let me pull up this scene again and ramble a bit about why and how I think Peter’s
immediate reaction of shooting is so amazing, and why I brought Yondu into this
mess in the first place.
reaction differs a lot from what an
average person (from Earth) would do in such a moment.
all, he was deep into the vision of Eternity that Ego showed him. As I
mentioned in an earlier post, the concept of eternity in itself is not
something the human mind is really able to comprehend, it goes way beyond our
imagination and understanding. While it’s already a miracle that Peter did not
lose his mind under that barrage or fall into an euphoria, it’s even more
amazing that he snaps out of it in the blink of an eye after Ego’s words and immediately is that much back to his
senses that he is able to grab his blasters and start shooting with the clear
intent of killing his opposite.
is the fact that Peter just got the knowledge that his biological father, which
he had just found, was the one who doomed his mother to a slow and painful
death, and afterwards talks so calmly about it as if he is talking about the weather.
shock in itself and hard to process. An average person’s reaction would be to
start processing it, unable or not willing to accept this fact. Many would go
numb or feel like the world has just slowed down as they struggle to piece the
new and old information together to get the full picture. Only after that process would there be anger,
because beforehand, they would still try to understand.
however, says “What?” and then immediately
goes into autopilot and starts shooting.
reaction I would expect from a trained pro, a pro who is able to skip that
initial reaction of shock and numbness and immediately go back into
fighting-mode – a pro like, an agent, or a soldier…
… or a
former battle slave.
trying to point out here is that this is not only Peter’s love for his mother that
is steering his actions here, but also Yondu’s training. Angry and hurt, Peter
is able to kickstart what he learned, what he was taught, acts on
reflex and goes straight to fighting and killing the jackass in front of him,
whereas an average person would have frozen and done nothing, or just started
yelling in anger and shock.
If it hadn’t
been for the training itself, Peter wouldn’t have been able to go straight back
to fighting. And if it weren’t for the love for his mother and the resulting
anger, Peter would probably still have
been frozen - because we have seen him react slow and hesitant before, like
when the Collector’s lab exploded in the first movie. Gamora had to pull him
away then because Peter just stood frozen in shock.
shows absolutely beautifully the
different parts of Peter’s upbringing and his personality – on one hand, big,
kind heart full of love, on the other hand, the reflexes of a fighter that were
honed over years.
are what Peter needs to survive in this galaxy, and what make him special.
shoutout to Meredith for being such an awesome Mum that even 26 years after her
death, Peter still loves her from the bottom of his heart, only thinks the best
of her and is freaking ready to kill for her because losing her was probably
the most terrible thing one could have done to him.
shoutout to Yondu for, while not being the best and most loving father figure,
doing his goddamn best to raise Peter in a way that would make sure the boy
could survive out there. Yondu didn’t know how to give fatherly, familial love,
so he just did what he knew best and taught Peter how to defend himself, and
that really saves Peter’s ass here.
thanks to @powerovernothing, since they ramble with me about this kind of tiny things
that I can scream about for hours – your inputs are so amazing as always, at
least three-fourth of this post are basically yours.)
First pictures of our Alphinaud and Aymeric shoot. So happy that they’re both (mostly) finished now! And ofcourse our amazing photographer who really worked hard and put a lot of effort into our project! Thank you so much!❤️
Also Super excited for stormblood!!
Pictures by the lovely Velvet Art (on FB) @peachy-prince as Aymeric
Myself as Alphinaud
theonlysarahshahi: Running into this one is always a highlight of my day. Rarely do you make friends in this business. Happy that of all the things that came out of #poi, my friendship with @theamyacker is the strongest. Love you friend❤️❤️ #shoot#glasses
+theamyacker: ❤️ you @theonlysarahshahi! Made my day too!! I feel the same and was just thinking how jealous I am of all your new cast mates:)
a couple of weeks ago i was experimenting with iphones timelapse feature n even tho the camera kept refocusing it came out so pretty! AND I CAUGHT A SHOOTING STAR ON FILM!! (left corner above the horizon at the beginning of the vid)
Okay, but the line “We never had a shotgun shot in the dark” is so amazing.
Because literally a shotgun shot will shoot off in a wide spread pattern and almost always hit something in it’s path, even indirectly in the dark. So she’s saying they didn’t even have a chance of making it, because she never even tried to load the gun. She wasn’t planning on staying.
For the World’s Most Patient Anon: What if Sherlock is captured by Eurus (?) and the reader must solve her puzzle in order to save him - with whatever little she’s learned from being with him. She must decide who is the real Sherlock in a room with two; shoot one or die all together.
Thank you so much to this amazing Anon for this amazing idea and for holding me to task. I strayed a bit from the request, so I hope you don’t mind! And thank you to the gorgeous and talented @igottomuchfreetimeonmyhands who dropped everything to help me finish it!
Without further ado, I give you my first story in months: THE TWO SHERLOCKS