#EarperView with @marciedefeo

FRIENDS. ARE YOU SAD? It’s the last EarperView of the year, but I was sure to make it a good one. It’s Marcie!

*shocked and excited reaction gif*

I’ll be honest — I had never seen a reaction video until I hung out with Marcie. We had dinner together at Dragon Con — we were part of a 10-person crowd at Hooters, because Earpers are classy AF, my friends — and were part of the same table, though I had never met her before. And much to my surprise and delight, she was one of three fans of The 100 at the table, so THEY TALKED ABOUT IT ALL FUCKING NIGHT.

Ahem.

Anyway, after hanging out with her and talking to her, I checked out her reaction videos, which were extremely entertaining. Marcie’s love for Lena Luthor is maybe only matched by Bridget Liszewski, to be honest. One of my favorite things to do is send screen shots of her reaction videos as responses to other tweets! Hilarious! And I’m sure she thinks so, too!

And she is responsible for making me watch one of the worst Christmas movies I have ever seen. You’re great, Marcie, but YuleHeda was awful.

Tell us a little bit about your non-Earper alter ego.

Is there even a non-Earper part of me anymore? I work in TV news as an AD/Stage Manager and Director. I hate making decisions in my life, so I picked a job where I have to make many, quickly. I also work part-time as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the school system, because sleep is overrated. Multitasking is my friend and enemy. What’s actually important to know is that the first thing I ever wanted to be was a Pip…as in Gladys Knight and the.  I still dream of it but I can’t snap my fingers, and that seems to be an important part of the job. I’m in an Ultimate Frisbee league. (Is this my new dating profile?) I also box and do muay thai. I’ve done it for years. I love the science and focus of it.  It makes me relax like nothing else.

How did you find Wynonna Earp and the fandom?

Maybe a month before it aired, two coworkers separately asked me if I had heard of it because it seemed like something I’d be into.  I looked it up and saw the name Emily Andras and was immediately disappointed in myself for not already being aware of it. I Fandras-ed before the world knew it was a thing thanks to Lost Girl and I will follow her anywhere. (In a non-creepy, watch all of her shows, support her work kind of way.)

Is this your first fandom?

It’s my first fandom to this degree, for sure! I joined Twitter back in the day in search of people to talk to about Skins, but it was nothing like this.

What is your favorite fandom memory?

These are hard questions! I’ll say the day @keljayy tweeted “Ima start a ClexaCon group chat” and helped me meet some of the most amazing women who have become so important to me. My EarpKru make me laugh, are super supportive, and always there for each other.  I can say the same thing for every other Earper I’ve met.  Earpers are amazing humans.

What is your favorite con memory?

How do I pick just one? I want to tell all the stories! Meeting Emily, Dom and Kat for the first time at ClexaCon was a complete out-of-body experience. My brain short-circuited multiple times.  Another experience that will never be topped is the Wynonna Earp viewing party at SDCC.  So many thanks to Kevin and Allison for setting it up! We are not worthy! We didn’t know Emily and the cast would be there, but the next thing I know, all of our favorite people started streaming in. It still doesn’t seem entirely real. Sitting in that room, singing to tell that devil to take you back, while Mel, our Wynonna, danced along, is a moment I think of often.

What is your favorite Wynonna Earp/Earper activity?

I love making the reaction videos every week.  They are my absolute favorites to do, and I’ve met so many great Earpers through them and learned a lot about myself in the process. I also really love the Whiskey & Doughnut hangouts. There is nothing out there like them.  Everyone’s excitement about the episodes is so infectious, and I love it more every week. Also Earper meetups! Any time I can spend with Earpers is the best time. No question. I’d do it every day if possible.

What has Wynonna Earp come to mean to you?

Everything.  It means everything. You just ask the question, and I get emotional. I could never explain it properly. You know who’s good with words? That Bridget lady.  Someone should make a pin or something so we can show our love for her, too. [ Editor’s note — what a great idea! ] Plainly and briefly, Wynonna Earp is family. Family that makes me excited, and hopeful, and energized to be more.

Are there any pictures you’d like to share of your Wynonna Earp experience?

Pictures? Umm, I think I could round up a couple…

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Widow Beth or Widow Mercedes?

I’ll say Widow Mercedes because girl embraced her look and I loved its evolution.  Also Beth made my Waverly make that awful choice, and I haven’t forgiven her yet.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you Fandras?

We should stop limiting ourselves. I openly SuperFandras now. [ Editor’s note — that answer feels like an attack. ]

Describe why Fandras is a thing in 7 words or less.

Stop questioning it and start living it.

What is your favorite Earp sisters moment?

What kind of question? You seem like such a nice person! My first thought is from the end of 206 when Wynonna and Waverly are sitting on the floor and Wynonna is crying because she feels like she has no control over her destiny and Waverly wipes her tears, and they open Doc’s note. I’M ALL IN TOO THIS IS MY FAVORITE BUS (and I can get motion sick so that’s saying something).

How have you Earped your life?

Well, I have an entire drawer of Fangirl shirts, so that’s a thing. I’ve tried to bring the no chill, Earp it forward attitude into my everyday life and hope to one day live on Earper Island.

What’s the Earpiest thing you’ve ever done?

I’d say traveling back and forth across the country for cons is fairly Earpy. I had never con-ed until this past year and it seems I have a new life now.

Lena Luthor has purchased Shorty’s because her gal pal took a liking to it on a recent DEO/BB stakeout. How hands on of an owner is she? How would that unfold? Could any of Shorty’s staff or regulars replace Kara as her pallest gal?

Lena wouldn’t be too hands on. She appreciates the charm of Shorty’s; she just wishes they could do something to curb the fighting and reduce the costs of replacing everything they break.  She’s still waiting on the insurance claim for that CatCo elevator.  No one could replace her number-one galpal Kara! Their friendship is…special, but they would bond with WayHaught over their mutual love of donuts.

Anya from the 100 and Roulette from Supergirl have swapped places. How does each character act in their different world?

I’m just imagining Roulette emerging from Praimfaya wearing that red dress and judging everyone.  She would be fast friends with Murphy. There would be a few poker games, and if Murphy ever got the chance to cook in a kitchen again he would try to teach her and she would want no part of it and I’d be there for it.

Anya would bond quickly with Lena because of their mutual love of leather and the friendship would deepen through their great boss leader attitudes and soft hearts. The look on Anya’s face when she sees Supergirl take flight for the first time would be amazing!

Here’s where you can find Marcie:

@marciedefeo (personal Twitter)

YouTube channel

Thanks so much, Marcie! Seriously. I am extremely grateful.

I am not only grateful to Marcie, but to every single person who has done an EarperView, and also to the people who have read them.

I’m going to go off-topic here for a minute, and I hope that’s okay. I love to write, and I love to fangirl, and I love to Earp, and people’s reactions to my blog and my EarperViews have made it so I can do all three. I am just so appreciative to this fandom for giving me this opportunity. I wish you all a lovely holiday season, and I’ll see you back here soon for…something, I’m sure.

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