Pepper and Tony’s couple name is Pepperoni! Just thought I’d share that!


Writing Prompt

Hi all! I’ve got several long, complicated posts in the making, which will all hopefully be out by the weekend. In the meantime, though, I decided to do a thing. It’s a three-word writing prompt.

Picnic at Asgard.

The ultimate Marvel / Who crossover. Have fun!

Thor 2: The Dark World — Request by secondchanced

A dear follower of mine, secondchanced, asked if I could do a post completely on Thor 2: The Dark World. I’m happy to oblige, although it might have a bit more Loki than she intended.

So, I’ll put down what we know. (The facts I got from IMDb, and the italicized stuff is my thoughts.)

Josh Dallas was supposed to return as Fandral but commitment with his TV show Once Upon a Time prevented him from returning. He was replaced with Zachary Levi, who was the original choice for the role.

Nooooooooo! You’ve got to be kidding me! Flynn Rider can’t play Fandral! No one but Josh Dallas can do that! I ship Fancy (Fandral and Darcy), but not anymore, I guess. *sad sniff*

Mads Mikkelsen was considered for the role of Malekith, but he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Hannibal (a role handled by Anthony Hopkins, who plays Odin). Christopher Eccleston was cast instead.

So, in other words, the Doctor will be playing a dark elf. My brain is starting to hurt. I’ve seen the new photo of Maliketh, and let me tell you, it’s gonna be the shock of your life. The Doctor with long brown hair, a sword, and some kind of toga-thingy. See — instant headache.

Kat Dennings will reprise her role as Darcy Lewis. Deadline.com reported that Denning’s role was expanded from that of a comic relief sidekick.

Yay! Now I might possibly ship her and Loki together. Hmmmmmm . . .
Tom Hiddleston describes Loki as a “firework” in this film: “Well, where next? What’s he going to do? What level of remorse does he have? If he does have any remorse or regret, why? Who does he feel guilty in front of, and who does he laugh in the face of? What’s his motivation? If he stands to win, what does he stand to win? As a character you’ve got all these new motivations, but as an actor I am absolved from playing hero or villain – I’m just the live wire. And that was more fun than I can possibly tell you.”

Joss Whedon has hinted at possible redemption for Loki — and a possible death, but we are SO not going there tonight!

Filming at the famous Stonehenge historical site proved to be a challenge. After finally getting permission from English Heritage, the filmmakers found out that there were lots of rules and regulations associated with filming there. They could only be in amongst the stones outside of the normal visiting hours. So shooting had to take place early in the morning before opening, which only gave the film crew about three hours before they had to pull back for wider shots once the stones were opened to the public. Being a heritage site, no one was allowed to touch the stones or walk on any stones, so a lot of logistics had to be applied to the filming there.

Ok, so there’s obviously going to be a scene at Stonehenge. (Who else is thinking Pandorica?)

And that about sums up everything we know, which isn’t much. I’ll update as soon as I find anything new.

Anyone else got a request?

The Weekly Rambling

You guys have been exposed to some real, true-to-goodness fangirling in this blog so far, but here comes the pinnacle of fan exitement. The Squeal. If you have sensitive hearing, please cover your ears now, because this baby’ll go right over the internet.


Okay. Now that I got that out of my system, I probably should tell you what I’m screaming about. Otherwise, you might just think I’m insane. Which might be true. So, here you have it. I can say it in one word, one very simple word.


I’ll write a complete review later, (Who knows? I might even make a page just for book reviews.) but anyway, I love it! I finished the entire 500 pages in three hours. No lie!

Also, Loki is returning in Thor 2! Yay! Also, Joss Whedon has hinted at possible redemption for him. That makes me feel better. In Tom Hiddleston’s own words, “He (Eccleston) is the bad guy, and Chris is the hero. I’m just the firework.”

So, on to the next point. The Ninth Doctor is in a Marvel movie! Talk about the ultimate crossover! It will be really interesting to see our beloved peacemaker with a sword . . . not to mention long hair and pointy ears. That’s right, you heard me. Christopher Eccleston will be playing an elf . . . thing.

Back to Divergent. I have mixed feelings about the new movie. I don’t like Theo James, and I think they could have chosen a much better Tris, but overall I’m very happy for the people who think they can go see it, and not have the book ruined forever for them. Like the Hunger Games. Don’t shoot me. I loved the books, but the movie fell short where it mattered most.

Now I’ll go on a little rant here. I literally cannot express how much Ben Affleck should not be Batman. For me, it’s Christian Bale or nothing. And why are they making another Spider-Man movie? Andrew Garfield is a good actor, but he’s just not Spider-Man.

Back to the Who-Vengers crossover. In 2014, we’re getting The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. Tom Hiddleston has already confirmed that he won’t be in it, but guess who will! Karen Gillian. Yup, our little Amy Pond has shaved of her beautiful red hair to play an angel. As did Matt Smith. Bummer. He really had great hair – better than mine, actually.

Speaking of hair, who is pleased that Loki got his hair gel back? I certainly know I am, although I have to say I rather like Thor’s long flowing locks. (Again, better than mine!)

I would also like to announce that I converted my friend – into a Sherlockian, that is. It took her about two minutes, and you could just see RDJ moving into second place. *internet high-five*

So, now you see why they’re called ramblings, not just blogposts.