the ravagers

MCU Photo-Recap Countdown; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

I had an absolute blast reading this. I DO want a Ravager spin-off SO DAMN BADLY and also that “jerk-off” line should have been in the movie.

Toni Watches:

Well if it isn’t the Guardians of the Galaxy, back for another funny, action-packed comedy adventure, shockingly rooted in deep, painful and beautiful emotion. On a scale of 1 to MY HEART EXPLODED, how awesome was it to see the gang again? The sequel was highly anticipated after the success of the original, which, let’s be honest, was a bit of a gamble in itself.

Sequels are hard, especially when the original was so beloved. But, Vol 2 knocked it out of the park, bringing us everything we have come to expect from this rag-tag group of lovable dickheads.

AND it solved the mystery of Quill’s parentage!

The movie began with a peek into the whirlwind romance of Peter’s parents, with her being awesome and him being CGI. He showed her a glowing flower-type thing in the forest (I’m sure it’s nothing), and then they made out a bunch.

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write-like-an-american:

havi-cat:

brujahinaskirt:

poetfish:

dreamhouse777:

if i was a pirate captain i would get a movie projector and play a movie on the big sails every friday night for my boys to kick back and enjoy some time off unless we were under attack

Pirates legit did the 16-17th century equivalent of this. When things were slow, they would put on plays, act out dramas of stories they knew, or freestyle. The most preferred model of original productions was courtroom drama: “trying” each other for piracy. The “accused” would list off their many, dramatically and humorously embellished crimes, and be equally dramatically sentenced. Sometimes there was a daring escape, sometimes just a really maudlin death scene, but a good time was had by all.

As we all suspected, pirates are theater nerds.

…picture this, but with Ravagers 8D

omfg it’s brilliant

laylainalaska:

peregrineroad:

laylainalaska:

sarah531:

This James Gunn tweet (from here) has me thinking. Is the sort of abusive behaviour we see from Yondu’s Ravagers common across the whole culture or just from that particular exiled faction?

(ALSO: All other discussion. Have at it.)

My guess would be that the Stakar/Aleta/etc. factions aren’t THAT much better about it. Yondu’s group was probably unusually dysfunctional because he was stuck with the rejects and the ones who were drawn to a life outside Stakar’s slightly-more-ethical organization, but they ARE still space pirates. And it’s very different coming into that life as an adult who already had a rough past and a well-honed ability to defend yourself, and coming in as a young child. I don’t think growing up on any of their ships would result in a healthy, non-abusive upbringing.

(my 2 cents, etc; feel free to disagree)

I mean, even Groot’s current upbringing with the Guardians involves a lot of casual child endangerment, and the og Ravagers have been described bts as even more anti-heroic, so. My thought is that the Captains might individually be pretty good to children, better at emotions, AND their sway over their crew is probably less fragile than Yondu’s, but the crew members in general are probably still pretty chequered characters, and nobody would have much sense of what a ‘normal’ childhood should be like. I do think Peter would have been significantly better off if Yondu had still been part of the fleet, but it wouldn’t have been ideal regardless.

Yeah, that’s what I’m mainly thinking – not maliciousness so much as casual child endangerment + very little idea of what a “normal” childhood is like. With maybe a side order of a) having some genuinely awful people in the crew (while I don’t think Stakar, Aleta, etc.’s crews are quite AS awful as Yondu’s, they’re still pirates) and b) having a lot of people around who aren’t really used to kids and therefore would get impatient, perhaps violently so, with kids doing normal kid things.

… I mean, imagine having an 8-year-old raised by a band of mercenaries on Earth, even. They might try, and even do their best, but most of them would be people who would be inured to violence and probably had pretty shitty childhoods themselves, plus it would be an inherently dangerous place to keep a kid because of what they did for a living.

S’funny you should mention that last point because I ended up basing a lot of my Ravager headcanons on what historical pirates were reportedly like (uh, maybe toned down a bit though). Apparently it wasn’t entirely unusual for pirate captains to keep boys from seized ships and let them tag along as part of the crew. After all, they were… yep… small enough to be good for thieving. But they were paid, and were treated about as well as could be expected, as far as I can tell.

So I wonder if Peter’s childhood was like that, maybe a bit better – he does include Yondu in his fond memories montage, after all, and like people have pointed out in the past he’s not actually afraid of Yondu the way you’d expect –

– but on the other hand, piracy was a nasty hard life filled with nasty hard people, so.

poetfish:

dreamhouse777:

if i was a pirate captain i would get a movie projector and play a movie on the big sails every friday night for my boys to kick back and enjoy some time off unless we were under attack

Pirates legit did the 16-17th century equivalent of this. When things were slow, they would put on plays, act out dramas of stories they knew, or freestyle. The most preferred model of original productions was courtroom drama: “trying” each other for piracy. The “accused” would list off their many, dramatically and humorously embellished crimes, and be equally dramatically sentenced. Sometimes there was a daring escape, sometimes just a really maudlin death scene, but a good time was had by all.

