Saturday, February 1, 2014
More Than Just A Hug: What COULD Have Happened After All New X-men #21
Every so often, the events in the comics inspire me to take some time out of my busy schedule of X-men Supreme, writing reviews, and getting drunk to do a little side-project. My brain is like an engine that can't be shut off, no matter how many brain cells I kill. When I get inspired, I just gotta write it down. Most recently, one of those side-projects involved a short story involving Ultimate Jean Grey crossing over into 616. I got some mixed responses. Some liked it. Some didn't. I admit it wasn't my best, but I'm not Barry Bonds. I can't shoot myself up with creative steroids and go on a creative roid rage.
But that's not going to stop me from stepping up to the plate again. This new side-project is somewhat less ambitious in that it doesn't involve an overly elaborate story. It's actually a story that was inspired partially by this now famous/infamous cover.
I was among those who saw this and uttered more than a few WTFs. But the more I thought about it and the more my penis reacted, the more intrigued I became. O5 Cyclops and X-23 is one of those hook-ups that has none of the traits typical of an epic love story. And that's part of the appeal. It's not meant to be epic. But it still has a certain amount of emotional weight. That's why it's awesome. It's not attempting to be anything more than it should be, which is something All New X-men #15 failed miserably at doing. It intrigued me, but I didn't get the final inspiration until I saw this scene in All New X-men #21
At this moment, X-23 doesn't just turn to O5 Cyclops for comfort. She reaches out to him in the same way he reached out to her in All New X-men #20. O5 Jean sure doesn't like it, but I guess now she knows how O5 Cyclops felt when she started flirting with other teammates. It's a moment that wasn't really expanded upon. And to be fair, Marvel can only do so much when they're under the corporate thumb of Disney. But here on the internet where at least a quarter of all web traffic involves porn, their power is meaningless.
So from this scene, I created what could be an unrated scene of sorts. It's like that scene in an R-rated movie that was cut to keep it from becoming NC-17. It involves X-23 seeking O5 Cyclops out after this mission to share a little something special. It gets heated, but in a way I hope many will find awesome. So here it is, my latest side-project. Enjoy!
With so many emotional moments in All New X-men and just as many in X-men Supreme, I feel like we're all in need of a few extra hugs. I hope this little story and the events I have planned for X-men Supreme will help warm everyone's hearts during this coldest time of the year. And if I'm lucky, some panties will be soaked and some boxers will be stained in the best possible way. Nuff said!