IT WAS AMAZING !
Seriously I love those guys so much they can sit there and do nothing that I’ll still find it amazing …
~ Zelo is so cute I forgot he’s 21 now he’s tall but he still looks like a smoll baby for me ~
Welcome to the top 10 comics of the year, these are comics released in print in single issues. There is several comics I wanted to read that I had not got the chance to read in single issues so they won’t be included on this list. These are 10 damn fine comics I read this year and I hope if you haven’t read them you give it a look.
Squirrel Girl: A sadly declining star for me, last year Squirrel Girl was no doubt at the top of my lists but this year I feel a bit less engaged with it. This is actually pretty common around all of Marvel with Civil War 2, relaunches, universe changing event after universe changing event it makes it hard to feel attached. Still Squirrel Girl is full of laughs with some stand out stories that came out this year like dealing with Doctor Doom from the past after being sent further into the past. We also had the stand out choose your own adventure issue where subtly Koi Boi is revealed to be a trans man and that is super awesome!
Wic/Div: This comic is the serious, it is not tonely the same as the others but I adore it. We have gods walking among us on earth, mystery, betrayal, queerness, action, great designs, and a great book. If you want a story that is crafted masterfully and can invoke a wide range of emotions then The Wicked + The Divine is for you.
Space Battle Lunchtime: When Oni Press announced their new lineup this was the title that stuck out to me the most. Turns out my gut feeling was right as this book transports the reader to this new world of aliens that is fascinating to watch unfold. One creator managed with help from editors and what not to do the art, colors and storytelling for this epic cooking show in space. This is one of the most fun energetic books I have ever read. The only problem with this series is it goes by so fast but with only one issue left getting them all together is a great idea. If you want to watch a funny space cooking show and a cute lady on lady romance then come here.
Backstagers: This wasn’t a title I was expecting to even buy. I mean all boy lumberjanes sounds cute but I generally, as you’ll find on this list, don’t read stories about dudes. However, this book is fantastic, fun, queer, and all the great things that Lumberjanes is. I think Backstagers does an amazing job of dispelling the toxic masculinity present in much of male lead media. The creative world backstage is fantastic, it has such a great visual style and everyone who works on this project has everything in them in it.
Jem and the Holograms: The truly outrageous gift that just keeps giving. I love the story, Sophie is like my favorite artist and even with her leaving we have had some solid people taking over and there’s a lot of fun to be had with this series. I do worry about future placement but I am very excited for Misfits and this year is all about this year. With stand out scenes like Blaze coming out, the misfits and holograms working together, the cuties of a 3rd rival band, and more all in play this year I am at the front hoping they will let me on stage.
Princeless: Princeless is a modern classic, a series that every volume is great for all ages. This year I read a lot of Princeless, my little sister adored reading volume 1 for the first time. More then that I adored reading all the volumes and the short stories of Princeless. This is one that works for the whole family and manages to really go over a ton of great stuff. We have our hero learning new perspectives, saving people, exploring the world, she is a fantastic protagonist.
Kim and Kim: Kim and Kim the queer bffs that do that bounty hunting thing. They have amazing chemistry and are the kinds of loser badasses I love. They screw up a lot, they can be kind of an asshole but their hearts are in the right place. We follow them in one journey this year and it’s a fun journey to follow. Also like it has a trans writer and latnix gals on the art team so that is pretty badass too. This stories only problem is an ending that feels a bit rushed.
Jonesy: This was the biggest surprise for me comics wise in 2016. I saw it and was automatically charmed by the art. I decided it was worth risking wasting 4 bucks on. So i did and haven’t looked back since. The funny world, the endearing characters, the general feeling that this comic is different without trying hard to be. Jonesy is queer, she’s latnix, she’s funny, she’s a bit of a loser but in a way that makes you feel okay to be a loser too. Jonesy is a story that makes me happy whenever I read it, it’s always at the top of my stack, it’s a book that I can count on. The fact it isn’t number 1 but might be in my top 10 series of all time just says how great comics have been this year.
Raven the Pirate Princess: Raven the Pirate Princess is that book that no one really talks about but should be a staple of everyone’s pull. It’s so fun, funny, illustrated so well and it feels like a massive breath of fresh air. Amazing comedy, a bunch of queer ladies, women of all sizes, skin colors, and we even have some varying ability. It’s great to see so much diversity threaded into this epic scaling tale of a women trying to get what was stolen from her by her brothers.
Angela Queen of Hel: Angela Queen of Hel is one of my favorite stories of all time. It joins the hallowed ranks of other classics in my mind and despite a few issues moves far past them. The series being canned on issue 7 means so much potential was thrown away and we lost. This story is the most compelling romance I have ever read and it’s such a badass story too. Conquering hell to get your lesbian love back is super cool and then the follow up story is an awesome cap to show their relationship past the climax. No matter what Marvel does to the pair we will always have this story to look back on and cheer for.
