[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×12: “Camelot/3000”

written by Kate Spencer

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This week the Legends travel briefly to the far future and then to medieval times. And then I get fired for making too many Monty Python jokes.
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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×11: “Turncoat”

written by Kate Spencer

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Merry Christmas!

Wait, what?

I don’t know what direction to take this review, so I’m kind of going to wing it. This episode is odd. I don’t mean odd in its theme, because you see this kind of episode on every show about every year. No, this is more the timing. This is a Christmas episode…in February.

Right away, the opening cracks me up. Mick is narrating the intro this week by being very much himself, calling the viewers “idiots” who haven’t figured out the premise of the show by now and saying that when the Legends try to fix the screwed-up timeline, they screw it up just as bad. I like it; I wish they would do this with the other characters instead of just having them recite the stock intro.

MICK: “Who writes this crap, anyway?”

Heehee!
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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×10: “The Legion Of Doom”

written by Kate Spencer

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On a very special episode of Legends Of Tomorrow, Merlyn and Darhk learn the drawbacks of joining a gang, Rip continues to struggle with his amnesia, Thawne is confronted about his addiction to speed, Stein helps his daughter through an existential crisis, and Ray learns he might not be the father of Nate’s baby.

I may have made one of those up. Which one? Find out below!
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[Review] Sailor Moon R

written by Laura Martinelli

When VIZ Media announced in 2014 that they acquired the rights to finally redistribute and redub Sailor Moon, to say the Western fan reaction was elated is a massive understatement. My friends joke that they could hear the screaming when I learned the news. They might not be wrong.
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[Review] Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2×09: “Raiders Of the Lost Art”

written by Kate Spencer

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This week we’re going to try something a little different. So click below to experience the review in a whole new way!

Legends of Tomorrow Episode 9 Review
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[Editorial] Oh Yeah, It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day

written by Mike Fail, originally published on The Lemon Of Troy January 24, 2017. Reprinted with permission from the author.

For context, before I really go any further I just want to express my concern with people saying “You can always talk to me if you’re feeling rough” or whatever variation you see regularly. I don’t think a lot of folks I’ve encountered in recent years understand that just because you say that means it will happen and that I expect you to listen hypothetically. It’s just an important aspect of framing a relationship and the components that can go into it. The overall message is great: combat the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses, but it’s crucial that we’re emphasizing education as well.

Even if you mean well I probably don’t trust you and if I’m going to talk to you it’s likely because I have a pre-existing relationship with you that is established. I think expressing that, specifically is a big thing that’s missing. It’s really possible – and I am strictly speaking from my personal experiences here – that a part of the reason why friends have issues opening up on days like today or in general is the lack of established trust. Primarily around safe spaces. That also means that if you’re struggling or someone you know is struggling the last thing you want is someone prying and repeatedly giving you what seems to be canned responses.

When you do that it doesn’t always help. Again, from my own experiences I’ve been guilty of doing that before and I’ve had people do it to me. When people do it to me it actually makes me more anxious than before. I feel like there are MASSIVE opportunities available for folks to reach out for learning on how to be an effective listener and on this campaign specifically, teaching individuals who want to help how they can be supportive peers/family/friends. This means not giving advice, it just means listening. If a person is opening up it’s usually because they need to vent and it’s not always a situation where they want your advice/feedback. Just sit back, listen, be attentive to what they’re saying, and be supportive.

It’s just something to consider on a day like today and really every day moving forward. So friends, if you have friends you know are hurting just remember to be empathetic, sympathetic, and welcoming. Opening up feels like a burden to a lot of people and it can make conversations difficult. Sometimes just hanging out with someone who is struggling in absolute silence for hours is totally fine too.
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