Join me today for the final Seriously Geeky Sundays of the year as we look back over the year, in fandoms of course! It’s been a difficult year and fandoms have helped many of us through the dark times, helping us keep our minds of what’s been happening and helping us escape into worlds of fantasy. For me personally, they’ve always been great at helping me keep my anxiety in check and my mind off the pain, this year even more so. So let’s talk about 2020 – in fandoms 😉
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My answers for week #39
Which fandom was the highlight of your year?
DC Comics was definitely the highlight of the year for me. I couldn’t pick just one comic series as it was a mixture of multiple runs that made it such a great year. Top of the list was Lois Lane, Hawkman, Red Hood: Outlaw, Batman and the Outsiders, Justice League: Dark and The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage.
Which one surprised you the most?
I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed Veronica Mars. For years I thought it was a high school drama and then I read up on it, I realised it had a mystery/crime element to it. I decided to give it a try and fell in love with it. It ended up giving me quite a bit of perspective along the way to boot.
Did you revist an old fandom?
I did! I revisited several in fact 🙂 In April I posted about 10 TV shows I was hoping to finish in 2020, and that meant going back to finish several old TV shows. I didn’t manage to complete all 10; I got 7/10. I revisited Fringe, Lost Girl, Primeval New World and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
What was the best new release of this year for you?
It has to be Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne. I’ve got a full review in the works so I’ll keep this short and sweet. It’s a spin-off series from the Iron Druid Chronicles, set in the same world with all new characters and best of all it’s set in Glasgow using the Scots language. It was absolutely fantastic and so brilliantly Scottish, I can’t wait for the second book!
What fandom was the biggest let down?
The Warlock Holmes series by G.S. Denning sounded so good. I mean, supernatural mixed with Sherlock Holmes? Great combination. I’d been following the author for years and planning to read them, and they were available on Scribd. I eventually got around to reading the first book, it was alright. Not as great as it had sounded but it ended on a massive cliffhanger which was too enticing not to read the second book…
And it was a total waste of time. It was a marketing technique to get people to buy the next book. Instead of actually writing the story that followed up from the cliffhanger the author just time skips and doesn’t bother.
Essentially laziness is this author’s entire motto. They’ve basically ripped off Arthur Conan Doyle’s worth and thrown in a few supernatural bits here and there. Both books are previous Sherlock Holmes stories with a slight supernatural twist. There’s zero originality. A complete letdown. The rave reviews for the books are people who admit in their reviews to have never read a Holmes book before, therefore, have no idea how much of a charlatan the author really is.
Who were your favourite characters of 2020?
I’ve talked about a lot of characters through other SGS prompts, as well as my 30 day Star Wars challenge and my 30 day World of Warcraft challenge this year. So I’m going to highlight a few characters from random fandoms I enjoyed this year that stood out from the rest:
- Dirk Gently from Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
- Deloris and Fred Allen from October Faction
- Lydia Crow from The Crow Investigation series by Sarah Painter
- Hattie Shaw and Queenie Shaw from Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw
- Betty from The Good Liar
- Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood from The Eldest Curses series by Cassandra Clare
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Over To You
That brings us to the end of the last Seriously Geeky Sundays post of 2020, but worry not, the prompt will be back next year! I’ll be posting January prompts over the next few days with the themes for February and March following in the new year 🙂
How about you guys? Which fandoms made a mark on 2020 for you?
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