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Renée
15 August 2018 @ 02:32 pm
++ We have our first look at Liu Yifei as Mulan in the upcoming Disney live-action adaptation. She looks incredible. As for the movie itself, aside from a few things that I'm slightly wary about, I'm actually looking forward to seeing the final product. I know that there's been a lot of controversy surrounding the changes made, but honestly, it doesn't really bother me that much. I much prefer slight deviations from their animated counterparts, because it allows more creative freedom to try something new to enhance the story while still maintaining the magic of the experience. Overall, I'm reserving judgment until we see more of what this film is going to bring.

++ Joe Manganiello talks Dungeons & Dragons with Stephen Colbert for ten minutes straight, and it's such a beautiful thing to witness. I mostly know Joe through his guest appearances on Critical Role where he appeared in the last half of their first campaign, and seeing him publicly geek out about his D&D obsession outside of that realm is pretty phenomenal. He even has a special streetwear merch website that just launched, "Death Saves", which is combining D&D (death saving throws) and death metal, which he introduced at this year's SDCC.

++ For those of you on Tumblr, you might have noticed that there's a particular kerfuffle going around surrounding the recent automated mass deletions of specific blogs. Here is a summarized post explaining everything including how to stay safe, but basically, there has been a recent crackdown of postings featuring edited copyrighted photographs of celebrities (paparazzi candid pics, set pics, red carpet events, etc) and Tumblr is basically purging not just fan-dedicated blogs but also personal accounts, too, if you have made edited said pictures. Many fandom and actor/celebrity-specific blogs that have such edits or pictures have been targeted and terminated without warning. Needless to say, this is causing a lot of problems for obvious reasons.

Much like with the LJ Strikethrough of '07, this Mass Tumblr Purge of 2K18 has many people on edge of what this means for the future, since this most likely won't be a one time thing, not the mention many are unhappy with the way Tumblr has been handling the situation. As a result, some are thinking about migrating to Pillowfort, a new upcoming platform that is claiming to be a better alternative for those on Tumblr to control the kind of blogging experience they want to have. However, I fear that, like with many attempts at alternative blogging sites such Imzy (that failed) and Inkstand (which was a scam), it'll have initial excitement at first but then quickly fizzle out. Tumblr may be a cesspool of immaturity and toxic mentalities most of the time, but it is the main place for fandom activity. The sad reality is that there will never be a singular main fandom hub for everyone to be in entirely, and the more platforms made the more fragmented fandom will be.
 
 
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Renée
10 August 2018 @ 02:29 pm
Since I haven't really gushed that much about The Expanse, here is a spoiler-free recommendation post in order to openly praise it and get more people to watch this glorious science fiction series that deserves more attention.

All it will take is a single spark...Collapse )

As a sidenote, since The Expanse was picked up by Amazon for a fourth season, anyone who wants to support the show (as y'all should because as I mentioned it's absolutely amazing) I suggest getting an Amazon Prime account if you don't already have one and watch it when it comes out. The Expanse got a second chance at life, and it deserves more seasons to continue telling the story.
 
 
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Renée
02 August 2018 @ 02:39 pm
++ Apparently it's been clarified that Buffy the Vampire Slayer will not be remade. While that's great and all, I'm just wondering why this wasn't initially stated during the original announcement? It would have saved us all this anger and grief. Furthermore, this new statement is just as vague as the first one, and I have to be honest I'm still not entirely trusting of anything at this point. In an age where remakes/reboots are unfortunately dominating everything in media, we need something more direct and straightforward with a project like this instead of merely dancing around the subject, meaning we need more clarification and information on what their exact intentions are. Basically, they'll have to work pretty hard to prove that they're not bullshitting us. As for right now, I'm still remaining wary and apprehensive about this whole thing until we get more details.

++ So, about Wynonna Earp: Spoilers for 3.02Collapse )

++ In other news, we have the official Castlevania season two trailer and it looks absolutely amazing. If you haven't watched the first season, I highly recommend you should. It's only four episodes, each half and hour, and not only is the animation smooth and gorgeous but the story is very intriguing, not to mention dark and gorey. The second season will have eight episodes and, just from the looks of it, will be just as gruesome as the first, if not more, and I can't wait.

