Wonder Woman | Fangirl Friday

Last night I finally got to see Wonder Woman as it took quite some time to be release in Germany (I have noo idea why). However I made it and I enjoyed it a lot.

Here’s the thing, and I think I told you that before – in general I prefer DC, the characters in the comics etc are more interesting and the movies are darker, more serious (well, back in the day they were really goofy and that was fine too). The whole funny thing Marvel has going on is not really my cup of tea. One thing for example, and Wonder Woman showed tht quite well: caring about those left behind, those dying to the hero – they care, meanwhile the Avengers at least destroyed a ton of buildings (+people) without really looking back. Wonder Woman took the time to look at those suffering due to the hero/”good guys” and also questioned the good guy. I think it was very well done with The Chief (a Native American) telling Diana that his people were killed by Steve Trevor’s people – it was only a short moment, but to me that acknowledged a lot.
The casting was amzing in my opinion. Gal Gadot portrayed Diana perfectly, she was both very though, intuitively and considering her actions before as well as after. I think she was a great first female movie superhero. The only thing that really confused me was that: in the movie Ares is the bad guy and the Amazons were created as a last defense against him by Zeus, however in the actual mythology Amazons are daughters of Ares and Harmonia (also in this version he was kind of like Lucifer). Well, I only read a couple of Diana’s stories as comics and I do not really recal how it was handled there, but it surprised me to say the least. Nevertheless I think the Amazon myths was treated perfectly with the wonderful island (that reminded me of the second Sissi movie), the training, the outfits and everything! The women were very diverse and it was really intense to see the realitionships, especially the mother daugther one between Diana and the queen. Besides the Amazons, Diana’s (and Steve’s) crew of misfits was very elaborate and the crafted interesting characters with ease.
I enjoyed the storyline and even the fighting scenes (which is something I don’t really like in most movies) were handled well, especially colourwise. It was funny at times, but it didn’t overdo it and felt really intense for the genre. For a superhero movie it was also surprisingly questioning the good guy/bad guy concept and I think just in general Patty Jenkins did a great job directing. Also, the way the story was introduced was a very nice touch.

Basically I really enjoyed this badass feminist movie and look forward to more of Wonder Woman.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Fangirl Friday

You know, I personally prefer DC over Marvel. In general, but I really like Spiderman and I think the first Guardians movie was quite funny. So I wanted to see the second and when a friend asked me whether I wanted to watch it last Friday I said yes. We went Sunday, because it was a bit complicated before, but I realised we saw it before the US release (which never happens, because we have to wait for most movies to be released in Germany).

I guess the main sell-point of this (well, let’s call it a series, because they sure as hel will make quite some follow-ups) series is the fun side. And it really is a lot of fun to watch, the characters work great together. At times it is a bit cheesy and cringy, but in general it’s a fun movie. The story itself does not offer that much, it is well constructed, but the later it gets the more you discover the construction. Personally I think this movie could have been shorter, even though it did not drag, looking back there was a lot of unneccessary stuff going on.
Baby Groot was the cutest thing ever and the intro danceing scene alone was so much adorable-ness, I was already in love. Rocket was fun as well, I really like him and feel for him (emotional instability and withdrawness are the character trait I always fall for). And can we talk about Mantis and how cute she is? From her looks to her personality, such a cutie.
But, what I have to say, besides the characters, music and dialogue this movie does not offer all that much. To be honest, writing this about a day later I do not remember all that much (and since then I only re-watched the BBC miniseries of Pride & Prejudice). The story, meeting dad and what comes with that was basic, I mean, there was drama and side-issues, but it was a very straight forward plot with little to no distractions. I mean, there were great cameos (Sylvester Stallone etc.), but as a whole looking back it’s not a movie that will stick with me, I assume. I had fun, enjoyed the jokes and the soundtrack, but it could not keep up with the fantastic movies I saw in the last months (Hidden Figures and A Cure for Wellness are still crazily present in my mind). I’m really sorry for the crappy review, but this movie is pretty hard to talk about because I dod not feel like there is a lot of substance.
Also, as always, lets admit what I always do: I cried during this movie (pretty near the end, but apparently I do not go to the movie theatre without crying anymore).

