“Somebody’s got to save our skins!”

Guys, I’ve finally been in the same room as the beautiful legend that is Carrie Fisher!! Three of my closest friends, my boyfriend, and I all went to Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago this past weekend, and it was awesome. The Question&Answer Panel with Carrie Fisher happened to be on Sunday, the day we attended, and we all couldn’t pass up the chance to listen to Carrie Fisher in person. It was so great; she was funny, silly, and ever charming and lovely. And of course, Gary Fisher was with her as well and he was adorable; at one point he just napped on the couch and turned around so we could all see that famous tongue hang out. I knew she was going to be there months ago, and contemplated buying a photo op with her at the very least, but eventually decided it was in the best interest for my wallet at this particular time not to. But next time she’s in Chicago…I’m not missing that opportunity again. Knowing I was already missing out on meeting her, it was awesome to still be in the same room with her and listen to her speak, and hours later we were also near where she was meeting people and I was like, maybe a few small cars in a straight line away from her. I wanted to snap her picture to prove how close I was, but naturally she was surrounded by convention employees watching everyone. I was also dressed as Princess Leia and I was really hoping they would let me in anyways…nope, didn’t work. But hey, here’s some of the shots I got during the panel:

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I wish I had gotten a closer seat or was able to actually line up and ask her a question. If I had the chance to speak to her, I would have apologized for the jerk who felt it was absolutely necessary to tell Carrie Fisher about his stupid child niece that saw the Force Awakens and at the end declared her disappointment that Han Solo died and that Princess Leia didn’t, because she “didn’t do anything”. Yes, that was it; that wasn’t even a question, which was the intention of the panel! I was so mad. General Leia herself took it like a champ and told a story of how recently  a little girl said “No, I don’t want to meet old Leia,” and how if she didn’t have a sense of humor she would be miserable. Moral of the story? Children are terrible and some people are just such major idiotic jerks. Like, how massively rude of that man!! But she must be accustomed to stupid crap like that; she knew how to respond to that without any hesitation. I would have been angry and would have followed up this man’s stupid story with “…where was the question? I thought I was here to answer your questions,”… But she shouldn’t even have to deal with this crap! SHE IS CARRIE FISHER. SHE IS OUR BELOVED PRINCESS LEIA, SHOW HER ALL OF THE RESPECT YOU HAVE, DAMNIT!! It’s like those jerks who pushed their uber-NRA views on Daisy Ridley resulting in her choice to leave Instagram; these beautiful, beyond talented individuals are not actually obligated to interact with us fans…don’t ruin it and spoil this treasure you have proved we don’t even deserve! There were other stupid questions Carrie Fisher put up with, but that was just the worst. I can’t believe that man. Why weren’t those questions pre-screened?! He did not deserve to speak to Carrie Fisher, let alone breathe the same air as her.

I’m still so angry…I really wish I was able to go up there after him and make up for that rude, idiotic mess. And again, I hopefully would have made her happy because I was dressed as Princess Leia! I wore a dress by Her Universe for Hot Topic that’s a bit shorter but it’s honestly too fitted and fancy-feeling to be casual, so a convention like this was just the perfect place to wear it.

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Yes, I did initially plan that outfit to wear when I would be meeting Carrie Fisher, but I stuck with it because Hallie decided she was going to be Princess Anna of Arendelle from Frozen, so naturally I had to be a princess with her. My boyfriend wore one of my Ahsoka shirts, Emily showed her Cap love, and my friend Jeff wore a Game of Thrones sweatshirt I didn’t understand (because I don’t watch it). We counted over 30 Suicide Squad/Margot Robbie Harley Quinn’s, and that was just from one day! I’m sure there were over 100 by the time the convention was over. I just want to be Ahsoka again…

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Alas, this was only my third convention; I plan on going to many more and Cosplaying as all sorts of Disney and Star Wars characters!!

Oh wait, I almost forgot my swag:

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We got free Captain America: Civil War buttons after picking up our tickets!

The adorable and sexy little pin-up-ish Princess Leia is from an artist I follow on Instagram and actually met her last year at Wizard World and bought super cute prints then as well! Her name is Bianca Roman-Stumpff, and does such delightful stuff. The Winnie the Pooh/Star Wars mash-up set I bought is actually for my aunt, who is a fan of both. It’s become a tradition now that I buy her a fun, unique little trinket when I go to these conventions because she’s largely the reason I’m so nerdy (she introduced me to Star Wars!). I want to get a little frame thing that will put them all together; I have no idea where she will put it but how could I resist?! I failed to grab that gentlemen’s business card but I believe his name is Dan Dougherty. He also had other Winnie the Pooh mash-ups, like the Avengers and Nightmare Before Christmas, and even all of the Doctors from Doctor Who, which I almost got but that was only available as a larger print. I haven’t given them to her yet but 1) I doubt she’ll see this before I give them to her and 2) I’m like 98% she’ll laugh and think they’re insanely adorable.

Another successful comic convention…why didn’t I start going to these sooner?!

