[ we built this city on rot and ruinsThey’re only as good as the world allows them to be; when the chips are down, these civilized people, they’ll eat each other  - a Nolan!verse Batman as Sin City au mix


velificantes asked: Your gifset made me think: Does Orphan Blake's clone club argue about the greatest romantic films though (is Brendan that one clone able to make the most obscure connections between what film scenes are inspired by), when they're not doing serious business things? You know, unknown clone killer on the loose and all that.


With Tom around, it’d probably be unavoidable. That boy watches too many movies.

It’d mainly be duked out between Brendan, Arthur, and Tom, I think. Arthur would be exasperated/disgusted that Tom thought ‘The Graduate’ was a romantic movie. Like, “How the hell can you make it through architecture school, but fail to understand basic narrative themes?”. Then he’d inform Tom that all his opinions are invalid from that point onward XD. And yeah, you’re right - Brendan would so be the guy who has all the film trivia/reference knowledge.

John, growing up as he did, probably has some large-ish gaps in his pop culture knowledge, and he’d only chip in when he recognises the film reference. Neil would also hang back because pfft— participating? That would make it seem like he gives a shit.

I thiiiink I covered all the characters in the Orphan Blake pic set… :D

for i think of you, flung down brutal darkness;
crushed and red, with pale face.
i think of you, with your hair disordered and dripping.
and myself, rising red from that embrace.

AU MEME : Blake/Barsad, past Bruce/Blake + Arkham Asylum AU 

Post occupation Gotham is anything but a smooth road to recovery. With escaped convicts and League of Shadows members still out running the streets and a general sense of unease and chaos life is hard for those trying to get back on their feet and those struggling to reenact order and the proper system. Struggling perhaps most of all is Batman’s chosen heir John Blake, under trained and overwhelmed as well as dealing with is own grief over the death of Bruce Wayne he finds himself feeling a mere cheap substitute for the hero the city truly needs now. It comes to a head nearly a year later when Gordon is critically injured on the job and a ghost returns to Gotham. Having finally begun to establish himself as Nightwing, John now feels that with Batman back no one will truly accept him when the real hero has returned.  

Abandoning his gear, he goes to his apartment- only to immediately be seized by men working for Hugo Strange. Strange has had his eye on the supposed heir of the Dark Knight he’d been fixated on and wants him to confirm if he really was Bruce Wayne. Shepherding John to Arkham Asylum , he arranges it to look like John’s moved out of his apartment and skipped town. And he’s not the only one who has been watching. Recuperating from his wounds with the help of Barsad and other remaining loyalists Bane had been planning to kill John once he’d fully healed so Bruce wouldn’t have a legacy and all Talia’s work wouldn’t be in vain. Knowing Strange has him, he believes John eventually be killed by him so he doesn’t interfere and now focuses on getting well enough to confront the reemerged Bruce.

Strange originally sees John as nothing more than a means to learn more about Batman but as John resists his psychological torture/behavior modification and manages to hold onto his sense of self far longer than any of his other victims have Strange starts seeing him as quite interesting in his own right. And soon he doesn’t want to simply exploit John, he wants to weaponize him. He wants have him as partner even if the power dynamics are never fully equal. But then John exceeds his expectations: he out-monsters the monster. The little robin turns into a bird of prey hungry, for his pound of flesh. 


I heard the voice of the fourth living being say, “Come and see!” And I looked, and behold, a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. 

AU MEME : A lapsed Catholic, Arthur is incepted into believing he’s possessed by Belial. 

in life, the monsters win.

AU MEME » Sansa/Littlefinger + Ripper Street for @carnographic.


 How much do you know about fear?

AU MEME » Arthur/Eames (Inception)+ Psychological Horror

Five years after going missing while working undercover for the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, star agent Arthur miraculously resurfaces, to the shock of his former partner Eames. But this is not the same man he worked alongside and fell for all those years ago.  Months later, the notorious serial killer dubbed The Butcher of Virginia also reemerges and resumes his murderous activity. After being cleared by psychiatrists, Eames’ superiors, with reluctance, reinstate Arthur to the case, despite the unit’s doubts about his explanation for his absence.   As the body count rises and the stakes get higher, Eames becomes more and more suspicious of his partner. What actually happened to Arthur; and who is he really aiding now?


Their morals, their code, it’s a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They’re only as good as the world allows them to be.

GENRE!SWAP MEME l  Nolan!verse Batman as Sin City 


"Innocent is a strong word to throw around Gotham…" 

- Nolan!verse Batman as Sin City

“From Hell.” Well, at least they got the address right.

AU MEME » Ripper Street set in the drug-addled 1960s for @carnographic.


HALO ROUND HIS HEAD / an inception au mix


ain’t nobody gonna love me like the devil do


nature boy - david bowie + massive attack / sacrilege - yeah yeah yeahs / claws - son lux / devil do - holly golighltly / see saw - devendra banhart / breezeblocks - alt j / earth died screaming - tom waits / anthems for a seventeen year old girl - broken social scene / no bold villain - timber timbre / veni vidi vici (diplo remix) - the black lips / hand covers bruise - trent reznor / voices - little jungles / sea lion - sage francis / baby did a bad bad thing - collide / you are the blood - sufjan stevens / time to meet the devil - cliff martinez / the man comes around - johnny cash / delicate - damien rice