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Because we haven't quite managed to work out a way for us to consume ALL the entertainment yet: to keep us from emerging haggard and zombie like after regular all night box set marathons, book splurges and music overload we've set up this monthly space where we can express our pure fannish glee at the fact that so many projects of awesome potential are continually being made. All of our past wants and desires can be found in the We Want It! tag.





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Movies





Riddick (2013): I was a huge fan of Pitch Black and yes, even Chronicles of Riddick. I am super excited for the film because I am a shameless fan of Vin Diesel, Vin Diesel's everything and VIOLENT SPACE OPERA. :D :D :D


Books


So, I'm trying not to pine after too much, as I know my reading is going to soon be filled with Hugo-related things. However, I couldn't resist putting my eye on two books.

cover of The Girl Who Would Be King


A novel about two teenage girls with superpowers and radically different agendas, destined for a collision that will rock the world.

Separated by thousands of miles, two young women are about to realize their extraordinary powers which will bind their lives together in ways they can't begin to understand.

Protecting others. Maintaining order. Being good. These are all important things for Bonnie Braverman, even if she doesn't understand why. Confined to a group home since she survived the car accident that killed both her parents, Bonnie has lived her life until now in self-imposed isolation and silence; but when an opportunity presents itself to help another girl in need, Bonnie has to decide whether to actually use the power she has long suspected she has. Power that frightens her.

Across the country, Lola LeFever is inheriting her own power by sending her mother over a cliff...literally. For Lola the only thing that matters is power; getting it, taking it, and eliminating anyone who would get in the way of her pursuit of it. With her mother dead and nothing to hold her back from the world any longer, Lola sets off to test her own powers on anyone unfortunate enough to cross her. And Lola's not afraid of anything.

One girl driven to rescue, save, and heal; the other driven to punish, destroy, and kill.

And now they're about to meet. (source)


The Girl Who Would Be King by Kelly Thompson — So, I saw this mentioned on io9, but it was really the gorgeous cover that drew me in. LADY SUPERHEROES/VILLAINS. It was also a Kickstarter project. I really need to pay more attention to Kickstarter!


cover of iD


Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption.

Javier's quest takes him from Amy's island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation... or death. (source)


iD by Madeline Ashby — I've read vN. In fact, I'm still thinking about vN and trying to formulate some thoughts. It was such a weird, different novel, but I love that Javier is getting his own book, because I loved his story with Amy in the book. Understated romance, my HEART. Same cool, creepy cover style...




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Is it too soon to start wanting the Veronica Mars movie? As soon as there's a trailer that's going to be all over this feature.

Until then:

Books



I went through all the boxes in our house looking for a book to read this weekend. I really can't be wanting any more books.

Television



'Once Upon a Time' (S2)

It's almost here! I know America has been enjoying this series for a while, but we're still waiting here in the UK. I'm excited to see Mulan finally appear on screen. And hopefully she will be friends with Ruby *crosses fingers*! I'm less excited about the appearance of dishy Lancelot, now I know he may not be around for long ('Merlin' fandom I'm counting on you for crossover fic). And I've seen enough gifs/commentary to know that I'm going to either have to hate love or hate him entirely Hook. My quota of hate love is currently taken up by a certain gentleman character, so….

But Snow will be back! And I assume Robert Carlisle will continue to be fabulous in his dual role. And Regina will be everywhere! In conclusion — get here faster program.

'Dr Who' (S7: Ep 7 - 14)

Who is coming back - Renay, rejoice with me! The 50th anniversary will be exciting for those who started watching before the reboot, but I'm mostly interested in this series because of the chance to watch Matt Smith and Jenna Louise Coleman play about together.

'Youngers'

Some critics say 'Youngers' is like 'Skins' and some say it's a comedy. Has anyone watched it who can tell me which critics are right? If it's like 'Skins' I won't be able to touch it, but if it's poignant and funny I would love to try it. DJs are kind of like mountain climbers for me; I don't want to be one, but I want all the stories about them.

'Person of Interest'

'Person of Interest' sounds like a really interesting re-working of the 'Minority Report' principle, is a thriller/cop/SF mix which I love and as far as I know is original SF (as in its not based off a book, or an old TV show). All sensible reasons for an SF fan to be wanting this program, but I was mostly swayed by Hello Tailor's explanation that it is a program about how Brue Wayne is in love with Alfred.

'In the Flesh'

I don't have a good track record with British paranormal dramas (missed 'Fades', couldn't watch 'Misfits' in case it really was like 'Skins' and am still to get on board with 'Being Human') but this new three part zombie drama looks very inviting. Zombies, are rehabilitated into British society but society finds it hard to believe they've changed. So, it sounds like it's kind of a monster-metaphor program (which can be simplistic) where zombies are offenders, but if it developed its world and was full of raw, well framed shots like the trailer is I'd be keen to follow it through.

Other



'Gender Through Comic Books'

I'm really tempted to join this comics workshop because some of my favourite people are excited about it. I'm a total newb to the comics world (as in I just bought my first anthology ever) and would love to learn more. And I always really want to join adult education classes but never manage to find the time to actually go to courses in classrooms. If the learning took place in my house, I would probably be more motivated to take part.
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