I’m writing a GWEN STACY: SPIDER-WOMAN one shot for Robbi Rodriguez. Hope you’re half as excited as I am.
(art and character design by Robbi Rodriguez)
"You’re wrong, about us being on different paths. You’re my path.”
Enacting Peter & Gwen’s final kiss on SNL
This is all I ever want from Avengers 2
HE IS THE MAN OF SPIDERS!
Fucking success, Thor xD
DOES THOR THINK THAT PETER IS ACTUALLY MADE OUT OF SPIDERS UNDER THAT COSTUME O.O
From Amazing Spider-Man #615 by Fred Van Lente and Javier Pulido
Because black people cant be anything other than slaves and hoodrats according to them.
We cant like science, photography and things. We can’t be complex individuals.
We can’t have our stories be seen as universal because Blackness is tainted by white supremacy.
[Mary Jane is out of frame, in the bathroom, while Peter lays in bed]
Mary Jane: Peeeter—
Peter: Yes, pookums?
Mary Jane: — remember what you said earlier about me in lingerie?
Peter: Actually, I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit over the last few minutes.
Mary Jane: Well, is this what you had in mind? [MJ emerges wearing pajamas that cover her completely from the neck down]
Peter: Grroowrr! Red, you’d look good wearing just about anything — including me!
Peter [narrating]: She laughs. She’s got this deep, throaty laugh. To me, it sounds as light as bird chirping…
(again, if anyone knows the source for this, i’d love it if you could share!)
I love this entire scene for so many reasons and maybe I’ll go through those reasons in another post but here I’ll keep it short. First I love how it feels very down to earth- we can tell by their living environment that they’re working class kids. MJ’s ashamed of and embarrassed about the chaos and the fighting going on at her house. She’s at her lowest emotionally but Peter lifts her up by believing in her and her future. She feels invigorated by him and she sees him in a new light. With her remark on how he’s taller than he looks, we know her perception of him has changed, and she really acknowledges him for the first time. She wants him to stand up straight so that the way that he carries himself will correspond with what she now sees in him, with what she knows he is and can be. She believes in him like he believes in her.
And people say MJ’s superficial!
As people have noted before about this franchise before, we saw a female character’s whose choices and aspirations were encouraged and respected, but here we also see it going both ways. Here we have the two leads genuinely wishing to see each other reach their potential, and not necessarily for any romantic reason! They’re both very much aware of their socio-economic status and their standing amongst their peers, they swim in different social circles, and their personalities are rather different, but in that moment (no, they did not swear they were infinite) none of that matters, because all they can see is the best in one another. They’re two souls searching for their purpose in the world and they kinda take care of each other.
Another scene that comes to mind is the diner scene, where Peter encounters MJ after she’s finishing her shift at the Moondance Diner, which she attempts to disguise as leaving an acting job. When her disguise is foiled, despite her embarrassment, he never thinks any less of her. He admires her tenacity, and encourages her to keep going. He doesn’t do it because he’s attempting to gain something from her, or even sheerly because of his love for her, but because he sees what’s great in her.
It shows that, no matter where you come from or who you are, you are somebody and you are special. And I know that that seems like kind of a simplistic moral, but I dunno, I just find it frickin’ magical.