I’ve had this little snippet of a GOTG fic in my head for ages now, but I don’t know what to do with it. Originally it was gonna be the opening for a missing-moment type fic provisionally almost titled “Wait, What Happened To Yondu Inbetween Him Waving Goodbye To Rocket And Picking Up Peter, Oh God I Bet Ego Was Physically And Mentally Beating The Shit Out Of Him Wasn’t He.” But I don’t know if that will see the light of day for a while. I really hope it does though:

The snow was falling so thick and heavily that it had cast the whole world in a sort of white resin. Contraxia was like that: it was bleak, and it was dangerous.

Two figures, a man and a boy, were making their way upwards through the blizzard. One of them was struggling, but the other one didn’t stop to help him. In fact, he walked faster.

Eventually, they reached their destination. It was a tree, once green and lush and now withered and dying and covered in snow.

“S’the last living tree on Contraxia,” said Yondu, “fer now.”

“So?” said Peter. The long walk in the cold had frozen his body, but it hadn’t killed his spirit.

“Hey! Don’t give me sass, boy. You wanna be a Ravager, you learn our traditions! Y’hear? This’s the only bitta real life left on this planet from before the Kree invaded and enslaved its people and killed the rest. You pay it yer damn respects!”

Peter had no idea how to pay respects to a tree, or what Yondu would even qualify as “respect”. He eventually settled for a slight nod and a slumped position.

“Some of ‘em were my people,” Yondu said. He wasn’t actually paying all that much attention to Peter’s posture. “The ones who said hell no, you ain’t getting our kids, and died or got taken anyway. Thass where parenty affection gets ya, kid. A slave collar.”

Something uncomfortable was making its way into Peter’s brain, and he didn’t want to say it. But ultimately he figured he had nothing to lose. For all he knew he could die of the cold halfway down the mountain.

“That’s me then, right? You gonna slap a collar on me?”

Yondu’s face changed completely. It was like his whole being temporarily just collapsed in on itself.

“You think you a slave, boy?”

When Peter had been a child he had had nightmares about monsters with red eyes watching him from the shadows. It was those fearful things he thought of as Yondu grabbed his shoulders and glared at him.

Thass what you think?” the man yelled.

What Peter wanted to say was, well you’re clearly not my parent, and there’s precious few other damn options for this relationship. But he didn’t say that. He was nine years old and his mother was dead. “No,” he whispered. “I just – I just wondered.”

“You wonder some fucking stupid things, boy!”

Yondu let go of him and turned his back on the tree. He started walking away.

“All that work you do on the ship? You get paid at the end of the month same’as everyone else,” he said, his voice a snarl. “Hell, I told you that when you came aboard, but I guess you were too busy cryin’ like a whelp to realise.” A pause. “And you free to leave anytime you like. You remember that. Ain’t you lucky?”

A few seconds later he was just a shadow in the snow. A few seconds after that, Peter followed him.

The last living tree on Contraxia lasted a few more years, and then it died and sank into the mountain.

sevi007:

shanoniusrex:

sevi007:

shanoniusrex:

‘But she’s always been that way’

This feels like a continuation of the “my wife still misses me”-comic and it’s great.

It’s like a quiz. What is Aleta gonna shoot / throw next at her husband?

Next time it’ll be Charlie-27 getting hurled across the room

Chances are that every one of Stakar’s team got hurled at least once. They learn to stay out of Aleta’s reach

grison-in-space:

shanoniusrex:

write-like-an-american:

sevi007:

shanoniusrex:

theyondu
replied to your post “I don’t even think Stallone has any muscle it’s all just conveniently…”

Stakar makes all The daddy joke ever, poor Yondu

I like to think occasionally Stakar gets on the intercom and sets up a joke, and you can just hear the entire ship groan in unison

If you hear crashing over the intercom, that means Aleta is home and kicked Stakar’s ass before he could get past the set up and to the actual joke, and everybody sighs in relief across the whole ship.

At least Yondu can be heard saying loudly “Fuckin’ thank ye!”

Okay, but like. In a universe where Yondu wasn’t exiled – one day, after he’s flown the nest of his own accord, Stakar gets a comm call from Yondu. He’s getting a touch concerned because Yondu’s just sitting there, quiet and small and very un-Yondu like. Just as he’s about to start sending assist ships to converge on his location, assuming there’s been a mutiny or something equally dire, Yondu says in this really desolate voice : “Peter said ‘I’m hungry’ today. An’ I said ‘Hi hungry, i’m captain.”

@korino21

okay at this point I’m just sort of lying here starfishing with joy and cackling like a mad hyena