Bond! Ironman! Les Mis! Comic Books!

It isn’t even Tuesday yet but I’m bursting with nerdy and fandom awesomeness. In just the last two days, price I’ve experienced some super exciting things! There is just always so much going on and so much excitement.

I think that’s one of the best things about being a nerd, visit web is being able to get excited about new movies and new shows and all that. It keeps life exciting.

So my boyfriend and I went to watch Skyfall last night. The new James Bond movie.

I’m not going to sit here and lie and say that I’m a huge James Bond fan. I’m not. I’ve seen my fair share in the movies (my god, Sean Connery was a fine looking man back in the day) and I think Daniel Craig is a good James Bond, though that does have something to do with the fact that he is very, very good looking.

But beyond that, it was a super awesome movie. The plot was exciting, all of the actors were great. It was full of fantastic actors: Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Helen McCrory, and so on. A relatively unknown actor, Ben Whishaw, who played Bond’s assistant, Q, was most impressive in his acting skills…and is very impressive for the eyes as well. He had that nerdy, quirkiness that I love in an actor.

It was action packed but story driven as well. Its no wonder that critics have been praising this movie. Definitely one to go see, seriously.

But some of the best awesomeness were the trailers before the movie.

Ironman 3. I adore Robert Downey Jr and I have a serious soft spot for Ironman. Ironman gave out the same year as The Dark Knight. I remember everyone being like WHOA The Dark Knight and WHOA Heath Ledger as the Joker! And don’t get me wrong, thats a badass movie. But I was like WHOA Ironman and WHOA hot Robert Downey Jr. I don’t care how old he is, he is hot. And he plays Tony Stark so well, and the first two Ironman movies are great, and I loved Avengers! This trailer shows an obvious change in Stark. He is not the man he was before. What happened in New York, with the rest of the Avengers, has obviously shaken him and there is a lot he is going to have to deal with now. This trailer left me breathless and excited. I can’t wait for May 3rd!

I tried to put a link up for the next trailer but it wouldn’t link up. Super lame. I’ll just describe it then…

It was quite a preview, more just an extended look at the movie adapation of the insanely popular Broadway musical, Les Miserables. I ADORE musicals (much to the annoyance of my boyfriend haha) and its a huge disappointment to me that I have never seen this musical on stage! I’ve listened to the soundtrack a million times though and I can’t wait to see this movie! It has amazing people in it: Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Siegfried, Hugh Jackman and so many more. I love the fact that they sang the songs while acting instead of lip synching to a previously recorded soundtrack. Fantastic.

And today, I went to the comic book store grand opening of my good friend Glynnes’ store, Comic Book Hideout.

I am way proud of my friend. In this day and age, people have a hard enough time finding a job, let alone actually opening up a business. It just doesn’t happen anymore. But I am stoked that she was able to do it and it looks GREAT! Wall to wall comics and toys and shirts! She has a comfy sofa with a flat screen TV, playing superhero movies and a couple retro arcade game machines and pinball machines set up. Its a nerd haven and definitely a cool place to hang out.

And I’m just SO PROUD of her. She’s not much older than me and I just think it rocks. What an awesome thing. Definitely click the link above, and check her out and stop by. Its going to seriously rock! :D

Stay tuned for Anime Monday, The Tuesday Three and I’ll review Breaking Dawn Part 2 and the City of Bones trailer. Hope you’re all looking forward to it!

Keep it nerdy :D

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Book of the Week: The Demon King

You know, treat I’ve always known that I love books. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved books. I’ve been receiving books as presents from family and friends for as long as I can remember. I seriously would rather get a book or a gift certificate for books than anything else. I’ve always known.

Just recently I started going through my books and I realized just as much I really do own. Its insane!

And that’s just a sampling of all the books that I own. So I told myself, since I have a tiny room and there isn’t a whole lot of room in my house to begin with, I would cut back on buying books.

Yeah, I think that lasted about a couple days…

I LOVE BOOKS.

I recently bought a book and finished it fairly quickly, because I enjoyed it so much so it is this week’s Book of the Week.

