Friday, January 15, 2016

Releases to Look Forward to in 2016 (Ultimate List)

Hello world, this is Anna, and happy 2016 to you all. In honor of the new year, I am bringing to you a list of releases to come in 2016.
This list will be updated as we discover more to look forward to, thus, I am calling this the Ultimate List. It isn't limited to movies or T.V. shows, we're also adding music and books. Wohoo. Anyways, to the list.

*̶C̶a̶p̶t̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶A̶m̶e̶r̶i̶c̶a̶:̶ ̶C̶i̶v̶i̶l̶ ̶W̶a̶r̶.̶ ̶T̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶6̶.̶

It's official. We're going to die of feels.

*̶F̶u̶l̶l̶e̶r̶ ̶H̶o̶u̶s̶e̶.̶ ̶T̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶F̶e̶b̶r̶u̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶2̶6̶.̶

Our favorite little family is getting back together (except for Michelle).

*Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor - October 4.

*̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶T̶r̶i̶a̶l̶s̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶A̶p̶o̶l̶l̶o̶:̶ ̶T̶h̶e̶ ̶H̶i̶d̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶O̶r̶a̶c̶l̶e̶ ̶-̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶ ̶3̶.̶

 TWO Riordan books in one year?!? Prepare for pain.

*Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - December 16.
Well, it's not the sequel to The Force Awakens. but it will tide us over until then.

*Disney's Moana - November 23

Moana is set to be the next princess. Voiced by a native Hawaiian, Moana sets off to find a fabled island.

I know this list is incomplete, but I'm on the lookout for releases to update it with. Find something that's not on here? Drop a comment and let me know. 
Thanks for reading!

{Dance Out The Feels does not claim ownership to these images, franchises, videos or any related material.}

Friday, January 8, 2016

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Hey Everyone! This is Erin, here as promised with a review of the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. It goes without saying that spoilers are ahead, but since it's been out for like three or four weeks, I'll take my chances with invoking the wrath of certain fanatics who hate spoilers.

(On that note, I would like to confess here and now that I am a spoiler junkie. Don't get me wrong, I hate knowing ahead of time what's going to happen. But at the same time...idk. I'm addicted.)

Yes, yes, review. Where to begin...?

Ah, yes.

I LOVED the casting choices, Daisy Ridley as Rey and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren especially. I felt like they really fit into/fulfilled their roles perfectly. That said, I'm going to talk about the characters in general.

I was pleasantly surprised by all of the new characters. Rey was definitely my favorite, but everyone else was wonderful as well. One of the things I've always loved about the Star Wars movies is that all of the characters have very obvious flaws. I was worried that the new movie might not step up to my standard of realism as to character, but they ended up doing a great job.

I loved especially how capable-yet-somehow-at-the-same-time-frail they made Rey. I think it's beautiful how she always kept up hope even though she never really knew what she was hoping for.

And I LOVED Finn. He was so funny and full of life and despairingly final. His huffing-and-puffing demeanor and endless confusion actually made me pretty sad for some reason, but it was a good kind of sad.

Don't even get me started on Han and Chewie/y. (Is it Chewie or Chewy? Somebody please help me with this.) Harrison Ford, as always, brought humor and ruggedness to the screen, and Chewbacca was just as awesome as usual. I love Chewbacca.

I was, frankly, a little disappointed with Leia. Her character seemed a little forced to me, less assertive and true-hearted. I really want to watch the movie again in order to examine her more closely and get a more formative opinion.

I was very much un-disappointed with Kylo Ren.

He was as vacillant, hurt, angry, depressed, and yearning as every good villain should be. I felt genuinely disgusted by and compassionate for him in the same moment, and I think that he was very well-written and acted out.

All in all, I'd say that the movie was all it should have been: funny, heartfelt, and dramatic, with almost all the right amounts of everything. I loved it and can't wait to watch it again.

What were your thoughts on The Force Awakens? And while I'm asking you questions, I might as well begin a debate and ask a few more, such as:

Who do you think Rey is? (i.e., Luke's daughter, Han and Leia's daughter, Obi-Wan's granddaughter, Chewbacca's aunt's cousin's goddaughter, some random child not connected with anyone else we know?)

Why do you think Rey is so powerful? And/or, do you think she's the Chosen One?

Why do you think Ben/Kylo Ren is so mad at his father and/or why so worshipful of Darth Vader?

What are your thoughts on the "broadsaber"? (Kylo Ren's broadsword lightsaber)

How do you think the Falcon originally got stolen from Han?

