“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!!

 

 

“The Force is strong in my family,”

Ever heard of Itty Bittys from Hallmark? They’re marvelous little plushies. My boyfriend keeps buying them for me and I’m totally cool with it. I have a few Star Wars Christmas Itty Bittys; I used Chewbacca to top my Star Wars-themed Christmas tree. He also gave me little Rey for Christmas (as you can see at the moment she is my main photo on top of my Rolling Stones pillow), and just recently gave me this collection:

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But I had to break them free, they had to meet my little Rey:

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“You may not recognize me without my red arm,” C3PO explains to an indifferent Rey.

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“Daddy? Is that you?”

OR, depending on the theories you subscribe to:

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“Grandpa, is that you?”

While I initially wanted Rey to be Luke’s daughter, I’m also in favor of the theory that she is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s granddaughter. However, that’s where it gets a bit tricky…as a Clone Wars series fan, it would make me sad to think that Obi-Wan chose the Jedi Path over a romance with Duchess Satine, yet he found another woman some years later. Alas, he was a different man in his youth; loyal to the Jedi Order. However, a true Jedi Order ceased to exist when most of them were wiped out of existence by traitor troopers and newly evil Darth Vader. During that time, Obi-Wan was just chilling on Tattoine, supposedly watching over Luke Skywalker. I’m pretty sure Luke is supposed to be between 18-20 by the time we meet him in a New Hope, which is sure a long time to live quietly alone. It’s completely possible that middle-aged Obi-Wan couldn’t be alone all the time, and met a lovely lady whilst picking up food in the local market or something. Yeah, that’s it…a gorgeous brunette named Eleanor (shut up, this is my story, okay?!). Eleanor has instantly impressed Obi-Wan with her strength, independence, and wit. After all, it takes a strong person to consistently trade with places like the Cantina and not get cheated out of her profits. So, Obi-Wan and Eleanor have a passionate romance because Obi-Wan is all like “screw it, the Jedi Order is DEAD, I can have sex now” because YOLO. However, Obi-Wan doesn’t know how to keep a romantic relationship afloat and Eleanor is disenchanted with his spying on the Lars’ farm. She finds out she’s pregnant and she flees, never telling Obi-Wan. She has a beautiful daughter whom she names Jaylah (ssshhhh, they don’t know anything about the Star Trek universe) . Jaylah naturally turns out to be just as strong and independent as her mother, and she travels the planets, seeking a life of adventure. She eventually meets Luke as he is perhaps just debating on whether or not he should start a new Jedi Order. Luke is instantly infatuated with Jaylah and does contemplate whether a new line of Jedi need to uphold to all of the old rules…ultimately deciding that no, they don’t; part of his father’s path to the Dark Side was hiding his romance with Padme and ultimately protecting her in what he thought was the only way possible. So, like Obi-Wan before him, he’s all like YOLO and romances Jaylah, and then Jaylah becomes pregnant with Rey. Oops, did I just combine the two theories?! Jaylah does not necessarily have to have sex with Luke, but quite frankly, why wouldn’t you?! That would explain Rey’s undeniable strength in the Force!

Forgive my rambling….

Look at my Itty Bittys all together!! I need more.

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“Send your troubles dancing, I know the answer, I’m coming. I’m coming…I’m a sensation,”

It’s no secret that I’ve been in massive awe of Rey from The Force Awakens since it came out last December. I wasn’t prepared for how much I adore her, for how this new Star Wars character actually manages to rival my love for even the classic characters. She’s independent, strong, super badass, and still quite charming. I get chills every time she uses the Force to grab Luke’s lightsaber and duels with Kylo Ren. So naturally, I want to be like my idol as much as I possibly can, and the closest I can get to that is dressing like her. There were so many Rey cosplays when I wented to C2E2 in Chicago this past winter, which was amazing, and I just want to join them. However, while her main scavenger outfit is fun and beautiful, I’m much more in love with the outfit she wears at the end when she goes to find Luke:

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Actually, I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about needing to emulate this look before, so clearly it’s something that needs to happen now. Since the movie came out, there have been costumes you can buy of her scavenger outfit that are pretty decent but nothing of this last look. I’m not skilled nearly enough to actually make this for myself…but someone else is:

Ever heard of Elhoffer Design, the amazing geek fashion company? You probably have seen her work if you follow geek culture closely; her work has been worn by so many at various conventions. She also has an Etsy shop that holds a dress inspired by this end-of-movie look of Rey’s that I desperately want. Just need to save up, because beautiful geek couture isn’t cheap (as it shouldn’t be; we as nerdy girls deserve nice, quality things!). But there’s one thing that isn’t readily available that I absolutely need as well: this beautiful rendition of Rey’s vest. There is a Kickstarter campaign for this vest and I encourage to support it if you’re like me and need this vest in your life not only for future conventions, but also daily life because it’s just that fabulous. But hurry, it’s got less than two weeks to reach its’ goal!

The perfect vest for adventures or for cosplay!

 

“When she moves, my brain screams out this song,”

I’ve been admiring the work of Lorna-ka for months, talking about all of her Star Wars-inspired work I want to buy, and I finally did it! Soon I’ll be going to Disney World with my best friends and I wanted to have a smaller purse and wallet to walk around the parks with, so I ordered this adorable purse from Hot Topic along with a tiny zip purse from Lorna-ka’s shop on Society6 of one of my favorite pieces of hers:

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My picture doesn’t do her portrait justice, so look at the print version on Society6’s website:

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Isn’t my hero just exquisite?! I’m so happy I get to walk around with my Ahsoka every day! I have plans for purchases, but I’m waiting on more sales…there’s this other one of Ahsoka from her Clone Wars days that I decided I need as a clock:

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This is a nod to her competitiveness with her master, Anakin. Also, I absolutely love her smug face and the way Lorna-ka drew Ahsoka’s body. It’s just perfect, and as you may have read before, this my favorite outfit of hers and Lorna-ka just nails it.

There’s also another piece she did just recently of Ahsoka as a mermaid, which puts two of my favorite obsessions together in such a beautiful way. I’m pretty sure she did it for #Mermay; I’ve noticed a lot of my favorite artists have been putting up new mermaid artwork lately, which is awesome. This one I want as a print…I’m debating on the size but I’m thinking of buying it tonight because 15% off and free shipping on various items is going on until midnight on Society6. LOOK AT IT:

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She just looks so damn elegant and sage. I need it in my life. I just don’t know if I want it as part of the rest of my art collection, which will simply be prints of various sizes (but all relatively small) all in varying frames together on my wall, or on another wall, extremely large and all by itself. I would just have to take other things down to fit a nearly poster-sized version, though…I have a large Breakfast Club poster that I’ve had in room since I was like 12….I suppose it could be time to take it down, it’s had quite a run on my wall, but I would just feel bad. Yes, I know the poster doesn’t have feelings…OR DOES IT?! This also, unfortunately, brings up the question of what I’m doing with my life. Will I even have the bachelorette pad I’ve always dreamed of, with nerd art and furniture and rock and roll memorabilia all around?! Well yes, of course I will. BUT WHEN?!

Okay…excuse my existential crisis.

Help me…what size should I get?!