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Many movies portray villains as disfigured individuals. However, this might be a poor representation for disabled people. As Alaina Leary suggests, many movies have disfigured characters as their main villains continuing a trope that’s making a poor service on the representation of disabled people. Think about Darth Vader, Freddy Krueger, Voldemort and Doctor Poison (from Wonder Woman).
Darth Vader has lost almost all his humanity. This is represented by his almost mechanical body, and his scarred and burned face. Not only he lost his hand, but also his face is hideous under the mask. Voldemort has weird features and almost no nose at all. Freddy Krueger is horrible and burned. And Poison wears a facial prosthetics to hide her scars.
So, after ACOWAR I started reading Shadow and Bone [The Book Depository]. It’s a tale of Grisha darkness and light that will enchant you. Although I find the Grisha trilogy way lighter than Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo has done it again. Bardugo’s Grisha tales have swept me into a tale of power, darkness, love, and deceit!
We meet Alina, our female hero, and her love interest, Mal. She starts being weak and unattractive. However, Mal is robust and gorgeous. Little they know that Alina is going to be one of the best Grisha in the history of Ravka. But, is that good or bad news for them?
[SPOILERS: this review has a lot of spoilers. So, if you haven’t read the book, stay away!]
This weekend we’ve seen the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok. It couldn’t be deeper into the new 80s style that getting more popular among media. If you loved Stranger Things and enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok promises a great ride. Not only the movie is matching styles with the Guardians, but it’s also getting in the revival of the 80s that we can see in many other shows and movies.
The color palette is great. So much so, that one of my plans is to get a pair of posters to make my wall perfect. Yes: Guardians and Thor are going to be rocking my wall. Why? Because the color palette is similar! (And also because I’m sure I’ll love the new movie as well.)
So, here we’re again with Funko Friday. I’ve been sharing a lot of cool Funko Pops on my Instagram account. However, I just made a selection of the best ones this week. Why? Because it would be madness to share here everything! Anyway, this week I enjoyed a lovely time with Siege and Storm in the coffee shop along with Harley and Prosecco Gummies. I know, it’s a strange combination, but it proved to be great.
I’ve also got into collecting Pint Size Superheroes. Oh, yes! I’m doomed. But, I cannot stop collecting them too! I decided to go for the Spider-Verse because I love Spider-Gwen. And so far, the ones I got are amazing!
We’re back with new comics to get into your pull list. This week I recommend some that you’d enjoy with a coffee or tea during the weekend. Let’s start with Moonstruck! The artwork is super cute, but the story is also great. Grace Ellis, the creator of the Lumberjanes, introduces us into a monsters and romance story. We get to meet a centaur, Chet and enjoy a magical conspiracy.
Since the vocabulary of fandom can be quite challenging, I decided to write a new guide. This time, I’ll be presenting letter by letter. Focal vocabulary is what you need to enter into some sub-cultures. In the case of fandom, there are certain words that will help you navigate the world. Be aware, however, that there are far more than these!
A/A (Action/ Adventure): it’s a fan fiction genre that features stories with a lot of action. These stories can be heavily plot-driven. However, you can also find romance, mystery and more in them.
Abandoned: when an author doesn’t finish a story in fan fiction. It can be either because they couldn’t, or because they don’t want to do so. Abandoned pieces of fic main remain unfinished and incomplete, unless another author decides to give an end to them. (Think of it as a work in progress, aka WIP).
I finally read A Court of Wings and Ruin [The Book Depository], aka ACOWAR. It’s amazing! Although I find it more political than A Court of Mist and Fury, this new installment of the series by Sarah J. Maas is delightful. We get to know more about Feyre, Rhysand, Nesta, Elaine, and the others. Although this volume was good, ACOMAF is still my favorite.
We left Feyre in the Spring Court. She had sworn she would revenge what Tamlin had done with her sisters. We also left Nesta giving the King of Hybern the middle finger. (You have to love Nesta and her angry ways.)
[SPOILERS: this post contains massive spoilers. If you haven’t read ACOWAR, refrain yourself from continuing reading.]
It’s time to talk about comics again! This week’s pull list is pretty diverse, from Superheroes to werewolves. I’d like to begin with Syfy’s Wynonna Earp. I bet you know the show, but now you can also enjoy the comic book! The Banditos is a gang formed with outlaws, Mavericks, and werewolves. Wynnona used to run with them. However, there’s a problem. Someone is killing them off, one by one. It’s up to her to save them and discover what’s going on.
So, I got another Mr. Wonderful schedule book this year. And yes, I got it in Italian yet again. I love Mr. Wonderful’s schedule books because they are perfect for work. In fact, I have different planners for different tasks. This one is just perfect for organizing what I need to do next, or who I am meeting now. You’ll see that the planners and designs are too cute to resist. It’s normal: this brand is all about cuteness overload.
I finally saw Spider-Man Homecoming on Monday after a long day, and it was a blast! Despite some issues, this movie is brilliant. For starters, Peter Parker is a kid who is growing up. He doesn’t know much and grows as the film progresses. This is the Spidey I imagined from the comics. Sorry for the previous movies, but this one nailed it.
We begin with the original song of the first series on TV about Spider-Man. That show was crappy at best, but technology at that time didn’t allow for a better web slinger. And then, we met Peter, a kid who is super excited to meet his heroes.
[SPOILERS: this review contains lots of spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I recommend you to stop reading this post.]