September 22nd, 2021

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Book Review: T.I.G.E.R.S.

T.I.G.E.RS. by M.A Bennett

The follow up to 'S.T.A.G.S', 'D.O.G.S' and 'F.O.X.E.S' sees Greer and Shafeen head to India where the malveolent order of the stag's shadow has fallen for a long time. The Raj is discussed. There is exposition, Greer has odd gaps in her knowledge for someone who was accepted to Oxford. The Foxes reveal is not dwelled on. Instead there are reveals and flashbacks to 1969 – this is a stealth prequel. What is the appeal of the racist murderous classist De Walencourt family to Greer and others? This was good but not a darkly compelling examination of the allure of privilege. The Stags do not celebrate excellence just an ethos stuck in aspic. This was not the end, there is more to come.


Best Lines:

“The school was identified as, shall we say, the epicentre of the problem. This was clearly where the “prey” for the death hunts were being sourced.”


“Blowing up Longcross, the full-on Baader Meinhof Complex thing.”


“Watch the wall, my darling, while the gentlemen go by.”


“Weirdly hostile look.”


“A time when they were once kings.”


“I wasn't going to like this story.”


“Contemptuous.”


“I did not say please. One does not.”


“The heirs of two enemy kingdoms were secret lovers.”

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Scary Books

Lucky Devil 2+Cassidy's Secret 2+Buffy The Vampire Slayer 20+Mighty Morphin 11+ 2 others

Lucky Devil Issue 2

I missed issue 1. A man was possessed, now he's still a dick but with powers after being depossessed. The demon runs around with no powers due to the botched exorcism. As Stanley (aka the depossessed dick) forms a cult, demons from hell hunt him. This was sleazy and sexist and not very good.


Best Lines:

“False prophets will rise! They will deceive many! But not me!”


“The antichrist is among us.”


“I'm the Demon Lord now.”


“You've started building yourself a nice little empire, haven't you? Bringing a bunch of disenfranchised little nitwits together under your leadership. They love you. They fear you.”


“If you hope to live through what's coming for you.”


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Cassidy's Secret Issue 1

Cassidy Crawford is a defence attorney in a world where an alien hero and a virus that grants powers to a select few exist. This has an ugly messed up colour scheme. Cassidy has a creepy 'admirer' in the alien hero. There is sex. It is 40 years since the comet brought the hero Airstrike and the virus to Earth. Now someone has killed Airstrike. I didn't care.


Best Lines:

“You have blood on your shoulder.”

“It's not mine. I just got off work.”


“The son of some distant land on a distant planet.”


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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Issue 29

Faith gets the scythe. The art is fugly. Who is Silas? Why is Buffy keeping secrets? Why are slayers wearing croptops in battle? I can't tell who is who with the fugly art. People wear cloaks and I do not care about Rupert Giles and his mommy issues. This was a yawn.


Best Lines:

“I cherish any situation that brings Rupert discomfort.”


“Watcher murder.”


“This world will go to ruin.”


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Mighty Morphin Issue 11

I really don't get the numbering on this. There are more useless flashabcks to the whiny Zophram. The Rangers worry people will turn against them and support Zedd. Why isn't Billy saying sorry? Why is Matt so rude, arrogant and unapologetic?


Matt defends Grace. I'm sick of Matt, Grace and the whole Eltar plotline. Why is Billy still hanging out with Grace? Why are TPTB doing such a stupid plot with Zedd? Eltarians plot. What is a celestial shard? This was okay.


Best Lines:

“He sacrificed his life to protect the great and powerful Eltar. A place and a people that did not deserve it.”


“Let's see. You teamed up with an alien warlord and let him beat up on my boyfriend so......you're lucky I only punched you.”


“No one was coming to the rescue--”


“What do you guys do?”

“Kicking. A lot of kickin”


“So you're into swords, huh? Which kinds?”

“Sharp ones.”


“Something very bad is about to happen.”


“Bothersome planet.”


“You're just a sad little man who wants to play God.”


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The Nice House On The Lake Book Four

People are never nice. Walter studided the clique's social dynamics. How is Walter sending them food? There is a reveal. What's the weird building? This was okay.


Best Lines:

“The pantry started to thin out,”


“It's a stable friend system.”


“The new boyfriend is not going to last.”


“Good God, who taught you how to put words together.”


“If I knew how to make him stop saying things, I would have done that a long time ago.”


“Alienazon prime.”


“Is he doing all right?”

“Are any of us?”


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Telepaths Issue 1

A J. Michael Straczynski story. There is a solar flare. A violent black convict stabs someone with a pen showing that JMS' race views still haven't improved since his 'Babylon 5' days. A cop broods. A woman who works for the POTUS broods. The convict wants to be oppositional. Everyone blakcs out for 30 minutes, like in 'Flashforward'. Planes crash. The world is in chaos. The cop's wife is cheating which he learns cos the solar flare triggered telepathy in people. This was good.


