As many nerds out there know one of the best parts of being a nerd is talking about all your various fandoms! Especially when it’s happy or exciting things. When it’s something widely enjoyed by many people, like the MCU or Game of Thrones, there’s plenty of people to talk to and life is good. But what do you do when those around you don’t care about your current obsession or it’s something more niche and they have no idea what your talking? For me thats usually the anime/k-drama I’m watching or something about my favorite Youtubers. Luckily though I have one friend who also enjoys anime/k-drama so I can talk to them about anything in the shows and even watch it with them and they will also get happy which will make even more happiness. But when I get excited about The Boys releasing No No Brush plushes again or being in a dino herd with SovietWomble on The Isle no one I know understands how big of a deal that is, so I sit in silence unable to share the joy. But I’m get off point, so what do you do when you can’t share the joy? You “suffer” in silence that’s what you do.
But honestly that’s how it feels some times. Because you have so much happiness and you want to share that happiness and in turn make even more happiness which makes even more happiness. Seriously it can be an infinite loop if you let it, like sometimes I feel like my nerd joy could power a nuclear power plant. But back on track again when then those joyous emotions have no one to be shared with they kinda just fizzle out. Like I think that it’s actually harder to not be able to share happiness then sadness. If I go to someone and complain about a character dying they’ll usually understand since they can image their own favorite characters dying and they will share your pain and comfort you and then life is good. But if I go and try and share my EXTREME excitement about buying and the subsequent wait time till I get The Boys No No Brush plush no one understands. They don’t know that the said plush came out before and you missed your chance last time. They also don’t know that it’s a limited time thing and that you may never get the chance again. And they DEFINITALY don’t understand what’s so amazing about a strange green brush character in underwear and the history behind it. Like seriously how do you explain this to someone whose never watched a Boys video?
They see this pic and have no idea what to think, I see this pic and get super excited about how that guy(the green one) will be mine soon!
I go through the same thing when I’m able to get into a dinosaur herd with SovietWomble when I play The Isle. Which I’ve been able to do 3 times so far might I add. Only one person I know can even imagine how big of a deal that is for me and they don’t even play The Isle. The rest don’t even know who Womble is let alone what goes into getting in a group like that in a game like The Isle. But for me that’s a HUUUUUUUGE deal and it makes my week when something like that happens. Like so huge I keep a photo on my phone to this day to prove it ever happened.
LOOK AT THAT IT HAPPENED! So, when I go around shouting for joy the unfortunate people who don’t understand are always like “wow that’s nice” and I’m like no it’s more then nice it’s AMAZING. It’s the good version of apocalyptic, if thats a thing. So I have no other choice to share my love and joy on here and hope other out there on the world wide web will understand and share some of my greatest joys.
I don’t think it needs to be said but obviously this show has great acting, plot, special effects etc. which is to be expected for anything in the MCU. Now that that is out of the way I can get into the deeper stuff. This show, so far, is strange, weird, and definitely unique and honestly I have no idea yet if I actually like it or not. But I know for a definite fact that I am all in! I need to know what’s going on! Obviously I went in knowing things were going to be confusing from the trailers but I didn’t really “know know”, you know? So, now I have a new show to wait for every week!
Since I’m a huge nerd as you might have guessed I have already come up with some theories that I just want to put out there. I going to start this by saying yes I’m a huge MCU fan and I know I can easily look up info on specifics to confirm stuff but I don’t want to spoil things for my self.
First thing that is obvious is that nothings real but my 2 theories on that is that it’s either in Wanda’s head or Vision’s. But because Vision was just a little dead last time we saw him I’m more inclined to say Wanda’s but if it is Vision’s I’m guessing it’s something like Altered Carbon(another show I love) where a copy of his mind was stored somewhere before the unfortunate Thanos incident.
Second thing is S.W.O.R.D. is a thing. Now this is where my knowledge is lacking because I haven’t read the comics but I don’t want to look it up to confirm things right now. What I do know from the internet and a book I have is that S.W.O.R.D. is a thing. I know that it’s connected to S.H.I.E.L.D. but I don’t know if it’s better or worse then S.H.I.E.L.D. that I will leave up to the show to tell me. But I do have two theories about S.W.O.R.D.. One is that they’re the good guys and are trying to wake Wanda up from some crazy coma some yet unknown bad guy put her in for some nefarious reason or they are said bad guy and someone yet unknown is trying to save her from S.W.O.R.D..
And so the only way to find out is to keep watching while I also wait for any more easter eggs or connections to the rest of the MCU. Specifically any mentions of Stark because I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed my Tony fix and I will never admit to my self that he is truly gone. But anyways back on topic I will definitely keep watching!
