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Heroes Reborn, a Reaction

I know this is a bit late, but David and I finally watched the two hour premiere of Heroes Reborn. We both had watched and loved the first season of Heroes, but had trouble getting back into it after the writers’ strike in season 2. So even though we did not continue watching it we were excited for what they might do restarting it. I have to say the two hour premiere did not disappoint us, but it did make us want to go back and watch Heroes again. The show really seemed to get back to what made the original great.

With our powers combined, we have been able to write a post about the show. It’s interesting… it’s a new show, but it’s also an old show. It’s new and exciting – and it’s a known quantity. Not the easiest thing to write about! Continue reading

The Muppets, a Reaction

I don’t know about you, but I was super excited about The Muppets coming back to television. They are a part of my childhood and I love them. I even own the first season of the old Muppets variety show. I have seen all the old movies and the recent resurgence of the Muppets in the movies was fabulous. It was such a fun re-introduction to these characters that we know and love. The Muppet characters are something that I want to introduce to Geek Baby some day.

So we sat down tonight excited to watch the first episode of The Muppets, but in the end we were disappointed. Instead of getting something whimsical and fun, it ended up just blah.

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Reading Makes Us Better People?

I feel like I’ve kind of said this before. In talking about the purpose of education. In defining and defending genres like science fiction and fantasy from discrimination. But today my dad sent around an article that does a better job than I have in explaining just how much reading can affect you, can change you – for the better.

Readers, like voicemail leavers and card writers, are now a dying breed, their numbers decreasing with every GIF list and online tabloid.

The worst part about this looming extinction is that readers are proven to be nicer and smarter than the average human, and maybe the only people worth falling in love with on this shallow hell on earth…

Because reading is something that molds you and adds to your character. Each triumph, lesson and pivotal moment of the protagonist becomes your own.

Well okay then! You can read the whole article here: http://elitedaily.com/life/culture/date-reader-readers-best-people-fall-love-scientifically-proven/662017/

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New Post Ideas – Reading Reactions

So this is not a normal post because it is more of a commitment to a new post idea that I have been mulling over for a while. I have been really enjoying the LitFlix that we do because I find it fascinating to look at how a book is translated into a movie. At the same time I feel like the only books I am reading lately are the LitFlix, which means that my back log is piling up higher and higher. So I have decided that I am going to try and read one non-LitFlix book a month for the next year. A year is a good amount of time to see if something works and then re-evaluate so I will do it for a year and see how it goes.

The other thing that I want to do is try and read Volume 1 or the first 5 or 6 comics of a series. I really enjoyed reading Locke and Key and Saga. There are a lot more comics that I would like to read and I am hoping this will help me try out a bunch of different options and then share my thoughts with others.

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Maleficent, A Reaction

David and I watched Maleficent today and partly because I am drawing a blank on what to write and partly because I am a fan of the character Maleficent, I thought it would be fun to do a reaction post. Now I admit I am probably slightly tainted because I grew up watching Sleeping Beauty and have been curious how this movie would turn out. Personally this movie did not disappoint, I was not sure what direction they were going to take the story, but was pleasantly surprised with the changes they decided to include. Now I will say there are certain parts of the story that become pretty obvious, but it was still a fun ride. If nothing else Angelina Jolie as Maleficent is absolutely fantastic. She gets the look, the mannerisms, the voice, and the general presence of the character down flat.

The thing I liked about the story the most is that it still works in the context of what we know about Sleeping Beauty. Some stories try and change the characters and situations so much that it can become almost unrecognizable. With the story in Maleficent I can understand how the legend would persist in the story that we know today instead of the original tale. I enjoyed watching this movie, I do not know if it had to be in theaters, but I think it is definitely worth watching at some point. (Spoilers for Maleficent after the break.) Continue reading