Thursday, February 23, 2017

Someone's Special Day!!


Hello everyone and welcome back! Today I'm going to do something new, or at lest I think it's new. It may be surprising too some of you out there but this month we had two very special people who had birthday's. Kal-El and Bruce Wayne! And in light of that I will be doing a post dedicated to these two fine dudes.

What the heck Marrok? are you really doing a post about two FICTIONAL CHARACTERS BIRTHDAY'S? Like really? this isn't some prank?

Oh it's not a prank. Bruce Wayne (a.k.a Batman)  had his birthday on the 19th of this month while Kal-El (a.k.a Superman) has his on the 29th (yes he was born on a leap year but apparently krypton doesn't have those).

That sounds super dorky.

Yeah, but its an excuse for me to write a nerdy/geeky/dorky post about some of my favorite heroes. And since this is my first nerdy post I think it's excusable...what was that Chuck?... I already did a nerdy post?...When...Oh that post...No you can't have a raise...You don't need that...Whatever to you too Chuck. Okay so Chuck tells I already did a nerdy post that you can find HERE. But I think it would be okay to do another.

SPOTLIGHT: Batman!
(yeah I know he doesn't like it but whatever)

Over the years Batman has taken on different looks in the movies...


and cartoons...


and in the comics (not going to show the comic ones because there are literally hundreds of batman suits in the comics). But for the most part he has stayed pretty intact. He is still a guy who can stop criminals just by looking at them. Some of the things I like most about him are.

1) He is always thinking ahead, like a master chess player.
2) He likes to looks big and scary but is genuinely a nice hombre
(when he is not beating people up, hitting them with bat-a-rangs, hitting them with the bat mobile, interrogating them... lets leave it at nice hombre)
3) He has a soft stop for kids without parents or just kids who have it ruff.

Some of my favorite batman comics are...

Batman Hush:
There is a new villain calling for the blood of the Bat, but what makes him such a threat is he seems to know Batman's every move. How will it when a childhood friend turns enemy?







Batman: Under the Red Hood:
Batman is confronted with a hidden face from the past — it’s the return of the vigilante Red Hood who appears to be Batman’s one-time partner Jason Todd, the same Jason Todd that died many years ago. But the Red Hood’s violent ways pit him against the Dark Knight in his hunt for the very person responsible for his death: The Joker.

Okay for those of you who like super emotional stuff this comic is it. Super emotional ending.

Batman the Court of Owls:
After a series of brutal murders rocks Gotham City, Batman begins to realize that perhaps these crimes go far deeper than appearances suggest. As the Caped Crusader begins to unravel this deadly mystery, he discovers a conspiracy going back to his youth and beyond to the origins of the city he's sworn to protect. Could the Court of Owls, once thought to be nothing more than an urban legend, be behind the crime and corruption? Or is Bruce Wayne losing his grip on sanity and falling prey to the pressures of his war on crime?
Well that all the time we have for Batman, On to the next birthday boy!

SPOTLIGHT: Superman!
(unlike Batman, its a good thing for Sup-y)

Like Batman, over the years Superman has had his look changed a little (not by much though). From the movies...

to comics...what is it now Chuck?...Who cares if your fav is the 1993 Mullet Superman... I'm trying to write a post here... yeah just go do something!...


But no real change in the cartoons. And like Batman, Superman (for the most part anyways) has stayed the same (Sometimes they really mess him up though). A nice guy who doesn't want to see people get hurt. He is the guy who can bench press the earth but is still nice enough to help a little girl crying because her ice cream fell and she's lost. He is just a county boy at heart dispute his super powers. Some of the things I like most about Superman are.

1) He genially cares for his adopted parents and people in general.
2) He never uses the full extent of his power to win a fight.
3) In those times where he does use more of his power its fun to watch!

Some of my favorite comics are...

The Death Of Superman:
Can even Superman stop the unstoppable creature called Doomsday? If the assembled might of the JLA can't do it, what hope does he have? One thing is for use, he will fight it even if it kills him.





Superman Earth One:
I've actually already posted reviews of two of them. you can see them by clicking HERE.







