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Fantasy Horror

Watched Sandman S1E4

Watched A Hope in Hell from m.imdb.com

A lead on the whereabouts of his helm compels Morpheus to seek an audience with Lucifer. A confused John receives a helping hand from a good Samaritan.

Didn’t like Gwendolyn Christie’s Lucifer — showed too much vulnerability and emotion IMO. Mazikeen looked cool but I’m not sure if her emotions were quite right either — still happy to actually see her true form instead of the perfect visage she had in the Lucifer show.

Dropping some more hints that Sandman is a … complicated hero at best.

Hell was visually very cool. Can’t remember how much came straight from the comic. The red carpet at the entry gate being blood is a nice touch.

Tom Sturridge doing a good job portraying the gravitas of Morpheus.

The raven is growing on me though the way it moves sometimes seems a bit out of place from the script. I think it’s a real bird?

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Fantasy Horror

Watched Sandman S1E3

Watched Dream a Little Dream of Me from m.imdb.com

Morpheus tracks down the last-known person in possession of his sand – and receives an unexpected lesson on humanity. Ethel pays a visit to her son.

It’s been so long since I read Sandman that I’m mostly going in blank, and things come back to me as I watch, especially scenes that adapt an image directly from the comic.

Is there a Johanna Constantine show? Feels like they’re setting up a spinoff, or we’ll see her again — she had a good presence.

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Comics Fantasy

Read Witchy

Read Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom, and annihilated. This is called a witch burning.

Witchy is a comic about the young witch Nyneve, who is haunted by the death of her father and the threat the Witch Guard poses to her own life. When conscription rolls around, Nyneve has a choice to make; join the institution complicit in her father’s death, or stand up for her ideals?

Love the character design of the main character. Some of the panels were a bit small and hard to follow along.

The magic system is a bit goofy but intriguing, it seems like there’s more to it than has been explained?

Plot took a turn midway and went a different direction than I guessed, but in a good way. Will read the second volume.