I am a big Her Universe enthusiast and have quite a bit of pieces of Fangirl fashion. Below are some of the Fangirl fashion pieces that I enjoy wearing on a regular basis:
This selfie shows three of my favorite Her Universe pieces to wear to the office. The My Hero R2-D2 necklace, My Hero R2-D2 earrings, Empire Strikes Back Poster Tee and the High Commander Imperial Cardigan.
The other Her Universe Fangirl fashion pieces that I love to wear to the office is the Red Dalek A-Line Dress, which many people in the office call my lady bug dress. I pair this with the Union Jack Doctor Who Cardigan, which many of my co-workers believe is just a symbol of my love for England. That is only partially true, right?
When I am having fun, like I did at the Skywalking Through Neverland live podcast at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, I usually pair my fun cosplay dresses with parry rival gear. As you can see from the picture above, I wore the Rebel Squadron X-Wing Dress with the Ahsoka Lives T-Shirt, in honor of #AhsokaLives day, and the Nerdist Ultimate Con Hoodie, which does indeed have some awesome pockets!
I cannot wait to find out what other pieces are coming out in the future, especially those related to Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars The Force Awakens and Doctor Who!
So what are some of your favorite Her Universe pieces?
Today, it is my pleasure to interview Fangirl Teresa Delgado, who I met through the podcast she co-hosts, Fangirls Going Rogue.
Welcome Teresa to The Adventures of The Everyday Fangirl and thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer these questions!
When did you begin to realize you were a Fangirl?
I think probably around the time that Kyle Newman’s Fanboys came out. Kristen bell’s character helped me feel strong about being a Fangirl. That combined with the start of her universe really launched me embracing the term.
When did you first see Star Wars and did you love it right away or did this grow on you over time?
I saw it as a kid and I never lived a day without knowing Star Wars. My most famous story is that I remember seeing Return of the Jedi specifically when I was about 6 and sick with chicken pox.
What have you learned from the Star Wars community that has had a positive impact on your life?
That there are so many people just like me out there. I will always have a positive helpful and caring family of geeks and even when others don’t get me they will. There is support and understanding I have never known out there and I am thankful for it everyday.
How has social media helped or hindered you?
It’s been the biggest help. It has connected me to my friends and people I never would have known without it. I have friendships that mean the world to me and I first met these people on Twitter.
What else do you Fangirl about?
So many things…Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, My Little Pony, Disney, books, cute things I mean there are just so many things! Oh yea toys!!!
Anything else you want to say to others about being a Fangirl?
Fangirls are strong, smart and sometimes emotionally vulnerable people. We are the same as everyone else only we have very vibrant passions. We are all beautiful and I love our community! It’s my family.
Thank you again Teresa for this interview and letting us get to know you better.
I really love Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, both the movie and the Broadway play. I am also looking forward to the live action starring Emma Watson as Belle. When I saw The Beast Within A Tale of Beauty’s Beast at Barnes and Noble, I just had to purchase it right away based on the description on the dust jacket alone.
The tale is as old as time; a cruel prince is transformed into a beast. A lovely maiden comes into this monster’s life. He is transformed by her compassion, and the love he feels for her in return. The two live happily ever after.
But any tale, especially one as storied as Beauty and the Beast’s has been told many different times, and in many different ways. No matter which version one hears, the nagging question remains; what was it that transformed the prince into the beast we are introduced to?
This is one version, pulled from many passed down through the ages. It’s a story of vanity and arrogance, of love and hatred, of beastliness, and, of course, of beauty.
Description From the dust jacket of The Beast Within A Tale of Beauty’s Prince by Serena Valentino
This story grabbed me at first because it started right after Belle met the Beast. However, when the story switched to The Beast’s past, I started to get a feeling of wrongness about the story that did not leave me as I continued to read. The story made me wonder many times the following: “Why am I still reading this?”
To me, the story read like a bad piece of fanfiction. Especially, with the introduction of characters like the “Odd Witches”, and the fact that Gaston and the prince knew each other and hung out together before the transformation. I kept thinking that if only these aspects were removed, then the story would have been much better.
In addition, there are many head scratching moments within the story that do not feel like they belong or contradict what is depicted in the main story. For instance, Maurice did not actually go to The Sanitarium in either the film or play versions, but this story states that he did. To me this is sloppy research, sloppy editing or both.
Fortunately, there are a few aspects of this story that made this a more tolerable read. The introduction of two new characters, Princess Tulip and the Entrantress who put the spell on the prince were a delight to read. Both of these characters are multi-dimensional and have fully realized personalities. I actually wanted to learn more about both of them. Also, the brief scenes with Cogsworth, Lumiere and Mrs Potts contained an interesting look into their lives and their interactions with The Prince before the transformation. If author would have stuck to these aspects of the story, I believe it would have been a much better read.
