The Avengers

The Amazing You Tag – Answering My Own Tag Questions

Hullo, everyone! You might remember that I started a tag for my two year blogiversary! I was tagged by both the wonderful writinganyone and the amazing erinkenobi2893. Thanks so much, you two!

AmazingYouTag

The Rules

  • This tag has ten questions, which you never have to change.
  • Thank the person who tagged you
  • Include the picture in your post and tag it with “amazingyou”
  • Answer the questions
  • Tag as many people as you want

The Questions

1. You’re on a deserted island, and you find a cave. What would you expect to find in it?

It depends on how insane I am at the moment. If I am perfect sane, probably animals or natives (possibly cannibals) and I probably wouldn’t try to find out. If I’m starting to go a little crazy (from being stuck on a deserted island alone), I’d probably expect terrorists wanting me to build a missile (heehee!) or a secret government lab or a portal to Narnia/Middle Earth/Asgard…

2. If you could have one superpower, which would you pick?

SO MANY. I mean, I’m writing a whole book about superheroes! I love the idea of teleportation. That would be super helpful for getting places. But then again, super speed would be really awesome, too. Imagine being able to type super fast… I’d probably go with super speed.

3. What one song would you choose for the theme music for a movie about your life?

Probably one of Bach’s inventions played really slow on the piano, because Bach is awesome and he’s my favorite composer to play. Or one of tobyMac’s songs, like my absolute favorite, Till The Day I Die.

4. You can only wear one color for the rest of your life. What color would you pick?

Black, definitely. Any other color would get really annoying after a while. Plus, if I wear black, people might think I’m creepy and leave me alone. And it’ll make me look like a spy… so many pros, so few cons. 😉

5. What’s one thing you want to do that’s wild, crazy, or unusual?

Build a time travel machine? Create my own JARVIS? Go to Russia? Again, SO MANY THINGS! Probably make JARVIS and then make him into The Vision.

6. If you had to give a speech to the whole world for five minutes, what topic would it be about?

It would be about how much God loves everyone, and what he did for us. And basically, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. And abortion is murder. And a lot of other things. Hush, I could definitely fit everything into five minutes…

7. You get to have lunch with any three famous people, present or past! Who would you pick?

Definitely J.R.R. Tolkien, because LotR and writing and awesomeness, and probably C.S. Lewis, too, for the same reasons (with Narnia instead of LotR, though).  And… Joss Whedon? Because after the crazy stressfulness of Avengers: Age of Ultron he decided HE’S NOT GOING TO DIRECT INFINITY WAR NOOOOO!!!! So I would definitely offer to help him with that – he can do whatever he wants and I’ll do the rest…

8. What is your favorite smell, and why?

I love cinnamon, but I also really, really like the smell of cold. Real, outdoors, winter-is-coming cold. Mmmm, happiness.

9. Share one of your favorite quotes.

This is one of my favorites.

“All we must do is decide what to do with the time that is given us.”

-Gandalf, in The Lord of the Rings

Because Gandalf is awesome.

10. Give us two true statements about yourself and one false statement, and see if your followers can guess which one is false.

  1. I have one sister.
  2. I love economics.
  3. I’ve watched five Marvel movies.

Well, I tagged a bunch of people when I started the tag… But since I want my tag to keep going, I’ll go ahead and tag a few people! 😉

Merenwen @ Shattered Fractals | Jaye L. Knight | Cait @ Paper Fury | Izel @ A Bookish Flower | YOU!!!

Have fun with this, guys! 😀

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Look Down On You

Let me start this Superhero Sunday post off by stating that all talk of ages is excluding Thor. 🙂 Also, no spoilers for Age of Ultron, just in case you’re wondering. Haven’t watched it, so yeah…

Did you know that Hawkeye and Tony Stark are the same age? Go figure. They’re both 44. Bruce Banner is the oldest Avenger at 45, although technically Steve Rogers beats him, at 96, but “biologically”, he’s 29. And since Natasha Romanoff is 30, that makes Steve, technically, the youngest Avenger. (Also, I must admit the Steve/Natasha shippers out there have the better age difference, compared to Clintasha and… Brucetasha? Speaking of which, I wrote a letter about this…)

Back on track. Steve’s the youngest Avenger. And yet, in The Avengers, he’s the one calling the shots. I was thinking about this, the other day, and it brought to mind this verse:

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

-1 Timothy 4:12

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This is quite possibly one of the most useful quotes from the entire movie.

So maybe you’re younger than Captain America. Maybe you’re not a super soldier, with five amazing people at your back, fighting off a group of Chitauri.

But you are you. You don’t have to wait until you’re older to make a difference. You can do that now. You can make a difference at school. You can make a difference at work, or church, or the grocery store. You can make a difference at home. You can make a difference online. You can make a difference anywhere.

And it all starts with you.

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After all, you’re more than just a kid from Brooklyn.

