Watching: The Harley Quinn Show: Season 1

I watched The Harley Quinn Show season 1 a while back and enjoyed the hell out of it. It’s fun and dark, but also a bit crazy in a good way. I adored every moment of watching it!

The trailer for your viewing pleasure:

https://youtu.be/mT7A5-oxR3o

What I love most about The Harley Quinn show is that even with the bit of gore that it has it has this humor that is based in very mundane day to day things. Harley and Ivy argue over stupid little things about living together while beating the hell out of people. The contrast along with the gorgeous art made me smile the whole way through!

What I’ve enjoyed so much about the show is that it’s really about Harley getting over a sucky relationship with The Joker who doesn’t care about her or her well-being whatsoever. Harley had been drawn to him again and again and it’s only when she realizes that she’s the one who created herself and gets to create herself everyday that she sets herself free. It’s this awesome storyline that follows the entire season. She learns to build her own friendships and her own unique empire and strength and it’s amazing! It was super awesome!

I’m so in love with this Walt little family that works together to help Harley claim her personal power. I felt so strong and joyful watching it. I just remember how happy it made me with every episode. I highly recommend it!

I also greatly loved Kite Man. He has this humor and sense of clumsiness that made me laugh every moment he was on screen. He was hilarious. I think this photo alone tells you all you need to know about him.

All in all, I love this show. It was a delight to watch and raised my mood immensely. It’s one of those things that I feel I’ll love to go back and watch just to feel good. It’s so great!

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Iron Man 2: A Discussion

In my first post about Iron Man I said that each film gets better then the the last. I can say for certain that that is true of Iron Man 2.

God, I love this film. Rewatching it was an incredible experience. Tony Stark has layers added to his personality with both external and internal battles weighing on him. I remember crying the first time I watched because the thing that had been keeping him alive was also killing him and seeing him like that killed me.. especially because he refused to tell Pepper and instead he wanted to go on vacation with her and tell her how he felt (even though she never let him do so). In the film he makes Pepper CEO and shows just how much he respects her and sees her as a capable woman who is totally irreplaceable in his life. Without her he has no one he trusts and that internal struggle raises the stakes of a already high stakes situation.

The other thing I loved about the film was that I actually really loved the villain.

Ivan Vanko is a man who’s father’s legacy has been destroyed and he wants revenge. He is not a good man by any means, but he has character and depth in a way that many villains lack. He even works with a bird that he obviously cares for. Little touches like that make a villain like able even if you don’t ever wish to root for them.

I swear I might just be a sucker for cute birds.

On another note having a secondary much less characterized villain added an interesting balance:

Justin Hammer is Tony’s rival in weapons tech. His greatest desire is to beat out his rival. His childish anger and way of beating out stark by doing business with Ivan added a lighter tone to the film. He wants things done his way, but Ivan well, Ivan does what he wants and he’s smart in the way that he deals with Justin, by letting him talk and leave and then continuing on in his own way anyway.

On a side note:

The first time I watched this I didn’t realize that Natasha Romanoff was Black Widow and on this rewatch after having seen all the other films I got so excited seeing her!

The first watch through I don’t think her character even truly registered in my mind. But, seeing her the second time and seeing her interaction with Tony was eye-opening. But, was more interesting to me was that even though Tony seemed like he was looking at her in a flirtatious/sexual way I really don’t think he was. First off, he was confused at her saying she was ‘from legal’ and he seemed to be thrown off by her in a way not unlike many people (especially those with anxiety) sense something is not quite right with someone they meet. He knew there was more to her then meets the eye and he was right and even Natasha’s interactions showed that she knew it too. Especially after her comments about his relationship with Pepper. The whole interaction felt so fascinating to me. Then finally, when she fights off the men at the end of the film all on her own as black widow I was in awe of her. Natasha is a multifaceted woman and I’m glad she’s a part of the marvel universe.

Then there is that drunk Iron Man Battle that gives birth to war machine. Honestly, seeing Tony in his Iron Man suit all drunk was hilarious. It was also super irresponsible and dangerous, but still really funny to watch.

It all makes it that much more awesome in the final battle when ‘Rhodey’ doesn’t have control of his own suit and the pair duke it out once more till black widow comes in with the save and gives him back the control.

I also appreciate how beautiful the final battle location was. The cherry blossoms, the waterfall, the bridge, and the beautiful greenery. It’s one of my favorite battle locations ever and the first I ever saw myself visiting on a much less chaotic day.

