Being tall and all, I’m a huge fan of DC Comics mainly because of Wonder Woman, but I do love Marvel and I’m especially fond of the X-Men. Dude, the X-Men are legit! So many different mutants with insanely cool powers, and you’ve got to admit, the movies are great and all, but nothing beats the classic 1992 cartoon.
Now of course I was born in 91, but as a kid I did enjoy watching the X-Men all the way until it’s finale in 97′. That show was so good! X-Men cartoon was not only cool because each of the characters, but the intro was very cool and this new stop motion video makes it even cooler! Have you seen it? Well if you haven’t seen it, then watch it below. The video is by Kyle Roberts and his buddies, and the entire video took 4,000 stills and 60 backgrounds. Wow, a lot of work! But the result is a huge payoff and the video is making its way around the web and reminding folks of how much we craved Saturday Morning cartoons.
If I thought my week couldn’t get any better, well I was wrong, it just got a million times better. You may be asking yourself, why? Or you’re just scanning to the bottom of this post to see why it got better. Well let me explain what happened. No, I didn’t find true love or become a Super Saiyan (still awaiting that glorious day,) but something more epic happened; Marvel UK released a brand new trailer for the upcoming film The Avengers.
You know I’m a geek, and you also know that I’m madly in love with superheroes. My background on Twitter (follow me @thinksoul25) is the ultimate collection of Marvel characters. My favorite thing to draw is superheroes, and some days I like to lay down on my bed, close my eyes, and daydream about having powers (yeah, I’m a geek…I know.) So when I first found out last year that they were releasing a movie about the Avengers, I almost passed out. Then the trailer came out, and I was speechless watching it over & over again.
So now Marvel releases yet another brand new trailer for The Avengers, and this time it’s quite the epic experience. We actually get to see the Avengers assembling in order to fight this enemy threatening the global safety. Not only do we get to see glimpses of each Avenger being recruited, but the trailer ends with an awesome shot of the Avengers standing in a circle getting ready to unleash major damage; such an amazing shot!
I was already stoked about this film, but now I’m uber anxious for May 4th to arrive. The Avengers and Rise of the Dark Knight are probably going to be two films I can’t wait to see this year. I might even have to see them over & over again. I saw X-Men: First Class over and over again (about 4 times,) so I know The Avengers is going to be one of those films I have to watch again, again, and then yes, once more for the sake of humanity!
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When I was little I used to have these vivid daydreams about being a superhero. Okay, that’s not exactly the truth. I still have daydreams about being a superhero. It’s geeky, nerdy, and eccentric; but I can’t help it, it’s my imagination. I’ll often find myself sitting somewhere and begin contemplating the powers I’d want to have. It would be awesome to have a combination of Colossus’ powers as a defense mechanism and have the ability to shoot energy from my fingertips. But being built like a female Colossus doesn’t sound so sexy, so I’d rather have the powers of Ms. Marvel.
Ms. Marvel and Wonder Woman are two of my favorite female super-heroines, but I really love Ms. Marvel. She has the power of flight, super-human strength, durability and the ability to shoot energy bursts from her hands. Not only does she have some awesome powers and a sexy outfit, she’s 5’11.” As a tall girl (6ft,) I of course love the fact Ms. Marvel is tall. I’ve always been a huge fan of Marvel Comics and it’s cool that Ms.Marvel is the iconic female superhero from team Marvel.
I know it’s impossible to have super powers, but it doesn’t mean a girl can’t daydream about it. In my spare time I like to draw female superheroes and create interesting characters. It’s just a hobby, a way to keep my artistic skills on point. Drawing superheroes is a fun hobby of mine and I love reading graphic novels and comic books when I can get my hands on one. Ms. Marvel is my favorite female superhero and that picture is actually my desktop background. It’s so cool how she looks when she’s pissed off and her hands began to glow with energy. She isn’t the only superhero that can shoot bursts of energy from her hands, but she looks extremely cool when she is fighting.
