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GEEKLAND magazine, issue 13

Fairy cosplay by Maid of Might

EDITORIAL

I haven’t been on here in a couple of months… since April to be more precise.
There’s been some recent big changes in my life so I needed to put all kind of things aside : but all that time being away from blogging about my geek hobbies made me realize how much I missed it, and how unhappy it made me not being able to geek out like I used to.

I have a part time job as a technician now, and that takes a lot of my time. I also met someone who doesn’t like this “regressive” world I am part of, who doesn’t understand it. Since I cannot share this side of myself, I tried to forget it and move onto becoming someone else. Someone who wasn’t a geek… the result is that I can’t do that.

I am who I am.

For the moment being I decided to keep this to myself but I gotta pursue my hobbies, because they make me truly happy. I feel like everyone is entitled to love what & whom they love, and it’s sad that some have to hide it but unfortunately this is the kind of world we are living in.

Just the fact that I am writing these lines I already feel better. My purpose is simply to connect with people who share my hobbies and can understand them. The purpose of this blog (magazine) was to allow me to meet new friends, cosplayers, celebrities I admire even and attend conventions. That’s the big dream for me, being invited to comic con as press and interview all these folks.

I am opening the comment section so that if you feel like writing to me, or just post your thoughts you can ! This month is incredible in terms of conventions, I already attended the Japan Expo in Paris which was incredible and I’m going to the London Film & Comic Con the last week of July, I am so damn excited ! Two cons I had never been before.

Let’s all have fun and geek the freak out 🙂

XO Madison Kennedy

ORIGINAL PICTURE USED FOR THE COVER

MADISON KENNEDY
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure – REVIEW

SPOILERS AHEAD
DO NOT READ IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO WATCH THE MOVIE

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I haven’t read any critics about this movie because I just don’t care about negative feedback anymore, especially if I really enjoyed something (which is the case here) I don’t want to ruin my mood by checking what someone is bashing about it. I feel like this sequel was a lot better than the second one, which is The Scorch Trials; I saw it at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles in D-Box and that was really cool since the seats were moving along the movie, but The Death Cure had much more to the storyline and the action scenes were filled with emotional distress from everyone. I connected to the characters like I was somehow looking at a real event in our future history.

Pretty cool I’d say, it was well made. I love how it was filmed, and there was enough screen time for every main character. I like the Maze Runner series, so obviously I was totally upset about the death of Newt and Teresa… I know some of you might be wondering, but why be upset about Teresa’s death ? wasn’t she a “traitor” ? I mean yes, she did completely betray them and the results of that action were awful afterwards, but I kinda understood why she did that. She thought she made the right choice, because in the end all she wanted to achieve was save the world, and everyone in it. She thought that all of the bad she was doing would be worth it, or somehow justified, if she managed to find a cure.

Unfortunately, if you’ve seen the movie you remember that she died quite horribly. After finally having the breakthrough she needed, her hopes were destroyed because the entire place they were at, the Last City was falling apart. After a tragic goodbye kiss to Thomas she fell to her death. But not before doing everything she could to help him out of there, and get him the cure so he could maybe pursue were she didn’t get enough time and failed. Thomas was in love with her, and seeing her dying definitively marked him forever. He will always carry that painful memory.

I liked Newt so much, it was so unfair that he wasn’t immune and had to die like this… he got the Flare, the virus and he turned and attacked Thomas who was trying his best to defend himself without killing him, but a knife through Newt’s heart is how it ended. I think everyone felt powerless and defeated then. They wanted to get him the cure but it was too late. Someone kind of ressurected from the death, and that was Alby. He was in the first movie, Minho thought he killed him by throwing a spear through him… plus Alby got the Flare, turns out he was immune and he was still alive when they left him to die. Apparently a bunch of people found him, picked him up and patched him back, and then he found his way back to Thomas & his clique in this last movie. Helping each other this time, instead of fighting over plans of actions like they did when they were all stuck in the maze.

They managed to save all the immunes in a freaking crazy master plan move, and get out of the Last City on time to take a boat off the continent. They got to what appeared to be an island, their new safe haven, but I could tell from Thomas eyes at the end of the movie, what he really wanted was to carry on what Teresa hoped to do. Which is to go back to the continent and make larger doses of the sample of the cure she gave him, and distribute it to all the infected. Thomas also like Teresa, wants to save everyone. I doubt they’ll make a sequel, but it would been nice and at the same time if they could revive Teresa because that was one of the worst death I’ve seen.

