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MARVEL: Some Epic Movie Plots We Should Have but We (Probably) Won’t

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Having all of them in one single movie is every Marvel fan dream, isn’t it?

Before you get into this long-read further, let me tell you two words about the picture (with also the caption) above: Highly Impossible. Now go on, I have something important to tell. The title speaks for itself, doesn’t it?

I believe that most of us have ever imagined the Avengers, the X-Men, Fantastic Four and any other well known alliances from the Marvel Universe  are together in one movie as it is illustrated in some of Marvel comics. I bet most of us DID think about this at least once. Especially during the hype of Captain America: Civil War last year. Well, if you’ve never imagined such things, then you should, at least during and after reading this post.

There are some big big holes in the cinematic universe of Marvel and most people who consider themselves as the big fans of the franchise may have realized this as well. In this post I would like to point out some comic-based plots that can make what we have been watching for years in the cinema even better.

The Illuminati

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Yes. That’s Charles Xavier. Got the idea of the title of this post now? 

 

 

You may think of a secret organization. Well, BINGO.

The First (Failed) Attempt to Form Registered Heroes Association

Following the war between Kree and Skrull, it was Tony Stark (Iron Man) who came up with the idea of forming an official organization that could band together various heroes to prevent planetary threats. Tony invited Black Bolt, Mr. Fantastic, Namor and Doctor Strange to meet at the palace of Black Panther in Wakanda. Due to a lack of trust among them, most of them raised several objections to Tony’s vision while Black Panther refuse to join the alliance. Finally, instead of forming official organization to work together, five of them, excluding Black Panther, agreed to secretly share information so that they might better anticipate and respond to any threatening events. Not so long after this, the father of all X-Men joined them.

The Secret Missions

The Illuminati was formed far before the civil war and the members have gone through several epic adventures.

Journey to Skrull planet

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‘This is a WARNING.’ Credit to: Vavel for providing this copy

They went on a journey to the Skrull home-world to deliver a warning. Unfortunately, the leader of the Srullls saw this as an insult and declared a battle against our heroes. During the fight, they were captured after they got their super powers nullified by the inhabitants of the planet until Tony Stark successfully escaped by taking advantage of the Skrulls’ carelessness. The Skrulls assumed Tony Stark as a useless weakling, because he is the one without super power among the group, without his powered armor. In the end, Tony helped the other members to escape and find their way back home.

The Infinity Gems Guardians

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The Infinity Gems Protectors

 

The next plot, which is impossible for movie adaptation, has been illustrated on the picture above (you’ve seen Charles Xavier twice in this post and now you know how impossible it is, don’t you?). On their next chapter of story, still before the civil war, Mr.Fantastic was on his mission on collecting the Infinity Gems when he request the members of Illuminati to help him. At this point, Prof.X agreed to help and joined Namor and Doctor Strange to search the Mind Gem while Black Bolt, Iron Man and Mr. Fantastic were responsible to search the Reality Gem. Once the gauntlet was filled with the gems, Mr.Fantastic tried to use the gauntlet to destroy itself. His attempt was failed. Preventing the gauntlet and the gems to be misused and caused more trouble that may threaten the universe, he ultimately decided to remove the gems from the gauntlet and gave one to each member of Illuminati to safeguard the gems in secret.

World War Hulk

We are getting warmer to the civil war but before that,there is world war Hulk. It was literally Hulk versus everyone and Illuminati was included… to be honest, they somehow the one who pull the trigger to the war. I told you that it happened far before the civil war and Hulk, or Bruce Banner, was not able to control his emotion yet. Preventing the danger of Hulk, the Illuminati decided to send Hulk into the outer space by creating an android decoy which resembled Nick Fury. The android was programmed to give order to Hulk and deployed the Green Giant on a mission of disabling a dangerous satellite. Once entered by Hulk, the satellite turned into a space-craft that has been programmed to sent Doctor Bruce Banner, or the Hulk, into an unpopulated planet. Unluckily, the space-craft entered a wormhole that led Hulk into a planet called Sakaar and served as a Gladiator to please the Red King. Once he managed to find a way to come back to earth, Hulk demanded for revenge to what the earthlings had done to him.  I heard that World War Hulk will be on cinema in 2018. If so, there will be a small chance of seeing Mr.Fantastic come along with Iron Man, Doctor Strange and lack Bolt. Prof.X and Namor was absent during this arc so there will be another excuses for not including any X-Men member.

