Comfort Zone Challenge: Battle Creek (2015)

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For this month’s challenge, I decided that I would try and tackle a television police show. I’m not the biggest fan of police procedurals or any type of crime show, so I had to try and find something that I would like but also still challenge my comfort zone. So immediately dismissing Brooklyn 99 as an option (because I love that show) I tried to find something that was both gritty and funny.

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Star vs. the Forces of Evil

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created by Daron Nefcy.

Show site: link.

Six Word Summary: Cute yet compelling, complex, and emotional.


Blurb: Intergalactic warrior Star Butterfly arrives on Earth to live with the Diaz family. She continues to battle villains throughout the universe and high school, mainly to protect her extremely powerful wand, an object that still confuses her.


Release Date: 18th January, 2015.
Length: 56 episodes.
Genre: Cartoon. Fantasy. TV Series.
Watched on: Disney XD

My Thoughts: Star vs. the Forces of Evil surprised me. I initially started watching the show as a late night impulse and was quickly drawn in. While it may be easy to pass off the show as cutesy and for kids, there is an intense story and rich emotional depth to the show. Continue reading “Star vs. the Forces of Evil”

Top Ten: Sci-Fi Films

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Science Fiction is difficult to define, there are so many sub-genres that a lot of very different content can be classed within the same genre. Sci-fi typically evokes the image of space and flying through the universe, however it can also delve deeper in other issues such as time travel, dystopian futures, alien invasions, and even superhuman abilities.

With this in mind the below list has a few of these different sub-genres, however the majority are ‘typical’ in that they feature space travel. Additionally, as with most things in my life, I have a tendency to prefer humour over any sort of drama. So pretty much every movie on this list is in some way or another, a funny film. And if it isn’t, then it doesn’t hit the drama/thriller/horror genre too hard.

So without further adieu, let’s start this list off with a movie that I am sure a number of you think should be further up the list.

10.Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_poster Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 & 2017).

Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb’s true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally his ragtag group to save the universe.

If you give me a big budget, action packed, and most important of all, funny film – It is pretty much guaranteed that I will enjoy the film. Guardians of the Galaxy and it’s sequel are amazing films, they looks so good and are at the very least entertaining. Whatever your thoughts on the sci-fi genre or the marvel universe, Guardians of the Galaxy is worth a watch as it makes such a huge universe and story incredibly accessible. Continue reading “Top Ten: Sci-Fi Films”

Currently Consuming: Escape to the Country

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About: Escape to the Country is a BBC produced reality TV show like no other! Well okay, it is very similar to lots of other reality realty shows that are currently available to watch but unlike those other shows, Escape to the Country features the British countryside!

The basic premise of the show is that two people (usually a newly retired married couple who have sold their city homes for a stack of cash) are shown three houses in an area of the British countryside where they are interested in moving. Two of the houses fit the couples ideals, with a third ‘mystery’ house pushing the comfort zone of the pair.

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Small Snippet of August

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mashofthetitanscoverMash of the Titans Volume 7

I’ve previously talked about how much I love mashup music (see my Robin Skouteris post) and Mash of the Titans #7 does not disappoint. I feel that every track on this compilation is on point and amazing.

I cannot stop listening to, My My My! (I’m Curious), Havana Lovers, Love is Cure, and I Want You To Sing Me A Lullaby.

If you’re not too sure what is/or if you’ll like mashup music, I really encourage you to click some links, watch some videos, and download the album. Not only is it good music, but it’s damned catchy!

final spaceFinal Space

I devoured Final Space in two days. The ten episode series is a funny, but brutal, sci-fi animation from the mind of Olan Rogers.

The show has only just recently become available through Netflix Australia and I cannot stress how much you need to watch this show!

The main character, Gary, is just so hard to describe. At first he can come off as annoying, too big a character, but keep going. Get the feel of the show. Then love him!

The voice acting talents of the whole cast are amazing. Tom Kenny is the hilarious backbone of the show, with Rogers, Tika Sumpter, David Tennant, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway shining through. 

The humour of the show is just so on point. It was like the show was designed to make me laugh. One of my favourite moments is when HUE the space ship’s AI just casually refers to the bad guys as dickheads. Made me explode with laughter. So if that sounds like something you would enjoy, give it a go! Right now!!

Final Space needs a second season and you need to watch the first!

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I’ve gone ahead and created another feature post for the blog. Next month will see the first post of my new ‘Long Lost Reviews’ feature. The general idea around these posts is to get people looking back at books or things that they’re always been meaning to review but for one reason or another haven’t gotten around to writing.

