June Updates: Beach Adventures!

Hey everyone, how’s it going?

June was a mixed bag, with some good moments, at the beach and car boot markets, and some stressful, like the ongoing Covid situation and a family meal with good and bad points. Anyway, here’s what happened in the writing cave in June!

June Writing Cave Updates

Blogging:

I wrote three posts in June, an updates post, a post on Trigger Warnings, and a post about random finds from a local boot market, including pirates and Demogorgon’s. This month there’ll be two posts, including this one: A review of the Shadow and Bone TV series!

Writing:

I wrote nothing in June. As the date the government set for easing lockdown restrictions inched closer I became frustrated, checked the news too often, and couldn’t switch off. After lockdown was extended until 19th July I did some research for Merlin Second Chance and thought about my other two projects a bit. I’m still struggling to write, but at least the desire to write is slowly returning.

I’ll aim to write 6 hours a week in July, words or research. I’m not sure how it’ll go, as I’m still recovering from the stress of my MA, but I’ll try. And yes, my MA was stressful, despite being scoffed at and told ‘I don’t know what stress is’ when I mentioned it at a family meal! I don’t want to force myself to write, but I hope I can, and I’m thinking of writing short stories again to post too! 

Reading:

I realised my problem with reading is it’s usually done in silence. I’d lost the ability to focus at home where there are lots of distractions, like games and TV, so I took my new book, Six of Crows, to the beach with me and reading was much easier:

Book: Six of Crows, with stony sandy beach and calm sea in the background on a sunny day.
Reading is much better at the beach!

I’ll review the book when I’m done, and I’ve already bought the sequel, Crooked Kingdom! I’m also reading The History of the Kings of Britain, in particular the sections about Merlin and Arthur for more background for my retelling. After that I’ll activate my free trial for Kindle Unlimited and try to catch up on my ‘book a month’ challenge, which I’m so behind on this year. 

Merlin:

Merlin’s as fed up of the crazy weather as I am. Some days were cold and miserable, which makes him sleepy, and others were so hot he didn’t want to move. To stay cool, he sits in our bathroom sink or on top of my laptop when it’s off. Thankfully the cooler, but sunny, days were most common!

Merlin, Ginger and White cat, Sitting on Top of my Laptop
My laptop is surprisingly cool when it’s off, which Merlin loves, but it’s hot enough to burn when the fans are running at full capacity!

Merlin got to visit my mum for the first time in ages though, which he loves as she gives him chicken, and every time we cook homemade pizza he hangs around the kitchen hoping for chicken too!

Video Games:

The new Dead by Daylight Resident Evil expansion is fun, especially the zombies, but although the new killer, Nemesis, is cool, I still prefer Demogorgon. I’m playing killer more now, because survivor is getting frustrating or boring, but my gaming laptop is 5 years old and I can’t run the game well as killer! I’m looking at an Acer laptop, but I’m unsure about the brand as I’ve had HP for years.

Cycling and the Beach:

I’ve been cycling at least, even if I haven’t accomplished much else. My latest route is to cycle to the beach, drag my bike across the sand, and lean against it close to the sea. At first it was the only way I could read, as I’ve become easily distracted by technology, but after a few visits I’m relearning to switch off at home!

Waves crashing against the beach, with blue skies on a sunny day and a pier in the distance.
I got really close to the waves to take this picture, and my shoes got drenched. It was worth it though πŸ™‚

The views are lovely, the beach is very quiet at the moment because it’s not school holidays, and listening to nothing but the sound of the waves is great πŸ™‚

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Thanks for Reading!

How was your June? Had any awesome weather? Do you have a difficult relationship with some family members? Know anything about Acer laptops? If you write, why do you write?

Chat in the Comments!

Why do you write?

I want to write the types of stories I want to read. As a teen I adored M/M romance, but there was little choice in books or TV: Gravitation was one of few options, and whilst it’ll always have a fond space in my heart, especially the music, it’s not great. I also loved some popular shows/books, like Merlin and Harry Potter, but I preferred to ship Arthur/Merlin over Arthur/Gwen or Harry/Draco over Harry/Ginny!

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    • Glad you had a good month πŸ™‚ I hope the heatwave in the US and Canada doesn’t go on too long, it gets hot here sometimes but never that bad thankfully. Thanks, it’s only a little bit of writing, but hopefully it’ll get me started again πŸ™‚

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  1. So I think I read a lot in June, but since when do I keep track of what I read when? I read The Fires of Treason by Michele Quirke, and I really loved it – even reviewed it on my own not-bookblogging blog. I also read Deathborn by CE Page. Those were the highlights. And, of course, I released Children of the Dryads. So that was fun, but am I any good at marketing? No.

    I write because I have the stories inside me. They come to me. And I think about things through writing and characters and stories. Oh, and I also have a fascination with world-building. My imagination won’t stop it πŸ™‚

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    • I used to use Goodreads to track my reading, but I kept forgetting about it. I think maybe I’m up to 4 books this year? Compared to me you read loads πŸ™‚ I dread marketing, thankfully I’m a long way off publishing so I’ve got time to figure it all out!

      I know what you mean, my imagination never turns off: Even when I’m not writing words, I’m thinking about stories every day πŸ™‚

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  2. Yeah, I barely wrote in June, so I can relate. It’s tough to keep our attention off the news. Something about it makes it hard to take a break from it, and I hope you’ve been able to take a break from it this month. I think your new goal of 6 hours a week is good – less than a hour a day makes it more manageable and reduces pressure/stress. I’m so sorry that someone downplayed your stress at a family meal. That’s awful and insensitive. You have my support. I’m glad you got to read at the beach and got some cool fiction and nonfiction books. Do you usually enjoy researching for books? For me, it’s hit and miss. But, again, I’m glad you got to go to the beach and ride your bike. I haven’t really learned how to ride a bike lol. Also, I hope the weather becomes stable- and I think it’s cool that Merlin likes chicken lol. Peculiarexus’ favorite food is chicken.
    Great post!

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    • It’s so tough, especially at the moment as we’re waiting for rules to change again and I feel like I need to check the news daily to keep up with what’s happening. Sorry you didn’t get much writing done either. I’m hoping a small goal will be manageable and more achievable, so maybe try to set a very small goal too? πŸ™‚

      Thanks, I think it hurt more than usual because I haven’t seen that person in a while and before the pandemic I’d kind of gotten used to how insensitive some of that group can be. (I shouldn’t have to be used to it, but it’s family, what can you do?)

      If it’s one of my special areas of interest I can research for hours and never get bored, but if it’s something I’m not interested in I procrastinate like I did for half of my degree xD Thankfully I only write things I’m interested in, so I end up only researching things I’m interested in too πŸ™‚

      Haha cool, Peculiarexus and Merlin would get on well, either that or fight over chicken xD

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      • That’s tough. It’s tough finding a balance. Have you thought about cutting down slightly to a few days a week?
        I need to try a small goal. THat’s a good idea. Thank you! πŸ™‚

        Yeah, it’s tough when those who make hurtful remarks are family. It’s definitely understandable how that hurt more than usual since you haven’t seen them in a while. I send you my support. Your stress is valid and I am here for you.

        lol that’s good. It’s best when we are able to focus research on things of interest to us :). Your main interest is medieval history, no?

        LOL I can imagine them doing both, but probably more of getting along since Peculiarexus loves cats (he doesn’t like dogs though lol as he’s been bitten by dogs). But I can imagine them fighting over a chicken drumstick. Does Merlin like drumsticks?

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        • I might try to do that. It’ll be easier once life begins to return to normal, which we’re hoping for an announcement about on Monday.

          Thanks πŸ™‚ I do like medieval history, but my main interests are usually specific characters, TV shows or tropes πŸ˜€

          Merlin’s not allowed anything with bones in, in case he chokes on them, so we give him chicken cut in small pieces rather than drumsticks.

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          • Yeah that should make things a bit easier. Do you check news more or less often on weekends?

            That’s cool. Which trope do you look up most?

            That makes sense. Best to be safe. I’m sure Peculiarexus wouldn’t fight with Merlin over chicken since Peculiarexus loves drumsticks most. He would spoil Merlin with small pieces (none with bones in) of chicken :).

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              • lol so no European Championship for you? πŸ™‚ Do you like sports other than football?

                Good question. I’m not sure. I do like the reluctant hero and unlikely hero trope. I’m not sure what you’d call this one, but with Peculiarexus, he has this complex where he thinks he’s tougher and stronger and taller than he actually is at times lol. Did you notice other tropes in the Peculiarexus story you read? I wish I knew the official names of tropes more lol.

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                • Nope, I didn’t even watch the England vs Italy final! I’m not really into any sports, playing or watching. If I had to choose one to watch it’d be either darts, snooker, or ice skating πŸ™‚

                  Maybe Peculiarexus is the overconfident hero? Not sure if it’s a trope or not though. I don’t think I noticed any other tropes. I tend to dislike reluctant heroes, which is probably why I didn’t like Alina in Shadow and Bone. My heroes tend to want to be heroic but the people around them disapprove xD

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                  • No worries. Ice skating is fun to watch. Have you watched it during the Olympics? (I know you don’t usually watch or play it but I’m curious if you tune in to watch it on a more limited occasion, as the Winter Olympics only comes every 4 years).

                    Haha yeah he is an overconfident hero who thinks he’s tougher than he really is.
                    I think that’s understandable, reluctant heroes can be annoying lol. I like the growth in character, but at the same time, I can see why it is irritating. lol why do people around your characters not approve of their heroism?

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                    • Nah I’ve not seen it at the Olympics, I don’t usually watch that either. I’ve seen a few TV shows with ice skating though and we used to go skating before the nearest rink to us shut down.

                      Yeah I like heroes who grow too, but I prefer them to start out weaker rather than reluctant πŸ™‚ Depends on the character: One fails in battle often and no one wants him to get hurt, the other is pretty competent but his mother doesn’t want him to be a hero as his dad died doing the same thing.

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  3. That’s cool, Louise! What is your favorite skating show? Did the rink shut down because of the pandemic or other reasons?

    That’s a good point. I think it is cooler to see a hero who is weaker and gets stronger. Who would you say is the best example of this? The characters you mentioned have loved ones with understandable reasons for not wanting to see them be heroes. My MC Matt is similar to the second one. Matt’s brother was killed by cyborgs and Matt’s mother disappeared during a battle with one. So, I’m fairly sure that if his father found out that he (Matt) was a superhero, he’d be unhappy.

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    • I’m not sure I have a favourite as most of the live action ice skating shows I’ve seen aren’t very good. I think the rink shut down due to lack of use. It was on the outskirts of a city which isn’t always a good location.

      Barry in The Flash was great in earlier seasons, and I loved the whole Oliver as a mentor thing πŸ™‚ Exactly, I bet Matt’s dad would want him to be safe, not in danger, but Matt would argue he can take care of himself and wants to avenge his brother and look for his mother.

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      • Aww yeah, city outskirts are usually not a good location for things. Did you go ice skating often when it was open?

        Oh yeah, I love Barry as the Flash in earlier seasons. In later seasons, it just got bad. I’m not 100% what went wrong, but it seems like they wanted to make him a dark brooding hero, when he’s supposed to be lighthearted – and their storylines just weren’t so good anymore. What would you say were the main mistakes that they made?
        Yes, I agree. If his dad found out, he would argue back saying what you mentioned. And he’s very stubborn, so he’d definitely still be a superhero regardless. Do your characters make similar arguments to the ones that Matt would make?

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        • Sadly not as much as I’d have liked. It was quite a trek on public transport and by the time I got more confident in driving it’d shut. Nearest one now is nearly a 2 hour drive away!

          Yeah, I think Season 3 is where it started to go downhill, because of how confusing the Savitar stuff was, and Barry became darker, but Season 4 is when it lost me completely. For me the main mistake was taking the focus away from Barry and his powers. That and I preferred Iris and Barry as found family with that brother and sister type relationship. They were both so much more playful, fun, and independent before they got together. I know in the comics Barry is with Iris, but it would’ve been nice to see them continue the found family direction instead.

          My characters are stubborn too, and would continue regardless like Matt. Leo wants to be just like his superhero dad, even though his dad died saving people. His mum wants him to focus on studying though!

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          • Wow, that is really far.

            Great points. I agree it started getting bad in Season 3. I still don’t completely understand the Savitar stuff because of the inconsistencies lol. But yes, when they started having non-speedster enemies, they had to focus away from his powers, so I can see why is a big mistake (not to mention how some of the non-speedster villains like DeVoe were overpowered). Excellent point about Barry and Iris’ relationship. There wasn’t as much chemistry between them. Some suggested he should have been with Caitlin – do you think that would have been a better fit?