Superman Unchained New 52:
Decades before the Last Son of Krypton became Earth's champion, another being of incredible power fell from the sky. His role in humanity's deadliest conflict became America's darkest secret.
 Now the secret is out. And this super soldier has been unchained once more.
 The Man of Steel. His arch-enemy, Lex Luthor. His close confidant, Lois Lane. Her ruthless father, General Sam Lane. Techno-terrorists with a shocking link to the past. All of them will vie for control of this hidden engine of destruction.
 And when the smoke clears, only the real superman will survive

Well that is all the time we have for Superman. If your a fan of the Boy in Blue, or the Bat, let me know in the comments why you like him. If you don't let me know why. It's fun to see others perspectives on superheroes like Batman and Superman. Also let me know if you like this kind of character spotlight/birthday post/geeky post, I would be willing to do more of these kinds of post if you do like them. There are a lot of other characters out there besides Batman and Superman after all :P Also if you have a favorite movie/cartoon adaptation of Superman/Batman let me know that one too!

Until Next Time, Stay True to the King!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Angry Badger review: The Great Wall


Hey everyone! Today I reviewed the Great Wall staring Matt Damon. So if you where interested in watching it check out my review HERE. And Until Next Time, Stay True to the King!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Review: Alienation



Hello everyone and welcome back to another book review. Today we will be taking a look at the second book in the C.H.A.O.S Trilogy.

Wait before you start I want to know where I can find your review of the first book

Sure, just click the magical blue text Here


Warning, if you haven’t read the first novel this WILL spoil the ending of that novel. So stop reading, turn around, and go read the first novel. Or continue just don't blame me for spoiled dreams and hopes.

So let me give you the summery of Alienation. Looks like It’s time for button pushing to be done!



Earth’s last line of defense against the coming alien invasion is 16-year-old surfer Colt McAlister.

But before he can save the world, he has to survive the day.

All Colt wants to do is return to his old life . . . where aliens don’t exist . . . where mankind hasn’t been targeted for destruction . . . and where his parents are still alive. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. The United States government believes Colt holds the key to our survival, so they’re sending him to the CHAOS Military Academy along with his best friends Oz and Danielle. There they’ll be trained to defend Earth against a swarm of alien shape shifters known as the Thule. But someone is trying to eliminate Colt before he can lead that charge. Shocked to learn about key events in his past and unsure who he can trust, he is alienated and on the run.

In a world of high-tech gear, shape-shifting aliens, simulated reality, and hover boards, Colt must step into his true destiny before our world falls into chaos.
For my review on Alienation I give it:  (yes I know it’s the exact same rating I give the first book)


Alienation is a nice continuation to Invasion. It dives deeper into the story and gives us a little more back story to Colt and his family. And although it is a nice and cool story there are still some minor stuff that bother me. At times Colt can be very disrespectful to his grandfather and lies to him like once or twice (can’t exactly remember) another thing of note, while he is on a date at a carnival, Colt runs into an old teacher who makes a remark about reading stories about, and I quote, “Hunky Vampires.” And again in this novel the climax feels to rushed. And when secrets come to light about Colts past (like really cool ones) instead of taking it as a positive he takes it as a negative (though in every story I read, except comics, everyone takes it that way. Maybe I'm just too nerdy). He also like to jumps from time to time on the poor little Colt train. But it could just be me and not actually how the book is. But overall the book is a fun read for sci-if/superhero fans. Oh I may have forgot to mention that they are ‘Christian’ novels but the only thing remotely ‘Christian’ about them is like one verse that is mentioned out of context (which annoys me) so if you don’t mind that and are looking for a quick, okay, read try it out.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Racing for Time Blog Tour: Part 2 Book Spotlight



Hello everyone and welcome back to Racing for Time Blog Tour Part 2! Today is the book Spotlight. But just in case you didn't catch yesterdays post let me introduce you to the fine author of Racing for time!

About the Author:

Olivia Nickerson is a young and aspiring author who lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she enjoyed writing little stories to print out on the computer and giving out to her family. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing sports at her youth group, hanging out with her family and friends, and reading.



She can be reached through several social media sites:


But you may be asking yourself "What is Racing for Time about?" Well I'm glad you asked (or was that just in my head?).


