Stanley Martin Lieber


If there is a person whom I like for his work not for Peace or Technology or Food, Music or Science and every possible thing you could imagine, that would be Mr. Stanley Martin Lieber or as we all know Stan 'the' Man or Stan Lee. I my self a 'True Believer' of the Marvel Universe. Yes its fiction, it's heroes that are drawn on pages but this single man helped it to become a reality in our minds. Who doesn't know the Spider-Man? the green monster Hulk? the X-Men? The Fantastic Four? The Avengers? It's all thanks to this man's imagination and true creativity. I would rather name him as the "Superior Nerd" of all nerds. The Living Legend Mr. Lee!!

About Stan Lee

Full Name- Stanley Martin Lieber
Born - December 28, 1922
Work Areas - Writer, editor, publisher, producer, actor, television host, voice actor, author

This will not be another Wiki page about him but my way of giving thanks to this person for giving us something extraordinary to believe.

He is a patriotic person. Why I'm saying this? Lee entered the United States Army in early 1942. Impressive, isn't it?

Before it was Marvel Comics, it was Timely Comics and in 1939 Stan Lee was an assistant with the help of his uncle and he has started his career and later in 1960's Timely Comics evolved to the name that we all know Marvel Comics.
In his own words his work were very limited. "In those days [the artists] dipped the pen in ink, [so] I had to make sure the inkwells were filled". Wow that's how he has started this? What a role model. I
mean seriously. Will you or I ever do that kind of a job?
Not only that, he recalls "I went down and got them their lunch, I did proofreading, I erased the pencils from the finished pages for them" 

Comic Code Authority (CCA)
There was a time where there were set rules and regulations introduced to the comic book world. The comic books are published and were made available to the general public only after verifying buy the CCA and that was in 1954. And if it was not adhered to the code, they were not published. This was a hit to the comic book world, publishers where they were unable to express their views leisurely. And this leaded Lee not to show his true colors as well.

Marvel Comics era
There was a point where Marvel Comics almost closed down, people were not happy with the comics they were reading, the artists were not pproductive Stan Lee almost tried to quit the job at Marvel and this is after 20 years of experience in the Comic Book world. In his words, I said to my wife, "I don't think I'm getting anywhere. I think I'd like to quit."he gave me the best piece of advice in the world. She said, "Why not write one book the way you'd like to, instead of the way Martin wants you to? Get it out of your system. The worst thing that will happen is he'll fire you -- but you want to quit anyway."
This was the time where things were going bad. So he wrote this one book in the way he wanted. And he done the book called "Fantastic Four". Four ordinary people going on a space journry and captured by radioactive waves and became heroes later. This was a massive hit and this made Lee to come back and his manager was so happy. He wanted more and more new characters from Mr. Lee. Then he gave the world The X-Men, Hulk and etc.
Then he wanted to give another superhero who is water-bound. Yeah its the Submariner or Namor the Submariner.

Do you know at 1st, when the team Jack Kirby, Steve Dikto and Stan Lee were thinking a name to keep to this teenage boy? They were Mosquito Man, Fly Man and then it was Spider-Man and the story built behind him. 

Team Power
During this time DC Comics were very powerful and they already had a superhero team called the Justice League Of America or JLA. Stan wanted to make the Marvel Superheroes to go team as well. By this time, the Thunderer Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America has been introduced to the world. So his idea was to make a team with these good guys. And it became The Avengers!! The books were sold like hot cakes. People were already in love with Marvel by this time. And the 1st Avengers issue went out in 1963.

This man's creativity spans from this universe to the other universes, hence we have the Marvel Universe. It has been expanded in an enormous way. It is because people like this great person has given more than their fullest to the comic book industry. When it was falling apart, they helped it to rise up. Specially, helped to make our childhood brighter with the imaginations. It is not stupid at all. We all have imaginations but who would like to take a risk and make the world know how it is look like? Only a few I guess.

Finally,The world without a Spider-Man? just think..it will be a boring one right?

Long Live Mr. Lee!!

Lankan Lunch

The Sri Lankan food.!! How can you ever resist? I had to post this to my Instagram feed as well. Got many comments from my followers who are in abroad about how they miss Sri Lankan food.

We are trapped in a forever rat race and thanks to the multinational fast food outlets, there's no way of enjoying a good authentic meal. Maybe we don't have to sit and enjoy a that sort of a meal or we are too lazy to cook. Anywho, there are some joints still exists in and around Colombo which serves these awesome food. One of my relations introduced this place to me and the food tasted just like the food from my home place at Kalutara. I do not want to brag. But I ate a lot and it's worth the money. It was a food feast of course!!

Support Sri Lankan gourmet food!! Enjoy a wholesome meal!!

Got Politics?


