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2017!

Hi Blog!  My name is Jasmine Angell and it’s nice to meet you.  I feel introductions are in order since it’s been far too long since I’ve, well, blogged.  It’s not that I didn’t have anything to report in 2016 because I did.  2016 was an awesome year and I set some challenging goals for myself which I can’t wait to tell you about.  I took a year off from writing novels to work on short stories and it seems I took a year off from posting in my blog as well.  After three years of publishing novels, my inner hermit decided it was time to retreat and recharge.  The good news is that I’m back and I’m excited to share with you all my adventures in 2016 as well as tell you about what I’m looking forward to in 2017.

Since this is my first post after my extended absence, I’m going to take baby steps and keep this post short.  But I do want to geek out for one second and tell you how excited I am for one particular movie premiering this summer.  Can you guess??

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That’s the one!  Wonder Woman!  I know I’m not alone on this because I’ve read tons of blogs on how the world has been waiting…and waiting…and waiting for Wonder Woman to hit the big screen.  We’ve waited through I don’t know how many Batman films and Spider-Man remakes.   We’ve been more than patient through the last fifteen years of super hero movies featuring popular and obscure male heroes.  The rare female super hero movies have been less than stellar (Elektra comes to mind) and through it all, Wonder Woman fans have been teased by rumors of failed screenplays and rejected TV pilots.  We want Wonder Woman on the big screen!!

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Since I’m a lifelong Trekkie, I’m thrilled that Chris Pine has left the bridge of the Enterprise long enough to bring Steve Trevor to life opposite Gal Gadot (and then he must return to stardate 2263 ASAP).  Wonder Woman’s onscreen debut in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice was my favorite thing about the movie but I want more!!  Come June 2017, I’ll be at the movie theater with all the other fans taking a cinematic journey to Themyscira to see where it all began for Diana Prince!

 

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Feature: The Mermaid of the Month is Adante (Part Two)

In September, the Mermaid of the Month was Ilauria, but because the days got away from me, I was only able to do two posts total on her.  This month I’m going to be more diligent and post more on Adante.  Adante is the Venvian Psyne who is forced to help Ilauria and her friend, Shivan search for their missing sisters on Earth.  Although she isn’t the main antagonist in Luminous (there are far more formidable bad guys to contend with) Adante is Ilauria’s opposite in many ways which makes her a lot of fun to read about.  Adante’s physical attributes were taken directly from my all-time favorite super heroine, Wonder Woman.  I think I was four years old when I first saw Lynda Carter on TV with her golden Lasso of Truth and her red lipstick and I was a fan for life.  Adante has Wonder Woman’s deep blue eyes, pale skin and shiny black hair.  But that’s where the similarities end.  Our Venvian is full of attitude, outrage and angst.  When she’s not rolling her eyes, shaking her head with disdain or crossing her arms with an aloof flick of her hair, she’s using her whip-like tongue to put others in their place or “enlighten” them in her own unique way.  She detests being controlled, abhors censorship and rejects any restrictions to her freedom.  She excels at pushing people’s buttons, lives to break the rules and always thinks outside of the box.  Adante is all the things Ilauria can’t be and won’t let herself be because Ilauria is loyal to the Council.  Look for more on this dynamic character later in the month…I promise!