun. they do become pretty protective of each other, but they're funny about it because yeah, they's brothers of course they love each other, but they'll also push each other off of a roof for shits & giggles and are almost constantly fighting. yeah this fic is going to be both angsty as hell and a comedy. there should be a name for that.... sobcom. it's a fucking sobcom lmao
with Dick - he's important of course. it's a fic that mainly focuses on Tim, we gotta have his big bro. he's going to figure out that Tim is no longer living with his parents and immediately go into full detective / big brother mode. i would like to mention now that he does see/meet Jason as civilians, but he does NOT recognize Jason because he looks completely different. i maintain my stance that anyone recognizing Hood Jason by his face/voice is entirely unrealistic and improbable. Again, i'll have to look into Dick's personal problems at this time (any help is appreciated), but this is going to be a source of even more stress. trust me when i say he's going to cause problems (he just loves his little brother a lot okay and he needs One Thing to not be terrible)
other characters who are going to be important: Steph, Cass (#2 problem causer), obviously Bruce but he's honestly more background than you'd expect
some extra thoughts: what i'm thinking is this fic is going to span from Red Hood & Tim meeting way earlier than canon all the way to UTRH (roughly. maybe just to War Games?). a LOT of shit is gonna change. i'm also excited to tackle the subject of Jason going non-lethal because Boy Do I Have A Thought About That. an abridged version of my thought: it's not gonna last long <3 i also want to tackle how sometimes Tim is a little unhinged. he and Jason are both going to influence each other - especially since they don't have much solid bad blood between them. they're mostly starting off on a neutral-ish relationship so that's gonna be fun
basically the fic is gonna be Tim trying to keep Jason's secrets while keeping his own secret & pretending everything is fine while Dick and Cass do their best to figure out the truth. and Steph is an enabler.
When I was in the ER because of a ptsd episode or whatever they wanted a sample for a pregnancy test and I was like no I am not pregnant, literally no chance, please don’t waste time running the rest just get me out of here and the doctor was mad at me she straight up snapped that they have to because if they gave me medicine it could hurt the baby if I was pregnant and it didn’t matter what I said because I couldn’t actually be sure, when I said I was gay and never had straight sex she was like well then just do it anyway. Turns out, when I got my discharge papers, they tested me for drugs and not pregnancy as far as I could tell. Thanks guys, least helpful hospital visit of my entire life
my mom’s a disney stan, like, the brand. so she uses lumity as an example on why disney is “so cool and accepting!”. meanwhile, i’m sitting here thinking about toh s3 being cut in half
anon i am so sorry for you
anyway, fuck disney for being supposedly 'progressive' despite the fact that hundreds of other creators had to fight for this rep long before them so this could even be considered, including Alex Hirsch, who had any of the rep he wanted FUCKED over by the rat. Despite the fact that Dana had assured that the higher ups in disney were cool with letting this 'slide' this time, only to have S3 cut short the second lumity showed signs of becoming legit. Despite the fact that subtitles for Knock, Knock, Knockin' On Hooty's Door on Disney+ misgender Raine. Despite the fact the Owl House is shown to be so immensely popular and loved that most disney execs would be frothing at the mouth for new content of it to get more money, but that's suspiciously not happening.
Disney has never once cared about progression or the community, they are perfectly content with the same cookie cutter characters for everything that has their name on it, in fear they piss off the 20 Karen moms and miss out on 20$. fuck disney.