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima 

The Demon King is the first book in the Seven Realms series. It is followed by The Exiled Queen (which I’m currently reading and am about 150 pages in), The Gray Wolf Throne and the Crimson Crown. I am excited that I still have two books after this one because this was an awesome find!

The novel follows two different plotlines. First you meet Han Alister. He’s sixteen years old and a former streetlord to the gang Raggers in the outskirt towns of Fellsmarch. He is trying to reform himself in order to provide a good life for himself and his mother and younger sister, Mari. That is, until he runs into a young wizard named Micah and steals his very powerful amulet from him. As soon as he takes this amulet, it seems bad luck is following him and soon he is accused of murder. Han is determined to figure out who is murdering people in his town in order to clear his name.

Meanwhile, Princess Raisa is reaching her sixteenth name day, the day where she will now be eligible for marriage. While she enjoyings courting and flirtations and enjoys kissing Micah Bayar, son of the kingdom’s High Wizard, and Amon Byrne, a corporal in the Queen’s Guard and her longtime friend, she isn’t ready for marriage. She wants adventures and she wants to travel and to get to know her queendom better. However, it seems that her mother has other plans for her and mysterious things continue to happen to Raisa. Soon, she starts to suspect something fishy is going on and perhaps her mother’s relationship to the High Wizard, Gavan, is more than it seems.

Han and Raisa are hundreds of miles apart and their stories start to intertwine and unfold something mysterious going on in their queendom. Though they meet once, the novel ends with them apart from each other and leaves you dying for the next book. ( I went out to Barnes and Noble last night right before they closed because I HAD to have the next book).

The Good or the Bad:

 THERE’S NO LOVE TRIANGLE!

I mean, not really. And that alone is enough to give me reason to LOVE this book.

The fact is, this is a fantastic fantasy novel that focuses on the fantasy and the politics and mysteries of the queendom and yet has a balance of steamy scenes that keep me satisfied but doesn’t make me gag. (The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices are the only stories where the love story doesn’t make me gag).

Han and Raisa are both sixteen and of course they have romantic feelings and romantic adventures. Han has an relationship with Digging Bird, of the clans. (Raisa herself is half-clan, her mother’s consort and her father is Averill, high trader of the clans). Raisa flirts and kisses Micah and Amon. But there isn’t any crazy declarations of love or mushiness. Its kind of that typical fun that you have when you’re a teenager and you want to kiss everyone in sight.

But besides that, its a damn good story. At first, I’m confused, not quite sure whats going on but soon, you realize why you’re confused. Something is going on in this queendom and you realize that some of the mysteries that are happening Han’s world have a lot to do with the mysteries unraveling in Raisa’s world. You realize that they’re going to be connected in ways that they don’t even know, especially since the one time they meet, they don’t really get the chance to know each other. Raisa meets Hans as Cuffs Alister, the streetlord, and Hans meets Raisa in disguise as Rebecca Morley, a lower noble girl.

Raisa is a fantastic character. She has this love for her queendom and for the position she is in. She does not shy from it at all. She knows that one day she must marry and that when she marries, it must be for the good of her people and for her line. Even though she likes flirting and kissing Micah and Amon, she knows she cannot marry them because they are a wizard and soldier, respectively, and it is not allowed. She feels a great duty to her royal blood. She wants to get out and have adventures and see the world because she wants to be aware of the world and she wants to know her people and her lands to be a better queen. Its fantastic. When she goes in disguise, she really sees how people are treated in her outlying towns and she is horrified. People are starving, poor and uneducated and so she starts up a ministry in order to help them. She genuinely wants to be a good queen and her mother, Queen Marianna, isn’t often interested.

Han, on the other hand, is a typical teenager. He’s trying to figure things out and he’s struggling. He used to be a streetlord, a good one, so good that there are legends and whispered rumors about how amazing he was. Now that he’s quit the streets, he’s poor as hell and trying to provide for his mother and sister and failing. He has silver cuffs on his arms that he has never been able to get off, and he wishes he could because he could sell them and make some money. He has no place he belongs. He is friends with the local clan, where his best friend, Fire Dancer, lives and his sometimes-girlfriend, Digging Bird, lives. There he is Hunts Alone, but he still doesn’t feel like he belongs. Then he steals that amulet from Micah Bayar and things get complicated. Then he has his true heritage revealed and he has a destiny to fulfill and his life gets even more complicated.

