This was in 1988. Nineteen. Eighty. Eight. “Make Britain Great Again”.
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"Remember, remember, the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I can think of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."
It's that time of year again! ?️♀️❤
Just finished my #BookSpin for April: V for Vendetta and it was really really good. It was a recommendation in the foreword of one of the Sandman volumes and it didn't disappoint. A great story from start to end. To my shame I didn't know that Alan Moore also wrote The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Watchmen so this will not be my last encounter with his writing. A definite pick!
Oof. I‘ve been in a huge slump the last couple of weeks. Dealing with more personal drama issues from someone I‘ve given too many second chances to. I am trying desperately to get back into my reading and I still have more #LitsyLove letters to send out. Plus I still need to mail that package to @Jadams1776 which I promise I will do Monday!
I thought a graphic novel would help unslump me but it hasn‘t yet...here‘s hoping!
Let me start by saying I LOVE the movie and saw it long before I read this. So I very much like the concepts behind this story. I was disappointed in the artwork of the graphic novel; it was kind of ugly and the colors were newspapery-muted. I was also disturbed that Evey is 16 years old...weird. There are a lot more auxiliary characters in the novel, and it felt winding and confusing.
How I usher in my birthday every year. Not sure if the 30th means anything more, especially considering this may be only the 10th time V has been here with me.
#tarottakeover @Meaw_catlady @ErinSueMreads
The tarot prompt for today is the Death card, which deals with rebirth! I decided to go with the graphic novel V for Vendetta, since V experiences a complete and total rebirth as he sheds his old identity. He is no longer Prisoner 5, he is the vigilante V! Evie experiences a rebirth in the story as well!
"Remember, remember the fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason that the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot."
I just watched this movie for the first time the other night and it totally blew me away! I had to immediately get the graphic novel after that and I'm really excited to start it today. Even though it was written in the 80's it is SUPER relevant in today's world. #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas
Part 2 of my 20 favorite movies of the aughts. With my favorite beverages in the middle. Makers Mark & Coke. Really any Boulevard is great.
The 2000s were a time of major life changes for me. It was the decade I was in my 20s & early 30s:
I traveled frequently, fell in love & eventually married (& eventually out of love & divorced 😂), became politically aware due to GW, moved to another state for several years, attended great cultural events.
DAY 29 #IllRemember | “Remember, Remember the Fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.”
This has been in my TBR for ages. Loved the film!
"He may be an anarchist who has voted only once in his life, but the comics legend Alan Moore is calling on his fans to oppose the “rapacious, smirking rightwing parasites” currently in government and join him in voting Labour." ✊?
Oh my gosh. Grab a copy of this and get reading. This is one of those graphic novels that justifies the genre. This book is so quotable and so poignant.
I may use this one for #graphicnovel for #booked2019 challenge. I‘m not good with graphic novels and just don‘t get anything from them. It‘s a tie between this one and To Kill a Mockingbird at the moment.
This one is great, of course. Very different from the movie, but considering how different the times were when it was published vs when the movie came out & all the knowledge about nuclear weapons & their after effects that had been gained in that time, it‘s no wonder. I also loved that they kept chapters that were merely meant to serve as interludes in the book for completeness.
Trying to get out of this reading slump that not having time to read has put me in by reading some Alan Moore. I‘ve always wanted to read this graphic novel as I love the movie and I loved Watchmen, & I found it the other day on the Libby app. #graphicnovel #libbyapp #libbybyoverdrive #ipadreading #readingslump
Repost for @Billypar :
So excited to be co-hosting November's music photo challenge w @Cinfhen !
#NoFemmeber is about celebrating female musicians & female-fronted bands who're actively making music & awesome (imho). The playlist is on Spotify with the same name, so I hope you check it out & it stokes some feminist energy affronted by recent events in the news (if you're in the U.S. anyway!).
Looking forward to my first bookish DJ gig! 😎📚▶️🎶
So very excited to be co-hosting November's music photo challenge with @Cinfhen !
#NoFemmeber is about celebrating female musicians and female-fronted bands who are actively making music and awesome (imho). The playlist is on Spotify with the same name, so I hope you check it out and it stokes some feminist energy that was affronted by recent events in the news (if you're in the U.S. anyway!).
Looking forward to my first bookish DJ gig! 😎📚▶️🎶
Damn. Alan Moore is one hell of a writer. This was written in the 80s yet the parallels to today...it‘s chilling. I watched the movie years ago and liked it but I always hesitated on reading the graphic novel. I‘m glad I finally did. The political and social commentary is still very relevant.
The illustrations- I found it difficult to decipher who was who in the panels so if their names weren‘t said, I wasn‘t always sure who was present.
1. Evidently Keith Urban never carries enough cash to buy coffee. 😂
2. V for Vendetta
3. The two succulents that are inside the house during the winter are now outside for the summer.
4. Social studies
5. All kinds of critters. Raccoons, Opossums, skunks, squirrels, groundhogs, coyotes, deer, snakes, a bunch of different birds, even the occasional bald eagle.
I enjoy a good graphic novel! They‘re fast paced. They‘re visually stunning. And they really allow authors and artists to collaborate in a unique manner of storytelling. Decided to download this guy after watching the movie the other night. Hopefully V‘s dialogue is just as alluding and alliterative as Hugo Weaving‘s portrayal.
Find it kind of disturbing how relevant this book--published in the 80s-- is to 2018
#QuotsyApril18 | April 30: honesty
Thanks @TK-421 for hosting this! I love quotes and I love designing pics for each quote. I had a blast finding ones that for April & I look forward to May‘s challenge. I may have to do an April quote recap on my blog! 😀