I BET ERIK SMILES THOSE SMILES WHENEVER THE CHILDREN ASKS QUESTIONS LIKE "HEY WHAT DID YOU DO TO THAT SALESMAN AT THE DOOR" AND EVERYONE JUST STARES UNTIL CHARLES COMES INSIDE AND WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING UP FROM HIS BOOK SAYS IN A REALLY BORED VOICE "HE LISTENED TO THE WHOLE SPEECH AND ACCEPTED A FLYER" AND ERIK JUST WHINES "CHAARLEEESS" AND THE KIDS START SNICKERING AND HE JUST GLARES AT THEMA ND GOES "HE DIDN'T LEAVE ANY FUCKING ROOM FOR ME TO DISMISS HIM HE JUST KEPT TALKING FOR FUCKS SAKE"
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ALL THE CHILDREN ASSUME ERIK MURDERS PEOPLE IN HIS FREE TIME AND THEY’rE ALL SOMEWHAT FRIGHTENED AND IN AWE OF HIM (AND THAT’S WHY THEY NEVER FUCK AROUND IN HIS CLASS AT FIRST) BUT CHARLES ALWAYS RUINS IT AND BEFORE HE KNOWS IT ERIK’S ALWAYS COVERED IN ADORING CHILDREN WHO LOVE THEIR HERR LEHNSHERR AND KNOW HIS EMPTY THREATS MEAN NOTHING AND HE ACTUALLY ADORES EVERY ONE OF THEM RIGHT BACK
I BET SHAW’S OLD TEAM STUCK AROUND TO TEACH AND EVERY NOW AND THEY THEY’LL SNICKER TO ERIK LIKE “he’s domesticated you.” AND ERIK IS JSUT LIKE NO I AM VENGEANCE FOR MUTANTKIND I AM THE NIGHT WIND COMING ON JUDGEMENT DAY STOP LAUGHING JANOS YOU BASTARD
In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’
Come on, Groot, do it for the Vine.
Peter Quill after discovering the Internet. (via patrickat)
"Why would he do it for another vine? He has many vines."
- Drax, upon hearing this conversation