An Entirely Healthy Obsession
(Astonishing X-Men #62)
There is so much bullshit here I cannot even…
Exactly when did Colossus make you not feel forgotten? Would it be the time you offered to bind yourself in matrimony to Caliban to save his ass and didn’t even get a ‘thank you’ for it? Or the time he vanished to another world, fell in love with someone he couldn’t even speak to, then came home  after she died and dumped your ass? Oh! Or how about the time he ran off with the Acolytes after Magneto crashed the funeral of your best friend?
But let’s remember the good times right? Like the time he beat your boyfriend nearly to death. Or the second time he ran off with the Acolytes, you know, after Magneto tore the adamantium out of that dude you’re bumming steak from. Or when he physically attacked his team leader and a teenage girl for not giving him his way immediately. Or how about all the times that “self-sacrificing” streak of his meant that you got left behind to deal with the emotional fallout.
But no, the moment you’re feeling insecure about your current boyfriend, let’s muse about how the obsessive, violent man-child you fell for at 14 is the love of your life.
Ugh. This is why I hate the Shadowcat/Colossus pairing. Save for a couple of writers who seemed to have some awareness of just how creepy it all is, it generally turns Kitty Pryde into the type of character that makes Bella Swan seem mature, assertive and self-aware.

(Astonishing X-Men #62)

There is so much bullshit here I cannot even…

Exactly when did Colossus make you not feel forgotten? Would it be the time you offered to bind yourself in matrimony to Caliban to save his ass and didn’t even get a ‘thank you’ for it? Or the time he vanished to another world, fell in love with someone he couldn’t even speak to, then came home  after she died and dumped your ass? Oh! Or how about the time he ran off with the Acolytes after Magneto crashed the funeral of your best friend?

But let’s remember the good times right? Like the time he beat your boyfriend nearly to death. Or the second time he ran off with the Acolytes, you know, after Magneto tore the adamantium out of that dude you’re bumming steak from. Or when he physically attacked his team leader and a teenage girl for not giving him his way immediately. Or how about all the times that “self-sacrificing” streak of his meant that you got left behind to deal with the emotional fallout.

But no, the moment you’re feeling insecure about your current boyfriend, let’s muse about how the obsessive, violent man-child you fell for at 14 is the love of your life.

Ugh. This is why I hate the Shadowcat/Colossus pairing. Save for a couple of writers who seemed to have some awareness of just how creepy it all is, it generally turns Kitty Pryde into the type of character that makes Bella Swan seem mature, assertive and self-aware.

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    Continuity means nothing to The Powers That Be at Marvel. It’s like I got nothing against Kitty/Piotr, but all the above...
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    It’s not the first time a narrative has romanticized an abusive relationship and I wish to fuck it’d be the last, but…...
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    Bolded in Northstarfan’s last bit because this is my issue with it. You can’t undo the skeeve factor of a 19 year old...
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    Reblogging because both of these comments are ridiculously accurate. Also Kitty just needs to get back together with...
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    Colossus. Nooooo.
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    You’re entitled to your take on things, of course, but if that’s the point Liu is making, then it is a tremendous...
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    Oh my god, yuck. Does the writer not realize how creepy and abusive this sounds? “He tried to destroy me.” “Welcome to...
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  17. taytaymore said: Agreed. Kitty can do so much better. She’s such a strong woman… until it comes to Piotr and then writers seem to decide she can never move on or have character growth.
  18. blithefool reblogged this from northstarfan and added:
    This. This so much.
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    Ok, first off I LOVE your commentary and agree with almost all of it, but I think (and this is only my thoughts) that...