About the Book:


After a frightening car crash that lands Janefer and her best friend Melanie in the hospital, Janefer is set on bringing the culprit to justice. When Melanie is found to be missing, Janefer is even more determined to discover the person behind it all.
Through a maze of lies and deceit, spiritual questions arise, leaving her confused and troubled. As Janefer races to gather clues leading to Melanie, she gradually learns to trust God with her life, no matter what the outcome.
Can Janefer find out the truth before Melanie is hurt--or worse?
Time is ticking.



Find on Goodreads or Buy it HERE

Sounds quite intriguing right? It defiantly sounds like it has that Sherlock Homes feel to it! so make sure to check it out! But now my time has come to a close. I must... what?... Oh okay, thanks Chuck!... Okay I was just informed that I have one more thing from the Author to share with you

Author’s Note:

In 2015, I posted the first chapter of Racing for Time on my blog. I know that my previous “stories” were cheesy and not very well written. I wanted to write a good story, with non-cheesy people in it. I got great feedback from my posts of Racing for Time, and eventually the idea came that I should publish. It was a long process with writing, editing, and finally--publishing. I hope you will enjoy this book and to quote Ms. Earhart: “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”


Okay now it's officially the end of the tour. But worry not because you can still check out all these links and see what others are saying about Racing for Time!

Follow the Tour - February 7 to February 11

~ Tuesday ~
Go to Jesseca’s blog for a Book Review
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for a Book Spotlight

~ Wednesday ~
Go to Faith’s blog for a Book Spotlight
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for an Author Interview

~ Thursday ~
Go to Emily’s blog for a Book Review

~ Friday ~
Go to Marrok’s blog for an Author Interview
Go to Faith’s blog for a Book Review

~ Saturday ~
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for a Book Review
Go to Marrok’s blog for a Book Spotlight



                      Until Next Time! Stay True to the King!



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Friday, February 10, 2017

Racing for Time Blog Tour: Interview



Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a great week. Today I'm taking part in the Racing for Time Blog Tour. And yes today I'll be doing an interview (just as the title says). But before I pick the author's brain let me introduce you to thins fine author!

About the Author:

Olivia Nickerson is a young and aspiring author who lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. As a child, she enjoyed writing little stories to print out on the computer and giving out to her family. When she is not writing, she enjoys playing sports at her youth group, hanging out with her family and friends, and reading.




She can be reached through several social media sites:

Now on to the interview!

1) What got you into writing?:
 I think what got me into writing was starting by writing little stories when I was younger. A time or two I wanted to possibly publish my stories that I started writing, but it never happened. Last year, it did. :)


2) what is your favorite genre in writing and why?:
My favorite genre of writing is a mix. I like reading different kinds of writing, like historical fiction, then a mix of Christian, romance, and mystery. I like those because they appeal to me when I read them! 


3) What inspired you to write  Racing for Time?:
I was inspired to write Racing for Time because I had written pretty cheesy stories in the past, and I wanted to write a really good one, or at least start to. You may or may not find RFT to be a bit cheesy still, as I am not the best writer. but hopefully I will grow to get better and better!


4) What is your favorite kind of music?:
My favorite kind of music is a variety: Christian, pop, waltz, classical, Christian rock (not too rocky mind you)


5) If you had to choose a time period to live in when and where would it be?:
Time period to live in.... hmm... maybe the Elizabethan age, or during the time of Alfred the Great.


6) What does writing mean for you?:
What writing means for me is a time to write out my ideas on a document, edit them, and give people copies of it so they can read it. It's fairly enjoyable for me, and getting people to read what I wrote.. Maybe I'll be famous one day ;)


7) What is your favorite season?:
My favorite season would probably be spring or summer! So nice :)


That was fun wasn't it? Sadly this will be the end of the interview. But come back tomorrow! I will be doing a Book Spotlight so make sure to come back and check it out!



