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Renée
23 August 2016 @ 02:00 am
Inhuman Condition is a supernatural webseries by the same people who did Carmilla. It primarily focuses on the personal struggles and complications of those who have inhuman abilities and further examines the prejudices, persecutions and injustices about them living in the world surrounded by people who view them as dangerous or inept due to their individual conditions.

View the first episode here....Collapse )

My thoughts of the series so far, mild spoilers through episode 20.Collapse )

The series is still ongoing, and I don't know how many episodes it will eventually have and whether it will be getting a second season, but I highly recommend this especially for people who like Carmilla, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Welcome To Night Vale.

(I also want to thank ohrioles for introducing me to this series, which is rather odd since I do follow KindaTV for Carmilla and seeing Natasha Negovanlis doing her various segments, so I don't know how this one almost slipped past my radar. I'm glad it didn't, though.)
 
 
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Renée
15 August 2016 @ 04:29 am
++ There are some trailers I want to talk about. First, Luke Cage:

You may be bullet proof, but Harlem ain’t.Collapse )

Resident Evil: The Final ChapterCollapse )

++ Speaking of video game adaptations, it has been announced that Life Is Strange, a game I have previously gushed about, is getting its own live action digital series.

I'm actually pretty curious about how this will be done. I know that the majority of video game adaptations have been a massive hit or miss with fans, and I've always been torn on adapting a game that is already a cinematic experience to begin with, which is becoming more and more common with how certain video games are designed these days. On the other hand, it would be rather interesting to see how Life Is Strange can be adapted and still be just as effective with hitting those same emotional points as the game does, given the right formula and balance of writing, casting, and direction of how the story will be told in this particular medium. I'm certianly not opposed to seeing how they'll manage to pull this off, it does have major potential just from the story and plot alone. And just like with any other adaptation, it's best to treat it separately from the source material focus on whether it is cohesive storytelling instead of comparing the two. In general, I've seen some pretty nifty fanmade films and cosplays from the LiS fandom, so I'm rather curious as to who they will be casting in this series. Max Caulfield and Chloe Price in particular are two characters who have very distinct personalities and voices, their chemistry, relationship and dynamic is incredibly important to move the story along.
 
 
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Renée
12 August 2016 @ 02:07 am
May the Force be with us.Collapse )
 
 
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Renée
31 July 2016 @ 11:00 pm
Asked by verdande_mi:

Which TV-show/film/book have you re-watched/re-read the most times?

Considering how often I revisit my fandoms from various mediums, the number is honestly quite high. But as a guesstimate, it would probably be a tie of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly for television shows, and Harry Potter for books/movies.


Asked by ellipsisms:

Talk about your life as a Hogwarts student (and beyond) AKA tell us your House, what Hogwarts activities/clubs you'd do, what job you'd want to get, your favorite and least favorite classes/professors, your animagus, etc etc.

Quite appropriate for today....Collapse )
 
 
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Renée
25 July 2016 @ 02:21 pm
Now that SDCC is over, there is quite a bit to take in with what was announced, from television shows and movie announcements and trailers. I do think this year was a bit underwhelming in comparison to other years, but nevertheless it still had a lot to offer in terms of content.

++ American Gods, the STARZ series adapted from Neil Gaiman's book, and developed by Bryan Fuller. I haven't read the book myself, but seeing fans reacting to this trailer has me very excited. I knew that they were getting it right when fans were praising every single casting announcement with how perfect the actors were for the characters. And it definitely looks to be such a solid cast, and the story itself is rather fascinating, and just based off the trailer alone it looks absolutely stunning. When you have someone like Bryan Fuller involved of course you're gonna expect something gorgeous, and it looks like he brought some of that Hannibal-esque influence along with him, and I'm all about that tbh. I'm also just happy that Ricky Whittle has escaped to something that he'll be better treated and appreciated in. Overall, I'm intrigued with what the story is going to entail and I'll definitely be checking it out.

++ We got a new Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them trailer, which provided more looks into some of the magical creatures we'll be seeing in the film. As for the overall movie itself, while I'm quite dubious about J.K. Rowling handling American history given her most recent debacle, I'm still interested by the story itself and curious with how everything will go.

++ Not only did we get our first look at Luke Cage (it looks so fucking good), but also a teaser for The Defenders! Granted the last one is a very straightforward teaser, no footage, but it has me incredibly pumped nonetheless, even though I'm still not here for who they have cast as Iron Fist. I just wish we had something for the second season of Jessica Jones, hopefully something will be announced soon because I miss my girl.

++ Brie Larson has been officially cast as Captain Marvel. While I had my bank on someone appropriately aged like Emily Blunt and Anna Torv, or my own personal fancasting of Katee Sackhoff, I think Brie will be great in the role. She has proven herself a spectacular actress particularly with Room, and I have no doubt that she'll do just fine as Carol Danvers.

++ Wynonna Earp has been renewed for a second season! ҉*\(๑•ω•๑)/*҉

++ Even though this will most likely be the last SDCC appearance the Orphan Black cast will have together since the show will be ending next year, having Tatiana improv some of the clones at the panel will remain my favorite thing to have happen, proving once again how utterly talented and hilarious this woman is (and who deserves an award, gdi). And major kudos and love to the rest of the cast as well, they're all just so fantastic.
 
