Just Because Marvel Is​ Mainstream Doesn't Make It Any Less Cool

Just Because Marvel Is​ Mainstream Doesn't Make It Any Less Cool

It makes it better.

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We all know the feeling:

"I liked it before it was cool"

It goes for music, movies, books, just about every kind of media we consume.

We feel a sort of pride for liking something before it's cool; we are somehow more intuitive and cooler than everyone else because we discovered something before lots of other people did.

That's how I was with Marvel. Although the first Iron Man movie had come out a few years prior, when I got into comics I felt like I was somehow better than everyone else.

I was in my own little world, with this air of superiority around me (which I DEFINITELY should not have had. Junior-High me was yikes, to say the least).

Then Marvel movies BLEW UP.

Suddenly, EVERYONE liked Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, everyone. It wasn't lame to talk about comics, it was cool. I was able to talk more about one of my passions and others would actually be interested in what I have to say. It was awesome. Even now, I have a Captain America and Spider-Man pillow sitting on my bed, and I have two custom comic covers hanging up on my wall. I still read comics, and I'm slowly getting sucked deeper into the universe and fan-base.

From there, Marvel has kept getting bigger and bigger. "Infinity War," often described as the "most epic crossover of all time," made over 1 BILLION dollars in just eleven days. Superheroes are cool, man (when done right). Some argue that Marvel has transformed the way movie writers look at the narrative of the story, and throughout ten years they have presented us with over twenty movies. And with "Captain Marvel" coming out in March, "Infinity War Two/ Avengers Four" coming out in May, and "Spider-Man: Far From Homecoming" out in July, it's safe to say that Marvel is still going strong.

However, some have seen that since a lot more people like Marvel now, it devalues the enterprise as a whole. It's quite the opposite, really. The bigger the fan-base, the more movies will be made, there will be more pressure to make better movies, and, from the perspective of a fan, there are more people to talk to about Marvel.

Box office dynamites like Marvel are popular for a reason. If you like it, enjoy it! If you don't, that's okay too I guess. But no matter what, don't think that Marvel (or anything else popular) has lost its value because it's popular.

It's a super thing.

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37 Drake Lyrics From 'Scorpion' That Will Make Your Next Instagram Caption Go Double Platinum

Side A makes you want to be single, Side B make you want to be boo'd up.

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We all knew "Scorpion" was going to be the summer banger we wanted. However, Drake surprised us with two sides of an album and two sides of himself. Mixing rap and R&B; was genius on his part, so why not dedicate 37 of his lyrics to our Instagram captions?

1. "Don't tell me how knew it would be like this all along" — Emotionless

Definitely a "I'm too good" for you vibe.

2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

This one's for my haters.

3. "I wanna thank God for workin' way harder than Satan" — Elevate

For when you're feeling blessed.

4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

In Drake's story about his son the world knows about now, we get a lyric of true love and dedication

5. "My Mount Rushmore is me with four different expressions" — Survival

6. "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring" — Nonstop

7. "I gotta breathe in real deep when I catch an attitude" — 8 Out of 10

This first line of the song is about to be spread on the gram like a wildfire

8. "Heard all of the talkin', now it's quiet, now it's shush" — Mob Ties

9. "California girls sweeter than pieces of candy" — Sandra's Rose

This is gonna have every girl who has ever stayed in Cali all hot and heavy, watch it.

10. "I think you're changing your mind, starting to see it in your eyes" — Summer Games

Y'all know how these summer games go

11. "Look the new me is really still the real me" — In My Feelings

When you've got to profess that you've changed 200%

12. "Only beggin' that I do is me beggin' your pardon" — Is There More

13. "Shifted your focus, lens lookin' jaded" — Jaded

14. "Back and forth to Italy, my comment section killin' me" — Can't Take a Joke

Necessary for when you've got people hyping you up already

15. "People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be" — Peak

Y'all can't have this one, I'm stealing it

16. "Work all winter, shine all summer" — That's How You Feel

Put in the work so you can flex on 'em, summer 18

17. "Blue faces, I got blue diamonds, blue tint, yeah" — Blue Tint


18. "I stay busy workin' on me" — Elevate

19. "Ten of us, we movin' as one" — Talk Up

The perfect reason to get the largest group picture you've had on your gram

20. "October baby for irony sake, of course" — March 14

This statistically applies to 1/12 of y'all reading this, so take that as you will (we October babies are the best)

