John Oliver nails it again

John Oliver spot on again in this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight about how far we still have to go in the fight for transgender rights. As usual, he effortlessly breaks down a complex subject in simple terms, exposing common shameful myths and attitudes in the process. Adore him.


Sick possum

I’ve had the dreaded lurgy on and off for the past couple of weeks, feeling especially blergh today. I’m watching Poldark, curled up on the sofa under a blanket with the three C’s – cat, Codral, cough lollies.

Seeing this poorly possum made me smile. (My Dad has always called me ‘possum’).

Christian Grey’s 25 douchiest thoughts in ‘Grey,’ the ‘Fifty Shades’ spinoff

Hilarious. No point dissing the book when the actual dialogue does it so perfectly… :p


E.L. James’ smash hit trilogy of erotic novels — Fifty Shades of Grey (also a half-billion dollar movie), Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed — centers on the torrid romance between young Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, a sexy, mysterious billionaire with a dark past and a taste for S&M. On June 18, Grey’s birthday, James released Grey, a nearly 600-page retelling of Fifty Shades from Anastasia’s lover’s perspective.

We read the entire book (you’re welcome) and discovered that, when it’s not too busy regurgitating the original book’s prix fixe menu of light bondage sex scenes, Grey mostly depicts Christian checking his emails and referring to his penis in the third person.

But seeing the world from Grey’s point of view also gives us access to his innermost, unvoiced thoughts and desires. As it turns out, those innermost thoughts and desires are really, really irritating. Enjoy?

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Congratulations, finally!

Congratulations to Richard Armitage for finally receiving recognition for his work as Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit! Well deserved and long overdue! Now we wait for Hannibal

Loving that the beard is back!

Just gonna leave this here. For reasons.

Geek Out – It’s Supanova Sydney time!

June is Supanova month in Sydney and for geek girls like me, that’s cause for ALOT of excitement.

Black Widow is bloomin' excited about Supanova! Pic:

Not only is this huge fan con a supersized dream for lovers of all things cosplay, comics, gaming, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, anime, superheroes and more, it’s a chance to get up close and personal with artists whose work you’ve admired for ages – and to meet up and coming artists too. Last year i bought some fantastic artwork by young illustrators, cool handmade stuff from stores based in other states who i might not otherwise have had a chance to see, chat and get things signed by very talented and lovely artists and costume designers from New Zealand’s Weta, alongside the big name brand merch from Marvel, Image Comics and more (Yes, DC fiends, there’s stuff to cater for your needs too, but I’m a Marvel fangirl…)

The other brilliant thing about Supanova (and Oz Comic-Con, which happens later in the year) is the chance to go to exclusive Q&A sessions with everyone from big name comic book, film, tv, art, design, and cosplay stars, and you can also get your fangirl (or boy) on by getting a personal pic or something signed by a celeb you’d otherwise never get a chance to meet. It’s also really cool to find  out that they’re often just as likely to geek out over stuff as you 🙂

This year I’m excited that Graham McTavish, star of The Hobbit, Outlander (and also a guest role on one of my absolute fave tv shows, Pushing Daisies) is one of the guests this year. As a Tolkien / Hobbit / LOTR fan and through my career in the media, i’ve been very lucky to meet and chat with several of the stars of the Tolkien universe – Richard Armitage, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Stephen Hunter, Jed Brophy and Adam Brown. I’m on a dwarf hunt and counting down all the members of Thorin Oakenshield‘s company i can meet. In a totally non-creepy stalkerish way, obvs…

Aidan Turner (Kili / Poldark) was just as lovely and even more handsome than you’d expect. He called me ‘darlin’ in his lovely Irish brogue and i melted… #swoon

At some point I’ll do a post about my Hobbit encounters, but for now, wish me luck on my quest to meet Dwalin tomorrow!

Tompocalypse-2015 has begun…

I’m a Tom Hiddleston fan. For many reasons – his talent, exceptional handsomeness, utter
charmingness, his dancing prowess, self-deprecating sense of humour, the sexual-chocolate
qualities of his voice, his sheer excitement over pretty much everything, the fact that
he’s a total dork and somehow seems charming rather than show-offy when he starts quoting
poetry, or Shakespeare, or speaking in French at random points in conversation… i could
go on. And probably will at some point in another post.

BUT. 2015 is going to be huge for Tom fans because he has THREE movies hitting our cinema
screens, all of which look very exciting: High Rise (based on one of my all-time
favourite books by JG Ballard), I Saw The Light (a biopic based on one of my all-time
favourite singers, Hank Williams), and Crimson Peak (the new Guillermo del Toro movie
based on one of my all-time favourite genres, gothic horror). It’s the Tompocalypse and
I’m not sure I’m going to survive.

Case in point: the character posters for Crimson Peak have just been released. Is it just
me, or does Tom, in character as brooding Sir Thomas Sharpe, look a bit Loki? No
complaints from me. The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, who was brilliant with Tom in
Only Lovers Left Alive and Fassbender in Jane Eyre. Swoon!

Listening to Tom in this Crimson Peak on-set interview for Collider makes me even more
excited (and weak at the knees) about this film’s release. Hurry up, October!!

Do you follow Lego Loki? You really should, he’s brilliant. Here’s his take on the

My Crimson Peak character poster now online #CrimsonPeak #lego #Loki #legoloki

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