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If DC Comics had been British... - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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If DC Comics had been British...
Here is a stupid little drabble in a non-Buffyverse fandom. Probably more for British and Australian readers than Americans. 100 words, of course.


Batsman Begins


Wayne Manor, Gotham, Nottinghamshire. Bruce Wayne had inherited the mansion after his parents’ murder by muggers. His first attempt to seek revenge as a vigilante had been a dismal failure. The muggers had kicked him savagely in the shins.

“Criminals are cowardly,” he mused. “I need a costume to strike fear into their hearts, symbolise fair play, and protect my legs.”

He was distracted by the television. A six had just been scored in the Test match at the Oval. ‘Cricket,’ Bruce thought. “Fair play, bar the occasional ball-tampering scandal, and they have shin-pads.’

And thus was born… The Batsman.

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vagablonde From: vagablonde Date: October 15th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
::giggles madly::

You should do more of these!!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: October 15th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
::groan:: Ouch. Lovely.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
sp23 From: sp23 Date: October 15th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Oh, Benny Hill, you slay me. *g*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
paratti From: paratti Date: October 15th, 2006 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snerk.

Robin, Swamp Thing - so many possibilities.

Camps out.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
beer_good_foamy From: beer_good_foamy Date: October 15th, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tee hee. But wouldn't the problem be that each fight would take all day, and just as Batsman is about to knock his nemesis (The Wicket Man, for instance) out, he calls for drinks and postpones the hit for 10 minutes?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Surely that's more a description of American Football than cricket?
rahirah From: rahirah Date: October 15th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Everything I know about cricket I learned from Murder Must Advertise. Still, *sporfle!*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
frimfram From: frimfram Date: October 15th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snort*
Love it!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
agilebrit From: agilebrit Date: October 15th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)


Awesome. *hands you a nice, shiny internet*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: October 15th, 2006 04:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee. Good to see you back on form!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: October 15th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Very cute.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: redwulf50 Date: October 15th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

*snorts*

Loves it, but I really wanna see what his version of Robin and Alfred are :P
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *snorts*

Thank you!

I intended it totally as a one-shot but I do have a couple of ideas for this world's Robin and for The Joker...
ludditerobot From: ludditerobot Date: October 15th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh!

John Cleese wrote a story where Superman was British and not American. Never read it. Want to.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

A British Superman sounds interesting but I'll leave it to Cleese.
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
a2zmom From: a2zmom Date: October 15th, 2006 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have totally made my day.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: October 19th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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