If you follow me on tumblr you may have already seen this, however sometimes I come across such awesome gifsets that a reblog on tumblr just isn’t enough. Sometimes they hit that spot in my heart because it is so beautiful and true that I want to cry. This gifset is one of them about how as women, we can write the story on our own.
This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is Fictional BFFs and OMG did I have a hard time narrowing it down. As someone who gets far too emotionally attached to fictional characters I tend to feel that every character is my BFF. To quote Mindy Lahiri: “Best Friend isn’t a person Danny, its a tier!” so to pick ONLY five was incredibly difficult. Read More
I am not a runner. In high school I actually got kicked out of my gym class because I couldn’t do the running portion of the class.
I dislike running.
Have you ever had a movie that you remember adoring, then when you watch it again, you find yourself looking at the movie in a completely different light? Well I call this a “Be Kind; Rewind” kind of movie. I enjoy watching movies I haven’t watched in at least a year (usually more) and comparing what I remember of it, to what I thought about it immediately after watching.
As my first post of the new year, I’m going to talk about a web-series that has consumed my life. A few months ago I wrote about this new web-series I had discovered, Classic Alice.
Classic Alice is about a girl who receives a bad grade on an essay and decides to partner with her best friend to film a documentary. This documentary features Alice living her life according to classic literature in an effort to become a better writer. At first you think, there is no way this could possibly go any way but wrong. And you are correct. It can only go wrong, so terribly, adorably and horribly wrong. I fell in love with it and quickly clung to the characters as much as possible
Reading: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su & Kate Rorick
Watching: Orange is the New Black
Listening to: Much Ado About Nothing (Original Score)
Have you ever had a movie that you remember adoring, then when you watch it again, you find yourself looking at the movie in a completely different light? Well I call this a “Be Kind, Rewind” kind of movie. I enjoy watching movies I haven’t watched in at least a year (usually more) and comparing what I remember of it, to what I thought about it immediately after watching.
Starring: Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith
Release Date: December 11, 1991
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. (from IMDB.com)
Starring: Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vegara, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Oliver Platt and Robert Downey Jr.
Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Jon Favreau
Rating: R (for language)
Release Date: May 9, 2014
When Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. (from CheftheFilm.com)
“I’m sorry, is that mushy? Well, you know what they say. Veronica Mars, she’s a marshmallow.”
In September of 2006, I was a recent high school graduate living at my grandparents and working at a job that I disliked immensely. My one shining light in my weeks (aside from seeing my boyfriend, now husband), was turning on Gilmore Girls on Tuesday nights. You see, my mom had just moved to Texas and I was feeling a wee bit depressed, so watching Gilmore Girls was my way of coming back from that depression. It reminded me of spending time with my mom, and that would make me happy, even if only for an hour.
One night, after watching Gilmore Girls, I forgot to turn off my TV to watch something else (probably Smallville or Bones at the time) so the next show started playing without any protest from me. Here was a show that had a quippy blonde who talked back and made pop culture jokes all while trying to solve a mystery of the week. Add her brooding boyfriend, tech-savvy best girl friend and suave and sweet talking best guy friend to the mix and it pulled me in.
Veronica Mars was probably one of the first shows I started watching with no knowledge of what it was about or influence to watch it from anyone I knew. Any time I mentioned that I was going to watch it, most just looked at me quizzically for a moment before shrugging and returning to what they had previously been doing. No one I knew had ever even heard of this show.
After seeing just a few episodes, I ran to FYE and bought the first two seasons in an effort to catch up to the season I was watching. This is where my ability to finish a few seasons of a TV show in a few weeks comes in handy. Aside from work, I essentially locked myself in my room and binge watched Veronica Mars, quickly falling in love with the characters, the storylines, the guest stars, and the dialogue. Sadly, in May of 2007, Veronica Mars came to an end with one of the worst endings in a series I have ever seen. I was completely distraught.
Of course, this didn’t keep me from recommending it to all the rest of my friends. Bringing them into my Veronica Mars caused depression. It also didn’t keep me from rewatching the series every once in a while.
Fast forward to March of 2013, and I get an alert on my phone saying that Rob Thomas (creator of Veronica Mars) is trying to make all Marshmallows dreams come true, but he needed our help. Rob Thomas, Kristen Bell, and the rest of the cast of Veronica Mars have joined together to try to get funding to shoot the Veronica Mars movie. They only need $2 million dollars. I went into a Veronica Mars daze and when I awoke I had donated enough money to get a shirt, stickers, a digital copy of the movie when it’s released and a copy of the shooting script. It was the best $35 I have ever spent.
Every month (a lot of the time every week), I’ve been receiving updates on the movie, and with every update I get more and more excited. Mostly I’m just excited because the fans for this show are so amazing to come together and actually manage to fund an entire movie. Not just give them the $2 million they needed, but to go over that and end up donating $5,702,153. The cast, in return, has managed to continuously post things about the movie and how grateful they are for everything.
Tomorrow this movie comes out and hopefully will provide closure to all the questions I’ve been asking myself since the finale aired. Though I’m excited for the closure and to see all my favorite characters again, I think the thing I’m the most excited to see is how the Veronica Mars community came together to create and support this amazing series.
If you donated or are planning on/have already seen the movie? Let me know what you thought about it. What are you the most excited for? Are you Team Logan or Team Piz? I’ll probably be posting a review in a few days, so look forward to that.
“Annoy tiny blonde one, annoy like the wind!”
Often times when I tell someone, I’m going to go see a movie, it’s not an invitation. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to see movies with people. But I love going to see movies by myself just as much. When I go to see movies by myself, I don’t do it to make people feel bad for me. I go because I enjoy watching movies. I do it because I enjoy the atmosphere of seeing a movie in a theater. Mostly, I go because I want to see this movie so bad, it doesn’t matter if I’m alone. All that being said, here is what I discovered as benefits to going to see movies alone. Read More