Since the Guardians of the Galaxy first made their appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have been pouring through the footage searching for all the little secrets hidden within. They found Howard the Duck before his infamous post credit scene, and a mural depicting the Abstracts of the Universe.
However, Director James Gunn has repeatedly stated that one major Easter Egg remains to be found. Today, a Redditor named "neodraykl" may have finally uncovered it:
James Gunn has made it known that the "biggest" Easter Egg has yet to be found. With all the talk regarding StarLord's potential father, this caught my eye. I've never seen this posted before, so apologies if it has been.
Gunn has mentioned that we saw StarLord's father before.
For those of you who don't understand the reference, the character in the red and blue is Mar-Vell, or Captain Marvel as he's also known. He's a Kree who has close ties to Earth, and in possession of the Nega Bands, he's a force to be reckoned with. He's also a major player in the Marvel Cosmic Universe.
Could this really be the lost Easter Egg? Could Mar-Vell really be StarLord's father? I'll be tweeting James Gunn tonight to find out...me and a hundred other Redditors.
Sweet Christmas! Falcon looks amazing. Bucky is kicking ass. Tony is an intimidating boss fight. But Captain America is living up to all the hype.
Check out the first teaser trailer for Captain America: Civil War!
I am sooo late to the Game of Thrones party. Up until about a month ago, I didn't buy into either the hype of the show or the books. I tried reading Song of Ice and Fire about two years prior, but two chapters in, I got bored and gave up. A year later, my wife borrowed the first season of the TV show, but she only watched one episode. "Wasn't very interesting," she said. I trusted her take, and seeing as how the book didn't strike a chord with me, she returned the borrowed Blu-Ray. Looking back, I can't believe how wrong we both were.
Last month, a friend of my wife's told her we owed her three episode of Game of Thrones. She let us borrow her copy of Season One and told us to watch three episodes and you'll be hooked, but you have to watch three. It only took two episodes.
I picked up the book again after watching a few episodes of the show. Before, I'd been lost by George R.R. Martin's long descriptions and the deluge of character names. Now I was finally able to match up names with faces. The multiple houses in the land of Westeros no longer seemed so strange. The biggest bummer was that the show moves at a much quicker pace than the book. A quarter of the way through Song of Ice and Fire I finished Season One, effectively spoiling the end of the book for me.
I'm now over halfway done with the first book and today, my wife and I started the fourth season of the TV show. I know the plot points ahead of me, but that isn't slowing me down. Why? The book has so much more meat to it than the show, at least so far it does. I was telling a friend watching the show is like listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, but you fast forward 10 seconds every two minutes or so. At the end, you feel moved by the music, but there's all these little parts that you missed. You weren't able to listen to and absorb the full album.
I'm going to keep watching the show and reading the books. I love how Martin builds his world. Magic, only whispered about in the beginning, is slowly resurging. His heroes are brave, and his villains are brutal, although not all are incapable of redemption. The only downside I've found so far is that after binge watching, I get caught up in the world of Westeros. I think to myself how I'm going to marry off Jacobi and merge my house with another. We have to stay strong. Winter is coming.
One of the great things about the internet today is the rapid sharing of information. A Tweet someone sends about a new cupcake bakery could spawn a new customer or even a hundred with the right following. Event organizers can spread the word of a new concert or party, and in a relatively short amount of time, they can attract tons of participants. Small town news stories can spread globally, within hours or days if the right push is behind it.
Of course, there's a huge downside to this as well, a downside we as a digital culture are still figuring out. Sure the message spreads far and wide, but maybe the new cupcake bakery is selling E Coli-riddled muffins. Maybe no one comes to your party because there just wasn't the right spin on it. And maybe that small town news story about an old man who feeds the bird in the park ends up demonizing him because he kind of looks like a version of what Hitler might look like today if he'd actually survived WWII. Of course, the spread of the message is only part of the problem. The other half is the way the message is written.
I'm not here to solve all the problems on the internet today, but I am going to try to bring a little attention to something that has been bugging me for a while now. I'm sure this affects every facet of the internet, but I see it every single day in the world in which I live... the world of geekery.
The internet helps in a lot of cool ways when a new movie or video game is coming along. We can see early production shots of new movies, pictures taken from an adjacent building and posted online. Early tests for new video games can spread quickly across the internet, whereas years ago we'd have to wait for pics posted in a monthly magazine.
What bothers me the most with all of this is that rather than spreading useful information, the internet has turned into a game, a game where the most clicks wins. Most of these articles don't care about whether they're right or wrong, they care about about how much traffic comes to their website. This isn't new information. What gets me is that these articles are being passed off as "news" when it's the farthest thing from it.
I can think up literally anything and post it around the internet as a "newsworthy" article and it will drive traffic to my website. The masses on the internet will click on the link, some will not, and many, many more will simply debate whether the headline is plausible or not (because who has time to read these days). I'll save that gripe for another day.
Look. I'm not going to tell you how to internet. Hell, sometimes I find it fun to browse the Reddit comments on these rumor news posts just to see how bent out of shape some people get. Trolling is an important part of the internet, too. But many of us get wrapped up in the sensationalism of the rumors and spread it around without even thinking about it. Rumors are rumors, and no amount of wishful thinking will prove them true or false. Of course, they might be true...by accident.
Video Games, Comics, Movies, and Books. I'll talk about it all, and I'll tell you why it's so awesome!