A Christmas Meme And A Bonus One, Too

Hellooo, everyone! I apologize for my absence lately, trips and Christmas stuff, y’know. But I had quite a burst of inspiration for memes and was also pretty productive with my writing! *round of applause*

So, as the subject line suggests, here is a Christmas-y meme, combining Jingle Bell Rock and The Avengers…

Sentimental Feeling Loki

And a bonus one, too…

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And why not add in another bonus one? 😀

Loki Dress Like That

Hope you enjoyed these! 😉 Think of this as a late Superhero Sunday, I guess. 😉

Avengers Meme Dump

I had no idea making memes could be so easy and so fun.

When erinkenobi2893 said she was planning on doing an Avengers fan art dump on her blog today, I thought of all the memes I’ve been making, and figured it would be a great chance to share them… with the world! But let me warn you…

Thordinary Memes

*All of these memes were made by me, but I do not own the pictures, and the quotes may or may not be original, although I think they are, but who knows… All of my memes are certifiably clean. Only violence included comes from a Christmas song…*

Chris Evans What If

Hulk Wearing Pajamas

Twins

Motorcycle

Coulson Of Shield

Loki the Reindeer

Got this quote from Tobymac's Irene in case you're wondering...

Got this quote from Tobymac’s Irene in case you’re wondering…

Cap With Strangers

From Here to Here

What If Tony Stark

Hope you enjoyed these! 😀

We’re All Puppets – Part Two

Isn’t Marvel wonderful?

Marvel has just released the “Official Extended Trailer #2” for Avengers: Age of Ultron. So basically, they released another trailer. 😛

So I’ll be able to extend these posts longer than I thought. Yay! 😀

There’s a very distracting scene in that montage. You may or may not have noticed it, but there’s a group of… ballerinas?

Yeah. Ballerinas. Um… what? Marvel, you feeling okay?

One of the explanations I’ve heard (really the only one I’ve heard) is that that is actually a flashback scene for Natasha Romanoff!!! That would be really, really cool. *Captain America: The Winter Soldier spoilers* And before that we see her standing in an empty room from the former Shield headquarters. *end spoilers*

And speaking of flashback scenes… *wiggles eyebrows* Did you notice the awesome Captain America flashback scene?  That’s supposedly a flashback scene as well! If you pause the video during that scene, you just might be able to spot Peggy’s red dress…

And if you didn’t notice the look on Hawkeye’s face during the part when Ultron comes out at their little party, go back and watch it. Made me laugh. 😉

What’s next? Got a little off track… Oh, yes, the Maximoff twins. If you have no idea who the girl wearing red and the guy wearing bluish-gray is, let me enlighten you now. They’re twins: Pietro and Wanda Maximoff. Apparently Pietro, aka Quicksilver, has already appeared in X-men or something like that, and there’s a whole big argument between Marvel and Fox… But anyway. They’re pretty cool, and there’s a lot more about them that I don’t have room for if I’m to get to my point… whatever that is…

Speaking of arguments over rights and characters, if you’ve only watched the movies (and haven’t read the comic books), you might remember that Captain America’s shield is made of vibranium. I haven’t read the comics, but I learned that Captain America’s shield was originally made of adamantium, just like Wolverine’s skeleton. But of course, they had to change it due to legal rights.

Did you know that Ultron’s robot body is (at least, as far as we know) going to be made out of adamantium? Which would definitely explain Cap’s broken shield at the end of the trailer.

Aaaaand speaking of trailers… there’s a reason I included the new extended trailer in this post instead of the old one. Why?

Because we hear Ultron saying some new, possibly even more threatening things. In fact, we learn some of his motives, although we’re still left with more questions than answers.

“You want to protect the world, but you don’t want it to change. There’s only one path to peace. Your extinction.”

So we see that Ultron, a robot originally designed to help the Avengers bring peace to the world and help clean out the Hydra bases (Did you know Hydra is a monster from mythology, Greek I believe?) just wants to bring peace to the world. And he believes the Avengers are in the way.

I’m still not sure how his line “I’m gonna show you something beautiful. The world. Screaming. For mercy.” fits into this point of view. I’m working on that.

But see, no matter how good your motives may be, the wrong thing is still the wrong thing. Wrong is wrong, no matter what.

Next week: Age of Ultron trailer part three – The Hulkbuster, the mystery woman, and… Bruce Banner and Natasha??? And of course, more Ultron!

 

We’re All Puppets – Part One

If you do not want to enjoy my ranting and squealing over the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, you should stop reading now.

If you have not watched the trailer…

*silence*

You’re all not worthy.

That was a joke. Watch and you shall understand.

There’s also a slightly different trailer here, if you’d like to watch it.

All right, let’s go over some things. Did you see Ultron? You know, that big scary robot dude who has no strings and wants to see everyone screaming for mercy? Did you see the Hulkbuster suit? And Captain America’s broken shield at the end?

