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It’s Good to be Bad (Villains too Great to Hate)

In every film you have the good guy(s) and the bad guy(s), and usually everybody loves the good guy… usually. There are some villains though that you love more than the good guy and then there are some that are just too great to hate. Now, among our merry little band I am the one that usually either sides with the villain or the villain is my favorite character so I will probably be more that a little bias to the characters on this list. Also, this does go beyond looks, if they’re good looking then that’s just a bonus. But anyways, here we go!

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  • Loki

Obviously I had to start with Loki. A Marvel villain that people just can’t get enough of. Now, the reason I love Loki so much is because he really did strive to be good. He tried to do what he thought was best for Asgard even though he went about it the wrong way. And I’m sorry but Odin was a crap father. You can’t just go into Odinsleep after dropping “hey you’re not my son, you’re actually the enemy’s son and I was gonna use you as a pawn and trade you for peace” on a kid. You just don’t do that! And! When Loki is hanging off the bridge and he says, “I did it for you! For all of us!” and his voice cracks at the end, what does Odin say? “No, Loki.” Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? Your son is hanging off a bridge above a black abyss and that’s what you say? You fail Odin. I really hope Frigga beat the crap out of him for that. Anyways, Loki always wanted his father’s approval and then for Odin to just cast him aside like that is cruel. On top of all that, Tom Hiddleston’s performance of Loki is phenomenal and is the only reason I even own the first Thor film.

  • Khan

Khan from Star Trek: Into Darkness is a force to be reckoned with. His skills alone are something to behold, not to mention his superhuman biology. It does help that he is played by Benedict Cumberbatch. His silver tongue and the performance he puts on truly makes you feel for him in the beginning. But then, then he becomes scary with his precise killing and the blows he deals in his fight with Kirk. Him crushing that guy’s skull was terrifying but so cool to watch! He’s just really really cool and it makes it hard to hate him. I already liked Kahn back in Star Trek: The Original Series and this just made me like him even more.

  • Prince Nuada Silverlance

Nuada Silverlance is the crowned prince of the Clan Bethmoora elves from the Hellboy universe. Hellboy is an antihero story and honestly really really good, you should check it out. Anyways, here’s another character that yes he’s bad but he really makes you feel for him. He makes you feel for his plight and what he’s trying to do for his people. His skill with a blade is unmatched, his agility and speed is phenomenal. Plus, he’s just badass looking. Luke Goss’ portrayal as the banished prince is just fantastic. He really sells the character.

  • Pitch Black

Pitch Black, formerly known as Kozmotis Pitchiner in his human life, is the Boogeyman, also known as The King of Nightmares. Yes, it’s an animated film. Yes he’s not a flesh and blood character, but this does not make him any less of a good, well written character. Rise of the Guardians is actually a really great, underrated film that you all should watch. Voiced by Jude Law, the King of Darkness is creepy, manipulative, and evil. However, you can’t help but feel for him a bit. Pitch started off as protector and defender of the Golden Age. He was a Hero. He was tricked by the darkness, who used the voice of his daughter to lure him into setting it free, and overtaking him. Fast forward years later and people have forgotten the Boogeyman, years of isolation and disbelief made Pitch take action. What makes you feel for him is the fact that he just wants to be believed in. He just wants people to believe in him again. When you think about it more, the good and happy things in life cannot exist without the pain and fear. So, yeah, Pitch is someone that you can have problems saying he’s 100% a bad guy.

  • Bane

Bane is a DC villain, more specifically, a Batman villain. In the Dark Knight Rises version he is played by none other than Tom Hardy. This character is a big brute of a guy. He’s strong, skilled, and deadly. He literally broke the Bat. He could’ve killed him. But he’s not just a brute. He’s incredibly intelligent. He’s smart and cunning. Not only that, but there’s a piece of humanity in him. We see this when he’s in the pit and he protects others. There is more to him than what meets the eye. Plus, again, he’s an absolute badass and the mask makes him sound freaking cool.

  • Lord Sesshomaru

Sesshomaru is a villain but also not a villain. From the anime Inuyasha, he starts off as a villain in the beginning of the show but as time goes on, he becomes more of a frenemy, till finally he is now a, begrudgingly, good guy. You start off wanting to smack him, but the more you get to know about him the more you actually start to like him. His character development really make you like him more as you watch him go from being a cold and unfeeling ass to- well, a less cold and unfeeling friend. He is a terrifying opponent, skilled with a blade and his demonic abilities makes him a formidable foe that should not be messed with. He’s cool, like really really cool.

