And we're back! We all know that Peter eventually married Mary Jane Watson, which divided Spider-Fans into people who liked the idea and people who thought that was the second worst idea ever put into the series.
But didja know, or didja remember, that Pete had proposed to Mary Jane years before? Yup. Let's take a look at Amazing Spider-Man #183 to see how that turned out:
That's pretty brutal, MJ. First, when you whip out a ring, he's going to think for a split-second that you bought him an engagement ring in response to the ring he gave you a few issues earlier. Second, making a flippant joke while you put the token of your rejection in his palm minimizes Pete's feelings.
And yes, I can see the comments section ablaze with, "Well, that's just how Mary Jane is," to which my response is, "Well, then Mary Jane is a selfish jackass." It's become popular for the young folks to discount their anti-social behavior with, "Well, I'm just being me." Well, maybe we don't want to be around you if that's who you are, and you should do us all a favor and go to one central location so we can build a big wall around your collective narcissistic ass (like they did the criminals in Escape from New York) so those of us who want to make the world a better place don't have to look at you. Admitting a fault is only the first step in doing something about it, kids! Learn and grow.
In other words, I view men as prey and want to have as many hearts for my trophy case as possible.
Hey, Mary Jane? I'd be smiling right now if you hadn't just taken a dump on my heart, so since you're the reason I'm sad, what say you not presume to have the right to tell me to smile?
Can we still be friends? Why sure! All of my friends break my heart into a million pieces trivialize my feelings. I'd love to be a part of your life as I watch you go out with other guys, and then stick around and watch you cry when they treat you the same way you've treated me.
Get to steppin', biyotch.
See you tomorrow!