So maybe you saw those things. I’ll probably find ways to incorporate a lot of elements into future superhero sunday posts. Please bear with me, and possibly enjoy it. 😉 But for now, you’ll have to settle for my thoughts…

Warning: Fandom moments ahead. You have been warned.

Did you hear that awesome, awesome song in the background. It’s AWESOME!!!! 😀 *deep cleansing breath* Anyway, if you don’t already know, that is a remix of this song.

Yup. Disney has worked a Pinnochio song into the teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. (Click here for the “Age of Pinnochio” mashup. Very funny. 😉 )

And in case you didn’t get the song, at the end Ultron quotes Pinnochio. “There are no strings on me.” (I need to learn to imitate his voice so I can use that quote.) 😀 And I saw somewhere that that kind of stands for how Ultron doesn’t have an emotional attachment to those around him.

As humans, we have a lot of strings. Sometimes we have to get rid of some of the bad attachments to those around us. Other times people put tension on our strings. Relationships are tough. But the one relationship we can always count on is our relationship with God. We need to keep building up that string, adding more and more fibers until the string is so strong that even Satan with a chainsaw can’t pull us away from him.

Next week: Age of Ultron Trailer part two – Ballerinas, the Maximoff twins, and Hawkeye’s epic suspicious face. And don’t forget Ultron!

 

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer

Dear friends, I must apologize profusely for the lack of Superhero Sunday posts. Frankly, I ran out of material and ideas. And then… it hit me. Like a bag of flour. 😀 And so I present to you, the Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer. (Also known as Agent Coulson Beats Up Two Robbers With A Bag of Flour)

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/93003808″>Marvel One-Shot – A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer Sub Thai By Agent K – CGT</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user27348955″>ComicsGuideThailand</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Now why did I choose to post this video? Well, not only does it have some awesome quotes (“Tell them those Tae Bo tapes really paid off.”) and a very interesting bag of flour (Did you know that “Steranko” is actually the last name of a guy who used to do drawings for Marvel? It’s actually not a brand of flour. Imagine that. And is that even flour? I don’t remember convenience stores carrying that…) but it also has a good message.

After all, Agent Coulson doesn’t say his name once in the entire video. Go ahead, watch it again. In fact, if you don’t know Marvel very well, you may have had no idea who that was!

My point? The Bible says in Matthew 6:1, “‘Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.'” We shouldn’t do our good deeds to be seen by others.

As far as I know, Coulson never tells anyone about this. (The title shows that it happens during one of the Thor movies, neither of which I’ve watched. *gasp* So I might be wrong about that.) But as Christians, we’re not supposed to flaunt our good deeds for others to see. We’re supposed to keep them secret, for only God to know.

So become a secret agent for God, and do your good works to be seen by him, not others!

Iron Man, Masks, and Tax-Free Weekend Shopping

I apologize for the lack of regular posts the last few weeks (especially Bible Trivia and Superhero Sunday) and hope you’re hanging in there. 🙂

If you didn’t already know, this weekend is tax-free weekend. Which means most of the outlet malls are packed.

Guess where we were yesterday.

Yep. The outlet malls.

We stopped into the Disney store to look at their Marvel things (which was actually slightly disappointing) and my dad pointed out a few Iron Man masks.

Now, is it just me (and keep in mind that I’ve only seen him in The Avengers) or does Stark’s personality seem to change a little when he’s in his suit. He seems more eager to crack jokes and be the funny guy when he’s just himself. When he’s in his suit, sure, he has a few funny moments, but it seems like he’s more focused and serious. Like he doesn’t need to be funny anymore.

We all use masks. Maybe not literally, but we all have labels that seem to define us and acts that we put up to make people think that we’re something we’re not. Some of those masks are harmful to us; other masks are harmful to other people.

God wants us to be who He made us, not who other people want us to be or who we want other people to think we are. He wants you to be… you.

So take off your mask and be the person God wants you to be!

Hulk Smash – Part Four

This is the last part in our Hulk Smash series, unless I think of another topic. 😉 I hope that you’ve enjoyed this!

Revenge.

So many times in movies, books, and real life, actions are fueled by revenge. Not necessarily with the Hulk, but… well, I thought it needed to be in here. The Bible talks a lot about revenge, and what it says isn’t good.

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say,

“I will take revenge;
I will pay them back,”
says the Lord.

Romans 12:19

This verse even quotes another verse that talks about revenge. The message is clear. Never take revenge. Let the Lord AVENGE you. 🙂

I’m Listening

This quote is quite possibly one of my favorite quotes from the Avengers. Although there are some even better ones. 😉

Remember that God is always listening to you. Even if you feel like Iron Man ran into you and shoved you to who knows where, God is still there (yes, like Loki was! Although God doesn’t have an ulterior motive.) and he will always be listening.