The Candy Book Tag

Well, this is exciting. The lovely Izzy from Thinking and Inking has nominated me for this book tag. This is my first book tag ever, so lets hope I don’t mess it up 😉

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Ants

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Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with the Marvel film Ant-Man.  I’m a sucker for a good superhero film, and this was definitely that. To top it all off, the film heavily featured a curious creature that is often overlooked: the humble, yet incredible, ant. Yes, I know the film is a work of fiction (sadly, because having a shrinking suit would be so cool!) but there were a lot of elements that are based on fact, specifically when it comes to the awesome natural ability of ants. Continue reading

The Shrinking Man vs Ant-Man

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So, I watched Ant-Man recently and loved it! Not just because I’m a massive Marvel fan, but also because I really enjoyed noticing the similarities between the movie and Matheson’s The Shrinking Man. I wrote a review on the novel a while back (which you can read here) and I was a little surprised to see so many connections between the two. The Ant-Man character was first introduced in Marvel comics in 1962, five years after Matheson had published his novel (1957). One of the first things I noticed, then, is that the main character in both the novel and the film have the same first name: Scott. Coincidence? I think not.  Continue reading

Reading Update: March

73a7e7e8bb3440b4ab31c89f4946c613March has been a very good reading month for me. Unfortunately, I haven’t really done anything else productive this month. I have completely neglected my thesis work, I haven’t gone out as much, I haven’t used my new museum card at all, and I haven’t made the time to write any blog posts! On the plus side though, I’ve read a lot. And since reading makes me happy, I would say that I’ve spent this month in a state of bliss (except when I start thinking about my poor neglected thesis…).  Continue reading