Link Loves: Geek Weddings, Star Trek, and Star Wars

Welcome to the tenth installment of Link Loves. These posts are all about my favorite links of the week! It can include bloggers, articles, news, clothing, accessories, and other cool links I’m enjoying.

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Matt at Normal Happenings is re-watching the Star Trek movies and writing some phenomenal posts on his feelings behind them. This latest one on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home definitely touched me as someone who is actively working on finding and being her better self.

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A new challenger approaches… Meet The Modern Gafa! Y’all know that even though Alec and I are married, our wedding is taking place in less than 5 months (que screaming and hair pulling). So when Modern Gafa shared this post on his wedding, I just knew I had to share it with you all! If you’re intestered in any other geek wedding ideas, check out these posts on engagement pictures and geek themed wedding items.

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It’s a rare occurance that a blogger gets featured twice on Link Loves but I loved both of these links! Matt at Normal Happenings is back with Writing the Unreliable Perception of Time with some insight to his main character in Dysontopia. Which I love in case you didn’t know!

And now for something I think you’ll really enjoy… Well, maybe if you’re a graphic designer you will! Spoon Graphics is an awesome site with tons of tutorials and free stuff! I’ve referenced back to his tutorials for my branding boards as well as things here on the blog.

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This glorious bag has my name written all over it. I am in love with it’s design. I would wear this on a t-shirt.

What are your favorite links this week? Got a new favorite blogger? Tell me in the comments!

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Top Ten Fashion Geeks

In case you missed it, this new installment of lists is my top ten favorite bloggers and sites! Last month was my Top Ten Geeky Food Blogs. This month is all about geeky fashion and the wonderful, talented fashionistas who put the “fandom” in fashion!

Jordandene

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How can you have a fashion geek blog list and not feature Jordandene? I mean she is all over Facebook and all up in my Insta feed. Not that I’m complaining because just look at all of these shirts. And she even has a cool segment called Geek Fashion Fix on The Sartorial Geek!

Favorites: I Drink and I Know Things Mug, Curiosity Voyage – Free Phone Wallpaper

The Ultimate Guide to the Fashion of Doctor Who

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Doctor Who you say? I was already in love before I saw the wonderful fashion posts that this blog had to offer. All of our favorite companions and even up to date posts on fashion outside of the show, this blog has it all for the fashionista Whovian.

Favorites: The 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler Style FileClara Oswald’s Guide to Dating Looks

Plus Size Nerd

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I love it when fashion bloggers are size inclusive and body positive. Even if you’re not plus sized, Plus Size Nerd has some amazing posts like this one on socks and this one about confidence. For those ladies who are plus sized, there’s so many awesome fashion posts with links to everything!

Favorites: 5 Nerdy Spring Dresses for Plus Size WomenPlus Size Swimsuits for Nerds

Nerdy Vegas Chic

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Nerdy Vegas Chic has a wonderfully curated insta full of geeky fashion finds and outfits. If you love pins and mugs, you’ll feel right at home in NVC’s feed. Along with geeky fashion finds, you’ll also get weekly doses of amazing food posts and inspiring geek quotes.

Favorites: Finding Your Geek Tribe Part 1, Finding Your Geek Tribe Part 2

Melificent

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One of the very first geek fashion bloggers I ever followed is Melificent! A geeky mom with a geeky lifestyle. Her Insta is swoon worthy, and I literally can’t get enough of little Luna’s fashion. I’d pay any of amount of money for Mel to give my closet a geeky overhaul, pretty please.

Favorites: Museum of Ice Cream Miami, What I Wore: Hedge Witch

Anakin and His Angel

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If you love fashion and you LOVE Star Wars,  Anakin and His Angel is the blog for you! Jen Marie is not only a huge Star Wars fan, but she’s got fashion sense to put it all together too. Her Insta is full of Star Wars swag and tons of fashion. She also gets mega points in my book for her blog theme (Padme is my Chihuahua’s name!).

Favorites: Style Wars: Ethereal Empire, Star Wars OOTD: A Pop of Rey

The Dorky Diva

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I’m fairly new to The Dorky Diva blog, but what I’ve seen has already made me a huge fan. Savanna has her hands in her Star Wars podcast, all things Star Wars, and, of course, fashion! What I love even more is the awesome fashion collab between Savanna and Jen Marie! Two Star Wars fans battling it out with Star Wars fashion!

Favorites: Star Wars Galactic Necklace, Star Wars Style: Ewoking on Sunshine

All Things Britney Lee

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Britney at All Things Britney Lee satisfies my love for DisneyBounding as it’s something I would love to do one day! She has amazing outfits and even couples’ outfits! And she loves Harry Potter and Star Wars too! Britney is a must to add to your Insta feed for her fandom fashion, hair and make up!

