cheers for the new season!

[this wasn’t showing up in any of the tags, so I’m posting again]

I made this for the # LoveisLove tag on twitter, but also because I saw a lot of undeserved hate going through the BluePulse tag the other day. Y’all, let’s just be a happy fandom as we always where!!!

Let’s be excited about the new season, let’s cheer for our ships, let’s hope our favorites characters have more screen time. Let’s be loud, let’s have fun! We are getting a new season after so long, why spend the time we could be partying dwelling on hate?

Drunk in Boston

In reference to this post, about someone getting a random postcard from a previous tenant. Tagging @thegreatshipcaptainswan and @ab-normality for encouraging the madness! Totally unbeta’d. I feel like it took me far too long to write this little ficlet, and figured I’d best not delay it further!

Summary: Emma Swan receives a mysterious postcard from Boston. Little does she know, it’ll change her life.

Once Upon a Time

Captain Swan

Rated G

2240 Words

Originally posted by bctmans

Hey,

I used to live in your house. I’m drunk in Boston, and it’s the only address I know.

Happy Holidays.

KJ

Emma turned the postcard over a couple times, taking in the strange message, and the artistic photo of the brewery the card was purchased at. She wasn’t sure if it was a sweet gesture, or if it was just some drunk thinking he was funny.

Deciding it was likely the latter, she stuck the postcard into her planner before heading out to lunch. If anything, the girls would get a kick out of it.

Regina was the first to comment. “Well it looks like your first Christmas card is from a drunk guy in Boston.”

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I'm rather envious of....

people everywhere who haven’t yet discovered White Collar, and are still able to watch everything unravel from the beginning without knowing the ending… who get to see that beautiful bromance blossom… and who get to fall in love with Neal for the first time….

I envy those who’ve yet to be engulfed by the White Collar feels!
-_-

So of course I am utterly heartbroken and so disappointed in the CW and the show producers etc for bringing back Mon-El, I thought after it was very clear with the majority of fans and media that mon el was not a good character, tbh I have decided to give season 3 a last go. If it turns out to be a shit show like season 2 was then i will be cutting off watching. Because even Katie McGrath isn’t enough to make me stay and watch a show that I was looking forward to introducing to my young niece so that she could see a powerful women’s programme. But I now refuse to show my Niece this show. I refuse to let her think that a character like mon el is a good guy! Women deserve more than this mess it’s become.
But at least I have the arrival of the new season of Game of thrones to cheer me up!

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since Elena of Avalor premiered on Disney Channel! It’s been one year since meeting Princess Elena Castillo Flores and falling under this show’s magical spell. With its heartfelt stories, fantastic characters, great music, and good lessons to learn, Elena of Avalor has become a recent favorite of mine. I never imagined that I would be so fascinated with one of the newer cartoons, but then again what’s not to love? A delightful factor of this show has been that it isn’t just for little kids, it’s enjoyable for the whole family. As we near a new season my hopes for the show continue to be high. I also love how a lot of the character’s personalities have grown and matured since the premiere. Now that our favorite characters have been established, it is time to see their personalities grow even more. The little bits and pieces that I’ve heard and seen from the new season look very promising. Cheers to Elena of Avalor!

Is it me, or is the summer anime season bringing in chuck loads of promising anime that would fill up my schedule? XD

Every season, seriously, my list just keeps on growing. EVERY. SINGLE. SEASON. Like… it’s multiplying in doubles!!! Not that I hate it though, b-baka… :D XDDD

I wonder how many will I be dropping out of…

I’m excited. :D

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so-um-hi’s Summer 2016 Anime Watchlist!

As per usual, I’m here to announce what I will be following this summer season~
You can catch my livetweets at: https://twitter.com/jupiter1k97
You can catch my episode reviews here!

