Octoween #4: PowerGirl

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I was so excited when I actually was able to put Powergirl together! I will have some better pictures soon, but I thought this was cute so I decided to write about it! I know its not a bob, but I honestly think it looks cuter this way.

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This Costume is just a bodysuit from Rue 21, a red cape from Amazon, and the Blond wig from Apple Jack.

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Octoween #3: Apple Jack

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Apple Jack is my favorite My Little Pony Character, so when the opportunity came to put a costume together resembling her, I knew I had to do it. I thought it would be cute to do the bodysuit route because the dresses didn’t really feel right to me.

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This costume consists of a backless bodysuit from Amazon, cowboy hat also from Amazon, The same blond wig from Ms. Marvel and my flannel top is from Rue 21.

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Octoween #2: Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers)

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Can I just Say I am so proud of myself? I have six costumes with the same wig! The Cape is used on three of the costumes I had planned for the month. I think I did a good job of getting pieces I was going to be able to use over and over again. I was thinking about actually sewing a lightning bolt on Ms. Marvel, But I wanted to use it again, so I’m going to make it in felt. In the mean time, enjoy this super crude photoshop.

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This costume consists of the same wig for She-Ra, A Red sash I had laying around the house, and a halter body suit I got from Amazon.

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Octoween #1 : She-Ra

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So I had all of October planned out. I knew when costumes were coming in and when they were going to go up on the blog. I had the cemeteries planned out, and I was so proud of how organized October was going to be on Nerdette At Large. Then life happened to look over and Said, “Nah.” So now I’m finally getting around to putting together and photographing the months costumes even thought theres literally 10 left in the month!

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The costume consists of a blonde wig I bought on Amazon years ago, and somehow still has life. The Tank top from the She-Ra Underoo’s Set. A white circle skirt, also from Amazon, and the God Eater from Wonder-Woman, I bought right after the film came out.

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#Series 62: Riverdale: Fortune and Men’s Eyes Thoughts

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Yeah, I’m back with another episode thought post. Two weeks in a row, lets see how long I can keep this up. Riverdale never ceases to amaze me. Originally, I’d never read the Riverdale comic, I had started with Chilling adventures of Sabrina and thought its written by the same people this should be good. I went in thinking it was going to be a more mature version of the Archie Wierd Mysteries which I had enjoyed when I was younger.

The first two seasons definitely had mysteries to solve, but none of them had a supernatural tilt. They are changing all of this in season three. I want to preface the rest of this article by saying I’m going to be talking about what I think is going on which will probably lead to some spoilers, if you haven’t seen the first two episodes of Season three, I suggest avoiding both of my Riverdale posts until you are caught up.

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Episode one ended with Betty having a seizure, after witnessing what she thought was her mother and sister tossing her nieces in the fire, and them flying. I probably would have had one too because for a town with no supernatural tilt, that’s definitely not something you are going to see every day. However in episode two, they play it off as a trick of the light and a cookout.

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But now, Dilton is dead, Ben is in a coma, there is a missing scout, and Ethel is leaving weird voodoo looking talismans in hospital rooms for protection. Everything seems to be coming back to Gargoyles and Gryphons and it’s diety the Gargoyle King. Princess Etheline lets them know that Dilton has his own underground bunker in the woods and how they’ve been playing the game in there.

Ethel says she’ll lead them to the bunker, but instead Betty and Jughead are met by the Gargoyle King himself, who isn’t very fast mind you. Which lends me to believe, A. It’s a student, or B. It’s An old man. Either way, it isn’t supernatural, which is kind of disappointing, but the end of the episode kind of has me leaning towards a pact that has to deal with the game.

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My suspicions are confirmed by the ending scene. My main concern with this episode is that it introduces Archie’s Cellmate, Mad Dog, literally the third black male character with lines appears, and I really want him to take Archie under his wing, and help him to survive his time in the big pen. But thats not what happened, Mad Dog appeared, Mad Dog gave cryptic advice, Mad Dog backed Archie when he wanted to have a football game in the yard, and then Mad Dog disappeared, along with all of his stuff and then the Guard tells Archie he died in the “riot”. The riot he wasn’t even part of because he was pulled out just before by the warden.

