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The holiday season is drawing to a close and I am here to share our team’s collective Christmas haul of geeky gifts from this year. Kris put one together last year, which you can check out here. As she specified in that post, we’re not trying to brag… we realize that we are all very lucky to have received these gifts from awesome friends and family. We’re just sharing this because it is fun and might be useful for your future geeky gift needs. So read on for this year’s Fangirl Christmas Haul!
Adult Colouring Books
Adult colouring has never been more of a thing than it is right now, and I think these were the gifts of the season – no one’s Christmas haul will be complete without one. Kris and I received a multitude of colouring books between the two of us, and we are excited about every single one. I know that many of these are from Chapters (you can check out their selection online here). In addition, the uColour Mandalas book in the picture is from Beyond, A Junior Achievement Company. 25% of proceeds from purchases of this book go to Kids Help Phone, which supports the mental and physical health of young people. A friend of ours has been working with this group, and when she sent this book to Kris and I it was the perfect gift. Basically, 2016 is going to be the year of colouring in my life.
If you’re not up on adult colouring, get with it! It’s most definitely a thing… and you can read all about it in Kris’s post Adult Colouring is Cool… Thanks Science!
Kris is just into the UK and all things British, from London itself to pop culture phenomena. She received many gifts to go along with this theme, including an amazing giant Doctor Who painting, a collection of Sherlock Holmes puzzles (to keep her on her game), a London mug, and a necklace in the shape of the London skyline (I’m not sure if this is the correct one, but I found something similar here, after a quick search on Etsy).
Princess Stuff (But Mostly Frozen)
Princess stuff is always in, and I like Frozen in particular. I received some printable Anna and Elsa cut-outs, Frozen-themed toothpaste, Frozen tape, and an Elsa ornament that sings “Let It Go”. Kris got Frozen lollipop rings and an Anna Pez dispenser. To bring it all away from Frozen for a moment, she also received princess-themed cookie cutters, so she can make cookies for her two best friends (Me and Justine). All in all it was a collection of things that didn’t necessarily need to be Frozen-themed but were, which made them awesome.
Fangirl Fashion Items
So these items are strictly fandom-themed in any way, but they just seemed like items that should be included in this post. Kris got me a pink tulle skirt as the final gift in my advent calendar this year, and I absolutely adore it. I also received a beautiful bronze sequinned top. I actually wore these two together for New Year’s Eve… it might be a little much for real life, but the combination was perfect for being a fancy person on NYE.
Game of Thrones Ornaments
Kris and I each received these ornaments from some friends. I just love the idea of having a tree absolutely chock full of funny and geeky decorations! Mine is the Targaryen one as I like to cosplay as Dany and Kris does Sansa so the Stark ornament is the perfect fit (though she is more a Lannister at heart). If you want more info on either of our cosplays, you can check out Justine’s tutorials on either my Daenerys outfit or on Kris’s Sansa (though she’s pu together a new outfit since this was written).
Nerdy Board Games
Board games are awesome, and the best ones are the nerdy ones. I recently wrote a post on this topic: December High Five: Board Games You Should Be Playing. Pandemic was already included on that list (because it is SO FUN), and Kris received not one but TWO expansion packs for that game for Christmas. Can’t wait to test those out and save the world from even more intense diseases. She also received a copy of SmallWorld, which I don’t know much about but know that I will love, based solely on looking at the box.
Owl Stuff (Because Obviously)
I’ve been into owls for awhile now and most of my family and friends know this. They’re just so darn cute! I can’t wait to wear this adorable toque during all sorts of winter adventures. And though the socks are a little much, I’m sure I’ll find ways to work them into my Hipster Folk Princess wardrobe.
Geeky Reading Material
We received all sorts of fun reading material this holiday season, as per usual. Between the “Girl Power” comic book pack (as Kris calls it, since it includes three of the most awesome female superheroes today), a Collector’s Edition of US focused entirely on the Hunger Games, Rosanna Pansino’s Nerdy Nummies Cookbook, TIME’s Year in Review issue, and a copy of A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab, we are basically set for before-bed reading for the next little while.
