Songs of Summer

5 Fandom Friday - Songs of Summer

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! This week’s 5 Fandom Friday is all about summer songs and I’ve chosen 5 songs that remind me of summer or generally just make me feel really upbeat and joyful; feelings I relate to summertime. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are any of these on your summer playlist? How do you define a summer song? Are they ones with memories, or like me, do you go for something upbeat and fun? ((Image in banner from Public Domain Pictures.))

 

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5 TV Shows I Would Un-Cancel

5 Tv Shows I wish I could un-cancel

Grabbing one that I missed in May for this week as it’s something I feel pretty strongly about! Cancelled shows is something that really gets me going. As a Brit, I’ve tuned into a new US show and fell in love with it – only to find out half way through that it’s been cancelled. It’s gotten to the point now where I check new shows for cancellation if only 1 season is listed on IMDB. It’s only really been in the last decade that fantasy and supernatural TV Shows have become popular and before that you could guarantee that any geeky TV Show that came about was likely to be cancelled ASAP. I distinctly remember the excitement of hearing about Supernatural when it first came out, and hoping like hell it didn’t get cancelled.

There’s a lot of shows that have ended, that I will always miss, however, this list is reserved for those I feel never really got a shot, had more to tell or left loads of unanswered questions.

 

 

Shows I'd like to un-cancel - Primeval: New World

Primeval: New World

… follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the

appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures.

I was sad to see the original Primeval go, so when it was announced that there was a new one in a new country, with all new characters and Andrew Lee Potts’ character would be popping up – yeah, I was super hyped. I loved Primeval: New World and the characters; the cast was fantastic! But I’ve still not finished the final two episodes. It’s a typical case of ‘I don’t want it to end’ which seems to plague me when it comes to the final episodes and seasons of some shows. I had so many unanswered questions already, and from my experience watching the original Primeval I know the season finale is just going to make me scream with the frustration of never knowing!

((Image Credit: Listal))

 

Shows I'd like to un-cancel - The Finder

The Finder

An Iraq war vet suffers a brain injury that triggers the ability to see connections

between seemingly unrelated events, objects or people.

 

This is the only one of this list where I wish I could un-cancel it, but I totally understand why it was cancelled. A spin off from Bones, The Finder had it’s back door pilot in season 6 of Bones. Sadly after filming the first season Michael Clarke Duncan, passed away unexpectedly. He played one of the main characters and was such a big part of the show that no one involved could bare to carry on without him.

((Image Credit: The Finder Wiki))

 

 

Shows I'd like to un-cancel - Marvel's Agent Carter

Marvel’s Agent Carter

In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR).

When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear

his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

 

I’m going to be pissed about this one for a long time to come, and like Primeval, I haven’t been able to finish Agent Carter Season 2 yet. I don’t want it to be over. Peggy is fabulous character who deserved much more screen time than she got. At least we got two seasons; some shows have had far worse odds than that.

((Image Credit: Hayley Atwell.net))

 

Shows I'd like to un-cancel - Shows to Uncancel - Constantine

Constantine

A man struggling with his faith who is haunted by the sins of his past is suddenly

thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

 

This is probably one of the shows on this list I’m most bitter about. Technically it was sort of un-cancelled and became an animated show with Matt Ryan voicing the character and made by the same people. But let’s be honest; it’s not the same. I’ve not watched the animated show yet, and probably will check it out eventually but I much prefer live action. Sure the show had some bad points, I got a bit lost with the plot at times, and it was a bit slow going. That didn’t stop it still being awesome, and needing answers to things that happened in the finale. I loved Matt Ryan as Constantine, and have loved him as an actor since I saw him in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. The crossover with Arrow was bitter-sweet and a highlight of that season for me. I really wish they had given it more of a chance 🙁

((Image Credit: Screencapped.net))

 

Shows I'd like to un-cancel - BBC: Strange

Strange

A defrocked priest’s mission to destroy demons.

And the final one on this list is a fairly unknown British show that I will probably be royally pissed about for a long time. Back in the day when supernatural was far away from being a go to genre for TV shows, Strange popped up with a pilot about demons. The pilot was quite frankly, epic. Mysterious, intrigue, mythology and I was so glad when it got picked up for a full season. And then the BBC messed it up. Not the show; the whole season was great like the pilot. No, there mistake was very simple; they never re-showed the pilot. Many months later when the season began, they decided it would be a great idea to skip the first episode (the pilot) and go straight to episode 2. As you would expect this left everyone extremely confused because all the back-story and how the characters came together was in the pilot. It totally flopped despite how much promise it had because no one had a clue what was going on.

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What about you? Which shows do you wish had never been cancelled? Are they 1-2 season wonders or are they longer running shows you just really miss?

