Featured (Anti-)Heroine: Tanya Serebryakova

This time, the character I have chosen cannot really be described as a heroine. Rather, she is more of an anti-heroine. Tanya Serebryakova is the protagonist of a 1988 Soviet film directed by Isaac Fridberg, called Kukolka (translated, amongst other things, as Dolly in English). She is a talented young Russian gymnast, competing at the highest international level, but she suffers a serious back injury at the peak of her career, cruelly cutting it short. With no prospect of bringing further glory to her homeland, she is ignominiously shunted back to the town which she came from, with the expectation that she will simply return to being a normal high school girl. But years of almost military-like training have made the stubborn Tanya a cold, confrontational individual and this inevitably leads to tragedy. Continue reading

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Teaser for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” Released!

Netflix have just released a teaser trailer for their upcoming The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance series, which is a prequel to 1982’s The Dark Crystal, a fantasy film by the renowned puppeteer Jim Henson. The Dark Crystal is probably my favourite fantasy movie, so I’ve been mildly interested in this series ever since I first heard of it. And after watching the teaser trailer… I’m still mildly interested in it.😅

I found this teaser a bit confusing, to be honest. As I said above, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel series, but not only does the trailer feature locales from the original film, it also seems to have flashforwards to it, making it hard to tell what era each bit of footage was depicting. Hopefully the subsequent trailers will make things clearer. But one thing I can say now is that I’m glad that The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has a prominent heroine in it, although she cannot hold a candle to Kira, the heroine from the 1982 movie.😋

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is out on August 30. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

New Fan Art: Amicia de Rune

I’ve uploaded two versions of an illustration (for mature people) of Amicia de Rune, the beautiful and stoic heroine from the video game A Plague Tale: Innocence, to my pixiv gallery. You may recall I made a post about the cosplay guide for Amicia that Asobo (the studio behind A Plague Tale) released before the game came out. In that post I said that the guide would be useful for fan art as well, but because I drew her in the nude I only needed the guide for her face and hair.😋 As for the game itself, it’s a lot of fun. I’m now in the process of going through it for the second time, in order to find all the hidden treasures in it. When I finish doing that, I’ll try and make a post on my overall thoughts on the game. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

Amicia from “Innocence: A Plague Tale” Cosplay Guide Released!

At this moment, there is only one game I’m hanging out for and that game is Innocence: A Plague Tale, developed by Asobo Studios. It’s coming out on May 15 and it is a third person adventure game set in a plague-infested medieval France. You play as Amicia de Rune, a young girl trying save herself and her younger brother from threats both animal and human. It certainly looks like it’s going to be a great game, but the reason for this particular post is not so much about the game itself. You see, last week A Plague Tale‘s twitter account did a very cool thing: they released a PDF cosplay guide for Amicia. It contains many beautiful, highly-detailed images of her (some of which you can see at the beginning of this post). Now, of course I’m not going to be doing any cosplay based on this character myself, but this guide will also prove invaluable for anyone who may want to do some fan art of Amicia. Like me.😋 If you are interested in getting this guide, please click on the link below.

If I do decide to draw some fan art of Amicia, it probably won’t be before I play A Plague Tale, which as I said above is still a couple of weeks away from being released. But that’s all for now. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

“Hanna” Season 2 Announced!

Amazon Prime Video has just announced that Hanna will get a second season! I thought the first season was great (I’ve watched it three times already😋), so I’m looking forward to seeing how the story will be expanded on. And, of course, I hope the quality of the production can be maintained.

On Twitter, Amazon Prime Video posted a short thank you video from Esme Creed-Miles (who portrays the titular character in Hanna), suggesting that Esme herself only just heard about season two getting the go-ahead and that principal photography has yet to commence. The first season was released about a year after its principal photography began, so even if they started shooting season two tomorrow (which is obviously never going to happen), the show would not premiere before April next year. As a completely wild guess (hope?), maybe Hanna will return in September 2020.

I’ll definitely be posting more info on Hanna if I come across it in the future, but for now, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊

New Fan Art: Hanna


This is a piece of fan art of Esme Creed-Miles as the titular heroine from the new Amazon primevideo TV series, called Hanna, as she appears in the first episode, Incidentally, this series is based on a 2011 film of the same name.

I’m currently in the process of watching  Hanna for the second time. I think it’s a pretty good show. The storyline and action sequences are nothing out of the ordinary, but the characters are interesting, the acting is top notch (especially Esme Creed-Miles) and the visuals (some of them filmed on location in Europe and Africa) are fantastic. The soundtrack is nice as well. I recommend it if you are a fan of action girls and The Fugitive-type stories.

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