5 Years of Wrecking
Week 4: Core Four Week
Date: 23 November, Thursday: Headcanons
I have quite a few for today.
A fun headcanon I thought of that is entirely because of Booth and Brennan on Bones is this: the Core Four dancing to the 1978 song “Hot Blooded” by Foreigner. I just liked the thought one day while listening to the song and was like YEAH. They dance to this song.
In addition to that, I asked for some headcanon topics/prompts and I got a couple of prompts:
From @bunnikkila: A prompt: the Bakery was one of the places Ralph and Vanellope really started bonding. How does it fit into their lifestyle as a group?
Hmm. I can totally see Vanellope suggesting that the group make their own karts. Like, everyone has their own karts that they keep like, in the Castle garage, with like her kart. I can totally picture Felix having a blast doing that and Tamora loving the little bakery guns. Plus I bet the bakery is a good place to have a nice snack, too. I lowkey kinda want Tamora to have kart that she has for like, quick travel through Hero’s Duty, too.
I wonder if you can eat the karts you make too??? That’s a fun thought! Them baking something together so they can then eat the thing.
Since these two are thematically similar I’m including them together:
From @bashfulgnome: what happens when everyone gathers for holidays / how they celebrate / traditions (Core Four)
From @dannybird22: Core four headcanon about cooking for the holidays!
It wasn’t until I sat down and looked at both of these on 22 November, the eve of Thanksgiving, that I realized, wow, how appropriate it was that for the Core Four Headcanons day, it happened to fall on Thanksgiving. And that I would get holiday-based prompts for headcanons. And also: WIR2 comes out the day before Thanksgiving 2018, so that’s cool.
Given that I doubt Litwak would be open on holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas, the Core Four definitely has a few days off for the holidays.
I definitely think that these four would spend these days together. They’re a family. None of them ever really had that chance before to celebrate with others (except Felix, maybe) for the holidays. So, the holidays are probably super special for them. I can definitely see them having a huge meal together for Christmas and Thanksgiving. And they’d have to have a huge meal because I mean… some of them are pretty big.
I lowkey kinda like the idea of Mary sort of cooking for them. And maybe that’s what happens at first. Also, I realized that given that early November is when the first movie was released (which is essentially when the events of the movie happen), their first Thanksgiving together (Thanksgiving in 2012 was 22 Nov) would have been just less than 3 weeks after the events of the movie (2 Nov and 23 Nov, this year’s Thanksgiving are 3 weeks apart this time around). They probably were like soooo do we have Thanksgiving together??? We are? Okay! So that’s happening then! And then, here they are being fed by Mary, and having a lowkey Thanksgiving together 3 weeks after the Battle of Sugar Rush. They probably enjoyed themselves and Felix was super great and welcoming. I could certainly see them having a toast that is essentially, to their new family, to them.
I could see as the years go on, Mary helps less and less with their cooking. Both Christmas and Thanksgiving. Mary probably brings a several desserts for them, though. But they probably get to a point, several years on, where they do their cooking themselves, and have a blast. Tamora would totally cut up the turkey, because she’d like that. Vanellope probably just wants to eat the pies. Everybody is probably super happy and thankful that they have each other. I can certainly see them expressing loads of thankfulness.
Christmas? I can see them going wild. So many presents. They probably have a family celebration just the four of them and then go to bigger parties within their home games and maybe even Game Central Station. Vanellope is super thrilled and has a bunch of fun. They overindulge her because of course they do. Everyone’s super cool with doing that.
I could see the four of them making their own traditions for their holiday celebrations. Like some of them are typical of what most people do (presents, dinner, parties), but they probably do things that are specific to them. Like, maybe they wreck and fix stuff together, or go shoot cybugs, or go kart racing together.
Oh, and Tamora and Felix totally kiss when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s.