Star Wars Stuff (Because It’s the Fandom of the Year)
Yes, this is the fandom of the year as voted by our team – you can check out our other favourite fandom things this year in Kris’s recent post: My Fangirl Life 2015 Fandom Awards. The Storm Trooper mug was from the company I am currently contracting with – I guess they discovered just how much of a nerd I am. These William Shakespeare Star Wars books came from my brother, who I’m not sure has ever purchased a book in his life before this Christmas. Needless to say, I was touched that my friends and family latched on to my current love for Star Wars. But how could they not? I mean, they all saw my interview on CTV Edmonton...
A Cardboard Cutout of Harry Styles
And last but not least, Kris and I got this masterpiece for Christmas this year. And it was from Justine. Basically, she won. This was the literally the perfect gift (for us, at least… probably not for most people). Because we love our Harry so much, we’ve launched a #HarryoftheDay campaign on Twitter. Check it out by clicking the hashtag or visiting us at @Fangirls_Online. I know you’re all really curious about what Harry is up to at our apartment, so luckily you can easily keep up this way!
What fun and nerdy fangirl gifts did you get this year? Share in the comments – we’d love to hear about your Christmas Haul!
A few weeks ago, I started to put together a post about Closet Cosplaying or Disneybounding Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. It turned out that I had WAY too many clothes that just screamed Elsa at me, so I broke the post up and did the first part on Coronation Elsa. Today I’ll be sharing with you my everyday looks for Elsa’s outfit after she’s let go and become the ice queen.
This outfit is all about the bright blue, some sparkle, and the colour of Elsa’s hair. I’m lucky in that I’m also blonde, but I still found bringing in some gold touches helped to get the point across. If you can’t remember exactly how Elsa’s dress looks (who are you anyways?), here’s a photo:
This is a pretty classy outfit that I could wear to work or anywhere that I want to look put together. The blue dress is a little dark for Elsa, but the lace pattern and light blue shining through totally make it work. The blazer is perfect Elsa, with the blue fabric and gold buttons. Of course I accessorized with my favourite snowflake earrings and a side braid. I think this look totally seems like something responsible Elsa would wear in real life.
The next outfit:
I also feel like this look is totally work-appropriate if your office is somewhere that you can wear fun patterns. This dress is awesomely Elsa-inspired, really bringing out the purple of her eyeshadow and pairing it with the blue of her dress. In my hair I have the Elsa-inspired bow that Justine bought me for my birthday last year. I love these frilly socks and felt like they were the perfect touch to this pretty and professional outfit.
On to number 3:
This adorable outfit is perfect for a casual day at the mall or even brunch with the parents. The sparkly skirt and Elsa hair bow add some fun touches, while the collared shirt and cardigan keep it classy. I’m also still wearing my snowflake earrings!
Now for the final Elsa look in my closet:
Ok, so this one is a bit of a joke. It is actually kind of my Halloween costume from last year when Kris, Justine, and I were Hipster Disney Princesses. That being said, I wear my Let It Go shirt in real life, and I want to wear the moccasins and beret too (though not together). The only thing the jury is out on is the fur vest, but the world of fashion is telling me that it’s a thing.
Have you ever done a Frozen closet cosplay? Let us know in the comments or tweet a picture to @Fangirls_Online! We can’t wait to see what you’re wearing.
This week I decided it was time to put together another Closet Cosplay outfit. It is so fun and creative… and I just love to go through my closet and think about new and exciting ways to wear my clothes. If you aren’t familiar with Closet Cosplay, it’s basically taking clothes from your own closet to dress in an outfit inspired by your favourite fandom character in your everyday life.
I went through my clothes the other day, thinking I’d pull together an outfit or two inspired by Elsa from Disney’s Frozen… because she’s totally part of my style inspiration. I’ve dressed as her once before, at Walt Disney World earlier this year, and it was definitely a lot of fun. Little did I know that taking on this task with my full closet in front of me would result in WAY too many outfits to put in one post! This means that you’ll be getting an additional Elsa post sometime in the next few weeks.
For today, I’d like to discuss Elsa’s coronation outfit. If you can’t remember what this looks like, here’s a quick photo:
Isn’t she fabulous? I love the colour combinations in this outfit, and I was excited to see what I could find in my own closet that would fit in. As it turns out, that was more than one outfit… apparently I wear the colours in this look often. Here we go:
I pulled out a dress similar to Elsa’s dress colour, a light cardigan similar to her cloak, and added some fun details that bring it all together: snowflake earrings, a purple bow to bring in the other purple colour, a gold necklace, and black patterned tights. I threw my hair up in a quick bun… not quite as pretty as Elsa’s. The final touch was to bring in the blue of Elsa’s gloves with my wrist-warmers.
