Avi_Kaplan Goodbye darkness hello to the light
Every morning is an end to a night
Every season is bound to bring a change
There’s a new chance given every day
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As much as I love the few 'SingleDad!Vision with Viv' AU's that I've found, what about a 'SingleMom!Wanda with TJ' AU?
Cause I adore these fics but Viv is also one of the youngest of their kids, so why not have the oldest of either of their kids be the child they're single parenting? And TJ's situation throws in alot more variables; is she from a different universe and Wanda's struggling to adapt to suddenly raising this child she's never met but who is biologically hers? Is this a universe where Wanda and Kurt had a thing when they were younger? What's the custody arrangement?
Or maybe even have them both as single parents. Depending on how you look at it between Wanda and Vision they could have as many as 6 kids (9 if you count reincarnations and the 2 Vivs as separate people) not just the Minimoffs and Viv. They could each have three kids. The Young Avengers could be a sports team that Jonas and the Minimoffs are on together, and they meet because Viv or Vin wanders off at a game and is found by TJ.
There's lots of single parent romance stories that you could do with these two, and yet for some reason I've only ever seen one type, and I think that's a crime. (And yes, I'm working on a WandaVision BradyBunch story, but I should not be the only one)
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Two models, sitting in an Iberia 747 first class section airplane wearing earphones watching a movie, laughing. At left, wearing a button-front shirtdress with belt in tattersall print with pleats by Nat Kaplan. At right, wearing a silk pongee shirtdress with button-front and pleats by Frances Henaghan
Photo by Chris von Wangenheim Vogue April 1st, 1973
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Billy and teddy kaplan-altman are the gay answer to the comic book code that devastated the golden age of comic books. teddy and to a lesser extent Billy represent a moment in time, a feeling, a history that is beyond their minimal appearances in the last 15 years. And its not just about being gay---its about what it means to be GAY and completely, and totally unproblematically, unthreateningly good in the most common sense "aha!" Moment in comics.
This is the middle ground between absolutely no censorship in comics at all, and our straight Christian propaganda fanon-canon blue boy scout superman aimed at little boys. Of course two of the most extensively powerful people in the marvel universe are two dumbass gay boys who REFUSED to say goddamn and say gosh-darned who are just? Really nice and in love after everything they've been through?
Sometimes you don't want to read about superman beating up racists bc that shit can be scary and traumatizing. Sometimes you just want the most normal boy next door toothless fan raised couple to have matching sauron rings and get married twice and have mental issues and daddy/mommy issues that can be picked up and put down as easily as flying thru the air with ur boyfriend when u have superstrength and can shape-shift and fly and also u are king of space.
There is room for that story. There is room to breathe and to laugh, to talk about the deeper moments, the interdependence, the ways u are unhealthy and scared and lonely… and there is also room for mcu quips about a "twunk with great arms."
Its hard to trust stories, even after you've read every page. Its impossible to trust characters---theyre just fiction and prone to editorial whims. Its impossible to trust writers---they won't let you read their mind, and are also often forced into editorial corners.
But there is room for good. For boys who trust too much. Who are kind, excessively, needlessly so.
Superheroes and unfortunately our modern understanding them wouldn’t exist without the comic code foundation of characters striving so hard to be perfect---and continuing to try again, every time they got knocked down by serious threats after the code was knocked down.
There is no such thing as perfect, and I don’t want to censor myself or my own lgbtness or mental illness, which is not as SIMPLE, or easy to manage. But if I cannot be satisfied with the good within myself, I can be satisfied with the good in comic books that profess to be nothing more than themselves, that provide decent character arcs--and make me hope for more for myself one day.