Review – Born in a Treacherous Time

Born in the harsh world of East Africa 1.8 million years ago, where hunger, death, and predation are a normal part of daily life, Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive. It is a time in history when they are relentlessly annihilated by predators, nature, their own people, and the next iteration … Continue reading Review – Born in a Treacherous Time

Saturday Book Club – 19 March 2016

Hi, how was your week? Mine was a little crazy, so I'm thrilled it's the weekend - more so because I get to catch up. So let's talk. I have a pretty comfy couch, so we're good here for a while. I'm currently reading Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham, but we'll get to that in a … Continue reading Saturday Book Club – 19 March 2016

Character Study: Scott Lang (Ant-Man)

I enjoy discussing characters, and so I wanted to point out my recent post at Comparative Geeks today. I went to see the Ant-Man movie on Friday and I loved it. So much it seems, that I can’t stop talking about it! I wrote a review on Sourcerer, and I plan on reviewing the latest comic featuring the delightful Scott Lang. But I’d love to know your thoughts – on Scott, or on superheroes in general. Stop by and join the conversation!

Comparative Geeks

Ant-Man armyReal Name: Scott Lang

Powers: Thanks to Pym Particles, Scott (Ant-Man) can shrink to the size of an ant. He can also communicate telepathically with insects. When he shrinks, he retains his human strength.

Abilities: Scott has expertise in electronics.

Background

Scott Lang is the current Ant-Man, though he achieved the title by unorthodox means. He stole the Ant-Man suit from Dr. Henry (Hank) Pym, in order to save his daughter’s life. Not the first time Scott stole in order to support his family. He turned to crime when he was no longer able to support his wife and daughter, and became a skilled thief as a way to make ends meet. Of course this path didn’t end well, and Scott spent a time in prison.

After his release, he worked in the design department at Stark International; trying to turn over a new leaf. When he discovered…

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Supernatural – An Overview Part 1: The Heroes

Are you a fan of Supernatural? Of course you are, who doesn’t love the Winchester Brothers! I’m over at Comparative Geeks today and tomorrow giving an overview of the show, so pop on over and let’s have a chat. If you didn’t catch my reviews of Daredevil, you can find them here.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mel

Comparative Geeks

supernatural logoSupernatural has been running for ten years, and remains one of my favourite shows. Fact is, there’s a lot to like. Let’s start with the array of supernatural creatures; wendigos, witches, ghosts, vampires, demons, werewolfs, killer clowns – you name it, they’ve had it. The Winchester brothers have come up against urban legends, creatures from folklore, biblical dieties, and have even ventured into an alternative reality or two. Who can forget the time they fell into a world where alternate versions were actors playing the Winchesters in a television show called Supernatural – yep, it takes a moment or two to get your head around!

But it’s about more than the creatures. What we have are two brothers who would die for one another (and have more than once!). They ride around in a kick-ass car, and are thrust into delicious adventures, which keep fans entertained week after week. It’s…

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Arrow: Season 3, Episode 15 – Nanda Parbat

I decided to reblog my Arrow review here today because, even if you’re not a fan of the show, there’s some amazing content on Sourcerer – you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy 😀 Happy Friday.

Sourcerer

arrow-header-5So much happened in this week’s episode that I don’t know where to start, so while I want to jump right to the end and the rather explosive cliff-hanger, let’s start at the beginning instead and take things one step at a time. Not literally, since that’s hardly my style, but there is a method to my madness!

Nanda Parbat opens with Ra’s in the Lazarus Pit, and there really is no question that this is the regenerative pool from the comics. Despite the fact Ollie didn’t get to swim in the mystical waters, I’m convinced the pit has its part to play, so I’m being patient.

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Anyway, Nyssa makes a dramatic entrance, bringing news of Ollie’s miraculous recovery (she’s obviously never heard of the herb-induced brand of penicillin tea). Obviously Ra’s is aware that Ollie didn’t perish, and isn’t overly concerned. We all know that he didn’t buy into…

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Exciting new development for 2015

I can't believe I kept this in for so long, I'm usually terrible at keeping secrets. But *drum roll* from January 2015 I will be regularly contributing over at Sorcerer run by the talented and hardworking Gene'O. Primarily I will provide a weekly review of the show Arrow, but there are other treats in store and … Continue reading Exciting new development for 2015

Hands of Evil Book Tour – Day 1

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, depending on where you are in the world. Welcome to the first day of my blog tour for Hands of Evil. It's also my 200th post, so it seems an apt way to kick us off! Kathryn Jenkins and her team over at Dragon Knight Chronicles have organised … Continue reading Hands of Evil Book Tour – Day 1