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A Marvel-ous Affair


GambitSo it was Dallas’ 21st to- last night, and after many months of preparation (and promises of bombarding the internet with photos), I finally got to put my Gambit costume to use. Just in case anyone is reading this who doesn’t know me, or hasn’t read my previous post about planning a Gambit costume, this is basically the first time I have gathered all the pieces of a costume myself. RogueAt previous costume parties and conventions I have rented costumes (costume parties only) or worn easy costumes that required little to no extra purchases. But this time I had to go hunting for the coat and the corset, and I also painted the staff and chopped up the gloves myself. So yes, no matter what anyone else thinks of it, I am very pleased. And clearly Dallas was as well, since I won the prize for best dressed female! I won a 3D Spiderman puzzle for that. Aw hells yeah!

But anyway, since it was a costume party, obviously I planned on getting photos with everyone in their costumes! And I was definitely going to get photos with every Rogue that was there, if there were any. And hey, I definitely succeeded in that area. I had three girlfriends there. Three! The Rogue on the left had my favourite costume out of all the Rogues, so there’s no need to put all the photos up. There were just so many awesome costumes! There was a Loki, some Deadpools, some Black Widows, one regular Jean Grey and one Phoenix, one regular Bucky Barnes and one Winter Soldier, a Storm, a Hulk, a Captain America, some agents of SHIELD, a Medusa, some Miss Marvels, some Iron Men, a Red Skull, a Nick Fury, a Mystique, and possibly some more that I’ve forgotten about about. Oh, and I managed to snap two Susan Storm InvisibleSusan Stormphotos with Susan Storm:

It wasn’t your typical 21st birthday party, but it was a really great night. In fact, I probably enjoyed it more than I would have enjoyed dancing and drinking and whatnot. That’s right, lil’ old alcoholic me actually enjoyed herself at a boozeless party made up mostly of complete strangers. The venue was surprisingly large, and there was a main room with food and photos, a quiet room with couches, and a sports room with nerf guns and archery. I failed at the archery (I’m much better with real bows), but I was alright with the strange air squeezy guns. My mum was surprisingly good at the archery, and managed to hit right near the bullseye. She won a pizza cutter for that. This seems like a good time to point out that the prizes weren’t ridiculously random, we just chose our own prizes from a selection. I was disappointed that I missed out on the picnic set, but the Spiderman puzzle seems pretty cool too. I’m not rambling on and on to fill up space to make the layout prettier, not at all. But anyway, there were also a few couches in the sports room, so some of us played games for a while. Oh, and Dallas got her grandpa to bring a wheelchair (for Professor X, of course), so of course the little kids had a lot of fun with that.

LokiDallas came as Loki, who I absolutely love, and her costume looked great! It did seem a bit odd having such a nice girl dressed up as someone who wants to take over the entire world though. Her dad and sister talked a lot about how kind-hearted she is in their speeches, and although I’m not a religious person, I still found it quite sweet when they mentioned her love of God.

CakeOh, and I can’t forget the cake! It was an ice-cream cake decorated in Captain America’s red, white, and blue, and it was delicious. Though it did turn everyone’s mouths blue after eating it! I was also very impressed by this photo mum took of it.

So yes, I had a great time at Dallas’ party, and I hope she did as well. Happy 21st birthday, Dallas!


Let’s All Be Shallow & Watch Actors, Not Movies


I finally watched Thor on Friday. I figured it was about time, since I was going to see the Avengers the next day. But yes, I finally saw Thor. And I must say, I don’t get what some people are complaining about – I loved it! But of course, that may have been mostly to do with two little words – Tom Hiddleston.

As soon as he came on screen, in the scene where Thor is yelling about attacking the Frost Giants, I just fell in love (okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but close enough). Watching him raise that eyebrow of his, and keeping the exact same expression (except for the eyebrow slowly getting higher) for the entire scene, just cemented Loki as my favourite character. Thor? He was just an arrogant dick with predictable character development. But Loki was interesting, with actual substance – he had a point.

Sure, in the Avengers, he was less “hateful with a reason” and more “Ima kill you all!”. But the attractiveness of Tom Hiddleston (the actor who plays Loki) more than made up for that. Now, I’ve only ever seen Tom Hiddleston play Loki. I’ve never seen him in anything else. So until today, he was just any other good hot actor to me. But then I found out something that really raised my opinion of him (not that it wasn’t high already). Whilst filming the Avengers, he asked Chris Hemsworth (Thor) to actually hit him during the fight scenes, to make it look realistic. Now that is dedication. I think I’ll be wincing a whole lot more next time I watch the Avengers.

And now, because I cannot think of an appropriate segue between my topics, to Viserys. Did anyone else see similarities between Tom Hiddleston and Harry Lloyd? I don’t think they’re actually that alike, but for some reason, Tom Hiddleston reminded me of Harry Lloyd when I was watching Thor. Maybe it’s just because not many people I know find either of them attractive like I do. I need to stop swooning over actors like this. I think I have kinda weird taste in men.

Edit: Just found out that Tom Hiddleston and Harry Lloyd are in Henry IV together. I need to see this. I think I might overdose on hotness.