Currently Consuming: Monty Python’s Flying Circus

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About: Put simply Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a sketch comedy show from the 60s. However when you look a little bit closer you see that the show was a revolution for absurdist humour, launched a number of careers, and had a lasting affect on humour which reaches into shower and movies of today.

Why: While I devoured the show during my childhood, my partner has only ever seen The Life of Brain and The Holy Grail. I feel like this is a huge oversight on his part and since Netflix has made the show available (in such a better quality than the VHS I watched the show on) we have been making our way through the 45 episodes.

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Aggretsuko by Netflix

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by Netflix &  TBS Television.

Netflix: link.

Six Word Summary: Corporate rage – I feel your pain.

Blurb: Frustrated with her thankless office job, Retsuko the Red Panda copes with her daily struggles by belting out death metal karaoke after work.


Release Date: April 2, 2016.
Length: 8 episodes.
Genre: Anime. Cartoon. TV Series.
Watched on: Netflix.

My Thoughts: When I first saw the thumbnail appear on my recommended show for Netflix, I was intrigued. After watching the trailer for the show, I knew I had to watch the show…

Which I did…

Straight away.

I’m not going to lie to you, I devoured this show within three days. Sure I had other things to watch (so many things, I have over 100 things on My List) but Aggretsuko spoke to me. It was a quick and easy watch though, for as of writing this, the show only has 10 episodes. Continue reading “Aggretsuko by Netflix”

The Second Anticipated Arrival Rundown

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In the time since posting my first Anticipated Arrival Rundown, I’ve finally read and watched two things on my list. Check out the below two items I’ve been waiting for and finally experienced ❤


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The Dragon’s Hoard by Mell Eight.

Post: Anticipated Arrival: Mell Eight’s The Dragon’s Hoard.

I have previously read the first four short stories in this collection. I really enjoyed re-reading them and also loved the new stories included.

I have a weakness for any type of romance novel. If you make it an fantasy romance novel ever better. If it’s a fantasy romance novel with dragons, then you have a surefire winner!

I would really recommend The Dragon’s Hoard if you were after a bunch of quick and happy m/m romance reads <# Continue reading “The Second Anticipated Arrival Rundown”

Currently Consuming: Origins: The Journey of Humankind

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Blowing minds one human innovation at a time.

 

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About: Jason Silva (see my previous post) hosts the eight part documentary series, Origins: Journey of Humankind, which is about inventions and concepts that have shaped the way humankind have evolved and become modern.

Produced by the National Geographic, Origins features reenactments and amazing digital visualisations, episodes explore the concepts of fire, medicine, money, communication, war, shelter, exploration and transportation. Looking back at unknown moments such as the discovery of fire and communications between people, the show explores how these moments have led to our evolution as a people. Some episodes feature important historical figures and how their inventions have led to our modernisation.

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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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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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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.

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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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