Let’s talk about how their first meeting was Jean-Paul snatching this
helpless infant out of danger in the middle of a fight and taking her to
safety (also thereby prompting Sasquatch to stop fucking about and
actually end the scrap).
- How he immediately pushed
through whatever paperwork was needed to be the kid’s temporary guardian
instead of dropping her off at the hospital and declaring his
involvement done with.
- How Jean-Paul, who was
bounced around foster homes as a kid himself before becoming a teenage
runaway, literally spent weeks at the side of this discarded child and
monitoring her health, to the point that he told Alpha Flight they could
either hold team debriefings at the hospital or fuck off without him.
How once it came out that the child was not only abandoned, but dying
of AIDS and orphaned (her mother’s death was discovered some weeks after
Jean-Paul found the child, no father was known), Jean-Paul let down his
usual emotional guards and adopted the kid. He made himself vulnerable,
even though all he could ultimately do for her as a father was give her
a name to be buried under and stand vigil while she died.
- Even exhausted, he took on a tank-type superhero one-on-one to protect his daughter.
- He was there in Joanne’s final moments, holding her in his arms as she died.
So obviously, this kid touched Jean-Paul pretty deeply. Yet you’d probably never know she existed unless you went back and read the issue and/or Northstar’s wikipedia page. It never gets mentioned as potential motivation for his agreeing to help out at Xavier’s school, despite how many other kids there were also disowned and discarded through circumstances there were no fault of their own. It never gets brought up in relation to the losses he’s sustained. And it’s never brought up as part of his experience with found families, as with Raymonde, Cell Combatre, Aurora, arguably the X-Men, and Kyle. In fact, you on occasion get writers acting like Jean-Paul’s never given a damn about kids in his life.
saying AF #106 wasn’t clunky in a lot of ways, or that it’s
aged particularly well. But the fact that writers tend to forget that Joanne existed at all is kinda bogus, especially considering that the whole thing only took place in
Northstar’s highest-selling appearance to date.
Plot: Panda had never really understood Charlie’s fear of cameras. People, sure, but cameras? Surely one little picture - especially one that was worth a huge reward - was no big deal, right?
((My first WBB’s fic! And pretty lengthy too, but I like how it turned out ^v^ Anyway, had this idea after I watched ‘Charlie and the Snake’ and saw the scene where the tv revealed that clear pictures of Charlie were worth at least a thousand dollars. So then I thought, ‘What if the Bears found out about that?’, and it turned into this Panda and Charlie fic. So, hope you guys enjoy!))
look at this 2 star review that my local Lush store has:
i was only about two feet into the door of the newly opened lush cosmetics store when a woman with clown shoes and green dreadlocks started rubbing my back and asking me if i wanted to smell any of the different cheeses they were offering that day to rub into your scalp at night, I refused and tried to keep to my self but it was of no use THESE PEOPLE DON’T GIVE YOU PERSONAL SPACE. They pulled me into the back of the store and started rubbing bath salts into my eyes chanting “CLEANSE HIM OF HIS IMPURITIES” my eyes were red and swolen and i could barely see, then they dunked me under water and made me bob for apples for 20 minutes, I WAS HORRIFIED. Frantically searching for a way out of this nightmare i finally agreed to buy one of their products that they said would help me grow hair on my back in a matter of minutes, It was called “sasquatch stop watch”, But in reality it was a emptied out bucket of paint filled with dirty rain water and a broken piece of a formyca table top. My expirience here was terrifying… Please help me