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Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s latest released entry into its cinematic universe. I’ve only ever seen these characters in a cartoon, which one I could not tell you but Avengers-related, so I am not familiar with them at all, as I think could be said for many people. This series in comic form, to my knowledge, is not as popular as the others Marvel has released.
We start off in 1988 with a boy named Peter Quill. Not long after a tragic, life-changing event, he is abducted from Earth. We, as the audience, then find him 26 years later in search of an orb that he soon finds to be a lot of trouble and worth a lot to those who know what it is. Along the way, we meet other members of the group: Gamora, Rocket Racoon, Groot, and Drax. They all start off at odds with each other but upon learning of a common goal, they agree to work together throughout the movie, at first as reluctant allies. As the movie progresses and things become more intense, the characters find themselves willing to call each other friends and help and protect each other.
Having not seen a movie in theaters since The Hobbit nor an action movie in some time, I was up for a loud reminder at just how violent and explosive Hollywood action movies are. For many, that is a good thing and for me, it was mainly an adjustment. The movie certainly had its funny moments, most often delivered by Rocket, Groot, or a combination of the two, though Drax’s tendency to take things literally also entertained.
Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill and his performance is quite reminiscent of his character Andy in Parks and Recreation with the way he delivers his lines and expresses himself. Bradley Cooper does a great job voicing Rocket as he makes the creature come alive and providing some helpful or funny interjection. Karen Gillan, from Doctor Who fame as Amy Pond, plays Nebula, a character on the villain’s side, and had I not known from other sources it was her, I doubt I would have realized it.
The movie is filled with characters and places, and it was easy to lose track, but when all was said and done, I left satisfied. I saw one story come to a close, leaving a few doors open for those to come.
On July 29, 2014, a new Dunkin’ Donuts location has opened in north central San Antonio. You can find it by taking 281 north, then taking TPC Parkway until almost reaching the street Bulverde. Below, you can find some sample pictures of my late- night…
So I wrote out this nice paragraph explaining my last post, which is a link to a Squidoo article I wrote only to have it disappear. As I had intended to say, I joined that site since it seems a better fit for some of my blog posts on Tumblr that are more like articles. I may be cleaning up some older posts of mine with that intention.
With nearly ten years of experience as a web application developer for a small business, here are some tips on what I have found to be the most useful things to do or remember as someone who writes code. These tips are based more for approaching the projec…
Sometime back on reddit, I found a post talking about a site that offered several free online courses. That site is OpenCultre.com. From there, I noticed several links led to iTunes.
So if you’re unaware of this option, as I was, you can go to iTunes and search for free audio/video courses. I haven’t tried it on a mobile device but using it for desktop, you can just search for the subject of interest and then scroll down and find an area called iTunes U. There is a list of offered courses, many of them free.
I’ve looked at a few, such as some short drawing lessons from Oxford University, some longer lectures on feminism, and even some more commercially presented short baby and parenting tips videos.
I often find myself wanting to post and write, knowing I have something I want to say yet not sure what it is, but I will say this much. Education is paramount in improving the world we live in today. There is so much to learn and never enough time but knowing there are some good free resources is excellent. There’s a saying that goes, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
Well, I want more people to value learning, sharing, and knowledge being free, so here I am, posting about it.
Here is a lovely piece of Megara from the Disney Hercules movie. The title is taken from a song in the movie, where Megara tries to deny her growing feelings for Hercules. It’s actually one of my favorites not only from the movie but from Disney.