Unless it’s fantasy or has sword fighting of some kind I don’t normal watch period dramas. They usually have to have some dark or actiony for me to want to watch them so I wasn’t really planning on watching Bridgerton when it first came out but then my sister had the family watch it together. And my first thought about it was that it was great! It was so much fun to watch and I can’t wait for the next season.
I think what made this show great was its unpredictable predictability. By that I mean you could easily guess where it was going but you were always wondering what will happen between point A and point B. This made the show an easy and enjoyable watch with only a minor bit of stress. And as every ad is saying right now that’s a good thing in these stressful times. But seriously sometimes you want a show that has you on the edge of your seat every time other times you want a semi-peaceful show that you can just simply watch knowing that things are going to turn out okay with your favorite character somehow. So I definitely recommend people watch this show.
I only had 2 things I had a problem with in this show. The first and biggest is the costumes. I’m not saying the costumes are bad, they are beautiful, I just personally don’t like that time era of dresses because they always look like nightgowns to me and it always messes with my head by making me think they’re walking around in public in the their pjs. The second problem I had was that they very very very subtly gave a reason in the show to why the cast could be so racially diverse in this time period. I had a problem with this because I preferred it much more when there was no reason in the show for the casting, I enjoyed the fact that the cast was diverse for no reason and I felt that making a canon reason in the show just made it less cool. So, really the only problems I had with the show was because my own personal preferences. All in all I give this show an 8.5 out of 10!
I’m going to start this off by saying that I’m more of a Marvel fan then DC so I’m a little biased about my superhero movie. But even still I enjoy having more superhero movies to watch so I try to keep an open mind. All in all I thought Wonder Women 1984 was an adequate movie I guess. I wasn’t a huge fan of it which I was expecting because I wasn’t really a fan of the first one or of Wonder Women the character as a whole.
Besides for that I thought it was relatively average for a superhero movie, there were just too many things that were a problem for it to be a great movie. First the main villains’ “power” and his thought process to get to his goal was boring and stupid to me. Sure his power was… well powerful it was just plain boring and I feel like the way he went about making himself powerful was a little lacking in forethought and a plan. He was just to rushed for anything to work out. And then the way he was beaten was very anti-climatic, confusing, and definitely didn’t take human nature into account(which is also one of my biggest problems in the first movie). Like did Max renouncing his wish negate all others, because if it didn’t there is no way in hell that everyone in whole world who saw his broadcast would renounce their wish. But even that pales to what I believe was the biggest problem of the movie which can be wrapped up by talking about bringing back Chris Pines’ character which was useless. It was useless because with the fact that this movie takes place in the past of the DCU you know everything has to be wrapped up and that some how these characters have to disappear some way or another or it wouldn’t make sense why they’re not in the “newer” movies. It also doesn’t make sense to me that such a huge event would happen in the “past” and they, more specifically Batman wouldn’t have known about Diana through those events happening. So all of these problems I have with the movie would lead me to say it’s a 5.5 out of 10. All in all, completely average.
Being the huge nerd I am I have always wanted to get a LootCrate or any of the other loot box brands but the one reason I wanted to get was the same reason I was skeptical to get one. And that is the fact that because I’m a nerd I get a lot of nerd merch and thus I was always afraid that if get a loot box it’s just going to be a bunch of stuff I already have. But my fears were put to rest when my friend go a 3 month subscription for me for my birthday and Christmas. So now it’s show-n-tell time!
Now time for the scary part lets see whats in this box!
So the first thing I noticed was that everything is green themed, whether that was a coincidence or on purpose I don’t know. If it is on purpose I hope the next one is red themed so I can get something Iron Man themed! Anyways I was happy with this haul because I didn’t have any of these, and I even learned about a new Marvel character I didn’t know about. All in all I can’t wait for my next box!
I’m going to jump right in, I LOVED THIS SHOW! For those who don’t know Noughts + Crosses is a BBC show that is a Romeo and Juliet star crossed lovers story that takes place in an alternate reality where Aprica aka Africa conquered Europe. It’s set in London, Albion aka England and focuses on the relationship between Callum a Nought(white low class) and Sephy a Cross(black upper class) in a society where interracial couples are illegal.
First, the premise of the show is extremely interesting to watch, seeing a London based on African culture was cool to see. Same as seeing a society basically flipped on its head. But all of this pales to the joy I experienced watching the relationship between Callum and Sephy! I mostly watch supernatural or action shows so when I absolutely love something that’s neither one of those you know it’s good.
This show made me go through so many feels watching all the struggles these 2 lovers had to go through just for them to be happy together. All in all I give this show a 10 out of 10 because I loved it so much and really really really hope that’s there’s going to be a second season. So, if you want to watch you can find it on Peacock.
