Rest in peace, Stan Lee

Yesterday I saw on the news that Stan Lee had passed away 95 years old. Most people know who he was, at least the people who live comic-series and Marvel knows how he was.

He was a man with great imagination and have given us so many wonderful characters. He was a true entertainer. And I know that he has helped so many people with his stories.

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

Here is a list of some of the characters he created:

Stan Lee created together with Jack Kirby booth The AvengersX-Men and Fantastic Four.

“I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.” – Stan Lee

Even though he could have retired a long time ago he still kept on working.

“Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Well, if I was playing golf, I would want that to finish so I could go and dream up a new TV show.” – Stan Lee

And almost all who watch Marvel movies know that Stan Lee has Cameos in the movies. Watch here:

 

Excelsior is a thing that Stan Lee always said. And this is what he means:

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.” – Stan Lee

ISome other things that Stan Lee has said that I just love:

“The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” – Stan Lee

“I don’t know where the hell I’ll be in five years. Maybe I’ll be producing movies maybe I’ll be on a corner selling apples. I don’t know, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun.” – Stan Lee

[Being a ‘geek’] has become a badge of honor. It’s geeks who really make or break a TV show or movie or video game. They’re the ones who are passionate about these things and who collect [the paraphernalia] and talk about them. A geek is really somebody interested in communication and entertainment and [finding] the best way to avail himself or herself to it..” – Stan Lee

“Life is never completely without its challenges.” – Stan Lee

Rest in Peace Stan Lee. And thank you for the stories. You will forever live on in our favourite heroes and their stories.

 

 

 

 

J. K. Rowling – WCW

This week WCW is J. K. Rowling. If you don’t know who she is you must be living under a rock. As the writer behind the Harry Potter books and Fantastic Beasts and where you can find them, she is world known. But how many people now all the reasons that she is a role model? Here are 10 of my reasons why she is my role model:

  1. She worked up from nothing to being, like I wrote earlier, world known. I think most people know that she was living on welfare before she became famous. When she wrote Harry Potter, she was depressed and a single mom.
  2. She never gave up on her dreams, even though many publishers rejected her Harry Potter books. She just kept going.
  3. She stands up for what she believes in. Just look at her twitter.
  4. She never forgets her fans. Always having a dialogue with them on Twitter. Or writing on Pottermore.
  5. She is the first author in the world to have a net worth of 1 billion, that she then lost when she donated money to charity.
  6. She founded a charity that helps orphans to find homes and she named it after the light giving spell from Harry Potter, Lumos.
  7. She doesn’t romanticise the bad guy in her books. Just look at Draco Malfoy. J.K. Rowling has been very clear to her fans that he does not have a heart of gold an that he will not become friends with Harry in the end. He is one of the bad guys.
  8. Her female characters are strong women who stand up for themselves. And they have strong opinions and they are independent. Just look at Hermione, McGonagall, Mrs Weasley, GinnyTina, Queenie and so many more of the female characters from her books.
  9. J.K. Rowling is also a big inspiration to millions of people because of the books she has written. The books are amazing and filled with so many wonderful lessons that we need. And they help inspire people to read and to go out in the world an make a difference.
  10. She is an advocate for LGBT rights. She said that Dumbledore was gay.

Some of my favourite quotes of J.K Rowling:

“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

What’s your favourite thing that J. K. Rowling has written or said?

 

 

 

 

 

Motivational Monday ~ November 5

This week’s Motivational Monday quote is:

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kindAlways.” ~  Ian Maclaren

This Motivational Monday quote is a reminder that we can’t see what everyone is fighting against. Some people can be fighting depression or maybe fibromyalgia. We don’t know. But we can be kind to each other.

I am so tired of people not being kind to each other.  It doesn’t take some much more energy to try and be nice. Give each other compliments. Build up one and another, instead of tearing down.

Be a good example for the children, for a better future. The world needs more love, not more hate.

Love, Nea

Emma Watson – WCW

It’s Halloween today and I thought it was fitting that today’s WCW is an actress that has played a famous witch in Harry Potter. Emma Watson.

I a big fan of Harry Potter. Both the books and the movies. When “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out in 2001 I was only 11 years old. And I noticed that the actors and actresses were about my age. I loved Hermione Granger because she was smart, strong and liked school just like me. I wanted to be her. 

So Emma Watson became a role model for me at first because she played Hermione Granger. But you older we both got the more I started to find Emma a role model because who she was.

Emma is a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations. She cares about the environment. She is a humanitarian. And she stands up for what she believes in. And she has shown many times that she is selfless and compassionate.

These are just a few things that I admire about her.

Here are two speeches Emma has made both for the United Nations:

 

And here are a list of some of my favourite quotes from Emma:

“It’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.”

“It’s not the absence of fear. It’s overcoming it. Sometimes you’ve got to blast through and have faith.”

“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.”

“If not me, who?
If not now, when?”

“The saddest thing a girl can do is dumb herself down for a guy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pink ~ WCW

Pink is this week’s Woman Crush. She has been a role model to me for years. She always been her self. I love her music. I think it gets better and better with every new realise.

I know that Pink is an animal rights activist and she supports many different charities and fights for peoples rights. She is also outspoken about LGBT community should have the same rights that everyone else.

  • I’m very involved with PETA – People for Ethical Treatment of Animals – and Greenpeace and a lot of women’s shelter and clothing giveaways. ~Pink
  • “I think the best day will be when we no longer talk about being gay or straight… It’s not a gay wedding, it’s just a wedding… It’s not a gay marriage, it’s just a marriage.”  ~ Pink

Have you watched this speech that Pink made for her daughter at the 2017 VMA:s

I feel really inspired. Be how you are. Don’t change for anyone. We need more people in the world like Pink.

I really admire her for helping people around the world get accepted for how they are and that you shouldn’t change for anyone. Her music inspires people and they are amazing to have at parties.

I hope that you find Pink as inspiring as me. Even if you don’t like her music, I hope you see all the good things she does for the world.

Quotes from Pink:

“The willow is my favourite tree. I grew up near one. It’s the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it – no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything.”

“True beauty is knowing who you are and what you want and never apologizing for it.”

“Women have fought so long and hard for our rights and equality, and now all our attention is put on being a size 0.”

“To experience the good you have to have seen the bad; plus it makes you appreciate blessings more. Tough times taught me to be a fighter.”

Here are four of my all-time favourites of Pinks songs:

 

 

 

October 22 ~ Motivational Monday

For this week’s Motivational Monday I have chosen this quote:

“She needed a HERO, so that’s what she became.”

I don’t know who said it, but it struck a chord in me when I first read it on Pinterest. If you are like me you have grown up reading fairytales where the Prince always saves the girl and the day. But that is not real life. Women don’t need a man to survive. I think we all need to be our own hero from time to time. And with this, I don’t say that we shouldn’t take help from men or other women. All I am saying is that we can be our own hero. We are stronger than you think. And we can do more than you think.

You are the Hero of your own story! Remember that.

Here is a picture of Wonder Women, to inspire you all!

Wonder Woman from IMDB
Picture of Wonder Woman taken from IMDB, source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279/mediaviewer/rm3724555264

Love, Nea