Modern Tully style, Julien Mcdonald
I loved this whole interaction. In so many stories, especially stories about teens with powers, wacky hijinks are forced to ensue with the teens not telling the adults the truth of what’s going on, and the adults getting in the way and not understanding.
And I get that, I mean Adults Do Not Get What Kids Today Go Through is not so much symbolism as it is text. However it’s also been done a billion times. With good reason, yes, but done.
There is also the flip side - the adult who is the Wise Mentor who is already in the know, and can dispense sage advice until such time as the plot requires them to die. Again, not bad in and of itself, but done.
Throw in the aspect of the adult being a religious figure and the odds of them being either Wise Elder or Plot Required Obstacle are even higher. And even more done.
But instead, what was done with Kamala and Sheikh Abdullah was show that there can be another way. Kamala doesn’t give away her secret identity, but she tries telling as much of the truth as she can. It’s not an either/or of lies vs full confession.
In turn, Sheikh Abdullah shows respect for what Kamala tells him and replies to her in kind. He can’t give full advice without knowing the entire situation, but he gives what advice he can given the information he has. He trusts that she’s telling the truth about helping people, and gives her guidance to help her find her way as she figures things out for herself.
It’s a wonderful bit of personal, human interaction and it’s not an emotional beat you often get in stories like these.
In a way it reminds me of one of the (many) things I liked about Captain Marvel’s first run, in that it showed friendships between generations.
People will stare. Make it worth their while → Krikor Jabotian Haute Couture | S/S ‘14
can we please understand that “depressed” is an actual emotion as well as a mental disorder
just because you say you feel depressed one day doesn’t mean you’re claiming to have depression and it’s an actual emotion and if you say “i’m feeling depressed today” is absolutely okay because it is in fact a mood and a clinical disorder
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Captain America: Red Skull grabs an Infinity Stone with his bare hands, gets his face melted off like in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Guardians of the Galaxy: “Yeah, Infinity Stones are not to be fucked around with. If you’re anything less than immortal, touching it for more than a second will make you explode. MAYBE if you got a couple of people to share the load, you could hold it for a minute or two, but even then if you push it too far your head will pop off like a soda bottle.”
Thor 2: Jane Foster absorbs an Infinity Stone into her bloodstream, sees the whole of the universe, develops defensive superpowers, goes for days where her only negative side effects are a fever and occasional fainting.
Jane Foster is raw as hell.
Things continue to go well Wednesday night in Ferguson. Aug. 20th
Felix has the best lines I swear