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Confessions Of A Fangirl: I Go HARD.


I may have gotten two new tattoos this past weekend. Okay, strike the “may have” part of the previous sentence and you have fact. Two simple tattoo ideas have been haunting me for the better part of a month now and, finally, I caved: I got new fandom-inspired ink. And, yes…that’s ME up there.

As it’s been mentioned, I’m a Fangirl. There are fan ”people” for many reasons, though the key one tends to be that a person comes across an idea in media form that resonates so deeply within themselves they they live it, they breathe it. That’s what I do. That’s what most of my friends do. These things, in some small way, mirror who and what we are. Or even what we aspire to be. And its the reason why, when said parlor-visit occurred, I received a chorus of “hell yeahs” from my bros. Bless ‘em.

So, what did I get?! Well. Riding my right ribs but beneath my bra line (because chafing is NOT your friend) are the words “Valar Morghulis”. Its an expression/greeting/lesson from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” world, better known as “Game of Thrones”.

Jaqen H'ghar drops truth bombs on Arya Stark
Jaqen H’ghar drops truth bombs on Arya Stark

The language is High Valyrian and, yes, it is made up. Rock on, Fiction! Literally translating into “All Men Must Die”, it reminds me that nothing in life is permanent. If times are currently good? Enjoy them because they’ll end. If life sucks for you right now? Find a way to power through as this will have an ending as well. Plus? Let’s be real; its a badass homage to an incredible fantasy dimension created by the masterful and sadistic George R.R. Martin! We hate him, we love him, we love to hate him.

My rib tattoos, healing well
My rib tattoos, healing well


I decided to get the phrase “this is my design” on the opposite side. Are you watching “Hannibal”? Are you a fan of any and all things related to the infamous Dr. Lecter? This one’s for y’all, then. If you’re NOT either of the above…sorry, we can’t party. No, but, seriously. Why aren’t you watching “Hannibal”?  Anyhoo, I digress. I wanted to pay tribute to that ability of a person to tap into their dark side as well as toss a nod to how beautifully flawed we all are. Or, at least I am, I don’t know about you! This…is my design.

Eh, nothing a wetnap won't fix.
Eh, nothing a wetnap won’t fix.

The endlessly fascinating character of Will Graham uses his POWERS OF EMPATHY (haaaaaa) to outline the motives and MO’s of your everyday serial killer next door. Its awesome! In doing so, he tends to repeat the aforementioned phrase, channeling these killers in a way that goes straight to one’s gonadal region. Awwwww, yeeeeeeah. Let’s all marinate in that for a bit.

Have you recently indulged in anything particularly “fannish” and geeky? Let me know!


Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play “The Riddler” in Chris Nolan’s “Dark Knight” Sequel?

Well? What do you think?

This totally falls into the category of “just tellin’ ya what I heard”, but it sounds like Joseph Gordon-Levitt just may be The Chosen One to step into The Riddler’s green suit.

via firstshowing.net:

“…from a reliable inside source with a studio casting grid that The Riddler is listed as a character for Chris Nolan’s highly anticipated to the sequel to The Dark Knight, which is still called Batman 3 at Warner Bros. Even more interesting, the actor currently listed in the same grid to play the assumed villain is none other than Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whose status is just listed as “interested.”

I trust that Chris Nolan will give us a fantastic new Batman film.  I really do.  I’m just one of those nuts who WORSHIPS  Heath Ledger’s masterful performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight, is all.  I will seriously watch that movie every single time I come across it on cable.

One of my favorite scenes (I may have mentioned this before, I don’t remember) is when Heath, as The Joker, hangs his head out of the cop car window…there is no musical score, just kind of a strange static noise, with his face up to the sky, almost meditating.  I truly can blab ad nauseum about Heath’s performance–which in fact, felt incredibly UN-PERFORMANCE-like.  It was as if The Joker was living amongst us…or inside of us, to be more precise.  (See?  I’ll go all philosophical on your ass about The Joker…not even kidding.)

Perfect scene...

Hey, and guess what else?  Even if Heath Ledger had not tragically died prior to The Dark Knight‘s release, I’d still be feeling a bit protective of the franchise.  I’m not the biggest fan-girl, but I AM a huge Batman girl.  I just need to read more about director Chris Nolan’s vision for the new film.

First, I do need to see Inception which also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

All that said, there will never be another comic book character like Heath Ledger’s, Joker.