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Renée
12 June 2019 @ 05:52 pm
++ The reveal that Keanu Reeves is going to be in Cyberpunk 2077, never mind his appearance presenting the game at the conference after that reveal happened, was probably the best moment in E3 history. I think that moment overshadowed everything else at the event, tbh. Everyone is practically in love with Keanu. I was already intrigued by Cyberpunk 2077, but now I'm really excited for it. But the most important question is: will Keanu's character be romanceable?

++ Kesha released a brand new song called, "Rich, White, Straight, Men" which is a gigantic middle finger to the patriarchy. I approve. Also, this is a completely different sound from what we're used to hearing from her. It has a sort of dark cabaret vibe, similar to that of The Dresden Dolls (specifically "Coin-Operated Boy") and Emilie Autumn. It may be an acquired taste for some people considering it is more of an experimental kind of track, but I personally really dig it.

++ Ever since the news broke out that Swamp Thing has been cancelled after only one episode, which completely blindsided and baffled everyone and there's been varying reports as to the reasons why, many have been questioning the future of DC shows, especially since one of the reasons given is that the people at WarnerMedia seem to want all DC shows to be similar to the CW formula. Understandably, many are pissed. You cannot place these shows underneath the same kind of formula, superhero stories are not homogeneous. They can, and should, have variety to reach a whole bunch of different audiences and not just the same thing over and over again. Some can be family-friendly, while others can be more mature and dark in content. Not everything has to be absolutely the same, otherwise it gets boring real fast, and this is part of a larger problem overall with higher ups looking at things at being marketable versus having a good story the curse of the entertainment industry, tbh. And this is making people nervous about what will become of shows like Doom Patrol (something I've recently been wanting to watch) which has gotten much praise and positive reception but might also be affected by all this fuckery that's been happening.
 
 
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Renée
01 June 2019 @ 08:10 pm
This is the last part of the meme.

My favorite and least favorite television cliches...Collapse )

And now I'm finally done! This was an incredibly long meme, and I wanted to take my time doing it. I left some questions out that I felt I couldn't really answer, but for the most part I finished all of it. It took quite a while, but I'm glad I did because it was fun answering these. For anyone who missed the other days, you can go through the tag and see the rest of my answers.
 
 
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Renée
++ Midsommar is an upcoming horror movie by the director of Hereditary, and I'm already curious and enthralled by it. One of the things I like about A24 trailers is that they give off unsettling atmospheric vibes without revealing anything of the plot. I also love it when horror goes bright and vibrant instead of the typical dark/gritty route often seen, so automatically I was intrigued by that direction this film seems to be going for. Plus it has Chidi from The Good Place, so.

++ There are apparently plans for Saw to be rebooted which...I do not want, to be honest. First of all, while people's opinions about the quality of the franchise vary, I still enjoyed it for what it was. And at this point it's basically considered a classic in its own right, and it is well-deserved. I even liked the recent Jigsaw movie despite some of its retconning. Secondly, rebooting for the sake of rebooting and banking off from something popular is just tired, old and lazy at this point. The Saw franchise has become quite a classic among horror fans that even attempting an reboot this early is out of the question, especially since you cannot replace the genius that is Tobin Bell as John Kramer. If nothing else, they should just continue what they were doing with Jigsaw because I am curious about some things that were in the movie, which could actually lead into a whole other connecting franchise altogether. Plus, the only way I would ever accept a remake, or a retelling of sorts, is if it was done by someone like Jordan Peele, because I feel like he would actually do justice with a fresh and interesting take on the story. But otherwise, leave this franchise alone.

++ Bryan Fuller recently tweeted a confirmation that they're still wanting/hoping to continue with Hannibal for a fourth season, they're just waiting for the right network/service to come along and support them. I know that this has been an ongoing discussion for a while about him wanting to still do a fourth season, but with revivals happening all the time to continue series that have been long cancelled (see: Veronica Mars, as someone pointed out) it is not out of the realm of possibility for it to become a reality. And with Hannibal still being praised as a television series and fans still being active, hopefully someone out there will take that chance. Just not Netflix, please.

++ Speaking of, we finally have a teaser trailer for the third and final season of Jessica Jones. It's incredibly short, but it looks like it's going for S1 vibes, and I'm here for it.
 
 
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Renée
25 May 2019 @ 05:51 am
Favorite shows/characters and number of episodes in a season....Collapse )

Also, Matt Mercer just did a special one-shot D&D game with Stephen Colbert for Red Nose Day! It is pretty much nearly an hour of pure wholesomeness, with this being Stephen's first time venturing back into the world of D&D in decades. It's so amazing watching the two of them geek out, along with what people are considering the Mercer Effect with seeing how immersed Stephen was with his storytelling. Someone even pointed out that Matt used old school D&D terminology to kind of bring him back into the swing of things. It's just so awesome, and it's for a good cause too. Plus, I know that Matt and the rest of the CR cast have been wanting to get Colbert to be on their show somehow for a long while now, so their wish definitely came true.

I definitely think that, as they've grown much bigger in terms of starting their own company and the growing fan community surrounding their game, not to mention the immense success of their kickstarter campaign, it gives them these kinds of amazing opportunities.
 
 
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Current Music: AronChupa ft. Little Sis Nora - Rave in the Grave
 
 
Renée
There's been a lot of negativity lately, from things in the news to just various places online. So, in hopes to combat that for just a little bit, here are a couple of YouTube recommendations that are calming/soothing/interesting/non-serious that can probably help take some stress off.

