Fan Girl Friday

Guys, I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy for a Friday to arrive in a looooong time. Things have been crazy in my world this week and I’m not sorry to see this week end. Even though this week has been INSANE, I still found time to scrounge up some nerdy news for you! You’re welcome.

So there’s this guy named Nick Santonastasso. He was born without legs and only one arm. (The guy’s story is pretty inspirational. Click the link; I dare you not to get teary-eyed). He’s become an internet sensation with his “zombie pranks“. Lucky for him, another zombie-aficionado–The Walking Dead‘s own Anthony Lincoln (AKA Rick Grimes)–saw some of his walker wackiness and got him hooked up with the folks from TWD to prank America’s Sweetheart: Norman Reedus.  Check it out:

 

I consider myself a movie buff. I’ve seen quite a few films and can quote pretty much every famous movie that’s out there. A group of retirees from Germany, however, may be on the course to steal my crown. The nursing home puts out a calendar every year. This year? They chose iconic movie moments:

Bring it on, Sonny.

Bring it on, Sonny.

 

Alright, Potterheads. Get ready. This summer, the moment we’ve been waiting for since we first heard about Harry Potter World opening in Orlando will be here! That’s right: the unveiling of Diagon Alley!

Merlin's pants, I'm excited!

Merlin’s pants, I’m excited!

Huff the Hubs and I went year before last and had a magical time (wordplay!). Universal has actually released some new deets about the park! Check it out:

“Visitors will be able to purchase wands at Ollivanders and Hogwarts uniforms at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions, while Quality Quidditch Supplies will offer an assortment of brooms, Golden Snitches, Bludgers and bats and other miscellaneous sporting equipment. Future members of Slytherin House can venture into Borgin and Burkes, the Knockturn Alley specialty store offering items of particular interest to the Death Eaters and those interested in the Dark Arts — masks, skulls, etc.

Patrons who work up an appetite can grab a bite at the Leaky Cauldron or Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour.”

I also heard there’s going to be…hold on to your hats…WEASLEY WIZARD WHEEZES! *Kermit arm flail*

I just hope James and Oliver Phelps are there to christen it!

 

 

 

 

What’s a Zombie to Do?

Warning!

{River Song voice}

Spoilers. 

If you haven’t watched the latest episode of The Walking Dead, do not read on. Unless you want some stuff ruined. But really, not that much happened. So I guess you can read on. If you daaaaare!

So far, this season of The Walking Dead has been pretty good. I mean, we finally got rid of Lori whining about everything and sleeping with everyone. We watched as Rick lost his mind and went Chuck Norris on some inmates. We breathed a sigh of relief when Carl left the house and actually did some good. And fangirls everywhere squealed with delight when Daryl cuddled with baby Judith.

After Michonne left Woodbury and Rick’s gang got Glen and Maggie back, I can’t help but feel as though the writers have started taking naps and using pages from the “How to Write for Soap Operas” handbook. I feel like nothing has really moved along and everyone’s at a stand still.

These last three episodes we have left better be some doozies. I want to see the bad guy get taken down and some zombies lose some limbs. I feel like those lifeless biters have really taken a back seat on the show. That’s why when I saw this, I cracked up and thought, “You got that right!”

people_arguing_zombies

 

 

Here is what I want to see before the season ends:

1. Andrea kill the Governor (and stop walking like an idiot).

andrea

I’m sorry, but I can’t stand the way Andrea walks. Her walk is so unbelievably uncoordinated, even the Ministry of Silly Walks wouldn’t give her a job.  She can redeem herself from her ridiculous saunter if she takes out the Governor. I love that Carol told her to give him a night he’d never forget and then kill him. She should’ve done it! Then Daryl could’ve given her a cool nickname like The Black Widow that everyone would laugh about over rainwater and canned peaches.

 

2. Merle save his brother and tell him he loves him with his dying breath. 

merle

In season one, I couldn’t stand Merle. Season 2, I forgot about him; but I couldn’t shake this feeling he was waiting in the wings. So when season 3 came along and Merle showed up I found that my feelings…well, the hadn’t changed a bit. Guy’s a douche. Especially after what he did to Glen. However  I do think that like Daryl, Merle will be able to redeem himself. Its obvious Merle loves his brother and would do just about anything for him. My prediction/hope is that Daryl will be cornered by one of the guys from Woodbury, only to be rescued by Merle. I honestly think Merle is going to give his life to save his brother and everyone will talk of Merle like a hero.

 

3. Herschel finds an artificial leg. 

"Let's have some sweet tea and talk about this on the porch."

“Let’s have some sweet tea and talk about this on the porch.”

It really freaks me out that Herschel has only some crutches to keep him up. I mean, seriously, he basically has a sign on his back that reads: “Zombie food, made to order!” I really like Herschel because I feel like he’s the only one that can bring Rick back from his crazy delusions about dead people calling him on the phone. Plus, I feel like Herschel fills the moral compass gap that Dale left when he got himself eaten.

 

4. Rick takes over Woodbury…. 

rick and governor

I’d really like to see the Governor dethroned and Rick take over the town. I think Rick could do a lot of good there. However, that would probably slow down the pace of the show, sort of like the farm did in season 2. However, Shane was still making problems and so was Lori, so season 2 wasn’t a total bust. But still, if Rick took over Woodbury, it’d be  great victory for him, but probably not so much for the show.

 

5. …Or they have to take their chances on the road. 

Seriously.

Seriously.

We didn’t get to see what the winter months were like for the prison folks. All we know is that they were constantly on the move. To be honest, I’ve kind of missed the days when they were constantly look for refuge. I felt like there was more action and zombie-killin’ when they were nomads. Plus, with Judith added to the mix, I could see many a bated breath in season 4.

 

No matter what happens, I’m sure I’ll still stay glued to the tube with at least one eye closed, waiting to see what happens next. Unless Daryl dies. Then I’ll stop watching. Just kidding, I probably won’t. I’ll keep watching just so I can triumphantly say things like, “SEE?! If Daryl were here, THAT wouldn’t’ve happened!” or “Gah! If only Daryl were here, he’d know what to do!”