aka James McDavid

  • I live in Roseville, Minnesota
  • I was born on January 20
  • I am Male
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    Thor: Ragnarok Hype

    August 20, 2017 by Jmcdavid

    Okay, we're going to get yet another new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe this fall. Of course, I am talking about Thor: Ragnarok.

    And judging by the trailers, it looks like it's going to be fairly awesome.

    It will feature the return of Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner. That's right, the Hulk will be returning, and in, of all things, what looks like it's going to be a loose adaptation of the greatly beloved Planet Hulk story from the comic books.

    It's also going to bring in Benedict Cumberbatch's Doctor Strange, as was promised by the post credits scene from Strange's own movie.

    Of course, we're also going to see the return of Tom Hiddleston's Loki.

    For antagonists, we're going to see Hela, the Norse goddess of death, played by Cate Blanchett,…

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    So yesterday, I saw that fidget spinners were being sold at Barnes & Noble, and I decided to check them out.

    And I've gotta say, for being such simple toys, they are surprisingly addictive, and fairly soothing as well! I like these little things!

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    Okay, this time I'm going to be talking about a couple of people besides Peter Parker who gained the power of Spider-Man, and their origins.

    First up, we're going to actually be leaving the world of comic books and exploring a deal that Marvel made with Toei Studios. Back in 1978, the two corporations made a deal to use each other's properties in any way they wanted. So while Marvel adapted two of Toei's anime programs for their Shogun Warriors series. Toei came up with their own creative spin on Spider-Man. Instead of nerdy high-school student Peter Parker, they used motorcycle racer Takuya Yamashiro. Instead of a bite from a radioactive spider, they used powers granted by Garia, the last surviving alien of the Planet Spider. And instead o…

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    Spider-Man Talk

    July 13, 2017 by Jmcdavid

    Okay, because this is relevant to a movie that came out last Friday, stop me if you've heard this one.

    A spider gets exposed to nuculear radiation, and then it bites a nerdy young man named Peter Parker. The end result is Peter gaining the proportionate strength and agility of a spider, as well as the ability to cling to walls. At first he's just planning to be a TV sensation using the alias of Spider-Man, using some homemade web-shooters as a means of convenient travel, but after his failure to stop a thief that he could have easily apprehended leads to his Uncle Ben being killed by that thief, he learns that with great power, there must also come great responsibility, and abandons being a TV sensation in favor of being a crime-fighter.


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    Okay, I have to admit, I am a sucker for epic speeches followed by the bad guy getting the mother of all beatings. So I would like it if, in the final battle, Geed tells Belial (or whoever the final enemy is) that his human teammates will never quit as long as they live. But Geed? He has a different in, something like this.

    What can I say? I'm a real sucker for one of the good guys giving a World of Cardboard Speech. It's just so awesome to see a hero, who has constantly been holding back, finally decide to cut loose and unleash his true power on a really strong enemy.

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