 
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Renée
24 July 2016 @ 12:00 pm
WHAT I DO IS NOT UP TO YOU.Collapse )

Not only that, but we actually got our first look at Justice League, also featuring Wonder Woman as part of the team. I'll be honest, I'm mostly here because of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman (seriously though, look at that man, he is all unff), but their version of Barry Allen is just as hilariously adorable as the television show's actor. Well done.

So many things are coming out from SDCC, but this is what I'm most hyped for.
 
 
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Renée
23 July 2016 @ 10:42 pm
Asked by giallarhorn:

What do you feel about the pseudo arms race in the grim-dark movement that's present in a lot of literature lately?

I'm not necessarily an expert on this subject, but I'm assuming that this is about the constant presence of how everything in literature (from YA to other genres) has so much grimdark (read: dystopian and post-apocalyptic) themes and structures. Personally, like with anything else that gets overexposed due to the success of something else really needs to be toned back, because authors will either way to piggyback from the success of another franchise, or feel like they aren't really making the effort in the world-building and actual structure of a good story and just going for the repeated themes. It's similar to how a lot of fantasy writers try/have tried to copy Tolkien, they just want it to be the "next big thing" rather than creating a good story. Oversaturation of this sort is so overwhelming that it becomes underwhelming whenever a new series comes out that is very similar to what a previously marketed one was.

I actually don't mind grimdark in the general sense just as long as it is well-written, has an intriguing and well-structured story that makes sense rather than simply being there because it is what it's expected from the subgenre, or what they think the subgenre is supposed to be.
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Renée
22 July 2016 @ 10:29 pm
Asked by favoritexrecord:

Favorite type of cuisine?

Japanese. I've definitely mentioned this before in previous memes, but Japanese is my all time favorite cuisine to have. From the Udon and miso to the sushi and other aspects of their dishes, it is absolutely delectable. Another favorite would have to be Italian, because let's face it, I basically eat all types of Italian foods, from a variety of pastas to pizza. I think my entire food palette consists mostly of Italian and Japanese, to be honest.
 
 
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Renée
21 July 2016 @ 11:44 pm
Asked by megan_moonlight:

If you could create a female-only team of heroes (don't have to be actual superheroes, main characters etc. are fine as well), which five characters would you choose?

This one is incredibly hard because whenever I think at all of my favorite women characters in all of my fandoms, I think they are all amazing and would all qualify as teaming up together. But for the sake of answering this question properly, here are my top five picks:

I wouldn’t even know what to call my fabulous all-women hero team...Collapse )
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Renée
21 July 2016 @ 12:41 pm
++ Okay, so, I'm someone who never got into the Pokémon phenomenon. I knew people who collected the cards and watched the anime, but it wasn't on my particular radar as something that appealed to me, personally (aside from Pikachu being adorable). With that being said, the recent release of Pokémon Go has actually got me contemplating actually playing it. It's a free interactive app that operates similarly to that of a scavenger hunt, where people you outside to find and capture Pokémons, choose a team, and level yourself up as a Pokémon trainer. It has taken over the world by storm, and even though we all know that this craze will ultimately die down within the next few weeks, it actually does sound rather fun. People have been going outside of their homes, meeting other people playing the game, just hearing the stories from this new phenomenon has been entertaining and interesting. It's also a clever way of getting people more motivated to become physically active by engaging with something that is fun and enjoyable.

++ Mara Wilson, Aubrey Plaza and Stephanie Beatriz have all recently come out as bisexual. In a world where media perception of bisexuality is often skewed, either not taken seriously or barely acknowledged and erased altogether (sadly, even within the LGBT community as well), it's always wonderful seeing those in the public eye come out as such. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

++ In related news, the California Board of Education has unanimously approved of teaching LGBT history in public schools. In my opinion, this is an amazing step forward for not just inclusive learning, but is also hopefully provides a safe place for students to learn about the history of the LGBT movement and the importance it has today. I like that it'll include gender roles too. No doubt this won't go over smoothly for certain parents who will be "aghast" about this new curriculum, and I expect there will be bumps in the road along the way, but I think this is incredibly healthy for kids to learn about this stuff. I truly think adults underestimate the intelligence of children, and teaching them about this isn't provocative or inappropriate because, well, it's part of fucking life. It's incredibly relevant to everything that is happening all around them. I mean, I never learned about of any LGBT history until much later in life, from both online and in college courses (where the minimal amount was discussed), and I honestly wished I had that opportunity long ago. Hopefully this will open the door for more states to do the same.

++ In case anyone has been living under a rock (lol puns), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson now has an official YouTube channel! Dwayne has actually been quite in-tune with not just social media, but also respects new media platforms and content creators (which he plans on collaborating and doing more things with on his channel). He knows what's up when it comes to things like Twitter and Instagram and such, and his friendship with Lilly Singh is probably the best thing ever. She helped promote his channel with these hilarious sketches.
 
 
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