Flash Thompson, everybody.
You can never take the jock out of Flash Thompson.
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
—Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope
guys, I turned on the TV while I was eating pizza in the kitchen and channel five was on and spECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN WAS ON AND IT WAS THE EPISODE WHERE HARRY AND PETER ARE COMPETING TO BE ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM AND IT’S IN HD AND HARRY LOOKS SO CUTE AND AMAZING AND PRECIOUS AHHHH.
Storm #02 (2014)
Story Greg Pak, art: Victor Ibanez, colors: Ruth Redmond
jinx and kid flash, requested by redneckclassy
Hello there, I was wondering if you still shipped YJ's Jaime and Tye?
Am I the only one who ships Jaime and Tye?
No, you are not.
windona said: AGREED! HOwever, quick q: I haven’t seen any eps in season 3, are they worth watching?
First off, dishonor you AND your cow, how can you leave me hanging like this??
Secondly, there’s like…three good episodes so far and the rest are pretty unimpressive. They are:
- Agent Venom: like, I really dislike that this is essentially a 180 for Flash since he hasn’t had any character development due to his lack of screentime after the Rhino episode in early season 2, bUT - it is a pretty good episode if you ignore that entirely, and that they’re really is zero emotional investment when Flash becomes Agent Venom, as to opposed how he got to that stage in his life in the comics. Also, the ending is a little weird, but I don’t want to spoil anything for you.
- Cloak & Dagger: Honestly an o-kay episode, I’m just recommending it because it’s CLOAK AND DAGGER and their relationship is close and cute and you can tell they both just really care for each other <3
- The Vulture: GREAT parksborn in this episode and Harry gets to be a distressed dude :’D They also entirely rewrote Adrian’s origin - he’s now a homeless teenager who Octavius/Norman kidnapped to experiment on while they were working together to harvest some kind of…metagene (hEY WHERE HAVE I HEARD THIS BEFORE). He was the only kid who survived their experiments it seems, and he can change into some kind of vulture-human hybrid at will. It’s probably the best episode of the season so far, but they kind of completely undo all of Adrian’s character development in his next appearance sO..
The other episodes are not really worth watching, though you might want to skim over “New Warriors” so you know what’s happening. That’s where it’s currently stopped, so I’m assuming Norman’s arc of dimension-jumping is gonna happen in the next few episodes. You can find all of them here: