Sunday, 8 November 2020

Nerd Church - Remembering Why We Remember


(Warning: this post discusses war, loss of life, and pandemics/ Coronavirus/Covid 19)

'Remembering Why We Remember' with a background of poppies

In the UK, it's traditional to mark Remembrance Sunday - the Sunday that's nearest the 11th November - and also Remembrance Day, otherwise known as Armistice Day.

This has been tradition since just after the First World War, when literally everyone knew someone who had passed away in service. (World War One was basically 4 years of non-stop slaughter on all sides.)

So, for the last century almost every town and parish in this fair(ish) land has had memorial services for the country's war dead on these days.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Friday Fics Fix - The Good Trash, Because Its 2020 and I Need It


'Mac slides the rest of the way out, rolling to his knees. Sweat is pouring down his face, stinging his eyes, and when he lifts his hand to wipe it away, he finds his fingers trembling. He stares at them, fascinated.'


'Fics Fix!' with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

I'm a big fan of the MacGyver reboot TV series.

I mean, it's often trash - but it's good trash. And I love good trash.

Trash with a genius who can use science to save the world is my kinda trash. (And lead actor Lucas Till is pretty easy on the eyes. It don't hurt. #JustSaying)

The current version of MacGyver started in 2016, with 4 series to date, and contains much less questionable hairstyles than the original 1980s series.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - I've Got All These Demons Hiding Underneath


'Comics Wrap-Up' with lined-notebook-style background and speech bubbles containing heart symbols

It's 2020. Lord knows what's going on now. Let's get some comics-y superhero-y goodness!

Once again everything's in the 'Other Stuff' category #BlameLoki

Saturday, 31 October 2020

6 Years of Blogging At Dora Reads!


It's Halloween, which means that it's my blog anniversary!

- Which in turn means it's time for my annual ramble about this blog, and blogging in general, and all that stuff, while trying not to repeat the stuff from previous blog anniversary posts too heavily!


'6 Years of Blogging' written haphazardly against a starry background

Friday, 30 October 2020

Friday Fics Fix - Clint and Bucky Undercover


'"Oh god, please tell me you’re not Hydra," said Clint, because he was entirely done with this whole thing now.'

'Fics Fix!' with purple background and white lightning bolt shape

Soulmate AUs are a popular type of AU in fanfiction - I tend to avoid them because they're often exclusionary of Asexual/Aromantic people.

This week's fic isn't - which is why I'm recc'ing it! 😉

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Comics Wrap-Up - Careful As I Write Her Name On the Corner of the Page


'Comics Wrap-Up' with lined-notebook-style background and heart symbols inside speech bubbles

It's Thursday, it's still 2020 - let's get some superhero-y comics-y goodness!

Everything is once again in the 'Other Stuff' category (dammit Loki!)

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Nerd Church - 5 Things That've Kept Me Going In 2020 (So Far)


(Warning: this post discusses Coronavirus/Covid 19, Lockdowns, and Depression/Anxiety)

Since I'm once again in Lockdown, and now it's not just local but national for Wales, I figured I'd have a vague ramble about some of things that've been keeping me going through the weirdness that is 2020.

'5 Things That've Kept Me Going In 2020 (So Far)' on a wavy funky multi-coloured background