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Enraged Hulk fought Mr.Fantastic and Dr.Strange during the World War Hulk. Thanks to Den of Geek for having this excerpt. Click on the link to read more about World War Hulk

The Civil War: Illuminati Disassembled

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What the cinematic version didn’t allow us to see: Wolverine, Iron-Spider, Human Torch, Colossus, Mr.Fantastic and obviously the rest of the X-Men and Fantastic Four.  

Civil War was what finally shattered the unofficial secret organization apart. Tony Stark, as we all know from the comic or the movie, was the one who agreed with the idea of heroes registration while Captain America against this vision and decided to create Secret Avengers to against the government. During this part, I hope you start to understand that the Illuminati has been operated during the time Tony Stark was involved in the Avengers along with Captain America and the other members that you are familiar with. Going back to Illuminati, Mr.Fantastic was the one who share the same vision with Stark while Black Bolt and Doctor Strange against it. Namor was abstain considering there was no impact of the war to the Atlantic and Prof.X could not make any comment at that time. Hence, the Illuminati was disassembled as the calamity started.

The Skrull and The Hood invasion: Reassembling the team

Despite their different visions during the civil war, the group was reunited by Tony Stark as the Iron Man find out that the Skrull was planning for secret invasion to the earth. During the Hood raid, where the enemies were targeting the Infinity Gems, Black Bolt was replaced by Medusa for temporary moment. Afterwards, Captain America took custody on Black Bolt’s gem during his time away. This arc was the last of the former formation of Illuminati before the chaotic clash between the Avengers and the X-Men that change the secret group for good.

The Avengers VS X-Men

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Let’s say this is very impossible to be adapted into movie for now

Well, this is another epic part yet very impossible for movie adaptation. During the clash between Avengers vs X-Men, several important events happened and I will put them on a list.

  • The clash was caused by the return of the Phoenix Force.
  • Cable showed up from the future to protect his daughter, Hope Summers from the Avengers.
  • X-Men joined the Avengers to stop Cable who revealed that the Phoenix Force was coming for his daughter.
  • Knowing the fact, the Avengers wanted to take custody on Hope but X-Men disagree.
  • The clash between them was inevitable and during the battle, Iron Man accidentally split the Phoenix into five parts which later possessed Colossus, Namor, Emma Frost, Cyclops and Magik.
  • Spider-man tricked Colossus and Magik to fight each other until the Phoenix within them left while Namor’s Phoenix Force left him not long after his raid to Wakanda.
  • Hope, after her training with Iron Fist’s master Lei-Kung, was finally able to stand up to Cyclops.
  • Frustrated, Cyclops extracted Emma Frost’s Phoenix Force and accidentally killed Charles Xavier while the professor tried to intervene.
  • Finally, Hope and Scarlet Witch (Wanda) managed to defeat Cyclops and wish away the Phoenix Force.

I realized that the list is full of spoiler. But who cares? Too many X-Men references. It’s not gonna be filmed anyway.

The Illuminati Avengers

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Hank McCoy (Beast) and T’Challa (Black Panther) as the new Illuminati. Tony is talking to Black Bolt.

This is gonna be the last arc I would like to discuss because this post is getting longer everytime I stop awhile to think. The clash between Avengers and X-Men was over and another threat arose. It was Black Swan, who was captured by Black Panther during her time on Wakanda, who showed Black Panther the danger of the other universes intruding and destroying each other. Based on this insight, T’Challa (Black Panther) called the Illuminati together and joined them as a team of Avengers under Captain America. Beast (Hank McCoy) took the place of the deceased Professor X along with the infinity gem of the professor. With all infinity gems and also the gauntlet with them, Captain America tried to push back the intruding universe by using the completely filled Infinity Gauntlet but the attempt failed, shattering all the gems but the Time Gem. Captain America later objected to destroy the other universes to save theirs. An idea that was rejected by the rest of the Illuminati. They finally erased the memory of Captain America and continue working on the calamity without him.

