1. So, I was like, I’m not letting Cassandra Cain Month pass without contributing something. So I whipped this up, mostly because I was sick and I like fluff. 

    This is my first ever Batfam fic. You can tell, I haven’t written in a while.

    Cass is Sick Fic- by cannibalfood

    Puff piece, call it a personal indulgence 

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     casscainappreciationmonth  cassandra cain  Batfam  my fic 

  2. I’m about to rage quit this whole afternoon tea thing.

    I swear to god, I am going to punch someone in the face.

     

     personal 

  3. plays: 825

    redundantthinking:

    renaroo:

    daggerpen:

    It all seemed to slow down for her then as the adrenaline poured in, and she moved forward, slapping the gun from Cain’s grip. She was terrifying in her speed, and she knew that, because this was her strength, this was her language. These were the words her father had taught her, and she spoke fluently, her right leg snapping a kick that caught him in the middle, collapsing him double. Before he could straighten she had finished the sentence, a short burst uppercut that sent a spray of blood from her father’s mouth and one of his front teeth into the air.

    Cain reeled, staggering back from the blow, unable to get his guard up in time to block the flurry of blows sure to come.

    But nothing happened.

    Cassandra stopped, looking at the streaks of blood on her hand, remembering the other punch, the forst one she had thrown almost a decade ago, the first time her father had urged her to speak.

    It had been at a party. He had put her in a pink dress. He had sent her to see the man in the office, the one surrounded by bodyguards. Her father had said he would be outside.

    He had told her to talk to the fat man behind the desk. No one would stop her, he had said. After all, she was just a ten-year-old girl in a pink dress. Not someone they should fear.

    Just talk to him, her father had said.

    So she had.

    She had put her ten-year-old fist through the fat man’s throat, and had been astonished at how, when she pulled it back, it was red and sticky and wet. The man had made noises, and so had the guards, and then the door had opened and her father was there and the red was on the walls and on the floors, and no one was moving. And her father was standing in the middle of the room and holding his arms open and smiling and she had known she had done just what he had wanted. He was proud of her then.

    But all of these men were dead.

    Cassandra dropped her fist and looked at her father, so much older, his brown hair now silver, his smooth face now lined. He was still the man she had fled from all those years ago. He was still the man who had killed.

    She look at Cain and felt the scream building inside her, the rage and the terror and the hatred and she opened her mouth and let it all out at once.

    "Stop!"

    Batman: No Man’s Land novelization by Greg Rucka sometimes available here

    Part one of the audio book can be purchased here.

    Part two can be purchased here.

    Enjoy, Cass fans.

    Ah— AHH — AHHHHHHHHH

    BABY HAS A VOICE OMG THIS SHOULD BE ANIMATED THIS SHOULD BE GIVEN ACCOLADES

    This is amazing, dagger! Thanks so much for posting this omg!

    Okay, I need to have these audio books just on the basis of that scream at the end. I know Cass doesn’t talk anymore for the rest of the Arc (unless Greg added lines in his book) but I don’t care.

    Not if the voice acting for Cassandra is that good (fuck, that ‘stop’ is so goddamn powerful and harrowing). I need to hear everything else on this audio book.

    BUT ALSO FUCK CASS AS A VOICE SHE HAS A VOICE SOMEONE GAVE CASS A VOICE. I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY RIGHT NOW. 

     

     cass cain  because I love her 

  4. starfleetbabe:

    i’m undestanding this thing a little better

    made with emofuri

    (via casscain)

     

     casscainappreciationmonth 

  5. inthenameofcassandracain:

