in relation to your post/reblog about Rhodey being the Wild One™ in their relationship, I raise you this: Tony, 14-15 yrs old, in college. Straight-Laced™, Stuck-Up™, Rich Prep School Boy With A Blue Blooded Background™, who also Really Wants his distant father's approval/acknowledgement (is) suddenly rooming/meets Jim Rhodes who sees this kid and Automatically thinks. 'That kid needs to Loosen Up.' Cue Montage of Rhodey teaching this kid how to Live A Little via videogames and movies - Mars
I really like the video game concept honestly
Baby Tony scoffs at the kind of gaming system Rhodey has. Cut to montage of Tony and Rhodey also sciencing and engineering the fuck out of everything as they find ways to improve systems and even graphics.
Tony rage quits Mario after an hour or two of playing the game. Rhodey relates but he picks up the controller and beats the game.
Tony is amazing at astroids. Rhodey thinks it has something to do with how Tonys mind works. He broke the world record and then, when Rhodey mentions him doing so, spends the next hour listening to Tony begging him not to tell anyone because if Howard found out…
(obviously Rhodey agrees)
The only reason Tony knows Galaga at all is because him and Rhodey would play it and every time Tony beat Rhodeys high score he had to take a drink. He forced Tony to drink apple juice whenever he lost though because he’s still an underage stuck up baby and Rhodey doesn’t think he could handle drunk underage stuck up baby.
This is also the way Tony gets straight up wasted on his 21st birthday after the parties and everything else was done. Unfortunately at this point tony is so good at the game he starts drinking with Rhodey every time he beats him.
Tony designs his own games and they’re nearly humanly impossible to play if you’re not Tony Stark or James Rhodes. Tony and Rhodey work together to make an accurate pilot/flying simulator game and It’s the only game Rhodey can really say he’s better than Tony at.
Also, the movies: Rhodey is definitely the reason Tony makes so many references to older movies. How else would he have known them? Every cheesy reference Tony makes is all Rhodeys fault because he would sit there after it ended and talk about any kind of plot hole or incorrect science thing they had in the film (for the love of god it’s a movie Tones).