#PotterWeek is a link up the last week of July in honor of Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s) birthdays. Started and hosted by The Common Room, each day has a different theme to explore your history with Harry Potter.
Well I’ve been sick most of this week and thus I haven’t really had much to be excited about since after I get home from work I have just been going straight to sleep. BUT, there are a few things that I have gotten super excited about in my slightly drugged up state. Check out this week’s Thursday and Thrilled!
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Every little while I get into a funk. I call it a funk because to me being in a funk is when you are aware of what is happening around you and how you’re reacting but you aren’t sure why you’re feeling that way. I’ve been slowly trying to work my way out of said funk to no avail. But still, I’m going to keep trying and hopefully I’ll pull up and out of it. Despite the funk, it’s Thursday and Thrilled time and I’m excited about a couple things.
Recently my friend the amazing LoudlySilent asked me to join their site Comics Recap as a contributor. I was bouncing off the walls I was so excited!
My first post on Comics Recap is now available. I hope that it makes you want to pick up this comic. I decided to write about the most recent comic I’ve read which was Giant Sized Little Marvel: A v X*, this adorable comic was written and drawn by Skottie Young and is amazing. Check out the review for more info.
After my post about Silk, I have had a little bit more invigoration to write more about comics. The problem is that I’m not that well versed. I only started collecting as recently as this year. As such I have been trying to jump in on any new series that strike me. Most of what I’ve been reading has been Marvel (because that’s where I tend to gravitate when I think of superheroes), but I’ve been wanting to expand that knowledge and try other series and other creators.
That all being said, I thought I’d throw it out to the universe and ask what comics you would recommend that I try next?
My Funko collection is growing. Basically anytime any of my favorite stores have sales, I end up buying a good handful (probably more than I should) of new Pops to add.
A few weeks ago, I swung by FYE and picked up a Dancing Groot Pop [Affiliate Link] and a Crowley Pop[Affiliate Link]. I was excited to finally start expanding my Supernatural collection. I got home and set the figures down only to get distracted for a couple days before I could pull them out. After tossing the bag and setting the boxes on my desk I went about my day organizing my shelves to make room for the newest additions. I was admiring the box and laughed when I noticed that in the picture, Crowley is holding a glass of something, but I couldn’t remember seeing that on the figure itself. After a moment I realized the reason that I didn’t notice it at first was because the figure I picked up, DIDN’T HAVE A HAND! Having already thrown away the receipt I didn’t know what to do. While I’m sure that some stores will exchange it, I wasn’t sure if with it being broken that I could return it. So instead, I decided to use this mishap to make something silly.
A short (and probably poorly thought out) story about how Crowley could have lost his hand.
I was never really that into comics. I liked the idea of them and when my grandparents used to hand them out with their halloween candy I would always stash away a couple issues for myself to read later. Betty and Veronica I enjoyed, but the Batman ones were always entertaining to me too. Aside from that, I never really reached out for comics.
Once the Marvel Movies started leaking I found my interest in them to peak. I was curious about these characters I had been watching on the screen. I wanted to see how the character differed in the comic. However, trying to jump into Captain America or Iron Man was daunting. So in the past year (primarily the past few months) I’ve been searching for a series that is just starting or at least a more recent retelling of the stories.
All that being said, I’ve found some comics that I’ve become completely addicted to.
This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is Five Times I Totally Fangirled. It doesn’t take a lot for me to fangirl. Being in the same state as someone (which I frequently am, because apparently Utah is a prime place to film stuff… who knew?) makes me squeal. So here are the stand out Fangirl moments for me.
If you follow me on tumblr you may have already seen this, however sometimes I come across such awesome gifsets that a reblog on tumblr just isn’t enough. Sometimes they hit that spot in my heart because it is so beautiful and true that I want to cry. This gifset is one of them about how as women, we can write the story on our own.