Deadpool

Mild spoilers. Nothing serious.

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I have been looking forward to this film for a long time (though not as long as Ryan Reynolds has).

I love Deadpool. He was my introduction to comic books and he’s just awesome. His humour, creativity, mercenary skills, R-rating, general quirkiness, and deep seated self-hatred all come together to create the perfect Mary Sue for everyone to love. Any shortcomings are overlooked because he can, has, and will break the fourth wall, making him interesting on a whole other level. He’s like Batman but with less money and more personality.

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The Big Short

Disclaimer: The movie I just saw had a lot of swearing in it, so you can rest assured this post will, too.

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How To Make Winning Feel Bad – an alternate film title.

Well I’m scared to shit.

I’m twenty-one years old. I still haven’t completed my university degree. My subject of study is freakin’ Creative Writing. I know fuck-all about Wall Street. So keep that in mind when reading what I’m about to say about The Big Short. Continue reading

Book Review: Soundless

Soundless by Richelle Mead. No Spoilers.

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This cover design by Lindsey Andrews is absolutely beautiful.

I actually finished this book the day I posted the book review for The Wrath and The Dawn, but I thought having two book reviews in a row would be a bit much, especially since the last one before that was in April. I got these two books for Christmas and I didn’t want to bring them on the plane back to uni, so I finished them right away. Continue reading

Bridge of Spies

No Spoilers!

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Ah, look. WordPress has just wished me a Happy Anniversary because I signed up with them one year ago. My counter is showing 1 hour to go before it’s been a year to the day this blog first went up. When I post this it’ll probably be up. But I’ll talk more about that another time.

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My Commentary on Supergirl

The following won’t contain any huge spoilers, as in, nothing you won’t have already guessed if you’ve seen the trailer or the first episode of any superhero-type of tv show ever. Still, if you get annoyed at any spoilers at all, just watch the show first.

I watched the pilot of Supergirl and the entire time, I was messaging my thoughts to my friend Pat. Instead of writing an articulate critical article here, I thought I’d just copy and paste most of my comments. Enjoy. Continue reading

Book Review: The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. No Spoilers.

Illustration by Finn Campbell-Notman, Design by Claire Ward

I’ve been meaning to read this book for years. I first picked it up in twelfth grade. I had been on a streak of Holocaust stories including The Diary of Anne Frank, Hanna’s Briefcase, and Yellow Star. It blew my mind (and still does) at the scale of destruction and death that one man managed to cause, and these stories of survival and humanity in the face of such horrors were amazing to me. The Book Thief would have shown me the war from a very different angle, had I gotten beyond the first chapter at that time.

A couple of months ago, I showed my teacher a first chapter I had written. It was all I had of what might eventually become a novel, and it was told from the perspective of the devil. My teacher quite liked it, and he suggested I read The Book Thief because it was narrated by Death. By now, I had completely forgotten the first chapter I’d read years ago, but it piqued my interest and after class I went to the library and borrowed it.

Let me tell you, it was definitely worth getting through the slow first chapter to read the rest of it. Continue reading