This outfit is a great casual-but-pretty look. It’s dressed down enough for most activities and dressed-up enough to wear even out for dinner or drinks.
This outfit is a bit different in that I didn’t bring in too much green… just through the bow in my hair and the delicate necklace. These black and gold high-waisted shorts are absolutely fabulous and look great with the tank and oversized cardigan that emulate Elsa’s cloak, and the short heeled black boots. The touch that brings in the blue of her gloves on this one is my awesome large bag. Of course I again wore the snowflake earrings (an Elsa must) and the bun in my hair (a Coronation Elsa must).
I feel like this outfit is a bit more trendy and great for a coffee date with a friend or a day at the mall.
And on to the third Elsa look:I paired this awesome collared dress that has a high-low hem with the same oversized sweater from earlier. I then added a gold belt and my large blue bag. I kept the purple bow in my hair and the snowflake earrings (obviously!). For footwear, I put on a pair of black oxfords.
This outfit is great for work (though I might throw on some black nylons depending on the day), or for a family brunch. Be careful though, if you have young cousins or young family members they just might mistake you for Elsa when wearing this…
And the final outfit:
When I found these purple ombre tights in my drawer, I just knew I had to find a way to wear them. I paired them with a green skirt and black tank top. I brought in Elsa’s blue gloves with a bright blue cardigan, and put on a pair of black heeled boots.
This outfit is perfect for a casual date night. It’s cute, flirty, and fun but not too dressed up… I can see wearing it for dinner and a movie or even when just going out for drinks.
There you have it! All of my Coronation Elsa looks. Keep watch in the near future for some other Elsa-inspired outfits taken right from my closet… because who doesn’t want to dress like the Queen of Arendelle?
What do you think about these looks? Which is your favourite? Do you have a Coronation Elsa outfit in your closet? Share in the comments!
My Fangirl Life is a geek lifestyle blog, or that’s how we describe ourselves. This means that we love to talk about every aspect of life as a nerd, from cosplay, Cons, and entertainment to cooking, fashion, and DIY. Today’s topic, Geek Decorating, falls squarely into the middle of all of that.
I love having small, subtle (or, you know, sometimes obvious) touches of my dearest fandoms in my home decor. In today’s post I’m going to take you on a tour of my bedroom and my favourite geek things that I keep there! I hope this can inspire you to add your own personal nerd touches to your bedroom decor.
Here’s an overview of my room – don’t worry, we’ll be digging a bit deeper shortly here:You may have noticed some of the more obvious nerdy pieces in the above photo collage, but now I’m going to go through and outline my favourites. Here we go!
My Frozen-Themed Bed
You may have noticed that my bed is sneakily Frozen-themed. Between the colours, touches of white faux-fur, and the delicate snowflake lights hanging on the window, I tried to add some small Frozen glimpses to this bed last year. I didn’t want to re-do my entire room, but this was a fun little affordable project.
My Pet “Drogon”
Those of you who follow this blog regularly may know that I like to cosplay as Daenerys Targaryen. When I’m dressed as Dany, this little dragon comes everywhere with me (truly, I once brought him to the club with me after a day of cosplay). When I’m going about my everyday life, Drogon sits on his perch atop this shelf, keeping watch over my bedroom.
My Taylor Swift Lyric Photos
You may recognize the lyric photos in these frames as the ones we shared on My Fangirl Life in our 1989 Reviews (check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4). Kris made all of these, and she gifted me a printed set for Christmas. Such fun and unique artwork! I’m looking forward to framing the set of 1989 Tour Lithographs I received with my Taylor Swift concert tickets and rearranging this wall to include those. My Pinkie Pie Artwork
I bought this Pinkie Pie picture at my very first Con – Edmonton Expo last year. It serves as both a memento of that weekend and as inspiration in my everyday life. As an event planner, I’ve often said that I identify with Pinkie Pie greatly… in fact, I wrote a post the other week outlining 5 reasons Pinkie Pie is my spirit animal.
