4.23.2019

the marvel cinematic universe tag / HI I'M BACK

yes.

i know.

i haven't posted in *coughs* nearly five months.

aaaaaand i have no excuse. also i won't be back for awhile.

but, i saw that the lovely Christine Smith created a MCU tag and of course, being the super geek that i am, i just couldn't resist. so i'm here just to do this tag & then i'll disappear for another undisclosed amount of time, xD.





guys. Avengers: Endgame comes out this Friday.

IM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW. i'm so not prepared and ready for this movie, but it's coming.

we're seeing it friday at 4pm. it's on my calendar in blood. xD the day the tickets came out, my friend and i were in math class and we kept checking the movie theater website and it took thirty minutes to load. as soon as math ended, we sprinted to the parking lot and nearly sped all the way to the theater to buy our tickets. then we were so excited and nervous that we kept dropping our purses and wallets. the ticket booth guys were laughing at us. xD

okay. psa is over. on to the tag.


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HOW WERE YOU INTRODUCED INTO THE MCU FANDOM?

i assume you mean MCU films and not Marvel? well, i saw my very first Marvel film when i was 13 or 14, and it was The Avengers. it completely blew me away, as i grew up reading Silver and Golden Age comics and absolutely loved the superheroes. my very first Marvel film in the theaters was Avengers: Age of Ultron, and from then on, i've seen almost every Marvel film in the theater. i'm a total sucker for Marvel films, xD.



WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MARVEL FILM?

no question about it.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

yup. it's my absolute favorite Marvel film & i've seen it about *squints* five times? and each time, it gets better. 

i also really like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Thor: Ragnorak. 



TOP FAVORITE MARVEL CHARACTER?

again, no question about it. 

Bucky Barnes. The Winter Soldier. White Wolf. James Buchanan Barnes. 

yup. he's my ultimate favorite character. one of my favorite shirts is this one that one of my best friends got me as a graduation present. it's black and says BUCKY BARNES PROTECTION SQUAD on it and i love it. ;)

second favorite is, without question, Captain America. Steve Rogers. <3 

i also love Spider-Man. anddd..... *stops before i list all the MCU characters*



IF YOU WERE TRANSPORTED INTO THE MCU AND HAD TO TRADE PLACES WITH ONE OF THE SUPERHEROES, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

erm. 

that's a hard question.

probably Steve? then i could be best friends with Bucky. xD 

or Black Widow. she's really cool and then i could have Hawkeye as my best friend and spy partner.


WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE FILMS?


oh, i have a lot. xD

my ultimate favorite: i'm with you til the end of the line, pal. 

also, 

i have nothing to prove to you. 

^^ k, when that part in Captain Marvel happened, the entire theater just went oooohhhh. hands-down, one of the best parts in that entire, gorgeous movie. 

also,

i recognize that the council has made a decision, but given that it's a stupid--- decision, i've elected to ignore it. 

and, 

kick names. take ---.

also just realized that two of my favorite quotes have a curse word in it. xD

funny story: every time we take a test, one of my best friends and i look at each, and with deadpan faces, say "kick names. take butt.". and then we crack up laughing. xD



WHICH CREW WOULD YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE MOST: 
AVENGERS, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, OR REVENGERS?


ooh, tough question. i'll be an Avenger. bc then i can fight alongside Steve, Natasha, Clint, Scott, Wanda, etc. it'll be awesome. then we can go get shwarma after we defeat the purple slimeball, Thanos. 



FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE SHIP?


oooh. 

okay, my favorite noncanon ship is definitely, without a doubt, Black Widow & Hawkeye. i've always shipped them together, and while the subplot in Age of Ultron was cute, it was so unexpected and abrupt. still bitter that they're not together ;). 

my favorite canon ship is definitely Steve and Peggy & Tony and Pepper. there better be a Tony & Pepper scene in Endgame *squints suspiciously at the Russo brothers*. 


my least favorite ship.....is, without a doubt, Natasha and Bruce. #sorry #notreally. the romance was so abrupt and unexpected and just nooppppeee. 

also Steve and Sharon. firstly, the romance between them was so forced and abrupt (especially that kiss *gags*) and it's incredibly awkward since Sharon is Peggy's niece. 



FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE VILLAIN?

ooh, Loki is probably my favorite villain. also i really liked Hela from Thor: Ragnorak and i'm super excited to see Mysterio in Spider-Man: Far From Home

least favorite villain....is definitely Killmonger from Black Panther. i just really didn't like how they made Killmonger's character. he's a villain, people. yes, he had a rough childhood. but that's no excuse to enjoy killing people? he scarred himself for every life he took, and personally, that's super messed up and disturbing. idk. just really did not like him.



UNPOPULAR MCU OPINION?

oh, here we go. xD

okay, so i didn't love Black Panther

*waits for tirade of angry comments*

clarification: i didn't hate it, but i didn't love it. don't get me wrong, i absolutely love T'Challa and Shuri and Okoye, and Wakanda, and all that. but i didn't like the villain (Killmonger), some underlying political messages, and some lines in the film. 

just sayin', the second post credits scene was the best part of the whole movie. #notsorry



WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE STAN LEE CAMEO?

so, the Russo brothers just released a statement saying that Endgame is the last MCU film to have a Stan Lee cameo. *sobs* 

anyway, my favorite cameo is definitely, without a doubt, the cameo in Age of Ultron. when Stan Lee drinks some of Thor's aged beer from Asgard and is carried out saying, "Exelsior!" <3 <3 that's how Stan Lee would always sign off on comics and stuff. a nice little nod to the Marvel comics. :)




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so yea. just popping in to do this tag, bc i may or may not have screamed when i saw Christine's post. and i just HAD to do it. bc i'm a giant, proud Marvel geek. who has way too many Captain America t-shirts. also, for the record, i'm #TeamCap all the way. til the end of the line *sobs*. IM NOT READY FOR ENDGAME.


anyway. *coughs* sorry about this huge hiatus, and yes, i will be gone for another undisclosed amount of time. just a lot of stuff to work thru. school & other fun stuff. 

<3 <3, 
allison

12.22.2018

merry christmas















y'all, Christmas is in three days. 



sorry i just really love this gif xD




in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be registered.
this was the first registration when Quirinius was governor 
of Syria. and all went to be registered, each to his own town.
and Joseph also went up from Galilee, from
the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem, because
he was of the house and lineage of David, 
to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

and while they were there, the time came for her
to give birth. and she gave birth to her firstborn son
and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger,
because there was no place for them in the inn. 

....

and an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory
of the Lord shone round them, and they were filled
with great fear. 
and the angel said to them, 
"fear not, for behold, i bring you 
good news of great joy
that will be for all the people. 

for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior
who is Christ the Lord."

luke 2:1-7, 9-11



MERRY CHRISTMAS!

how do you all celebrate Christmas?

<3 <3, 
allison 



12.15.2018

choose joy




lately i've been reading, watching the nightly news
don't seem to find the rhythm, just wanna sing the blues
feels like a song that never stops
feels like it's never gonna
gotta get that fire, fire, back in my bones
before my heart, heart, turns into stone
.....
oh, hear my prayer tonight, i'm singing to the sky
give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
oh, hear my prayer tonight, 'cause this is do or die
the time has come to make a choice
and i choose joy
.....
though i walk through the valley of the shadow of night
oh, with You by my side, i'm stepping into the light
i choose joy
.....
i need that joy, joy, joy, joy
down in my heart, down in my heart to stay

joy│for KING & COUNTRY







CHOOSE JOY.


this has become a particular maxim or motto for me, especially during this year. it was one of my new years resolutions. i even wrote a college essay on why joy is my favorite word.


this post is about how important it is for us to choose to be joyful, every day. being joyful doesn't mean that you're happy all the time. cuz everyone knows that is not possible.


happy. 
     feeling or showing pleasure or contentment


joy. 
     an emotion that’s acquired by the anticipation, acquisition or even the expectation of something great or wonderful 

from the web ;)





HAPPINESS is a feeling, sort of a rush of euphoria when you do something that you enjoy, when you read a book you love, when you watch a favorite movie. when suddenly, the world feels okay and everything around you is great. it doesn't last, though. i liken it to when you drink coffee, like the rush of caffeine you get. 

