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14 May 2015 @ 06:56 pm
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Supergirl looks absolutely freaking adorable. At first I was indifferent based from the promotional pictures that was released a little while ago, but this first look preview definitely sold me on it. The actress is a cutie, and I'm all for anything that has female positivity amongst all the male dominated superhero franchises. So yeah, I will totally be checking it out.

Then there's the Legends of Tomorrow first look, the spin-off series from Arrow and The Flash, and I have nothing to say other than SARA LANCE IS ALIVE. (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I have only watched bits and pieces of Arrow, and I know that Sara's death devastated and angered so many people, so seeing her resurrected onto the spin-off surely was a pleasant surprise. And also, Wentworth Miller and Arthur Darvill (Rory from Doctor Who). I approve of this casting.

I'm only vaguely aware about the Mad Max franchise (I mean, who doesn't know about the infamous "two men enter, one man leaves" from Thunderdome?), however certain hilarious reactions are making me reconsider actually watching Mad Mad: Fury Road, which features Charlize Theron as a main character. I mean, I'm all for good action flicks and the universe of Mad Max in general seems very interesting to me, just based off what I remember seeing in the previous films. And it's been getting good reviews so far, so I might end up watching it. I don't know whether in the theaters or not, but eventually I'll see it.

And now, a book meme:

Physical book or e-book?
Both. Physical books because I can't not ever love reading them, and e-books are a convenient way of transportation when you are traveling or just don't want to carry around multiple heavy books. For me, there really shouldn't be a debate on whether which is better or whether one is replacing the other.

Audio or book in hand?
I prefer book at hand, because I love reading with the voice inside of my head. Sometimes audiobooks don't really have a great narrator and it kind of loses some of the interest, depending on how they read. I also don't listen to audiobooks all that much, except for when I get them because certain people read them. *cough*Richard Armitage*cough* (◕ω◕✿)

Paperback or hardcover?
Paperback. Always.

Adult or Young Adult? Both?
Both. I mean, YA does get a bad reputation because of either it is deemed too immature because it was written for girls (which wtf) or simply because people focus on the really horribly written ones and pass judgments based on that alone, but let's be real. Both adult and YA novels have their strengths and weaknesses; rare treasures and ones that are just rotten apples of the bunch. Don't nitpick one and think the other is flawless, and don't judge others for reading something just because it's of a particular genre.

Series or Standalone?
If I like a series, then I'll read more of that series. If I like a standalone, and the author is really good at writing, then I'll pick up more from that author. So basically, both.

Dog ears or bookmarks?
I've never dog eared a book. Not because I think it's defacing a book, but simply because I never saw the point. I use bookmarks or I remember where I left off.

Breaking the spine or barely opening the book?
I just open the book and start reading. I know this may seem blasphemous to some book lovers and I know that there is apparently a particular way of opening books, but I just never really cared that much about that whole thing. It's not like I'm careless with a book or anything, most of my books are in very good shape.

Borrow or buy?
I buy more than I borrow, e.g. library.

Bookstore or Online?
There used to be a Borders that was close by that I would go to and purchase books from all the time, but when they went out of business the one of like two Barnes and Noble stores around our area is farther away. So, unless it's the occasional visit to B&N, it's all online purchases.

Fiction or non-fiction?
The majority of what I read is fiction, though I do enjoy the occasional non-fiction story. I am intrigued with certain autobiographies and collection of essays and such.

Fantasy world or real life issues?
Interestingly enough I like reading more about real life issues, mostly of the thriller and horror genre.

Kindle, Ipad, or other?

Monster read or short and sweet?
Both, although since I am a slow reader it will take some time to get through monster reads.

Starry eyed romance or full of action?
I'm picky when it comes to romance, since most times it can involve incredibly overused and tired tropes and becomes so predictable it pains me. But sometimes you'll find a gem that just gives you all the feels. So, despite the latter bit, I certainly enjoy a bit more action, or in my case a bit more suspense and emotional gripping moments.

Zombies or unicorns?
Yes please, both. Perhaps a combination.
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R.: fairy tales are more than truenemophilist on May 15th, 2015 02:14 am (UTC)
Totally agree with all of this! :D
Renée: Kaylee. Giddy.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
Meredith: Tru - tru callingxfirefly9x on May 15th, 2015 02:31 am (UTC)
Both for me too. And I also buy more than borrowing. I should possibly consider changing that (or buying more ebooks rather than physical books) given how packed my shelves are.

