Sunday, December 30, 2012

10 Ships that ruled 2012

These are not my favorite ships (although some of my favs did make the list), these are the ships that I think have had the most impact this year. These ships either have super active fandoms, win all the polls, are the most talked or simply have the most potential. That said, I’m not an impartial observer and I don’t pretend to be – this list comes from my own observations and it’s the best that I can come up with when I have a killer hangover.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Recap-turing Teen Wolf: The Pen of Destiny

If you haven't heard already, I'm doing an epic Teen Wolf re-watch in preparation for Season 3 and I want you to join me. Whether or not you have experienced this programme before or not you should join all the fun! If you're unsure about watching click here for 10 reasons why you should (also check the picture above). 

Anyway here's my recap of Wolf Moon - so re-watch, review and then let me know what you love and hate about this shows humble beginnings. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Re-watch and recap: Teen Wolf 2012/2013

Right, I'm in Australia (aka I'm from the future) and I hate to say this but looks as though the apocalypse is just not going to happen... which means you're probably going to have to have a bit of free time of the holiday break. Because I'm a nice person, and I'm also incredibly bored/procrastinating life I have decided to do a Teen Wolf re-watch. You know Teen Wolf, that show that has taken over my life and this blog. If you are not already a member of our ever growing wolf pack now is the perfect time for you fall down the rabbit hole and loose yourself to the wonder that is Teen Wolf

I'm going to recapping each episode as I go along as well as live blogging on Twitter (and possibly Tumblr and be sure to join the conversation on the Facebook page and in the comments. Right well I'm off to watch "Wolf's Moon" - let's get this party started. 

Top 10 Christmas Movies

It’s that time of year again, where we deck the halls, try to be merry and hope to catch that special someone under the mistletoe (although I have never actually seen mistletoe so I am starting to think it’s an urban myth). Anyway last year I counted down my favourite Christmas television episodes and specials, this year I thought why not give the feature films a go. This list is hardly original and I highly doubt anyone will be shocked by the films that made the cut but I wanted to spread some holiday cheer so this is happening and you will like it or you will be on my naughty list (which is not nearly as fun as it sounds).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Shipping News: It's a metaphor for lesbian sex... also is that Stiles with a girl?

This week’s Shipping News comes to you a little bit late because I have been pimping my services to After Elton for the week… you can read about the news of all things slash here. Never fear though because I’m back and we have so much to talk about, including magical lesbians, Winchester jealousy, Delena sex (FINALLY) and a certain grainy pic has the Sterek fandom going crazy.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fangirl 101: Queer Baiting vs. Ship Teasing

I wrote a basic and very vague definition of queer baiting a couple of months ago, and while it’s a fair description of the problem it seems that people are more and more throwing the term queerbaiting around when in actual fact what they mean is ship teasing. There is some cross over between the terms of course, but it’s important to remember that ship teasing is not automatically queer baiting when it involves same sex couplings.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Top 5 Movies of 2012

My lovely friend Rach, who recently asked me to compile a list of the best Skins moments, has set me another challenge – what are my favourite movies of 2012. As 2012 is not yet over, I know it’s almost the end but The Hobbit is coming out and that will hopefully make it’s way into any 2012 lists, it’s not a definitive list… but it’s the best I can do at the moment.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Top 10 Skins Moments

One of my best friends has recently gotten addicted to the Skins youtube channel – it happens – and she sent me this video, a Top 5 Skins moments, and asked me to give me my top 5 moments… because I figure more is actually more I am going to give you my top 10 moments (also because it’s kind of a theme on this blog). It’s taken me a while (and a re-watch) to compile this list but I hope you enjoy my Top 10 Skins Moments.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Let’s Talk about Glee, Baby: My Girlfriend’s Back and You’re Gonna be in Trouble

She’s back – I am of course talking about the amazing Miss Quinn Fabray. Those of you that are new here might not be aware of my obsession with this character… all I can say is that all will become clear soon enough. This week nostalgia for the holidays, sectionals drama and I’m thankful for the lovely Dianna Agron.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Shipping News Special: It’s Hys-STEREK-cal!

Those of you inside the Teen Wolf fandom might be wondering… are we actually going to talk about this? Generally I shy away from confrontation whenever possible but this time the answer is yes, we are going to talk about this. For those of you are that are not part of the pack, the Teen Wolf fandom has been experiencing a little bit of what I like to call hiatus hysteria (or in this case hys-sterek-a).

