Sunday, 11 November 2018

Nerd Church - Remember Them, Too

I think it's important to remember, 100 years to the day after the end of the First World War, that marginalised people have always been part of, done their part for, and made the ultimate sacrifice for, this country.


When you remember those who served, remember that Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) people, Muslim people, Jewish people, LGBTQ+ people, and many, many, other marginalised people, served this country too.

(I'm sure this also applies to other countries like the US, Canada, Australia, etc., but I can only speak for the UK here.)

Friday, 9 November 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Iron Can Be Cold, But Spiders Need Warmth

'Peter grunts. His eyes open only slightly, but it doesn't look like he understands where he is. The kid is like dead weight slung over Tony's metal-clad shoulders. He's also freezing cold.'

fics fix title image with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

Let's have some Tony-Peter Father-Son-type-cuteness with a side of self-care, shall we?

I love that fics like this exist!

I also love that fics can take a random thought, like, for example 'what if Peter Parker has the same lack of thermoregulation as a spider?' and f**king runs with it!

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Comics Wrap-Up - Where Is Your Boy Tonight?

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What do we say when all the comics-y stuff comes under the 'Other Stuff' category...? That's right! BLAME LOKI! 😉

Loki's wtf face
Via Giphy

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Month In Review(s) - October 2018

Argh. October.

October was pretty much like the previous months - stressful, full of family worries, and working uber-hard.

My grandparents are both still in hospital. Life is still hectic.

Only October also managed to give me the gift of about four or five different colds. I'm one of those people who get colds on a rotating-door type basis. 😷

October title image with leaves background and smiling carved pumpkins icons in corner

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Nerd Church - Scream, America, Scream

I praise liberty
The freedom to obey
Is the song that strangles me
Well don't cross the line 

Oh dream, America, dream
I can't even sleep
From the light's early dawn
Oh, scream, America, scream
Believe what you see
From heroes and cons

- Green Day, 21st Century Breakdown

faces of teens in black and white newspaper style materialising over grey background followed by prison bars materialising over them - from the 21st Century Breakdown video
From the video for 21st Century Breakdown. Via @greenday on Giphy.

My God, America.

Can you not see yourselves?

From where we're standing, in the rest of the world... we're scared. We're scared FOR you, and we're scared OF you.

We have problems of our own. Awful problems. We can't deal with yours too.

Your rights are being eroded, slowly but surely. People are suffering because of the policies your government has put in place.

Friday, 2 November 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Am I More Than You Bargained For, Yeah?

'She comes back with a hiker’s backpack, out of which she pulls a pair of jersey shorts, black leggings, a red bandana and a bunch of colorful string bracelets.

"Jesus," Sam says, looking it over. "Is there some naked hippie grad student knocked out somewhere in the hotel right now?"

"None of these items will be traced back to us," Natasha says soothingly, which doesn't answer his question.'

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Oh man, this fic! This fic is EVERYTHING.

Honestly, the dedication it takes to write over 500 pages of the Winter Soldier, aka Bucky Barnes, prioritising self-care and dealing with seventy years worth of trauma is freaking amazing!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Comics Wrap-Up - Teeth Ground Sharp and Eyes Glowing Red

comics wrap-up title image with manga-style lady handing her living shadow a flower

OK, you all full of chocolates and sweets and Halloween sugar-hangovers?

Well, our favourite trickster God's been at his own Halloween tricks, and you know what that means - everything's in the 'Other Stuff' category!

Well played Loki, well played.

Loki pulling a wtf? face
Via Giphy