Open to interpretation.

I’ve had this screen-shot saved to my desktop since March of 2015, and I’ve been meaning to post it to the blog ever since.

In this scene, Spider-Man is fighting with the Green Goblin. (Don’t get me started on when Gobby became some sort of giant troll monster; I’ve completely lost track of all the things that have been changing in comics over the last few years. Get off my lawn!)

The moment that I paused this video was accidental, but in that moment, the very violent and fast-moving fight suddenly became a tiny instant where the Goblin is just reassuring his little Spider-friend.  Without the frames before and after this one, it looks less like a battle and more like the prelude to a warm and squishy hug.

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It makes me wonder-  how many of my disagreements really aren’t all that disagreeable?   Maybe some of the people I dislike really aren’t all that bad.

What do you think?

Editor’s Note:  I’m attempting to blog every day in November with CheerPeppers.  I don’t expect to succeed because life be crazy, but any blogging in excess of my previous post-free month is a win, right?

2 thoughts on “Open to interpretation.

  1. jennnanigans

    I think this is awesome, and also very poignant. Misunderstandings are part of life, but dislike or fighting doesn’t have to be. You can’t control other people’s behavior, but you can control your reaction to it!

    All my paused images look like somebody was in the middle of a sneeze.

    Like

  2. Robert

    But maybe they’re even worse than you thought!😉

    In the end, the screenshot is basically misleading – it displays a scene that’s not showing the true character of the whole situation.

    Like

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