The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Dress for success


We were going to have a new Avengers team after the Secret Wars event, that’s a given. But who would be in the new team? Well, wonder no more! This is The All-New, All Different Avengers!


Emphasis in the “all different” because if the man in the Iron Man suit is actually Tony Stark (because that’s not the most recent Superior Iron Man armor), then he will be the only white man in the team! We have female Thor, a black man as Captain America, a Pakistani-American as Miss Marvel, a half black/half latino as Spider-Man, a half white/half latino as Nova, and Vision who is a robot… android… Silicon-American? What if what we think is Iron Man is actually Rescue/Pepper Potts! OMG! OK, it’s possibly just Tony back to his usual color scheme but WHAT IF!

Simon Pegg said what he hopes to bring to the script of Star Trek 3. And it is good things!

I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation.

This week’s Vikings‘ episode was heartbreaking, and while I write this I am still in shock. Here are some spoilers: Athelstan is dead and nothing will ever be ok! Also, now Ragnar is toast! Here’s what George Blagden, who played Athelstan, had to say:

Travis [who plays Ragnar] has always said that Athelstan is the only one Ragnar really trusts in season three. He’s had a lot of fractured relationships with pretty much every other character in the show: his family, his ex-wife, his new wife, his brother, his cousin. The fact that that has now vanished before his eyes leaves him open to danger and leaves a big weak spot for him as a character.

OK, maybe Ragnar won’t be toast too soon. Or maybe they will continue the show without him since it is called Vikings and not The Incredible Adventures of Ragnar The Viking. Anyway, Vikings will have a fourth season so YAY!

So “New Who” reached its 10th anniversary, and The Telegraph was kind enough to do a couple lists with 10 related items~ First, what are the 10 best things (and 10 worst things) of Doctor Who since the reboot. The Bestest Thing of Them All is Doctor Donna, obviously. Sure I like 10 (lol) and Rose, but she was cooler with 9. The other list is of 10 best modern-era Doctor Who episodes. Not a bad list but where’s “The Doctor’s Wife“, the episode written by Neil Gaiman!


Ryan Reynolds revealed on his twitter the official Deadpool Costume that will be used in the movie. OK, I can certainly work with this. Just look at that sexy mofo! And if Reynolds keeps the damn mask on during the entire film, I will enjoy it immensely!


Paramount is about to do something awful. They will create a Transformers Cinematic Universe complete with spinoffs and more sequels because stealing Marvel’s work plan is in the fashion now. Unless of course Michael Bay won’t direct one of those movies ever again. It’s not like a dislike Transformers per se, I just dislike Bayformers! And I get why would they do it, I mean, the last film got like a billion dollars in box office (thanks, China!). So, maybe a reboot? Please?

Sam Heughan is a smart (and sexy) cookie and wants a Doctor Who/Outlander crossover. I mean, the Outlander books came to life because of a Doctor Who episode! And right now The Doctor is Scottish, and Outlander happens in  Scotland and there’s time travel in both shows, and maybe certain things that happen at the end of the book can be helped thanks to the TARDIS… and I am basically writing fanfiction plot now but I care not. Besides, now I know Sam is friends with Mark Gatiss. Use that nepotism, son! OK, it won’t happen, but thank you Sam for putting that thought in my mind~

I love Doctor Who – I’d love to do sci-fi. Maybe there’s a crossover there as well. It would work. I could come out of the Tardis – that’d be awesome. Let’s make this happen! If we could do that, that’d be great.

So, Sherlock Series 4, which is definitely happening and I hope is better than Series 3. I mean, I loved Series 3 but it totally looked like crack fanfiction for moments. And some people don’t like that. Crazy, uh? Anyway, here’s what Troll King Steven Moffat has to say about what awaits us in Series 4:

[Season 4] is going to be… I suppose you’d say… consequences. It’s consequences. Chickens come to roost. It’s dark in some ways—obviously it’s great fun and a Sherlock Holmes romp and all that—but there’s a sense of… things… coming back to bite you. It’s not a safe, sensible way to live. It’s hilarious and exhilarating some days, but some days it’s going to be bloody frightening.

Well damn. That seems great! “Seems” being the key word. Talking fanfiction, he also had nice things to say about it:

There’s a tendency to disparage [fanfiction]. I don’t agree. Even the slash fiction, that’s a great way to learn to work. […] It’s creative and exciting. I refuse to mock it—because I’m a man who writes Sherlock Holmes fan fiction for a living!

And that it’s for the week. Before I go, I want to wish Happy Birthday to Gary Oldman, William Shatner, Jim Parsons, Jessica Chastain, Lee Pace, Keira Knightley, Nathan Fillion and Quentin Tarantino.



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