            That’s cool πŸ™‚ What are Leo’s powers?

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            • I still don’t really understand the Savitar stuff either. So many plot holes. I could’ve written it so it made much more sense πŸ˜› I hated with DeVoe how Barry just let himself get arrested. Coulda sped in there, cleaned up the crime scene, dumped the body, and got away with it before the captain showed up! The whole ‘don’t run’ thing felt so absurd. I do like the idea of Barry and Caitlin, but my favourite ships will always be Barry/Oliver or Barry/Snart πŸ˜€

              Leo can teleport places πŸ™‚ Does Matt have powers? I can’t remember if you mentioned before or not.

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              • Haha, I wonder if even the writers are able to make sense of it. It doesn’t make sense given the time paradox created. I’m curious how you would’ve written it? I know you would have done much better at writing it πŸ™‚
                Yeah, like you, I am frustrated with how he didn’t try to do all that- it would have saved him a lot of time and stress, not to mention also save him and his loved ones from a lot of anguish. Barry/Oliver and Barry/Snart would be great ships. Have you written a Barry/Snart fanfiction? :]

                Nice! Matt can fire energy blasts and leap far. He also creates forcefields. Does Leo teleport long distance?

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                • I wonder that too, whenever you see them try to explain it, it’s still very confusing! My version would be instead of pulling Snart from the timeline before he died, Barry could’ve gone back in time to the Vanishing Point and saved Snart just before he blew up, leaving behind a remnant of Barry in his place to hold the button. That remnant could’ve easily sped away and outrun the explosion, and, angry that he’s lost everything, would’ve become Savitar. Makes much more sense than what actually happens, explains Savitar’s scars, and has the added bonus of not killing one of my favourite characters πŸ™‚ I’ve written a few scenes for Barry/Snart fanfic but never posted it. I’m not that great at finishing stuff because I’m so easily distracted πŸ™‚

                  That’s cool, Matt sounds powerful and totally able to protect himself πŸ˜€ Leo can’t teleport far at first, but as the story progresses he learns to use his powers better, especially when it comes to protecting Blaise πŸ˜€

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                  • Haha, are there video interviews with the writers? (Or was the cast trying to answer questions about it and getting confused?) Your version is MUCH better than what was shown. I think it’d be neat if that was the storyline (saving Snart and sacrificing a remnant that ends up surviving and going after Barry and Snart). Do you think it would have been cool if Savitar went against Barry and Snart too? Your idea sounds awesome and you have great ideas.
                    No worries. I have a few unfinished stories because I too get distracted easily in my free time. All good πŸ™‚

                    Thank you! Matt is able to defend himself, but his weaknesses are his impulsiveness and struggles with his doubts. Does Leo have any weaknesses or shortcomings that hinder his abilities (besides not being able to teleport far at first)? He sounds awesome. Is Blaise his partner? :).

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                    • I think it was a video interview from a convention, but they post lots of stuff on their Facebook page. Thanks πŸ™‚ I get that Wentworth Miller wanted to leave the show, but killing Snart went too far for me. Savitar vs Barry and Snart would’ve been awesome. I like even better the idea of a Savitar redemption arc though, because deep down he’s Barry, and I don’t think any version of Barry would ever be corrupted beyond saving.

                      I’m the same in free time, my folder of unfinished stories is insane. I should try and finish something someday πŸ™‚

                      Matt sounds like an awesome character πŸ™‚ Leo is also impulsive and ends up in a lot of trouble because of his desire to protect people! Blaise will be Leo’s partner by the end, but they have a really rocky start!

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  4. That’s cool. Do you check their page pretty often? Yeah they could have left him alive. Maybe they could have him go on his own journey – that way, he wouldn’t need to be killed off. And what you said makes sense. Barry’s a good guy and he has such a good heart that I concur that no version of him would be beyond saving. I wish they found a way to redeem him instead of focusing on inaccurate time travel confusion lol.

    πŸ™‚ Have you tried working on one story at a time and finishing them one at a time?

    Thank you πŸ™‚ Matt is similar. He will jump into situations to save people too. I think he’d relate a lot to Leo. Do Leo and Blaise get on each other’s nerves?

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    • Yeah usually when I’m scrolling Facebook, the fans aren’t that happy with the show in the comments section! They could’ve redeemed Savitar and had him and Snart go off on adventures, I’d have liked that spin off xD

      I have, but my issue with focusing on one story is my stories are linked to fandom, and if I get bored of the fandom the story was inspired by or really into a different fandom I get bored of my story and want to work on something else. So I’m constantly jumping back and forth between different ideas and pretty bad at sticking to just one πŸ™‚

      Yeah I think Matt and Leo could be friends, but they’d need someone to bail them out if they jump into situations unprepared πŸ˜› Leo is one of the few people who has the patience for Blaise, so once they get past their issues they get on pretty well πŸ™‚

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      • Haha I imagine that fans must be pretty upset now. Is it a pretty negative comment section with every post? Lol I too would have loved that idea! Maybe Savitar would be like Mick Rory in that he’d prefer to steal and be mischievous? XD It’d make me laugh to see Barry as a robber.

        That makes sense. πŸ™‚ Is there a fandom that you’ve stuck with long term/a show that has consistently remained good that has kept your interest (even for ones that you haven’t written fanfics of)? πŸ™‚

        Haha Steph would probably bail them out. She’s used to Matt’s antics and has helped him/saved him a few times. What kinds of trouble does Leo usually get in? And that’s awesome, I’m glad Leo has patience for him. Leo and Blaise are awesome!

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        • The comments section is so negative after each episode airs. I wonder why people are still watching, if they hate it that much! Barry as a robber would be awesome, between him and Snart they’d rule the world xD

          There are a few fandoms I always end up going back to, like Yu-Gi-Oh, Psych, Merlin, The CW shows and a few others. At the moment I’m stuck on Stranger Things though xD I never stick with one thing long, usually a few months, but I always return to my favourites.

          Haha yes Steph would save them πŸ˜€ She and Matt are awesome! Leo rushes in without a plan, he’s kinda like Barry in that respect, and early on he rushes into a burning building. Blaise is the cool calculating one who always has a plan, kinda like Snart πŸ˜€

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          • Haha I too wonder why they keep watching. I guess they love to hate it? And hehe Barry and Snart would be fun. Imagine Mick getting jealous of them.

            Cool! Neat fandoms. Are you going to go back to LoT fandom? I forget – did you finish Season 5?Glad you are enjoying Stranger Things

            Awww thank you so much! Do you like Steph’s courage, kindness or calm most? Or something different? She’d be happy to help Leo and Matt. And Matt would be glad to help them! πŸ™‚ Matt totally relates to Leo and would rush into things. Steph is like Blasie since she is very calm and plans things; I love how similar our characters are (tho I dunno if Blasie has a giant sneeze) =)

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            • Probably, some people love to complain πŸ˜› They should take Ray or Zari with them, then Mick can have some company πŸ™‚

              Thanks πŸ™‚ What are your favourite fandoms of all time? I’ll go back to LoT eventually, but the ending of the last season I watched put me off for a while. I think it was season 4 or 5?

              I like her kindness best, she’s so good with Melissa and Peculiarexus πŸ™‚ Haha that’s cool Steph is like Blaise and Matt is like Leo. Blaise doesn’t sneeze though, because of his powers he barely feels the cold let alone gets sick πŸ˜›

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              • Haha I guess some people thrive off the negativity. I wonder if Barry and Zari would get along. I agree that they should bring Ray or Zari too. And imagine Barry and Mick arguing lol.

                You’re welcome! I guess my favorites include Person of Interest, The Flash’s early seasons, LoT, and Daredevil. Oh yeah – you were referring to how Zari was swapped out for her brother, right? Would you like me to tell you a spoiler that may help?

                Aww thank you! She is compassionate and easygoing and is a great friend/big sister/aunt figure to Melissa and Peculiarexus, no? She’s a good, caring, and empathetic person and gets along easily with people πŸ™‚
                Haha that makes sense. Does Blaise not have hay fever either then? Does Blaise get annoyed at Leo for being impulsive?

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                • Yeah probably, Barry seems to get along with everyone, and so does Ray πŸ™‚ Mick would be constantly rolling his eyes at their optimism xD

                  I’ve still not seen Person of Interest, I’ve been meaning to though. Daredevil was awesome and I’m sad the Netflix Marvel shows were cancelled. I already know Zari comes back at some point, but by the time I found that out I’d lost enthusiasm. I’m sure I’ll want to watch it eventually though πŸ™‚

                  Yup πŸ™‚ Blaise is very different to Steph in that regard as he’s not very caring and finds it hard to trust people. No hayfever either. At first Blaise doesn’t care if Leo is impulsive, he just kinda rolls his eyes at him and lets him get on with it, but when he starts to care about him it frustrates him!

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                  • XD Yeah they both are very kind and optimistic overall (except for Barry in later seasons. Brooding often lol). I can see Mick getting annoyed. Imagine Barry and Ray geeking out after each mission too. Mick would scream LOL

                    That’s cool. I hope you can see Person of Interest soon. Yeah, it’s sad how the Netlix Marvel shows were canned. Matt Murdock is rumored to show up in the next Spider Man film though (do you plan to see it?)
                    I hope you can. There’s another Zari version too – did you hear about that too? πŸ™‚

                    That’s understandable. Did he have a very difficult past? Curious b/c he doesn’t trust people easily. I wonder if he’d be scared by Steph’s sneezes.
                    Haha understandable that he doesn’t care at first, but then gets annoyed. I’m intrigued by them!

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                    • Yeah Barry starting to brood is part of what put me off. Earlier season Barry and Ray would geek out so hard πŸ™‚

                      Ooo nice, if Matt Murdock shows up I’ll definitely see it, although I usually wait for Netflix rather than going to cinemas. Yeah I know that too: Did LoT get bad in later seasons like the other CW shows?

                      Yeah Blaise had a super difficult past. He’s very stoic, so loud noises like Steph sneezing wouldn’t startle him. Thanks, they’re two of my favourite original characters πŸ™‚

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  5. Yeah that’s why I liked Barry less in future season (same for the show). The Flash is supposed to be an upbeat character, not a grumpy/broody one like Batman lol (I love Batman, but the Flash is def not supposed to be like that). Do you think he became too much like Oliver (or if Oliver is too broody)?

    I think it’s going to Hulu first (the Spider Man film). Sony has a weird deal where they send films to Hulu and then to Disney+ after (some time later). Do you have Hulu? I would say LoT has remained consistent. Not worse, but consistently good (but not quite better either – just same in quality but at least it didn’t drop off like other shows). It takes a bit of time to get used to the new Zari but there’s some nice character development for her and I grew to like her.

    Awww I feel for Blaise. I wonder if he’d get annoyed by how loud her sneezes are lol. They scare Matt, but he also gets amused by that too lol.
    Blaise and Leo are very cool! :).

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    • Yeah, same, I don’t know why they made Barry broody. It’s like when Oliver died they decided they had to make Barry into the new Oliver.

      Hmm weird, I never even heard of Hulu lol. We only have Netflix so it’ll be a while before we see Spiderman! Glad LoT stayed consistent, and the new Zari is cool πŸ™‚

      Depends, if they were in the middle of a heist Blaise would get annoyed with sneezes as he’d be listening and plotting xD But I doubt Steph or Matt would be there if Blaise is breaking and entering!

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      • Yeah, it’s not good. Maybe they thought that because Arrow was dark and doing well at first, they felt they could do the same with The Flash? But yeah, it’s better with Barry as light-hearted and hopeful instead of broody.

        Wow, are there other streaming services besides the Netflix in the UK? πŸ™‚ And yeah, I agree, LoT has been consistent. Always zany lol and they have some of the most ridiculous (in a good way) plots lol. Have you started watching season 5? Curious because you said new Zari is cool πŸ™‚ She starts off as kind of selfish and materialistic, but develops more as a character and becomes a more likeable character too.
        Have you heard about Ray and Nora for Season 5 though?

        LOL thankfully Steph wears a mask that blocks out allergens, but I can just imagine her letting out a giant sneeze and then sheepishly apologizing lol. Yeah I guess Steph and Matt wouldn’t be there unless they both had a common enemy lol. Perhaps Blaise would steal from an evil cyborg? Haha.

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        • Maybe, given Arrow seemed to get more positive over time and the ratings fell they might’ve thought dark Barry would be better. I don’t think it worked though, and still only ever rewatch seasons 1 & 2 of Flash.

