Confession time, I have a secret Spotify playlist. When I am watching a TV programme I hear a song I like, I “Shazam” the song. The I add the song to my TV/Movies playlist on Spotify. So you might thing writing this post was easy, but actually it was pretty hard to narrow it down to five.
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up Sense8 – What’s Going On (S01E04)
When this song was originally released I didn’t like it. It was overplayed on the radio, which might explain why I know all the words to the song! When I watched Sense8, just as I was getting to love all the characters in the show. The scene involving the song cemented my love for all the sensate.
Bell Biv Davoe – Poison Scrubs – My Half Acre (S05E09)
So many episodes of Scrubs featured great tunes, sometimes the music was the perfect choose for the storyline. Like JD’s last day. Other times it was for comedic value. When Turk auditioned to join the The Cool Cats, he performed this hip hop classic.
Violent Femmes – Add It Up The 100 – Wanheda: Part 1 (S03E01)
Originally, I remember singing this song with friends in my room at university – singing it at the top of our lungs! This scene that features Add it Up in The 100 is pretty similar, friends driving and singing, having fun! Being The 100, it also signals the calm before the storm.
Blondies – One Way Or Another Veronica Mars – Clash of the Tritons (S01E12)
During the first season, Veronica Mars investigates a secret society in her high school. Whilst following several suspected members of the society to a karaoke bar. Once there, they set up Veronica to force her to sing. Being Veronica Mars, she picks the Blondie classic “One Way Or Another” sending a message to the society.
Julee Cruise – Falling Twin Peaks – Northwest Passage (S01E01)
The Twin Peaks theme tune, is one of the more iconic themes. Whilst everyone is familiar with the instrumental version from the show. There is also a version with lyrics. Julee Cruise performed the song (and several others) in the pilot episode of the show. Even now when, I hear this song I am transported back to Washington State, with owls, cherry pie and coffee!
I actually wrote about Galentine’s Day before, how I hoped it would become more popular and some gift ideas I had seen on Pinterest. This year for Fandom Friday I have put together the five galentine’s day gifts, I would like to give (or receive) this Galentine’s Day.
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Five Galentine’s Day Gifts
At high school, my friends and I loved to make friendship bracelets. We would stack dozens of them on our wrists. Nowadays, I still love stacking bracelets, but opt for mixing bracelets made from semi-precious beads, with traditional cotton bracelets or and a simple silver bangle.
Currently, all my friends are obsessed with planners or bullet journals. Being a stationary addict myself, I love planner stickers. These “Girl Night Out” are the prefect way to mark your Galentine’s Day Brunch or girly night out in your planner.
Who doesn’t love a some flair? Everyone seems to love wearing a pin or three at the moment. Normally, I buy pins based on my fandoms or geeky loves, but this BFF Conversation Heart pin is lovely. I just wish I could find a Love Heart (the UK Conversation Hearts) version.
Candles are my go to gift. They can seem like a quick and easy gift, but can spend ages sniffing all the candles in the store. Although the Jo Malone’s candles can be a little on the pricey side, the scent fills the whole of the downstairs of our house. Plus they seem to last a lot longer than cheaper candles.
Finally, to go with all your Galentine’s Day gifts you need a card. The fabulous card also included a few Lesley Knope quotes!
I missed last weeks Five Fandom Friday prompts, but I really wanted to talk about the TV programmes I can’t wait to watch this year, so I am posting this a week late. The Nerdy Girlie has posted prompts for February 2017, so you to can join in.
One of my favourite show when I was at school was Twin Peaks – along with The X-Files. I am unsure if my teenage self and friends fully understood the programme or story-lines. But we all loved watching them and spend hours talking about them. I even began drinking coffee because of Agent Cooper, but could never understand his obsession with cherry pie. Years later I re-watched Twin Peaks and still loved it, I became more obsessed with the show, reading Laura Palmer Secret Diary, listening to Dale’s tapes. Obviously, I can’t wait to see what direction this show takes.
As a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I was extremely interested when they announced the Netflix collaboration to bring street level heroes together as a group. Since, then I have adored the first season of Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. I might not have enjoyed the second season of Daredevil as much, but I did love The Punisher. So the idea of seeing these heroes (and Iron Fist) working together sounds amazing.
Game of Thrones
I know this season will be the next to the last season, I know it is a shorter season, and that we have to wait longer for this season to start. That hasn’t stopped me desperately waiting to find out who will win the “Game of Thrones”.
Without a doubt the surprise hit show of 2016 was Stranger Things. We binge-watched the first season in a weekend and they re-watched it several month later – just to see if missed anything the first time around.
The Walking Dead
I will be honest, I wasn’t too impressed with the first half of season seven of The Walking Dead. The killing off of one of the favourite characters. Other characters changing their personality and the general direction of heroes story-lines all seemed frayed. However the last episode of the mid-season seemed to set them all back on the right path and return the show back to the programme I love.
