I finally caught up on Arrow and Agents of Shield after giving up TV for Lent. And upon reading tons of recaps and reviews it seems to me as if people are trying to choose between the 2 shows. Just because they are both about superheroes is no reason to choose between them. It’s a reason to choose both!!!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – This show finally feels like it was always meant to. Like a Joss Whedon show in the Marvel Universe! The agency is in turmoil. Epic heroes are being name dropped on the regular and Agent Maria Hill is finally coming to play or save the day. The story lines are compelling, the characters are moving and the acting is tight!! It is an amazing show, not only because it is finally making use of it’s ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but also because of the interpersonal relationships between Coulson’s team.
The introduction of Bill Paxton’s character John Garrett has brought a whole new level of fun and mystery and general bad-assery! This show went from fairly enjoyable to utterly unmissable overnight!! So now’s the time to catch up because it’s only gonna get better and better! (Also remember when Agent Ward finally became super hot!! Yeah that happened too!)
Arrow – Speaking of hot! (That bar hop thing he does… What??) This show has been good from the get go. But keeps managing to surprise me at every turn. Is Roy good or bad? When will Laurel take the mantel she was meant to wear? And what other epic DC characters will turn up? Greg Berlanti and Geoff Johns are setting the stage for amazing crossover tie ins once Flash hits the screens. And if DC would stop trying to play catch up to Marvel in the movie industry and just throw it’s weight behind the small screen, they could create something unique and amazing.
I’ve always been a fan of both Marvel and DC. I love Superman and Captain America. I want to watch Avengers and a Justice League movie. There is no choice to be made. And if these shows keep going the way they’re going, the only choice to be made will be which one to watch on Hulu Plus first. So keep it up Agents and vigilantes alike. In a world where DC versus Marvel… everybody wins when you don’t choose a side!!
“O Come All Ye Nerdy!”
Day 4: Nerdy Christmas Cards
The great thing about all these nerdy Christmas projects is that you can tailor them to the nerd in your life. Everyone is nerdy for something.
For these cards you will need:
Cut up the magazines, choosing pictures, phrases, words or letters that you may want to use.
Then fold your paper into card shapes (squares, rectangles)
And then let the creativity flow…
“Have yourself a nerdy little Christmas!”
Day 3: Superhero Snowglobes
What you’ll need:
-Mason Jars (however many snowglobes you want to make.)
-Glitter (whatever color suits your fancy, though silver looks the most snow-like)
-Figurines, small toys, action figures (whatever you want to put inside your snowglobe)
-Goop (or any other water resistant glue)
-Christmasey decorations to go inside with your nerdy figurines (pinecones, mini Chrismas trees, ribbon, small Christmas village houses, etc. Be creative. Think outside of the jar!)
Take the tops of your Mason jars and begin gluing your chosen decorations and filling inside the top of the jar.
I also glued some on the base of the jar so that they would suspend from the roof of the snowglobe as well.
Make sure to leave your windows open for any strong apoxy glue. Leave the glue to set overnight, if you can, to ensure that it will resist the water.
When the glue has fully dried, add water and liberal amount of glitter into the jar.
Then apply more glue onto the lid of the jar before screwing on to seal the top and keep any water from coming out.
There you go. Perfectly nerdelicious snowglobes for your holiday viewing pleasure!
Tomorrow: Nerdy Christmas Cards
It isn’t the least bit fair for the average modern man out there. But for a girl raised on Star Wars, Disney and Gone with the Wind, who had a brother that introduced her to The X-Men, Power Rangers and The Green Lantern. A girl raised on pure whimsical imagination… of course I need a hero. Or at the least, a man more than willing to dress up like one on Halloween and at ComicCon.
How is the modern man meant to compete with the paragons of truth, justice and tight pants that are constantly being put out there? (Not that I’m complaining.) Such heroic figures. Men in tights and men in capes. Men of steel and of iron. Men in long coats, leather coats, brown coats. Men who wear masks, fedoras, suspenders and bowties. Men in suits and men with swords. Men in breeches and in loincloths. Men who wear chucks and men named Chuck.
It isn’t fair. But it’s not my fault. Long ago, Prince Charming entered the picture. And at the tender age of 4 it was all over!! Next came Han Solo, and as you can see from the list above, the rest is history. But I don’t care. I have to believe in heroes. Because in actuality, being a hero isn’t about carrying a gun or going to war or even about saving a life. The truth is, rarely does the average person get such a blatant opportunity for heroics.
No, it’s much deeper. It’s integrity and character. It’s seeing the evils in this world and at the very least, at the bare minimum, it’s caring about change. Humanity is capable of true greatness. Great acts of good, great acts of evil. And it’s modern mortal heroes (men and women alike) who are charged with changing the world.
We don’t have the mythical super-powered good guys to look to in times of crisis. But there’s a reason we’re so drawn to movies with heroic figures. Movies like The Avengers and The Hunger Games. Because when we watch them we feel inspired to heroics. Even of the smallest kind.
So I say again… I need a hero. But at the same time, I need to become a heroine worthy of such a man, should he one day come knock down my door. Tights, swords, chucks and all.
Hey, a girl can dream!!