Thanos Is Bae! *Spoilers ๐Ÿšจ

There. I said, and I stand by by it. Who gon’ whoop me?

I’m HERE for his big sensitive lavender utilitarian conservationist ass! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜ˆ๐Ÿ˜š

Thanos has been lurking in the shadows for more than a decade quietly orchestrating our obliteration. He is the villain we truly deserved and finally made his big debut (how very M’baku!) in Infinity War. Calculated, patient, and not given to long speeches where he gives away the entire plan. He is the perfect comic book villain!

He’s a formidable foe, and at times is even surprised by how resilient his opponents can be. Not an inconvenient speed bump, but a clear and present threat! [side eyes you Erik Killmmonger supporters ๐Ÿ˜’ IDC IDC! Fight me! He was just fine and quotable!]

BUT, clearly he had some redeeming qualities.

1. Fighting intergalactic hunger, pollution, and quelling our environmental impact are his passion projects. He’s basically big purple PETA!

2. Seemed a pretty ok Dad, for two beautiful and fierce daughters. Parenting is work!

3. A great planner. Super committed. Really focused.

4. Amazing body. ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ† (maybe)

5. Compassionate and FULL of feels!

6. Wonderful smile ๐Ÿ˜€

And that’s what I like in a man: forethought. A plan, not just potential. Proper pre-planning prevents piss poor performance, and let me tell you, my baby showed out!

I was slain too, but I’m ok with it. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ

Without giving away too much, I can say that he took your faves and left some too. We don’t know what’s about to happen. Well… there are theories. Mine, at least.

Conspiracy theories include:

1. They aren’t dead.

2. He said half of all life in THIS universe, so they’ve been transported to another universe.

3. In said universe, the not-dead heroes will devise a plan to return. ๐ŸงŸโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐ŸŽค๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ

4. There they’ll meet up with other heroes in the Marvel sphere. Maybe even their other iterations!

5. Somehow they’ll get the gauntlet and reverse what Thanos did, and unkill everyone!

6. Finally, perhaps this is the one workable outcome that Dr. Strange saw! Maybe it’s a sat up for an awesome comeback!

Questions:

1. Why exactly did Heimdallr have to die!? My love, Idris Elba, was in the movie for less time that Chris Brown’s character in “Stomp the Yard!” Pitiful. But, he got a check nonetheless โ€“ bonus!

2. Why was young Spiderman the only one to disintegrate as slowly as he did? Was it the suit? He had enough time to make everyone cry!

3. Who’s gonna lead Wakanda? OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฎ is it M’baku!? ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿฆ

4. How do we know Captain Marvel wasn’t purged?

5. Where the heck was Nick Fury’s eye-patch havin’ ass the whole time?

It’s a difficult relationship, but I’m loyal, and we’ll see it through until the reveal next year.

Love you bae!

Roze Goes

AFTER CREDIT BONUS:

What are YOUR theories about how this next mega Marvel instillation will unfold? Who do YOU wanna see make a cameo? Also, do you think Stan Lee has pre-filmed all his appearances for when he dies?

How To: Comic-con vs Carnival

Sometimes we have a hard time putting ourselves in the fancifully-decorated boots of others. That’ll make sense later.

We side-eye the traditions of other cultures and forget that essentially, we are all the same. We don our respective apparel, and forget that somewhere else, someone is preparing for a yearly shindig of their own. Mine is carnival. Caribbean carnival, and particularly the one that takes place here in sunny South Florida. My friends and I partake, and only now am I starting to see that niche events like these can be vastly different, yet surprisingly similar to the ones we know.

Whether its a comic-con, a music festival, or yearly cultural parade, the world’s cultures offer us a deep and wide variety of events that strike up the same euphoria, and take you away from your everyday mundane.

Tell me if the following sounds familiar:

  1. You wait for this event all year.
  2. Your circle of friends scrimp and save; eagerly squirrelling away your vacation days.
  3. You pledge, fail, and pledge again to build a body worthy of display.
  4. After much debate and deliberation you choose the perfect costume and accessories.
  5. Your plane lands, and after hours of revelry punctuated by minutes of sleep in your respective hotel rooms, the big day finally arrives.
  6. Thousands converge on Miami to hit the stage in celebration of a rich and long-standing culture

Iโ€™m talking about the one C-word that brings masqueraders from around the world. Comic-con! July 1 marked the beginning of a four-day convention taking place on South Beach.

See, that could have been spun either way! I think I want to give cosplay a try as well. It’s not just for Caribbeans, or for nerds. They can be experienced by anyone who wants to be taken away for a weekend. Whether its vibes or merch you want. If soca or anime gives you powers, give the other a try!

Allow me to provide you a bridge the divide for you. Caribs, here is a wonderful Trinidadian cosplayer that has been taking the scene by STORM!

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Panterona Cosplay

She makes her own costumes, and is shattering stereotypes left and right. Check her out!

And cosplayers, you can celebrate our rich combined heritages with us, while showing off your Marvel side with  Jamborii Mas Band that is featuring a superhero theme this year!

Check out globalcarnivalist.com for tips, guides, and calendars to playing mas the world over from an experienced feteran!

Whatever you do, try to see the oneness you share with everyone else because before you know it, the tabanca sets in and it’s time to start all over again!

Roze Goes…. to a happy place! I love carnival!

26 days till Miami Carnival 2018!