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The Librarians S03 EP09: And a Town Called Feud

On this week’s episode of The Librarians, it’s grocery store rants, scavenger hunts, and Civil War reenactments. Grab your favorite shawarma, it’s time for The Librarians And a Town Called Feud. 

A promo Librarians season 4

Plot

Eve, Jake, and Ezekiel, arrive in a town called Feud. The town is famous for being the home of two brothers, who fought against each other, and eventually killed each other, in a battle during the Civil War.

The town hosts a yearly Civil War reenactment, and this year is special, because the last of two pieces of a lost locket, containing the brothers’ photos, has been found.

a town called feud civil war

The economically struggling town is ready for a tourist windfall, until ghostly apparitions appear.

The Guardian, and two Librarians, must convince the greedy museum curator, that love is greater than war.

Meanwhile, back at the Library, Cassie and Jenkins go on a scavenger hunt for the twins’ lost letters, which ends in less than desirable consequences.

Tea for Two

So Jenkins and I had a bonding moment this week. I too hate grocery shopping. I am a usually chill, laid back, kind of person, but there is something about grocery shopping that causes my rage to bubble to the surface. I’m so glad Jenkins was able to put my feelings into words.

With all of his difficulty adjusting to being immortal, it was nice to see Jenkins relishing in his mortality this week. High tea is quite an indulgence. Who doesn’t love tiny sandwiches and scones smothered with jam and cream?

a town called feud tea

It was a kind gesture on Cassie’s part, even if she had ulterior motives. I like to think that all of the treats were leftovers from Eve and Ezekiel’s baking exploits.

The Cassie and Jenkins’ letter scavenger hunt, was a piece of television delight. I think most Librarians’ fans appreciate a good riddle. Fingers crossed that there’s a chance we could meet Librarian, Zelpha The Forgetful, in the future. Clearly she moved between two universes, because I could totally see Zelpha having a pint at The Three Broomsticks with Bathilda Bagshot.

Dynamic Dialogue 

Kudos to Tom MacRae for his excellent writing this week.

Being in the writing world, I’ve had people ask how to improve their dialogue writing. I always suggest watching television shows that have good dialogue, over reading a book that has good dialogue. There’s something about having it seep into your ears that makes a difference.

This episode had some of the best dialogue of the series, particularly the exchanges between Eve, Jake, and Ezekiel.

a town called feud Jake and Ezekiel

My favorite line, Eve saying,

“Girls, you’re both pretty.”

Also as someone who has a habit of adding the letter y to the end of words, I appreciated Jake’s,

“…anything fist fight-y.”

Kindness not Conflict

The message for this episode was contemplative. Now I’m not downplaying that people have real and terrible, troubles, but I feel that some people turn their conflict and complaining into an art. It’s often a competition over who can be the most miserable.

As someone with several, incurable, chronic, illnesses, I side with The Doctor,

“I don’t have time for the luxury of outrage.”

What I took away from this episode is that sometimes, conflict and tragedy are glorified, while goodness and kindness are downplayed. It seems now a days, it’s popular and cool to be in constant conflict and misery, and uncool to be positive and happy. It’s easier to complain, than to put your brain to good use and problem solve. Maybe if we could put conflict, and conflict resolutions through kindness on even ground, people would feel more inspired to do good.

What Happens Next? 

So this season has been an emotional roller coaster. Darrington Dare really stirred things up. First it was, there can be only one Librarian, and then, everyone was united in, the more Librarians the better, and now it is a Library divided.

a town called feud jenkins and cassie

 

After reading the twins’ letters, Jenkins and Cassie are on team, there can be only one, while Eve, Jake, and Ezekiel are still on team, the more the merrier.

It’s anyone’s guess where it will go from here, but what we do know, is that next week is a Jenkins focused episode, and I cannot wait for next week’s episode of The Librarians.

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The Librarians S04 EP08: And the Hidden Sanctuary

On this week’s episode of The Librarians, we learn that once a Librarian, always a librarian, and that you should never, ever, mess with fairies. We leave Portland, and travel to Ohio, for The Librarians and the Hidden Sanctuary.

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The Librarians S04 EP07: And The Disenchanted Forest

On this week’s episode of The Librarians, pack up your sunscreen, bug spray, kazoo, and bag of pranks. We’re heading to summer camp with The Librarians and The Disenchanted Forest.

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Dive Deep With “Nemo” On The Wednesday Run

One of the earliest childhood memories I have is heading out of cold, grey Toronto with my parents during March Break to spend a week in sunny, warm, Florida and visit Disney World.

What a sight that was! The Magic Castle, the rides, the fireworks and the cartoons, walking alongside, in real life! Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy – especially Goofy!

