We understand that even the most hardcore fanpeople have real lives that demand their attention. (Can someone do away with the whole ‘paying bills’ thing so we can quit our jobs and be full-time fans? Thanks.) Here’s a recap of this week’s posts so you can get caught up on all the keysmashing.
As Marines, Cal and Jim depended on each other to survive bloodshed and despair in the Pacific. Relieved to put the horrors of war behind him, Jim went home to his apple orchard and a quiet life with his wife and children. Knowing Jim could never return his forbidden feelings, Cal hoped time and an ocean between them would dull the yearning for his best friend.
But when Jim’s wife dies, Cal returns to help. He doesn’t know a thing about apple farming—or children—but he’s determined to be there for Jim, even as the painful torch he carries blazes back to life. Jim is grateful for his friend’s support as he struggles with buried emotions and dark wartime memories. Then Jim begins to see Cal in a new light, and their relationship deepens in ways neither expected. Can they build a life together as a family and find happiness in a world that would condemn them?
Military stories have a little bit of everything – heartbreaking trauma and violence, heartwarming bravery and camaraderie. Add in a little romance and you’ve got all your bases covered. Check out my review, and an excerpt from the book, under the cut.
Is starting over ever possible? Are clean slates real? Or do we always a product of our past experiences, past traumas? Personally, I think the latter is true. What we’ve gone through in our lives, the good and the bad, shapes the choices we make and the way we see the world. Carol and Daryl struggle with that dilemma in this week’s episode, Carol especially. And while I’m definitely starting to go through Rick withdrawals, if there’s anyone that can carry a character study episode, it’s Carol.
Has anyone figured out what Manny’s point is? Other than showing up randomly and stopping time, he hasn’t really served much of a purpose. Then again, I could say the same for Zed. She showed a bit more fire this week, and her visions are helpful, but that’s about all she’s got going for her.
Hi, welcome to “Liz is late with absolutely everything” week. Let’s not talk about how I’m writing about last week’s episode of The Flash, or the fact that I haven’t watched this week’s episode at all yet, okay? OKAY GREAT THANKS. Now all I need is for Caitlin to bring me one of those shots she cooked up for Barry. Also, if Cisco could join us that would be excellent.
This weekend Liz and Meg attended Howler Con, a fan run Teen Wolf convention in Elizabeth, NJ. We sponsored the event, and we’ve been posting about our excitement for months now. We were not disappointed.
Anyone not in the Marvel fandom has probably been blinking in confusion at the massive flailing that’s been all over their dashboards and timelines recently. Um, sorry about that. BUT DID YOU HEAR THAT MCU CLINT BARTON HAS A FARM?!
There’s been a LOT going on, so I thought I’d do a quick round-up post of everything you may have missed (or want a second look at). And what better day than today, with an all-new Agents of SHIELD airing tonight?
Seasons are changing, and it’s starting to get really effing cold and dreary. Hopefully this mix of songs about the seasons and weather will brighten your day.
- Summer Love | One Direction [Brie]
- Winter Winds | Mumford & Sons [Brie]
- Winter Birds | Ray LaMontagne [Brie]
- Storm Warning | Hunter Hayes [Elle]
- Perfect Storm | Brad Paisley [Elle]
- She’s Like The Wind | Patrick Swayze [Elle]
- Summer Skin | Death Cab for Cutie [Heidi]
- Who’ll Stop the Rain | Creedence Clearwater Revival [Heidi]
- Autumn Leaves | Ed Sheeran [Heidi]
- There’s a Change in the Weather | The Kinks [Liz]
- November Rain | Guns ‘n’ Roses [Liz]
- Boys of Summer | Don Henley [Liz]
- The Thunder Rolls | Garth Brooks [Meg]
- Blowin’ In the Wind | Bob Dylan [Meg]
- No Rain | Blind Melon [Meg]
Did we miss any great ones? Let us know in the comments!
Today marks the release of One Direction’s fourth studio album, aptly entitled, “FOUR“. Being the 1DAF fan that I am, I knew I was going to love the album, but I’m also here to tell you that Liam didn’t lie when he said this was going to be the album to blow your minds, and bring in the new fans. The boys wrote on almost every single track, and I think they’ve finally found their sound, and it’s a good one. This record is not only incredible, but cohesive. Ready for my ultimate track by track fan review? Here we go!