5 Fandom Friday: The 5 Geekiest Things I’ve Ever Done

5 Fandom Friday: The 5 Geekiest Things I’ve Ever Done

It’s been awhile since you’ve seen a 5FF post! Needing to get over some writer’s block had me revisiting the original 5 Fandom Friday girls: The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick. See this post for a list of the prompts! If you’re already participating in 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

I had a hard time trying to narrow this down to just 5 things. From my birthday present this year being Hermione’s wand (which lights up with a flick of your wrist) (also, thanks Mom!) to planning a trip to Japan on Pinterest, there’s just too many every day geeky things that I do to have such a small list! I’ll give it my best shot; here’s my top 5 geeky things I have ever done.

Write Fanfiction

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I’m sure everyone has written fanfiction at some point… No? Just me? Damn. I had an account when I was about 12 or 13 that was just terrible. Not the account itself but my writing was horrendous. I ended up creating a new account on Fanfiction.net. I wrote Over Oceans which was inspired by my long distance relationship and my love for MMORPGs (imagine my frustration when I received a review that alluded I had never played a video game). My readers are still asking for new chapters 4 years later and, while I feel terrible for having an unfinished story, my heart is no longer in it, and my writing style has changed.

Maybe one day I’ll return to Over Oceans and give it the ending it deserves.

Attend a Convention

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Photo by Megan Price – AWA 2015

I’ve been to three anime conventions so far. My very first one was KamiCon 2013 in Birmingham. I went with one of my best friends and Alec, and we had a blast! We swore we’d cosplay the next go around. An opportunity fell in my lap to go again: MomoCon 2013 in Atlanta with Alec and my brother. Two cons in one year was more than my otaku heart could take. It was 2015 before I would go again. This time, my cosplay dreams came true.

Cosplay

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Photos by Alec Magee – AWA 2015

It was my dream to cosplay Asuna from SAO and I finally got the chance! I did tons of research and even made a few blog posts on cosplay and conventions: attending your first convention, your first cosplay, and how to buy your cosplay online. It was a magical moment to have people ask for my picture and to be on Crunchy Roll for a few minutes (and to see the users light up the screen screaming my character’s name and telling me that I was cute was a confidence booster). I can’t wait to do it again!

Participating in a Kingdom Hearts Panel

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Photo by Alec Magee – AWA 2015

So not only did Alec and I have to wait to see if we’d even be let into this panel for over 30 minutes (even foregoing another event), but once we got in, the panel was a bit of a let down. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve attended several panels, and they’ve always been interesting. We just thought this KH panel would be… more. We barely got to talk, and most of the discussion was centered around “what if’s” for 2.8 and III. Regardless though, we still had fun chatting with other fans, and it was a one of the geekiest things I had ever done.

Buy Anime Figurines

Alec inadvertently started this. For my birthday about 4 years ago, he bought me a wonderful chibi Asuna from SAO. She was adorable and came with a million parts. I loved it! And I just wanted more. I’ve only bought one other figurine since then but Alec has collected a few as well. I can’t to have the space to properly display them and expand our collections.

Bonus: This blog

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Yes, this blog counts too! My very first blog was personal and very introspective. A Geeky Gal has become my special place on the internet since then and has become my favorite place to talk about all the things I love. My niche. My favorites. Everything.

What are the geekiest things you’ve ever done? Tell me in the comments!

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5FF: Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me

5FF: Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me

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 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 today being the first day of December, I thought I’d do a round 2 of Presents I Want Santa to Bring Me. I’m not a hard person to shop for. In fact, I cherish just about anything. I keep every card. Every mug gets a spot in the cabinet. Every necklace gets an occasion to be worn. With that said, here’s 5 things I’m hoping to see under the tree this year! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Converse

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A pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Low Tops. I’m short. I love Converse. Instant Christmas present for $60!

Fitbit

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I’ve been eyeing Fitbits for a year now. I can’t decide between the Fitbit Charge 2 or the Fitbit Alta HR. Both are the same price ($149.95) and do almost the same things. I’ve been getting my weight on track since April 2017, and I’d love to have one of these to help my journey.

Target Gift Card

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A target gift card for all the clothes I’ve been seeing that I just NEED. Like sweaters and boots and cardigans and dresses and… I’ll stop. But for real, the clothes in Target call my name every time I go in. I just need permission (and money) to get my fix!

Wallet

 

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After a conversation about women’s giant wallets and being able to fit said wallet in your pocket, I found Fossil’s Emma RFID Mini Multifunction Wallet that comes in a variety or colors but this one is my favorite. Even if this one doesn’t find it’s way under the tree, it’s going to be mine on my birthday. Because “Treat yo self!”

Robe

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A cozy hooded robe… I have needed one of these ever since I experienced a real winter where it actually gets below freezing! Not to mention the hubby prefers the house a lot cooler than I do so it’d be so nice to lounge around in a fuzzy robe… This one is from VS but save half with Amazon for this one!

 

What are you asking for Santa to bring you this year? Tell me in the comments!

 

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

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 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)!

Thanksgiving is next week, and this prompt couldn’t be more relevant. Going back almost a year ago is one of my first 5FF posts: Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am. This post will hit on this a little bit, but much has changed in a year so get ready for some new fandoms I’m thankful for!

