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.
okay just look at this picture tho bryan and hugh look genuinely delighted to be standing in front of a nude black corpse mounted on stag antlers
and mads is just
like he looks completely terrified
A healthy relationship would be two people willing to grow together. Who accept their counterpart just the way they are. Two people who are accepting of change in one another. Who listen to each other with compassion. Who don’t always have to talk about any and everthing but who are willing to speak up about their fears, wishes, longings or failure. Two people who support each other without taking advantage of one another. It’s an ideal I strive for. It’s what I wish and work for in my current relationship.