That Was A Curve Ball (Agents of SHIELD 2×05, “A Hen in the Wolf House”)

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Should we start with the Age of Ultron trailer? I mean, I know this is supposed to be a SHIELD recap but doesn’t it feel relevant? You know what, I don’t care. Watch it and CRY.

Cry Earthlings, CRY. (x)

Cry Earthlings, CRY. (x)

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OT5 KEYSMASH

ot5 keysmash headerOT5 KEYSMASH is where we come for our regular dose of flail. We’ve each chosen one thing that has made us asdf;lkj recently. Do these things make you smash your keys?

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For what it’s worth, I got your blood type. (Supernatural 10.03 “Soul Survivor”)

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Alternate titles for this post: Which one of us is really a monster? Personally, I like the disease. We don’t quit in this family. Or:

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Thanks again to mooseleys for providing all the gifs for our SPN recaps. #kisses

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Down the rabbit hole. (Scorpion 1.05, “Plutonium Is Forever”)

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We all know what the rabbit hole is. You click a YouTube link, then a related link, then three hours later you haven’t gotten up to pee and your mouth is parched. You can also substitute “YouTube” with “Wikipedia,” “tumblr,” etc. If you’re in a fandom, you’re well acquainted with rabbit holes. Walter and his group give us a look at the darker side of them in this week’s </scorpion>.

Thanks to our official </scorpion> giffer, Collie, for all the images in this week’s post.

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A Grimacing Lemon Caricature (Sleepy Hollow 2×05, “The Weeping Lady”)

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I love this week’s banner more than life itself. Thank you, Liz. *hearteyes*

As far as I’m concerned, Sleepy Hollow is best watched simply and taken at face-value. This isn’t a bad thing. I actually really, really love the relationship I have with this show. It’s fun. It makes me happy. I don’t really care what happens as long as it’s exciting and visually stunning.

That being said, I recognize that there were some problematic things in this episode, especially concerning women. I’m not sure if it’s possible for me to overlook irritating things like turning ladies into jealous monsters just for the sake of the plot but goddammit I’m gonna try. Does that make me an awful person?

There was also a crow! The crow was cool! Look at the way Ichabod was side-eyeing that crow. I need the crow to become a regular.

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We just want to hold on to our squirrels. (The Walking Dead 5.02, “Strangers”)

keysmash television recaps the walking dead season 5 episode 2 strangers headerHail, hail, the gang’s (almost) all here, and they’re officially starting to regroup. Figure out where they’re going, and who they’re going with. Reuniting their family. Finding silver linings. Giving me feelings.

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So What the Hell is a ‘New’ Adult?

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Tonya/@awkwordly. Feel free to leave comments for them below and we’ll make sure she sees them!

If you’ve been on the internets in the last couple of years, or follow any bookish peoples at all, you’ve probably heard the term New Adult no less than fifty three thousand times. But what is New Adult, and how does it differ from Young Adult, or Romance, or just plain old ‘Adult’ fiction?

Well. That’s an interesting question, and one that’s caused a lot of debate in the book world.

The term was basically invented in 2009 when the publisher St. Martin’s Press held an open call for “fiction similar to YA that can be published and marketed as adult—a sort of an ‘older YA’ or ‘new adult’” submissions. Since then, the category has taken off in a big way.

To put it in fandom terms, New Adult is the published version of college fic. It generally features characters between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five (ish), with themes focusing on the transition between teenager and adult, and is typically heavy on the romance.

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