My Magic Wand
I feel as though every self-respecting nerd should probably own a magic wand. Mine is even more special because I purchased it at Ollivander’s when visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando earlier this year. You can check out some photos from our visit here – we had such a blast doing photo shoots with our wands! My wand is Fleur’s, if you are curious. Kris picked up Krum’s and Justine bought Cedric’s. Apparently we are fans of Triwizard champions that aren’t Harry.
My Poster of Rapunzel’s Tower
This is another memento from our Florida trip earlier this year. We (but mostly Kris) took so many photos, both of ourselves and of the amazing scenery in each of the Parks we visited. I just love this shot of Rapunzel’s tower and it worked perfectly when blown up to poster-size.
Other Geek Decorations
Below I’ve put together a bonus collage of a few of my other favourite nerd things in my room. I love the framed photo collage above my bed, and the Little Mermaid drawing just gives it that fun touch I need in all of my decor. On my nightstand I keep a clock that I purchased because it made me think of the White Rabbit’s watch in Alice in Wonderland – I love the whimsical feel this item brings. Lastly, Kris gave me these awesome candles last Christmas. They’re in such amazing scents including “221B Baker Street”, “Hobbiton”, “Butterbeer”, and “Peeta’s Cakes”.
There you have it – my geeky room in a nutshell! What do you think? What kind of nerd decor do you have going on in your bedroom? Let me know in the comments!
Keep watch in the future for tours of Kris and Justine’s respective rooms, and for more geek decorating highlights from the rest of our houses.
Happy Friday fangirls & fanboys! To celebrate this fabulous day, the start of the glorious weekend, I am going to participate in a Five Fandom Friday Challenge! What is FFF you ask? It’s a weekly challenge created by bloggers The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick to come up with a top 5 list to fit a geeky-theme. My Fangirl Life doesn’t necessarily do it every week, but sometimes we want to hang out with the cool kids & join in the fun KG previously named Fictional Spin-Offs We Want Created, while this week’s challenge is “Crossovers That Would Cause My Heart to Explode”. Challenge Accepted! I decided to step a bit outside the box and present you with some seldom hoped for but totally legit killer crossover ideas:
1. Thor & Frozen
Or The Avengers & Frozen… that would be ok too, but the whole purpose of this is to get Thor & Elsa together. I think they’d be an ideal couple, one of my top random OTPs. One day I might even write a whole post explaining why the Norse God & Queen of Arendelle should be set up on a the most epic of blind dates, but for now I’ll let you build your own ideas on the subject. Plus Loki & Anna would have an excellent time playing tricks on everyone.
2. Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Music Video & Mortal Kombat
It’s a brand new fighting game, marketed to a wholly different audience! Instead of your classic Mortal Kombat characters (oh, Johnny Cage) you can now battle as the various vixens introduced in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood video. Who would win in a fight: Catastrophe or Arsyn? Knockout or Homeslice? The Trinity or Mother Chucker? With this game you could find out… Plus, after all of that lead-up of introducing each of the characters, there’s got to be more to it than a fight scene that doesn’t actually happen!
3. Supernatural & Inside Out
Just try to tell me you aren’t curious what it’s like inside Dean’s head in Season 10. Or ever for that matter. Do demons manifest in there as another little person, battling the emotions until Joy is chained up in the corner and Anger is running the show? Or is it more like an illness poisoning the “good” emotions & strengthening the “bad”? This crossover would be gripping television.
4. One Direction’s “Drag Me Down” Music Video & Armageddon
Our favourite troop of adorable hunks released their brand new music video this morning. It features the British boy band training for a NASA space mission. But why? Why is One Direction blasting into orbit? Is it an exploratory mission? Maybe they’re laising with aliens? (Because obviously these charming cuties would make an excellent first impression or the human race) Or has a catastrophe occurred that requires 1D’s specific set of skills to solve? Like the oil riggers needing to destroy the asteroid in Armageddon! Let’s get a major studio on this crossover ASAP.
5. Disney & Literally Any Reality Show
Can you imagine how enjoyable it would be to watch your childhood favourites pitted head-to-head in a variety of competitions? Who can Outwit, Outplay & Outlast on Survivor? Obviously a villain, although they might not win the end vote. Which Princess really does have the best voice? Find out on this season of American Idol: Princess Edition. Or how about mixing up those stale pairings with a season of Disney’s Bachelor? After all, most of the ladies were only 15 when they met the “love of their lives”… their tastes might have changed as they matured.