++ Terry Crews has appeared on the latest episode of CelebriD&D, a webseries on Geek & Sundry where celebrity guests who are fans of Dungeons & Dragons or other MMORPG games play a special one-shot game with the lovely DM, Matt Mercer. I think it's really cool that this series focuses on actors and celebrities that have a love of D&D, something that often gets overlooked in their careers unless they talk about it constantly in interviews and such, because it shows that people have always been geeky about these things, it's just that now since it's become more socially acceptable and mainstream to like geeky hobbies they're more likely to be open about their love of it. Vin Diesel is notorious for this, as is Joe Manganiello who is a massive D&D nerd (has guested both on this series and on Critical Role as his own created character), plus so many others. I love that it continues to normalize the fact that hey, celebrities are just like us, they love geeky nerdy shit just like we do and given the opportunity they will gush about it.

For those curious, I highly recommend watching this Terry Crews episode when you have the time, considering it's about two-and-a-half hours long. But it's so worth it. It's utterly delightful watching him just have so much fun, as it is with anyone who guests on this series. It's just a bunch of actors and voice actors playing together and having fun, that's basically the appeal of these kinds of games and watching others play. Though I wish that Terry would guest on a one-shot for the second campaign of Critical Role. Terry of the Nine-Nine teaming up with The Mighty Nein!
 
 
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Renée
25 July 2018 @ 04:31 am
It was announced recently that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is being rebooted, much to everyone's dismay. After taking some time to digest this news, I needed to express my further thoughts and opinions on the matter.

This is all making the kind of sense that's...not.Collapse )
 
 
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Renée
22 July 2018 @ 11:42 am
++ Doctor Who official S11 trailer premiered at SDCC and it looks absolutely fantastic. I'm in love with Thirteen already. Just from the moment she starts speaking I was all in. And really, Jodi Whittaker looks absolutely amazing in this, plus her accent! It's so endearing and adorable and just, ah! I also love seeing the three new Companions she'll be having, and the production looks so good. Nine will always be my Doctor (Eleven almost took that place but then, well, Moffat happened), but if this goes well as anticipated Thirteen will most likely be a very close second, not gonna lie. I don't think I've ever been this excited for a new season of Doctor Who, and considering my love/hate and on/off relationship with this show that says something.

++ The cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine made their first appearance at SDCC this year, and they didn't disappoint. Everyone looked so radiant and happy, basically basking in the joy about being renewed by NBC and having so much support and the love of the fans, which must've been the most gratifying and rewarding thing to witness after the whole cancellation/renewal that happened, especially with seeing all the fans that have loved and supported them throughout the seasons and advocated for the show to be renewed. I love them all so much and I love this show. Also, sidenote, the cast of the new season of Doctor Who ended up in a photoshoot with the B99 cast!

++ I haven't watched Voltron: Legendary Defender (yet), but it was revealed at SDCC that one of its main characters, Takashi Shirogane, aka Shiro, is a canonically gay man. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

++ Wynonna Earp just got renewed for a fourth season. That's awesome, though I still find it strange that the show can get renewed even before the current season barely gets started, showcasing its popularity, and yet there are still no DVDs available for the show at all. :/

++ We have Deadpool 2 panel which is cool, but from that panel comes Ryan Reynolds talking about inclusivity, which anyone who has watched the films, especially the sequel, knows that they were very inclusive and bringing in more representation than most films do nowadays, especially superhero movies. I also would love there to be exploration of Deadpool's pansexuality in the future, as well. I know that they touched on that slightly in Deadpool 2, with Wade flirting with both Colossus and Cable alongside his love for Vanessa, but it would be utterly fantastic for them to go further with that, and I know that Ryan Reynolds has talked about that before, as well. He seems very genuine with wanting more of that kind of representation as a whole to reflect the real world.

These are just some of the things that have caught my eye with SDCC at the moment. I know that there's loads more as it's still happening, but I'm still catching up. And yes, there are other specific things I want to discuss, but that'll be for in a completely separate post altogether.
 
 
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Renée
16 July 2018 @ 05:51 pm
++ Deadpool: The Musical 2 is a fanmade parody that was recently just released. The first one was already fantastic, but this one definitely takes the cake with them going above and beyond. Adding in not just the X-Men and the Avengers but also other Marvel character cameos (which is just as hilarious as the whole "Infinity War But Everyone Is Deadpool" trailer mashup), parodying Disney songs along with making the joke about them now being owned by Disney, it's just gold from start to finish. It's absolutely hilarious and the overall production was well-done. Bravo to everyone who worked on it, y'all knocked it out of the park. I think Ryan Reynolds would be proud.

