Showing posts from February, 2016

So You've Seen Deadpool...

... and the superhero movie will never be the same again. Before seeing the movie I had never come across Deadpool. He was sneakily hiding behind the other characters flipping bunny ears and running away giggling. We of course saw Wade Wilson in the Wolverine origin film but in a more serious (yet still with a tinge of humour) role. He was no indication of what to expect. Created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza, Wade Winston Wilson AKA Deadpool started life as a supervillain before the unstable mercenary became firmly set as everyone's favourite anti-hero. Name: Wade Winston Wilson [possibly?]. AKA: Deadpool, Merc with a Mouth. Alliances: Pretty much anyone. Abilities: Healing, master of martial arts, swordsmanship and marksmanship, extended lifespan, a way with words, destroyer of the fourth wall, advanced distraction techniques. There was the distinct worry that the film would be awful. An entertaining trailer has

Books To Watch Out For In March

March has proved to be a good month for choices, I'm very super heavy... sorry... not sorry! Ace of Spiders by Stefan Mohamed 9781784630676 Stanly is frustrated. Having set himself up as London's protector, he's finding that the everyday practicalities of superheroism are challenging at best, and downright tedious at worst. So it's almost a relief when an attempt is made on his life and Stanly finds himself rushing headlong into a twisted adventure, with enemies new and old coming out of the woodwork. However, even with his friends and his ever-increasing power behind him, he may have bitten off more than he can chew this time. The monsters are coming ...and nothing will ever be the same! Yet another book where I've missed the first one in the series. Stanly turned sixteen and gained telekinesis and the ability to fly, but by the description of this second book, that hasn't gone quite his way. You know me and superhero stories, I can't resist. This

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies *Spoilers*

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains." A mysterious plague has fallen across England. The countryside is a relative haven, where the city has become a playground for unmentionables. The oriental arts have become the fashion and a desirable young lady no longer needs to be the prim and proper wife, unless your name is Mr Collins. The Bennet's lovely daughters, beautiful and strong of body and mind are accustomed to a regimented life of training, until the handsome stranger Mr Bingley comes to the country. A whirlwind of romance and the undead lead them into a battle for family and love. Heaving bosoms, country estates. Brain eating corpses and assorted weaponry. Everything you'd expect when the undead meets Jane Austen. As if on cue my playlist has shuffled to Zombie by The Cranberries. I can't deny enjoying this film, I should point out that I was always going to enjoy it, be it Osca

DIY Efforts - Kitchen

I've been debating my kitchen for a while. I did a few things to it right at the beginning, mainly because I didn't want to live with the really ugly looking tiles, and now the debate is whether to replace it all. In the meantime though I still needed something pretty to cook in! So this was my kitchen in the beginning. As you can see, there were some truly amazing tiles. Luckily they were just vinyl transfers, but they were so well done that I thought they were actual tiles... saves a lot of time when you only have to peel and not paint! You might be able to see from the pictures that there are several different units. The easy make-do job would have been to get new drawer fronts on the wooden unit and make everything look similar... but as with everything in this house there's something a little odd going on. The drawer units aren't standard sizes so replacing the fronts is nearly impossible. Ahh well, not really a surprise there, something odd to put a sto

Great Zoo Of China by Matthew Reilly

I managed to, somehow, not find out what this book was about for eight months... even though I requested the book from Netgalley with my own fair hands. For roughly eight months I thought the book was just about a really epic, yet bog standard zoo. My conclusion for how it happened is that I originally read about it in a buyer's guide at work... for those of you not familiar with these retched things, they are a catalogue of each month's new titles... but once you get to a certain level of success as an author your book descriptions tend to go out the window. This probably means that The Great Zoo of China read something like, "The Chinese government have been keeping a secret for 40 years. From the bestselling author Matthew Reilly." (On a separate note, people who write buyer's guides are going into my Room 101... we know who the book is by, we read it in the header... tell us about the damn storyline!!) So basically, yes, the Chinese government has been kee