Showing posts with label TV shows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TV shows. Show all posts

Friday, 5 July 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Fish Tanks and Music Boxes


'Usually when her parents send her out to play (she always has to be sent) she divides her time between flower-picking (or drawing) and observing the other kids, pretending to be Jane Goodall.'



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I love Agents of SHIELD - in particular I love Fitz and Simmons (known as FitzSimmons).

This is partly because they're smart, partly because they're sweet, and partly because they're British but NOT the villains!

Friday, 28 June 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Murder House Party!



“You guys seem really chill about all this,” observed Ben. “By this point most people are running around screaming.”

“Occupational hazard,” said Klaus.

“I’ve lost a lot of blood,” said Diego. “I’m just accepting everything at face value right now.”


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If there's one thing that Netflix has got me obsessed with as much as Umbrella Academy, it's American Horror Story.

(Only on season 2 #NoSpoilersPlease!)

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Nerd Church - 5 Super-Dads (And 5 Who Aren't So Super)



(This post may have some mild spoilers for various superhero-y dealies.)


Let's have some fun this Father's Day, shall we?



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Superhero media is a hazardous place to be a father...

...Either you or your kid keeps getting kidnapped and you have to save each other...

...someone changes the timeline and suddenly you've accidentally poofed your child out of existence...

...your kids get ret-conned for film license purposes so that they're no longer your kids...

...they turn out to be super-villains even though you thought they were dead...

It ain't easy!


Friday, 14 June 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Blasting Off Again!



'"Only I've been looking back towards where the front door is and it's not there," Brock said.

"What?!" Ash and Misty yelped.

"Why didn't you tell us?!" Misty cried.'


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I was a 90s kid (and I do mean 'kid,' I was v. smol!) so inevitably I watched the hell out of the original PokΓ©mon TV series.

It was weird, random, probably a little bit clichΓ©... and pretty much every kid watched it!

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Nerd Church - 9 Things I Learnt From the Chernobyl TV Series



The last episode of the Sky/HBO dramatisation of the Chernobyl disaster aired last Tuesday.

When I was a kid, Chernobyl was the reason people couldn't sell their livestock.

I live over 1000 miles away from the site of the Chernobyl disaster. I was born years after the explosion.

But when I was a kid, Chernobyl was the reason people couldn't sell their livestock.

The restrictions on sheep farmers were only lifted in 2012.



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Beyond that, I knew very little.

I think, in my mind, I imagined some sort of cross between Aberfan and 9/11. A chilling thought in itself, really.



Over the years, I understood a little more, but the impact was still hard to imagine - until it was on-screen.

The Sky/HBO series 'Chernobyl' was incredible. Simply incredible.

(Though obviously, extremely heavy stuff!)

And this eye-opening series taught me a few things about life, the universe, and everything:



1. Nuclear power is not safe.


Like, I kind of knew this anyway. But this series confirmed it.

Don't give me statistics about 'only X number of incidents' or 'there are Z safety measures in place.'



This happened.

This killed thousands of people, and came disturbingly close to turning the entirety of Europe into a nuclear wasteland.

This could happen again.

It only takes one incident.



2. Saving face < saving lives


People cared more about saving their reputations, not appearing politically weak, and generally covering their own a**es, than actually FIXING THE PROBLEM AND SAVING LIVES.

Unfortunately, this is still true in too many circumstances.




3. When people in power lie, people without power die


Lies from those in government can never lead to safety and happiness for the general populace.

They just lead to pain and death. History teaches us this again and again, but still governments refrain from telling the truth.

Tells you something about their priorities, I suppose.




4. The Soviet regime was never truly Communist


The problem with Communism is that it's easily abused, and all too fallible.

In principle, there is nothing wrong with notions of equality, fairness, and Socialism. (I'm Welsh, can you tell?)

A regime that would let its people - its workers - suffer for its mistakes is not a Communist regime. It's just another faux-Communist dictatorship.

The world is round - you go left for long enough, you end up on the far-right.




5. It's always the people with nothing who are called on to give the most


Regular working people were the ones who risked everything to control the disaster.

Regular working people were the ones who risked, and often lost, their lives to save millions.




6. A miner's a miner, no matter where you go


Maybe it's just that the actors etc. were British, but I've known a lot of ex-miners - they're a unique breed all their own, and these Russian/Ukrainian miners very much fit that expectation!



7. Taking responsibility for your actions is important

...otherwise you end up with clusterf**ks which nearly kill a continent.

Of course, Russia still hasn't learnt that lesson, if their plans to make their own series blaming the CIA for the disaster are anything to go by.


8. Incompetence and cost-cutting kills

Again, I live in Wales. I kind of knew this. But it bears repeating.


When it comes to safety, people have to know what they're doing. And they can't scrimp on costs.

Safety has to come first, or people die.




9. Listen to the goddamn scientists!

Strangely, they tend to know more about things like nuclear power (and, I dunno, CLIMATE CHANGE) than your average bureaucrat.


It's almost like they studied this stuff or something. Weird.






