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How are you feeling about things?
Disquiet and disconnected.
This is comforting to me, because I think Rachel and I are both people in this at different times.
Team Cyclops tries to be there for each other.
That’s part of being Team Cyclops.
I think it’s past time that I officially signed on to Team Cyclops, because these characters are both me as well.
I know I am flouting the system in multiple ways, but I’m gonna call special circumstances for this one:
It’s cool. When anything’s been running this long, the continuity is bound to get convoluted.
Namor the Sub-Mariner
Ship with: Sue Storm. But not in a let’s-end-her-marriage kind of way. I just like Namor showing up every once in a while like, “We both know we have the hots for each other,” and being right.
brotp: Any of the Invaders. Namor, Steve, Bucky, and Jim are an otq as far as I’m concerned.
general opinions: A little Namor goes a long way. He’s starred in some stories I’ve liked, but mostly I enjoy him most as a foil for other heroes. He’s super-hot, knows it, and walks around in a speedo half the time. He’s also hot-tempered and thinks he’s always right. He makes every group dynamic more interesting just by being in the room.
I don’t care for him being an X-Man, though. When I was a kid he was an Avenger, and that’s still how I tend to think of him.
Gadget Hackwrench from Chip'n'Dale Rescue Rangers.
Don’t really care, I guess. She was my favorite character on Rescue Rangers when I was a little kid.
Ship with: I don’t know. Chip? That little fly? Not Monterrey Jack, he was more of a father figure. Was there another female mouse mechanic in any episode of that cartoon? If so, probably her, sight unseen.
brotp: That little fly.
general opinions: I have not watched this cartoon since I was a kid. Way to think outside the box.
PRECIOUS. I mean, obviously.
Ship with: Illyana Rasputin.
brotp: Illyana Rasputin (they can be both!). Also Beast, Storm, and Cyclops. And I love it when she and Emma hang out and just snark each other.
general opinions: Sometimes I don’t like listing Kitty Pryde as one of my favorite X-Men. It’s like saying Ten is your favorite Doctor; what’s the point in saying it if everybody agrees?
I’ve been thinking about age and time in the 616 recently. If Kitty had aged in real time since her introduction she’d be in her late forties. In Marvel canon (if you consider there to be a canon regarding age in Marvel), she’s probably mid-20’s? But when I read her in current books, I think of her as being in her mid-30’s (aka my age). But maybe it’s just her longstanding precociousness that enables her to keep such a comfortably adult perspective on the behaviors of teenagers.
I’m not really into the thing that’s going on between her and Starlord these days, but I see two advantages to it: First, we can at least rest easy knowing that the Fox/Disney split means we never have to see Ellen Page and Chris Pratt kissing. And second, if Kitty’s only male love interest is always in space, that leaves more time for her to hang around the compound being cute with Illyana.
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