"I don’t kill. But I don’t lose either."
In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire main universe, leaving hundreds of characters missing or irrevocably altered.  Many of these losses included women, specifically those of color, and characters with disabilities who had come to help develop, in some small way, the world of DC as populated and enriched by more than just white, able-bodied men.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the treatment of Cassandra Cain. 
Initially a young woman of color whose disability affected her ability to speak and read, Cass’s first appearance in the Batman arc Mark of Cain signaled a change in the stagnant atmosphere in Gotham and would lead to the young woman’s ascension to the Batgirl cowl.  Enriched, but never dwarfed, by a full cast of Batfamily members, Cass’s run as Batgirl didn’t stray away from her abusive backstory nor from her optimistic future.  Later storylines would alter Cass’s character in numerous ways—many terrible, some terrific—but the heart of the character and what she meant to so many people would not change.
What has changed, however, is Cass’s presence within the DC world.  Completely removed from the main universe, it is up to the fandom to keep Cass alive.  It is up to us to be conscious consumers of our fanworks and to demand more Cassandra at every turn.  No more Batfamily posts without her.  No more stereotyping and making her into a background character. 
Just as Cass fought to be more than what her father wanted, so too should we fight an entire system, only exemplified by DC’s tactics, that tells us that Cass’s narrative is not one we should care about, that women of color with disabilities have no worth within a world where humans can fly, and that Cassandra herself is the Batfamily member no one wants.
"You can change. You can.”
WHAT: Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month
WHERE: Here on Tumblr, or on any other fandom channel you commonly use (such as AO3, Livejournal, or Twitter)
WHEN: July 2nd-July 31st
WHY: Cass’s first appearance took place in July of 1999 in Batman #567.  This month is also host to disabilityfest, which emphasizes the importance of fictional disabled characters, like Cass.  In many ways, it’s a perfect matchup of dates!
HOW: How can you help?  It’s simple!  During the month of July, consider creating, posting, and reblogging more Cass!  Create headcanons, write meta, write a tweet celebrating your love for Cass, or ask questions about her to your followers!  Think critically about the presence of the Batfamily in both the comics and in fandom and how your contributions either help or hinder Cass’s presence as a crucial, loved family member!  Write fics, do fanart, or make crafts!  Make graphics or playlists; change your Tumblr theme and your icon!  No matter what you’re good at, there’s something for you to do to let everyone know how much you love Cass!
"Everyone experiences tragedy. Tim. Bruce. You and me. It’s not about the city. It’s about how you choose to see the world. Everything else is just an excuse."
This appreciation month is being coordinated through In the Name of Cassandra Cain.  This blog is completely dedicated to Cass, and will host a contest during July with prizes for seven different categories of fanworks!
We do ask that if you will be participating in Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, that you follow some simple guidelines:
Don’t post/reblog/support sexist, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive material under the premise of helping Cass’s cause.  Cass wouldn’t support that kind of behavior, and neither should you.
Don’t character-bash.  There’s a strong difference between pointing out meta differences in characters or in characters’ treatment in fandom and hating on a character you don’t like under the premise of defending Cass.  Focus on Cass, not other characters.
Please use tags for all potentially triggering material, especially in your fanworks.  While certain materials may not bother you, they could potentially cause very unsafe feelings in others.  Tags include, but are not limited to:
NSFW
Racism
Sexism
Ableism
Gifs/Flashing
Blood/Gore
Death
Abuse
Rape (please note that dub-con and non-con should be explicitly tagged with this)
Nudity
Sexual Content

The main tag for this event will be #casscainappreciationmonth, but some other tags you can use here or on other social media and fandom outlets include:
#celebratingcasscain
#cassforlife
#cassisbatfamilytoo
#bringbackcass
Please reblog this post to spread awareness of the celebration!  Let others know that you stand with Cass!

I love Cassandra Cain with a furious passion. So I am going to participate in this. With my limited skill in fanart and fanfic writing. 

So, if you don’t want to see my cass spam, I’m going to be using the tag   
#casscainappreciationmonth

I am now going to try my hand at writing Cass

    inthenameofcassandracain:

    "I don’t kill. But I don’t lose either."

    In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire main universe, leaving hundreds of characters missing or irrevocably altered.  Many of these losses included women, specifically those of color, and characters with disabilities who had come to help develop, in some small way, the world of DC as populated and enriched by more than just white, able-bodied men.

    Nowhere is this more obvious than in the treatment of Cassandra Cain. 

    Initially a young woman of color whose disability affected her ability to speak and read, Cass’s first appearance in the Batman arc Mark of Cain signaled a change in the stagnant atmosphere in Gotham and would lead to the young woman’s ascension to the Batgirl cowl.  Enriched, but never dwarfed, by a full cast of Batfamily members, Cass’s run as Batgirl didn’t stray away from her abusive backstory nor from her optimistic future.  Later storylines would alter Cass’s character in numerous ways—many terrible, some terrific—but the heart of the character and what she meant to so many people would not change.

    What has changed, however, is Cass’s presence within the DC world.  Completely removed from the main universe, it is up to the fandom to keep Cass alive.  It is up to us to be conscious consumers of our fanworks and to demand more Cassandra at every turn.  No more Batfamily posts without her.  No more stereotyping and making her into a background character. 

    Just as Cass fought to be more than what her father wanted, so too should we fight an entire system, only exemplified by DC’s tactics, that tells us that Cass’s narrative is not one we should care about, that women of color with disabilities have no worth within a world where humans can fly, and that Cassandra herself is the Batfamily member no one wants.

    "You can change. You can.”

    WHAT: Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month

    WHERE: Here on Tumblr, or on any other fandom channel you commonly use (such as AO3, Livejournal, or Twitter)

    WHEN: July 2nd-July 31st

    WHY: Cass’s first appearance took place in July of 1999 in Batman #567.  This month is also host to disabilityfest, which emphasizes the importance of fictional disabled characters, like Cass.  In many ways, it’s a perfect matchup of dates!

    HOW: How can you help?  It’s simple!  During the month of July, consider creating, posting, and reblogging more Cass!  Create headcanons, write meta, write a tweet celebrating your love for Cass, or ask questions about her to your followers!  Think critically about the presence of the Batfamily in both the comics and in fandom and how your contributions either help or hinder Cass’s presence as a crucial, loved family member!  Write fics, do fanart, or make crafts!  Make graphics or playlists; change your Tumblr theme and your icon!  No matter what you’re good at, there’s something for you to do to let everyone know how much you love Cass!

    "Everyone experiences tragedy. Tim. Bruce. You and me. It’s not about the city. It’s about how you choose to see the world. Everything else is just an excuse."

