Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Young Elites: Delving into the Darkness

Genre: Young adult fantasy Synopsis: Ten years ago, a plague decimated the land. Most of the plague survivors were children, and many of those were scarred afterwards. Of the scarred survivors, some developed powers. The crown views this as an … Continue reading

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Science in Media (or lack thereof): 12 Monkeys

Confession. I only managed to force myself to watch the first half of the first episode of 12 Monkeys–which sucks, because I was really looking forward to two STEM female characters in a show (given how I kinda relate to … Continue reading

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The Final Formula and The Blood Alchemist: A Blend of Urban Fantasy, Chemistry, and Fun

Genre: Urban fantasy Synopsis: Addie is an alchemist who can’t remember what happened to her since the night the the institute housing the greatest alchemists in the country exploded. She creates a potion to try to restore her memory, but … Continue reading

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Agent Carter Rises Above Her Dreary Beginning in The First Avenger

Agent Carter Genre: Sci-fi/Superhero/Historical Synopsis: After the war and the loss of Captain America, Peggy Carter comes home to a job at the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR) where her co-workers treat her like a secretary. Then her former colleague Howard … Continue reading

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City of Stairs: People being people, in the most understandable way

Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: Shara Thivani is ostensibly a diplomat being stationed in Bulikov, her nation’s colony (which, in recent history, had been her nation’s colonizer), accompanied by her secretary. In reality, she’s a spy investigating the recent murder of a … Continue reading

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Top Ten Badass Heroes of 2014

Now that we’ve hit 2015, I feel the urge to do a ‘best of 2014’. One entry on this list may even come as a surprise to regular readers of my blog, as the character comes from a work I … Continue reading

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