damn, i can’t believe i actually finished this drawing, the sketch is actually a month old, but my drawing program crashed on me so many freaking times, that i just kept putting it off. the only one who escaped the loss of progress and redrawing is diath (uncanny dodge??) everyone else had to be redrawn at least once.
(cause people are right, there is a disturbingly low amount of Abby related posts out there)
Abby has three siblings and the spacing of them means she has experience being both the youngest and the middle child
There’s a sister about 4 years older. Since they’re the only girls, they were stuck sharing a room until her sister went to college. There’s also two brothers. One is about 2.5 years older while the other is about 10 years younger.
The little brother was 6-8 years old while Abby and Erin were in school and he was exactly as annoying as you would expect from a baby brother. He barged in on them hanging out All. The. Time.
Abby & Erin’s Misadventures in Babysitting is a thing I definitely need to write because watching a 7 year old is an experience but watching your kid brother is Hell.
baby brother always wanted in on whatever they were doing. They usually shoved him out of the room, but one time they sat him down and told him all kinds of ghost stories. He had nightmares for a week, and Abby got in Major Trouble
Abby was a born and raised feminist thanks to Mom. Some of the feminist teachings stuck with Sis, but so did a lot of the heteronormative stuff so it’s kind of a mixed bag there. Her brothers aren’t the worst white boys in the world, but her little brother definitely had more of the internalized sexism knocked back out of him. Benefits of being the only kid at home during his teen years.
Abby believed she hated romance for the longest time, but then she realized heterosexual romance is what she hated because girls liking girls was a thing? A really good awesome thing. Abby was completely on board with the liking girls thing.
except when the girl you liked was your clueless, seemingly heterosexual best friend. That blew :/
Abby subscribed to every paranormal related zine and newsletter she could get her hands on, no matter how hokey, because ‘you never know where good information was going to come from’
she also did mail-in things from the back of those magazines. You know the 'send in $14.95 and get real Bigfoot fur!’ or a rock from an alien planet or a real EVP recording. Got burned every time but that just made her skeptical of the companies and people behind them, not the topics.
Given that she was one of four children, she never had reliable access to a car and never saved up to buy her own because she spent all her money on books and mail-in’s and radios and video cameras. Erin, though, was an only child and was given a car by her parents, so she drove them around town and to school each day.
despite Abby’s nosy little brother always being around, and Erin’s house always being empty, they hung out at Abby’s house more often than not. Erin didn’t like hanging out at her own house.
after her sister went off to college, Abby took full control over the bedroom and decor. It ended up looking like every fledgling paranormal investigator’s dream room. Probably one of the reasons Erin preferred being at Abby’s so much.
Abby’s never been picky about music but god dangit Erin if you record yourself singing along to the radio one more time, I’m ripping your cassette player out of your car! Just buy the album!
(I can’t buy every album released. I have to pay for gas, Abby. Besides, I don’t even know if I would like all the songs on the album. I just know I like this one.) (That’s exactly why they release the radio single! To lure you in to buy the rest.)
There were fights about this is what I’m saying.
Abby was convinced she could rap because she knew all the words to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme. (who am I kidding, she’s still convinced of this.)
Abby was very active in all the supernatural and paranormal chat rooms and message boards. She knew all the big players and had quite the rivalry with several she considered especially conceited or ignorant
remember how Abby did the Ghostbusters website herself? Yeah, those skills are self-taught stemming back to those message boards days. She knows all the basic forum and website coding you might encounter when trying to interact with people online.
she’s still in contact with several of her old friends from those days. Her inbox was flooded after news of the Ghostbusters broke nationally
There was a moment where I was looking through the lenses, and I just sort of felt like he doesn’t know I’m here, or he doesn’t know anyone’s here. He does a such… this true connection eye-to-eye, so I actually sort of took my eyes off it a few seconds to look at André without the camera, just ‘cause I sort of felt like he was unreal, and I kinda wanted to see it in the flesh a little bit.
Moonlight cinematographer James Laxton talking about André Holland (x)
But can you just imagine Foggy’s reaction to meeting Clint Barton? Like one day he walks into the office and Matt is sitting there with this blond archer dude and he’s like “Who’s this?” and Matt’s like “A friend.” and Foggy just goes with but then this “friend” starts playing with a plastic bottle and it’s making the most annoying sound ever and at some point it’s too much for Foggy and he turns to this “friend” like “Could you please stop doing that?” and ofc Clint keeps doing it and Foggy gets really angry and bothered and Matt is having the time of his life until he has the kindness to tell Foggy that Clint can’t hear him ‘cause he’s deaf and Foggy just looks at the camera like in the office.