Follow the Tour - February 7 to February 11

~ Tuesday ~
Go to Jesseca’s blog for a Book Review
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for a Book Spotlight

~ Wednesday ~
Go to Faith’s blog for a Book Spotlight
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for an Author Interview

~ Thursday ~
Go to Emily’s blog for a Book Review

~ Friday ~
Go to Marrok’s blog for an Author Interview
Go to Faith’s blog for a Book Review

~ Saturday ~
Go to Blessing Counter’s blog for a Book Review
Go to Marrok’s blog for a Book Spotlight

                        And Until Next Time! Stay True to the King!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Martin Hospitality Blog Tour



Hello everyone and welcome to the Martin Hospitality Blog Tour! Today I have a special Author interview with Abigayle Claire. If by any chance you don't know who she is let me give you a small introduction  


Abigayle has been inspired to write since she could spell her own name. Her passion wasn't completing the stories (she did that twice and decided it wasn't for her), it was jotting down the ideas.

But in 2015, a story grabbed her-one she had to finish. Inspired by crazy dream in a genre she no longer reads, Abigayle set off on a journey to write her first novel and she hasn't looked back since.

Writing is her ministry, freelance editing her job, and reading her pastime-all of which proves that God really does know what He's doing when He inspires a 6-year-old with a pencil and her left hand.
     More about Abigayle can be found at The Left-Handed Typist


I recently had the opportunity to submit some questions to the author for the interview being held here. But get this, she deiced to answer the questions in the form of a vlog (how cool is that?) So without further ado here is that video!




Wasn't that cool? But that's not all, Abigayle is also holding this wicked giveaway so make sure to check it out!

 

   

    Goodreads Book Giveaway  

   
        Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire    
   
     

          Martin Hospitality      

     

          by Abigayle Claire      

     
         
            Giveaway ends February 28, 2017.          
         
            See the giveaway details             at Goodreads.          
     
   
   
    Enter Giveaway
So make sure to enter that if your interested in Winning Martian Hospitality! And like always, Stay True to the King!

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Land of...


Hello everyone, I hope your all doing well this week and that you have a great weekend! Today I wanted to talk about something we all know about, but I feel like we don't really get it. And that is Idolatry.

So we all know that idol worship is a sin. Like me you may have though it was praying to, well idols. Just in case someone out there doesn't know what idolatry/idol worship is, it is the act of worshiping (or giving time to) something in the place of worshiping the True God.

But before I get further into the topic would you mind watching this short video?




Put's things in a totally different light, Huh?

Wait are you just slamming the super bowl?

Oh no, I'm not trying to do that at all. Plus I'm no where near strong enough to slam the Super bowl, I'm not Superman after all.

The Bible says that we are too meditate on it day and nigh (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1:1-3, 19:14, 104:34, Philippians 4:8). And I'm not talking about this kind of meditation

where you have to empty your mind. No the meditation I'm taking about (and the kind the Bible is talking about) is a constant thinking (or bringing back to memory) on what the Bible says. Now it's about to get personal (for me anyways so don't feel like you have to answer the question).

Have you been meditating on God's Word? or have you been in idolatry?

I know I use to indulge in idol worship. I use to worship superheroes (big surprise right?). Sure I read my Bible back then and prayed, and basically did all the things a good Christian does. But I was in idolatry. I put so much time, and dictated so much of my thoughts, to things that are not even real. I got up thinking about them, spent time reading/researching about them, heck it didn't even stop when I went to sleep. I didn't even notice my own idolatry until my mom and dad put a restriction on me. And let me tell you the restriction was hard. But thanks to that hard restriction I did realize what I was doing and was able to correct it. 

My question to you is how much time are we spending meditating on God. If you have to make a list to see how much though is spent on Thinking about Gods Word then do so. I've seen people whose New Year's goal is to read 2,500 book but only think about the Bible while the memorize 20 verses. Now I'm not saying having a reading goal is bad or anything. What I'm saying is that we should all take into account the time we spend in other things and how much we spend on God. After all we are going to live in eternity a lot longer then any time we have here.

Yes I know life is hard. We all have deadlines to meet, things to do, and people to talk with. Life is busy and we don't always have the "free time" we want. But I think that is why God said we need to meditate on Him and His Word. It's super easy to think right? like right now your probably thinking why you even bothered wasting your time reading this post. But when we mentally take into the account all the things we do think about, it's easy to see how much time we actually have to think about God's Word.

The goal of this post (and my hope) is for you to be able to take a look at your though life. Are you really thinking about what God wants? or are you like I was, a self-deceived idol worshiper? and before I go I want to leave you with these words.


Until Next Time, Stay True to the King!



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