Saturday, December 1, 2012

UndieGirl talks Tropes: The Love Interest

The love interest – basically it does what it says on the box, because the love interest’s sole purpose is to be romantically connected to one of the main characters of whatever television show, movie, book or comic you’re looking at. Occasionally he or more likely she actually develops into something more but most of the time this character is simply a series of stereotypes with a pretty face.  As a romantic subplot is expected in most stories this trope is fairly prevalent but sometimes it would be nice if they ignored the love story completely rather than included these shallow characters.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shipping News: Magical ladylove, Finnick and Jeff Davis’ twitter will be the death of me

Ahoy there shippers (yes the pirate puns are back) hope you’ve been fairing well over the past week and that you have a lot of time on your hands because I have so much to talk about. There is a magical lesbians update (it’s a good one) and some movie spoilers (including Catching Fire). Then of course there is Teen Wolf and the fact that Jeff Davis is ruining my life (I wrote him a letter, we’re working it out).

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fangirl Confessions: An open letter to Jeff Davis

Jeff, we really need to talk. You see I have this problem – and it’s kind of your fault and by kind of your fault I mean you have no idea who I am but I’m buying in to the myth of celebrity (and writer as god) so I’m going to talk to you like we’re old mates in a way that is just a little bit creepy… but whatever back to my problem (which is still entirely your fault Jeff).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Let's Talk About Glee, Baby: New Directions needs a Hero

This episode was definitely slightly better than the last couple but that might just be because Glee has lowered my expectations so far that I no longer know what good is. This week Blaine has possibly the best post break-up breakdown ever and Finn is supposed to be a hero but I’m still not buying it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Let’s talk about Glee, baby: Grease is NOT the word

So last week I got a tad angry, so I had to take a little bit of a break from Glee otherwise one of us was going to get hurt (hint it would have been me) but I’m back and I have two Glee recaps to make up for it – this one is all about Grease.

Shipping News: All the Bond ships, plus waking up with holiday incest

Okay so most of my favourite televisions shows have gone on hiatus for an American holiday (Thanksgiving I think?) but don’t worry because I still have plenty to talk about. I finally saw Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Skyfall and then there is some holiday incest that I don’t really know what to taboo with it (I’m totally puntastic).

Slight spoilers for Skyfall, Breaking Dawn Part 2 and Teen Wolf Season 3.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shipping News: Once Upon so many lesbians I don’t know where to look, gay purgatory update and more

Well I’m running a bit behind, I know, I suck. But my friends have been shipping me with a social life, which is causing some problems with my fangirling schedule. Anyway enough with the excuses I really just want to talk about Once Upon a Time, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries (with a little bit of Glee).

Let’s talk about Glee, baby: Shut up cis white boys – the musical

You know how sometimes I can’t help but like Glee even though it kind of sucks, well that doesn’t happen when the entire episode is about Blaine and Finn whining about how much their life sucks because they were crappy boyfriends. It’s a week late because all of my craps were busy hanging out with Kurt and Rachel in New York (I bet Quinn was visiting that week).

Monday, November 12, 2012

Top 10 Movie Musicals for Mum

It’s my mum’s birthday and because I am a wonderful daughter I thought why not make a top ten list to celebrate… after much thought and discussion my mother requested I compile a list of my top 10 movie musicals. Her wish is my command. This isn’t a definitive list – these are just the musicals that have captured my heart over the years (and one just for mum).

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

5 New (American) TV Shows You Should be Watching

Well most of the new TV has aired and it’s time for us to decide which shows are worth sticking with and which one’s can wait until a rainy day (or never). I’m still not willing to fully commit or give up on any shows quite yet but I thought I would let you know what my five favs were – just so you have an idea where to start.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Shipping News: The media gets it wrong, Sterek fandom drama and other shippy goodness

Hi guys, sorry I have been so slack but my thesis was due so I think you can cut me a little bit of slack. Anyway I have not fully caught up on all the happenings of the shipping world but I’ll tell you everything I know.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Shipping News: Once Upon a Femslash Dream

It’s that time again lovely readers, where we turn from the path of sanity and delve into the depths of all things shipping… and if you think I sound a tad over-dramatic you’re obviously not a shipper. This week more magical lesbians on Once Upon a Time, Battleships to their stations at Hypable and Teen Wolf does NYCC. Also TV Guide tells you which couples should have sex, Elena sticks by her choice (The Vampire Diaries) and the Faberry/Sterek battle continues.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10 Other Reasons (besides Sterek) to Watch Teen Wolf

