Showing posts with label superhero. Show all posts
Showing posts with label superhero. Show all posts

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Nerd Church - Popular Vs Pretentious: I Read Martin Scorsese's Essay So You Don't Have To

 


Why are popular films, and popular media in general, somehow seen as unworthy?

Who decides what counts as Art anyways? 

Cos being asked to locate the grand-high judge of all things artsy films would not have me running to call Martin Scorsese (...who would totally take my call, because let's face it, I'm awesome and stubborn as a mule persistent.)


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In a pretentious burst of overly-descriptive prose, Martin Scorsese's essay in Harper's Magazine was published this week to the irritation of many fans of superhero blockbusters and popular films.

Why? 

Well, Scorsese previously ran his mouth about Marvel movies in 2019, and it seems that even in this current piece about the artsy Italian director Federico Fellini, he couldn't resist some entitled barbs at films that people actually like watching.

It's titled, 'Il Maestro: Federico Fellini and the lost magic of cinema' because... why not? I guess?


Thursday, 18 February 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Bite the Lightning and Tell Me How It Tastes

 

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It's Thursday, somehow it's only February, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Everything is once again in the 'other stuff' category (dammit Loki!)

Friday, 12 February 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Being Everything You Are

 

'Klaus pushed down the nagging thought that maybe he was scared of judgement from Ben, if he let him in.'



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Some fics are beautiful.

Maybe not because of how they're written - although there are beautifully written fics, of course, and I always highlight them to you, dearest nerdlets, when I come across them - but because of what they are.

This week's fic is beautiful, because of what it is.

This week's fic is an arm around the shoulders of Queer readers - this fic says it's OK, just to be you.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Friday, 5 February 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Metaphorical Dirt Angels

 

'Klaus also had a tattoo on his arm of an umbrella inside of a circle. That image was the symbol of the Umbrella Academy, a group that had caused a whole lot of dissension among the Avengers.'



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Thursday, 4 February 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Got Called An Alien For Bein' Myself

 

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It's Thursday, it's February, let's get some comics-y, superhero-y goodness!

This week's is unintentionally super-queer (ha, super 😎) and is once again all in the 'Other Stuff' category (#BlameLoki).


Thursday, 28 January 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Don't Wreck Your Brain, It'll Be Alright

 


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It's 2021, who knows what's coming next? Let's get some comics-y, superhero-y goodness!

Everything's in the 'Other Stuff' category again #BlameLoki

Friday, 22 January 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Slightly-Stabby Protectiveness

 

'Klaus had been… animate when describing each of his siblings.'

 

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OK, OK - I know, OK? I know.

...I rec'd an Umbrella Academy fic last week. I know.

I usually try to leave at least one week in between rec'ing fics from the same fandom (no, really, I do.)


Thursday, 21 January 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - My Name Is No-One The Long Lost Son

 

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It's Thursday, it's 2021, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Everything I have for you this week is in the 'Other Stuff' category. #IBlameLoki

Friday, 15 January 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Haunting Metaphors (...and I'm Blaming the Coffee)

 (Warning: this post discusses mental health problems, as well as referencing abuse by parents.)



'Klaus blinked slowly, then nodded. “Yeah, what can I say? Some people just can’t accept that they’re f**king DEAD!”'



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Now that I've finally finished watching Series 2 of The Umbrella Academy, it is of course time for some TUA fanfiction!

I'm Umbrella Academy trash, and proud of it! 😂😎

Friday, 8 January 2021

Friday Fics Fix - Avengers! Ghosts! Buzzfeed Unsolved!

 

'“I mean,” Clint cuts back in, “better safe than sorry. If it is a ghost, shouldn't you get the Tower blessed or cleansed or whatever?”'

 

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Avengers! Ghosts! Buzzfeed Unsolved!

...To be honest, if that hasn't hooked you I don't know what I can say to convince you to read this week's fic. 

If you're intrigued, read on fair nerdlets! 

If not, go! 

Go now and frolic in peace!

(...I think I'm gonna be like this for the entire post. Just as a warning! The first week of 2021 has picked up where 2020 left off and I wasn't exactly normal to begin with 😅)


Thursday, 7 January 2021

Comics Wrap-Up - Everyone Is Trying, Everyone Is Shining

 

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It's 2021, all the UK home nations are in Lockdown, let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness, and try to forget 2020 ever happened!

Monday, 7 December 2020

Month in Review(s) - November 2020

 

(Warning: this post discusses mental health problems, Covid 19/Coronavirus, and Transphobia)


November saw some rays of sunshine breaking through the end of 2020.

Biden won.

Hope of a Covid vaccine became more real.


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As for me, well, I've had some ups-and-downs.

News of local people dying of and/or being ill with Covid. A firebreak Lockdown. The continued anti-Welsh sentiment in the press...



And then there's the Amazon Associate issue *sigh* 

I can't go into it, because I've appealed the decision, but after some problems in November, I lost my UK Associateship in the first few days of December. That's all I can really say for now. 

But it had me super stressy for a bit 😣 still kinda stressy now tbh.

Damn Anxiety always blows this kind of sh** out of proportion.


Update, 8th December:


Please DO NOT use my links to purchase from Amazon UK - my Associate account for the UK was unfairly closed, and Amazon UK will no longer pay me for any purchases made with them.

I will slowly be removing the UK links from 1000+ posts, but it's gonna take a while.

Friday, 27 November 2020

Friday Fics Fix - My Stand-Out Fics of 2020

 

It's December in a matter of days, which means that Friday Fics Fix will be going on its annual Christmas holiday.

...So what better opportunity to look back on the fics that've really stood out to me in 2020?

(Don't answer that. It's rhetorical. I'm gonna do it anyway. 😎)



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2020 has been 2020.

So, I've totally been reading a butt-tonne of fanfiction as self-care. 

Because fanfiction is excellent for all the self-care purposes - whether you need deep and angsty, or sweet and fluffy, or you want to fulfil some very um, specific, tastes: fanfiction has it all!

(I don't judge. But if I never read another pumpkin sex fic, it'll be too soon. And yes, it happened again in October - how do they keep finding me?!)


Friday, 20 November 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Peter Parker Is Not OK

 

'Peter didn’t remind Mr. Stark of their plans, not after lunch, not after dinner and not when they were all sitting (or rather lying) in front of the TV later that evening.'



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Fanfiction can make you laugh, make you cry, or make you go AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

...We're dealing with the third option here.

The kind of option where the feels are so complex that AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! is pretty much the best  descriptor available to you.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Be A Burning Star If It Takes All Night

 

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It's Thursday, I'm tired, let's get some superhero-y comics-y goodness!

Once again everything is in the 'other stuff' category - blame Loki. Always blame Loki.

Friday, 13 November 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Soft But Stabby

 

'The street is just as empty as it’s been all night. “Meow.” And then an orange paw is patting at his boot.' 



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Anyone who knows anything about Netflix's The Umbrella Academy (TUA) knows that Diego Hargreeves is stabby on the outside and super-soft on the inside.

He also loves his mam - you gotta love a vigilante bad-a** who loves his mam, ok?

There's a reason he has been memed as a baby duck with a knife. That's it. That's the entire character.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - To Give You and Me the Ability To Scream Our Voice

 

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It's Thursday. It's 2020. Let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Everything is once again in the 'other stuff' category for which we will #BlameLoki (with good reason, this time!)

Everything is also really Queer this week - which, of course, I'm here for. And that's also partly Loki's fault 😉