A Promise (Peter Parker Head-canon)

Anon asked: ‘hey riley, as we didn’t see uncle ben in homecoming, how do you think peter reacted to ben’s death? did he scream when he found, or did he cried intensely? or do you think he didn’t utter a word for like 2 weeks? i’d like to know your opinion on that’

On Uncle Ben’s Death:

Ben’s death ripped a piece of his very soul from him. There are parts of Peter that were buried beneath dirt and grass; parts of a boy disappearing; alternative paths, experiences, and words sinking with that casket to never be realized. Ben was everything that his father was not, but more than that, he was his father. So, when the apartment filled with red and blue, and that knock broke the illusion of forever, sound of it like a cruel joke; a crude imitation of a heart that no longer beat; as words rung out like thunder, loud, deafening, terrifying; the blurred edges of stormy eyes watched, burned, captured forever the sight of May shattering, he shattered too.

In the days after, he retreated into himself; losing the parts of him that hadn’t already disappeared past the bloodied edges of bullet wounds and polished wood. He was lost, confused, bitter, and angry; lashing out, his words sometimes so full of venom that they hurt. Being angry made him more angry; he hated that finger, the one that had pulled the trigger for making it so easy to pull his own, to aim that gun at the wrong people just as he had. It made him angrier still that everyone he shot at always understood; the sad smiles and watery eyes aimed at him pulling at every unbroken heart string that he still had left.

May was the only one to see him cry. They cried together. There were some nights; the ones where exhausted red and blue lights blended with black, and the hours slowed but sped up all at the same time; flashing memories doing their best to call for back-up, to fight in the unresolved battle raging in the heart of that angry, confused, terrified, guilty boy, where he would wander into their room; carpet tickling at bare feet, half covered by too-long pajamas that once belonged to the man who was both father and husband, the man who was wholly good. He would crawl into sheets soaked in tears and nightmares, but also in love; the mixed scent of her and him that still lingered, and they would cry together.

Peter loved May for this; for those arms that were always open, even when they were aching and dripping with sorrow themselves. It was for her, for that look in her eyes, for that lingering smell, that always present taste in the air that he found it in himself to try again. It was for her that he smiled. It was for her that he stopped firing. It was for her that he stopped wearing Ben’s clothes to bed. It was for him that he pushed aside that part of his anger that whispered words like; ‘kill,’ ‘avenge,’ and ‘hurt.’

It was for love and family that he made a teary promise over fresh blades of green grass, fingers brushing against cold stone that was so unlike the warmth of his uncle that it hurt. He would never kill. It was that promise that rang true in his heart anytime he punched a little too hard, anytime he kicked, hit, threw, swung, or strung up someone like that finger that had pulled the trigger. When he looked through the mask he wore when facing the world and into the eyes of those who thought only of themselves, he allowed those red and blue lights to swarm his vision, thunderous knocks and heart breaking cries leaving so loved lips to echo through too-sensitive ears, and he remembered, and he forgave.

He would never kill.

Because even though the people he fought against were unlike his Ben had been in every way, they were all someone to somebody, and he wouldn’t be the reason some other heart broke, or pieces of another soul were torn away from a life prematurely.

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Cartoon Network’s 2017-18 Upfront recap

New series

  • Apple & Onion (from The Amazing World of Gumball’s George Gendi)
  • Craig of the Creek (from Steven Universe’s Matt Burnett and Ben Levin)
  • Summer Camp Island (from Julia Pott)
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes (from Steven Universe’s Ian James-Quartey)
  • Ben 10 (reboot)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (series)

Shows that are comin’ back

  • We Bare Bears
  • Steven Universe
  • The Powerpuff Girls (reboot)
  • Mighty Magiswords
  • Teen Titans Go!
  • The Amazing World of Gumball
  • Adventure Time (and another miniseries!)

Shows that aren’t comin’ back

  • Clarence
  • Uncle Grandpa

Plus games!

http://deadline.com/2017/03/cartoon-network-2017-2018-programming-slate-six-new-returning-series-upfronts-1202054922/

I wonder if there will one day be kids who’s first introduction to Spider-man is through the mcu and homecoming and they’ll think about all the moments where Peter’s like “and then the bad things happen… they happen because of you” and “after everything Aunt May’s been through lately” and wonder about his mysterious backstory, not realizing it’s just because the audience and the filmmakers were sick of seeing uncle Ben die for the four hundredth time

I just realized that if something happens to tony in infinity war peter would lose not one- not two- but THREE father figures. his dad from when he was young, uncle ben just six months prior, and then a high chance that tony will. when will marvel give this boy a break?