The story leaves off with Han fleeing to his destiny and Raisa fleeing from her mother and the High Wizard and you know that their paths are going to cross and that there is some major stuff going down. You literally have this absolute NEED to read the next book, to figure out what is going to happen next. I definitely recommend this book. The characters are strong, the story is addicting and with it being a series, you definitely will be occupied for awhile. I literally cannot think of one bad thing about this book; I loved it.

Cinda Williams Chima has done what a lot of authors cannot seem to do anymore: writing a young adult fantasy that doesn’t need the world “romance” in the genre title. Most young adult novels of late are classified under “paranormal romance” and “fantasy romance” and its sad because so much of them are just horrible. Chima brings a genuinely good fantasy to the young adult genre. I applaud this book over and over again. I’m sad that I havent’ heard of this before (The Demon King was published back in 2009) and that more people are not reading this. I’m proud to write about it for this blog to hopefully get it out there so people read it.

So definitely pick it up, check it out. It is a book made for both boys and girls and its brilliant. As always, if you click the title above, it’ll take you to the Amazon page :D Its fairly inexpensive too!

See you next week for the Book of the Week and hopefully you check this out!

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The Tuesday Three

Sorrrrrry guys, order my Tuesday Three post is going to barely make it into the actual hours of Tuesday haha.

I was watching the presidential election. I literally was biting my nails down to basically nothing, cheap watching the election.

Obama won :D And I’m happy. And I will leave it at that.

So welcome to the Tuesday Three.

1. The Walking Dead, this Episode 4

Okay, I think I may be done with this show. So many people watched this episode (SPOILER ALERT) and felt something. THE FEELS. Yeah, there were no feels from my end at all. I seriously felt nothing…except once. I was really pissed when they killed off T-Dog. Man, that was one character that had been around for soooo long and I really liked and they didn’t give him enough of a story and then they killed him off! The one black man! So lame. So lame! Ugh, and then they give Lori this, like, noble death. I hated Lori and I didn’t care at all that she died. The baby should have died seriously. Ugh and then Carol might be dying and Rick suddenly is like NO, LORI! It’s just such a messy and dumb episode. Honestly, I’m seriously over this show. Ugh. Its only on my mind and on this Tuesday’s Three because it was so damn horrible and it made me mad.

2. City of Bones Teaser Trailer Announced. 

So the City of Bones teaser trailer has an official date of air; it will, indeed, be released and shown before Breaking Dawn: Part 2. Now, I had an inkling to see this movie. Why? Curiosity, maybe? I did read this books, I did enjoy them. They aren’t life changing books, they aren’t even well-written books but they’re entertaining enough. And I’m adult enough to realize that Edward Cullen is kind of psycho and no boy on earth acts like that. My boyfriend loves me a whole lot and trust me, he doesn’t act like that haha. But anyway, I decided to go and see Breaking Dawn Part 2 so now I’m insanely excited because the preview for City of Bones will premiere before Breaking Dawn. I seriously cannot wait to see this. If you guys hadn’t seen this yet, I got my TMI tattoo yesterday, I posted a blog about this here. So I’m really super excited about being able to see what they’ve done to my beloved Mortal Instruments series.

3. The Hobbit

Tickets for midnight premieres for The Hobbit come out on Friday, at least over where I live. I am super super super stoked about this! My friends and I over at the good ol LADA are going to have some serious Hobbit feasting before the movie and then see the movie at midnight. I have extremely high hopes for this movie: Peter Jackson rocked the Lord of the Rings series and I seriously think he is going to rock this movie as well. So I’m getting excited for hobbitness. I’m about to re-read the book again. Plus we have Martin Freeman as Bilbo and Benedict Cumbercatch is to make an appearance in one of the three films. I am more than happy to see these awesome guys. Now can they get back to work for Sherlock already?

What’s going on in your guys’ worlds this week? Any shows getting exciting? Let me know what you’re thinking!

