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07 June 2017 @ 06:49 pm
Book Review: Geekerella by Ashley Poston  
I bought this book because it was one of those things that came up on Amazon as a rec based on other books I've bought. I'm a big fan of the YA novel in general, love a good romance, and am all for the modern retakes of fairytales and such, so this seemed an ideal choice.

As you might guess from the title, its Cinderella with a modern geeky twist. The characters are deep into fandom and all that entails - blog posts, fanfiction, online communities, etc. - but it also handles the teen angst that comes with feeling like maybe you're the only person who feels the way you do. Not that its only teens that feel that way sometimes, I know, but there really is a beautiful message in there about being yourself, standing up for who and what you love and who and what you are, as well as accepting things about people even if you don't agree or understand.

The references came flying from the start - everything from Star Wars and Star Trek to Avengers and Batman to Gilmore Girls as well! I was in geek heaven reading about people who loved all the things I love, who invested themselves in fandom so deeply, including cosplay and con attendance (which I've never done but I think it's all awesome!).

And then of course there was the impossible love story that all worked out in the end. It was beautiful!

So, if you like a good YA romance and are a total fandom geek/nerd, I highly recommend Geekerella :)
 
 
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16 February 2017 @ 08:12 pm
Emerald City  
I've now seen two episodes of the mini-series Emerald City. After the first part, I was a little confused. After the second, I'm even more confused, and yet I kind of love it! I want to watch more so I don't feel so 'WTH?!' about everything that's happened so far, so I guess that's a good thing. It is weird though. Weirder than I was prepared for. Darker too, actually. All in all, jury's still out.

Anybody else watching?
 
 
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08 January 2017 @ 04:45 pm
Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life - Reaction Post  
So, I have now finally seen all four parts of the Gilmore Girls revival. Wow. Where to begin? I guess at the beginning...

Here be spoilers... )
 
 
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23 September 2015 @ 05:52 pm
Avengers: Age of Ultron - Reaction Post  
This past weekend, I finally got the chance to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. I was a little apprehensive because the general feeling I got from those that had already seen it was that it had issues and a lot of my friends were not overly thrilled with some of the choices made for the new movie. Still, I wanted to see it and make up my own mind, and now I have.

My initial reaction was this - I prefer Avengers Assemble aka The Avengers. If somebody asked me right now, which of these two movies do you want to watch, I'm going to pick the first one. I'm not massively surprised by this, because I seem to prefer Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the MCU all round (with the possible exception of captain America - I do prefer Winter Soldier to The First Avenger, if I'm honest). So, let's get into the whys and wherefores...

Read more... )

So those are my thoughts, long and rambley as ever, you may notice! lol All comments welcome, whether you agree with me or not :)