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TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials: Armour”

This is the episode everyone has been waiting for! Armour is the episode in which, the audience is introduced to Lee Scoresby—played by Lin-Manuel Miranda—and Iorek Byrnison—voiced by Joe Tandberg. These characters are not only essential to the story because of the roles they’ll play in the future, but also because they explain more about the existence… Continue reading TV Episode Review: “His Dark Materials: Armour”

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An Update on My Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

On Tuesday, April 2nd, the nominees for the 2019 Hugo Awards were announced, and just like everyone in the SFF Community, I was excited over all of the nominees and offered my congratulations (and consolations) to the authors, artists, editors and other nominees. The good news is, once again the nominees of the Nebulas and… Continue reading An Update on My Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

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The Bittersweet Conclusions that are Coming in April 2019

Note: There are some spoilers and theories surrounding Game of Thronesand the MCU. I don’t have any knowledge of what’s going to happen in either Game of Thronesor Endgame. Just like everyone else, I’m excited for both Season 8 of Game of Thrones and Avengers: Endgame. Both the television show and the movie are continuations of popular media adaptations of… Continue reading The Bittersweet Conclusions that are Coming in April 2019

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The Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

It seems that my #1 goal for 2019 is to exhaust myself into completing all of the other goals I have made for myself: get a job, read 100 books, read and post about ARCs, connect with authors and editors, work on my content for my social media pages, finish some of my WIP for… Continue reading The Shortlist Award Reading Challenge 2019

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Why You Need to Read: Battle Royale: The Novel

  Battle Royale: The Novel By: Koushun Takami Translated by: Yuji Oniki Published: April 1999 (Japan); February 26, 2003 (in English) Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Horror   PLEASE NOTE: The following contains spoilers from this novel. You have been warned. Shuya took a moment to think before he received his black day pack, and he did the… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: Battle Royale: The Novel

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Three Topics Surrounding the Black Community that are Subtle and Profound in “Black Panther”

(If you have neither seen, nor read Black Panther, then please be aware of spoilers!) Black Panther is the latest Marvel (and Disney) feature film in which, King T’Challa returns to his home, Wakanda, in order to be anointed king and establish his rule. In addition, he has to come to terms with a changing… Continue reading Three Topics Surrounding the Black Community that are Subtle and Profound in “Black Panther”

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Choose: A Movie Based on a Book or Your Religious Beliefs

With The Hobbit movie trilogy ending and with one more The Hunger Games movie left to be released, the public awaits the other movies within the same genre (Book to Film): Insurgent, Fifty Shades of Grey, Child 44, etc. (I will discuss comic books and their media adaptations in another post). While movies based on… Continue reading Choose: A Movie Based on a Book or Your Religious Beliefs

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Why I Enjoy…the Harry Potter Series

           In honor of Harry Potter's 34th birthday, I wish to discuss my experiences with this very popular fictional character. Like many readers, I grew up with the Harry Potter series and I even recall the first time I saw the books in a bookstore. It was the late 1990s and… Continue reading Why I Enjoy…the Harry Potter Series

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It All Started With…Lord of the Flies

Before The Hunger Games and Battle Royale: The Novel, many of us got exposure to dystopian fiction, which is a subgenre of science fiction, in high school. To those of us who actually read the book, Lord of the Flies provided many of us with a level of violence more extreme than in The Outsiders,… Continue reading It All Started With…Lord of the Flies