Sunday, October 23, 2016

Iron Man 2 MCU Timeline Project

And the project moves on. Watching Iron Man 2 today. It is next in the list for me on my project, and this one does a much bigger tie in with the Agents of Shield, Nick Fury, and Agent Coulson.

I am not that thrilled with the plot so far just because the bad guys are mostly in charge, winning and Stark is a pain the butt. I know this is part of the arc but still, I hate it when bad guys are winning...

So referring back to the list I am working from, Iron Man 2 is supposed to be the 5th, but Agent Carter isn't available streaming for free or on Netflix DVD yet so I have put off that side of things for a bit. I also am completely current on the Agents of Shield TV series, so those won't be worked into the timeline for me.

Next up will be Thor which I have moved to position 3 in my Netflix DVD queue.

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Previously on In My Words...MCU Timeline Project

Thai Green Curry With Chicken

Made this today for lunch with fresh organic eggplant from my father in law's garden.

It is called Gaeng Keaow Wan Gai in Thai and it is one of my favorite Thai curry dishes.

It is a little bit off my fitness quest but I had the fresh eggplant and needed to use it in something. I made sure to keep my portion in check.

I started on a fitness quest last week and managed to get through the first three days which were the toughest. Normally my eating isn't too bad, but with Halloween candy in the house, I had deviated off course big time. No more of that.

This dish is pretty easy to make...I already had the chicken cooked earlier in the week, and I just added green curry paste, fish sauce, sugar, keffir lime leaves, basil, coconut milk, and fresh eggplant. I steamed jasmine rice in the rice cooker.

So delicious!
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Seven Years Ago on In My Words....my favorite Japanese curry

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Incredible Hulk MCU Timeline Project

So the project moves on. Watching the 2008 version of the Incredible Hulk today. It is considered one that can be skipped if you want as it only barely touches on the timeline of Stark, Nick Fury etc.

I had forgotten that this version actually skips over most of the original cause and plot of the Incredible Hulk and picks up after Bruce has been on the run for a while trying to find a cure. It is a nice twist from the original story line and makes watching either version much more enjoyable.

So referring back to the list I am working from, The Incredible Hulk is supposed to be the 4th but Agent Carter isn't available streaming for free or on Netflix DVD yet so I have put off that side of things for a bit.

Next up will be Iron Man 2 which I have moved to position 2 in my Netflix DVD queue.

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Previously on In My Words...MCU Timeline Project

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Iron Man MCU Timeline Project

Second movie of my MCU Timeline Project. I was actually supposed to watch the first season of Agent Carter before this and after I watched  Captain America The First Avenger, but the Agent Carter shows aren't available for streaming so I have to get them by DVD, so I will have to fit them in out of sequence.

I saw this movie when it first came out in DVD ages ago, but didn't really get to pay attention because we were at a friend's house socializing.

I really enjoyed this re-watch and think that Robert Downey Jr has a great delivery style. This was fun. Completely forgot that Gwyneth Paltrow was in it too. Loved the visits from Agent Coulson too from the Agents of SHIELD series.

Looking forward to the next segment of this little project.
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Previously on In My Words....My MCU Project

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Captain America MCU Timeline Project

Captain America: The First Avenger is the first movie listed in the timeline project that I am working on.

As I wrote before, after watching the Agents of SHIELD on Netflix streaming this summer, I found that I really wanted to know more about how things went chronologically since I was never a big comic book reader as a kid.

This movie didn't get great reviews but I still enjoyed it quite a bit and found that I liked seeing the background to some of the other stories I have seen in recent years. I thought they did an awesome job with making the actor look so small before he becomes Captain America, without it looking ridiculous.

I am supposed to watch Agent Carter's first season next but since I can't get it streaming, I might decide to re-watch IronMan which is actually 3rd in the list first.
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Earlier on In My Words....MCU Timeline Project

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Maru...Just Because

This kitty makes me so happy...he is so determined and then so content.




I am so glad his owner has chosen to share him with all of us...lol

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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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