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Fav Fiv-Marvel Movies

Super special announcement is rescheduled for Friday, so sorry. Until then, enjoy!

Welcome to the first in a long line of Fav Fiv (or 4,3,2,1).

The title is pretty self explanatory but here I am writing this paragraph so it will be explained. Basically it is my Favorite 5 of somethings but if I have less than 5 then 4,3,2, or 1. Or more than 5, so the title would more accurately Favorites but I wanted a catchy rhyme so I shortened favorite and took off the e in Five. Fav Fiv begins now with my top 5 Marvel Movies.

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5. Ant Man

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This movie was amazing. It was not hyped up as much as other marvel movies, and featured a less well-known super hero. But all the cast worked perfectly together and created a fresh new story that renewed the ‘funny’ in the MCU. I especially liked the ‘bite-sized’ fight at the very end. It mixed suspense and comedy perfectly while poking fun at the ‘no-stakes’ criticism of Marvel movies. One bad thing that this and Guardians planted the seeds for is too much comedy that actually worsens the lack of stakes in Marvel Movies. But I’ll talk about this in detail soon.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians has the same vibe of Ant Man in that it has a relatively unknown main slate of characters. Again the cast shined and the story was fresh. I thought the transition to infinity stones/ infinity war setup was very well done by hinting the plot out and not dumping too much information on watchers. Again though Guardians (and especially vol.2)  cut the drama to a point of just a no-consequences comedy. This makes me worried for how the now serious Avengers conflict (plus Spiderman who has his own thing) is going to meet the slapstick Guardians of the Galaxy in a balanced Infinity War. But I reserve judgment until I have watched the movie. Overall though, great movie.

3. Iron Man

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Perhaps a surprise to you, but hear me out. Iron Man is commonly ranked at spots 1 and 2 because it started them all and people were sentimentally attached. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Iron Man. But because of the weird order I watched the MCU movies in (Avengers, Captain America, Ultron, Ant Man, then Iron Man) I don’t feel the sentimentality and I think I view it as a movie and not as a feeling. I don’t really have a reason for it to be low, just for the other two to be higher!

 

 

2. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Image result for spiderman homecoming posterHands down the best Spider Man movie. Marvel finally got their Spidey back and boy am I glad. After a soft reboot in Captain America: Civil War Tom Holland’s take on a web-slinger origin story is astoundingly good. I keep thinking that if I went over it critically I won’t like it, but I just love it. The only complaint I have is the anti-climactic ending but I feel like that fight just shows that Peter Parker isn’t a major player yet. Spider Man is THE BEST superhero and I felt like this movie finally did him justice. They incorporated Tony Stark brilliantly in a couple of ways. 1) Adding Tony as a fatherly figure gave the story more shape, 2) It showed us how much RDJ recording his voice can impact a movie and 3) it shifted Iron Man’s character in a vital way. It allowed a broken Iron Man after Civil War to become a father figure/ mentor that shifts him out of the crucial role he has been since the beginning. This, I think, is setting up more tragedy for Peter and everyone when Iron Man goes down for good in Infinity War. That’s just my theory but with the role Tony took in this movie it is becoming a distinct possibility. And don’t even get me started about the timeline.

And 1. Avengers

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This may not surprise anyone, but Avengers is my favorite Marvel Movie. The culmination of all the previous setup is a great example of ‘the sum is bigger than the parts’. An epic fight, some epic lines, an epic setup for Infinity War, and an epic positioning of the Marvel Movies to continue.

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefuls:

Black Panther (2018)

Ant Man and Wasp (2018)

Infinity War and Unnamed other Avengers Movie (2018 and 2019 respectively)

Thor Ragnarok (2017)

Almost Made the List:

Doctor Strange (2016)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Did you agree with my ranking? You should, it’s the best. But if for some reason you didn’t, comment it down below! Also what should I review next? Marvel thoughts… etc.