          We have Sky’s streaming service (NowTV), BritBox (The BBC version), Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus, but that’s it I think. Our Netflix doesn’t get half of the shows the US version does, which is pretty bad. Nah, I meant I’m glad to hear she’s cool, I haven’t started it yet πŸ™‚ Doesn’t Ray leave? I think that was another thing that made me sad.

          Haha yeah, and probably not lol. Blaise is a thief for hire, so he’ll steal from anyone if the price is right, but not sure Steph or Matt would pay him πŸ˜›

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          • Yeah. I can see they may have felt that. Arrow did tend to get a bit more positive and he didn’t kill nearly as much in other seasons. But it seems like they never reached a good balance for him. He started out like the Punisher and ended up as…a mess lol (still grumpy) (Yet, he beats himself up too often and they had issues with the story). Seasons 1 and 2 seem like the only great ones. Do you have a favorite episode? πŸ™‚ (For Flash)

            That’s cool. How do you like NowTV? Wow, I wonder why Netflix UK doesn’t have as many offerings – is it due to competition from the BBC and others? New Zari is cool; she starts off a bit self-centered and not a good fit, but then grows a lot :). They did a nice job writing it. Yes – Ray and Nora both leave (and I heard this was a decision by the producers, not the actors). It was really sad to see them go. Did you know the actors for them both are husband/wife in real life? πŸ™‚

            lol If Steph’s sneeze knocks out an enemy, what Blaise be annoyed or would he shrug it off as it takes care of a foe? :). Good point. They probably would stay out of each other’s ways then – but it’d be fun if they team up on a mission :).

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            • Seasons 1 & 2 of Arrow were the best too, I’m beginning to see a pattern πŸ™‚ My favourite Flash episodes are definitely crossover ones, the early ones before they added so much relationship drama, like the Bivalo and Vandal Savage episodes. Also the ones with Captain Cold in them, because he’s the best!

              We had NowTV for a month or so on free trial and it was okay, but not as good as Netflix. Netflix UK has issues with licensing, as Sky has the license for CW shows in the UK so Netflix can’t have it, as far as I’m aware anyway. Yeah I knew Ray and Nora are irl husband/wife πŸ™‚ Shame they left, but Ray is back in the latest crossover I hear πŸ™‚

              Blaise would shrug it off, especially if it helps his plans πŸ™‚ Yeah seeing good guys team up with criminals or bad guys is always fun, it’s why I loved the Flash episodes with Snart so much.

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              • Hehe yes, a strong start and then a huge decline, right? Did Oliver say “You have failed this city” often in the first season? He doesn’t say it too often in the later seasons. The crossover episodes are so good. Did you like how Vandal Savage showed up again in LoT (albeit as a funny character)? The Captain Cold episodes are great. He is very cool πŸ™‚ (no pun intended lol).

                Darn. Do you watch the Flash on Sky? Yep, Ray is in the crossover – in two roles :). If you like, I can tell you more.

                Haha I agree. Have Leo and Blaise teamed up with good guys too? :).

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                • He said it all the time, after every kill, it was like his mission to get rid of everyone who failed the city. Season 1 is kinda gritty and darker but I still think S1 and S2 are the best ones. Even if you don’t get round to watching them all, you should watch ‘The Scientist’ and ‘Three Ghosts,’ episodes 8 and 9 from Season 2, because those are the ones where Barry makes a guest appearance and they are literally my favourite Arrow episodes ever as Barry before his powers is pretty awesome and totally gets on Oliver’s nerves πŸ˜€

                  Yeah Vandal Savage showing up was interesting, though I never got how he was still alive xD

                  Nah, we used to have Sky, but between that and the TV license it was so expensive, much cheaper to wait and buy dvds! Isn’t Ray Superman and Atom, because he played Superman in a movie one time?

                  Since Leo is one of the good guys, and he teams up with Blaise, kinda? That part of their relationship is gonna be tricky to navigate πŸ™‚

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                  • Haha I found it to be kind of a cheesy remark, but it makes sense in context. I wonder why he doesn’t say it as much in later seasons. As cheesy as it sounded, I actually thought it sounded pretty cool. I want to see S1 and S2. And haha, that’s cool about Barry. I did see a YouTube clip where Oliver confronts Barry about lying and Barry talked about his mother being killed by a speedster – which kind of left Oliver in silence, but I haven’t been able to find the full series of episodes yet. Did Felicity chew out Oliver for confronting Barry?
                    On a related note, I once came upon a broken parking meter that took my money without working. I used a deep voice and said, “Parking meter, you have failed this city!” LOL (but I just said it and moved on to another meter lol). I know a friend who liked to joke with his father by saying “Dad, you have failed this [name task here]” and his father would say the same to him XD.

                    XD yeah, it’s interesting how he stayed alive later on. But I can tell you how he came back/where they met Vandal in Season 4 or 5 if you like. lol

                    That’s understandable. Did you have to buy DVDs for LoT as well?
                    Yes, you are correct! He played both Atom and Superman :). That was awesome :).

                    Haha that makes sense. Imagine Blaise teaming up with The Flash or LoT LOL.

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                    • Yeah, it is pretty cheesy, after hearing it so many times it became a little annoying. I think he doesn’t say it later to show Oliver’s character growth from harsh to more human πŸ™‚ Felicity absolutely chewed Oliver out after Oliver confronted Barry. Oliver was partly acting out of jealousy too, because Barry was getting on so well with Felicity xD

                      Hahah what a failed parking meter! Shame you lost your money, though I’m glad you were able to have fun with the situation πŸ™‚ Parking is expensive here, and the meters are often broken too, so we park on the street for free most of the time.

                      I’m pretty sure Malcolm Merlyn used the dust of Vandal Savage from that Flash crossover to bring him back, but not sure on the specifics! I have 4 LoT seasons on DVD, definitely prefer the first though πŸ™‚

                      If Blaise teamed up with Flash or LoT it’d probably go well since he’s kinda like Snart: He’d fit in really well with the Legends, especially Mick πŸ˜€

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  6. Haha I can see why that would be annoying. I think they only used it in later seasons when it was someone very personal to Oliver. Did you like how they used it in the crossover when Oliver and Barry switched powers? lol And haha, Oliver does get jealous easily. But, Barry saves his life later on, right? Felicity rightfully chewed out Oliver and I’m glad that he and Barry eventually became found family :).

    Haha yes, it definitely failed the city. I too am glad to have made some fun with the situation. “You have failed this city” is such a fun slogan to use. How much do meters cost in your area?

    Oh yeah, I forgot! They never did show how he brought him back lol. Wow, so you liked the first season? I remember many criticized it (though there is an episode where LoT actually made a reference (in the show) to a bad review of their first season; it was such a fun meta reference haha).

    Haha I’d love to see Blaise and Barry team up. And that’d be neat if he teamed up with Mick, but imagine if he had to team up with Supergirl (I bet they’d argue so much lol :))

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    • I can’t remember if I saw the crossover where Oliver and Barry switched powers, I think I’d stopped watching at that point. Yeah Barry saves Oliver’s life and Oliver is still ungrateful xD It takes a while for Oliver and Barry to become friends, as even after Barry leaves, and ends up in a coma, Oliver is shitty about Felicity visiting him!

      Yeah it’s a fun slogan πŸ˜€ There’s one car park that costs Β£6 for four hours, and you can’t pay for less than that! It’s usually at least Β£1 an hour. Seaside carparking is always like that though to take advantage of tourists. Us locals know where to park for free though and the best places to get ice cream and chips πŸ˜›

      I probably liked the first LoT season so much because of Snart, I didn’t really like Hawkgirl/Hawkman much, or Rip, but most of the others were cool πŸ™‚

      Leo is based on Barry, so although there’d be tension at first Blaise and Barry would probably work out okay πŸ™‚ Supergirl would probably be too focused on justice for Blaise, whereas he bends all the rules πŸ˜›

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      • I think you may have. It is the crossover before the latest one (so this one was in 2018 or 2019) where Oliver dies. It’s the one where someone had a book that changed reality and everyone thought Barry was Oliver (and everyone thought Oliver was Barry) and Barry and Oliver switched powers lol. But this only applied to Earth 1 – and Kara on Earth 38 recognized them – and this crossover was when Batwoman first appeared. But yeah, Barry said that line as he fired an arrow at Metallo in that crossover. It was hilarious LOL.
        Oh wow. Do you know how they eventually became friends then? (Since Oliver was still not happy with Felicity visiting Barry). I remember in the Flash’s episode 1, he ran to Oliver for advice and Oliver listened and was kind to him. Their relationship is fun.

        1 pound an hour def adds up. I remember once paying $20+ for 8-9 hours of parking lol. That’s cool that you know where to park for free. Have you ridden your bike to seaside too? And yum chips! πŸ™‚ Sounds like they have nice meals there too.

        True πŸ™‚ Snart was very cool on there. Did you like Ray in S1 too?

        Hahaha yes, I can see Blaise annoying Supergirl and vice versa. Imagine if they had to team up to take down Lex Luthor lol (or steal from him lol).

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        • I can’t remember if I saw it or not, so I’ll have to watch it, maybe for the second time πŸ™‚ I think Oliver pretty much dropped his grudge when Barry became a superhero, it wasn’t really mentioned much!

          $20, wow that’s super expensive! Was it somewhere touristy? I ride my bike to the sea all the time, only takes about ten minutes to get there πŸ™‚ We had sausage and chips yesterday, which was free because we won money in the arcades πŸ˜€

          Ray’s so adorable and nerdy, I don’t know how anyone could dislike him πŸ™‚

          Haha yeah that’d be fun, Supergirl would be all reluctant to steal, so she’d need help from an expert, but she totally wouldn’t approve of Blaise xD

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          • Hope you can see it soon. It’s a cool crossover. Pretty neat too- it’s like Freaky Friday with superheroes haha. I’m glad that Oliver dropped his grudge. He and Diggle didn’t get along at first either, if I remember correctly lol. I forgot how they grew close. He doesn’t get along well with others XD

            I guess it was a touristy area. But more of an area where a lot of people work, so I think they purposely charge a bunch of money for that reason. That’s so cool that it only takes 10 minutes – are there a lot of bike lanes/bike friendly roads in your area? (In much of the U.S. there aren’t many bike friendly roads). That is wonderful – I’m so glad you won and got to spend it on a great meal :). How do you win money at an arcades? (I’m familiar with losing money at arcades XD)

            Haha maybe some think he’s too nice? That’s my guess, but I love how he is a nice and nerdy guy. I also love his relationship with Nora.

            XD For sure. Imagine them bickering so much that Alex or J’onn have to tell them to quiet down lol.

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            • The dvd is very cheap and I have Amazon vouchers, so I might buy it. Freaky Friday is a great film πŸ˜€ Oliver and Diggle at the start were so fun to watch, neither liked each other and I think Diggle thought Oliver was a spoiled brat xD I think they bonded over hunting down the guy who killed Diggle’s brother. I really have the urge to watch the entire season again now πŸ™‚

              Ah yeah, places here charge a lot when people have to park for work too, I think to encourage them to take the train or bus! Yup, it’s honestly the only good thing about living here because the job market is terrible, there are lots of closed shops in our main street, and there’s very little to do! Around here it’s super cycle friendly, tons of bike lanes, although some aren’t well maintained. London is apparently very cycle friendly too, so it’s not just in small towns. Shame it isn’t the same in the U.S, biking is great, easy exercise πŸ™‚

              We won Β£6, enough for 2 lots of sausage and chips πŸ˜€ We play slot machines to win, mostly the poker machine and gold rush and other slots. We don’t spend a whole lot, but sometimes we get lucky xD

              Gotta have some super nice characters to balance out characters like Mick xD

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              • Nice πŸ™‚ How much does it cost? Haha it makes sense why they were annoyed and felt that way. What happened to the guy who killed Diggle’s brother? I heard that season is good, so you may want to see it again.

                I think they also charge a lot to make easy money from all the people working in the area.
                Wow that’s not good. Is the job market better in any cities nearby? Good that it’s cycle friendly though. Do people usually ride in the bike lanes? Over here, we sometimes get bicyclists who ride on sidewalks and that annoys me (and many of them have pedestrians to get out of the way). But I imagine it must be much less of a problem in cities with bike-friendly areas. I am too risk-wary to try to learn but I’m glad it’s been fun for you πŸ™‚

                Nice! So they have slot machines in arcades? Here, they only have them in casinos haha. Glad you get lucky sometimes πŸ™‚

                lol for sure! Ray and Mick balanced each other well.

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                • I think about Β£5? The guy who killed Diggle’s brother I think ended up in the Suicide Squad? I’ve seen the first season like 2 or 3 times already xD I tend to re-watch the stuff I love a lot!

