growliere  asked:

Rocket for the headcanon thing?

you betcha

  • What they smell like:
    • Uhhhh I’m thinking motor oil and small furry mammal? Like if a cat had been hanging out under the hood of a car.  Maybe vague hints of ozone due to the body mods?
  • How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc):
    • He’s got nocturnal tendencies, but then again so do the rest of the team.  In general, he tends to crash whenever and wherever the urge strikes him.  He’s a bit lost without his big giant tree buddy to provide the perfect napping spot. (I may or may not have just googled the sleeping habits of raccoons lmao)
  • What music they enjoy:
    • He would never EVER in a million years and even under the duress of torture admit it, but the Pina Colada Song is his fave.
  • How much time they spend getting ready every morning:
    • None.  Like even less than Drax.  As far as Rocket is concerned, he woke up perfect.
  • Their favorite thing to collect:
    • Weapons!  Mostly things that go boom, but he’s not averse to neat-looking blades or artifacts from different planets.  He may have even been gifted a small piece of Yaka from Yondu to do with what he will.
  • Left or right-handed:
    • Right.  
  • Religion (if any):
    • None.  He’s far too cynical for that.
  • Favorite sport:
    • It’s called ‘how many things can we put on top of Drax before he wakes up’ and Peter is his favorite partner.
  • Favorite touristy thing to do when traveling (museums, local food, sightseeing, etc):
    • While not one for casual tourism (mostly due to the fact that he’s been wanted his whole life) Rocket can be tempted to do some eating around with Peter and Drax.  
  • Favorite kind of weather:
    • Dry but cold.  Wet weather makes him get a little static-y, and his fur makes him overheat easily in summery weather.
  • A weird/obscure fear they have:
    • Dogs.  He would never admit that it’s a fear and not just an intense dislike, but he can’t always escape his instincts.
  • The carnival/arcade game they always win without fail:
    • look i found a picture

Ozone Falls, one of many small waterfalls that cut through the landscape in eastern tennessee.


Once, when Adam had still lived in the trailer park, he had been pushing the lawn mower around the scraggly side yard when he realized that it was raining a mile away. He could smell it, the earthy scent of rain on dirt, but also the electric, restless smell of ozone. And he could see it: a hazy gray sheet of water blocking his view of the mountains. He could track the line of rain traveling across the vast dry field towards him. It was heavy and dark, and he knew he would get drenched if he stayed outside. It was coming from so far away that he had plenty of time to put the mower away and get under cover. Instead, though, he just stood there and watched it approach. Even at the last minute, as he heard the rain pounding the grass flat, he just stood there. He closed his eyes and let the storm soak him.

Is it an alien hot spot? Is it home to the underwater city of Atlantis? The birthplace of a colony of sea Draculas who feed on the blood of shipwrecked survivors? For over a century, no one was able to explain the dozens of mysterious shipwrecks and plane crashes in the fabled Bermuda Triangle, a patch of the Atlantic Ocean between Miami, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico. And in the grand spectrum of our theories about it, sea Draculas was on the more logical end.

Fear of the triangle didn’t kick into high gear until 1945, when 135 people went missing after five American bomber jets and a search-and-rescue plane went missing 141 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We’ve been shitting our pants ever since. Throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, there were TV movies, dozens of fiction and nonfiction books, TV shows, and way too many documentaries telling the Triangle’s tale, and every one of them ended with what amounts to an admission that nobody knows how, why, or what the fuck is going on.

The Bermuda Triangle has been eerily silent in recent years, and so have we on the subject. Did the recession force the Atlanteans to move to an underwater metropolis with more job opportunity? Did the aliens fly home after hitting their abduction quota? Did the sea Draculas explode after exposure to the tropical Sun, which was only made harsher by THE HOLE IN THE OZONE LAYER? OH MY GOD, I AM THE ILLUMINATI.

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