November 9th, 2013

avengers:sif smile

Reasons Why I Am Smiling

It was a geeky comics fayre day today. Breakfast and geeky chatter, comics buying and geeky chatter (comics! and I got the first two Walking Dead graphic novels dirt cheap), pizza and geeky chatter, books and geeky chatter, and sleepy geeky chatter on the way home. And tomorrow I'm going to see the new Thor film as a sister day :D

Because I have friends who're huge Loki and Sif fans (on top of the fact that the rest of our geeky group love all things Marvel) I have seen the new Thor film on the Wednesday it came out and last Saturday and I'm seeing it again tomorrow. Avengers is still my favourite, but Thor: The Dark World is up there with Iron Man 3. Lots of fun, very quotable, and other things that I love that I will mention in a more spoilerish (and cut!) post another time. But yes, recommended!

If you haven't seen the Skottie Young variant for the new Black Widow comic coming in January it is here and I like it muchly (and I am going to have to icon it):

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Marvel is teaming up with Netflix for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, followed by Defenders. Alas, this will require a good internet connection. But still, shiny! I also hear that a future Agents of SHIELD episode coming soon is going to tie-in with Thor: The Dark World. The verdict from our chat today: (SPOILER FOR THOR THE DARK WORLD SO WHITED OUT, HIGHLIHT TO READ)*we really, really, really want Thor's hammer to go flying past! At least once. Pretty please!*

I've finished reading Dust by Hugh Howey and Allegiant by Veronica Roth this week. Dust is a thrilling, fast-paced finish to a brilliant trilogy. Things I saw coming, things I didn't see coming, and I nearly missed my bus stop because I found it so difficult to put down! Allegiant is a solid ending to the trilogy, some good messages, and Roth makes some brave writing choices. It doesn't quite reach the best of the best category for me, but definitely very good.

The John Lewis Christmas advert (thank you anuna_81 for pointing me at it) this is year is made of win - made me awww and laugh:

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Lots of stuff to do, but time for a family tea. And then maybe some comics reading!