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Renée
11 October 2019 @ 07:22 pm
Waffles or pancakes?Collapse )

We still haven't heard whether there is going to be a third season. I know that Cloak & Dagger will be crossing over in the third season of Runaways, but as for another season of their own show nothing has been announced yet. I'm hoping it will, it's such a good solid series that deserves more seasons.
 
 
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Current Music: Au/Ra - Stay Happy
 
 
Renée
06 October 2019 @ 12:00 pm
++ I tried contacting Freeform via their feedback page on their website, mostly inquiring about the possibility of a DVD release for Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, but aside from the automated email that was sent back near immediately after my sent in comments I haven't really heard anything. There's been also petitions to help get it renewed/picked up elsewhere, this one in particular has gotten a lot of signatures in comparison to some of the ones I've seen, but I don't know how effective it'll be. Needless to say it was be awesome for the show to be saved somehow, but in all honesty I just want an official DVD release. And the fact that that's not a guarantee anymore these days even for successful ongoing shows is quite unfair.

++ We have a teaser trailer for the third season of Marvel's Runaways, including a brief sneak peek into the Cloak & Dagger crossover. Without getting too much into it, because spoilers obviously, there is something in this teaser that has me super hyped because it is calling back to the comics regarding Nico and the Staff Of One, and seeing that imagery? Has me so hyped.

++ The official teaser trailer for The Expanse season four dropped at NYCC, and this is something I'm also incredibly hyped for. This teaser, just them showcasing the higher production quality of the new season now that it's on Amazon, which will no doubt complement the quality of storytelling that they've been having the entire time, and the use of the visuals and the music and the brilliance of using that JFK speech about space exploration throughout, showing the relevance it has with the story and us as human beings. I got chills. December is going to be one amazing month for my shows, and I cannot wait.

++ In other good news, Dear White People has been renewed for a fourth and final season. I have to say, I'm genuinely surprised it even lasted as long as it has, because good quality shows, especially shows that are diverse and inclusive, don't seem to really survive on Netflix thanks to their shitty business model. I'm happy that it has been given an opportunity to have a final season, unlike other shows where they were basically just flat-out cancelled without much warning.
 
 
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Current Music: Little Mix - Woman Like Me
 
 
 
Renée
27 September 2019 @ 09:12 pm
++ With the announcement that Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists has been cancelled after one season, I am feeling rather disappointed and kind of sad. I mean, part of me kind of knew that it was a possibility since I hadn't really heard much buzz surrounding the show outside of some dedicated fans, but another part of me was hopeful. I actually really enjoyed The Perfectionists and I thought that it could go interesting directions. Much like with Ravenswood, the other PLL spin-off that was cancelled after one season, it held much potential and I really liked the characters and their dynamic. But, also like Ravenswood, the show attempted to break up a beloved fan favorite couple from its predecessor which I think was the ultimate death knoll of the show. That part is entirely on Marlene King though, since she should have learned from past mistakes. But alas.

Needless to say, I am super bummed because I did get attached to the show. I knew I shouldn't have, but I did. This happens every single time, dammit. Regardless, I'm just hoping that it will get a DVD release. Ravenswood never did, which I never understood and am still bitter about.

++ Anyway, on an uplifting note, I watched Felicia Day's episode of Between The Sheets, a series made by the cast of Critical Role on their channel where they interview various people, and it was hilarious and incredibly wonderful. She is such a delight. I love Felicia, I have ever since seeing her in BTVS and I've been steadily following her career ever since. She's been kind of inspirational, in a way, when it comes to being a geek on the Internet and she's built herself a creative career from that which I've always admired. So watching her talk about her life and answering specific questions about her work and just random things for over an hour was so delightful. Plus, she is mainly responsible for the existence of Critical Role, since she had faith in the project when others didn't. So I really enjoyed hearing her talk about that as well. Just overall, a fantastic interview, like pretty much all the other interviews seen from that series.

++ And in more exciting news of the same line, Critical Role is partnering and collaborating with some brands for some official CR merchandising, and this includes Funko Pop! We will finally be getting Funko Pops of the characters, hopefully for both campaigns. This is honestly so cool, because the cast has received custom made Funkos of their characters sent to them by fans over the years, but now they can get them officially done and sold. As someone who collects Funkos of my favorite characters, you bet I'll be getting them as soon as they're available.
 
 
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Current Music: XYLØ - Ordinary
 
 
Renée
26 September 2019 @ 04:04 pm
This is the second half of the book question meme where I answer the rest of the questions not asked by anyone. I didn't include questions that I felt were repetitive of the ones I'd previously answered or just questions that I didn't really have an answer to.

More book talk....Collapse )
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Current Music: Kelly Clarkson - Addicted
 
 
 
Renée
21 September 2019 @ 08:30 pm
++ Apparently a trailer for the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries movie, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, is out. I think it's only available for Australia at the moment, though. But it is coming out in 2020 (finally!) and will have a theatrical release in Australia and a limited release in the US in selected theaters only. Either way, I'm excited. I loved the series, and I want to see what they have in store for the movie. I know there's a spin-off series, but idk if I'm going to watch it.