  • Joker

The Joker is another DC Batman villain. Now, there have been many version of Joker but I think that across the board that Joker is just a really cool character, I know I keep saying these guys are cool (they are though) but the reason Joker is so amazing is because he is chaos embodied. He just lets loose and watches the world burn just to see if he could. Havoc is his only reason for doing things. His weird and twisted mind makes him so intriguing, and dangerous. You wouldn’t want to be in the same vicinity as him, let alone meet him down a dark alley. He’s not a man to be trifled with or taken lightly.

  • Magneto

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Magneto, also known as Erik Lehnsherr, from the X-Men Marvel world, is another character that just makes you feel for them. A mutant and a Holocaust surviver, he has suffered a lot of pain at the hands of bigots and humanity in general. His feelings are justified, his actions not so much. Played by both Sir Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, this man strives to bring mutants to the forefront of humanity. Not wanting his brothers and sisters to suffer he chooses to take the fight to the rest of humanity. Originally he was a good guy, he helped Charles Xavier build his school, helped him create the first X-Men. He was his friend. His humanity is there, it’s just been beaten and abused so much that it can’t take it anymore. All of this makes him tough to hate.

  • Victor Creed aka Sabertooth

Victor Creed, also known as Sabertooth, is, yet again, another Marvel villain. More specifically an X-Men baddie. (I like Marvel/X-Men a lot alright?) He has a healing factor, retractable sharp claws and canine-like fangs, superhuman strength, senses, and reflexes, feral feline attributes, and a seemingly endless life span. He went by many names including Slasher, El Tigre (The Tiger), and Der Schlächter (The Butcher). The brother (at least in the films) of the famous Wolverine/Logan, an assassin, mercenary, and murderer. He kills for hire and he kills for fun. He’s one of the more bloody villains on this list. His father kept him chained in a basement and pulled his elongated, claw-like nails out of his fingers consistently. He’s probably the least likable one on this list. However, I think he’s just too freaking amazing and cool to leave off. His cold, calculating demeanor is something the chills one to the bone. His strengths, abilities, and sheer power are something to behold and not to be tested. His animalistic nature is also something that draws you in, his love of brutal killing, of pain and death in general. His bloodlust. Is something that I find incredibly fascinating, especially in comparison to Logan. (This makes me sound like a psycho but I promise I’m not) Victor can be smart when he wants to, but his anger gets him into trouble some times. He can live in isolation, and he thrives in it even. Victor Creed is more than just badass, he’s scary as all get out.

 

Well, there’s my list of villains that I think are just too good to hate. Let me know what you think, agree or disagree. Who do you think belongs on this list? Let me know what else you would like to see. And have an amazing day guys!

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Merch Monday! (Part 2)

Hey guys, I’ve got another Fandom Merch post for you. This is the second one and I tried to keep a wide variety of types of fandoms. As always, I have provided details, prices, and links to the shops that you can buy them at. Enjoy!

  • L-Zonc White Totoro Thermos 10-ounce Backpack Bottle

An adorable and simplistic way to keep your hot things hot this winter featuring the lovable Totoro. Quite honestly, I kind of want this myself. I mean look at it!

  • Capacity:10 Ounce/300ml
  • Light and compact design for effortless transport and storage and fits most automobile drink holders

You can but it for $21.20 here

  • Once Upon Time Playing Cards

It’s Once Upon a Time cards. I mean look, it’s Hook on a King Card. Can it get any better than it?

  • 52 different images
  • Cards measure 2.5 x 3.5
  • Officially licensed
  • Cards have a linen type finish

You can by it for $5.99+ $4.99 shipping here

  • Marvel Loki Helmet Pewter Key Ring

Actually, I own this one and I love it. It’s a nice little piece that is a great conversation starter for those who are looking for something to talk about. Perfect for any Loki fan.

  • Loki helmet design
  • Sharply detailed
  • Looks great on display

You can buy it for $4.95 here

  • Wizarding World Harry Potter Light-Up Tri Wizard Dragon Champions Cup TriWizard NEW

So, this is a little more on the pricey side. However, that means nothing to the die hard Harry Potter Geeks out there. I mean, it’s the Tri Wizard Dragon Champions Cup and it lights up! That’s pretty freaking cool.

