"Go easy when you’re playing video games with the kids-"
The Simpsons and Stanley Kubrick
Kristen Stewart in Vanity Fair (France)
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.
This is making me cry.
When I find the perfect rock on the ground to add to my rock collection
When I went camping with my friends a couple weeks ago we used a big rock to hammer in the stakes for the tent and every time someone asked another person to pass the rock we would say “Pass the Dwayne Johnson” lmfaooooo!