2017 Geek-A-Long: Hawkeye

Hiya, knitting and crochet nerds! Megan-Anne and I are at the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival today. I am literally typing this at our cash register during the lunch lull! So, Megan-Anne’s husband emailed me some cool things about Hawkeye for you.

Take it away, Mr. Llama:

In the movies, Hawkeye is a sharpshooter and a family man who tries to keep his lives separate. He’s okay, but only when playing off of other characters. People say things like, “He’s doesn’t belong. He doesn’t have any super powers.” Well, neither does Batman. Hawkeye has immense skill and…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Kid Flash

By the end of this year, I hope to have convinced everyone who hasn’t watched Young Justice to watch Young Justice. The production team behind season three has yet to officially confirm its existence with a release date, so I need everyone to log onto their Netflix account and watch it. Hell, you can hit play and go do something else. We need numbers people! Because I refuse to accept the ending it gave Kid Flash.

Kid Flash starts out as a girl-crazy speedster, who is usually seen shoving his mouth full of food. I’m not kidding. Everyone else is…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Captain America

Knock. Knock.

Who’s there?

FREEDOM.

In case you’ve been underneath a rock since Captain America: The First Avenger released in 2011, here is the low down on Cap’s three titled movies:

Steve Rogers, just another kid from Brooklyn, becomes a real hero instead of just a walking propaganda poster in order to save his best friend Bucky.

The Winter Soldier:
Captain America, a newly unfrozen and sexy all-American man, says…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Zatanna

Okay, here’s the thing. I came to comic books late in life. Despite my current squishy appearance, I lived an active childhood that had me outside climbing trees from dawn until dusk. There was this humongous mulberry tree behind our house that grew out of the hill, and I was obsessed with it. I spent most of childhood climbing around in its branches, eating berries, and making up stories about me and my friends living in a network of tree houses like the Swiss Family Robinson

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Black Widow

I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Black Widow. I didn’t really have much experience with her before the Avengers movies, but since my introduction to her awesomeness, I’ve been hooked.

Black Widow has been everything a superhero could be. Hero, villain, clone, blond. She began as a soviet spy and eventually became one of the main Avengers. The only thing she hasn’t been is star of her own movie which is redonkulous. 

My favorite Black Widow story is Secret Avengers 20. The Secret Avengers get…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Cyborg

Three cheers for Cyborg! He’s basically the personification of every teenager’s “Let me live my own life, Mom/Dad!” issues. As someone who was fast tracked to take over the family business and ran away to pursue a writing career and live a life of yarn, I relate to him more than is probably appropriate for a 32 year-old-woman. Victor Stone, the son of two scientists, never feels as if he’s good enough for his parents. Running on the New 52 version and Young Justice, Vic’s parents never come to his…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Dr. Strange


My gut instinct says to fill this post with gifs of Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Strange with the Cloak of Levitation, because let’s all be honest here, his red cloak was the real MVP of that movie. I mean, it was basically the cooler older brother to Carpet from Disney’s Aladdin.

In all seriousness though, normally I like to get super nerdy and lay down some comic book history, but I know zero things about Doctor Strange. Okay, maybe not ZERO thing, but it’s a…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Shazam

Put on your unicorn slippers and snuggle up in your favorite cardigan, welcome to week six of the 2017 Geek-A-Long! If you’re a long time reader, no-time knitter or if you just stumbled upon the GAL, it’s okay. You can start any time. Even if you’re from the future times and it’s 2020, you can still knit/crochet this blanket. We’re not going to take away the patterns or start charging for them. Promise. This has been your Lattes & Llamas public announcement.

Alright, let’s talk superheroes. Specifically, the Captain Marvel conundrum.

The…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Gambit

I love Ultimate X-Men. And I’m not remotely embarrassed to tell you that I was pretty sure Gambit and I were meant to be together. I am surrounded by non-believers though, and my husband is the worst of them all.

Whatevs, Kevin. The people have spoken! Maybe Gambit’s hair isn’t the best, but no one can resist a bad boy with master thief skills or a New Orleans man with the…

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2017 Geek-A-Long: Green Arrow

There are a ton of issues with CW’s The Arrow. The thing is, I just don’t care. And not just because of Stephen Amell’s abs on the salmon ladder. Although, I think we can all agree it doesn’t hurt its case.

That loops for a minute and a half. You’re welcome.

Despite a truly ridiculous number of flashbacks to the island, plot holes you could drive a car through, and not nearly enough John Barroman, the show still has the right amount of charm to keep me watching. I cut superhero shows and movies…

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