Although, in the end I love when anything crosses over with anything… I mean double the nerdy fun can’t be wrong, right? But I want to know what you think… What crossovers are you dying to see? Did any of my ideas inspire a burning desire for a crossover that will never be quenched? Let me know in the comments!
Love & Luck,
You may have noticed from a couple recent posts that My Fangirl Life are at summer camp with IGGPPC this week!
Each day there has been a closet cosplay challenge. As big fans of closet cosplay and disneybounding we decided we needed to participate in this challenge. Instead of posting an individual post for each day, here are the first 4 closet cosplay challenges:
Day 1: Disney Prince
Justine jumped at another chance to be Hans. She pulled out KG’s ‘Hans’ dress and was reminded of that time she was poor misunderstood Hans at Disney World. She continued to recreate the look with a white blazer, pink scarf, gold belt and black boots.
Day 2: Pixar Animals or Objects
Kris struggled for a little trying to figure out what Pixar character best personified her style. But throughout all the looking she kept coming back to Carl from Up! He’s not exactly an animal or an objects, but it’s the Pixar character that Kris dresses the most like on a daily basis. She stuck true to her “neutral” tendencies and paired a white collared shirt with tan joggers & a boxy brown jacket…topped off with a hair bow to mimic Carl’s bowtie.
Plus we blew up some balloons to complete the look.
Day 3: 90’s Cartoon
Kris and KG came up with this one for Justine…because apparently she kind of dresses like Arthur in her everyday life. It was easy, she already had the yellow sweater and a perfect white collared sleeveless shirt. Paired with some denim shorts and red shoes she quickly became Arthur. Plus of course a backpack as the two of them are both still students.
Day 4: Marvel AND DC Comics
The three of us have already Disneybounded Marvel characters so Kris decided to take a different take with this one. The challenge was Marvel OR DC Comics, why couldn’t Kris be both? Why can’t she love all of the comics?!
To support both sides Kris pulled out her Marvel comic book skirt. The rest of the outfit was less exciting with a simple black tank top and necklace. She had originally pulled out her Marvel shirt, but it was just too much with the skirt. What she really wanted was a Batman shirt (something to keep her eye out for now!). Kris grabbed her Batman and Robin stuffed animals instead to show her support for DC.
Who else is participating in the closet cosplay challenges? Let us know or share your photos with us in the comments!
– Justine Alyssa
Guys, I’m worried we’re being too judgmental. I know it’s a lark hearing that come from me, of all people. I love judging people… and things… and situations… But today I implore you to keep an open mind as we take a walk in someone else’s shoes. After all, things aren’t always what they seem and you should never judge a book by its cover (and other clichés). As someone who is basically living the villain life (Villains Gotta Vil, Yo!) I feel I have a unique perspective on people (and characters… mostly characters; I’m not good at people) and their motives. So I stand before you today to say:
Hans really isn’t so bad… except for the murder-y bits.
Gifs from PunzelAnna
I mean, he’s charming and attractive. Great on horseback. He has a lovely singing voice and an affinity for sock-sliding down hallways! Not to mention his superb fashion sense. He’s everything Prince Charming should be… except for the murder-y bits. Yes, Hans got a bit overzealous in his attempts to find a kingdom to call his own; I recognize that. But who’s to say that’s his fault? We still like Anna, despite that fact that she’s pretty much insane, with basically zero people skills. Not only does she want to marry a man she just met, she also leaves the fate of her kingdom in that same man’s hands while running off to almost certain death in the icy wilderness. She’s careless, gullible and lacks all forethought. Yet we all love her, calling her spunky & fun-loving and blaming everything on her guarded & sheltered upbringing. So why are we putting all of the blame on Hans?
Gifs from arendelle.co.vu
Instead of prosecuting him in Arendelle, Anna & Elsa ship Hans off to the Southern Isles for his 12 brothers to “deal with him”. That would be fine if they knew anything about the Southern Isles and the people who run it. Based on their sheltered lives, where they don’t even know about the people of their own kingdom, I somehow doubt these sisters are up on Southern Isles politics. For all we know it was the 12 brothers who sent Hans to Elsa’s coronation in the first place. This whole elaborate scheme could have been concocted in the grand dining room of a southern palace while eating dinner with all of his brothers, and even his mother and father, the King & Queen. Although, let’s get real here, Hans’ parents are most definitely dead. This is a Disney movie after all and there is nothing Disney loves more than an orphan.
