Graphic novels and lots of books!
Choose your top 5 TV shows:
Game of Thrones
The Thick of It
The first character you fell in love with:
The character you never expected to love as much as I do now:
The character you can’t stand:
Anyone on the oppsistion
The character you would shag anytime:
The character you’re most like:
Who are your 3 favorite characters from each show in order?
Daenerys, Tyrion, Jon
Sookie, Eric, Pam
Jess, Schmidt, Nick
Dean, Sam, Castiel
Malcolm, Ollie, Terri
You folks do one!
After god knows how long, I have finally got around to enjoying what I would call a ‘born again Superman… Momentary lapse type of thing’ YER! Let me give you the super quick history!
Around the tender age of 4 (a lot of stuff happened when I was that age, the discovery of porn, poetry, Prada etc) I fell in love with Batman and all that he was about due to the classic show. As I was a pretty spoiled kid I would ask my aunt for all things Batman related to be added to my list of material collections which circulated around The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghost Busters memorabilia. I always got what I wanted, and before I knew it I was eating my dinner off Batman and Robin’s faces. With my spoilt attitude to all things material, my auntie never forgot to give me a dose of strict reality. She got me reading before I started school, due to her training as a nurse and midwife which lead her down the route of a no bullshit policy when it came to kids. Along came the comics! I hated reading, I hated the piano and more than anything I hated the fact that my new fictional loves were from thin books with awesome captions, but in order to get more merchandise I had to jump over this hurdle. Days and weeks went by before I finally gave in, and I tell you, I was hooked!
So, lots of Batman filled my tender brain, and at the same time Superman would live on the living room table too. I had no idea who he was, why my aunt assumed I would like him, but I swore allegiance to Batman by the age of 6 and nothing would ever tear that bond apart. Okay!? Good.
I entered the world of the DC Superhero after watching the legend that is Christopher Reeves playing as the Super-est Man alive! The films and the idea of possibly marrying Mr. Reeves was enough to persuade me. I read up on Superman and his daily routines of saving the world, but it was the darkness and crazy laughter from the pages of Gotham that kept stealing me back. The Batman stories always seduced me no matter where I went, even with my stint with Marvel comics fandom. I read the popular titles ranging from The Uncanny X-Men to Spiderman, from Iron Man to Black Panther. Eventually Batman called me back.
When Clark & Lois started I was hooked to man and the hero that was Clark Kent. Over the years my fascination and lust with Superman developed into some sort of contingency plan when Batman wasn’t exciting me. Sure enough, Superman was a gentleman amongst the pages, but he was too nice and that bugged me so I would leave him as if on cue. Back and fourth my curiosity went between Mr. Super guy (Superman) to Mr. I-am-rich-and-too-fly-for-this-shit (Batman), but eventually as time would have it I grew closer to the darker side of the literary world. Superman became a distant memory, even during the Smallville years. I watched the show for a while, enjoyed what I could but by then John Constantine was beckoning me.
That has basically been it, up until last September when DC Comics relaunched a new revamp of the hero lines. I started collecting the New Superman series, but felt I was missing out big time. Along with Action and Detective comics, I compiled a list of graphic novels and collections to give myself a sense of fresh air for a while. If you folks could add recommendations in the comment section below that would be great!
So after a bit of shopping on my comic book day, I bumped into a total stranger who had a wad of Superman titles in his hand. Now, I am a pretty random person and I will walk up to total strangers and commend them on their fabulous shoes or lush hair colour. I was having a nice debate about my dislike of a particular comic book company in recent years and watched him listen. He was bopping his head along and smiling away, so I asked him for his input and that was it. I asked him about what Superman titles he would suggest and he walked me over to the large shelves and pointed out two main titles to begin with. He was ever so excited I tell you! So was I!
Below are the novels I picked up, I shall review them once I get round to them! For now, keep me keen and recommend!!! I have turned a new leaf, and Superman is now my other lover… Along side the Bat.
