April 24, 2015
HERMAHHGERD! ERRRBENNGERRRRSS! Did we tell you that we’re big Marvel nerds? Not only do we wear Marvel clothing like nerds, we’ve read tons of Marvel comics as well. We even read the Age of Ultron story arc, well before the movie came out (though, the two of them have very little to do with one another). And Age of Ultron just came out in Korea! A week before it comes out in the US. WOOHOO! Yes, of course we watched it today! It was awesome! Awesome! Had some issues that kinda niggled at me, but nothing tremendously off-putting like Iron Man 3. Oh gosh I gotta stop needing out about Marvel and Avengers now and get back to my story about this cake.
Anyhow, we saw this cake being advertised for a while now, and knew we had to do a video about it, so we could nerd out about how the scenes from the new Avengers movie were literally filmed outside of our apartment, and we know all of the areas very well, but also because – hey – it’s ice cream, and ice cream videos are fun. I will say one thing, though: I’m repulsed by how much of that cake landed in my beard. Whoa. I blame the extreme windiness, so I couldn’t feel it on my beard, but I think it’s mostly my boyish glee that got in my way.
Side note: if you watch the new Avengers movie, and you know Seoul well, you might be weirded out like we were how the continuity of Seoul is messed up. In one scene they’re beside our apartment, in the next they’re a lot farther away, and it jumps all over the map and doesn’t make sense. It was very disconcerting.
Oh yeah! The cake! Overall, it was pretty lame. It was just different Ice Cream flavours, all of which already exist in Baskin Robbins, with some Avengers branding put on it. Nothing really original there, or even really relevant to the Avengers. The flavors don’t represent the Avengers at all! You could easily have taken off the top chocolates, and put on different characters from DC and it wouldn’t make any less sense. Kinda disappointed. I would have loved to have eaten an ice cream shaped like Ultron, kind of like our Baskin Robbins Elsa Cake that at least looks like her, right?
So, that’s that. We had fun filming outside, at least! I like it when we’re outdoors. IF ONLY IT WASN’T SO WINDY! It hasn’t been that windy since. It was just this one day that jinxed us. It’s been all calm and perfectly lovely here in Seoul since then. Also, we weren’t able to post this yesterday, because we spent the day with Spudgy at the vet. He underwent a very risky surgery, in which the vet told us that he thought Spudgy wasn’t going to make it through. We were emotional wrecks, but somehow Spudgy survived the surgery! MY SWEET BOY! Anyhow, we weren’t able to post this video yesterday, because of Spudgy. But he’s ok now, thankfully. Let’s just hope he convalesces from surgery without any complications :D
We’ve got some scenes that didn’t make the end final cut, including a photobombing ajumma and us trying to figure out what the Marvel theme song is: