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In the Face of an Uncertain Future, Turn Instead to an Old Friend

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.

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?

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