We’ll get to the regularly scheduled shizz and giggles — or shizz and moderate amusement, if that’s all you can muster — but this past week has been a fucking nightmare. Here are GoFundMes for the shooting victims in Buffalo and Uvalde if you’re able to contribute monetarily. Either way, everything is awful, so remember to take care of yourselves, friends.
ICYMI on FYA
For this week’s Stream It, Stephanie unearthed her FYA audition piece to sing the praises of the show Eureka.
In book reports:
- Rosemary had a fun time with I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston.
- Brian was paw-sitive on A Furry Faux Paw by Jessica Kara.
How many of these opening lines from YA books can you identify? (I got 22 out of 40, most of which were either very obvious or books that I haven’t read yet, and also this had way more questions than I was expecting.)
There’s a a new subscription app called Fictionz that “features female-centric narrative podcasts that will give users the option to listen to or read a story, ad-free”.
Reviews for Fire Island (June 3rd; Hulu) have started to roll in, and they’re looking good so far!
More reviews to keep an eye on: Ms. Marvel (June 8; Disney+)!
Do what you will with this information.
Lena Dunham made a medieval coming-of-age film based on a YA novel of the same name, Catherine, Called Birdy (in theatres on September 23rd; Amazon Prime on October 7th).
Upcoming teen movie to put on your radar: Hulu’s Miguel Wants to Fight, which is about “a 17-year-old who asks his three best friends to help him get in his first fight ever before he moves to a new city” and written by Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano.
Awww shizz — a new Daredevil series is coming to Disney+! Jessica Jones and Luke Cage next, please!!! Because those are the only Marvel Netflix series that ever existed!!!!! (Read our Stream It post on the Daredevil Netflix series here.)
Why romance is such serious business for Jonathan Bailey. (Check out our Bridgerton content here.)
An ode to the cancelled-too-soon freshman series, Naomi. (It’s pretty fun, and I love her 5 parental units.)
Omg there’s an official cookbook for Gilmore Girls?! (Follow our rewatch and recaps here.)
Trailer for Season 3 of Love, Victor (June 15th; Hulu).
Trailer for Mr. Malcolm’s List (in theatres on July 1st).
Trailer for The Gray Man (July 22; Netflix).
Teaser for Andor (August 31; Disney+).
Trailer for The Winchesters (Fall 2022; The CW).
Trailer for Willow (November 30th; Disney+).
Social Media Things
Romance novels, explained. (Check out our romance reviews here.)
Novel plots, explained.
Forever called out.
Related: have you checked out the Mysterious Loner Dude tag lately?
My mind immediately went to the entire discography of Aqua.
The fact that Twitter has tagged this as “potentially sensitive content” is hilarious, although it might have a point since Darcy can be sensitive. (Check out our Pride and Prejudice content here.)
Eat it, censorship!
FREE IDEA, HOLLYWOOD. (Read our Stream It post of The Princess Diaries here.)
Some good news that came out of lifelong bird-watcher Christian Cooper getting harassed for Bird-Watching While Black: he’s getting a TV show!
This space basically gets overtaken by my own specific interests whenever it’s my turn for Pro-Tips, so here you go!
- Kpop fans who became converts during the pandemic discuss what it’s like to see their faves on tour.
- These stories are so cute and wholesome!
- In addition to my usual BTS/Kpop fare, you can have some hockey, too! The Western Hockey League regularly has spectacular names among its annual draftees, so here’s the 2022 edition. (Also might be handy for YA boy names lol.)
That’s it for this week. Feel free to share your thoughts on these or any links we may have missed in the comments below!