Monday, July 24, 2017

I'm Disappointed in the Supergirl Cast for Mocking their Fans


I had to post something because fans should not be mocked or made to feel as if they are of no value. There are always going to be non-canon ships and for Jeremy Jordan (who stars as Winn Schott) to make a tasteless joke as a song about the Kara Danvers/Lena Luthor ship (or SuperCorp as fans have called it) during the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) made no sense. It hurt even more for fans when Melissa Benoist (who stars as Supergirl) chimed in with a comment and not to mention most of the cast laughing at the joke.

Who is it hurting if fans ship this? Absolutely no one and they did not have to disrespect many of their fans for a supposed joke. And many of the responses afterwards from some of the cast have not made things any better. From most of their responses you can tell they don't seem to understand why fans are so upset. They painted many of the fans as overreacting instead of actually trying see what they did to hurt their fans.

The reason why fans were upset has nothing to do with trying to make SuperCorp canon, it's more to do with how the fans felt disrespected or not supported by the cast. Most fans know that Kara and Lena will never become canon but the way the message was presented as a joke is what hurt for so many.

I am really surprised that the CW network has not issued out an apology but so far they have been rather quiet letting the actors do damage control which is not really working. I'm also surprised that Melissa Benoist has not apologized. Perhaps she believes that if she doesn't say anything this will simply go away but by saying nothing, all it does it makes it seem as if she doesn't care about the shows fans.

I was disappointed because I feel like fandom should be something fun but when toxicity is introduced (be it from fans/actors/writers/etc.) it can damage the experience. Fans deserve to be appreciated and not made fun of. And trust me, Hollywood knows just how great fans are at promoting their favorite things. They give shows and movies so much free publicity from their support and energy but if fans start to feel dismissed or alienated they know when to abandon it and move on to something else.

Shadowhunters Trailer and Sneak Peek for S2 E17: "A Dark Reflection"

Eventually, I'm going to have to read The Mortal Instrument books just to get a better view of Sebastian/Jonathan. I do think the show is doing a good job of telling his messed up story but I want a deeper understanding of it.

The sneak peeks look good, it so sweet that Magnus brought Alec dinner but it looks like there is trouble growing between them with Alec choosing not to disclose information. It's easy to see Simon developing a crush (again) on Maia after she help him out in last week's episode. But I really hope they stay friends because I don't think Simon is still over Clary and Maia doesn't deserve to be hurt again.



New Book Purchase: Blind Date with a Book

This past Saturday, I went to the bookstore and found a display for "Blind Date with a Book". There were several books wrapped in brown paper placed on shelves with only a vague description on a sign for any indication of what the book was about.

I took a chance and grabbed this book not really sure what I would actually end up getting once I unwrapped it. I like that the books were reasonably priced, this one was on $4.95.


Once at home, I unwrapped it and was pleasantly surprised by what I got, Love and Chaos by Gemma Burgess. After doing a quick search online I found out that this the second book in the Brooklyn Girls series. I guess now I will have to buy the first book before I can read this one.


Book: Love and Chaos (Brooklyn Girls book #2) by Gemma Burgess

Description:

Love and Chaos continues the story of our five favorite grads -- Pia, Julia, Coco, Madeleine and Angie -- sharing a brownstone and starting life in New York City. While Angie's life goes from wild to worse, Coco's self-medicating and self-loathing, Pia's breaking up and cracking up, Madeleine's finding her voice, and Julia might -- just might -- have met someone she can actually date.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nesting: X-Men Mug

Of course, Society6 would have sale when I can't buy any more mugs. Well, more like I don't need to buy any more of them. But look at this X-Men mug, I love the fashionable take on the characters. This is so cool and I want it.


90's X-Women 'STREET STYLE' Mug by Tommoken                           $12.00 (sale, regular price $15.00)

- 11 ounces

Art of the Day: Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood


Artwork: Malec by spider999now

Fashion Highlights from the SDCC - Gal Gadot, Shelley Hennig, Candice Patton and more

I know Comic Cons are generally about the comics, movies, TV shows, merchandise, etc. and there are a lot of good things being announced that I want to talk about. However, this post is about some of the fashionable attire I've seen in photos from the San Diego Comic-Con.

Here are some of my favorites:


Gal Gadot (Justice League movie)

I like this dress, it gives off a simple summery feel. Looking at it, you can tell it's anything but a basic white dress.



Currently Reading: Revenge Wears Prada

I bought this from the thrift store maybe a year or two ago. I had been searching through the shelves and really finding anything that I wanted to read when I spotted Revenge Wears Prada. I immediately grabbed it because there was no guarantee that it would still be on the shelf if I went back for it after searching through the rest of the shelves.

I loved the first book The Devil Wears Prada and wanted to read the sequel which I posted as a Book of Interest/Wish List four years ago. But to be honest I totally forgot about it until I saw it on the shelf that day at the thrift store. And then I forgot about it again while it sat on my bookcase until I spotted it and finally decided to read it. Yeah, I'm actually looking forward to reading this.