JOY, on the other hand, is a long-lasting emotion, something you can have no matter how dark or hopeless a situation. it's holding onto the belief that God's in control no matter what, and while you don't feel happy or don't know when you'll feel happy again, you can have joy. 


 may the God of hope fill you with all
joy and peace as you trust
in Him, so that you may overflow with
hope by the power of the
Holy Spirit. 

romans 15:13


personally, this hit close to home. i realized that too often, i would wake up and feel grouchy or just "out of sorts". and that's how the rest of the day would go. or when something goes wrong and you feel just down. i struggle with this a lot. and it's okay. 

i'm not saying that you can't ever feel sad or blah, because those are normal human emotions. we're supposed to feel sad. we're supposed to get angry. we're supposed to feel frustrated and just done. it's normal. 

but even when you are, hold onto the fact and truth that God is watching over you. that even when it feels like things are spiraling out of control, it's going to be okay. 






it doesn't matter if you wake up and feel irritated or annoyed or sad. you have the power to choose to be joyful, to act joyful towards your family, to realize that no matter how tired or frustrated you feel, that you can make the choice to be joyful. 


 though you have not seen Him, you love Him;
and even though you do not see Him now,
you believe in Him and are
filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.

1 peter 1:8



it's definitely not easy, but it's a choice that we can make. one that i'm trying to make every day. it helps me to write it on my wrist, so i can look down and be reminded at key moments to be joyful. i then remember how lucky i am, to have such a wonderful (and yes, loud and occasionally obnoxious xD) family, to have a job, to own my favorite books. i know it's not the same, but i often link joy with gratefulness. 

i hope that i've made sense here. it's a tricky topic, and one that i'm very passionate about. but it's hard to express my feelings into words, and i hope that y'all get what i'm trying to say. ;) 


so, what do you think?
really hope i've
made sense, xD


merry christmas,
allison

12.12.2018

honestly can't think of a title / random funny things

just a messy, disorganized post full of random things i've heard + experienced while working at a bagel shop. enjoy ;)




*7am*
teenage guy: hey i'll have a bacon, egg, + cheese sandwich, to go
me: okay, that'll be $4.50
guy *pays + leaves a penny as a tip + walks away*
me: wow, thank you. have a great day.




lady: do you sell chopped chicken liver?
me: um, no
lady: okay, i'll just take this cream cheese
*after she leaves*
my boss *gags*: i will never sell chopped chicken liver




*guy pays for his order*
me: do you want a receipt?
guy: no thank you, carol
*he leaves*
me: uhhhh???
my boss: did he just call you carol?
me: um yes?




*three minutes before we close, a lady walks in*
my boss, under her breath: oh no, not her. haha, you get her!
*my boss disappears into the back kitchen*
me: oh great



guy: hi, i want some bagels without holes in them
me *coughs + tries to keep from laughing*: um, i'm so sorry, sir, but all our bagels have holes in them
guy: ugh, fine.
*he literally has me pick up every bagel + scrutinize the holes*
*after he leaves*
me: does he not know what bagels are??




shoutout to the guy who sounded just like the godfather xD. also shoutout to the guy who ordered a jalapeño bagel with strawberry cream cheese. *gags*




also, my new favorite thing to get at the shop (bc i get a free bagel per shift ;) is a bagel with bacon, butter, and tomatoes. sounds weird, but it's amazing. xD

hope y'all are doing well! 
least favorite Christmas song?
mine's a tie between
"Santa Baby" and "Last Christmas"
xD

merry christmas,
allison