2014 LIKEY AWARDS: Recognizing 2014’s Best. And also, worst. (Godzilla sucks.) – That Thing You Like #94

Tina and Amy - Golden Globes

It’s our BEST OF 2014 AWARD SPECTACULAR! Brian and Chris celebrate and commiserate over the best and worst that the last year had to offer. We talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Birdman, Agent Carter, Run the Jewels, Taylor Swift, Friendship, Godzilla, our favourite social media parody accounts, and more! Plus, our “Favourite Webcomic that Ended in 2014” award!

Join us in celebrating the year’s best (and, importantly, the worst), and let us know your faves and hates from 2014!

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#34 – Webcomics

Webcomics - Girls With Slingshots

THAT THING YOU LIKE talks our first love: WEBCOMICS. We go over our introduction to the medium, our early favourites like Penny Arcade and PVP, and the later ones like Girls With Slingshots that would go on to shape our journey into adulthood. WOOF, HEAVY. GETTIN’ REAL UP IN HERE.

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So, real talk, we’ve been webcomic fans for over a decade now (pre-Strip Search, even!), and were only too happy to dive into the artists that have made an impact on our lives. We start off by pimping the works of the wonderful Strip Search gang, and then talk about our experiences finding comics and artists that really spoke to us.

Which is kind of the magic of webcomics, you know? You get to find artists that really speak to you, rather than trying to identify with this Sunday’s edition of… I don’t know, let’s say Robotman.

The show dives into our love of slice of life stripes (like the aforementioned Girls With Slingshots), talks about the hilarious specificity of Kate Beaton, and discusses the prolific nature of Kris Straub. It’s a webcomic lovefest! Then, we wrap up with Brian and Chris recommending webcomics to each other, which is sure to be a treat for anyone out there. Anyone looking to expand their webcomic-reading horizons. Which should be everyone.

Have a favourite comic? Want to explain the appeal of Homestuck? Leave us a comment! We’d love to hear from you! Thanks for listening.