Girl Gone Geek’s Best of 2013

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Let’s just dive right in, shall we?

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Game of the Year- Pokemon XY

I’m 2 badges away from beating the game because I keep getting distracted by Pokemon-Amie (but like, how can you not?!).

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Comic Book Series of the Year- Saga

What praise is left to say about Saga that hasn’t already been said? Saga is damn near perfect.

Runner up: Nowhere Men

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Comic Book Issue of the Year- Batman #17, Death of the Family Conclusion

The entire Death of the Family arc had me stressed. I was so concerned about Alfred’s wellbeing that I would think about him throughout the day and hope he was okay. Scott Snyder sure can come up with some twisted shit, but I love it!

Runner up: East of West #3

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Comeback of the Year- Sandman Overture          

I really just made this category to gush about Neil Gaiman. Sandman is one of my favorite comic book series of all time, so when I heard that he was making a prequel I practically had to call out of work because of the feels. Then! Then! They said that the J.H. Williams III was going to be the artist and I just about fell out of my seat. JH3 deserves an award alone for his imaginative panels in the first issue.

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Author of the Year- Matt Fraction

This guy! Hawkeye is pure brilliance and I was practically buzzing when I read the debut of Sex Criminals. It’s smart, funny, provocative and included a Lolita reference. What’s not to love?!

Runner up: Scott Snyder

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Artist of the Year- Fiona Staples

The characters in the Saga universe are pretty diverse to put it mildly, so it takes someone pretty amazing to make them all blend together. Fiona Staples does just that in a breathtaking way… Even that giant ogre with the dirty private parts.

Runner up: Nate Bellegarde

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Colorist of the Year- Jordie Bellaire

I am a super fan of Jordie Bellaire. From the clean lines of Nowhere Men to the expressive and painterly art of Pretty Deadly and American Vampire Anthology, Bellaire is a master of color.

Runner up: Fco Plascencia

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Show of the Year- Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad was flawless. I have never been this fully satisfied with a show since The Wire. Every episode, scene and line was carefully calculated and is easily one of the best shows. Ever.

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Film of the Year- Gravity

I don’t know what scared me more, The Conjuring or Gravity. It was intense, beautiful and emotional.

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Episode of the Year- Game of Thrones, The Red Wedding

:(

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Anime Series of the Year- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

I saw someone on tumblr describe Attack on Titan as the anime that uses blood like most anime use cherry blossoms. Its first season was fully equipped with enough “holy shit” moments to probably last you the whole series. It’s a lot of fun.

Runner up: Another

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Anime Film of the Year- Wolf Children

I may, or may not have cried.

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Fandom of the Year- Welcome to Night Vale

Brilliant, eerie and funny! It’s basically Lovecraft without the stick up his ass.

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TV Special of the Year- Doctor Who, The Day of the Doctor

Clearly, I just added this category so I could add Doctor Who to my list. The 50th anniversary episode was everything I needed it to be.

9 thoughts on “Girl Gone Geek’s Best of 2013”

  1. Paul Shuster - December 22, 2013 6:31 pm

    For me, the Red Wedding sums up 2013 for me. Winter is coming indeed.

    To quote Homer Simpson, “Will this horrible year never end?”

    I mostly agree with this list*

    *Where I am familiar with it’s contents… need to get out to the comic book shop more… well, if I ever recover from 2013.

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  2. christina - January 1, 2014 1:28 am

    heyyy! I saw allons-y and got VERY excited, cuz how can one claim to be a GirlGoneGeek Without DR. WHO?? I just didn’t think it was possible, so i’m glad it’s not :D we here, both GeekGirls in our Own Right are huge GoT and huge WHOvians :) glad to see we’re not alone…. check out my girls FB page, she’s a HUGE artist in her own right and is a mere “kid” :)

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    1. christina - January 1, 2014 1:29 am

      find me on fb and i’ll give you her fb page addy :P she’s the bestest GeekGoth chick i know :)

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  3. Megan - January 4, 2014 12:43 pm

    LOVED the DW 50th it was perfection, as was Breaking Bad…I netflixed through that series like nothing I’ve ever done before! Hope your having a happy new year! xo

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  4. Linda - January 5, 2014 1:07 pm

    The 50th Doctor Who anniversary must have a category on its own. Nothing compares :D

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  5. Brandon K - January 12, 2014 12:56 pm

    Its been quite a good year, we shall see what 2014 will bring! :)

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  6. Danyele - February 7, 2014 1:09 am

    I wondered on this a little late, BUT when I saw you listed Shingeki no Kyojin I was so excited!! <333 I love it. Secondly, Red Wedding was a horrific experience! The books are great though! Lots of detail, but very good. Arya all the way!

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  7. Mariko - April 9, 2014 11:10 am

    I’m also super late to this one, but I just wanted to second the shout-outs for Saga, which I’m just getting into now & Wolf Children. I’m not ashamed to say I cried like a baby. So did my husband, ;P

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    1. girlgonegeek - April 9, 2014 5:46 pm

      Saga is perfect! And I totally cried during Wolf Children, glad you enjoyed them!

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