You didn’t read that wrong, people. DC comic characters Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy were recently married in DC’s Injustice: Year Zero series!
In the modern comics, Harley and Ivy have been together for a while and it is so great to see the two become life long partners. The two have been a fan favorite OTP. We love to see a liberated Harley, far way from The Joker and his abuse. She set out on her own to create a life for herself, one where she isn’t defined by her relationship but now, where she can truly be herself, have actual friends and a loving relationship.
Though their relationship has had some push back, love truly conquered all. The series writer Tom Taylor confirmed that their love has led them to martial bliss. This moment is not only amazing for the characters but for representation as well. To see two, strong, capable women in love and written tastefully is beautiful to see. And we need more of it! So, the gays have truly truly won, folks. We love to see it!
The debauchery, orgies, mayhem and all around ghoulishness continues in this week’s Literary F*ck Boy Tinder Profile. With none other then Lucifer Morningstar himself!
We are moving to another universe to the show Lucifer which is loosely based on the character from DC Comic’s The Sandman written by Neil Gaiman. If you don’t know who this devil is, you’re about to. Lucifer Morningstar is ruler of hell until he decided to leave that life behind for the Los Angeles or The City of Angels. He helps solve crimes with the our other main character Chloe Decker throughout the show but we’ll get back to her later.
Unlike our other f*ck boys so far, Lucifer as the oldest has had literally millennia to have as many partners as possible. He is the definition of a f*ck boy! If anyone needed tips he would be the master to go to. He can “turn anyone” on thanks to his natural charm and devilish power. He’s even claimed that he can sleep with 92 people in eight weeks but don’t hold that against him, he was going though a bit of a dry spell. Needless to say, he loves and enjoys sex and might be borderline obsessed with it.
He’s indulged in orgies, I mean what devil wouldn’t? His lovers have included Eve, like the first woman on Earth ever, Eve, Oscar Wilde, who was straight when he met him and a lot of other unnamed men and women for thousands of years. What a true BI King! Also, he doesn’t wear underwear on a day he didn’t have sex or when he is planning to. So does he just never wear any, at all?
The first relationship of note for Lucifer, would be between him and his therapist Linda Martin. This devilishly handsome man has daddy issues; can you believe that? Lucifer would pay Linda in sex for their sessions. It’s not like he couldn’t use the money he has on actually compensating her for her lively hood, instead buying another fancy suit. But to each their own. As their sessions went on she could tell that she wasn’t getting the full story. He actually reveals himself to her as Lucifer Morningstar the actual angel turned ruler of hell so she can fully help him with his problems. She still has him on as a client but stopped the sexual nature of their relationship.
His other, more important relationship is with Chloe Decker. The two first meet when she is trying to solve the murder of a pop star Delilah. After that Lucifer becomes an official consultant for the LAPD, becoming Chloe’s partner and they work on multiple cases together. Chloe is the foil to Lucifer; she’s seemingly immune to his charms. He’s a content flirt and isn’t shy when it comes to how attracted he is to her but she constantly denies his advances. No, no means no dude, hang it up.
He is also very open about the fact that he is Lucifer but of course she doesn’t believe him at first. She doesn’t only until she actually sees, Lucifer’s devil face after protecting her. As well as to no fault of her own being near Chloe makes Lucifer vulnerable, physically and emotionally; neither of them really knows why. There is a theory however, that he is vulnerable with Chloe because he chooses to be without even realizing it. More recently in the show, they do grow genuine feelings for each other, sleeping together and start a relationship.
Here’s his profile; B.C.E (“Before Chloe Entered”)
We’ll have to wait for season five to see what is in store next for Lucifer and Chloe. But what I do know is that they are adorable and are perfect for each other. And I hope the writers keep them together.
This week’s f*ck boy is a magical one indeed. He’s a member of the Church of Night and attends The Academy of Unseen Arts with other gorgeous warlocks and witches. Oh, yes. We will be talking about the infamous, powerful and pleasurable Nicholas Scratch.
Let’s get you acquainted if you don’t know who this fine, gentleman is. Nicholas Scratch is a warlock on the Netflix original The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. This new version of Sabrina’s world is heavily steeped in darkness, Satanism and delicious depravity so it only makes sense that the men of this show are devilishly stunning.
Nick was only a reoccurring character for the first and second parts of the show but becomes Sabrina’s friend while she was still with Harvey and a love interest after their relationship ended.
Now, to say that he’s popular among the witches and warlocks of his academy is an understatement. There isn’t moment when we see him school, that there isn’t someone practically drooling after him when they should be focused on their studies or protecting the school from…any threat really.
There isn’t much we know about Nick before his life at the academy besides knowing he no longer has any family and his jealous familiar but he seems to enjoy orgies, participating in one with Prudence Blackwood, an antagonist of the show and other magical students.
He was also in polyamorous relationship with Prudence and her weird sisters, Agatha and Dorcas. He ended the relationship in fear of the mind control magic the sisters use, not knowing if what they all had was real or not. He also offered to “share” Sabrina while he was trying to woo her even though she was in a relationship to her long time, mortal boo, Harvey Kinkle. We stan polygamy in this house but c’mon man, she’s committed.
