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Official Teaser Trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was anxiously awaiting the release of the teaser trailer when they announced the official title of Star Wars Episode VII, ‘The Force Awakens’.

Happily the wait was not really as long as I thought it would be because on Monday, 11/24/2014, announced the official release of an 88 second teaser trailer to be shown in select theaters on the Friday after Thanksgiving, 11/27/2014.

Unfortunately, only one theater in the state is scheduled to show this trailer and it is not one that I would go to. Therefore, this left me a bit bummed that I would have to wait even longer to see it. My moaning increased when my younger brother told me that he has already seen that teaser trailer earlier in the week as part of a sneak peek promotion that took place in Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Fortunately Disney must have heard my moan of disappointment because the official Star Wars Twitter Account announced that this teaser trailer will be available to view online the same day through iTunes Trailers.

Everyday Fangirl flailing right now in joy!

In the meantime, check out i09’s look back at the history of Star Wars teaser trailers!

UPDATE: The trailer has been officially released as of 10:15AM EST and a good link to it can be found here!

Look at the cool pics that I captured from the trailer!




So did you go to a theater in your area to see the trailer or did you watch it online like me?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I am so happy with the announcement of the official title of the next Star Wars film, The Force Awakens because it symbolizes the first step in the post production process.


Unlike many others in the fan community, I did not speculate on what the title should have been or what it should be. To me the title could mean many different things and I cannot wait to find out what it really means, when the film comes out in December 2015. Therefore, THIS fangirl is anxiously awaiting the official teaser trailer to find out more.

#AtoZBlogChallenge: Umbrella Carrying Characters

#AtoZBlogChallenge Topic: Umbrella Carrying Characters

Umbrellas are not an everyday accessory for most people. However, several characters can be seen carrying umbrellas regularly for one reason or another. Below are 10 characters who include an umbrella as a regular accessory:

Mycroft Holmes (as seen in BBC series Sherlock)

Mary Poppins


The Doctor (7th)


Mr Tumnus the Faun



John Steed

The Penguin


#AtoZBlogChallenge: Princess Mononoke

#AtoZBlogChallenge: Princess Mononoke


Today, I thought I would highlight one of my husband’s favorite Hayao Miyazaki animated films, Princess Mononoke, per his request.

This animated film was released in 1997 in Japan and adapted for English speaking audiences and distributed by Disney.


Set in medieval Japan, Miyazaki’s original story envisions a struggle between nature and man. The march of technology, embodied in the dark iron forges of the ambitious Tatara clan, threatens the natural forces explicit in the benevolent Great God of the Forest and the wide-eyed, spectral spirits he protects. When Ashitaka, a young warrior from a remote, and endangered, village clan, kills a ravenous, boar-like monster, he discovers the beast is in fact an infectious “demon god,” transformed by human anger. Ashitaka’s quest to solve the beast’s fatal curse brings him into the midst of human political intrigues as well as the more crucial battle between man and nature.


What I find the most interesting about this film is not only is an epic fantasy story, with interesting characters and scenery, but it also seamlessly integrates hand-drawn cels with computer-generated images, which created a new standard of visual storytelling.

An example of the computer graphics used in the film


#AtoZBlogChallenge: Kenshin & Kaoru

#AtoZBlogChallenge Topic: Kenshin & Kaoru


Kenshin & Kaoru are characters from the anime, manga and live action movie series, Rurouni Kenshin. They are also top my list of favorite romantic couples from anime.

Below are some of my favorite pics of this couple:

From the manga series





From the anime series





From the live action movie series






#AtoZBlogChallenge: Cats in Anime and Manga

A to Z Challenge Topic: Cats in Anime and Manga

There are many cats that appear in anime or manga stories. Below are a few examples:

Artemis, Diana & Luna in Sailor Moon

These three cats serve as mentors, confidantes, advisors to the Sailor Scouts.


Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket

A high school boy, who has a family curse, that turns him into a cat whenever he is hugged by a member of the opposite gender.


Yoruichi Shihōin from Bleach

First introduced in the series in her black cat form, Yoriuichi acts as an adviser and guide to the main characters.


The ‘Cat Bus‘ from the Miyazaki animated film ‘My Neighbor Totoro

A cat creature in the shape of a bus that helps Totoro find a lost girl in the forest.


Happy from Fairy Tail

Happy is a blue cat looking creature who is a member of the Fairy Tail Guild and is the partner of Natsu and Lucy.



#AtoZBlogChallenge: Angels

A-Z Blog Challenge Topic: Angels

Angels are usually portrayed as good and kind entities, especially in Western culture. However, some stories have portray them as evil, bad or just not kind. Below are few examples of how angels are not portrayed as the good and kind entities:

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Anime)


In Neon Genesis Evangelion, Angels are hostile beings that are determined to destroy all human life.

DN Angel (Anime & Manga)

In DN Angel, the character of Dark Mousy is a roguish thief with black angel wings and steals painting and hearts alike.

Doctor Who (TV Series)


In the BBC Series, Doctor Who, the Weeping Angels, are an ancient race of alien monsters that look like angel statues. These monsters can kill by sending their victims back through time. This allows them to feast on the energy of their unlived days.

Dogma (Movie)


In the 1999 movie, Dogma, by Kevin Smith. Ben Afflick and Matt Damon play two renegade angels that want to get back into heaven, but need to destroy creation in order to accomplish it!


Happy International/Galactic Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day, but reminded all of us that it is really Galactic Women’s Day with the following pic:


As you can see there are some awesome women in that Galaxy, Far, Far Away including Leia, Ventress and of course Ahsoka!

This fangirl is hoping that the next Star Wars films, TV, etc will feature many more of these women role models!

Again, Happy Galactic Women’s Day and remember the Force will be with you always!!!

Star-Crossed Romantic Couples

Today is Valentines Day and the most popular romantic stories seem to be about star-crossed couples. These couples have relationships that are often thwarted by outside forces and usually, end tragically. Some of the star-crossed couples in fandom are:

1) Anakin & Padme from the Star Wars prequel trilogy


2) Obi-Wan & Satine from Star Wars The Clone Wars


3) The Doctor & Rose from the Doctor Who episode, Doomsday


4) Spike & Julia from the anime, Cowboy Bebop


5) Romeo & Juliette from the various iterations of Shakespeare’s play Romeo & Juliette


6) Jack & Rose from the movie, Titanic


7) Kenshin & Tomoe from Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal


Romantic couples in other fandoms

Yesterday, I posted my 10 favorite romantic couples from Anime. Today, I am listing my 10 favorite couples from a wide variety of other fandoms.

1) Han & Leia from the original Star Wars trilogy


2) Westley & Buttercup from The Princess Bride


3) Rick & Kate from the hit ABC TV series, Castle


4) Darcy & Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice


5) Cecil & Rosa from the RPG game Final Fantasy IV


6) Lee & Amanda from the 80’s TV show, Scarecrow & Mrs King


7) Andrew & Sydney from the movie, The American President


8) Roger & Eve from the classic Hitchcock Thriller, North By Northwest


9) Izark & Noriko from manga From Far Away


10) Richard & Bunny from the classic romantic comedy Desk Set


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