I’m finding it really hard to concentrate on almost everything these days. I can’t focus on a movie and I’ve found myself eyeing tv episode run times and if I can either squeeze in an episode of one of the 1000 things I want to watch, or if it’ll turn into background music as I start looking at something on my phone… or you know, disassociate.
I’ve started to rely on YouTube content more than ever. The videos are shorter and sometimes that small shot of something is more entertaining than having to try to concentrate for 50 minutes. I know, the attention span of a gnat.
So when my brain is stupid-tired or even if I need something to zone out to, these are the three channels The Evil Assistant and I go to (if we agree on something, we cherish it).
Avengers: Infinity War trailer dropped this week and if you think I stayed up late to watch it premiere on YouTube you are absolutely right because that’s what I did. I love the Avengers, the actors portraying them, and I respect the Russo brothers ever since they directed possibly one of my favourite movies of all time, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Kevin Feige is somehow not insane from the amount of stuff he does. I collect the toys, I went to the Marvel Exhibit when it was here and when I have time, I chill out and read some comics. This is what I love, some people don’t get it, but that’s fine because while I’m the most grumpy, possibly cynical person you might meet, it fills me with excitement and joy.
So getting over a trailer might sound ridiculous, but it really isn’t any different from a Star Wars fan getting excited about the next episode, your country making it into the World Cup or a Selena Quintanilla fan happy that MAC paid tribute to the late singer with a collection dedicated to her.
But I have questions. I’m excited, I’m full of dread, I’m curious and I have questions.. and some theories to some questions out there.
I want to preface this by saying that these questions are just the-day-afterwards freak out questions that popped into my brain and some of the links in the questions and theories are up for debate as it’s Fort Knox when it comes to info. Also, I haven’t read all of the comics so there might be a lot I’ve missed.
I remember the first time I told my mum I wanted to get a motorbike. I was eight and I had always loved motorcycles since I first remember seeing one. I liked older cars, thanks to my dad. He was a hot-rod head, drag-racing lover that adored his older cars (when I was a toddler the family car was a red and white 1950s Chevy Biscayne which was always so fun to be in.). My mum could appreciate a nice looking car, also staying true to her Mod styling and loving mopeds. Bikes were different though. My mum had a personal – and valid – reason for not wanting her first daughter to have a bike when she was older. It was strange because the only things I wasn’t allowed to do when I was a kid was watch Clockwork Orange and Fire Walk With Me before I was 18
So, I thought I’d give her a few more years to get used to that.
Fast forward many years later, and my stepdad has his first bike. Theeeen his second. After a little bit of buttering up, some assurance to always be safe and a nudge of convincing to ride on the back, my mum was hooked. Even though I don’t have my own special lady in my life, I love getting on the back of a bike any chance I get.
My parents go to meet-up rides, quick trips to visit my sister and I or just decide to go on more spontaneous adventures to the mountains and beyond. They love going on the Black Dog Ride each year as well as watch bike shows. Now a family favourite – The Walking Dead star, Norman Reedus – has a fresh, killer new show on AMC that’s. Just. Awesome. Let me tell you why..