MCFT: Spyro Reignited, The Rewired Soul and SAO

MCFT: Spyro Reignited, The Rewired Soul and SAO

Sorry it’s been so quiet around here! The wedding wore me out, work has been crazy busy, and now the holidays are right around the corner. Can time slow down please? Anyway, I thought I’d tell all of you some of my favorite things this week that have been occupying my time. MCFT posts are usually 4 or 5 things that I’m loving this week! Here’s 4 things I am loving right now!

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

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If you haven’t read my post that is part of The Games That Define Us, you totally should. And of course read the others that are up so far! There’s some really amazing posts this month and I can’t wait to read the rest. Back to Spyro Reignited Trilogy… My wonderful husband knew how much I wanted the new remastered Spyro trilogy, so, of course, he bought it and installed it as soon as he could and I beat the first game in 6 hours. Be on the look out for a Saturday Suggestion featuring the remastered favorite game of my childhood.

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MCFT: Killstar, Shane Dawson and Cross Stitching!

MCFT: Killstar, Shane Dawson and Cross Stitching!

Right about now, I’m halfway to my hometown in Alabama for our wedding! I promised my readers I’d still release some content during our time away. I realize I haven’t written a My Current Favorite Things post since May! MCFT posts are usually 4 or 5 things that I’m loving this week! Since our wedding is literally 3 days away at this point, I thought I’d do a quick “favorites” post. Here’s 4 things I am loving right now!

Killstar

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photo by A Geeky Gal

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Superheroes & Their Female Counterparts

Superheroes & Their Female Counterparts

“Is it really so difficult to come up with the idea of a superhero who is wholly unique and just happens to have boobs—God knows, illustrators aren’t shy when it comes to those, but more on that later—and you know what else? What makes it hard? The misconception that pretty much all comic book readers are male?”

– Discover Geek

In a world where 48% of women in the US play video games and 46.67% of women in the US make up comic book fans, you’d think companies would get the message by now. Women can be geeks. Women can love playing video games and reading comic books. Women are a part of their audience, and we need these companies to start paying attention.

We want unique and individual comic book characters! We want characters of all shapes and sizes to be represented! We want LGBTQ characters who are strong and can kick ass! We have some comics who have heard our cries and stepped up to the plate like Faith, Iceman, and My Brother’s Husband. We want stand-alone female super heroes!

Can Marvel and DC hear us when they put out super heroes like Spider-Woman or She-Hulk or Lady Punisher: female superheroes who carry their male counterpart’s namesake? The ones who needed to be saved by that hero, who had a romance with the hero that they took their name from? Can these superheroes not stand by themselves without these already famous male names and a similar backstory? They can and they should.

I was recently contacted by Rika at Discover Geek who has done several interviews and reviews for the site. She wrote an incredible article on female superheroes who are famously linked to their male counterparts, romantic or otherwise. She created this awesome info graphic that perfectly illustrates her point that we need female superheroes who stand alone without a famous male namesake.

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So many female superheroes can hold their own against villains and can still have a unique backstory without bearing an already famous male superhero name. Let’s get off this namesake train and give these superheroes the story they deserve!

What female superheroes do you love? Do they take their name from a more famous male superhero? What comics would you recommend to your girlfriends who need a female heroine in their life right now?

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MCFT: Couple’s Disney Tees

MCFT: Couple’s Disney Tees

It’s been awhile since I’ve wrote a ‘My Current Favorite Things’ post! I am slowly bringing it back with my new Top Ten category. There’s Top Ten Geeky Food Blogs and now Top Ten Geeky Fashion Blogs. MCFT’s original format is usually 4 or 5 things that I’m loving this week, which is what you’re getting today!

With our wedding around the corner, Alec and I are hard at work planning a Disney Honeymoon or Disneymoon for next year. One of my goals is to wear super cute “matching” Disney inspired t-shirts! I love t-shirts, and they should offer plenty of coverage in the Florida sun while keeping us cool. Here’s a few of my favorites on Etsy!

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Happily Ever After Crew & Tank // $25.25+

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Favorite Place Favorite Person Disney Couples Shirt // $24.15

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The ORIGINAL Partner Sandwiches Tees // $50 (for both)

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Disney Bride and Groom Shirt Set // $32.99 (for both)

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Hubby Wifey Disney Inspired Shirts // $25+

Top Ten Geeky Food Blogs

Top Ten Geeky Food Blogs

Does anyone else love lists as much as I do? If you enjoy ‘My Current Favorite Things’ posts, I have a treat for you. This new installment of lists is my top ten favorite bloggers and sites! This week is all about yummy fandom recipes and the wonderful, talented bloggers who bring those recipes to us!

Geeks Who Eat

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Meet Sarah and Matthew, the geniuses behind Geeks Who Eat. You can find everything from Disney to video game inspired recipes on their blog. They even have party guides! Throwing at 80’s party? How about a horror movie party? From entertainment to recipes to decor, Geeks Who Eat have complete party guides for you.

Favorite recipes: Awesome Mix Trail Mix, Crait Cakes

ReadWatchEat

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From books to film to TV (and even anime), Sharon at ReadWatchEat shares unique recipes with rundowns of why she made this recipe. One of my favorite things about ReadWatchEat is how simple the recipes are. Y’all know I love to cook but I am a lazy cook. Sharon takes care of me with her simplicity and short grocery lists.

Favorite recipes: Carol’s Tuna Casserole, Rocky Road Cookies

Popcorner Reviews

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Monica over at Popcorner Reviews not only posts about geek fashion and DIY’s, but she also posts geeky recipes! From Marvel to Star Wars, there’s something there for everyone. Monica even has beautifully staged finish recipes for you to drool over.

