Guardians of the Galaxy: The gift that keeps on giving
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Guardians of the Galaxy: The gift that keeps on giving

I’ve not even bothered to write an “Almost Review” for Guardians of the Galaxy, because there is nothing I can say that will do justice to the awesomeness of the movie! So, in brief: Hubster and I have discussed the possibility of it being Marvel’s best film to date. We both loved Cap 2, and … Continue reading

You Survived the Apocalypse – What Now?
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You Survived the Apocalypse – What Now?

Following on from my recent post about human obsession with the end of the world, I thought I would delve a bit deeper into the Apocalyptic theme. There’s a lot out there, both online and in printed media that instruct on how to survive different varieties of apocalypse (Max Brooks’ the Zombie Survival Guide is just … Continue reading

Our Obsession with the End of the World
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Our Obsession with the End of the World

With the plethora of books, comics, TV shows, movies and games set in the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic genre it is easy to believe that modern society has an obsession with the end of the world. But it isn’t just a modern invention or obsession. Take a look at the writers of early sci-fi and dystopian genres and you … Continue reading

Personal: Burlesque – Why I’m taking my curtain call
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Personal: Burlesque – Why I’m taking my curtain call

I started performing burlesque early in 2010, having been a fan for many years including whilst it was still quite an underground art. In that time the scene has changed immeasurably, something oft discussed on social media and forums. Some may feel that this is just what every one says when the next generations start … Continue reading

Women in Comics: Frustrations and what I plan to do about them
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Women in Comics: Frustrations and what I plan to do about them

There is already so much out there that people have written about the portrayal of female comic characters. In fact, beyond that – the treatment of women in comics and their portrayal as characters. There is so much in fact that it is almost impossible to sift through the blogs, newspaper articles, fan-sites, forums, and academic … Continue reading

FlashBackFriday: Review – Batman Year One
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FlashBackFriday: Review – Batman Year One

Batman Year One – Trade Paperback, 1987. Written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, colored by Richmond Lewis, and lettered by Todd Klein. A good number, if not the vast majority, of readers coming to this volume will have been exposed to enough Batman through various media, to have a reasonable idea of the character and his story. And … Continue reading

Greek Body: Modern Mentality
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Greek Body: Modern Mentality

My thoughts on the objectification of the male body… I recently read The Greek Body, an interesting and beautiful book-come-catalogue of some of the British Museum’s collection of Greek statues from the Archaic through Hellenistic periods (read my review here). I was mostly stuck by the athletic male statues, where the elicited reaction from their … Continue reading

Personal: When World’s Collide!
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Personal: When World’s Collide!

You might have noticed from my blog so far that my biggest interests are comics, sci-fi, movies and feminism. As my blog continues you will see that two of my greatest interests are Archaeology/Classics/Ancient History and Burlesque/Cabaret. As a bit of background – In 2005 I took my Masters in Greek Archaeology and History, specialising … Continue reading