Fangirl Friday – 1 March

Time to post another Fangirl Friday post. Haven’t posted one of these since last year. But today is not going to be of my favourite movies, series or actors. Now today is going to be of movies I want to see.

First out is: What Men Want.
I have seen many trailers for this one and I think I could be hilarious. There are good actors and actresses in it and I hope I get to see it sometime this year. Maybe it will be available on Netflix? I can only hope.

Second out is: The Hustle
A movie with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson… That just sounds great. And according to the trailer it really will be. I really want to watch this one.

Third out is: Avengers 4: Endgame
For those who know me… know that I am a big fan of Marvel. And I am kind of dreading watching this one, because I know I will cry. But I just really want to see it. I am planning a Marvel Movie Marathon for when I get home. And then I want to see this one.

Fourth out is: Detective Pikachu.
This one I want to watch because of nostalgia. I mean Pokémon was something that I remember from when I was a child. And I loved Pikachu. And now a movie with Ryan Renolds As Pikachu. Can it get better?

Last out is: Kingsman: The Secret Service
So I know this movie is older, but I still want to see it. It’s actually a recommendation from a friend to see it so I will. And I have actually only heard good things about the movie.

That’s it for today’s Fangirl Friday. Hopefully, I can post another post next Friday. Have a fantastic evening!

Love, Nea

Christmas gift ideas for the fangirl/fanboy part 2

Do you know someone that loves the Harry Potter Univers (Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts), but you don’t have an idea what to get them. Here are some tips from me to you. 

The first tip is a kind of lamp with Harry Potters Patronus. You can buy it here at Think Geek.

A Bathrobe with your Hogwarts House. You can buy it at: EMP Sweden or EMP UK. The links are to Gryffindor Bathrobes. There is also a Bathrobe that is just Hogwarts. 

Pictures source: EMP Sweden

Or a Scarf with your Hogwarts House. You can buy it at: EMP Sweden or EMP UK

Picture taken from EMP Sweden.

Or a Hedwig mug to drink hot choclate or tea in. Available on EMP Sweden and EMP UK. There are also a lot of different mugs available on these sites. 

T-shirts is also an idea of what you can buy. Both EMP Sweden and EMP UK have many amazing T-shirts. Down below are a few options that are sold on both sites.

Pictures taken from: EMP Sweden

Or why not buy Newt Scamander’s Suitcase. Its available on EMP Sweden and EMP UK.

Or a cute wallet with the Niffler or Picket. You can buy them on EMP Sweden or EMP UK.

Picture source from EMP Sweden.

For the household that loves Harry Potter Univers why not buy a Welcome Mat from Think Geek.

That’s it for this second part for gifts for fans. This was just some ideas and not an Ad. This is just things I would love to have myself. I hope you liked it.

Love, Nea

Christmas gift ideas for the fangirl/fanboy part 1

Do you know someone that loves Doctor Who or Supernatural, but you don’t have an idea what to get them. Here are some tips from me to you. 

For the Doctor Who fan you can buy this men’s T-shirt with the 13th Doctors Tardis. It’s available on EMP SHOP Sweden or EMP SHOP UK

Picture Soure: https://www.emp-shop.se/

Or this Police Box Cardigan. You can find it at EMP Sweden or EMP UK

Picture Source: EMP Sweden

Another great gift for a Doctor Who fan is a Tardis Biscuit Tin. It’s Available on EMP Sweden or EMP UK. And there is a whole lot more Doctor Who things on EMP.

Picture taken from EMP Sweden.

And Think Geek have this awesome Doctor Who bedding for sale. And they also have other cool Doctor Who stuff. 

Picture taken from Think Geek

And if you are buying for a Supernatural fan. Then here comes a few giftideas.

Why not buy a heat-change mug with the anti-demon possession symbol. You can buy it here at EMP Sweden or EMP UK.

Picture Source EMP Sweden.

Or you can buy this regular mug that says: “Driver picks the music. Shutgun shuts his cakehole!” from Merchandising Plaza.

And the last idea for Supernatural Fans are this Poncho. You can buy it at EMP Sweden or EMP UK.

Picture Source: EMP Sweden

That’s it for this first part for gifts for the fans. There are a whole lot more things you could buy. This was just some ideas. And this is not an Ad. This is just things I would love to have myself. 

Next part should be out tomorrow!

Love, Nea

Iron Man ~ Fangirl Friday

So with the recent death of Stan Lee, I wanted to change today’s planned post to a post that honours him. And because I wrote about Stan Lee the other day I thought it was fitting that I today write about Iron Man. A character that Stan Lee created with Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby.

I want to write about the first Iron Man movie that came out in 2008.

Iron Man is about Tony Stark, billionaire and playboy. He is the son of Howard Stark, a legendary inventor. Tony Stark is going to give a weapons presentation to a unit in Iraqi, but his Humvee is attacked and Tony is taken, hostage. He is hurt and to survive he must have a car battery attached to his heart. He figures out a way to make the battery smaller and now Iron Man is born. He escapes and back in at home he starts building a better Iron Man suit. But someone wants to take Stark Industries technology and use it for something. 

