However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.
—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
"I look around at us, y’know what I see? Losers - I mean, like, folks who have lost stuff. We have, man, we have, all of us - homes, our families, normal lives…"
Marvel movies: come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the gut-wrenching heartache.
Marvel movies: come for the camp and good soundtrack, leave disappointed because of the forced, nearly out of left field attempt at characterization coupled with mediocre at best dramatic acting by everyone except maybe Chris pratt.
Tumblr: come for the funny gifsets, stay to piss on anyone having a good time.