Author Archives: Dina Al Qassar

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S.4

Coulson: Where’s your power come from? Robbie: I made a deal with the Devil. Coulson: Right… okay… just… [walks over to Mack] Okay, ghosts, devils. You believe any of this stuff we’re dealing with? Mack: I believe in God, so I gotta … Continue reading

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The Aeneid (2015)

By Vergil Translated by David Hadbawnik I stood frozen in shock. Everything seized up in my mind and words caught up in my throat – The Aeneid is the classic epic poem by Vergil about the fall of Troy as … Continue reading

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Preacher S.1

Jesse Custer: What’s your story, Cassidy? Cassidy: No, it’s pretty typical, really. I’m a 119-year-old vampire from Dublin City. And I’m currently on the run from a group of vampire-hunting religious vigilantes who keep tracking me down somehow. Jesse Custer: … Continue reading

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Iron Fist S.1

Claire Temple: Danny, you’re not the first friend of mine with special powers. They’re all dark, haunted people. You know, when I first met you in Colleen’s dojo, I couldn’t help but notice that you had this sweet innocence, but … Continue reading

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Logan (2017)

“Nature made me a freak. Man made me a weapon. And God made it last too long.” -Logan Year is 2029 mutants are extinct. Most were killed in a freak accident some years ago, if any survived they have either … Continue reading

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Reading 1984 in 2017: A Rant

I wrote this last year but forgot to post it, so here it is. Continue reading

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Sandman VI: Fables and Reflections

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” Volume VI of Sandman Fables and Reflections takes a different turn after Volumes IV and V, rather than being a long coherent story told … Continue reading

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Watchmen (1986-7)

By Allan Moore and Dave Gibbons We have labored long to build a heaven, only to find it populated with horrors. Set as an alternative history in graphic novel form: 1985, the US has defeated the Vietnamese rebels and their … Continue reading

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Gilead (2004)

By Marilynne Robinson There is a human beauty in it. And I can’t believe that, when we have all been changed and put on incorruptibility we will forget our fantastic condition of morality and impermanence, the great bright dream of … Continue reading

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Digging Up Milton (2015)

By Jennifer Wallace Reach up to that shelf Lizzie and fetch me down the immortal book of Milton. I wish to have what in me is dark illumined once more. 1790s Cripplegate, England. Mr. and Mrs. Grant live nearby St. … Continue reading

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