Sometimes it feels like this blog has become a Sterek blog, and while that’s not entirely a bad thing, I feel like maybe I should explain… Sterek is not the only reason I watch Teen Wolf.  As strange as it might sound, there are actually a whole bunch of other reasons to watch this show that have nothing to do with slash. So before you go dismissing this show as nothing more than a fangirls wet dream I have decide to give you 10 other reasons to watch Teen Wolf.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Shipping News: Polls and Ho Yay

I know I did one of these the other day, but news has happened and I thought why not share with the lovely people that choose to read my blog – who says I never do anything for you? Well today I brought you a new shipping competition, a femslash slash battle for the ages and masses of ho yay – fangirls love ho yay.

Spoilers for Supernatural (Season 8), Arrow (Season 1) and Chicago Fire (Season 1).

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

UndieGirl Talks Tropes: Nice Guys Finish First

Let me tell you about the ‘nice guy’. You know him, he’s your best friend, he watches crappy rom-coms with you even though he doesn’t like them and he would never pressure you to do anything you didn’t want to do. He cooks, he cleans and he listens to you complain about the ‘bad boy’ whenever you want to. He’s the kind of friend everyone dreams of but before you get too excited you should know, all this niceness has an ulterior motive.

This blog is dedicated to the 'nice' guy, because sometimes he should finish last.

Shipping News: Supernatural takes the ho-yay crown, the media still doesn't get slash and Glee shipper tears

This week, Supernatural returns and they brought ho-yay for everyone, How I Met Your Mother is going to drag it out forever and Glee broke everyone’s heart. Also more slash fun at After Elton, The Guardian talks fan fiction and Teen Wolf teases angry Alphas.

Spoilers for How I Met Your Mother (Season 8), Revenge (Season 2), Gossip Girl (Season 6), Supernatural (Season 8) and Teen Wolf (Season 3).

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fangirl 101: Queer Baiting

Ok so I’m hoping that by now you all get the general idea about slash. I guess the nicest way to put it would be looking at your fav TV show and not assuming that every character is straight, then if said character happens to have more urst with a member of the same sex you start to ship them (as in together together). That’s when the fun really begins – because in those early stages there is always the possibility that your ship might be the one that becomes (dare I say it) canon.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Let's talk about Glee, baby: The Break Up

It’s break-up week and ouch, that hurt. Okay so not all of it hurt but it wasn’t exactly a walk in the park either. I’m pretty sure that most of the break-ups we witnessed (although I’m not entirely sure who actually broke up) are not going to be permanent but it’s still not fun to watch. Although I guess it was getting a bit stale with all the happy couples anyway, long distance relationships suck and at least Glee is acknowledging that.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Supernatural: Dean went to purgatory and Sam hit a dog

It’s back! That show about the erotically codependent brothers and their pet angel. You know the one. The show that I continue to watch despite the fact that it leaves me in a puddle of tears after pretty much every episode – let’s not even talk about season finals. But you know what, I like the pain and I am not ashamed to admit it; I’m kinky like that.  

When we left off last season Sam and Dean had been separated again when Dean and Castiel were blasted to purgatory after they finally got Dick (I’m going to miss the Dick jokes). So will Dean find his way back to Sam? Does Sam even want him back? And what about poor Cas is he still in crazytown?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shipping News: Mostly break ups, also magical lesbians (sort of).

Downton Abbey, Doctor Who and Glee are all about breaking up. Once Upon a Time makes me ship all the femslash. AfterElton let’s me and 4 other so-called slash experts loose and Sterek fans are still fighting hard (and even winning sometimes).

Spoilers for Downton Abbey, Glee, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who and The Vampire Diaries.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Top 10 Sterek Moments – Part 3

It’s finally here! This is it, I know that all 3 of you (hi mum) are super excited to find out what the top 2 Sterek moments are, and just because I am to please, here they are! They might not be the most obvious choice, but they are the ones that, to me suggest the beginnings of deeper relationship between everyone favourite hyperactive teenager and Mr. sourwolf.

Oh and don't forget to read Part 1 and Part 2 first.

Enough talk; let’s do this!