Superheroes are an all American classic and there’s nothing wrong with being a comic book geek. They represent a symbol of strength. For people that are seeking an escape from reality and a heroic character to look up to, superheroes are the perfect representation of confidence. Even though superheroes don’t exist in real life (powers, flying, and other cool powers,) they are those people out there who aspire to be real-life superheroes.
Last night I watched the premiere of the HBO documentary Superheroes. The documentary chronicled the lives of a few groups of people in the United States who are real-life superheroes. A majority of them are average people with no actual martial arts training or lethal skills, but there are a few who actually hold black belts and titles in specific types martial arts.
This group of average people make it their mission to make their communities better. They participate in food drive initiatives and basic community service efforts, except they wear costumes. Basically it’s community service with a cape, masks, and gloves on, unless your anti-cape then perhaps just the gloves and mask. They have taken the entire concept of wanting to be a superhero to a whole new level. I mean, I daydream about being a superhero and play out scenarios of me saving the day from catastrophic events, but that is all in my imagination. I couldn’t possibly imagine myself putting on a costume and going out into the community attempting to stop drug dealers and criminals, that’s dangerous!
The documentary was an interesting in depth look into individuals who actually take pride in wearing costumes and making a difference in their community. I commend them for their efforts, but I don’t think average individuals should be dressing up and trying to fight crime. You can’t “talk down” a criminal who is holding a gun to your face, especially if you aren’t lethally trained in the tactics of defense. These real life superheroes need to be careful in their approach, but I give them credit for doing more than just wearing a costume and lurking for criminals.
The real-life superhero movement is about more than looking bad-ass or just completely idiotic in a costume, it’s about shaping the community. I think their approach is somewhat dangerous and weird, but they do make it a mission to bring positivity to the community. The documentary showed the real-life superheroes putting on food drives and passing out essential care packages to the homeless within their community. They make it their mission to help out with the small things in life, even if it’s helping a homeless man get across the street and giving him words of encouragement.
I don’t think the real-life superhero movement is stupid, but I think it’s dangerous and there should be some alternatives. It would be nice to see these folks actually get involved with some organizations or perhaps pursue an actual career that is all about improving communities. I’m all for the greater good of humanity and making a difference, but the world is a dangerous place. You can’t just walk up to a drug dealer posted on the street corner at 2am and tell him he better stop selling drugs. At one point in the documentary that actually happened to a martial arts instructor, who moonlights as a superhero during the night. This big Black guy began threatening him and the superhero backed down and called the cops. You could tell he was scared for his life and that was a dumb life decision moment.
Being a real-life superhero is a movement that is going to continue to grow, but is it really making a difference in stopping the crime? I think there needs to be a different approach to “saving the day.” These real-life superheroes should consider a less dangerous way in looking out for the greater good of humanity. You can’t make a difference if you’ve been killed by a vicious drug dealer. I’m just saying, perhaps these real-life superheroes need to find a safer way to make a difference. I understand the concept is more than just wearing a costume, but there has to be a more effective way to shape the communities and watch out for the greater good of humanity….
It just seems like community service with a costume on, but eh, watch for yourself.
If you missed the HBO airing of Superheroes, be sure to catch it on HBO on the following dates: Aug 11 (11:30 a.m.), 13 (1:30 p.m.), 16 (10:00 a.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 21 (4:45 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Aug. 10 (8:00 p.m.) and 27 (4:30 p.m.)
I know it’s been a few days since I’ve blogged. I’ve been finishing up my final projects for my classes and so far I’ve gotten an A in Business Writing and an A in Music Appreciation. It’s been a great semester and I’m ready for my two summer English classes to begin. It’s been a lot of fun being in school but I’m anxious to graduate, just have to get through summer, fall, then I’ll be out in Spring 12′.
I try not to think about school too much and focus on the more important things at the moment. Such as LA Noire coming out on Tuesday, the PSN is finally back on, and so many great summer movies I have to see. I’m a huge 1940s(as well as 1930s) fanatic and enjoy that entire gangster noire theme. I love the way they talked during that time period and the effortless style. My style isn’t really 1940s but I do plan on buying some vintage pieces and having an artistic flair. I’ve been focusing really hard on becoming the woman I’ve always wanted to be and have devoted time to discovering my style.
