Tim Drake
22 February 2012 @ 09:57 pm
Now that we've had some distance from the horrors...I used to wonder how we came up with the heart symbol. You know, like this. [He holds up both hands, thumbs and forefingers pressed together to form a <3 shape.] Doesn't look remotely like a real heart, so it had to come from somewhere.

It started with a fig or ivy leaf - if you squint, you can see it here-- [he holds up a book, and on one page, a fig leaf; he flips forward a few pages, and shows an ivy leaf] See? People were using these in art, as early as...I think the third millennium B.C.E., and by the middle ages, people had turned a leaf into a symbol of romantic, courtly love.

[He shrugs, then reaches forward - not to the device, but to his computer. He fiddles for a moment, then pulls the communicator down so that it gets a view of his computer screen.]

This is a cardioid. Actually, you could call it a lot of things, but it boils down to math being romantic. Happy Valentine's Day, I guess, a little late.

[And a couple hours later, he will add with none of the earlier levity,] David's disappeared. I assume his friends already realized. I'm sorry I didn't say something sooner.

[Private to Regina]

So...Can we just forget that whole thing happened?

[Private to Cissie]

Two years ago today. [Why yes, he's being vague to catch your attention.]
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Tim Drake
28 March 2011 @ 11:57 am
[Very early this morning, the camera flips on in a very dark room. The communicator itself gives off enough glow to see by, though, and this is definitely not Tim's room. This is Shego's room. It looks like a rocky lair. The walls are rock. This alone would be very weird to wake up to. But there's more!

Tim, still off screen, makes a very surprised, then very strangled sound. He's covering his own mouth. And he doesn't realize quite yet that this is transmitting, only that it's recording. He's clearly siting up in bed, and laying next to him is Shego. (A fully clothed Shego because oh God there was no nookie last night at all no.)

The feed switces off, and a few minutes later it's back on; Tim realized it's posting to a network. He's speaking very, very quietly. Behind him, Shego's just sleeping away.]

Um. My parents are in Egypt right now...but if this is a kidnapping? I think I can contact them, if you'll just let me? My dad can pay....if that's what this is. [HE LOOKS AND SOUNDS SKEPTICAL.]
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Tim Drake
03 July 2010 @ 01:40 am
[Tim has had quite a few painkillers. Later, he'll miss having his injuries treated in a cave, where he can't make a stoned fool of himself. He's still in the infirmary, so spam is totally a possibility here.] God, my cheek is killing me. [Probably because you keep touching it, Tim. He's gingerly rubbing that fractured cheekbone.]

So those, uh. Uhhh the animals. That stopped? Back to normal and everything, right? What the hell was that about? I mean. I mean, man am I glad I didn't turn into something. [And he's going to dissolve into snickering for a moment before he realizes that hurts, too. His free hand is holding his ribs.]

Wilson! What the hell was that? Do you have any, I mean any idea how much you weighed?

A lot. If you didn't.

...Who helped me when I came back? I don't think I know you. Her. You.

[And now Tim futzes with the computer a bit, which shakes the camera around some until he can obsessively feed his paranoia by making sure all his private notes are actually private.]

Privates to: Murphy, Nygma, Cissie, Shego, Crane, Ruby, Joker, and Sylar )
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Tim Drake
29 April 2010 @ 08:48 pm
Uh, right. So.

...I can juggle? Who wants to see some juggling?

[And yes, he's gathered a few odds and ends - an apple, a pencil, his wallet, a bar of soap - and is now juggling them. Tim likes kids, but has very, very rarely babysat.]

Sylar? ...Uh, Gabriel? Are you around?
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Tim Drake
14 February 2010 @ 08:12 pm
This beats baseball with aliens in space.

I know a lot of guys who would love the way people act here, but this is going overboard. How many weddings and proposed marriages can there possibly be in three days? Three days isn't long enough.

Stop drinking things with names like 'Love at first sight.' That should be a huge warning label in and of itself.
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Tim Drake
09 February 2010 @ 04:22 pm
This is insane. Can I help somewhere? Security, infirmary? Just sitting here with all this going on is driving me crazy. I'll ferry coffee if I have to.
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