You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
I've always really admired your spirit and positive mindset, even when things get rough. Do you have any advice on this matter? I'm going through some things right now, and sometimes things seem so hopeless and I've spent all this time knowing who I am and what I want but things never work out and it's starting to tear me down. I just thought knowing myself and not being afraid to voice emotions was the answer to a lot of things, but it seems to never work in my favor...I'm losing my PMA hard
Knowing yourself and voicing yourself is everything. You dont need to reap benefits 100% of the time to affirm that - things will always go wrong whether you fuck shit up intentionally or do you best. Life is a dice roll. There are no gurantees ever, and it might sound nihilistic - but but once you let go of control and the less personal you take things the better life will feel for you. At the end of the day, all you have is you and who you are - and if you’re happy with that, you’re already ahead of most people. You’re already there, but you might not see it yet. It’s really easy to get hung up on all the bad, to collect it, to read into it, to revisit it - but you that’s a habit you have to break. It’s hard to grow a thick skin and it’s even harder to learn how to care less, because caring less has a bad stigma to it, but thinking regularly of letting go and really focusing just how out of your hands nearly everything in life in can be a very profound and theraputic method of learning to deal with lifes hardships. It doesnt make you immune, but it can certainly get you through anything with yourself intact. Don’t ever lose your PMA. PMA is a rare, and wonderful virtue.
I recently went through the absolute worst thing that has ever happened to me. There were sincere moments I honestly did not think I was going to make it, or be able to pick myself up, to ever feel good again - and more dangerously there were times i didnt even want to try and i’ve never been like that before. I tried to look at the good IN my bad, and thats the only thing that helped me. I still struggle, but for me, being positive, busy and helping others feel the same way is all I have and that’s got to just be good enough.
Krysti is a goddamn outstanding and amazing woman and I’m pretty damn lucky to call her a friend.
(Also, she gave me a mini Colossus action figure once. How fucking cool is THAT?)
Do you think the great tragedy of the X-men is that Xavier and Magneto could never truly work together for the common good of everyone?
I think the great tragedy of the X-Men is Gambit.
Brevoort gets it.