Saturday Suggestions

Geeky Valentine’s Date Ideas

I’m always looking for low-key/inexpensive date ideas but never could find any that were actually geek-themed besides taking a trip to Orlando (looking at you Disney World and Wizarding World of HP). I decided I’d come up with my own date ideas that my boyfriend and I would enjoy!  The only requirements were: Can it be within an hour of home? How can I make it geeky? Can it be cheap? Here’s the ideas I’ve gathered! Add yours in the comments below!

Netflix & Chill Date: Superhero Style

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Fire up Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime and settle in for a super hero marathon. For Marvel try: Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Agents of SHIELD. For DC try: Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Gotham. For unconventional heroes try: Heroes, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Sherlock.

Drive-in Theater: Pajamas Date

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Slip on your comfiest pajamas and bunny slippers and get to your nearest drive-in theater. Settle in with lots of pillows, snacks, and blankets. Bonus points if it’s a geek movie!

Ghost Tour Date: Adrenaline Rush

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Book a tour with your date and bring along your cameras to catch paranormal activity if the spirits decide to grace you with their presence. I’m a huge fan of Ghost Adventures and Ed & Lorraine Warren. I would love to explore one of the locations they investigated and hear all the stories of what goes on in these places. It’s a scary date but one that my paranormal lovers will absolutely take delight in!

Amusement Park Date: Closet Cosplay Style

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This one is probably my favorite. Do a couple’s closet cosplay then go out to an amusement park! Take lots of pictures, enjoy the thrill of rides, and yummy fair foods. This would be perfect for Disney couples, Pixar couples, and any of your favorite, easy-to-dress-as characters!

Board/Video Game Date

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Has it been awhile since you’ve played Overwatch? Halo? How about monopoly? Or the Game of Life? Settle in with your SO on the couch or at the table to play some games together. Make it a double date and try your hand at Betrayal at House on a Hill or Takenoko. One of my coworkers told me he and his wife love to play cards so try Slap Jack or War!

Favorite Things · Five Fandom Friday

5 Fandom Friday: My OTP’s

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Ten2 & Rose

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By far, my favorite one true pairing. If you watch Doctor Who, you know exactly who Ten2 (TenToo) is. I snot-cried through that episode and the last episodes with Rose as the Doctor’s companion. Art courtesy of trustahope.

Hook & Swan

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While I do love me some Snow & Charming and their timeless love, Hook’s love for Emma and how fragile she is really hits home for me. It’s real and raw. I see much of myself in Hook and Emma.

Kirito & Asuna

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Asuna and Kirito were the first couple-cosplay my boyfriend and I have completed together. I love SAO as a whole, but Asuna and Kirito’s love is the icing on the cake.

Queenie & Jacob

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Jacob was hands-down the best part of Fantastic Beasts. Queenie was my favorite character but Jacob… Oh Jacob was in the very spot every Harry Potter fan wished they could be in. It was sweet to see their romance blossom, but I won’t post any spoilers.

Flynn & Rapunzel

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Favorite Disney couple? Flynn and Punzy. Rapunzel is awesome and much like myself while Flynn reminds me a lot of my boyfriend. Future couple-cosplay? YES!

Favorite Things · Geek Fashion & Tech

My Current Favorite Things

Chokers

I got these beauties on sale at Earthbound while I was at home for the holidays. They’re simple and complete any outfit. I’m in love with these chokers!

 

Gold Lotus Coasters

My dad made me a beautiful wooden coffee table when I moved to Missouri. I didn’t want it to get ruined so I had been using towels under my drinks. I also found these babies on sale at Earthbound but it looks like they’re sold out online!

 

Hogwarts Landscape Skater Dress

This was one of my Christmas gifts to myself. I can’t wait for the weather to warm up a little around here so I can wear this to work!

 

Kerli’s Independent Album

One of my favorite artists of all time. I pre-ordered this album so I’m not sure where you can buy it yet. She’s inspirational and has the voice of an angel. I can’t get enough of her music.

 

BBxRaven of Teen Titans

After seeing Gabriel Picolo’s artwork of Icarus and the Sun, I found his amazing Teen Titan pieces. I fell extra hard for Raven and Beast Boy and this “moving in together” artwork and similar drawings.

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Reviews · Saturday Suggestions

Saturday Suggestion – Anime: Plastic Memories

Break out the tissues for this one! Every episode will have you tearing up!

Brief intro: Enter a future world where humanoid robots called Giftia have memories, human tendencies, and emotions. Special task forces are meant to retrieve them before their lifespan of 9 years and 4 months is over. Once a Giftia’s life expires, they lose their memories and become violent, losing their “human-like” levels of strength and speed, rendering them almost impossible to stop.

Our main characters are paired as Marksman (Giftia) and Spotter (human) in a small task force to recover these expiring Giftia. Tsukasa is an 18-year-old human boy who had no idea what kind of job he was taking on after his interview. He is paired with Isla, a veteran Giftia. Together, they must recover Giftias whose lives are about to expire before they lose their memories. There’s a problem though… Tsukasa has fallen for Isla, but how much time does Isla have left with her lifespan steadily ticking away?

Review: Fans of Chobits, rejoice! If you love Chobits, this anime is a must watch.

Much like Chobits, Plastic Memories centers around a humanoid robot with emotions and feelings. Isla, a veteran Giftia who has had a partner in the past, is paired with Tsukasa, a teenager who has no idea what he’s doing.

The first episode had me snot-crying so bring the tissues. If you thought from the first episode that this anime will be about the Giftias and Terminal Service One, it’s not. It’s all – and I mean ALL – about Tsukasa and Isla. Supporting characters also get their time to shine a little too, though I’m left wondering what the hell is going on with Kazuki? Her character is a little all over the place.

The writers have spiced this anime perfectly with a dash of humor, a sprinkling of science fiction, a little slice of life and a whole lot of bittersweet sadness. It doesn’t take long to empathize with the characters and the job they have to do. You immediately start rooting for Tsukasa to win Isla’s heart.

A heartbreaking twist is the bow on this bittersweet package, and it’ll leave you empty for days.

Bottom Line: All aboard the feels trip.

Official Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

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Favorite Things · Five Fandom Friday · Geek Fashion & Tech

5 Fandom Friday: Geeky Items I Need In My Closet

Jordandene’s I Rebel Tee

You can order yours here for just $30! Her products are eco-friendly and handmade.

 

Rogue One Mockneck Dress from Kohl’s

This pretty, sleek dress is on sale at $33.99! Add a belt for more oomf…

The Colorful Geek’s REBEL hand stamped necklace

I love following this chick on instagram! Buy this necklace here.

 

Make a (Jedi) Knight of It A-Line Skirt from Modcloth

At $74.99, this skirt is EVERYTHING. Get it here.

 

Unique Vintage’s BB-8 Dome Bag

I lovelovelove purses and this purse would get so much use! BB-8 is one of my fave Star Wars characters.

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