23rd Oct: It's time for the second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest, theme: cute monsters! Details and voting here.
"Father, Father, where you been?
I've been out in the world since I was only ten.
Father, Father, where you been?
I've been out in the world since I was only ten."
"Don't worry 'bout me
I'm about to die of pleurisy."
—Jack Kerouac, "Home I'll Never Be" (recorded as a song by Tom Waits)
My father left my mother
for the love of aPOONTANGnother
And I have a BASTARD brother
Who I've never really known
Because me dad moved up to Queensland
And he doesn't have a BULLSHIT YOU FAT FUCK telephone
—Tim Minchin, Angry (Feet)
Indiana Jones: It was just the two of us, dad. It was a lonely way to grow up. For you, too. If you had been an ordinary, average father like the other guys' dads, you'd have understood that.
Professor Henry Jones Sr.: Actually, I was a wonderful father.
Henry: Did I ever tell you to eat up? Go to bed? Wash your ears? Do your homework? No. I respected your privacy and I taught you self- reliance.
Indy: What you taught me was that I was less important to you than people who had been dead for five hundred years in another country. And I learned it so well that we've hardly spoken for twenty years.
Nightmare Moon: "And... what would father say, knowing... that we... that you used his gift to do this to... to me?"
Celestia: "Nothing. Father isn't here, Luna. He was never here."
Daddy's flown across the ocean
Leavin' just a memory
A snapshot in the family album
Daddy, what else did you leave for me?
Daddy, what'd you leave behind for me?!
All in all, it was just a brick in the wall.
All in all, it was all just bricks in the wall.