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Happy Birthday Louise

Dear Louise,

Thank you for existing! You are an amazing friend and even more amazing human being. I don’t know what cosmic deal was made for us to reconnect in college after so many years apart but I’m grateful for it. Today is special because it is your birthday. It’s your day! LOUISE DAY!

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In my opinion, there should be more Louise days throughout the year because you rock. Here are just some examples of how you make everything cool.

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‘Fringe’/’Once Upon A Time’ Photo Recap Crossover

Hi everyone!

When @GodsGirl1989 told us Fringe fans were planning a special event on September 9, we wanted to contribute something somehow. So, we decided to put a creative twist on our photo recaps. A crossover photo recap! Rather than die in the explosion in Season 5 Episode 4, Etta is transported to Storybrooke where she meets Emma Swan and her family. Together, they must defeat the Snow Queen and find a way to get Etta home. We hope you enjoy it!

Boston, Massachusetts

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Storybrooke, Maine

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Celebrating My Favorite Fandoms

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New shadowbox with Veronica Mars lanyard and Fringe coin from Fringenuity

For many, September is the month after August, but for others September is a Fringe event which @DannaAissa is celebrating by posting September related pictures on Twitter or Instagram. I don’t have a fedora to honor everyone’s favorite Observer and I can’t handle spicy food, HOWEVER I recently finished a craft project that celebrates the show. Not too long after the Veronica Mars movie premiered I wanted to fill a shadowbox with tokens of fandoms that have largely impacted how I experience television shows. I chose three shows: So Weird, Veronica Mars and Fringe. I like to call So Weird my beginnings. I wasn’t on the internet talking with other viewers or joining petitions but I was participating in a local fan group at my elementary school. My friends and I watched the show, talked about it and adopted characters from the show. (And for those who know a little Pop Culture Nexus history, Louise was part of this awesome group) It wasn’t until Veronica Mars that I began interacting with other fans who were not classmates and then Fringe taught me how incredibly supportive a fandom can be outside the show. I’m still looking for a So Weird token to place in the shadowbox, but for now, my Veronica Mars movie lanyard and Fringe coin are great tokens to look at when I need a reminder of the power a fan community can have on a show and its own members.

Visit @DannaAissa’s blog to learn how you can participate in #SeptembertheObserver

-Mary

Orphan Black 1×06 Photo Recap: Variations Under Domestication

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WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!

Let me start off by saying I’m sorry for the hiatus. Sorry I’ve been slacking on my Orphan Black recaps but I needed a break and then I got Season 2 and well, you know…when Season 2 falls into your lap, life itself stops to watch the show. I successfully finished so now it’s time to get back to my photo recaps. Where did I stop? Ah yes, Big Dick Paul finds out Sarah is not Beth. I’ve been chastising Paul all this time for not catching on that his girlfriend was another girl but he’s known the whole time! Hindsight is 20/20 and after watching Season 2, I know now that Paul is a double agent. He isn’t truly shocked when Sarah reveals herself. He is just acting it. Sorry Paul, I underestimated you. Another person that shouldn’t be underestimated is Alison Hendrix. Chick will not rest until she gets what she wants.

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Our Favorite TV Dads

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In honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to commemorate all of our favorite TV dads. Between them, they’ve had to deal with everything from sibling spats to alternate universe apocalypses, and everything in between. So join us in tipping our hats to these fantastic fictional fathers…

Keith Mars (Veronica Mars)

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The Wil Wheaton Project

When I saw the promo for The Wil Wheaton Project, I thought of the Fringe’s “The End of All Things.” Am I alone on this?

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I was talking to Louise a few days ago about TV moms to include in a Mother’s Day post and jokingly said Olivia Dunham would receive macaroni art from Etta and a bottle of whiskey from Peter on Mother’s Day. Louise then said I should incorporate that into a story. I thought it was a good idea. I have read fanfiction before never actually tried writing one myself. So, if you like it, thank Louise. If you hate it, then blame me.

Okay, enough rambling, check out my Mother’s Day fanfic after the jump.

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10 Things We Thought We Would See Before Clooney Got Married

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George Clooney’s pet pig must have sprouted wings and learned to fly. That’s the only thing we can think of to explain the news that the renowned bachelor is actually engaged. We never thought we would see the day People Magazine‘s Sexiest Man Alive would put a ring on it it…again. George Clooney was married once before in 1989 but the relationship ended four years later. Since then, the salt-n-pepper fox took a vow of bachelorhood, which explains our surprise when E! reported his engagement to Amal Alamuddin. We are still in shock! It is truly a phenomenon like Halley’s Comet, every 75 years the world witnesses a Mrs. George Clooney.

Here is a list of 10 things we thought we would see before Clooney got married again.

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Louise recaps the ‘Salem’ premiere for EW Community

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In case you hadn’t heard, Louise is taking part in Entertainment Weekly’s new EW Community blog! You can check out her recap of the first episode here. It’s totally worth watching just for Shane West (Nikita) and Seth Gabel (Fringe).

First Time Viewer Reactions: Fringe 3×22 “The Day We Died”

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Deep breaths everyone! It’s the season finale.

This episode is just hard. Sure, Olivia is alive at the end, but watching her get shot and then her family gather for the funeral was difficult. It was especially difficult for me because the funeral pyre reminded me of Return of the Jedi (a beautiful scene in cinema). And let’s not forget Peter breaking down at the thought of never having children with Olivia. And Ella no longer believing in fairytale endings. So much heart break. Of course, the episode can’t end there. It’s the season finale for goodness’ sake. If you are not curled up in the fetal position bawling then the writers didn’t do their job, so the episode ended with Peter being erased. You know that ship that we’ve been fighting for…oh yeah, it’s gone. NOT COOL.

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