++ The trailer for Emilia Clarke's movie, Last Christmas, looks absolutely adorable. I love the casting immensely. Emilia is just so charming, and I know there's been ~theories surrounding the plot but idc it just looks cute, okay?

++ The other day I watched this video called, Stranger Things and the Danger of Nostalgia for Belligerent Romance which specifically talks about the horrible 180 shift that Stranger Things took in its third season revolving around the character of Jim Hopper, but as a whole it does discuss something I have been wary about since after the first season with the way the show has been marketed and made since. I really enjoyed the first season when it came out, but the show tends to really rely heavily on nostalgia for the 80s that it becomes kind of obvious how that is its only strategy for the show at this point. Sure, there can be great moments here and there, but it is overshadowed by them trying to hit all the nostalgia buttons and advertisement without any kind of development of the characters or their relationships. In the case of Hopper, a character I loved in the first season, they did him, along with his and Joyce's building relationship, so dirty by wanting to go to the toxic 80s romance trope which promptly ruined the development that had been naturally happening in previous seasons. Not even in a subversion or deconstruction kind of way, but just straight up wanting a callback to the 80s movies/television that featured the same tropes, because nostalgia. It's such a shame, really.

I think it goes without saying that sacrificing good storytelling and character development for the sake of nostalgia is a big problem, hence the main issue with reboot/remake/revival culture in media right now. I think Stranger Things started out strong at first, but lost its way once the popularity got too big rather quickly and they bought into their own hype. I am glad, however, that this has brought on a lot of discussion such as this video examining and dissecting why this is a problem and how it can be possibly be fixed.
 
 
Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: Hidden Citizens - Somebody's Watching Me
 
 
 
Renée
17 September 2019 @ 12:06 pm
My answers to the book question meme. This is for those on my flist who asked for specific questions to be answered, and a second part will come later for the remaining questions that I want to answer specifically.

My book answers...Collapse )
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Renée
11 September 2019 @ 11:01 am
This was going around a little while ago and I thought it was great. I do love me some good question memes. At first I thought about just answering them all on my own, but this is an incredibly long list of questions so instead I'm going to let y'all give me numbers, and whatever is left I'll answer separately.

Pick a number (or multiple numbers) of a question for me to answer.

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Renée
04 September 2019 @ 12:45 pm
I finally watched the first season of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, the spin-off series to Pretty Little Liars, and I have to say I liked it a lot. I was very intrigued.

Been plotting any murders, lately?Collapse )

Also, as a sidenote, I absolutely love the music choices used for this show. Not only do we get a reimagined cover version of the theme song, which is much creepier than the original tbh, but also the show has a signature kind of sound where they use Vitamin String Quartet songs, setting the mood and atmosphere. The first minute of the pilot episode (no spoilers) does a great job with using the cover of "Poker Face" while giving a nice introduction to the show and our main three characters. It fits so perfectly, and tells you what you're in for. I approve.
 
 
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Current Music: Adona - Crazy
 
 
 
Renée
02 September 2019 @ 07:08 pm
++ Well done with the movie quote meme, I named all the correctly guessed movies along with who guessed them. And here are the reveals of the last remaining ones that didn't get guessed: 01. Saw, said by John Kramer/Jigsaw, 03. Ginger Snaps, said by Ginger Fitzgerald, 10. A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, said by Freddy Krueger, 11. Noriko's Dinner Table, said by Broken Dam, and 12. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, said by Thorin Oakenshield.

Either way, this meme was fun to participate in, on both sides. It made me miss the days when similar fannish memes were posted on the regular.

++ Hearing that a Nashville school has banned and removed the Harry Potter books from the library due to the claim that the spells and curses in them are real and can actually "conjure evil spirits" is terrifyingly hilarious. What is this, 1999? Bringing me wayyy back during the early days when religious/conservative groups would literally hold book burnings when the HP books were becoming popular, using these claims precisely. Forbidding and banning children from reading them in fear that they would be converted to witchcraft or commune with the devil. I have no doubt that people who hold these views have never stopped believing them and that these kinds of "Satanic Panics" will always happen regardless, but jfc, the fact that it's 2019 and people are still trying this? Especially with Harry Potter being one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons for many, many years now? It's just so bizarre. Yes, I know that it's said that it's a Catholic school and all, but still, it's making headlines so seriously, what the hell. But as ridiculous as it is and we all want to mock, it's still very sad seeing these kinds of controlling measures to censor things by those who cannot differentiate between fantasy and reality. It's a dangerous slippery slope, we've seen this time and again with the books that are on the challenged list, educational books that have been removed from libraries because some "concerned parent" wants to control what everyone else reads, or anything else in the media for that matter, instead of minding their own damn business.
 
 
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Current Music: Au/Ra - Panic Room
 
 
Renée
29 August 2019 @ 08:59 pm
Saw this meme going around a while ago, and I finally decided to take part in it.

Instructions:
1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.
6. Guess away!


List of quotes this way...Collapse )

Bonus points if you can guess the character who said the quote.
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