Thanks for reading and as I screamed when Phil Coulson ‘died’:

I have a plan. Attack.

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For All Musicians on WordPress

Hello there you ridiculously expensive guitar amps. Tonight I will be revisiting an idea that was brought up a while ago while I was talking to sfcamster. The idea in question was us thinking that we could possibly get a collaboration going between all the bloggers on WordPress who are also musicians to create an album between us all. Everyone who writes on Rileys Backpack is musical in one way or another, and while I can’t guarantee the participation of other peeps here, I can say that I would like to do this.

There’s also the problem of how we would go about publishing it, if it ever gets to a publishing stage. Would someone create a Soundcloud for the WordPress musicians? Would we all be part of one big band? The other possibility is we just take a name and have a group of revolving people, so that we could pass on the mantle one day if we didn’t want to do it anymore. If you have any idea on a way to make all these things come together for a good release, comment your thoughts below.

Just to gauge the number of people who would be interested in participating, leave a comment if you want this idea to come to reality and to be a part of it!

With a good number of volunteers, we can set up maybe another website for this or something? I don’t know..

If enough people comment saying they want to take part, I’ll write a follow up post with a little more details based on what was discussed in these comments, and we could take a more solid step towards making this real.

That’s the post for today, sorry if you are a blogger, but not a musician and this is just annoying for you :/

But thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom!

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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Art is the light that makes the shadow possible

What’s behind the window?

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Acutally Art

My little brother made this today with water and peanut MNM’s.

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Heartstrings

​A song from E-Quality.

You remind me of the rainy days

Staying inside gazing out my window
It’s you that I am trying to chase
But so far it’s only caused me more woe

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

Heartstrings
Are the most useful instrument
Inspiration rings
Through my heartstring’s torment

Heartstrings
Are the most useful instrument
All my writing
Come from my heartstring’s lament

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

Love is just like other things
That’s the only metaphor I need
Doves can’t fly without their wings
So take my warning and heed

I don’t wanna be the one to ground ya
But I can promise that I will astound ya
Together we’ll wade through the memories
Flooding with our now old nostalgia
But that’ll never happen cause I am not around ya

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

I love you
But you don’t love me the way I do to you

It’s a common misconception I suppose
A ramen-fueled misdirection told by prose
But I can blame it on getting no sleep
See Track 13, sit and weep

I’m really sorry honey
But my heartstrings only know the same sad chords
You’re looking at me sideways
But all that I can see is more closed doors

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MY NEW BOOK

“So inspirational! A must-read”

“Unbelievably touching”

“Well written”

“The grammatically incorrect story is a very interesting choice”

But leaves a part of it up to your own imagination. A certainly unique idea, leaving you on the edge of your seat!”

“The fact that they slipped a $20 bill in my book before I wrote the review was a nice individual flair.”

All of these are fake reviews for my totally real book, The Chronicles of Luca’s Great Adventure, co-written by me and Victoria.

The full book will be out soon(and by soon I mean never) but I thought I would give you guys a sneak peak.

So here you go!

They’re was once a flying guitar Anna a man who told me that one day trading will suddenly b second mini bullets and the earth will be overrun by pizza because pizza is lover and everyone soups now do Rosa because Luca saved us from the second warhow hard that time was because there was no chicken only species of pie

Luca and I was just sent like a that the dad of two children and gnight are the only ones who are you still e I am not here for a long gmail there of the.

But this Luca my best installs the tie manning of formal friendship by befriending the pack ouch lunch that had pizza invite s now everyone lives in eternal happier.

Bit more problends artist i the third war because there was a group of prep put e who hate Luca the pizza master so they took a spree amd nutmeg ore I forever clams

Bitty Luca saved the day again because he smacks the bullies in the face with a Edgerton.

In the end though, Luca was a great woman and then I watched it she was a good great and good movie to me but she was is the only very true story I was like I had to a walk and then they were happy.

