A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: February 2021

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: February 2021

Welcome to my February 2021 recap! We’ve made it through the first month of 2021 which honestly deserves a pat on the back after everything we gone through at the start of this year in the US. But we’re not here to talk about that right now. January 2021 had some new things for the blog and I’d really like to showcase that today! With the first week of February starting, let’s take a look at the month of January here on A Geeky Gal!

Highlights

Spotify Playlist: K-Pop Love Songs

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Since discovering K-Pop, I have been exploring new artists, because, let’s face it, K-Pop is more that just BTS and Blackpink. Don’t get me wrong; their songs always get me up and going – dancing, singing, and BTS and Blackpink have even gotten my partner into enjoying the Korean lyrics and pop beat! Since expanding my little K-Pop world, I have fallen head over heels for some of these songs on this new playlist that I created for the month of February.

A Geeky Gal’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Post Roundup

Over the years, I have written many a blog post on romance and love centered around my love of geeky things. While they weren’t always posted in the month of February, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to shine a light on these posts, especially if you’re looking for V-Day ideas, games to play, and more. I’ve split these posts into some interesting categories for you to easily find what you might want to check out: from anime, to games (even horror games), to personal stories from yours truly… I hope to hit all the check boxes for you during the month of love.

Gaming After Dark: Full Service

I have been more than ready to dive back into finding games for my Gaming After Dark series since my last review. Life has had other plans unfortunately, but when I happened upon Blerdy Otome’s review of Full Service‘s demo, I immediately added it to my Steam wishlist. The holidays came through for me in the way of Steam game gifts, and I have finally had time to sit down and give Full Service my ~full~ attention.

My first impression of the game was honestly just surprise. I didn’t play the demo myself, and while I did read Naja’s review of the demo quite awhile ago, I didn’t remember much aside from a couple of screenshots that I thought were particularly spicy even with the characters’ clothes on. I went into the game basically blind. I knew the basic premise was going to be romancing some very handsome masseurs, but that’s pretty much the extent of my knowledge going to Full Service. So when I booted up the game, I had no expectations other than just the standard visual novel experience. I got so, so much more which I’ll break down a bit later. Let’s chat about my initial route first.

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A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: January 2021

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: January 2021

Welcome to my January 2021 recap! We’ve made it through the first month of 2021 which honestly deserves a pat on the back after everything we gone through at the start of this year in the US. But we’re not here to talk about that right now. January 2021 had some new things for the blog and I’d really like to showcase that today! With the first week of February starting, let’s take a look at the month of January here on A Geeky Gal!

Highlights

Spoilers! 2021 Blog, YouTube + Personal Resolutions

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Happy New Year, geeks! 2020 was hard year for all of us, and I know I’m not alone in saying that I hope 2021 is kinder and that I’m so glad 2020 is over. We’re not out of the woods yet with the pandemic, and many of us are still struggling, but I’m choosing to look forward to what else 2021 will (hopefully) give us. I hope you will too despite the hand we’ve been dealt.

In the last few years, there has been immense growth on my blog. This past year has been steady with a slight uptick in views and visitors compared to the year before last. I even gained about 300 followers! My YouTube channel also passed 150 subscribers! For someone who blogs and makes videos as a creative outlet and for fun, I feel very happy with the growth I’ve seen. I’ve had to think long and hard about what I want to focus on this year and how 2020 has shaped my future personal and blog resolutions. So let’s look at those 2021 resolutions now.

A Geeky Gal’s 2020 Yearly Recap

Last year I did my first ever yearly recap! I noticed many of you really enjoyed it so I wanted to bring it back for 2020 too! As always, there are some highlighted posts that I loved writing in 2020 as well as a few of my favorite and most viewed YouTube channel videos from this year! I included at least two top posts for each month of 2020 as I did take a couple of mental health breaks during the year. Some months saw more views than others so I included the most viewed and popular posts for those months.

Looking back at all of these posts fills me with so much gratitude and happiness despite how crummy 2020 was, and I am very much looking forward to 2021 with all of you! Let’s make next year even better!