Key: This means it will be livetweeted, this means it will have episode reviews

Summer 2016′s shows include:

  • Mob Psycho 100
  • orange
  • New Game!
  • Twin Star Exorcists (continued from last season)
  • Re:ZERO (not pictured; continued from last season)
  • 91 Days
  • Sweetness and Lightning
  • Amanchu!
  • Battery
  • Cheer Boys!!
  • Love Live! Sunshine!!
  • Danganronpa 3 (Hope Arc)
  • Danganronpa 3 (Despair Arc)

I’m going to try my best and actually do weekly episode reviews. But ye, here’s my lineup! Which shows are you most looking forward to? :)

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Nice shirt.  Well, thanks. Somebody burned my other one.
Which was awesome, by the way.

TOPAZ’S SUMMER 2016 WATCHLIST

So I did one of these for the spring season, and people really seemed to like it! Hopefully, this post will be just as useful :) Basically, I’ll just be giving an overview of some shows to keep your eye on this season. Give them a try, maybe! Anyways, without further ado, a few introductory notes. 

Last season was like a total collision of all my faves coming together. Therefore, I probably won’t have as much knowledge of the new anime this season, since most of them I’ve never heard of before. Also, they’re not in any particular order (though I’ll be starting with the series I know better). I’ll be counting second seasons as “new series” as per usual. 

SHOKUGEKI NO SOUMA SEASON 2

Who doesn’t know this iconic show? With its epic, fast paced “food battles” and diverse cast of characters, Shokugeki is basically perfect. Of course, the fact that it’s unabashedly… sexual at times is just a plus. You gotta love when a show is so comfortable in its own skin. If you haven’t seen the first season, you gotta give it a watch. I promise you’ll be wildly entertained. 

Anyways, the first season was absolute gold, so this show is looking promising.

Similar to: I can think of no comparisons, but just think of it as a shounen anime with some cooking instead of fighting (though arguably, even more intense) 

DANGANRONPA 3

Admittedly, the first season had its flaws, but I believe the Danganronpa franchise is interesting enough to pull through. Particularly, the characters. This adaption of the second game will include our favorite white haired psychopath, that girl with dyed hair you always see everywhere, and a range of other new and exciting charas. 

Since I haven’t played the second game, I can’t really speak for its plot. But I’ll give you a basic rundown of how the Danganronpa franchise is: A bunch of kids are trapped in a school where they are told to kill each other. After a death occurs, they hold a “Class Trial” to find the killer, with extremely high stakes. If they find the killer, they’ll get to live another day. If they guess wrong, they’ll die, while the killer gets away scot free. It’s an interesting premise, with lots of suspense and mystery. 

Warning- The deaths can get rather gruesome and shocking, however the blood is pink if that helps. 

Similar to: Danganronpa the Animation, Akuma no Riddle, Deadman Wonderland

LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!!

They will never take the place in my heart of Muse, but this brand new group of idols looks promising. Even though they may bear some… rather striking similarities to the old cast, I think they have the potential to define themselves. That being said, nothing can really match up to that charm that Muse had. If you’re looking for a good music anime, try the first season first, then come to this one. 

Similar to: Love Live! School Idol Festival, The iDOLM@STER

91 DAYS 

The historical mystery anime of the season, and boy do I love that genre in particular. This one is practically screaming Joker Game in its tone. Probably the one I’m most hyped for, even if the plot is a bit vague. From what I can glean from its three sentence description, a man joins the mafia to get revenge for the death of his family. It sounds dark, suspenseful, and definitely a show to try out if you’re a fan of Sherlock and whatnot. 

Holy fuck do you see this?? Damn damn damn, so much hype. I feel like it won’t get as much appreciation as it deserves though. Aka the Joker Game of the season (a show which I talked about in my spring anime watchlist, which later became my fave of the season). 

Similar to: Joker Game

BERSERK

Gory, bloody seinen in all its glory. Definitely an adaption people have been long waiting. Probably not for most audiences. It’s gritty and dark, but if you can stomach it, it also tells quite a compelling story. Based off of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the main character Guts is probably one of the most interesting protagonists this season. 

