Oh my goodness, Fangirls! I received this books ages ago through OwlCrate, and it’s been on my TBR since then. I made it one of my January reads, and I’m so glad I did.
Twisted Romance is another book that I grabbed out of love for the cover alone. I didn’t look at the inside; I saw a cute cover and the word “anthology” somewhere on it, and fell in love. Clocking in at less than $20, it’s about what I’d expect from a graphic novel or compilation, so I was super down with purchasing.
Luckily, the inside of this book were just as lovely as the outside.
This past weekend we had two Asian focused films come out. Crazy Rich Asians (which I have yet to see), and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Luckily, the latter was a Netflix movie, so I watched it Saturday morning.
I did not expect to enjoy this. I picked it up because I saw tons of bookstagrammers with it, and knew there was a Netflix movie coming out, and I wanted to compare the two. But about 100 pages into the book I realized that I had underestimated it, and I needed to finish it.
Fangirls, I’ve read four of Rowell’s books before, and I enjoyed all of them. This book was definitely aimed at an older audience (which is fine by me; I’m not really the Young Adult target audience, even if I enjoy those books). It’s based in 1999, with the worry of Y2K very present. But that’s not the main focus.
Fangirls, I picked this book up because I have a weird love of teen romance stories. I don’t want that gross intensity of adult romance reads, I want cute cliches of teenage life. Signs Point to Yes was exactly that!
Fangirls, I’ve never really considered myself to be a fan of Aquaman. He’s kind of the joke member of the Justice League. But I got the chance to watch this movie about his origin before it comes out next week, so I figured why not? I’ll get to know Aquaman a bit better.
This movie takes place in the early years of the Justice League. In it, Arthur Curry gets attacked and brought to Atlantis to meet his mother, Atlanna, but his half brother Orm and his buddy Black Manta don’t want him or his mother around anymore. So they kill her, and send Arthur Curry along with Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Mera (the queen’s guard). They’re sacrificed to a spooky undersea demon thing, but Aquaman breaks free and takes charge.
They go back to the surface, as a massive tidal wave approaches (thanks, Orm). The Atlanteans are following Orm’s lead and killing humans. The Justice League works together to fight them, but eventually it is Aquaman, who takes down Orm. Cyborg helps, with a recording of Orm confessing to killing Queen Atlanna, projected for the Atlantean warriors to see.
It’s a very interesting movie, and it definitely made me care about Aquaman more, while helping me learn a bit about Orm, who goes on to become Ocean Master. Ocean Master and Black Manta are the two villains that are specifically made for Aquaman, so it helps me give more of a crap about him when I know how big of jerks his enemies are.
A couple things I wasn’t into in the movie; I found it a little weird that both Superman and Wonder Woman could be underwater without breathing masks and still be able to talk. I thought it was a bit weird, and asked a friend (who’s a huge Superfan) about it, and he said that Superman can hold his breath underwater, but shouldn’t be able to speak. Also, I don’t like when the two of them are dating, because I don’t like Superman.
All of that being said, my complaints aren’t about Aquaman, or the main storyline. I think it was a fun movie, and is neat to see the beginnings of the Justice League. There’s already some internal fighting, but that seems pretty normal for them. I also really enjoyed getting to see Mera. Though I’m not typically a fan of Aquaman, I think Mera is one of the most badass ladies ever, and this movie really shows it off. She’s a champion, and when she’s on land she does what looks like water bending (like in Avatar the last Airbender). I got really excited watching her send water spears through bad guys, then letting the water relax, as if she were thinking, oops, no evidence. She’s great.
So Fangirls, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis hits shelves January 27th, and will be on Blu-Ray / DVD / Digital Copy combo pack ($24.98), or as a DVD (SRP $19.98). It’s also available digitally, right now. It is rated PG-13, for violence and language, be aware. Check it out! And be sure to watch through the credits, there’s a hint at what’s coming next.
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