peggiecarters said: thank u for that post and thank u for acknowledging that gwen's death was pointless, bc i've gotten so many messages saying that bc she died in the comics it's okay that she died in the movie and i'm glad someone agrees with me on this ok sorry bye
OK REAL TALK PEOPLE
u wanna know why gwen died in the comics?
it’s because they didn’t know what else to do with her. they didn’t want gwen and peter to get married, and they “didn’t see” them breaking up, so obviously the thing to do here is to have peter inadvertently cause gwen’s death, thereby preserving her in comics canon as peter’s dead girlfriend and yet another endless source of guilt and mangst for peter parker. like literally, they’ve stated that they wanted to “add more tragedy to peter’s life.” it’s one of the biggest fridgings in comics, and it’s 2014, female characters should NOT HAVE TO BE FRIDGED FOR A WHITE MALE PROTAGONIST’S SHITTY EMOTIONAL BABY ANGST ANYMORE.
there was no reason to kill off gwen stacy, besides pandering to the baby dudebros of the comics fandom who think that spider-man should be single and angsty 5ever and that’s what makes him the bestest hero ever.
"just because it happened in the comics" is weak. you know what else happened in the comics? peter parker turns into a giant pregnant spider and gives birth to himself. EVERYONE’S A CLONE. peter sold his marriage to the devil and turned all spider-man fans into immature babymen. in an alternate universe, peter kills mary jane with radioactive semen. doc ock murders peter parker and takes over his body and runs around being spider-man for a good year while no one notices and just thinks that spider-man is suddenly an unfunny dick for some reason.
AND THAT’S JUST SPIDER-MAN COMICS
STUPID SHIT HAPPENS IN COMICS THERE’S A REASON WHY WE DON’T HAVE ROBERT DOWNEY JR. AS IRON MAN ZOOMING AROUND ON ROLLERSKATES
in the 1940s the word “boner” used to mean “huge mistake” and it still pretty much means that
how the fuck would you know that
because i know things
i read these to my dad and he literally fell off his chair laughing and is now purple in the face
I’m sorry, but there’s no way I could resist reblogging this