Recently I finished reading Eragon(currently on the third), and I know you’re probably wondering it’s been out for a long time why are you just reading it now? In my defense I wasn’t into reading back when it came out so I never read ended up reading. But I was really into dragons so I watched the movie when it came out and since I never read the book I loved the movie. So when I finally did get into reading I avoided reading the book like the plague because I had heard that it was like so many other book adaptions a.k.a. it sucked and I didn’t want to ruin a movie I liked so I never read it. But recently I re-watched that movie and I was like “fuck it I want more dragons!” and decided to finally read the books.
I’m going to start by saying that I know it wasn’t a great movie and that the changes they made to the actual characters were bad but as someone who has seen so many different movie adaptations that have truly and absolutely suck I don’t really know why this one got so much hate. Because honestly compared to other movies this one was okay, especially if you look at it from the perspective that they were probably not planning on making any of the sequels. I’m not saying that if it was a hit they wouldn’t have made more but to me it looks like the way they made it made it okay if there wasn’t anymore movies after. Like if you look at the changes and stuff they omitted it makes a lot of sense because more then half of the stuff they kept out were big plot points in the next book so excluding it from the movie just kept there from being plot holes or a bunch of cliffhangers. Also I understand some of the stuff they changed so that the story could fit into the time limit of a movie and be within budget. So, honestly I thought it was a pretty good adaptation and my opinion of the movie hasn’t really changed. Obviously that isn’t saying I wouldn’t love there to be more movies and for those to be more accurate to the books. But of all the book adaptations I’ve seen, this one gets a green light and doesn’t deserve the dislike it got.
I recently finished watching SOTUS S which is the second season of the Thai drama SOTUS and I loved every minute of it! It filled my heart up so much but there is 1 thing that I can’t stop thinking about. So some background, in the show one of the main characters does an internship and at the end of the internship the company throws a farewell party for the 2 interns. Like is this a thing in Thailand!? Literally I can’t stop thinking about this. Is this something that the show just made up for the plot of the show or is farewell parties for interns a thing in Thai culture? Because if it is that is insane.
Forget all the relationship drama I need to know if interns are this big of a deal in Thailand. Because if they are, sign me the hell up! Besides for the actual plot that I love so much thats one of the things that I find super interesting when I watch asian dramas. Like all the cultural differences in Thai, Korean, and Chinese dramas (to name a few) makes me wonder how many of them are actual things that happen in real life or are just made up for tv. Until I actually visit Asia I guess my precious dramas will have to be my only knowledge.
Ha you like that word play? I do. But really the first episode of the last season of Shameless came on and it’s bitter sweet. Sweet because it was a fun episode but bitter because I know this is the beginning of the end. This is going to be a short post because I don’t want to spoil too much about the episode but I still need to write a little blurb about my love of Shameless. Now I enjoy probably every Shameless episodes(no bad one comes to mind) and this one was no different but the biggest thing that interested me is that it seems like they’re making Covid a huge plot point this season. Which I feel like is a little different from other shows, most other shows I feel like are barely mentioning or just pretending it doesn’t exist in their show. So, this is going to be interesting to see how the Gallaghers are going to survive it. Which I have no doubt they will because as Frank always says “Gallaghers are Fighters”. I just hope that this is going to be a super fun and crazy last season!
I finally watched the new Mulan on Friday because I refused to spend an extra $30 for a movie that I knew in my heart would be a huge disappointment. And surprise surprise it was. So, lets talk about the things Disney did to ruin my second favorite Disney movie of all time one by one. Sorry if this will give spoilers to some people but if you wan’t to be remotely entertained by this movie you need to go into with your eyes opened to the butchering of one of the greatest Disney classics.
First, they “replaced” the great and powerful Mushu with a phoenix! The only thing this phoenix added to the movie was that it was pretty. It did absolutely did nothing but fly around Mulan occasionally. As where Mushu was helpful, funny, and added to the story the phoenix was a “trophy” animal companion. It was just pretty with no purpose.
Second and even more important was the music! This is the thing that really really pisses me off because that is what makes a Disney movie a Disney movie! Especially with Mulan, if I wanted just a normal Mulan story I would watch the actual Chinese made ones. It was even worse that a couple times they played instrumentals versions of the songs that were weird mashups of multiple songs. All in all they ruined it by not including what many would say is the best Disney song of all time!
The worst thing they did was making Mulan into some super skilled witch with magic fighting skills. One of the best things about Mulan was that she became the awesome badass she was through hard work and practice. They completely ruined that by making her perfect at the beginning. The whole magic thing they added into the movie ruined the realisticness of the original movies plot.
Everything I heard about Mulan before it came out was that they wanted to make a culturally accurate movie so they had to change things but everything they changed just ruined the greatness of the original instead so it was a 5 out of 10.