Well, you’ve read and seen how many X-Men, Fantastic Four, even the Defenders references on this post that are highly not possible to be filmed. However, we are free to imagine if Illuminati and some of its arcs are filmed, aren’t we?

Finally, after several years, I hope this post is no longer relevant because Marvel Studios will finally bring the whole squad, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, and everyone that I am too lazy to mention, into the cinematic universe altogether. Well, we deserve at least one movie with both Avengers and X-men fighting each other or fighting together, don’t we?

 

ONE LAST QUESTION: IF MARVEL STUDIOS ALLOW US TO HAVE ONE OF THOSE PLOTS TO BE FILMED, WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT?

 

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #16 Audrey

Meet the most reliable girl, the chairman of school Red Cross, and one of the most calm human being who always find a pleasant way to overcome any argument among her friends: Audrey.

Well she is not only an amazing medic but also excellent individual who is always ready to help anyone in need whatever the needs are. In some sense, Audrey is similar to May. In fact, they are pretty close to each other and probably that’s why they are similar… Wait a sec… Yes I am pretty sure both will be triggered by indifference, injustice, bully, starvation and so forth. The difference between them is Audrey will remain silent as she work on something to solve the problems while May will cry and keep saying how cruel the world is during her duty on upholding the justice and human rights.

If someone has ever questioned about how reliable Audrey is, imagine this: should she deployed in a battlefield as medic, which she probably does not want to imagine, Audrey will not stop until every single surviving soldier on her side are taken care well. In other words, she is not going to run from her responsibility, once she agrees to do something, she will not stop until it is finished.

One more thing about Audrey is her surprisingly passionate nature. She is the one who’s enthusiastic enough to work with anyone. More than that, she is loyal enough to stay helping and supporting her friends who have as immense enthusiasm as her. She is the protector who dedicates her existence to support everyone.

Well, I am done wandering around, besides, I should avoid Cindy. I saw her sitting in front of Audrey when I passed by. She is weird.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #15 Joachim

I was about to leave the library when I saw him approaching the exit door while carrying a pile of books. I walked quickly to help him with the door for his hands are full with what I finally realized as a half dozen of science books. He thanked me as I opened the door and then walked to the opposite side of mine, to the lab I guess. My mind suddenly opened a random file that consists of information about that guy: Joachim, science geek, factual scientific theories are top priority on every work, breaking rules or abandoning facts are sinful no matter what.

As I walked downstairs, I recognized more about him. Joachim was Greg’s partner during many science projects and competition in the past. Everything changed as Joachim decided to focus more on chemistry and Greg put more interest and passion on physics. They still respect each other, though. Even work together sometimes, though not as often as in the past.

Actually, I know one more reason, stronger one, that divides both geniuses: Joachim is very precise and text-book based perfectionist who fuels himself with tons of theories before he works on something while Greg, you know, he is as dreamy as me and Joachim somehow feels uncomfortable with Greg’s obsession towards science fictions and such things. Shortly, Greg feels that his creative science is strangled while Joachim feels that Greg is too dreamy. Now I think of the way he said ‘thanks’ to me. Joachim was not a guy who talks to everyone yet his thanks to me was something that I sense as his  sensibility to satisfy his moral: someone helped you, you should say thanks. He knows how to respect people but sometimes he is too stiff.

There are some unique rumors I heard about  Joachim the ice-man from some trusted spies. The first is that he regularly feeds a group of stray cats near school. Having them as pets is impossible since he lives on the 7th floor of an apartment building by the downtown. Oh, wow, cats? Not owl?