Monday’s with Mo: The Angels took Manhattan and River stole mum's hearts

It’s another weekly segment, but this time with a twist. I have for the past 2 years, been introducing my poor mother to the wonders of my popular culture tastes. It’s only fair really as she did the same for me when I was a child. Really it’s her fault that I am the way that I am. Considering the influence she’s had and the fact that I test most of my meta out on her first before posting it here, I thought it was about time she got the chance to shine.

It’s fitting that her first post should be concerned with Doctor Who, as the reason I found this fantastic program was because of her… and it’s kind of bitter sweat that we are beginning this series with an end. It’s the end of the Ponds time with the Doctor, but the start of your time with Mo. You’re welcome.

Top 10 Sterek Moments – Part 2

Okay so this has been a bit longer coming than I anticipated but you have to forgive me because it was my birthday yesterday. Anyway I promise that these moments will be well worth the wait. Don’t forget to read part 1 and I promise the final part will be up tomorrow.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Let’s talk about Glee, baby: Sex in the City and Lima too

Oh no, it happened, I actually kind of liked an episode of Glee. It’s a sliding scale though so don’t get you’re hopes up too high. There was more of my beloved Brit Brit and captain Sam and Blaine wasn’t nearly as annoying as he usually is. Lot’s of Kurt being adorable with guest star Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel got me hot under the collar… it’s still Glee but it’s got less sting.

Spoilers... obviously. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Top 10 Sterek moments - Part 1

Remember how Sterek won AfterElton’s slash madness tourney? It was pretty awesome, and in the midst of my excitement at the win I promised to count down the Top 10 Sterek moments. I thought it would be easy, just a simple little list, how hard could it be?

Due to the fact that I can’t stop myself from writing about Sterek this list has been split into three parts. Enjoy part one today – and be ready for part two tomorrow.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Shipping News: We have a winner, but what do we do now?

You can breath a sigh of relief because the femslash and slash madness tournaments have finally come to an end with Faberry and Sterek crowned victors. To be honest the end results were pretty much what I expected – although I thought Swan Queen would make the femslash final – but the whole thing was so much fun that it doesn’t really matter. The fact is that the end of this competition has left an aching hole inside my heart and I need something to fill it.

Fangirl 101: What is GISHWHES?

You know how I usually try to fight the urge to write about fandom as if it is some kind of mystical experience… well GISHWHES can only really be described in this way, so yay. To write it by any other means would be a disservice. Therefore I cannot guarantee that you will come out of this article with any answers – but you might have a weird desire to dance the cueca with a judge wearing a Justin Beiber t-shirt while eating kale.

Enter at your own risk.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Shipping News: Brotherly love, Rachel get’s a new bitchy blonde and another shipping poll

This week – Supernatural gave us a brotherly hug, Glee is distancing its big couples and bringing in new love triangles. FemSlash and Slash madness are coming to a close, Sterek gets humorous, another shipping poll and much much more.

Spoiler warning: Supernatural Season 8, Glee Season 4, Once Upon a Time Season 2, Awkward Season 2.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Let’s talk about Glee, baby: Brittany’s back!

After the lackluster opener you might be surprised that I am even continuing on with this charade, but the fact is as much as I hate Glee I’m just too invested to quit now. Plus I new that this episode would feature my beloved Brit Brit heavily so it couldn’t be all bad… well it wasn’t ALL bad, I guess.

Spoilers - you know the drill. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Guilty Pleasures: Taking a bite out of Bait

So let’s add another layer to the already hefty set of contradictions that make up my tastes because not only do I love trash romances, wedding shows and pop music, I also love shark attack movies. I’m not just talking about Jaws either, because as awesome as that movie is, and it’s pretty awesome, I prefer Jaws II because of that one time the shark attacked a helicopter… and won.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Shipping News Special: Sterek vs. Destiel Day One

Ok so I know I’m only supposed to this once a week but AfterElton’s Shipping Madness Tournament just got uber exciting and seeing as I can’t decide on who to vote for (whoever wins, I win) I figured I would just offer pithy commentary to keep those outside the fandom in the loop.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shipping News: Slash madness is driving me mad, Glee is still Glee and everyone’s craving cookies.

This week in shipping news – the wedding of the decade (the decade being the 1920s), Slash and Femslash madness reach epic finals and Sterek shippers are baking for a cause. Also Glee’s back, new TV = new ships and the earth needs a little romance too. If that doesn’t make sense just click read more and it will all become clear.

*Spoilers for new Downton Abbey (season 3).