So poor parentless Hans is either lacking direction & guidance or is being manipulated by his multiple older siblings, including one who is the ruler of his homeland. This leads me to 3 distinct scenarios, one of which must be the correct reason for why Hans acted the way he did:
- It was a plan created for him by his family.
We are never explicitly told whether Hans hatched this plan alone or if he had co-conspirators. He stays pretty tight lipped about the whole business. And why wouldn’t he be? First, there is no reason to implicate his country if he is caught. That could start a war. And second, keeping his family out of it meant he was sent back to them punishment-free. Sweet deal! He doesn’t state it but the most influential members of the Southern Isles’ court were probably behind the plan to get Hans on the throne of Arendelle.
I know what you’re thinking: “Arendelle’s a pretty big prize for the youngest brother”. You weren’t thinking that? Ok… well, let me explain. Most countries have princesses, but you’ll likely only find a non-ruling princess to wed. In Arendelle there is an attractive young woman, with many childbearing years ahead of her, who is about to be named Queen. That is an epic catch. But perhaps Hans is the best bait the Southern Isles has. The same way the Tyrells dangle Margaery, their pristine flower, in front of every king in Westeros and the Boleyns presented Anne, their witty beauty, to Henry VIII’s court, the Southern Isles puts forth Hans, a strapping young stallion of a man. And like these real life & literary beauties, they trusted in not only his looks & charm to attract a mate, but also in his ruthless intelligence to get the job done… by any means necessary. Hans’ brothers may have sent him out on this mission with the instructions to not come back unless he had the throne. He was probably taught the art of seduction and murder to prepare him. Some families will do anything for power.
Gifs from Disney Is My Escape
- It was a plan created for him by his family that he took too far.
Ok so maybe the people of the Southern Isles aren’t all murderous schemers, but that doesn’t mean Hans did everything on his own. Royal marriages weren’t always done Game of Thrones style, where no one survives to the wedding night. European history is full of Kings & Queens who traded their children for land, wealth and allegiances. Daughters work best for this, as monarchs strive to have male heirs that will need wives to rule alongside them. It is much rarer to find a Princess who will inherit the throne and need a man at her side. In England’s case the Queen’s husband doesn’t even get the King title unless he is a King in his own right. Queen Elizabeth II’s husband Prince George has been a Prince for 68 years because he didn’t enter the relationship with his own sovereign nation. With 12 ‘back-up’ heirs the leader of the Southern Isles has a lot of potential to make alliances through marriage, possibly even getting his sons into the position to rule in foreign lands.
I can just imagine Hans and his brothers standing in a council room with a map spread out on the ‘war room’ table, the King systematically pointing out which kingdoms have a princess and assigning the most appropriate brother to sweep that fair maiden off her feet. The Southern Isles could be bent on world domination, achieved purely by marrying off their sons. Perhaps Hans was assigned Arendelle and Elsa (with Anna as a solid back-up whom he could marry should Elsa reject him or set-up with another brother/nephew/cousin/etc should he be successful with the new Queen). Hans was just so desperate to please his brothers that he took things a bit too far. Bringing us into my last scenario:
Image from Walt Disney Confessions
- Hans acted on his own volition, but with proper baggage to back his actions up.
I talk above about trying to make strategic alliances through marriage, but maybe Hans is so far down the list that his ruler isn’t even trying to find him an advantageous match. Hans has to be pretty distant in the line of succession at this point! As the youngest brother he is at least 13th. But being as he is an adult himself, his eldest brothers likely have children of their own. If even half of his brothers have 2 children each (which is a pretty low number for the times) that puts Hans at 25th. If each of his brothers has 3 children he would be 49th. There is no way he is going to rule the Southern Isles, barring any mass murders happening while he’s away in Arendelle… but even then, that is a lot of murder.
