5FF: Favorite Fictional Fathers

5FF: Favorite Fictional Fathers

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)!

Father’s Day is this weekend in case you needed a reminder (here it is!). I thought this 5FF prompt was perfect for today! There’s so many fictional dads out there that truly are my favorites. I decided to pick five fathers that really embody the “best” dad. From anime to Disney, here are my favorite fictional dads!

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5FF: Favorite Podcasts

5FF: Favorite Podcasts

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)!

While I no longer have an hour long commute, I still listen to podcasts and audiobooks on the way to work and on the way home. Recently, Alec and I took a ten hour trip back to my hometown for our wedding shower. We literally went through the entire playlist for the Tales podcast, and it was glorious. I thought today would be a good day to share some of my favorite podcasts (and a YouTube channel) with you guys! Continue reading “5FF: Favorite Podcasts”

5FF: Characters I Would Name My Kids After

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)!

So many people have named their kids after their favorite characters, and I just love it! I hear those name drops (Luna, especially), and it takes me back to my favorite books or shows. I always wonder how a favorite character winds up as a potential baby name so here’s five baby names and why I would pick them for my kids!

Emma Swan (Once Upon a Time)

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Emma isn’t a perfect “Disney” princess which is why I love her so much. She’s flawed and owns it. She has a tough journey and she came out on the other end whole and happy. She also enjoys the simple things like hot cocoa with cinnamon and grilled cheese sandwiches.

Rory Williams (Doctor Who)

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Of course Rory is on this list because he’s one of the best companions! Rory is headstrong, smart, and loyal. Who else would wait for 1,800 some-odd years for their SO? He’s humble and also a bit sarcastic which I admit I love. He’s also compassionate and faithful, always with empathy and (a lot of) patience .

Arya (Eragon)

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Arya has forever had a place in my heart as a potential baby name. She may come off as reserved but her emotions are strong, often making her sound outspoken and opinionated. She often talks of being equal to men and is ever faithful to her people.

Henry Mills (Once Upon a Time)

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Another character from OUAT that has stolen my heart. Henry is just so good. He was literally the glue that held his family together on many occasions. He kept faith in his moms (Emma and Regina) even when they didn’t have faith in themselves.

Violet Baudelaire (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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One of my favorite book series is A Series of Unfortunate Events. Of course, I immediately was drawn to Violet. All three of the Baudelaire are very intelligent and resourceful, but Violet, the older sister, really resonated with me. If you haven’t watched the Netflix adaptation, you really should.

What characters would you name your kids after? Tell me in the comments!

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!

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.

5FF: Conventions I’ve Been To Or Wish To Attend

5FF: Conventions I’ve Been To Or Wish To Attend

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)!

Today is all about conventions I’ve attended and wish to attend one day. I wish I could say I’ve been to 5 conventions, but I’ve only been to three so far. I hope I can add one more this weekend for Anime St. Louis but with all the wedding planning, we’ll just have to see.

Kami Con

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Sorry for the poor picture quality. My little digital camera was very strange and needed you to push the button in such a way to avoid blurriness. We never really figured it out. Regardless, KamiCon 2013 in Birmingham, AL was my very convention. We had an amazing time with so much to do and see. I got to see cosplayers in person and even some awesome voice actors (Vic Mignogna)! It was a really great first convention.

Momo Con

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Photo by Megan Price

Not many pictures were taken at MomoCon which took place a couple of weeks after KamiCon. Alec and I took my brother to Atlanta, GA for his birthday. This shot is of Alec in his Little Kuriboh shirt and a minecraft creeper’s head while he “reads” the events and panels for the weekend. This convention was even bigger than KamiCon and a bit overwhelming. We walked from the hotel we were in to the con to avoid paying valet fees. Still a great experience for all three of us though.

Anime Weekend Atlanta

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Photo by Megan Price (unknown cosplayer)

It wasn’t until 2015 that Alec and I were able to attend another convention together. This time it was Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA). Even bigger than MomoCon, this con was the first one we were able to cosplay at. We had an amazing time and I can’t wait to do it again.

MCM London Comic Con

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Celebrities, Quidditch, international cosplayers: MCM has it all. It’s a big dream of mine to visit London (one of the Doctor’s favorite places), but also to attend MCM! Maybe one day….

Otakon

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Reasons I want to attend Otakon:

  1. One of the largest cons
  2. Cosplayers
  3. Celebrities
  4. Indie Row
  5. Lolita Garden

What conventions have you been to? Which were your favorite? What cons are on your wishlist? Tell me in the comments!

5FF: Favorite Aliens

5FF: Favorite Aliens

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I actually had to think about this one for a moment. I never realized how many aliens there were in my favorite fandoms! This list probably came too easy, and if I were to think a bit longer, more aliens would come to mind.

The Doctor

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I mean, you knew this one was coming. The Doctor is an alien with two hearts and a sonic screwdriver, always saving the world with a companion. What I wouldn’t give to be a companion one day.

Teal’c

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Okay, okay. So I’m a little obsessed with Stargate right now. Teal’c is honestly my favorite character. His misunderstanding of the English language is just hilarious, and it’s even better when he makes his own “jokes.” Don’t get me started on his eyebrows.

Spock

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By far my favorite Star Trek character: Spock. I still get a little emotional thinking about the late Leonard Nimoy. Being half-vulcan and half-human, Spock can be torn between logic and emotion, which I can really relate to.

Yoda

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One of the more famous aliens on my list is Yoda. Whether my favoritism of him stems from the fact of how small he is (I’m 5’1″) or how bad ass he is (despite his small stature), Yoda has become a gem for me in the Star Wars series. He’s definitely one of my favorite characters of the series (besides Darth Vader).

Drax the Destroyer

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The funniest character of Guardians of the Galaxy is Drax (Sorry Chris Pratt), and I dare you to argue with me. Flirting, metaphors, and sarcasm are not in his vocabulary which makes for some funny comebacks. He’s also all about family and friendship. What’s not to love?

Who are your favorite aliens? Tell me in the comments!