In Which Our Heroine Almost Completes Her Office…

For not quite a year my new home office space has been in arranging mode. I have the most important stuff up, but some of the fine touches aren’t quite there yet and I keep putting off picture taking. A personal space in which to write has always been a big deal to me. I need that zone that’s mine and just mine and I’m kinda territorial about it. Besides, my sci-fi collectibles and such need their own space because otherwise the Geeklings would assume that all action figures and awesome plushies  belong to them.


For the record, Soft Kitty is mine, Talking Tauntaun is Mine, Anniversary Edition Wampa with the removable arm is mine, and Black Series Han Solo is mine. Dear Geeklings, this is in no way a complete list, so do not try to use it as such. The wampa rug belongs to the Geeklings although if they ever decide they don’t want a Star Wars room anymore, I’ve already put first dibs on it. Ownership of these sorts of things is a legitimate issue in a geek household like ours. I think it clearly qualifies as a First World Geek Problem.

In Which Our Heroine Discusses Fandom

Fandom is a powerful thing.

I once watched eagerly for news as a fan of a certain cult-classic, Firefly, to see if news of a movie green-light would actually happen. My personal copy of the series traded so many hands, I didn’t see it for six months while I worked to recruit the fans who hadn’t seen it when it aired. I got that very shiny movie, and fandom got a legend about the power of fans.

Today, fans got another victory as even I thought the Veronica Mars movie was just a fan dream. it seemed so impossible that I didn’t actively think about it, until my BFF sent me a text to say that a Kickstarter campaign to fund the movie had reached 61% of a 2 million dollar goal. While I type this, the campaign has raised more that 2.26 million dollars in under 24 hours.

Holy heck.

I’m proud to say we contributed to the campaign, as I loved me my Veronica Mars and I want more of that smoldering snarkiness that is Logan Echolls. However, I’m fascinated by this from the perspective of how it can change entertainment. i have sometimes been a big fan of great shows that just didn’t hit the right ratings for advertisers. I adore HBO because there is no advertisers to cater to with ratings. I pay HBO a subscription, I watch what I like and HBO continues to develop what it’s subscribers want. They don’t care that I TiVo my shows and watch them later. For established actors or fanbases (I don’t think KBell and Rob Thomas could have pulled this off otherwise), this could be a legitimate way to give consumers the stories they want. I don’t need Veronica Mars to hit the big shiny screen. A limited run is okay with me, after all, I watched the original on a TV screen. The copy of the movie I’m getting with our donation still lets me watch it. If Felicia Day hadn’t had Geek and Sundry for The Guild, I imagine she would be able to use Kickstarter to fund a fan beloved series. What other actors might take a similar opportunity. Is it just me, or do you imagine that geek favorite Zachary Levi could pull something similar if he wanted to create a geek friendly web series?

And off I go, while internet rumors of Firefly being resurrected are bound to surface again.

Oh and 2.27 million for the girl detective in the time it took me to write this post.

In Which Our Heroine Discusses Sci-Fi Collectibles…

I have promised myself that I am going to talk about other geeky awesome things on this blog. I am not giving up the writing, I’m just adding subjects. This is an aspiring author’s blog, I want a recording of my journey towards publication. If I can get there, I think it could be helpful for other aspiring writers to see what I did. However, I want to give the world of an idea of me as a person too.

A big part of that is my geeky personality and love of collectibles. I swear the Phoenix Comic Con merchants become more dangerous by the year. and Entertainment Earth are so, so dangerously awesome. If you’re reading my blog, you likely know what I mean.

I’m not lucky enough to own something that came out of an auction (although I did meet the proud owner of one of the Captain America propaganda posters, so jealous), but I have some items I really adore.

My Pop Vinyl Avengers! So cute!

My Pop Vinyl Avengers! So cute!

One of my favorite makers of cute collectibles is the chibi style Pop Vinyl Funko line. For fandom items, they aren’t as expensive. Unless you want one of those Comic Con Lokis and are prepared to hand over your first born child, (don’t worry geek child, Mommy won’t trade you for Loki, she’s a Captain America girl). They don’t take up as much space as some things and I think they are just all adorable as heck. I have been given a lot as gifts and the next wave of Game of Thrones ones that release are going to cause a little ding in my wallet.

My favorite bigger gifts include the Mal Reynolds replica pistol I have. Perfect for space cowboys who come wearing awesome brown coats and a fondness for cheeky one-liners. I really need to find a shadow box to display it in. As a fan of Mr. Fillion and his support for kids reading, I am also the proud owner of one of his “Read” posters with his mighty fine signature. Being the Avengers fangirl I am, I was thrilled to get a set of the Agent Coulson Captain America trading cards this Christmas. I squeed so hard.

Right now, my coveted collectibles are a steel Captain America shield, more Funko peeps, and the Katniss Everdeen

bow. Anyone out there have a love of awesome collectibles or are you coveting something geeky and cool?

In Which our Heroine Squees

My two favorite entertainment writers/producers that are actithey writing at this time are Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams. My favorite Joss projects are Avengers and Firefly/Serenity. My favorite JJ projects are Star Trek, Fringe and Revolution.

But my  JJ favorites may get an addition come 2015 because he just landed one of the coolest gigs in Hollywood with Star Wars Episode VII. I was fangirl giddy when he was announced. JJ is a geek, one of us, and he’s going to want to do a movie that makes the fandom proud and bring others in. I know some people disliked what he brought to Star Trek, but the biggest Trekkies I know loved it. It also made me a fan when I wasn’t before. It should be noted that my fangirlishness for Wil Wheaton was not based off his Trek work, but his blog about geeky awesome things.

I think what makes me love this decision is that JJ is a geek himself. Just like Joss who made one of the most successful movies ever with Avengers. I wasn’t surprised Joss did well because I knew he wasn’t just in it to make a movie that made money, he wanted to make the geeks pleased too. I get the same vibe off of JJ who was originally too afraid to take Star Wars because it was such a part of his youth. He wants to make the geeks happy and unhappy Star Wars fans will make their feelings heard. I was nervous about a new Star Wars movie coming out, especially as I cannot stand the animated Clone Wars stuff. But if the franchise gets to continue in cool new ways, I get to share that with my son and he gets to enjoy the awesomeness that is a brand-new movie on the big screen. May the Force be with You, JJ, the new Chosen One. I can’t wait to see what you bring us.

Anyone else out t here excited?