21. "She had an attitude in the summer but now she nice again" — Blue Tint

22. "I know you special girl 'cause I know too many" — In My Feelings


23. "Gotta hit the club like you hit them, hit them, hit them angles" — Nice for What

24. "She said 'Do you love me?' I tell her, 'Only partly,' I only love my ____ and my ____ I'm sorry" — God's Plan

If you haven't used this one yet, get to it

25. "But I'm blessed I just checked, hate me never met me in the flesh" — I'm Upset

26. "It's only good in my city because I said so" — 8 Out of 10

Follow this up with a location and shoutout your hometown

27. "My haters either on they way to work or they arrived" — Can't Take a Joke

28. "I always need a glass of wine by sundown" — Final Fantasy

Has Drake ever been more relatable?

29. "It's your f***in' birthday. Happy birthday" — Ratchet Happy Birthday

Let's go get kicked out of an Applebee's

30. "I move through London with the Eurostep" — Nonstop


31. "I stopped askin' myself and I started feelin' myself" — Survival

Mood all summer 18

32. "They keep tryna' get me for my soul" — I'm Upset

33. "I'm tryna see who's there on the other end of the shade" — Emotionless

34. "Only obligation is to tell it straight" — Elevate

35. "It don't matter to me what you say" — Don't Matter to Me


This line from the King of Pop (MJ) will give you chills. R.I.P.

36. "I'm the chosen one, flowers never pick themselves" — Sandra's Rose

37. "Say you'll never ever leave from beside me" — In My Feelings

Couple goals, amirite?

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6 Panic! At the Disco Songs That Describe Every Day In The Week Of A Typical College Student

"And there's only memories, when it's over..."

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You'd be lying if you're a college student and said you didn't relate to Panic! At the Disco's iconic hits. Like, Panic! has probably got you covered with a song that describes every day of your week, nonetheless the five hundred moods you go through in that one week. Because let's be real, our happiness turns to stress as quickly as our iPhones skip from "High Hopes" to "Dying in LA."

Here are the six best to describe that typical week, though, in my opinion:

Monday: "Dying in LA"

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If Monday mornings had background music, it would be to this song. Except for the fact, you're not dying in LA, but dying in your dorm room because your alarm has gone off for the fifth time in a row, and you realize you have to get out of bed and go to class. Sigh.

Tuesday: "High Hopes"

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Look at that — you went from "Dying in LA" to having "High Hopes" for the rest of the week!!! And for that typical Tuesday exam you probably have today. Yay, let me just go fake it 'till I make it with my ridiculously high hopes for passing this thing.

Wednesday: "Victorious"

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What an anthem to listen to when you see that somehow, someway, you passed that exam, got that paper in, and attended three club meetings! Maybe this week won't be as bad as you thought... Now it's almost time to "turn up the crazy" because "tonight we are victorious"!!

Thursday: "Old Fashioned"

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Ah, the week is finally chilling out. Fewer exams, fewer papers, fewer assignments. Time to remember my youth as the best of times... because it's Thursday, and I'm pretending all those panic attacks over my grades and all-nighters with my textbook (literally 24 hours) totally didn't happen.

Friday: "Hey Look Ma, I Made It"

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Classes are done. The weekend is here. Deep breath. Call the fam. Tell them I passed that exam, and I made it through another typical college week. Yay me!

Saturday: "Saturday Night"

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Time to go have some fun, while we all pretend that stress doesn't exist LOL!

Sunday: ...

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I stand corrected. The moment Panic! At the Disco writes a song about laying in bed watching Netflix all day, then they will have a song that perfectly describes every day in the week of a typical college student. Regardless, though, you can still catch me panicking at the disco with this relatable jams!

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