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Mars

I've watched the first season of Mars and it was excellent. It's a docudrama about – you guessed it – going to Mars.

There are scenes in the present, with interviews of famous space people (Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Scott Kelly...). And there are scenes in the future, with the first scientists settling on Mars.

If you liked The Martian, you'll probably like this too.

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Finally, there's some news about Nina Varela's debut novel! She wrote some of my favourite fanfics (unfortunately, I can't give you links, because she deleted everything a while ago), so I'm very excited to read her original fiction. :D

The Gardener's Hand by Felicia Davin

The Gardener's Hand by Felicia Davin was absolutely amazing. In a country where magic is forbidden, Alizhan is an untrained telepath who can't touch people.

This is slow-burn f/f that evolves into slow-burn f/f/m (with past m/m for the male protagonist, so all three of them are queer). ♥ The pacing is just perfect, more like what can be found in fanfiction than in published novels.

Telepathy and polyamory... this trilogy was made for me. And it's very well-written. It definitely deserves to be better known.

Also, I think this is the first time I've read a story that takes place in a tidally-locked world (meaning it's always day on one side of the planet and always night on the other).

Siempre Bruja

Siempre Bruja (Always a Witch) is a new Colombian show by Netflix. It was good, but I didn't like it as much as I expected. Apart from the protagonist, I didn't connect with the characters, and characters are always more important to me than plot. But the magic was well done. :-)

Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi

Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi tells the story of Princess Atalanta and Artemis's huntress Kahina.

The plot wasn't what I imagined – I thought there would be a lot more focus on Artemis's Hunt –, so I was a little disappointed. Still, it was a good book, with lovely canon f/f. <3

Doctor Who New Year Special

I've just watched the Doctor Who New Year Special. French TV is late with that one, but I wasn't in a hurry to see it, as I don't really like stories about the Daleks (or the Cybermen). The episode was all right, but not exceptional.

All in all, I like Chibnall's work more than RTD's, but less than Moffat's.

Salvation

I’ve watched the first season of Salvation (Netflix France doesn’t have S2 yet). It’s a great pre-apocalyptic show, about an asteroid that’ll hit the Earth, but it got a bit over-the-top towards the end, with various unrelated political storylines.

In any case, it stars two actors I love: Santiago Cabrera and Ian Anthony Dale. Yay for eye candy!

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan was excellent. Every year, a few girls get chosen to become the Demon King's concubines.

With such a topic, there are of course some dark scenes, but it's really not a hard book to read. The author is careful with her writing. A lot of focus is given to female friendships and there is canon f/f (between the protagonist and another Paper Girl).

Have a lovely fanart of these ladies! ♥

Occult Special Investigator by Jes Battis

Occult Special Investigator by Jes Battis is a great urban fantasy series. There are 5 novels, which is pretty short for this genre. If you're looking for a quick read, that might be it. Book 4 is my favourite, but it's probably better to read them in order.

The heroine is an earth mage. Her work partner is a telepath. He's also gay (which we learn in Book 1) and has a boyfriend (starting in Book 2). They have a bunch of cute scenes together. <3

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is a great heist/fantasy duology. Despite being a completist, I ended up skipping the other Grisha novels, as my to-read list is big enough as it is.

Several of the main characters are POC. There's canon m/m between major characters, though not a lot of it. I also ship the girls, but that's just me (and a few other people).

Tidelands

Tidelands was interesting but weird. I expected mermaids and got human/mermaid hybrids instead. They can breathe underwater, they can hypnotise men with their voices, but they don't get a fishtail in the water.

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Fukigen na Mononokean Season 2

Fukigen na Mononokean is back! ^__^ I love youkai shows and this one is just so cute. It's great to see the characters again.

The Protector

The Protector is a great Turkish series made by Netflix. It's a classic Chosen One storyline, but the characters are very likeable, especially the ladies.

It's already been renewed. I can't wait to see Season 2.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! <3

2018 was a bad year for me, so hopefully 2019 will be better, for me and for all of you.

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For Yuletide, I beta-read my friend auroracloud's Wayfarers fic, Dreams With a Bowl Of Soup. Go read it, it's great!

There were fics for a lot of my favourite books, including Heather Rose Jones' Alpennia, Laurie J. Marks' Elemental Logic, Kristin Cashore's Jane, Unlimited...

Travelers Season 3

Travelers Season 3 was impressive! This remains without a doubt the best time travel show.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everybody! ♥

I hope you're having a great time. We had our family meal on Sunday, so this is going to be a quiet day for me. I plan on reading Yuletide fics, but the archive doesn't seem to be open yet.

Ice Fantasy

I've watched the heroic fantasy cdrama Ice Fantasy on Netflix. It was interesting, but there were a bunch of times where the plot didn't make sense. It got better after a while, fortunately.

In any case, it was very pretty to look at: the actors and actresses, the costumes, the backgrounds...
I've just watched the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Midwinter Special. It was good. Not my favourite episode, but it was nice seeing all the characters again.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Today I went to see an advanced showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and it was super fun! :D Finally, Miles Morales, the Black Latino Spider-Man, gets to star in his own movie (though Peter Parker is present, as well as Gwen and a few others).

The movie had a lot of meta humour, which is my favourite type of humour. It was also very dynamic, with cool visual effects and a great soundtrack.

There is 1 post-credits scene. Mid-credits, there was a quote from Stan Lee, who also got his usual cameo in the movie.

Suits

I'm caught up with the first 6 seasons of Suits (Netflix France is late updating a lot of shows). I didn't expect it to be so focused on Mike being a fraud. I would have liked more cases of the week.

I know that a lot of people ship Harvey and Mike, but I just don't see it. It doesn't help that I dislike Harvey. Sometimes, I even like Louis more than Harvey, but only sometimes. XD

It's strange seeing Meghan Markle in action knowing she went and married Prince Harry.