First, I'm so illiterate when it comes to Sri Lankan politics. Because I have many useful things to do than discussing about politics here in my country. One word, "Pointless". If someone asks me whats my opinion on certain something, my reply to them will be, 'Oh Please!'.
However, I feel its gonna rain harder in January because of the atmospheric changes happening. If you know what I mean.

Being Social


















After a break I thought to reboot the Blog. However I had this thoughts from a long time and I think this is the right time to erupt. Being Social. Yes It's not a fact to be amazed that a huge number of people around the world are in "Social Networks". It's somewhat like a trend or socially speaking, a Must Have. We are living in an era where the pets have their own Facebook page.

If Facebook is not good enough for you, there are many competing Social Networking sites available. My purpose of posting this is to convey some kind of a message to public. Of course there are many ethics has been implemented over the years since Facebook 1st went public.
Yes we are slaves to the Technology. I really don't want to comment on that fact, however the fact is we all are happy to be salves arnt we? I would like to talk more on Facebook since we all are contributing to it some way or another.

My one month of being a Windows Phone user



So the story goes like this,
I'm a die hard Android fan since 2011. Bought my very 1st smartphone and it was a HTC Incredible-S. Since then I was so in love with the brand HTC and with Android. Had a Galaxy Tab once and then from the Incredible-S I moved to the HTC One. It was undoubtedly the best phone of 2013. Well for some wierd reason, it started giving me all sorts of issues. My biggest worry was the camera as the rest of the HTC One users world wide. The camera was having a purplish pink tint when taking pics under low lighting condition.

Back to the Reality




This will be a very short post. But, nevertheless, people do live in other states of mind. According to me it's more like living in their own bubble.
True we we all have our own likes, needs and wants. Well sometimes its hard to prioritize what we really like/ really want and really need. For some, they prioritize the likes over wants where some do the vice-versa.

Among the Cosmos

[Photo credits - http://www.ben.edu]

Among the cosmos. For me it is a relaxing theme. We live among the cosmos. We are just another one billionth of size particle when it comes to the universe, yet we are trying to conquer the whole universe.
All what we said and done and our behavior is just another negligible thing when considering the big picture.

Sky full of Stars


When I was a kid, when my friends and relations asked me what's my ambition is, I told them I want to be an Astronomer. I think I just told it. Didn't mean it much. Me and my cousin bro used to draw the stars by looking at the night sky and tried mapping them until we get a proper sign. I was not aware that there were 88 constellations. If my memory is right, I once got a shape of an elephant. But this was a fresh feeling and I wanted  to lean more. But what? how? I was clueless. Thanks to my school, there was an Armature Astronomer's Society and time passed by and I have learnt a lot. Study of stars truly inspired me and this was my new hobby.

Pink Floyd

Nick Manson (Drums), David Gilmour (Guitar), Roger Waters (Guitar), Richard Wright (Piano)
image courtesy of www.billboard.com
















If you ask me one band I could play on and on and on, they are Pink Floyd. Dated back to the 60's, 1965 when they formed the band. Originally members were  Syd Barrett, Nick Mason, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright. If you ever have heard the music genre called "Psychedelic Rock", they are one of the pioneers in the music industry and British Rock. And not to mention their music is under the Progressive rock umbrella as well.
The thing is, if you are a music lover (not the modern electronic music that is), you got to listen to Pink Floyd at least once. Last night I was listening to their track "Hey You" on YouTube and it made me to download their eleventh album "The Wall" came as a double album and to listen. The music is so addictive. As in their music is rather sonic, philosophical and very much experimental.

My Review on The Amazing Spiderman 2

Thanks to Stan Lee's concept/ awesome dialogues and Steve Ditko's inc'ing, we have a Spider-man!! It is truly awesome to see how a small collaboration started in 1963. Among the other Spiderman publications, Amazing Spiderman was the flagship series for over 50 years!! Yeah it is amazing, isn't it?
However, the Amazing Spiderman sequel is getting better and better. The continuation is good. It nicely binds up Peter Parker's father's story to the movie and makes it one of the most wanted facts. Mainly, this is the teenager who is not a side-kick and who is trying to save the world while trying to figure out his own issues. Family and love life. He is NY's most favorite superhero at the moment despite the fact that J Jonah Jameson's Spider-Menace. Fact: J J J is not featured in the movie. But the famous "Daily Bugle" Newspaper is.

Magic


The latest track/ video from Coldplay for the upcoming album 'Ghost Stories', not the usual Coldplay kinda music to me as it’s more electronic rather than using the instruments itself. If you heard the very first track 'Midnight' they have released for this album it proves my point. Not sure whether they are playing any instrument at all or just automated the tune. But anyway it is catchy!
The video, again not the usual Coldplay style I must say. This is talking about a forbidden love. But yeah the song title says it all. Magic. 
"And if you were to ask me - After all that we’ve been through
Still believe in magic - Oh yes I do”


Enjoy!