How's everything been for a week? Good, I hope.
So you might be thinking "Helen. You didn't blog on Monday." This is true. But the fact is that I was busy saving the world from a giant surge of homicidal robots on Monday and if I had been blogging... well the world would have ended via asteroid-strike-level catastrophe.
Actually... I forgot to blog until it was like waaaay too late in the evening, and I figured you guys could survive a week without me. XD
BUT! I do think it sounds way cooler if I was busy saving the world. So, lets stick with that.
I could have been saving the world from homicidal robots and defending our planet from an asteroid-strike-level catastrophe!! All I would have had to do would be turn on the TV and watch Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hehe (If you've seen that movie, you understand the F.R.I.D.A.Y. title. But I don't know exactly why I chose that since I don't plan to rant about Avengers... well... not too much anyways).
Anyways. Its way too early. I wanted to sleep in today. Grr... oh well. Loads to do.
So! Since this is my blog that can only be accessed through my Author Page, I think it's okay to talk about my book, right? ;D
Well, for an update, it is in the final stages of editing! I literally made the finishing touches on it just minutes before I began writing this blog entry.
So, if you know me or are following me, then you probably know that the release date for my book is November 1st of this year, and that it will be in print on October 1st. So, I was looking forward to having a copy of my book in my hands (can't wait to know what that feels like ahh) just a few days before my birthday. Right?
But no. Something cooler is happening. I have a book signing next month in Cincinnati... and I have to have actual BOOKS to sign... right? So... we're having an advanced printing, and I will have one hundred copies before the end of June.
:O Awesome, right? Totally surreal.
Needless to say I'm freaking out!! Not only have I come way farther than I ever would have thought... now, in just over a month, I'll be holding my first completed Novel in my hands.
I don't have tear ducts or I might cry.
I don't think seeing the book is what will freak me out the most. In fact I know that's not it. I've seen the cover of my book almost every day since it was picked out, so I know its real. Its an awesome cover, by the way.
I know what's going to freak me out. Opening the book to just about in the middle... and seeing words on the pages. That are mine. Words that I remember writing. Words that start sentences I can finish without looking at because I WROTE THEM. Seeing the names of characters I created so very carefully actually printed... in a book...
That's going to be the moment when I finally freak out about all of this. I know it.
But moving on...
F.R.I.D.A.Y.! Yeah!! The J.A.R.V.I.S. replacement. Anyone else have a problem with that?
No, no, this is the part where you go "Yeah!! J.A.R.V.I.S. is supposed to be there FOREVER!! I can't believe they REPLACED him!!"
And then I go "I KNOW RIGHT?"
Sigh. I get why J.A.R.V.I.S. had to go, though. They needed Vision! And they do need Vision. He's very important. He was instrumental to defeating Ultron.
*sniffle* But J.A.R.V.I.S....
I think F.R.I.D.A.Y. is okay though. She has quite an attitude. But despite what she says... I'm very sure she's a redhead (see Captain America: Civil War if you're at all confused. Well actually just go see it anyways).
Speaking of J.A.R.V.I.S., does anyone know whether its technically "J.A.R.V.I.S." or just "Jarvis"? I'm not sure. I heard once that it was "Just A Really Very Intelligent System" or "J.A.R.V.I.S." (which is Just A Really Very terribly constructed sentence since "really" and "very" mean almost the same thing... plus they're both Just Really Very weak words. Sigh. Whatever) ... but I've also heard that Edwin Jarvis was the Stark's butler when Tony was a kid and that's where he got his name. In which case it would just be "Jarvis" right?
I suppose it could be both... I dunno.
The point is... F.R.I.D.A.Y (and I don't know what the letters stand for) is fine, but J.A.R.V.I.S. ("Jarvis" whatever...) was better. ;D
Okay... so... I think since I did, in fact, title this blog entry in a Marvel Cinematic Universe themes way... that I will rant about it.
Which means I'll end here.
Love to all! Hope you all have Just A Really Very good day! ;)
WARNING. FOLLOWING RANT CONTAINS *SPOILERS* JUST REALLY VERY MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR. PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED UNLESS YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE.
Okay! So! I loved Captain America: Civil War. I just did. It was great. And AWFUL at the same time. What I mean by that is that it was HEART-WRENCHING at times and just... sigh. Just ugh.
I hope you've seen the movie, because I'm about to give away the most massive *SPOILER* ever.
Here it comes.
I cannot believe... cannot believe that Bucky killed Tony's parents. I was so shocked and horrified and ugh. And ZEMO! Ooohhhh... I have a problem with him.
First of all... He's brilliant. It was a remarkably clever idea to tear the Avenger's up from the inside out. "Get them to kill each other." It was crazy. Even Loki didn't think of that and he's one of the cleverest, sneakiest bad-guys I can think of.
But it was also massively evil and not fair!
Tony was in the wrong... in my opinion. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Sokovia Accords were a terrible idea!! It all sounded good, but it was not a good idea. Because what if something like Sokovia ever happened again? If the Avengers hadn't been searching for Loki's scepter, they never would have found the Enhanced, who would have wreaked havoc on the world all on their own.
Would the Council have let them go off searching for the Scepter? Would the Council let them do anything?
Anyways... not my point.
Tony was in the wrong when he started trying to kill Bucky.
He was angry. He was vengeful. But... Tony. Bucky was brainwashed. He couldn't have stopped even if he had been conscious enough to understand that he wanted to stop.
I get it. Tony was angry. Really very angry. SCARY angry. But that final sequence was long. Very very long. I would have hope Tony could have seen reason eventually and stopped! But no.
And it was totally unfair since Tony is in the IRON MAN SUIT!! Since when is it okay to analyze your opponent's fight pattern and in so doing beat them up with A METAL SUIT ON?? note* the Iron Man suit is not iron. It's Nitinol which is a nickel-titanium alloy. ;)
Yes, Bucky has a metal arm too (which could be made out of a Vibranium alloy which would by massively cool, by the way) but thats just ONE ARM!!
Come on Tony. Think about this for a sec. Use that genius brain of yours.
Comments to let me know if you agree. :)