guardians of the galaxy
Disney/MCU mashup art by Samuel Chevé
I just really, really like these. (There are a lot of them, sorry!)
its father’s day! so im posting up a bunch of the random yondad stuff i’ve doodled over the months in celebration….because yondu was the best bad dad.
five favourite fictional fathers
In celebration of today’s occasion here’s five of my favourite dads who are not real, in no particular order:
If you’ve only ever seen the Spider-Man movies you may not know that Harry Osborn is a Dad, but he very much is. He has two sons, Normie and Stanley. Normie is named after Norman (Harry doesn’t seem to have ever gotten a chance to rethink that, oh well) and Stanley is… possibly named after Stan Lee? Who knows. Stanley is also never drawn as mixed race even though his mother is black, sigh.
Yeah you can probably tell I don’t really do comics anymore but I love Harry in almost all his forms and he deserves more recognition of the fact that he managed to be a pretty good dad when his own childhood was abusive as hell.
Rory is more on this list for what was, sigh, his eventually almost completely untapped Dad Potential. We knew he’d be a good dad. Amy knew he’d be a good dad. Then he BECOMES a dad and nothing. He gets one scene with a baby and barely gets more than a couple scenes with his magic time-travel now-adult daughter. It’s so terribly unfair, why? God season six of Doctor Who was a MESS.
Thankfully the showrunners did at least release one canon story of Rory being a dad, this from the Doctor Who Lockdown project. Arthur Darvill came back and everything. That’s something. But gah.
I shall ignore the BBC’s Les Mis adaptation, as you should, and focus instead on the JVJ/Cosette relationship as portrayed in the book and musical. It is probably not exactly HEALTHY but it is good. It is also of course very, very Miserable.
“And remember, the truth that once was spoken, to love another person is to see the face of God…”
EVERY DAY I FEEL SORRY FOR SIMON PETRIKOV! He had SO MUCH bad stuff happen to him, not least the actual apocalypse, and yet he was still a good adoptive father to Marceline for as long as he was able. Please watch Adventure Time if you want to see one of the most tragic character arcs to ever exist in cartoon form.
(There are many people who think that Simon’s condition is a metaphor for Alzhemier’s or dementia and I’m among them. Sadly the real thing can’t be taken away the way it was in the show. :( )
Ah, Yondu. Forever my problematic fave. He is not remotely deserving of a World’s Best Dad mug but hey, he knew that, and he did his best to apologize to Peter before the end, and basically just oh my god his death scene I can’t even now I just dissolve into a puddle of tears.
(There is so much meta about Yondu and his arc all over this blog, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.)
Bonus round! All the Star Wars dads. I can’t really choose between them because since Star Wars is basically a story about fatherhood they all have their roles to play. So a little shout-out to Anakin (the other problematic fave), Han Solo, Bail Organa, Qui-Gon Jinn (read Jedi Apprentice ok?), Jango Fett, Galen Erso, Lando Calrissian, Owen Lars, and so many more I forgot.
Happy Father’s Day!
Nebula & Rhodey
Every so often I’m reminded of how much I liked the relationship between Nebula and Rhodey in Endgame. It was completely unexpected but it makes so much sense. Both are pretty stoic, not prone to suffering fools, and of course both have cybernetic parts.
They spent five years, more or less, as friends. Nebula cared about/liked/respected him enough to use the nickname “Rhodey” even. What happened once everything was over? Did she give him a wary hug, like she’d once done with her sister, and run away?
If we assume Nebula ages in human years there’s a pretty significant age difference between them. When Nebula was at her lowest – sister gone, Thanos gone, old life gone, world gone – did she start seeing him as the closest thing she’d ever had to a proper father?
Oh man I never realised this
Found on Reddit. How’d I never notice that? After everything that happens between them in GOTG 2 that’s a PUNCH TO THE HEART.
HomeCon 2.0: Michael Rooker Panel — Cape & Castle
Homecon 2.0 was off to a great start with an Orphan Black panel followed by an Anime Voice actors panel! Another exciting panel of the day was the Michael Rooker (Yondu, Guardians of the Galaxy) Panel! We were so excited to hear what he had to say! So keep reading for the panel highlights! Michael’s Favorite Roles […]HomeCon 2.0: Michael Rooker Panel — Cape & Castle
Ahh thank you for writing this up! This sounds like it was great!
More James Yusufi comic/MCU art
Remember how I posted some of his MCU art ages ago? Here’s the rest! Absolutely dang amazing. (Click on them to get the full effect!)
some good MCU cosplays
Hey remember how I posted a bunch of good Star Wars cosplays for May 4? Well, I’m gonna stick with that idea! Here’s a bunch of equally good MCU cosplays I found on Reddit.
(My gosh, there’s a lot of good Black Widows)
Happy birthday, GOTG2
last year three years ago Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was released in the UK. I didn’t know at the time what a HUGE impact it would have on me, but here we are!
Still one of my favourite movies in the universe, three years on.