‘Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?’- Joker, 2019

Hey! It’s been a hot minute – the life of a teacher! I’ve been on a break from school (ah school holidays!) so thought I would check in! How are you all? Good? I’m glad. Let’s just jump into it, shall we?

Arthur with his counsellor – Joker, WB Studios, 2019

A few weeks ago I went to see Joker, with my dad. We’re both die-hard DC fans (or superhero fans to be honest) and love to see a good flick together – yes, that includes the girly ones. Long story short, I thought it was cinema genius and Joaquin Phoenix deserves an Oscar. Will he get one? Probably not – it’s a superhero movie. They don’t get nominated. Admittedly, I did miss the first ten minutes of the film (for TMI reasons) so I can’t comment on them, other than that my dad caught me up on the small bit I had missed. I don’t think it spoiled the movie for me.

Testing out the clown makeup – Joker, WB Studios, 2019

Joker is an origin story for the Joker set in 1981. The film follows Arthur Fleck (who is not the Joker of any known DC universe, so this is it’s own separate thing), a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. He’s a man with some serious mental health issues too. They’re really well handled in the film. We slowly see Arthur’s sanity fall apart, and it’s a thrilling and pretty bloody ride. It’s honestly hard to talk about without spoiling literally everything about it. As an audience you need to watch the decent that Arthur goes through yourself, not hear it second hand from a reviewer.
My one thing to all the people who have rated this poorly, due to it’s association with DC and him being “Joker” – you need to get off your high horse and realise that this is it’s own stand alone movie. It may be jumping off a new, and grittier (if that’s at all possible), DC universe, and I think it’s a good start!

All in all, I loved the film. I can’t wait to own it on DVD!

Did you see Joker? Did you love it or hate it? Leave a comment down below!

X-Men Cake, September 2019

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a couple of weeks but I had something amazing up my sleeve. Remember when I went to St Albans’ Comic Con this year? I met a lovely lady there named Anna, from Lush Layers by Anna. She contacted me from that blog and asked if I wanted to collaborate. I said of course I did! We began spit balling some ideas for what to do together – how could comics and cake come together?

Then we both discovered each other’s love for X-Men, and not just any X-Men but the 90s cartoon. You know the one. The one that’s my ring tone… Oh, you know it! Look let me just play you the theme song…

There remember now?

Anyway, we were unsure of what to do until we sat down to do it! Anna knew which recipe to pick immediately – Link for that here. It’s a moist and gooey chocolate cake, made with avocado instead of egg! Yes, ladies and gents – this cake is completely vegan.
Anyway, there are pictures of our process down below!

When I say this is the best cake I have ever eaten, I really mean that. It is the best cake I have ever eaten. Even my mum loved it – it’s chocolatey and creamy and delicious. The chocolate frosting is moreish, and not sickly in any way. Avocados are definitely the way forward for any cake.

I will be going to Anna for every cake I need! Find her info here! Go on and give her some love! Not only did I get an amazing cake from this, but I have made a new geeky friend! Thank you so much, Anna! Everyone loves the cake – it’s amazing!

Can you guess which X-Men we put on our cake? What other collabs can Anna and I do together? Leave a comment down below!

‘Feed me, Seymour’ – Little Shop of Horrors, 1986/2012

Hello again. I know it’s been a little while, but now I am no longer on my summer holidays and I am back at work now, so I am back!

Anyway, last night I was at a book release for Daisy Butcher’s new book Evil Roots: Killer Tales of the Botanical Gothic which is part of the British Library Tales of the Weird collection. Part of this release was to see the Director’s cut of Little Shop of Horrors which sticks to the main plot of the musical, rather than the happy ending that we have all originally seen. This cut was released in 2012, nearly 30 years after the original release. Let’s just say… it’s REALLY different.

That smile… doesn’t anyone want to feed Audrey II? – Little Shop of Horrors, Warner Bros, 1986/2012


So why a director’s cut? Apparently, during production, the director (Frank Oz) shot a 23-minute ending based on the off-Broadway musical’s ending. Unfortunately, after audiences at the preview screenings did not react positively to it, the ending had to be rewritten and re-shot for the theatrical release with a happier ending. Therefore, the Director’s cut is scarier than the original cut. For one, people die. I won’t say which people. But people. Audrey II is much more evil than she… he… it? was before. In fact, and if you’ve seen the play version this will be no surprise, Audrey II duplicates. A lot. Let’s put it this way – humanity does not win. According to Oz and Warner Bros. this is the intended ending of the movie. I’d love to know why audiences needed the happy ending. This ending made much more sense to me. It was 23 minutes of footage I had never seen, which honestly brought the movie to life even more. There’s no way we could currently win against Audrey II, especially Seymour and Audrey (the original) who have no powers to defeat it.

You can find Little Shop of Horrors on Prime Video, and you can find Daisy’s book here (for a discounted price at the moment!).

Have you seen the original or director’s cut of Little Shop of Horrors? Which do you prefer? Leave a comment down below!

