Posted in What Do We Know?

Comic-Con 2017: What Do We Know?

NtRWxzj.gifWith one day left of San Diego Comic-Con, let’s discuss some of the upcoming movies, shows and games that DC and Marvel have been announced so far.

First up, DC.

DC has confirmed that the Wonder Woman sequel is in the works, to the surprise of no one. That being said, I can’t wait for the Amazonian’s next adventure.

We also got a new trailer for Justice League, which I am cautiously optimistic about.  The trailer gave us a look at our villain, Steppenwolf, who will be brought to life by Liam Neeson. The Amazons are back, and maybe Superman too. Well, the latter was hinted at, but I will not be surprised if that is indeed the case.

I am hopeful that this film will follow Wonder Woman‘s success and not fall into the same traps as the previous DC films. Justice League will arrive on the silver screen in November.

Another upcoming DC film, Aquaman also had a trailer, although this one was just a teaser. There is one thing we know for certain, Arthur hates cameras! The footage shows him attacking the camera, ending the footage, which we have seen him do in Batman Vs Superman. I guess he’s camera shy? Either way, his stand alone film is coming out December 2018.

punisherNow, time to mention Marvel.

We got a look at Marvel’s latest Netflix show, Punisher. Jon Bernthal is reprising his role for the series as the title character. The footage shows what you would expect from Frank Castles, shoot outs and lots of killing. Unfortunately, no release date has been confirmed.

Doctor Doom is getting his own movie. Did not see that coming. The film is currently in development, yet the only name we have been given tied to the film is Fargo showrunner, Noah Hawley. I am curious to see how this ends up.

Ever wanted to be the merch with the mouth? Well, you can soon fulfil that dream in the upcoming MARVEL Powers United VR game. While the game itself was announced back at the Disney D23 Expo, the ability to play as Deadpool was announced at Comic-Con. The game will also give you the choice to play as either Captain Marvel, Hulk or Rocket Raccoon. It will be out in 2018.

With one more day left, chances are there will be even more exciting announcements on the way, only time will tell what else Comic-Con 2017 has in store for us.

Posted in Opinion Corner

Doctor, Doctor

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Like many from the UK, I grew up watching Doctor Who. I stopped watching after the second season of Matt Smith’s run, but I have watched several of the newer episodes.

So, as a female fan of this show, who grew up idolising and wanting to be The Doctor, what is my opinion on the new female Doctor?

Meh.

To be completely honest, I was never begging for a female Doctor in the first place. For me, as long as the writing was good and the actor brought something new and interesting to the iconic Time Lord I was happy.

Not to mention, everyone has a favourite Doctor. Everyone has their own opinions on what makes a good Doctor and why their favourite is the best.

giphy (11).gifFor example, my favourite is David Tennent. He brought a lot of joy to the role but could deliver dramatic and even heartbreaking performances. Matt Smith never clicked with me the way Tennent did, which was why I stopped watching the show.

Do not get the wrong idea, I am happy that Jodie Whittaker landed the role. I can also understand why a lot of people are ecstatic about our new leading lady. 

However, I don’t think it is fair to put Whittaker on a pedestal for the sole reason that she is female. I also don’t want her to face an uphill struggle to meet the fandoms high expectations for her.

I have seen some pretty nasty complaints (If you can call them that) about the casting, yet I fail to see the problem. It has been hinted in the show for a while that Time Lords can regenerate into the opposite sex, in fact, The Master became The Mistress Aka Missy.

Not to mention that the show has had its fair share of social and political commentary over the past 50 years. Covering topics such as corrupt governments, genocide and racism. Of course, let’s not forget Captain Jack Harkness, who flirted with both males and females.

Really, it was only a matter of time before a female piloted the TARDIS.

Whittaker, I wish you all the best. I am rooting for you!

giphy (8)I will end on this note. If they really wanted to go all the way to please the die hard fans, they should have cast a ginger woman.

I’m just saying!

 

Posted in Confession

Confessions of a Game of Thrones avoider

tumblr_inline_nf2gsa1STz1safp8tPitchforks down!

Right, let me clear this up before we begin. I have nothing against Game of Thrones. I have just never gotten around to watching it.

In my (sort of) defence, I did try to read the books. I got a copy of the first book from my college library but it didn’t click with me. I read the first chapter but never picked it up again.

My younger sister is head over heels in love with not only the show but the books as well. Anytime I try to talk to her about Game of Thrones I pray I don’t mispronounce a name or say a quote incorrectly or she will explode. The nerd rage is strong with that one.

For a while, I considered watching Game of Thrones but to this day I haven’t. Why? Well, firstly most of the big plot twists and turns have been spoiled for me. Thanks, the internet!

The second reason is that the show is now entering its seventh season. There is no way I can catch up now.

Thing is, despite the spoilers I am still tempted to watch the show, mainly because of one character who has caught my attention.

Tyrion Lannister.

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From the clips I have seen and from what I have been told he is an intelligent drunk with a sharp wit and sharper tongue. He is an interesting character to me and I want to find out more about him. To do that properly, I need to watch the show or read the books.

However, considering my already mile long reading list, I don’t think the latter is an option. In fact, I have a growing number of anime series to keep up with as well, so the former might not be a valid choice either. At least, for the moment.

Will I ever watch Game of Thrones? Maybe, maybe not. Who knows?

 

 

 

Posted in Mentionable Manga

Mentionable Manga: Takahashi-san is listening

sanTakahashi-san is listening follows Highschool idol, Ena Takahashi who has a hobby.

