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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.

Elementary Season 6

Elementary is back. I have no idea what the network is doing with it (making it a summer show, switching its airing day, changing the number of episodes a couple of times...), but I wouldn't be surprised if it were the final season. Well, it had a good run.

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Avengers 3

Today I went to see Avengers 3. I'm surprised, but really glad, that I didn't get spoilt.

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There's only one post-credits scene (a real one, not a mid-credits scene). I've never seen so many people stay for it. XD

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

The Handmaid's Tale is back! Last year, I checked it out because I had read the novel in uni. It turned out I loved the show way more than I expected. So of course I'm watching the new season, even though it's original content now, which means that these poor characters are going to suffer longer than they originally did. *hugs the characters*

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Into the Badlands Season 3

Into the Badlands is back with a 16-episode season. SpoilerCollapse )

The Widow is still kickass. This show needs more Tilda, though. <3
I'm glad that The Expanse is back. :-) It's an elaborate and fascinating sci-fi show. Yay for more Bobby, she's such a badass!

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Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is an awesome new anime about a fujoshi and her colleagues. ^__^ This is m/f, so I didn't expect to ship her that hard with her female colleague. I can't wait to see more of these two. <3
Boku no Hero Academia is back! \o/

Just like Season 2, it starts with a recap episode... Apart from that, S2 was very strong and I have great hopes for S3.

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Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love, the magical boy anime, is also back with a third season. ^__^

This is a brand new cast and it does a great job refreshing the formula.
I've just watched the first episode (out of 4) of The City & the City and it was quite fascinating. ^__^ It's based on a novel by China Miéville. I haven't read anything by him, but he's a famous SF/F writer.

It stars David Morrissey (Aulus in Britannia) as a police detective from Besźel. He must investigate the murder of someone from Ul Qoma, the twin city he can't see.

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In Changing Loyalties by Nicole Field, Dahlia investigates the murder of her father, a werewolf.

Note that Dahlia's human, whereas another werewolf's son is a werewolf, so either there's a dominant/recessive gene thing going on, or women got once again excluded from the werewolf lottery... (I love Patricia Briggs for having several female werewolves in her books.)

I thought this had a decent amount of plot for a paranormal romance. It's f/f/m polyamory (in a V, not in a triad), where the love interests are a witch and a demisexual vampire.

Legion Season 2 + Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

Legion, the super weird show set in the X-Men universe, is back. ^__^ I love how experimental the storytelling is and how beautiful the visuals are.

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Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi is a new youkai anime. ^__^ This is great timing, as The Ancient Magus' Bride has just ended. This one is more on the cute side of things, with the heroine opening an eatery in the spirit realm.

The Tree by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun

The Tree by Na'amen Gobert Tilahun was amazing! ^__^ It's the sequel to The Root, one of my favourite reads of 2017, which I talked about here.

It was a pleasure to read about all these characters again, especially the two Black leads who got to appear on another beautiful cover. <3 There was even more LGBT representation and disability issues were explored.

This tome reached the "portal" part of portal fantasy, as Erik's team travelled to Lil's world and they finally got to meet. It also developed the wonderful mythology set up in the first volume.

I can't wait to read the final book! I would also love to see an adaptation of this story, but I don't think it's well-known enough to happen. One can dream...