Favorites: With a dreamy far off look, And her nose stuck in a book…, C3PO DisneyBound with a 60s twist

The Kessel Runway

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Anaria over at The Kessel Runway is about to be your best friend and your first stop for all Star Wars fashion for women! She’s got product news, product reviews, round ups, rare finds, and styling advice. This blog is a literally a one-stop-shop.

Favorites: Padme’ Amidala Inspired Scarf by Prophecy Girl, DIY – Star Wars earrings

The Stylish Geek

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You have found the droid you were looking for! If you were looking for sophisticated geek fashion and cosplay that is. Meet Emily at The Stylish Geek! Ooh and ah over her OOTD posts, jump aboard the fashion DIY train, and enjoy your stay with some cool cosplay posts.

Favorites: Rockin’ the Heat, A Spark of Hope: A Review of The Last Jedi

What are your favorite geeky fashion blogs? List them in the comments for everyone to check out!

 

 

5FF: Fictional Characters You Most Identify With

5FF: Fictional Characters You Most Identify With

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s (downloadable content) to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

This list was pretty easy to come up as usually my favorite characters are the ones I identify with. Now obviously none of these characters totally embody my personality or even who I am as a person, but they do possess several traits that I find we have in common.

Hori-san

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Hori-san is half of Horimiya, a sweet romance manga about two classmates that discover the other’s secret and develop a unique friendship. Much like Hori-san, I too am an over achiever and a hard worker. She can also be abrasive, especially when it comes to her feelings. My husband jokingly refers to me as a Tsundere which I think fits Hori-san when she’s outside of school.

Hermione Granger

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Another over achiever, Hermione is also steadfastly loyal and loves to read. Her greatest fears are probably failure and letting people down, much like my own. Hermione quickly became my favorite Harry Potter character with her quick wit (that I lack sometimes) and her will to make changes for those who couldn’t do for themselves like the house elves.

Kagome Higurashi

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I bet you just went back in time when you read that name. Kagome is the leading female protagonist on InuYasha who has spiritual powers and kick-ass archery skills. While many viewers found her annoying and a bit of a damsel in distress in the beginning, Kagome is very determined, bold and kind. I took up archery because of her. I watched her grow into a strong and powerful priestess with a heart of gold. Like Kagome, I take pride in being myself, “unattractive” traits and all.

Tenth Doctor

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Ten is not just one of my favorite Doctors; he’s also the one I identify with the most. Behind a positive and joyful demeanor is someone who carries a lot of guilt and anger. During conflict, he can be fiercely protective and without mercy. While I’m working on some of my own issues with guilt and anger, I still very much try to be positive and learn from the past.

Asuna Yuuki

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While coming across as strong and fierce later in SAO, Asuna had some mental health issues that led her to falling in love with Kirito who helped her straighten herself out. When SAO became in-real-life dangerous, she didn’t care much whether or not she died. Kirito became her lifeline and she took his words to heart, much like I do with my husband. She’s not afraid to take matters into her own hands and is very independent, like me.

What characters do you identify with? Do you find yourself looking to protagonists, antagonists, or the support characters? Tell me in the comments!

Link Loves: Girl Power Comics, Chill Games, and Geeky Bars

Link Loves: Girl Power Comics, Chill Games, and Geeky Bars

Welcome to the ninth installment of Link Loves. These posts are all about my favorite links of the week! It can include bloggers, articles, news, clothing, accessories, and other cool links I’m enjoying.

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If you want to get your daughter/niece/sister into some comics that are packed with female power, check out Anabel’s awesome list. I am in love with these picks! I feel inspired to write about some other media that would be awesome for a younger audience. What do you guys think?

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As someone who loves Ireland and has a wonderful husband from there, I just had to feature this blog post that was shared with me! A City Girl takes on Ireland with this wonderful guide. I can’t wait to visit Ireland again, and when I do, I’ll be referencing this cool guide.

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In case you haven’t heard, Matt at Normal Happenings is doing a blog serial! Check out this super cool YA novel he’s working on called Dysontopia. Chapter 2, part one is up right now!

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Need some help relaxing after work? LDG has got you covered with 6 chill games. A couple of my favorites make the list. Are there any games you play to chill out?

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House of Geekery takes us all over the US to discover the geekiest bars and restaurants. From New York to Colorado, you’re sure to find a place nearby to check out for yourself. Does your hometown have a geeky bar or restaurant?

What are your favorite links this week? Got a new favorite blogger? Tell me in the comments!

Review Rave: Mario & Breath of the Wild Switch Controllers

Welcome to my very first tech review for A Geeky Gal!

