Category Archives: Other media

Thor: The Dark World

thor-the-dark-world--thor-karanlik-dunya-2013I finally watched Thor: The Dark World last week while I had the flu. And it is surprisingly good! Especially compared to the first movie!

When I watched the first Thor movie I didn’t know the Marvel superhero at all. I am a big fan of Norse mythology – being Danish I have known the myths since I started in school – yes they actually teach the myths – it is awesome. So seeing Thor and Loki (who are no where near brothers in the myths btw) running around with freaking horns on their helmets in a space Asgaard hurt my heart quite a bit. Of course it didn’t help that the Asgaard-bits were snoozing boring in the first movie. The good bits of the first movie were on Earth when Thor didn’t understand Earth. And there were some nice action. So the first movie was about a Meh for me – at best.

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Ms. Marvel #1

ms_marvel_1_coverTitle: Ms. Marvel (2014-) #1
Author: G. Willow Wilson
Illustrator: Adrian Alphona
Series: Ms. Marvel (2014-)
Published: February 5. 2014
Read: February 6. 2014
Format: Comic, e-comic
Genre: Superhero

One word review: Fantastic!

Ok lets write a bit more than one word shall we… I woke up at 4 this morning and couldn’t sleep more, so instead of turning and tossing I went on to Comixology and picked up one of the comics on my wish list: Ms. Marvel #1 and seriously I am soo glad that I did. I loved Captain Marvel, but Ms. Marvel blew me away!  I had vaguely heard that Marvel was doing a muslim-American female superhero months ago and forgotten all about it. So when I opened the issue I was surprised and delighted.

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Captain Marvel, Vol. 1

15984353Title: Captain Marvel, Vol. 1, In Pursuit of Flight
Series: Captain Marvel
Published: January 1st 2013 by Marvel
Read: January 22 to 24, 2014
Format: Comic, e-comic
Genre: Superhero

I have not been feeling so hot this last week and I have been super busy, which has led me to pick up comics again. I didn’t really read comics from I was around 13 till last year so it is kind of a new experience for me to read in this format. As a child I read a lot of Asterix, TintinElfQuest
Valérian and a lot of other comics. It seems that a lot of them were French or from Belgium – apparently that is what gets translated into Danish. I loved comics as a kid. None of them were superhero comics though. So the superhero genre is something I have come to as an adult. I am sure that really change how I read and how I view the characters. They hold no nostalgia for me, but some of them has a lot of sense of wonder to me.

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Neurodiversity: Alphas

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Genre: Near future, science fiction, super human/hero

Lately there has been a lot of talk about diversity in the sf community. Not just ethnic and racial diversity but also about representing people who are not neurotypical in fiction. There has of course also been a lot of talk about better representation of gender and sexuality. But what I want to talk about today is the representation of non-neurotypical individuals in the tv-series Alphas on the Syfy channel. I want to talk about a series that I think is doing it right. Because I think it is more important to talk about those who are moving in the right direction, that to only focus on the ones that are still going the wrong way.

I have just discovered the series this week on Netflix. We have just finished watching the first season. Long live Hola so I can watch the american selection on Netflix instead of just the meager selection on the danish version.

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Doctor Who: Sad episodes

a4960d9ea64f2e7336f7d36e0daf8a3eMy sister do not like the sad episodes. She does not like sad stories. I however daps the tears of my cheeks and smiles while I have my heart broken over and over again by the best stories. The sad stories lends depth and meaning to the happy ones. Makes them mean something.

My favourite eleventh doctor episode is The Girl Who Waited because it has so much emotional impact. It is extremely sad and all of the charters has to make such big and harsh decisions.

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