Across the nation, Australians have risen in the dark of night to commemorate a war that has captured the attention of the world.
The sun was deep in rest as swarms of people left the comfort of their beds to line up for tickets to The Avengers: Infinity War.
“It is early,” Derek Smeeton said as he stood outside Southbank Cineplex, dressed in the traditional uniform of a Thor: Ragnarok hoodie. “But we have to honour those brave Avengers and the war they fought.”
Regiments of fanboys have left Reddit for the first time this year in order to march through the city streets, the night breeze blowing in their neck fluff. The 6th Battalion of the Royal Geabon Regiment was saluted by the goths outside the city Hungry Jacks as they marched stoically on, inexplicably leaving a trail of actual slime in their wake.
The sacrifice of The Avengers has been attentively studied by war buffs of all generations.
“Iron Man has put himself in danger throughout multiple battles,” military historian John McWarHistorian told The Obiter. “Black Widow shattered the glass ceiling for women in the military. And I can’t even begin to describe the heroic deeds of Hulk.”
“Why not?” asked The Obiter’s journalism intern Priyanka. “Like, we got you in for an interview John, the least you could do is begin to describe the heroic deeds of Hulk.”
John walked out of our office at this point, telling Priyanka that she will never appreciate what The Avengers have done for the world.
This day is not without controversy. Commentators argue that the day has been hijacked by many as an excuse to drink Rainbow Smashes to excess and exert bigotry veiled as patriotism towards characters from the DC Universe.
Regardless of your stance, the sight of Australians lining up for hours on end to remember the Infinity War is an inspirational event.
Patrons are asked to book their respects online as many services have already sold out.