I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I’ve come to the conclusion that Homecoming may have given me my favorite Spider-Man/Peter Parker moment ever put to screen. which isn’t at all easy to say, because that movie gave me so many wonderful moments for the character, but for now, after thinking it over, I’ve decided they’ve given me the best Spidey moment in the movies. And that’s (spoilers spoilers spoilers) the scene where Peter saves the Vulture’s life.
consider everything the Vulture has done in the movie before this point- what Toomes has done to Peter specifically just that night. Toomes looked Peter dead in the eye and threatened to kill him and everyone he loved. he dropped a parking garage on the kid and left him to die. and yet when presented with the opportunity to let Toomes fall victim to his own devices, Peter goes into the fire and drags him out. it’s a completely altruistic act, and makes me think a little about Wonder Woman and the discussion of “it’s not about deserve, it’s what you believe”. you could argue that at this point Toomes doesn’t necessarily “deserve” to be saved, but Peter saves him anyway.
this is followed by Peter dropping Toomes on the beach, Peter standing over Toomes. throughout the movie, practically everyone looms over Peter. everyone is about his height or taller, and they only look up at him when he’s on a higher platform. otherwise, there are key moments in the film when someone is shown to loom over Peter, to highlight his youth and inexperience and how in over his head he is. but here, on the beach, with a newly rescued Toomes staring up at him in shock and confusion, Peter is the one who looms, larger than life. and he isn’t wearing a fancy suit, he isn’t wearing a badass supersuit, he’s just a shrimpy-looking kid in a repurposed hoodie. but for a moment, he stands tall.
and that- that is Spider-Man to me. that is the key to his popularity and longevity, all wrapped up in one scene. because Peter is oftentimes ill equipped for any given situation, he’s not necessarily the strongest or the fastest or even the smartest character on the board. he’s just a good person with a good heart who chooses, day in and day out, to do the right thing. and that, more than anything, is what makes him the best.
If you’re in the mood for (really excellent) accidentally-transported-to-an-alternate-universe-where-we’re-married!? Newmann fic, go read @earninganincomplete/PerniciousLizard’s fic Alternate, for which I have finally finished some artwork I promised *cough*definitely-not-over-a-year-ago*cough*
Just wanted to ask you guys something quick because this matter would change lots of things.
Are you interested on what will happen to MISFiTS? To put in other words, are you… excited for the comic? Because if it doesn’t gain enough feedback, I might have to stop this and create another one (don’t worry. It’s still Undertale related). And I will do it again and again until I can come up with something you guys would look forward to.
It’s not that I’m not excited to make this. I am. But I don’t really see the point in continuing a story nobody will read. Yes, I know. Make stories that’ll be fun for me, too. And all the stories I make are fun for me. But if I won’t share it with anyone, it’s just dull XP
I ask you guys now and I’ll give some updates in the next weeks. See if you are interested because, if not, I will pick up another AU of mine I’ve set aside for a while now and make a comic about that! ^v^
I don’t want it all to be me going “this is amazing, i promise!!”. I want you guys to be excited as well. As much as I am. I am in no ways embarrassed of my work and I feel fine. I just want to make stuff all of us can enjoy :3