The manga has a wide fanbase, and it’s pretty well known throughout the anime community. 

Similar to: Hellsing Ultimate, Black Lagoon, Claymore

TALES OF ZESTIRIA THE X

Mainly adding this one for the gorgeous art style. Apparently it’s based off of a video game, and no, it’s not Kingdom Hearts even though the protagonist has a striking resemblance to our fave Sora. And his name is even Sorey. Ok. But it looks to be a great fantasy watch. And I realize Ufotable has had some errs with video game adaptions in the past (coughGodEatercough) but I think this one has some real potential here. 

Just to be clear, I’m not familiar with the Tales video game series, but I might check it out after watching this show. Which is what an anime’s supposed to do of course. 

Similar to: Tales of Zestiria video games, Zetsuen no Tempest 

SERVAMP

Seems like another show relying on characters instead of plot. Not that I’m saying it’s bad, in fact those types of shows can be quite charming. Anyways, ‘Servamp” is apparently about an ordinary boy, Mahiru, who makes a contract with a cat and somehow ends up fighting in a war. Not just any war, a vampire war? Whatever. The characters look interesting though the plot is rather lacking, so this show could be a hit or miss. 

It’s being produced by Lantis, who has pulled through with some notable works such as Mirai Nikki, Highschool DxD, and One Punch Man. For that reason I think Servamp will be a bit more unusual than what we’re expecting. 

Similar to: Kiznaiver, Bungou Stray Dogs? 

HITORI NO SHITA: THE OUTCAST 

I really have no idea what this show is about. But damn, does it look cool. I originally thought it was a zombie show, but after reading several more descriptions, it begins to take more of a shounen air. Basically, a guy saves a girl, and then mysterious things start to happen to him. It may not sound interesting, but I have a feeling this show will surprise us. 

Similar to: none I can think of for now

MOB PSYCHO 100

I know what you’re thinking. From the minute I saw the protagonist, I thought “One Punch Man” (the other one also reminds me of Bakugou Katsuki, but maybe that’s just me). And you would be partially right, because yup, this anime’s an adaption of a manga by the creator of OPM. 

If you remember, One Punch Man became the iconic hit of the season, so this show has high expectations riding on it. It seems to follow a similar premise: a boy has superpowers, but keeps them in hiding and tries to find his purpose in life. Not to mention that classic eye shape. 

Similar to: One Punch Man

Other series to keep your eye on: 

- New season of Fate/Kaleid (honestly, who can remember these names anymore?) 
- New season of Gundam 
- New season of Active Raid 
- Battery
- Cheer Danshi!!

Thanks for reading! If you have any more series you think deserve to be added to this list, hit me up. I’m always up to find more shows to watch. 

Topazies, aka @verilius. 

Original art for the banner by the lovely @wickedalbion, used with permission.

Hello, and welcome to the FrUK New Year’s Gift Exchange 2016-17! This is our third consecutive year running, and hopefully the best one yet!

December being a pretty busy month for most of us for one reason or another, it seemed prudent to save a little seasonal fandom cheer for after the New Year has been rung in for all of us, spreading some joy in the bleak days of January with some fruk fanfics/fanart gifts.

 

What is it?
Essentially, it’s a Secret Santa in all but name. Participants sign-up with a list of three New Years wishes that they’d like to see in a piece of either fanfic or fanart, one of which will be anonymously gifted to them by another participant, and, in turn gift another participant with one of the wishes from their list. Everybody gives a gift, and everybody receives a gift, all of it anonymous until it’s time to turn the presents in!

This Exchange is open to fanartists and fanficcers for the fruk pairing – that is, the APH ship of France/England.

Sign-ups are OPEN from November 9th to December 9th 2016. Gift-assignments currently set to go out between the 12th-14th of December.

Admins: @shachaai and @losthitsu.

If you’d like to participate, please read below.

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