90 kids will know

Origin Story

My Middle/High School BFF: [walking up to my locker] Hey you like Star Wars, right?
Me: [attempting to hold onto what little cool my teenage self had, which was essentially nonexistent] Yeah, it’s pretty good…
BFF: Remember that super cute guy who’s in those British movies? You said you thought he was really hot but your parents won’t let you watch some of his stuff? [holds up magazine] Star Wars.
Me: [clutching what was probably an Entertainment Weekly or something in my wee fangirl hands] What?! 
BFF: [smugly] …Yep. 

(*Obviously a dramatization because it’s been nearly 20 years and so the details and timing escape me, so this is probably an amalgamation of several conversations, but this is based on actual events.)

Reasons why I love Static

A good hero works well with others

Look at how the other heroes smile at him, they are genuinely happy to meet him. When Superman saves him, he isn’t upset. He’s happy. He asked to be saved and he was

And it’s not the last time either. You see it here

and here

he works well with the justice league members even though his interactions with them are rare and in between.

He’s literally never afraid to ask them for help

I mean, look at that. He made the bat signal, he was outright asking for help as publicly as he ever could.

and in “Fallen hero” when he thought Green Lantern really had become evil…

Just look at his face. He is shocked. He can’t believe one of his heroes would do this, he tried to figure out why, tried to come up with a reason to explain it, so it would make sense.

And the moment Sinestro, disguised as Green Lantern, hurt Gear. He knew it was true, and he’s horrified that the person he looked up to did this and he’s angry, angry that he didn’t see this.

Static knows when to fight

but he also knows when someone just needs a helping hand

and sure, he jokes around

but he also knows how important the work he does is

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and he also knows what happens if he messes up

His family knows what it is he does and they all support him in whatever way they can.

and that’s why I love Static shock. Yes, they touched upon some serious issues

they didn’t dumb it down for the audience, or treat the issues with kiddie gloves, they addressed the issues and those were also the same episodes that they broke the fourth wall. Dyslexia, gun control, gang violence, racism. They didn’t pull their punches on this show.

They showed us a still very much grieving teenager who almost joins a gang in the first episode, who gets powers that he uses to protect other people without a moment of hesitation, not even thinking of getting revenge on his bullies. Even as a superhero, he still volunteers at the community center his dad runs.

Yes, Virgil makes mistakes, he’s still a kid after all, but he’s so genuinely kind and sincere that we can’t help but love him.

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I don’t know if it actually is Static shock appreciation week officially, but it is for me

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and, because I can’t help myself

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♪♪ in the club with JohnJae😎

isjustprogress  asked:

glad i'm not the only one who would definitely fuck Avengers Academy High School Clint behind a dumpster #IHaveAProblem

is the dumpster on fire

oh yeah it is totally on fire

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All of the completed ALL GROWN UP! drawings that I’ve done.

Dexter’s Laboratory, Recess, Rocket Power, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls, South Park, and The Wild Thornberry’s

Hey 90’s kids…If you have any ideas for other shows, Let me know!

it’s kinda sad now that new gravity falls fans won’t get to experience the ultimate, incredibly satisfactory reveal that was finding out that ford and the stan twin theory were real