As it’s my birthday next week, instead of blogging about my Funko wish list, I thought I would put together a Funko Fantasy List, the Pop! Vinyl figures I wish they would make.
Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones
For me this 10-year-old head of her house was the true star of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. The way she held her own when approached by Sansa and Jon or stared down Ramsey Bolton before the Battle of the Bastards. Lyanna Mormont is my spirit animal.
Bodhi Rook from Star Wars Rogue One
On Force Friday a few weeks ago. Funko released a new range to tie-in with the release of Rogue One. But one member of the crew was missing Bodhi! This month on the blog I have given a lot of love to Riz Ahmed. So it makes sense that I would want the Funko version of his character to add to my collection.
Ravi Chakrabarti from iZombie
I know they have released a Liv from iZombie Funko and are planning on releasing a few more variations of her character. In the show my favourite character is Ravi, her co-worker and sidekick, If I had a list of fictional BFF’s he would be number one on my list!
Cassandra Cain (Batgirl) from DC Comics
The first Funko I brought was the Batgirl one. Since then I have brought every version of Pop!, Dorbz, or Vinyl Vixen they have produced. However, instead of all the Barbara Gordon varieties, I would love a Cassandra Cain version.
Oracle from DC Comics
As I said I have many version of the Barbra Gordon Funko, which mainly include copies of her classic costume and the new Batgirl of Burnside outfit. But what about her “Oracle” days? This version would complete my “Babs” collection.
What characters are on your Fantasy Funko List? Which Pop! do you which they would make to add to your collection? Which franchise do you wish they would add to their range?
As The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick are taking a break from Fandom Friday, I thought I would use the chance to catch up with the prompts from October 2015. I originally thought it would be easy to pick my favourite fictional teachers. I adore a lot of teen drama television programmes like, Smallville or My So Called Life. But I couldn’t think of any teachers from these programmes.
Do Watchers count as teachers? I know Giles worked in the school library, and wasn’t really a teacher. But he was a trainer for Buffy and a mentor to the other members of the Scoobies Gang. Over seven seasons, whether Giles was a member of the Watcher’s council or the owner of the magic store. He was always loyal to Buffy.
The first time we meet Yoda he was teacher to Luke, but in the prequel films and Clone Wars, we saw Yoda sit on the Jedi Council. Teach the younglings and mentor Jedi Masters and Padawans. So in a way Yoda was the Jedi Masters’ Master.
Of all of Harry’s teachers at Hogwarts, Lupin was my favourite. I have a soft spot for the Marauders. (I am still hoping for a Marauder’s book or movie). Lupin was one of many father figures that came into Harry’s life. During his time at Hogwarts, he became a teacher and mentor to Harry Potter and his friends.
Prez was useless as a police officer, he was controlled by his father in law. He did not suit field work but did managed to find some success on the office listening in on the wire. But it wasn’t until the fourth season of the show, when he began working at the school that he found his place. Prez tried to help the kids stay “off the corners.” Ultimately drugs ended up affecting each member of the gang.
Mary Margaret Blanchard (Once Upon A Time)
During the first season of Once Upon A Time. Mary Margaret was Henry’s school teacher, she was even the one that gave him the “storybook.” During this period I loved he haircut and clothes, if I ever became a teacher she would be my style icon for my work wardrobe. In the current season, it looks like Mary Margaret will be going back to teaching. So I am looking forward to seeing more of her amazing outfits.
Five Geeky Clothing I Need in My Closet Immediately.
As The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick are taking a break from Fandom Friday, I thought I would use the chance to catch up with the prompts from October 2014, this week discussing the five geeky items of clothing I need. The real reason most of these dresses are on this list is because the are from stores in the USA, and I don’t want to pay the postage or customs fees.
Agent Carter Dress – Her Universe
I adore the idea of a cute everyday cosplay dress. A dress that I could wear to conventions or movie opening nights. If there is one company that has cornered the market in everyday cosplay it is Her Universe. This Agent Carter dress was my favourite from the recent “Women of Marvel” collection.
Galactic Scavenger Dress – Elhoffer Design
For a more customized everyday cosplay dress, my favourite company is Elhoffer Designs. I wanted to order the “Rey” dress to wear at Star Wars Celebrations, but left ordering it too late.
Sithkura Dress – Her Universe
Of course, as a geek I don’t just want to show my geekiness at conventions. I want to show it off everyday. This Darth Vader dress is in my favourite style and is perfect for spring or summer.
Vader Embossed Dress– We Love Fine
Everyone needs a little black dress, don’t they? What better than a dress with embossed Vader masks, subtle enough to wear everyday (or night) and show off your geeky pride.
