Yesterday I went to the MCM London Comic Con 2017, and I met Nichelle Nichols! How? I queued to get a picture with her. [SPOILER ALERT: I look hideous in the picture, but I don’t care because I finally met Uhura!] But, before showing you how awesome she looks in the picture and how horrible I look thanks to the crappy photographer, let’s talk about the Con.
Yesterday was super hot. I hoped to have a fresh time in the Con; however, the amount of people was staggering. So, our small group ended up sweating all the time. This year cosplayers were amazing again. I took a ton of pictures, but I’ll only share the best ones.
Here you have a short list of Funko Pops and books that will blow out your mind. If you need nerdy ideas for presents, this is it! Get these matches and add a memorable line on the card. I know, it’s an evil plan. You’ll make your friends pass out because of amazing swag.
Let’s start with Ragnar! If you were to go Beyond the Wall, you’d probably find Ragnar waiting for you. Okay, that’s a stretch. The Romans and Ragnar lived in different eras, but it’s funny to think about it. Go beyond Hadrian’s Wall, and you’ll find the funky Vikings.
Today we’re going to explore Funko Pops that kick ass with books. Pairing Pops with books is cool, but pairing kick ass Pops with books is even better! The trick relies on matching topics that fit both the Funko Pop and the book.
So, let’s start with Ms. Marvel and Persepolis. I wasn’t so sure about the pairing, but then it turned out to be a great one. If you haven’t read Persepolis yet, I highly recommend this graphic novel.
This Friday we’re talking about Funko Pops, science, and Michio Kaku! If you haven’t read any of his books, you’re missing a lot of fun and crazy science. Since I’ll see Guardians of the Galaxy tomorrow, it’s just fair to take a look at the Universe first. True, we don’t own a cool space ship like Star Lord does, but we can imagine all about parallel worlds. In that case, I wonder, is out there a Universe with no dePepi in it!? I bet!
How do you imagine parallel worlds? Well, I do it pretty much in this fashion:
I’ve just seen The Dark Tower trailer, and there was something very familiar with it. But I couldn’t make just the connection. After watching it again, it hit me! Have you seen For a Few Dollars More? It’s a Spaghetti Wester movie starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, and Klaus Kinski. It might seem surprising, but there’s a connection between the films: a tune.
In For a Few Dollars More, a brutal criminal called “El Indio,” engages in gun duels by using a musical pocket watch. The tune is exactly the same used in The Dark Tower’s trailer. Both stories have a gunslinger as a central figure. Even though the stories are different, the trailer makes a brilliant point in remembering one of the best Eastwood’s Spaghetti Western movies.
Are we talking about Funko Pops and more celebrations today? I know, my birthday was last week, so what am I celebrating now? As it happens, April is a hot potato within my family. We have tons of birthdays and anniversaries throughout the month. This means that we spend a month exchanging presents, cakes, and eating pizza. (Pizza is a must in an Italian household!)
Plus, we have Guardians of the Galaxy here! Since I promised to a friend that we would go together, I need to wait for a week before hitting the cinema. This means that I’m going to go mad during this week. So, be prepared for some Guardians spam on my Instagram account.
Happy Saint George’s Day! And happy book swap! We held a books swap on Geek Girls x Bloggers. We had to send the books to our swap partners before April 23rd. I got mine last Thursday from The Comic Life. I just hope she got my book on time too.
We had to tell each other what types of genres we like, and also authors. Because we love so many things and it is hard to choose a book, we decided to write down a book wish list, so we could easily find a book that we would be sure to enjoy reading. So, after some email exchanges, we found out what we love!
You can imagine my happy face when I saw the book that I got!
Another Funko Friday with tons of Funko Pops, books and my birthday! Yes, today is my birthday, and I intend to have loads of fun. And I start by fangirling all about Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2. I can’t wait to hit the cinema and watch the movie! But, for the time being, I need to relax with the Pops and a magazine I bought.
But, there’s more! I also include some pics of the week that you can find on my Instagram. From here you can get some rad ideas for gifts. If you’re a nerdette like me, or if you have geeky friends, I’m sure you can find something that will suit you.
I cannot stop thinking about Thor: Ragnarok. To be more precise: I cannot stop thinking about Mjolnir. We’ve all seen how Hela has smashed Thor’s favorite toy. But, is it a toy? It might seem ridiculous to worry about the fate of a Hammer; however, there’s much more to Mjolnir that meets the eye.
For starters, Mjolnir is the Hammer of God. Well, the Hammer of Thor. As Odin stated in the first movie, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Thus, it very much looks like the Hammer is the source of Thor’s power. If so, what will happen to Thor during Ragnarok? Is he mortal again?
As you remember, Odin sent Thor to Earth without his powers so that he would learn a lesson. He was a bully and a spoiled individual. Very much like any child, he would ask for what he wanted without understanding or care for the consequences. Soon, Thor discovered that he wasn’t a kid anymore, and that he needed something more than a shiny face to have the things that he wanted.
This week I have some interesting Funko Pops with their book partners. I like to match Pops with books because of their color or because of their characters. This week I start with Gamora and Sarah J. Maas Throne of Glass [The Book Depository] series. Gamora is one of the greatest assassin’s in the Galaxy, and so the main character of Throne of Glass.
We start with a killer combination, but there are more fascinating matches.