Nick’s f*ck boy behavior hits us in full force when we learn that he was ordered by the Dark Lord, aka, the Devil, aka, Lucifer, aka Sabrina’s BIOLOGICAL FATHER to get close to her and guide her down the path of night. Bad Nicky!
She’s understandably upset but is already in too deep girl, and she in love with him. Eventually she forgives him after making a massive sacrifice by becoming Lucifer’s prison, proving that he does genuinely loves her but doing so left him trapped him in hell.
Sabrina and the squad rescue Nick and frees him from Lucifer. But he’s going through a lot. He was trapped for months with the Dark Lord torturing him, so he’s depressed and suffers from PTSD, which is rough, but as Sabrina tries to understand he grows distant and spends a lot of time in a Warlocks’ only club ran by Dorian Gray, yes the Dorian Gray, called Dorian’s Gray Room.
There a back rooms in this club that allow warlocks to live out their darkest fantasies, fantasies as in the magical, BDSM, adult sexy times. Which he indulges in, behind Sabrina’s back. It’s one thing after the other with this one folks. One fateful day while looking for her boyfriend, she pushed her way through the club and catches him in the act.
We understand that you were going through a lot, Nick but to cheat on the girlfriend who was trying to be there for you is not a good look, my friend.
His cheating not only affected their relationship but also, I think, made her more insecure about her virginity. Sabrina being “pure” is a through line in the show. She was going to sleep with Harvey but doesn’t then with Nick but doesn’t. She’s is okay with waiting until she’s ready and there is nothing wrong with that. Which is something she had discussed with Nick.
For him then, to cheat so egregiously was basically a slap in the face after him claiming to be content in his sexless relationship with his own girlfriend.
Nicholas Scratch is a mess but here is his profile.
What are we going to do with Nicky? The last and final part of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be dropping to Netflix at some point and I kind of want him to redeem himself. I think the show should end with Nick and Sabrina happy even if they don’t end up together. And let’s pray that the writers don’t mess with Harvey and Roz or Theo and Robin because they are everything!
According to Publishers Weekly, unit sales of print books fell 5.5% last week, with no big books hitting shelves that week.
The adult nonfiction and fiction categories were the hardest hit, with a decline of about 8% last week. The only major publishing category that increased in sales was juvenile nonfiction, which had a 0.5% gain. Some other genres also saw an increase in sales, such as social situations/family/health, which were up 41.7%, and biographies/autobiographies, ahead 24%, while there was also some smaller declines in the bigger subgenre areas of education/reference/language, games/activities/hobbies, and history/sports/people/places.
Sales are expected to rise in the next quarter as holiday shopping season approaches. This season is also crucial for independent bookstores as they make most of their revenue during this season. Booksellers are encouraging to start holiday shopping early this year due to printing shortages.
Hi, as someone who works with books and has worked with books for the last three years, I BEG of you: please start Christmas shopping now. Popular titles will run out. There are printing shortages. Please be prepared, and please be kind. I’m not hiding Obama’s book, I promise!
— Katherine D. Morgan | Forever a Bookseller💁🏾♀️ (@blktinabelcher) October 3, 2020
George R. R. Martin is a stickler for historical accuracy.
This is made clear in James Hibberd’s new book, Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon, which details the inside story of HBO’s Game of Thrones from its inception to its divisive conclusion.
In the book, Martin revealed to Hibberd (via Entertainment Weekly) which scene from the show was his least favorite. “Where we really fell down in terms of budget was my least favorite scene in the entire show, in all eight seasons: King Robert goes hunting,” Martin said.
And with that, you can almost hear the GOT fanbase as they let out a collective: “LOL, really?”
Over the show’s eight seasons, there are plenty of scenes that left fans scratching their heads, rolling their eyes, or rushing to Twitter to voice their disgust. (Looking at you, Sansa and Ramsey.) I mean, is King Robert’s hunting trip really worse than Jaimie and Bronn’s cosplay adventure in Dorne? Or Cersei and Jaimie’s, ahem, “incident” at Joffrey’s funeral? Why is this relatively inconsequential hunting scene (that didn’t even appear in the books) so offensive to Martin?
“There would have been a hundred guys,” Martin explained. “There would have been pavilions. There would have been huntsmen. There would have been dogs. There would have been horns blowing — that’s how a king goes hunting! He wouldn’t have just been walking through the woods with three of his friends holding spears hoping to meet a boar. But at that point, we couldn’t afford horses or dogs or pavilions.”
Here, Martin’s priorities are on full display. He stood by and watched as GOT devolved from a faithful ASOIAF adaptation to a hollow, reductive mess. His characters, once nuanced and brimming with intrigue, now reduced to plot-armored caricatures. And still, what sticks most in his craw? King Robert only having three of his cronies accompany him on a hunt.
What’s worse, the hunting scene is actually quite enjoyable. Clocking in under two minutes, the scene is loaded with great character moments: Renley’s taking a stand against Robert’s revisionist history, the always hilarious dynamic between Robert and Lancel Lannister, and the cautious obedience of Ser Barriston. The efficiency in storytelling is undeniable.
However, without the budget to build the appropriate sets and include hundreds of extras, the scene remains, to Martin, historically inaccurate. And by his standards, that’s a cardinal sin.