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5 Fandom Friday: Video Games I Love To Play

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Kingdom Hearts

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I’ve yet to give my favorite game a Saturday Suggestion post but it’s coming. There’s so much story to KH that I know I can’t do it justice with a summary but I will do my best with a lengthy review for each game. I’ve had the privilege to play just about every single one including KHUX on android. The story, characters, and game play always bring me back in with each new release of this series.

Skyrim

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Another of my all time favorite games and one of the few I have purchased twice (once for PS3 and once for PS4… Don’t judge me!). This one is also long overdue for a Saturday Suggestion. As a game artist I can appreciate the time it took to create such a beautiful environment, life-like characters, and realistic clothing and weapons. It truly is a beautiful game with hours of game play. It has its share of bugs, but it’s open world and has many good points. Hats off to Bethesda for amazing work.

The Sims

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I love The Sims! I’ve been playing since the beginning, and it was definitely an inspiration for character modeling for me. It led me to texturing clothing which led me to learning how to 3D model. It’s a nostalgic feeling to play, and it can be new and exciting with the new games and expansion packs. It’s definitely a game with a lot of replay value and opportunity for a new gaming experience each time you play it.

 

Catherine

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Catherine has been sitting in the Saturday Suggestion cue for months. It’s a great puzzle and choice game with several endings. There’s some NSFW-ness but it’s a great game if you love making choices and puzzles. I like the art style and the way the choices instantly affect your game play. One of the best puzzle/choice-based games I’ve played in a long time.

 

The Wolf Among Us

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Finally, a game on this list with a review! You can check it out here. Another game whose art style steals my heart. Tell Tale games has a unique style all their own (check out Borderlands!). I love choice based game play, and they really hit the ball out of the park with this one. I also love re-tellings of fairy tales, and this is a very gritty version of some of my childhood favorites. You can read my review for more information!

 

What are some of your favorite video games? Discuss them with me in the comments!

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5 Fandom Friday: 5 Nerdy Places I Want To Travel To

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I’ve been bitten by the travel bug! After my first international trip, I’m itching to get back on an airplane for destinations unknown… or in this case, nerdy. Think of this as my nerdy travel bucket list!

Doctor Who Experience (Discovery Quay, Porth Teigr, Cardiff, UK)

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Ya’ll know how much I love the Doctor. This has been on my list since I fell in love with the show. Check out the website and just salivate from all of its glory. Any Who fan who finds themselves in Cardiff needs to visit this place. It looks freaking amazing!

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Orlando, Florida, US)

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My second love is of course Harry Potter. For our honeymoon, the Fiance and I are planning on doing a Disney + HP World vacay, and I could not be more excited! We both adore Disney and love to watch HP marathons on lazy days. Fingers crossed we can kill two birds with one stone on our Disney/HP honeymoon next year!

 

Walt Disney World (Orlando, Florida, US)

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My Fiance and I bond over Disney movies. We always watch them together, and it’s a great time. Of course, my love of Star Wars is always bringing me back to Disney’s booking website. We’re so excited to experience the magic of Disney (and hopefully the magic of HP) next year on our honeymoon! Check out my Pinterest board for Disney inspired outfits. Then check out my WDW Pinterest Board for tips and tricks for booking and making the most of a WDW Honeymoon!

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The Walking Dead Set (Senoia, GA, US)

Senoia (sen-noy), Georgia is home to AMC’s Walking Dead and a ton of other famous films and movies. I’ve already been on the amazing tour by The Georgia Tour Company. I have to say it was one of the best tours I’ve been on. If you’re a die-hard Walking Dead fan, take this tour and have some Nic and Norman’s for dinner. Our tour guide was the awesome Rick Grimes AKA Alan. These tours are led by doppelgangers who talk about behind the scenes on set and secrets you won’t hear anywhere else.

 

Anime Destinations (Tokyo Akihabara)

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An Otaku dream vacation to the one and only Japan. I can’t wait to pay a visit to Tokyo. From the culture to the food to the shrines to the shopping, it’s everything I could dream of. Hopefully one day I can have two weeks in my beloved Japan with my Fiance. We’d eat so much food and our suitcases would be stuffed to the max with merchandise. I better start learning Japanese!

 

What nerdy places would you like to visit? Have you visited any nerdy places already? Share with me in the comments!

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5 Fandom Friday: Characters With My Favorite Fictional Closet

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I love to be comfortable, stylish, and a little geeky. I spend a lot of time gathering inspirations via Pinterest and Polyvore. Something that always catches my eye is a take on a character’s wardrobe. Bonus points for comfy flat shoes! While I may not personally identify with some characters, I have a few that I ENVY simply for their closet and outfits. From my soft spot for skulls to 90’s nostalgia, these characters have closets I’d kill for.