If you are very confused right now, let me explain. Basically apple has this thing on iMessage where it predicts what you are going to say. By typing in a few key words (Luca, pizza) and using predictive I texted this book. Victoria has an LG and they have something where if you drag your finger across the keyboard it makes works and thus her contributions.

As I sat down to write this post, I kept trying to talk about my day, so I’m going to publish LAY tomorrow. So, if you have a question for me, leave it in the comments!!!

So catcha later and as I always say:

Make the most of our clogs because you may never hop to Applebees again.

 

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Twenty One Pilots Concert

Hello there you Trees. Last night was the concert that I have been waiting a very, very long time to go to. If you are a long time reader of the blog, you probably remember the two posts I’ve made talking about my favorite bands.

If you haven’t read those, you can see them both here.

I’m writing this on the drive back from Memphis, listening to some peaceful music 

My mom and I got there at around 7:30, and the actual concert started around 9:10. There were two opening performers, Judah and the Lion, and Jon Bellion, who both did well.

Tyler opened with Fairly Local, and a huge Blurryface talking. The show was amazing, and I failed to get a good picture from the top of the venue, but Jordan got a good one of Josh while he was on the crowd.

There were thousands of people there 0.0

Anyways, they played a lot of my favorite songs (because every song of theirs is my favorite), including:

Fairly Local

Heavydirtysoul

Migraine

Ode to Sleep

Stressed Out

Ride

Heathens

Addict With A Pen

House of Gold

We Don’t Believe What’s On TV

Lane Boy

Polarize

Message Man

Tear In My Heart

Holding On To You

Guns for Hands

The Judge

Hometown

Car Radio

Goner

Trees

Jump Around (Cover)

Cancer (Cover)

Not in that specific order, and I might have missed a few, but still an almost accurate list.

It was the best concert i’ve ever been to 😀

I was able to buy a beanie and socks with the merch money that Saint Iv gave me.

Overall, even if it was a $20 pair of socks and $35 beanie (THE MARKUP ON THESE MUST BE INSANE), i’m glad I got them.

The concert was an amazing experience, and I’ve already started saving for my ticket for the tour that will follow their new album.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom :3

Dictionary Taboo:

An amazing singer.

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Converse

Hello there you anonymous pumpkin dances (Hello there submitted by ArmyOfLamps)

Today I went to a local radio station (Lightning 100) and saw a mini-concert by, as the title suggests, St. Paul and The Broken Bones. There was a trumpeter there as well who was fantastic. The whole band did amazing, and the singer’s voice was incredible.

In other news, for the past few days I’ve been searching the internet for a pair of Gorillaz Converse in my size. Unfortunately, they came out almost 5 years ago and there are barely any left in ANY size. So I was thinking I could attempt to draw something cool on the next pair of Converse I get, which will be white so I can add my own decorations. On them, I want to have a TØP symbol, 2D’s head, and some other stuff. But my worry is that whenever it rains, the designs will just fade away. The solution to that is to use permanent marker, but that means that I’ll have to find someone who can draw something perfectly first time in permanent marker ON A SHOE.

Also I’m interested in the piano, so I’m gonna go bug Brendan to teach me.

Dictionary Taboo:

It’s usually a rectangle that can be used for being temporarily deactivated. And it’s not a coffin. It has other things on it used for comfort and warmth.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom of the post :3

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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Hello There You Contest

Hello there you……..

Help! I’ve run out of hello there you’s!

So, I’ve decided to make a sort of contest thing, only every single entree will be used in a future post!

Rules:

-Appropriate  (I think there might be some kids reading this blog?? Just in case)

-One or two words (adjectives don’t count as words)

-Must be submitted by next week!

Just leave a comment down below with as many entrees as you want and they’ll be used!

In the posts, I’ll include a link to whoever commented the entree’s blog!

I hope to have at least 5 or 6 entrees by next week, so don’t forget to post a comment, even if it’s super weird and you’re just making it up as you type.

