It’s been so long, so long.
my thor art is just getting more ridiculous each time i draw him
can you imagine though…
one day thor is reading up on currents and he sees an article about captain america playing ball with a kid and its the make-a-wish foundation
so thor gets curious and interested and asks Steve to get him involved and they find out a little girl with cancer just wants a tea party with a real prince and thor is like “i am a prince of asgard” and he goes and has a tea party with her and brings apple tarts “because, little midgardian maid, i am told it is tradition to have sweets with tea” and the apple tarts are made with the mythical apples that keep asgardians healthy and after the tea party, the doctors are mystified how she is miraculously healed.
I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.