Overall, I cannot recommend this story, especially to any fellow Beauty and The Beast fan.
I am very saddened by the news that James Horner passed away the other day in a plane crash. I believe he is one of the greatest film composers, next to John Williams, of our time. In addition, like John Williams, he had long standing collaborations with directors including Ron Howard and James Cameron. Some of the wonderful soundtracks he composed included An American Tail, Cocoon, Willow, Krull, Titanic, Avatar, The Rocketeer and my favorite of his Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn. I was just thinking on the morning he passed away, when driving to work, that James Horner would be the perfect composer to take over the Star Wars sequel or anthology films because his style compliments the styling of John Williams.
To celebrate James Horner’s legacy, I am going to share with you my Top 5 favorite themes and tracks from his soundtrack scores.
1) Surprise Attack from Star Trek II The Wrath of Kahn
2) Willow’s Theme from Willow
3) Ride of the Firemares from Krull
4) Theme from Cocoon from Cocoon
5) Somewhere Out There from An American Tail
So which themes or tracks from James Horner soundtracks make your Top 5 list?
I am so happy that I can finally talk about the amazing start for Star Wars Rebels season 2 that I saw at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim back in April! I am still thankful to Disney and Lucasfilm for offering me the opportunity to watch the premiere as a member of the media.
Below are some of the highlights from this amazing Star Wars Rebels episode:
Beware spoilers ahead…
The Siege of Lothal opens with a big dog fight by The Ghost crew and a Rebel Fleet to acquire some crates that the Imperials are transporting. It is very good to see the crew of The Ghost, especially Hera, work with this Rebel fleet. However, Kanan is not too sure about being part of a military organization again. Especially, based on what happened during The Clone Wars.
The conversations between Hera and Kanan about his concerns during this episode remind me of Han and Leia. [Many of us think that this proves that they are ‘space married’.]
Minister Tua is a tragic figure in this episode. With the arrival of Darth Vader, she realizes that in order to preserve her life, Tua must leave her post and get passage off Lothal. In order to do this, she asks the crew of The Ghost for help.
What I think is the most overlooked part of this story is what Tua uses to barter her way off of Lothal. She agrees to give the Rebels a list of sympathizes that are being watched by the Imperials. In addition, Tua offers the reason WHY Lothal is so important and not just for the mining of fuel. [My husband and I agree on the theory is that it has something to do with the Death Star, but nothing has been confirmed within the story line yet.] This is the reason that Kanan and Ahsoka agree with Ezra that it is important to help her.
Unfortunately, Darth Vader uses her desire to leave as a trap for the crew of The Ghost, which Sabine suspected. However, this trap did not play out the way my husband and I thought it would. Vader used Tua’s attempt to leave as a way to turn the entire planet of Lothal against this crew of Rebels by accusing them of killing her. Darth Vader shows that with this he is not only good at using brute force, but is also adapt at using strategy in dealing with these ‘traitors’ to the Empire.
The confrontation of Kanan, Ezra and Darth Vader is shown in the season 2 trailer. When my husband and I saw that trailer, we did not realize that this confrontation would happen so quickly. Therefore, this is a very happy surprise to all those who watched this episode.
We knew that when this happened that Kanan and Ezra, no matter how powerful either is, could not stand for long against Darth Vader. With the help of Sabine and Zeb, who threw bombs to topple over two walkers, they thought they defeated this new foe. However, as shown in one of the previews of this episode, Darth Vader is much more than either of them can handle.
Of course the climax of the episode is when Darth Vader pursues these Rebels, using a homing device, to the fleet. Darth Vader still proves that even though he is now a Dark Lord of the Sith, he has the flying skills of Anakin Skywalker. Hera is the only pilot that was able to stay out of Darth Vader’s range during this engagement.
The pivotal moment in this episode happened during this confrontation with Darth Vader.
Ahsoka and Kanan use their Jedi abilities to identify the pilot of the fighter that is destroying the squadron. In addition, Ezra was trying to let Ahsoka know that based on his feelings that it has to be the new foe that Kanan and him encountered on Lothal. Just as Ezra said this, Ahsoka finally made contact with the pilot of the fighter through the force. However, whatever she discovered during this contact overwhelmed her.
Unfortunately, Darth Vader is able to use this to identify just who is making contact through the force.
The remains of the Rebel fleet and the crew of The Ghost were able to make their escape. Kanan and Ezra decide to contiue the fight against The Sith and The Empire with the support of Hera, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper.
They are going to need each other in order to deal with another Inquistor that Vader is dispatching to continue the hunt for ‘Skywalker’s Apprentice’ and any other lost Jedi, like Obi-Wan Kenobi.
My husband and I believe that season 2 will continue to have consequences for everyone involved, on both sides of this conflict. Either way it will be a wild ride that we and many other Star Wars Rebels fans cannot wait to take.
So, have you seen this episode?
What do you think about these highlights?