Saturday, March 30, 2013

Game of Thrones Top 10 Watercooler moments (Season 1 & 2)

Game of Throne is everyone’s favourite television show and it’s almost time for Season 3. Seriously though, even people that don’t like TV love Game of Thrones. Part of that is George R.R. Martin’s fantastic story but a lot of it comes from HBO’s amazing adaptation. Really it’s the first fantasy production that manages to encapsulate what I love about this genre (on television anyway). There are almost as many reasons to love Game of Thrones as there are people that love it. There is not enough time for me to talk about them all so I’m going to feature one of the things that makes Game of Thrones great… its ability to get people talking. Without further ado – here are the top ten moments that had people crowding around the watercooler to discuss them on Monday mornings.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Fangirl 101: An Idiot’s Guide to Talking About Shipping

I get a lot of questions from all kinds of people outside fandom. They ask a variety of different things but more often than not they want to know about shipping. I’ve already written a basic guide to shipping, slash and fan fiction but that doesn’t seem to be enough because while they understand the general concepts, they still don’t know how to talk about them. In an effort to stop myself from having to have the same conversation over and over again I’m going to give you a simple set of rules to help outsiders navigate the tempestuous waters of the shipping fandom.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Shipping News Special: Woe is Fandom, No One Will Ever Understand Us

Three guesses as to what I am going to talk about this week… of course it’s Sterek. Yeah I know but I committed so this is happening. The week started out so well. Sterek won another poll, EOnline interviewed Jeff and Matt gave us some adorable new Hobrien gifs. Everything was happy sparkle fun time until MTV remote control decided to get in on the action and everything just spiraled out of control.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fangirl 101: Fandom and Entitlement

So far most of my fangirl lessons have been all about doing whatever the hell you want with the characters you love; whether it’s shipping, slash or fan fiction. Generally I stand by this sentiment but there is a limit. I think we have the right to play with other people’s characters but that doesn’t mean that TPTB owe it to you to change their narrative to fit your vision. There’s a difference between really wanting something and feeling like you are entitled to it… let’s talk about that shall we.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Shipping News: It doesn’t matter what you ship on Supernatural it always ends in pain!

I am incredibly late with this weeks shipping news and I have absolutely no excuse other than the fact that I am incredibly lazy (also Murphy’s Law) but I have decided to take some time out of my Saturday morning to help you stay up to date with all things shipping. This week a couple of epic shipping polls (with more to come) including a replay of the Sterek vs. Faberry and Sterek vs. Destiel battles. Also an epic romance set to make a triumphant return, Supernatural is shipping all the things and I answer your most asked question – why exactly do I ship Sterek.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fangirl 101: Big Name Fan

There are very few parts of fandom that I am reluctant to talk about but the BNF (Big Name Fan) is not something I’m particularly excited to discuss. I probably would have avoided the topic if it weren’t for the number of questions I’ve received about it (from both inside and outside fandom). Despite my misgivings I’ll do my best to explain this phenomenon just for you lonely reader… don’t ever say I don’t do things for you.

UndieGirl on Tropes: Wild Teen Party

A little while ago I confessed my love for trashy teen flicks and I figured why not show this genre a little more love by highlighting on of my favourite tropes.  This is another one of those tropes that I love in movies but loathe in real life. A wild teen party seems like a good idea but it’s really really not. It is however overly dramatic and often hilarious, which is what makes it so fun to watch.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Recap-turing Teen Wolf: School of Horror clichés

Previously on Teen Wolf… Scott’s life is perfect, except when it’s not. Allison is perfect, except when she’s not. And Jackson wants to go pro. Also Derek might be dead and Scott and Stiles are trapped inside the school at night with a rabid Alpha on the loose.

(Side note: thanks to the Teen Wolf lighting department for making this the hardest episode ever to screen cap - I know it's scary but they could have turned some lights on). 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fangirl Confessions: Why the Veronica Mars Movie Matters

A long time ago, we used to have Veronica Mars on our television screens but then unfortunately this fantastic teen-noir was cancelled. Since it’s cancellation everyone that was involved with or in love with this show yearned for something more and that something was a movie. Well it’s been a long wait but it’s finally going to happen: the Veronica Mars Movie is a go. That’s not all, because not only is this movie happening but it’s happening because of us and that is a really big deal.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Shipping News: The return of magical lesbians and a crossover ship I never knew I wanted

It’s my time of the month! I am of course referring to it being my week to pen After Elton’s The Shipping News and tell the world about all things slash (you should probably read it). But I have managed to find the time to scrape together some shipping news you lonely reader. This week: the return of Swan Queen, Jeff Davis’ social media addiction gets the better of him and I’m shipping Stiles with… Jess Day.

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Great Jeff Davis Tumblr Askathon Part Deux

All right I am in the middle of the busiest weekend ever – but here’s a basic outline of what when down when Jeff Davis took over the Teen Wolf Tumblr ask box again. I will write some more analysis when I have some free time. Here’s how I feel about Jeff for doing this on a Friday night.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Shipping News: What do you do when your ship starts to sink?

Hi guys – sorry I’m a bit late this week but a lot has been happening (most of which I can’t actually tell you yet but you’ll find out soon enough and when you do you’re going to blow chunks). Right so this week: Glee’s major couples, the first ‘real’ Teen Wolf spoilers (including who Danny getting down with) and what to do when your ship starts to sink.

Guilty Pleasures: Trashy Teen Flicks

Hi my name is UndieGirl and I love trashy teen flicks. I don’t just mean films about teenager or marketed to teenagers – I mean those embarrassingly cliché movies that are all about growing up, getting laid (or not) and negotiating the hormone fueled years between the ages of 13 to 20. Every little piece of drama is heightened to the point of ridiculousness, there is an oversupply of red cups and there is often a musical number of no apparent reason. They’re unoriginal, sexist and a little bit silly but I love them none the less – so let’s hear it for the trashy teen flick one of my many guilty pleasures.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Recap-turning Teen Wolf: Stiles is (probably) a better yoda.

Previously on Teen Wolf… Scott is still picturing Allison naked, Jackson is still looking for the juice also Derek scratched him and he should probably get that checked out. Scott saved Allison he didn’t save the Sheriff and there was an actual mountain lion.