And lastly,

What on earth do you think Luke's been doing all alone on that planet for twenty years?

Get on our forums and answer, or tell us over social media. Tag me or Anna, with hashtag #ForceAwakensDebateFDAET and tell us your theories!

Catch ya later (and may the Force be with you),


Thursday, December 24, 2015

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

*Boba and the Bounty Hunters singing* 


{Hey everybody, sorry for not posting at all this month. Anna and I have both been beyond busy, and since this is a side hobby of ours, it got put on the back burner. That said, we hope everyone was as ABSOLUTELY THRILLED by The Force Awakens as we were! Once the holiday stress dies down one of us will post a review on it. Anyway, Merry, Merry Christmas and may the Force be with you.}


{Dance Out The Feels does not own the Star Wars franchise or this fanart.} 

Monday, November 30, 2015

November's Fanart (Loki Addition)

Good morrow, dear readers. I am here with November's fanart. (Yes, yes, I know I'm late. I'm sorry.) Because of Thanksgiving and a whole lot of other things (you don't wanna know), I completely forgot about this until now. And because I'm short on time and all that, I didn't have any fanart on hand but what you're about to see. 

It's all Loki. I was trying to draw his helmet and looked up ref pictures and liked these along the way. So now I've explained myself. On with the Loki fanart. 

 Brothers of Asgard by Kaysha Siemens. Look at Thor's wrist thing. That's an engraving of Loki's helmet, guys. I think my heart cracked.

Loki by Hallpen. Don't be so sad, Loki.

Loki doodle by Lehanan. I have no idea how this classifies as merely a doodle, but oh well. I wish I could do that.

a young and troubled Loki by Burdge. My drawing skills are diminishing as the moments pass. I would like to take this moment to mention that his hair is amazing and it's pretty hard to draw hair that well.

God has horns by kittrose. Look at the vivid color and feeling in this piece. Ah, if only I could paint.

Blood and Snow by I-lon. Very feel-sy and stuff. Why. 

Loki - Do You Trust Me? by quelchii. That's it. I've given up. I'll never reach this level of awesome drawing skills. What am I doing with my life?

Thor and Loki in the movie by Ricken-Art. Aww. That is all I have to say.


Can't find the artist. But look at this lovely work. Watercolor in all its glory. My feelings of failure has suffered their final defeat.

As a final note and special treat:

Can't find the artist on this one either. Just imagine this scenario though guys. 

Thor: Brother, look at these shirts of tee! They can be changed so that mortals may know us for who we are! 

Loki: This is stupid. I don't get lost. 

Thor: Never underestimate the confusion Midgard puts on us, brother. It is better to be safe. 

Loki: ....

Thor: ....

Loki: *crosses arms and huffs* Fine. But I'll only wear it in crowded areas. 

Thor: *beams happily* Do you want red or greeen? 

Loki: *groans* 

Anyway, I believe that's enough for tonight. I hope y'all had great Thanksgivings and will have a great Christmas season! Catch ya later,


{Dance Out the Feels does not claim ownership to any of these works of art or the artists they belong to, nor do we own Marvel or Loki or anyone/anything affiliated with the aforementioned.} 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Fanfics of November

Hello fanpeople, and happy November! I hope your lives are going well.
Today, I, Anna am writing to bring you a collection of fanfiction, namely, oneshots and poems. I hope that you enjoy this short compilation.

1. To start our list on a humorous note, I bring a oneshot by DancingInTheRain34, called Blue Cheese. It features Bilbo, some dwarves, and food.

2. Constellations by Nietzsche's Itch
[This is a collection of oneshots, but I linked the first one.]
A lovely oneshot from Jobal Naberrie's POV. (That's Padme Amidala's mother for those of you who are unaware.) This character is often forgotten, and it's refreshing to have some deviation from the normal set of characters.

3. Loved Forever by whiteroses12
A short, but sentimental Phantom of the Opera oneshot.

4. Tris by Erin Hanson.
I haven't read Divergent, but I love this poem. This poet has a way of making words stand out.
5. Avatar: A New Beginning by Albus Paulson.
This Avatar oneshot reminds us of little Aang, reflecting on his youth and innocence.

6. Hunger Games Poems by Sesp24
A short collection of free verse poetry, based on the Hunger Games.
WARNING: May contain spoilers, so if you haven't read the books, don't read these poems.

7. A Poem By Merlin by Phoenix Fairie
Another free verse poem, dramatic and wonderfully descriptive.

I hope you enjoyed this set! Let me know in the comments below.

