Ada Zuba

Ada Zuba

Hello fellow interweb explorers! I am Ada Zuba. I binge the Netflix shows and just recently Disney plus has been my happy place. I am a creative person with a big love for Disney movies. I hope to one day write and publish a fantasy novel.

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  • Ada Zuba
    Published 3 months ago
    Review of Locke and Key

    Review of Locke and Key

    Recently, Netflix has been making shows and movies of their own. I started watching the show titled "Locke and Key". The reason I started it was because IMDB rated the show at a 7.4 our of 10 and rotten tomatoes had rated the show at 66%, so both of the ratings were a little above average. A lot of people seem to be obsessed with it and I can see why. The idea that there are hidden keys all over a house makes it exciting to see what each newly found key does. Now, I do have my reservations about the show as well. Starting with the good points, I like the set design, everything seems to be well thought out, such as the old carpets in each room, the kitchen and each bedroom. The school does not look fancy, but an ordinary school with small lockers. The friendships that the children Tyler, Kinsey and Bode form relationships seem real and each character is not two-dimensional. They have background stories and their town hobbies. Now, I know the show is meant to be an adaptation of a horror comic written by Joe Hill and some viewers were expecting it to be scarier than it is, but I cannot deal with horror movies. I am glad, this is a show that I can handle and enjoy.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 3 months ago
    The Survived

    The Survived

    I remember it like yesterday. The Covid-19 virus. It started in China and made it's way to North America. There were only a few cases at first, but then the numbers grew and eventually, The Change came. That's what we called it The Change, it happened over a few weeks. Shops started to close it's doors for fear of the virus spreading. Then, small businesses were forced to close down for good because they were not making a profit, many boarded up their windows and sealed their doors. The streets began to empty, fewer and fewer cars were seen on the streets at night and then eventually during the day. Everyone was afraid and they had a right to be for this was a pandemic. The pandemic had turned into a plague and that's when things went bad. The grocery stores were no longer stocking up on food supply, they closed their doors as well, nothing stood open. Then, there was the uprising, the government was no longer funding research for the Covid-19.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 4 months ago
    The Best Feminist Writers

    The Best Feminist Writers

    When doing an English degree the word "feminism" does not fade no matter what class you take. Eventually, there will be either a professor or a theme of a book that mentions feminism. There is no escaping this. I decided to compile a list of female writers that were feminists. These female writers are ones that made an imprint on the past. So, I will not bore with more information and dive right into the list of female feminist writers that influenced the past.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 4 months ago
    What is it that you desire?
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 4 months ago
    Mulan: Childhood Hero

    Mulan: Childhood Hero

    Anyone that knows me, knows that I love Disney. I love the princesses and knights in shining armor as well as animated talking animals. In 1998, Disney created the first female hero known as Mulan. Mulan was a young maiden who had failed to impress the matchmaker, feeling that she failed. Mulan decides to take drastic measures to save her father's life. She cuts her hair, she steals the horse and runs away to join the army. The ancestors decide to send a great dragon to aide her, but when Mushu (the disgraced dragon) breaks the great statue, he decides to embark on the mission himself. Mushu tries to help Mulan cheat, but she does not get away with it, when Mulan is suddenly dismissed, she does not quit. Instead, Mulan climbs to the top of the totem and retrieves an arrow, proving to herself and other soldiers that she is capable of doing anything. Eventually, through a music montage, she learns how to be better and eventually becomes the top of her class. I was always impressed that even though Mulan was the only woman in the training camp, she managed to best all of the men. Yes, I am aware it is a cartoon, but little girls everywhere should be looking up to brave princesses like Mulan. Mulan taught me that I do not need a man to save my life, she taught me that women can do anything that men can. Mulan also risked a lot for her country, the fact that she ran away to pose as a man would cost her life. Mulan then saw the Huns pop out of the snow and she went to warn everyone in her hometown. When no one believed her, she tried to find someone that would. Mulan did not give up no matter how hard it got. Also, do not forget the incident on the mountain when she selflessly grabbed the missile and pointed it at the mountain causing an avalanche killing most of the Huns, yes some survived but all the group she trained with lived or at least seemed to. Mulan overcame obstacles over obstacles and in the end, she saved China and brought honor to her family. Of course, Mulan could not have done it on her own, Mushu helped her a lot during the start of the training, he came up with Mulan's fake name and saved Mulan from embarrassment many times throughout the training. She was also lucky a number of times, could have perished during the avalanche, she could of have been discovered as a woman earlier in the movie. Of course, Mulan gets injured and they discover that she is, in fact, a woman, but her life was spared because she saved Shang and he spared her life. The cricket was one lucky bug. Even when Mulan was feeling down, she did not have the time to think, she had a problem and figured out a way to solve it. At the end of the movie, her father was right "The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all"(Mulan, 1998). That quote has helped me through tough times in my life, I remind myself that when I am stressed everything will work out okay because I will be resilient at the end. I think that every girl should have a role model like Mulan to look up to, girls need to feel empowered at a young age and the character Mulan brings that to life. This was the movie that displayed what feminism is defined as. It shows that young girls can be heroes too.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 4 months ago
    Joe Goldberg 2.0

    Joe Goldberg 2.0

    Netflix has become a new weekend medium for most people. At first Netflix had a few movies and a few shows which we were familiar with, but Netflix built their own empire. They created “You”. A television show where the protagonist is the bad guy. Penn Badgley became a really great actor since gossip girl. It brings his career on a whole different level. We, as the audience hear the main character's inner thoughts and his logic. In season one we were introduced to this character, Joe Goldberg. We learned about his past, which is the possible reason for his sociopathic and psychopathic ways. At first, we see him trying to protect Beck, the beautiful aspiring writer. She places herself with friends that are obsessed with social media and concerned about money. Beck is a bad judge of character other than her best friend Peach. Beck casually sees a man named Benji, who only is interested in what he wants. Peach, on the other hand, knows who everyone is and when things seem “off” about someone she is the first to notice it, but does that stop Joe Goldberg from his pursuits? No, instead he finds Peach as a challenge and an obstacle between him and Beck. Peach has dark secrets of her own of course, but Joe has a way of overcoming obstacles such as Peach. The obstacles that stand between him and Beck are easily rid of. Joe does not plan any of these attacks instead he watches the target and then acts on impulse. Joe moves to Los Angeles claiming to want a fresh start to his dark, murderous past. He tells himself to not fall in love, but then of course he does. He falls in love with a girl named Love.