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I've watched Good Girls and it was great. Three women who need money start a life of crime.

I enjoy female-led stories, even when these women aren't heroes. Plus, one of them has a trans son, which is pretty rare representation.

This show wasn't on my radar, so thanks to those of you who recommended it! ^__^

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The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta was great. It deals with six queer witches. When one of them goes missing, the others start looking for her.

The writing style was lovely. There was an ethereal feel to it that suited the story and the f/f. :-)

La Casa de Papel Season 3

La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) is back on Netflix.

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Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston was so much fun! ^__^ It's a romcom featuring the British Prince and the First Son of the United States. 1) I've read Arthur/Merlin modern!AUs. 2) I've watched Sebastian Stan play the gay First Son in Political Animals (and the gay Prince in Kings). So this was right up my alley.

I had high expectations for this book and I wasn't disappointed. It's cute and funny, clever and sexy. A real page-turner! I can't wait for more from this author.

I love how the boys keep using quotes from queer historical figures at the end of their emails. <3

You Me Her Season 4

You Me Her, the f/f/m poly romcom, is back on Netflix. ^__^ It was such a cute and funny season. No angst at all! Their relationship is solid now.

Sadly, S5 will be the last one. Well, that's a good run.

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie (of The Abyss Surrounds Us fame) was a fun read. ^__^ Aisha and Key become cyborgs to protect the Fleet, which is looking for a new planet for humanity.

If you like Pacific Rim, you'll enjoy Emily Skrutskie's work. TASU had the giant sea monsters, Hullmetal Girls has the drift technology. You guys know how I love telepathy stories.

TASU was f/f, so the author was very clear about the fact that Hullmetal Girls wasn't, so that her readers wouldn't be disappointed. Still, this is a queer book. Aisha is aroace (the word is used on page). There's also a pansexual boy and a trans girl.

Given

Given is a new BL anime focused on music. It's part of the noitaminA time slot, so it should be quality content. I enjoyed the first episode. :-)

City of Spires by Claudie Arseneault

City of Spires by Claudie Arseneault was excellent. It's a fantasy saga with a lot of characters, but the author introduces them little by little, so I didn't feel lost getting into it. Plus, there's a character guide at the end of each book.

The characters cover the whole LGBTQIAP+ spectrum and there are mentions of m/m and f/f.

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

In Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, a plane full of beauty queens crashes on a desert island.

Where things go really wrong for the boys of William Golding's Lord of the Flies, the girls of Beauty Queens work well together to survive this challenge. If you're looking for a co-ed version, there's the Netflix show The Society, which is also a [Spoiler]Pied Piper modern!AU. I'm excited it got renewed. ^__^

Beauty Queens has a parodic tone which is sometimes funny, sometimes annoying. I didn't like that it made some of the girls sound totally dumb.

In terms of representation, there's a trans girl and a little bit of f/f. Two of the candidates are WOC.

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Today I went to see Spider-Man: Far from Home and it was fun. ^__^

The fight against the elemental monsters was a bit basic, but then there were some nice twists that I didn't see coming.

My favourite parts remain Peter's interactions with his schoolmates.

The mid/post-credits scenes are back.
The Amberlough Dossier by Lara Elena Donnelly was amazing. ^__^ Cyril is a spy. Aristide and Cordelia are smugglers and work at a cabaret.

I don't know much about spy novels. I've only heard about this trilogy because it's also classified as low fantasy (there's no magic, but it takes place in an invented world). It was a nice change from what I usually read.

There's major m/m and mentions of f/f. The m/m is sooo~ good, especially in Book 3. ♥ I'm glad I waited until all 3 books were out to start reading this story.

Timeless Season 2 + Jinn

Timeless Season 2 was great. I enjoyed it more than S1. At the end of S1, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to keep watching, but since Netflix added S2, I went for it. I especially enjoyed what they did with Jiya, even though I was wary at first.

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Jinn, Netflix's Jordanian show, was good. Not much happened, though, as the first season is only 5 episodes long. Netflix series are getting increasingly shorter. At this rate, they'll soon release shows one episode at a time. lol

Ash by Malinda Lo

I've just reread Ash by Malinda Lo, the bisexual retelling of Cinderella. <3

The book celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year and I thought it was the occasion for a reread. At the time of its release, there was little LGBT YA. It's incredible how much there is nowadays.

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Here's an awesome masterlist of 300+ queer books! ^__^ I've read so many books on this list, and there are plenty more I want to read.

Medieval Fair

Today I went to a Medieval Fair and it was a lot of fun. What did I see?
- Knights in armour fighting one another
- People in costume
- A man swallowing fire
- 2 hawks and 1 owl
- A bunch of shops
- Archery training

There were a lot of kids wanting to try archery, so I sadly didn't do it myself, even though I was interested.

Elysium by Nora Sakavic

In Elysium by Nora Sakavic (of All for the Game fame, which I talked about here), Evelyn is in charge of Elysium, which is both a building of supernatural tenants and a magical gate.

It's a good book, but I didn't feel fangirly about it at all. Apparently, I'm not the only one. I've checked AO3 out of curiosity and there's no fic for it. For comparison, All for the Game has more than 4500 fics, which is very impressive for a book fandom. Basically, this post is a rec for AftG and not for Elysium. XD

In terms of diversity, Elysium has a Black female protagonist and minor m/m. The female ghost is probably queer too.

Men in Black: International + 3% Season 3

Today I went to see Men in Black: International, aka Thor and Valkyrie in Black. It was fun. Not very innovative, but good old fun. :-)

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3% is back with a third season. It was great, but it's starting to feel a bit repetitive. Season 1 was the strongest. Still, the writers did a good job coming up with all the new tests of the Selection.

Alta Mar

Alta Mar is a Spanish TV show about a murder mystery on a cruise ship.

The plot was a bit far-fetched, but I liked the characters, especially Eva. She's played by Ivana Baquero (Eretria in The Shannara Chronicles). I knew she had Spanish origins, but I didn’t know she acted in both languages.

Run in the Blood by AE Ross

Run in the Blood by AE Ross was rather good. Aela, a pirate girl, gets captured by the King. He wants her to deal with the nagas thanks to the powers of her clan.

I knew this was f/f, but while reading it, it really felt like it was going to be f/f/m. But nope, it was just f/f, which was nice, of course, but a little underwhelming considering the context. I guess the author wanted to play with love triangle conventions, but it didn't have the intended effect.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

X-Men: Dark Phoenix was awesome. ^__^ The cinema was pretty empty, though.

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Magneto had a great role and a couple of slashy scenes with Charles. <3

There were no post-credits scenes.

Eelgrass by Tori Curtis

Eelgrass by Tori Curtis was wonderful. After her best friend's sealskin gets stolen, Efa goes to the sirens for help.

This is a selkie/siren f/f story. There are lots of female characters throughout the book. Women supporting other women, what a lovely read! <3 I can't wait for more from this author.

Also check out Seven Tears at High Tide by CB Lee for a selkie/human m/m story at peak cuteness.

The Society

The Netflix show The Society was so much better than I expected (I've rewatched the trailer and it's basically the tabloid version of the show). These kids are suddenly faced with adulting without any parental support. It's fascinating to watch them deal with all the things to do and all the decisions to make. Most of the time, they do a great job. ^__^

There's a deaf gay major character and I love him and his storyline. <3

There are already a hundred fics on AO3, so hopefully I'll find some plotty ones, because I need more of this. I hope it'll get renewed.