The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: Heroing on the TV


We are getting PowerPuff Girls in comics! Here’s a preview of the first issue, and looks pretty cute! I hope them the best!


J.J. Abrams admits he has a lens flare problem. That’s good! The first step is self-admission! Here’s to your recovery!

I know I get a lot of grief for that. But I’ll tell you, there are times when I’m working on a shot, I think, ‘Oh this would be really cool with a lens flare.’ But I know it’s too much, and I apologize. I’m so aware of it now. I was showing my wife an early cut of Star Trek Into Darkness and there was this one scene where she was like, ‘I just can’t see what’s going on. I don’t understand what that is.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, I went too nuts on this.’

We have some news about the Warcraft movie. Casting news! Colin Farrell has been offered a lead role! Not sure if he’ll accept though! Also, new Star Trek‘s Anton Yelchin and Viking‘s Travis Fimmel have been offered parts too. So, considering they are all moderately attractive men, I guess they will be humans and not orcs?

Apropos of the Hannibal season 1 DVD release, Bryan Fuller talks about Hannibal season 2 and the fannibals. His opinion on the fandom is seriously cute~

I was surprised at the demographic that the show was reaching. A significant portion was young, smart, well-read women; they really responded to this show and I typically relate to young, bright ladies [laughs]. It was nice to see how enthusiastic and passionate they were. And, also, happy in the face of the dark material. They found joy and hope in something that is arguably quite bleak. I found that really rewarding and as somebody who is a fan of many things myself, I appreciate and relate to being enthusiastic about a show you love.


Muse of Fire premiered on the weekend and this documentary is on the must-watch list. Why? It’s about Shakespeare, dammit. Also, has a great cast of my favourite actors (and movie-makers) talking about Shakespeare: James Earl Jones, Tom Hiddleston, Judi Dench, Jude Law, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman, Christopher Eccleston, etc~ Check the trailer!

Here’s why David S. Goyer doesn’t follow that “Superman doesn’t kill” rule. He’s a renegade! He doesn’t believe in rules! Oh well, it’s not like Superman hasn’t killed before (in Elseworlds and stuff).

This is one area, and I’ve written comic books as well and this is where I disagree with some of my fellow comic book writers – ‘Superman doesn’t kill’. It’s a rule that exists outside of the narrative and I just don’t believe in rules like that. I believe when you’re writing film or television, you can’t rely on a crutch or rule that exists outside of the narrative of the film.

Here’s an interesting article about all these teens in Marvel comicbooks such as Young AvengersWolverine & The X-Men,Uncanny X-MenAll-New X-MenNova, and Avengers Arena.


Clark Gregg says the reason he signed up for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is that Joss Whedon told him the mystery of why Coulson is alive is important to the series. He also comments on fandom gifts… and fanfic, which is both disturbing and flattering~

I’ve received bottles of Coulson hot sauce, a lot of art, a handmade plush Coulson toy and I’m told there’s erotic fiction involving him and various members of the Avengers.

Talking about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they cannot even say “mutant”, says Maurissa Tancharoen, and Joss Whedon says there’s even a database of things they can use:

There’s a database that’s tailored to our show with the properties we can use as well as the properties that are owned by other studios and things that are flagged for major franchises.


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7 Responses

  1. I really like Fuller’s comments on Hannibal’s fanbase and Steranko’s comments on Agents of SHIELD.

    ok I need to talk about SHIELD: Both the lead guy (Ward) and Skye are bugging me, although I might not mind them in smaller supporting roles. It would have been cool to have Mike (J. August Richards) as our gateway lead character instead and more focus on May. I hope FitzSimmons will have more to do than be quirky science nerds, especially since Iain de Caestecker made a character I usually wouldn’t like into someone I did on The Fades. Also, I can’t wait until Ruth Negga starts appearing in episode 4.

    also: “cool stories that have script problems” SO TRUE ABOUT STUFF INVOLVING LINDELOF. so much potential and then logic goes inside out.

    • mirella says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, Oh Bryan Fuller~ He’s just so cute to the fans :D And I’m glad he straight up said there won’t be rape stories in Hannibal so yay!
      Now on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. … while Ward didn’t bother me as much… omg Skye is so not my cup of tea. She’s just there being all quirky for the sake of it. And I can already tell they are going to focus on her and I don’t wanna. I want more Agent May though. So much! I do have to mentally prepare myself for the next episode when they supponsedly go to Peru. I’m just learning to love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and they already throw me a blow like this. Please don’t make awfully incorrect references about my country xD

      • @mirella, yeah, that was a great decision. I think one reason Fuller can do stories about death is because he has some kind of respect for pretty much everyone in his stories, from villains to victims. You can see different aspects of how they live/lived.

        aw man, I hope they don’t misrepresent Peru or any other non-USA place. Except Canada haha they can have maple leaves and Mounties everywhere. Yeah, I can’t tell from one episode if it’s the writing or Skye’s actress that’s trying too hard or both. Then some people say, “how can you not like a fellow geek character?” or “she isn’t just some white girl because the actress is half-Chinese” and I’m like those weren’t the problems. Ward’s story bores me but his actor seems to have good comic timing for like two instances.

    • Rodrigo says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, Ward annoyed me the most. Skye being quirky is something that comes within Whedon’s territory. Skye has potential to be fleshed out better. But Ward seems meh to me.

      While the ratings for AOS seems like good news, I thought it could have had a bigger audience considering its Avengers and Marvel links, but USA loves NCIS (?) a lot. But then again, AOS ain’t about the superheroes, so it might be a turn off for casual viewers.

      And considering I’m breaking my “no network dramas” rule for AOS, I might give Hannibal a shot.

      • @Rodrigo, what annoyed me was that all this time was taken to obviously set up Ward as the lead character, with spy skills equal to Romanoff! (Black Widow) while he didn’t earn as much interest as was given. Then again, he wasn’t as much of an interest void as Paul on Orphan Black, my current standard for least interesting person on an otherwise engaging show.

        I was actually somewhat surprised that a genre show that didn’t have the usual procedural link (ex: I haven’t seen Sleepy Hollow but look at its ratings) did as well, even with the Marvel ties. Then again, it is a pilot and there’s usually some drop-off afterward. SHIELD also seems to be set up as an episodic/problem-solving show that might expand into character-serial storytelling. I just hope it keeps its core theme of more-or-less ordinary people amongst the extraordinary.

        As for Hannibal, I’d say that for most people, episode 6 is when the story really kicks into gear. I don’t have many spoilers in my review here (, so you can read through and see if it is worth a shot. It definitely doesn’t have the same “look” as network shows, since the production is outside the NBC studios.

        • Rodrigo says:

          @Diandra Rodriguez, I’ll top Paul from Orphan Black with Betty Draper from Mad Men circa Season 1-3 or Nicholas Brody’s family from Homeland. :P

          The thing with my tv viewing is that when it comes to drama series, I refuse to watch network-made ones on principle. Part of it is me being kind of snobbish with this, part is the length. The latter part should get me critixcized since I sat through 3 and a half seasons of Glee, but I consider that show under the Comedy category in spite of it being a dramedy (?) and lasting 1 hour per episode.

          I really wanted to see Hannibal because of Mads and Dancy, but when I noticed it was on NBC, I was pissed and ignored it. Same with Agents of Shield, I really wanted that to be under HBO instead of ABC. But for Joss Whedon I have broken some of my rules and I ended giving the pilot a shot and will most likely sit through the entire season. But Ward needs to be fixed or die.

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