Paris boom was so extreme actually I’m still shaken. I’ve literally lived my whole life for this very moment, I’ve never been so happy
They’re all so tall oh my god
I barely remember the first 30 minutes, I was too shocked to understand anything
Yongguk’s voice is so real y’all, they’re all so real. I mean, I’ve never felt it so damn well before. They made all their way from Korea to Paris, we made all our way from our places to Paris, and then we took time for each other, enjoying the same experience, the same music at the same place, at the same time, sharing the same experience during 2 hours. We were there for each other, babys for b.a.p, and b.a.p for babys
It’s actually even better than anything I’ve imagined before. They’re so… hearty.
Himchan was literally overflowing with love. He’s the biggest baby stan in the whole universe istg. I’m sure he took tons of photos.
Meanwhile Youngjae was hyper, like this boi was clearly enjoying himself, it was beautiful.
Daehyun was, as usual, the brightest sunshine ever. He looked so happy oh my god he was about to cry he was so excited. Youngjae told us Daehyun wouldn’t be able to sleep.
Junhong was so so so random lmfao someone collect him. Dabbing at times then randomly touching his ass, then teasing Jongup. His vocal solo is no joke, like seriously he can do everything I’m so impressed and proud.
Yongguk was really really intimidating omg. I mean his voice… I froze like instantly when I heard it. But for the second part of the concert (with songs like Be happy, Feel so good, Carnival) he just looked really happy to be there. He loves babys a lot.
And Jongup. He was so confused at first when it came to get organized with the translator (thanks for her work, she did amazing), then turned super shy when he picked that girl in the crowd bc her outfit matched the dress code he chose. He was soooo kind to her and took her hand to lead her back in the crowd. My son is such a beautiful person oh my god. He also remained really concerned about babys during the whole concert. And the second half of the time he was burning the stage and fucking babys up. Literally. This boy is a threat.
And for the first time, I felt an unbelievable closeness with them all. I mean, it wasn’t the kind of sensation you feel when you see them performing on the other side of the world. This time, they were there for us, and we were there for them. This time it was kinda… reciprocal. They knew we were there
I have so much respect for those persons. I’m so grateful for their existence, I’m so grateful for having been able to see them, I’m so grateful for Jongup’s back, I’m so grateful for babys’ endless love for Yongguk, I’m so grateful for everything I received this night. I’m really, really grateful.
A quick recap what happened:
• Intro by DJ B-Shoo (even the DJ is handsome af whut)
• B.A.P introduced themselves in German!
• “Du bist heiss” (“You are hot”) - Moon Jongup, 2017
• “Was geht?!” x2 (“What’s up?!”) - Yoo Youngjae, 2017
• We’ve been mispronouncing Zelo’s name this whole time, it’s actually “Yelo” lol
• It was so cute
• B.A.P slayed visuals + vocals left and right
• They sound so good live whoa
• Daehyun killed those high notes!
• If anyone ever criticises Yoo Youngjaes dancing then they’ve never seen him dance
• Kim Himchans eyes and stares and his whole charisma just wow!
• After a few songs they “opened up” a Babyz Lounge on stage and Zelo invited a female fan in the lounge
• He asked about her name, age etc and they cheered
• He asked her to be his gf (in Korean) and then said “From now, I’m your boyfriend” in English (I would’ve fainted omg boi!!)
• They did a love shot!
• He spilled a bit …this dork lol
• They took a (or a few) picture(s) together ft. Bartender Daehyun
• The fan got the SD card of the cam
• They did a love shot again!!
• Bartender Daehyun representing all Babyz by throwing a disapproving glance at Zelo lmao
• Zelo hooked arms with her when he walked her off the stage
• Oh Choi Junhong why u gotta do this TT
• Then the concert continued
• They had fine af outfits, like really elegant and they looked like angels!
• They sounded like angels too omg
• And moved like Angels
• B.A.P confirmed Angels
• Yongguks smile irl omg!!
• Youngjae and Jongup doing those bodyrolls and killing like every fan at the venue, thank you
• Later on they were dorks playing with a towel lol (I think it was those two, I couldnt see so well :c)
• Water guns!
• There were confetti (ok not confetti, paper…confetti thingies) machines too!
• It was LIT!
• Zelo and another member (couldnt see who) threw their towels full of sweat into the crowd
• Sources say that Yongguk said “Thank you” to every single fan at the high-touch event (which were like at least 600 fans)
• It was purely amazing and unforgettable!
• They all said they’d come again!
About the fans:
The Babyz I met there were super nice, I was supposed to go with friends but they arrived way sooner than me and I didnt find them and was very confused where to go and what to do, so when I asked another fan she came with me and helped me get my stuff (an album + poster) and figure out where to go. When I was standing in line (still no sight of my friends), I made friends with 5 other fans (of one which I already met when we were searching for the venue) and we enjoyed the concert together and had a great time!
The people there were really nice and it made the concert even more amazing! I’ll go again the next time they’re here!
(And then I’ll bring gifts too! There were boxes for gifts for the group and individual members, but I didn’t know so I didn’t bring anything ㅠㅠ)