Will you watch the movie or what did you think about it?

BB-8 ♥

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

It is indeed May the Fourth again.
On of my favourite things about Star Wars are the droids. And how could they not? They are literally non-human companions/best friends. There is not much I’d be more happy about if scientist would develope than droids like in Star Wars. The thing is they have such unique personalities that get along without proper words (unless you consider Beep Boop Beep Boop words). Personally I consider BB-8 too be very cheeky, coy and sarcastic, after all BB and R2 are practically best buddies – well Threepio and Artoo are forever best friends, we all know that, but I still think BB-8 and R2-D2 have a special connection as well.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

The difficult thing for me is posing for a BB-8 cosplay after all I am not a droid, so my posing is a more human – even though I am no stranger to awkward robotic movements, they don’t qualify as droid movements. Also, did you know BB-8 was suposedly a girl in early drafts (as far as you can put a gender on droids)? I kind of think that fits quite well and for me, BB-8 is a she – however I considered Boba Fett to be female as well for quite some time and doesn’t that make sense? Also, there are a lot of amazing fem!Boba Fett Cosplays, so they add to that idea.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay Irregular Choice

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay Irregular Choice

Anyway, I could never pick a favourite droid, they all have their qualities and I’d just like having my own companion strolling along beside me. We would be very good at stamping on Darth Vader or returning to Jakku (Why does everyone want to go back to Jakku?! you knowww). Though I really have to say I prefer the stamping on Vader part, because I never was a big fan of Anakin (except the scenes when Anakin is a kid). Sure, he has my sympathies, but then again I like almost every Star Wars character, because all of them are so elaborate and even though it’s a system of good/evil, most are much rather somewhere on a scale of grey.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

If you care for more Star Wars content, check out this tag to see outfits, thoughts and all that jazz. And now: May the Force be with you.
Also: with the code rebelprincess you get 15 % off at my etsy-shop.

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

BB-8 Star Wars The Force Awakens Cosplay

Dress – handmade | Tights – calzedonia (I think) | Shoes – Irregular Choice | Chiffon Scarf – Boolavard | Lipstick – hema Moisturising Lipstick in 34 | Wig – mycostumes.de (I think it’s a GLW)

Recent Reads ♥

Recently Read books
Since I was not at home a whole lot this month, I decided to show you what I’ve been reading recently in stead of the things I made. Actually I wanted to make this only about March & April, but since I only read two books in February, I included that one as well. Some are German, some are English, but I will talk about them in the order I read them and link the corresponding review on goodreads where I go into depth.

Recently Read Books
February
Leonie Swann – Dunkelsprung
goodreads
I grew up with Leonie Swann’s crime stories about sheep. They are beyond amazing and after the recommendation by my mum, I read it and enjoyed it. It’s very magical and beautiful, but a bit slow and I wasn’t that much into the characters.

G.E. Lessing – Die Juden
goodreads
Lessing is probably my favourite German write. He wrote this one before Nathan – the topic is somewhat similar – antisemitism – and what can I say? He is such an important writer for equality and not just to promote equal rights for jews and acccept them as a regular part of society, but also due to his interesting, elaborate female characters.

Recently Read Books
March
Halo Summer – Feuersang und Schattentraum
goodreads
I re-read the series last year and only had this one left. However, book six and seven are still on my to-read list. I like the series, it is such an easy read with a a lovely set of characters, it’s not that high quality as the Lunar Chronicles, but it is very enjoyable.

Malinda Lo – Ash
goodreads
I expected so so much from this book – a lesbian Cinderella? Yes, please. But obviously my expectations were too high and so I was disappointed to say the least. It was beautifully written, but not that intriguing – to be honest I do not remember a lot of the book by now, besides the fact that there were fairies.

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
goodreads and review on the blog
I basically talk about this book all the freaking time. You talk to me for more then twenty minutes and I will try everything to force it on you. This book is probably the most beautifully written story ever, I love Mary Shelley’s writing to pieces and I also love Victor. I know, so many people love the monster (and I do too!), but Victor is just the most precious being ever. There is so much scientific curiosity and remorse, I literally want to hold him close forever.

Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Die Physiker
goodreads
Another great German writer. I saw a few of his plays in the past, but that is the very first one I read and it was fantastic – it’s fun and serious all the same. I think it has been translated in various languages and I recommend it to everyone. It says a lot about humanity and when science went to far (seems to be a theme here right, Mr Frankenstein?).

Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted
goodreads
This one dieappointed me as well, I got it with Ash and the same thing happened – too high expectations. It is not a bad book or anything, but I think it was a bit to fast/easy for the heroine to get her fairy tale ending. Also – and that is such an unpopular opinion – I think the movie is better, esp. for people above 13 (not only for Hugh Dancy, but also because Ella is a lot more empowered, I’d say).

Rick Riordan – The Last Olympian
goodreads
Rick Riordan on the other hand does not disappoint and even though this was more fight than mythology driven, I still liked the conclusion to this series and really want to read the next one.

Recently Read
Astrid Lindgren – Immer dieser Michel
goodreads
Emil, well Michel in Germany, was part of my childhood, too and I enjoy his stories just as much nowadays. And to be honest, both the TV adaptations as well as the literary base is fantastic.

Alan Bradley – Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d
goodreads
Since the last book did not take place at Buckshaw, I was a bit sad, however, we are back in Buckshaw and Bishop’s Lacey. And it was glorious, there was rain and cats and murder and twists – everything I could ever want.

G.E. Lessing – Miss Sara Sampson
goodreads
I thought this was the last Lessing drama I was missing however there are two more (YAY!) and even though I do not enjoy his tragedies as much as his comedies, but I enjoy them no matter what. You know, interesting women and so on, if you want to get started with his work however, I’d recommend Minna von Barnhelm or Nathan.

Benjamin Woolley – The Bride of Science: Romance, Reason and Byron’s Daughter
goodreads
This one was disappointing, too, I did expect to learn a lot about Ada Lovelace, but it was more of a general book about the era, science and romance – and a whole lot of unnecessary information about people Ada met once and gossip. So, while it was written beautifully, if you want to know more on the topic of Ada, check her wikipedia page. Seriously.

Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey
goodreads
Jane Austen’s writing and wit are well known and of course also represented in this, her first and probably least popular work. I enjoyed it a lot, and even though Cath was very naive she was unexpectedly loveable. Also Henry might be my favourite love interest of JA’s, because he was so sarcastic and straight forward. No unnecessary issues because people don’t talk with this guy – though the love story seems highly unlikely, because he seems much to smart for her.

Terrance Dicks – Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen
goodreads
And adventure story, nothing more, nothing less. The writing was very monotonous, but the story was a fun, fast read.

Recently Read
April
E. A. Poe – Tell Tale Heart (Penguin Little Black Classics)
goodreads
Love these penguin little black classics, enjoyed the eerie and the writing, but not that much into Poe’s stories themselves. In a way his writing his bloodier than the stories, if you know what I mean. This book which I got at Waterstones in Amsterdam also started my (unintentional) month of classics.

Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray
goodreads
I am currently really interested in classics especially gory once and 19th century, and that one was on my list and kindle anyway. I loved The Importance of Being Earnest, but this could not impress me quite like it. While I enjoyed the writing, the story was lacking a bit in my opinion and there was quite a bit of sexism.

Arthur Conan Doyle – A Study in Scarlet
goodreads
Another kindle read (like all the classics this month) and I truly enjoyed Doyle’s writing. It’s to the point without being emotionally detached or hasty and Watson’s perspective is pleasant. The only downside for me was the long part in the desert/backstory of the murderer.

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice
goodreads
It has been about three years since I last read this book, and it is just one of these books that you re-read a lot, so I finally picked it up again and flew through it. It’s a pleasant, fast read with amazing characters and I really want to shine a light on the amazingness of Mr Bennet and Mary Bennet.

Ian Doescher – William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
goodreads
This was the only April read not from the 19th century, but at least in an Shakespearian style, so in a way, a classic. I really loved it, it was so fun and refreshing to read iconic Star Wars quotes in a iambic verse, I highly recommend that book. I got it in Stockholm, at SF Bokhandeln, so it’s a hardcover not a kindle book and I highly reommend this edition for the getup and illustrations.

Arthur Conan Doyle – The Sign of the Four
goodreads
Obviously I enjoyed the first Sherlock Holmes novel enought to read the next (and currently my third). It is just an easy read, with wonderful writing and I enjoyed it a bit more even than the first due to the shorter and more interesting backstory.

That’s it for now, I hope you could draw some inspiration from the books I read in the last three months and maybe tell me what you’re reading at the moment and what your favourite classic is.

my favourite 80s movies | Fangirl Friday

80s movie favourites
I mentioned this a couple of times before that I’m really happy to live in this day and age, howevere if I had to go back in time the 80s seem like a lot of fun to me – and I guess this is mainly due to the fact that I love 80s pop culture. From books and tv shows to movies. Most of my movie favourites are from this era and today I wanted to share them with you in a chronological order. Before I start I want to give a honourable mention to Flashdance and Pretty in Pink, especially Iona.

The Empire Strikes Back How could I not include a Star Wars movie? To be honest, Episode V is my favourite in the installment. It has both Leia/Han moments and is very epic, I get a bit more into detail here (I think).

Shining This was one of the first horror movies I’ve ever seen and I still like it very much, the cinematography and the story. Personally I can’t get into Stephen King’s books, but I really enjoy the movie adaptations. And the shining probably is my favourite, it’s scary and fantastic and it’s one of those horror movies that you can enjoy in the afternoon too, because it doesn’t rely on the “watch your back/behind the couch/darkness scare” thing some movies do. Also, Jack Nicholson is so amazing in this movie. I’m pretty sure this movie (and Silence of the Lambs) sparked my fascination with the genre.

80s movies funko

The Breakfast Club I could mention almost every John Hughes movie here (besides 16 candles – still haven’t watched that one), but could I make this list without the obvious? His movies are always interesting and I think they are pretty realistic for ten movies, sure things are overdone. Well, I talk a bit about John Hughes here, but to get back to this movie. I think it shows how many different people meet or could meet and could become friends if given the chance.

Back to the Future This trilogy is a Christmas tradtion for me, I really enjoy watching it, following adorable Marty travelling through time and after all, time travelling is a fun topic. More opinions on this movie can be found here.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off This might be my all time favourite movie, at least when it comes to teen movies and actually 80s movies. I just think the idea is so amazing – a guy skipping school, but instead of wasting the day he actually does wonderful things, even going to a museum. There are a few quotes here and my opinion on the movie here. Also, I just love the cast, Matthew Broderick is so fun – my favourite scene is the one at the parade. And young Charlie Sheen is pretty handsome, too.

80s movies funko

The Secret of My Success Another Michael J. Fox movie, because I just love his comedies and I think this one especially is such a fun movie. The story is actually a bit weird, but it’s so overdone that it is fun again. And I really recommend it for a Sunday afternoon.

Dirty Dancing This might be the movie I have seen most times in my life, I basically know every line and always talk along the first few scenes – writing this, I really have to watch it again. The music, obviously adds a lot to the movie and I listen to the soundtrack a lot, because I think it’s fantastic. What I love about Dirty Dancing is the fact that it is romantic, dramatic and fun all the same and very balanced. It’s fantastic, ok? Also, Baby’s sister wears the best outfit ever when she does practice her dance.

I’m pretty certain I forgot one or two, but oh well… What are your favourite movies from the 80s?

Cinema Cats

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Movie Theatres. Probably one of the best inventions of mankind. To me it is still astonishing that someone came up with this technique – but then again I find science and technology in general so fascinating. However I actually wanted to write a bit about movies and cinema visits today. Within two last year are made it a habbit to go to the cinema more often, sure I do not manage to watch every movie I’m interested in, but I would say about 70-80 percent. Before that I only went to the movies about three times a year for whatever unexplainable reason. After all, one of my favourite movie scenes is the one with Danny in the drive in singing his depressing song (Grease) – unfortunately I never went to a drive in. Well, yet, that is on my bucket list.

