Mads Mikkelsen- Thor 2’s New Villain

With Thor 2 set to come out in cinemas November 15, 2013, its main villain has been announced- Mads Mikkelsen. The guy who played Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (the James Bond movie).

Let’s hope he’s less of a joke than Loki (who is often more busy fighting his own demons than the good guys). Of course, Loki’s still going to be there as the major supervillain, but he’s going to get some help (which he sorely needs, if he wants to do anything more than get smashed repeatedly on the floor by giant green things.)

Don’t get me wrong- I love Loki (albeit as a little bit of comic relief) and I think Tom Hiddleston, the guy who played Loki, is extremely good-looking. (There’s a picture of him here if you’re interested.) But the more the merrier, especially when it comes to villains.

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Famous Writers and Their Brain Food.

I stumbled across this on the “Sunday Book Review”, titled “Snacks of the great scribblers.” And… Well, being a writer isn’t easy. You have to eat all sorts of trash. Some of ’em drink vinegar, some of ’em eat raw, unpeeled carrots, and some of ’em sound like they’re languishing in prison- cold toast and stale coffee, anyone?

Definitely doesn’t sound very appetizing. Brain food rarely does.

Illustration by Wendy MacNaughton

Seriously though- it seems the grosser the food you eat, the more depressing your stories are. It’s  really no wonder John Steinback writes stuff like the “Grapes of Wrath”. If I had to eat cold toast and drink stale coffee every day, I wouldn’t be very happy either. And Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket- the raw carrot eater, wrote “The series of Unfortunate Events” about a bunch of orphans whose fates get progressively worse as you delve deeper into his saga of twelve books. Eating raw carrots really doesn’t do you any good.

Neither does vinegar, for that matter, but for some reason, Lord Byron still manages to come up with romantic lines like, “She walks in beauty, like the night”. Imagine you’re having this romantic conversation with your boyfriend/husband under the starry sky, he’s saying you walk in beauty, he takes out some champagne glasses, you take an appreciative sip… And realize it’s vinegar. Oops. That certainly killed the mood. Definitely doesn’t sound very appetizing.

What about you? What kinds of food do you eat? Feel free to leave your comments below :)

Captain America Is No Wimp!

Before I read this blogpost, I was stuck in a “why is Captain America so useless?” rut. Even Chris Evans himself criticized his own character, saying something along the lines of, “You have the Hulk ripping jets in half, and Thor is calling down thunder, and Iron Man is shooting missiles. And I’m, like, ‘I’ll take the stairs!” on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon talk show on the 1st of May.

Now, though, I’m restored to my previous state of Captain America obsession. Okay, so he can’t fly, or blast Chatauri down with his nuclear blasters (or whatever those are.) He doesn’t have a hammer, and when he falls from a hundred feet, he dies. He can’t disappear and reappear at will, and he isn’t ten meters wide. He can’t flatten buildings just by standing on them.

But, as Chris Evans adds on in his interview, “He’s a good man.” Good? Did I just hear good? Captain America is my favorite superhero of all time, and if you’re going to insult Steve Rogers, you’re going to have to go through me first.

What’s wrong with using the stairs? The greatest heroes aren’t those with the most powerful nuclear blasters, or the heaviest hammers. The greatest heroes are those with the biggest hearts. (On a shallower sidenote, trendy capes help, too.)

Before you dismiss him as just another pretty face without an ounce of substance, let me just bonk you on the head with this heavy shield made of the hardest material in the world. Read this post, and I’ll try to change your mind. Well, if it doesn’t work, I might have no choice but to use to shield.)

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The Avengers (2012) Best Quotes

I’m completely crazy about the Avenger’s script. It’s brilliant. It has lots of funny one-liners, especially between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. Here are some of the quotes I found extremely hilarious:

30 Day Book Challenge

The first time I heard of such a thing was about five seconds ago, when I just stumbled across this blog (Hannah Ackroyd’s) and it sounds really tough. But fun, which is why I’m going to give it a try. You should, too. Here’s what you have to do:

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May 2012