Future MCU Spider-Man fancast

(If the cast is a bit young, it’s only because I’m using Tom Holland’s age as a point of reference)

1) Ludi Lin as Harry Osborn / Green Goblin 2 

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2) BD Wong as Norman Osborn / Green Goblin

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3) Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Felicia Hardy / Black Cat

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4) Laurence Fishburne as Otto Octavius / Doctor Octopus 

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5) Sophie Turner as Gwen Stacy 

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6) Naomi Scott as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman 

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7) Ken Jeong OR Aasif Mandvi as J. Jonah Jameson 

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8) Emma Stone returns but as Betty Brant

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9) Mark Strong as Uncle Ben 

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10) Rory McCann as Kraven the Hunter 

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11) Lin Shaye as Madame Web 

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12) Elijah Wood as Cletus Kasady / Carnage 

(Watch Sin City and some of his horror films. This guy can pull it off)

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13) Joe Keery as Eddie Brock Jr. / Venom 

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14) Celina Jade as Cindy Moon / Silk

(Only one that came to mind, to be honest. If anyone has any other suggestions, I’m all ears)

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15) Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst return as Richard and Mary Parker

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16) Andrew Garfield cameos as the guy who shot Uncle Ben 

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17) Becky G as Anya Corazon 

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18) Yvonne Strahovski as Silver Sable 

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19) Caleb McLaughlin as Miles Morales / The Ultimate Spider-Man 

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20) Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. as Robbie Robertson 

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Reminders of Uncle Ben
  • A tattered, blue and red baseball cap
    • That game was fun. Peter spilled the popcorn everywhere by accident. Ben gave him the biggest hug when their team got the home run. The colorings of the hat are part of the reason the Spidey suit is red and blue.
  • A small, purple dog stuffed animal 
    • Ben and Peter had always wanted a dog, but May knew it was too much responsibility. Ben got Peter the toy as a substitute. When Peter was sad about not having a puppy, he would hug the toy.
  • A drawn-on Lego man
    • Ben always joked about not having a figure that looked like him, so little Peter got a Sharpie and drew glasses on one for him. It was his birthday gift seven years before his passing.
  • An age-thinned note
    • “Nice job, kiddo!” with a smiley face. He had gotten an A on his fourth grade English test that he had been really scared about. May had called Ben to tell him the news, and Ben wanted to congratulate the boy, but he had to leave for work before Peter got home from school. He left the note taped on his bedroom door.
  • Coffee
    • After Ben and Peter would go on trips to the grocery store for May, he’d let the boy get a coffee. He always put three packets of sugar in for him, just how Peter liked it. Peter only puts in two packets when he has coffee now.
  • A song
    • “Salad Days” by Mac Demarco. Ben loved that kind of music, and they’d dance around Peter’s room to it after he got home from school. They played the song at his funeral as per Peter’s request. He can’t listen to the song anymore.
  • His film camera
    • Ben loved photography. He always took beautiful pictures of May, against her will, and goofy pictures of Peter. He always posed by putting his hand on his hip and pursing his lips. He liked it because it made Ben laugh. Now, Peter uses it to take some of his photos and loves the idea of holding Ben’s hand through the surface of the camera.
  • A brightly-colored punch card 
    • “Buy six get one free!” It was from the records store on 22nd, the one that Ben and a 14-year-old Peter used to go to after Ben got off of work. The last hole remains unpunched.

I’m thinking about maybe doing more of these..? Maybe? What do you think? 
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dino-nuggs  asked:

Oscar issac as uncle Ben, YES PLEASE! Also, peter's dad and uncle ben can be like half brothers

heck yeah, friend!! like idc how they make it work but with marisa being aunt may, oscar isaac is just the person i keep coming back to for mcu uncle ben. ben could be a little nerdy like peter and a little eccentric like may. he’s warm, handsome, and just radiates comfort. and he’s more similar to peter in the sense that he’s lame and sarcastic, but he still pairs really perfectly with may and they both share that quirky free spirit kinda vibe.

oscar isaac would make a great mcu uncle ben y'all, specifically with this look: