So, at long last there is a trailer for the Dark Phoenix movie. Now, for those who know me or who are frequent followers of my social media, y’all know that for me, the Dark Phoenix saga is my Very Most Favorite Thing™. I’ve wanted a Dark Phoenix movie since the tease that was the X2 movie. (X-Men 3 was ridiculous. That was not a Dark Phoenix movie.) Anyway, now that we have a trailer…am I happy?
I was diagnosed with C-PTSD late last year. Since then I’ve tried to be open about this while still protecting myself. Last night I had another…attack? Episode? Storm? I had another fight with my PTSD. These episodes—for want of a better term—can be triggered by just about anything. Last night’s, for example, started with some social media posts about sexual assault and the Brett Kavanaugh drama. The first episode that I had was a year ago today. It was triggered by a pelvic physical therapy appointment. Doctors visits can be particularly difficult for me. I’ve had a rough mental health month, honestly. It’s hard to explain what these episodes are like without getting way more personal than I’m comfortable with. But, I think the following post will help shed a little light on these dark periods.
So, one of the questions that writers get all the time is, "Where do you get your ideas?" Now... there are any number of snarky answers to this (including the title of this post), but the real truth is that ideas are everywhere. Ideas are like white girls at Starbucks during Pumpkin Spice season. You can't swing a tire iron without hitting one of them, they are often clingier than you'd prefer for a given interaction, and once you have one on hand you rarely know what to do with it.
Step aside, because I'm about to get my geek on. There won't be a dry seat in the first three rows. Contains spoilers for Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, The Avengers, and Avengers: Infinity War. (Basically, any movie featuring Loki.) PS: Everything in the theories expressed below pertains solely to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU, and does not take into account the comic books. Now, let's nerd hard.