I saw the last Wolverine film Logan and it was a sad film, but was also a satisfactory end to Hugh Jackman’s seventeen year career as the iconic superhero. In this film, Wolverine and Professor X were broken and decrepit shadows of their former selves. After living for over two hundred years, Wolverine was finally becoming mortal and dying of natural causes. Professor X became a senile old man whose psychic powers became dangerously unstable. Overall, these were great comparisons to who these superheroes were and who they were now. Most exciting of all was the first live action appearance of Wolverine’s female clone, X-23 AKA Laura Kinney. For a little girl, X-23 was completely feral and deadly like her template/father, but she was also innocent and naive at the same time. I have a strong feeling that the few mutants who survived the film are the last of their kind, which means the future of the mutant race rests with them. The filmmakers confirmed that this is not the last we will see of X-23. Since mutants are now on the verge of extinction, I think this would be the perfect time to introduce the mutant messiah known as Hope Summers, one of my favorite mutants. Only time will tell and I have all my fingers and toes crossed. In general, I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see Hugh Jackman be Wolverine one last time and give him a proper sendoff.
Since Jon Snow’s parentage was confirmed, people have been wondering if he is truly a bastard. Personally, I would say he is legitimate for a number of reasons. To begin with, even though Jon’s father Rhaegar Targaryen was already married to Elia Martell Targaryens have been known to perform polygamous marriages in the past. Aegon the Conqueror had two wives while Maegor the Cruel had six. Due to this, it is very likely that Rhaegar rekindled this Targaryen tradition and took Lyanna Stark as his second wife. Therefore, Rhaegar would have married one girl from the south and another from the north. Also, if Jon Snow was truly a bastard, Rhaegar would not have bothered to have the best of the Kingsguard (including Ser Arthur Dayne) protect a common bastard. As a result of these factors, I think Jon Snow is a legitimate Targaryen and the true heir to the Iron Throne, but he doesn’t know it yet. Therefore, his real last name would be Targaryen instead of Snow and he would secretly be known as the Dragon of Winterfell. The question is whether or not Jon Snow will find out who he truly is and how he and House Stark in general would react. What do you think?
As I mentioned in my previous post, my autism and aspergers has a unique effect on how I process my emotions. Just as my autism itself is part of a spectrum, my emotions are organized in my the same way. One one end I can feel any emotion to the extreme while on the other side I feel nothing at all. During those episodes of emotionlessness, I am able to focus more on whatever tasks I am given. An example of this is when I am at work and I shelve and reorganize books. While doing this, nothing else occupies my mind not even my usual daydreams. This gives me a mindset that is similar to that of a machine. On the other hand, when I feel emotions to their limit my mind is almost on the verge of erupting like a volcano. An example of this is whenever I spend time with my beloved pit bulls. While in their presence, I feel the same kind of affection that a parent would have towards their child. Overall, this is just one example of how complex my autism has made me over the years.
There have been many cases in fiction in which superhumans are empowered by a certain emotion whether if it is rage, love, fear, or whatever. However, for some time I have wondered what kind of superhuman would be empowered by the absence of emotion. From time to time, I occasionally notice a temporary sense of apathy in my mind and during these occasions I realize that I am able to perform tasks with more efficiency. This is due to how my autism processes my emotions because sometimes I am able to feel everything and other times I feel nothing at all. Eventually, this gave me an idea for a character in one of my future books. With no emotions to cloud their judgment, I can imagine a superhuman thinking and fighting with greater precision. I cannot wait to experiment with this idea in the future.
I have started the eleventh chapter of my fantasy book and the story is beginning to develop more moving parts. Among these moving parts are the introduction of more point of view characters. This will help the reader to see the fantasy world unfolding from different angles. The point of view character I am presenting in this chapter is one who is preparing for war. Through this character’s eyes, you will be able to see the levy system for creating an army. There will be many more chapters like this in which armies are created. I am one step closer to the first major battle of the story and the beginning of a conquest.
As I continue to write my fantasy book, I have reached a certain dilemma. Since I plan to include some of my knowledge of dinosaurs in this book, I thought of including Tyrannosaurus Rex in the story because it is my favorite dinosaur. On the other hand, since this is a fantasy book I thought of including dragons since they are my favorite mythical beast. However, I do not know if I can include both of them even though I am fanatically fond of both creatures. Therefore, I am thinking of including a creature that has features from both beasts; something that is neither T. Rex or dragon but something in between. This way, I can include both of them without having to discard one of them. When I think about it, this sounds like a potent mix and I look forward to writing about what this monster is capable of.
A while ago, I told you what I would do if I was immortal. However, I have yet to hear what you would do. If you could never grow old or die and literally have all the time in the world, what would you do? Would you consider immortality a blessing or a curse? Please feel free to share your thoughts.
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Great news! My books are now on goodreads.com! Here is the link to my first book, The Young Guardians and the Genesis Spell. It has two ratings, one with four stars and another with five stars! I’m on fire! Ouch!
In order to see if I can tackle the 96 ounce steak challenge in Amarillo, Texas, I tested myself by trying to eat a 16 inch cheese pizza in 30 minutes. Wish me luck!