Favorite recipes: Stranger Things Cupcakes, Star Wars Gingerbread Cookies

In Literature

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In Literature has been mentioned before on my blog, especially for Month of Magic. Not only do I adore the aesthetic that is In Literature, but I love the recipes and the thought put behind each one. They are literally works of art. In Literature also has wonderful themed parties like Hogwarts and Fantastic Beasts.

Favorite recipes: Twice Baked Honey Cake, 1668 French Onion Soup

Witchy Kitchen

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Witchy Kitchen isn’t just for Halloween. I actually stumbled across Witchy Kitchen on Instagram first and was drawn in by the amazing food flat lays! From Pokemon to Stranger Things, dig into the dark aesthetic of Witchy Kitchen’s site to find your new favorite fandom recipes!

Favorite recipes: Tough Guy Future Noodles, Eclipse Pizza

Pixelated Provisions

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Video games and food you say? Victoria at Pixelated Provisions puts my two favorite things together on her blog. From Overwatch to Fallout, you can find so many video game inspired recipes. These would be amazing for a video game themed party!

Favorite recipes: Sea Salt Popsicles, Rivellon Pizza

The Cupcakedex

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If you can’t tell from the name, let me introduce to you the master tumblr of Pokemon inspired recipes: The Cupcakedex! Whether you want to just browse amazing pictures of Pokemon food or actually want to try the recipes yourself, this site is amazing.

Favorite recipes: Chocolate Pikachus, Rowlette Eggs

The Gluttonous Geek

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The Gluttonous Geek‘s blog is packed with pop culture food and recipes. Browse the site by fandom or check out the reviews on other fandom cook books and more! From comics to tabletop games, there’s plenty of recipes to check out.

Favorite recipes: Blue-Berry and Carrot Cake Donuts, Halfling’s Second Breakfast Skillet

Baking Mischief (Managed)

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Baking Mischief has a cool Tumblr dedicated to the fandom recipes they make called Baking Mischief Managed. Super cool name for those who get the HP reference. Not only on these recipes creative, but lots of them are easy to make for those lazy cooks out there (me). Check out this huge master post for nerdy recipes!

Favorite recipes: Frosty Bantha Milk, Cheesy Potato Gratin for Two

Geeky Hostess

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I stumbled across Geeky Hostess while looking up the game Deer Lord. She had an amazing party for the game and I ended up digging around on the site for more ideas! she’s got plenty of cool party ideas to go along with her rad recipes. I mean just look at this Cuphead inspired cake! Don’t forget to take a look at the shop while you’re there.

Favorite recipes: DnD-Style Tavern Menu, Cinderella’s Post-Midnight Pumpkin Bread

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

 

Stay-cation Essentials for Introverts

Stay-cation Essentials for Introverts

I will be the first to admit that I forget to take care of my mental health. I go, go, go until I’m all out of energy and have none left to give which is a big no-no for introverts like me. Self love and self care need to become a part of my routine. It’s all about taking time to rest, relax, and recharge. Sometimes that means saying goodbye to friends and family as you shut the door to your home and become unavailable for a weekend.

Say hello to my introverted, geeky stay-cation. Once a month, I will be going on my mini vacation at home for my mental health. It’s a little something for my husband and me to spend time together, but it’s also for me to recharge. Here’s a sample of all the things we have planned and how you can do it too!

Spa Time

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I’m a lucky girl thanks to my husband in so many ways. For my birthday he got me several handmade bath bombs. I’ve only been able to use one since January. I’m looking forward to trying them all out now! This is a great time to decompress and just be by yourself. Light some candles and shut the door. This is for you.

bath bombs // bath pillow or rolled yoga mat // relaxing playlist // favorite book or comic

Movie Night

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Whether it’s an episode of Black Mirror, several episodes of Law & Order: SVU or the latest Marvel/Disney movie, Alec and I always wind up on the couch watching something right after work. It’s one of the ways we decompress after a long work day. What better way to relax on a stay-cation than to plan a movie night complete with all the fixings and the environment of home where you can take off your shoes and pants!

movie // blankets // popcorn // candy // soda // pizza // pajamas

Plan Meals and Cook

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We don’t eat out that often, and it’s a great way for us to save a little money. Plus I usually enjoy cooking. I say usually because I’m a lazy cook. As I’m on a weight loss journey, I try to find recipe blogs that are healthy, low calorie, and easy. These all fit the bill. But when you’re on a stay-cation, you can take the time to cook with your SO and make it fun! Why not try making your own pizzas from scratch or yummy Chinese “take-out?” Grab your grill and make some kebabs or hobo dinners on the grill. Make it match your movie night or create a theme night! Whatever you’ve been craving, find a recipe and make it!

slow cooker // griddle // cookbook

Take Photos

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We take pictures on vacation so why not on a stay-cation? Your home can be just as insta worthy as the beach or a hotel. Some cool photo opportunities might be:

  • bath bomb video
  • bath tub filled with bubbles and surrounded with candles
  • flat lay of your book, bath bombs, and candles
  • screenshot your relaxing playlist
  • flat lay of your pajamas, the movie, and some treats
  • selfie in your pajamas under the blankets with a tub of popcorn between you and your SO
  • the title of the movie as it comes on the screen
  • long table shot of all the goodies you’re partaking in
  • photos of each other cooking in the kitchen
  • shots of the meal being prepared
  • flat lay of the meal
  • selfies of your silly faces before digging in
  • and whatever else you can think of!

hands free shutter control // HD camera lens kit // phone tripod

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