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Awesome New Posters x Trailers For ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

Hey there my fellow geeks! 2014 is jam-packed with a lot of superhero films from the Marvel Universe. Are you excited? Well, I am! I’ve got a long list of films I want to see, and one of them happens to be The Amazing Spider-Man 2. 

As you all know, the cinematic franchise for Spider-Man received a major reboot in 2012. With a new cast, some tweaking to the origin story, and a darker-side of being a hero, the movie was successful enough to warrant a sequel: The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Continue reading

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Music P-P-Power!

So I have this thing for music. I know it’s shocking! Who does that? Well I do. Music is just great. It’s very mystic, because what is it? What is it about booming sounds pulsating through your body that makes you want to just move? Not just move, but move with passion, move with intent, move with resolve. It can make you cry, whether it has a message or has no lyrics. It doesn’t matter. It can make you bawl like a little baby! It inspires, brings about fear, happiness, it pretty much has the emotional spectrum covered. It’s like a superpower. Probably not the best super power….

Or is it? Could it, in fact, be the greatest super power?…Probably not, but think about it. Just follow me and enjoy the journey. Who is Musicman, or Musicwoman, or the The Great Note? I can’t think of a name, dammit I’m not that creative! It would be a cool power to have. You would just need to be smart about how you use it. What would the famed music super hero do? How would they fight crime? I guess if a group of people rob a bank or something Music superhero person could play a sad tune. It would be a tune so sad, and meaningful, and retrospective that the robbers would truly begin to contemplate their place in the world. Slowly they would put their weapons down not knowing how to describe these newly found emotions. The tears would pour. They would reflect upon a time when life was much more simple. They would think about when they were kids and how they frolicked in the grass. They’ll remember the giggles, the good times, and they would slowly realize those times are gone, and the massive mistakes they’ve made. Tears would flow, regrets would be deeply felt, but they would smile knowing that perhaps those times could come again…..then BAM! Music hero cuts off all their heads with one fatal swing with his/her badass Katana, because why wouldn’t they have a Katana?

That could work. I’d buy that comic, I’d watch that film, definitely would read the book, but what if it becomes an amazing piece of work? What if it’s too amazing? Like so amazing that I decide that I want to be Musicman then I’m found dead under mysterious circumstances next to radioactive waste and an Ipod? I’m certainly that stupid, so on second thought maybe the book/film/comic could be put on hold for awhile.A man can dream though, and I will, and maybe someday out in the great distance you will see the outline of me floating just outside your house. Then I’ll probably cut your head off for some reason.

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The Avengers Assemble in Brand New Trailer

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!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

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Geek Chic Decor | Marvel Comics Retro Love Comic Murals

I haven’t drawn anything in quite some time so last night I figured it would be nice to draw superheroes & comic related art. If I had to choose between drawing superheroes or beautiful fashion related sketches (which I love drawing,) hands down I’d chose powers over fabrics any day.

So after gathering all my materials (pencils, eraser, and sketch book) I began perusing the Web in search of some inspiration. I found some awesome things, but in the midst of my search I ran across the most amazing thing I have ever seen; series of large murals featuring retro Marvel comics.

Some of the artwork actually comes in a few sizes, but a majority of the artwork come in a large mural format. I know it’s geeky to want to have Marvel comic themed artwork in your living room, but I’ve got to admit the Marvel Comics Retro Love Comic Murals are far from geeky. It’s this innovative pop art expression, and I’m a big fan of pop art & retro loved themed comic panels, so I’m totally going to buy one or two murals.

The murals range from $124 to $279 (the one to the right cost that much because it’s 96″ x 96″).  Even if you’re not a fan of the loved themed ones, then you can also check out some of the awesome Marvel Comic murals that featuring some amazing superheroes. There are so many different options to choose from, so the best thing to do is visit the website & began bookmarking the ones you want to buy.

Art.com & AllPosters.com both sale these murals, so click the links below to browse the selection. It’s so geeky yet very chic! It’s the perfect wall art solution for a geek-chic female who wants to take her modern apartment & add a retro vibe. It’s also great for guys that love their bachelor pads and want to show off a passion for Marvel without going over board like Steve Carrell’s room in the 40-year-old Virgin. It’s a nice balance of geek decor infused with modern edge that make its super cool.

So to all my fellow geeks & nerds out there, if you want to show off your style without going overboard, then I suggest you check out these murals and find one or two that suit your taste. What’s the point in having geek tendencies if you don’t get to show them off in your living space? I love comic book artwork, so you know I have to show it off my living space. If I’ve learned anything from my years of watching HGTV, I’ve learned it’s important to show off your personality. Now that’s the beauty of decorating. Bits & pieces of you should be incorporated in your design. So if you’re geeky, then show it off!

Click the following link for Marvel Comics Retro Love Comic Murals: http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?startat=/getthumb.asp&txtSearch=love%20comic%20panel&CID=

Click the following for all Marvel murals: http://www.art.com/gallery/id–b151973-d207244/marvel-wall-murals.htm

Below are an assortment of Love Comic Murals & Retro Comic Murals from Marvel.

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com


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Check it Out | Superheroine Breast Cancer Awareness Ads

Luckily none of the woman in my family have been affected by breast cancer, but that still doesn’t mean it’s not a serious issue affecting women worldwide. Every time I visit my obgyn for an annual checkup, I always think about all the woman in the waiting room that could be dealing with breast cancer. A few years ago my mom was concerned that she might have it, but luckily periodic visits to the doctor proved that she was healthy and there were no immediate signs of breast cancer. Hopefully the prognosis remains that way for many years to come.Yet even though she doesn’t have breast cancer, my mom (artist Janie McGee) still supports breast cancer awareness and in the summer she created beautiful artwork to be used by Ohio State University. Check out her amazing efforts here: http://janiemcgee.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/church-lady-preach-art/

Whether it runs in your family or not, every woman should make sure to do self breast examinations. No matter if you’re 20 or in your late 40s and beyond, you should be checking. I used to think it wasn’t a big deal since I’m only 20, but after visiting my obgyn and learning about how serious breast cancer is, I realized that it could happen to anyone. I’ll admit that I’m slacking when it comes doing a BSE (Breast Self Exam) but the awareness surrounding the issue has made me more proactive in checking. It’s not like you have to sit there and feel your breasts every day (unless of course you like doing that,) but it’s important to do a BSE at least once a month. Remember, no woman is immune, especially not superheroes.

We’ve all seen the beautiful artwork and campaigns with the beautiful pink ribbon in significance of breast cancer, but we’ve yet to see something as innovative as the latest breast cancer awareness ads. The latest ads are by the Public Health initiative of Mozambique and they show beautiful super-heroines Hulk, Storm, Wonder Woman, & Catwoman holding their breasts in order to symbolize the importance of breast self exams. Of course self exams may not show the lumps that are only detectable by mammography, but it’s still important to raise awareness. Not only are they raising awareness, but they are appeal to the geeky woman inside all of us (well, at least myself) who daydream about being a superheroine and how awesome it would be to have powers. It’s a very powerful message with such amazing artwork to match.

Check out the photos below.


©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

More Than a Costume


 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Real-Life Superheroes

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….

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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.)

©Jasmine McGee

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