This is the ending to the Black Mirror episode “San Junipero.” It is one of the most completely joyful things I have ever seen this year. It makes me want to cry and I hardly ever cry at movies or television. In the face of an uncertain future, turn instead to this: old friends, movies, television, books, comic books, fiction, non-fiction, things that make us happy and joyful and make us smile.

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Things that make me smile:

  • Terry Pratchett’s Discworld
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
  • The current season of Supergirl
  • Patsy Walker, Hellcat! by Kate Leth and Brittney Williams
  • The Good Place
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Scott McCloud’s Zot!
  • Grant Morrison’s Animal Man
  • The entire show The Middleman, no matter how short it was.
  • The last issue of Howard the Duck by Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
  • The current run on Superman by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason
  • DC Bombshells by Margueritte Bennett and various artists
  • The show Adam Ruins Everything
  • The movie Stranger Than Fiction
  • The quiz show QI

What makes you smile?