Rogue One Tee
After seeing the new Rogue One trailer last week, I wanted a Rogue One tee, instead of just wearing a normal Star Wars one. This was my favourite t-shirt from the new collection.
Similarly to the five summer films I talked about a few months ago, these are the five new releases I am looking forward to seeing in the cinema this autumn and winter.
Obviously, the first film on the list had to be Rogue One. I have mentioned several times before how excited I am about this film. As a young Star Wars fan I always wondered about the rebel agents that stole the plans to the Death Star. Now finally I am going to see their story on-screen.
I love the MCU and Sherlock, so as the kids say it’s “a non-brainer” that this movie has been added to the list. Marvel have always produced more than traditional superheroes movies, Winter Solider is a political thriller and Ant-Man is a heist movie. It will be interesting to see what direction this movie will take the MCU.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Where do you start this movie? A chance to re-enter the Harry Potter universe. Getting to met new characters and amazing creatures. Stunning visual effects all seem to spell out a magical film.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
I have to confess I have yet to read the Miss Peregrine series of books. However, that hasn’t stop me from getting excited about this movie. I adore Tim Burton, he is one of my go-to directors, so I am expecting his unique style in this movie.
The Magnificent Seven
Growing up, I used to always watch movies with my dad, he played a massive part in shaping what movies I love. My dad’s favourite genre was westerns as I result I have fond memories of watching the original Magnificent Seven and it’s sequels with my dad, So in honour of him I am going to see this movie and hope they don’t mess it up!
What films are you most looking forward to seeing this autumn and winter?
This Friday I’m going to talk about the five films that are released this summer that I’m most looking forward to. You might notice that several of these films are sequels to my comfort films from last week.
Normally I say don’t make a sequel to a classic movie, but the follow ups to Pixar’s greats like Toy Story have been amazing, so I have high hopes for this film. I’m looking forward to learning more about Dory – discovering how she learnt to speak whale and hopefully seeing her reunite with her family.
Everybody Wants Some
Technically, this isn’t a sequel but Richard Linklater has referred to this film as a spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused. I love Dazed and Confused, the plot set over one night, the script (Just Keep Living), and the cast (it’s one of the first films for both Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey). I’m hoping this film serves up a lot of the same.
Captain America: Civil War
It’s the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, A Captain America film, Steve and Bucky back together! Ant-Man joining the team, introducing Black Panther and Spiderman into the MCU – what is not to look forward to about this film!
I know Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn’t well received by the audiences and critics, and I’m trying not to judge this film based on the previous DC movie. Whilst I am a little concerned about seeing a new Joker (can anyone top Heath Ledger), that hasn’t stopped me adding it to the list!
ITV have a tendency to show the same films in the evenings, the Ocean’s Eleven films and the first three Bourne films, as result Jason and I have seen these movies several time and they have become guilty pleasures. Now we have Matt Damon back as Jason Bourne ready to bring down Treadstone.
I only joined 5 Fandom Friday last September, but the project had been running for 18 months before I joined – I had missed several topics I would have loved to write about. So I’m going to play “catch-up” this week and write about my five comfort films (a prompt from March 2015).
Although all these films are so different for my they are all well written and for me are the also the films I quote the most! I’m pretty sure anyone that has seen The Avengers has quoted a line from it – for me the whole of the script during the Battle of New York is quotable line after quotable line.
This is just like Budapest, huh? – Black Widow (The Avengers)
Which comfort films I watch really depends on my mood – if I was something short and sweet it’s The Goonies, for a general feeling good film it Breakfast at Tiffany’s. All of these films I have watched again and again, they make me happy or cry – the opening scene in Finding Nemo always sets me off.
If I’m feeling blue I will have a movie marathon watching these (or the Original Star Wars trilogy) and if I have a mean case of the reds “I jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s!”
My friend M has numerous amazing Star Wars tattoos done by some amazing tattoo artists, when he mentioned one of the artists, Adam Guy Hays would be at the London Tattoo convention, I jumped at the chance to get inked. Due to limited time, we had to opt for smaller tattoos and each picked on of the “symbols” from Star Wars. I had the rebel alliance symbol on left foot below my ankle. The following year, Adam returned to London and I completed the set with the Empire symbol on my right foot.
Another Star Wars Tattoo
For my next tattoo, I am hoping for another Star Wars tattoo, hopefully at Star Wars Celebration this summer. Ideally I would love an X-Wing, especially Poe’s new black ship.
Cross Stitch Shield
I am completely in love with this tattoo! I am awful at cross stitching (I always end up with tons of knots at the back of my work), but the combination of craftiness and geekiness of this tattoo, just makes me adore it. Shame the artist is based in Turkey.
Finally, I would love a classic yellow and black Batman logo!