“Iron Man. That’s kind of catchy. It’s got a nice ring to it. I mean it’s not technically accurate. The suit’s a gold titanium alloy, but it’s kind of provocative, the imagery anyway.” ~ Tony Stark (when reading the Newspaper)

Tony Stark is portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. and his assistant Pepper Potts is portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Stan Lee has a cameo in this movie like he does in many other Marvel movies. Watch it here:

Stan Lee’s cameo in Iron Man (2008)

I love the Iron Man movies, because much like the tagline: “Heroes aren’t born. They’re built.” I feel like everyone can become a hero. And we all need heroes in our lives. And there are many different kinds of heroes. You can be someone who to stand up for those who doesn’t have a voice. Or someone who saves animals that doesn’t have a home. Or a firefighter. A policeman. A doctor. Someone who fights for human rights. 

I also love Iron Man because I think the story is brilliant. I love watching Marvel movies and tv-show because I feel like it’s quality in the production and the storylines are interesting and different. 

If you haven’t watched Iron Man yet, its about time to do so now…

Love, nea

Rest in peace, Stan Lee

Yesterday I saw on the news that Stan Lee had passed away 95 years old. Most people know who he was, at least the people who live comic-series and Marvel knows how he was.

He was a man with great imagination and have given us so many wonderful characters. He was a true entertainer. And I know that he has helped so many people with his stories.

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee

Here is a list of some of the characters he created:

Stan Lee created together with Jack Kirby booth The AvengersX-Men and Fantastic Four.

“I wanted them to be diverse. The whole underlying principle of the X-Men was to try to be an anti-bigotry story to show there’s good in every person.” – Stan Lee

Even though he could have retired a long time ago he still kept on working.

“Most people say, “I can’t wait to retire so I can play golf,” or go yachting or whatever they do. Well, if I was playing golf, I would want that to finish so I could go and dream up a new TV show.” – Stan Lee

And almost all who watch Marvel movies know that Stan Lee has Cameos in the movies. Watch here:

 

Excelsior is a thing that Stan Lee always said. And this is what he means:

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.” – Stan Lee

ISome other things that Stan Lee has said that I just love:

“The more you read, the better you’re going to become as a storyteller.” – Stan Lee

“I don’t know where the hell I’ll be in five years. Maybe I’ll be producing movies maybe I’ll be on a corner selling apples. I don’t know, but I’m having a hell of a lot of fun.” – Stan Lee

[Being a ‘geek’] has become a badge of honor. It’s geeks who really make or break a TV show or movie or video game. They’re the ones who are passionate about these things and who collect [the paraphernalia] and talk about them. A geek is really somebody interested in communication and entertainment and [finding] the best way to avail himself or herself to it..” – Stan Lee

“Life is never completely without its challenges.” – Stan Lee

Rest in Peace Stan Lee. And thank you for the stories. You will forever live on in our favourite heroes and their stories.

 

 

 

 

Harry Potter part 2 ~ Fangirl Friday

I know… I wrote about Harry Potter last week also. But I feel like there are so much to be said about Harry Potter and I am a big fan. Also, I wrote this week WCW about J.K. Rowling and I thought it was appropriate to write about Harry Potter again.

Because I concentrated on the first book and movie I decided that today I would write about the second part of the Harry Potter Series. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Here is the trailer for the movie:

 

One of my favourite parts of the book is this one:

‘I seem to remember telling you both that I would have to expel you if you broke any more school rules,’ said Dumbledore. Ron opened his mouth wide in horror.
‘Which only goes to show that the best of us must sometimes eat our words,’ Dumbledore went on, smiling.

And also when Dumbledore says this to Harry:

 “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

And of course, it’s in this book and movie that Dobby is introduced for the first time. At first infuriating little thing, but when you get his backstory you can’t do anything else than to love him.

Here is when Harry makes Dobby a free house-elf.

 

I think I might just have to have a Harry Potter marathon soon. Both with the books and the movies.

Love, Nea

Harry Potter ~ Fangirl Friday

Because I wrote about Emma Watson on Wednesday for my WCW post, I decided to write one post about Harry Potter. I love Harry Potter, both the books and the movies.

I can still remember when I read my first Harry Potter book. I couldn’t put it down. I loved how J. K. Rowlings pulled me into this magical world and how amazing her writing was. I still read the books when I get the chance.

And the movies are amazing too. I feel like they have been made in such a way that you aren’t disappointed after reading the books and then watching the movies.

One of my favourite quotes from the book: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

This was something that I took to heart and I really needed to read this at the time. To stand up to your friends aren’t easy but sometimes necessary.

I will always love Harry Potter. And one of my goals is to visit Harry Potters World in London and of course Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station in London. I didn’t have the tie when I was in London this summer.

One other favourite quote from the first Harry Potter book is this:

“The truth.”  Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution. However, I shall answer your questions unless I have a very good reason not to, in which case I beg you’ll forgive me. I shall not, of course, lie.”

I believe that if you ask a lot of people my age most of them have read a Harry Potter book or at least watched a movie. And many people have probably read all the books and watched all the movies. I hope I get a chance to read the books again this winter. I love to curl up on the sofa under a blanket and with a cup of hot chocolate and read a good book.

Here is a clip from the first movie. Where Harry meets both Ron and Hermione:

Just watching this clip down below gives me nostalgia. Anyone else?

I will probably write more about the wizarding world that Harry Potter lives in at some time. Maybe even this month, but not right now.

Have an amazing Friday!

Love, Nea