What makes you feel important?

In my world, importance = acceptance + respect.

I feel important when I accomplish tasks, when I get things done, and when I check off tasks from my to-do list with satisfication.

From these tasks, I am gaining knowledge and experience, or at least I know I am going somewhere. I know what I want and I'm on my way to get it. It's an empowering feeling.

When I gain the position/title I've wanted, I will be respected by others. If I've been pleasant and agreeable while getting to the destination, my friends will proliferate. I'll be accepted by them. That satisfies emotional insecurity.

Anyway, that's what I've gathered so far. I'll learn more as I get there.

Have you ever felt sad and wanted to cry but have been unable to?

Yes, pretty much thru my 30s'. I tried to avoid any feelings except for rage and anger. I did not cry over the death of the family dog; or even at the death of my father when I was your age. I can finally shed tears and grieve over

What does 'throwaway characters' mean? What are some in DC and Marvel?

These characters just show up in one series or comic and then often die or disappear.Villains use to be

How is the metagene in the DC Universe different from the X-gene in the Marvel Universe?

There are more similarities than differences, except in the nomenclature.In each comic universe, this is the gene that can grant unusual or