March 5, 2018

Saw Black Panther again because my friends and I have decided that we like Wakanda better than reality. This time I really liked the blanket shields, and how important of a lesson it is to always make friends with your boyfriend’s battle rhino. I also noticed that Agent Ross is wearing a wedding band? Why do I notice these things? Sheesh.

Over the weekend I also completely binge-read not one but two novels with really happy endings. I’m thinking about what I would like to see in a romance novel, if I were going to write one. I haven’t read a ton of romance but I do have opinions.

Like I don’t have enough projects on my plate right now.

This may be the first and quite possibly the last time a movie I wrote a formal review for wins the Best Picture Oscar. See my review of The Shape of Water on Lightspeed.

This month’s issue of Lightspeed has my review of Black Panther.

And if that wasn’t enough I went back and watched Avengers last night. The first one.  That world has gotten so huge and big and complex that it’s a real trip going back and watching the start of it all. It’s very earnest, and there’s a sense that they hadn’t quite opened the throttle on it yet. They were happy just to get all the balls in the air and flowing smoothly. That first Avengers was juggling so much. And now, they’ve gone from juggling like 5 balls to juggling 12, and it looks just as smooth as it ever did.

There really isn’t enough escapism in the world for me right now. Which makes it all the more fortunate that I have the job I do. I’m just going to be over here thinking of stories and happy endings, thank you very much.



7 Responses to “escapism”

  1. Becca Says:

    I saw Black Panther for the second time as well. I didn’t realize who was doing the voice over at the beginning until my second viewing. And I also noticed the wedding band on Ross, and it had me asking so many questions. While I rolled my eyes at the rhino, that moment was adorable.

    Thank goodness for Movie Pass because I want to see it again.

  2. carriev Says:

    I got who was speaking in the intro, but only on the drive home. It’s a brilliant detail.

    Yes, so many questions! That’s always the sign of a good story for me, when you immediately want to know every detail about every single character’s life.

  3. Larisa Says:

    Wakanda Forever. This ties for favorite in the MCU.

  4. Wakanda is absolutely better than the strange reality we’ve found ourselves in since November 2016

  5. CathiAG Says:

    So, what were the two books with the happy endings. Need some of that right now too.

  6. carriev Says:

    “Chalice” by Robin McKinley –that’s a reread.

    “The Soldier’s Scoundrel,” by Cat Sebastian — steamy gay Regency romance. Very good writing.

  7. CathiAG Says:

    Thanks. I love a good Regency romance. I also like a good Regency mystery. C. S. Harris, Sebastian St. Cyr series is very good. Book one, “What Angels Fear.”

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