Lots of people have done things at age 13 that wound up following them the rest of their lives, but it’s rarely anything good (most likely an event that resulted in a crude genital or feces-based nickname). Well, Zack Ward made this little Christmas movie 33 years ago, and still gets stopped on the street. He probably always will.
“It happens all the time, it’s bizarre. I’m 47, I wear glasses, and still everywhere I go, two or three times a week. Johnny Depp came up to me once, Snoop Dogg came up to me and was like ‘Hey, man, aren’t you that guy I wanted to beat the shit out of when I was a kid?’”
Keep in mind, when A Christmas Story was released in 1983 it only made $19 million (for comparison, the long-forgotten helicopter action movie Blue Thunder, made 42 million that year). But now it’s impossible to get through the holiday season without seeing at least a clip of it (TNT does a 24-hour marathon of just this movie on Christmas Eve every year). It took the cast a few years to realize they had something iconic on their hands.
AU!Skyeward | Cracked (Interdimensional Time Traveling, I, II, III, IV, V, Interlude: W1*) + Time Travel #1
Agent Johnson goes back to a timeline where Ward is not a Hydra double agent, Team Bus still exists, and everyone is pretty much protective of one another… only to realized that several years have passed.
When Skye is bitten by an alpha werewolf in a seemingly random attack, it starts off a chain of events that she could’ve never predicted.
First, it turns out her adoptive parental figures are actually a retired hunter and an alpha werewolf in hiding. And while May doesn’t actually want Skye to be a werewolf, she also understands that there’s training to be done.
Then, Skye’s friend Trip tells her he’s a medium. Like, he’s been talking to dead people this whole time. And if that wasn’t weird enough, there’s another supernatural beast on the loose, the Kanima, and it’s got FitzSimmons in its sights.
Did she mention that Fitz is a were-coyote? They just found him like, a week ago. And he’s been living with Simmons ever since.
Phil’s old frenemy John Garrett has shown up, with his best and only hunter in tow. Turns out John still follows the old code and is planning to clear the town of supernatural activity. By any means necessary. Grant seems like a loyal follower, at first, but a chance meeting with Skye turns his entire outlook upside-down.
Oh, and then Skye finds out the Alpha that bit her is her missing father. So yeah. Things are really, really weird around here.
Somebody dropped out of the classicwhosecretsanta so I was asked to step in to draw for allrightcallmefred, whose prompt was Four and Romana buying each other Christmas gifts - I think Four is happy with his festive scarf, but would have needed to search quite a few stores to find that name!
I hope you like it, allrightcallmefred! :) Happy (belated) Christmas!