5 Fandom Friday :: Crossovers That Would Make My Heart EXPLODE

5fandomfridayLong weekends are sure good for catching up on Fandom Fridays! This is probably the first timely post I’ve written in months, which was amazing because this was a TOUGH topic. I was stumped thinking of 5 crossovers that would make my poor heart explode. I’m a fan of a lot of things, but appreciate them for their own universe and characters. I tried to come up with crossovers that share common motifs and would make somewhat sense if they happened to cross paths. Here’s what I came up with.

Thursday Next x Dr. Who

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The Doctor can travel through time and space; Thursday Next can travel through fiction. Together, they’d go on the most amazing adventures ever! Thursday probably wouldn’t settle to be a Companion, but they’d have a blast working together.

Game of Thrones x Lord of the Rings

Far far away, there are two magical continents: Middle Earth and Westeros (and many more if you count Essos, Sothoryos… etc). Both are steeped in Medieval culture and inhabited by myths and magic. Imagine if those worlds crossed. Daenerys’s reign would probably go a bit differently if Smaug was one of her dragons, and HBO would give the Fellowship the grittier, sexier reboot it deserves.

The Magicians x Harry Potter

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How would our favorite witches and wizards survive in the cynical magic realm of Fillory? Did Harry, Ron, and Hermione go to college at Brakebills? Would Quentin and his magician friends thing Hogwarts teaches parlor tricks? Only a crossover could tell!

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Disney Crossovers Galore!

Since Disney broke news about Frozen’s Anna and Elsa being Tarzan’s sisters (a link I frankly don’t really buy), I’ve decided that more Disney movies need to be linked. Particularly the Disney princesses hanging out. We’ve seen Rapunzel at Arendelle, but I’m sure she could totally bond with Jasmine over helicopter-parents. And Mulan and Merida would have a blast turning down suitors to kick ass instead. When can we get a movie of them hanging out?

Buffy x Twilight

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Hoooooooboy! Shit would go down! I would love to see Buffy tell Bella that dating Vampires can funk with your heart, and Willow telling Jacob that he might have a chance; werewolves can make decent boyfriends.


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Double Fandom Friday :: Guilty Pleasures and Aliens

5fandomfridayI’ve been a very very bad blogger lately. I’ve skipped not one, but two weeks of Fandom Fridays. But fear not, dear readers, I haven’t abandoned them to the abyss. I’m bringing both of them to you now! Consider it an apology for leaving you hanging. Last week’s topic was 5 Favorite Aliens, a topic I admittedly am not too familiar with, but I’ll give it a try, and the week before was Geeky Guilty Pleasures. So without further ado, here we go.


My Geeky Guilty Pleasures

Part of the reason why I skipped this week was it’s just so dang hard to think of. I have a plethora of extreme geeky pleasures, but it’s hard to think of the ones I necessarily feel guilty about. In the end, I decided to go with the ones I’m not as vocal about or like way more than is probably advised. I should work harder to be less ashamed of them.

Disney Princesses

As a geek girl and a feminist, I’m often torn between my love for Disney Princess movies. I am totally aware of all their downfalls: they promote unrealistic standards of both beauty and love, they’re not exactly the most inclusive, some have weirdly abusive relationships, and what’s with the mother issues? But I’m also a sucker for pretty dresses and catchy songs. In the end, I can’t help but love Disney movies! They’re just magical!

Anime

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Here’s where you may be saying, “What?! Why should you be guilty about that?” For me, anime is an example of one of those nerdy things I love that I don’t really bring up. Not because I’m embarrassed about it, it’s just that I don’t have many friends who share that fandom. And maybe I do, but they have the same mindset and haven’t said anything about it either! Also, it’s one of those pleasures I don’t know a lot about. I explored lots of shows growing up, but nowadays, I’m just very loyal to what I was into then. This includes Fullmetal Alchemist, which I adore, and another favorite of mine, Rurouni Kenshin. Although I’m not very vocal about this geekside, it’s still very special to me.

This season of the Bachelorette

Ok, here’s one I’m legitimately embarrassed about. The Bachelor/Bachelorette is an awful show. Do people actually think that this is real love? It’s the most contrived way to meet someone on the face of the planet. Then there’s the sickening double standards where outspoken women contestants are considered bitches, while the outspoken men are protecting their lady, or that the bachelor can hook up with everyone, but the bachelorette is considered a slut if she does that. Let me repeat, this show is awful, yet I’ve been glued to this season! This bachelorette, Kaitlyn, actually seems like a real person! She’s not a paper doll with the fantasized midwestern girl morality, but someone with a sense of humor and a sexual appetite. What a breath of fresh air! Oh yah, and the man candy…

Spooky Shit

“Spooky shit” is my catch-all term for anything that is paranormal, mysterious, unsolved, unexplained, and generally, well, spooky. Why is this my guilty pleasure? Because I intentionally scare the pants off myself, yet I can’t resist it. I am a firm believer in ghosts (a potential believer in cryptozoology) and love hearing scary stories or listening to EVPs. No matter how cheesy ghost hunting shows are, I love them! This also goes for spooky podcasts like my new fave, Lore. I’m pretty sure if I ever actually encountered any spooky shit, I would curl into a fetal position and cry, yet my boyfriend and I have intentionally booked a stay at a haunted hotel this fall, so we’ll just have to find out!

Being an Anglophile

Newsflash: I’m not British. I was born and raised in a very Americn household. But a girl can dream, right? Instead, I’m obsessed with tea, glued to anything on BBC, swoon over Benedict Cumberbatch, and yes, think corgis are the cutest things to waddle this earth. I feel guilty about this because I’m attracted to the allure of another country despite never visiting there. Hopefully I will soon! And that will either crush my fascination or make me even more obsessed!


