to quote Jurassic Park “Nature finds a way”
there is no land between the sky and the sea
there is only a place where shadow sleeps
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
Ms. Marvel #6
Jacob Wyatt, Ian Herring, G. Willow Wilson
Jake Wyatt’s action direction is exciting and kinetic, while being very easy to follow and maximizing page space. He’s got a distinct pacing that lends itself incredibly well to action/comedy scenes like the above. I’d love to see him get to explore that more, in wherever his work takes him (though obviously Ms. Marvel’s powerset is uniquely suitable to the same genre).
I’m pretty happy with how this scene came out. The reviewer above (very kindly) gives me a lot of credit, but this sequence was good before I ever got to it. Willow created some great tension here between peril and humor, and Ian did beautiful things to it with color. And Sana’s decision to saddle Logan with Kamala for a few issues was pretty inspired.
Comics, like tennis or swimming, can be either an individual or a team sport, depending on the day.
I’m very lucky that I get to play it both ways.
Marchesa S/S 2015
Cucumber plant from the garden, 2014
"things will be okay"
This movie gave me some massive feels, especially for these two.