So maybe Hans took matters into his own hands. He headed off to Arendelle of his own volition. He hatched the plan to marry Elsa, then Anna as a back-up. Perhaps it was totally innocent at first. He had high hopes for the romantic potential he and Elsa could have. But things didn’t work out as planned and he switched to a more drastic scheme. Hans straight up admits that some of his brothers pretended he didn’t exist for years; that’s got to create a complex of some sort. Hans acts irrationally within a rational plan because he cannot continue to be the forgotten youngest brother. No one pays attention to him. No one plans for his future. He’s probably worth less to his eldest brothers than their servants, because at least their servants bring them things. Hans is just dead weight. An extra mouth to feed in a nation that could be facing serious troubles… we don’t know. No one updates us on the status of the Southern Isles in the film.
Moral of the Story: Don’t go hating on someone just because they made one mistake… ok, maybe 2 murderous mistakes… but still. In the words of Princess Taylor Swift, “You are not what you did”. The next time you are watching Disney’s Frozen, or any Disney movie (or anything at all, even just living your regular life) think of Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent or Elphaba in Wicked or Once Upon a Time‘s Regina and re-evaluate your point of view. Remember: Hans really isn’t so bad…except for the murder-y bits.
Image from Walt Disney Confessions
What do you think? Is Hans redeemable or a lost cause? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love to see what villains you think are ‘actually not so bad’. Maybe I’ll feature them next!
Love & Luck,
This week we are taking part in a Five Fandom Friday Challenge through the Female Geek Bloggers group on Google+! This is the first time we’ve done it, but this topic was just too awesome to pass up: Fictional spin-offs we want created.
When Kris and I sat down to discuss this, we were able to name a handful right off the top of our heads, but we hit a wall for the last one. Kris contemplated whether we would want something about Once Upon A Time, and I said that obviously I want to know more about what is happening in Arendelle… but turns out that’s Frozen 2 and they’re making it. Next I decided I’d like a Dexter spin-off about Dexter at the end of the series… but Kris pointed out the fact that it probably wouldn’t be a spin-off. It’s still about Dexter. And the ever-desired more Firefly movement is looking for the sam thing…
Basically, the point here is that it took us a bit of time but I think we arrived at a list we are happy with! Check it out with my comments below:
Fictional Spin-Off #1: “An Ugly Little Truth” – Pretty Little Liars
Basically, I want to know exactly what on Earth A is doing throughout the whole Pretty Little Liars series. Ideally, this spin-off would re-tell the whole story, but from A’s point of view. This way we can link up all those weird scenes of A doing strange things and see where they all come into play. I also want to know many other things, a few of which are: 1) How does A have the time to stalk all of these girls at once while putting together and executing all of the evil plots? and 2) How does A finance all these little projects?
I have so many questions I think would be answered during this series! I fear the answers may not come otherwise…
Fictional Spin-Off #2: “The Long Alpacas” – Hart of Dixie
Have you ever watched Hart of Dixie? If so, you’re probably familiar with the kooky and loveable Tom & Wanda. If not, I highly recommend you go check this show out! Now!
I am just so, so curious about what goes on in Tom and Wanda’s everyday life, aside from the parts we were able to see on the show. This zany couple is always doing something ridiculous, whether getting engaged at a zombie proposal or married at a Lord of the Rings/Star Wars themed wedding (seriously, who does that?). Tom and Wanda own a goat and several alpacas, and they both hold multiple other jobs (Blue-ber Driver, Rammer Jammer Server, Volunteer Firefighter, Party Clown, Stop & Shop Clerk, Shampoo Girl). They are just a couple of little weirdos and I love them for it. I can only imagine the many adventures we just aren’t privy to in Hart of Dixie.
Fictional Spin-Off #3: “World Meets Best Friend” – Boy Meets World/Girl Meets World
I totally want a spin-off to be created about Shawn Hunter. But preferably current-day Shawn Hunter, in all his adult dreaminess. I want to know exactly what he does when he goes off on his photography adventures, and I just generally want more Shawn. He was my favourite part of Boy Meets World, and he’s my favourite part of Girl Meets World. Can’t go wrong with a whole show about him.
That being said, in a pinch I’d settle for a spin-off about Cory’s younger brother, Joshua.
Fictional Spin-Off #4: “An Icy Life” – Frozen
I’d love to see a spin-off created that explained to me exactly where Kristoff came from, and how he ended up being raised by trolls. I mean, I know Frozen shows him finding the trolls when Anna is being helped by them as a child, but just how did he end up hanging out alone in the cold with only a reindeer for a friend? How did he get involved in the ice trade? Is he an orphan? Did he run away from home? Is he a wildling?