And Then I Got Another Tattoo…

Yes. Oh, buy yes. I went there guys. I definitely went there.

I got my sixth nerd tattoo. I so went there. I have 4 Harry Potter tattoos (one of them is half HP and half Something Corporate) and a Star Wars tattoo.

And today, see I got my sixth tattoo.

I got my Mortal Instruments tattoo today. I got my Shadowhunter rune, order Fearless.

Thats me! With my new tattoo!

And there is a close up.

I am insanely happy with it. I had an appointment today to get my tattoo and it worked out perfectly, because I was having a terrible day. This cheered me up immensely. It looks freakin fantastic, didn’t hurt at all and was fairly reasonable priced. If you live in Southern California, I truly recommend Bob at Above All Tattoo in Fullerton. Amazing job and a super cool guy.

Some of you might be wondering, what the hell is that anyway? So you all know how obsessed I am with Cassandra Clare and her Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices series. The series focuses on a group of warriors called Shadowhunters. They are humans, with angel blood, who fight demons and keep the peace between warlocks, fae, werewolves and vampires.

Now they use a variety of weapons to accomplish it: daggers, seraph blades, whips, bow and arrows, etc. But they also have these object called a stele: a wand like object that draws both permanent and temporary Runes…black tattoos that give Shadowhunters various “powers”…they can give them strength or stealth or silence or they can open things, etc.

I chose the Fearless rune to tattoo on my body. The superficial reason is that its one of the best looking ones.

But the real reason I got this tattoo (besides my LOVE for this author and her series) was that I would love to be fearless.

Two of my tattoos, my Harry Potter tattoos, have to do with death: Deathly Hallows symbol and “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death”. I did these because I’m terrifed of death and I want to be unafraid of it, the way Harry and his parents were. They greeted death, they didn’t try to cheat death, like Voldemort and I think that’s something that’s extremely admirable. Death scares me more than anything.

But I’m also scared of so much else. I’m scared of my future, I’m scared of bugs, I’m scared of heights, I’m scared meeting new people and I’m scared of the dark. I’m kind of an anxious and scared person. And I don’t want to be that kind of person. Over the last year, I’ve definitely tried to change that. I’m trying to overcome my fears and become a better person. i don’t want my fears to hold me back from experiencing and loving life.

So that is why I chose the Fearless rune tattoo. I want it to be a sort of reminder that fear is temporary and that you can overcome it. I can never be completely fearless…but I can begin to overcome these fears, and tackle them and handle them. And the Fearless rune, while temporary for Jace and Alec in the books, gives both of them the courage to overcome their fears. Alec eventually realizes that he can come out as gay and he can be honest about his relationship with Magnus. Jace can overcome his fear of showing love for others, not only just his romantic love for Clary, but also his family love for the Lightwoods. And it gives me the courage to overcome my own fears.

And damn it looks so badass!

If you haven’t had a chance to see my tattoos or some of my friends’ awesome nerd tattoos, check out this blog post here.

And feel free to share your nerd ink with me. I’m always down to do another post about some epic nerd ink!

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Book of The Week: City of Bones

So…I haven’t read anything new this week. I’ve been really busy, help honestly! I have a big exam in my art history class coming up…I just had a big exam in children’s literature…my best friend is getting married…all sorts of things!

So I’ve started some new books, dosage I’m currently reading The Eyre Affair by Jaspar Fforde, Anne of Green Gables and a book called The Demon King by Cinda WIlliams Chima. I literally will have a TON of books to review and share with you guys very very soon, and I know Jackie will too. This week…we got a little lazy…and that’s okay! Sometimes that happens.

And today, today is a VERY big day. Its Harry Potter Bowling Night! If you live in Southern Californa, you need to be at this event tonight! Its going to be epic and see if you can spot me, I’ll be a Helper Elf all night :D

So because of all this busyness and whatnot, I’m doing one of my absolute favorite books today. I’m sure those of you who read this blog know my absolute obsession with Cassandra Clare and her two series, The Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices. However, some of you may little to nothing about these books at all and are wondering what the heck I’m talking about all the time!

Plus I’m getting my MI tattoo on Monday, so I’m really really excited about this!

