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14 April 2016 @ 06:31 pm
"Escape Artistry" by David Hines (Teen and Up Audiences)  
Fandom: DC Comics
Pairing: Princess Diana of Themyscira/Bruce Wayne (Wonder Woman/Batman)
Title: Escape Artistry
Author: faviconDavid Hines / [personal profile] hradzka
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/10717/chapters/13720
Rating/Warning(s): Teen and Up Audiences
Word Count/WIP?: 24,294 words (complete)
Recced on LiveJournal By: gwynevere1

Why This Must Be Read: I'm a Marvel, not a DC, so this is not a fandom that I usually would read, but I'd seen it recced elsewhere and was so intriguing that I clicked. I really like Diana in this fic: she's practical without being boring, competent without being arrogant, and funny without being silly. If this is what Diana is like in canon, I really should read (and watch) more DC. Despite not knowing all the canon, even I know that the man who originally designed and wrote Wonder Woman back in the early 1940s was a polygamous psychologist into BDSM. Due to this, canon!Diana lost her powers when she was bound by a man. (Right?) This fic's Diana is way too pragmatic not to try to overcome this weakness, so she asks Batman for lessons in escape. All that, plus eventual Diana/Bruce, and competent yet likeable female paired with intense, uptight man is My Thing.
angelica_rulesangelica_rules on April 14th, 2016 11:54 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the rec!! In some depictions, Diana comes off as a war-happy, pragmatic and way too arrogant of a character but she isn't. There is now a Earth 1 comic coming out i think this week you might want to check out that reimagines her origins with some changes. Also she is AMAZING in the Justice League cartoons from the 2000s and Wonderbat is almost a thing there (I don't remember well but I'm pretty sure there is a storyline where Bruce has a crush on her but doesn't want to pursue it because they're teammates) and the way this story seems to depict both is close to JLA.