Thursday, 21 March 2019

3 Reasons To Love The New Captain Marvel Movie*

If you thought all things Marvel had come to an end after the finger-snapping events of Avengers: Infinity War, one of our favourite movies of 2018,then think again. Sure, many of our heroes were sent into dust-scattered oblivion thanks to hissable baddie Thanos - boo! - but if you stuck around for the end credits sequence (probably because you were too stunned by the movie's end to leave your seat), then you would have seen Nick Fury send a call-out to Marvel's latest hero (and probable saviour of the Avengers) Captain Marvel!

And now here she is, kicking ass on our cinema screens (at the time of writing), and if you're a Marvel fan, you have probably seen the film already. It's had a slightly mixed reception from the critics, but it's still better than many of the so-called blockbuster movies filling up our cinemas.

Here are three good reasons as to why you might love the film.

#1: It's the MCU's first female superhero-led film

There are plenty of female superheroes in the Marvel Universe, some of whom we have seen on our screens - Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Black Widow - and some we are still desperate to see - She-Hulk, Spider-Woman - but none have led a movie until now. But what about Elektra, we hear you cry. Okay, well that is the exception, but the movie was awful, and despite being a Marvel character, it's not officially part of the MCU universe. And neither is Wonder Woman (she's from DC), in case you were going to bring up that recent example. Hoorah then for Captain Marvel, the first official leading lady in the MCU, and from what we see in the film, she is a match for any guy in a super suit!

#: 2: There is a wonderful tribute to Stan Lee

Stan Lee passed away in late 2018, and as the news was heard, a billion Marvel fans cried out in pain. You see, without this great man, there would have been no Captain Marvel, no Spiderman, and let's be honest, no MCU. He didn't found Marvel comics, but he did create some of the greatest superheroes that still exist in the public consciousness today. He has made a cameo in nearly every Marvel movie since 1989, and thankfully for us, makes a similar appearance in Captain Marvel. But before his appearance, there is a wonderful tribute in the opening credits sequence, where, instead of the usual montage of MCU heroes flashing up on our screens, there is a montage of Stan Lee in all his forms, both on and off screen. You will shed a tear! Excelsior!!

#3: The film is a nostalgia-fest

The film is a prequel to Infinity War  and is set predominantly in the '90s. The film is jam-packed with nostalgia from the time, alongside relics of the past. For those of you with a VHS recorder still in your attic, you will send out a wistful sigh when Captain Marvel crash lands into a Blockbuster store (remember them?),lined with movie video cassettes of the time. If you spend more time playing classic arcade games on your console than recent releases and have a virtual arcade pinball machine in your games room, then you will get a thrill at the perfect replicas of both a classic Space invaders arcade cabinet and pinball machine, fittingly located (bizarrely) in an alien spaceship. And then there are Troll dolls, Koosh balls, pagers, and with surprising significance in the movie, a Happy Days lunchbox, with the Fonz plastered all over it. See how many other relics from the past you can spot in the movie.

Not only but also…

There are more reasons to love the film, of course. There's some kick-ass action for a start, alongside some amazing special effects. You get to see Agent Coulson and Nick Fury at the start of their careers, and finally learn the truth about Fury's missing eye. Brie Larson is amazing (as always) in the lead, and she is joined by Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, and erm… a cat who isn't really a cat. And the film brings us hope, tying into the present day and the current events of the MCU. Captain Marvel will save the day, we promise!

In short, go and see the film. We think you will love it!

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Friday, 15 March 2019

How Can Kids Make Money With Online Games?*

As the world becomes more accustomed to the game playing society which is developing, more and more people are starting to realise the benefits which are associated with playing online games.

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There is a vast array of games available; from the free online games for boys and girls, which are available to the more elaborate and popular games, such as Call of Duty, which are suited to adults and contain extended storylines and levels. You also have different genres of games, for example, driving games and sports games. These games all contain their different benefits; from entertainment purposes to increasing one’s computer literacy.

Nevertheless, there are also some unexpected advantages associated with online gaming as well. And, one of these is the way in which kids’ games can help them in order to make money. There may be several games which allow your children to make money literally, however, this article is more related to the way in which games can turn your children into budding entrepreneurs.

Collecting coins
As mentioned, the wealth of games available on the Internet today is massive. A lot of these games incorporate something which is related to money, even if this relates to merely collecting coins when playing on each level. This is a great way to get your children accustomed to money from a young age. They will learn the value of money, what currency looks like and how to add it up effectively. This may sound like the basic stuff, and it is, but every young one has to start somewhere and thus games provide them with the perfect platform to get going.

