Nostalgia Time! While I’m wrapping up a couple of books, let’s take a detour to an interesting chapter in Arthurian fiction, the 1998 miniseries Merlin. I saw this when it originally aired on NBC all those years ago, and it was my introduction to both Helena Bonham Carter and Lena Headey. For about a five […]
Mythologies can be so deeply ingrained in our cultural zeitgeist that it’s hard to separate out the original from the adaptations. King Arthur is just one of those legends that I’ve always known and didn’t think too hard about the origin. Every year there’s a new piece of media that adds on to the story. […]
I’m probably not the only film buff out there waiting patiently for The Green Knight to arrive in cinemas. It was one of my most anticipated movies of last year. Of course, due to covid, The Green Knight was pushed back over a year and finally will grace us with its presence at the end […]
“Just what does science fiction have to do with black people?” Throughout Ytasha Womack’s Afrofuturism the author recounts stories from different Black creators, and one from Octavia Butler stuck with me early on. Author Butler said it never failed that when she attended different conferences that at least one person would ask the above question, […]
When widow Halla comes into a major inheritance after the passing of her uncle-in-law, her other in-laws aren’t too thrilled about being skipped over. They end up locking Halla in her room until she agrees to marry her brother-in-law. Halla is about to take a drastic measure when she draws an old sword and a […]
I started reading The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien during the chaotic days before Christmas and I thought that I was going to have a difficult time focusing. My anxiety was high and thoughts of an ever growing to-do list just plagued me. With tea by my side, I found that every time I came back […]
Since I focused more on horror for October (for obvious reasons), I wanted to lean towards sci-fi and fantasy in November. Let’s start with some of my all time favorite fantasy books and movies! Books The Golden Compass (aka Northern Lights) I just recently read His Dark Materials and while I have some opinions on […]
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