Zombie unicorns. Heh.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2015 01:49 am (UTC)
We have so many books in our house, it's kind of ridiculous. Granted most of them belong to my sister who is the biggest bookworm in the family, and she does go to the library a lot, but still. ;)

Zombicorn. Hee.
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Renée: Hermione. Deathly Hallows.rogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2015 05:04 am (UTC)
I haven't read anything YA in a while, but whenever I do find something worth reading it's always a hidden gem. There are sadly so much YA that is overlooked by many. I remember the whole #YASaves campaign that happened some years ago when people were coming forward talking about how YA books are a good thing for young people, and even adults.
icecoldrain: Doctor Who - Amelia Pondicecoldrain on May 15th, 2015 04:03 am (UTC)
I'm going to be all over Legends of Tomorrow. I love The Flash and I've seen the first season of Arrow, so bring it! I'll also give anything Wentworth Miller is in a try because I love him from his Prison Break days lol.
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 07:21 pm (UTC)
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw him. I also have enjoyed his previous work and I'm thrilled to see him a part of this.
giallarhorn: okami puzzledgiallarhorn on May 15th, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
I...am cautiously optimistic about Supergirl. Very cautiously optimistic, because while it looks like fun it looks like it could stumble just as badly?

But on the upside, it seems to stick fairly close to the comic book origins at least? I'll hold out on judgement for now, though.
Renée: Veronica. Marshmallow.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 07:31 am (UTC)
That's the gamble with new shows, it could go either way and sometimes trailers can make it look better than it actually is. But I'm holding out hope that it turns out relatively good at the start and grows from there. There is all that potential, I just hope they take it.

*crosses fingers*
Julie: TFP ★ cadenceragnarok_08 on May 15th, 2015 05:59 am (UTC)
I agree with you on all of this :)
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 07:20 pm (UTC)
:D ♥ ♥
Abbeyplace_to_hide on May 15th, 2015 07:03 am (UTC)
I don't know what to think about Supergirl yet. I don't know whether I want to try it.
Renée: Haven. Audrey Parker.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 07:26 am (UTC)
I'd say give it at least a shot, just to check it out. I'm staying cautiously optimistic myself because the trailer does look appealing and charming and I could use some of those kinds of shows.
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Kevin Jonesmulder200 on May 15th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
Paperbacks for the win! And I do love buying some books from Amazon.

And I do read YA depending on the subject and I prefer fantasy or mix of supernatural and real life.
Renée: Katniss Everdeen.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC)
I tend to always do some research on the types of YA books I may be interested in, and most times it's usually of the science fiction/mystery/horror genre. Or just something that, based on the summary and details I've read about it, seems intriguing as a story.

Once you find particular gems you end up wondering why they aren't as popular as other YA books out there.
💋: take me anywheremaybe on May 15th, 2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
I am so stoked that they brought Sara back, though, it does make me wonder if they didn't do that because of the fan reaction - I mean so. many. were pissed.

I'm going to see Mad Max tomorrow, I've been looking forward to it since it was first announced Tom Hardy would be taking over the Max role + Charlize (♥) The reviews for it are stellar too, last I looked only two critics (out of 100+) didn't like it.

Renée: Inara Serra. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've been wondering that too, since apparently in the comics it was someone else entirely as the White Canary. I mean, in comics characters switch and change superhero identities and come back from the dead all the time, so it does work in a sense, though I think it's highly possible that the backlash of her character dying in Arrow was a huge contributing factor into bring her back into the fold for Legends of Tomorrow. Whatever the reason, SHE IS ALIVE AND BACK BBY. ♥

(It does make me wonder if she'll be seeing Nyssa, though, because I need them to be reunited somehow.)

All the positive reviews for the movie is making me very hopeful.
Christina: actor- zachary- first days of springfly_meaway on May 15th, 2015 06:08 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited about Supergirl for sure too! I really do hope that they won't do that much with her annoying co-worker, he already bugged me big time, but yeah, I'm really excited about the show as well! Surprisingly.

I also think I'll have to watch Legends Of Tomorrow, because the trailer was amazing!

