Suspension of Disbelief

Suspension of Disbelief: Wonder Woman

cross posted from Coffeefied,Operafied,Fluffified,Beglittered I went in to Wonder Woman with low expectations.  All I wanted was for it to pass the Bechdel test, but I was pleasantly surprised that not only did it pass the Bechdel test in the first 5 minutes or so, it is one of the …

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Suspension of Disbelief: In Which Silly Women are Managed by Men, Florence Foster Jenkins (the Movie)

Cross posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered Errata: Named people of color in the movie: 0 Bechdel test: all three levels passed. Florence Foster Jenkins is my second favorite opera singer of all time ever (beaten by Juilie D’aubigny) because she is a tribute to that which may be accomplished …

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Encryption in Literature: Dancing Men (Spoilers)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1903 “The Adventure of the Dancing Men” (text here), like most Sherlock Holmes stories, features Holmes lecturing Watson about how much he can deduce.  This particular story also introduces a character who is a “fine creature”  of the English soil, and an evil murderous American. That’s not important.  What …

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Suspension of Disbelief: The Imitation Game

Cross posted from Coffeefied, Operafied, Fluffified, Beglittered. Alan Turing is my hero.  He is the intellectual progenitor of my science, a war hero who never held a gun, a rallying cry for the injustices perpetrated against LGBT folk, and an all-around amazingly smart yet tragic person. Some time back, someone …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Nimona

Do you like cool ladies? Do you like cool shapeshifter ladies? Do you like flawed ladies? Do you like scientist ladies? Do you like DRAGONS??? Then Nimona might just be for you. Okay I’m intrigued manatee, you’ve got my attention with the mention of dragons, but what exactly is Nimona? …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Welcome to Nightvale

Content description: Flashing gif at bottom of the page (link to source definitely flashes) and use of reclaimed homophobic slur. Plus a lot of strange metaphor and a review of ‘Welcome to Nightvale’. Well it’s exam season, a time of food, rum and tearful procrastination. If you want to skip …

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Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time

3/5 fire-breathing dragons. Marc Scott Zicree and Barbara Hambly Barbara Hambly has been one of my favorite fantasy authors for a long time, due to wonderful characters and a need to explain or at least speculate about how everything supernatural actually works.  Her Dragonslayer features diagrams of dragons with comments about hollow …

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SOD: Day of the Doctor

3/5 TARDISES Starring: Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Hurt Written by Steven Moffat People have been looking forward to the Dr Who 50th Anniversary Special for years, and especially so since we found out that David Tennant would feature an appearance. While watching, the episode did not disappoint: Tennant and …

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