Every Tuesday is game night for my friends and me. What better way to spice of a Tuesday than with good food and games? While we had originally been playing board games, my husband and I  finally got to experience our friends’ Switch. The night ended with Alec and I playing Mario Kart, and it was such a blast that we and our friends decided to buy two additional controllers so all four of us could play!

Overview: Matt at Normal Happenings and I purchased two snazzy Switch controllers. He bought the red Mario “character and item collage” controller. I bought the black Breath of the Wild controller with a Link graphic decorating the side. Both were ordered from Amazon using Amazon Prime.

Review: Both controllers were about $20 each with the Mario controller coming in at $21.73 and BoTW coming in slightly cheaper at $19.19. Shipping was free with Prime, and they both arrived in two days.

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Both controllers are officially licensed by Nintendo which gets props in my book. Both controllers have 10 foot USB cables, analog cap covers, and soft touch grips. They also lack vibration support, amiibo function, and motion controls.

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Both controllers are beautifully designed. Matt quickly said he favored the Mario design over the BoTW design, but I disagree (probably because black is my favorite color). What we can agree on is that both controllers are nice to look at! I may update this review with how the graphics are holding up after some more use.

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Both controllers are comfortable to handle. While they may be a bit larger than the Joy-Cons, they were easy to use. The skins of the controllers are soft and ergonomic. They have a bit of weight to them and feel sturdy. The joystick heads are also changeable for you to make your gaming experience even more comfortable.

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Not only are these two controllers pretty and comfortable in your hands but the controls are quick and smooth. Matt had no problem beating all of us at Mario Kart (though that may have less to do with the controller and more to do with his skills). I found the controls to be easy to use and had no problems getting used to the placement of things.

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Overall, both controllers were great purchases. It’s hard to find good controllers that are also cheap. While some may miss the vibrate function and the motion controls, these controllers are still great choices for your player two (or three or four).

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Bottom Line: These are two very sturdy and affordable Switch controllers!

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

Which controller is your favorite? What was your latest tech purchase? Tell me in the comments!

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5FF: Favorite Fictional Moms

5FF: Favorite Fictional Moms

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s (downloadable content) to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

With Mother’s Day this weekend, I thought this prompt would be super fitting as a shout out to all the amazing moms out there, fictional and real. I picked these five moms for several reasons but the main ones being that they were the most real and have their children’s best interests at heart. From Harry Potter to The Addams Family, these fictional moms are a step above the rest.

Molly Weasley

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Molly not only cares for and protects her own children, but Harry and Hermione too. She does the very best she can even with limited means. What Molly lacks in money, she makes up for in love. She is one of the most selfless mothers I’ve encountered in literature.

Lorelai Gilmore

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Lorelai is a great example of a single mom who grew up and is doing the best she can. While being your daughter’s mom and best friend comes with down sides, there’s also so many benefits. Rory trusts her mom and knows she can talk to her about anything.

Morticia Addams

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While perhaps not the most “normal” mom of the bunch, Morticia has not only a firm place as a head of the household, but she has a healthy relationship with her children and her husband. She may not agree with all the choices her kids make, she allows them the freedom to make their own decisions and mistakes.

Linda Belcher

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Linda is one of the more modern moms of our time. She not only has those parental duties down pat which earns love and respect from her kids but she also helps and supports her husband Bob’s restaurant dream! Being a fun and “cool” mom can be hard work, but Linda makes it look easy.

Peg Boggs

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Peg is anything but just your local Avon representative. She is probably one of the kindest movie mothers with a heart of gold. She befriends Edward, bring him into her home where her kids readily accept him (amazing parenting right there), and fosters Edward’s creativity. She never makes him feel less than special.

Link Loves: Male Toxicity in Games, Star Wars Prequels, and a Marvel Studios Tour

Link Loves: Male Toxicity in Games, Star Wars Prequels, and a Marvel Studios Tour

Welcome to the eighth installment of Link Loves. These posts are all about my favorite links of the week! It can include bloggers, articles, news, clothing, accessories, and other cool links I’m enjoying.

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The Mental Attic takes on changing male toxicity in video games. With the new God of War released, The Mental Attic digs into games with male protagonists that lack emotions and feelings with examples from modern games like Deus Ex and Shadow Warrior to male protagonists that grow and show emotion like Kratos in God of War.

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AwksNerd takes us on a 5 point journey about how the Star Wars prequels benefited the original trilogy. As a big Padme Amidala fan (I mean, just ask my Chihuahua Padme), I really loved this list!

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Follow Mama’s Geeky on this incredible photo tour of Marvel Studios! from wall murals to memorabilia, this tour is amazing!

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Last minute Mother’s Day gifts? Nerdy Vegas Chic has got you covered! Perfect gifts for that geeky mom in your life.

What are your favorite links this week? Do you have a new favorite blogger? Let me know in the comments!