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Guilty Pleasures: The shame of pop music aka my 15 year love affair with Hanson.

At ten years old we’re all pretty impressionable. It’s when we finally take that step outside the culture given to by our parents and start creating our very own cultural identity. It’s also where we start getting lured into embarrassing fads that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. But really it’s an amazing time, we get our first celebrity crushes (even though we have no idea what to do with them), we start going to the movies with our friends rather than our parents and we purchase CD’s (iTunes downloads now I guess). These early tastes are important, they affect how we interact with culture from that moment on, so why is that we are so quick to dismiss our tween loves and childish. 

In honour of all our early introductions to popular culture today I am going to share with you one of the many loves I found at the age of ten that have stuck with me throughout the years. That is, of course my love for Hanson. Yes, that band of ridiculously young boys from Tulsa that wrote one of the best pop songs ever, “MMMBop”.  Don’t pretend you don’t remember that song, even if you weren’t at such an impressionable age as I was when it was released. It’s catchy as all hell and I love it, even if I am still trying to work out what exactly an MMMBop is (I think it’s a measurement of time). 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Let’s talk about Glee, baby: “The New Rachel”

It’s back. Yup, that show that I hate myself for watching is back on the small screen (in the US anyway, sorry international folks – check your local listings for airdates). This show just consistently disappoints, and the latest ep is no exception. I suppose I should be thankful that it’s consistent in something at least because this season’s opener could best be described using the word ‘meh’.

It should go without saying that there are spoilers in this post but the Internet has taught me that most people are stupid so here’s your warning – if you have not seen the newest Glee ep (as in 4.01 aka “The New Rachel”) then do not read this post… unless you want to be spoiled then go right ahead but don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Top Ten: Male/Female friendships on TV

I recently gave you my top ten slash and femslash ships and ages ago I wrote a list of the most epic romance on TV… So I guess it’s pretty clear that I love romance (as long as it’s of the fictional variety). But I don’t want you to think that’s the only reason I love popular culture. I don’t just ship everyone romantically sometimes I like a good old-fashioned friendship. Which is exactly what I am going to be celebrating.

This top ten list isn’t just about any kind of friendship, no the ones listed here are all platonic male/female friendships. They are difficult to find – it seems that everyone agreed with When Harry Met Sally. But I think these friendships prove that when a guy and a girl are best friends it can be a beautiful thing without ever turning to romance.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shipping News: Equal opportunity kissing with Doctor Who and more slash/femslash madness.

It’s been a couple of weeks since my last instalment of this silly little series and the world of shipping has moved on without me… and boy has it been moving. The Doctor locked lips with someone unexpected, your fav slash and femslash ships are still battling it out, John Barrowman talks Sterek and Tumblr starting shipping AfterElton with Vh1. As you can see there is much to discuss so let’s get started. 

*mild spoilers for new Doctor Who

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pilot Season: The New Normal

This NBC comedy gives us a new kind of family, although I don’t know how many people are ready to accept it as normal because this show has been surrounded by controversy. It’s already been banned, but any show that tries to suggest a that gay parents might be normal was bound to cause some controversy... I guess they missed Modern Family.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My Top Ten femSlash Ships

If you are new to fandom (or this website in particular), then you might not know that AfterEllen and AfterElton are currently holding tournaments in order to determine the best femslash and slash ship in the whole of the Internets. This excites me to no end because it encompasses my two favourite things - polls and slash. I love a good argument more than anything, and the fact that we’re arguing about slash just makes it that much better.

So anyway, to show my enthusiasm and perhaps even convert some of you to the wonderful world of shipping slash I decided to compile a list (everyone loves a top 10 list). I have already posted my top ten male/male slash ships but that’s just the warm up for this one... It’s the ladies turn, that’s right I am about to tell you my all time favourite female/female femslash ships.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My Top Ten Slash Ships

You might remember that in the last Shipping News, I talked about the fact that AfterElton is currently holding the Ultimate Slash Madness Tournament - in which 32 of our favourite slash couples are battling it out for the title of Ultimate Slash Champion. Now it’s pretty easy to guess that I am a tad excited about this poll, I mean I love me some slash and I can never say no to good poll but I have discovered recently that I might be in minority in this (at least outside fandom circles). So in order to drum up some excitement from my family and friends I have compiled a list of my top 10 slash ships (not all of them are in the poll but I still love them so they are here).