All in all, I adore this movie. It’s so well balanced and nuanced. There is so much detail and side story to pick up on. The characters are all amazingly fleshed out and it has that Tony Stark humor we all love. It’s a fabulous film that I highly recommend to anyone even remotely interested in the Marvel Universe.

Thank you all for reading! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.

-Till next time!

Things I Want to Do: Next Halloween

This goes for next Halloween and all future Halloween’s. There are so many things I’ve dreamt of doing and I’m excited to one day fulfill all of my Halloween bucket list items!

1. Work as a monster at six flags/knotts

Look at how cool these monsters look! To embody someone no something else for a whole month.. terrifying people.. having a blast. I’d LOVE to have this job. I’m not the type of person to pull pranks on people (mostly because that’s an easy way to get punched in my family.. it’s a knee jerk reaction..) but having someone put gore all over my face and get all dressed up and being able to get reactions out of people in the name of a good time sounds fantastic to me.

2. Knott’s scary farm.. the all access way

This is an expensive endeavor, but not as expensive as say.. wanting to go to Coachella.. which is only a few days. All I want is to have an entire October where I can go every single night to Knott’s Scary Farm and enjoy every single ride and every maze and experience they have to offer. It’s more ambitious then wanting to work as a monster, but I want to experience both sides fully. I haven’t been to Knott’s scary farm since I was little and I think my mom has some video from the experience, but now that I’m older.. I want to go in the mazes and see all the shows and just experience everything. Actually, at $150 bucks if I went every single night that would be like paying $6 bucks per night for an all access experience which is actually really affordable if you think about it. I pay more just to eat out. Anyway, one year that’s what I want to do.

3. Visit the Queen Mary

This is a more manageable goal. The Queen Mary is known for being actually haunted, but the fact that they do mazes on a ship environment adds some extra fun. They usually do a circus maze which is the one I want to see. One year I saw on CNN the monsters they have doing these really cool acrobatics and I don’t know how scared I’d get I’d just be so fascinated by everything.

4. Universal Horror Nights

I want to do this for American Horror Story and that’s just about it. Horror nights is notorious for a TON of chain saws.. I HATE chainsaws.. that is the one thing that scares me when I go to any sort of freight night. They have them all over especially because of The Purge stuff and I can’t deal with that, but I will in the name of AHS. I can rationalize everything else.. I can’t rationalize chain saws for some reason.

5. Creep LA

This is an experience. Part show.. mostly walkthrough.. it’s intimate and 75 minutes long. This is the kind of experience that I know can actually freak me out. More then a maze where I’m with several people and feel a little bit more protected. Only 25 people can experience it at a time. It’s one of those once in a lifetime type things.

6. An escape room

Ever since I’ve heard of escape rooms I’ve wanted to try one, but a spooky escape room sounds like extra fun! Puzzles with an added pressure mixed in sound like a really good time.

7. Visiting an Actual Haunted place overnight

I really want to visit a place known for actually being haunted and stay overnight. Just for the sake of experiencing the feel of a place like that. I don’t know if I would actually experience anything actually, but being in the environment.. walking hallways where some really messed up things happened sounds like a unique experience. Even just for the history. It would be really cool to write about. Who knows? It could inspire a really great book!

8. Halloween Pumpkin Festival

This is one of the most wholesome things I want to do for Halloween. There are some nice little pumpkin festivals that go on and picking out a pumpkin to maybe carve later sounds like a simple and enjoyable experience.

9. Wicked Lit

Located in a cemetery where you walk through and watch different theatre productions from horror literature. It’s a really well produced and sounds like an awesome experience.

10. Watching a scary film at the movies on October 31st

This year the horror films to choose from are The Nun (which I STILL need to see) and Hell Fest (which I know NOTHING about). Well technically you might be able to add Venom to this because if you’ve seen how they decided to design Venom.. you’d see that he is more then a little horrifying. Anyway, one year I really want to watch a horror film or two at the movies on October 31st. It really doesn’t matter to me what movie (I’m a horror film junkie). Making my top 10 favorite horror movies post I realized I watch WAY more horror movies then I thought. Anyway, I think this would be a lot of fun.

Thanks for reading! To those who have been with me for a long while.. the sheer amount I adore Halloween might come as a surprise. I just hadn’t shared that part of me on here yet. I’m honestly down for pretty much anything halloween related if I’m asked to go do something. Halloween is pretty much on equal footing with Christmas in my mind. I think I might actually have more enjoyable memories of Halloween then Christmas.

Leave your thoughts down in the comments below! What experiences do you want to have on Halloween?

-Till next time!