jabberwockypie said: Oh god. Oh god. How about within the bounds of Avengers Tower we just declare Father's Day "That Day Which is Not A Holiday And Shall Not Be Acknowledged For Any Reason, Seriously It's Just Another Day." (And if some people spend more time in the gym or shooting things or in their lab than is healthy, maybe just for today we overlook that.) Maybe a supervillain will attack, thereby doing everyone a favor and letting people vent. But How weird/cute could DJ's first Father's Day be, though?
I think that the issue is that even when people have a bad/abusive relationship with a parent, that does not negate the need for approval/love that many people still have. So a person can acknowledge, can intellectually be aware that they had a parent who was bad, who failed them, who made bad choices.
But that does not mean that they don’t still love that person.
It’s not to say that they SHOULD, or that they should feel bad or guilty if they do not. Every person has the right to protect themselves, and rid themselves of toxic and damaging relationships. There is societal pressure to assume that children/parents always love each other, I actually addressed that a bit with Frigga and Clint. That pressure can be horrible, but it isn’t always the reason why people cling to childhood memories or unpleasant/damaging relationships. Sometimes, we still love people who do not deserve that love.
Sometimes, even the anger, resentment, pain and/or hatred that remain from a bad relationship needs to be addressed. Those relationships, for better or worse, had a hand in shaping a person and their emotional attachments. 8)
Hashtag Finally - Oneshot
Tony doesn’t ever actually ask the Avengers to move into his house, steal his wifi, eat all his food, and become the best family he’s ever known. They do it anyway. AO3 link here.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEITA!!!!!
I love you and I just wanna smush your face so here’s some happy goofy domestic fluffiness for you
- marvel: [has a black man walk in the background of the shot of the 6 white avengers]
- marvel fandom: REPRESENTATION.
- marvel fandom: DO YOU SEE THAT.
- marvel fandom: DC, WHERE YOU AT.
- marvel fandom: YOUR MOVE, DC.
- marvel fandom: ON YOUR LEFT, DC.
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"I USE ANTLERS IN ALL MY INVESTIGATING"
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