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Im 3000% here for grease monkey Tony tho

• always has a lil grime under his fingernails bc oil and grease gets EVERYWHERE and takes forever to get rid of

• has like 2 shirts and a pair of jeans reserved for when he tinkers with tech that are just /saturated/ with grease and are torn and ripped and Pepper has tried to throw them away multiple times but the clothes magically reappear the next time Tony is in the shop

• he still manages to get at least one high dollar suit irreparably stained every year like clockwork

• little bruises and cuts on his knuckles and hands and forearms bc being elbow deep in an engine always results in some sort of superficial injury

• hates the ideal of someone else working on his cars. Even a simple oil change or replacing a battery or spark plugs

• “where is the 3/8 socket??? I literally just put it down! What the fuck?!”

• once asked Pepper to order some blinker fluid for his Spyder (trust me, it’s a real joke aimed at people who aren’t familiar with cars)

• has done on-the-fly repairs and diagnosis to vehicles belonging to reporters and his fans. “Wait a sec. Sounds like your car is missing on a cylinder. Do you mind if I take a look?” And just pops the hood or crawls under the vehicle and goes to town

• curses at vehicles or equipment then immediately apologizes

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Autumn 1979. Ohio. Five kids on bikes tool around their suburban development and stumble into an adventure involving monsters and sinister authority figures.

Autumn 1983. Indiana. Four kids on bikes tool around their suburban development and stumble into an adventure involving monsters and sinister authority figures.

Autumn 1988. Ohio. Four kids on bikes tool around their suburban development and stumble into an adventure involving monsters and sinister authority figures.

These are the setups of three recent pop culture offerings: respectively, the 2011 film Super 8, the new Netflix series Stranger Things, and the Image Comics series Paper Girls, which launched last year.

But these three properties share a lot more than just that common jumping-off point. They are all concerned with adolescence, specifically the push-pull tension between the familiar safety of home and the unknown dangers of the adult world.

Kids On Bikes: The Sci-Fi Nostalgia Of ‘Stranger Things’, 'Paper Girls’ & 'Super 8’

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*SURLY* karate monkey complete bike by BLUE LUG
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*SURLY* karate monkey complete bike by BLUE LUG
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