Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Chaos Queen NAZANIIN SWORD Incoming

 Ya'll, Kevin Nielsen (@kevinlnielsen.bladesmith) is making a real-life replica of a Nazaniin sword from the Chaos Queen series.

This is not a drill.


More proof:

It's looking amazing so far. When it's done, it should look like the weapon so many of your favorite Nazaniin used in the books (Code! Kali! Nash!). I'm personally loving the way it's coming together.

If you haven't followed Kevin on Instagram, you definitely should--especially if you're interested in more amazing blacksmithing projects! @kevinlnielsen.bladesmith :-D 

๐Ÿ—ก️๐Ÿ‘น I'll keep you posted on the sword's progress, but for now I'll leave you with this video:

Thursday, June 30, 2022

QR22 Day 30! Schitt's Creek!


Last but far from least, for the final day of my Pride Month Queer Representation challenge: Schitt's Creek.

David Rose might be one of my favorite fictional characters of all time. (For queer purposes, his wine bottle dialog is iconic. As is his entire character.) But then I also love Alexis! And Moira! And Stevie! And Patrick! And Johnny! And so many other things about this show! The cast just nails every moment, the memes are in infinite supply, it makes my cry from laughter and then cry from happiness, and it has Moira's Rose's Garden. I have a running list of top 5 sitcoms that doesn't change often, but Schitt's Creek immediately made the cut. This show is iconic. You should watch it, and you should also watch the special "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards," which is really wonderful and puts a new perspective on the entire show.

Happy Pride Month! ❤️๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐ŸคŽ๐Ÿ–ค

(Probably next week I'll do some honorable mentions and a reflective post on the list as a whole, so that's coming as well!)

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

QR22 Day 29 - Dickinson


There's no shortage of literary criticism and historical evidence suggesting the poet Emily Dickinson might have been queer. You can read her poetry, biographies, criticism, or whatever you want and decide for yourself, but the case is compelling.

The Apple TV show Dickinson takes that premise and runs with it in tumultuous mash-up of history, humor, poetry, modern slang-injected dialog, and drama. And it's freaking great. It's like A Knight's Tale meets Jane Austen in antebellum America. Hailee Steinfeld shines as Emily Dickinson, and Ella Hunt (from Anna and the Apocalypse!) plays opposite her perfectly as Sue, Emily's best friend and chief love interest. Jane Krakowski is in it. Wiz Khalifa plays Death. Billy Eichner has a cameo as Walt Whitman. Like???

So that's the penultimate day of Queer Representation! One more to go! ๐Ÿณ️‍๐ŸŒˆ

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

QR22 Day 28: The Unspoken Name


Day 28 of Queer Representation (only two more days left after today!) and today I’m talking about the novel The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood. Listen, who doesn’t want to read a book about a young orc girl who was raised for the explicit purpose of being sacrificed to her dark god, only to be given an option to live at the last moment by a powerful wizard, and to then go on to be a badass assassin, and do tons of crazy awesome things, yada yada yada, and there’s tons of queer content, including said main character orc being queer. It’s real good, ya’ll. Peace. ๐Ÿณ️‍๐ŸŒˆ

Monday, June 27, 2022

QR22 DAY 27: Hacks


Queer Rep day 27: Hacks is easily one of my favorite new series--maybe one of my favorite series of all time. A washed-up and nearly cancelled comedy writer is enlisted to help write jokes for a once legendary now-on-the-way-out comedian, and hilarity and antics and drama ensue. The acting and writing is top notch, and the show is SO funny and also tuggy on the heartstrings, as it were, and it has some of the best bisexual representation I've seen in...anything, honestly. I can't overstate how great that casting and acting are in Hacks--Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, and Carl Clemons-Hopkins SLAY. It's so good. ๐Ÿณ️‍๐ŸŒˆ

Sunday, June 26, 2022

QR22 Day 26 - Crush

Crush is a brand new teen romcom on the scene, and what I'm plugging for day 26 of my Queer Representation challenge! And what Love, Simon is for male/male queer teen romcoms, Crush is for female/female queer teen romcoms. Engaging characters, and a solid, fun story. Rowan Blanchard is perfect in the lead role, and it was awesome to see Auli'i Cravalho (Moana!) do something a bit different. And they both crush it (pun absolutely intended). ๐Ÿณ️‍๐ŸŒˆ


Saturday, June 25, 2022

QR22 Day 25 - The Haunting of Bly Manor


Day 25 of Queer Rep is The Haunting of Bly Manor, a gothic drama/romance with a fair shake of horror thrown in. The creator, Mike Flanagan, is also behind The Haunting of Hill House as well as Midnight Mass, both really fantastic horror programs in their own right. But while Hill House is certainly scarier, and Midnight Mass dives into some fascinating metaphors and philosophical ground, imo Bly is the best of the three--and there's a really well done queer relationship at it's heart. ๐Ÿณ️‍๐ŸŒˆ