merry christmas, mantis.
merry christmas, peter.
Merry Christmas, Mantis. Merry Christmas, Peter.
I was looking so forward to this and, thank god, it didn’t disappoint. I was worried it would go all schmaltzy, as holiday specials tend to (I’m not really a big Christmas person so all the Cheer(tm) just bounces off me.) But it was lovely overall and it was so nice to see Mantis finally get her moment in the sun. Er, snow.
I liked that the Peter Quill rehabilitation tour is continuing! (not the Chris Pratt rehabilitation tour. Screw that guy.) When Kraglin called him the greatest hero in the galaxy my heart went all wibbly. Man, it’s so so hard loving Quill and hating Pratt, but what ya gonna do.
I did NOT like that Rocket’s fixation with Bucky’s arm was brought up again, even assuming Bucky gave it away willingly cos he got a new one or whatever, it’s a joke that has its roots in ableism and it really needs to die already.
About a month before this aired I learned Yondu was gonna be in it and I was like “???!?!?!” They managed to work him in there in a very pleasing and appropriate way, but I do wish they’d managed to do the same for Gamora somehow.
The big spoiler! Mantis has been Quill’s sister all along and that’s what a lot of the plot revolves around. It does fall a little flat if you’ve seen the behind-the-scenes stuff from GOTG Vol 2 and know that was supposed to be the idea right from the beginning, though. Here’s a little photoshop manipulation of Ego and Mantis’ mother that I did years ago, based on the deleted scene of them.
GOTG Vol 3 inches ever nearer. :) Hey maybe Mantis can learn more about her mother in that one.
I’m into thorquill specifically because I think it’s hilarious to stick it to chris pratt, but the more I think about it the more I’m on board. hear me out:
1. rivals to lovers
2. peter’s excited “here it comes” before thor gave his catchphrase
3. thor stalling as much as possible bc he wanted peter to tell him he loved him too
and, most importantly,
4. uncle peter
The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are all about love in different forms and in particular love after trauma, and so Peter being the voice of advice guiding Thor in this movie is actually so fitting.
… and I really liked it? No idea where all the negative reviews are coming from. I think I liked it more than Ragnarok even. Finally they establish Valkyrie as bi!
Also, it was so great to see the Guardians of the Galaxy again. The Peter Quill rehabilitation tour begins here.
Man my fanfiction has been all about the Peters recently hasn’t it? This one stars Peter Parker but is actually about Peter Quill. There is no point in loving Quill because everyone on the internet and beyond loathes him, but I do it anyway.
Title: Peter and Peter
Fandom: MCU/Spider-Man/Guardians of the Galaxy
Summary: In the immediate aftermath of Tony Stark’s death, Peter Parker suddenly runs into a weird dude.
Read on AO3, or click below:(more…)
my favorite thing (as a classic gotg fan) about the Thor teaser is that Star Lord is shown wise, caring about his family, and totally not impressed with showing off
as he fucking should be
Starnovamora parallels from Guardians of the Galaxy #6 and #18
No idea what’s happening in this or indeed ANY comics, but delighted to see Peter Quill is still bisexualling it up