                  Yeah same here 😦 There are more jobs in bigger cities but travelling is terrible because we live in a farming area with lots of single lane roads and tractors you can’t overtake. The trains and buses don’t run often either so you’re restricted on hours you can work in the city.

                  Here we have the opposite problem: Pedestrians walking on cycle lanes and refusing to get out the way! (Our paths are divided in half, one for cycles, one for walking). Learning now would be harder I think, I’ve been cycling since I was really small and I learned in a quiet residential area too πŸ™‚

                  Yeah, we have 18+ gambling sections and other slot machines in arcades, I didn’t know you only have them in casinos! We have casinos too, but they’re restricted to 20 or so machines due to strict gambling laws. Nothing like Las Vegas πŸ™‚

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                  • Wow, they let him go? I guess they thought prison would keep him detained. I wonder what ever happened to that Suicide Squad. lol I think it’s cool that you re-watch them a lot. They were the best seasons right?

                    Wow, that definitely limits opportunities. Do you think there will be expansions of infrastructure, like roads, in the future?

                    That definitely is the opposite problem. Why do pedestrians walk in cycle lanes? I do wonder why some bicyclists here go on sidewalks even when there is a clear bike lane to use. Makes sense that there is a division in paths – but maybe the citizens who go in the biking lane should get ticketed? lol.
                    That’s great that you’ve been cycling since childhood. It is harder to learn things as an adult, I agree. Not sure if I’ll learn lol.

                    Wow. I think it’d be hard, if not impossible, for slot machines and gambling sections to be created in arcades here. Have they existed in the same area for a while now? :]

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                    • Yeah before Lyla took over, Argus weren’t very moral xD I think the suicide squad were killed off eventually. I think later seasons of Arrow became a bit silly, so season 1&2 will always be the best πŸ™‚

                      We’re supposed to be getting faster trains someday, but because ours isn’t a popular route it’s unlikely anytime soon. The roads are right next to farming fields a lot of the time, so upgrading them to dual carriageways wouldn’t be easy.

                      Pedestrians here think they own the paths, even when it’s a clearly marked cycle lane xD We have some cyclists who use the road when there’s a cycle lane right next to it too! Ticketing may help ^_^

                      Gambling machines have been in our arcades for as long as I can remember, and that’s since I was a kid πŸ™‚ It’s only recently arcades seem to focus more on prizes and tickets, and move the gambling section to the back out of the way!

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  7. Haha I forgot that Waller was awful. What do you think made the later seasons silly? I remember that some of the villains were just not a great fit for Arrow – like Damien Darhk. A bit too overpowered and magical (just didn’t mesh with Arrow and the way they went about defeating him was cheesy). Yeah it seems like that for most Arrowverse shows, the first two seasons are the best, no? πŸ™‚

    That makes sense. Is the countryside sparsely populated? Also are the accents different in your part of the UK? Curious because I heard a variety of accents in London and I heard different parts of the UK have different accents.

    XD I think some bicyclists here think they own the sidewalk. Sounds like the opposite problem in your area XD. Yeah I think ticketing and enforcement would reduce this.

    Wow, a different attitude towards gambling here. If someone were to put a slot machine in an arcade, many parents would get very angry lol. Were there any parental complaints about the gambling machines in arcades? lol

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    • I think it was definitely the magic, when Constantine first showed up and then Damien Darhk. Originally Arrow never seemed like that sort of show, so it was really odd!

      The country can sometimes have no houses, or very small villages, it’s pretty neat as there’s lots of open space! Yeah apparently our accent is very strong xD

      Wow, parents would get mad if there were slot machines in arcades? I don’t think anyone is bothered here as it’s something that’s always been done. I think it’s only recently they raised the age from 16 to 18 to use the machines too!

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      • That’s an excellent point. It’s supposed to be more of a street-level show with street-level villains (kind of like how Daredevil was for seasons 1 and 3), correct? It definitely is strange. What did you think about Ras al-ghul?

        Wow that’s awesome. Do you go check out the landscapes often? πŸ™‚

        Haha XD How would you describe the accent in your area?

        Yeah, I think they wouldn’t be happy because slot machines would be seen an adult thing and they’d probably think it would lure kids to gamble here. Definitely much different in the UK. Is the legal gambling age 18 in the UK? It’s 21 in the U.S. (something that I find weird because you can join the military at age 18 here, yet you can’t legally drink or gamble until you’re 21).

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        • Exactly, like Daredevil! (Did you hear Daredevil will probably get a Disney+ Reboot? :D) I quite liked Ras al-ghul, and Nyssa πŸ™‚ I didn’t think that type of magic took things too far.

          I love checking out landscapes, especially the beach and castles πŸ™‚

          It’s like a thick Suffolk farming accent, or so I’m told. Apparently it’s hard to understand but I’m used to hearing it πŸ˜›

          Yeah, I can imagine they don’t want kids to gamble or be tempted. It’s weird here too, 16 to play lottery, 18 for gambling & drinking, 17 to drive xD I can’t understand why you’re seen as an adult for different things at different ages, and yeah the age being so different in the U.S for army and drinking never made much sense to me either!

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          • Yeah Daredevil and Arrow are both street-level vigilantes :). Did you like Daredevil more?
            Ras and Nyssa were cool. I like their magic more than Damien’s. Did you see Arrow season 5? It actually was good. The other seasons later on weren’t though lol.

            Nice! Do you plan to visit some beaches in the USA one day? πŸ™‚

            Haha I guess I might have trouble understanding it if I visit the area then lol. Do Londoners have trouble understanding it?

            Wow, that doesn’t make sense. You can gamble before learning how to drive? lol. How old do you have to be to join the UK military?
            The U.S. age limits don’t make sense either. Here, you can drive at 15 or 16 (can’t remember which, but I believe it’s 16), join the military at 18, and gamble or drink at 21. You can also buy cigarettes at 21, but for a long time, the legal age to buy cigarettes was 18. I can see why they raised the limit for cigarettes (I mean why can you buy something that is generally deadlier than alcohol before you can purchase alcohol?) But, you can fight for the U.S. military (and be killed in combat) before you can drink. I’m also curious about the age difference between the U.S. and UK for drinking.

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            • I think I liked Arrow and Daredevil about the same, but if I had to choose, Daredevil as it didn’t get so silly/soap opera like in places xD Arrow season 5 was the last one I saw, after that I think I got halfway through season 6 then lost interest.

              I never thought of going to USA beaches, since we have so many beaches here and flights are expensive. I’ll probably focus on travelling to places that offer something new which we don’t have in the UK πŸ™‚

              I think Londoners might have trouble with our accent, but maybe not given how many different people live in and visit London from all over the UK and the world. They’re probably used to lots of different accents πŸ™‚

              Yup, the UK age restrictions make very little sense! It’s 16 for military too, so you can sign up before learning to drive! It does seem weird you can fight for the military before you can drink in the U.S. It’s so strange people in the U.S have to wait 3 years longer than those in the UK to drink, yet if someone from the U.S visits here, and are under 21 but over 18, they can drink! Cigarettes were 16 for a very long time here, and smoking was a huge problem in high schools, before they raised it to 18. I see lots of people Vape now instead, which smells nicer at least πŸ™‚

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              • Hehehe yeah Arrow definitely got into that soap opera-like drama. Did you like Adrian Chase as an antagonist? I liked Daredevil more. It definitely is one of the best superhero shows. Did you like Daredevil Season 2 (I wasn’t a huge fan of the ninja story but I like the Punisher plot much more).

                That makes sense. Do you have some travel goals in mind?

                Haha that’s true. Londoners had a pretty easy time understanding me, but I had a slightly more difficult time understanding some of the accents (but for the most part, it was pretty easy). How many accents are there in the UK? I do remember a couple of people asked me for directions when I was in London. That made me amused lol as I’m American. I wonder how they felt after they heard my American accent and realized “I just asked an American for directions in London” XD

                Wow, so people can sign up for the military at age 16 in the UK? A bit younger than in the U.S. And that’s strange how you can sign up for the military before learning to drive. Does that mean 16 year olds cannot learn how to drive military vehicles (or would there be an exception)? Yeah, it definitely is strange how different the drinking age is. And I’m sure 18 year olds from the U.S. would find it great that they can drink legally in the UK. Vaping does smell nicer, but I heard it also has its own health effects. But yeah I do agree it does smell nicer at least lol.

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                • Adrian Chase was okay, but I thought he didn’t seem like a very impressive villain. Daredevil Season 2 was great, I loved the Punisher too, and his spin off show is so good πŸ™‚ Have you seen Loki? I adored that, but I have a soft spot for bad characters turned good!

                  I think I want to go to Canada next, once travel feels easier again πŸ™‚ How about you?

                  There are quite a few accents, but I find Scottish and Welsh accents much harder to understand. Some of the Northern accents are also very strong. Lol, it’s funny you were asked for directions as a tourist πŸ™‚ I bet they felt pretty silly!

                  Surprisingly there are no exceptions to the 17 driving rules, so someone joining the army at 16 wouldn’t be able to drive until 17, it’s so bizarre! Yup, but the other way around, 18 year olds visiting the U.S, would find it harder if they can no longer drink πŸ˜› Yeah vaping isn’t as bad as smoking, but still has health risks.

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                  • I liked him, but after a while i got annoyed at how he seemed to be ahead of the game on everything (like they overdid it lol). Do you like Chase better than Damien Darhk (Arrow version of Damien, not Legends version of him as I thought Legends had better writing for Damien)? I saw Loki :). I admit that coming into the show (Loki), I didn’t really like Loki, but grew to like him in the series. I was underwhelmed by the finale though and felt like there was both too much telling and backstory and the story was subsumed by the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe storyline (I mean yes I know they need to tie it in to the MCU but to have it so subsumed by the MCU storyline limited the show in my view – but it was a good show). Did you see Loki? πŸ™‚

                    Canada would be fun! πŸ™‚ I’d like to visit Alberta, Canada and Munich (or Berlin), Germany πŸ™‚ Which part of Canada do you want to visit? I also hope to visit Oregon again.

                    I’ve heard that Northern accents as well as Scottish and Welsh are harder to understand. Do you know how many accents there are in the UK? (I know there are at least several in the U.S. with New York and Boston having different accents, and there are Southern and Midwestern accents too). And hahaha yeah I bet they did feel silly for asking an American for directions in the UK lol (but I guess that means I didn’t look like a tourist? lol)

                    Wow, no exceptions whatsoever for a 16 year old in the army to drive? That’s interesting, particularly given the importance of vehicles in the military. And haha good point, I bet 18 year olds visiting the U.S. would feel totally disappointed by the drinking restriction. I agree – vaping seems safer but still is risky. Hope you’re doing well.

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                    • Yeah I can understand that, I got the feeling the writer’s were trying too hard to make Chase clever, and they overdid it. I think I liked Damien Darhk better as he seemed more villainous. I adored Loki before the show, I love a character who seems bad but whose motivations I can understand. Although I admit I haven’t seen Avengers all the way through so my opinion is based on the Thor movies πŸ™‚ I loved the Loki show too, although probably because I’m a crazy fangirl above all else. I loved Loki’s relationship with Mobius, and Sylvie is one of the few female characters I actually like πŸ™‚ My partner, who has seen the entire MCU, liked it, but thinks the show was rushed and not much happened. I’d probably agree if I wasn’t so busy adoring Loki, as it does feel like the writers were trying too hard to rush Loki towards the person he was at Endgame (I think it’s Endgame where he died, I really need to catch up and watch every film in the MCU not just a select few xD)

                      Is Alberta where the Niagara falls are? My geography is terrible but that’s where I’d like to go πŸ™‚ My nan and grandad went on a coachtrip around Canada years ago and loved it. Germany would be an interesting place to visit too. Oregon always seemed so beautiful, at least it does whenever I see it in films πŸ™‚

                      No idea, I think probably as many accents as there are counties, like Suffolk and Norfolk are slightly different etc. Haha yes, you must’ve looked local, which is always a good thing as I know criminals are more likely to go after those who look touristy 😦

                      Yeah, some age restrictions, especially in the military, make little sense. We waited until we were over 21 to visit Las Vegas because of the laws on Gambling xD I’m doing well thanks, the sun has finally come out so I think I’ll pop out πŸ™‚ Hope you’re well too.