So this week’s book of the week is:

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

 This book is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series, which up to now, has 5 books, the 6th one slated to be released sometime in 2014. Now I went to the bookstore, I needed something new to read and this book caught my eye. The premise sounded interesting, it had Holly Black’s recommendation on it (I adore Holly Black!) and to top it off, it was fairly inexpensive (10 dollars for a fat paperback? I’m sold…) so I decided to try it.

I finished City of Bones that day. I went out and bought the second book, City of Ashes the next day and finished it that day. I went out and bought the third book, City of Glass the day after that and finished it that day. I spent 30 bucks in 3 days because it was so good! I had to wait about five months for the next one, City of Fallen Angels to come out but it was okay. I was hooked.

The basic premise of City of Bones is this: Clary Fray is a normal, every day girl living with her mom, Jocelyn, in New York City, hanging out with her best friend, Simon. That is, until one day, Clary sees people that no one else can see: Jace, Isabelle and Alec. She learns that they are called Shadowhunters, a group of humans who have a spark of angel blood and are trained to fight demons. When her mother is kidnapped and she is attacked by a demon, she gets wrapped up in this world. She soon finds her that her mom is a former Shadowhunter, and was kidnapped by her father, Valentine, a very rebellious and evil Shadowhunter. She has to figure out a way to save her mom, and help Jace, Alec and Isabelle figure out what Valentine is up to…and try and discover who she really is.

The Good or The Bad: 

Obviously this book has a ton of good. Its one of my favorite books, and I’m obsessed with the MI series so yeah, definitely a lot of good going on here.

I love the urban fantasy of it. I love true and high fantasy, don’t get me wrong. Just put the word fantasy there and I’m going to read it. I really like, however, with this one that it takes place in modern day, in modern New York City but it brings that fantasy element of demons and fae and vampires and werewolves and warlocks to the front. It seems so real and believable. Who knows what could be going on around us? Like Muggles, mundanes don’t notice whats going on most the time. So Cassandra spins a world in our world that’s just awesome.

I want to be a Shadowhunter. I want to be one. I know the life is dangerous and the life expectancy isn’t great but I want to be one. Cassandra Clare makes you want to be a Shadowhunter. I want seraph blades and a whip to fight demons. I want Runes on my skin to make me faster or stronger or fearless. I want to be part of that world. It sounds so magical. I’m getting close enough as I can, getting a fearless tattoo and putting together a cosplay outfit of Isabelle Lightwood.

The characters are great. I love Clary. Clary has been getting a lot of comparison to Bella Swan lately but I’d say Clary takes the cake there easily. Clary has no idea anything about her life, really, or her mother and father’s. She is suddenly thrust into this world, learning she is of Shadowhunter blood, but I feel like she takes it in stride. Sure, she’s surprised as hell. But she is so concerned for her mom and the safety of Simon that she runs headlong into everything.

The supporting characters are so great as well; I love them all. Isabelle, Simon, Alec, Hodge Starkweather, Luke, Magnus, even Church the cat. You just have to love them all. They are such dynamic characters in that…they’re all struggling with something and they all change through out the series. They don’t stay the same, not one of them. That is a sign of well-written characters. They are all so different as well. I also like that Alec is gay, and he and Magnus eventually have a relationship. It is awesome to see a gay couple in a novel, so openly, and having them deal with that. I like seeing it again with Aline in the later books.

Oh, but Jace. Jace Wayland. We all know my crush on Jace Wayland. He’s such a pain in the ass but he’s sexy as hell, as Isabelle puts it. He’s got this wry and sarcastic charm, and he’s physically good looking and he’s funny and quick and clever and a badass Shadowhunter. His dynamic, his attitude, everything about him drives you insane. But damn, do you want him and Clary to get together. I’m usually not a big rooter for relationships, I am more like STAB THAT GUY! But I wanted that one badly.

