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How To Survive the Young Justice Hiatus

If you’ve been a fan of Young Justice as long as I have, you’ll know that hiatuses are natural territory to the show. Not a single season has gone by without a break chucked in the middle, and fans are often left wondering how to best occupy their time. This hiatus has been especially brutal, given the new streaming schedule of three episodes a week. January passed by so quickly, and it felt like the show had barely arrived before it went on break again. February was an especially difficult month to get through, and as of now, we have three left to go!

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m going a little stir crazy. Many fans have been left wondering what to do during this hiatus and how to best support the show when there are no new episodes. Stay whelmed, my friends. If you’ve also been left wondering, here are a few suggestions on how to best support the show and survive the newest hiatus:

  1. Check out DC Universe’s other original shows: Yes, I know that these shows aren’t Young Justice. However, if you’re a fan of Young Justice, there’s a very high chance you’ll be a fan of Titans and Doom Patrol as well. I haven’t yet had the time to watch Titans, but I have watched (and am currently watching) Doom Patrol. Friends, if you haven’t yet watched Doom Patrol, please get on it immediately. This show is hilarious, touching, ridiculous, and wildly entertaining. The cast is stellar, and you don’t need any prior knowledge to watch it! Doom Patrol is currently streaming new episodes every Friday, and will continue until Young Justice comes back in June.
  2. Immerse yourself in fandom: If you find yourself craving more Young Justice, consider joining the online YJ community! There are tons of Young Justice Discords, and Tumblr has plenty of fans just waiting to interact with others. If you’re more of an artsy person, never fear! There is fanart and fanfiction galore just waiting to be read. Feeling creative? Contribute some yourself! Want your own, personal Fanfiction? Not a problem! Head on over to our ‘Drabble Request’ page and I’ll write one for you. The opportunities are endless.
  3. Jump into some great podcasts: Whelmed: The Young Justice Files is an incredible podcast that releases weekly. They feature interviews with cast and crew, in-depth discussions, and they just started a season 3 deep dive. With over 160 episodes to keep people excited until June, there is no doubt that there is something for everyone! Check them out at Crashingthemode.com!
  4. Discover the official Young Justice tie-in comics on DC Universe: Did you know that Young Justice has official tie-in comics? Yes, you read that right. Written by the show’s writers and (mostly) drawn by the wonderful Christopher Jones, these comics show additional (canon!) adventures taken by the team. Many of them take place in the duration of the first season, but some actually take place in the five year gap! There’s even one story that takes place in the two year gap between seasons two and three. If you haven’t yet read them, there’s no better time to do so. You can find all of them on DC Universe, included with your subscription.
  5. Consider buying some Young Justice merch: Back in the old days, if we wanted good Young Justice merchandise, we’d have to either make it ourselves, or resort to websites like Etsy. Luckily, we’ve arrived at an age where there is finally some wonderful YJ-exclusive merchandise. These can all be found in the Store section of DC Universe. In case anyone is feeling generous, I wear a hoodie size large. If you’re a fan of Wally, read closely: you too can own the cute little Kid Flash plush that Brucely was cuddling in the end credits of ‘Princes All’. Last time I checked, it was on sale at Hot Topic. My Kid Flash plush is currently sitting on my bed, very much ALIVE, thank you very much.
  6. Learn more about the making of Young Justice in the Behind the Scenes series: If you’re at all curious about the work that went into making Young Justice: Outsiders, then I very highly recommend this series. It’s short, only about 5 episodes of minimal length, but it’s quite fascinating to see the process of creation. The show is hosted by Courtney Whitmore, the voice of Stargirl in YJO, and each episode focuses on a different process. The show has covered character design, animation, sound mixing, voice acting, and so much more! You can watch it on DC Universe in its entirety.
  7. Most importantly, #KeepBingingYJ: If we want a fourth season, the most important thing we can do is to continue watching Young Justice on DC Universe. The biggest way we can show our support is by streaming the show on its new viewing platform. Spread the hashtag on social media, watch the show on your subway ride home, share it with your friends and family! Spread some of this hype to others, and then you’ll have more people to talk about it with, so really, it’s a win-win. Start hosting viewing parties in anticipation for June’s episodes. The possibilities are endless. Don’t have DC Universe? No problem! The episodes were just released on Vudu and iTunes for purchase. So really, there are a lot of ways to watch and show support. I’ve done my part by watching ‘Private Security’ at least 100 times by now, but I’ll keep watching in hopes for a season four.

Three months seems like an awfully long time, but we’ll get through it together. Symbiosi, everyone! Keep binging, make some new friends, find a new show to be obsessed with, three months will pass in a flash (or a Kid Flash, hopefully). If all else fails, come find me on my social medias and talk to me all about Young Justice, I’m more than happy to lend an ear.

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Ariel Horn
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Ariel is YoungJustice.tv Special Reporter. She has been obsessed with the show since its early days, and looks forward to cover this exciting new season with everyone. May hope burn bright!

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