the hummingbird girls

I love sunny girls.

the girls whose eyes twinkle like paper lanterns and have a furnace for a heart. girls with sunburnt cheeks and toothy smiles. girls who touch your thigh and set your skin aflame. girls wearing scraped knees and overalls. girls tending to windowsill herb gardens and planting flowers for bees.

girls whose skin is scorched with freckles like little fairy kisses. girls who study for college classes at the brightest library window. girls with babbling brook giggles. girls with pockets full of rough gemstones and rich earth under their fingernails. girls with hummingbird heartbeats.

I love sunny girls.


The New Warriors who are missing since Spider-Verse are alive, wounded and acknowledged. But then again, seeing them all wounded and feeling sad over the disappearance of Kaine makes me feel sad for them. And that leaves me to wonder about what happened to Jake Waffles the anthropomorphic dog of Wundagore Mountain, either he is safe with Silhouette who had teleported him out from danger or maybe Daemos had killed the dog. 

- Amazing Spider-Man v4 #21

Young Marvel Hero teams Status 2017 (part 1)


(Note: I don’t really acknowledge Slapstick and Ultragirl as New Warriors because it’s more like a retcon as they joined the team off-panel. Also, I don’t acknowledge the depowered mutants posing as New Warriors from Vol 4.)

- DEAD = Namorita (Namorita Prentiss), Turbo II (Mike Jeffries) Aegis (Trey Rollins), Bolt (Chris Bradley), Microbe (Zachary Smith Jr)

- IN LIMBO = Justice (Vance Astrovik), Speedball (Robbie Baldwin), Firestar (Angelica Jones), Silhouette (Silhouette Chord), Turbo (Michiko Musashi), Donyell Taylor as Bandit/Night Thrasher II, Alex Power, Helix, Timeslip (Rina Patel), Debrii (Deborah Fields), Hummingbird (Aracely Penalba), Sun Girl (Selah Burke), Haechi (Mark Sim), Water Snake (Faira Sar Namora)

- DEAD OR ALIVE = Darkhawk (Chris Powell), Rage (Elvin Haliday)

- BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE = Richard Rider as Nova (brought back to life but infected with Cancerverse virus in Jeff Loveness’ Nova comic), Dwayne Taylor as Night Thrasher (brought back to life in Contest of Champions but now, he’s in Limbo)

- TURNED EVIL =  Ben Reilly as Scarlet Spider (turned evil and became the new Jackal. Now he’s going to be in his newest Scarlet Spider series by Peter David)

- OTHER = Sam Alexander as Nova II (left the team for Avengers and then, Champions. Also, he doesn’t even acknowledge the New Warriors.), Carlton LaFroyge as Hindsight Lad (kicked out of New Warriors for good after he betrayed them by outing their secret identities to public), Kaine Parker as Scarlet Spider (Spider-Verse happened, formerly dead and now resurrected but slowly dying of Clone Degeneration Sickness. However, Kaine is still active as he’s hunting for Ben Reilly)


- IN LIMBO = Speed (Tommy Shepherd)

- ERASED FROM EXISTENCE = Elijah Bradley as Patriot (thanks to that rights issues, Eli Bradley will never be used by Marvel again)



- TURNED EVIL = Iron Lad (the younger Nathaniel Richards)

- USED TO BE ACTIVE IN RECENT YEARS BUT NOW NO LONGER = Wiccan (Billy Kaplan), Hulkling (Teddy Altman)

- ACTIVE (but in different comic/team) = Noh-Varr, Miss America (America Chavez), young Loki Laufeyson, Kate Bishop, Prodigy (David Alleyne)


- IN LIMBO = Finesse (Jeanne Foucault), Striker (Brandon Sharpe), Hazmat (Jennifer Takeda), Lyra the Savage She-Hulk, Thunderstrike II (Kevin Masterson), Batwing (James Santini), Butterball (Emery Schaub), Turbo (Michiko Musashi), Ricochet (Johnny Gallo), Wiz Kid (Takashi Matsuya), Rocket Racer (Robert Farrell) , Machine Teen (Adam Aaronson), Loa (Alani Ryan), Fiona the NuHuman

- DEAD = Mettle (Ken Mack), Reptil (Humberto Lopez), Juston Seyfert

- DEPOWERED = Veil (Madeline Berry)

- USED TO BE ACTIVE IN RECENT YEARS BUT NOW NO LONGER = White Tiger (Ava Ayala)Julie Power (left the team and only appeared in Civil War II: Choosing Sides comic with her siblings), Anya Corazon (used to appear in Web Warriors but now since the comic ended, she’s in limbo), Victor Alvarez

- ACTIVE (but in different comic/team) = Laura Kinney as X-23 / Wolverine 


Speak of this to no one.

Hummingbird “meets” Penance in New Warriors #5 (Vol. 5)
by Chris Yost, Nick Roche and Ruth Redmond

i have turned myself hummingbird.
not a girl that’s meant to be held

wings always moving something
furious, something fearful. 

it’s nice at first, this constant hum,
a steam-haze daydream, losing

hours to the shower & the sound of
the water beating down.

but my body is too small to contain
this heart, this rapid beat beat beat

cracks appearing in my skin without
my permission, without me knowing

how. i poke at them, let them spread 
& try to look away when things start

growing there.

once, i tried to fold myself into a crack
that followed my spine down my back,

body curving like a crescent moon
waning & i found i was finally small

enough to swallow myself whole.
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The Years Keep On Turning

I’m late, but oh well. Life happened and it was shitty, so I wrote this to cheer myself up and I hope it works for some of you as well. It’s not betad, so the copious mistakes are all mine. A birthday vignette in honor of our beloved muse, Katniss Everdeen. May she never be without her toastbabies, her dandelion in the spring, and plenty of delicious food. RATED M for smut.


She plays in the meadow, twirling and leaping, pretending to have wings like a bird so she can fly. Her father needs only a word, though, to draw her from play and into their chores. The flying girl doesn’t view the chores with distaste at all. She rather enjoys them, especially the moments of free time they get to savor the woods. Like today.

“Come down from that tree, Hummingbird,” the girl’s father calls up to her, his hands cupped around his mouth to amplify the sound. She grins and flips so she’s hanging from the branch by her knees, completely missing her father’s gasp of fear and the handful of running steps he makes towards the base of the tree before her giggle stops him.

“Your Mama’s waiting with your birthday surprise,” he admonishes, the fear of a moment ago making his voice harsher than intended. The girl sobers, hearing the subtle difference, and swings her feet over her head to the branch below before scurrying down the trunk and landing with a soft crunch of leaves, next to her father.

“I’m sorry, Papa,” she whispers, her expression contrite.

“It’s okay, Katniss,” the father says, picking up the girl’s game bag and handing it to her. “But we should get going.”

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