Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wonder Woman! DC Cinematic Redeption


The new trailer is amazing! Now, I am really excited about this movie. It brings an iconic female character to the table, whom others have tried to reboot but has failed. 

That CG. Those costumes!

I am very hopeful, but I was also hopeful about Suicide Squad, which I am still holding a grudge over. That is why I wanted to post prerelease impressions before I see the film. As with Suicide Squad, I was very excited, trailers looked great, but the end result was garbage. Here is hoping we don't go down that road again.

Now Gal Gadot is the amazing Diana Prince, who when announced she would be Wonder Woman was met with a lot of skepticism,  from me as well. However, after BvS, which is universally regarded as a not as good film as it was hyped up to be, it seems unanimous that the best part of that film was Wonder Woman, so she is already set up for success.

It also looks like the first movie where the female character is "written" or "treated" the same as the men in the movie. 
Now, I touched on that in a prior blog, when I talked about why many studios don't want to do female-driven movies, and I mentioned that there is an irritating need to write women differently from how you would write the men, often with forced cheesy or "sexy" one liners, to much hip swaying, and crappy costumes. (Looking at you Catwoman, the film not the character). However, when the characters are treated the same, Selene from Underworld, Alive from Resident Evil, Black Widow in the Avengers, Rey, and Leia in Star Wars we see huge success and support for them. 

It's not that people don't want to see female-driven action movies, it's that they are not often written as action heroes.This movie and character have really set themselves up though, and I am very optimistic.

I am hopeful that this movie is a huge success, that it is done well, and it is what they are advertising to us in the trailers. Being a huge Marvel fan, who at first was pretty progressive with its female characters, it seems they are falling behind. Between the two, I expected the first sole female action movie to come from them. On you left Marvel. (pains me to say that.)

Hope you enjoy the trailer, 
please leave your thoughts, 

Jessi Harm
Evil Regal

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Other tools you need and Mimi G Style Lesson 1: Sewing Basics

Hey everyone,

I said I would make a video but I know there are lots of people who are much better versed, experienced and knowledgeable so I decided I was going to share one of theirs. I recently got some Mimi G Syle patterns on sale and she also does a sew-along with her patterns on her youtube channel. After browsing her videos I saw she does a basic series videos too so I decided to share her with you. This video talks about everything from machine basics, tools needed, and understanding pattern packets. I started the video at 10:45 but if you want to watch the whole thing, please do. There are many other great videos on her site. She has videos that go more in depth with what I have talked about before, and of course, the sew alongs I mentioned. I am going to link some of my favorite channels below that I visit often too. It's important to have a good reference base and the best way to do this is by checking out many different designer and points of view. There are sewing rules and staples that will never change, but everyone brings something special to the table.

Also, Check out my little black book on my blog, the Curvy Sewing Collective is a great resource. Geared toward curvier women, but easy to follow tutorials for adjustments and other need to knows. They also have a very active facebook forum under the same name. American Duchess and Before the Automobile are great if you need inspiration and want to see amazing era recreations. I get so envious and motivated when I view their stuff. I looooooooove those sites. Lastly, Pinterest and StumbleUpon are great resources for information too. 

Enjoy and have a great day!!!
Jessi Harm