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

Friday, 25 March 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Magical-Shenanigans-Related Food Poisoning

 

'John’s gotten sick in plenty of bars, but he’s almost sure that this is the first time alcohol hasn’t been involved.'

 

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Ah, John Constantine.

A moody, broody, British Bisexual warlock and master of the occult, who's a character in my beloved Arrowverse show Legends of Tomorrow? And is played by a Welsh actor (Matt Ryan)?

Yeah, if you know me at all, you know that I had zero chance to resist.

Friday, 18 March 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Friends We Have In The Shadows


 

'He was hurt alright. That look wasn't a new color on him; Nandor seemed to be hurt quite a lot lately. Laszlo didn't want him to be alone.'




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Vampire. Mockumentary.

Do I have your attention?

Good. 

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Nerd Church - Beethoven and Barbies: Smart Kid Characters From the Perspective of An Ex-Smart-Kid

 

Whenever someone's complaining about the attitudes of small children, and says something along the lines of:


well, you know what kids are like...

 

- my brain has a moment of confusion where it's like:


...Beethoven fans?

 

And then I realise that they don't mean that at all.



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I've made no secret of the fact that I was a weird, precocious, little kid.

At the age of six, I loved fine art and classical music and reading reading reading.

My parents had only the barest knowledge of classical music, and none of fine art. So it's safe to say it was a learning experience for them 😅


Thursday, 3 March 2022

Thursday, 24 February 2022

Comics Wrap-Up - How Can You See Into My Eyes Like Open Doors?

 

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It's Thursday, this is Dora Reads, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness, m'k?

Everything I've got for you this week is in the 'Other Stuff' category - looks like Loki's been playing tricks on me again. 😘

Friday, 18 February 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Between Punishment and Compassion


'"You got a phone? Look up local B&Bs," Sam said to Bucky. "Or whatever Canadian is for B&B."

"I think it's just B&B. They literally speak the same language, Sam."'



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Yes, this is a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) fic.

In my defense: I've been totally open that I am trash 😅

And! Also! This fic might be TFATWS, but it's a lot different to the sort of stuff I usually rec from this fandom.

Friday, 11 February 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Outside Society's Neat Little Boxes

 

'“I think you’re right. It looks nice on you,” Vanya offers, a small smile curling on her lips when Klaus lights up.'



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Argh the bitter-sweet angsty cuteness here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*ahem*

This fic got me in the feelings, OK? 😅

Friday, 4 February 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Once Upon A SamBucky Fairytale

 

'“Um,” said Sam, looking from Bucky to the golden retriever, “Do you know the dog?”

“Uh,” said Bucky, picking the honestly very large dog up, and walking around Sam, “Sort of? Could you… wait a moment? Watch the soup.”'



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This is a weird fic.

Like, it's completely batpoop.

...And you know I love that 😉😅

Friday, 28 January 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Superhero Mission Fics

 

I've been reading a lot of mission fics lately, so I figured I'd take the time to revisit a few of my faves 

(...and take you all along for the ride, ofc 😉)




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So, let's slow down and rewind so's everyone's on the same page: what is a mission fic?

A mission fic is a piece of fanfiction that's based around an episodic-style storyline - not dissimilar to a monster-of-the-week/murder-of-the-week style vibe.

They're usually (but not always) written about fandoms which involve a lot of action/adventure hijinks - especially if they contain characters who are in the military, or are military-adjacent.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Night Magic

 

'The night wore on, and Merlin still hadn't found anything. The words were beginning to blur together on the page no matter how much he tried to clear his vision, so he finally gave in and went over to wake Lancelot.'




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I love the BBC TV show Merlin - and even years after it ended, it has a thriving fandom online.

...which, lucky for us, means that there are fic writers busily scribbling away to this day.

Friday, 14 January 2022

Friday Fics Fix - Bucky Angst (I Regret Nothing)

 

'Sam’s hand hovers near his arm again, just in the corner of his eye. Just in case he collapses without warning or something. Bucky hates that he has to bite his tongue and accept that as a legitimate probability'



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This week's fic appealed to my emo goblin spaghetti-brain. 

I regret nothing.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Month In Review(s) - December 2021

 

December had Christmas - and therefore was de facto awesome.

I don't make the rules (well, not all of them.)

(I love Christmas. So. Much.)



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As I usually do in December, I scaled back on blogging a bit

 - although I decided to keep going with my Comics Wrap-Up posts this year so that I could ramble on about Hawkeye, because I am Marvel trash.

So that's the reason there's so few posts this month.

I usually try to use the time when I'm posting less to schedule and organise and all that jazz. Key word is 'try' - but there's points for trying, right? 😉

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Comics Wrap-Up - Crooked Wheels Keep Turning

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It's Thursday, it's January, by the time we remember to write 2022 it'll be 2023, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Everything I have for you is in the 'Other Stuff' category. *shrugs* #BlameLoki

Thursday, 30 December 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Two Armies Are Coming At Me

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It's Thursday, 2021 is - to paraphrase my countryman Dylan Thomas - going gentle into that good night, so let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Thursday, 2 December 2021