    This appreciation month is being coordinated through In the Name of Cassandra Cain.  This blog is completely dedicated to Cass, and will host a contest during July with prizes for seven different categories of fanworks!

    We do ask that if you will be participating in Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, that you follow some simple guidelines:

    • Don’t post/reblog/support sexist, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive material under the premise of helping Cass’s cause.  Cass wouldn’t support that kind of behavior, and neither should you.
    • Don’t character-bash.  There’s a strong difference between pointing out meta differences in characters or in characters’ treatment in fandom and hating on a character you don’t like under the premise of defending Cass.  Focus on Cass, not other characters.
    • Please use tags for all potentially triggering material, especially in your fanworks.  While certain materials may not bother you, they could potentially cause very unsafe feelings in others.  Tags include, but are not limited to:
      • NSFW
      • Racism
      • Sexism
      • Ableism
      • Gifs/Flashing
      • Blood/Gore
      • Death
      • Abuse
      • Rape (please note that dub-con and non-con should be explicitly tagged with this)
      • Nudity
      • Sexual Content

    The main tag for this event will be #casscainappreciationmonth, but some other tags you can use here or on other social media and fandom outlets include:

    #celebratingcasscain

    #cassforlife

    #cassisbatfamilytoo

    #bringbackcass

    Please reblog this post to spread awareness of the celebration!  Let others know that you stand with Cass!

    I love Cassandra Cain with a furious passion. So I am going to participate in this. With my limited skill in fanart and fanfic writing. 

    So, if you don’t want to see my cass spam, I’m going to be using the tag   

    #casscainappreciationmonth

    I am now going to try my hand at writing Cass

    (via inthenameofcassandracain)

     

     casscainappreciationmonth 

  6. starfleetbabe:

    i’m undestanding this thing a little better

    made with emofuri

    (via batgirlincorporated)

     

     cassandra cain  the only thing I'll always reblog 

  7. kinda weird request:

    rocketcandycouture:

    Would anyone with the PpG complete Boxset be willing to scan both sides of the Season 5 insert (the thing inside the case with the episode list on one side and part of the poster on the other) for me?  Mine is missing and if I had some good scans I could make a replacement.

    ?

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     rocketcandycouture  ppg  scan 

  8. EEeeeeeee!!!! I don’t even know what I’m going to wear!! I am going by my lonesome, but that’s okay. I can deal with it if it’s something I really love. Will post pictures of my outfit when I figure out what I’m going to wear.

     

     nightvale liveshow  toronto  personal 

  9. plays: 309

    redundantthinking:

    GraphicAudio’s Batman- No Man’s Land (2 of 2)

    Bradley Smith as Nightwing (Dick Grayson)

    Nanette Savard as Batgirl (Cassandra Cain)

    Terence Aselford as Alfred Pennyworth

    Faith Potts as Leslie Thompkins 

    Richard Rohan as Batman (Bruce Wayne)

     

     cassandra cain  oh no  she's cute! 

  10. plays: 825

    daggerpen:

    It all seemed to slow down for her then as the adrenaline poured in, and she moved forward, slapping the gun from Cain’s grip. She was terrifying in her speed, and she knew that, because this was her strength, this was her language. These were the words her father had taught her, and she spoke fluently, her right leg snapping a kick that caught him in the middle, collapsing him double. Before he could straighten she had finished the sentence, a short burst uppercut that sent a spray of blood from her father’s mouth and one of his front teeth into the air.

    Cain reeled, staggering back from the blow, unable to get his guard up in time to block the flurry of blows sure to come.

    But nothing happened.

    Cassandra stopped, looking at the streaks of blood on her hand, remembering the other punch, the forst one she had thrown almost a decade ago, the first time her father had urged her to speak.

    It had been at a party. He had put her in a pink dress. He had sent her to see the man in the office, the one surrounded by bodyguards. Her father had said he would be outside.

    He had told her to talk to the fat man behind the desk. No one would stop her, he had said. After all, she was just a ten-year-old girl in a pink dress. Not someone they should fear.

    Just talk to him, her father had said.

    So she had.

    She had put her ten-year-old fist through the fat man’s throat, and had been astonished at how, when she pulled it back, it was red and sticky and wet. The man had made noises, and so had the guards, and then the door had opened and her father was there and the red was on the walls and on the floors, and no one was moving. And her father was standing in the middle of the room and holding his arms open and smiling and she had known she had done just what he had wanted. He was proud of her then.

    But all of these men were dead.

    Cassandra dropped her fist and looked at her father, so much older, his brown hair now silver, his smooth face now lined. He was still the man she had fled from all those years ago. He was still the man who had killed.

    She look at Cain and felt the scream building inside her, the rage and the terror and the hatred and she opened her mouth and let it all out at once.

    "Stop!"

    Batman: No Man’s Land novelization by Greg Rucka sometimes available here

    Part one of the audio book can be purchased here.

    Part two can be purchased here.

    Enjoy, Cass fans.

    (via inthenameofcassandracain)

     

     cassandra cain  one of the few things i blog religiously  tw: blood