 

“All the leaves are brown, and the sky is gray,”

Actually, not at all; it’s still summer here in the Midwest of America! Alas, I’m feeling very wintery today, cuddled up with a Star Wars blanket in my cold apartment, looking at Christmas ornaments. Normally I hate thinking of Christmas so ridiculously early because, having worked retail for the past six years, the holiday is just a little tainted for me. You know, with having to work on Thanksgiving night, working longer shifts for the extended store hours, dealing with the worst of the craziest shoppers for 3 months (after Christmas/January is the busiest time for returns), having the same, crappy Christmas music play over and over (aka, songs/versions of normally good Christmas songs that I don’t like)…it’s a nightmare. But hey, I still enjoying finding awesome gifts for my friends and family and spending time with all of them. Last December, when I started this blog, actually, I had wrote about my Star Wars Christmas Tree. It was majestic and I plan on doing it again. Now, I’m only thinking about it because on Pinterest, DisneyStore’s official account posts their latest items on the daily. Today, they posted this beauty that I NEED:

Rey, my lightsaber wielding, badass and overall incredible hero. After all, she would look perfect on the Star Wars Christmas Tree:

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But, I still need an all-Disney Christmas tree as well, because DisneyStore.com also released these:

Yup, it’s Princess Elena of Avalor, Disney’s first Hispanic/Latina Princess! So far, the show is fun and darling. I love the theme song, I love her flying cheetah companions, and most importantly, I love Elena. As a Hispanic/Latina Disney lover, I’m so happy to feel finally represented by Disney with a perfect and lovely princess.

And here’s Cinderella, bright and early in the morning in her bed! I love this scene, her waking up and talking to all the animals about her dream. And she looks so incredibly darling.

And here’s my favorite princess, my Ariel, just looking so pretty and epic.

I love Belle. She’s a lovely bookworm, how can I not?! I also love this scene; these ornaments are literally capturing my favorite moments in these films, including Rey with the lightsaber.

And Spider-Man is just awesome and I love how he looks against the blue building.

Obviously I’m not going to buy them all just yet; they typically run good sales when you buy multiple when it gets closer to the holidays.

Damn you, DisneyStore.com, for making me look forward to Christmas in August!!

 

 

Mugshot Monday #10

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Wait…what’s this?! An actual mugshot instead of a mug?! Madness!

This is probably the only time I will ever deviate from the usual showcase of lovely mugs. My boyfriend bought me this awesome t-shirt at the Wisconsin State Fair recently and I just hade to share. Ariel is my favorite princess so naturally he thought of me. He sent me a picture of it first to make sure I would want it, though, and I decided that I had to have it because 1) it made me laugh and 2) I like seeing Ariel all tatted up. I don’t care for the Jack Daniels t-shirt, but I love tattoos (even though I don’t have any). I’ve been telling my dad he should start drawing again and sell his work (because he has excellent skills that were not passed on to me but were indeed passed on to my older brother), but he hasn’t yet. I told him fun, pin-up style, tatted up Disney princess would probably sell well, but that’s also because I just wanted him to draw me Ariel with a big Rolling Stones logo on the side of her ribs, I think that would look so cool. Oh well. Perhaps he will draw it for me someday.

“A dream is a wish your heart makes,”

As you may recall (that is if you even somewhat read this blog “regularly”), I went to Disney World just a few weeks ago. While I intend on sharing a full report of all of the wonderful things I did there, all I wanted to remind of you in this moment is that I am obsessed with Disney.

Here I am, absolutely beaming while meeting my favorite Princess, Ariel:

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She asked my friends and I about our “thingamabobs”, aka our pin lanyards, and which pins were our favorites. I naturally pointed out my Ariel pins to her and she freaking loved it. Her photographers implied that I was pandering but I told her that she was genuinely my favorite, in which she laughed and recalled a tale about other little fish she met whose mothers would for some reason force them into saying Ariel was their favorite when really she wasn’t. My love is pure! She even offered to take some solo shots with me because she is my favorite. My goodness, Disney World is so damn magical, despite the 102% humidty that ruined my hair every single day I was there.

Here I am meeting Donald in Epcot’s Mexico, where he is dressed to match his location:

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And it was on his birthday, to boot! I was especially ecstatic to meet Mexican Donald because half of my heritage is Mexican, and Donald’s involvement in The Three Caballeros is one of the few things Disney has done involving my heritage. I also sort of count The Emperor’s New Groove, because Kuzco is Aztec and so is my family, technically (my uncle David had this DNA test done to see his precise lineage and Aztec was part of that).

But in just a month, I’ll get what I’ve been waiting several years for: a Hispanic/Latino Disney Princess! Even though she is debuting in a TV show on the Disney Channel rather than a feature film, I’ll take what I can get.

I AM SO EXCITED FOR PRINCESS ELENA OF AVALOR!! You know what makes her extra cool?! HER FIRST NAME IS MY MIDDLE NAME!!! AND LOOK AT HOW DAMN PRETTY SHE IS:

And she is wearing red, which is my favorite color!! While I was excited anyway, I got even more excited when I watched Disney’s latest trailer, because it shows that she’s super badass and knows how to use a sword and has this flying cheetah companion…just look for yourself. She’s so damn cool. Dare I say it, she’s what I’ve been waiting for.

 

I haven’t watched a Disney Channel show in years…not counting Star Wars Rebels; that’s Disney X D. Okay, well I watched just a little bit of The Lion Guard and was massively disappointed. I’m so excited for this show, though. I’m so excited to feel represented as a Latina. I still want a movie princess, but hey, it’s pretty cool that they’re doing a show, so we can see multiple adventures!

While we only have a month until we can watch this show, we have at least a few years before Disney Pixar’s Coco is released in theaters.

Coco is Disney’s Pixar’s Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos story. Yeah, I know, the non-Disney Book of Life already did the animated-Day of the Dead-story thing. But they did it terribly, or at least I was massively disappointed in the story and the way it was done. I don’t even care that Disney Pixar isn’t the first to do an animated Day of the Dead story. I just want them to do a much better job. I have faith that they will. I could go on about what’s wrong with Book of Life but I’m tired. If you really want me, to, though, mention so in the comments, and I’ll do that soon!