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The other day I was bored at work, so I entertained myself by daydreaming about fan things (naturally). I've now come to the conclusion that ALL my fandoms need Detective Agency AUs - the more the merrier. Can't you just see it? "Cypher's Seekers: We Help the Hopeless" (Cara insists they were floundering before she showed up). Arthur and Morgana's detective agency, in which most of the actual detecting is done by Gwen (premonitions are hard, okay?). Dunham and Dunham - they will hunt down crime in every corner of the multiverse! Bering and Wells, time-traveling detective/crimefighting team of awesome. And so on.

Meanwhile, on Wonder Woman #6 : it was great fun - I like it when Diana is a cunning mastermind; it is fitting, especially, when she's up against the Greek gods, who are, well, gods and may be defeated (however temporarily) only through intelligent action than brute force.

Diana's confrontation with Hera, especially, was magnificent - I was initially a little bothered by the deeply sexist nature of the plan (shared by two brothers, ugh), but of course, it's precisely the kind of thing that would appeal to the male Greek gods and enrage Hera enough to appear in person. Her destruction of Hera's scrying pool at her own home is a nice touch; Hera, after all, destroyed Diana's home and everyone in it. And instead of a confrontation, which would certainly have not gone Diana's way, Diana simply blinded her and disappeared, almost trickster-ish - that's not a side of Diana we've always seen. I like it. I got a sense of despair in Diana's declaration that Hera's actions had already destroyed her, a sense that Diana feels that she has very little left to lose anymore - I'm very much intrigued by this.

The art was definitely the weak link - I personally didn't have a problem figuring out what was happening, but Chiang is far better at this sort of visual storytelling (JH III does similar things in Batwoman) than Akins seems to be, although he did try. I will be very glad to have Chiang back in the next issue.

ETA: On the subject of detective AUs: Santana Lopez as the Question! Or really, Santana Lopez as a detective in a fedora. ♥

Date: 2012-02-19 09:46 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
I get the feeling the show-writers aren't really interested in exploring Altlivia as a character beyond a certain point

Alas, you may be right about that. Although you know me: I watch this for Our Olivia, Blue!Olivia, so if the writers keep her in focus (and don't try for yet another Peter Bishop As The Hero Of The Day spiel) I'll be ultimately happy.

And now I'm morbidly curious about a TGW High School AU. How would it work????

...honestly, ever since I typed it out, I've been wondering myself. Like, Kalinda as the sullen Fuck Off Both Parents And Peers I Can Be Brown And Yet Be Goth teen? Will as the slightly chubby yet popularly sarcastic press club president? Alicia as...um, pretty much herself?

Date: 2012-02-19 10:02 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
imagine how awesome it would be if Astrid and Altlivia and Nina and Broyles had half the time that's wasted on Peter's attempts to be A Hero?

Oh, God, I know, but don't elaborate on it, or my enamel will never be the same...

I can imagine teenage Alicia, actually - striving so hard to be the good daughter.

Me too. Hah. I could probably write this perspective with far too much ease. ;)

She and Kalinda can strike up an unlikely friendship over... something. There's something about Kalinda's quietly rebellious attitude that intrigues Alicia, perhaps.

I do think they would work, yes, even as teens. There's enormous strength and self-realisation in Kalinda; Alicia would not only recognise but seek that, methinks.

Date: 2012-02-19 10:12 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Kalinda looking at Alicia, both of The Good Wife (kalinda & alicia - tgw)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Kalinda is drawn to what she sees as Alicia's goodness, the way she is effortlessly everything Kalinda is not.

Yes!

Kalinda quiet and solemn-eyed in that way of hers, noticing everything and not caring (mostly) what they say about her or her sexuality/heritage; Alicia wide-eyed and earnest, but not as nice she seems on the surface.

...dear God, someone now needs to write that AU after all. ::looks at you with pleading eyes::

Date: 2012-02-19 10:25 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Like, the case of the stolen bursar's purse! Or, who vandalised the seniors' art exhibition. ;)
Edited (pronouns. difficult late at night, sometimes.) Date: 2012-02-19 10:25 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-02-19 10:39 pm (UTC)
monanotlisa: Kalinda looking at Alicia, both of The Good Wife (kalinda & alicia - tgw)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Which is the beginning of a beautiful friendship...hmm, I think I'd have to work hard to keep this one gen. *g*

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