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Black Panther and Our Attraction to Personal Stories

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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Hype Through Media Is the Best Medicine

Growing up, Fall and Winter brought about a whole host of feelings and hype. Things like temperatures dropping and slipping on warmer boots and jackets; indulging in warm hot chocolate at night (and egg nog as I got older); watching graying skies as freezing rain or flurries fell down; and depending on where I lived, sometimes snow.

Passing Thanksgiving and moving into December meant Christmas was approaching. As a kid, no holiday got you excited more than Christmas. The television specials, the opportunity to hopefully get something you wanted, and even getting days off from school. We all remember those simpler times with a warm fondness. As an adult, we think back on those times as ‘what used to be’ and sometimes forget that we can still kindle those memories today.

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Marvel Comics, Hip Hop, and the Power of Personal Inflection

Just take a second to really think about it…

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Word Vomit #17

You cannot imagine the amount of binge watching that will happen this weekend…

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