His Dark Materials is ramping up: episode four introduced a flurry of new characters with strange names like Yorik, Serafina, and Lee Scoresby. All willingly join Lyra’s team, emphasizing her centrality. Episode five has Lyra choosing to trust the golden compass and heroically riding off to investigate a “ghost” and discovering Billy, horrifically severed from his daemon and dying. This reveals what she and her friends are fighting for. It also, intriguingly, brings in Will, the human boy from earth who will star in the second season. He, it seems, is as lost as Billy. Of course, the episode ends with Lyra’s being captured by the Gobblers, condemned to the same fate.
Mrs. Maisel season three is breezing along. All the family are up to their usual hijinks. The ex is having problems with his new club but is proceeding well with the new girlfriend. The parents and the in-laws are having a terrible time together. Susie’s pretentious actress client Sophie is struggling with her own arrogance, or rather making others struggle. But all that’s not central here.
The long-awaited Elena of Avalor episode “Festival of Lights” written by Rachel Ruderman was Disney’s first Hanukkah episode of anything, though they had had Jewish characters like the woodcutter’s axe in other stories such as the Beauty and the Beast Christmas special. Jews across the internet were eagerly looking forward to this inclusion in diversity. More interestingly, the Latina princess and her culture were not going to include the basically default Ashkenazi (German and Eastern European derived) Jewish traditions but the much less well-known Sephardic ones. Sephardic Jews, who are nearly never represented in popular media, were especially intrigued.
"Party's over, you pieces of ***. This is my money now, so back the *** off." Is Harley trying to shock her viewers or establish her show as different? Each way, it seems her opening lines succeed. One thug calls her the "Joker's girlfriend," so she hits him in the kneecap with her massive mallet, crippling him. Even before the Joker removes a creepy mask, implied to be a victim's actual face, and hurls acid at one man, melting him, it's clear this is no G-rated kiddie cartoon. As it goes on, the bodies pile up, giving new meaning to gratuitous, but not particularly to "clever" or "meaningful." Harley's messy tongue kissing with Joker doesn't add much either.
Promotion Programs (Costs Money)
Get a decent graphics program and a high quality background you like. One or two pieces of high quality royalty free clipart and some text and you’re done, as with the Captain Marvel cover above. This one's ready to be an ebook. Of course, a paper book needs a bit more precision.