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  8. Yeah, they definitely overdid it. Chase was too clever and had way too much planned ahead lol. Did you like how funny Damien has become (both a bit in Arrow and much more in LoT)?
    I’m one of the very few who despised Loki lol (just found him annoying after a while and was not sad when he was killed in Infinity War). BUT, I grew to like him in the show. Have you seen other movies in the MCU besides the Thor ones (I know you mentioned you haven’t seen all of the Avengers films, but am curious if you saw the other ones in the MCU)? Sylvie was a cool character and I liked her too. Yeah, you’re right that the writers did kind of rush it- the pacing was quite uneven in the series, no? I agree with your partner that not much happened. They introduced the multiverse, yes, but not much happened overall.

    Ontario is where the Falls are in :). And that’s okay lol, my Canadian geography is not the best. Are there other parts of Canada that you wish to visit? Yeah Oregon is beautiful. Been there once. I want to go again.

    lol which parts of the UK do you want to travel to? You’re right, criminals do target tourists. I’m glad I looked like a local, though sometimes i felt like I didn’t lol.

    Haha that makes sense. Did you have to show your ID when going to the slot machines? Glad you’re doing well. :).

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    • Yeah Damien in LoT was great, I loved his funny moments, it made him more relatable and less ‘evil’ xD

      I’m glad you grew to like Loki, I felt like he was a very misunderstood character in the films, especially in Thor 1 as they cut most of the scenes that humanised him and made him more of a sympathetic character. I’ve seen Iron Man 1, 2, & 3, but I forget most of what happened in 2 & 3, Spiderman 1 & 2, Dr Strange, & Captain America 1 (which I didn’t like much). I’ve seen the Loki show described as an ‘introduction to the multiverse,’ because apparently all that stuff is important in future MCU films and is too complicated to explain in a single film. I’m hoping Loki appears in the new Dr Strange film, and I heard Loki season 2 will have double the amount of episodes πŸ™‚

      That’s cool, Ontario would be great for a trip then πŸ™‚ I’m not sure where else I’d go in Canada, are there other cool places to see?

      I’d like to visit more UK castles so anywhere with castles πŸ™‚ I bet when I visited London for two weeks as work experience I looked like a tourist, it’s such a big place compared to what I’m used to, and it’s easy to feel lost.

      No one ID’d us in Vegas, and they were even offering us cocktails, at 9am in the morning too xD

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      • Haha he’s better as a guy who’s not evil lol :). He’s hilarious too, yes? :).

        Good point. I didn’t know they cut a lot out, but that makes sense. From what I remember, they made him just seem very sneaky and comical, but you’re right, he is misunderstood, and after a while I felt empathetic for him especially because he had a rough past and present (esp with his brother getting all the adoration and the father figure Odin being terrible towards his kids). And haha Iron Man 2 and 3 are not well-liked lol so I don’t blame you for forgetting – I’ve forgotten a lot too LOL. Did you enjoy Dr. Strange and Spider Man? What did you dislike about Cap. America 1? (I wasn’t a huge fan of it either lol. I liked Captain America Winter SOldier much more). And yep, you’re spot on that the show def describes the multiverse and so does What If. πŸ™‚ Let me know if you see What If as well :). That’s so cool that they’ll have double the episodes (it’d be much less rushed that way) πŸ™‚ I heard Loki will show up in Doctor Strange and hope that rumor is true πŸ™‚

        Yeah British Columbia, esp the Vancouver area, is beautiful. I heard ALberta is very scenic too πŸ™‚ Do you (as a UK citizen) need a visa to visit Canada or can you visit with just a passport? πŸ™‚

        Haha nice!! Did you drink any cocktails at 9?

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        • Yeah Darhk is a funny guy really πŸ™‚

          It was sad, I always google deleted scenes for films on Youtube as they often cut the best stuff out. I recently watched Avengers Assemble all the way through and Loki definitely wasn’t himself in it, I think he wasn’t completely in control of his actions. Odin is like the poster dad for bad parenting lol. I forgot Iron Man 2 and 3 weren’t well received. Dr Strange was great (but then I adore Benedict Cumberbatch so I was going to like it regardless xD) and Spiderman’s always been my favourite so any film with him is good πŸ™‚ I can’t remember exactly what I didn’t like about Cap America 1, but I heard Winter Soldier is better πŸ™‚ I’ll look up What If too! Double the Loki, double the fun and even more if he makes it into Dr Strange xD

          I’m not sure about Canada but I know a visa is needed for the US. They’re usually fairly cheap though πŸ™‚ How do visas work if you visit the UK?

          Nah neither of us drink alcohol, but we did ask for fruit juice and coke xD

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          • Haha he absolutely is hilarious. Do you think Arrow made him too serious?

            Interesting. Do you remember what scenes they cut out from Thor for Loki? I didn’t see Avengers Assemble – was Odin a very mean dad in it? Haha Benedict is awesome – do you plan to see Doctor Strange 2 in theaters?
            Spider Man is cool. Have you seen Into the Spiderverse as well? Yes Winter Solider is better than Cap 1 πŸ™‚ – and is a great film. What If is cool. Hope you enjoy it.
            Haha I wonder if Dr. Strange will make him fall for 30 minutes though πŸ˜›

            Wow, a visa is needed to travel from UK to US? I was able to travel to the UK without the need of a visa; I just needed a passport. Same for the EU.

            Haha. Nice :). I don’t drink either – and I like Coca Cola most :).

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            • I think perhaps Arrow made him the villain he needed to be and serious/darker has always been the way Arrow is.

              Yeah there was a scene before Thor’s coronation where Loki is all like ‘Of course I’m jealous of you sometimes, but you’re my brother and I’ll always love you’ or something. Plus Loki conjures snakes just to amuse Thor. It’s really sweet and shows just how much they care for each other and I was gutted they cut it. I can’t remember if Odin was in Avengers, but he was never very understanding in the Thor movies. I’ll probably wait to see Doctor Strange, or get it on Disney Plus. Never went to the cinema much before the pandemic as people are noisy and ruin my enjoyment, plus I prefer to watch stuff with subtitles because I don’t always catch the dialogue πŸ˜› Do you like theaters? I watched Into the Spiderverse on Netflix after you mentioned it a while back, and it was pretty awesome, I loved Miles πŸ˜€ I hope Dr Strange is kinder to Loki this time, or Loki might retaliate xD

              That’s so odd you don’t need a visa to travel to the UK, we had to pay about Β£20 for one to visit the US and apply weeks in advance!

              I don’t even like fizzy drinks xD Mostly I drink Tea, Juice and Water.

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              • Good point, though he’d probably be a better Constantine/LoT villain, given his abilities. Not a good match for Arrow, but after thinking about it some more, yes, they didn’t make him too dark/evil for the show.

                Oh wow, that’s not cool that they cut that out. I think I actually would’ve liked him more if I saw those scenes. The movies did show some of his vulnerable side, but they made him to be more of a playfully/tricky antag. RE: snakes, were you also referring to how Thor told Valkyrie and Hulk that Loki conjured a snake when they were kids? lol (In Thor Ragnarok)? Yeah Odin isn’t a good dad – he seems too hard on his kids in the films and not empathetic (and didn’t really show his kids kindness till he was on his deathbed in Ragnarok).
                Lol true. Some people are noisy. I remember seeing some on their phones too. Not cool! But I do like the theaters just for the experience and big screen. πŸ™‚ With that said though, during this pandemic, I only started seeing films in theaters in September (this September) and am only sticking with MCU films. Do you plan to see SHang Chi? And AWESOME, I’m glad you liked “Into the Spiderverse”! Did you like Spider Gwen too? And LOL yes I can see Loki getting mad at being made to fall for 30 minutes and going for revenge ;).

                Wow! I wonder why they make UK citizens get a visa. Did they take a long time to process the forms too? I’m surprised that they add that extra barrier of a visa.

                Lol what do you dislike about fizzy drinks? :).

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                • Yeah Damien would’ve been good in Constantine/LoT as those shows are more magical πŸ™‚

                  Exactly, I didn’t think much of Loki in the first Thor film, and only warmed to him in The Dark World and Ragnarok, but seeing those deleted scenes would’ve helped me like him more earlier on. And no, this was a different snake incident, Loki turned Thor’s goblet of wine into a goblet of snakes because the servant offering the wine made fun of Loki. It was another vulnerable moment which was cut and showed Loki doesn’t fit in and is often made fun of. It would’ve aided his character development a lot 😦

                  I’m avoiding going out if possible over winter, to anywhere inside and enclosed at least, as so many people are going out with nasty coughs and colds. I honestly believed people would stay home if they were sick, as it’s sensible to do so regardless of if it’s Covid or not, but people aren’t considerate and one little girl was spluttering all over the supermarket the other day, emphasising her cough on purpose, not even covering her mouth, and her parent was encouraging it 😦 I might start going to the cinema again once Flu season is over for a select few films, Dr Strange maybe, as you’re right, big screens are awesome, and I could pick quieter times to avoid people πŸ™‚ Yeah I’ll see Shang Chi eventually, I heard it’s awesome πŸ˜€ Spider Gwen was great, didn’t she appear in another show too? Yeah I really want more Loki/Strange interactions πŸ˜›

                  The processing of Visa forms was all online thankfully, although people with older non electronic style passports have to go through a harder process. It was verified within 2 weeks I think, but it’s strange we need one and a bit of a pain. I’m guessing I need one for Canada too but not sure!

                  It’s the sensation of the bubbles in my mouth and going down my throat, feels weird to me, I’ll drink fizzy drinks that’ve gone flat though xD

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                  • Definitely. It’s too bad they never really had a huge magic showdown b/w Constantine and Damien. I think that would’ve been fun to see as their battles were more limited.

                    Yeah I think I would have felt for him much more if I saw those scenes too. Were they available to see in Disney+? I can understand why he would change the wine into snakes. It seems like he just gets neglected and everyone favors his brother and just ignores or looks down on him, no? So yeah, it is understandable why he pulls so many tricks.

                    That is understandable. Do you still try to exercise outdoors in winter when it’s not snowing or raining? That’s terrible how that kid was coughing openly and her parents were encouraging it. 😦 The parent should definitely know better. I wonder why they did that. And yep πŸ™‚ If you have time, you could try seeing the first showing on a Friday morning. Usually, there aren’t as many people at that time (or any weekday morning showing) πŸ™‚ And Shang-Chi is awesome. It’s on Disney+ now. Hope you can see it soon too :). Not sure if Gwen was in another show. Did you see her on an animated show?

                    Oh yeah, the paper process would be longer. I would guess that you wouldn’t need a visa to go to Canada as Canada is still technically part of the British monarchy, right? (Independent but still has some ties to the British crown)

                    lol that makes sense. So maybe a couple days after they’re first opened?

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                    • Yeah it would’ve been cool to see a Constantine/Damien fight! From what I remember Damien’s downfall in Arrow wasn’t very impressive, but it’s been ages since I saw it.

                      Not sure if they’re on Disney+, I tend to use Youtube to see best clips or deleted scenes πŸ™‚ Yeah Loki is very misunderstood and neglected, and the Asgardians probably also don’t favour him as he’s more clever and less of a warrior, so it’s understandable he acts out.

                      I try to exercise in winter, but when it gets really cold it’s hard to be motivated. One year I went out in the snow on my bike, but I skidded and fell off so I don’t go out in snow anymore. When it gets really cold I’ll probably stay in more and only go out on sunny days. Do you still try to go out for walks in winter?

                      Yeah people around here can be pretty disrespectful. I think the parent literally did it to make fun of the Covid situation 😦

                      I’ll keep the cinema times in mind πŸ™‚ I’d have to go to the nearest city, as our local cinema only opens afternoons and evenings, but hopefully it’ll be quiet πŸ™‚ I saw Gwen in clips from a random Youtube music video, which I assumed was from another show. Might not have been though.

                      Yeah I looked it up, and I don’t need a visa for Canada, but I would need electronic travel authorisation, whatever that is πŸ˜›

                      Even a few hours after the drink is opened is fine, as most of the fizzy is gone by then πŸ™‚

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  9. Yeah I would have liked that – a full out magic battle. It’d be fun if they had a two episode long magic battle haha. You’re right that it wasn’t impressive. It was a bit cheesy. Oliver had to fight with light or something (like fight against darkness)…but ended up killing him anyway, so that was dark, so it didn’t make sense Lol.

    That’s awesome. I need to look them up more often. πŸ™‚ That makes sense. They only like warriors, right?
    Loki’s story is sad though, as you indicated. I too think it’s understandable that he is so devious. Hope you can watch What If. It’s interesting the direction they went with his story for one of the What If episodes πŸ™‚

    That’s understandable. Ouch – I hope the fall wasn’t very painful. I forgot – did you have a treadmill or other equipment at home you can use when you can’t exercise outdoors? I do go out for walks in winter, but it usually is around 10 C (and doesn’t get lower than -1C, which is in itself rare), so it’s not bad :). Would you walk if it was about 0C?

