A Fandom Blogger


I started this blog as a class assignment. It has been wonderful blogging about the things I love, TV and fan-girling. Throughout my experience I, like many great writers experienced the ups and downs of of what to write and if it was any good. I have had great ideas only to realize that they were worthless and did not make any sense. I have felt inspired and typed away at my computer only to realize the whole thing was one run-on sentence. In addition, even though I loved everything I have blogged about, I learned even more about it.  Now, I had to go into depth about the things I loved and write about why I loved them and so on.

I have also learned blogging is hard. The final product is fun to look at and tell your friends about but it is hard work. Extremely hard. Like, pull-out-your-hair hard. Kudos to all the bloggers out there. Seriously, y’all are amazing.


One of the things we had to do was learn to promote ourselves using social media. Honestly, social media works. However, it has to be done in the right way. I can’t upload something to Instagram and upload that same something to Twitter and expect the same response or any response. Also, while Twitter and Instagram have far more users than Facebook and Pinterest, I had more foot traffic come from the latter. Crazy, I know. But true. What also helped up my viewers was a fellow blogger, AgzyM , who linked my blog to hers, which I fully appreciate. You rock!


And, so ends my blogging project, but not my blogging career.




So what is fangirling exactly?

We hear this word a lot through out this blog. Okay, we read this word a lot. It’s pretty much the premise for this blog.

Well, fangirling is an assortment of things. It’s an inside joke in the form of a t-shirt that simply says, SHER-Locked. It’s a giddy school girl scream when we see an actor in two different fandom-verses (Benedict, I’m talking to you). It’s calling in sick to re-watch the entire series in anticipation for it’s premiere. It is madness and passion and an incredible love for something. Whether it’s Doctor Who or the NBA playoffs, (That’s a thing right?) we have all fangirled at one time or another.

Fangirling. It’s a thing. A wonderful thing.



Reasons to start watching Agents of SHIELD

Just like any show, blogs sometimes may experience a hiatus. I am so sorry for that but now were back and better than ever!

It is very hard to make that big switch from giant blockbuster movie franchise to some time slot on ABC.  I, like many other viewers, was very weary about how this show would play out. I did not want to get my hopes up in case it might suck, or get too attached in case it was canceled. But somehow, someway, Joss Whedon and all involved in the making of this show, just did something right.

From the beginning pilot, I have kept up with this show and it just keeps on getting better. I find myself putting down my cell phone and focusing all my brain power on what is happening on the screen. The action is wonderful and the actors just are awesome and Clark Gregg, well, he is just gold.

So, in case you are wondering if this show is worth it, here are my reasons that you should.

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While I may never had been an X-men fan in the past, when the movie X-men first class came out, I was on that like white on rice. Of course it helps that I love prequels and James McAvoy, but that movie gave me chills. X-men first class tells the tale of how everything began. Why Magneto and Professor X hate each other and it tells of the original split between the two groups. Now, X-men: Days of future past are bringing the original cast and the younger version of characters together as the story is set in the two different time periods. How can that not be amazing?

So You Just Found Out Your Show Has Been Cancelled…

Firefly fans and really any Whedonite can relate to having their show cancelled. Just the mere thought of one’s show going belly up  can raise the blood pressure of the average devoted fan. It’s like losing a best friend or going through a horrible break up. Ice cream and tears are sure to be participants in the pity fest. For those non fandomers who have  friend going through cancellation, it is best not to engage if your only advice is, “It’s only a show.” Your head will be chewed. So get comfortable as we breakdown the stages of post fandom cancellation.

1: DENIAL: When you first hear or read that your show has been cancelled, we all go through doubt and disbelief.


So you read as much as you can to try to find an article dispelling this horrific news.


2. ISOLATION: But, oh no! It is true! The moment you always new would come but never prepared yourself for has indeed arrived. You have been a victim of cancellation.


You feel numb and withdraw from any activities that don’t involve surfing IMDb and re-watching old episodes of the cancelled show.


Your friends are going to wonder where you are, but you don’t care. You have just experienced a very traumatic experience. You need alone time.


3. ANGER: But your friends decide to reach out to you despite telling them to stay away. But, as non- Fandomers, they won’t know your pain. They don’t know you devastation.


And as soon as they try to help you “feel better” by saying “It’s is just a show,”


Or, to join another Fandom.


But its not just another show and you cant just join another fandom, so you snap at them like a rubber band.


4. DEPRESSION: And after your friends have left you to your solitude, crying is likely to be expected. 


You’ll cry on the floor. You will cry in the kitchen. You will cry at a Walgreen’s commercial. Just expect crying. A lot of crying.


5. ACCEPTANCE: But after all those tears subside, you might finally see the light at the end of the road.


So you call up your friends, even though they were wrong for minimizing your feelings toward a show.


And you decide you are okay to watch something other than the cancelled show, but not with out a chocolate buzz of course.


You made it! You finally made it out with little damage. And you can possibly be fine.


Unless, of course, some idiot tries to remake the show and therefore dishonoring its memory. (Because we all know the original was better.) If that happens, there will be war.


Fandom HQ: An App Idea

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This is the dashboard which will display all relevant information to the person that has logged in. New trailers, upcoming showings, and relevant information will be displayed here.

For those of you who don’t know, I created this blog for a class. And alas! Another assignment. This one is suppose to be about an app I would create that goes together with my blog. So my fellow Fandomers, brace yourselves. What you are about to see is an imaginary app of my own creation. *Hold all applause and questions for the comment section below!

Behold! Fandom HQ. An app that fits every Fangirl and Fanboy’s needs. Think IMDb. Think Pintrest. Think Spotify playlists. All rolled into one, this baby is sure to please the everyday Fan wanting their Kindom’s information at their fingertips. Information on whether the show is coming back for another season or not. Information about what is on tonight and if they released the new trailer. All information that can be found on Fandom HQ.

Fandom HQ works very much like IMDb. You receive information about the shows, actors and movies you love. The difference is you can customize it. It is just for you. Like Spotify or Pintrest, you can create Fandom playlists or boards. So when you are logged in, your dashboard will contain all information that is relevant to you.

The first thing you do is create an account. After, you are asked to start choosing your shows, actors and movies you would like to see pop up on your dashboard. Once you have searched and added it to your list, your dashboard will display any trailers that are related to your list. Information about what is coming on tonight and any news about said show/film/actor.

Pretty neat huh? Would you say it is Nerd-tastic? Anyways, this is only an idea guys. This was for class and I am not some super genius that can make apps willy-nilly. So do not get so over-excited.

-With love, Nerd.


Early sketches of the app

Early sketches of the app

This is what the search page will look like. You type in the show/film/actor and once you select, you simply add to the list.

This is what the search page will look like. You type in the show/film/actor and once you select, you simply add to the list.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trailer premiered during a Tuesday showing of “Jimmy Kimmel Live”.

Directed and written by James Gunn, known for the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead and 2006 Slither, the trailer certainly seemed to come out of left field.

Starring Chris Pratt and John C. Reilly, the trailer featured an abundance of space filled action and unexpected comedy. With characters like a narcissistic yet goofy, lead man known as “Star-Lord” and a raccoon named “Rocket”, this film is expected to be nothing like the heroes of the Marvel Avengers that fans have become accustomed to.

Based on the comic, Guardians of the Galaxy follow the anti-hero known as Star-Lord who happens to stumble upon an evil plan while stealing some orb thingy.

Teamed up with a ragtag squad of alien misfits, Star-Lord attempts to stop said evil plan.

With odd humor and funky music accompanying the trailer, we can only assume that this film is going to be either the dumbest movie ever created or the best thing that could possibly grace this earth.