Happy Monday readers!! I don’t know about you, but I’m still having trouble realizing that we are nearly halfway through September and more than two-thirds of the way into this year. On top of that, though I knew that I was about a month and a half behind in sharing a discussion post for our latest GeekyNerdy Book Club read, I didn’t realize that I had chosen Carrie Fisher’s Shockaholic almost three months ago!
As you may remember, when I chose Shockaholic, I did so because I realized that I didn’t actually know all that much about Fisher, outside of her role as Princess/General Leia in the Star Wars films. I generally knew of her, but there was very little that I could actually say about the woman herself.Continue reading “GNBC: Shockaholic”
It’s safe to say that 2017 has been a tough year birthday-wise at GeekyNerdyHQ. I re-broke a toe on the morning of my name day, and not quite three weeks ago, just a few days before the Mysterious Mr. C’s, he was in a pretty nasty car accident. Luckily, he’s physically okay – just a few minor bruises from the air bag and some whiplash – but dealing with the emotional and mental fallout from such a traumatic incident, as well as the insurance companies, has been draining.
Happy Saturday nerds, and welcome (finally) to a new installment of the Nerd Alert!! I knew that it had been a while since I’d shared a link roundup with you all, but I was still shocked to learn that the last one was in April.
Yet despite the fact that it has been nearly four months between alerts, I’ve still been compiling a list of potential links… I just haven’t been sharing them. So, since I’m starting to get back into a blogging rhythm, I thought I would use this post to clean things up a bit. Some of these links are slightly dated – two were clearly tied to the Oscars, which were in February – but I still hope you enjoy!Continue reading “Nerd Alert”
Unlike the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which featured a few angles that I didn’t really remember, there wasn’t anything “new” that caught my attention during this re-read. In fact, I didn’t take a single note!
Though Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was listed third on my Movie Must-Sees list for 2017, it was easily the one I was most looking forward to. While I haven’t been a big fan of the films that I’ve seen by director and screenwriter Luc Besson (The Fifth Element and Lucy), I was interested in Valerian because I felt like I could get into it on the bottom floor – instead of playing catch-up like I usually do.
The film, which premiered last Friday (and has decidedly tanked), is based on a long-running French comic series, Valerian et Laureline, which was written and drawn by Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières, respectively. While the series never really took off in the United States, its influence can be seen in a number of other science fiction franchises, namely Star Wars.Continue reading “Valerian and Laureline”