Second, he is highly addicted to cheese cake from particular cake shop. One of his secret admirer said that Joachim regularly goes to that shop at least twice a week. … Weird, I thought he loves something like black coffee or plain muffin.

Third, he has a very detailed schedule about everything and his life seems running orderly based on that time table. Makes sense.

The last and the weirdest one in my opinion is his habit in randomly helping random people without saying anything. Greg said that Joachim looks so ignorant yet he knows you need help and come without any words and leave once he finishes helping. I didn’t know if he is such kind of vigilante.

Well, he is brilliant after all. I think I should work with him on some of my project sometimes.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #14 Arya

Who’s the genius science geek that adores Hawking, Gates and Einstein? Greg. Who’s female-Mcgyver science geek that designs many things and fix everything? She is in front of us: Arya.

As geeky and dreamy as Greg with more practical-handy skills. I wonder if some fictional characters are real if I look around my schools sometimes and Arya is one of those unreal heroine: A girl who spends more time with toolbox, super computer,  and her customized-bicycle rather than choosing what dress to wear and which party to attend in the weekend. Even on her leisure time, she prefers to spend her time customizing model kits or upgrading her computer in peculiar ways.

Arya’s unusual personality, at least as a girl, influences her friendship. It is no longer a secret that most of her friends are boys with the same hobby or some nerds like Jack or me who constantly imagining fictional tools that will also excite her when we talk about. In some ways, she gets along well with Nick. I think both of them are people who live in the present and put no worry about the future. Another similarity between the two is their curiosity and eagerness to try something new, plus something related to practical science and engineering in Arya’s case. I heard that she is working on a project with Greg. Nick said that Arya tried to tune-up her dad’s old car the other day and she surprisingly succeeded. Well, at least she still has more friends than the other science-geek.

Although not as introverted as Greg, Arya often spends her time alone especially if she is on her serious mode. It happens usually twice a month and we, her friends, understand that on such situation, Arya has an amazing blue print to be designed and won’t be happy to be disturbed. Jack has ever wondered what would happened if Arya was on her period while the urge of creating such prototypes hit her? My answer: She would probably create giant mecha.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #13 Greg

It was actually unusual to see him outdoor at this hour but then I realized that he was probably driven by his inner thought as always and decided to leave his cave: the science lab.

As long as I remember, Greg spends most of his time at school to involve in any kind of activities related to science especially physics and chemistry. He is one loyal fan of Stephen Hawking who lives in the school science lab and regularly visits planetarium at least once in a week. Metaphysics is his biggest interest above everything and contemplating the existence of alien will make his eyes sparkle like a little boy seeing Voltron Giant Commander for the first time. He has tons of discussion about extraterrestrial life, mostly based on Hawking’s theories, that he has developed with his own point of view. Well, it sounds like Greg is so nerdy that he does not have any friends unless other nerds because of his extraordinary complex mind. In fact, he does have friends.

There are not many of us can keep up with him yet almost everyone actually knows him. Some people cannot stand talking to Greg for his abstract and highly imaginative mind. Cindy is the one who mostly argues and debates Greg on his imaginative-modified Hawking’s based and Einstein based concepts. However, some others, especially teachers, see him as an outstanding potential future-scientist with beautiful mind. Greg gets along well with Jack and Iris since he can talk and discuss about everything with those two. He also works well with Arya who is as thoughtful as he is. They often seek for the truth of science and build knowledge together, design some cool blueprints yet abandon most of them later. Wait, those are as geeky and nerdy as him. Let me think of someone else… Right, at least he gets along well with Ace the artists and also Nick the baseball ace.

One thing that Greg’s never realized is that he is very popular among girls but probably he is too busy exploring his own mind to care about such things. For your information, the one who always argues him is actually the biggest fan of him. Who is number two? The most sarcastic girl at school.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #12 Ace

He, as he often did, sat alone under the oak tree behind the school building. The unusual thing about it was that he used to be busy with his camera while relaxing there. At the moment, the camera was replaced by something that I assumed as a sketchbook and a drawing pen, or mechanical pencil? Not sure about that but let me guess… He must be sketching something, more likely something that most people won’t think about as he always did with his unusually stunning photograph of random objects.

