There’s a critical scene in The Avengers: Age of Ultron when Hawkeye confronts Wanda Maximoff with the reality of their situation: “The city is flying. We are fighting an army of robots, and I have a bow and arrow. None of this makes sense, but I’m going back out there because it’s my job…it doesn’t matter what you did or what you were, if you go out there, you fight…If you stay in here you are good…but if you step out that door, you are an Avenger.” Wanda answered the call and kicked some major ass, but lost her twin brother Pietro in the process, who was killed in his efforts to save civilians.
This would not be the last instance of Wanda losing someone she loved. In Infinity War, Wanda lost Vision, a created “synthezoid”, watching as Thanos ripped the mind stone from his…
Scot Loyd is a follower of Jesus Christ, activist and a liberal arts educator. In all these roles, he is continually pressured by social expectations of what he should be. Through his writing, speaking, and activism he hopes to demonstrate that the solution to the problems of both religion and politics lie in being inclusive to diversity, rather than trying to wall others in to our own expectations. Scot also seeks to challenge others to think clearly and critically about what they believe and why they behave in accordance with or in contradiction of those beliefs.
Scot has coached champion collegiate debate teams and individuals, and has been featured as a keynote speaker to various National and International audiences. Scot has earned two Masters degrees, in Communication Studies and The Philosophy of Heritage Studies, at Arkansas State University, where he is also a PhD candidate in Heritage Studies. He is currently serving as a debate coach and Communications professor at a Private University in the Midwest, United States.
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