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American Gods: OMG!

I can just say one thing about American Gods: OMG! The show is so intense that you cannot stop staring even for a little blink. The photography of the show is so breathtaking that it left me gasping. I won’t lie to you, some of the Gods are incredibly spooky. Have you ever seen a Goddess eat a man through her vagina? You’re up to see that and gasp feeling as frightened as allured at the same time!

[SPOILERS: I cannot describe the show unless I give away some spoilers. You should also consider this show to be very mature. This is not a show for kids!]

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Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda

So, what’s my feminist agenda, you may ask? It’s quite simple: there’s no agenda. It might come as a shock for some, but I don’t have anything in mind but geeking out loud. I have projects, yes, but agendas? The only agenda I have is my Italian one, and I write things like: I need to blog today.

I suppose that this had to happen at some point in my blogging life. If you’re all about uplifting women and promoting badass strong characters, I assume that some people take it the wrong way. But before we all freak-out, let’s take a look at what feminist is.

A feminist is a person who supports feminism. And what is feminism? Is it a disease? The word has had tons of bad marketing, so when you say it out loud some bells inside your head ring out loud. Nope, it’s not a disease, and it’s not Ragnarok. So, what is it?

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Funko Pops and Books that will blow out your mind

Here you have a short list of Funko Pops and books that will blow out your mind. If you need nerdy ideas for presents, this is it! Get these matches and add a memorable line on the card. I know, it’s an evil plan. You’ll make your friends pass out because of amazing swag.

Let’s start with Ragnar! If you were to go Beyond the Wall, you’d probably find Ragnar waiting for you. Okay, that’s a stretch. The Romans and Ragnar lived in different eras, but it’s funny to think about it. Go beyond Hadrian’s Wall, and you’ll find the funky Vikings.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales

It’s THORsday again! This means that we’re going to read comics! This week we’re going to explore all about Spider-Man: Miles Morales. He happens to have extra powers compared with Spidey. He has a problem: he doesn’t know how to balance his Superhero life with his normal life. Fortunately, his best friend and his dad are there to help. But, things look pretty grim at the moment.

For starters, he has a fan online: a young YouTuber. She has captured a video from a battle. Miles got his mask broken, and she could see that he’s brown. She instantly became a fan. Also because of representation grounds. However, Miles isn’t that happy about it.

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Star Trek: Discovery

Ten years before Spock and Kirk, we had Star Trek: Discovery! I just saw the trailer on Twitter. I’ve been reading some drama surrounding the cast, but I must say that the trailer looks brilliant. I can’t wait until fall to start the journey along with Star Trek: Discovery.

One of the things that got me euphoric is to see to female leading roles together. I just hope that the series is as brilliant as it promises. So, why are people complaining about it? I say that we must give it a go before we go berserk on it.



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Cool Comic Book Picks of the Week

This week we have some cool comic books that we can pick again. This week things get hot again since there are some interesting titles. And again, I’m left with a tough decision: do I start right away with the issues? Or do I wait for the trade?

While I meditate on the topic, I’ll start this week’s possible pic list with Luke Cage. Marvel’s Netflix series was fantastic. So, I do hope that the comic reflects that too. Cage is on a revenge spree. Cage goes to the funeral of Doctor Noah Burstein, the one who made of him an unbreakable Superhero. However, he soon discovers mysterious billionaires, gangs, and a woman with a huge secret.

Because things look pretty grim, Cage starts looking for answers. Maybe there’s far more to Doctor Noah Burstein’s death that meets the eye.

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Indiana Jones and Aliens

What does Indiana Jones have in common with aliens? Although it might seem that nothing, at first sight, reality is that Indie has a lot to do with aliens. We can take a different view on aliens using the lenses of Geek Anthropology. Aliens are “the other” that comes from far away, and that might pose a threat.

Perhaps, it’ll be easier to grasp the notion of the Alien in science fiction if we take a look at some movies and books. In Alien Nation we see how “newcomers” from outer space arrive in Los Angeles asking for asylum. Both the film and the show depict their rocky assimilation into human society.

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Funko Pops that Kick Ass with Books

Today we’re going to explore Funko Pops that kick ass with books. Pairing Pops with books is cool, but pairing kick ass Pops with books is even better! The trick relies on matching topics that fit both the Funko Pop and the book.

So, let’s start with Ms. Marvel and Persepolis. I wasn’t so sure about the pairing, but then it turned out to be a great one. If you haven’t read Persepolis yet, I highly recommend this graphic novel.

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NewsPrints by Ru Xu

This week we’re going to explore a sweet comic by Ru Xu called NewsPrints. I found it diving into the shelves of the local comic book store. It tells the story of Blue. She’s an orphan who works as a newsboy. To do that she has to disguise herself as a guy. Since the comic book happens during the war time, it’s not surprising to see men and women doing different roles. Blue is a girl, so she should be selling cookies. However, she loves living and working at the Bugle, the only newspaper that does deliver the truth in town.

So, Blue’s job is crucial: she delivers a right paper that explains the truth to their readers. But, everything seems fine as long as she is a boy. But, what would happen if she were to tell the others that she’s a girl?

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Comic Book Day: New Cool Comics

Wednesday is the day when you can find new cool comics in the comic book store. Yes, it’s the comic book day of the week, and it certainly comes with hot titles. I’ve decided to share with you some of the titles I’d love to follow. There are too many possibilities out there, and yet, you have to choose from them.

I’m going to start with Misfit City by Boom Box. Wilder lives in what seems to be a very boring place. The biggest thing that ever happened was the filming of a cult kid’s movie back in the 80s. But now, this sounds like ancient history. However, something happens (if not, we wouldn’t have a story). She and her friend find a centuries-old pirate map drawn by someone called Black Mary. Maybe there’s a treasure in that boring town!

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