Thursday, January 1, 2015

14 Things That Made Me Happy in 2014

It was a big year in which a lot of bad things happened - including my terrible neglect of this blog but also the rampant racism and sexism and people getting shot and stuff. It wasn’t all bad though, so I figured instead of focusing on the negative, I’d give you 14 things that made me smile in 2014.

Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy - Dancing Groot

This one is pretty self explanatory. Just watch it and try not to smile. I dare you. In 2014 we were all Groot.
Comic: Ms Marvel 

There’s a new Ms Marvel and she’s making waves. Kamala Khan, an ordinary Muslim teenager from Jersey City that finds herself with super powers and a brand new identity - Ms Marvel! This title got a sixth printing, which is pretty amazing so just go ahead and embrace the awesome that is Kamala Khan already.

Fanvid: tw | the rubble of our sins by crazy girl

This fanvid came along at a time when I wasn’t sure if I even really cared about Teen Wolf anymore. Well I almost cry every single time I watch this Vid, which is set to Bastille’s Pompeii. It really is incredibly beautiful.

Fan Trailer: Captain America Winter Soldier - VHS Trailer by ChiefBrodyRules

The first of two fan made trailers on this list - this 80s action movie inspired reimagining of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is too awesome to explain. You’ll just have to watch it. But I have to warn you, that you might end up being super disappointed that this movie doesn’t actually exist. 

the_life_of_bucky_barnes Fanart Instagram by petite-madame
I might be kind of biased but I’m pretty sure that the Captain America fandom is the most talented bunch of assholes around at the moment. A fact that is perfectly exemplified by this fanart-filled Instagram that is set up as though it’s run by Steve Rogers BFF turned Hydra assassin Bucky Barnes. 

Fanfiction/Fanart: Steve Rogers at 100: Celebrating Captain America on Film by eleveninches, Febricant, hellotailor, M_Leigh, neenya, tigrrmil

This Fic/Art combo stems from the idea that surely pop culture would have had a field day with Captain America while Steve Rogers was spending time as an ice-block. Imagine the movies - or just check out Steve Rogers at 100 because they imagined it for you and it is glorious.

A Hero At The End of The World by Erin Claiborne

The first release from Kickstarter funded fan-run Big Bang Press - A Hero At The End of The World is a hilariously fun look at the ever present chosen one narrative. It’s also a fun amalgamation of fan fiction tropes, it features not one but two POC protagonists AND a queer romance. Read my review at The Geekiary.

Star Wars (Guardians of the Galaxy Style!) by The Unusual Suspects

 This is just brilliant. All of it. I want to watch this movie please. 

 Hawkeye’s Farm
Who would have thought that the most excited thing to come out of the epic Marvel Event - which included announcements about Captain Marvel and Black Panther - would be the fact that Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, apparently has a farm. So that’s where he was when SHIELD went down. Fair enough, it seems like a pretty Hawkeye thing to do. It’s the best news ever. 

Hayley Atwell’s Twitter
Are you in love with Hayley Atwell yet? Because you will be when Agent Carter starts but before then you should really follow her on Twitter. Too much adorable to handle! 

Tyler Hoechlin’s Moustache
A photo posted by Courtney Guy (@court4short225) on

The award for best facial hair that I never expected to be into goes to Tyler Hoechlin. But I really should have known he could rock a mo. (Featured in this pic is the lovely Courtney from NATWP - she’s such a cutie). 

Taylor Swift - Blank Space

Remember when I used be ashamed of loving Taylor Swift? Those were dark days. I can’t even remember what I listen to before 1989 was released because it’s been on repeat. 

Deadpool - Leaked Test Footage [HD] Ryan Reynolds

Why is everyone so excited about a Deadpool movie? This is why everyone is so excited about a Deadpool movie. Also this helps get the bitter taste of Wolverine: Origins out of your mouth. 

Fan Fiction: No Homo by RemainNameless 

A colllege AU featuring Teen Wolf’s fan favourite slash ship - Sterek. Fan Fiction novices be warned, this fic is about 80% porn. But it’s porn with FEELINGS that made me squee in anticipation every week as I waited for it to be updated. I was more excited about this fic than I was about Teen Wolf Season 3B.

That's all from me folks.