- It’s finished. No waiting on episodes, they’re all there.
- It’s wrapped up after 5 seasons in a way that makes sense; it wasn’t cancelled.
- It’s science-fiction. Packed with mystery, unexplained occurrences and all the other stuff that make your curiosity perk up.
- It’s created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman. Some of these you might know from making the Star Trek reboot or the sci-fi TV show “Almost Human”.
- Main character is a female. She’s an FBI agent. She isn’t sexualized. She isn’t masculine. She isn’t a cliché. She isn’t made fun of for being a female agent. She is actually very intelligent and very appreciated by her co-workers.
- Her boss is a male POC.
- Another female agent is a POC as well.
- John Noble. The ‘mad scientist’ of the show.
- Leonard Nimoy. Yep. He’s a recurring character.
- Sebastian Roché and Jared Harris. Also, Blair Brown.
- Parallel universe!
- The love stor(ies) that happen don’t reduce anyone to a love interest.
- David Bowie references. (You’ll spot them, trust me)
- Cases of the week + serialisation
- Have I mentioned the fact that the characters aren’t a cliché?
- Freaky stuff. You’ll love it. It might freak you out but you’ll love it.
GO WATCH this Female-Centered Badass Beautiful Anime
I don’t even care if you watch anime or not, but if you’re craving a funny and smart series that puts women front and center WITHOUT overwhelming misogyny, sexism, or fanservice, then Bodacious Space Pirates is on your freaking list.
Yeah the title is bad (apparently the original novel was worse “Miniskirt Pirates”?!). That and the overload of pink, moe, and high school girls had me avoiding this series for a while. Well, I dunno who’s in charge of their marketing, but this anime blows those assumptions out of the water!! (pardon the pun) Here are some (mostly spoiler-free) reasons you should be watching:
Female Relationships are at the core of the story:
Teen Girls being competent AND diverse:
Badass Mom who works, nurtures her daughter, and cooks homemade meals:
Did I mention the mom/daughter duo usurped a male-dominated coming of age ritual via the shooting range? (PS- she teaches her kid about practicalities like recoil and does NOT phrase it as self-defense but as responsible power).
Male teacher does NOT perv on his all-girl students, but sighs at their horseplay:
A Canon Queer Relationship is the only visible romance (though there is plenty of soft subtext between many of the girls)
Clever use of Historical Realism by organizing pirates through Letters of Marque.
Actual goddamn science-fiction with FTL drives, electronic warfare, and propulsion systems.
TL;DR- YOU SHOULD BE WATCHING BODACIOUS SPACE PIRATES.
Boys who collect stamps. Boys who read comic books. Boys who play video games. Boys who love science fiction and fantasy. Boys who tap dance. Boys who love computers. Boys who are interested in all the stuff people call “nerdy” or “geeky.” It’s the things you love that make you who you are and you are awesome.
Armada, by Ernest Cline
I recently finished this awesome science-fiction novel and really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend this to any fans of Cline’s other novel, Ready Player One, or just fans of science-fiction in general. A very exciting and smart read.
I got these awesome patches by playing the online game that corresponds with the book (phaetonwasreal.com). Such a cool giveaway.
Dean Winchester knew exactly what was expected of him: Grow up popular, take over his father’s garage, find a nice girl to marry and settle down with, and he never entertained any hope that his life could turn out different. The new weird guy in his high school changed all that. High School!AU, Destiel.
John and Mary Winchester had known what they wanted early in life. They had fallen in love while they were still young, and their aspirations had soon been fulfilled: John had opened the garage he had dreamed of since before his service, and soon enough, their first child had been born.
Not long afterwards, they moved into their first house.
Dean Winchester had been a perfect baby, never fussing too much, happily eating his fill, soon sleeping through the night.
He grew into the most adorable toddler in the neighbourhood, his big heart shining through even when he was only four years old and consoled his mother after she and John had had a fight and he’d gone to live in a motel for a few days.