Author Archives: jonathondsvendsen

About jonathondsvendsen

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Somehow you stumbled upon it. Whatever brought you around, I'm glad you're here. I am a free-lance writer and independent scholar of pop-cultural mythology, living and working in Minnesota. An aspiring mythmaker, I dream of voyages through space, fantastic worlds, and even my own superhero or two. I am also an established public speaker and have guest-lectured for college classes on the topic of comic book superheroes. I graduated from Bethel University in 2007 with a degree in Literature and Creative writing. I also write for the website NarniaFans.com. Head on over and you can check out my book reviews , a few fun interviews and even my April Fools Day jokes.

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Dinosaurs. Wookies. Vulcans. Hobbits. Fauns. Superheroes. A kind little alien far from home. Even a beagle with a big imagination. These are just some of the wondrous creatures Jonathon D. Svendsen has already examined. Now, what’s this? He has another … Continue reading

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The Award of Great Price

I didn’t win very many awards in elementary school. I grew up in halcyon days before everyone got a trophy, and while I certainly did get an “Outstanding Participation” ribbon for Track and Field Day, each event still had first, … Continue reading

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“Why So Serious?” Celebrating 10 Years of The Dark Knight

It is very rare that a sequel can be better than the first film. For a vast majority of movie goers are The Empire Strikes Back, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, Star Trek: First Contact, and Toy Story … Continue reading

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“Earn This…..” A Saving Private Ryan 20th Anniversary Retrospect

They have been called the “Greatest Generation” and for good reason. Few, especially those in my day, would probably be willing to do what they did on that infamous day back in June of 1944. For decades their valor was … Continue reading

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“Don’t Make Me Angry” An Incredible Hulk 10th Anniversary Retrospect

As far as the core members Avengers go, I’ve always been a fan of the big green monster known as the Hulk. I first became a fan of the character when I was about three  years old through reruns of … Continue reading

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Life Finds A Way: Celebrating the Jurassic Park Franchise #8: The Dinosaurs

For film remembered for winning the Oscar for Best Visual Effects, the dinosaurs in the original Jurassic Park film only show up on screen for a minimum of 15 minutes in the 2 hour runtime. For any one growing up … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from Groot

So, here we are. It’s that time of year again. The school year is drawing to a close and that means graduation season is upon us. It’s the time when we love to give students advice, with the likes of … Continue reading

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