8 of My Favorite Marvel Post-Credit Scenes

Marvel Post-Credit Scenes
“Photo Credit: Photo by Lena Orwig on Unsplash”

All Marvel post-credit scenes have a purpose. Either to be funny, or to provide a teaser for the next movie (or for a movie in the distant future), or to tie up any of the movie’s remaining loose ends. Here are some of my favorites.

Also, *SPOILERS.*

• The Avengers, Scene #2

I think the best thing about this scene is that the restaurant was still willing to serve food after aliens attacked New York and destroyed everything. Also, Thor needs to take smaller bites.

• Iron Man 3

After Iron Man defeats the bad guy and fixes all the problems at the end of the movie, you learn that the whole time he was recounting these events to Bruce Banner, therapist style. And that Bruce fell asleep at, like, the very beginning of the story. Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to the Puden (pt.1)

The Puden
“Photo Credit: NASA”

In the spirit of both Valentine’s Day and the Black Panther premier this week, I’m writing about a completely unrelated topic for anyone who is intensely interested in the details of the Puden. Which is everyone, I’m sure.

The Puden

Observe.

The Earth. Obviously.

Go too far out and you find yourself in space. Go too far in and you find yourself in the Puden. And go way too far in and you’ll burn up. Don’t do that.

The Puden encompasses the entire globe. Under all land. Under all water. No matter how deep. Continue Reading

6 Weird Folklore Stories and Legends (That Mostly Have to do With Eating and Death)

Folklore
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Today I’m going to write about legends and folklore, because what’s better than reading about culture and history in the form of creepy stories….Ammi right?

One: The Willow Tree

In English folklore, Willow trees were believed to be extremely sinister. They were capable of uprooting themselves and stalking people who were passing by, which would be both amusing and terrifying. Is this what would happen to you if you stopped reading my blog? Hard to say.

Two: Caillagh ny Groamagh or (the readable version) ‘The Old Woman of Gloominess’

Apparently there’s a Highland and an Irish version of this story, as well as the Manx version, but in them all, the Caillagh is a weather spirit. She’s also basically the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. If St. Bride’s Day (which is today, February 1st) has nice weather, she comes out to gather sticks to warm her through the summer. If it’s rainy, she stays in, which is a good omen for the rest of the year’s weather. Continue Reading

How Puder Got a Clone (And His Clone Became a Dictator)

Puder
“Photo Credit: Pixabay”

This is a decidedly weird story.

Not that it was weird that Puder would make a clone, or that such a clone would have questionable leadership qualities, or that said clone could become a dictator.

What is decidedly weird is that there was a civilization of cats living underneath the earth’s crust waiting for a dictator.

These cats were, of course, the species known to some as Puder Cats.

And this area underneath the earth’s crust was, of course, the land known to some as the Puden.

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Winston and PuderPuder Cats

How Puder acquired a cloning machine in the first place is a topic that’s been heatedly debated by many scholars. Some say he stole it from a high tech lab. Others that he built it himself. And one scholar suggested that he built a time machine and went to the future to get a cloning machine. (He wasn’t invited to any debates after that.) Continue Reading

Why You Should Check Out Pixar in a Box — The Art of Storytelling

Pixar in a Box
“Photo Credit: Miguel Á. Padriñán”

Unless you have a Khan Academy account and are on it often (or you’re my mom—hello!), you’ve probably not heard of Pixar in a Box. And that’s just sad.

So, information and facts time.

Khan Academy (a free learning site) partnered with Pixar a while back to make Pixar in a Box — a series of courses centered mainly around animation. But, about a year ago, they came out with a course focused on storytelling.

In these lessons, story artists, writers, editors, and other people who work at Pixar teach and share insights on how to develop plots, worlds, and characters. Along with this, they teach the basics of film grammar and visual language and give tips on how to pitch story ideas and give feedback. Continue Reading

My 2018 Blog(ish) Goals

Goals
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This probably should have been the first thing I posted this year, but I have no regrets about my priorities (which obviously favor invented species over goals and resolutions.)

Also, by this point, you probably thought you were done reading about resolutions, but nay. You are not done. You’ve still got one more to read. Unless you decide to just throw your phone across the room. That’s fair.

My 2018 Blog(ish) Goals

•Read 50 books.

Last year I read 52 books, so if I’m being honest my goal is to beat myself by at least one book, but 50 is more aesthetically pleasing, sooo…. Continue Reading

The Beginner’s Guide to Puder Cats

Puder Cats
“Photo Credit: Pixabay”

It’s officially the fourth day of 2018, so now seems like a good time to talk about the logistics of a species that I don’t even remember creating. Enjoy.

Millions of amazing species exist on earth. Their abilities and purposes are as endless as their numbers. From breathing underwater and controlling pests, to flying and fertilizing the ground. Some species are even yet to be discovered. One creature that remains to be discovered is the magnificent tunneling cat: a species that is known by some as Puder Cats. Continue Reading

The Cat Owner’s Guide to Wrapping Presents

Wrapping Presents
“Photo Credit: Kaboompics // Karolina”

Christmas is nearly here. And if you are me, then there’s a 100% chance that you haven’t wrapped any presents yet. There’s also a 100% chance that you have a cat that you do NOT want in the room with you while wrapping presents.

Even if by some weird chance you are not me, and you don’t have a cat (or any other animal), I’m sure you’ll enjoy the following article that I found on messybeast.com.

The Cat Owner’s Guide to Wrapping Presents

1.

Clear large space on table for wrapping present.

2.

Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door. Continue Reading

Why Redemptive Character Arcs Matter

Redemptive Character Arcs
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I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while, and with The Last Jedi premiering tonight and the roles Redemptive character arcs played in the original Trilogy, now seems like a good time.

Also, I’m super stoked for The Last Jedi. And I might be obsessing over Rey’s poncho a bit too much.

JUST LOOK AT IT.

Redemptive Character ArcsVia GIPHY

…Sorry.

Let’s begin.

The concept of good and evil is used a lot in movies, TV shows, and books, and the messier a character’s past is, the more interesting their journey to the light side can be. With my Myers–Briggs personality type being what it is (INFJ), I like to see and help things get cleaned up. Whether it’s a closet that needs to be gone through and organized or a character who needs to pull themselves together, I find it satisfying. Continue Reading

How to Get Comfortable While Reading

Reading
“Photo Credit: John-Mark Kuznietsov”

If you’ve ever even thought about reading, you’ve had this problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re reading from a book, magazine, tablet, ancient scroll, or milk carton—the process of reading has one fatal flaw: you cannot stay comfortable for more than fifteen minutes.

It doesn’t matter what position you’re in. Standing up or sitting or lying down. On your back or on your stomach or on your head. You’ll lose circulation, get a cramp, or your right hand will fall off. Nothing works—and this post probably won’t either. Continue Reading

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