Saturday Suggestion – Book: The Rise of Kyoshi (an Avatar, the Last Airbender Novel)

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I can’t even remember the last time I wrote a book review for my blog (if ever?). After reading The Rise of Kyoshi though, I knew I needed to take to the blog for my honest thoughts about a book based upon one of the most renowned Avatars in the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra universe. We aren’t presented with the strong and powerful Kyoshi that is revered during Avatar, the Last Airbender. We are forced back in time to the very beginning of Kyoshi’s journey before she even knows that she is the Avatar, serving and befriending the false Avatar Yun. We travel with her on a heartbreaking journey as she discovers her past, her powers, and her true self.

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Spoilers! 28 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned 28

Spoilers! 28 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Turned 28

I turned 28 years old this month. I can’t believe I thought 28 would feel “old.” Sure, my knees creak going up the stairs and sometimes my back hurts for no reason. And my taste buds have definitely evolved to liking veggies and fruit more. And sometimes I look at kids and think “what the hell is happening.” But there’s no way 28 is “old.” Nope, not old. We’re wise now. Well… wiser. I’m sure in ten years I’ll look back and think “What the hell was I even talking about?” And shake my head at my past self. But I’m not there yet.

So instead, I want to share twenty-eight things I wish I had known before turning 28 this year. I decided to split these bits of life advice into 4 categories for those like myself who prefer lists and “bite-sized” information with some explanations mixed in. I have your basic basics, all about social media, what I’ve learned in love and relationships, and some money and career advice I think will help just about anyone. These are just some things that have helped me and apply to my life; it may not apply to yours and that’s okay! Take what you need, and leave what you don’t.

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A Geeky Gal’s 2020 Yearly Recap

A Geeky Gal’s 2020 Yearly Recap

Last year I did my first ever yearly recap! I noticed many of you really enjoyed it so I wanted to bring it back for 2020 too! As always, there are some highlighted posts that I loved writing in 2020 as well as a few of my favorite and most viewed YouTube channel videos from this year! I included at least two top posts for each month of 2020 as I did take a couple of mental health breaks during the year. Some months saw more views than others so I included the most viewed and popular posts for those months.

Looking back at all of these posts fills me with so much gratitude and happiness despite how crummy 2020 was, and I am very much looking forward to 2021 with all of you! Let’s make next year even better!

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A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: December 2020

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: December 2020

Welcome to my December 2020 recap! December is my shortest blog month due to my holiday break I take every year to spend time with my family. Some of us may still be filled with holiday cheer even with the New Year recently behind us, and this recap is perfect for those who want to relive the season a bit and catch up with me. With the second week of January upon us, let’s take a look at the month of December here on A Geeky Gal!

Highlights

Spoilers! We Bought A House During the Pandemic!

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Wow. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down to write a post like this. I promised my Patrons forever ago to write about how we bought our home during the Corona Virus pandemic, and things have finally calmed down enough for me to talk about it. This was one crazy ride y’all. I’ll do my best to break it down, because this tale is full of setbacks, small wins, and more setbacks. No worries though; we are in our new home and making things work while the pandemic continues. So grab a snack and settle in for my tale of how my partner and I bought our first house and the silly stories that come with what should have been a pretty straight forward (but exciting) time in our lives.

How Doctor Who Helped Me Get Over a Break Up

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A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote a post about my abusive relationship on another blog. This blog has long since been deleted as well as the posts I wrote with it. I did copy over some of my posts to an external drive that I felt may be worth sharing again one day. This drama-filled, emotional personal story was one of the ones I have kept for years, unsure if I should edit it and re-share it or let it die. It was an extremely dark, abusive, and unhealthy time in my life from the age of about fifteen to twenty. Here I am at 27, almost 28, re-reading what I wrote several years ago, fresh from my break up.

Seriously Geeky Santa: 3D Modeling and A Geeky Gal Convention?!

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Heather at Just Geeking By has done it again! Along with Seriously Geeky Sundays, Heather has put together a lovely community event to play a seriously good blog version of Secret Santa. Each “Santa” gave their recipients 6 personal and unique questions to answer over on their blog. Today is the day that I get to share my answers with my Santa! I hope you all enjoy these questions as much as I enjoyed answering them! My Santa did an amazing job with these.

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