5 Favorite Dr. Who Aliens

Ok, I’m not really into scifi things. I’ve never been obsessed about Star Wars, shows like Mork and Mindy and Third Rock from the Sun were before my time, and frankly, E.T. freaks me out. So I’m not really well versed enough to talk about Aliens. I can, however, talk about Dr. Who. That’s why I’ve altered this prompt to be My Favorite Aliens from Dr. Who.

Weeping Angels

Anyone not utterly terrified by Weeping Angels is a filthy stinkin’ liar. From their haunting appearance, to the fact that any statue might be a Weeping Angel is disguise is enough to make you never blink again. But that’s why they are my favorite aliens from the series. It’s actually quite poetic that they feed off potential energy. Weeping Angel episodes are also undeniably the best ones. “Blink” even being the best of all time.

Adipose

True, the episode “Partners in Crime” isn’t exactly one of the greates episodes, but how can you look at that face and not love Adipose. They’re so cute! Plus, you can always blame any weight gain on them instead of your own laziness.

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Captain Jack Harkness (The Face of Boe)

Be still my heart! Although he is human, he hails from the Boeshane peninsula, making him indeed an alien. I’m a sucker for a bad boy and Jack is a rogue Time Agent, as charming as they come. I haven’t seen many episodes of Torchwood, but I love the role he plays on Dr. Who, as almost a foil to the Ninth Doctor.

Then there’s the Face of Boe. Though clearly not as good looking as Jack, the face of Boe is a noble, intellectual, and influential figure. As the Doctor’s oldest friend, he has provided much guidance over the years. And how can you not tear up as the Face of Boe looks at his last sky?

Vashta Nerada

I don’t know why I like the Vashta Nerada so much, when they’re clearly very anti-books. But maybe it’s not them I like as much as I like the episodes “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead.” Although these flesh eating aliens are not the same, I associate them also with the library inside a little girl’s mind. They’re also responsible for the first and last time we meet River Song.

And of course…

Time Lords

I have two hearts full of love to give for Time Lords, especially our beloved Doctor. What else is there to be said about the Doctor that hasn’t already been mentioned hundreds of times before? He is out to protect every race of beings in the universe, which makes him the best of them all!


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5 Fandom Friday :: Characters Who Totally Get Me

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I’m the worst! The crazy, hectic last few weeks have put me way behind on Fandom Fridays. But the most recent one was just too good to ignore and so I bring you the 5 Fictional Characters I Relate To a little on the late side. Another reason why it was a bit delayed is that I really wanted to come up with the most sincere list. I went through all my favorite books, movies, and shows to you the best answers.

Tina Belcher

Being in Middle School is the absolute worst; your body is basically betraying you, your old friends are basically betraying you, oh, and your hormones are raging around inside you and, yes, will basically betray you. No one describes this feeling as real as Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. Like Tina, I was completely boy crazy at that age. There was this strange, budding sexuality within me that was way too embarrassing to tell my friends about. All I could do was live out silly fantasies in my head. Same with all 13 year old girls, Tina wants to be popular, but would never betray her nerdy side. While preteen Erin was reading Harry Potter fanfiction, Tina was writing her own erotic friendfiction. She of course is more upfront about her awkwardness than I ever was, but nevertheless, her character is so real to me.

And I still like butts.

Cath Avery

I adored Rainbow Rowell’s novel Fangirl, one of the main reasons being that I felt so much empathy to Cath, the main character. Starting college wasn’t so easy for me. I’ve always struggled with anxiety and had a terrible relapse my first week of college… when I was all alone, in a very scary, new place. It didn’t help that I was feeling pressure from the expectation to go out and party and didn’t exactly see eye to eye with my roommate. I saw Cath go through these struggles too and rooted for her because I know I came out better for them. Although I certainly am not a twin, write fanfiction, or am dealing with a sick parent, I know what it’s like to fight a battle in your head when it’s supposed to be the best time of your life. Sometimes you just have to escape into a magical world.

Belle

It’s no secret, I’m a bit of a bibliophile. Sometimes a thrilling night to me is staying in and getting lost in a book. This was maybe once considered a little weird, but then Beauty and the Beast was released and announced “Hey! You can be both smart AND a badass!” Looking back on it, Belle was probably my first awesome fictional role model. Being a dreamer and a voracious reader at a very young age, I could see a lot of myself and her. She showed me that you can go screw those people who don’t understand you and look down on you, because you will fight to the end for those you love. And maybe if you play your cards right, you’ll get a huge library!

Bilbo Baggins

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit, who, also like Belle, wanted so much more than this provincial life. As someone who’s lived in the same suburban town for her entire life, I can absolutely relate to need to get out and see the world. Traveling and seeing everything there is to see has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and acting on this dream has given me amazing opportunities. Bilbo knew deep in his heart that he couldn’t pass up his life altering quest and discovers himself in the process. But Bilbo and I both know that you should never give up the comforts of home.

Gemma Doyle

Gemma, from Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty and its sequels, is probably the character on this list lease like me, but who I want to be friends with the most. I obviously have never lived in Imperial India, or attended a Victorian boarding school, or discovered secret powers that bring me to another realm. However, I’m drawn to Gemma’s powerful imagination, adventurous wit, and quest for knowledge. She is fiercely loyal to her friends, often to the point where it could lead her to danger. But that’s the kind of person she is; she knows that the journey isn’t meant to be done alone. I also may have a slight fictional crush on her beau, Kartik.

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