Unless you’ve been living underneath a rock somewhere deep in the ocean, you know that this week marks the premier of one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Not just a Marvel movie; and not just a superhero movie either. For a lot of people, Black Panther will be the one time they’re definitely going to be heading to the movies in 2018 with their friends, family, or even that significant other that wants to learn
doesn’t appreciate this amazing genre of media.
The number of think pieces, editorials, blog posts, YouTube soliloquies, and even music dedicated to highlighting how people feel about this movie is at an all time high; and there’s nothing wrong with that at all! But this post isn’t any of that. I love how so many people, who previously didn’t have Marvel on their radar, are now asking me questions about comic books and the stories that they can dip their toes into. Bravo to marketing and word of mouth. Instead, I’m more interested in the social dynamics of people’s fervor towards things they personally feel invested in.
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As I spoke on last year, I wanted to keep the passion going through the holidays and not lose steam as I moved into this new year. But the holiday season was as much about taking a break to enjoy my family and friends as it was about curling up with a good book; and due to being able to take extended time off of my job around that time (and not taking it for granted because others can’t), I had time to think on this blog and where I wanted to see it go this year.
Continue reading “Laying Down the 2018 Schedule”
During the month of December, there are a variety of different traditions celebrated; and no matter which one you take part in, it’s still a time of sharing great memories with the ones you love. At the heart of it all, that’s what it’s really about.
Continue reading “Celebrating A Happy Holidays”
Yesterday across the United States, a scientific phenomenon that hasn’t happened in close to 100 years occurred. Something that caused millions of people to temporarily translocate in order to see it.
Continue reading “The Retrospective Eclipse”
Every now and then when I’m going across the Internet, I stumble upon interesting sites that help to provide some type of inspiration that I previously wouldn’t have received. If you keep your eyes and ears open wide enough and are open to new information, you’ll be surprised by what you see.
This week I ended up using BuzzSumo.
Continue reading “A Case of An Accidental Internet ‘Did you know…?’”