  • Shows – 3 Dragons Molded Around the Champions Cup
  • Size – 10″ Height x 6″ Wide
  • Base – Lights-Up & Glows Azure Blue
  • Includes – 4 (AAA) Replacable Batteries
  • Tri Wizard Is Engraved On Cup Between Dragons

You can buy it for $37.62 here

  • HALO Cortana Chip Keychain

“Keep Cortana close with this sculpted keychain. Modeled off Cortana’s Halo 4 data chip, this detailed replica features 4 blue LED lights. Press and hold the “on-off” button to illuminate the central data crystal.” (www.halowaypointstore.com)

  • 4 blue LED lights.
  • Non-replaceable batteries have 60 hour light-up life.
  • 2 inches long x 1.25 inches wide x .25 inches thick. (5x3x1 cm)

You can but it for $16.95 here

  • Kilala Plushie from Inuyasha

I own this plushie and I must say, it is SO FREAKING CUTE! I’m not kidding, it is adorable and I love it to pieces! If you love Inuyasha or have someone in your life that loves then this is the way to go.

  • Official Licensed Plush
  • Collectible Anime Character
  • Quality detail

You can buy it for $30.49 here

  • Doctor Who: Weeping Angel Figurine

“Don’t blink! The Weeping Angel from the 5th Series episode “Flesh and Stone”” (www.bbcdoctorwhoshop.com) This is perfect for any Doctor Who fan, but remember, don’t blink. Blink and You’re Dead!

  • 4-inch 1:21 scale
  • metallic resin statue

You can buy it for $19.98 here

  • Five Nights At Freddy’s Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza T-Shirt

Five Night’s at Freddy’s Merch! At last! For those of you who are horror game enthusiasts like Kaitlyn and I are then you will love this shirt. I mean, who hasn’t wanted a FNAF Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria shirt?

  • 100% cotton
  • Wash cold; dry low

You can buy it for $20.50 here

  • Pokemon Poke Ball Necklace

For all you Pokemon fans, this is for you. It’s a silver tone chain necklace with a Poke Ball pendant. Perfect for any fan.

  • 22″ chain; 3″ extender
  • 1 1/4″ diameter pendant
  • Metal
  • Imported
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mug

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! It’s a mug, it’s a turtle, no it’s both!!!!!!

  • Ceramic

You can but it for $19.50 here

Well that’s it for this post. There’s plenty more geek merchandise out there but these were just a few. I hope you guys liked this and I hope you all have a great day. Se ya!

All Hands On Deck! Repeat, We Are In a Crisis. All Hands on Deck! (video update & the existential crisis of finishing a series)

Okay, so, we have a slight setback. We recorded our first video two weeks ago, and then we also recorded two more videos. Now, we had several snow days which prevented me from getting to the computer lab where all of the editing programs are. Finally I was able to make it to the computer lab… only to find out that the audio for out first video somehow got corrupted. *sigh* Our other two videos are fine but the one is just of three of us and the other is only two of us. I wanted our first video posted to have all four of us in it so I’m holding off to post the other two.

On the plus side though, my mum found our new camera which will take much better videos than our crappy old web cams. Unfortunately, it’s spring break right nos so it’ll be at least a week maybe two till we can record. We’ll probably have to re-record the first episode. *Grrrr*

That’s the main reason of this post but it’s just too short for me to justify posting it, so we’re gonna talk about the existential crisis of finishing a series and not knowing what to do with your life anymore. We’ve all been there, we’ve all done it. You’ve been watching, or binge watching in our case, a series, it could be five seasons it could be ten, and you’ve watched every episode you can but that’s it. There’s nothing left. You could move on to the next show, like most normal human beings but we’re not normal because normal is overrated and boring, but you’re not ready to move on. You’re still stuck in that fandom. It’s always sad when a series ends, you’ve become attached to the characters and the story and you’re just not ready to move on.

Be it a show, book, comic, manga, anime, video game, or film series it always hurts in the end. Usually the last series, book, or film is always the most painful. For example, when we were watching Merlin, series 5 was the most painful series out of them all. When we finished Merlin, we couldn’t move on. Our feels were crushed. Now, everyone copes differently with the end of a series. Personally, I watch behind the scenes videos, actor’s vlogs, interviews, specials, and so on. For me, it helps to lessen the pain so I can move on to the next series.

Everyone has different methods of coping with the end of a series: re-watching/reading the series, jumping straight into a new one, watching/reading your favorite parts, etc. But whatever your method is, it still hurts and still make you sad that it’s over.

What’s your method for recovering after finishing a series?