A lot of the times I’ll see book reviews on Goodreads that are made up of the one sentence, ‘review to come.’ When I have a quick look at the date, often it’s been two years and no review has been added 😛 Long Lost Reviews is a chance to go back to those books and actually write something. Whether or not it is an in depth discussion or simply a paragraph of all that you can remember, it doesn’t matter as long as your getting something out about the item 🙂

My first selection for the very first post is a book that had a big affect on me, however I cannot remember any of the plot. All I remember is how it affected me and how I feel when I think of the book. If you’re interested in jumping on the Long Lost Review train, leave a comment and let me know 🙂


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Small Snippet of July

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How are we more than half way through 2018?!

I feel like I blinked in January and now here we are, more than half way done with the year. Next thing you know I’ll be writing Xmas themed posts.

So without further ado, here is a small snippet of what I have been interacting with this July. Careful though, don’t blink too much or next thing you know you’ll be reading my November one.

Elodie-Unicorn-DiffuserElodie® Unicorn Diffuser

Okay so you might not know this about me but I have a thing for unicorns. This year I have been in absolute heaven because almost out of no where, there has been a sudden explosion of unicorn themed merchandise.

The Elodie Unicorn Diffuser is so incredibly adorable and amazing. It’s currently winter in Australia and it is killing me. The humidifying aspect of the diffuser has been great, and the ability to add essential oils is even better. My bedroom not only smells nice, it looks lovely when the unicorn is being used as a lamp, all the while helping my sleep more comfortably.

pray for the wicked panicatthediscoPray for the Wicked by Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco’s first album, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, was a big album for me, it came out while I was in my final years of high school and was on repeat pretty much the whole time.

After that album though, I sadly didn’t keep up with the band, however for some reason Pray for the Wicked has made its way into my awareness, and I am loving it! Brendon Urie’s vocals and the tendency for the songs to have an amazing and complex depth of sound, remain the same from their first album.

Pray for the Wicked is the sixth album for the band and something tells me I will be making my way through their back catalogue. I am so glad that I stumbled upon this new album and cannot wait to continue listening to the Panic! at the Disco sound ❤

star vs the forces of evilStar vs. the Forces of Evil

I was drawn to this show by the cute art style, but boy, am I staying for the story! The show is way more nuanced and deep than I would have ever expected.

I am currently up to season two and the characters are actually undergoing complex emotional journeys. I won’t give away spoilers but the main character Star, who is just so enthusiastic and adorable, is being forced to confront the bigotry on which her kingdom is founded.

If you have a few spare half an hour definitely give the first episode of the show a go, its cute, deceptively deep, and the storyline packs a wallop – everything a good cartoon needs!


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Anticipated Arrival: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

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What is it?!

A Teen Titans Go! movie!

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When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza—a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the super hero genre, complete with musical numbers.

It seems to the Teens that all the major super heroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!

When is it coming out?!

27th of July, 2018! Next week y’all!

Australian release date has been pushed back until the 13th of September 😥

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My Favourite Queer Films

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As someone who has previously studied film at a tertiary level, I have a intense appreciation for film and all that it can represent. Queer representation in film was a focus of mine, and even though I may be a bit rusty and not as up to date with films as I once was, I still know what I like. Which, fair warning, tends to be comedies or cheesy romances.

The Celluloid Closet (1995)

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The Celluloid Closet is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo’s book of the same name first published in 1981 and on lecture and film clip presentations he gave in 1972–1982. Russo had researched the history of how motion pictures, especially Hollywood films, had portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters.

The Celluloid Closet is an important queer film because it documents and discusses the history of non-heterosexual characters within early Hollywood films. The film talks about how these characters were hidden in subtext, how they were portrayed as villains, and how censorship affects visibility. Continue reading “My Favourite Queer Films”

Anticipated Arrival: Deadpool 2

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What is it?!

deadpool-2-posterThe sequel to the amazing Deadpool movie!

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

When is it coming out?!

18th of May, 2018!

The 16th of May 2018!

TOMORROW!

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Small Snippet of March 2018

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the_joel_mchale_show_tv_series-622119572-largeThe Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

Joel McHale, best known for his role in Community, heads back to his roots and hosts a weekly commentary show. The McHale Show offers humourous commentary on the news, social media, reality television, and as a new feature Netflix shows. Similar to his old show, The Soup, McHale delivers jokes, sketches, and even feuds with other shows.

The Soup was a show I watched every week and I was so sad when it came to an end, so the return of Joel McHale to a similar show is great news! I am loving the return of the show and Netflix seems to have given the writers and McHale more freedom.  If you have a chance, you should check out an episode of the show. It’s always good to watch the episodes as soon as you can, they tend to be more relevant that way.

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