lessonsinescapology: (Lamp)
Alecia Beth Moore aka Pink has a new song and music video with a good question: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClU3fctbGls

I'm not one for political statements in music but her song is catchy, the lyrics are poignant, and the message is timely. The angst is there in the setting of the video and the choice of dancers. Go see it!

PS: The audio at the beginning of the video is apparently from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention giving the keynote speech ahead of then-candidate Donald Trump’s appearance. *sighs*
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
lessonsinescapology: (Lamp)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): This movie tries so hard to please that it's hard not to be charmed by it.


Read more... )
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The Dark Tower (2017): I really enjoyed this movie which is something I didn't expect. Although it's described as a sci-fi western, magical realism is probably a better description. It has enough science, magic, and mystery to intrigue but not overwhelm the story.

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey have great on-screen chemistry. Elba gives a good portrayal of a battle weary "gunslinger", while McConaughey's creepy menace and lean physique give him a vulture-like appearance. The boy who played Jake was good too, he felt genuine which is the most important aspect to get the audience to sympathise with him.

Pleasantly surprised to see Katheryn Winnick aka Lagertha from Viking and Claudia Kim aka Dr. Cho from the Avengers in the movie^_~

The plot was fairly straightforward but gave enough hints and references to the novels that if anyone wanted they could go read the books. There's enough flair in the gun fights to make one believe in the myth of gunslingers as one world's version of Arthurian knights.

As a side note, people - critics included - should stop expecting every adaptation to get the Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings treatment. It's not going to happen mainly due to the expense and no one can faithfully adapt every single line in a book/video game/etc into a movie and risk alienating the general viewer. I'm sick of seeing this comparison every time a new film version of a property is being made, it's unrealistic.

PS: someone should write a Dark Tower/Kingsman crossover. Imagine Harry Hart and Roland meeting! XD

Um...

Aug. 3rd, 2017 09:41 pm
lessonsinescapology: (undeadmiko) (Huh)
Today someone asked me to explain quantum physics, time travel, and breaching the fourth dimension... Needless to say it didn't go well. I kept thinking if it was a comic book/sci-fi/fantasy fan or just a plain fanboy or fangirl then it wouldn't have been so tedious!

Fandom and its fans are so under-appreciated! *hugs list*
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
"It is the things you cannot see coming that are strong enough to kill you."

Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



That's frighteningly accurate.
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
"I love mankind. It's the people I can't stand."

Charles Schulz, cartoonist

Yay!

Jul. 20th, 2017 07:51 pm
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fvqnGmr9S8

New trailer that makes more sense. Well, in as much as it can^^
And more Harry! XD
lessonsinescapology: (Lamp)
Has anyone tried using the book app Kobo? Am I right in thinking it restricts download of ebooks to the app/user account only? And you can't actually download the book to another computer or mobile phone without the Kobo app?

*grins*

Jul. 17th, 2017 10:33 pm
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
When people ask for time, it's always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn't take half as long to say.

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
Reading is sometimes an ingenious device for avoiding thought.

Arthur Helps, writer (10 Jul 1813-1875)

Homecoming?

Jul. 8th, 2017 07:08 pm
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So did any one see the new Spiderman: Homecoming film yet? Your thoughts?
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
"I love walking into a bookstore. It's like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me."

Tahereh Mafi (writer)
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
lessonsinescapology: (whispyr) (Moi)
Ooooh, Peter Parker/Spiderman's Vlog from CA: Civil War is posted! I'm guessing this is the beginning of the new Homecoming movie due out next week. Still good to see, even though I really want to know whether Steve and/or Bucky makes it into any of the 3 MCU films due out before Avengers: Infinity War.

Link: http://screenrant.com/spider-man-homecoming-civil-war-vlog/
lessonsinescapology: (Galahad)
Title: All the Wonders That Remain
Author: missbecky on Ao3
Fandom: Kingsman (2015 film)
Rating: R?
Pairing: Harry Hart/ Gary "Eggsy" Unwin
Genre: Slash
Summary: This is his life now, Eggsy thinks. His family on one side, Kingsman on the other. And all around, filling up the space in between, Harry Hart. One year together in the life of the perfect spy couple.
Warning: Spoilers the film
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6515311/chapters/14908387

A gorgeous fic that takes its time to show what life would be like for Harry and Eggsy if they got together with all its ups and downs. For those who wonder what "Happily Ever After" is like after the credits roll ^_~ Highly recommended!

 

Harry!

Jun. 25th, 2017 12:52 pm
lessonsinescapology: (Yay)
I didn't believe they would release toys based on the film since it was a surprise hit but maybe the sequel is generating more interest. A Harry Hart from Kingsman figure: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGHZSX6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Since Hot Toys won't make one, I'll settle for this. So cute with that umbrella! XD
lessonsinescapology: (Book)
The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.

Richard Bach, writer (b. 23 Jun 1936)
lessonsinescapology: (WTF)
by making your novels available only on Amazon/Kindle, you are effectively allowing them to be held hostage for months before the novels are released and available on other websites and for non-US readers. There is no way you are making more profit or achieving a wider readership base by this method.



Yours sincerely,

A Disgruntled Reader
lessonsinescapology: (Galahad)
Title: Care and Custody
Author: esama on Ao3
Fandom: Kingsman (2015 film)
Rating: R?
Pairing: Harry Hart/Gary "Eggsy" Unwin
Genre: Slash
Summary: Eggsy takes out the medal in slightly worse circumstances, asking for a miracle.
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4107487?view_full_work=true

A gorgeous AU showing what could have happened if Eggsy used his favour in a different way. The characterization is brilliant even with the altered circumstances. The relationship between Harry and Eggsy really works here with keen insight by the author into both characters.

One of my favourite fics in this fandom, not that I'm biased or anything^_~

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