Reflections of a summer gone by

This blog is going to cover three things that I enjoyed doing over the summer of 2019. Outside of the monotony of work and they are as follows

Movies:

My girlfriend and I love going to watch a movie,usually reserved for a Tuesday our Tuesday treat if you will. Where we live it is difficult to go Dublin city to Cineworld and avail of their monthly cinema passes, 20 euro a month to watch your favorite movies. We couldn’t avail of this as it wasn’t worth the travel expenses until our local cinema (which is a part of a larger chain) introduced their own movie passes. Which is great now we can go see movies once a week and actually save money and watch movies we wouldn’t normally go see pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone.

Best movie we watched this summer was MIDSOMMAR by Ari Aster here is a quick synopses from Rotten Tomatoes about what the movie entails:

Midsommar is about a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.

Comics:

One thing I love to do is read comic books and I usually do my bulk of comic book reading over the summer. Now hat comic books have become popular the writing has seemed to dip within the world of Marvel and D.C and as much as I hate to say this I spent too many years just reading from both of those publishing houses that I never ventured too far from them, however as the prices are becoming extortionate and the writing rather poor I have moved away from those publishing houses. One of the best comic books I have read this year was Invincible created by Robert Kirkman, probably best know for The Walking Dead. Invincible is about Invincible is the son of Omni-Man, an extraterrestrial superhero of the Viltrumite race. Invincible inherited his father’s superhuman strength and ability to fly and he has sworn to protect the Earth. As a teenager he had trouble adjusting to his newfound powers and coping with the reality of his origins. I didn’t read Invincible over the summer but it did make me realise there are a better comic books outside of D.C and Marvel.

Best comic I read this summer was: The Boys.

Weekends for picking up waste:

Outside of writing or reading this summer I wanted to do something that would be positive, get me out of the house and an enriching experience. For me the only thing that made sense was going out on my weekend mornings and pick up rubbish from the beach, this in turn led to planting trees, trimming bushes and grass. As the climate debate continues I couldn’t sit there and write in magazines or newspapers telling people that they need to do to improve climate issues, I went out to actively make a difference in my community and try to implement a positive impact.

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