Gerard Manley Hopkins's poetry is stunningly difficult to parse, but when exploring the spaces of and between his words, one cannot help but come to a deep appreciation of the ideals that Hopkins imagined within his poetry. In "As Kingfishers Catch Fire", Hopkins looks at a concept he considered deeply: 'selving'. Using a combination of... Continue Reading →
[Infinity War spoilers!!!] A crazy fan theory has surfaced: in a nutshell, Loki was faking it. Again. This theory argues that Loki was in fact the Hulk, who was sent to Earth by Heimdall. In this iteration, the Hulk is with Valkyrie all along with Korg and Miek, potentially returning to Earth in Avengers 4.... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmN6wZ9rVPY FANTASTIC VIKING MUSIC!!! I'm gonna probably listen to this a lot when I write Distortions in Time Trilogy #2.
Ghost in the Shell (2017) surprised me. It isn't perfect, but it ended up being way better than I thought it would be. A lot of "hard-core" GitS fans were disappointed apparently, but, considering the quality of other film adaptations of anime, they were being unduly harsh. The Plot One of the major complaints about... Continue Reading →
-Christie, The Pale Horse, 210-211.
-12 Rules For Life, Dr. Jordan Peterson, 157.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTuS_Qf5_jk Henry Jackman, an up and coming soundtrack composer, isn't super well-known currently, but I think he has done some really interesting things like The Winter Soldier and Kong: Skull Island. Marvel's soundtracks have some rare moments where their music is just fantastic. I think Jackman's Winter Soldier theme is just brilliant - dissonant, disturbing,... Continue Reading →