Those of us here at LGG&F are back again and working tirelessly to compile and vote on this years top 10 canon and top 10 fanon pairings in Geekdom. Last year’s list can be found here.
Pretty much everyone who has read fanfiction has an OTP—a One True Pairing that they ship harder than anything else. But what about the couples that are just awesome buds, and who you like together as friends but not romantically? Well the recently coined term ‘brotp’ is there for you. And since Valentine’s Day puts and unnecessary emphasis on being in a romantic relationship, I figured I’d take this post to give a shout-out to some of the awesomest platonic friendships out there.
So today is Valentine’s Day and I wish you all a happy one. Now, I know some of you are wondering ‘What do you mean?” Do you wish me a happy Valentine’s Day, or mean that it is a happy Valentine’s Day whether I want it or not; or that you feel happy this Valentine’s Day; or that it is a Valentine’s Day to be happy on?” Well, I mean all of them at once. And if you are looking for a creative way to tell your special somepony that you love them, fear not! For I have searched the Internet and found some of the best ways! Continue reading
We have been talking a lot about how the media needs to change things this coming year, but we can’t really expect the rest of the world to change if we don’t change ourselves, right?
There are always some problems in fandom that bother everyone. This year, let’s promise everyone that we’ll follow the resolutions below to create a better, happier fandom.
Guys, I am… I am shocked.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to like “The Snowmen”, because I’ve honestly sort of hated all of Series 7 so far. I was worried about what would happen with Clara, I was worried about the characterization in general, and I was worried about Moffat being too pleased with himself and being annoying or too timey-wimey or something.
But guys, the special was actually really good!
She’s at it again! Tessa Netting, fangirl extraordinaire, is doing her Broadway/Sci-fi/Fantasy fanart in this awesome little musical masterpiece. If you don’t recognize the tune, consider this my Christmas gift:
Tessa was a member of the original Broadway cast of Billy Elliot the musical which was where I was first introduced to her. She was hilarious as the Broadway’s original “Spastic Starfish” and I loved her so I’m very glad that she now does fun stuff like this online and on stage. She often does events with other awesome creative fans like the StarKid folks.
I thought this would be worth sharing since I think we’re all pretty fond of Tolkien around here and Tessa’s gone ahead and made an awesome video with his characters. I’ve gotta say, her costumes and wigs are pretty impressive! I mean they’re not like, convention-level cosplay but they’re pretty varied and detailed enough to make the characters distinct and recognizable. Her re-written lyrics fit the measure of the song very well so I have to say kudos to Tessa for a job well done.
Plus she’s combined The Hobbit with Rent and Christmas, making for an awesome video for fans of all kinds to enjoy during the holiday.
Holiday greetings, lovely readers! Before you get to sipping eggnog, snogging under the mistletoe, and overdosing on tinsel, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! And what does Christmas mean? That’s right, Christmas specials! Every Christmas since I was a kid I would park myself directly in front of my television and watch a never-ending series of stop-animation Christmas specials. I recently realized that the storyline for each special was actually pretty strange. Some were weirder than others. I’m going to cover the more memorable of these specials, beginning with the greatest reindeer of all.
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is arguably the most important Christmas story out there, short of the actual story of Christ’s birth.
The story’s main character, Ebenezer Scrooge, is a complex character deserving of redemption. But why was Scrooge so angry and mean in the first place?
That answer can be found in Scrooge’s trip with the three ghosts, brought by the ghost of Jacob Marley in an attempt to save his old business partner’s soul.
In yesterday’s post, I discussed Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, specifically noting that the fact that she is a rag doll and that being treated like a rag doll drove her to attempt to become something more.
For Jack Skellington, the appointed Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, the opposite feeling made him yearn for more.
Alright, let’s get this out of the way first. I love Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s an absolutely brilliant movie, musical, and what else you want to call it. I personally love movies that can be labeled whatever you want to label them, and this is one of them. Children’s movie? Yep. Adult? Sure. Christmas? Absolutely. Halloween? That too. You can’t go wrong.
And the one character I love more than anything is not Jack, although his character is well thought out too. I love Sally.