Batman and Robin have an altercation

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Machine's Way

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
Jul 13, 2009
Just read this story last night, and like others have stated the title alone peeked my interest without even reading a word. Enjoyed this story a lot. Favorite so far, but that isn't saying much since I am reading in order and only three stories in.
Oct 27, 2015
Hi there,

I just finished the story! I really liked it.

Does anybody know by the way what was meant by the "green beans" incident. What does Pop refer to when he says "beans were Deals?" Is it some kind play on words?
Oct 27, 2015
I think Pop is mixing up concepts due to the Alzheimer's desease. Maybe he confuses "beans" with "beads."

"Beads" are elements in custome jewelry.

I guess he means to say "beads were not in style that particular year." So they were "Dead." In Germany, WE say "tote Hose."


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Feb 16, 2012
I liked the story, but I have to say out of the whole collection this is the one with the title that most made me want to read it first. As soon as I read the title, I had to know what SK was up to with this one.
Wasn't this published before BoBD?

Anyway, I had completely avoided reading all conversations about it because I did not want it ruined. Read it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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