So many questions.
Fictional Spin-Off #5: “The Killing List” – Game of Thrones
I would totally, 100% watch a show about Arya and the Hound continuing to traipse around Westeros killing people on Arya’s list. They made such a nice little team and I loved the camaraderie that sprung up between them. Plus, they can play some great characters while out on the road and they both have some mad fighting skills. They were just too much fun to watch.
What do you think about these shows? Would you watch? What fictional spin-offs would you like created? Let us know in the comments!
As you may know from our Disneybound posts, the My Fangirl Life team was recently on a trip to the magical land of Orlando, Florida. You can check out these posts to see us as Princesses, Cats, Wonderland Friends, Villains, Little Mermaid Characters, Frozen Characters, and Hogwarts (slash Beauxbatons) students & our favourite other random Harry Potter things. The conclusion I came to during all of this? Disneybounding is a lot of fun – I recommend it to anyone. But for those of you that are less open to putting yourself out there for everyone to see all your nerd-dom, I have another way for you to fangirl out.
While we were at Disneyworld, we met a lot of characters. This was rather unexpected but it was one of the most enjoyable things we did. Yes, sometimes this involves standing in line with a bunch of children, so that’s a little embarrassing, but I promise, it’s worth it. In my opinion, this is the best thing you can do at Disneyworld.
It was funny because heading into the trip, we all said that we didn’t really care whether we actually met anyone, aside from hopefully doing a Mickey picture and maybe meeting one princess (because, obviously, princess). But then on our very first morning we walked into the Magic Kingdom, and there was Snow White on our right – and the line was so short! We had to do it, especially because Justine was dressed as Snow that day. It was an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. So we went over, waited in line, and got our photos. What I wasn’t prepared for – since I’d never met a character before – was the one-liner that came out of her mouth. It was something about how she wanted to braid flowers into Grumpy’s beard, but he wouldn’t go for it (I was dressed as Rapunzel that day). She caught me totally off guard and I couldn’t help but laugh. I was utterly enchanted. After meeting Snow, we were hooked on character interactions. I tell you, these people are improv pros! They not only have lines for the children; they know they need to say something extra witty or be extra charming when a group of grown women walk unashamedly up to them. Here were some of my favourite interactions:
- Alice complimenting Justine (dressed as the Queen of Hearts) so as to make sure she didn’t get angry…and she kept her head.
- Elsa telling me that the flowers in my hair (because I’m Rapunzel, obviously) would make Olaf sneeze his nose off… then me using the same comment when I met Anna right afterwards. I wonder if she noticed it as one of their stock responses?
- Gaston. Just everything about him was perfect.
- Anna telling Kris all about their “Redheads Club” – Anna, Merida, Ariel, and Peter – and how they had chocolate cake last meeting (“I don’t know who was more excited, me or Peter!”)
- Every dwarf in the parade coming up to see Justine dressed as Snow White.
- Rapunzel complimenting my frying pan necklace and talking about all the wonderful uses for frying pans.
- “The birds braid my hair every night!” – Cinderella to Kris (as Anna) and me (as Elsa)
It turned out that the girls that “didn’t care” if they met any characters tried to meet pretty much all of them. Well, maybe not all, but a TON. Meeting Elsa and Anna was one of the most hilarious experiences. We waited in line for an excessive amount of time amongst many young girls… and we did it unapologetically. When we finally got to the front of the line we were all just so flustered. After meeting both of the ladies, we went out into the gift shop at exit and the three of us were so starstruck we were shaking. Ridiculous, right? But I tell you, a lot of fun. We even went to a princess dinner! This was Kris’s birthday gift to both myself and Justine (because she is clearly awesome). I actually highly recommend doing this if you don’t mind the price of the food. No lines to wait in and you’re guaranteed to meet 4-5 princesses there. We had met many of them already by this point in our trip – but that’s just because we’re keeners. That being said, I think this might be the only way to meet Belle in her yellow dress! I think our main complaint about meeting characters is that we couldn’t find any princes… but Kris will post about that a little more at some point, don’t worry. Long story short, I think that meeting characters is a great way to quietly fangirl. Yes, it can involve some lines but I honestly always found that the wait was worth the interaction… and then you have all these funny and adorable photos afterwards.
Have you ever met any characters? What were your interactions like? Tell us about it in the comments!!