do you ever tell yourself that you’re going to do a thing but while you’re doing the thing you realize that you don’t actually know what you’re doing and you’re actually digging yourself deeper into a pit and even though you could totally stop and stop digging yourself into this great pit you’ve made for yourself, a chasm if you will, you keep going because then there would be too many loose ends that someone else would need to tie so you wind up getting to the end and it turns out somewhat ok somehow
anyways here’s a 3 hour bravely default inspired practice speedpaint that turned out somewhat ok somehow
People talk about Iron Man not having the strongest rogues’ gallery like say, Spider-man and Batman (and there’s also a whole, valid discussion about Yellow Peril in there, fair enough), but I’d argue that it’s because the person he’s usually busy fighting is himself.
I mean, Tony might get the Shocker trying it on a few times and the odd bank robbery, but if you look at the comics and ask who the main villain is, you’ll often get answers like:
“seven hours of paperwork”
“unwanted company buyouts”
“the slow sapping of idealism”
“taking his friends for granted”
“the U.S. government”
“self-destructive and compulsive behaviour”
“stages of grief”
“the lack of privacy that comes with being a public figure”
Ah yes, and the old favourite, which makes a regular return in all his arcs:
I mean, it’s kind of amazing some of the comics arcs are as gripping as they are. I just guess it’s catchier to put “IRON MAN VS. DOOM: THE FINAL SHOWDOWN” on a cover than to use titles like “TONY STARK VS. JUGGLING A POLITICAL CAREER AND PERSONAL ETHICS: THE RETURN YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR.” Um.
here’s a suggestion for all the lovely autistics who may be reading this: let yourself be autistic. let yourself stim, go nonverbal, have trouble with socializing, and try to get away from too much stimulation. it’s okay to be autistic. you shouldn’t have to suppress a part of you that you can’t change. embrace it. you’re wonderful and unique and you have so much value just the way you are, no matter what society says. ❤️
you know these moments when a friend just casually says something that validates your friendship, like just refers to something as “our place” or “our thing” and suddenly your heart is auditioning for Cirque du Soleil and days later you’re still thinking about it