    That’s awful 😦 Do some of them not believe COVID exists? I’ve heard some who think it doesn’t exist…

    Wow, I hope the nearest city isn’t far. Do the Marvel films usually premiere on Thursday nights in the UK? (They do in the USA). But yeah, weekday morning showtimes generally are great for avoiding crowds and lowering your risk of getting COVID. Be sure to do what’s best for your health :). That’s cool, which music video did you see Gwen in :)?

    Haha I’m not sure what that is. Hopefully it wouldn’t take long? πŸ™‚

    Makes sense πŸ™‚ :). πŸ™‚

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    • Yeah, I remember now, that finale wasn’t great lol. Magical battle over two episodes would’ve been far better πŸ™‚

      Youtube is amazing for all kinds of stuff πŸ˜€ Yeah the Asgardians are a warrior society, and the only one who really seems to understand Loki is his mother, who also has magic. I’ve added What If to my watchlist, hopefully I’ll see it soon as more Loki is always good πŸ™‚ I also just found out one of my favourite authors wrote a YA Loki novel for Marvel, which I need to read!

      I didn’t hurt myself too badly πŸ™‚ We have a treadmill but it’s at mums and I need to bring it to my house, it’ll be good to use when it’s too cold. Wow, you have nice winter temperatures, it was 5 C this morning, when I had to take my car to the garage and walk back home. I think I’d only go out at 0 C if I had no choice, to be honest 5 C today was bad enough for me!

      Yeah I think there are a few conspiracy theorists around here, who believe it’s just flu. For some people Covid isn’t as bad it’s true, but you never know how a new virus will affect you, so it’s better to be cautious πŸ™‚

      It’s about 40 minutes by train, so not too bad. I could drive too, but it takes the same time. I think it’s either Thursday or Friday nights for premiers πŸ™‚ It was a song called ‘Born Ready’ and the clips are from a show called Marvel Rising, which looks pretty cool πŸ˜€

      I don’t think it’d take long, Canada would be great to visit once everything Covid related has calmed down. The UK is in a good position, but elsewhere seems really bad, especially in the EU, so we’re sticking to UK holidays for at least the next year.

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      • Haha yeah it was both inconsistent and cheesy (and not a good cheesy either LOL). I concur. πŸ™‚ I wonder why they made John Constantine not so strong compared to Darhk (and not an equal).

        I agree. YouTube has a lot of great videos. A lot of good educational content as well as a lot of fun content. What kinds of videos do you like to watch on there? Good point. His mother is also very kind too, no?
        Yeah I think Loki shows up in two episodes at least, so I think you’ll have fun πŸ™‚ I can’t give too many details, but I think you’ll have fun watching the episode with Thor in it :).
        Oh AWESOME! Which author wrote the YA Loki book?

        I’m very glad that you weren’t badly hurt! Glad you are okay :). Would it be easy or hard to bring the treadmill over?
        Yikes. Yeah, I think recently it got to 5C, but that’s more so early in the morning and late at night, so easier to avoid. Did it stay at 5 C during the day? 0C is really cold.
        Hope it warms up.

        Yikes. Are there conspiracy theorists there who also believe in aliens or other worse theories? You’re right, there are some who have fairly mild cases, but also others who have it way worse. I completely agree that it’s best to be cautious. πŸ™‚

        That’s not bad at all :). Hope you won’t have to wait long for trains. That’s cool, you could probably catch the movie on a Friday morning – or go on like a Tuesday morning, so there wouldn’t be many people. Oh cool, I want to see Marvel Rising. Is Ms. Marvel in it?

        Yeah Canada would be cool! But I think it’s a good idea that you’re staying in the UK for the next year. Best to be safe πŸ™‚ :).

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        • Yeah that was strange, Constantine always seemed badass. I bet they didn’t want him overpowered so the other characters had chance to do stuff too!

          I watch gaming content mostly, TV clips, and music videos. Although I’m also pretty interested in mental health videos as I took Psychology in college. What do you watch?

          Loki’s mother is amazing, I was gutted she couldn’t survive, although I bet Loki could change that if he wanted to πŸ™‚ I think I might’ve seen What If clips on Youtube with Frost Giant Loki! It was Mackenzie Lee, who also wrote The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, a book I reviewed and enjoyed πŸ™‚ I’m hoping someone buys me the Loki book for Christmas πŸ˜€

          Thanks πŸ™‚ I try to be less reckless nowadays, unfortunately clumsiness runs in my family though πŸ˜› It’s a big treadmill so really hard as I have a tiny car. Might have to hire a van! Yesterday it was 4C just after lunch. I went out on my bike but my fingers were so cold. I need better gloves πŸ™‚ Today it’s 9C, slightly better, but raining so I can’t go out.

          We had people believing 5G mobile signal was a conspiracy or something. Conspiracy theorists are strange. We’re super cautious again now with the new variant until we learn more. Hopefully the vaccines will be just as effective against it!

          Yeah Friday’s are good I’m usually not doing anything that day πŸ™‚ Yeah Ms Marvel is in it and some others I haven’t heard of. Looks pretty fun πŸ™‚

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          • πŸ™‚ Yeah Constantine is cool! Do you plan to watch the latest Legends season? Yeah, I think they kind of weaken his powers a little so that other characters can get their moments for development too πŸ™‚

            Awesome! What kind of music do you like? I like to watch videos on psychology (and there is a cool channel called Cinema Therapy where a therapist and film maker react to many films), history, Marvel, and geopolitics and superhero stuff generally lol. Also videos about birds lol. How did you like taking psychology?

            Yeah I too was sad that she was killed.
            YES πŸ™‚ The Frost Giant Loki episode was awesome! Do you plan to see What If soon?
            Oh cool! Maybe your partner will buy the Loki book? Perhaps give some hints for your partner to buy it haha πŸ™‚

            πŸ™‚ Haha awww well as long as you’re having fun, that’s what counts. Just try to be careful :). How much do van rentals cost? 4C is chilly. So the cold got through the gloves? That is really chilly. 9C is good. Hope it clears up and stays warmer πŸ™‚

            Oh yeah…I heard of that. I also heard of those who think the vaccine is a microchip or…a mark of the devil. It’s bizarre. But yeah, I hope the vaccines will help against the variants. Fingers crossed.

            Nice!! Any plans this Friday?
            COOL! I hope to see it πŸ™‚ :).

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            • Yeah I hope to catch up on Legends one day, I haven’t watched much TV lately.

              I like songs from musicals and general pop, how about you? Ooo Cinema Therapy sounds good, is that the same channel that analyses characters? I watched one that analysed Loki which was cool! Psychology was really interesting. I combined it with Sociology which is also fascinating πŸ˜€

              Maybe I’ll watch What If the next time I feel like watching TV, ever since I started writing again TV took a backseat lol. I’m hoping my partner’s mum will buy me the Loki book, as she has my Amazon wishlist xD If not, I’ll use whatever Christmas money I get to buy it, and a few Legends seasons on DVD so I can catch up πŸ™‚

              The first time I went out in 4C I wore fingerless gloves, which were as useless as they sound πŸ˜› Today I used my leather gloves, which are much better πŸ™‚ I do have a lot of fun cycling and even went out in dull weather today! I think van rentals are Β£45 for a half day, or we can probably get a guy with a van to pick it up for Β£20. I’m hoping to fit it in my tiny car somehow though πŸ˜› I’m just chilling playing video games today πŸ™‚

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              • I hope you can catch up with it soon. πŸ™‚

                I admit I got into music late, so there are a lot of musicians old and new that I do not know lol. But I do like most genres, and I mostly like rock and pop. (I got into music late because my parents did not play much music growing up and it was not a major part of my life, still isn’t lol. I’m such an outlier…)
                Yes!! Cinema Therapy analyzes characters sometimes, and yep- they did an analysis of Loki πŸ˜€ It’s the one with two guys who sit on two seats that look like movie theater seats and one of them is a licensed therapist and the other is a filmmaker and they both are good friends πŸ™‚ (And both show emotions openly, which I appreciate :)). Did you see their other episodes? (they also have episodes on Iron Man, Captain America, and others). Oh nice!! What did you like most about sociology?

                That’s a good plan. What If is 100% animated and that was cool watching an animated show πŸ™‚
                I hope your partner’s mum buys the Loki book for you πŸ™‚ Is she a Marvel fan? πŸ™‚
                Sounds like a wonderful plan πŸ™‚

                Haha! I think fingerless gloves are only useful indoors lol- probably like if you’re typing at home. I’m not sure though lol. I’m glad you used your leather gloves – they must be pretty warm, no? :). Glad you had fun πŸ™‚ – have you been biking a lot recently?
                45 for half a day is quite a bit. Hope you can squeeze it in your car. Maybe it’ll be like an IKEA piece- take it apart and put it together hehe :). Have fun, my friend! πŸ™‚ Take care :). πŸ˜€

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                • I’m the opposite, my parents always played music when I was growing up, especially when they had friends over and on long road trips, still remember singing in the car xD I don’t like going to concerts or anything, but like to listen to it when I’m cleaning or on my bike πŸ™‚

                  Yeah Cinema Therapy was fun to watch, Youtube keeps recommending me their videos πŸ˜€ I’ll check out the Iron Man one! I liked how sociology studies how people interact with society and how groups influence each other. It was an interesting contrast to Psychology, which is more focused on the individual.

                  I don’t think any of our families are Marvel or even superhero fans 😦 We’re much closer to our friends than family as they have more in common with us πŸ™‚

                  Yeah if it’s too cold in the house I use my fingerless gloves for writing, but I’m not using them outside again. The leather ones are great πŸ™‚ I’ve been biking loads recently, the temperature increased to about 10C and sunny, so I’m making the most of it πŸ˜€ Taking the treadmill apart might be a good idea!

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                  • Haha that’s awesome. I think my dad did play some oldies, but not that often. Do you still sing in the car? πŸ™‚ That’s cool that you like to listen while cleaning or riding your bike. I feel kind of like an outlier or just so behind because I didn’t listen to much music growing up and so many people have much more knowledge than I do about music. 😦 Sorry for the negativity.

                    That’s awesome! How did you discover Cinema Therapy? I love their videos. I’m subscribed to their channel too, so I try to watch their videos often :). That’s cool, I too like how sociology focused on a societal level. Did your sociology class go into social issues often, like poverty and inequality?

                    That’s cool. I can relate. Many of my family members are not superhero fans or sci-fi fans generally. So, yeah I can relate in having friends who are, but families that are not. Did you get into superheroes later in life or early in life? πŸ™‚

                    I’m glad the leather gloves help! πŸ™‚ Is the temperature expected to stay warm? πŸ™‚
                    πŸ™‚ Hope there’s a convenient way to take it apart :).

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                    • Only when I’m alone in the car πŸ˜› It’s okay, no worries. If it helps I have little knowledge of current music and feel the same sometimes!

                      I was watching outtakes from Marvel films and Youtube recommended Cinema Therapy to me, and I was glad of it as their videos are cool πŸ™‚ Yeah our sociology classes covered poverty, inequality, crime, and other social issues. That sort of thing always fascinates me and it’s useful as a writer too πŸ™‚

                      I got into superheroes a lot more with Marvel films and the DC shows, which was a bit later in life, although my first hero show was Power Rangers, which I was obsessed with as a kid πŸ™‚ How about you?

                      It’s been 6C for a few days, but it’s dull and feels colder so I’ve been staying in! Hopefully after the holidays it’ll be warmer again πŸ™‚

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  10. Haha that’s cool :). That helps. I know how you feel. πŸ™‚ I’m glad we can relate to each other. πŸ™‚

    Aw that’s awesome :). Are you subscribed to their channel?
    That’s great – it’s important to learn about the issues. I think they’ve also informed my writing too. Society has a major impact on us all and I think it’s important to write about how society impacts our characters. Do you include societal issues in a lot of your stories?

    I’ve been into superheroes for a long time, but, like you, I didn’t get super into them until the Marvel films and the Dark Knight movies. πŸ™‚ That’s when I got really interested. What was the first Marvel film you watched? For me, it was Iron Man 2 lol. A lot of people dislike it, but I actually enjoyed it haha. I too saw Power Rangers :).

    That is chilly. I got that cold here too with rain also. Hope it warms up so you can go bike riding!

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    • Glad it helps πŸ™‚

      I tend to not subscribe to Youtube Channels and just remember the ones I like, not sure why πŸ˜›

      Exactly, and I also think understanding how society works is helpful for creating fantasy worlds as it’s useful to know how society can impact our characters so we can design realistic worlds. All of my worlds are fantasy worlds, so whilst societal issues don’t really effect my stories, current events sometimes impact my plot πŸ™‚ Do you include societal issues?

