There is nothing better than a proper butler. The closest I will ever get to having one in my home is when they feature on my television, which is still enough to make me very happy. After watching Michael Ian Black pop up as Peepers the Butler in a promo for Another Period I got a fever. And the only prescription is more butler!
Here are some of my favorites:
Okay, I think I have purged my fever now. Just one more!
Cato is the best
2. Geek Girl Clothes
We are absolutely living in the golden age of female geek apparel. The options for lady wear went from men’s shirt only to ladies shirt to here are some wearable awesome butt kicking ensembles inspired from the things you love. If they had this level of options before now, I would have been much happier in high school. I mean, I am indecently happy that this has become the state of things, but it does make me rather mourn my high school wardrobe’s lack of selections.
To the wonderful and ever expanding world of Lady Geek Fashion:
For a while now, Hot Topic has been adding more and more fandom merchandise until officially evolving into one of the best places for a lady to procure items of a geeky nature. Their lines of Orphan Black, Avengers, and Penny Dreadful fashions slated for release this year are truly impressive.
3. Scarlet Witch
Yeessssssssssssssssssss! In a few more days my childhood wish of seeing Scarlet Witch represented on the big screen will finally be realized. Will Magneto be her father? Nah. Will she be more of an enhanced being or maybe even an inhuman instead of a mutant? Yup. Does that bother me? Not really. It might not make much sense that Fox’s exclusive rights on the X-Men property does not include Scarlet and Quicksilver, but that is very much beside the point. Back in the day when the comic book titles were being sold off, it was done in a very piecemeal way. Each studio sliced out the bits that they deemed interesting or useful and left the rest for the next one to pick up or leave at their will. There was no Kevin Feige run Marvel Studios quite yet with a more long term vision and understanding of the massive inter-connectivity of all the titles and characters. When Marvel Studios did solidify, the property rights jumble and damage done was already set in stone. It absolutely makes sense that the resulting world of the Marvel Film Franchise may need to tweak things a bit as a we-don’t-have-the-rights-for-that workaround. If there is anyone that can handle a workaround, it is Joss Whedon. He is like a Timelord that way: a madman, but I absolutely trust him. It also makes sense to start building Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as film characters since The Inhumans will be here in a few years. Working on the foundations now will make for a much more seamless storytelling experience when Quicksilver ( especially ) becomes involved with them. I can not wait to ship Pietro ( Quicksilver ) and Crystal! I have been avoiding any and all talk and promos for Age of Ultron, but I still already ship Wanda ( Scarlet Witch ) and Vision. All that it took was looking at the IMDB page when the cast was finalized and realizing both characters feature in the film. Please, yes, but stopping short of a thank you in advance. Let’s see what the Whedon does first. Do what you must, and bring on the scary power moments:
5. Art Prints from Gallery 1988
One day I shall have all of them and use their power to rule the land. Until then, I acquire each print one at a time with saintly patience.
My current wishlist: