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28 April 2013 @ 12:41 pm
Title: Machiavellian Symbiosis
Universe: Arkham Asylum/City
Rating: PG-13 (I guess...)
Relationship: Scarecrow/Riddler
Summary: This fic is a bit difficult to explain, but it sort of explores the idea of Scarecrow and Riddler forming a relationship (non-sexual at first, although it transitions to that later), around their interlocking neurosis. Basically, the idea of Scarecrow having a god-complex, and Riddler's compulsive need for attention and approval from an authority figure (due to his daddy-issues). Eventually, it will explore the differences between their consensual trade-off (ie: Edward allowing Jonathan to control him in return for Jonathan choosing to paying attention to him), and forcing other people to either submit or pay attention to them (ie: Jonathan forcing other people to be afraid with fear gas, and Edward forcing Batman and the police to pay attention to him through committing crimes).

The title is a reference to Machiavelli's idea that it is better to be feared than loved, but only when one cannot be both, as the story basically postulates that being both is much more satisfying than just being feared. The first chapter is the set-up/forging of their "friendship," and is basically the same scene twice, seen through each of their points of view.

Chapter 1 Summary: Jonathan has listened to Edward's interview tapes, and realized an inconsistency in his story about his father's abuse, and confronts Edward about being a lair.

Warnings: Dark and intensely psychological. I also feel like it's a bit intellectual (thus the title). Although both characters and their reasoning are shown in-depth, I'm not sure how sympathetic they are. I was sort of tired of seeing Edward always portrayed as the "normal" person in this pairing, when I feel like Edward's behavior is decidedly that of a masochist (ie: any attention is good attention, and preferring negative attention over no attention at all), and masochistic reasoning (especially when coupled with narcissism) is never "normal."

Here's a link to the story, as I really am out of practice with the whole LJ-cut deal.

Chapter 1: Lair.

You can leave reviews here or at the story's actual page, I'm not really picky. If you have actual questions, however, you might want to leave those here, as I can't really respond at ff.net. Thanks!
22 July 2012 @ 02:58 am
I bring fic, but can we talk about how awesome The Dark Knight Rises was? :)

Title: Rise and Fall
Universe: Nolanverse
Genres: Action/Romance
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Jonathan Crane, Thomas Schiff
Status: In Progress
Word Count: 5,414
Warnings: violence, slash
Summary: Scarecrow runs away a tasered madman and reappears a drug lord. Thomas Schiff goes from Arkham escapee to the Joker's thug. How did they end up this way, and what happened next? This is the tale of Jonathan Crane and his unexpected ally, former patient Thomas Schiff. Bridges the gap between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and goes beyond.
24 June 2012 @ 04:23 pm

Title: Excerpts from Arkham
Universe: Nolanverse
Genre: Drama
Rating: R
Characters: Thomas Schiff, Jonathan Crane, Harleen Quinzel, the Joker
Status: Complete
Chapters: 5
Word Count: 13,953
Warnings: language, violence

Summary: Thomas Schiff has never been his own boss. But separated from his beloved boss the Joker while locked up in Arkham Asylum, Schiff is very much on his own, until Jonathan Crane shows up as his new cellmate, sharing a grudge against Dr. Quinzel. Can the psychotic pair escape Arkham? Written as excerpts from Schiff's journal.

A/N: Originally written as a oneshot for batfic_contest, now revised.  Please check out batfic_contest, we are currently doing Nolanverse challenges with prizes!

Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8219117/1/Excerpts_from_Arkham
21 June 2012 @ 09:25 pm
Title: Told You So
Universe: Nolanverse
Genre: General/Humor
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Batman, Scarecrow
Word Count:3,259
Warnings: None, minor cursing
Summary: An explosion destroys a building, flinging Batman and Dr. Crane in opposite directions. Surrounded by fire and smoke, police dogs are in the distance and a helicopter hovers above. Both of them are badly injured, but somehow must work together to find a way out of this mess. Post-TDK.

Written for batfic_contest's Nolanverse Theme #1: Why Do We Fall?

Crossposted to batfic, professor_crane

Told You So
19 February 2012 @ 12:35 pm
Title: The Case of the Reluctant Analysand
Rating: PG-13 for reference to drug use
Wordcount: 1,371
Disclaimer: All for fun, none for profit.
Summary: Crossover of BBC’s Sherlock and Nolanverse Batman, set well before the canon of either. University student Sherlock Holmes is not interested in undergoing therapy with Jonathan Crane.

Here at my journal.
18 January 2012 @ 10:59 pm
Title: The Times They Are A-Changin’
Universe: Batman Begins, Nolanverse with some occasional references to DCAU thrown in.
Genre: Genfic
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Wayne, Joker, Harvey Dent, Jonathan Crane, Rachel Dawes, Alfred Pennyworth, Jeremiah Arkham, and Leslie Thompkins
Word Count: 7,672
Summary: A series of chapters from the point of view of Jonathan Crane, Bruce Wayne, The Joker, and Harvey Dent as events lead them to their final fates. Starts Mid-Batman Begins. No pairings. This is the whole story cause I'm lazy and the chapters are relatively short.

Crossposted to knivesandlint, batfic, darkknightfic, professor_crane, worldofdent, westillbelieve

Let's begin with Doctor Crane in Chapter 1: Confounding Variable
29 November 2011 @ 09:55 am
So I've got a few updates to leave, just stuff I've been finding and posting on my journal lately. But I wanted to share it over here too so we can all squeal in excitement together. ;)

(1) Scarecrow Easter Eggs in Arkham City
Oh yes, even though he doesn't show up as a major villain in this game, he certainly is around. I just unlocked this last night on our game, and if you include this with the radio frequency Easter Egg (see final bullet on Crane's Wikipedia Page), I think it's pretty likely he'll be in the third game. So if you're curious to see what all is in his high security hideout in Arkham City and don't mind the spoiler of finding out where it is, check out the following video:

Batman: Arkham City - Scarecrow Easter Egg

(2) Scarecrow officially in TDKR
Although you're probably already aware of this since it's been posted up over at IMDB and places for a while now, you may be interested to know that it's rumored he's going to have a major part in the next film. Not just a cameo like he did in TDK. Now I'm not going to link anything too spoilery here, because all it takes is a quick Google search to find a bunch of interesting rumors. So instead here's a vid of Cillian getting grilled about his involvement by the BBC. Talk about keeping your cool under pressure!

Cillian Murphy coy about Batman Role
Doctor, I'm feeling a bit...: geeky
The voices in my head play...: "Time To Dance", Panic at the Disco
30 May 2011 @ 01:12 am

Was browsing on tumblr and found img.photobucket.com/albums/v696/rift_dweller/tumblr_ll2jq935Bg1qg44ato1_500.jpg Anyone know where it's from? 
17 April 2011 @ 06:01 pm
Title:Pollution and Prescription
Characters:Dr. Crane, Bruce, Alfred
Rating: G
Summary: Bruce has a terrible headache. Good thing there's a doctor willing to help him out.
Fake Cut: Right here, bb.

Also, I just came back to LJ after being gone a long time and would love to make some friends in this fandom... Add if you like :] No need to comment or anything first.