Thanks for reading all the way down to the bottom of the post even though it was pretty short :3

Baiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 

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Sonnet and serious stuff LAY #2

And by serious stuff I mean chocolate

Hi I’m Jamesblonde123, a horribly inactive author who still posts more than Maz.

Welcome back to life and you, where I talk about my life and talk to you!

*This is a really long post.*

Today I will be talking about one of the best things on earth. Chocolate.

So much sad stuff is in the news lately. Donald Trump, the tragic passing of Andy Marte, Donald Trump…

So I thought I’d lighten up the mood and talk about (among other things) chocolate.

*Originally I was going to make this episode a comparison about price for quantity of chocolate but realized I don’t have the budget to buy chocolate*

But because I want to keep you reading, you have to wait until the end of the post.

Or scroll down I guess… *face palm*

So first I want to bring up a little UPDATE/SELF PROMO for my new podcast with my brother (The Nerd and his Brother)

We are still set to roll out on Feb 17 on Blubrry. Our website is experiencing some technical delays

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But will hopefully be out before the 17th.

We are working really hard to get this right so I hope that you enjoy!

Even if you don’t read my posts and read Riley’s, he will be a recurring guest so listen for that if nothing else.

Next up I want to share that I just got a Pichu in Pokemon Go! For the dozen of you still playing, you know how cool and rare that is. But for all of you who don’t, lemme break it down.

They just added baby pokemon in Pokemon Go. Pichu is the baby version of Pikachu, and he is SUPER rare. But I found in an egg and I was so excited.

And now we talk about a great new game that my friends made.

It’s called Lunch Special. It is a wheel that you spin at lunch with your friends. Whatever it lands on, you do. It could land on an accent challenge, personality switch, or a good old truth or dare.

It is just in beta testing, but we will have it out to the general market soon!

Lol Just Kidding for those of you who don’t get sarcasm.

But yeah credit to Simone, Victoria, and Jordan for creating it.

Moving On!

We have these annoying things at school now called restorative circles. Basically you pass around a ‘talking stick’ and answer stupid questions from the teacher. It takes up class so we get behind and have to do the circle in the first place. We talk about ‘talking from your heart’ and ‘listening from your heart’. Riley wrote a post about it but it is just SO BAD!

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Lol Just Kidding for those of you who don’t get sarcasm.

So now for the cool stuff.

Today it is this:

Avengers-Inside-Out by CuddleswithCats

I just love that there are enough people in the world that awesome stuff like this happens.

And for my penultimate trick, I will talk about chocolate.

Most people love chocolate. But I want to know which people prefer.

I like dark chocolate myself, but some like milk, semisweet, or even *shudders* white chocolate.

Or you could like a particular candy, or type of candy (Peanut Butter M&M’s).

What ever it is I’d love to know which is a favorite, and I will make a dish on my other blog Cooking with Jamie on the one that gets the most votes.

So comment your favorite type of chocolate!

So now as promised a sonnet I wrote. It is basically a complicated love poem, and this one is from mickey mouse to minnie mouse. I hope you like it.

Minnie, I love you as any mouse loves cheese

 

Like the taste that always fills me with joy

 

You are as nice as a warm summer’s breeze

 

And a beauty that makes me say “Oh boy!”

 

You make our lives so complete with your smile

 

Lighting up even the darkest of days

 

And making me sing “Hot Dog” for a while

 

Your kind patience never fails to amaze

 

Donald, and Daisy and Goofy are fine

 

But even they cannot compare to you

 

Because you are the one that I call mine

 

The one who cheers me up when I am blue

 

You are without a doubt a swell, fine mouse
And an amazing part of our clubhouse

 

So that’s the post. If you want to be in the next LAY write your question in the comments!

 

Also thanks to Victoria for joining the blog. She has posted twice already and they are great. So go check her posts out here.

Thanks for reading and as I always say:

A day in the life doesn’t really create enough pizza for a party of 5