‘I always loved you and I always will’ – iZombie, 2019

Happy Monday, everyone! How are we all! As promised – I haven’t gone back into the depths! I am here!
This weeks review is about the end of an era (as with a lot of other shows this year). That’s right, this weeks review is about iZombie. Spoiler alert – this show was ended way too soon. I can’t promise this review will be spoiler free, seeing as I’m talking about the end of an era.

Liv and Major in the season finale – iZombie, The CW, 2019

As you probably already know, I do really like iZombie. My previous review was “This is right up my street.” Trust me when I say, I bloody love this show. It’s acting is amazing and story lines are compelling.

The cast saying goodbye to Major and Ravi’s kitchen! – iZombie, The CW, 2019

But let’s just jump into how I felt about the last season. Whilst I loved most of the season, the end happened way too quickly.
All the stories were just tied up way too quickly. The last two episodes were so quick and I actually think everything was tied up too nicely? Everyone lived happily ever after… after everything that had gone on? Really? It’s just not how I expected this season to end. I was kind of disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy everyone is happy, but everything was wrapped up too nicely in this small little parcel, with more telling me what’s happened than showing me how everything had changed. I liked the idea that everyone had meetings in VR, but show me a bit more of how things had changed in 10 years!

I think everyone needs to watch iZombie. It’s political, it’s funny. I love it. It’s a shame about the end but I understand why it ended that way.

Have you watched iZombie? What did you think of the season finale? Did you love it or hate it? Leave a comment down below!

St Albans Comic Con 2019

*clears off the cobwebs, blows the dust off her keyboard* Hey… It’s been a while. Should I re-introduce myself? I don’t know how a come back works…

I guess I should apologise. I’ve been away for a while – it was a bit here and there before I left, and then I just vanished. Well, lucky you – I’m back! My format may change a little. Blogs will now be shorter, snappier, to the point. It will be every week OR every two weeks – I can’t promise that I can see/read/watch/do something new every week when working full time now. But I am back, I promise.

Comic Con! – St Albans Comic Con, Creed Conventions, 2019

Anyway, I was invited back to Comic Con in St Albans this year! Like last year, I had a blast! Unfortunately, I was unable to stay for very long, and didn’t have much time to talk to all of the celebs there, as they were all so busy with their signings (maybe next year I’ll go for the end rather than the beginning, that worked better last year) – it’s been a super busy weekend, with our local village weekend, therefore I didn’t get to speak to that many people, and only spent a small amount of money (last year I spent way too much!)
My material gains this year include – a limited edition collectors coin from Xmen: Apocalypse, A Wonder Woman print from Sam Rogers Art, A Khal Drogo and Dany print from Kirsten Rose, A pin-up Rapunzel print from Duncan Gutteridge, vegan chocolate from Ana of rockpopcandy, A sushi bathbomb from Lush, Luke and Harry from Chaos City Comics and their local artist Adam Falp from whom I got an adaptation of Frankenstein.
I spoke to many lovely cosplayers, including a Deadpool with an amazing accent (I recall it being West Country off the top of my head) and he was lovely to talk to. I also saw many Ghostbusters – which is good, because what if there’s a ghost around!

Pictures below! – I haven’t tagged any of them, but if you want one tagged please message me and I will!

I didn’t get many calling cards this year, but thank you to everyone that I spoke to especially – Sam from Sam Rogers Art, Tony from Tony’s Movie Stuff, Duncan Gutteridge (original Sonic artist), Kirsten from Kirstenrose.co.uk, Luke and Harry from Chaos City Comics and Adam Falp, Ana from, Rockpopcandy.co.uk and the ladies from St Alban’s Lush!

Did we see each other at SACC? Would you like to collab? Get in contact with me by leaving a comment below, using the contact page or sending an email to facelesslibrarian1@gmail.com!

‘Get ready to cheersplode baby!’ Borderlands 3, 2019

Happy Monday everyone! I’ve just got back from a holiday, so I am writing this a week in advance. Look at me, being ahead. But just in case they release more on this, I will be behind in adding it to the end. For now this will be a quick one. Because hype, hype, hype!

The splash art for the pre-order – Borderlands 3, 2K Games, 2019

Like everyone ever, I am hyped for Borderlands 3. The first two games and the pre-sequel are three of my favourite games. I love getting together with my looter-bros and going and killing some flaming psychos for their fancy guns.
Did you ever use the screaming guns in Borderlands 2? I think it was called the bane? It literally screams every time you shoot it, as if a psycho was living inside of it. For no reason what-so-ever, it’s not a good gun at all, it is my favourite gun. It’s fun and stupid. That’s why I love it.
Not only are the games fun but their stories are so well thought out. The Pre-sequel actually made me like Handsome Jack. I felt sorry for him. Really sorry for him.

Guns with legs! –
Borderlands 3, 2K Games, 2019

I do have some reservations about the classes. I like to play Siren – nothing will live up to Maya in my opinion – but the new siren is a melee character, seemingly. That’s not usually my kind of thing. Trying to figure out who plays who in my looter-group could be difficult.
Oh and it’s Epic Store exclusive for 6 months – why?! That bugs me so much – exclusives are bad!
But that’s not too many negatives – 2 out of how ever many I could have. I am excited. Really excited.