Of all the rides I liked, I remember Pirates of the Caribbean as a top favourite. But there was another attraction that took hold of my young imagination, and now, nearly forty years later, still hasn’t let it go.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea!

Inspired by the serialized novel of famed science fiction author Jules Verne 1869, I was taken with the design and functionality of the Nautilus ride at Disney, the fictional Captain Nemo’s famous sea monster-inspired submarine.

Today, imaginations around the world are fired up with the release of a new hardcover graphic novel, dedicated to the old Captain – and his awesome sub!

Today, Nemo hits the shelves!

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Believe In The Magic Of “The Stardust Kid” On The Wednesday Run

The holiday season is full of magic!

Whether it’s snow softly falling from the nighttime sky, children skating on a frozen pond, the reflection of your own face, peering in storefront windows draped in seasonal cheer, or random acts of kindness from strangers, December can show you that magic exists in our very real world.

But magic exists in other worlds as well – and, occasionally, we get to go on a trip through them via the best in fantasy fiction!

That brings us to today, and a new publication from renowned publisher, Boom! Studios, and two of comicdom’s most fertile, magical minds!

Just in time for the magic of the holiday season, comes the magically wonderful, The Stardust Kid!

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Outlander S03 E13: Eye of the Storm

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For fans of the popular show Outlander, it’s hard to believe that the third season has come and gone. It seems like these 13 episodes flew by. The following contains spoilers if you haven’t seen Eye of the Storm, the season finale.

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BBP! Guide To Fan Expo Canada 2017: Day 2 #FXC17

So, how did things go yesterday? Did you find what was on your Holy Grail list?

Thursdays are meant to be a sort of Fan Expo Canada scouting mission – getting the lay of the land, what the price ranges are for the goodies you want, and meeting up with some friends…some of whom you haven’t seen in a long, long time.

Remember, it’s not a race – Fan Expo Canada is a four-day marathon.

But things really start to get heated today!

Still got those comfortable shoes on? Today’s a longer day, starting at 10 AM and running until 7 PM. So, loosen up those hamstrings and follow us into the fray of Friday’s Day 2!

Here are some of the things Biff Bam Pop! thinks you need to experience today!

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#FXC17 Exclusive Interview: John Bolton On Horror, His Art & His Graphic Novel: Shame

Artist John Bolton has had a long and storied career in comic books and sequential art. He made the jump from working in English magazines such as Warrior, to burgeoning American periodicals like Epic Illustrated, in the early 1980’s. He’s been working in and around the mainstream comic book industry ever since, as comfortable drawing superheroes as much as he is painting fairies, vampires and demons.

Drawn to the genres of fantasy and horror as both an illustrator and painter, Bolton has worked alongside some of the greatest writing names the comic book industry has known, including Chris Claremont on Marada The She Wolf and Black Dragon, both for publisher Epic Comics. With Neil Gaiman in The Books of Magic for DC Comics, he created the look of the reluctant boy-wizard, Timothy Hunter, based on his eldest son. His acclaimed graphic novel series, Shame, alongside writer Lovern Kindzierski, is where Bolton’s efforts most currently dwell, with the first three acts being recently complied into a single hardcover volume.

There’s a sense of wonder, amazement, power, and sexuality inherent in Bolton’s work, combined alongside an overt menace that makes a viewer full of trepidation. Even when his sense of horror is not manifest, nothing is ever as it seems in Bolton’s completed visual offerings.

On the eve of an infrequent visit to Toronto via the 2017 edition of Fan Expo Canada, JP Fallavollita caught up with John Bolton in an exclusive interview via email, and asked him about his process, his female-driven subject matter, and his recent work on Shame.

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BBP! Guide To Fan Expo Canada 2017: Day 1 Of #FXC17

It’s Day 1 of Fan Expo Canada 2017. Are you prepped?

Let’s run through your pre-game checklist:

  • A hardy breakfast and lunch
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A backpack
  • A visit to the cash machine
  • Your list of pop-culture themed heart’s desires

If you haven’t got those five items checked off yet, what are you waiting for? This is Day 1! You plan to make it through to Day 2, don’t you???

Follow us down pop culture lane! Biff Bam Pop! is making it’s way to the Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre and, between the hours of 4 PM and 9 PM today, there are a number of things to do and see…and tips you need to know.

Let’s not dally another minute…here we go!

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Creations of Chaos: The Secret of NIMH

In this episode of Creations of Chaos, it’s the other Don Bluth mouse movie. The Secret of NIMH is filled with sword toting rodents, a glowy- eyed mystic, and more questions than answers.

The Secret of NIMH poster

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