A Celebration of my Favorite Marvel Superhero

Five years ago, I would’ve never thought that Benedict Cumberbatch would portray one of my favorite superheroes of all time. I knew nothing about Doctor Strange and sometimes knowing nothing about a character makes that character more lovable.

Five years later, now, I’m still waiting for that Doctor Strange sequel but until then I can only share my favorite pics and fan art highlights of this character in this Doctor Strange appreciation post.

Doctor Strange saves the day.

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Captain America: Secret War (THREE)

The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, was ultimately a peaceful town. Its menial population of 1.3 million made it almost a fairytale-like world that consisted of five-story rectangular buildings with colorful red rooves and churches whose individual steeples stood tall over the city’s flat skyline. Lying on the Gulf of Finland it was a dazzling city that would catch the fancy of any casual visitor. But for Dr. Frost and her posse of Winter Soldiers, it resembled more than simply a fun traveling destination. It was the first target in her goal of world domination. Continue reading Captain America: Secret War (THREE)

Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #20-‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

The Avengers was a surprising masterpiece, bringing together a group of flawed but mighty heroes to stop a seemingly unstoppable force. With The Avengers doing so well, we were all expecting quite the sequel and Age of Ultron‘s teaser trailer delivered on all cylinders.

The trailer feels haunting as we see our heroes clipped together in ways that feel extra dire. The “I Have No Strings On Me” song from Pinnochio is given a dark twist, permeating this trailer with every word as a little boy sings in the background in an incessant disturbing pitch while our favorite heroes look like they’re in big trouble.

And Ultron, oh he looked the ultimate villain in an Avengers sequel. Instead, he would turn out to be not that intimidating but this trailer doesn’t paint that dismal picture. It’s one of those trailers that end up not replicating the exact tone of the movie but heck, I’ll give Marvel Studios kudos for trying. Continue reading Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #20-‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Going To a Restaurant for the First Time Since the Beginning of the Pandemic

Yesterday I went out with my mother and sister to a restaurant for the first time since the beginning of COVID-19, hence the mask in the featured image. Because it was such a momentous occasion I had to document it. So, here goes nothing.

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Tortilla Chips and Salsa (The best part of the meal…unfortunately.)

Unsurprisingly, the restaurant was mostly empty. We went to have lunch at around 12:20pm but it was still disheartening to see this independent restaurant, which was a fusion Tex-Mex place called Salsa’s, with so little traffic. We sat on a completely empty patio and were forced to deal with the muggy weather. Continue reading Going To a Restaurant for the First Time Since the Beginning of the Pandemic