Earlier today the official trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was released by Netflix. I watched it and was hit by one of the largest waves of nostalgia I’ve ever experienced. Don’t believe me? Watch for yourself and tell me how you feel.
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In everyplace I’ve worked, I try my best to make my workspace my own (if I’m allowed). Recently, my company moved offices and now instead of sharing an office with my amazing girls I work with, I have my very own office. This is strange. I’ve never really had my own office and I don’t really know what to do with it.
So, I turned to the internet for guidance. I’ve found a couple of great ways to showcase your nerdiness in your workspace.
With a little faith, trust and some pixie dust… a youtube series based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is born. The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy has been on my “need to share this amazing series with the world” pile for a while now. After Emma Approved ended and Classic Alice was on hiatus last year, I was aching for a new series to watch. I had devoted so much time and emotion to those series and I wanted something to fill the void.
I saw a gif set of the adorable Kyle Walters on tumblr, but it wasn’t from his work on Welcome to Sanditon so I was curious as to what this new series he was working on was. Little did I know that he was playing Peter Pan.
But What’s It About?
Everyone has to grow up, right? Well, not if Peter Pan has anything to say about it! Peter, a late-twenties man-child and comic book artist living in the small town of Neverland Ohio, has three life goals: 1) NEVER GROW UP. 2) Have as much fun as humanly possible while doing as little work as possible. 3) Win the heart of his best friend, Wendy Darling. With his friends John, Michael, Lily and his fairy, Tinkerbell, Peter is nailing goals 1 and 2. Goal 3, however, is a bit trickier. Wendy Darling, an advice vlogger and overall go-getter, is tired of the never-changing small town of Neverland Ohio and wants to see the world, to become… an adult. It’s Peter vs Growing Up in the battle for Wendy! But is growing up really the enemy? Or is it the solution? (from their about page)
Peter Pan has always been one of those stories that I wanted to like, but never really felt connected to it as much as I wanted to be. Part of that could be that I’ve only ever seen the Disney Animated movie and… well, Hook. It’s one of the classics that I really want to sit down and read through… especially after seeing this adaptation.
Peter would have to be one of the best characters to play, and while watching NAoPaW it’s clear that Kyle has SO much fun with the series. He has the perfect balance of innocence and mischief and channels that well into Peter.
But what I didn’t expect was to see and relate to Wendy as much as I did. In the animated movie Wendy is bossy and didn’t really have a ton of depth. She told stories but was hesitant to be a child herself. Wendy Darling in NAoPaW has her moments where she revels in the innocence of her small town life with her brothers and best friend, Peter. But her desire to leave and grow up is always in the back of her mind. Even when she’s coping with rejection, she bounces back and forth between taking it like an adult and… well, not…
Even throughout Season Two where she is supposed to be more “grown up”, there is still a little bit of Neverland in her.
As I started watching this series I loved what they were doing with the transmedia and the way they embraced their inner geek. As well as how they embraced the geeks that watch. From weekly recaps of recent Doctor Who episodes, to unboxing videos for their Loot Crates each month. Add the legit site for The Kensington Chronicle featuring articles and art from the characters (art drawn by Kyle Walters himself!), and you’ll agree the transmedia team has done an awesome job with making the viewer feel like an integral part of the town.
I liked that this web-series reinvigorated my want to read classics. There are some classics that everyone should read, but I have always had a hard time with. I enjoy series that get me interested and curious about a classic, even if I don’t end up reading it.
If you haven’t watched The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy yet, please do! You won’t be dissapointed!
#PotterWeek is a link up the last week of July in honor of Harry Potter’s (and JK Rowling’s) birthdays. Started and hosted by The Common Room, each day has a different theme to explore your history with Harry Potter.
Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to. Do some digging if you must! Find those blogs. You cannot nominate yourself or the person who has nominated you.
Write a post to show off your award! Give a brief story of how your blog got started, and give a piece or two of advice to new bloggers. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog. List who you’ve nominated in the post. Make sure to also attach the award itself! (You can do this by right-clicking, saving, and uploading the image above).
Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them. Provide a link to the award post you created.
Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Night. That way, anyone can find the original guidelines and post if needed, and we can keep it from mutating and becoming confusing
I’m hoping to get a couple of blog posts planned for the next few days since the Husband and I are going on a small vacation and I’ll be unable to write more. But I’m so excited to get out of the city for a little while. Even if it is just up the canyon. That being said, this week’s Thursday and Thrilled will be a small edition.
I’m going to attempt to make this a regular post on this blog. This will be a breakdown of things I’m currently thrilled with. It could be the book(s) I’m currently or going to be reading, or movies or TV shows I’m binging. Basically a breakdown of whatever I’m excited about at the moment!!
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.
Do you ever come across something online and it just makes you smile?
Do you ever come across something online and all you want to do is share it with everyone in the world?
Have you ever wondered what Fitzwilliam Darcy’s inner struggles are?
Would you like to see those inner struggles shown through a series of GIFs?
Are you tired of me just asking questions and just want to know what I have to say?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a TV or Movie with good expressions, must be turned into a GIF.