Full disclosure: back in college I had a great idea. Make and sell sarcastic and cynical Valentine cards. I wrote a series of poems with a bit of a “bite” to them and e-mailed them to my buddies who got a good laugh. One friend of mine, who was a business major, didn’t think there was a market for them as people would rather print them up and give them away for free.
As such, amongst my friends it became an annual tradition for me to write up a few joke messages and send them so we could all have a good laugh about a day that usually made us feel miserable due to our singleness. Many times I would also create a series of “rejected” cards based on popular movies that came out that year.This year I was delighted when I went to Target and saw Guardians of the Galaxy themed Valentines cards. While the cards were nice, the messages just sounded so generic that they could have been slapped on a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic card set and it would have the same affect. So I decided I’d make my own.
My sister urged me to post them on -line and I was almost going to. However, in being true to the characters I had the feeling that if I were to post all of them on-line, it is possible some kids who may not fully understand things like satire or sarcasm might be reading this blog and would decided print them up to give them to friends at school…and next thing you know I’m being named in a bullying lawsuit. These days, you can’t be too careful.
However, one card did make the cut…fan-favorite Groot. Let’s face it…Groot was all heart. He could only “say” something moving….*sniff*Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own Groot, or the Guardians of the Galaxy. Groot and the GotG are owned by Disney/Marvel. This is intended purely for fun. No money was exchanged in the process.
Photo Credit: 2014 Disney-Marvel.
Text Credit: “How do I love thee” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 1806-1961.