Agent Carter S01xE08: The Inevitability of the Patriarchy

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S01xE08: “Valediction”

After weeks of working on her own against Leviathan, Peggy Carter has finally become part of the team at the SSR. She has fought for the respect of her peers, worked to prove her ability and consistently points her coworkers in the direction of the proper baddies time and time again. It seems that finally, her rebellion will gain meaning as Dottie and Dr. Ivchenko attempt to use Howard Stark’s inventions to destroy New York City with Peggy poised to stop them. But, while the perceptions of Peggy Carter have shifted, the Patriarchy will not unravel at the bidding of a single woman. Even as Peggy saves the day once again, we are reminded of the confines within which she operates, and of the value placed on gender biases by the society she lives in.

spoilers ahead, sweetie…

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The Walking Dead: “The Distance” Travelled

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So5xE11: “The Distance”

We have come across all types in the Walking Dead universe, from cannibals to crazies, but no one as clean and downright suspicious as Aaron. The Tribe is weary and in desperate need of redemption from the foot travel lifestyle they’ve been leading since the prison was overrun. Starvation, dehydration, shelter and safety are basic needs that they struggle to meet, and what Aaron represents (peace, comfort, friendship) feels foreign and difficult to comprehend for Tribe members. Trust and hope are hard emotions to wield in a post-apocalyptic society in which individuals are often out only for themselves. For the Tribe, decisions have to be made and barriers must be broken in order for everyone to survive.

Spoilers ahead, Sweetie…

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Geektivities: 5 Fan Conventions to Attend in 2015

It’s that time of year again, friends, when we start to scrape together funds to attend fan conventions in the new year. In 2014, I gave you 5 California conventions I was dying to attend, and even got the chance to go to a few. In 2015, I am expanding my horizons and sharing with you 5 fan conventions across the United States that are well worth the travel. When it comes to attending fan conventions, the sooner you know what you’re looking for, the better. It’s best to think of fees such as hotel, transportation, cosplay and food as well as entrance cost and spending cash before the actual date, so as to get a head start on purchasing items in advance and not shock your wallet too badly.

If you’re interested in attending one of the cons on the list below, click on the links, visit the pages and book your time NOW, before tickets are gone. Enjoy!

xoxo The Collectiva Diva

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Dragon Con

What: The largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.

When: September 4-7, 2015

Where: Atlanta, GA

How Much: $100 for Dragon Con Membership

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The Collectress Picks 5: Dance Videos To Take Your Breath Away

Good day, Collectors! It’s been a helluva month for me, and I often find that I need to spend hours upon hours on YouTube to unwind after a stressful day of graduate studies. Nine times out of ten, I end up watching dance videos, because it’s visual fucking poetry. Here’s some personal favourites.

Sergei Polunin’s “Take Me To Church”

Take a moment and let the true power of this dance sink in. Can’t wrap your mind around it? That’s okay. Watch it again–preferably 97 times–before you try to speak. Sergei Polunin has been called the “bad boy” of the ballet world, but who cares when he can dance like this? I won’t lie, I cried from the rawness that resonates from his extensions. By baring a flawed soul, this dance becomes flawless.  Continue reading