Fan Girl Friday

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Get excited, people! Its the first Fan Girl Friday of the New Year! And I am NOT holding back for the inaugural FGF of 2015!

Huff the Hubs and Brock the Brother-In-Law are OBSESSED with tabletop games. Catan, Risk, Pathfinder; you name it, they love it! Which reminds me of another guy…

ben parks and rec

And speaking of Ben “The Maverick” Wyatt, his fictitious game is about to become a reality! That’s right, The Cones of Dunshire will soon be available for purchase!

Cones of Dunshire

It recently made an appearance at GenCon and game-makers, Mayfair, are starting up a Kickstarter campaign to get it made!

Everyone knows that I am a huge bibliophile. Well, maybe not as much as my sister. Which is why I’m kicking myself for not seeing this sooner! It would’ve been the BEST Christmas present for her!
Pride and Prej Pillow

You can snuggle up with a good book and this comfy back support and read until your eyes go blurry!

As I type this blog post, I’m wearing my Gryffindor sweat pants and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is playing in the background. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement. Which is why when I saw the instructions for a DIY Hogwarts Express, I did a nerd squeal!

hogwarts express

Isn’t this awesome?! Just click the link and you’ll be able to download instructions for your very own train! Now you have a purpose for all of those leftover boxes from Christmas!

Have you always wanted an action figure of yourself, but scared that you’d have the same outcome as Howard and Raj? Well fear no more, Think Geek has you covered! The creative minds over at TG just released new kits for you to create your own action figure!

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You can paint them to look like yourself or your favorite comic book hero(ine)! And, while you’re perusing the TG site, check out their clearance! They’ve got AH-MAY-ZING deals!

Happy Fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday

Ah, Friday. Once again you grace us with your beautiful presence and boatloads of geeky gossip and fangirl fabulosity to get us through the last few hours of the grind!

Remember last summer when that weirdo-beardo statue of Colin Firth’s Mr. Darcy popped up in a lake in London, leaving many of scratching our heads and thinking, “Huh?” Well, our favorite sexy sleuth has done his own rendition of “Darcy-ing”, wet t-shirt and all! (Warning: this picture is very swoon-worthy. Try not to faint, ladies.)

"I love you, most ardently."

“I love you, most ardently.”

And he’s not just doing this so we can all bask in the glory of Benedict’s beauty. This is one of many shots taken for the “Give Up Clothes for Good” campaign, benefiting cancer research! Its a win-win!

 

In other crush-worthy-television-nerdy-boy news, the final season of How I Met Your Mother is going to be released on DVD in just 4 days! There’s going to be tons of bonus extras, including a MUCH better ending to the tale of Ted Mosby (but you can watch it before you buy it here) and we FINALLY get an answer to the question that’s been plaguing us since Season One: WHERE DID THE PINEAPPLE COME FROM?!

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Seriously! We were told that all loose ends were going to be tied up but there’s was no reference to the pineapple incident at all in the season finale! That is, until now. Oh yes my friends, the mystery has been solved:

 

Comic Con 2015 tickets go on sale in TWO months, people! Hear that, Huff the Hubs? TWO. MONTHS. I think I need to start getting my cosplay outfits ready. Starting with this a-dork-able hoodie from Think Geek!

"Hey, puddin'!"

“Hey, puddin’!”

Isn’t it awesome?! I must has the precious!

 

Whenever I’m asked what my spirit animal is, its an easy answer: Grumpy Cat. I freaking love that feline! Even though she hates everything, I adore her (yeah, GC is totes a girl!). Which is why I am extremely excited that Lifetime is doing a movie about the kitty this winter. And the voice of the angsty cat? None other than Parks and Rec star, Aubrey Plaza! Isn’t that perfect?!

We hate all the same things.

We hate all the same things.

 

 

Do you realize that there are only 96 days until Christmas?! Let that sink in. And, if you’re like me, you know about half a dozen little girls who desperately want Frozen toys. If you’ve been to Target or Wal-Mart lately, you may have noticed that finding anything with Anna, Elsa, or Olaf’s face on it is like searching for a needle in a haystack.

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But, according to The Huffington Post, Disney manufacturers WILL be able to provide dolls, action figures, and dress up outfits for your Frozen fan this holiday season! Disney claims they learned their lesson after what happened with The Little Mermaid. Evidently, “researchers” thought that little girls wouldn’t want to play with dolls with red hair (idiots) so they ordered basically ZERO dolls and/or memorabilia! They lost out on a ton of cashola and kids all over were forced to pretend to be Ariel in their bathtubs because there were zilch dolls!

 

All this talk about shopping and Christmas is getting me amped up for Black Friday! Maybe I should go look at my Black Friday prediction sites…

Fan Girl Thursday

I know its not Friday, but who says we can’t fangirl a day early?

This has been a great week of “squee”-worthy finds from all over the interwebs!

I used to have TEN TV shows I watched. TEN. A few were cancelled and few are on hiatus until the fall. Which means there’s an open slot of television time for this white girl. And I think I know what I’m going to fill it with!

This fall, Fox is running a prequel to my favorite fictional city (aside from Minas Tirith)–Gotham Freaking City. The series titled–what else?–Gotham follows a young detective named Jim Gordon as he tries to rid the streets of Bruce Wayne’s hometown before the caped crusader flew into existence. I think it looks really good:

 

The Amazing Spiderman 2 debuted last weekend (I didn’t see it…did you?) meaning that Emma Stone and her real–and reel (see what I did there?)–life boyfriend Andrew Garfield have been hitting up the late night circuit, promoting the new flick. Andrew stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon (sans tights) to showcase one of his hidden talents:

 

I have already received about 10 invitations to weddings this summer. Although sadly, none have had this awesome of an invite. I seriously think Huff the Hubs and I need to redo our wedding just so we can do this! (Click the link for more)

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Now that we’re living with my sister, our evenings are filled with Oreos, wine, and lots of laughing at fart jokes. I think its time to add a little refinery to our household. And I’m pretty sure I’ve found JUST the thing!

pride and predjudice board game

Its Pride and Prejudice: The Board Game! Bingley’s the name and marriage is the game! Here’s the way to win: Elizabeth and Darcy, Jane and Bingley, Lydia and Wickham or Charlotte and Mr. Collins–pick one of four couples from the novel and maneuver them separately or together through town and countryside.  Be the first to collect all game tokens, then race to the Parish Church to marry and win the game!”

 

My sister and I made Huff the Hubs watch Pitch Perfect the other night, which has made me a little obsessed with acapella groups. So when I saw this on Pinterest, of course I HAD to repin. And watch. Seven times.