I'm the guy that which does Love and Capes.
This is why so many of us read this comic. Male, female, young, old…this is a couple who are so very very human, even if one of them is super-human at times. This is Love. This is forgiving your partner for interrupting the good night’s sleep you need, because they need comfort, which you know they can rely upon you to provide, just as you can rely upon them. This is Romance, that expression of love between two people who have decided to support each other and be there for each other in good times and in bad….and in tax season, too.
The entrance exam for MIT isn’t as hard as taxes are. To be fair though, it doesn’t have as many contradictions mucking it up either.
To Ladyofthemasque: “Wow” to what you said here. I can’t imagine a more eloquent expression of the beautiful humanity expressed in this story, in all it’s simplicity and loveliness. It’s also wonderful that Mark – who can stand up to dinosaurs and alien armies – is the one who is vulnerable here, and for a very non-super, very human reason, and it’s non-superhero Abby who he needs to lean on for support.
And the very end of your comment put the perfect cap of humor on it. When people get married they promise love each other for better and worse, in good times and bad… even tax season!
I bet it actually cuts into his superheroing time, too.
It’s true about men: we don’t want to admit it, but we ARE the weaker of the species.
Nah, you’re not the weaker. You’re just taught (erroneously) that you’re not supposed to show emotions, display ‘weakness’, or even know how to deal with your feelings in a healthy way.
Okay, we’re the more “delicate” sex. Somewhere along the way I’ll find the right “Buffy” quote.
Again, “delicate” doesn’t quite cut it. I’m not sure making specious comparisons really holds water, either. …But keep trying.
© 2015 Thomas F. Zahler