This hug is for anyone who has ever wanted to smother their favorite character with affection. Especially characters that would hate it. (Also for everyone who’s asked me to hug Jakey for them — don’t worry, he’s smiling on the inside.)
Jakey is THE best Damian cosplayer, hands down! His costume is incredibly detailed, and I love how he's acting all serious and in character! His face just screams "Get this woman to stop hugging me!" You guys are amazing!
If I had an Oprah-style favourite things list, you guys would definitely be on it!
What did you think of Son of Batman? I was a little disappointed, mostly with the handling of Slade and the removal of the element of Damian desecrating the Jason Todd memorial. Seems like Damian became Robin way too easily in the film.
And I agree, one of my favorite elements of Damian becoming robin is that Bruce did NOT appoint him, but Dick did –– and they took that away. I understand that they wanted to speed up Damian's transition, but it felt too sudden (and unbelievable on Bruce's part). Still, I watched it with Jakey and we just enjoyed seeing Damian on screen and... alive! So for all it's faults, I'm just grateful we were able to see Damian in movement before DC buries him for good (I'm sure you've heard the news about Robin Rises..)
You're welcome, and I'm glad the both of you were able to enjoy the film regardless of its flaws. Damian is a character that has really grown on me and seeing cosplayers bring him to life is always a lot of fun! That you make the outfit for Jakey and how cool a team both of you make is just something else! I've also tell the story you guys meeting Grant Morrison to anyone when Damian is the subject of the conversation. I shall stop before this gets creepy.