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Latinx Book Bingo- Prideathon

 

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I’m a few days late to @LatinxBookBingo  but fortunatly it runs for a month, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. @prideathon runs for a week, from Sept. 23-29. Here are some of the books I’ll be reading:

Tash Hearts TolstoyAsexual I’m already reading this, and I Love it!!! Tash directs a web series based off Anna Karenina. It’s the first book I’ve read that openly describes asexuality, which is part of the reason I took so long to figure out my own asexuality. I don’t even mind that it’s not #ownvoice because I Love This. Although it’s kind of off that Tash doesn’t know when she has a crush/squish. She says she heteroromantic, but she comes off both aro and ace.

Undead Girl Gang- #ownvoice Mexican-American I’ve seen this book pop up over and over and I’ve got to read it soon! Two girls die in a suspected suicide pact and the Wiccan MC brings them back to life to find out what really happened.

When The Moon Was Ours- Trans Um, read the Goodreadscause its kind of detailed. But basically, magic, someone grows out of someone’s skin, someone was born out of water. The cover is really pretty.

IMG_20180917_121405.jpgLets’ Talk About LoveBiromantic Asexual  Alice works at a library, where she’s starting to fall in love with a coworker. But after a breakup when her girlfriend couldn’t accept her asexuality, she’s not sure how to confess.

Queens Of Geek– f/f bi- three fangirls. One convention.

Juliet Takes A Breath- Puerto Rican lesbian When her outing doesn’t go well with her family, Juliet signs up for a summer interning with one of her favorite authors

Noteworthybi Jordan disguises herself as a boy to sing in an elite cappella. 

Love In The Time Of Cholera- Columbian An unrequited love attends a funeral.

The Savage Detectives- Latin American After a search for a missing poet goes wrong, the duo travel for twenty years.

Labyrinth Lost- Bi, Latina Alex does not want to be a bruja. She will pay the price for it.

History Is All You Left Me- m/m, Latino I am jonesing for another Adam Silvera after They Both Die At The End. Griffin believes he will see Theo again, but he gets a new boyfriend and dies, sending Griffin into a downward spiral.

Are you participating in either of these challenges? What books do you recommend for them?

Ugo Friedkin- Ara- Gimlee/ I Heart Characters Gender Switch

 Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love. ♡

 

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Hugo Friedkin is the idiot in Dirk Gently. Seriously, google “Idiot in Dirk Gently” and he’ll be on top. Dirk Gently can be found on DVD, Hulu and Netflix. If you haven’t seen it yet, close this blog and watch it. It has everything; Mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, diversity, romance, humour, supernatural… really, just watch it And then sign the petition

But while writing this, I realized that the beauty of Hugo is that he isn’t a stereotypical dumb blonde. He’s a combo of a stereotypical dumb guy, and a stereotypical dumb blonde, and that somehow makes him special. If he were a girl, it would upset the balance. But it would be nice to see a girl of below average intelligence played right, that happened to be blonde. Not perpetuating the dumb blonde stereotype, but portraying someone in that strata as a person, and not just comic relief. Ugo or Huguette Friedin could do that. But it’s nice to see a dumb blonde guy.

 

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It’s commonly known that LOTR needs more girls. Usually Merry or Legolas, from what I’ve seen. And they could totally be girls, too! But my top two choices for girldom are Aragorn and Gimli. Yeah, I know Aragorn is hot. Stubble, brow, and all that. But Ara could totally be gay. A gay warrior female in the most masculine fantasy epic ever. Ara killing orc, leading battles, becoming queen! I need this adaptation now. 

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Ok, I have no idea what the female version of Gimli is, and neither does google, so I’m going with Gimlee. She’d almost certainly look exactly the same, considering that dwarf women have beards. she’d have the snark, the toughness, yet weakness when it comes to long distances. She’d hate the pointy-eared elf like sane people, but eventually love Legolas like an insane person. If you like Legolas, fine by me, but why? He’s so dull.

Who do you want to gender switch? Why do people like Legolas? How much do you need a 3rd season of Dirk Gently?

 

Summer Wrap-Up

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It’s not summer anymore. Normally I’d rejoice. The sun will dim slightly, maybe, Zeus be praised, some rain. Normally I’d be back in school.

 But my insanity caught up last February. I had to leave school. The FASFA fell through, meaning I have to wait to reapply and go back to school.

This summer, the first summer that didn’t end in back to school, ended up with my family going homeless. I’m staying at a hotel for a few days, using the internet to find a place before the money runs out.