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

I’m really glad I manage to go watch movies I want to see on the big screen quite often nowadays – and in OV, because living in a big city there are a few OV movie theatres nearby. And most recently I was not disappointed with most movies I watched – that said, I do not really watch blockbusters, but rather biopics and horror movies – at least in cinema. And Star Wars, obviously. I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing it must have been to watch the original trilogy in cinema. I love how movies, waiting for the release and then waiting in line to finally watch it connects people, to be honest, that makes me somewhat emotional.

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Movies are not only an escape but also a way to connect to people, especially with amazing series like Star Wars, Back to the Future or Jurassic Park (just to name some favourites with a big fanbase). In 2015 I convinced my friends to attend the BttF event and it was probably one if the best things I ever did (not only because they are still thankful, but because it was glorious) and I wish there were more events like that. After all this year is the 40 year anniversary of A New Hope (well, in Germany it would be February 2018) – and even if they to not show it at the cinema I guess it’s very obvious what I will do that day.

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Of course, the atmosphere of a screening in cinema is always just a bit better with all the popcorn (and nachos for some), the comfy chairs and the darkness. Just writing this makes me excited for the next time I watch a movie (while writing this in March I have not seen Beauty and the Beast yet, but will soon, even though my anticipation is not that high – much more excitement for the live-action version of Mulan here). And I know a lot of people dislike cinemas for all the other people (th chewers and whisperers), but somehow I barely come across annoying people at movie theatres luckily. But then again I often manage to be in cinema with close to no other people – well except for Star Wars and Hidden Figures The latter was in a very small cinema, maybe room 40 people, opening night, OV and I am so glad that fantastic movie got the attention it deserved. I still need to read the book, though. What are your favourite cinema movies? And what would you like to change (bringing cats to the cinema e.g.)?

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Cinema Cats Handmade 50s Outfit

Dress- handmade | Popcorn Bag – amazon (I think, but you find Popcorn Novelty Bags everywhere) | Socks – calzedonia | Shoes – tamaris | Brooch – deerarrow | Lipstick – trend it up Infinitely Beauty in 030

My Funko Pop Collection

Funko Pop Collection
This post has been planned for a few months, but for whatever mysterious reason it took some time. Nevertheless I finally managed to prepare this post for you. I have a moderate of Funko Pop Figurines, I’d say, it’s more than the I like the Darth Vader on so I got it but it’s far from the I get every single Special Edition, their is nothing wrng with either, it’s just the way I collect them. I’ll write a bit about my “story” and so on while presenting them. To guide me through all I want to mention I included a few bullet points from various tags, especially this one.

Funko Pop Queen of Hearts
Alice in Wonderland 179 Queen of Hearts | Alice in Wonderlang Through the Looking Glass 185 Iracebeth (Blue/Gold Version)

Funko Pop Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland 176 Alice | Disney 49 Alice

The First One
I guess the Original Disney Alice, this little cutie was what started the collection, and I think Marty McFly was Number Two, however could have been vice-versa. From than on I do not really know which one came next, I mean, I know some are newer than others, but apart from that it blended together, but I got a lot of them very close to each other, so that might be the reason. I think I came in contact with the figurines 2015 (maybe 2014?) due to … bookstagram/booktube? I have no clue whatsoever, but I know that I liked watching collection videos quite a bit during the time I bought a lot (of course those things influence each other).

Funko Pop Villains
Pocket Pop Tin Set Disney Villains

The Newest One
Leia, I know, I know, she should have been one of my first, but I only got her with a few related things after Carrie Fisher’s passing. She was on the list FOREVER and I think she is just so cute.

Funko Pop Jack Harkness Marty McFly
Doctor Who 297 Jack Harkness | Back to the Future 49 Marty McFly

Funko Pop Mia Wallace Ferris Bueller
Pulp Fiction 63 Mia Wallace | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 318 Dancing Ferris