Book: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (The Devil Wears Prada book #2) by Lauren Weisberger

Edition: Paperback

Description:

Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the "dream" job as assistant to Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine, the dream that turned out to be a nightmare. Andy has since joined forces with her former nemesis and co-assistant Emily to start The Plunge, a high-end bridal magazine that's quickly become required reading for the young and stylish. And fittingly, Andy's upcoming nuptials to the love of her life, Max, are set to be the social event of the season.

But just when Andy thinks she can put the past behind her, a twist of fate leads her back to the darkness she barely escaped ten years ago -- and directly into the path of the devil herself...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Art of the Day: Catwoman

Happy Caturday!


Artwork: Catwoman issue #46 by Adam Hughes

Book Review: Life With Kevin issue #4


Book: Life with Kevin issue #4 written, illustrated and colors by Dan Parent with ink by J. Bone and letters by Jack Morelli

Edition: Digital

Description:

Kevin garners some unexpected fame after his good deed goes viral, thanks to Veronica! Plus, Kevin bumps into someone unexpected from his past!


Rating: 5 stars

Review:

Just when I thought that scruffy beard of Kevin's was gone after he shaved it off in the last issue, it returns. Aside from my dislike of the beard, this was a fun read.

In the last issue, Kevin Keller attended a high school prom with Jason Markley, a viewer who wrote to the news station to see if Kevin would be his date. Kevin was unaware that Veronica Lodge had taped it and put it online. But in her defense, she thought she was doing something good by showing how kind and caring Kevin was in helping the high school student.

This issue opens with Kevin discovering the video after learning about it from someone at the laundromat. He was not happy about it and it didn't take long for him to figure out his good friend Veronica must have posted the video.

He went to confront her but Veronica was dealing with her own troubles of getting fired from yet another job. These two are great friends and he knew that she only posted the video with good intentions. But that didn't stop him from being angry when he went to work the next day and found out that the news station was using his good deed as way to drum up ratings and not to mention exploiting Jason Markley.

Kevin was so mad he quit and in his hurry to leave the building he ran into Michael, an old boyfriend. For a second there, I thought it was Craig the guy Kevin went out with in the second issue because both Craig and Michael have similar hair and facial hair styles. Either way they both resemble Green Arrow/Oliver Queen. Michael recently got a job in a soap opera at the station but the meeting between these two may have sparked up a bit of renewed interest for Kevin. However, a flashback shows that there's a good reason why things ended between them. But sometimes as this quote states "the heart wants what the heart wants, even that which is worse for it". (Yes, that quote is from the Wonder Woman animated movie).

It's a possibility that running into Michael may have factored in Kevin's return to the news station. With his heart leading the way Kevin went to see a taping of the soap opera however a blunder resulted in hilarious hijinks for the show. But as possibilities go it may have lead to something more between Kevin and Michael. However, finding a note addressed to him on Michael's door was not something he expected. Neither was I, since this ends on one of those pesky little cliffhangers. The Life with Kevin miniseries was initially supposed to have four issues and with this cliffhanger I hope that means either more issues are it will be turned into an ongoing series.

This issue continues with great writing and artwork by Dan Parent with the story featuring tons of humor to go along with the drama. I really hope this isn't the end of the Life with Kevin miniseries because it's too good for Archie Comics not to continue it.

Weekend Film: Girls Trip

I couldn't make it to the SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) but for once my weekend isn't so busy that I can't go the movie theatre. I would like to see Girls Trip it looks like a really funny movie but if it's sold out then I might finally go see Spider-Man: Homecoming. I can't believe I have been able to avoid all spoilers for it.


Girls Trip

Starring: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish and more

Description:

Best friends Ryan, Sasha, Lisa and Dina are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.


Fitness Fashion: I have an Issue with Padded Sports Bras

Good morning, geeks!

After working out this morning I realized I need to buy new sports bras but I haven't bought any yet because I was having such a difficult time finding ones that I like. And that's mainly because I'm not a fan of the padded sports bra.


I don't understand the need to pad a sports bra. I've been looking online to see what I can find and found two from JCPenney and three from America Eagle that I like. Now I'm trying to figure out which ones to get. At all of the stores that I looked at, a majority of the sports bras were padded with at least many having the option where you can remove the padding. Since I don't want padding to begin with, I'm steering clear from all of them.

I wonder who in sports and fashion industry decided that sports bras needed to be padded?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fashion Meets Comics: Princess Azula (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

Azula is not the typical Princess, she's a formidable warrior and firebending prodigy. She fought on the wrong side of history as she proudly enforced the will and power of her father Fire Lord Ozai in the continued efforts of his predecessors in trying to take over the world.


Princess Azula's wardrobe consist of her armor in black with her clothing in various shades of red with accents of gold. For the first look, I substituted the armor for a black blazer, tank top and peep toe high heel booties. I used the red as a pop of color for a mini skirt and jeans. Lastly, I included a gold necklace as an accent.

The second look was inspired by the Avatar: The Last Airbender third season (or book 3) episode five "The Beach". In that episode, Azula while hanging out at the beach, her wardrobe although still regal, was relaxed and casual (even if she wasn't).

It goes without saying that Azula is horrible but she does have great style.

Art of the Day: Storm


Artwork: Ororo by jasric