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5 songs that remind me of a tv episode or movie

Songs that remind me of TV Shows & Movies

Oh wow this was a HARD prompt to narrow down. I pick up a lot of music from tv shows and movies, and every time I thought I had this list completed I’d remember another one! I’m sure I’m missing some major ones, and had to physically stop myself going through my entire music library to check for more songs!

 

Fall from Grace

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I love this song, but I cannot listen to it without seeing the end of season 2 scene play out and imagine just how Buffy must have felt. There are no words to describe that pain, and it’s one of those moments when you need to let music do the talking.

 

 

Goodbye to You

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I love Michelle Branch as an artist, and once again Joss and the Buffy team paired up an unbelievably emotional moment with music to express what was happening. The words are so poignant, “Goodbye to you, Goodbye to everything that I knew, You were the one I loved, The one thing that I tried to hold onto” and really capture the difficult decision that Tara has to make to help the one she loves and herself.

 

 

 

Carry on my Wayward Son

Supernatural

I don’t think any Supernatural fan can listen to this song and a) not be reminded of the show and c) not sing along automatically. The band was a bit before my time so I didn’t know them or the song before the show, and I have a very sweet memory of Chris and I bonding when we first got together over this song. We were talking, found out we both loved the show and yeah, the rest is history 😀

 

 

Accidentally in Love

Shrek 2

This song just fits so perfectly with that scene in Shrek 2 and I absolutely love the lyrics and sentiments to it. Sometimes love sneaks up on you, and sometimes you’re not looking for it and you end up just giving in to the strawberry ice cream love.

 

 

 

 

My Immortal

Daredevil

I was a fan of Evanescence before watching this film, however, this song wasn’t one of my favourites. It didn’t do anything for me. Then I watched Daredevil and the funeral scene… and was in tears. The words of the song came to life for me and ever since it has had meaning for me.

 

 

So as you can see songs that remind me of tv shows and movies usually have a specific moment and place in that show/movie. I don’t really tend to have random songs that remind me of shows very much, unless they have a very specific theme. For example, Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down automatically conjures images of Smallville because you know… kyrptonite. It also reminds me of Supernatural because there’s a line in the song that says ‘dark side of the moon’ and that’s the name of an episode!

What about you? Randomness or poignant moments?

 

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Planets I Would Like to Visit

5 Fandom Friday - Planets I want to visit

This weeks prompt was a suggestion by me, and I’m very honoured to have it chosen and of course, I had to do this one! When I suggested it I remember being really excited for it, with loads of ideas… the problem is that I still had TOO many ideas. I could do a top 5 planets list of for several individual planets alone! So I whittled it down to one per fandom, with one exception 😉 Enjoy!

 

Planets - Star Wars: Coruscant

Star Wars – Coruscant

Picking just one Star Wars planet was difficult. There’s also Naboo, Nal Shada, Alderaan and Korriban that were high on the list. In the end I went with Coruscant, the capital city of the Star Wars universe and centre of the Galaxy. Unlike most planets it is extremely built up, with layers upon layers of buildings and some inhabitants never ever see the sky. Aesthetically it’s not very pleasing to me, but there’s so much culture and tradition there that makes it my first choice. ((Image credit – Star Wars Wiki))

 

Planets - World of Warcraft: Azeroth

World of Warcraft – Azeroth

Azeroth is probably the planet that I have spent most of my time on (virtually) other than Earth. It’s the main planet in the World of Warcraft universe and with two continents and various islands, it has so much to offer in terms of nature, culture, technology and magic. From the gorgeous scenery, to the ancient cultures and architecture and not to mention magic and fantastical creatures! I could quite happily spend a life time immersing myself in this planet and all it has to offer. ((Image Source – My Screenshot Gallery))

 

 

World of Warcraft – Argus

This is the fandom double up entry for the week. Sorry, it was just too damn irresistible not to have on the list. Argus is the original planet of the Draenei who were forced to abandon it to the Burning Legion. We are finally getting to visit it in patch 7.5 and I can’t wait! While in previous World of Warcraft expansions I’ve loved exploring new parts of the current world, or those now available to players. However, Legion has definitely been one for going that bit further a field and it’s great! ((Image Source – WoW Wiki))

 

Planets - Avatar: Pandora

Avatar – Pandora

Avatar is not even close to being one of my main fandoms, but oh my goodness – THAT planet. I fell in love with Pandora, it’s beauty, it’s culture and spirituality. While I didn’t mind the story of the film, it was the world itself and the wonderful creatures and design that captured my heart. ((Image Source – Avatar Wiki))

 

Planets - Doctor Who: Galifrey

Doctor Who – Galifrey

The problem with a fandom that spans the whole of time and space is that most planets get a bit lost in the vastness of the universe. I cannot, off the top of my head, name a single other planet for the Doctor Who/Torchwood universe other than Galifrey. Galifrey would have been my ultimate answer anyway because it’s mother fricking Galifrey, home of the time lords and it’s back! I could name plenty of species/races from the show, but planets? Not a clue. I could probably name more time periods than anything else 😛 Why Galifrey? Well, duh. It’s home of the time lords. ((Image Credit – TARDIS Core Data Wiki))

 

What do you think of my planet list? Do you find that there’s loads for you to choose from or are you not a huge sci fi fan? I only have a few fandoms that are predominantly sci fi and even less that have planets. What’s on your list?