Best Lines:

“God helmet.”


“There's always something coming up in the mideast.”


“You threatening my reading habits?”


“I know what she asked and the answer is no. Which is exactly what I told her the last time she called.”


“Why am I bleeding? How am I bleeding?”


“We are not done talking about this.”


Kylo Ren

Trailers, Quotes & Stuff

'Murder Island' promo

No.


'Batwoman' season 3 trailer

An annoying Mad Hatter.


'American Crime Story' 3x04 promo

Ugh.


'Halloween Kills' trailer
"We are the survivors of Michael Myers."


Milk chocolate with extra virgin olive oil, almonds & truffle – not as good as I hoped.


My ex has reckless disegard. Why is my ex treating me so terribly? My ex did lies and duplicity. My ex = abysmal.


'The Simpsons' Quote:

“Jobless washouts.”


'RTE News' Quotes:

“Were lonely places.”


“An other success.”


'Channel 4 News' Quote:

Lots of positive noises.”


'Women Behind Bars' Quote:

“Never told nobody.


'The Irish Times' Quotes:

"Very conflicting opinions.”


“Legacy and reputation to be undermined.”


“Salvage the dire situation.”


“All other priorities were subordinated.”


“Questionable behaviour.”


“Retributive justice.”


“Broker peace.”


“Trying his best to contribute.”


“Prioritise inclusion.”


“Vagaries.”


“Worthy resolution.”


“Ingenious idea.”


“Quaint stunt.”


“I didn't like it one bit.”


“Froideur.”


“Long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”


“Arrogant immunity.”


“Time-wasting discussion.”


“Impregnable certainty.”


“Social contagion.”


“Ethically bound to report the truth.”


“Hit their rethink button.”


“Whatever story lies behind that.”


“Merciless rigidty.”


“Extraordinary signal of offence,”


“Contested his account.”


“Tyranny of distance.”


“Exasperated tone.”


'Chicago Party Aunt' Quotes:

“Sunburnt drunk people eating meat outside.”


“Lady, you're old.”


“Bar dick.”


'Star Trek: Voyager' Quotes:

“Designed for deep space tactical assignments.”


“We don't have ships that far out.”


'Dr Phil' Quotes:

“Leave that rant on her mother's voicemail.”


“Ruined her reputaiton and sabotaged her reputation.”


“She hates me so much.”


“Wasn't done on purpose. But it was done.”


“Feels entitled to your home.”


“Making her feel like the black sheep of the family.”


“Regular old beach lady.”


“May God help all of you.”


“I'm in my right head.”


“I don't know what you were on that day.”


“Not a credible denial.”


“Non-credible denials.”


“Drop a hammer on your ass.”


“Roll your eyes and scoff.”


“Nobody takes care of me.”


“Work on the street.”


“Victim of your family.”


“Wreak havoc in other peoples lives.”


'Mark Of A Killer' Quote:

“Sewer sweep.”


“Neighbourhood fixture.”


“Not just a crazy person.”


'South Park' Quotes:

“Some kind of John Travolta disease.”


“Your question is a charade.”


'Fever Pitch' Quotes:

“This wasn't going to come around again.”


“Sell mail order vidoes to fans.”


“Bonking, betting and boozing.”


“Loved best and most.”


“Disgracedfool.”


“Why is it always me?”


''allo 'allo'' Quote:

“Let me take your sinister leather coat.”

Meechum

Movie Reviews: Last Man Standing+Night Wolf+Hawking: Can You Hear Me?+School Of The Damned 👎

Last Man Standing: Suge Knight And The Murders Of Biggie & Tupac (2021)

A Nick Broomfield documentary about the infamous murder cases and there is a new take on it due to people not being so scared of Suge Knight anymore.


This is a follow up to the 2002 'Biggie & Tupac' which I haven't seen. There is vintage footage and talks of Bloods and Crips and Compton. Much is revealed in this documentary: girlfights, corruption and a messy and volatile situation. There is talk of East Coast v West Coast. Toxic masculinity is on full display.


There are disturbing photos and briefly touched upon grooming and abuse. There is talk of dodgy money situations and car repossession and gang war and Rampart. There are allegations and talk of social ostracism. There is conspiracy and counter-conspiracy. What was it all for in the end? This was good.


Best Lines:

“The end of his power, the end of his empire.”


“The best of friends.”


“Deadly enemies.”


“You had a problem.”


“The thugs in the neighbourhood.”


“Got dealt with.”


“Black piranhas.”


“His career in tatters.”


“Most successful rap label ever.”


“Closed down by a SWAT team.”


“A gang of dudes.”


“Just been in the penitentiary for a long time.”


“Gang territory.”


“Got away with everything.”


“Anybody touches his chicken.”


“Initally gave hope.”


“Won't be stressin'.”