      Awesome πŸ™‚ For me I think it was Iron Man 1, which I really liked. I used to have it on DVD but my sister borrowed and I never saw it again as she had a crush on Iron Man xD I need to watch Iron Man 2 again as I forget most of what happened!

      Hope your weather brightens up too, it’s always so miserable when it’s grey and rainy outside. We had a warm day Christmas day but I was too busy with family stuff to bike!

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      • πŸ™‚ You’re a cool friend πŸ™‚

        LOL you do it to stay incognito j/k lol. That’s cool that you remember the ones that you like πŸ™‚

        Absolutely. They’re more relatable when we show the impact of society on them. I’m sure all of us are impacted by society in some ways, so I’m sure there are people who can relate to our stories. Do your fantasy worlds have poverty or war or other issues though? I try to include issues of war, inequality, utilitarianism, and others (like mental health and stigma) in them.

        Nice! Did you watch Iron Man 1 in 2008? I didn’t see it until roughly 2012 lol; I got into the MCU late in life. And LOL do you plan to ask your sister to return it?
        It’s not the best movie but I hope you like it if you see it πŸ™‚ [Iron Man 2]

        Thank you πŸ™‚ It got a bit better today- there was some sun. But it also hailed and rained lol. Does it hail at times in your area?
        Aw hope you can bike soon :). πŸ™‚ :).

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        • Thanks, you too πŸ™‚

          It probably does have something to do with wanting to be anonymous, not subscribing xD I think I’d also get tired of endless notifications in my emails so remembering seems easier πŸ™‚

          Yeah, pretty much all my fantasy worlds have war, inequality, poverty, etc. I think those issues are important and help readers relate to our worlds, especially in fantasy πŸ™‚

          I think I saw Iron Man 1 as soon as it came out, it’s still one of my favourite MCU films πŸ™‚ And nah, it was so long ago my sister probably doesn’t remember borrowing it, I’ll just buy it again, and the other two in the series πŸ™‚

          Glad you’ve had some sun πŸ™‚ It got very warm here the last week, 15C and I went out a few times. We sometimes get hail, even in summer, which is odd!

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          • Thank you πŸ™‚

            Aww lol I do subscribe, but I don’t turn on notifications. That way, I can just checked the “Subscriptions” page and watch at my own time without notifications :). That may help.

            Definitely. I’m sure your characters are relatable and I am intrigued to learn more. πŸ™‚ Are your story worlds interconnected (I forget)?

            That’s cool. I have mixed feelings towards Tony Stark as I never liked his arrogance and disagreed with him on the Sokovia Accords, but I think he’s a great character and a very well written one too. Iron Man 1 is a great film. πŸ™‚ Since you have Disney+, you won’t need to buy Iron Man II to watch it again, but it’s always nice to have your own copy :).

            Wow that’s warm for winter. πŸ™‚ Did you bike or walk? Wow, hail in summer?? Does it come all of a sudden? That’s interesting.

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            • Oh, I didn’t know you could turn off notifications, thanks, I’ll try that πŸ˜€

              Thanks, your characters all sound amazing too πŸ™‚ The Frozen Rose and Merlin: Second Chance weren’t supposed to be connected, but somehow it ended up that way. Although my recent rewrite of the lore of Merlin’s magic may change that again!

              I found Stark’s arrogance refreshing and preferred him over Captain America, who seemed like too much of a ‘do gooder’ xD Although I probably like Stark because he seems similar to Loki in some respects, and I seem to really like these grey area characters! I’m a bit of a collector when it comes to DVDs, I like having copies of my favourites and own a lot of things I could get on streaming services πŸ™‚

              I biked a few times, but yesterday our temperature plummeted again. Our weather is insane like that, one minute warm the next minute hailstones, even in summer and very suddenly πŸ˜›

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              • Yeah, you can subscribe without notifications πŸ™‚ I think that as long as you don’t click the bell icon after you subscribe, you won’t get notifications πŸ™‚

                Thank you!! I forgot, do you have a favorite character from mine? So awesome that the worlds are connected. Is Merlin able to travel to other worlds as well :)?

                lol that’s understandable. I didn’t really care as much for Captain America in The First Avenger (his first film) or the Avengers first film as he seemed just to be a do-gooder that generally just follows orders (and before the Winter Soldier movie, Hulk was my favorite Avenger lol). But what really got me to like him was in Winter Soldier. (Specifically, this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMQ8d3PjF8E) When he was willing to stand up to Fury, Hydra, and fight against violations of civil liberties and the Sokovia Accords (though I know the latter was in Civil War), that got my respect (when I saw that he wouldn’t just go along with authority just because someone gave him orders). I guess I ideologically align with him so I ended up liking him (that and Stark’s arrogance reminded me of some bullies and others that I dislike). I actually like Loki more than Stark lol XD. But I see where you’re coming from too, as morally grey characters are fascinating (like Punisher, Batman, and Loki). Do you also like Stark because, like Loki, he can be pretty funny? πŸ™‚
                Nice!! Do you ever run out of space for the things you collect?

                Oh wow. Hopefully it warms back up. lol that is some varying weather.

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                • Awesome πŸ™‚

                  Peculiarexus has to be my favourite because he’s part dragon πŸ˜€ Merlin can travel to other worlds but it takes a lot of magical energy and it’s risky so not something he’d do often!

                  Yeah I think maybe I’d like Captain America more in Winter Soldier πŸ™‚ I like the Hulk a lot too, although the Banner side of him more than the Hulk side πŸ™‚ Stark always seemed playfully arrogant to me, I think Loki and Stark would get on super well as they both have a similar sense of humour xD Add Doctor Strange to the mix and it’d be a room full of ego and arrogance πŸ˜› I’ve already run out of space for the things I collect, but I keep buying stuff πŸ˜€

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                  • πŸ™‚ Hope subscribing helps you πŸ™‚

                    Aw thanks πŸ™‚ Yes, he’s a silly half dino half dragon, no? He identifies more with his dino side but he also loves his dragon half too. πŸ™‚ He’s a silly loving character, no? πŸ˜€ Ooh nice! Which characters from other worlds did Merlin meet?

                    Yeah you might like him more after you see Winter Soldier. You plan to rewatch that correct?
                    What do you like most about the Banner side? πŸ™‚ As for Stark, great point. Sometimes he does get a bit stubborn (just like Cap), but yes, he gets super playful too lol. There’s a video that has all of his nicknames (the ones he gives others) on YouTube.
                    And LOL yes, they’re all so arrogant. Did you like how Doctor Strange compared Wong to Beyonce since Wong only has one name :)? LoL same here. I’m out of room for books as my shelves are full but I keep getting them LOL. Now my desks have books too.

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                    • Yeah he’s awesome πŸ™‚
                      Merlin hasn’t met anyone yet, because it’s pretty risky to travel to other worlds, but theoretically he could show up in any universe!

                      Yeah I need to rewatch Winter Soldier as I forget what happened. I have trouble paying attention to films without subtitles as I miss half of the context! Banner is so calm and resigned to having to deal with Hulk but he’s also clever so I like that πŸ™‚ Playful Stark is the best Stark, I love his nicknames for others πŸ˜€

                      Doctor Strange is so witty xD I found a box of books the other day in a cupboard and now I need to find room for them πŸ˜›

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  11. Thank you πŸ™‚ Your characters intrigue me.
    That’s understandable. My character Amal would love to give him a teleportation device to help him teleport πŸ™‚

    It’s okay πŸ™‚ Hope you can rewatch it soon. That’s understandable. I like using subtitles too. Sometimes, I miss out on things if I do not use them. That’s so true. Banner is calm in his human form and very smart – a brilliant guy, no? πŸ™‚

    What’s your favorite nickname that Stark has given? And lol maybe you can put the books on your desk?

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    • I’m the same with subtitles, sometimes actors speak too quickly, other times the background music is too loud to hear everything properly! Yeah Banner is awesome πŸ™‚

      I only remember his nicknames for Thor and Loki xD I like them though πŸ™‚ I like to keep at least one desk clear for drawing in case I feel like it, but it’s already piling up a bit with dragon stuff πŸ˜›

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      • That’s understandable. Yeah, my computer also has a loud fan, so that makes it hard to hear. But I’m glad to hear that I’m not alone in this :). Did you like Banner in Thor: Ragnarok too? πŸ™‚ I thought it was funny when Hulk was fighting Thor and Thor said, “he’s a friend from work”- only to get thrown around later lol.

        LOL like the Point Break nickname right? I forgot what he called Loki.
        Haha what kind of dragon stuff, Louise? :).

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        • It’s not even my computer being loud that’s the issue as I watch on TV via Amazon Firestick, I think I’m just easily distracted by too much background noise. Banner was great in Thor Ragnarok, such a funny film πŸ™‚

          Yeah Point Break for Thor, and Reindeer Games for Loki xD

          I have stuffed dragons, and statues πŸ˜€

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          • That’s understandable. That noise can be distracting. I agree that Banner was great in it. Did you like Valkyrie as well?

            LOL yes. I esp like Reindeer Games for him. That helmet does make him look reindeer-ish haha πŸ˜‰ He has a good sense of humor, no?

            Awww cute! πŸ™‚ :).

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              • Definitely πŸ™‚ Do you see them as a couple or as friends? :). Valkyrie is great.

                Haha me too. That’s a fun theory. A nicer Stark variant I guess πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Haha. Do you think he’ll remember Loki? :).

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                • I think they could be a cute couple, seem pretty well matched in personality and strength πŸ˜€ But equally they could be friends too so it’s tricky!

                  Yeah, or a variant of Stark’s dad who decided to give up making weapons and become a jet ski salesman πŸ˜› I have lots of crazy theories! I think at some point they’ll reveal who he’s a variant of and it’ll be fun to watch πŸ™‚

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                  • True. They both can be pretty funny. Both are strong and like going to battle. Yeah. I’m not sure if I prefer them as lovers or friends. πŸ™‚ But they are awesome πŸ™‚

                    Haha I wanna hear your theories. πŸ™‚ Feel free to share them! So perhaps a Howard Stark that was actually a good dad and was a fun salesman? Cool πŸ™‚ I too wonder which variant he is :).

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                    • Yeah they are awesome πŸ˜€

                      My theory is there was a Howard Stark who realised how much pressure he put on his son and decided to change his entire career so he could be there for his family, a jetski shop owner, but it never got to happen because of the TVA. Then the TVA kept him because he’s smart, and made him Mobius. I think there was even a canon reference where Tony/Howard refer to the name Mobius before too, so it’s a fun theory πŸ˜€

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  12. Absolutely πŸ™‚ Have you seen Endgame yet? I forgot.

    That is a good theory. πŸ™‚ I hope it comes true. πŸ™‚ I love it. I can see it happening too. Ooh that’s cool. I wonder if the reference is from Iron Man 2? Or 1? πŸ™‚ Feel free to share your theories with me :). I like hearing them :).

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    • Nah still haven’t seen Endgame, I really need to catch up on watching stuff but I’ve been too focused on other things lately πŸ™‚

      Thanks, I love making fun theories about shows, it’s my fanfic brain at work xD I’m not sure where the reference is from, so I’m going to need to watch the entire Iron Man trilogy again to see if I can find it πŸ˜€

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      • Louise, this is your conscience speaking – see Endgame. Kidding. Lol j/k. Did you hear any spoilers about Endgame? Hopefully not. Yeah it’s tough trying to balance everything.

        Haha nice! What is the most fun theory that you’ve made? Haha hope you won’t have to watch a ton of scenes to find it πŸ™‚ :D. Hope you’re having a great Sunday.

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  13. Lol that is strange. Sony and Disney have a weird deal when it comes to streaming. I guess you might have to pay to stream the other two.

    How often do you renew Disney+?

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    • Yeah, or buy the DVD’s πŸ˜€ Spiderman’s one of my favourites so I wouldn’t mind having them.

      We get Disney+ whenever there’s something one of us wants to watch. I think there’s a new Star Wars thing Jay wants to watch soon, so we’ll probably get it then and I can re-watch Loki πŸ˜€ I wish I could get it on DVD but I don’t think Disney plan to release it.

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      • πŸ™‚ Awesome. Did you like the Toby Maguire Spider Man? πŸ™‚

        πŸ™‚ Is the Star Wars show the Obi Wan show? How long do you usually keep Disney+ when you watch it? πŸ™‚ Darn. I’m surprised they’re not releasing it on DVD. I wonder why

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        • Toby Maguire Spider Man was good at the time, but I preferred the cartoon and definitely like the current one best πŸ˜€

          Yeah I think it’s the Obi Wan show, I’m not that into Star Wars (which often surprises people!). We usually keep it a month or two. I think Disney don’t like releasing Marvel shows on DVD as less people would keep subscribing to Disney+, shame as I want them so bad!