Which leads to me to the villain, Valentine. Valentine isn’t in your face evil like a lot of villains that you read. He’s slick, he’s cunning, he’s conniving. He’s sick. He hurts because he enjoys it. The further along in the books, the better you see this. I will say this, SPOILER ALERT: But he tells Jace and Clary at the end of City of Bones that they are brother and sister, and by this point, both of them are hooked, gone, in love. You learn later in City of Glass, that this is a lie, a complete lie. He tells this lie simply for the enjoyment of watching them suffer. He’s a damn good villain. Ugh, Valentine.

The only little problem that I had was the love triangle. We alllll know how I feel about the love triangle. I’m just not a fan of it. I feel like it takes a lot away from the plotline. Like, ugh, stop worrying about the two boys and go fight these people or go save this person and whatnot. So the whole love triangle thing between Simon, Clary and Jace was like AGGHHH. But I will say, its not as bad as most books go. While Clary is like, Simon or Jace?, she doesn’t focus on it all the time. Honestly, her main goal through all the books, what she does everything for, is to save her mother. So there’s that.

I could go on and on and on and on and on about this series for days. I love it that much. But I won’t do that to you. It’s not nice. But seriously, I recommend you picking up these books and enjoying them! I have, I love them and they’re great. They come from a super awesome author, who I had the chance to meet a few years ago, right after City of Fallen Ashes came out.

She was the nicest lady, and a serious inspiration for a budding writer like myself. She signed each and every book that her fans brought to the signing (I have CIty of Bones signed as well, but I lent it out to a very trustworthy friend). Since then, I’ve become pretty obsessed with her companion series, The Infernal Devices, following Shadowhunters in the Victorian Age. She also has a series, the Dark Artifices, planned to take place in modern day Los Angeles, which I am so excited for because I’m a Southern California girl and that is AWESOME.

Also, the movie adaptation, starring Lily Collins as Clary Fray and Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace Wayland is hitting theaters this summer, August 23rd 2013 so definitely check that out.

So click the link above, it’ll take you straight to the book on Amazon and enjoy! See you next week for the Book of the Week.

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Cassandra Clare’s Books

The Mortal Instruments Series
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
City of Lost Souls
City of Heavenly Fire (due out September 2014)

The Infernal Devices
Clockwork Angel
Clockwork Prince
Clockwork Princess (due out March 2013)

Disney and Lucasfilms: Good or Bad?

Now if you paid even the slightest bit of attention to your Facebook feed or your Twitter feed yesterday, online you probably would’ve noticed a little bit of news in the nerd and film world.

Disney, stuff probably one of the biggest companies in the world, order has made the move to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a transaction estimated at over 4 billion dollars.

George Lucas is ready to hand the reins over, saying that he knows he won’t be around forever and that he has built this up to where he wants it and now its time to put it in the hands of someone he trusts, namely Kathleen Kennedy, formerly the co-chairman of Lucasfilms and soon to be President of Lucasfilm, working under the Disney company.

This means that Disney will have control over anything to do with Star Wars, past or present.

I love Star Wars.

I wanted to be Princess Leia when I was growing up. I still kind of do.

I have the Rebel Alliance symbol tattooed on the back of my neck.

This is crazy, huge news for me.

The cherry on top of the cake of crazy news is that there is to be an episode 7, slated for release in the year 2015.

OHMYROWLING.

I seriously don’t know whether to be excited or upset about this.
So let’s talk about this for a moment.

The Good:

The good is this: Disney has already made some integrations with the Star Wars franchise (and the Indiana Jones franchise) to begin with. They have the uberly popular rides at Disneyland with Star Tours and the Indiana Jones ride. They have integrated them into their other parks around the world. They sell really cool Star Wars merchandise and I get a kick out of the crossover Disney-Star Wars merch. Come on, Minnie Mouse as Princess Leia? Pretty cool.

Disney acquired Pixar many years ago and look, that place is rocking it. The only movie I’ll leave out is Cars 2 (ugh) but they have given me some of my absolute favorite movies like Up and Wall.E and all three Toy Story films. Obviously a Disney buy-out didn’t ruin this company, though I don’t know how that could be possible whenever John Lasseter is involved.

