Ahhh Miss Selina Kyle, you fine, foxy, feline! So after several attempts at Batman's infamous paramour I set the pen down and tried to think about what sort of woman would be a cat burglar and jewel thief...and for some reason, one of the famous scenes from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" came to mind. You know, that one where Holly Go Lightly is looking into the window of the jewelry store and all the pieces almost seem to be floating in front of her. It was then that things suddenly kind of clicked into place. What kind of woman would be a catburglar so beguiling that she could make Batman be fine with NOT arresting her at every turn.
Well, I imagine it would be someone like Holly, someone charming, intriguing, mysterious, and at the same time so unbelievably messed up, with such a chaotic life that you can't help but feel bad for them. I get the feeling that this kind of a catwoman wouldn't actually need to bust open windows, she'd probably just be able to charm any jeweler into dropping a gem in her pocket. I also get the feeling that a catwoman like that wouldn't be stealing gems because she wanted the money or the shear luxury of said items. She would really be stealing the kind of lifestyle that those things represent. She'd want to be looked at, admired, fauned over. The kind of woman wearing velvet and satin, with a glass of champagne in one hand and saphirres spilling over her collarbone. It's not the money she wants, it's that being looked at because you have that kind of money part she's after. The sad part is she's not stupid, she could easily come by that sort of lifestyle because of her own strengths and brains, but she comes from such a bizarre, tragic background that in her mind the only way to get what you want is the quick, dirty, illegal way. If you don't get it as fast as you can, you don't get it at all.
Blah, blah, blah...I like drawing fancy things.