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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is back! I liked this part more than Part 1, it worked better as a whole.

Theo, who was originally thought to be genderqueer, turned out to be a trans boy.

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon wasn't an easy read. It's a huge book, with a lot of characters, so it took me longer than usual to get familiar with everybody.

Ead and Tané were my favourite protagonists, but I didn't care much about Loth and Niclays.

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All in all, it was a good book, but I didn't like it as much as I expected.

Diamond no Ace Act II (aka Season 3)

Diamond no Ace, the baseball anime, is back! \o/

The episode started with a short recap, which was quite useful since it's been a couple of years. Then it went on with the story and there were some funny scenes. I like the humour of this series.

Shazam

This morning, I went to see Shazam and it was great. I hadn't watched a DC movie in many years, but this one looked funny and I like Zachary Levi, so I decided to go see it. I also enjoyed the found family feels. :-)

Fun fact: Shazam used to be called Captain Marvel, so that's 2 Captain Marvel movies in a month's time.

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie (of Imperial Radch fame) was amazing. A God tells his story, as well as the story of Eolo, aide to the Lease's Heir.

This book reminded me of The Broken Earth trilogy by NK Jemisin. Not many people can pull off a second-person narration, but these two definitely can.

Eolo is a trans man. I love mythological fantasy, and yet my favourite parts were the ones about Eolo. <3

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Today I went to see the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly. I didn't expect it to be available in a cinema near me, so that was a big surprise.

It was slow to start, but then it was awesome. I love these characters and it was great to see them again in action.

Sex Education

Sex Education is a Netflix show starring Asa Butterfield (Mordred in Merlin) and Gillian Anderson.

I watched it for the m/m, but it turned out there was some f/f too. So that was nice. :-)

Also, I love Maeve's hair colour.
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley was excellent. Nathaniel finds a strange watch among his belongings, which will lead him to its maker, Keita Mori, a man who can [Spoiler]remember the future.

The book has several Japanese characters. It takes place in 19th century England, with a couple of flashback chapters taking place in Japan. There is major m/m, with a magical twist to it.

Also, the protagonist has synaesthesia, which always brings lovely imagery.

Thanks for the rec to just_ann_now! :-)

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Here's a list of 100 queer SF/F novels. I've read 33 (soon to be 35) of them. I've never had such a high score before, this is definitely my kind of book list! :D

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Today I went to the library and donated some books. I'll miss them, but my shelves are close to being full, so that was necessary. I don't know how many people read English-language novels around here, but hopefully a few readers will enjoy them.

Russian Doll

Russian Doll was great. Since it's a show based on the Groundhog Day trope, I was afraid it would be too repetitive, but it wasn't. It was actually quite addictive.

It stars Natasha Lyonne (Nicky in OITNB) and Charlie Barnett (Peter in Chicago Fire, Wes in OITNB). There's also Dascha Polanco (Daya in OITNB).

The Order

The Order is a new Netflix show about witches and werewolves. It's cheesy, so it won't work for everybody, but the characters grow on you after a while.

It could have done with more diversity as well.

Orange is the New Black

I've finally watched Orange is the New Black and it was glorious! :D So many women! So many queer women! So many women of colour! Including several queer women of colour! I didn't know how much I needed this show in my life.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a classic of m/m YA literature.

I found it more MG than YA, though, because of the simple writing style: lots of short sentences. At least it's an easy read for non-native speakers like me. The boys are Mexican Americans, but the story will work for readers of all identities.

The characters were interesting and felt real. It was lovely to see the friendship between Ari and Dante grow into something more. <3

Captain Marvel

Today, I went to see Captain Marvel. Yay for a female superhero! ^__^

I really liked Carol's relation with Maria. I knew I was going to ship them. <3

*pets the kitty* From now on, every movie should have a cat or a dog.

As usual, there are 2 mid/post-credits scenes.

The Last Sun by KD Edwards

The Last Sun by KD Edwards is an urban fantasy novel that takes place in New Atlantis, which was created after the fall of the original Atlantis.

It's a bi-normative society and there's canon m/m. I shipped Rune/Brand, but instead Rune/Addam happened, which was good too.

However, the few female characters were described with negativity, which kind of threw me out of the story.

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy was a good show, but slow to start. Ellen Page did a great job. <3 Robert Sheehan had a death-related power, just like in Misfits (not the same power, but it made me think of it).

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The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum was such a page-turner! ^__^ August's best friend, Jack, starts seeing things. Is it real or is it all in his head?

I loved the format of the book. It's a mixed-media story, with photos, drawings, playlists... And the pages get visually darker as we go down the rabbit hole. I've never read anything like it. The closest I can think of is Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, which I also recommend. Plus, both have great m/m couples. ♥

Thanks for the rec to nemophilist!

Translucid by Zen DiPietro

Translucid by Zen DiPietro was great. Despite her amnesia, Emé goes back to work as security chief of Dragonfire Station. The awkward part is living with a wife she doesn't remember.

The author makes good use of the amnesia trope, both in terms of plot and character development. The alien species are interesting too.

Emé is pansexual. She and her wife make a cute couple. :-)

Shadowhunters Season 3B

Shadowhunters is back! \o/ Netflix France airs it on a weekly basis, so that's pretty cool. They do that for a bunch of shows, but it's the only one I watch.

I'm excited for new content (I've only read the first trilogy, so this whole season is new to me), but I'm also sad that this will be the final season.

This episode had some great Malec scenes. ♥

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs

Burn Bright, the latest instalment in Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, was awesome, as usual! It was great to see Charles and Anna again. Bran wasn't very present in this tome, but Asil had a big role. I love Asil. <3

It turns out that there's an f/f couple in Bran's pack. There were only a couple of paragraphs about them, but that made me very happy. I hope we'll see them again soon.