[Dance Out The Feels is not endorsing or recommending any content outside this list. Peruse at your own risk.
Dance Out The Feels does not claim ownership to these writings or fandoms. ]

Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Moment of Appreciation For: The Eagle of the Ninth

 Today, as a follow-up of sorts to Anna's post on Sherlock Holmes, I'm here to bring before you another under-appreciated fandom.

That's right, folks, I'm gonna talk about Rosemary Sutcliff's Eagle of the Ninth. After LotR, this is probably my favorite fandom. No joke.

Now, for everyone who is utterly confused at the moment and considering googling what the heck is eagle of the ninth, I shall explain.

Marcus Flavius Aquila, brand-new cohort centurion to a fort in Roman Britain, has longed all his life to be right where he is. Twenty years before, his father and his father's legion had been lost to the mists of Northern Caledonia, which is somewhere is Scotland, in case you were wondering. The family name had been forever tarnished by the loss of the Eagle standard of the legion. Marcus has a couple of wild hopes that he might find it and restore it to its rightful place in Rome.

But within his first few months at the fort, Marcus is wounded severely and honorably discharged from the army. He is subsequently sent to live with his uncle in Calleva, a town two hundred leagues south.

(Please keep reading, this is the important part.)

While there, his uncle takes him to the Saturnalia games, where a young Briton slave is matched against a trained gladiator. I'm not giving any spoilers, but the slave makes an impression on him and he saves the poor guy's life. Later he buys him out of the arena and Esca, the slave, becomes his body-servant.

Move on a few months. Several things have happened. Marcus decides to go search for the Eagle of the Ninth, and Esca goes with him. Drama and action and fights with natives occur.

Now, if you managed to get through all that, wonderful. My praise for the book is unending, so I'm not going to bore you with much of that. But I will say that you must read it before seeing the movie, as it is infinitely better.

Yes, you heard me right. There's a movie! I was disappointed when I first saw it, I must say. Though they did a great job with the choice of actors and scenery, and it had an authentic feel, they left out and changed a few key parts of the story. It's a good movie anyhow, with great reasons to see it. The foremost being:

IT HAS JAMIE BELL AS ESCA. Esca was my favorite character, so I was THRILLED when I saw who was going to be him. ASDFGHJKL;. Also, it has Channing Tatum as Marcus. Don't like him as much, but he did a good job. Oh. And looks who's Uncle Aquila:

DONALD SUTHERLAND. Good reason to watch. 

Now because I'm awesome, I'm going to show you some amazing fanart. I combed the internet for ages to find these, so be happy. 

This piece is gorgeous. The Seal Prince was cool, if a bit unnecessarily brutal. Evil rat. 

 Cottia and Cub. This is a reason to read the book. They left them out of the movie and I felt like strangling every person involved.

And because I'm super nice, I'll give you a fanfic to read when you get done with the book. Movie fans won't understand it, so hehehhehe:

Heron Feathers by Carmarthen. Note: I did not screen this author or any of their other stories, just this particular one. Thank you for not suing me.

And because I love you all, here is a .gif of Esca laughing among the Seal People.

You're welcome.


{Dance Out the Feels does not claim ownership to EOT9, the pictures, fanarts, or fanfiction shown in these posts. They belong to their respective owners, despite how much we long to own them.} 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Moment of Appreciation For: Sherlock Holmes

Hello, friends! Today, I want to bring to your attention the very under-appreciated Sherlock Holmes fandom.
And not the BBC Sherlock fandom; the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books. Those hardly get talked about, and they're brilliant.
If you haven't read them, read them as soon as you can. True, it will make you dissatisfied with much of the modern Sherlock material, but they are very well written and very interesting.
Anyway, I am going to bring you some quotes to show you the reasons I love original Sherlock.

The little bits of profoundness.

Sherlock's wit.

Okay, aren't quotes, but still a reason to read; 
The lovely feeling of reading stories of other times.

You know you will be borrowing some of Sherlock's words to sound sophisticated.

That one moment when Sherlock appeared to be a little human.

Well, I'll stop now. There are wonderful mysteries I could unfold for you, daring escapades I long to relate to you, but I my purpose was to give you a taste for the original books, and to inspire you to read them yourself. 
Don't want to buy them? 
They are in the public domain, which means there are plenty of free eBooks floating around, and they will almost certainly have some of the adventures at your local library.
We are fandom bloggers, but we are bookworms as well, and we wanted to share it with you. You know what? I've inspired myself to go reread them, so I'm going to get started on that....
Until the next post.

Like this? Dislike it? Drop a comment and let us know.

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