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OTP Roundup: A Guide to Your Favorite TV Couples

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Warning, mild spoilers ahead! With September quickly approaching, it’s time to focus on what really matters: our favorite TV shows returning for the fall season. We certainly love summer, but it’s always a tough waiting game for any true TV watcher, while we speculate and dream over what will befall our favorite characters next year. Or rather, our favorite couples next year. Because let’s face it, we’re mostly in it for the romance. Unfortunately, we left a lot of our OTPS (or One True Pairs) in some pretty tough spots at the end of the 2016-2017 season. Separated by time and space, thinking the other is dead, facing uncertain futures – let’s just say it’s been an angst-filled summer. Because…

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Devastating TV Deaths: How ‘The 100’ Cut Open Old Wounds

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Warning – Major The 100 Spoilers Ahead! Last week, The CW’s post-apocalyptic teen show, The 100, delivered a pretty shocking death. That’s really saying something, as fans of the show are used to characters dying in horrific ways. But when Lexa, fan-favorite and badass Grounder Commander, took a stray bullet and died in Clarke’s arms, I gasped out loud and then cried a bucket of tears. Look, I get it, The 100 doesn’t pull any punches. Based on a series of YA novels by Kass Morgan, the show has veered wildly from the original source material, killing characters with abandon. No one is safe, including main characters (like when Clarke stabbed her lover Finn in the heart to prevent his torture at…

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Video: Missed It? Interview with Linguistics Guru David J. Peterson and The Art of Language Invention

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An insider’s tour through the construction of invented languages from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones and the Syfy series Defiance From master language creator David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien’s creations and Klingon to today’s thriving global community of conlangers. He provides the essential tools necessary for inventing and evolving new languages, using examples from a variety of languages including his own creations, punctuated with references to everything from Star Wars to Michael Jackson. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he…

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Battle ‘Ships: The 100’s Bellarke vs. Clexa

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In our last Battle ‘Ships column, we tackled The Vampire Diaries, pitting Stefan/Caroline (“Steroline”) ‘shippers against Klaus/Caroline (“Klaroline”) ‘shippers. It should come as no surprise that “Klaroline” won by a landslide on our poll, proving once and for all (at least on BookTrib!) that Klaus and Caroline are meant to be. This time, we’ve picked a ‘ship with even more of a contentious fanbase: The 100. Based on a young adult series by Kass Morgan, The 100 tells the story of a future world desecrated by nuclear war, with the only survivors living on a spaceship called the Ark. But when it becomes clear that the Ark can’t sustain life much longer, 100 teenage prisoners are sent to earth to see…

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Video: Missed It? Battle ‘Ships: The 100 Featuring Kass Morgan

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As you might already be aware, BookTrib has a new column called “Battle ‘Ships,” where we compare two relationships on a popular TV show (or book series) and let the fans engage, and vote for their favorites. With the epic return of The CW’s The 100 finally in sight (that was a long hiatus, guys) we thought it would be a fun experience for fans near and far to have Kass Morgan, author of The 100 book series, on BookTrib Live to chat with one of our staffers (who happens to be a die-hard The 100 fan). They’ll talk about the romantic entanglements (Bellarke, Clexa, Clexamy, Princess Mechanic, Kabby, really anyone and anything) in her books, as well as what’s happening on its TV counterpart.…

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Abs as Flat as a Book – Hottest Men of 2015!

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Last year we treated our readers (and let’s be honest, ourselves) to a little present—the killer abs of the 10 hottest men of 2014. We’ve been pretty guilty of turning up the temperature a bit lately with “Olicity” Watch, Battle ‘Ships (can we blame Rachel Carter for global warming?) and of course, Heat Index. So why stop there? To help keep the roads free of ice over the holidays, we present our second annual Abs as Flat as a Book: the hottest men of 2015. Consider it a present AND a public service. Happy Holidays – You’re welcome! Adam Driver Intergalactic bad boy Adam Driver wowed us in Star Wars VIII. Not only is he easy on the eyes, but…

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The 6 Beloved Couples In TV and Books That We Continue to Adore

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I’m not going to lie, this might have been the hardest article I ever had to write. As both a TV addict and a romance junkie, I have a laundry list of on-screen couples who I worship. Depending on the day or time, those couples fluctuate from, “Oh my god, I’ll die if they don’t get together,” to “Look at them kissing! I have so many feeeeeels.” In the spirit of journalistic honesty, I’ve done my best to narrow down my top five (So. Hard.). Couples who just barely missed the boat include, Buffy and Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl, Lee and Kara from Battlestar Galactica — I could go on and on. So, from both canceled…

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Which Book Adaptations Failed It and Which Nailed It?

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For an avid reader, there’s nothing scarier than having your favorite books adapted into movies or TV shows. There’s so much room for failure, and so much tentative hope that maybe -– just maybe -– they’ll get it right. When Hollywood nails an adaptation it’s like the clouds are parting, angels are singing and we’re all staring at the screen trying not to weep. But that kind of achievement is rare, unfortunately. So in honor of those hits and misses, here’s one adaptation that sadly failed it and one that absolutely nailed it. Failed It: Beautiful Creatures Let me be clear: I’m a giant fan of the Beautiful Creatures (Little Brown & Co., September 2010) young adult series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Full of…

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Screw you, Spoilers! The 100’s Shawna Benson on Dodging Bullets

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You know what sucks? Spoilers! In the ever-growing digital age it’s hard to get away from them. They’re on your phone, they’re on your computer, they’re even blurted out by co-workers in the cubicle next to you. So What’s a Spoiler? Shawna Benson, staff writer on the CW’s post-apocalyptic series The 100 says that “a spoiler is an information leak about a story in any medium that appears before the large mass of humanity is able to actually read or watch said media.” For example, last season on The 100 the (extremely passionate) fandom went ballistic after a clip featuring an unexpected lip lock between Clarke [Eliza Taylor] and Lexa [Alycia Debnam-Carey] was “leaked,” but according to an article E!…

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Shipping fuels love and war in the fandom universe

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“What are your thoughts on Arrow?” a friend of mine recently asked. Being an all-around geek and TV fanatic, I, of course, have a lot of thoughts on Arrow. But I told her the most important one: “I ship Olicity so hard it’s not even funny.” “Um, what was that?” my friend asked, and I realized that I had just used Internet speak in everyday conversation. She was looking at me like I was crazy—and maybe she should have. From shipping to cute pet-names for fandoms, the Internet is a strange and singular place. I first heard of shipping when I was in high school and developing a slightly unhealthy obsession with Liz and Max from the alien teen show,…

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The 100 Author Kass Morgan Talks TV Series, Bellarke vs. Clexa, and Her Love of Sci-Fi!

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I cannot get enough of The CW’s The 100 (Thank you, Kass Morgan!). I would eat, sleep and breathe this show if it was socially acceptable. I wish I could articulate without sounding like a total fangirl (although I think I’m beyond that point now), how phenomenal this series is. Let me set the scene for you—it’s 97 years after a nuclear war destroyed the Earth, forcing the last known survivors to flee to a makeshift space station known as the Ark. Spoiler alert: the Ark is rapidly losing its resources (97 years orbiting the Earth will do that to you) and soon everyone will die. What to do? How about sending 100 of the Ark’s juvenile delinquents down to Earth…

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