Disney also acquired Marvel a few years back. I was prettttty wary about that one too. I just wasn’t sure how two iconic franchises/companies could suddenly come together. Obviously this hasn’t hurt Marvel at all, at least in my opinion. Since then, they’ve released Ironman 2, Captain America, Thor and the extremely awesome and popular Avengers movie. There is an Ironman 3 coming out soon, and sequels for Captain America and Thor in the works and the talk of a sequel for the Avengers. I have enjoyed all of these movies and they’ve all done extremely well.

Let’s face it, George has lost his touch a bit. The original trilogy is amazing, the first movie is my favorite movie of all time (No, my favorite movie of all time is not Harry Potter. My favorite books of all time are Harry Potter). They are fantastic and a true epic. He nailed it so well. He has the unlikely hero and the old wise man and the princess and the scoundrel and the evil figure and the battle versus good and evil. Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher rock those movies. But come on, those prequels were just…horrible. Little Anakin annoys the heck out of me. Jar Jar Binks annoys the hell out of me. Come to think of it, Adult Anakin annoys me too. I never thought Star Wars could be butchered so badly but there you go.

So many somebody does need to take the reins from George Lucas. Maybe he needs to go home and bathe in his money and leave Star Wars (oh god, and Indiana Jones, lets not even get into that horrible Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie) alone. Just leave it alone, George. Maybe in the hands of Disney and Kathleen Kennedy, we can have a revamp of the Star Wars franchise that is actually GOOD. Don’t misunderstand me, I said revamp, not reboot. If they ever reboot the original trilogy, there will be some hell to pay and definitely some suicides in the nerd world. But maybe this episode 7 won’t be so bad with George out of the captain’s seat. They’d have to cast all new actors; let’s face it, Carrie, Harrison and Mark are way too old to play their characters ever again.

The Bad:

I tend to like things to end as they should end. I like the original trilogy. They introduce a story, there’s conflict, there’s a resolution, there’s an ending. Now, don’t get me wrong. I do like the idea of Han and Leia marrying and have little twin Jedis, and Leia being trained as a Jedi. Don’t get me wrong. That’s awesome. If they would’ve thought of doing that when the actors were still young enough to play the characters, sure, maybe. But when a story is great, leave it alone please.

I don’t want any Harry Potter sequels. Those seven books are amazing and perfect the way they are. Leave them alone.

I hated that the Mortal Instruments went past City of Glass, especially since I loathed City of Fallen Angels. If it weren’t for the fact that City of Lost Souls was pretty decent, I would’ve never felt excitement for the last and sixth book. But the first three were perfect.

So I don’t like the idea of an episode 7. Maybe it’ll be good. Maybe. But it worries me. I just feel like, what if I get my Star Wars nerdy fangirlness alllll excited and I count down the days til the release and wait in line for the midnight premiere and what if it sucks? What if after all the waiting it disappoints me like the prequels did? I just don’t know if I can handle that!

What if they reboot the original Star Wars? I mean, I don’t think they’d do it any time soon but what if they did? OH HEAVENS NO! That would be the biggest sort of blasphemy possible. I mean, its bad enough that George went back and changed stuff and its so hard to find the original versions anymore. But it could happen, couldn’t it?

I also don’t want to see Star Wars get Disney-ized, with the twinkles and the sparkles. I love Disney, don’t get me wrong. I practically live at Disneyland. However, Disney stays Disney. One of the reasons  that the first two Harry Potter movies aren’t my favorites are because of how sparkly and twinkly and Disney they feel. Ugh. Star Wars is Star Wars and kids love Star Wars the way it is so just leave it alone.

I’m nervous about Indiana Jones. So far in all the things I’ve read, no one has mentioned Indiana Jones. I don’t know what the deal with that is, maybe because Steven Spielberg is involved and whatnot and its in a deal with Paramount Studios. It most likely doesn’t factor into this deal at all, actually, I’m sure it doesn’t so we’ll see.

Right now, I’m super mixed feelings about all of this. I feel like it has the chances to be both good or bad. Sometimes things need to be left alone; they were great and they can stay great. Sometimes you can take something great and make even better. I guess the only thing that we can do now is wait to see what happens.

What do you think of this guys? Do you like that George is handing the reins over? Do you like/dislike the idea of an Episode 7? As always, let me know in the comments.

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