My Entertainment Weekend Update

Happy weekend, my friends!

I haven’t gotten too far in books this past week; still dribbling through Kenobi and Smuggler’s Run. I’m not sure why–I think I’ve just been busy getting ready for Christmas. But it’s okay. I’ll be done with them by the time The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray comes out on January 4th. I’m super excited for this book, which is the adult novel in the next wave of High Republic books. And it kicks off almost an entire year of Star Wars publications I’ve already pre-ordered. I think I’ll do a separate post on those books sometime next week, so stay tuned.

Hawkeye Episode 6 was quite good. We got Yelena Romanov’s appearance, which was fun, but I thought the character kind of laid it on a little thick, if you know what I mean. The banter went on far too long, in my opinion. It’s one of the criticisms I have with the show, which is that I feel the writing could be a little tighter. It tends to meander on unnecessarily sometimes. Oh well. And I heard that Kingpin is probably the big bad in the story, which turned out to be true, but as a Marvel newbie, I have no idea who that is, lol. That’s okay, too. I’ll figure it out. And–surprise!–Kate’s Mom is involved somehow with the big guy. There’s only one show left, and I’m wondering how all of this is going to be played out and wrapped up.

I’m not crying, you’re crying. No, I’m crying.

I finished my viewing of Disney+’s “Essential Clone Wars,” which goes up to the last episode of season five with Ahsoka leaving the Jedi Order (I’m guessing they consider all of seasons 6 and 7, which are much shorter, as essential viewing, and I agree with that assessment). There’s about twenty or so episodes that were plucked out of seasons 1-5, and they were pretty awesome indeed, especially the whole deal with Maul and Savage Opress, Death Watch and Mandalore, Satine’s death, and the Dark Saber. Ahsoka being accused of bombing the Jedi Temple and subsequently leaving the Order was great, too. That moment she walked away from the Council with Anakin running after her and their parting words had me in tears, I’m not kidding. I think I’ll watch seasons 6 and 7, which will probably get me up to the premier of The Book of Boba Fett on the 29th.

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the death of Anne Rice, the author of The Vampire Chronicles, the Mayfair Witches, and many other books that I devoured back in the day (90’s to early 2000’s). Her books were passionate, fun, mesmerizing and thoughtful all at the same time. Sometimes they were a little outrageous, lol. But she wrote her passions and didn’t apologize for it, and inspired me to do the same at the time (I have several desk-drawer novels from this time, lol). I eventually donated my piles of Anne Rice books to libraries and bookstores, but I do still have the book that started it all: Interview With A Vampire. The story of the vampires Louis and Lestat will always be one of my favorites. She was 80 years old and died of complications from a stroke. Rest in peace, Anne. I hope all of your spiritual questions will now be answered.

Anne Rice~I have enjoyed every book I have ever read by her, which is almost every book she has ever written. Just a few more to go.
I like this woman.

Last week I mentioned that I was in the process of getting a Jedi Order tattoo, and now I actually have an appointment date: Wednesday Dec. 22nd. I can’t wait! I’ll share a pic of it in my next update post.

Finally, Spiderman: No Way Home premieres this weekend, and I’m actually going to see it in the theater, probably Sunday. I can’t remember the last movie I saw in a theater, and I finally have some time (and a movie gift card from last Christmas I haven’t used yet, lol). I can’t wait to see Peter and Dr. Strange, and all those villains! It’s gonna be a blast.

That’s it this week. What’s been entertaining you? Let me know in the comments and we’ll talk about it!

9 thoughts on “My Entertainment Weekend Update

  1. Thats so cool how your getting a Star Wars themed tattoo! I’m planning on getting myself one when I can, I’ve already thought out some designs. But IDK if I’ll ever do it.
    I can’t wait to see the finished result!

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  2. Anne Rice passing was sad 😦 She was also one of my favourite authors and I’ve read a lot of her books and I’ve seen all the movies (yes, even Queen of the Damned). I actually liked Queen of the Damned and still think it gets a bad wrap when it’s NOT the worst Vampire movie ever made. But yeah, very sad 😦 So close to Xmas too. Things tend to sting a little more when it’s close to an international public holiday. I haven’t read any of the Mayfair Witches books though. Maybe I should add those to my ever-growing list of books to read. BUT ONTO HAPPIER STUFF OMGGG SPIDERMAN NO WAY HOME!!!! As you can tell, I’ve seen the film and I even went to a movie theatre to see it lol (kinda rare for me to leave the house to be honest). My partner and I went yesterday and holy crap IT WAS SO GOOD! Not only is this movie now one of my favourite Marvel films but it’s going into my favourite of all-time movies (this is a big deal considering how critical I am of films I see). I am not going to spoil it but let’s just say when the HUGE reveal is finally made, the entire theatre was like “OH MY GOD….” It was one of the best movie experiences I’ve had in a really long time. My partner and I are trying to figure out whether or not we’ll go again before they lock everything down due to Omicron spreading to our country 😦 DO TELL me what you thought if you got to see it? We can fan-girl together lol

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    1. Oh my gosh, I just saw it like two hours ago and it was AWESOME! I was so so happy to see my boy Toby Maguire, it was just a great moment for me since I loved him as Spidey back in the day. I haven’t seen the Andrew Garfield movies, but of course now they’re on my list, lol. He was sweet. I can’t believe Aunt May died, and now nobody knows him 😦 So so so good! I’ll gush about it in my post next week, lol.

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      1. SO GOOD lol I can’t keep gushing about it. And I also cried several times lol I hope you get to see the Garfield movies because even though technically, Sony pulled the plug on Andrew’s third film, Andrew Garfield is still considered one of the best portrayals of Spider-Man in the cinematic universe according to the internet lol And out of all three of the Spidey’s – his losses are the biggest. Get ready with some tissues lol πŸ˜€

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      2. Seems like his (AG) is the darkest Spiderman, from what I can tell. Ooh, can’t wait now to see. I’m just getting deeper and deeper into it, aren’t I? Lol. Marvel just has a way of pulling you in, and then you have to see everything ever connected to it, lol. Btw, I saw the first end credit scene with Venom (whose movies I still haven’t seen) but I think there was a second one, too. I didn’t wait because my ride was waiting for me, lol. I’ll see if I can find it on the internet.

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      3. The final post credit scene was about Doctor Strange AND WANDA AND IT’S AMAZING lol you’re going to LOVE it because it teases his new movie and what will be happening in it! THIS movie just keeps getting better and better the more I talk about it lol

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  3. I saw something about a Dr. Strange Multiverse of Madness trailer as a second end credit scene. Darnit, wish I had seen that! But it will be coming out soon in general, so no worries, lol. Can’t wait for that movie either!


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