About Me

So, I have noticed that I have a couple of new followers (welcome!). I have thus decided to make this little post introducing myself.

Hi! My name is Katie. I am a thirty-something living in northern Minnesota. I currently work in a call center (blech). I also like cats more than I like most people (see above).

I have been running this blog since 2013, but haven’t really been updating it seriously until this past January. The title, “Wrath Of The Bitch Queen,” is basically a play on the second World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath Of The Lich King. Because I am a fan of WoW, puns, and reclaiming the word “bitch.”

I am a huge nerd, and have been one for pretty much my entire life. I grew up watching numerous sci-fi series like Star Trek and Babylon 5, as well as a number of movies of the same genre. I also read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy novels, and have been very into video games since I was about 18. Those are the topics that I generally tend to blog about.

I currently have a PayPal site (which sometimes is in German for some reason), and a Ko-Fi link, for people who want to make a coffee-sized donation. I have also set my Patreon page back up.

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So, welcome! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

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Movie Review-Us (2019)

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Genre: Horror

Rating: R

Written/Produced/Directed By: Jordan Peele

So, I went and saw Us recently, and I have some thoughts on it that I would like to share with you all. I will try to avoid spoilers as much as possible, though there may be a couple of minor ones here and there.

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Star Trek: Discovery Recaps-“Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad”

(Hello, folks! I have an announcement really quick before getting into the post proper: I am planning a Twitch channel; however, before I would be able to do so I would need a new laptop. Therefore, I have placed a goal on my Ko-Fi page to eventually purchase a more powerful computer. I also have a Patreon and PayPal as well. Reminder: If you’re a Patreon backer, you get to see posts 1 day early! Thank you, and on to the post.)

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Groundhog’s Day, anyone?

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Movie Trailers: “Us”

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I loved Jordan Peele’s 2016  film Get Out. It was an extremely effective horror movie with an important (but not ham-fisted) message, one hell of a twist, and incredible performances. 
So, of course, I recently watched the trailer for Peele’s newest project, Us
And holy fucking shit does it look terrifying. 

 

The film follows the Wilson family, Gabe (Winston Duke), Adelaide (Lupita Nyongo’o) and their two children. They go on vacation, meet up with a couple of friends, and generally a good time is had by all.
Until their son sees a family standing in their driveway. A family that looks exactly like them. And all hell breaks loose.
This concept seems to be based on the idea of a doppelgänger. Now, this is a concept that people tend to find somewhat scary, particularly since doppelgängers are rarely benign; think of the evil twin trope that tends to pop up in a lot of media. Edgar Allan Poe was particularly fond of this device, and I think that the main characters’ surname is, in fact, a direct reference to his story William Wilson, which deals directly with the subject.
Also, Lupita Nyongo’o needs to be in more everything.
Like Get Out, Us is both written and directed by Peele. It is currently set for release on March 15, 2019.

The Good Omens Trailer Was Released, And I Am Here For It

So, the trailer for the Amazon Prime series Good Omens dropped about a week and a half ago, and I finally got the chance to watch it. Behold!

For those who may be unfamiliar with the source material, Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophecies Of Agness Nutter, Which is a novel written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, published in 1990. It follows Aziraphale and Crowley, a demon and angel respectively, who end up working together to try and prevent Armageddon. Along the way, we also meet the Four Horsepeople of the Apocalypse, a young woman who is the descendant of the witch in the title, and the Antichrist (who is actually quite nice and just wants to be a regular kid).

The series features Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley. I can’t comment too much on Sheen (as I am not familiar with his work), but I think that Tennant as Crowley is just absolutely perfect.

Also, going back to the trailer itself, I really love the use of Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend,” not only because the song fits, but because of a running gag in the book revolving around the band.

Neil Gaiman has been acting as showrunner for the six-part series, fulfilling one of the last wishes of Terry Pratchett, who passed away in 2015. Pratchett had always wanted to see the series adapted, one attempt even involving former Monty Python member Terry Jones, but was unable to get it off the ground.

And, as said in the title, I am totally here for it. Good Omens is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they manage to adapt it.

Good Omens is currently set for release next year, though I have yet to find a more specific release date. From what I’ve seen, it looks like it’s going to release onto Amazon Prime’s streaming service first, then is going to air on BBC 2 in the UK.

In the meantime, I highly recommend reading the book, and will most likely be re-reading it myself sometime before the series comes out.