Penname: Katarr [Contact] Real name: Robin
Member Since: 02.26.2014
Membership status: Member
Bio:

50+ male.  I grew up on classic science fiction and comic books.  Most of my favorite material is predictable - original Star Trek, Farscape, now Battlestar, new Who and anything by Joss Whedon.  When it comes to comics however, I am all over the place.  I actually think Marvel is better except when it comes to the animated series.  Batman, Justice League, Young Justice, Green Lantern and even Beware the Batman.  I'd rather watch those than most scripted television.


Of all the characters in all the shows, the Batman / Wonder Woman pairing is my absolute favorite.       It's a combination you didn't even know you were missing out on until you first experience it.  As much as I would have liked to see DC take the idea further, we are kind of lucky they didn't.  If they had, we'd have so much less to write about!


Speaking of writing.... It's not something I've ever aspired to.  I wrote one chapter of a Glen Cook Black Company story over ten years ago.  So why write now?  Well, I can't help it.  Reading BMWW for the last year has inspired me.  There are stories out there just begging to be told, especially the "fill-in" stories - the ones that add detail to what we already know.


For the record, my "head canon" is primarily based on DCAU.  There is some light and humor to Batman,  just a little darkness to Wonder Woman, and only two Robins.  I just ignore the New 52, especially SMWW,  Dick Grayson with a gun, or a Harley Quinn that is too far gone.  


One last thing.... after BMWW, my next favorite pairing is Batgirl / Harley Quinn. Psalm of the Lark by Jessica X is one of the best AU fanfics I have ever read.  That dynamic is nearly as much fun as BMWW.  If I ever get the hang of this writing thing, I intend to pull the two together in a couple of stories as well.


 


Beta-reader: Yes
Gender: male
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Reviews by Katarr
Tempest Island by HeyBats Rated: MA (NC-17) Liked [Reviews - 7]
Summary:

In a post-Starcrossed tale, Batman and Wonder Woman take to the high seas to fight crime and engage in the kind of activity that people usually engage in while vacationing in paradise.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU
Characters: None
Genres: Adventure, Romance
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 23301 Read Count: 11297
[Report This] Published: 10.06.2009 Updated: 01.29.2010
Reviewer: Katarr Signed
Date: 03.25.2014 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Surprisingly good action/adventure for a story that had some pretty hot sex.  I especially liked how the logistics of the story were presented.  It was like reading a Patrick Robinson military adventure.    The only negative for me is that the timeline as presented doesn't allow for some established events (like This Little Piggy).  Still, one of my favorites.

Summary:

A future version of Bruce Wayne comes to the past to help defend the Earth against a race of super powered beings.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 12299 Read Count: 12616
[Report This] Published: 01.22.2010 Updated: 06.10.2014
Reviewer: Katarr Signed Liked
Date: 02.26.2014 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

Interesting so far.  Personally, I think that time travel stories are trickey.  When used properly, it let's you explore some really interesting plot ideas.  What I dislike is when they are used like a reset button.  Do a lot of crazy stuff and then say "never mind", kind of like dream stories.  Having said that, I like the way that you chose to get Batman and Hippolyta back to the present.  I also think throwing Selina in the mix was an interesting idea.  There is a sub-plot there waiting to emerge.  The only thing I have difficulty with is the young Bruce / old Bruce interaction.   If my older self came back in time, I'd damn well listen to what I have to say.  I have some trouble believing that it would be any different here.

All-in-all, good so far.  I look forward to the next installment.

Finding Comfort by batwheelsz350 Rated: M (Mature) Liked [Reviews - 44]
Summary:

Early on in the League, the team gets acclimated with one another while the world around them changes.  References to Knightfall as well.

Disclaimer:  I do not own these characters, and this is just being done for fun so don't sue please.


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU, Animated - DCAU, TV - Movies
Characters: None
Genres: Action, Adventure, Angst, Drama, Friendship , Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Minor OOC, Not Beta Read
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 136611 Read Count: 27609
[Report This] Published: 03.25.2014 Updated: 07.29.2014
Reviewer: Katarr Signed Liked
Date: 03.27.2014 Title: Chapter 3: Chapter 3: Monitor Duty

I wasn't certain how I felt about this story at first, but am quickly coming to like it a lot.  It has the potential to fill in a lot of the blanks in the early days of the League, and establishes an interesting beginning to the BMWW relationship.

Nice job.... keep them coming!



Author's Response:

Things will come around eventually, but the feeling it out process just has to have some friction I think or it wouldn't be interesting.  Thanks for the feedback.  If you see something you'd like improved, I would be more than happy to make any adjustments if I've gone off base.

Reviewer: Katarr Signed Liked
Date: 03.28.2014 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4: Welcome to Gotham Princess

Review of Chapter 4....

The story is going in the direction I expected, which is good.  This should give Diana a totally different perspective on The Bat when she gets through it.  A few items of note:

  • Good exit from the Batwing.... always figured it would be something like that.
  • It could have used a little more interaction with Gordon before Batman departed, to give Diana a better sense of how Gotham values/needs him.
  • Great mechanics with Batman operating in the warehouse.  It shows that he plans and is methodical with dealing with an unknown entity.
  • Diana seemed a little weak as a captive.  Even barely consious, she should have been able to swat the Joker and company through the wall.
Based on this chapter, I expect that we might get a nother set of chapters where Batman gets to learn more about her in a simlar fashion.  You are definately headed in the right way, so plase keep it going.  If I am putting too much detail in my review, please let me know.

Author's Response:

Excellent points Katarr.  I do have some things that will come up in the next chapter to explain why Diana was soo helpless and unable to swat away at the Joker.  I'm going to revisit that scene from more of Batman's POV.  Also going that route, he will discover some more about her abilities and limitations.  Thanks for the feedback, and keep it coming.  That's what I'm looking for to help keep this story interesting.

Raising Nicholas by LOTSloverCSS Rated: M (Mature) Liked [Reviews - 87]
Summary:

Sequel to my fic Baby Makes Three, Bruce and Diana learn firsthand the ins and outs of marriage as well as raising a baby. 


Categories: Animated - JL/JLU
Characters: None
Genres: Humour, Romance
Warnings: Not Beta Read
Series: None
Chapters: 55 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 255195 Read Count: 41675
[Report This] Published: 05.01.2014 Updated: 01.08.2015
Reviewer: Katarr Signed
Date: 09.20.2014 Title: Chapter 35: Chapter 35

I've been happily following this story since the beggining.  I've really enjoyed it, especially this last chapter where we see Diana's perspective on being all alone.  In regards to your Chapter End Notes, you bring up an interesting point about Jason and Damian.  I'm not sure you need to worry about it.  If you are sticking to the DCAU, then Jason never happened.  It went from Dick to Tim.  Damian on the other hand, might exist, but if so was never introduced.  Could be the basis for a very interesting sibling rivalry story between him and Nicholas.

Again, great job!



Author's Response:

Thanks so much for the feedback!  I love to hear from the readers.  It helps keep me writing knowing people are following along and enjoying themselves.  Thanks for the info!  I was worried some readers would not be very happy with me for overlooking those two.

Thanks again! :)