And ohmygod, a combination of zombies and unicorns would be amazing indeed!
Renée: Elementary. Joan Watson.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 08:18 pm (UTC)
I agree. I know it's just a trailer, but damn, he was annoying, especially with the "omg you're not into me because you're a lesbian" line. Like, wtf? I have a feeling he will be like the sidekick in a sense. Perhaps he'll get better overtime. We'll just have to see.

Either way, I'm excited for that and Legends of Tomorrow. Both look pretty good.

lol, zombicorn. ;)
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Chelsea: THG → Peeta/Katnisssictransits on May 15th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
Legends of Tomorrow looks awesome! So happy that Sara is alive! :D
Renée: Elena Gilbert. Magic.rogueslayer452 on May 15th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
I was so pleasantly surprised by that. I know that it was probably by popular demand due to the outrage that happened after her death on Arrow, but I don't care because SARA! ♥

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dhampyresadhampyresa on May 15th, 2015 11:47 pm (UTC)
Supergirl looks so happy, I'm surprised. DC has been so grim lately.

Legends of Tomorrow! I have immense fondness for Wentworth Miller despite never watching anything he's been in and I like Arthur Darvill, so I'll check it out, I think. Also, is that a Laazrus Pit I spy with White Canary? EDIT: Wait, that's Sara, who is Nyssa al Ghul's girlfriend (/doesn watch Arrow)? Then it's definitely a Lazarus Pit.

I like the book meme. Do you mind if I snag?

Edited at 2015-05-15 11:48 pm (UTC)
Renéerogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2015 06:02 pm (UTC)
That's what surprised me, as well. It's such a huge contrast to the dark gritty setting that DC usually has. And I'm definitely not complaining, either.

I like the book meme. Do you mind if I snag?

Sure! Go right ahead. :)
verdande_miverdande_mi on May 16th, 2015 09:35 am (UTC)
Thanks for linking to the trailer for Legends of tomorrow! I am now excited for it. I love that Sara is back :D

I am stealing the book meme and i very much agree with what you said about romance.
Renée: Pretty Little Liars. Spencer Hastings.rogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)
I love that she's back, too. I find that these superhero shows/spin-offs have an advantage because they can bring back characters who have died, which cannot be done with other shows. So having Sara Lance back into the game as the White Canary this time makes me really happy.

Yeah, I tend to prefer fanfiction romance over published novel romance, simply because there is more breathing room in the former than the latter. If that makes any sort of sense.
Revyallodole on May 16th, 2015 10:10 am (UTC)
DC has so far had pretty good tv-shows so I'm looking forward to Supergirl. Even if it has a straight romance at some point. But oh well. Legends of Tomorrow seems pretty awesome too and when I don't know half of the characters I don't have any expectations :D so there's that. (I stopped watching Arrow though, it got too in-your-face gritty meh)

I love anything that makes fanboys angry so I'm looking forward to watching the new Mad Max. I've actually never seen the original ones despite loving post-apocalyptic films. OH well :P

Otherwise.. how are you doing??
Renée: Claire. No ordinary girl.rogueslayer452 on May 16th, 2015 06:24 pm (UTC)
Apparently, James Olsen is said to be playing Kara's love interest in Supergirl, and I'm am so not complaining about that at all. :3

And yeah, I only know Sara Lance from that preview, so without having any further knowledge of the characters I'm having no trouble with not having any expectations from the show itself. Of course, other than PLS DON'T KILL SARA OFF AGAIN. That's my only wish.

So far reading reactions from the movie the characters are mostly women with the character of Max being kind of secondary, and it's gotten like 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. And Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron pretty much laid the smackdown on sexist questions at a promotional conference. I'm pretty much all IN for this movie, tbh.

Otherwise.. how are you doing??

I'm doing fine, thank you for asking! I'm still healing slowly from my uniquely stubbed toe, but it's getting there. :)
Maria: billieshyngi on May 18th, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
Supergirl, in my mind, was kinda... awkward. Like. Too much gossip-girly-kinda-show. But I hope the show gives more than the first look had to give.

Oh god I watched the Legends of Tomorrow trailer and I got spoilers :C I about 10 episodes behind with Arrow S3 and I didn't start watching the Flash because it felt silly to watch two superhero shows at the same time. So I still have Flash to start after I've finished Arrow.
But I'm so happy for SL ♥

Ah that's funny book meme! Maybe I'll do that later :)