28 July 2015

#LFCC: Meeting Hayley Atwell AKA Agent Carter


Ever since Peggy's introduction in Captain America: The First Avenger, I have been obsessed with this lady. When I heard about the one-shot debut at San Diego Comic Con I got there first thing to get tickets but unfortunately with the craziness that was Game of Thrones I missed out on seeing it BUT to my delight she returned with her own whole series and OMG it is the best thing currently on TV and I cannot put into words my love for this lady. I was thinking of skipping London Comic Con this year to save some cash but as soon as Hayley Atwell was announced as a guest I knew I had to go, unfortunately tickets quickly sold out for the weekend and just as I was about to admit defeat my awesome Dad knowing my love for Peggy got us a pair of gold passes so of course I cried...

LFCC Hayley Atwell

I've been doing this Captain Carter outfit/cosplay thing since SDCC in 2013 so I thought I would do a mash up of past outfits seeing as I wouldn't have time to make a new one and even though I said I wouldn't do a con in heels again I had to wear the Peggy shoes because they're THE shoes she wore in the show. I was very excited but nervous to meet her and add heels into the mix and there was a very real chance of me falling flat on my face (Fun Fact: when I first met Kristian Nairn AKA Hodor I tripped and fell into his desk... so glamorous!). My first encounter with her was at her photoshoot and I honestly felt so faint and giddy waiting for my turn but thankfully I didn't fall over and when my turn came her eyes lit up and she said she really loved my outfit and I looked fantastic and all I could manage to say to her was a very squeaky "THANK YOU!" before skipping out of the photobooth.

LFCC Hayley Atwell

LFCC Hayley Atwell

When I met her again later at the signing I had no idea what I said to her or what we spoke about I was just in a complete daze but there was so many things I wanted to say to her like how much I love her, how grateful I am for her for speaking up about representation and equality and how much she's influenced and made me want to be the best person I can possibly be but I was so damn stunned I think I just said thank you a million times while grinning like an idiot but at least I didn't cry or fall over so that's something...

LFCC Hayley Atwell

LFCC Hayley Atwell

At the end of the day Hayley gave a talk and when she first came of stage she spotted me in the hat pointed at me grinning and gave me a wave then preceded to tell us all about her dubsmash adventures in SDCC and how she took a 5 hour flight to Altanta to make a 9 second video with Chris Evans (if you haven't seen it go forth and watch the madness it's amazing!) then as soon as it was done flew back to LA and how much fun they have on set pranking each other. Most importantly though she spoke so eloquently about the importance of Peggy and her role as a feminist working which almost made me cry because she just gets it and she's not afraid to speak out, it was just everything I love about her and it made me so happy, Peggy is definitely paving the way for more female led roles and representation in the superhero worlds and this is what I've always wanted, it's so warming to hear that Marvel are really taking these issues seriously and not just brushing us off. It's not everyday you get to meet your heroes and Hayley Atwell is definitely one of mine, she's a beautiful human inside and out and I wish her all the best and I can't wait to see more of her and Agent Carter soon.

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Love & Lipstick
Cate
xoxo

24 July 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Fictional Vehicles I'd Love To Travel In


Welcome to another Fandom Friday brought to you buy The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chickfor our topic this week we're talking transport. I have to admit for someone who travels quite a bit I don't travel well so instant teleportation a la Star Trek would be ideal for me, but there are some uber cool vehicles out there which have become just as iconic as the shows there in so here are just a few of my faves.

The Impala
Unlike Dean I'd rather fly everywhere than drive but I'd make an exception for Baby who seems to be the most reliable, magical car out there who seems travel across country in a matter of hours.... Ok jokes aside I do love this car, she's got a rich, loving history she's basically a Winchester and to top it all off she looks bad ass!

The DeLorean
Delorean
I mean do I really have to explain this one? It's a car that can travel through time I can't think of anyone in the galaxy who doesn't want a car that can do that.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Hellicarrier
This thing is so damn cool it blows my mind! I love flying it's my favourite form of transportation and could you imagine flying in this I mean it's kinda like a cruise liner IN THE SKY the view must be amazing, not to mention it would be full of ultra cool gizmos and gadgets to play with.

Nanananana Batman!!
Batmobile
For someone who doesn't like cars there's quite a few on this list but I couldn't resist a ride in the Batmobile I mean it's The Batmobile it;s iconic and there's enough gadgets to play around in there it would keep me occupied for days also ain't nobody going to mess with The Batmobile they see you coming they're going to get outta the way!

Captain America's Motorcycle
Preferably with Cap ♥ I love a good motorcycle ride and it has been waaay too long since I last rode on one. I prefer being on a motorcycle much more than being in a car and at some point I want to learn how to properly handle one so I can get my own bike and ride into the sunset!

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Love & Adventure
Cate
xoxo

17 July 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Things I Own That I Bought At Cons


It's Friday so you know what that means it's another edition of 5 Fandom Friday created by the always awesome The Nerdy Girly and Super Space Chick so be sure to check out their blogs. Today is the start of London Film and Comic Con which I've been attending almost every year for the past 8 years... WOW! As there aren't very many good geeky stores near where I live I always use cons as an opportunity to stock up as there's always amazing merchandise available at them and some great special offers to, no doubt this weekend I will be making a fair few awesome purchases so be sure to keep an eye of for a post on that soon...

Night Gathers, And Now My Watch Begins
Longclaw
Quite possibly the biggest amount of cash I've dropped at a con on a single item but when I saw Longclaw for sale I could not leave it behind especially as it was already sold out on Valyrian Steel. I bought this from MCM Birmingham back in 2012 and if you've ever been to the NEC you'll know it's quite a walk from the car park to the convention center and the box it was in was almost as big as me, so I must have been quite a sight lugging this beast around but it was totally worth the pain as it takes pride of place on the wall of The Batcave and at least I know I'll be safe from White Walkers!

Stan Lee Signed Stuff
Marvel Avengers Phase 1 Blu Ray Box Set 
Here in the UK we don't get the cool collectors edition box sets so if we want them them we have to order directly from the US and with shipping and customs fees it gets hella pricey so when I was at SDCC I thought would go ahead and treat myself because not only is it amazing it came with a free awesome signed poster by Skottie Young, then to make it even more awesome I decided to get it signed by Stan Lee when I met him last year and tomorrow my queen Hayley Atwell will be signing it to!


Comics Haul
Comics!
Whenever I'm at a con I always stock up on a load of comics, there isn't a comic book shop in my town and I hardly get the chance to visit ones out of town so when I'm at a con I head straight for the comics, in fact one of my favourite con activities is raiding the bargain boxes for hidden gems.

Batusi Batman
Batusi Batman
Pretty much as soon as this was announced as a SDCC exclusive I knew I had to have it and reserved myself one to pick up as quick as a costume change on a bat pole!

Force FX Darth Maul Lightsaber
My first con and my first purchase was these lighsabers, I honestly think Darth Maul and that lightsaber duel was the best thing about the prequels he was such a cool villian I wished he had lasted longer and this double lightsaber is the coolest thing ever! Fun fact: When I lived alone I used to keep one under my bed as protection and I know as realistic as they look they aren't actually real but they're quite heavy and I'm sure a hard wack in the head with one would at least do a little damage...


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Love & Wookies
Cate
xoxo

15 July 2015

Inspirational Quotes #64

"My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don't think I will ever be anything other than that." - Hayley Atwell

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