the new star wars trailer is out and i’m kind of excited.

Honestly, I’m not a Star Wars fan.  My siblings are, though, so I’ve seen the movies multiple times, heard sections of the Shakespeare versions (“Luke, prepare thyself for company!”), listened to my siblings talk about all of the spin-off books, and have heard theory after theory about the Star Wars universe.  All while yawning and trying to get back to whatever else I was doing before.

But the trailer for Force Awakens came out last night and my sister and I watched it and… well, I’m kind of excited.  It’s directed by the wonderful J.J. Abrams (who directed the amazing Star Trek reboots), and even has some of my favorite actors in it (DOMHNALL GLEESON, BABY).

I think the main reason I’m excited, though, is because it just looks better than the originals.  Now, I know I’m gonna get a lot of hate for this, but… I just didn’t like the story of the original six.  Episodes IV, V, and VI were better, as far as the story, and Episodes I, II, and III had better cinematography (and special effects).  But I never really got into it, probably because it was forced on me (pun intended *wink*) by my mega-fan siblings.  I don’t know.  Maybe I’ll like the newer one more.  We’ll see.

If you haven’t seen the trailer, here it is.  (It’s already at eight million views.  Golly. Pete.)

fanvid friday | this is for the lonely {peter pan}

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I have a nearly unhealthy love/obsession for anything related to Peter Pan.  I’ve seen all of the movies (including Hook, the musical, and Finding Neverland, which totally counts), seen the musical live, and am currently addicted to the Peter Pan-inspired webseries, The New Adventures of Peter + Wendy.  (I’m also currently reading the book for the first time and I don’t know why I haven’t read it before now.)  The 2003 film version starring Jeremy Sumpter is my favorite version – yes, beating even the old Disney classic.  Sorry, guys.  It’s just SO. BEAUTIFUL.  If you haven’t seen it, seriously, what are you doing with your life?!

fanvid friday | little wonders {saints and soldiers}

[Insert obligatory apology for long absence, excuse about our busy lives, promise to do better, etc, etc.]

A few months ago, Eva convinced me to watch this WWII movie called Saints and Soldiers.  It took me a while to actually watch it, but once I did, I was hooked.  I laughed and cried as I watched it, then immediately told my brother that he had to see it.  (We ended up watching it a little later and he loved it, too.)  It’s just an all-around great war movie.  There are so many different points of conflict, and the characters all have their backstories, which is fantastic.  (See Eva’s review here.)

Anyway, Eva made a fanvid for the movie and it’s amazing.  Watch it, then leave her gushing comments about how great it is!!!

fanvid friday | she will be loved {randy&sharona}

So my siblings and I started watching Monk this past Christmas, after having it recommended to us by my awesome aunt and uncle. And now we’re on the sixth season. I think I can say that it’s pretty much one of my favorite TV shows ever. (Boy Meets World will forever be my favorite, though. Let’s not get crazy.) It’s got the perfect blend of comedy and mystery, with a dash of romance that isn’t overdone at all. Before Bitty Schram left the show, the romance between her and Randy Disher was just swoon-worthy. (And now we have to content ourselves with the peeks into Monk’s ongoing romance with Trudy. *sigh*)

(Obligatory rant: There’s a serious lack in Monk fanvids. I WANT TO BE ABLE TO BINGE-WATCH RANDY&SHARONA VIDEOS. GET ON THIS, PEOPLE.)

Anyway. Here’s my favorite Randy&Sharona fanvid. (If anyone’s found or, better yet, MADE better ones, comment with the link!)

fanvid friday | you were always gold to me {boy meets world}

I recently discovered this fanvid, and it instantly became one of my favorites.  It highlights Cory and Shawn’s friendship and how deep it is.  It also goes into how they’re always there for each other.  One of my favorite parts is when you see the parallels in what they say to one another.

“I don’t even know who I am!” | “Well, Shawn, I know who you are!  You’re Shawn Hunter!  You’re my friend.  What else do you need to know?”

“I mean, what am I?” | “You’re Cory.  You’re my best friend.  What else do you need to know?”

*cries tears*  (Seriously, I cry every time I watch this video.  It’s painful.)

fanvid friday | clintasha

Just saw Age of Ultron, so today we’re doing Clintasha fanvids, because why on earth not.  (Except that one reason… ugh.  Spoilery Clintasha feels rant to follow shortly.)

Solo Natasha:

Solo Clint:

Grand finale with my favorite:

fanvid friday | feet can’t keep on the ground {spider-man}

This is one of my favorite Spider-Man fanvids ever.  I’m a pretty huge Peter Parker fan (as some of you may know), so that’s high praise.  Why?  Because, honestly, he’s got one of the best storylines of any Marvel character, and definitely one of the feelsiest.  (Yes, Eva, even more feelsy than Steve and Bucky.  I’m not even kidding.)  I’m going to do an entire post about him one of these days, I promise.  I just have to get my life in order first.  😉

(The music for this video is a little dub-steppy.  : ))))) )

On a related note, how many of you enjoyed Nerd Christmas yesterday?  A Star Wars trailer AND the Batman vs. Superman trailer!  I didn’t really care about either, but does anyone want to weigh in on one or both of them?

fanvid friday | colors and promises {anne of green gables}

I’m currently mildly obsessed with Anne of Green Gables, partially due to Green Gables Fables, which a friend of mine introduced me to.  (So. Good!)  I’ve loved AoGG for so long.  I can relate to Anne on so many levels, and I’ve wanted my own Gilbert Blythe for forever, because he’s awesome and one of the best literary characters out there.  Also, Shirbert is basically my OTP.  So I have many feels when I watch this video (yes, even to the point of happy tears).  Watch it.  You’ll love it.

fanvid friday | knighthouse {emma approved}

Okay, so KnightHouse (Alex Knightley + Emma Woodhouse) is one of my OTPs.  I love them so much, and I ship them SO. HARD.

Therefore, I’ve seen a lot of fanvids for them.

And these are a few of my favorites.

You’re welcome.

This one’s great…

ALL THE KNIGHTHOUSE!!!

But this one’s my FAVORITE.  Watch it three times if you need to.  I won’t judge.

seen the new ‘age of ultron’ trailer?

Fangirling sooooo hard right now….

My thoughts:

  • “I’ll take that from them first.”  O_O
  • New Avengers tower!
  • SCIENCE BROS!
  • So many Steve scenes!
  • What’s with Bruce/Natasha???
  • “I got no plans tomorrow night.”  : ((((
  • Avengers vs. Themselves – UGH.
  • “You had to ask.”  The sass is strong with this one!
  • NEEDS MOAR HAWKEYE.  (And more Clintasha, but I’m not being picky.)