His name is Ace, at least that’s how his friends call him, but most teachers call him with his ‘real’ name, Andrew, for Ace, or ACE, is an acronym of his full name which is actually Andrew Carlton Eissenberg. Well, I guess Ace is more than just acronym if I consider his talents, though.

Messy hair, glasses, camera and or sketchbook with drawing kit are his default items to bring everywhere. The camera and those drawing kits seems to be the extensions of his eyes for what he captures and sketches using all of those are extremely stunning that school does not need to hire professionals to run the photography club and arts club. More than that, Ace is also known as an avid traveler who regularly writes on a blog about his travelling experiences. Some friends always ask why he does not want to run a Youtube channel consisting the video logs of his adventure to many places? His answer is always the same: “I don’t think that I am ready with such things.”

That is always his problem: He is not confident enough about being popular and showing off what he has to the wider world. He has  School as his limit for now. At school, no one is unfamiliar with Ace the travel blogger, photographer and artist, but out there, people do not know who is Andrew or Ace for he writes under pseudonym. I remembered how he struggled to introduce his travel blog with his beautiful collections of pictures to everyone at school. First, only his inner circles, then some weirdos who cling around him, Iris is included and has been his biggest supporter I believe, until finally everyone notices him. So, it is just a matter of time until he is ready to go out and find more fans of his work. 

One thing about him, he seems to avoid any big responsibility related to being a chief or leader by any means. I think he feels that being involved in such responsibility will rob his freedom.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #11 Laurel

“She is very quiet.” That’s what everyone said about her at the first time but as one of her close buddy, I know that she actually is a good listener. Her silence does not mean she is ignorant to what happened around her. Once you talk to her you will understand that she notes every words and listens to you attentively, giving such ease to her talk-mates while responding to what they say without trying to dominate. She even listened to my bullshits about coffee the other day. It seems like she does not care at the beginning but when she accept you as her friend, she is the one that works like fireplace. Such calm, much warmth, wow. That’s how it feels talking to her. “Dude, move, it was home run.” The third-baseman poking at my shoulder brought me back to the reality that I was on the baseball match. “HA! WE WON.” I said to him as I walked to the home base.

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As I reached the home base, I saw her walking slowly to the hall.  Her earphones were on when she stopped by and so they are now. I bet it is guitar instrumental as usual or probably piano or anything that calming and put you at ease. She ever mentioned how she enjoyed listening to video game or movie backsounds when doing something or walking somewhere. Something that brings harmony and calming atmosphere is her preference if it is about music.

Having her earphone almost all the time makes people think she does not want to talk to anyone as much as Helena. But for Helena, earphones on literally mean: do not talk to me. While Laurel is actually listening to music and does not mind if someone initiate conversations. She seems find it difficult to relate why wearing earphone almost all the time is considered as anti-social. She said she is not.  Well, she is not.

One thing that I think we have in common yet it seems to differ us is the way we react to deaths of fictional characters on movies, books or anywhere. I will be extremely sad because of the death of my favorite character but will snap out of it once I find any significance behind the tragedy including the development of the plot of the story. Meanwhile, to Laurel, every death is horrifying no matter how epic it is and how much it helps the plot to be better. She would like to prefer a story to retain its whole squad till the end. However, it does not mean she stops watching. She just stops for a while, being gloomy for some couples of days then continue watching and seeing deaths. Hence, she does not like death yet she keeps watching Game of Thrones and trying to imagine bunch of alternative plots with less death and more epic victories on the behalf of her favorite house: Stark. She even writes it under anonymous pen-name that only some people are allowed to read it. How do I know? Well, I do contribute some ideas. I can say that I am one of her partner in writing such fan fictions. To be honest, she is very excellent in writing… And she needs me to make it more, savage. Eh?