The Most Beautiful/Favourite One
Let me start this of with a confession, fasten your seatbelt, collectors, because I don’t keep the boxes. I know cardinal sin in Funko Collecting Circles, but I do not have unlimited space and I really only get them for decoration reasons and of characters I adore, I don’t plan on selling them anytime soon and if I would I don’t mind getting just a few bucks, since I on’t spend that much on them (aside from Poe without the Helmet, he was expensive).
Well, I only get ones I find cute, so I basically love all of them, nevertheless I think my Chrome C-3PO with the red arm is fantastically beautiful. The Queen is pretty as well, however that is mainly the merit of Tim Burton and his team. Both Ferris and Mia Wallace just capture the personalities. Castiel, Crimson Peak’s Edith and the young Cat Woman are really detailed and cute. Clark Griswold who is with the Christmas stuff, so I do not have a picture) is a fantastic funko as well with his little eggnog mug. Both Moriarty’s are fabulous as are Leia and Poe – but you know all those sentimentalities for the characters aside I would say Edith, King Moriarty and C-3PO. Though I can say which one is of the lowest quality – Merida, her hair has two pieces added to the front and it’s so weird (similar with Charlie, why isn’t she matte?).

Funko Pop Selina Catwoman Merida Edith Crimson Peak
Gotham 79 Selina Kyle | Disney 57 Merida | Crimson Peak 216 Edith Cushing

Funko Pop Harley Quinn
Suicide Squad 97 Harley Quinn | Batman Arkham Asylum 54 Harley Quinn

Wanted
As mentioned above the last one I got was in late December, so even though I want a few Funkos I don’t really want them SOOOO badly that I have to get them asap. Nevertheless I do have some I’ve wanted for more than a year. Irene Adler from Sherlock is one of my favourite characters of the show, so she’s a must, then my favourite Doctor, Eleven, and Han Solo. Of course I also finally need a Cheshire Cat, probably the baby one, equally cute is the Ewok Wicket. From the Disney ones I only want Mulan and Mushu & Cricket, even though I think the Belle ones of the castle inhabitants are beautiful. Also beautiful is Jane from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, she looks so fierce. And last but not least Ezio from Assassin’s Creed.
I add and remove Mary Poppins from the list all the time, I have no idea why, because I actually really like her. Then, I’m also thinking about the Golden Girls and Clueless. If the Hannibal ones of Will Graham would be more accurate, I’d like those too.

Funko Pop Moriarty
Sherlock 293 Moriarty with Crown | Sherlock 286 Jim Moriarty

Funko Pop Supernatural Castiel Dean Charlie
Supernatural 95 Castiel (Leviathan Version) | Supernatural 94 Dean (Blood Splattered) | Supernatural 176 Charlie

Yet To Be Created
Jurassic Park. No doubt. Pushing Daisies, too, and classic movies like Dirty Dancing. Nygma from Gothan would be pretty cool as would Pretty in Pink’s Iona. Penny Dreadful and Miss Fisher would make for fancy ones, too. But Ellie Sattler and the Pushing Daisies characters are most important (thouggh the latter is soooo unlikely).

Funko Pop Star Wars Stormtrooper Leia
Star Wars 05 Stormtrooper | Star Wars 04 Leia

Best Series
I really love the Star Wars ones, even though they have the bobble head, almost all of them look fantastic and beautifully crafted. There are so many of them and I just all the ideas (also, my dad owns Darth and the Yoda Spirit, I just forgot to take pics). However the Wonderland ones are pretty cute, too.

Funko Pop Droids Star Wars BB8 R2D2 C3PO
Star Wars 61 BB-8 | Star Wars 31 R2-D2 | Star Wars 64 C-3PO (Metallic/Chrome Version)

The Numbers
Unless I’m unable to count: 25 + the 3 little villian ladies.

Funko Pop Star Wars Rey Doe Dameron
Star Wars 72 Poe Dameron (No Helmet Version) | Star Wars 58 Rey

Do you own funkos? What do you think of them and if you plan on getting new ones which ones?

Mail Day #9 | Star Wars (again) and ModCloth

mail day #9 star wars modcloth
Today I have another mail day for you, the things I got in February/March and most of them will be with me on the way to Amsterdam.

Sabrina Elahi Leia Star Wars
Actually I only ordered the adoraaaable Leia brooch, but since I was Sabrinas first international customer she included all these beutiful goodies and I really want to recommend her very cute etsy-shop. The products are high quality with a cute nerdy touch and the quote on the back is the best idea ever.

