Showing posts with label humour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humour. Show all posts

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Make the Sounds We Try To Hide When People Are Around

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It's Thursday, let's get some superhero-y and/or comics-y goodness!

Everything this week is in the 'Other Stuff' category (dammit Loki!)

Friday, 31 July 2020

Friday Fics Fix - The Trick of the Detail

' was possible that they hadn’t thought through all of the consequences of Loki joining the team. They certainly hadn’t anticipated this one.'

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You know (or maybe you don't, in which case, lemme inform you,) I have a love of random-a** Avengers fics - add Loki to the mix?

Hell yeah, I am there!

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!)

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Nerd Church - Hope, Politics, and the Zombie Apocalypse

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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.

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!

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Friday, 26 October 2018

Friday Fics Fix - Highjinks

'Chang snorted, “Are you trying to be breezy, Draco?”

“I am breezy, Chang.” Draco said, slumping even further back in his chair to prove his point. “Totally breez-”

It was then that Draco fell off his chair.'

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More shenanigans to finish off our month of Harry-Potter-themed fanfiction!

Because October is for Harry Potter. *Nods sagely*

I didn't have long to throw this post together, so apologies if it's a little shorter than usual!

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Comics Wrap-Up - Well They Encourage Your Complete Co-operation

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This is another week where all the awesome comics-ness I have for you is in the 'Other Stuff' category.

Always blame Loki.

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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 😉

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Comics Wrap-Up - We Live and Die in These Towns

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Film Trailers

The first thing is: NEW BLACK PANTHER TRAILER!!!!!

Watch the thing. Then watch the film when it comes out. Those are the rules. ;)

(Warning: flashing images)

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Month In Review(s) - July 2016

Ahhh, July - funny old month, some good things, some not-good things.

But, y'know, I'm still standing, and blog-wise things are looking uber-awesome if I do say so myself! :)

This is me this month. #TrueStory ;)

This month has been rockin' as far as blog-stats are concerned:

I hit over 20k page-views in all, with over 5k views just this month.

A lot of this was due to my most popular post of the month - my review of Luna the Vampire, which hit over 2k page-views all on its lonesome! (Honestly, I don't know why that post was so popular, but I'm not complaining!)

Diary of a Reading Addict now has 50+ followers on BlogLovin'.

I now have 900+ followers on Twitter!

I reviewed some awesome-a*s books this month - stand-outs for me include Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi and Monstress, Vol: The Awakening. But honestly, I reviewed a lot of rockin' stuff this month!

And yes, before you say anything - I realise that of the 8 books I reviewed this month, 4 were graphic novels *shrugs* - there's nothing wrong with that!

As July 2016 faffs off into the sunset, I'm going to shamelessly point you at my post for The Diverse Books Tag.

I will also point you at Naz's awesome Read Diverse Books blog - check it out :)

And without further ado, here are the book reviews I wrote this month:


Thor: Dueling with Giants by Keith R A DeCandido - Fantasy, Media Tie-In

Young Adult

Panic by Lauren Oliver - Contemporary

New Adult

Nina Is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi - Contemporary, LGBTQ+ (M/F and F/F)


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson - (Modern) Classics, LGBTQ+ (F/F)

Graphic Novels



Luna the Vampire, Vol 1: Grumpy Space by Yasmin Sheikh - Humour, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Vampire
Mythic, Volume 1 - Fantasy, Mythology

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Review! (Graphic Novel Edition!) - Luna The Vampire, Volume 1: Grumpy Space by Yasmin Sheikh

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Title: Luna the Vampire, Vol 1: Grumpy Space

Author: Yasmin Sheikh Genre: Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Humour, Vampires

Series: Luna the Vampire

Release Date: 14 July 2016

Amazon: UK - USA

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Comics Wrap Up - People Like Us, We Don't Need That Much

Graphic Novels

This week I read Malice in Ovenland, Vol 1 (UK - US) - a graphic novel due out in August 2016 from Rosarium Publishing.

Rosarium are a growing, and relatively new, publishers who focus on sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels, etc., with an emphasis on multiculturalism.

Malice in Ovenland is semi Alice in Wonderland inspired... only there's magical world in Lily's oven. Yeah... just go with it.

It's target audience is clearly kids (which makes a change from the stuff I normally read) and it's pretty entertaining (and more than a little gross in the way that kids like.)

I'll be writing a review nearer to the publishing date, so keep your eyes peeled.

Other Stuff

Two fans showed Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan (and the world,) what real heroes look like when they cosplayed Captain America and the Winter Soldier at the Wizard World Con in Philadelphia.

They brought #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend (the social media campaign to do just that,) back into the limelight by kissing in front of Chris 'n' Seb.

Well done guys, you're true heroes.


Marvel Super Heroes, What The--? rocks. Just... just watch the thing and all of the randomness. So very, very, random.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Comics Wrap Up - Wonder If They'll Ever Know

Film Trailers

Another teaser trailer from X-Men: Apocalypse, for your enjoyment.

I'll probably be off to see it early next week if I can drag the bestie away from work. (Damn you adult responsibilities!)

More X-Men-y type-goodness in the 'Other Stuff' section below.

Graphic Novels

My review for Codename Baboushka, Volume 1: The Conclave of Death (UK - US,) was posted on Wednesday.

Baboushka is a Russian lady-mafia-boss slash spy slash assassin slash whatever-she-needs-to-be-at-the-time.

Yes, there are definite comparison points with our beloved Black Widow, but I was actually quite impressed at how original Baboushka managed to feel.

Other Stuff

I love, love, love this MTV After Hours 'X-Men: Apocalypse Group Therapy Session' - it's hilarious.

Ooh, but there's swearing and dirty jokes, so maybe not for watching without a pair of reliable headphones? Or maybe not in public? Just a precaution.

I laughed. So much.


Megan Purdy @ Women Write About Comics wrote a post on fan power and Twitter in the wake of #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend.


Yours truly wrote a 'Nerd Church' post on when heroes disappoint, focussing heavily on the whole Cap/Hydra debacle.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Month in Review(s) - April 2016

Lots more reviews this month! Especially of graphic novels.

There've been some truly rocking graphic novels out this month - my faves are probably Blood Stain and I Hate Fairyland.

Check out all the lovely reviews! :)



Eliza Rose by Lucy Worsley - historical fiction

New Adult

Growing Up by Tricia Sol - contemporary, LGBTQ+, short stories, romance (m/m)


Play Hard by J T Fox - LGBTQ+, romance (m/m,) short stories, contemporary
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult - contemporary, crime*, witches*, magic realism* (*ish)

Graphic Novels

Golem by Lorenzo Coccetti - dystopian, sci-fi, manga
Paper Girls, Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan - sci-fi
Blood Stain, Vol 1 by Linda Šejić
Echoes by Joshua Hale Fialkov - horror, crime
I Hate Fairyland, Vol 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young - fantasy, fairies/fae, humour