Star Lord

The Only Thing Worse Than Costumes is a Party, Part I: Hail, Hail, the Gang’s All Here

Double ugh!  Extorting sweetmeats from the populace went well enough—with Sigyn’s wheelbarrow, we made quite a haul—and I was content with a productive evening.  But noooo!  Sigyn has wheedled and cajoled me into attending a partyForced socializing.

I’d rather chew broken glass.

I can only hope that the refreshments are good and that everyone else’s costume looks stupider than mine.

Looks like we’re some of the first to arrive.  The decorations leave a lot to be desired and I don’t see any refreshments at all.  I’m already ready to leave.

A: “Guten Abend, Sigyn!  Und guten Abend, Loki.”

S: “Doktor Arnold?  Remus?  Is that you?  Your costumes are so cute!”

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L:  “I’m glad to see you, Arnold.  Your silly bomb get-up makes my sparkly pajamas look downright dignified.”

S: “Tony!  That has to be you!  You make a fantastic Dalek!”

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TS: "Pepper wouldn't let me wear the Iron Man armor.  At least this way I 
still get to swan around in a red tin can."

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"EXTERMINATE!!"

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"Hey, Cap!  The party's this way!  Come on in!"

hall-party5-steves a pez

CA:  “Hi, guys.  Happy Halloween.”

S: “Hee hee hee hee!  Steve, you look so cute!”

L: “It’s official.  I’m in Hel.”

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S:  “T’Challa!  You’re a kitty!”

BP:  “Indeed. Greetings, Sigyn.  You look lovely.”

S:  “And Muffy!  You look great.  But who are you supposed to be?”

M: “I tried to think of the scariest person I know.  I’m Pepper Potts in CEO mode.”

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L: “Keep your paws off my cape, you loathsome primate.”

R: <chittering>

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CA: “Hey!  Great chicken get-up, Hawkeye!”

H: “Bwaaak!  And I brought the Spider Kid.”

SM/PP: “Hi, guys!  Look!  I’m a caterpillar!”

S: “And, Bruce!   You make a very convincing turtle.”

BB: “Yeah. It just seemed sort of natural to go with green.”

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L:  “Rocket. I should have known you’d turn up if there was food.  There isn’t any, actually, but here you are anyway.  I see you didn’t put a lot of effort into a costume.”

R: “What do you mean?  This is the perfect costume.  I’m R. J.  You know–the handsome one from Over the Hedge?”

L:  “And Thor.  Don’t think I don’t recognize you under all that fake squirrel fur.  Who or what are you supposed to be?”

T: “I am the mighty Hammer…er, Hammy, also from Over the Hedge.”

L: “And you thought “demented squirrel” was a good choice because—?”

T: “I was with Rocket and the costume shop was running a two-for special.”

L: “Norns’ nighties, Thor. You’re such an idiot.”

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CA: “Bucky!  You made it!”

<snort!>  What's with the pink hoodie, Murder Boy?

BB:  “Left things ’til the last minute.  This was all they had.”

Well, it is very fetching.  I shall EXTERMINATE you last.

hall-party11-quill is pink

Everyone: “Quill!”  “Peter!”  “Star Lord!”

Q: “Wow.  Um.  I know this is… uh… a girly tennis Smurfette outfit or something, but…It’s dress-up day, right?  So I figured, go with an opposite, because I’m, uh, very manly and… Hey!  I brought a mix tape!  Anybody want to dance?”

L:  Someone please kill me now.

to be continued…

Revenge of the Flora, Part 12

Meanwhile, on another part of the battlefield…

Rocket!

“What, Quill?  I’m kinda busy over here!”

“I got your message.  When you said you were ‘fighting giant flowers‘, I thought you’d been sniffing engine cleaner.  What’s with the flora?”

“I don’t know.  Just shoot something!”

“Anyone got dibs on the sunflower with the tennies?”

“Naw–knock yourself out!”

“Sunflower, meet Star Lord!”

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Zwip! Zwip!

“Augh!  Get off me, human!

“You wish!  And now I think I’ll shoot you again!”

“Quill!  We don’t need a play by play.  Quit horsing around and just finish it off!”

“Well, Nebula, how about you do things your way and I’ll do things my way, which is much more dramatic.”

“More dramatic than a clean shot right between the eyes?”

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Sorry! Pardon me! Just, uh, swinging through!”

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“Friendly neighborhood Spider-Man here!  Heard you guys were having trouble with some produce?”

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“Looks like this banana is down for the count, though. Off to find a livelier target!”

Foul blossom!  The good Nebula has already dealt you a blow that would have felled many a warrior!  Now feel the wrath of Mjolnir!”

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“And stay down!”

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“Quill!  Aren’t you done with that sunflower yet?”

Workin’ on it!  Hey–I thought that banana was already pudding?”

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“Just making sure.  Go ahead, bear, twitch–I dare you.”

“Bam! And now the sun’s down!”

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“Let’s do a little experiment!  Let’s see if a jolt from my Widow’s Bites is enough to  turn you into popcorn!”

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“Aw, yeah!  Star Lord for the win!”

(to be continued)