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Voltron Season 7

Voltron Season 7 was a mess. S8 will be the last one, but I'm not even sure I'll want to watch it.

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INDIE BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Head over to self_published for a giveaway of 10 different one-shots and book series!

Point of Sighs by Melissa Scott

Point of Sighs, the fifth book in Melissa Scott's Astreiant series, was great. It was a little slow to start, but then it picked up quite well.

I always find it original that this series focuses more on the investigative aspect than on the fantasy one. Its atmosphere is very different from my other reads. And of course I fully appreciate that the two male leads are a couple. <3

Mission: Impossible 6

Today I went to see Mission: Impossible 6 and it was fun. I especially enjoyed seeing Paris (and its shitty road traffic lol).

Sadly, Henry Cavill didn't look as yummy as in The Man from UNCLE.
I'm all caught up with Season 3 of You Me Her, the f/f/m romcom. <3

I wouldn't have gone for the direction it took at the beginning of the season, but it was well done anyway, so I didn't really mind. Then, it progressed well and the finale was lovely.

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Marketing fail! How did I not know that Netflix co-produced with Australia and New Zealand a TV adaptation of the Chinese novel Journey to the West? It's called The New Legends of Monkey (direct link in case Netflix doesn't recommend it to you). It's cheesy, but in a good way, and 2 out of the 4 protagonists are women.

Next on my to-watch list: the k-drama Hwayugi: A Korean Odyssey (direct link to Netflix), which adapts the same story.

And if you prefer YA novels, check out FC Yee's amazing The Epic Crush of Genie Lo, which I talked about here. :D
I've never been into boy bands except for a little j-pop and k-pop, so it's only because I Was Born for This was written by Alice Oseman (Radio Silence, Solitaire and the amazing webcomic Heartstopper ♥) that I decided to buy it.

Unsurprisingly, it didn't resonate with me as much as her other works, but I appreciated that there was a lot of LGBT and POC representation, including a hijab-wearing Muslim protagonist.

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I've started watching Fairy Tail on Netflix. It's a famous shounen anime about a mage guild. I had never tried it before and I'm enjoying it a lot. ^__^
This summer is full of slashy sports anime:

On the guys' side of things, Free, the swimming anime, is back for a third season. \o/

On the ladies' side of things, Harukana Receive deals with beach volleyball.

On the co-ed side of things (with a big focus on the ladies), Hanebado is about badminton, with a touch of tennis. <3

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Today I went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp and it was so much fun! :D I think Ant-Man and the new Spider-Man are the Marvel subfranchises where I laugh the most.

It was nice seeing Hannah John-Kamen (Dutch in Killjoys) and Randall Park (Louis in Fresh Off the Boat) on the big screen.

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

Logic games

I'm very into Binero and Tectonic these days. On the other hand, Rikudo (yes, like in Naruto XD) doesn't do it for me, because it's either too easy or too hard. I like my logic games to be balanced.

All the links go to the magazines, because I prefer playing on paper, but I'm sure you can easily find online versions if you want to try them out.

Voltron Season 6

Voltron Season 6 was quite eventful.

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Ocean's 8

Today I went to see Ocean's 8 and it was pure competency porn! :D All these lovely ladies were absolutely amazing. I liked it even more than the Ghostbusters reboot and I hope we'll get more movies like this.

There was no canon LGBT representation, but count me in if you ship Debbie/Lou. <3

Sense8 finale

The Sense8 finale was awesome! \o/ Since it lasted 2 hours and a half, I divided it into 3 parts to make it last the whole weekend.

I'm glad my beloved cluster finally came to France. Though they could have spent less time at the Eiffel Tower and shown more of Paris instead.

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Wolfsong by TJ Klune

Wolfsong by TJ Klune was such a page-turner! ^__^ I hadn't read a werewolf m/m novel in a while and I definitely missed it.

The book is written in the first person. Since the protagonist is a bit slow (it's never more specific than that), it means that the writing style is simple, but it's intense and addictive.

I'm late to the party, so the sequel will be released in just a couple of months. I can't wait!

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater is a great urban fantasy series. A group of teens are searching for Glendower's tumb, in order to awake him and obtain a favour.

This 4-book series is well known for having canon m/m in its last tome. I already knew who the pairing was, but if I hadn't, my initial theory would have been Gansey/Adam. Actually, everybody in the main gang is shippable with everybody, which is how I like it. :-)

The female representation is a little better than I expected. I had only heard of Blue, but she lives in a house full of female family members and friends, all psychics, so that's pretty cool too.

Have a non-spoilery fanvid of the opening credits variety! The song fits so well. :-)

Deadpool 2

Today I went to see Deadpool 2 and it was tons of fun! ^__^ I love meta humour so much.

My crush on Zazie Beetz (Domino) is even bigger now. <3

There were more hints of m/m than in the first movie and, more importantly, there was canon f/f. ♥

There are 2 mid-credits scenes and they are just awesome!

Carter + Bulletproof

Carter is a new Canadian TV series with Jerry O'Connell (you may remember him from Sliders). He plays the star of a detective show who goes back to his hometown and becomes a consultant for the local police. I know that the concept isn't new, but this version is just so much fun! ^__^ Also, I love the opening credits.

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Bulletproof is a new British show starring Ashley Walters (Billy in Hustle, Ryan in Cuffs) and Noel Clarke (Mickey in Doctor Who). It's a cop/action show and it's really great! :-)

Besieged by Rowena Cory Daniells

Besieged by Rowena Cory Daniells is a great heroic fantasy novel, which deals with two races:
- The Mieren are like us.
- The T'En have a few physical differences and, more importantly, they have magic, including soulbonds. ^^

The T'En are a bi-normative society. The book has a little f/f and mentions of m/m. Not as much as I would have liked, but the focus isn't on romance (it's the same for m/f).

I hadn't read meaty fantasy in a while and I got really into it... except the parts with character deaths. I wouldn't call the narration dark and gritty, it's just that I'm very sensitive to character deaths, so this might work better for some of you.

Sweet/Vicious

Sweet/Vicious is about two young women who become vigilantes and fight the rapists on their college campus.

Considering the topic, a few scenes are of course hard to watch, but this is an amazing show. Too bad it got cancelled after only one season because of low ratings. I suppose I'm not the only one who was potentially interested when it started airing, but afraid it would be too violent.

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst is a cute f/f YA novel. Princess Dennaleia of Havemont moves to Mynaria for an arranged marriage with its crown prince, but ends up falling in love with his sister. <3

There's also forbidden magic (Denna has fire powers) and political intrigue. The plot is good, but might feel a little flat if you're used to meaty fantasy.

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Check out self_published! 4 authors have posted about their books since the last time I mentioned the comm. And Rebecca Crunden is doing another Kindle giveaway: A Promise of Return (Book 3 of the Outlands series) right now and the previous ones on Saturday and Sunday.