 

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My 5 Favourite Fictional Mothers [5 Fandom Friday]

This week’s prompt was for retro video games, but sadly, I didn’t really play video games back when they could be considered retro. So I’ve gone back a few years and picked one I could answer; mothers! This one still took a while for me to get into, and I really need to read/watch more stuff that has actual mothers in it. I went through a mental list of most recent books read and every time it was ‘mother dead/MIA’. I also didn’t want to fall back on old favourites that I’ve mentioned before in other ways (Leia, Padme from Star Wars for example).

 

Favourite Mother - Keladry's Mother

Ilane of Mindelan

Kel’s Mother

What I love about Kel’s mother Ilane is that she’s a fighter and a noble lady. In the world of Tamora Pierce’s Tortal series Kel is the first lady knight to come along after the infamous Lioness, Alanna. It was a big step for Tortal, let alone Kel and her family, and while Ilane wasn’t originally sold on the idea of her daughter becoming a Knight – not because it wasn’t something girls did, but because she wasn’t certain her daughter was choosing what was best for her. Once she knew Kel had truly chosen what she wanted to do, Ilane supported her daughter whole heartedly. She’s forthright, and a fighter in her own right, instilling respect and love in her children. When she heard that her daughter in law had insulted Kel, Ilane made sure that she learned her lesson. She is respected by a foreign nation not because her husband is the diplomat, but because she fought to save something sacred to them. ((Image Source – Tamora Pierce Wiki))

 

 

Favourite Mothers - McGarrett

Doris McGarett

Steve’s Mum

I’m going to have to put this one under a spoiler tag because it’s near impossible to talk about this character, let alone do her justice, without giving away spoilers of Hawaii 5-0. ((Image Source – Springfield TV Screencaps))

[spoiler title=’Read more…’ style=’default’ collapse_link=’true’]Doris isn’t really what anyone would call a good mother. She faked her own death when Steve and his sister were just kids, and Steve only found out she was alive by basically being nosey and figuring stuff out on his own. Would she have ever popped back up if he hadn’t? Probably not. Yet Doris is one of my favourite mothers. In short; she’s a total badass. She may suck at being a mother, and doing motherly things, but she loves her kids and would do anything for them. She did. She made the ultimate sacrifice and removed herself from their lives when she realised she couldn’t do the good mummy routine. She’s the type of person that has to make the hard choices, and she does. Add to her sarcastic and witty attitude, and banter with her son, and you can guarantee that an episode with her will be great fun.[/spoiler]

 

 

Favourite Mothers - Catherine

Catherine Bordey

Camille’s Mother

This is probably one of the few examples where a main character has left the show (Death in Paradise) and their mother has remained a regular cast member. From the first time we met Catherine I was blown away by how savy, down to earth and caring she was to everyone she meets. If you get on her bad side you’ll regret it, but if she likes you and you respect her than she’s always there for you. I love the newest development to her character in the last season and think that she will do a fantastic job in her new role. ((Image Source – Red Planet Productions))

 

Favourite Mother - Molly Weasley

Molly Weasley

The Weasleys’ Mother

I’ve talked about my love for Molly and the Weasleys before, so it’s not really a surprise to find her on this list. Despite having such a large family, Molly has so much love that it spreads to both Harry and Hermione. Hermione will later become her legal daughter in law, but while the Trio are kids, Molly makes them all feel like they’re part of one big family. Molly isn’t a push over though, as we see when she sends Ron a Howler and, of course, at the Battle of Hogwarts when she protects her daughter. She’s a fighter and a lover, because some things – like family – you fight for with everything you got and this is something that she teaches to all her children. ((Image Source – Pottermore))

 

 

Favourite Mother - MiraxMirax Terrik Horn

Valin and Jysella’s Mother

It was hard for me to pick a mother from the Star Wars universe, not because they’re so few but because they are so many. I wanted to choose one of the lesser known mothers from Legends, and in the end Mirax won. Mirax essentially had three children; her two kids and her Jedi/Rogue Squadron pilot husband, Corran. She was also the only one with no Force powers, and marrying into the Corellian Jedi traditions. Thankfully as the daughter of the infamous smuggler Booster Terrik, Mirax is more than capable of looking after herself and giving it as good as she gets. When her children end up in deep trouble, with the entire Galaxy pretty much gunning for them, Mirax will do whatever she has to to protect them.  ((Image Source – Star Wars Wiki))

Are you familar with any of these mothers? Who are your favourites?

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