Go Home, 2016. You’re Drunk


2016, am I right?

While we try to stay somewhat off politics here on Fandible, I think it’s safe for our listeners to know that 2016 hasn’t been such a good time for us. Heck, we know a few people who listen to us weren’t so excited about Brexit. People aren’t so excited about the election turnout. Some people are just sad with the current state of everything in the world.

And we get that.

So, instead of some honeyed words to make you feel better, how about we try to look at the positives of 2016? While this year might have been one giant dumpster fire of a year, I’m sure there are some things we can all universally agree are good things that happened in 2016. So… uh… here is a list of the shit most of us can agree are good things for 2016.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to find somewhere to throw up and cry.

1) Young Justice is coming back for Season 3!

Yup! You heard it here first (well, probably not first. But hey, we can dream, right?). Young Justice was taken off the air after its second season in 2013. And for those who love both young adult stories and superhumans, this was a pretty heavy blow! But as of November of 2016, we have some very good news! The WB has stated they’re bringing the show back! At some point! On some network – maybe. Okay, there isn’t a lot of information here but it’s still very exciting!

2) Stranger Things

Do you miss the 80s? Well, let me rephrase that – do you miss the 80s style of storytelling? We’re talking Quantum Leap and Twin Peaks (okay, that last one was 1990 but give me a break…). Well, the Netflix hit series ‘Stranger Things’ is a homage to that type of series. If you want a bit of ‘The Thing’ and ‘ET’ mixed together with some good ol’ fashion government experimentation gone awry, then you cannot go wrong with Stranger Things.

3) I got a dog!

It might not mean anything to you but it means the world to me. Her name is Moogie, and Angela and I love her. Also, she was a very good girl last night at the vets so we gave her an extra bacon strip. While you might hear us yelling for her to stop peeing on the carpet during future fandible broadcasts, know she’s the new mascot of the group (sorry Fandi-Toaster. You had a good run).

moogieCute, huh?


4) It’s almost over!

Not this post – the year. Think about it! We only have like a month and a half to survive. At this point, you’re just sort of throwing your arms into the air and saying ‘whatever, send it all at me’ to the universe. Yes, bring on the asteroid. Bring on the zombie virus. Bring on every ‘End of the World’ scenario that we’ve ever played. Let’s see how bad this year can truly be!

5) India planted 50 Million trees in a day!

That’s pretty cool, right? They totally smashed the record that had previously been held. So, hah! Yay! Go India! I knew you had it in you. And who knows – maybe they’ll aim for a higher number in 2017?

So there you have it. Our… top five list of good things that happened in 2016. Now let’s get 2017 in here as soon as frickin’ possible.

Did I miss anything that you feel mostly everyone should praise about 2016? It can be a personal accomplishment or something more public. I don’t care! Rules have no meaning. Up and down are reversed. Cats and dogs are sleeping with each other!

Leave a comment below.

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About the Author
Billy started out his roots like many roleplayers - D&D. Playing it and then Vampire all through highschool and college, Billy picked it all up again when he made the move from Michigan to New York. Now working in publishing, Billy does what he can to view roleplaying games through a narrative's lens. Does that sound classy as balls? It should.

3 comments on “Go Home, 2016. You’re Drunk

  1. Sam says:

    2016 is shit, but here’s some stuff that isn’t

    here’s a live stream of a bunch of kittens:

    And here’s a cool cartoon that came out this year:

    Best of luck out there everyone

  2. MDMann says:

    DeBlazio for president?

  3. Chris D says:

    The Cubs won. That was pretty cool.

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