RATING – 8.5/10 Awesome ! I enjoyed this sequel from beginning to end, and I want to watch it again because it was so good ! It was to my liking, it interested me, it pulled my emotional strings and the action was on point.

MADISON KENNEDY
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STAR TREK Discovery Finale – REVIEW

Are we finally going to see what happened on the USS Enterprise ?

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“Oh My !” like would George Takei say… the ending of the last episode of the first season of Star Trek Discovery, was absolutely intense ! I was this close to drop tears : in a split second it was starting to feel really emotional.

If you’ve watched the Star Trek reboot movies, then you know that Kirk’s dad was the commander of the USS Enterprise when something bad happened and they had to send a distress signal that was intercepted by the USS Discovery on their way to Vulcan. I’m not sure what went down, but we all are aware it’s commemorated as a tragic incident… so maybe in season 2 we will get to see that ? Fingers crossed !

To go back to the episode itself, it was a wild ride. It was full of action and there was kind of unexpected moments, so that was cool. I love being surprised with where the storyline is heading.

Captain Georgiou is taking command, but she’s from an alternate universe where “Terrans” are roughless, untrustworthy and violent. They play on fear, and thrive from that. Which makes pretty much everyone uncomfortable because it isn’t The Federation ways. They call up to her help anyway since the situation is critical, they are afraid the Klingons are going to attack and destroy Earth – which is The Federation’s homeworld.

Captain Georgiou makes out a plan that she doesn’t disclose entirely to Burnham, Tilly, and Tyler who are accompanying her on the Klingons homeworld thinking she isn’t seeking out total obliteration of Qo’noS but are quickly deceived when they find out that she was. Then Burnham takes command off her, and decides to save both worlds by coming up with an insane plan involving convinving L’Rell (a Klingon they held captive on the USS Discovery) of their good intentions and somehow she manages to do that, with great timing and self-control.

I’m really shortening things right now, but I promise the development of the series and this particular episode was quite spectacular. All ends well, Burnham gets a pardon for her astounding services, Georgiou escapes for her freedom, L’Rell and Tyler stray away together to work on the unification of the Klingons, the other crew members are all thanked and get medals of honor.

RATING – 8.5/10 Awesome ! damn this had become one of my favorite shows to watch, I am so bummed it’s already done for this year… you should totally binge it on Netflix, the visuals are incredible and it’s so well thought and the costumes, makeup and everything are totally amazing.

MADISON KENNEDY
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Supergirl #16 – REVIEW

Special cover by Artgerm aka Stanley Lau

Honestly I bought this comic for the cover… I instantly regonized Artgerm’s artwork and I needed to have it ! I’m a huge Supergirl fan though, of the CW TV Series… I haven’t really read much of her in comic book form, but the storyline caught me in and now I guess I’m gonna keep reading the next issues.

I don’t have a lot of background to the story that was presented in this issue, it’s the 16th and from what I’ve gathered the DEO is after Supergirl – totally different from the TV Show where Supergirl & the DEO are like pals and working together. There’s this real creepy “guy” called Bones that’s organizing a massive take down plan, and using people with powers to stop or kill Supergirl. I have no clue what his personal vendatta is with her, but I hate him already.

Supergirl’s alter ego, Kara Danvers, looks wildly different in this comic book series. Not only does she wear the usual glasses, but she has brown hair ! She’s a total brunette, it’s so strange. I’m not sure if it’s a wig or what, but I’m still digging the whole “human” look the pencillers are going for. There’s two villains in this story, first one is Sharon Vance but from what I’ve read so far, she doesn’t seem to be an actual villain, she was conditioned by Bones to act badly but in reality she’s kind of on Supergirl’s side.

Whereas the other villain, Deceilia who’s a crazy maniac killer only wants to cause mayhem and murder as many people as she possibly can… they kind of cut the flow right when Supergirl was about to confront her, so I won’t know what happens until next month. I’m totally curious & gonna be on the lookout for #17.

RATING – 7/10 Nice ! Well here’s my problem with monthly issues, is that I have to wait an entire month until I can read the rest of the story ! It’s suspensful sure, which can be good if you aren’t impatient like I am. I think it’s a fun series to start if you’re into Supergirl, and the cover is honestly freaking amazing.

