Books & Reviews 📚

Books I’m anticipating this year

Eh, more like book, for I’m still making my pitiful way through my TBR. Not only that, but I’m not feeling the garbage passing off as books lately. As far as anticipating books this year goes, I’ve been looking forward to Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Peña since April 2017. I dislike the cover, though, for Clark Kent be out here looking like a grown version of Harry Potter. Eww!

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Release Date: March 5th, 2019

Superman flies around saving people, his hair is sleek, he’s much too handsome, and his eyes too blue. In short, he’s perfect. I get it. I get why people dislike him because he’s so perfect that it’s unbelievably boring. But he’s not perfect otherwise he wouldn’t be humbled by kryptonite. And it’s the ONE THING I’ve always hated about Superman! Stupid kryptonite-inflicted injuries!

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But in this book, we go back to Clark Kent’s youthful days in Smallville where he grew up. I’m here for it, but looking back at the TV series Smallville, I had a love-hate relationship with that show. In season 1, Clark is OBSESSED with Lana Lane when Chole was right in front of him. What am I talking about? Everyone in Smallville was obsessed with Lana that at times, I forgot the show was about Clark. I eventually stopped watching before the 4th season or so, but Tom Welling made a fantastic Clark!

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Best looking Kent ever, hands down!

Lex, on the other hand, was a little too creepy for my liking and he looked at Clark as if he was a snack. If I recall correctly, whenever the wealthy bald headed eccentric stood a bit too close to the oblivious nerdy attractive hunk of a teenage Superman, Lex’s gaze tended to linger on Clark’s eyes or lips.

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Get you, someone, the way Lex looks at Clark.

So, yeah, this is the only book I’ll like to read for 2019. If other books happen to catch my interest, then I might be game.  

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Oh, wait, there’s one more:

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Release Date: April 02nd, 2019

Matthew Gray Gubler (ladies and nerds, you may know him as Dr. Spencer Reid so there’s no need to even mention the show he’s on) has finally released his labor of love. I recall MGG working on a book a few years ago and now that it’s finally here, I just have to get a copy. If I’m not mistaken, the book is painstakingly handwritten and the cover is also illustrated by him so kudos to the man.

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Yep, that’s MGG’s eligible handwriting and drawing. 

He also narrated it. 

He was involved in every single process from writing to publishing and I can’t wait to hold the end result in my hands… even if I end up not liking it. The book is also a #1 New York Times Best Seller.

He even wore a banana shirt to the narration! 

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#amwriting ✍

This Love Story Will Self-Destruct In 5…

Short Story #23
A crossover fanfiction

An Ethan Hunt romance.

With Wonder Woman.

This is a story.

A love story.

Although it didn’t start off as such.

Diana was a force to be reckoned with and she thought that…

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…until she met Agent Ethan Hunt.

But Hunt didn’t give her a second glance for he was on a mission for the CIA. She blinked and he was gone. The next time she encounters him, he was on the Vienna State Opera rooftop helping some femme fatale off the roof. 

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There was a little spark between him and the beauty in the billowing yellow dress waiting to be ignited and this made Diana instantly jealous another feeling she wasn’t used to. As the spy duo safely slid off the roof and to the ground via rope, Superman appeared where she perched in the dark of the building opposite the Opera house.

“You seem distracted,” he said before locating the source of her distraction. “You’ve been watching that agent for weeks now.”

Wonder Woman sighs and asks…

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To which the Man of Steel somewhat harshly replies…

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“Don’t give me that lecture, Supes. I can take care of myself.” She turns to leave the rooftop when an explosion rocketed below.

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Gasping in shock, she quickly dashed to the edge to survey the damage. A car was blown to bits and Superman was too SHOOK to move from his spot. Had he not been distracted by his partner, he would’ve heard the ticking bomb wired to the Austrian President’s car. He had to remember that her heart lied elsewhere now.

“Is he…?”

“No. Your super spy boyfriend is safe.” he scornfully muses as he flew down to the scene of the crime. Wonder Woman shrugs and decides to go after the agent who was actually waiting for her at the hotel he was holed up in. 

“You’ve been following me for quite some time, Miss Prince.” Ethan appraised what he saw in front of him although she was dressed in civilian clothing. “Took you a while to come get me.” 

Diana somewhat smiled. “This is fate, Ethan and I am hoping that you’ll accept it.”

Ethan Hunt was intrigued. “Oh yeah?” he said amused. “I don’t believe in fate, but I do believe in luck and you’re in luck. Now, tell me why you were stalking me for the past few weeks and maybe we can come to some sort of an agreement.”

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That was exactly seven months ago. Now that they were a couple, they had to settle for seeing each other whenever they can even if it was just for a minute. Ethan had his secret missions and she had the world to save with the Justice League. 

Tonight, the secret island was bathed in a cold full moon. Ethan was reclining back in a chair out on the balcony half asleep healing from the last brutal mission which almost cost him an arm, but when he sensed his girlfriend close, he opened his eyes to smile at her. “Thanks for bringing me here. I needed this getaway,” he said, holding up his slung arm.

“I like taking care of you,” Diana assures him as she takes his invitation and sat on his lap. Being domesticated was also something she never thought she would be good at. She wraps her arms around his neck, his smile growing deeper. She still couldn’t get over his smiles sometimes. At how his one-in-a-million perfect combination of teeth and lips made her feel like she was the most important person in the entire galaxy. Superman never made her feel that way. She wanted to be the only one Ethan smiled at. The only one he saved his best kisses for. “And I love you just the way you are.”

