Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

I am not a huge comic book fan, I really didn't read them as a kid, but just like most people, I have watched my fair share of shows and movies that are related to them. I figured that most of the superhero movies I have seen are from Marvel Comics, which is not the case necessarily and some of the subjects I didn't know were related to Marvel Comics, are. As you can see, this makes things rather confusing.

I was sucked into the Agents of Shield series recently and it started me looking at the timeline of things in the Marvel Universe. They kept referring to things in the show that tied into characters that weren't part of the show.

Obviously, the first thing for me to do was Google "marvel comics timeline" and I found this interesting article on CNET about the timeline that involves the shows and movies that are produced by the MCU. Note that this means that other movies or TV shows that were put out before MCU came to be or are produced by other entities are not included in this timeline. I was a bit confused by this at first because I have seen some superhero movies of both the DC Comics and Marvel Comic characters that are not included in CNET's list, but this is apparently due to the fact that this article is limiting itself to those that fall under the MCU enterprise and were produced by the MCU enterprise. So some might find the list lacking, but I felt like it was a great place to start. I am sure there is a lot more to it and I am sure that true fans of the comic books have a lot more to add to this.

This image explains a bit how the character rights are set up right now...note that Daredevil currently falls in the MCU. This explains the reason the X-Men are not included the CNET article.

Source: "Visual Guide to Marvel Character Movie Rights" Infographic by The Geek Twins [Infographic]
I have adjusted my Netflix DVD queue to reflect the list from CNET, and I have the first one, Captain America: The First Avenger sitting in my living room. I plan to rewatch those that I have seen before and I am a bit undecided if I will include the TV series' if they aren't ones I have already seen. Should be a fun adventure.
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Ten Years Ago on In My Words...Truth or Dare

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ground Control

Fun day with my sister. It brought back so many childhood memories for me. We used to go to a couple different arcades when we were kids with our dad.

All the games at this place were standard prices (so for the most part, just a quarter), and were on original machines with original software.

We played all the games we could find from our childhood and had a blast. As you can see from the pic, I did well enough, on my first try on DigDug in years, to get on the high score list.

So much fun...I could have stayed there for hours.

On another note, we had super good parking karma and also were able to check out the Pride Parade on our way home.

This place didn't have our dad's favorite game so next time we are all together, we'll have to go to the other arcade because they have Missile Command.
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Three Years Ago on In My Words...Bananagrams


Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Framing Art

My dad made this print a gazillion years ago and I want to be able to hang it on our walls but it wasnt' framed.

I framed another piece of art that was just on canvas not that long ago, and discovered that I could get frame kits from my favorite online art supply store Utrecht that allows you to frame art that might not be traditionally sized.

This print is 20 inches by 30 inches and the frame kit was exactly what was needed.

It only took me about 10 mins with a bit of Gorilla Glue and a small hammer to get it all done.



I think it looks great and now will be easier to hang as well as preserve.
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Eight Years Ago on In My Words...New Art

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Baby Crow

This is a baby crow that fell out of its nest today. I found it hopping about in the St John's Wart along our side yard when I was out doing some yard work.

Its parents were losing their little minds trying to get it. It has to be frustrating to not have arms that can just pick up a little one.

Anyhow, this baby left our yard and started making its way up the street. I was scared that it would get hit as it could only hop and walk little birdie steps.

I "herded" it to the side and it eventually hopped into some bushes and I hope its parents don't give up on  it (it has a sibling still in the nest), and I hope that one of the many cats in our neighborhood doesn't get it tonight.
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Four Years Ago on In My Words...Predator Quail


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Winter Bloom

A few months ago when we were going to get our first freeze, I brought some of the plants I had put on the back porch to be repotted indoors so they wouldn't be killed. They have been sitting on our kitchen counter since then because it has just been too cold (or dark, since I sleep days) to deal with them.

This guy is a group of starts I got from my SIL that she had in a class jar at home in some water. I brought them home and put them in a pot, but decided later that I wanted to have them in a different pot.

A few days ago, I noticed that a new shoot was starting to come out from the spider plant and soon after that I noticed this pretty flower. I grabbed the camera because I wasn't sure how long it would last, and I am glad I did because within a day, it was gone again.

I wish my Christmas cactus would bloom...but I am happy with what I have so far.
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Ten Years Ago on In My Words...Getting There

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sledding

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Sun was out, wind was brisk and the roads were clear-ish. We drove up to what we thought was the snow park for sledding (turns out it was a trail head for snowshoeing/cross-country skiing).

We hit a local restaurant for breakfast and then headed up with our borrowed sleds. My cousin was visiting from SoCal and wanted to get her feet in the snow and we were all ready to do it. The drive up was decent...only hit a couple of shaded areas that had ice, but my aunt's 4WD Explorer had no problems.

We found a nice smallish hill that none of us would die on and got down to it. I went down first with my aunt and she was laughing so hard the entire time that she thought she was going to pee her pants which would have made the rest of the day tough on both of us. Thankfully she was able to hold it in.

We had three different sleds with us and we each got a few decent runs in. The ride was a bit bumpy so soon enough, butts were starting to hurt a bit and we decided to call it a day. We all had a great time and felt great about getting some fresh air and exercise.

What a great day!! I took this shot of Mt Pitt from our starting point of the run, you can see how awesome the day was!
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Three Years Ago on In My Words...You

Friday, January 01, 2016

2015 Reading Challenge

Didn't quite get there, but with starting to work full time this year, I still made a pretty decent dent in it.

I am going to start the 2016 Reading Challenge with a goal of 40 books...we'll see if that is too ambitious or not.

Reading is one of those things I try to make time for each day...it is what I do right before bed if nothing else. Working nights and sleeping days for the last few months has thrown that pattern off a bit but hope to get back at it.
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Three Years Ago on In My Words...2012 Reading Challenge (got it done)