Management games
Management games have really boomed in popularity over the past few years. Whether you are managing a football team or you are managing a restaurant, these games provide children with a great amount of fun. They will be able to embark on the creative side, such as decorate their own restaurant or fill their football team with their favourite players. Nevertheless, finance is something which is heavily incorporated. For instance, when managing their own restaurant they will have to make sure they meet their revenue targets and that they spend their money wisely on the right ingredients and enhancing the image of their restaurant. Moreover, when it comes to football games your child will have to ensure they stay within the transfer budget and the wage budget set to them by the chairman. Thus, these games allow children to learn all about profit and loss and the mechanics of owning your own business. It goes without saying that they are thus highly beneficial.

Economic and finance based games
The Internet is also the home to a wealth of educational games. These are great because they specifically teach businesses about maths, economics, finances and the accountancy. These are highly beneficial because you can ensure your child is learning whilst also having fun. Of course, these do not only help with entrepreneurship, but there is also a whole host of different subject topics available and thus educational based games are beneficial for many different reasons.

Using the Internet to help your children learn is something which is certainly recommended. There are lots of games which can get your children in the right mind frame so that they have a better chance of earning money in the future.

Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Thursday, 7 March 2019

March Playlist & I'm Sort Of Back!

Oh hey there! Bet you thought I'd done a runner and abandoned the blog? Well, not quite.

I always find that this time of year my S.A.D gets really shitty, and honestly all my blog mojo has been gone since Christmas came around. I'm so busy with work and trying to keep myself in check that my blog has, and will be taking a backseat for a little while.

I'll still be coming out with a new post now and then, but until the end of May when I'll be sharing my Florida holiday diaries with you again, I'm not likely to post a great deal. And even then I won't make any promises. I'm not going to have a schedule anymore, or be posting weekly. It will be on a 'when my mental health allows it' basis.

Work has been getting uber stressful of late, so all my free time is now trying to unwind with my Erin Condren planner, making a YouTube video, seeing friends, or just sprawled on the bed with a movie! So I'm sorry if I vanish from time to time, but I'm still about and okay! Promise.

Anway, on with todays blog post, which is an oldie but goldie - a playlist!

I've been listening to a lot of music over the past few months, so here is a little list of all the songs I m loving right now. If you fancy checking any of them out, then click any of the titles to get taken to a YouTube video!. Hope you like them.

Had another month of being obsessed with all of these songs!! Like any of the songs above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 7 January 2019

What I'm Looking Forward To In 2019

There's a lot happening this year that I'm quite looking forward too, and I wanted to share them with you. 2018 was a pretty decent year in my opinionand I'm hoping that 2019 is just as amazing for me and all of you!

Marvel S.T.A.T.I.O.N at Excel London
I'm going to this at the Excel, with my Dad! We're going in a couple of weeks, and I cannot wait. I'm not 100% sure what it is exactly, but we had a sneak peek of it in October during Comic Con. It looks amazing, and cannot wait to go!

My 27th birthday
This is in September! I don't know why I'm so excited about this one, as I didn't care much for turning 26 years old - but I'm excited!

We decided to go back to Florida, in February last year, and it was all booked in September. We still have a few bits left to do, before we go in the summer, so I'm getting closed to just wishing the year away so we can be back there!

My blog's 6th birthday
October 3rd is my blog's birthday - and a milestone I never thought I was reach. I didn't think I'd make it to a year, let alone the last 5! Not sure how to celebrate this one, but time will tell.

Avengers 4 coming out & Other movies!
I have a huge list of other films I want to see, as well as the new Avengers movie - such as Captain Marvel, Shazam, Toy Story 4, X-Men Dark Phoenix, and many more. It's going to be a good year for films!

Comic Con October 
Not 100% sure if I'm actually going to be going this year, as the prices have got a little too high. The tickets to the even, train tickets, and spending money is making it a very, VERY expensive 2/3 days. It usually comes to about £700 for the weekend after all shopping and food has been added! Hoping to go, but shall see.

What are you looking forward to this year? Let me know if you're excited for any of the films I listed, as I'm sure there are some of you out there! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 4 January 2019

Picture Perfect | January

This is all from the start of November to New Year's Day - and you'll be shocked to see that I've barely taken any pictures once again! I am trying to be better with this for 2019, but will see how it goes. Hope January is treating you all well so far.

Not been a super busy month - other than working and Christmas happening! However, I am off to Marvel STATION this month, so will show those pictures next time!What have you enjoyed about December and 2018 in general? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year & 2019 Goals!

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had a fab day or evening celebrating yesterday! I had my family round for the day, as per tradition, so we played a lot of games! As it's now 2019, I've got a few new goals for the year. This year, I'm determined to work harder at them. Here they are.
  1. Finish writing at least one of my books!
  2. Lose 1-2 stone in weight
  3. Start doing the 52 Week Savings Challenge
  4. Buy no makeup unless 100% needed
  5. See a minimum of 5 films at the cinema
  6. Visit somewhere new
  7. Read two books
  8. Do something off my 30 before 30 List
  9. Start filming, and taking pictures more often
  10. Do a complete clear out of my bedroom, and items
Happy new year, hope it;s good for you! What are your goals for this year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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