“Imo the Brits should worry less about MM’s race and more about her divorce. How can you date for many years, finally decide to get married and still end up divorcing shortly after? If/when her and Harry marry will she all of a sudden be “all in” because she will HAVE to? That’s something very important to think about, being in love isn’t enough. “Duh!” Well, it’s obvious the BRF don’t have good judgment of character with so many divorces under their belt. Their vows are just suggestions it seems” - Submitted by Anonymous
so yes, this is basically a friendly reminder that my peter parker played football aka soccer in high school. now before you go ’james what the fuck he’s a nerd you can’t do this’, um yes I can. why? because my version of pete’s nerdiness follows the older versions of the comics, where he was more a sassy diva than an awkward geek. as told by stan lee and as drawn by steve ditko. and nerds can play sports, right?? a subtle way to one - up and break first impressions, preferably getting through to the jocks without domineering physicality.
and no, it’ll surely not be professional as it’d more - so be during spare time and to let off some heat. we all know that peter has other commitments.
now, why soccer? aside from the fact that I’m a brit, I love the sport and know more about it than any other sport. also aside from the fact that it’s aesthetically pleasing for my pete, given his build and height. he’s not lanky nor muscular, somewhere in between and nigh perfect for soccer. it’s because in that game, he can hide his talent. now I know that basketball fits him better, as it’s all about dexterity, agility and reflexes, but in sports like basketball for example, with small teams and individuality, it’s easy to showcase your skills. whereas in football, you can just be assigned to the midfield position and look decent. good, but not much to leave a lasting impression. anonymity is one thing he needs to get used to, given that he wears a spandex and mask, so what better way to do that than to hide behind star players where he can be one?
okay why is this all important? because peter uses this as a learning experience. it’s his way of a learning experience. handling time and working under pressure, controlling his abilities by keeping it on the downlow. by not showcasing his talents. by not letting the rush and adrenaline get into his head. remember, soccer is one of the more tactical sports games, increases your vision and awareness of your surroundings, which is what peter always uses during superhero battles. AND it paves the way for sporty threads which i’d like to do, but hey.