Monday, March 23, 2015

The Great and Powerful Theme Reveal Blogfest

It's just a week and a half from the opening day of the 2015 BLOGGING FROM A TO Z CHALLENGE!!! We're almost there . . . have you started writing some of your posts ahead of time, or are you more of a procrastinator? I'm putting a few finishing touches on mine and can't wait to share!

And speaking of sharing, are you ready to give everyone a little insight into what you'll be blogging about this challenge? I sure hope so, because today is The Great and Powerful Theme Reveal Blogfest! If you haven't signed up already, it's not to late. Just click here and share your A to Z theme with us! 

As for my blog theme, I had a bunch of ideas this year. In fact, I was already planning out my posts for one theme I thought was pretty fantastic when one night I asked my husband to rank his favorite superhero movies. I looked over his completed list a while later and felt pretty smug (for our lists were almost an exact match -- I knew I married Mr. Right). And then I had a bit of a shock. He'd ranked last year's Guardians of the Galaxy as #1. I mean, he ranked it higher than Joss Whedon's The Avengers. Say WHAT? 

I was shocked. I mean, Guardians was hands down my favorite movie of the year, and ranked second highest on my list. But better than Avengers? I don't think so. 

So after a long debate (in which I think both of us came out a little confused over which movie we still thought deserved the number one spot), we agreed to call it a tie. And it got me thinking. 

So long story (not so) short, I changed my blog theme. This year my theme for the A to Z Challenge is . . .

Each day I'll pick a movie pairing based on that day's alphabetic category, and bloggers can vote on their favorite. In fact, I believe my theme will help my husband and I solve some of our great movie debates . . . a nice little side benefit.

I hope you'll all enjoy my theme for this year's challenge, and I look forward to seeing how all of you vote. Good luck with your themes this year! I can't wait to check them out!

And if you have't already signed up for the 2015 Blogging from A to Z Challenge, it's coming up FAST. Don't miss out! Sign-ups are still going on here.

[Note to Readers:] The Avengers vs Guardians of the Galaxy is actually NOT one of my pairings, so if any of you want to cast your vote, my husband and I would really appreciate your help settling our argument! 


  1. Really dug Guardians, but Avengers hands down.
    Your theme is awesome! That will be so much fun.

  2. Man, I hope H is for Halloween movies so that I can vote for Harry Potter as the best Halloween movie of all time.

    Choosing between Guardians and Avengers is a tough one. Guardians clearly has the better soundtrack, but I think I have to give a slight edge to Avengers.

  3. Awesome theme :) I loved Guardians, but Avengers is still my fav, mostly because my fav ever character is Loki. I look forward to seeing which movies you have paired up. :)
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

  4. I love your theme, Lauren. Looking forward to reading your posts. It's a close call, choosing between Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Although neither movie would top my list of favorite superhero movies. That honor is reserved for none other than Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight.

  5. This is a very cool theme indeed!!!
    I really loved Guardians of the Galaxy!!! Avengers was good to but I liked GotG more!

  6. Awesome... my order would be Avengers [1] Winter Soldier [2] Guardians [3].... great theme, there could be some movie fighting going on! :)

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

  7. Oooh, this looks like fun! Can't wait! I must confess, though...never saw either of these movies. Oops.

  8. What a fun theme!

    I have to go with The Avengers!

  9. This will be fun! I loved both of those movies for different reasons. What a choice. I think I have to go with Guardians.

  10. Oh, excellent theme! :) But did you want to start world war III? ;P

    I'm a big Loki fan, so Avengers beats Guardians, but they are both excellent!

    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles
    Wittegen Press

  11. Ooooh I can't wait to read your A to Z:) Let's hope I have seen some of the movies:) As for which is better....The Avengers! Guardians is fun but The Avengers had more depth in my book

  12. YES! I am SO all over this theme :) Also, you are completely right, Guardians was never better than The Avengers, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. We have had hour-long conversations about this in the PopCulture department... there is a lot to talk about.
    I'll be back!

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians...

  13. Couldn't really get into Guardians, so Avengers all the way.

  14. This should be an interesting and challenge-worthy theme! Great idea.

  15. You guys are funny! Not my genre so I won't be much use casting a vote but will certainly enjoy reading the posts and comments:)

  16. Super excited for this one. As for Avengers vs Guardians...I might have to say Guardians. I love them both, but...well I get a craving for rewatching Guardians more than Avengers.

  17. That is one of the best themes I've seen today!
    YAY!!! Love movie smackdowns! We are all so very opinionated.

    As for Avengers vs. GoTG?
    Holy crap. Are you serious? We have to pick between these two? I can't do it.
    I can't! It's impossible!

    Okay. I'm breathing. I'm choosing.


  18. I'm excited about your theme! But I can't pick between those two movies--I love them both completely differently.

  19. Wow, what a challenge - on two fronts, the movies and persuading your husband! Great theme, looking forward to it!

  20. I suspect that I won't know a single one of the movies you'll be blogging about, but I'll be entertained reading about them anyway! Bring it on!

  21. Hi SL - I haven't seen either of those .. but I'll be here to learn .. and I'm sure the balance of libra can be struck and you and your husband will for ever support each other's ideas .. go Guardians, go Avengers .. have fun - cheers Hilary

  22. Oh, this sounds like fun. Can't wait!

  23. Cute theme! How cute too that you and your husband had a long discussion between those two movies. I'm going to go with Guardians of the Galaxy over Avengers, but I'm going to make a note to ask hubby which one he would have said. Looking forward to reading your posts and participating in the voting between the two movies chosen!


  24. After giving this much thought, I have to go with The Avengers. Not that I didn't like the GOTG, but the humor element knocks it down for me in the true Marvel Universe. JMHO.

  25. Sounds like a fun theme, though I'm not sure how many pairings I'd be able to vote on. I rarely see any modern movies, and am more familiar with silents and early sound films.

  26. This sounds like a fun theme--kind of like a Battle of the Bands with movies. I wasn't knocked out by Avengers but since I haven't seen Guardians I can't say which I prefer.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out