Konbanwa, minnasan, it was quite a day for me today. I made arrangements last night to be gone for today and tomorrow as I fight my battle with a nasty cold I got. Cue getting called at 5:30 in the morning because the other price coordinator suddenly called in "sick" even though she knew I was ill last night. Needless to say, I was pulled out of a deep sleep and informed my poor coworker that I could not come in, I really was too sick to even get out of bed. She called me back a bit later and said that our boss was going to come in and take care of it. What the price coordinator didn't realize is that I had spoken to my boss yesterday and he knew I was going to be gone. Score one for me for thinking ahead!
But enough about whining about work, I was scrolling through Tumblr collecting bits and pieces for my Marvel image collection and then realized that I didn't have a whole lot of stuff with Daken (Akihiro) on them. So a "tumblin'" I went.
I like Daken. I really, really, REALLY
do. I know some of my comic friends state its because he's covered in tattoos and the fact that he's blatantly bisexual. Yes, those are bonus points but I liked him because he's manipulative, cruel and dowright EVIL
. And *SPOILER*, I thought the way he died was really sucky and downplayed what a vital component he was during the whole "Dark Avengers" arc. (Mind you, I don't have all the issues and probably never will even if I tried.)
But aside from that, Daken to me seemed like the most realistic of all Marvel villians. Yeah, he had "Daddy" issues when it came to Wolverine big time. But there were times that he seemed sincerely concerned about the welfare of others. Even if for a flitting moment.
And aside from his metal claws he inherited from his pop, he had a very unique style and appearance that is all his own. He can rock a suit, being shirtless or putting on the "Dark Wolverine" costume and it all looks awesome.
Plus, he has the ability to manipulate his pheremones as a lovely website pointed out, which allows him to be utterly alluring to both genders and perhaps some alien lifeforms. He doesn't seem to have an issue with all three.
So bonus points to Daken, you were a villianous superstar and I hope that in the future, Marvel resurrects and uses you again.
In the mean time, let us appreciate all the fine boyz you managed to snag during your run. We have your "inferred" relationship with Norman Osbourne of "Spidey" fame. We have you hitting on Venom. We have you hitting on Ares. We have you hitting on The Thing. We have you not only hitting on Fantastic 4 Johnny, but coming to his apartment, sneaking in and putting on his clothes before playing all shy and cute with him. We have you making out with Bullseye and my personal favorite, we have you exchanging pheremone signatures with Remy. (Why the hell didn't that go somewhere faster?)
And pics, because I can.( Daken Being Daken )
Now I'm hankering for Daken/Remy. Why must I always like the hard to come by pairings! =;.;=