Showing posts with label film. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film. 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, 13 July 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Genius, Billionaire, Playboy, Philanthropist... Father







'“Alright kiddie, time for you to open your eyes… you’re really starting to freak me out.” he tapped Peters cheek lightly. “C’mon lets see those brown eyes, I know you got them.”

After another minute of face tapping and Tony hyperventilating, Peter opened his bloodshot, unfocused eyes, and gazed blearily up at his mentor.'





Let's indulge in the cuteness of Tony Stark being a parent-figure to Peter Parker this week, shall we?



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Because I really wanted him to be more fatherly and less of a hypocritical douche in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

And because Tom Holland as Peter Parker is the right mix of cute, awkward, and awesome.




Friday, 22 June 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Wooing, Midgard-Style






'"I always have to wonder about it, you know?" Loki whispers one night as they're eating take out and watching a television program. 

Tony looks up from his food, "Wonder about what?" he frowns. 

"Yeah." Loki nods, but doesn't continue talking.'


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OK, this is take 2 of this post, because it actually effing published itself on Wednesday.

My luck, sometimes guys, my luck.

Obviously that version was deleted (the deleting was done with the accompaniment of me squealing 'ahhhh!' quite a bit.)

You don't need to see my drafts. It's not a good thing. ๐Ÿ˜…






So, this fic.

This fic is random af. And you all know that that's just the way I like it! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

I Liked Avengers: Infinity War, But I Didn't LOVE It. Here's Why. (SPOILER FILLED)





Leaving the cinema after watching Avengers: Infinity War, The Bestie turned to me and said:

'Do you get why I said that once you've seen it, you really wanna watch it again, like, straight away?!'





And me, a diehard Marvel fan, who loves the Marvel films 'til the end of the line, said:

'No... not really. It was ok, though.'






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Friday, 11 May 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Just Your Resident Mildly Evil Demigod... and His Lover







'Tony wasn’t sure who’d be unhappier: the team when they found out he was sleeping with their resident mildly evil demigod, or Loki when he found out that Tony would be late for their dinner date on account of being buried alive.'







Yes, that is a quote from this week's fic. Yes, it is awesome.






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In my defence, I haven't rec'd FrostIron in ages! I've held myself back for a remarkably long time ๐Ÿ˜‰




Thursday, 26 April 2018

Comics Wrap-Up - I'll Stop Wearing Black When They Make a Darker Colour

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Tomorrow is Avengers: Infinity War release day!!!!!!!!!!!! 

(Also, I know I've said this a lot, but MAN they need to not f**k this up!!!! Seriously Marvel.)

And say no to spoilers! (Espec. people who have managed to see previews!!!!)












Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Play's The Thing!

I was watching the BBC version of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott the other day (y'know, the Irish guy who plays Moriarty?) and a thought popped into my head:




Plays should count for the Goodreads Challenge!








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(My Goodreads account is private. Sorry.)



Friday, 13 April 2018

Friday Fics Fix - A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away...

I, personally, love the current Star Wars set-up.




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There's angst, lightsabers, spaceships and sh**, and a dude with his shirt off - honestly, I don't expect anything beyond that.

(Sorry die-hard Star Wars fans, but let's face it, the stories and dialogue were never what your nostalgia-happy brains purport them to be... Please don't hurt me.)





Thursday, 1 March 2018

Comics Wrap-Up - You're Gonna Hear Me Roar


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Firstly, my dearest nerdlets, Happy St. David's Day/Dydd Gลตyl Dewi Sant Hapus! You can check out some Welsh-language music in a blogpost I wrote on Sunday to celebrate.


Yes, I have now seen Black Panther! It was totally awesome-ful! XD (And most of what I have for you this week is Black Panther-related!)


And this week is one of those weeks where everything I have for you comes under the 'other stuff' category. Blame Loki. #AlwaysBlameLoki





Thursday, 22 February 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Comics Wrap-Up - If This Is What You Want Then Fire At Will

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I'm writing this week's wrap-up with the flu. So if I say things that don't make any sense, just smile and pat me on the head, k? ๐Ÿ˜‰






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, 12 January 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Combined Forces

Here we are then, in 2018! And it's time for the first Friday Fics Fix of the year!




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In case you don't know (because the internet has a short memory, and also you might be new to Dora Reads - in which case, welcome! Please stay! Lol,) Friday Fics Fix is a weekly post where I recommend (or 'rec') a piece of fanfiction.

Basically, I started this post series because fanfiction totally counts as reading! And it should be completely counted as such! #EffTheSnobs





So with that established, let's take a look at this week's rec!

OK, I have some Star Wars for you this week - which I haven't done before, because while I like Star Wars, it's not like my be-all-and-end-all. And I know people take Star Wars pretty seriously!




Friday, 29 September 2017

Friday Fics Fix - B-A-B-Y Baby

Something a li'l different for you this week my nerdlets!

This week I've got a fic based on the awesome film Baby Driver - if you haven't seen it, it's pretty damned cool!




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For those not in the know (or in need of a reminder,) Baby Driver is about a getaway driver called Baby who plays music (LOUD) on a semi-permanent basis to drown out his tinnitus (and the whiny bank robbers he works with.)