the shawarma scene: a “one marvelous scene” essay

With the exception of organized high school athletics, I’ve always been at my happiest when I’ve been a member of a Team. Specifically, a Team with a Mission– something that made us special, abnormal, transcendent even. The cast and crew of a play, the members of a club at a conference or convention, and aContinue reading “the shawarma scene: a “one marvelous scene” essay”

the cost of “we,” or oh, loki

Spoilers for Infinity War The need to belong is powerful. I’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War four times now, and there’s one line in particular that makes me sadder and sadder every time I hear it. In the very first scene, Loki– Prince of Asgard, Odinson, Rightful King of Jotunheim, God of Mischief– steps up toContinue reading “the cost of “we,” or oh, loki”

death and raising stakes in the nerd-verse, or holy shit, infinity war comes out tonight

What do we want to happen tonight? When I talk to my friends about Infinity War, we circle back to the same point: Somebody’s going to die. We pick apart everything we’ve put together from trailers, old comic story lines, and articles about each actors’ contract to try to solve the mystery of Who’s GoingContinue reading “death and raising stakes in the nerd-verse, or holy shit, infinity war comes out tonight”