Thor: Ragnarok is so metal that it got me on a creative spree today. I couldn’t stop thinking about Loki’s horns and Thor’s Hammer. Poor Mjolnir is the first victim of Hela. But, is she as bad as she seems? Where does she get the makeup? It’s most likely that she gets it from the same shop the Winter Soldier does.
Despite the full trailer being an ode to Thor, Loki has created enough havoc online as to provoke a hurricane. Seconds, he appears only seconds, and he’s making all ovaries explode! Tumblr is on fire! Why? Because the Trickster is horny, and because we’re left to explore an almost hammer-less Thor. (Spoiler alert: he has two Hammers and not only Mjolnir!)
Now, if you want to share a laugh, and explore what the trailer has to offer, I invite you to download this ode to horny helmets, naughty guyliners, and hammers.
My comic book to-read list is quite long. I’ve been asked in comments on another post to list the comics that I want to read, so, instead of writing my list in comments, I decided to list them here. I usually re-read the comics that I like the most after a while. Why? I tend to forget details, so after a while, I re-read my comics again. Most of what I read comes from my Marvel Unlimited subscription. I end up buying on paper only those comics that I really enjoyed. I also tend to buy comics at the local comic book store after taking a look at them. You never know what you’ll find hidden in one of the shelves in the local shop, so I also highly recommend you to go and take a look at the weirdest places in your favorite comic book store. Seriously: there are jewels hidden all over. As for subscriptions, since I’m a Marvelite, it makes sense for me to have a Marvel Unlimited one. I tend to like most of what they do, so I do save money on this subscription. (Plus I get access to really old stuff, which is good!) Another advantage is that I have all the comics I want in my iPad mini, and I can go and read them all wherever I want. Okay, so here is my list!
Comics THORsday comes back with the Vision! In the Vision #3 we can see some other aspects of the Vision’s family. They just look too human as to be said that they’re just machines. In this issue we’re confronted with a profound question: are those different to us that different? Aren’t we making of different people aliens? Are we dehumanizing those who look different to us? Remember that the Visions have moved to a human neighbourhood where there are no Superheroes. They want to achieve the ordinary. However, they are extraordinary. And despite being extraordinary, they’re kind of similar to us. They fear, they commit errors, they react to threats in a human way. So, what is this issue trying to tell us?
Just take a quick look at the political affairs of the world today, and pay particular attention to the current world emigration floods that are happening around the world. Not only families are moving for work, but some families are also running for their lives. In a world like this, the Visions are but explaining tons about our humanity or lack thereof.
Another book reading list is here! This time, I want to introduce some books on geeks and nerds. I like to read about geeks and nerds, even if I know almost all the things the book has to offer. But, there are many times that books that look that contain not much information, happen to have loads of it that you didn’t know. Here is a short list of books that I’ve read and adored hat talk about geeks and nerds, geekdom and nerddom, about fandom and the people who make it awesome. I hope you decide to read some of them too!
I thought I would share with you a book reading list from time to time. I want to start with books related to Geek Anthropology, one of my passions. Most of them are related to fandom studies. Fandoms are one of the greatest ways by which we can explore human behavior and digital and analog cultures. Some of these books are essentials to start exploring fandoms from a different point of view, not just as a fan or insider who enjoys them. Take them, however, with a pinch of salt, and compare what they say with your own experiences. Will you take this ride with me?
New section in the blog! Bibliography: books & comics. In this section I will present to you books and comics that I read and I use for my work. I will also include comics and graphic novels. Instead of writing a long page with lots of titles with books, I thought it would be much better to create a post for each book and comment something about each of them.
Books range from geek topics to anthropology books. Comics range from Superhero ones to manga, and also European comics.
In this section I might also include online readings of all kinds related to the topics of this blog, if I find them interesting.
I hope you will find this section useful.