OMIGOD! OMIGOD! OMIGOD!!
I am SO frakking excited about what my husband found and then shared with me that I just had to share it with all of you!
Now, if you recall from one of my earlier posts, Stephanie Brown is my favorite Batgirl despite how much I love Barbara Gordon, and that the reboot of the Batgirl comic book in the New 52 was a double-edged sword for me. On the one hand, I was very happy that Barbara Gordon was restored to her former glory, but on the other hand, I was very sad to see Stephanie Brown disappear. Imagine then my excitement and joy when I saw the dazzling little gem below…
[pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AySz13yJhvg&feature=share[/pro-player]
Not only is it a preview for what looks like an utterly awesome web series revolving around Batgirl, but Batgirl: Spoiled is a web series revolving around my favorite Batgirl! Now, my excitement not only stems from the fact that my favorite Batgirl is the star of this series, but also because those responsible for creating the web series obviously did their homework. They didn’t just stick some blond in a generic Batgirl costume (as I have seen done with a few cosplayers), but rather they actually recreated Stephanie Brown’s costume with the kind of great, painstaking accuracy that could only be wielded by geeks.
Then, there’s the fact that even though Stephanie doesn’t utter a word throughout the entire course of the trailer, her snark still manages to shine through, so a great deal of character research has obviously been done. Aside from all of that, Stephanie and all the other notable characters that appeared (however briefly) on the screen near the end of the trailer looked as though they quite literallywalked out of the pages of the comic books. All of that being said, a great deal of effort was obviously put into not only the casting of the players, but also into their costumes and makeup…and considering that this series is being done for the sole purpose of entertainment and not for profit, that is saying a great deal.
Suffice to say, I will be waiting anxiously for the episodes to start airing.
And who could blame me?
With the amount of attention to detail that has quite obviously been applied to this project, it can only mean that the series as a whole will be extremely well done and more than worth the watch whether or not you’re a fan of Stephanie Brown.
Especially since this series is being done by fans for fans.
What does that mean?
It means that geeks are in control of the reins and will thereby stay true to the characters as they were written and not throw unnecessary curve balls into the works…unlike some people…
*cough, cough* Michael Bay *cough, cough*