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Friday, February 26, 2010

wednesday night: comics II

Ah, once more were the forces of Johnny and Susan Storm able to deface the evil of the world. After we had destroyed all the villains (again), Chawlie goes, "Oh! I forgot. I could have just pushed this button and killed them all." I'm still in character of course,

"What do you mean Johnny?" I asked in a deep voice. Chawlie makes a face.

"What?" I asked reguarly. He spreds his hands out, trying to explain.

"You don't do that! Susan doesn't talk in a deep voice, so you can't either! And don't talk in a different voice, just be yourself." I nodded my head. I'm being instructed by a 4 year-old....but then again, he knows all about the world of comics; so I just nodded my head.

"Anyway, look here, see? I could have just pressed this button." he goes.
"What does it do?" I asked (in my regular voice, of course)
"It finds all the bad guys in the 'wowrld' and kills 'em all!"
"Oh....what about the good guys?"
"Good guys? Eh, their okay! Just the bad guys."
"Oh good. Are you going to press it then?"
"I already did! Their all gone."
"Then how are you and I going to help save people?"
"We don't have to anymore, because all the bad people are gone." (He is one smart cookie.)
"Well then..does that mean we can't play anymore?" He paused a moment, not really thinking of the consequences of pushing the button.
"Oh..." he freezes. "Well...we can just play Staw Waws. Who do you want to be?"

So here ends our marvel comics, and thus begins are adventures among the stars. We only had but a few minutes, considering that the bath tub was already full and it was close to bed time. We ended with Mara Jade (me) and Kit Fisto (Chawlie) on a mysterious battle ship, headed for the Death Star. Stay tuned for next week......



Wednesday, February 17, 2010

wednesday night: comics

Wow! So tonight was incredible. I spent a whole 2 hours saving the world from bad guys, with the help of Chawlie...urm, whoops, Johnny Storm. Around the house we flew, changing characters, changing locations, and changing bad guys into mush! I was quite disappointed, however, when I found out that Cat woman was a "bad girl" and I couldn't be a "bad girl" as Chawlie instructed me. I must say, though, we made an incredible duo, even though we changed several times. Running around the house, we used everything possible for protection: chairs, couches, pillows, exercise mats, and sometimes even Ellie acted as our protector. We dodged bullets, iron objects, terrifying metal arms, deathly thrown playing cards, and lightning bolts. At one point, Storm even got injured pretty badly (Dr. Oc found her arm in a vulnerable situation, but we won't get into the nasty details. I'll let Chawlie inform you of her medical conditions). By the end of the night, we were dog tired, and ready for a hot bath, and the "Happily Ever After" story of Sleeping Beauty. Surprisingly picked out by Chawlie.

These were our combos:

Hulk & Rouge
Johnny Storm & Susan Storm
Logan/Wolverine & Elektra
Thing & Storm
Iron Man & Ice Man (yes, I was a man, but an awesome one at that)
Cyclops & Night Crawler (an even better man!)

I can't remember which teams destroyed which bad guys, but here's the list of evils whom we vanquished in the end:

Magneto
The Watcher
Dr. Octopus
The Joker (amazing, right?)
Docter Doom

As soon as mom was out of the house and the pizza was demolished, Chawlie goes, "Hey Sarah? Can you help me get into my costume? We gotta go destory Magneto." Well....I guess we destroyed him.

"A lot of comic actors derive their main force from childish behavior. Most great comics are doing such silly things that you'd say, "That's what a child would do."
-Gene Wilder


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Amore.




St. Valentines Day
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'Tomorrow is Saint Valentine's Day...."

William Shakespeare, Hamlet
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Ah, the celebrated day that brings in money for Hall
mark..sometimes known as "Singles Awareness Day"...or somtimes, "Hopeless Romantics Day". Either way, what's the big deal about this day? This holiday comes and goes getting much attention, or none at all. It's supposed to be the "day of celebrated love"; but how do you know how to celebrate love if you don't even know what it is?

Several years ago, I was apart of a Christian fans
ite called 'The Dancing Lawn'. Anything could be posted there, or anything brought up. When Val
entines Day rolled around, I asked everyone what they thought love was; what their perfect definition of love was. Here's some of them:

1. "Love is the unfathomable essence of God"
2. "Love is caring for and praying for those who persecute you"
3. "Love is the passion that keeps us going"
4. "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired"
5. "Love is when you look at someone and can't help the urge to hug them and tell them you love them"
6. "Love is when you are willing to die for someone
7. "Love is when you want to spend all your time with the person you love"
8. "Love is what's in the room with you at Chris
tmas when you stop and listen" (as quoted from a six year old)
9. "Love is the feeling that makes you laugh and cry; when you feel you could soar, when you feel nothing bad"
10. "Love is what makes life worth living for"
11. "Love is when you feel like you're one per
son when you with someone else..even if you're
apart"
12. "Love is all the wonderful things wrapped up in one..the "amen" to a prayer...the ribbon on a present...the seal on the letter...keeping everything together and connecting it"
13. "Love is what keeps married couple from killing eachother"
14. "Love is thinking of others before yourself"
15. "Love is wishing the best for your beloved, no matter what the cost to yourself"
16. "Love is when you look at your parents"



What is your thought of love? Many people today have a shallow idea of love, often mistaking it as lust. I think it's because our cultures have lost touch with the Creator of love. We have no way to obverse love, so we have a hard time projecting it. The media has made love into lust. Sin has made love into lust. Valentines Day is not a day of love anymore...it is now a day of lust. Derived from several Christian 'Valentine' martyrs in Rome who died because of their undying passion for Christ, that means "love" has come quite far, and evolved into something 'not lovely'.

I laugh now because Marmie loves decorating for every special occasion and holiday(maybe it's because of her home-ec major) and has every single decoration you can think of. For Valentines Day we have red and white hearts than stick to the windows, a red and white hearted table cloth, red and white candle sticks, normally a dinner of spaghetti(keeping the theme of red in there), and, fortunately, no baby cherubs. Not once has cupid been invited to dine with us, thank goodness. Pops normally brings home stunning roses(that's right, you guessed it, red AND white ones), and that's our extent.

How can this holiday be worthy of celebrating though? Just something to think about....

If you've ever seen Captain Corelli's Mandolin, then this quote might be something you associate with 'Amore'.

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"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together than it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because that is what love it. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love...which an of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards eachother underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

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