30 Days of Marvel | Favorite Quote
↳ Knew you the second you set food on my property kid. Even young as you were, how could I not? Folks want to blame someone for gals like us. “Her daddy was unkind or some fella broke her heart.” Hogwash. You and me’ve always been like this. Always a little removed. Always… dreaming. Of higher, further, faster… more. Always more. We came into the world spittin’ mad, running full bore… to or from what, I ain’t never been able to tell. Over the years I’ve come to think of these particular traits as the shared attributes of a chose people… the Lord put us here to punch holes in the sky. And when a soul is born with that kind of purpose… it’ll damn sure find a way. Death and indignity be damned… we’ll get there… and we’ll be the stars we were always meant to be.
(Kelly Sue DeConnick, Captain Marvel #1)
Oh, wow. That’s pretty — all collaged together like that. Nicely done.
Good news! Captain Marvel, Vol. 1: In Pursuit of Flight is going back to print. As great as that is on its own, it also means that the dedication to my dad that was supposed to be in the first printing but didn’t make it because Sandy smacked the crap out of the east coast (and it was a miracle the books made it out at all), will be in the second.
Last year was a crap year for our family, health-wise. On my side, my dad and our beloved “Gamma Polly,” both struggled mightily. Thus far in 2013 Gamma Polly has been accepted into a medical trial and yesterday we got news that Dad’s responding well to his treatment.
I’m feeling… guardedly optimistic.
Polly couldn’t be more different from Tracy Burke on the surface — she’s literally the nicest, most nurturing person you could ever meet — but she and Tracy share a steel core and an infallible built-in bullshit detector. Any time I write Tracy, something of Gamma Polly is in the room.
My dad is a pilot. He took me to see the Blue Angels several times, we saw The Right Stuff together in theatre on a daddy-daughter date and he helped me place those stupid slippery decals on the model airplanes we put together when I was a kid. I am so pleased to be able to get his name in this book.