Fanart Firday! 3/4/15 (Theme: Anime)

Hey guys it’s Friday which means more fanart! Today however we’ve decided to go with a theme seeing how this is the second post. Now, again, I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum but that is no guarantee so proceed with caution. So, without further adieu I give you Fanart Friday: Anime. Enjoy!

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • InuYasha

  • Studio Ghibli

  • One Piece

  • Blue Exorcist

Well, that’s it for this Fanart Friday. I hope you enjoyed it and if you want leave us some suggestions for future themes or something that you would like to see. Have a great Friday everybody!

Tattoo Thursday (Some of the Best Geek Tattoos)

I was scrolling through different fandom tattoos today and thought that I should do a post on them. So here’s just a few of the fandom tattoos I came across that I thought were worth sharing. Enjoy!

  • Doctor Who

  • Sherlock

  • One Piece

  • Marvel

  • Angel/Buffy

  • Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit
“So comes snow after fire and even dragons have their ending.”

  • Supernatural:

“I fear no evil”
  • Hunger Games
“She has no idea the effect she can have.”

  • Harry Potter

  • Inuyasha

  • DC

  • Studio Ghibli

So what do you guys think of these tattoos? We think they’re pretty amazing. What fandom tattoo would you get? Or, if you already have a fandom tattoo, what is it?

Let Me Sing You the Song of My People (15 Fandom Songs)

So, for this post we’re going to look at 15 fandom songs that hold a special place in our hearts. These can be intros, ending songs, or songs in the show/film/book. now these aren’t all of the songs in a fandom and these aren’t all of the fandoms. These are just a few. Be warned, if you play this in public you may summon someone from that fandom. Enjoy!

1. The Last Goodbye-Billy Boyd (The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies)

2. Doctor Who Intro

3. The Walking Dead Intro

4. We Are (One Piece)

5. I See Fire-Ed Sheeran (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)

6. Carry On My Wayward Son-Kansas (Supernatural)

7. Sanctuary- Darling Violetta (Angel)

8. Sherlock Intro

9. Change the World (Inuyasha)

10. Merlin Intro

11. Star Trek Intro

12. The Hanging Tree-James Newton Howard ft. Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay)

13. Hedwig’s Flight/Theme (Harry Potter)

14. Blue Exorcist Opening 1

15. Star Wars Intro

So I hope you enjoyed these fandom songs. What’s your favorite fandom song?

The power of fandoms and the impact they have on us

Sometimes you never know what someone else is going through. You never know what heartache, pain, or trials someone else is facing. And everyone has their outlet for it. For some it’s drugs, alcohol, partying. And then there are those that turn to fandoms.

I speak from experience when I say that this is me. That I was one of those people who turned to fictional worlds and characters to escape from the things I had to face. My first fandoms were Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and I invested my time into these characters and their worlds for the first time when I was in fourth grade and dealing with my parents divorce. My friends didn’t get it because they didn’t have divorced parents. These fandoms and characters became my escape from having to deal with the divorce and the hell that was fourth grade,

When I was a freshman in high school I was diagnosed with Lupus, for those of you who don’t know what it is it is an autoimmune disease. It is very painful and there is no cure, symptoms can be treated with medication. To a 14 year old who just had their world turned upside down fandoms became a place of relief.

It was in this time that I became sucked into the fandom world permanently. Doctor Who was the new fandom I became a part of, Matt Smith’s first series. I was quickly pulled into the show and re-watched everything before the series I was on. I became invested in the characters and the worlds they were in. Then came Torchwood, Merlin, Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Angel, and Buffy. I reacquainted myself with things that I had seen before but hadn’t really gotten into: Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Marvel, and DC. I entered into these fandoms and more and lost myself if them. They became a major part of my life and somewhere along the way I went from being a casual fan to a dedicated fangirl.

I no longer need my fandoms as an escape from reality, well, not as much as once did. I don’t rely on them like a crutch like I once did. But I wouldn’t give them up. Not for anything. My fandoms are a huge part of my life. They helped shape me into the person that I am now. I wouldn’t trade that. I love my fandoms, I love the characters and the stories. I love the people I’ve met because of my fandoms.

I am a fangirl, and my fandoms help keep me sane. I don’t need them anymore but I won’t give them up because my fandoms are family. Don’t be ashamed of the fandoms you’re in and don’t let people tear you down for spending so much time in them, because they don’t know you or what you’re going through. Just remember that fandom means family and that there are plenty of fangirls/boys out there who you can talk to.

What fandoms are you’re escape?