Parker’s gearing up for Christmas right now and I just think that’s wonderful.
She made Eliot cut down a real tree from a real forest and drag it home, and Hardison has downloaded every Christmas song ever made into a playlist for her. Hardison has turned his great costume-making skills into updating Parker’s Christmas-themed costume wardrobe. Eliot is telling Parker it’s too damn early to make Christmas cookies but he has started comparing recipes, getting ready for the inevitable day.
Parker’s gone in a multi-national, high stakes robbery spree for new Christmas decorations and gifts. But don’t worry. She’s planning jobs in those locales as well, so she’s doing good things too while she’s stealing from the immensely wealthy.
I bet Parker has an advent calendar on the wall. Actually I bet she has multiple because one piece of chocolate per day seems like a bad deal. And she is ready and waiting for December first, because she wants her chocolate.
I just had a thought on Steve’s initial argument against the Accords.
What if they send us somewhere we don’t wanna go?
What if they don’t send us somewhere we think we should be?
He already had a point in his life when he knew he could be helping the people who needed it, but was limited to a star-spangled costume and jaunty theme tune. He’s been put on the bench before, and he’s seen people he cared about suffer because of it. If they’d let him out sooner, maybe Bucky and his unit would never have been captured. Maybe Bucky would never have been tortured and hurt and made into Zola’s plaything.
Given the war that Steve fought in, and given that he saw how America hung back until Pearl Harbour happened, I don’t imagine he’s ignorant about how they could end up being put on the shelf while conflicts raged, until they were absolutely necessary. On top of that, he has watched his identity as Cap be used for politicking, to sell war bonds, to encourage patriotism and all that jazz, even after his death.
And here’s a thought: Tony was the one who created and unleashed his weapons on the world. Steve was one of those weapons. It’s the difference between being the seller and being the product. Tony sees it as a quality control. Steve sees it as losing his autonomy and becoming that dancing monkey again.
It’s Halloween! Time for our annual costumes! This year’s theme is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Mango plays our heroine, Rey who lives in a busted old walker on Jakku. She’s about to meet her new enemy Kylo Ren, played by Torty. They eventually land on a planet/weapon called Star Killer Base, played by yours truly, and have an epic lightsaber battle!