That’s all for now, sweets x
Looking at my bank statements and rifling through the possible credit rating letters has been quite the fun pastime. Why? I don’t have any credit cards, nor any loans. I don’t even have an overdraft limit on my account as it reads: Overdraft Limit, £0. Good or bad? Either way, the money grabbers will dislike the fact that I haven’t succumbed to selling my soul for money that isn’t mine. Alas, I will have to in order to be judged fairly in order to be a teacher, and hopefully later a lecturer on the English Literature circuit. Sounds easy yes?
I’m an adamant kind of person, spoiled too, very talented and quite intelligent. With the almost normal life I have had, being in front of the camera or on stage whether it be performing or teaching in my spare time is the joy of my life, along with books. I don’t have a degree in teaching, hence why I am prepared to do what I can, even sell my soul to the bankers, in order to show people the white paper stating I am qualified to teach your teens and young adults. It will cost me a bomb and a half, but I am willing to do whatever it takes. If a genius were to stumble across my YouTube channels and decide that he likes my approach, I would hope he would call me and offer me an apprenticeship in teaching. That will not work, because that person does not exist…
I am lucky to have friends in the intellectual market and on the degree circuit. It is great to know I can have a steamy debate over the existence of God, or argue about whether Rochester or the Marquis de Sade were insane perverts or liberal icons wielding the sword of hidden truths and desires. I love being inspired by my friends who are qualified and and working from various subjects within literature, modern languages, the sciences or the arts. They are all having a wonderful time, and I have been left behind due to bad advice from previous teachers who didn’t give me the opportunity to expand my brain. I have had to expand it myself, and I have worked incredibly hard to obtain more than the needed amount of A Levels and other level 2/3 qualifications, dying to sort my invisible career out so I can live amongst other intellectuals and be challenged every single day. Some of you know how frustrating it is to be boxed up when you know you don’t belong in that box. It’s barbaric to say the least.
Now, this is where my slightly stupid and inquisitive side comes out… He does one become a teacher without a degree? Seriously, I need to know. It is all well and good to get a degree, but a lot of people assume that going university will automatically give them a decent career after graduation. Only a small number of post-grad students get into the career of their choice, due to work experience and an incredible amount of hard work. Fingers crossed I will work harder than I have ever pushed myself so I too can be happy. Recently the papers went rife with reports on how degree clad teachers were annoyed at their colleagues who were teaching without degrees. The teachers were upset at the fact that these individuals had been teaching roughly the same amount of time they have, doing an amazing job like them but were being paid the same when they apparently didn’t have the right. Who said a degree over work experience was better? I am sure the government said so years ago. As a young black woman without a degree, and only 3 years experience via my blogs and online, trust me I won’t get a job and no one will take me seriously. I can only prove my worth with that piece of paper and debt that could crush an elephant.
I have so much I wish to share, wish to explore and wish to teach, but at this stage I have a year of college left. I have months to sort out my future and apply for the zillionth time for a place at university and hope to the Gods that I get a place this time (now that less students are applying due to the rocketing fees). I am determined to be one of thousands who will still prove that us poor folks can and will make it. These aren’t the medieval times. There is no need or logic to keep the rich, rich and the poor, poor. Seriously.
Sorry, I couldn’t find the links I wanted, but I will try later today so check back!
Sy, your teenagers future teacher (and Shakespearian scholar?) x
I have several Moleskine journals laying around my room, and two mini ones in my handbags for various subjects. Mostly for my writing, short stories, poems, quick notes, witchcraft and a cute black one I use as a journal. I write a lot, and try to write at least a page everyday, whether its a new poem or a shopping list for pay-day, I always have a Moleskine available for my thoughts. I only have one blank notebook, but it is so badly abused that my creative drawing endevours end up on the corner pages of journal entries or random collages, and for that I started looking online for a new Moleskine to order. As I was happily browsing for gifts for myself and a gift or two for a friend I came across their Youtube channel, which lead me onto my new favourite artist, Maykel Nunes. I have been watching the few videos he has up, and checking out his website in pure delight. He is amazing! Check out his website here!
As for his Youtube videos, I just had to share a few of my favourites in a bid to inspire you folks like he has inspired me!
Share the love people!!