Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
I hope this helps.
Karen being adorable at SLCCC
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
HOT AS FUCK
Jake Peralta + Sweetest Moments
"I like shots of hands. Anyone who’s so proud and prejudice would recognize my slight fetish for hands… not sure what this shot means but there’s some- some kind of poetic meaning to it - that I responded to." - Joe Wright
I made a choice; this is my path.
I don’t know guys, I just really proud of this moment. I’m allowed to find my own characters adorable, right?
For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don’t live in the woods by myself by the time I’m 25, I have failed.
[…] I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance. I do crazy shit.
oh how the mackles have mored
we need to destroy the notion that lily wasn’t sensitive or vulnerable, that she was always on top of her game and had her shit together and was the best at keeping her composure, bc that wasn’t the case. in nearly every scene we see her in she’s crying, and her emotional openness is what’s so beautiful about her tbh.
- mirror of erised; smiling at harry and crying
- godrics hollow; pleading for harry’s life and crying
- prince’s tale; angry at petunia’s remarks and crying
- sirius’ letter; admits she cried all evening after hearing the news about the mckinnons
why don’t we see more of this lily in fandom? this utterly human lily who is so raw and consumed with emotion and who is never afraid to let it all out; who has every reason to be emotional and is never ashamed of it. she is a strong female character because of her femininity and her tendency to be emotional. destroy the notion that females can’t be both, destroy it.
Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear.