That's a really cute drawing indeed......although I think that framed pic of Batman behind Diana is a little bit too much. Maybe if it was just Bruce outside of the costume I would've like it a lot more. Anyhow.ThatOneGuy wrote:QR_BBPOST
Just saw this fan art and the subject of it really stood out to me because while I never like the whole fish out of water aspect of Wonder woman's origin especially how the Perez Era handled it(mostly because it felt more like infantilization to me), It is necessary I mean she has to leave the island and some things will be jarring to her at least at first but what I hate is when it is played up too much, like I get it she isn't from around these part, however I like to have subtle reminders(subtlety isn't DC's strong-suit) that she isn't your average Gal(she what I did there) and this Art is the perfect way to do that by having her experience small things that we take for granted(like Ice Cream) and have it be special to her imagine her delight when she finds out she can just call Bruce anytime she wants, of course I am not saying she should act like a Teenage girl but I can see her getting her own personal phone after using the one at the embassy for a long time and after a long day of doing whatever ambassadors do she just lays in bed and calls him and he talks to her through his cowl while having a slow night patrolling in Gotham. See this stuff writes itself....
I agree. Diana should've never be portrayed as a fish out of water, at least not in the sense of "boohoo I'm sad and lonely and nobody could possibly get me". That kind of attitude is beneath Diana I believe. She's one of the most focused, dedicated and most importantly responsible people in the DC universe, and she's on a mission representing her Amazon people, there's noway she'd be wasting time wallowing in sadness because she's all alone. When Diana came to Man's world, she came to fulfill a mission, and until that mission is completed she shouldn't have time to worry about how different she is. However, if by "fish out of water" you mean that she feels out of place and out of her depth when dealing with how different Man's World is compared to Themyscira ? Then I don't have a problem with that. Diana is definitely pure, and there's naivety to her, so it makes sense she'd be surprised by what she faces in the human world, even by the mundane stuff. I think that gives her an innocent, adorable side that contrasts her more stoic attitude when she's on missions or being WW.
That's why BMWW works so well in my opinion. Diana didn't come to Man's World looking for someone to love, or to find someone who shares her loneliness. She came on a mission. That's why the idea of her and Batman getting closer as brothers in arms makes a lot of sense. It starts as curiosity, and then develops into respects, and finally could become something more. That's helped by the fact that there are many chances for the two to interact, both in their Superhero lives and their civilian lives. BMWW never worked by having Diana and Bruce seeking each other out or looking for someone to share their woos with, since they both have much more important stuff to do than looking for someone to sleep with (unlike some other thing that I won't mention). It always starts with the two meeting, possibly be wary of each other, then slowly becoming curious, and then developing the respect that bonds them. As I'm typing this, I realized that this is exactly how the DCAU did it, and that's how the DCEU is also shaping up to be, and unlike the DCAU they actually covered the first two steps in a single movie. Who said there are no people who understand BMWW ?