Five Things: Black Friday Purchases I Would Sacrifice a Night of Sleep For

keysmash five things fandom 5 headerThe Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick started Five Fandom Friday as a community building project, and we jumped on board. We just love things numbered in fives, so we’ve added their topics to our Five Things feature. Check out this week’s #Fandom5 under the cut.

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SUPER SONIC PUNCH BABY. (The Flash 1.06, “The Flash is Born”)

keysmash television recap the flash season 1 episode 6 the flash is born headerSERIOUSLY CAN SOMEONE JUST TELL IRIS WHO THE FLASH IS? I’m not looking forward to the train wreck of her finding out her best friend and father have both been lying to her. How long is it going to drag out? Will Eddie find out first and that’s what breaks them up and turns him evil?

Speaking of Eddie, why did I start shipping him and Barry after watching this episode?

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We break and enter a lot. (Scorpion 1.09, “Rogue Elements”)

keysmash television recap scorpion season 1 episode 9 rogue elements headerI did not realize I was invested in Cabe as a character until this episode. I wonder if that was the point? Previously he’s been the hardass that tries to keep Scorpion in line, or the occasional father figure for Walter. Getting some more backstory for him this week made him more endearing. Even if he is an LA Kings fan.

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“There is no fourth wall.” A conversation about fandom with Eaddy Mays.

When we found out Eaddy Mays was going to be at Howler Con, we knew we had to reach out and try to set up an interview. People like Eaddy are rare, and not just because of what she refers to as her “thing.” She has a foot on either side of the crumbling (or crumbled, in her opinion) fourth wall; the level of interaction she has with the fandom is unprecedented. She even wrote her own fan fiction! Beyond that, she’s gone above and beyond to stick up for the fans, demanding respect for creators of fan works.

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People don’t fight with gloves on. (Gotham 1.09, “Harvey Dent”)

keysmash television recap gotham season 1 episode 9 harvey dent headerI almost feel like my enjoyment of certain parts of this week’s episode was dampened by my knowledge of what happens to these characters. Because Bruce and Selina? Cuuuuute. Only she becomes a “bad guy” that he eventually tries to take down. Not so cute.

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Semper Fi, Keira Andrews

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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.

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We ain’t ashes. (The Walking Dead 5.06, “Consumed”)

keysmash television recap the walking dead season 5 episode 6 consumed headerIs 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.

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Five Things: Characters I Would Invite To My Thanksgiving Feast

keysmash five things fandom 5 headerThe Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick started Five Fandom Friday as a community building project, and we jumped on board. We just love things numbered in fives, so we’ve added their topics to our Five Things feature. Check out this week’s #Fandom5 under the cut.

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