Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

External forces to replace paternal forces: the games our fathers didn't play (catch), refuted by the games we played too late (Pac-Man), leading... where? Maybe into a quest for "batteries"--a deadly consideration of flaws and desires, what they're costing everyone else and how, exactly, you spend their empathy. Whatever kind of family you have, you see the counterexamples and you hope you've done it right. I (still) don't know. First time I went through this was a too-timely reminder of what was missing, what I had been denied. The intervening year has left me floored, heartsick, humbled by Gunn's conclusion: "He didn't chase them away."

And Brandy does her best to understand...

[first journal entry: 5/13/17]
[second journal entry: 5/28/17]

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