Fan Girl Friday

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Happy Friday, fangirls (and fanboys)! I’ve got a collection of geeky goodies that is sure to make your weekend great—even though we have to spring forward. Womp, womp.

 

You guys know that I went through a HUGE nail art phase. I have since put my polish away (having a kid and zero time on your hands will do that to ya) but after seeing these, I may need to rethink my bare nails:

freaks and geeks nails

It’s the cast of the cult classic, Freaks and Geeks! Aren’t these AWESOME?!

 

Between my sister and I, there are probably about 75 mugs in the kitchen cabinets. I don’t necessarily need any more…but I would love to invest in this one from Etsy store, DareWare!

silence mug

This shop has a TON of Doctor Who-themed accessories and toys! Check it out!

 

Huff the Hubs’ new favorite animated movie, Big Hero 6 just came out on DVD! I may need to get him this little cutie for his desk!

baymax vinyl pop

As if Baymax could get any cuter, Vinyl Pop comes out with this figurine! (He may be cuter than the Adipose one!)

 

I told you a few weeks ago that Emma Watson is going to playing Belle in Disney’s live-action feature of Beauty and the Beast. Well now, we have our Beast!

dan stevens as the beast

That’s right; the late husband of Mary Crawley is leaving Britain for provincial France! AND! We have our Gaston!

 

Old Man Winter seems to be moving out of the Sooner State this weekend. Its going to be the perfect weather to go read outside, Rory Gilmore-style. And what better way to tote your books than with this beautiful book bag (see what I did there?).

messenger book bag

This messenger-style bag is big enough to hold at least four books AND your laptop!

 

Happy Fangirling!

Fan Girl…Monday…?

Hey Fan Girls and Fan Boys! Sorry I was MIA on Friday. I was hittin’ the snowy slopes of Angel Fire, NM. And by “hittin’ the slopes” I mean “hanging out at the condo because I don’t like skiing.” I missed last week’s Fan Girl Friday, so I thought I’d make it up to you!

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I’ve got LOADS of TV and movie news!

 

First up, the new Fantastic Four movie is here! Have you seen it? If not, don’t worry, boo. I gotchoo.

 

A couple of weeks ago, a HUGE announcement was made about one of the greatest sci-fi franchises of all time: Ghostbusters! There is going to be a reboot of the original film with an ALL FEMALE CAST! And check out who’s been chosen:

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All of these women are absolutely hilarious and I think they will do a great job! What do you think? Like the ladies? Wish someone else was cast?

 

And speaking of leading ladies, Disney recently named the new Belle for their live-action Beauty and the Beast! And she is {drumroll please}

emma watson

It’s Emma Watson! I. LOVE. THIS. CASTING. This—besides Hermione—is the role she was BORN to play! I am so excited about this!

 

In small-screen news, everyone’s favorite Doctor will be returning to your television (that is, if you have Netflix).

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David Tennant is set to play villain Zebediah Kilgrave in the Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones based on the Marvel comic of the same title. I’ve never read the books, but I will totes be watching this show to get my Tennant fix!

 

Happy fangirling!

Writer Wednesday

Typically on Writer Wednesdays, I like to share a short story, a journal entry, or some general help for writers out there.

Today, though, I wanted to write–well, rant— about something different.

Monday night, Huff the Hubs and I were sitting in the living room, watching The Voice (btw, I’m really digging the new energy Pharrel and Gwen Stefani are bringing to that show). During one of the commercial breaks, there was a short ad for the makeup line, Wet n Wild.

As most of us ladies know, that is one of the cheaper brands of makeup/one of the first cosmetics we ever bought as teens with our own money because we could actually afford the $1.50 mascara and $2.00 lip gloss. (LipSmackers was for the wealthy.)

As I watched the commercial, my first thought was: “Oh wow! Wet n Wild is finally doing commercials! I’ve never seen a commercial for them before!”

Then, as the ad played on, I started to get angry.

Why?

First, the ad starts out with young women wearing skin-tight pleather outfits, clearly in a club. Now, when I was younger, WnW was seen as tween/teen line. That was the makeup before you got older and wised up that other brands were better. So I cringed at the thought of 12 and 13-year old’s seeing this commercial and thinking, “Oh, I want to look like that!”

Then, the commercial continues and we see Girl A looking at Girl B enviously. Girl A starts to do her makeup exactly like Girl B to which Girl B loses her cool and starts fighting with Girl A.

I felt as though this commercial was saying: “Compare yourself to others and try to be EXACTLY like them” as well as “If someone tries to be like you/steal your look, slap them with your purse and start a fight for no good reason because they’re not worthy.”

The ad continued with similar circumstances until it finally came to an end, being replaced by a toilet paper commercial and leaving me with my mouth open and eyes wide.

I don’t know if its my new child-centric brain that I’ve acquired since I had a child, or the fact that I’m still all fired up from Emma Watson’s speech at the UN yesterday, but I feel as though this commercial (among many) is sending the absolute WRONG message to our girls. I’m not calling for a boycott of the products or anything like that. I’m all for the free market and the right to advertise your business. However, I feel as though commercials and advertisements like these are setting us back as a society.

Have you seen the commercial?

Watch the commercial below and give me your take:

 

What do you think?