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TT: Friends? Ok, fine. by JoyWillCome TT: Friends? Ok, fine. by JoyWillCome
You know what bugs me? There is SO much romance in this fandom, but hardly anyone explores the other relationships. And for someone who's as big a fan of friendship and bromance as I am, that sucks. (That being said, this isn't slash.) There's an ok amount of Beast Boy and Cyborg friend-love out there, and plenty of Raven and Starfire, but other than that...neeeh.

I find these two interesting. There is so little anywhere about them, and yet you would THINK that they would get along so well considering how alike they are. (Yes, I said ALIKE).

Think about it. They both watched their parents die, and feel responsible for it in a way. They both have a somewhat difficult adopted father (Batman, Mento). There is actually so much of their personality that is similar, though it's only obvious when Beast Boy is being serious.

But of course, they don't know all that. And all they're really aware of are their differences.

I think that they actually do care about each other, but one thing that keeps them from being very close is their way of showing it. In the show you do see little things that Robin does for BB, and that he does respect him (It was for Beast Boy that Robin attempted to give Terra a second chance.) But he's very... well, he was raised by Batman.

Beast Boy on the other hand seems more like a touchy-feely kind of person. He has no problem showing his emotions (if they're positive) and letting people know how he feels about things. He also seems to be a lot more physical (not in a weird way, but in a huggy kind of way. Just like a lot of people with outgoing personalities.) He's always hugging and hanging on people.

I think Beast Boy takes Robin's standoffish attitude as him not caring, or being condescending. And Robin takes Beast Boy's bubbly-ness as an intentional annoyance.

I do wish their friendship could be explored more, though, because I don't think it HAS to be like that.

Anyway. tl;dr: Robin and Beast Boy bromance. You're welcome.;P
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star-electric Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. I would like to see Robin and BB hang out more. Unfortunately the only stuff they have with Robin and BB is usually a gay pairing (not there is anything wrong with that. It's just not MY thing).
BeastBoyandTerraFan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
I agree 100% with everything you said! I wish there was an episode in the show where it really focuses on these two!
TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
asdgdsgfkjggdf! Thank you! This is totally how it is, this fandom needs more friendship and bromance and what not. Not everything has to be slash :'(
toht981 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I can imagine Beast Boy annoying Robin who does his best to conceal his appreciation for him.
LittleWheat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Dude. I love you. I feel the same way! Like, I ship BB and Rae, and its obvious that Star and Robin go together (seriously, they kissed and discuss it in the show and everything) but they hardly show friendships. Like, I love friendships and I am a firm believer that you marry your best friend, so honestly, in my opinion, why arent there more friendy things? (Though I understand with BB and Rae, she's not the emotional type haha) but I totally agree and its sorta annoying because if you just search for something on Beast Boy, its always BB and Rae and everything, and thats not bad, but what about the whole brotherhood and family-like bond of the team? :shrug: eh, who knows, great job though. Im gonna go eat some fish...
Solstice-Archer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
You've got me convinced. ^^
BobsCookie Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
More bromance would be nice. ^ ^
rainbeos Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
YESSSS. <3 I agree with and love what you wrote there. :3 Awesome piece too. 8D I really like Robin's expression hehehe. By the way... is BB wearing a cape or something? It looks like it...
JoyWillCome Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No... I think you're either seeing his shirt, or his arm on the other side of him.8D
SlayerIncarnate Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Ho crap. Makes me wanna write a fic about their friendship. :D
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