P.S.: She also hates daily routine almost as much as I do.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #10 Willy

While our chairman, Steve, is known as a very skillful negotiator and adaptable leader who can suit to almost everyone in the school, that tall guy with wavy hair and friendly face who cheerfully watches the baseball match along with the others,  Willy, is famous with his ability in being attentive and very sensible in the sense of carrying out his duty as Steve’s right hand in the students’ council as well as in daily life interactions with his friends. If May represent the figure of mother, Willy is the heroic dad who will protect and assure the safety and happiness of everyone while at the same time encouraging everyone to do so.

Will’s nature in putting others on his top priority before himself makes him a good partner to May and, indeed, Steve. Thus, he is the first man who support May with the anti-bully movement and encouraging Steve to approve the program.

In line with his natural sense on leading and serving others, Willy is very adept communicator and highly sociable. He is able to make something ordinary into creatively unthinkable stuffs. More than that, he has a very good sense of humor eventhough he tried his best to avoid any kind of dark jokes for the sake of politeness and his own value about not having something offensive as a joking material. Despite his friendliness and his sociability, Will is very sensitive about particular things such as ignorance, impoliteness, rudeness and anything that most people consider as immoral and indifferent. He may get triggered with your rude sense of humor yet he will not hate you completely. But surely he will mark you as a person he won’t get too close with. However, Willy is basically liked by everyone in the school. 

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #9 May

If I could describe May in one word, then the word is ‘mom’. She is a reliable manager of school baseball team and also a member of school Red Cross club who actively involves in any volunteer activity and charity. If you think she stops there, you are wrong. Seeing unkindness will tear her apart and because of that reason, she actively socialize the anti-bullying movement to the entire school, school website and social media, and school monthly magazine. Because of this, students’ council create a new division called The Anti-Bullying and Counseling Division which is ran by May and her Justice-League members who are always ready to protect and listen to those victims of bullies.

Since her daily life is mostly dedicated for others, May often contemplate about her guilty-pleasure in helping and doing all the heroic-volunteer stuffs with the Red Cross, her division in student councils and also baseball team. She always feel insecure about people’s judgement about her, worrying too much about how people might think that she just do those things for fame. I know some people who think so about her but I also know that May does everything because she wants to and because she likes to do so. Even so, May’s too kind trait often worries me. You know… Everything that is too much will have negative impact sooner or later.

“You look unusually pale. Want me to buy you some food?” I snapped out of my own thought when she looked at me with her puzzled face. Maybe she was figuring out if I was sick or just hungry before she finally jump into conclusion that I am in an urge need of food. “Well.. I will go by myself.” I said as I got up from my seat followed by her chaining questions about my pale face. I told ya. Sometimes it is too much even for me.

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I Wonder what Their Types are: #8 Cindy

She is busy with her Macbook, working on something I am not sure about. But what I can remember about Cindy’s Mac is the outstandingly organized layout within it. How she labels every files and stacks each folder orderly in her portable computer seems like a symptom of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Cindy is not only a super-well-organized girl. She also enjoys being in charge as supervisor, organizer or anything that require ability to organize and take control over something. No wonder she holds three important roles in different school organization: The head of public relation of the students’ council, the supervisor of school clubs association, and the mentor of chess club. The last one sounds so nerdy but she is the Ace of the chess club and a big fan of any board game and card game. Anything related to strategic and tactical games intrigues her. She often plays Dungeons and Dragons with the other fellows and constantly has chess match with Harry or Jack.

Though Cindy is very dedicated to her duties, many of her ‘subordinates’ and her comrades in the organizations where she is in feel uneasy on her because of her strict yet inflexible way on doing something.  Zoe has ever mentioned how stubborn Cindy is in stating her opinion and applying her method. She will bring up tons of factual data and stick to them no matter what. For Cindy, what works best is what always worked and innovation is not needed if the old one is still working well.  One last thing about her, she is really bad at expressing her feeling and it seems like she is emotionless. Wait, that’s not the correct word, Cindy is sometimes ruthless.

She’s done with her job. I can see that OCD-heaven desktop wallpaper. Weird, I like it though.

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