++ Speaking of Deadpool, I've been addicted to watching all of D. Piddy's convention videos. I, of course, knew of him since seeing a few in the past, but I've just been consuming them because they're entertaining and I love seeing cosplayers roleplaying and just being silly with each other.

++ SDCC is this week! I pretty much nearly forgot that it was happening this soon, lol. I only know of a few panels that I'm interested in, but just like with E3 I'm sure the more that comes out from it the more invested I'll be. I'm usually just catching up on everything after the fact anyway, since there's with anything SDCC related there's a lot of unpack with trailers and footage of upcoming shows, movies, projects, interviews, panels, etc.

++ BBC released a trailer for their upcoming dramas, which features some intriguing ones. Luther is coming back, Doctor Who (new teaser here) which I'm very excited about with Thirteen because I know I'm gonna love her, and interestingly enough Killing Eve will be premiering on the BBC. It has already aired on BBC America and Sandra Oh has been nominated for an Emmy for her role on the series, which is such a huge deal and I'm incredibly proud of her for such an achievement.
 
 
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Renée
Since the finale special of Sense8, it has left me with wanting and aching for more. That's what happens when a show gets cancelled, even if they get the chance to do a special to wrap things up there's still so many places of where the story could've gone and it did leave us with there being a kind of open ending, in a way. So I decided to make a list of things that I wished had happened had we gotten a proper third season like we should've, or, if we somehow do end up getting another season that takes place directly where the special finale left off on what happened afterwards and the possible future of where the story would've taken up. Just for my own fun and enjoyment, really, because this show meant so much to me.

What is human? An ability to reason? To imagine? To love or grieve? If so, we are more human than any human ever will be.Collapse )

I just really love this show, okay? I miss it so much and I want so much more content.
 
 
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Renée
07 July 2018 @ 08:35 pm
Taken from author_by_night's list of writing prompts:

List five pet peeves.

Pretty simple enough, though I'm dividing this into two separate categories. One is for real life pet peeves, the other is for fandom-related pet peeves.

My Five (Ten) Pet PeevesCollapse )
 
 
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Renée
28 June 2018 @ 05:09 am
++ There's now a new update from the Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency petition to request a third season from Hulu. I don't know what spurred this update, possibly because other shows have been getting saved by other means, so perhaps this was something to take a chance on. Again, nothing is guaranteed, but we've seen small miracles happen before so who knows what might come of this, if anything at all. So go ye forth and sign and spread it around, if you're so inclined.

++ Dear White People has been renewed for a third season, which is awesome. I've actually just gotten into this Netflix show, which I'll be talking about sometime in the near future.

++ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas has been the most talked about book since last year, and has now been adapted into a feature film starring Amandla Stenberg. There's a good reason why this has been highly anticipated, since the story focuses on the prejudices and racial discrimination against black people here in America, especially in regards to police brutality. It's a very serious subject matter that is still an ongoing issue today, and having a story like this is incredibly important to tell. I haven't read the book yet, though it's been on my list of things I need to get to soon, but already the trailer for the movie looks powerful and emotional.

++ We have to first teaser trailer for Dumbo. I don't really have much to say on it, to be honest. These live-action adaptations of Disney animated films tend to be a hit-or-miss for me, and my dislike for Tim Burton doesn't really help either. Honestly, I'm mostly here for Colin Farrell, since his character seems to be the most interesting to me based on his description alone.

++ An important announcement was recently made in regards to the future of Critical Role, which basically is just that they have their own studio now! Before everything was being hosted at the Geek & Sundry studio, which is basically where they've been streaming since they first debuted years ago. Since everything they do is owned by them, their entire brand is basically just, well, them as they are playing the game as they normally would back home, it makes sense that they would want to have their own space where they can do whatever they want. I'm very happy for them because, while they got their start on G&S, it makes sense for them to move forward in this way especially since the community has gotten much bigger than they ever imagined. So, I'm very excited about where this could potentially go, what they have planned for future content, etc.
 
 
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Renée
25 June 2018 @ 11:54 pm
I finally saw Deadpool 2. Why did I wait so long when I've been excited about this coming out since it was announced? Honestly, just timing and motivation of getting to the theater, really. But I finally watched it, and I'm glad I did. It was precisely what I wanted it to be, absolutely hilarious with all the meta and outrageously violent, but also heartfelt at the same time.

Here there be spoilers.Collapse )

TLDR; I love Deadpool. ❤
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