August 6th, 2007

Batarang TDK
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Seeking volunteers for workshops!

We're booked mostly through September with workshops, but I'm hoping to start garnering volunteers for some of the fall workshops!  No expertise beyond enthusiasm and enjoying talking about fandom is necessary--if you see something on the list you'd like to talk about, just mention it in comments and we'll see what works out!

Meta essays:
Writing hurt/comfort stories
Writing time travel stories
Writing BDSM stories
Writing genderswap stories
Writing dialogue
Writing action sequences
Writing teams
Making videos
Making icons

Single character essays:
Bart Allen (Impulse)
Diana (Wonder Woman)
Alfred Pennyworth
Stephanie Brown (Spoiler/Robin IV)
Tim Drake (Robin III)
Selina Kyle (Catwoman)
Hal Jordan (Green Lantern)
Roy Harper (Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow)

Pairings
Bruce Wayne/Dick Grayson
Bruce Wayne/Selina Kyle
Tim Drake/Kon-El
Tim Drake/Stephanie Brown
Stephanie Brown/Cassandra Cain (Batgirl)
Bruce Wayne/Diana
Clark Kent/Diana
Clark Kent/Bruce Wayne
Dick Grayson/Tim Drake
Dick Grayson/Kori'ander (Starfire)

Geek at Heart
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Workshop: Writing Clark Kent/Dick Grayson by Pervyficgirl

People have sometimes been confused or surprised when I mention that Clark/Dick is my OTP. The explanation I usually get is that it wasn't a pairing they had thought of, even though they have had plenty of slashy interaction throughout Dick's history. Admittedly, Clark/Dick isn't one of the most popular of the pairings for either character in the DCU fandom. Purely from a slash perspective, Clark tends to get paired with Bruce while Dick tends to get paired with Bruce, Tim, or one of the Titans, former or present. While I love all of those possibilities, the idea of Clark and Dick together holds a special place in my imagination because for me, Clark and Dick's appeal is that they are two very kindred, sweet souls in a world that has more than its fair share of darkness. While Bruce and Dick (or Clark and Bruce) are certainly cases of lightness and darkness playing off each other, Dick and Clark are more of a case of like souls finding each other, and it's very easy to see why someone as carefree and happy as Dick would seek out and want the one constant in his life who is equally upbeat, no matter how much he may love the darkness of the world he received through Bruce. Likewise, when dealing with Dick, Clark is offered the affection of someone who knows him and his secrets intimately, who shares his life of flying, and who carries Clark's Kryptonian heritage into battle nightly.

The first thing one needs to do is decide whether they are interested in Dick as Robin or Nightwing for the purposes of the pairing. There's a good deal of fodder for both in canon, so what it ultimately comes down to is the author's personal preferences and their interpretation of Superman.


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