okay so i have seen the most recent days of future past trailer and it had quicksliver in it but in the post credit scene in winter solider there was quicksilver and scarlet witch but like psychotic and stuff. so is marvel saying x-men and avenger movies exist in different universes?
We’ve never said they were the same universe.
The Marvel Studios films (Avengers, etc) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The rest aren’t connected.
I wrote this for Cracked years ago, but it was a labor of love I never got paid for, so I don’t feel bad posting it here, too.
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At some point the fans of these communities decided it was up to them to prevent new people from joining them at all costs.
I wrote a column about how comic book and music fans hate their fellow enthusiasts more than anything else in the entire universe. To wit - I embedded a YouTube clip of one of my songs, purely for illustrative purposes and not at all to stroke my own boundless ego, in the body of the column. Within an hour of this article going live, I got a personal message on YouTube (a personal message, mind you, because I had disabled comments and made the video unlisted so the only way you can watch it is by getting the link through my column) that said “Your song is a true piece of shit. You have no talent whatsoever.” Hating it was not enough - this person literally could not go on with his or her life without personally letting me know that I didn’t deserve to make music.
Writing humor for Cracked has made me a much better humor writer, which I already thought I was, so…my subjective experience is different from this fellow’s. I can see the grievances, but I can’t share them. After years of bashing my head elsewhere, Cracked was a chance to actually have an audience see my humor and tell me why it sucked. You can’t get that in indie b&w comics. Which…come to think of it, Cracked started as, 5 decades ago…
Recently a frustrated would-be Cracked freelancer took his grievances to a Reddit writing forum and posted “5 Ways Cracked Promotes Mediocrity.” I don’t intend this solely as a defense of Cracked: his is an attitude I see far too often, so if I can help anyone who’s starting out avoid his…
Say what you want about Snakes on a Plane as a movie, but at least it delivered on its title. There was a plane, and that plane had snakes right on it … Sadly, that kind of integrity is rare in Hollywood. More often, we get our hearts broken with empty promises like …
I wrote a new thing on Cracked, which means you have a new thing on Cracked to love forever and ever.
Some movie titles tell you exactly what to expect, like Dracula, others prefer to seduce with vagueness, like Shawshank Redemption. But some just lie their asses off to make you buy a ticket, like the clown cases I took to task.
“What O’Brien has done with “How To Fight Presidents” is strike that ideal balance between educational and entertaining. Every single one of our Presidents has had his own eccentricities; O’Brien exploits those eccentricities to great effect. Not to mention the fact that even someone relatively well-versed in American history is going to find the occasional previously-unknown tidbit here. And the juxtaposition of these biographical capsules with the notion of actually fighting these men is simply brilliant. It’s a quick, breezy read that offers plenty of laughs and more than a few surprising learning moments.”—
My copy arrived last week and I must tell you all that although I have yet to start reading it (I’ve got six other books open…like one for every room and backpack or gym bag) the Winston Rowntree illustrations are superb.
My “Sexist Superhero Costumes” piece recently came up on Cracked Classic, meaning a new wave of retaliatory comments telling me I was enjoying comics wrong. Just like a wave, because they were exactly the same as all the ones before, and are completely unaware that their tide is going out. The funniest are a few people demanding to know if I actually read any of these comics I write about. To…
So, last week I made a post about Alex Noudelman, a “Top 10” websites mogul who likes stealing articles from other sites, then accusing the original authors of plagiarism. He can get away with this because some sites, like Cracked, have forums where the writers develop the ideas for months and months before the sites buy them, so he just goes in there, scoops up the unfinished articles, and posts them before everyone else can. You can look at all the evidence in the post I linked to above. Other highlights of his career include filing copyright complaints against the same sites he steals from, harassing the original writers and possiblyposing as a cancer survivor on Twitter (I’ll get back to this one later).
Yesterday, Alex Noudelman finally spoke up through his Twitter account. His explanation for all the theft? It was me! The guy writing this Tumblr post! Apparently, I stole all those articles, sent them to him to publish them under false pretenses… and then wrote a lengthy post exposing my own crimes, for some reason. Here’s his evidence:
Because, you know, teenagers haven’t been faking emails using a combination of “emailing yourself” and “MS Paint” since the dawn of time. (Note that he has my IP address because I left him a nice message asking for the stolen articles to be removed before this whole thing started.) Anyway, I told him that I would confirm the email was real if he confirmed that this conversation between us took place: