For the TENTH entry (we’ve hit double digits! ahhhhhh!) in this series using only Spider-Man comics to explore the variety of romantic archetypes we find in literature (illustrating the variety of romantic experiences we find in life) it’s time to go back to those awkward, social-anxiety-filled days of high school! This celebratory tenth installment will examine one of the most universal romantic experiences which naturally leads to a wildly pervasive trope – the high school crush. Aww, those were some good (and, you know, maybe a little scarring) times. I’m sure many readers who are longtime Spider-fans would expect this post to be about Peter Parker and Liz Allen. But I think Jessica Jones is a far better fit. Trust me, read on and it’ll all make sense. Let’s take a look at Jessica Jones and Peter Parker as we reminisce about all the thrills and gut-wrenching turmoil of our high school crushes!
A few years ago, Rob – of My Side Of The Laundry Room – began a series called “F.N.V.,” taking its name and inspiration from NBC’s Friday Night Videos (1983-2002). Anyway, I liked it so I totally stole it from him. Kalie liked it and she stole it too, proving far more prolific with her sharing of music videos and stories than I ever am. Today I’m going to do something I haven’t done before – focus exclusively on one artist. Why John Mellencamp? Well, ever since I was a kid, John Mellencamp’s music has led me down surprisingly contemplative roads. So I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the musings he’s led me to over the years. Continue reading
I’m participating in a new series on the blog today! For nearly a year, Jenmarie – who runs the wonderfully eclectic Star Wars blog Anakin and his Angel – has done a monthly feature she opens to all bloggers in love with the galaxy far, far away. It’s called “Star Wars ComLINKS” and the goal is to inspire those of us who love Star Wars to get together and talk about it. I’ve come to love participating in the Top Five Wednesdays and I also enjoy the sense of community that comes with the awards and tags circling the blogging world. So I was excited to join Jenmarie’s ComLINKS and combine that feeling of community with STAR WARS. What’s not to love?? Anyway, this month’s topic was to discuss a favorite Star Wars memory. Continue reading