Harry Potter

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The series is over and I’m still obsessed. Halloween? HP marathon. Christmas? HP marathon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the books anymore as I’m reading them again!

Doctor Who

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I’m not totally caught up yet but I am so excited to see the new Doctor and all of her glory. The Doctor got me through a bad break up and became my favorite hero.

Stranger Things

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The newest fandom to join my list but also a goodie. Anyone else fall hard for these characters and the 80’s aesthetic?

Disney

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One of the things that brought my hubby and I together: the mouse. We are so excited to see Disney World on our honeymoon next year.

Star Wars

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Star Wars was a late fandom favorite for me but for the past three birthdays of mine, I’ve made my way to the theater for Star Wars.

What fandoms are you thankful for?

 

5FF: Favorite Seasonal Foods (+ Recipes)

5FF: Favorite Seasonal Foods (+ Recipes)

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 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 Thanksgiving around the corner here in the US, my mind has been on Thanksgiving FOOD constantly. Hubby and I are taking a trip back to my hometown to share Thanksgiving with my family. He’s never had Thanksgiving before, and my mom and I are super excited to introduce him to our favorite classic Thanksgiving dishes.

 

Hashbrown Casserole

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My mom makes the best hashbrown casserole. The recipe has been passed around through family members so I’m not even sure of the origin of the recipe! However, I did find it online! Check out Cincy Shopper’s Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole.

Green Bean Casserole

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French’s classic green bean casserole is  a staple at every Thanksgiving dinner (and probably my favorite!). It’s a super simple recipe that anyone can make. You can find it on the back of any French’s  French Fried Onions can or on the Campbell’s website.

 

Pecan Pie

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Another really easy staple for Thanksgiving! And easily one of my favorite desserts! (Be aware of those who may have a nut allergy at your gathering!) The Country Cook gives you an excellent recipe right here!

 

Cornbread Muffins

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Cornbread muffins and dinner rolls get interchanged each holiday but I love them both equally. If you’re making dressing, you can easily whip up these muffins too! Once Upon a Chef gives us a simple recipe for these wonderful muffins to dip into that turkey gravy!

 

Roasted Turkey

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What’s Thanksgiving without the turkey?! I can’t share our family recipe with you because we wing it (get it?) every year. I’m sure my dad has a reason for the way he does it. Anyway, Yellow Bliss Road can take care of you in the turkey department with her elegant recipe for the perfect bird.

 

What are your favorite seasonal foods? What are you most looking forward to about Thanksgiving? Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

 

5 Fandom Friday: Things I Love About Fall

5 Fandom Friday: Things I Love About Fall

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 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)!

 

Pumpkin Cookies, Muffins, and Pie! Oh My!

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Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattex, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice smoothies, pumpkin cakes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin cobbler, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin scones… I can keep going.

 

Halloween Movies From Silly to Scary

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Favorite scary movie? Babadook. Favorite Halloween movie? Hocus Pocus. Double feature? Yes please!

 

Decorations Inside and Outside the House

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House Geek is decorated inside and a little outside this year. Next year will be better! Check out my instagram for a peek at the creepy decorations we have scattered through the house, including bottles and jars and a nifty chalkboard Halloween countdown.

 

Costumes: from the Innocent to the Dark and Scary

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Have you picked a costume yet? Are you going as your favorite fairy tale princess? Or are you going as a scary Pennywise from the new IT movie? If you’re looking for comfortable, budget friendly costumes, check out my post here!

 

Fall Weather with Leaves and Cool Air

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I’m all about hoodie weather. Or as my FH says: jumper (hoodie for those of us in the states) weather. It’s all the same Fall, I mean… Autumn? Whatever you choose to call it, I hope you get to enjoy that crisp air and the changing of the leaves in the comfort of your favorite jacket and scarf.

What are thing things you love about Fall? Is it the Halloween candy? Boots and sweaters? Starbucks’ pumpkin spice lattes? Tell me in the comments!

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite (Not-Scary) Halloween Movies

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite (Not-Scary) Halloween Movies

Hocus Pocus (1993)

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Casper

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Nightmare Before Christmas

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Halloweentown

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Goosebumps (2015)

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What are some of your favorite not-so-scary Halloween movies? Share them with me in the comments!

5 Fandom Friday: Must See List of Halloween TV Specials

5 Fandom Friday: Must See List of Halloween TV Specials

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 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)!

 

Pretty Little Liars – Grave New World

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Graveyard party? Classy period costumes? A creepy mansion? You get it all in this PLL Halloween special. You can still watch it on Netflix!

 

American Horror Story: Freakshow – Edward Mordrake

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There are two parts to this creepy Halloween special of the already frightening American Horror Story: Freakshow (my favorite AHS season so far)! You can still catch it on Netflix.

 

Criminal Minds – In the Blood

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Our favorite team is after a serial killer with a fascination for the Salem Witch Trials in this Criminal Minds Halloween special. Watch it on Netflix!

Supernatural – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Sam Winchester

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Another witchy Halloween episode starring our favorite duo (but let’s face it; you can binge watch all the Supernatural you want for Halloween) .

 

Friends – The One with the Halloween Party

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When you need something less spooky and more funny, turn to Friends. Everyone has watched the entire show at least 3 times or they’re lying.

 

What Halloween specials are your favorite? Is there a TV show that you binge on Halloween? Tell me in the comments!