Oh My God, The Suicide Squad.
Can I just take a moment to put my crochet hooks down and rave over the first glimpse of The Suicide Squad? That. Trailer. Was. Epic. Not even looking at the trailer in terms of filmography or acting, I can tell that it will be a hit. The world is curious as to what kind of destruction a giant group of supervillains will ultimately end up causing. That suspense alone will drive movie goers to the theater. That suspense has had me on the edge of my seat since I heard about the movie.
I have been waiting to get a glimpse of this movie ever since images of Batman chasing the Joker surfaced. And when news surfaced from Comic-Con that a trailer was shown, I could not wait to see it. I have always been a fan of DC supervillains. DC Comics has the best villains hands down. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not a big enough comic book buff to know enough details to get picky over the differences between Marvel and DC. But, I am absolutely in love with the movie representations of these comics. I have been a fan of DC superheros and supervillians ever since I was a kid. Batman the Animated Series was my favorite TV show when I was younger; it was all thanks to the villains. From Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze to Harley Quinn and the Joker, the villains were the characters that were vibrant and full of color. They drew me in from first glance. I have always said that a DC super-villain movie would be a hit, and now my dreams are coming true. I feel like a kid in a candy store!
First and foremost, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is an unexpected surprise that I am beginning to enjoy. She brings the character to life in a new way that does justice to the typical Harley Quinn image. Instead of the red and black jumpsuit from the animated series, she now dons next to nothing. This is a modern take on a girl who has lost all of her marbles and I love it. She is exactly what I want in Harley Quinn.
Even with all of the excitement of my childhood dreams coming true, The Suicide Squad can't meet every single component of my dream movie. It is going to be hard for me to see the Joker played by Jared Leto. I have no doubt that Jared Leto will bring justice to the infamous character, but Heath Ledger will always be my favorite Joker. This is the first time since Heath Ledger's untimely death that the Joker is being reincarnated. We all knew this would happen eventually, I just never knew it would be this soon. It doesn't surprise me at the rate they are pumping out superhero movies (I mean, it's only been ten years and they already have another Fantastic Four coming out- and that's half due to the fact that Johnny Storm turned in Captain America somewhere down the line. Not that I'm complaining...). I can't bring back the dead, but I wish Heath Ledger was around to take his portrayal of the Joker further, even if only for another Christopher Nolan Batman movie.
All in all, I can't wait to see this movie. It is guaranteed to be a blockbuster. With a movie full of supervillains, there is no limits to the amount of chaos that will ensue. I'm sure that The Suicide Squad will be the next epic superhero, I mean supervillain, movie (and maybe a worthy introduction to the Justice League?? I don't know. I'm just speculating.). Either way, I will be first in line for my ticket.
Crochet Blanket Survery
I am currently working on this crochet blanket. It is my test subject for creating an Etsy listing for crochet blankets. As we all know, crochet blankets can get very expensive. Just a quick glance through the current Etsy listings will tell you that. Blankets take such a great amount of yarn and time that it is nearly impossible not to price them high, especially when you factor in yarn types, sizes, and finishes. My quick scan through Etsy gave me a range of $35-$300! That makes it really hard to create a price for my own crochet blanket listing.
I have figured that the best way for me to create an accurate price is for me to ask my customers! The blanket I am working on is a handmade soft, chunky crochet throw blanket. It is being made with Bernat Blanket, 100% polyester, super soft yarn. Without giving too many trade secrets away, I can tell you that one ball is approximately $10 at its cheapest (use that for your estimations). The blanket is thick and guaranteed to be warm, not to mention soft to the touch. The finished product will be 54 in x 60 in, a hearty size that drapes comfortably over my full sized bed. Upon request, it can be smaller to fit a baby's needs. As always, it will be machine washable, perfect for any age or gender, and will make a wonderful gift for any occasion. With all of this in mind, I would love it if you would fill out the below survey! All it asks is what you would look for if you bought a crochet blanket. I appreciate all the feedback I can get! Pricing this blanket is proving to be hard work. Feel free to share with your friends and family, especially if they have any crochet experience. Any response is welcome.
I'm Jennifer, a 26 year-old crochet enthusiast who loves sharing my projects with the world. You shop shop a variety of my designs on Etsy!
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