Li Ziqi – I randomly stumbled upon her channel recently, and I've been addicted to it ever since. Li Ziqi is a young woman from China who makes videos usually surrounding preparing/cooking food and handiwork that all relates to traditional Chinese techniques. She primarily posts on Weibo (the Chinese equivalent to YouTube) where she is quite popular, and has since gained more popularity due to her videos being transferred/reuploaded onto her official YouTube channel for a wider audience. Watching her videos is not only relaxing, but it's also inspiring and educational as well. While everything is purposefully filmed stylistically, her videos are still a beautiful work of art, especially just seeing her doing all the stuff she does and knowing how much hard work it is to plan these videos out in advance. Based on what I've read from translations people have provided and such, she has lived a difficult but humble life, and continues to do so with these videos and providing for her grandmother and her rural hometown.

One of her videos that went viral, which was one that introduced me to her, was her making bamboo furniture, but her entire channel is fantastic and an absolute treasure.

Karolina Żebrowska – I also randomly discovered her because one of her videos popped up in the "recommended" section and it looked interesting (this was the video) and I really liked what I saw. She's basically someone who has an interest in vintage fashion, and does a lot of videos focusing on different eras, trying on clothing, giving details and trivia of a particular era, and so on. Funnily enough, I recognized her since one of her videos did go viral a few years back which was mostly a critique/criticism on those "100 years of" videos that companies ended up doing and giving her take on some of the real unseen women throughout history. I'm surprised she didn't gain more traction, but perhaps that's just because I like these kinds of videos and learning more about these kinds of things. Plus, I really like her sense of humor. She may be a smaller YouTuber, but she's definitely worth checking out nonetheless especially if you're interested in vintage clothing or just merely learning about different eras of fashion.

Music recommendation: Erutan – while she may not upload videos that frequently, she has quite a handful of music that I love listening to. Her voice is soothing and gorgeously angelic. Some of my favorite songs of hers are, "The Willow Maid", "Jabberwocky", and "Come Little Children".
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Current Music: Erutan - The Willow Maid
 
 
 
Renée
20 May 2019 @ 03:04 am
Dream cameo and shows that I would write essays for....Collapse )
 
 
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Renée
15 May 2019 @ 05:39 am
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In other television news, it appears that Blindspot has been renewed for a fifth and final season. Now, I don't watch the show (though it's been on my radar, just haven't gotten around to it), and while it seems that they're giving it a proper sendoff I'm mostly just excited because that means Ashley Johnson will finally be free to rejoin Critical Role full-time! I know, it seems weird and kinda bad for celebrating, but she's basically been sporadically absent since they started streaming their game in 2015 due to filming. She Skyped in whenever she could, but it was never quite the same as when she's actually physically there at the table. So now, while she will have to go back soon, it will be for the last time and probably shorter due to the final season being shortened.
 
 
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Renée
10 May 2019 @ 01:28 am
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Current Music: Becky G ft. Maluma - La Respuesta
 
 
Renée
06 May 2019 @ 01:12 pm
++ Gabriel Luna will be returning as Robbie Reyes in a Ghost Rider television series on Hulu! I was genuinely pleasantly surprised upon hearing this news, since it was something I wasn't even aware was in development. I would say out of all the guest appearances on Agents of SHIELD his was probably one of the most breakout performances during its fourth season, to the point that so many fans, myself included, wanted to see him return in some fashion. Apparently it's not a traditional spin-off, but the show will still be connected with AOS, since some feared it might not be based on the announcement. It will just be his own story separate from the arc that was completed on the other show. Which makes sense. Although it would be wonderful if Daisy could appear on his show, because I love those two together. Either way, I'm just very happy that we'll be getting more of him in this role. :D I wonder if there might be a possibility of there being a crossover with Runaways, as I would love to see him and Nico interact. I doubt it, but one can dream, right?

With this, though, it seems that Hulu is gearing up to become the next new home for Marvel shows. Since Disney+ is more for the MCU-specific characters, Hulu can become the home to other characters not directly connected with the MCU. So there might still be hope that Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage might be able to be revived there in two/three years time.

++ Verizon is looking to sell Tumblr. This will certainly go over well....

++ It seems that the third Fantastic Beasts movie has been delayed for a 2021 fall release, meaning that it'll be nearly three years before it comes out and, if my calculations are correct, this franchise won't finish until at least 2025. That is assuming if there are no more future delays or the fifth won't be split into two movies, since HP kind of started that trend in the first place.

Now, I don't care about this franchise aside from the first movie (and even then I only saw it for Colin Farrell anyway) and a few incredibly minor characters, and while I have plenty of opinions on it and JKR in general I'm not going to get into them at this moment in time. So personal feelings aside, I will say this: I've always believed that planning a five-movie franchise like this was rather presumptuous from the start, and they are already paying the consequences for that. Unlike with Harry Potter this isn't based on any book series, and even if there was some interest at first the more prolonged a franchise is less enthusiastic people become, no matter how popular the universe it comes from actually is. Even The Hunger Games hype kind of dwindled by the time Mockingjay, Part 2 came out, and we all know what happened with the decline of the Divergent movies. Franchise fatigue does exist, even for beloved universes. And while there is a difference between casual fans and dedicated fans, sometimes those dedicated fans can get worn out too.
 
 
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