Showing posts with label fantasy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fantasy. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Nerd Church - What the London Mayor and the Goblin King Both Know About Trump’s Power






Thank you, London Mayor Sadiq Khan, for being an example of the good and the strong in this country.




Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

Image Courtesy of Katy Blackwood via Wikimedia Commons





Thank you for dismissing Trump as the little boy that he is.


Thank you for showing such dignity in such difficult circumstances.

Thank you for standing strong in the face of bigotry.




Friday, 6 July 2018

Friday Fics Fix - The Future Is Weird (Ft. Harry Potter)








'The tall Death Eater was wearing a shirt that said, 'Hermione Has Forgotten How To Dance,' so Hermione dipped his face in mud.'





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OK, so this week's fic is a little bit different.

It's def. on the strange side, but there's a reason for that!

And all will be revealed *mysterious hand motions*

(I don't know what mysterious hand motions are either, just go with it.)




Wednesday, 20 June 2018

4 Fangirling-Worthy Webcomics With Central F/F Romance (That Are Also Available In Print!)







Ladies who love ladies are amazing.

So, as it's Pride Month, and I'm a Queer lady who loves the nerdy things in life, I think it's time we celebrate some central F/F relationships, don't you?






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This short list of comics features romantic relationships ranging from the sexy to the innocent, and ladies who have their own unique personalities and situations.

Available to read online (for free!) or in printed form, let these ladies bring a little love to your lives!





Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Harry and Draco and a Fic I Love For Reasons Unknown









'They began to acknowledge one another in the halls, not in a way that anybody else took any degree of notice to, but as their silence slowly became louder to one another they spoke in hushed whispers in empty corridors and alcoves and in the back of the library.'









I don't know why I like this week's fic.

There's just... something about this fic. I don't know why.

There's not much of a plot. The prose is over-dramatic and over-flowery in places. And I have no idea what's going on with the characterisation.







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Sorry, that's not much of a ringing endorsement is it?

Maybe I'm not explaining it right. Cos this fic totally rocks.

Why? Well, because... because... I have no f**king clue. It's somehow amazing though.


Friday, 27 April 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Severely Severus

I know, I know, Severus Snape is kind of a divisive figure in the online bookish community, and with fans in general.




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Lotsa people love him - he's a hero, a tragic figure, a hopeless romantic.

Lotsa people hate him - he's a bully, a sneak, an obsessive and petty man.




Friday, 9 March 2018

Friday Fics Fix - On Witches and B**ches

Yesterday was International Women's Day, so why don't we get feminist for this week's Fics Fix?




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Too often, we dislike female characters - not least because their authors and/or creators make them unlikable.


Friday, 9 February 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Dumbledore is Gay. Dumbledore is Gay. Dumbledore. Is. Gay. Deal With It.

You may or may not know that the chance has once again been lost to allow the Harry Potter universe's Albus Dumbledore to BE gay on-screen.





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Why is that important when J K Rowling has already said (over ten years ago,) that Prof. Dumbledore is a gay dude? Because word-of-God/author is not the same as on-screen canonisation (official-ness.) It comes across as queer-baiting. At best.





Friday, 2 February 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Everyone From Harry Potter Has Mental Health Problems, M'k?

You want some Harry Potter fanfiction discussing mental health problems? (Of course you do, is that even a question?!)*




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This fic could be heavy sh** for some people, so be CAREFUL when reading my nerdlets.



Friday, 26 January 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Why So Sirius?

(Apologies for the title-pun. Couldn't resist 😅)


If there's one fandom that always goes above and beyond, it's the Potterheads.






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Yes, those fans of Harry Potter can always be counted on to take even the smallest of details from the books and run with them - to the extent that there are now fully-established fandoms within the fandom.

(Is that like fandom-ception or something?! So much meta.)

Quick warning: this post may contain some very mild Harry Potter spoilers.




Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Month in Review(s) - November 2017

November was one of those super-busy months where I barely had time to think!


As such, guys, I apologise if I've been a little more AWOL than usual.

I haven't had much chance to be social and all that - so, hi! I am still here! XD





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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Comics Wrap-Up - I Only Plugged In To Save Rock and Roll

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Film Trailers



Here's another Thor: Ragnarok trailer for you my dearest nerdlets!

Because it's already out here in the UK, I can tell you that it's an awesome-sauce film!!!

(But so very random; The Bestie™ turned to me more than once while watching to ask, 'What even IS this film?!' Lol!)



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Friday, 27 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Everybody's Waiting For the Next Surprise

It's still October so let's continue with the Harry Potter fics! (You know you want to!)




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And this one is actually based around Halloween! With no pumpkin sex! (Man, I've gotten lucky on the lack of pumpkin sex this year! Thank God.)

We have Halloween, Harry Potter, and gay af. Your argument is invalid. Life is wonderful. 😎😇💖




Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Release Day Review!!! - Strange Weather by Joe Hill





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Title: Strange Weather

Author: Joe Hill

Genre: Novellas, Anthology, Horror

Release Date: 24th October 2017

Amazon: UK - USA















Premise:


Strange Weather is a collection of four novellas or short novels by writer Joe Hill.

Snapshot, Loaded, Aloft, and Rain are connected by bizarre weather events, providing a backdrop - or a catalyst - to the events which unfold.




Friday, 20 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Gimme Gimme Some of that Vampire Money, C'mon!

So, we're still in October - so I figure that more Harry Potter is in order.






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We're going further down the fanfiction rabbit hole though, because this week we have a vampire fic.


Friday, 13 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Pants on Fire

Since we're still in October, and on Friday 13th t'boot, I figured we'd give another roll to the Harry Potter dice.*

If it saves me from the Halloween pumpkin sex fics I kept coming across last year, I'm all for it. (Never search for seasonal fics. Ever. I made that mistake again at Easter... *shudders*)






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*No, I really have no clue where that phrase/analogy came from 😅




Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday Fics Fix - Because You're Mine

Since it's October - y'know, witchy and spoopy time and all - what's better than some Harry Potter?





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This is a fic I came across about Harry being asexual, and how, yes, he can be ace and still in a relationship with Ginny!

(Because fanfiction is going to save the ever-loving world dammit!!! The future is coming!!!!! *ahem* No, really. I'm fine.)