Thursday, April 28, 2016

Why I love Sara Lance

So over the past week, I have binge watched Legends of Tomorrow, which I can safely say might be my favorite show right now.  However, I want to talk about how amazing of a character Sara Lance is.  Even after life on Lian Yu and dealing with Ivo, she is so strong, independent, and willing to do what she needs to do.  Now I feel like throughout Legends of Tomorrow I feel like Sara Lance has grown as a character.  She used to be kind of a loner, but throughout the show, she has become a great friend.  Her friendship with Kendra has really allowed her to blossom as a person.
I also feel like she's a really great role model.  Unless I'm mistaken (which is possible, I haven't done a lot of research), she is one of the few women in the League of Assassins other than Nyssa.  I feel like you have to be a really strong woman to be in the League of Assassins.  Now not only is she a great fighter, but all of the other people in the group use a gun or gun like weapon, she rarely uses guns and is always able to handle herself.
My last reason I want to talk about is based on a specific episode.  So if you haven't watched Legends of Tomorrow, this isn't really a spoiler, but if you like going into episodes blind then I wouldn't continue reading.  There is an episode where they go back to the 1950s, and Sara meets a nurse, and she teaches the nurse in the 1950s that it's okay to like women, and to ignore the prejudice.  That's something that not every character would do.  I think that was the episode that I fell in love with Sara Lance.
I know that she has her faults, and she's not perfect, but Sara Lance has become one of my favorite fictional characters.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

BookCon Meet Up

If you didn't know already I'm going to BookCon! This will be my third and possibly my final  going to BookCon.  Now my favorite memory is the very first year I went to BookCon we did a meet up at the Strand and a bunch of booktubers went.  I got to meet a lot of awesome people, and it was a great experience.  I wanted to do this in Chicago since we didn't have one last year, I thought about organizing one.  Now if this isn't something that anyone is interested in, that's fine, but I thought I would offer.  I'm sure there will be a meet up at BookCon, but I wanted to offer one outside of BookCon for those who live in the Chicago area and couldn't go.  If you're interested, let me know! I can come up with a time and a place, but I won't worry about that until I know other people are interested.  Please feel free to share! Also if you are from the Chicago area and know of a cool local bookstore please let me know :)