Catch the trailer here!

Are you excited for Borderlands 3? Did you play 1, 2 and the pre-sequel? What are your thoughts on what we know so far? Leave a comment down below!

‘Grunge is a good look for you.’ – Captain Marvel, 2019

Happy Monday folks! I somehow forgot to post last week, but my excuse was it was a super hectic week in the lead up to Easter. Seb was with me a few weeks ago and we went to see the big Superhero movie out – Captain Marvel. Check out my thoughts!

Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel, using her powers – Captain Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, 2019

We’re in the year that this librarian was born – 1995 – on the Kree planet of Hala (yes those bad guys). A member of their starforce, (Carol Dan) Vers, suffers from amnesia and recurring nightmares with an unknown woman. Yon-Rogg, her mentor and commander (played by Jude Law, in a pair of contacts which just makes him look so uncanny valley I struggled to look at him), trains her to harness her powers and not let them take over, whilst the Supreme Intelligence, who runs the Kree – and turns up looking like the person someone most respects (In Ver’s situation, it’s the unknown woman).
Long story short – Carol is on an adventure to find out who she actually is, with all the crazy Marvel shenanigans along the way!

Agent Fury and Carol Danvers, chilling in a warehouse – Captain Marvel, Walt Disney Studios, 2019

I have to say I liked Captain Marvel. It was a good date night film. We both seemed to enjoy sitting there for a couple hours and watching it. @sebonthesilvermountain has more wrong with it than I did. But I’ve never watched all of the Marvel movies, as I have no inclination to. I pick and chose which look best to me – and Captain Marvel looked interesting. I’m totally for female empowerment.
However, I’m not sure Brie Larson was the right pick of Captain Marvel. Tom Holland can hold a scene as Spiderman, but I’m not sure that Brie can as Captain Marvel. I’m interested to see how she is in Avengers before I make a final decision on her – but right now I think the plot was great and it looked stunning… but maybe she’s not right for the role?

What were your thoughts on Captain Marvel? Did you love it or hate it? Was it 1990’s enough for you? What about Brie Larson?

‘That Harley is a fop and a prat and smells like a ninety-six year-old French whore’s vajuju.’ – The Favourite, 2019

Hello everyone – long time not see! I have been having WordPress issues (for some reason it’s not loading on my google chrome) so I’m having to use incognito mode? Yeah, I don’t know either.

Queen Anne VS Queen Anne – The Favourite, Film4 and others, 2019

Last weekend, I went to see The Favourite with my Mum and Dad, before it left the movie theatre. It’s a good Friday evening activity after a long week at work.
Here’s a quick premise: It’s 1708 and Britain is at war, with France (duh.) Queen Anne is in bad health, and seems to hate governing – she prefers to do childish activities like playing cards or playing with her rabbits. Her adviser, Sarah Churchill, is basically in charge, Anne does everything she says. Sarah basically controls everything, and hates to be challenged. Queue Abigail – her cousin. Fallen from grace, Abigail gets in with the Queen and attempts to change her views on Sarah; she wants to be as in control as her cousin is. Does she succeed? (I’m pretty sure we all know the answer by now).

Nicholas Hoult is amazing in this film! – The Favourite, Film4 and others, 2019

So this was a weird movie. I wanted to see it because I was working at Hatfield House when it was filmed, so I saw a lot of the filming being done. It was really interesting seeing a film from the inside, and sitting in a theatre knowing where each scene was filmed.
It looks immaculate, and It was so interesting to see each scene take place. I liked the bit where they were running back and forth in the hallway – pushing the wheelchair the full length at full speed. That looked really fun.
I loved the power dynamics of this film. Especially the end where Anne gets all her power back, forcing Abigail into a servant’s position again. After there was this weird bit with rabbits, which I still don’t know the symbolism of it a week later. Is it about the cyclical nature of children? I have no idea. I’m not sure anyone knows really.

All in all, I really liked this film. It was weird and quirky, like All is True, which I had seen a little previously to this. I like these weird historical films. I dig them. Everyone should.

Check out the trailer down below!

It’s good to be back! What should I see next? Or read next? What would you like me to review?

Having WordPress Issues

Hey all! How are we? Long time, no see.

What I can promise you is that my review this week (that’s right I am back, babies!) is it was on Brooklyn 99. What I can’t promise you is a review as WordPress is not working properly.

I am going to see how it goes over the beginning of the week before I send them a message.

I will have to see you guys next week :(.

After Brooklyn 99 what would you like to see me review? I can’t wait to be back!

February Absence 2019

Hey guys!

Just a quickie to say I have decided to take a month off as I am applying for jobs and ramping up my hours at work! I just needed some time off! Sorry!

I now have a switch – so look out for game reviews from there!

Bear with me till March! (Maybe you’ll get a cheeky review before then!)

Have you ever had to take a bit of time out? I can only apologise! Keep with me and leave a comment down below about what you want me to review!