A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: August 2021

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: August 2021

Welcome to my August 2021 recap! I have a new posting schedule, and I have also added a Tik Tok section for any Tik Toks you may want to catch up on. With the first week of September upon us, let’s take a look at the month of August here on A Geeky Gal and meggsngrits on YouTube!

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Guess Who’s Back? (mostly)

photo by A Geeky Gal

Hello again readers and fellow bloggers,

I am (mostly) back from my hiatus. I think this is the longest purposeful break I have had from my blog in recent years. While it was never something I wanted to do, it was very much needed. Most of the issues from my hiatus announcement post have been resolved or are at least manageable now.

How to Create a Cute Office Snack Cart

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Finally decorated my snack cart! Stickers by MindSpeaks (Etsy) and AGeekGirlsTees (website). #sailormoon #snackcart #animesticker #geekygal

♬ Sailor Moon – Theme – Coded Channel

So why a snack cart you may ask? Well other than just not being able to get enough of the video trend, I found myself stuck in my upstairs home office practically starving from skipping meals! I would get off of work in the afternoon, head downstairs to the kitchen, and inhale anything that I could eat immediately like chips, cookies, etc. That behavior has really wrecked my eating habits and self confidence so I was looking for ways I could give myself easy access to healthy foods and snacks when I can’t get away from my desk for a proper meal. Enter: my Sailor Moon Snack Cart.

On YouTube: What I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a 3D Modeler

Hey y’all! Today I’m chatting about things I wish I knew before becoming a 3D Artist. If you aren’t familiar with my journey to becoming a 3D Modeler, you can check out my Hobby to Career video. I am taking things back to when I was first considering a career in Game Art and what I wish I knew before pursuing Game Art and 3D Modeling.

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A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: April 2021

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: April 2021

Welcome to my April 2021 recap! Despite taking a vacation in late April, there is still plenty to catch up on this month. If you’ve missed anything, here’s your chance to catch up. With the first week of April already upon us, let’s take a look at the month of April here on A Geeky Gal!

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Spoilers! 8 Years of Geeky Blogging

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The month of April makes 8 amazing years of geeky blogging. Eight years is a long time to keep writing about my love of geeky things which is why my writing and my blog evolved over these past eight years. My writing and my blog will continue to evolve and be an extension of myself as I grow and change as well. These eight years would not have been the same without the amazing geeky community that I am honored to be a member of. I may not participate as much as I’d like, but sometimes life comes first. That’s also something I love about the community as well; everyone understands that blogs are hobbies for a lot of us. I have a full time job and a family, but writing for my blog has been an incredible outlet for me, and it’s why I’ve been keeping up with it for the last 8 years!

To celebrate such a big personal milestone, I wanted to share my personal favorite blog posts with all of you, just like I did last year but with some updates! Some of these posts still make me cringe a bit, but it shows how much I have grown as a writer and as a person. There were also long periods of time between my blog posts in the very beginning as I didn’t have a schedule worked out that made sense for my lifestyle at the time so some years have more posts than others. I enjoyed taking this tip down memory lane again, and I hope you will, too. Don’t be afraid to comment on some of these old posts to let me know your thoughts.

Top 8 Anime for Beginners

Tomorrow is National Anime Day! I know I’m a day early, but I don’t usually post on Thursdays. Please forgive me and accept my humble offering of my top 8 anime suggestions for beginners. These anime are typical Shoujo and Shounen picks, but don’t let those words intimidate you. Shoujo typically targets a feminine audience with a focus on romance, relationships, and emotions. Shounen typically targets a masculine audience with a focus on action and male protagonists. Despite the target audiences of these two genres, anyone can enjoy either or both. My husband and I are both the latter!

I ask that as you try out these anime on my list or any other anime that you give each one a fair chance, especially if anime is out of your comfort zone. It might be a bit strange or weird at first if you aren’t used to trope characters or reading subtitles or watching “adult” animation, but promise you’ll stick with it for a few episodes to see how you like it. I have varying picks here for those who love romantic comedies, action, superheroes, and even horror. I tried to touch as many genres as I could within my own favorite anime to give you a genuine list to start with. Hopefully you’ll find your gateway anime and become a part of our wonderful community! Now… Let’s get to this list!

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