Nothing wrong with that, everyone has a hobby, right? Well, instead of gaming or sports, Takahashi enjoys listening into her classmate’s conversations.

Her favourite classmates to spy on are the class representative Nara and the simple Mikage. She needs to be careful because if anyone finds out about her hobby, her reputation will be in ruins.

Despite her hobby, Takahashi is a very likeable character. She is well intentioned and knows fine well that her hobby is creepy, but simply can’t help herself. She is really expressive, even by manga standards and has her cute moments as well.

The lads Nara and Mikage are likeable but they aren’t exactly groundbreaking. However, this is a light-hearted slice of life comedy manga, so I am not complaining.

twoOn that note, the jokes in Takahashi-san is listening revolve around Takahashi’s reactions to Nara and Mikage’s conversations. That might sound dull, but these conversations are pretty odd. It’s no wonder Takahashi enjoys eavesdropping on the pair.

As much as I love dramatic manga with dark twists and heartbreaking moments, it is nice to read a simple and funny story every now and them.

If you are looking for a funny manga with an air of innocence and some interesting references, Takahashi-san is listening is the manga for you!

Posted in Opinion Corner

Welcome, Doomfist!

tenorAfter a long wait, Doomfist is finally here!

However, before we go any further let’s address the elephants in the room.

Firstly, you can only play as Doomfist in the PC PTR. If you are a console peasant like me, you are going to have to wait a little longer before you can test out the latest hero.

Secondly, he isn’t voiced by Terry Crews.

Now that I have got that out of the way, I am already in love with this guy.

In my less than humble opinion, he has the best Origin animation of any Overwatch character. If you haven’t seen it, it is at the bottom of this ramble, you are welcome.

I have to say, while it would have been awesome for Terry Crews to provide the voice for Doomfist, it didn’t take long for Sahr Ngaujah to win me over. His deep calm voice is perfect for a powerful and intimidating person like him.

doomDoomfist also adds to the lore of the Overwatch universe. A high-ranking member of Talon armed with charm, intelligence and determination, he climbed the ranks after killing his teacher, the former Doomfist.

I am interested to see what his relationship is like with fellow Talon members, such as Widowmaker and Reaper.

I really like his design, he has an intimidating presence, unlike any other character in the game.

I’m sorry, I can’t take Reaper seriously. Don’t get me wrong, I like him but come on! He is such an Edgelord, I can’t help but laugh at him.

I am looking forward to playing as him and seeing first-hand what he is capable of. I am interested in learning more about Talon, so hopefully with Doomfist now in the game, we will get a better look into the inner workings of the criminal enterprise.

Welcome to Overwatch, Doomfist!

Posted in Top Five List

Top Five Podcasts

Summer is underway, and with summer comes road trips and travelling.

Let’s be honest, folks. Long car rides are the worst. You are stuck in a small enclosed vehicle for hours at a time. On top of that, they can get very dull quickly. Thankfully, I have found five great podcasts that will keep you entertained on the road.

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This is perhaps the most popular podcast on this list, for a good reason.

Hosted by Total Biscuit with regular co-hosts Dodger and Jesse Cox and other guests, the gang discuss games, new releases and news and have a laugh while doing it.

This podcast is great for long journeys as each episode is around three hours long.

314613Serial Killers

If you love True Crime as much as I do then you will love this.

Serial Killers is a weekly podcast hosted by Greg Polcyn and Vanessa Richardson. The pair talks about infamous serial killers throughout history as well as taking an in-depth look into their minds and motives.

This podcast is certainly a good way to kill time. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

2386f112d9ba0f0c6aa7cd499d2cdc36The Anime Show with Joey & AkiDearest

Love Anime? Good, then this is the podcast for you.

Two popular Anime YouTubers, Joey AKA The Anime Man and AkiDearest host this podcast filled with Anime, Otaku News and Japanese culture. On top of that, they often give recommendations.

If you like these YouTubers, I am sure you will like their podcast.

1200x630bbSimon Mayo’s Confessions

Trust me, these stories are hilarious.

For my non-UK readers, firstly hi, thanks for reading! and secondly, there is a radio station called BBC Radio 2 which is home to a weekly segment in which people email the host Simon Mayo Confessions of a ridiculous nature which he reads on air and listeners text in to say if they forgive the person or not.

Recently, I discovered that they now have a podcast version. In each episode, there are four confessions instead of just one and it doesn’t have viewer feedback.

If you want to hear some unforgettable stories, then I highly recommend you check out this podcast.

61zpMObMs5LHitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Ok, I am kinda cheating here.

Before the book series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a BBC Radio 4 Radio Play. While looking through my podcast app I found this play and started listening.

It is a fantastic play that I love to bits. Even if you haven’t read the books if you love SciFi and bizarre comedy you will get a kick out of this play.

If you have any podcast recommendations you would like to share, please comment below!

Posted in drinking game

Rick and Morty Drinking Game

pT63DxYWith only weeks to go until Rick and Morty Season Three, let’s get Riggity-riggity wrecked, Son!

So, I proudly present to you, the rules to the Rick and Morty Drinking game!

Take a shot when;

  • Rick drinks
  • Beth drinks wine
  • Morty panics
  • Rick Burps
  • Someone stutters, take an extra if it isn’t Rick or Morty
  • Rick uses one of his catchphrases
  • When the portal gun is used
  • 4th wall break
  • explosions
  • A reference to pop culture is made

rick-morty-drunk-bethBonus rule

If you want to do permanent damage to your liver, take a shot when you or a friend laugh.