Summer is a great time for me to mold myself into the appearance I want to broadcast to the world, especially since my hair is finally growing back out and I’m losing weight because I actually can focus on running and I’m not distracted by men. It’s interesting to see how a lot of the thick and fabulous divas have decided to shape up and take on a new appearance. Raven Symone, Jordin Sparks, Jill Scott, and Jennifer Hudson have all had these dramatic weight loss stories and they look wonderful! Now whether they did it all natural or had a little surgery, I’m not sure but it’s great they did something they believed in. There’s nothing wrong with being thick and fabulous, but after awhile you get tired of being the same size for years and never exploring what it feels like to be smaller.
The feeling of going into a store and finding your size right off the back or picking up a small shirt and being able to fit it, is a great feeling. I’m not quite there yet but I can wear a medium, it’s just I have very thick legs so it’s the hardest region for me to lose weight in, but I have all summer and fall to get the job done. Summer is a great time to find yourself and go through a transformation physically, spiritually, and mentally. It’s the time to find love or possibly a hot summer fling, a time to get in great shape, travel and see new places, and a time to see the summer blockbusters.
There are so many great movies coming out this summer and Thor and Priest already intensified the anticipation, especially with so many great previews. Thor was actually pretty good! The guy from Thor reminds me of the lead singer of Kings of Leon, except the guy from the movie is ten times hotter. That is one very attractive man if I may say so….mmhmm. But I digress, Thor was a good movie and Priest was good as well, but I’m looking forward to Green Lantern, Transformers:The Dark Moon, Captain America, The Hangover II, and X-Men First Class. I’m a huge fan of mutants and superheroes, some days I wish I had powers…that would be um…very cool!
Even though that’s very impossible(unless scientist aren’t telling us something) and I’d never pretend to be a real life superhero like those guys in Seattle, I do however love Marvel and DC comics. It’s hard for me to pick one because I love Green Lantern and I’m a huge fan of Iron Man and X-Men. But if someone forced me to chose, I’d probably say Marvel because of X-Men and all the very cool mutants. I’m really looking forward to X-Men First Class, Transformers, Hangover II, and Green Lantern, not to mention how attractive Ryan Reynolds and also Chris Evans from Captain America. What can I say, I’m down with the swirl. I would talk about about my opinion but I plan on writing an article about this for another site, so I will be sure to send you guys the link to it.
I’m so pumped up about all these great summer movies and I’m happy the Playstation Network is back on. I’m going to get off of here and work on my book for awhile, then spend the night playing Ps3. I can’t wait to get LA Noire and play it all week, every day, all day, I’m going to be such a fiend! Games and movies are the best things ever created! I’m so excited about the great movies coming out and I gladly admit that I’m a geek. I go on these rants in conversation about video games and superhero movies, not to mention my passion for Always Sunny in Philly and house music. I’m a witty person and don’t always like to be so serious, it’s my personality and not some attempt to make people like me. I could care less if anyone liked me or my humor, I’m doing what I want because it makes me happy.
I can’t associate with men that don’t have a good sense of humor, it’s not fun always being so serious and trying to maintain this prestigious image. Turn off the serious button and attack life with laughter, you might even have to invest in a lightsaber but the battle can still be won. Stop being so serious, it’s not cool, especially if you’re trying to get to know me on a personal level. It’s an automatic turn off. It’s okay to laugh…geeze! So that’s a notice to any guys out there reading my blog and who have been getting to know me or want to know me, I can’t stand it when you’re always so serious and look at me like I’m weird when I have the outlandish jokes on simple scenarios. It’s my personality, I’m Jasmine McGee and you either love me or hate me. Geeze maybe I should date a comedian or a sarcastic geek, then there would be a happy median between intellect and humor. Hmm…just a thought.