Posts tagged Marvel
Posts tagged Marvel
‘Twas the night be THOR Christmas
and all through Asgard,
Heimdall stood waiting
keeping his guard.
The weapons were hung at the mantel with care,
in hopes that frost giants soon would be there.
Odin lay sleeping snug in his bed
with visions of Ragnarok stuck in his head.
When out on the bridge arose such a clatter,
I spun right around to see what’s the matter.
No giants or dwarfs or creatures of hype
but Thor tromping ‘round atop a bilgesnipe.
“Brother!” he called, to Loki who pouted,
“This tree is magnificent. ANOTHER!” he shouted.
Then smashed the big spruce dragging after the critter,
turning garland and ornaments right into glitter.
Our Thor got quite sad on seeing the twigs
and big wet Norse tears splashed down on his digs.
“Forgive me, my brother. I ruined the Yule.
I got so excited, and acted a fool.”
“You see down on Midgard there’s a tide they call Christmas,
and I guess I just thought we were all feeling listless.
Maybe time amongst our family and kin
would help us vanquish this unhappy din.”
Then Loki stood and waved his hands ‘round
and a new Christmas tree sprang up from the ground.
Too big to smash and too glorious to conceal
the large great green pine rivaled Yggdrasil.
The two brother smiled and looked to the sky
glad for the gift that reached up so high.
With a smile and a laugh Thor let out a bellow:
“Happy Christmas! Happy Christmas, to every God and fellow!”
This blog has been percolating for a while now. It started as a simple film review of The Avengers. And while, yes, I could go on about the writing and acting and cinematography and all the things I love about the film, I wanted to do something different.
I just couldn’t figure out what, and how.
The film meant a lot to me. I joked with my friends before the midnight opening that twenty-six years of my life were about to cumulate in this one 143 minutes of big screen experience. And truly, that’s not too far off.
Not that I lead an extremely boring life, but I’m no world traveler or super spy either. The truth is, movies can be very important to people. You either get that or you don’t.
To digress for a moment, I hopefully don’t need to recap too much on the terrible events in my home state this week. Aurora, Colorado. The Dark Knight Rises. They’re just calling it “the theater shooting.” Identified by twitter hashtags and media blitz.
A report from the morning after sticks out to me because of how the newscaster explained it. He was (rightly) explaining how this was a mindless act of terror. Yes it was planned in advance, but a specific group wasn’t targeted. The crime wasn’t based on religion, ethnicity, demographic, gender, nothing (to the best of our knowledge today). Some guy simply walked into a theater and took the lives of twelve people. Changed the lives of many, many more forever.
But I also remember disagreeing. Maybe a group wasn’t targeted, but a certain group was impacted.