Growing up as I did in the 1980s, with the nigh-perfect Huxtables and the Keatons on my television, I sometimes worried about my own weird relatives.  As someone who has more than once described a friend as “the sister I already had, but didn’t care for, so I went and found another one”, it was sometimes fun to imagine being a part of something different, such as G.I. Joe’s Arashikage ninja clan or Marvel’s extended Richards-Storm family.  Heck, it might even be fun to hang out with The Munsters of Mockingbird Lane, which leads us to today’s relative query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would say the Fantastic Four, but there’s a high fatality rate for people who aren’t the core members, asking: Which fictional family would you choose to belong to?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Malone_hasco on

    Something Action oriented might be cool, but I’m too lazy for constant adventure. Jetsons should be nice enough.

    • Granar Anothos on

      Hmm. Thinking about the science fiction, cartoon, and comic families of the 1980’s, if I had to pick one fictional family to be a part of, I think I would choose the family of Sam Beckett and I would find a way to bring him home.

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