The Fangirly Diary of a Geek Girl: May the lens flare be with you


I found this curious article about Tumblr fandom being the poets of today:

Whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Styles, or Kili the Ridiculously Hot Dwarf, the beloved celebrity is “perfect,” “beautiful,” “addictive,” “overwhelming,” “everything to me.” But because he’s unattainable, he causes deep suffering: “you Life Ruiner!”; “You bastard, why are you doing this to me?!”; “I can’t even deal … I’m so done!”; “Crying!”; “Boom … my ovaries!”; or just simply, “Dead!”

Made me LOL.

Also, day full of Young Avengers, which will (finally!) comes up on Wednesday. All this news brought to you by stalking Kieron Gillen’s Tumblr. First, if you wanna know about this hero team and how Gillen relates to them, here’s a useful tag, complete with soundtrack. Also, the whole lot of Marvel interviews with artist Jamie McKelvie and darling writer Gillen about their style, script, characterization, etc. Finally, there’s the awesome Gillen interview with Buzzfeed. His “brief bio of the core cast” gave me life!

Kid Loki: Reincarnated form of Norse Mischief god. Like Tom Hiddleston but with less pubic hair.

Wiccan: Billy Kaplan. Enormously powerful reality warper and dirty great geek. Going out with…

Hulkling: Teddy Altman. Prince of the Skrull Empire, hiding out on Earth. Shapechanger. Nothing to do with the hulk bar the color.

Hawkeye; Kate Bishop. Lady Hawkguy! Has bow, shoot things. Arrows or one liners, she’s not fussy.

Miss America: Miss America Chavez. Mysterious dimension-skipping wearer of hotpants, big Doc boots and jacket. Puncher of Loki’s face.

Marvel Boy: Noh-Varr. Ex-Avenger. Ex-wearer of hotpants. An Alien Kree boy and hipster pop-cultural obsessive of Earth.

I have no idea how he knows about the state of Hiddles’ pubic hair…

Anyway, here’s the animated part of the Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony documentary. [1] It has the geeky seal of approval for being narrated by John De Lancie (Q from Star Trek)


OMG there’s a reality show about nerds! It’s called King of the Nerds, and Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds) host a show that starts with 11 contestants who compete against each other in various nerdy skills: science, sci-fi, gaming, superheroes, technology. They also get to stay at a geek wet-dream house called Nerdvana. How come I’m just learning about this? Why nobody told me before! Anyway, here are videos of all the contestants and the trailer:

Talking about shows I must watch, Amazon is doing a Zombieland TV series [1]. Yes, I will totally watch it even if the actors won’t be the same~

J.J. Abrams, the bastard, promises to make us cry in Star Trek Into Darkness:

The goal of this movie is to make you cry. If the movie does its job, then by the end of the movie, you will have had a reaction involving the eyes. If the movie works, then there’s definitely an emotional component.

And then Benny Batch put my mind in the gutter:

The costumes look great. Some of them were very cumbersome and heavy, but some were very snug. You can almost see what religion I am.

Though I am pretty sure he ain’t Jewish nor a Muslim.

Talking about my Posh Alien Prince, here’s new info about the Julian Assange movie, now called The Fifth State. Also we have the first production picture of Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange (and Daniel Brühl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg). Pale blond hair is not a good look for him.

So, it was known inside the geekdom that Dexter’s Lab had a long lost episode, but very few people have seen it… including those happy few that went to Comic-Con 98. But Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim made the short available online today!


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4 Responses

  1. amy says:

    HOLY &^#&$( that episode of Dexter’s Lab. I suppose it never made it to the dubbing stages xD I’ve never liked Dexter’s original voice LOL And do well-mannered kids sound English? xD

    And… as much as I loveeeeee the 90s, I have trouble reconnecting with IE. That commercial is flawless, though. I’ll give them that.

    • mirella says:

      @amy, Of course well-mannered kids sound English! What kind of question is that? XDDDD
      Man, I don’t care about IE but that commercial… I may have teared up a bit :P

  2. sheesh I feel sorry for IE’s marketing team. They’re talented but can never overcome their product’s reputation

    I will return to this page to watch the Brony segment and Dexter’s Lab.

    aw man I need to read Inherent Vice. I liked The Crying of Lot 49 and…appreciated Gravity’s Rainbow, but Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon is so much fun. I wish someone could turn it into a miniseries.

    if I missed it, it’s my mistake, but did you see that NBC is producing the pilot of the show that J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron are exec-producing? Cuaron will direct the pilot:

    same feelings on Hetalia!

    • mirella says:

      @Diandra Rodriguez, Man, between Believe and that “Android Cop Show” he’s supposed to be also doing, J.J. Abrams sure wants to cover all his bases XD

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