I started a ko-fi account. It’s a crowdfunding site that lets people buy creators “coffee” aka tea for me. And hopefully enough for rent. You can contribute here. I know a lot of my followers are students and/or poor. I understand, as that is me myself. But can you tweet this, or share on other platforms?

I believe the hotel I’m staying at will have internet, so I should be able to post regularly. In case I can’t, you can always reread my older posts:

Jurassic Park Book Tag

Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP #3, In Tweets

Run Into Fire

What Happens at a Cemetery?

Top 10 Binge Worthy TV Shows- The Nerdy Version

My last read was The Upside of Unrequited, by Becky Albertalli. It was AWKWARD in the beginning, but it gradually got better. I read it out of order, reading Simon Vs, Leah On The Offbeat, and finally Unrequited. The order threw me off, but it could read as a standalone if you can’t find Simon, BUT I recommend that you read it in order.

Currently reading Tash Hearts Tolstoy, which I heart so far. It’s about an asexual girl who runs a webseries based off of Anna Karenina. I love my rep. I want to read Tolstoy now. It’s kind of awkward loving something that’s a tribute to something I haven’t seriously considered reading before.

Top 10 Binge Worthy TV Shows- The Nerdy Version

Yes, I don’t normally do these. But it’s so easy to fangirl them!

10. Big Bang Theory 

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So sad it’s ending.. Also really pissed that I always find out how the finale ends months before I get a hold of the DVD. Can the media please not spoil it anymore?

9. How To Get Away With Murder

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Yes, it’s a little break from the nerdy. It also has my favorite thing: Equal character showing. Everyone’s a protagonist. Also, I love murder.

8. Game Of Thrones

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 I read the first book, but abnormally, I love the show more. It’s filled with detail, backstory, equal character showing.

7. Doctor Who

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I, too am surprised at how low it is. It’s just… Doesn’t matter? No, it does… I love The Doctor and everybody, but the companions are stuck. They’re basically regenerating Time Lords. What’s the difference between Clara and Amy?

6. Star Trek: ToS

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I love Spock. I hate Kirk. I love logic. I hate vanity.  Bones, I also love, but I’m not sure why he puts up with Kirk.

 

5. Torchwood

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I know it’s a spin-off, but I just love it more than Dr.Who. Maybe because it’s more realistic.

4. Star Trek: Next Gen

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Me, too Data.

I’m not trying to be disloyal to ToS, but I love how there isn’t a single protagonist. It’s a group show. Data, La Forge, Worf, Troi, with no one the star. Kirk was too much of a screen hogger.

3. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

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I.. love you? If you haven’t seen it yet, WATCH IT NOW. Sign the petition ! If you love Douglas Adams and nerdy BS, you will love this AF.

 

2. Supernatural 
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Shipping! Demons! Monsters!

  1. Sherlock

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Yep, you were probably expecting that.

 

What Happens at a Cemetery?

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Fromsmithsonianmag.com

I was in a trap. Pireto needed to tempt Allan with a treat, and naturally it was visiting a cemetery. But things cannot happen without things happening! The scene needed to be more than “oooh, dead people.”, although it is extremely fun IRL. So I did something I don’t usually do: I  listed.  The following is that list, with potential spoilers cut out.

  • See a ghost
  • A tombstone falls on you
  • Solve a riddle on the headstones
  • Get killed by a gravedigger
  • Perform a necromaniac ritual
  • Wonder about dead strangers
  • Plant/lay flowers
  • Picnic
  • Talk to dead relatives
  • Design your headstone
  • Find an ancestor 
  • Connect with a visiting relative/ friend 
  • Follow the local animals into hidden places

What else happens at cemeteries? Add to the list!

Run Into Fire

I Heart Characters! is a weekly meme hosted by  Dani @ Perspective of a Writer to showcase our book blogger love for characters! Each week she’ll supply a topic and you’ll supply the character. Post on whatever day suits you, about characters from whatever media you love (books, movies, K-dramas, television, manga, anime, webtoons, whatever!) and link up on Thursday so YOU and others can blog hop and share the character love. ♡

You will be so surprised by my choice! You will gasp, “I didn’t realize they felt that way!”

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Ok, maybe not.

 In every incarnation of Sherlock and Watson, (But we really only need BC) Sherlock and Watson head into danger, but it’s always Sherlock that gets the brunt of it. He fights off desert Nazis, smuggler Nazis, and…

Well, that’s pretty much it before the Nazis find out that John Watson is his weakness, and target him directly. The best part, hedgehog Jawn is thrown in a fire. You’re supposed to check your Guy fire for hedgehogs, you really stupid Guy fire managers.

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Haven’t done this in a while. I’ve missed it. What were your choices?