Showing posts with label film. Show all posts
Showing posts with label film. Show all posts

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Picture, Picture, Smile For the Picture



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Here we go again! It's Thursday, so let's get some comics-y goodness dearest nerdlets!

This week is all stuff in the 'other stuff' category - for which we will, as always, blame the trickster god. (Dammit Loki!)


Thursday, 16 January 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Think You're So Criminal



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It's Thursday, we've nearly reached the end of another week - let's enjoy some comics-y goodness! 

And this week is full of villains and anti-heroes for your nerdy perusal!


Thursday, 9 January 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Do the People Whisper 'Bout You On the Train Like Me?



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New Year means a new graphic for Comics Wrap-Up!

What do you think - honestly? Is it ok?

Regardless, it's Thursday, dearest nerdlets. And Thursday means comics-y goodness!

Friday, 20 December 2019

I Watched The Film First! *Gasps* - 5 Books That I Read Because I'd Seen The Adaptations

You know the voice that's just like: 'you've read the book, now see the movie!'

...that voice doesn't know me at all.


'I Watched The Film First!' projected on a screen at the front of a cinema


I read a butt-tonne of books. 

Like, I read at the 200-per-year kind of speed.

But I watch loads of film and TV adaps. before I read the book.


Sunday, 15 December 2019

Nerd Church - Hope, Politics, and the Zombie Apocalypse


Something important happened on Thursday, dearest nerdlets!

What..? The UK election..?

Yeah, that happened too.

We now know which brand of f**ked we, as a country, are stuck with *sighs*



What I'm talking about, though, is yours truly watching a truly bizarre, but amazing, film, called Anna and the Apocalypse.



'Hope, Politics, and the Zombie Apocalypse' with a sprig of holly on the left-hand side, and the silhouettes of 3 zombies on the right-hand side. The first zombie has a santa hat, and a wreath around his neck. The second zombie has a reindeer antler headband. The final zombie has a gift tag and a bow. (...And I clearly got carried away making this graphic!)



Have you ever thought, 'wouldn't High School Muscial be better if it was combined with Shaun of the Dead... and it was in Scotland... at Christmas...?'

No? Well apparently someone did!

No, really. That is what this film is.


Friday, 1 November 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble



'"The handwriting on the first spells is far too legible to be Satan's," Aziraphale reasoned, reasonably, like a reasonable person who had just critiqued Satan's penmanship.'


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Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean we have to retreat from the gothicky side of life, dearest nerdlets!

And what I have for you this week is both gothicky and fun as all hell! (Pun unintended, but now I'm actually quite pleased with it.)


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - With A Pad and A Pencil Sat By His Side



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It's Thursday, and somehow I end up talking more about DC than Marvel this week! 😯

Still, let's get some comics-y goodness! 😍


Friday, 20 September 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Some Scary Stuff... Sort Of


'Richie is sitting on the corner of the porch, legs dangling over the side. He looks up when he hears someone approaching and almost goes to hide the ashtray full of cigarette butts, but then decides he doesn’t want to go through the effort of lying.'


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OK, so my fanfiction reading this week has been... well, honestly, I despair of the human race sometimes 😅

I mean, I know that the pumpkin-sex fics will appear eventually in the run-up to Halloween, but come on people, IT'S NOT EVEN OCTOBER!


Thursday, 29 August 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - Troubled Love and High-Speed Noise




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It's Thursday. I have no idea how we got so far through the week. Let's get some superhero-y goodness!


Sunday, 25 August 2019

Nerd Church - Escapism, Reality, the Power of Stories, and Brigsby Bear




Films, books, media, stories.

They’re how we talk, communicate, connect with each other, with the world around us, and how we understand ourselves. 


At least, that’s true for me, maybe it’s not for you.

Or maybe you just think it’s not the way it is for you 😉




Title graphic: 'Escapism, Realism, the Power of Stories, and Brigsby Bear' with cute cartoon bear on right-hand side
...when I was making the graphic I somehow wrote 'realism' instead of reality but *shrugs* same diff I suppose! 😅




There’s an amazing, adorable, and, in places, heart-breaking, film called Brigsby Bear.

I love it.

It’s one of those films which rips your heart out, hands it to you, and then is like ‘look! This is what your heart looks like! Look at all the blood and gunk and stuff!’ (Metaphorically, of course.) 


It’s hard to talk about Brigsby Bear without either a) getting spoiler-y, or b) descending into fangirling to such an extent that all I’m doing is making a series of inarticulate noises.

Friday, 23 August 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Crows and Culture



“You are the only raven-man?” 

“To my knowledge,” Diaval said. “Though most of the ravens I meet don’t believe me when I say I am sometimes human.”


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I LOVE Maleficent.

It's an amazing movie, and I am super-super excited for Maleficent 2!

And only like, 70-75% of my love for Maleficent has to do with how stunningly attractive Angelia Jolie is in the title role! 😅



Angelina Jolie brooding sexily as Maleficent
Via Giphy


Thursday, 22 August 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - Girls Get Up Early and Stay Out Late



Comics Wrap-Up title image with manga-style woman handing her living-shadow a flower. Because that's what you do in that situation, clearly.


It's Thursday! The day that comes after Wednesday and before Friday!

It also means superheroes and comics-y goodness here on Dora Reads! 😀


Thursday, 15 August 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - You Know I Like It Loud







It's Thursday, it's comics time! 

This week it's all 'Other Stuff' - so, as we all know, it's Loki's fault!




Gif: Loki - 'Possibly'
Via Giphy



Thursday, 25 July 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - God is a Woman







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Once a year, there is the event of all comics-y-ness - San Diego Comic Con (SDCC).

Unfortunately, most of us can't sell our souls to get to SDCC...

...but fortunately, the trailers the big companies release there trickle out over the next couple of weeks, and the big announcements are pretty much immediate!

Friday, 19 July 2019

Friday Fics Fix - Death Can't Stop a Jedi... From Pranking




'"In the meantime, I'm going to annoy our son back into the Light," Han said with restored good cheer.

"That's not how it works," Leia said.

"Has anyone tried?"'


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Sometimes, I just love the randomness of fanfiction.

Like, if you hype up Hollywood writers on a lot of coffee, deprive them of sleep, and then give them action figures to play with, you get fanfic authors.

And that, my dearest nerdlets, is just one of the many beautiful things about the internet.




So this fic is based on the modern Star Wars films, and has a butt-tonne of SPOILERS, ok? Ok.


Thursday, 18 July 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - You're the Perfect Distraction





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You know what Thursday means? Superhero-y comics-y goodness! Woo!

Everything this week falls into the 'Other Stuff' category - which, as always, is Loki's fault.

Gif. Loki: You had one job


It's also kind of superhero-adjacent, because that's just the way the cards fall sometimes *shrugs*