In happier news for female-headed shows, Supergirl has been renewed for another season AND moving to the CW! Hopefully that means more delightful Flash crossovers in the future. :D
( Oathbreaker )
ALL THE SADS!
Anybody remember me?
Due to some RL stuff I was dealing with I kind of fell out of the whole fandom thing and then it just got embarassingly long between updates. However a combination of factors (all the shows! Comics! Deadpool! MCU! Rereading HP! And did I mention DEADPOOL?) I've been bitten by the bug again. Hard.
So I shall be cautiously attempting the journaling thing again. Assuming my entire flist hasn't moved to Tumblr or something-- while I technically have an account, the site design is just...ugh.
Speaking of site design, God, it'll take me a while to get the hand of this New And Improved Livejournal. At least Dreamwidth is reassuringly familiar.
In this one, we're laying out our thoughts on Grant Morisson. I have an epic rant about his run on X-MEN, while the boys tackle his work on DC/other publishers, so this might hold some interest for comic book fans.
Meanwhile, the Youtube channel is still happening, and while I spared you weekly updates, I just had to share this one:
This was actually the first episode we ever filmed, but let's say I was invested in the outcome enough that I got over my nerves fairly quickly.
Your main fandom of the year?
I'm as usual polyfandom, but I paid the most attention to Harry Potter and Marvel (comics and MCU)
Your favorite film you watched this year?
AVENGERS, AVENGERS, AVENGERS!!!!!!!!
Your favorite book read this year?
Probably The Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss is kickass!
Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?
Female Tribute To Tom Waits- I've had it playing on the background pretty much constantly. I find Tom Waits' music and lyrics fantastic, but his voice can be a bit too much for extended listening, so this was a welcome discovery.
Your favorite tv show of the year?
Ooh, hard to say. I greatly enjoyed the second seasons of Game of Thrones and Homeland, and Melin's final season was the one I was arguably most emotionally invested in. If we're going for shows I haven't watched before, it's a toss-up between Once Upon A Time and Downton Abbey.
Your best new fandom discovery of the year?
Well, I LOVED Avengers, but I wouldn't call it a new discovery, as I was already a massive Marvel geek. So my answer is Elementary. I haven't mentionned it before, but I adore that show so much more than I expected. I love that it's a Holmes adaptation where the dynamics don't make me cringe, love the dynamic between the leads, and of course the stellar performances by Liu and Miller.
Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?
Avengers vs X-Men. The premise was kind of stupid to begin with, but the execution had me grinding my teeth. On the other hand, it left me feeling more sympathetic for Cyclops than I have in YEARS, which hilariously seemed to be the opposite of the writers' intent.
Your fandom boyfriend of the year?
Joss Whedon! It's been a while since I was in such awe of something he did (I actually really liked Dollhouse, but was never especially fannish about it). After he did justice (and then some) to The Avengers, it reminded me my old motto of "Joss is God". And I know many disagree (often for valid reasons), but the man got me into fandom, and will always have a special place in my heart.
Close second: Sheldon Cooper. Even though I'd probably choke him if I knew him IRL, he's my spirit animal!
Your fandom girlfriend of the year?
Ooh, hard to pick. Arya Stark, Natasha Romanov, Carrie for Homeland...this year had no lack of women being badass! I'd probably chose Natasha, since she'd be the one I'd want watching my back in the event of an Apocalypse. Arya is still too young and Carrie too likely to go off into one of her tangents.
Your biggest squee moment of the year?
There was a spoilerish moment in the end of the Dexter season premiere that left me fairly breathless, though unfortunately the follow-through didn't live up to it. The entirety of Avengers, but especially anything relating to Natasha (love is for children).
The most missed of your old fandoms?
Seeing Kristen Bell at the Gossip Girl finale (and what in the name of hell was THAT mess?) made me realise how much I miss watching Veronica Mars. We need more Veronica-like characters. I miss how MASSIVE and vibrant HP used to be. Reading Marks' Buffy and Angel reviews made me realise how I miss...everything about those shows.
The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?
I want to watch The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and even (old news) The Sopranos, but the violence is making me a bit reluctant (I'll get there I'm sure). I want to see what this Teen Wolf everyone is going on about is. And I want to read some DC.
Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?
Star Trek!!!!!!! Also the Thor, Captain America and Iron Man sequels. In TV, I'm especially looking forward to Game of Thrones and Mad Men.
( Arthur's Bane )
Wow, I've been neglectful with updating this thing. One of these days I should make a RL update post (I'm still here, London hasn't swallowed me up whole yet), but in the meantime, my Amazing Spider-Man thoughts:
( movie and comic spoilers )
Between this and the Avengers, this has been an excellent summer for comics fans. Now they only need to do a decent Daredevil reboot, and my life will be complete.