Magdalene Vick

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Magdalene Vick in Talks for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok (Exclusive)

Actually the real title from Variety reads:

Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok: Actress in Talks for Marvel Sequel 

As of late, I have decided that if I am going to roll my eyes at the Multi-Million Dollar Marvel Universe Hollywood Monopoly......

Take a moment to process the above

(Essentially, I mean that by which Hollywood is run.)

If I am going to roll my eyes at it, I should at least be informed. So I am committed to catching up on all these movies and finding out exactly what all the fuss is about. 

After further pondering this decision, I began to fantasize about the comical idea and desire to indeed play, not "role play", but actually book a part as a lead Marvel actress in their exclusive and yet ever popular genre. I mean using deductive reasoning if actors such as Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, and Idris Elba (to name a few) are accepting these roles, I must be missing something right?

When imagining the ideal candidate, you think petite, fit, sex pot...AKA Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft..(Wrong Universe...well this is off to a good start)  Not sure if that's exactly the character I want to play...Definitely know I am far from that prototype. They are all the same. Regardless, I wouldn't mind playing the villain in one of these.

"Justin! Who is a female Marvel Villain?" I spontaneously ask my friend as I'm running my mega long cross country route. I get a fairly expedient reply "The enchantress" "but you'd be great as Poison Ivy in the Dc Comics" he responds. I'm flattered, but it doesnt exactly go along with my thesis for this project. (Who am I kidding though, at this point I'll take anything)

I hope this isn't boring for you, but I have decided to take you along with me. God willing I make it through this project, I will either book a lead role in the Marvel Universe and become super grateful to them...Or simply grateful to not be involved in any capacity with the institution. Either way, I thought you may enjoy seeing this process. 

That being said.....Off to watch Iron Man One and Two. DONT SPOIL IT FOR ME! ;)

The Power of Friend(s)

In this day of social media and "friends"...Who are our real friends?

I've lived in LA for 4 Years now...That's it. 4 years. Before that I lived in New York and before that I was in College..About 4 years in each city.. Sometimes I stress out about not knowing who, or where my real friends are. 

So what makes a real friend?

I just finished listening to "This American Life" an incredible episode called "Ask a Grown up" (if you are in to that type of thing, I highly encourage you to listen to it...It's beautifully striking and profound) Anyway I just finished listening to it, and it occurred to me real friend(s) exist for life. But it may not be all 5,000 of them (which Facebook so generously set as the limit of friends we can have on our personal page. We may only need just one...or two...And we can be picky. After all, you will inevitably be spending a lot of energy on this incredible being. 

A Friend should challenge, inspire, listen to you, make you laugh, and love you. And likewise, you have the honor of doing the same for them. 

I think we should rename our Facebook "friends" to whom we kind-of-know and occasionally hang out with as "People I've met Once and Liked and May be a Good Connection." We should reserve and revere the word "Friend" (with a capitol 'F') for those who really know us and despite our biggest, WEIRDEST quirks and insecurities, still stick around.  Those we can call when we have a panic attack and need someone to just be there for us at 4am. Or for the person who just went through a breakup 6 months ago and still can't get out of bed and yet we keep going over to hang out and bring them ice cream and homemade "f*#k him" cards. 

Sometimes the people who happen to be in closest proximity to our daily routine, are not the salt for our Earth....Some of my closest friends are scattered throughout the United States (and abroad). I love them dearly.. And to those few, I will call (Yes call.... like using a phone and the sound of my voice)  on a regular basis to hear about their week no matter how mundane or exciting it is.  Just to hear their voice and let them know how much I really care about them. 

Because after all friendship is love-ship xoxo

Now share this with your real Friend(s) and let them know how much they mean to you!

Relinquishing Control BLAH BLAH BLAH

I don’t know about you, but I am having a very difficult time walking the line of letting things happen organically…..And trying to control them

My therapist tells me that I need to let my life unfold and try to control less

So how can I get what I want?

Control is the process to which you think you will get what you want.

Control is simply believing that your actions will result in said/desired result.

So I can still take action as long as I don’t tie a result onto it?

That doesn't make sense

Should we all just change the word to navigate? "I am navigating my life" You're never really sure what is going to happen when you navigate.

I also believe in fate; some sort of destiny that whatever is going to happen, is going to happen, was going to happen, regardless of what I chose to do now.

PHILOSOPHY meets PSYCHOLOGY

(wow, deep Mags)

But I am really trying to understand this.

It's especially hard as it pertains to people in my life


I know I cannot control what another person says or does, but asking or provoking honesty definitely helps right?  Or do I just let them autonomously live their lives and want nothing from them?

oof

whatever...I'm just gonna go watch Shameless