 

Usagi Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

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Speaking of 90’s nostalgia, I give you the one and only Sailor Moon. Usagi loves food and comfy clothes as much as I do. I love these takes from Polyvore on her very 90’s clothing. Her style is simple, comfy, and colorful.

Liv Moore (iZombie)

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Anyone else binge-watch iZombie? I love this show, and I love Liv’s closet more. Black and red are my favorite colors. She’s also got a professional, grungy look that I want to pull off to badly.

Rose Tyler (Doctor Who)

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Rose’s closet is very late 90’s early 2000’s which I totally envy. I miss overalls so much. And that purple jacket? I NEED IT! So comfortable, so fashionable. Her outfits are made for running around with the Doctor which means they’re made for running errands too.

Aria Montgomery (Pretty Little Liars)

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Any PLL fans here? I quit watching a long time ago but I try to base my closet on Aria’s unique style. I’m a sucker for incorporating goth and skull elements into my outfits. Aria wears a lot of boots and heels so I tend to replace them with converse and vans.

Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

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I thought about quitting my  dreams and becoming a librarian (second job choice). It was a dark time (for my dream of becoming being a game artist) but for real, Hermione’s style is the best for fall and winter and very comfy! It makes me want to snuggle with a book and work at a library. I love the earthy tones and splashes of pink. Stylish and homey librarian. Maybe in another life!

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5 Fandom Friday: My Fictional Boyfriends

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Of course my Fiance is my #1 man. Every girl has her fictional boyfriends though, and I know he’d laugh at and agree with all of these! Most of these guys were picked  for their humor, just being an awesome human being, and my love for the characters they portray.

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David Tennant

Don’t roll your eyes. You knew he’d be on this list. My love for the tenth doctor has no boundaries. He and Christopher Eccleston helped me battle out some dark days with Doctor Who. Tennant is also amazing in other roles too… (Broadchurch, Casanova, I can go on all day, ya’ll).

 

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Chris Pratt

So, PrattPratt is a new love but I just can’t get enough of his goofy self. #whatsmysnack has me in tears every time he posts. I’ve loved every movie I’ve seen him in. His humor makes him one of my top fictional boyfriends.

 

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Tom Hiddleston

Total heartthrob and my favorite villain: Loki. Tom looks like he could throw you down on the bed then take you for tea with his mother later. (Look up Loki’s Dirty Whispers if you’re into that kind of thing.)

 

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Benedict Cumberbatch

Long time fan but fell in love with his brooding Sherlock and then his Doctor Strange. Cumberbatch is an amazing actor, and I find myself loving every character he plays (looking at you Imitation Game).

 

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Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles

Bonus! You get a two for one for my last Fictional Boyfriend. Between Supernatural and all the charitable work these guys do, what’s not to love? They inspire me. Also, HUGE fan of Supernatural. The Winchesters have my heart. #alwayskeepfighting

 

Who is your fictional boyfriend? Tell me in the comments!

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5 Fandom Friday: My Comfort Films

 

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I’ve been sick lately: first a cold, then the flu. I had to take 3 days off of work because I was contagious. I made myself lots of soup and laid on the couch with Padme. I was pretty miserable but watching my comfort films helped a lot! Here’s my top 5 list of favorite comfort films!

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Balto

If you haven’t seen Balto, we can’t be friends. I watch this movie for the heartwarming story and the nostalgia of my childhood. My mom can tell you I watched this 243,830,946 times. She thought she was being hilarious when she bought me the DVD a few years ago…

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Harry Potter

Can’t have this list without Harry Potter. I’ve seen the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s for my UK readers) Stone so many times I can repeat it word for word. Not only are they my favorite books, but the movies are great too!

 

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I know what you’re thinking: why all the kids movies? Because they’re funny, feel-good, and usually bring a tear to my eye. I find all of these things in Zootopia which I like to watch on a boring Friday night while The Boyfriend Fiance is at work.

 

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Shaun of the Dead

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are basically my favorite movie duo. I love all of their movies, especially Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz with their parallels of hilarity. I dare you to watch those back to back!

 

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Monster in Paris

So I love when movies incorporate singing (LOVELOVELOVE musicals). Monster in Paris has hands down the best song I’ve ever heard in an animated movie. Plus, the story has those feel-good feels I mentioned earlier. One of my all time favorites!

 

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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!