MADISON KENNEDY
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I’ve been slacking…

Little update from me 🙂

Hi everyone, I know I haven’t been super consistent with my posting lately… even though I promised I would in my last editorial. I mean, I did post twice a day like I usually do so you didn’t miss on those updates. It’s just that I kinda made a schedule for myself, and I wanted to write at least three reviews per week and I haven’t managed to do that yet, so that’s annoying.

There is actually a reason for why I’ve been “slacking off” : tomorrow is Monday, and it’s also my first day of training… it’s like an educational program about tech stuff that I’m gonna be attending. Obviously because I’ve got some anxiety, it’s been stressing me out so I wasn’t in the mood for whatever else.

But what I’m gonna do, is make public right now my kinda schedule so that it will motivate me to follow up since you guys will have expectations from it.

Two weeks from now I really want to write those 3-reviews, it’ll help me make time for writing and practice at it. On top of the reviews I want to do makeup cosplay on me ! and share it here of course 😀 but that will be for next month, as I will be super busy in February.

Voila ! have a great day fellow geeks.

MADISON KENNEDY
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The Good Place – Season 2 Finale Review

Season 2 was a great run !

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I hate season finales… I mean I love them, but I hate them at the same time if you know what I mean. It’s just that the whole season builds up to the finale, but then when it’s there you realize : oh gosh, this is the end & you gotta wait an entire year to find out what’s next. It’s not cool, I wish my favorite TV Shows would never take breaks. I know it’s not reasonable 🙂

I started The Good Place on Netflix a little bit out of boredom (that’s actually basically how I start anything on there) but it was so good ! I got caught up into it completely, I loved the concept, and the storylines and it’s so much fun ! Made me laugh a ton. Kristen Bell is absolutely glorious, I adore that actress and I think this role of Eleanor Shellstrop fits her really well. Everyone’s pulling off their characters in a great way, and that’s what makes the show even more enjoyable.

This is not much of a review as it is a talk about the season 2 finale. I’m just left with so many questions ! It didn’t really end, it’s an open ending and I dislike those because I’m impatient and I cannot believe that it’s gonna take forever for them to follow up on it. A lot happened this season, but if I fast-forward it I’ll put it this way.

First after Eleanor and her friends figured out they weren’t actually in The Good Place that it was a lure, they tried to escape it without success. Then they got their memories wiped out and they had to relive variants of their time spent there. Lastly, the demon known as Michael decided he didn’t want to be a “bad guy” anymore and helped them escape where they were all heading, which is The Bad Place.

Wasn’t easy, they had to meet a Judge who was a little cuckoo like most of the characters in this show, and they came her-the Judge and Michael the-demon, to an accord as to (I guess) put them back where they died. Like a resurrection ! Just so they could see if their time spent in the fake-Good Place made them into better people, and if they deserved to go to the real-Good Place after they pass. Very exciting stuff, except it ends right there and then… and we don’t get to see where Tahani and Jianyu went.

RATING – 7/10 Nice ! I love the ideas and where it’s heading, but I wish it was a longer episode because there’s so much left out… for season 3.

MADISON KENNEDY
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There’s been 20 days since…

… the last time I posted something here ! 😦

I’m sorry, I lied !… but it wasn’t intentional ! Look guys, I truly thought when I came back from my “break” I would have time to manage everything but instead, I was overwhelmed because I started new projects right away since my schedule was lighter, and in the end it ended up being worse than my previous schedule… more packed & busy.

I am truly so sorry, I know I’m repeating myself but I hate not keeping up with my geek hobbies and this magazine is on top of all for me. It’s been actually hard being away from it, and not posting. I decided no more excuses : unfortunately it seems like I can’t get my schedule in order (ever) so I will just have to find time for this. If something makes you happy, then you gotta find a way to do it.

I would post something right now, besides this news, but I have to go… I’m doing a photoshoot in a bit, with my favorite model aka muse – by the way, you can check my photography work on my blog : madisonkennedyblog.com – I will schedule some cool stuff later, to keep you all updated with geek awesomeness & I plan on dying my hair pink or completely blonde in a couple days only, so after that I’m gonna make videos for the mag like reviews, or commentaries on comics and movies etc. It’s gonna be fun !

See you later ! Thanks for being a faithful audience, I see you haven’t
dropped checking on updates from my stats so that’s great 🙂 xoxox