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          • Yeah I kind of think it’s not as great as some say it is lol. I liked it but, I found it very cheesy and thought that SPider Man 1 was better than 2 lol. Which cartoon did you watch? I like Tom Holland a lot too :).

            You dislike Star Wars because of how much it uses tropes, right?
            That’s cool. Do you plan to watch Moon Knight? THat will come out at the end of the month.

            So the DVDs aren’t available on Amazon either? Strange for Disney.

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            • I agree it was a bit cheesy! Sadly I don’t know the name of the cartoon, it was whatever was on Saturday morning TV at the time, and I think it had X-Men in it too? Tom Holland is awesome πŸ˜€

              Yeah Star Wars had too many tropes and it never really captured my interest xD Maybe the new ones are better, I dunno, but I was never a major fan! I hadn’t heard of Moon Knight, looks pretty cool though so I’ll probably watch it πŸ™‚

              Well, the DVD’s are ‘available’ on Amazon, but because Amazon lets anyone list anything, they’re all fakes, at least according the reviews, so I’m not buying them.

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              • lol yeah I think the Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland films were less cheesy :). Did you like the Andrew Garfield Spider Man films? And no worries. It was probably the X-Men Animated Series? Or X-Men Evolution (were the characters in it going to high school?)

                XD no worries. Perhaps you can give the show “The Mandalorian” a shot and see if you like it. :). Moon Knight looks cool :). Here’s the Moon Knight trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7Krla_UxRg
                And here’s the featurette for MK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6ISgrLSmZ0

                Ah that’s understandable. Kind of like the face masks on Amazon. A lot of fakes on there. Amazon needs to crack down on fakes for the various products.

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                • I think I only saw one of the Andrew Garfield Spiderman films, I kept meaning to watch the second one but never got round to it! I remember X-Men Evolution, Rogue was my favourite, so I think that was it πŸ˜€

                  The Mandalorian was one of those shows that was so overhyped I avoided it xD I might watch it eventually, but from what I’ve seen in clips I’m not sure on it. Moon Knight looks so interesting, although hearing the British accents is kinda funny from my perspective!

                  Amazon took down the fake Loki DVD’s for now, but I bet they come back, as people who sell fakes never give up 😦

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                  • No worries πŸ™‚ I think the first might be better than the second lol. Did you like watching the first Andrew Garfield Spiderman movie?

                    Awesome πŸ™‚ Rogue was cool in X-Men Evolution show :).

                    XD LOL I don’t blame you. Yeah it was getting a lot of attention. It was good and I like it but I think it could have been better πŸ˜‰ :). Haha was the British accent done well or poorly for Moon Knight? πŸ™‚ The first episode of Moon Knight is awesome :).

                    Yeah – so true 😦 they just create new accounts, no?

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                    • If I remember right, I liked it, but found it odd the love interest wasn’t Mary Jane (I’m sure it was someone else?)

                      Yeah I often avoid things that get a lot of attention xD the British accent was pretty well done if they were aiming for a Northern accent πŸ™‚ I hope to see it eventually so glad to hear the first episode was awesome πŸ™‚

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  14. Ooh. I wonder if he was in a romantic relationship with Gwen Stacy? In some comics, he’s with Gwen instead :).

    XD Yeah, that’s why I never watched GoT or many Keanu Reeves films. xD But I guess Marvel is the exception for us, my friend :D.
    Haha I heard some say that the bad accent is done on purpose. I won’t say what the reason is as it may be a big spoiler. I hope you can see it in the next few months πŸ™‚ (since I think you said you don’t have Disney Plus at this time)).

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    • Yeah I think he was with Gwen Stacy, I’m just used to it being Mary Jane from cartoons and the first trilogy of movies πŸ™‚

      I haven’t seen many Keanu Reeves films either, I tried to watch the first Matrix film but I didn’t get it! Yup, Marvel is the exception πŸ˜€

      Haha awesome, it’s fun the bad accent might be on purpose! Yeah we don’t have Disney+ right now but can’t wait to catch up on stuff πŸ™‚

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      • That’s understandable :). I remember Mary Jane too and was surprised when I saw him loving Gwen. But it’s a cool change. Have you seen the Spider-Man Into the SpiderVerse movie?

        Haha I saw Matrix when I was fairly young, so I don’t think I really paid attention to the message of the film. When did you see it?
        πŸ™‚ Yes Marvel is an exception for me also πŸ™‚ :).

        Yes πŸ™‚ It’s an awesome show πŸ™‚ I hope you like it when you see it – all I’ll say is that there is some awesome worldbuilding and awesome mystery/questions :).
        Have fun catching up in June :).

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        • Into the SpiderVerse was with Miles Morales right? If so that was very cool πŸ™‚

          I saw the Matrix when I was young too, about 12 maybe. It didn’t really hold my attention enough and I think I might’ve fallen asleep through it xD

          That’s cool πŸ™‚ I like awesome worldbuilding πŸ˜€

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          • Yep πŸ˜€ It is amazing. How did you like Gwen and Miles’ friendship in it?

            Haha that makes sense. I don’t remember much because I saw parts of it as a kid. But I do recall that it had a more complex meaning lol – or at least that’s what I remember hearing. I don’t blame you for not being able to pay attention to it then lol πŸ™‚

            Yeah, it’s neat! πŸ™‚ Without saying much, it goes into Egyptian mythology and I like how it’s building on the Marvel Universe πŸ˜€ :D. I hope you’ll like it, friend :).

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            • Yeah Gwen and Miles were awesome together πŸ™‚ I hope for a sequel to that film cos it’d be epic!

              Everyone told me Matrix has a complex meaning too, but I guess it went over my head lol. I prefer it when stories aren’t overly complicated and more focused on awesome character interactions πŸ™‚ From what I remember the characters in Matrix just weren’t that interesting to me. And if the characters aren’t interesting I quickly get bored xD

              Ooo nice, Egyptian mythology is one of my favourites, probably because of Yu-Gi-Oh πŸ˜€

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  15. Yes! I love them :).
    There will be a second Spider-Verse one :). Here’s the trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU0LjkAUQ6E Enjoy.

    Haha that’s understandable. While I like Christopher Nolan’s movies and love their complexity, I don’t think I’d like every film that is so complex. I don’t think I appreciated the complexity of the Matrix when I watched it. Character interactions that are good are great to watch :).
    lol XD So you love character focused stories, yes?

    Cool! Yes Moon Knight does have a lot of Egyptian mythology. It’s fascinating and cool :). πŸ™‚

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    • Ooo awesome πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to see it, loved Miles and Gwen and glad we get to see more of them πŸ™‚

      Yeah complex stories mostly just confuse me and I miss the point xD Characters are what makes a story for me, so yeah, character focused stories are my favourite πŸ™‚ I like a good plot, but if the plot is good and the characters are bad I get bored. If the plot is bad and characters are good though I tend not to worry so much πŸ™‚ How about you?

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      • Same here! They have a great bond. I think they have great chemistry and hope to see them become a couple. Can’t wait to see them more. πŸ™‚ Is Spider Verse one of your favorite Marvel films?

        Haha XD that’s understandable. Did you watch Inception? Cool that you like character-focused stories. I guess that in certain circumstances, I’m okay if the plot is good but characters are okay (they have to be at least decent for me to enjoy them). For example, I like the movie Tenet. The characters were okay – nothing too special, but I liked them enough, but I liked the movie because of the mystery and how complex it was – even though it was not easy for me to understand the deeper aspects for it lol. But yeah, Nolan films are my rare exceptions for that. What is your favorite film that has a bad plot (or just an okay plot) but awesome characters? :).

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        • Yeah they do have awesome chemistry πŸ™‚ I think Spider Verse might be one of my favourites yeah, is it yours? Thor Ragnarok is probably my all time favourite though πŸ˜€

          I don’t think I’ve seen Inception, is it good? I’ve not seen Tenet either. I’d probably get confused by the complexity xD Not a film, but a video game, Tales of Vesperia had amazing characters but the plot was a bit all over the place lol. Can’t think of any films I can say the same of though.

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          • Yes, it is one of my favorites πŸ™‚ I consider it to be one of the greatest superhero movies. πŸ™‚ Do you like THor:Ragnarok most for the humor and character relationships or another reason? It is awesome πŸ™‚
            The Dark Knight is my favorite πŸ™‚ :).

            Inception is very good but it can be confusing. It’s one of my favorites but it can also get confusing XD. And lol was the Vesperia game overly complex? Or did too much take place? :).

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            • I like Thor: Ragnarok most for the humour and for Loki πŸ˜€ Seemed like him and Thor finally reconnected, which is also why I hate Infinity War a lot lol. I don’t think I’ve seen The Dark Knight. I’ve watched the entire series Gotham though.

              Confusing plots make me give up xD It’s partly why I gave up on Flash after the Savitar thing! Vesperia wasn’t complex, more that it started out well then completely lost its way and became a bit of a rambling wandering plot that went nowhere significant. Shame as the characters are epic πŸ™‚

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              • lol the humor was great! πŸ™‚ And Loki was cool in it. I laughed a lot when Hulk slammed Thor around and Loki got excited and said, “YEAH, THAT’S HOW IT FEELS!” and the Grandmaster gave him a surprised look and Loki was like “I was just excited” (or something like this) LOL. I don’t blame you for hating IW. It’s sad that Loki and Thor were only able to heal their rifts and reconnect for such a short period of time. (Not to mention how IW also killed Gamora off for no good reason). How did you like Gotham? I personally found it weird and got very annoyed when they resurrected two characters (some evil politician (that the Penguin later killed with a rocket launcher LOL) and Fish Mooney) (Also hated how they wrote Jim Gordon because he’s supposed to be an upstanding cop but ended up crossing the line at least a few times). But I should probably give the show another chance. πŸ™‚

                XD Understandable. It depends for me. If the story’s intriguing enough, I’ll probably keep watching. If it’s ridiculous like the Savitar stuff was, then I would dislike it lol. I don’t blame you for giving up on Flash lol. I agree, the characters are awesome! But yeah, they messed it up :(. I heard Legends of Tomorrow got canceled too :(. Sad to see so many Arrowverse shows end. :[ (Batwoman, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Black Lightning).

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                • Yeah I loved that scene where Hulk slammed Thor around too xD I actually hated the first episode of Gotham and only came back to it after someone highly recommended it! I think I remember the resurrection thing being annoying too. I watched mostly for Penguin and Riddler though, cos they were amazing, but I felt like they queerbaited the audience by hinting there’d be a romantic relationship between them and never making it canon, so that annoyed me. I was a bit put off by Jim crossing lines at first too, but I started to view it as a prequel, showing how he becomes the man he is later on when he’s in Batman, rather than him always being upstanding, if that makes sense? It was a good show overall, but one of those where I love the fanfiction and fandom more than the show I think!

                  Yeah, characters make a show for me, but even if I love some of them like I did Flash, there was only so much I could take xD Although to be fair I lost interest after they killed Snart and Oliver mostly. Killing my favourite characters is one way to quickly make me lost interest. I heard LoT was cancelled too 😦 I never did get up to date with it, did it end on a cliff-hanger? When did Black Lightning get cancelled? I really enjoyed season 1, but never got around to the rest.

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                  • Hehe it was great! And what did you dislike about the first episode? I didn’t like it much lol. The Penguin and Riddler were awesome on Gotham. Not cool how they queerbaited people though. Did they end up being allies or enemies?
                    Good point. That does make sense. Maybe what he went through inspired him to be upstanding. I like your theory. πŸ™‚
                    Yeah I bet the fanfiction is better :).

                    Lol yes. You can only take so much of a show being bad (even with great characters) before it becomes overwhelming lol. I think that’s why I haven’t watched The Flash this season yet. I’ve been busy. But, I also haven’t felt a strong inkling to watch it either.
                    Not cool how they killed Snart. I still need to watch the latest season. But I heard it ended on a cliffhanger…with everyone being arrested? :(. Not cool. I think Black Lightning got canceled last year. It’s awful how they canceled them all. Now, it’s just The Flash and Superman and Lois, I believe. Ironic given how they created the Justice League (not explicitly but hinted at) only to cancel most of the shows the characters were from (at the end of the crossover in 2020 (before the pandemic got really bad), they had seats for all the main Arrowverse heroes in one of the buildings that Barry owns, except for Arrow))…

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