So what does it mean to be tapped? What exactly does the Warden have in mind for Archie or his predecessor Mad Dog? Isolated, Alone, told when to come and leave, a lot of this is pointing to a lot of things much darker than a suicide pact made decades ago. I need them to really dig deep into Mad Dog’s disappearance, in the next episode, or Archie’s football game won’t be the only riot they’ll see this season.

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Series #61: Charmed is Feminist, Witty and Biting.

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I just finished watching the pilot of the Charmed reboot. I wasn’t sure if I was going to watch it because I wasn’t much into the original. I loved witches, and it was out at a time when I could have understood it, but it also came at a time, when I was tired of only seeing white women on the screen. It came at a time, where you could the amount of minorities shown on the television screen on one hand across a vast amount of television programs, so I decided to fuel my supernatural need elsewhere.

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When I heard that there was going to be a reboot, I thought, eh, they’re just rebooting everything, and it would be more of the same. I have never been so happy to be wrong. The Charmed reboot, is vicious, powerful and timely. It is everything a young woman of color needs in a time, when they are not believed, not fought for, and called everything but their god-given name.

The pilot follows Marisol and her two daughters, Mel and Maggie as they live pretty normal college lives. Maggie wants to rush a sorority, and her woman studies professor mother, and feminist teaching assistant sister want otherwise. The first thing that grabbed me immediately was how open this show is. Within five minutes, Mel is shown to be in a relationship with a woman, Niko, A sorority is seen with more than 5 minorities, and their mother is a Woman Studies Professor!

That night both girls are out in different places, when they receive a desperate text from their mother to come home. When they arrive their mother is dead, fallen from the attic window. What they didn’t know is that their mother is a witch, and something was after her, and soon to be known to them, her three children.

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Then we meet Macy, a scientist who has just received a grant to study at the university the girls go to, and she stops dead (metaphorically) as she passes the girls house. Turns out She’s her long lost sister, I really want to know what happened, and why she was alone most of her life but I’m sure that will come in time.

At the university, a professor is accused of Sexual assault, and because the victim is in a coma, is released, “exonarated” and allowed to return to teach. With their mothers death, no longer in a relationship with Niko, and her general anger at the hypocrisy of it all, Mel has taken to putting up protest flyers, when she meets a man, the term used extremely loosely, who tries to to tell her that the victim was unstable, added some things about her mother, and was presented with a punch in the nose.

Mel is the only one who thinks her mother has been murdered until all three sisters come together to realize, that their witches, with the help of their whitelighter, Harry. Harry has arrived to tell them three things. Yes, your mother was murdered. Yes, this is the beginning of the apocalypse. and they have 48 hours to decide if they want to accept their witchy fate.

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I think my favorite part of the pilot can be split between three pivotal moments. One, when Harry begins explaining the three parts of the Apocalypse. Part one, “When the Weakest of men reaches ill gotten glory.” I.E. The white house situation, I refuse to mention his name, or accept the fact that he has a position he has no business being in.

Two, when even after being presented with powers, that wouldn’t normally be able to be explained, Macy is determined to find science in magic, which I love. I love that their bringing something tangible to the show, with science as her guide, whatever they experience, can be sort of explained, which means it can be relatable.

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Three, When the Sisters defeat the villain, and the timely not all men protester survives, Mel tells Harry not to erase his memories, not to absolve him of having seen something so terrifying. She tell him to leave it, let it fester, because no one would believe him, even though he has four witnesses, that its too unlikely a story to have actually occured. Turning rape culture on its head in a paragraph.

In 2018, I made a vow to watch more television and films with people of color in it. I was tired of watching shows dominated by societies vision of what it should be. I’m so excited to be able to bring Charmed into my list. With its wit, Feminist driving plot, and witchy girl power antics, I can’t wait for next sunday.

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