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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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!

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+

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!

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!