Epic battle

Saw this on 9Gag and it amused me greatly. So how many movie characters can you name? There’s supposed to be 100 in this clip. Fun!

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Bookish


(Image from Bustle)

This post should have come out on March 8, International Women’s Day, but as happens these days in my life, time seems to have a way of slipping by so fast, that before I know it, March is almost ending!

Anyway, I loved this post from Bustle: 11 Bookish Heroines in Literature Who Are Every Book-Lover’s Personal Heroes. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I don’t know though; yes, they are bookish heroines, but not all are my personal heroines, tbh. As a once bookish girl (now grown adult… well, sometimes, ha!) myself, I personally am glad that bookish girls are given their due in literature and pop culture. Now, young girls won’t feel so odd and out of place when they want to spend their recess reading or their weekend with a nose buried in a book, unlike when I was growing up, when I felt like an oddball for wanting to just get lost in a story. Though of course, I do realise that there has to be a balance. Engaging in the real world and also loving reading should not be an either-or, to me. But yeah, hooray for the bookish girls! πŸ™‚

[For more book inspired stuff, head on to my Tumblr, which I have designated my book blog, as opposed to here, which is a catch-all of everything else.]

There is a great disturbance in the Force


(Image from The New York Times obit. Read the article here.)

Carrie Fisher β€” Princess Leia Organa to fans β€” has died today. May the Force be with her.

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Winona forever!

So this is how we might picture Winona Ryder, after all these years: the former cool girl in repose, grown into a comfortably complicated adult, not in search of a comeback so much as another great book to read. That doesn’t mean her life is simple or easy, of course. β€œIt’s almost like that Twilight Zone episode where that guy says, β€˜I just want to be left alone so I can read my books,’ ” she says with a smile. β€œAnd then he ends up being sent to a planet where it’s just him and his books, and he’s so happy, and then his glasses fall off and they break.”

Just got through reading Winona’s profile on The Cut and yes, it’s a celebrity interview so it should be fluffy, but this is about Winona, so the piece couldn’t be fluffy if it tried. She’s just such an oddball in that strange way most of us GenXers were (are?). I still have not watched Stranger Things β€” yes, I know, I’m late to the program β€” but I am glad she’s acting again. Had to post that quote above from the article, because it just made me laugh in kinship. Aside from the fact that she loves to read and is a little spacey, that Twilight Zone episode is one of my favorites. And so, given all this, I totally think Winona and I would be great friends should we ever meet. Haha! #girlcrush

Anyway, here’s the full profile. Go read it over at The Cut.

 

Wonder Woman is here!

So this is weird. This trailer for Wonder Woman, which premiered at the recent San Diego Comic Con, made me teary-eyed. It surprised me, my reaction. Imagine, a grownup getting emotional about a female superhero! And she wasn’t even my favorite superhero back then.

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24 things women over 30 should wear

When I grow up, I hope to be as fabulous as Iris Apfel!

 

This article has been going around the internets for several days now and I just love it! Warning: Curves Ahead nailed it.Β  May we all be as fabulous as β€” or even more so β€” as the women featured. Here’s the rest of the piece. Go check out her awesome site, too!