“Immoderate amounts of danger and injury included?” he asked.

She nods yes. 

“I’m beginning to feel like Batman, though, with so many injur…” she quieted him with a kiss, happily ending any more need for words. But the bliss was not to last for Ethan’s cell phone interrupted the beautiful silence. They both sighed for they knew it meant business. She ran her hand through his glorious head of hair and touched his forehead with hers.

“Answer it,” she whispered as she stands. He didn’t complain as she walked away for he loved watching her walk away.

Ethan groaned in annoyance already knowing who it was, but he took the call anyway. A recorded voice immediately fills his ear: “Your mission, should you choose to accept it -“

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ELSEWHERE…

Superman sulked rather nastily as he sat in the Watch Tower alone. Normally, Wonder Woman will be on watch duty with him, but she was on some secret island with that stupid secret agent on a mini getaway. He had every intention to destroy Hunt in the building blast, but the bastard made it out alive. The bruises and the broken arm was enough to make Superman smugly smile. The puny mortal was no match for him.

Hunt was Diana’s sun and moon, but Superman was about to end the universe to win her heart back. 

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This story was actually a few months in the making. I thought about sharing it earlier, but the time never felt right. I am not ashamed of my writing, but this is my first Crossover FanFiction and I wasn’t sure if it would’ve been welcomed. Then fear flew out the window and I decided to post it. I have never written Hunt nor WW before, so don’t judge me. I like taking characters out of their natural habitat and do the odd pairing thing every once in a while. Sydney Bristow was my preferred choice for the female protagonist, but she’s Hunt’s equal… sort of.

I think it’s time for an Ethan Hunt cartoon! As for this, there might be a part deux, but I’m not sure as yet. 🤔 I wanted the GIFs to give off a comic-y feel hence the reason they’re scattered all over. Also, I think TC is a spy in real-life and acting is just his cover. 😉

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On second thought… 🤔

I love challenging myself as a writer so I had fun writing this.

And for the WW fanatics who may argue that she wouldn’t fall in love that fast, relax, it’s just fiction… although she did flip head over heels at first sight for Superman. Not that I’m complaining, for I’ll go down with this ship.

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

200 Question Challenge: 1-6

This beautiful & vibrant graphic belongs to Cheila!

Cheila over on Pink For Days is doing the 200 Questions Challenge and I decided to join her in this fun challenge although I’ll be way late with my responses even though we’re supposed to answer 6 questions a day. 😄 Do check out her blog if you haven’t done so as yet and don’t hesitate to join in the fun!

1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Read all the books on my TBR. I’ll definitely be needing lots of sleep after all that reading, though! 😆

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2. What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own/owned?

At the moment, it’s a long-sleeved black sweater.

3. What hobby would you get into if money weren’t an issue?

Does book collecting count? I’ll like to get into that. Gardening, photography, art, calligraphy, and traveling.  

4. What would your perfect room look like?

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5. How often do you play sports?

I haven’t participated in sports for ages, but I do watch football. 

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6. What fictional place would you most like to go?

I can’t seem to think of anything else at the moment, but Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Neat question, though! If you’re reading this, where would you like to go?

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365 Days of Writing

Daily Prompt catch-up: September 23rd-25th

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September 23rd: Non sequitur

Write a post about anything you’d like, but be sure to include this sentence somewhere in the final paragraph: “He tried to hit me with a forklift!”

At the moment, I am not inspired to write any stories, but I have this on my mind:

The superhero shook his head in disdain, “I know it’s something that we’re probably going to look back on later and laugh, but I still can’t believe he tried to hit me with a forklift!”

Ah, I got nothing… but they did say I could write about anything I want, so… heyyy Superman. 🙂

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September 24th: Standstill

For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?

Get more sleep of course!

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September 25th: Celebrate good times

You receive some wonderful, improbable, hoped-for good news. How do you celebrate?

As I always do: by thanking God. Without Him, nothing is possible.

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Challenges/Tags/Fun Stuff

I’m going down with this ship!

WARNING: prepare for an onslaught of photos and GIFs. 🙂

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A week ago, I touched on what the term shipping means for crazy fandoms. This post was supposed to get done since last week, but time ran away from me.

Whenever I see two people with insane SIZZLING chemistry crackling between them, I’m like, get married already and have some babies! Then I ship it.

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Although I am not a crazy shipper, I do ship a few things.

I tuned into Riverdale for Cole Sprouse, but ended up staying for Bughead:

I don’t ship them that hard, but they’re the cutest thing about the show whether they last or not.

I appreciate Wonder Woman with Superman!

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They’re kindred spirits and when they kiss, it’s more than what she’ll ever have with Batman and him with Lois because you can feel the passion around the crackling electricity.

WW is not your typical ‘damsel in distress’ as Lois Lane. Like her, Kal-El has the soul of a warrior. 

I honestly don’t care for 101 reasons why Supes and Diana shouldn’t be in a relationship. I don’t care how bland they appear because of their great looking ‘genes’ (deal with it!), this is my ship and I like them together. 

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The universe was at peace. Superman had found his soulmate. (This bit is taken from my SM WW fan fiction story 🙂

And then there is Ilsa Faust and Ethan Hunt…

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Faust and Hunt are both spies. They’re outrageously talented in their respective fields, cool and confident under pressure, capable of seemingly superhuman feats of espionage excellence.

Ethan Hunt and Ilsa Faust is my other favorite ship and I hope they end up together [somehow] in MI6.

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It’s the way Ethan looks at her!

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They should get married and have some babies.

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So the question is: who do you ship? 

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