I Want More Movies Like ‘Black Panther’

black panther

I watched the new Marvel-movie, Black Panther, a few days ago, and I must say that I absolutely loved it. Not as much as I loved ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, but that  film had space-travel and monsters, so it had quite the advantage on me!

It is the first superhero-movie, to my knowledge, that is set in Africa, and features mostly african characters.


The main location of the movie, the fictional country of Wakanda, is a technological utopia built on the customs of african tribes.

That got me thinking about what superheroes inspired by other indigenous peoples from around the world would be like.

sami superhero

My thoughts immediately went to the indigenous peoples of my own country, the Sami people.

They reside in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and a little into Russia. In a fictional setting, who knows what sort of hidden ice-kingdoms could be hidden up there.

sami black panther

One of the really cool parts of the movie was how traditional african clothes were used as a basis for the “afrofuturistic” designs of the costumes. I would really like to see how the same costume-designers would take on the traditional garb of The Sami.

I’m not sure what the name or powers of a Sami superhero should be, but including their thousand-year old practice of reindeer-herding in some way could lead to some cool stand-out superhero stuff.


I’ll stop now, and let this idea sit where it is.

Making a hero like this should be up to the individuals that are actually from the people in question.



What other cultures could make some new and interesting superheroes?

Oslo In The Snow


I and my girlfriend went to Oslo this last weekend. Going from the second biggest city in Norway to the biggest city may not seem like it would be that different, but in a country as sparsely populated as Norway, this was something of a big-city vacation for us.


We were mostly going to visit a friend of my girlfriend, who had moved to Oslo many years ago.

Her parents still living in Bergen, she had visited us a few times, and this would be the first time we reciprocated.

We met up in the city center, then proceeded to walk around to see the sights for much of the day, stopping in stores along the way.

While Oslo was not much colder than Bergen, it was much more covered in snow. In Bergen you usually get snow, then rain, then ice, then snow, and so on, so it is more slippery than wintry here at this time of year.


Much of the distance we covered was along this river. At the point pictured here,  much of a waterfall had been frozen completely over, with the water making a new river in and under this new ice-“landscape”.

It was hard to capture just how cool this looked on camera, but if it does not come across, I am pretty sure that you could safely walk over that ridge. Not a risk I would be willing to take, but still.


At the end of the walk we stopped at a food hall, where I ate a delicious chicken-leg burger, before we later met up with our friend again, at her apartment, where she had cooked some wonderful summer rolls.

I really over-ate that day.


All in all it was a great little mini-vacation, and I really needed that after not traveling anywhere last year.

It made my participation in The Time Travel Blogathon slightly harder, since that took place at the same time, but it all worked out quite well.

Looking forward to our next trip already, wherever it may be!


The Time Travel Blogathon

Here is reblog-link to the full list of links to the various great blogs in The Time Travel Blogathon that I took part in with my last blog-post Source Code – A Retrospective.

There are a lot of good posts there, so…get clicking! 😉

Silver Screenings

Time travel? Great Scott! Image: Giphy

Whee! We are thrilled to co-host The Time Travel Blogathon with our pal Rich of Wide Screen World.

As Rich says, “Time travel movies include more than just the Terminators and Back to the Futures of the world: think of A Christmas Carol or A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court or Brigadoon.”

Film history is brimming with time travel adventures, and we can’t wait to celebrate them the weekend of March 9-11, 2018.

Just let us know your movie choice(s) and we’ll collect all entries the weekend of March 9-11. Whether a film is 100 years old, or has just been released in theatres or on Netflix, we want to know what excites you about these films.

Stuck for ideas? You can find a list of time travel movies HERE.

Grab a banner, and we’ll see you…

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