“Bloodworms.”


“Blood Gang Security.”


“Got familiar with the back door.”


“None of it needed to go the way it did.”


“Revengeful.”


“Wasn't hateful before.”


“Snake him.”


“They're gonna come for you.”


“That ain't who he was.”


“Those albums weren't him.”


“The American Dream wasn't meant for me.”


“Motown of the 90s.”


“Living the video life.”


“Bait you in.”


“Looking for somebody to care about you.”


“So gang obsessed.”


“Lost in the image of being tough.”


“Malice in your heart.”


“Takes to be what we are.”


“Things were totally out of control.”


“Living nightmare.”


“It went the way it went.”


“Prove his gang loyalty.”


“Fatal mistake.”


“Have security sleep in my room.”


“Feared and despised.”


“Put bad words.”


“Ain't got real friends.”


“Do you wrong.”


“What would have been.”


“Street buddies.”


“Way serious now.”


“Bad choices.”


“Gang dudes.”


“Gave up his career.”


“His views are widely accepted today.”


“They weren't ever.”


“There. A lot.”


“Believed in the oath of office.”


“His new enemy.”


“Street guys.”


“Lost everything.”


“Putting tags on toes.”


“The pettiest sh*t on the planet.”


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Night Wolf (2012)

This crap UK 'horror' stars Tom Felton and Simon MacCorkindale and Joshua Bowman. A werewolf invades a country home in this abysmal cheapo dreck. The house is fancy-schmancy. This was misguided and furtive. There is not lasting trauma and the ending is WTF?



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Hawking: Can You Hear Me? (2021)

A documentary about Stephen Hawking, the rock star physicist. He was a brilliant but selfish man with a horrible mother and sister. His 1st wife and children speak. His care team excluded his family and pushed them out. Jane his 1st wife talks. We see the 'Tomorrow's World' opening credits and it was from that show that people learned about the device that allowed Hawking to speak. There are mentions of the dread 2nd wife. He left his family on Christmas Day for her. His sister dislikes Jane and bigs up the ugly 2nd wife. The 1st wife had an affair and Stephen did too. Hawking's sexism is hinted at. His many medical interventions are discussed. His abusive 2nd wife's deeds are laid bared. The 2nd wife, Elaine, wouldn't be interviewed and is still denying what she did. His children discuss how Elaine tried to alienate their father from them but he wouldn't let that happen. The bitchy sister supports Elaine. The end comes. This was okay.


Best Lines:

“We never liked you. You don't fit into our family.”


“Upset the dynamics of a family home.”


“Impossible for us to compete with.”


“Made us feel very uncomfortable in our own home.”


“Berated on all fronts. I was a wicked woman.”


“Unnecessarily brutal.”


“My career sort of packed up and left me.”


“Now untreatable.”


~
School Of The Damned (2019)

This was another crap UK 'horror'. The plot was strikingly vague, ill judged and bafflingly poor.

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Innocent 2x03+Supergirl 6x10+Heels 1x06 Reviewed 🦉🦸‍♀️🦹‍♀️

Innocent 2x03

Karen admits a damning secret. Sally's friend's husband wants her out. The dead boy's violent father is babied by his wife and victim. Karen is a karen. Sam is the worst. Matthew's true paternity is revealed. Karen is such a bitch. She was Matthew's social worker? Sally plays people. The liar admits she lied. Karen lies to the cops. Sam goes back to Sally. This was dull.


Best Line:

“Who takes 6 stress pills?”


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Still I Rise

Nia whines. Supergirl and Brainy humilitate themselves. Convicts whine. The baddie du jour needs a good wash. William annoys. Andrea is annoying. Nia still hasn't said sorry to her sister for stealing her powers. Nia made a dark bargain. WTF have TPTB done to this show? It's so crap.


Best Lines:

“Why did you send my owl away?”


“Could trap even you.”


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House Show

There is a baptism. Jack whines that nobody is buying tickets to the DWL. Jack's wife sings and whines. Ace gets away with his crap. One of Jack's wrestlers is recruited by another league. Someone is a moron. Jack screams about his dead daddy to Wild Bill. Crystal says sorry to people. Crystal is blamed for Ace's idiot actions. Jack is a control freak idiot. Mick Foley guest stars. Jack is called on his actions in 1x01. Jack walks out of an interview – lord he is a tool. Ace makes a baby's baptism all about him. Jack's wife whines more. Jack does not listen. There are reveals. This was okay.


Best Lines:

“So many people find joy.”


“Did you pack proper church clothes?”


“The state fair. That's big stuff.”


“Brand exposure.”


“Tall blonde bro that dumb women wanna f**k.”


“Rub testerone gel into his armpits every morning.”


“You should be a star and right now, you aren't one.”


“He was in Vietnam.”

“Doing what?”


“Internet infamy.”


“Get people to care.”


“Mistake making.”

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