“mr parker, im here to talk to you about the avenger’s initi-“
“…i’m here to talk to you about the avengers init-“
”.. the avenger’s initiat-“
so about that Superfamily thing
UNPOPULAR OPINION????? oh no I never post those
Everything said here. Yes, it’s just light and cute and meant to be for fun, but it’s just…rubbed me the wrong way because it’s so out of character for Peter. He’s amazing. He’s THE amazing Spider-man. He’s not helpless or in need of being tended to; he’s struggled through his life, through father issues and feeling helpless, being babied would undermine all of that. He’s equal to the idols he looks up to, bottom line.
And my other thing is that Tony Stark would not even know where to begin with a kid. The Starks aren’t dad material, Tony’s kind of picked up on that after everything he’s been through. And that’s okay. It’s the one thing that’s soothed me, because I am honestly terrified of babies. My dad handed my little sister to me once and I froze up like a deer in headlights. I was scared I was going to drop her, I felt like I was unprepared and ill equipped to handle baby holding and something bad would happen and I wanted her away from me. I LOVE my sister, she’s incredible, but I can’t hold her, I can’t connect with her, I just don’t know what to do with a child that young, and that’s normal. Honestly, I’m not the only one I know that is this way, and having a super hero out there that’s got those same kinds of touchy feely personal space connection issues makes me feel better about all of it. But there’s this thing in fandom going around where you have to be a good parent to be a good person. Every man is somehow perfect dad material, every woman is the mommy that cares for everyone else around her. They don’t have to be, and while I love Tony and Steve, them having a kid together would be a train wreck dive into an unhappy mess of a place.
I agree with all of this! I did enjoy the superfamily gifs that were floating around tumblr a month or so, but in my head that family came about in a totally different way. Like, it would take place after the Spiderman movie and Tony stumbles upon Peter’s secret identity somehow and then tracks him down to his high school. And Peter is totally freaking out about Iron Man possibly going to ruin his life except Tony wants him to intern at Stark Industries, and also Peter should really patent that web formula.
Basically I like the idea of Tony as a mentor and he and Peter stumbling towards a fulfilling relationship where Peter’s honest affection helps Tony deal with some of his daddy issues. And it’s good for Peter to have someone around who knows what it’s like to be a supersmart teenager, although there would be problems like him showing off the fancy car Tony got him so he has to learn (like Tony never seemed to) that you can’t actually buy friendship.
It would be highly dysfunctional and they’d probably spend a lot of time playing video games, and also Tony would probably get Peter drunk at one point and earn himself a slap from Aunt May.
And yeah. I really like fics with the slow development of relationships, and the whole thing of a family of choice, which the Avengers kinda are (or will be). I’m not very coherent about it. What are words?