Have you seen the series?
Talk to me! πŸ‘πŸ’¬








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Last updated: 8th July 2019

Friday, 31 May 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Dream Girl, Outta This World



'Which reminded her, Kara and Alex were still there, and they were both trying very hard to pretend they weren’t watching the way that Nia was very clearly staring at Brainy.'



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I love the Supergirl TV series.

I also absolutely adore the Supergirl characters, Brainy and Nia Nal.

And I ship the thing, SO HARD. Lol.

(Fangirling notes: I ship the thing = I support this romantic and/or sexual relationship)

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - Stars Are On The Ground




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If all goes as planned, then by the time you're reading this, I'll actually have watched Avengers: Endgame! Woo!

...That's if things go as planned though. Said plans have already fallen through a bunch of times, so honestly, anything could happen.

My town has no cinema, so even though it's not that far away to the nearest one, these things do have to have just a dash of thought put into them!


BUT regardless of whether I've seen Endgame or not, I have a bunch of superhero-y stuff for you today! Yay! 😊


Sunday, 26 May 2019

Nerd Church - Game of Thrones: No-One's Very Happy, Which Means It's A Good Compromise



This post has Game of Thrones **spoilers** EVERY GOD-DAMN-WHERE! Ok? Ok.

It's best to get the spoiler warnings outta the way. πŸ˜‰

Also, y'know this is Game of Thrones, so general WARNING for potentially distressing content.





Thursday, 23 May 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - She is the First Voice of the Last Ones in the Line



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Nope, still haven't seen Endgame. #PleaseDon'tSpoilTheEndgame (Please and thank you!)

We got plenty of other superheroes and comics-type stuff though dearest nerdlets!

Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday Fics Fix - What Is Dead May Never Die




'He does a lot of odd little things that Sansa suspects he isn’t even aware of anymore. Things that helped him get through another day, another hour, with Ramsay.'
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Game of Thrones after many long, long years, is coming to an end.

We have one episode left - only one.

But if the Harry Potter fandom has taught us anything, it's that fanfiction will continue, long, long after the end of the series.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Friday Fics Fix - They Didn't Teach Us This At the Academy



"I swear, all the doors in this damn house are going to be destroyed by the end of tonight," Diego muttered.


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Yes, we are Umbrella Academy-ing again dearest nerdlets!

(Not least because it's a safe place to hide from Endgame spoilers! Lol.)

Friday, 26 April 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Friends Don't Let Friends Execute Other Friends


'...it started with a bandit, sword falling downwards towards Arthur’s exposed side. 

It started with Merlin, leaping from behind a tree, hand outstretched, eyes gold, a wordless cry of fear on his tongue. 

It started with a bandit flying through the air, and Arthur turning to Merlin with fear in his eyes.'

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I love BBC's Merlin.

First, cos it's just generally awesome. Second, cos anything that continues to re-tell Celtic/Welsh mythology makes me happy! 😁


Friday, 19 April 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Easter in Haven



'Audrey and Nathan dashed into the Grey Gull, each imagining terrible scenarios. None of their fears involved Duke with a spatula in hand, staring at the bar.'


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One of my favouritest TV shows of all time is Haven.

If you haven't heard of it, then I'm not angry, just disappointed (not in you - in Society in general! πŸ˜…)

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - And I Looked Up and Saw the Sun And That Was All That I Saw




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Ok *rubs greedy fangirl paws together* - we got a lot of Marvel and superheroes and capes and all that jazz this week dearest nerdlets!

Let's do this!

Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Is This A Family Or A War-Zone?



'Maybe, if he ran for long enough, he would get so hopelessly lost that he couldn’t go back to his siblings if he tried. After all, every time Klaus returned home, thought that they might become a family, he only set himself up for rejection.'





Fanfiction is brave, it's bold, and it's not scared to tackle the tough subjects.

This Umbrella Academy fic is about Klaus (big surprise, lol) - who you may or may not realise is my total fave character, and a Queer Queen with mental health issues. (Basically: he rocks.)

This fic also really refuses to back down when it comes to the tough stuff!


Thursday, 4 April 2019

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Nerd Church - The Dilemma of Morally Dubious Media (Ft. American Psycho, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter)


Warning: this post discusses morally dubious media, including but not limited to: rape, murder, incest, general violence.



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American Psycho is about a serial killer that takes pleasure in raping and killing women in the most horrible ways, and the narrative goes into gratuitous detail about it.



Do I have your attention? Buckle up, dearest nerdlets!


No matter what, there is always gonna be media - books, films, TV series, whatever - that is kinda dubious on the ol' morality front.

Is that ok? Is that something we should be consuming? Is that something that people should be creating?

And if it isn't, is that something that we should be supressing?

Should we be, to put it bluntly, censoring it?

Friday, 15 March 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Shelter From the Rain and Snow



'Diego can hear his own voice, somewhere between tired and terse, and he scrubs a hand over his eyes, feels the dryness of his palm catch on his stubble.'


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I love this fic. It's excellent.

Like, dudes, this is good. Y'know?

I love it when fanfiction is well-written! πŸ˜ƒ