Last year Brighton Pride was amazing. And this year was brilliant! I had a blast, lots of fun among many different colors. My plans this year were different from the previous one. This time I wanted to eat rainbow cake. I know that I can do that whenever I want, but I just thought it fitted the day perfectly! So, what we did first was going to the Parade and see lots of colors and fun.
After around two hours of Parade, we were quite tired. So, we ended up in a fancy restaurant to enjoy the traditional English Breakfast. We ate a lot and enjoyed the atmosphere of the place. Plus, we could relax a lot. It was fantastic. But the best part came next: rainbow cake.
So, we went to our favorite cupcake shop and ordered a slice of rainbow cake. It was massive! So much so, that I could only eat a part of it.
Marvel Comics Editor Heather Antos dared to share a selfie with her coworkers online. And then trolls attacked her because of that. Fake Geek Girl is one of the many accusations that she’s faced since she dared to share her Milkshake. But what’s all this hate towards geek women? Why all the harassment online? Heather Antos is one of the many women working in comics. But you don’t need to work in comics to face such slash online or offline. Although comics, as gaming, have been thought to be male areas during many years, reality tells otherwise. There are women working in all fields, and enjoying geekdom like never before. Let’s face it: women are here to stay. Not only they have money to spend in these geek niches, but they also work in them! And most importantly: they are geek and want to show it up everywhere.
This week I finished the second book in the Grisha Trilogy. Siege and Storm [The Book Depository] was intense and surprising. Not only Mal and the Darkling want Alina, but also Nikolai, the Prince. However, as Alina returns to the Palace, and the Darkling gathers forces to get it back, we see how her relationship with Mal erodes. She is getting stronger, and also different. He is a hero without cause at the moment.
I loved Siege and Storm way more than the first volume. It’s thrilling, and Nikolai is hilarious. There’s no way you can’t like the guy. Mal is moody, and Alina wants to get stronger. Like calls to like, but it can also be spooky.
[SPOILERS: this post has massive spoilers on the book. Refrain from reading if you haven’t read it yet.]
This week’s new Comics are cool. Although the number of them that will make it into my pull list is low. There are many options out there. However, these two are the ones that caught my eye.
The first one is Faith and the Future Force. Faith is a body-positive superhero. Centuries from now, in the future, a defiant AI has unleashed an attack on the foundations of time. This AI wants to change history from its very beginning. Neela travels back to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s best superheroes to help her defeat the AI. And so, she needs Faith.
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).