I wish I could like Spiderman but my brother ruined him for me as a kid by forcing me to watch the movies over and over and over again.
I knew this kid in HS/college who was SUPER into Spider-Man. Like had Spider-paraphernalia all over the place, Spider-Man shoes, whatever. He was really into my girlfriend, and his constant Spider-Man talk really was an easy way for me to express my annoyance. Also he talked about Spider-Man all the time and was really smug that Spider-Man was getting lots of movies, etc etc.
Plus I was not into the Raimi movies.
But when I went back to comics (having never read a ton of Marvel growing up), and my friend Anika introduced me to the Peter Parker that lives there, in that world, and his amazing dorky earnestness… I became a convert.
I love this guy:
"The Cophine relationship, we really loved anyway and to see it get that much support and to see that people thought that it was an important relationship to be on TV made us want to continue it and bolster it. And yeah, why the hell is that? Why do lesbian characters always die in TV? RIP Tara."
My entire life, people have always told me that I was stupid and after a while I started to believe them and it wasn’t until I walked in this room and joined this club that I really started believing in myself. As soon as I did that, as soon as I started believing that maybe I was smart after all, I think the whole world did too.
(Source: klinchel, via anothergayshark)