Monday, March 17, 2014

Lessons I Learned From Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is one cool chick. When the series premiered on September 22, 2004 I watched eagerly, anticipation boiling over in my blood stream. Sure, that sounds rather dramatic, but hey, what about Veronica Mars isn't dramatic. The show is practically the definition of dramatic. At the time of the pilot, I was somewhere around 15 years old. I had always LOVED a good murder/mystery/thriller, and Veronica Mars had the right amount of it! Plus sassiness, romance, and of course, wit. It was exactly what I needed (still need!) and I was an instant fan. And that continued, I was  loyal until the end, a die hard fangirl, a marshmallow.  

For those of you that don't know, in the Pilot episode, after helping Wallace (her soon to be BFF), he tries to thank her and she says "I had my own reasons for doing it" and he basically calls her out on her tough-girl persona, and replies "You're a marshmallow, Veronica Mars. A twinkie." This term of endearment is then repeated in Veronica's inner monologue at the end of the episode when she says, "I'm sorry, is that mushy? Well, you know what they say, Veronica Mars, she's a marshmallow." The term then became known as the die-hard fan base, Kristen Bell herself calling them [us] "her marshmallows".

Now that you've got the 411 (90's kid!) we can get down to business. Veronica Mars is super awesome. I could probably end this blog right there know, I've done all this work and downloaded all these gifs and images, so you'll have to bear with me. If you're already thinking "Who is Veronica Mars", it's probably best to just leave now, or commit yourself this very instant to catching up. But for those that know, Veronica Mars was (is) every girls heroine. Sure, she has her faults, she is "sometimes" vengeful and "sometimes" finds it hard to forgive others and not hold grudges, but can you blame her? She's been through a lot. And when I say a lot, I mean A LOT. Veronica has our sympathies and so she gets a pass on her faults because who wouldn't build a wall to try to protect themselves from any more heartbreak? Exactly. That, and she's the coolest chick. EVER.

If you're a Kristen Bell fan (I mean who isn't after the sloth incident on Ellen, am I right!?) and Veronica Mars is new for you, WELCOME!! You have some catching up to do, but there's always room for another marshmallow! ;) 

(Just in case you haven't seen this…)

So, without further ado, I'll share the lesson's I learned from Veronica Mars

1. If you want people to respect you, you have to demand it. Don't let others walk all over you.

2. If there's one thing Veronica Mars taught me, it's to not take people's crap. I mean, sometimes you have to because of your job or school or whatever. But you should always stand up for yourself and not be afraid to call people on their BS.

3. Nikon is obviously the BEST camera. I mean, obviously. If it's good enough for VMars, it's good enough for us. (I use it too!)

4. Always have a go-to over-the-moon-face. ALWAYS.

5. You always have to believe in the people you love, support them, and do you best to appreciate them. Recognize who your true friends are and never let anything come in between you.

6. Sometimes tough love is really, really important.

7. Hand-guns are still cool. Especially if you make that clicky sound with your tongue whilst doing it.

8. You should always check yourself before you wreck yourself. Sometimes life gets out of control and so do we... Veronica had to learn this the hard way several times, so we should try to do so before we, say, accuse our boyfriends of murdering our best friend. Just sayin'. You can't blame her but we can definitely learn from her!

9. Sometimes the best response is just to pretend like you don't speak English.

10. If you mess the the bull, you get the horns, 'Nough said.

11. Old nicknames or movie/pop culture references are always, always cool. Use them whenever possible.

12. Always have a witty or sassy remark on hand.

13. Embrace who you are and OWN it.

14. Always be there for the ones that you love. And fight for them.

15. Know how to execute a wicked air guitar solo and commit to it when the time is right.

16. Give yourself the right amount of hype before revealing something awesome. Never let an opportunity pass to remind people of how utterly amazing you are.

17. Be humble.

18. Money is SO wasted on the wealthy. 

19. Make sure you have a good glare in your arsenal. At all times.

20. When you find "your person", do everything you can to make it work. And never stop trying. There's only one Logan Echolls, Veronica. One. ONE!! Okay, Okay, I'll stop, but I've waited 7 YEARS FOR THEM TO FIX THE ENDING!! Come on guys!! #TeamLogan

Veronica Mars is DEFINITELY the coolest chick around. She's smart, sarcastic, and she's a fighter. She's super loyal (until you break her trust that is). But she's always got her loved ones' backs. And let's face it, she has the best one-liners in the history of television. End of story. Here's to Veronica and showing us how girls can SERIOUSLY kick the boys' butts. Thanks for going us an intelligent and strong girl-crime-fighting-machine. And, well, you know what they say, Veronica Mars, she's a marshmallow.

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