Irregular Choice Dark Empire Star Wars
Since I showed you those beautiful shoes here I have worn then on several occassions and they are amazing. Easy to walk in and comfortable, although it always is a little weird for me to be a regular height. I got them on schuh.co.uk a lot cheaper than they were on release.

Madame Crystal Sole Protectors
Now owning three IC pairs with gorgeous soles (I have four pairs, but one has “just” flowers on the sole), I just needed some Sole Protectors and since the official ones are always sold out I got myself the one from Madame Crystal and they do a good job so far – even though I think the online shop layout is a catastrophe.

Now on to the things I got from ModCloth. I have bit of love-hate relationship with ModCloth, the things they sell are amazingly beautiful and always look amazing however international shipping usually is very expensive and I always (well I ordered twice and had to do that twice) have to pick it up at customs. However this time I ordered the things with a friend, so we did not have to pay for shipping.

modcloth bait glitter blue
modcloth bait glitter blue
Most of things I got were on sale and that was part of the reason for me to get them. Not in a meh, but it’s on sale, but in a I really like this, but I would not have gotten this for the original price. These shoes, they are glittery and a fantastic cut, they will look so cute with fancy socks (no toe-showing for me, please). I wear heels on a every-second-day basis, and I do not have that many light colour or mono coloured heels. These light blue ones however will go well with so many things in my wardrobe, I’m pretty sure they will be a spring/summer fave, since they are so comfortable to walk in (and I love kitten heels with a big heel).

ModCloth Star Wars Postcards
ModCloth Star Wars Postcards
Now, honestly, how could I pass on a set of Star Wars postcards (which seemed to be quite a lot) for 5$ when they were 25$ before? So, all the Star Wars postcards for me, you find them here. Turns out there are 100 amazing postcards of Episode I-VI including key moments, they are fantastic, so much Leia-Love (and for five bucks!) – happy as happy can be and probably one of my best purchase, since the box is pretty amazing as well.

ModCloth Tights Dinosaur dino mandarin
By now almost everyone know that dinosaurs are part of my plan for the future – wait, that sounded like I want to open up a Jurassic Park – part of the job I want have later in life and cute dinosaur stuff is all that I want to wear (besides Star Wars), so cute tights? Yes, please.
Tights are a key element of my wardrobe and while I know that seamed tights add to the classical 50s look, i just love colourful ones and think they add a lot more to outfits, there are a lot of colours still missing, but a least Persimmon is now represented in my wardrobe. However, they are actually more intense in person, but still very cute.

What did you get recently? And what do you think of ModCloth, especially if you are an international customer?

Riverdale | Fangirl Friday

Recently (aka Wednesday) I have been binge-watching Riverdale and I really really enjoy it so far. Which surprised me a bit, (atterntion, unpopular opinion ahead) because the last Netflix original I watched bored me. Stranger Things, that is – it is an 80s mystery story and I made a break after episode two and then stopped torturing me midway through episode three and switched to Riverdale. That was a pretty good desicion, I must say. However I have no connection to the comics, only a vague idea of who Sabrina the Teenage Witch is and she isn’t in so far.

The concept is easily explained, it is set at a high school and a student dies (the cause for this is unknown in the beginning). So of course, allegations and fear follow, but besides that it also features regular high school stuff, romance, friendship, fighting.
While none of the actors look like they still go to school, but rather to college, I think it fits in a way, because the whole show is very picturesque and more like a perfect painting. I assume there is a lot of symbolism behind colour choices and most of the outfits have a midcentury charme. The white outfit Cherly wears in the beginning could just as well have been worn 60 years ago. And with all the novelty brooches I’m constantly thinking: Ohh, I know where they got this one/someone who has one just like it. But it is not only the outifts, also the whole enviroment, rooms, houses, everything from Pop’s to Archie’s rooms shows how much detail they put into the show. The story telling is another thing I like, it’s subtle with the narrator, but a bit like in Pushing Daisies (though it is an actual character in Riverdale, not a omnipresent being we never get to see).
Personally I think it’s pretty exciting and gripping and at least I haven’t figured out everything yet. Things are revealed in an appropriate speed and make me want to watch more of it. Also, I think the high school element is handled well for a few reasons.
Ohh, the feminism, the show is so amazing on this aspect, I really have to look into the producers, crew etc. Because so far I did not realise anything problematic – they even go so far as to condemn slut-shaming and the girls fight it (something that is often forgotten in pop culture or shown in a somewhat positive way). They also have a pretty diverse cast, that is not just a trope, but feels real. They play with the tropes and chlichés in a way that I think is pretty good (e.g. the gay best friend – also, fortunately Kevin has his own storyline and some fun along the way). The parents of basically everyone have a lot of issues of there own and aren’t just cut-outs, though I would prefer Betty’s mum to be one, she is scary. Since most of them went to Riverdale High before their kids they have connections to other parents in town. So, those various story lines add a lot of suspension and you can’t really make out who has dirty secrets and who is innocent.
Now on to the characters, I heard that a lot of people do not like Archie, but I think he is adorable, charming and an interesting protagonist, because he has quite some issues and flaws right from the beginning. Also I think his strugle between music and sport is executed quite neatly and with it comes the return to an old friendship he swept under the rug – the one with Jughead. I think it’s lovely how Archie revaluates what is important in his life. Also, I love Jughead, I think he is adorable and I like a good emotional character that likes to be alone and do his thing. Plus, I like this style and he eats all the time. Betty reminds me a lot of Sandy from Grease with her ponytail and I’m wondering if this is intentional. However she is not as whiney, but pretty fierce and so far she had the biggest personality developement in my opinion and Veronica helped her a lot and their friendship is wonderful. Because she is very determined yet lovely, I just like the way they become friends. And can we please appreaciate how sassy she is while being kind? She is such a feminist badass. Also her references are so on point, though not only hers, also Jughead and Sheryl do a great job at referencing to all things pop culture, though always matching their characters. The character of Sherly is pretty intense, too, she is the best example how this show does not create a good/evil cast, but one that is rather grey and opaque. I also really like the Pussycats, they are minor characters, but still have three amazing, strong personalities (plus esp. Valerie is unbelievably pretty). Then again the whole casting is great – while e.g. the Shadowhunters cast had very poor acting skill in my opinion, the Riverdale cast is not only a festival of eyecandy, the actors are talented as well.
Additionally in my opinion the music choice is exquisite and matches both the setting and story elements without being in your face. It underlines the show that is a surprise hit for me with all it’s fantastic girl friendships and suspense.

After writing this I feel like rewatching the episodes that have been released so far and I’m really excited for the new one. Do you watch the show?

in a galaxy far, far away

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If I wanted to list my obsessions Star Wars would be really high up on the list – and you know that by now, I guess. Not only for story and character reasons, but also because it is set in space. I mean I do not want to study astronomy, but I find it so interesting and I love stars so much. They are pretty and the mere idea of their being more life than just here on earth is so wonderful. I love the open space. I love the stars. I love the planets. All this incredible beauty, I just love it all so much, it’s wonderfully pretty and I like my hair resembling a galaxy (even though as I write this I am already more of a purple – however still a bit galaxy themed). Scifi stories set in space are some of my favourite things to read and I have watched so many movies set in space. And even the weird ones are wonderful in a way (Queen of Outter Space!).

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I think the vastness gets me a lot, it is crazy to me to imagine it (and impossible in a way) and with it the though of being in an open space on my own. Especially since I get somewhat claustrophobic recently, I have no idea what triggered it, but I first had this sensation at the museum in a little black room back in December. It was terrible, I felt hot and cold, and I had to get out there so fast. Since then I had this a few times on public transport. Where obviously I can’t leave.

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I have no idea what causes that anxious feeling, but I would prefer to be without it. However, Star Wars/the galaxy kind of calms me down, because there is so much space. Sure, that does not help on the metro, but when I was feeling bad some time ago, watching A New Hope gave me new hope, too. That was a good feeling and I find it interesting how the idea of so much space and beauty has a calming impact on me.

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Jumper – H&M Kids Section | Skirt – handmade | Tights – I don’t remember, but I love them so much | Lightsaber Necklace – femmedebloom | Shoes – Irregular Choice Dark Empire (they are not available on the website anymore, but you find them on schuh and tiltedsole) | Lipstick – hema Moisturising Lipstick in 11