Link Loves: Prequel Hate, Anime on Mental Health, & the Doctor’s Regeneration

Link Loves: Prequel Hate, Anime on Mental Health, & the Doctor’s Regeneration

Welcome to the eleventh 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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CrapPile is blog that I just recently started following. John has quite an opinion on a lot of things which is something I can appreciate. His recent post on the Star Wars prequels caught my eye. As someone who loves the prequels (and even named her dog after Padme Amidala), I enjoyed reading what John had to say.

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I’m a huge fan of the blog The Time Ladies and its many writers. Thoughts on Regeneration: A Trans Perspective immediately drew me. Emma is a phenomenal writer and reading her post brought tears to my eyes; it’s a worthy read for anyone and everyone.

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Asiana Circus is another new blog I’ve added to my Reader! Like Jella, I found a place to call my own within anime. I also suffer from anxiety, and two of the anime shows mentioned were my escape: InuYasha and Ouran High School Host Club. Check out her list on Top Anime Shows that Help Fight Depression and Anxiety.

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Girly Geek Blog’s very own Erin gives us A Week in the Life on Balancing Jobs and Blogs. What happens when life simply… happens? What can we do to properly balance real life jobs and chores with blog life and writing? Luckily, Erin gives us some tips!

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Ever wonder what your favorite blogger’s home looks like? Later Levels gives us a sneak peek of their home between furniture buying and construction. I personally can’t wait to see how this geeky home comes together!

 

What are your favorite links this week? Got a new favorite blogger? Tell me in the comments!

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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: Star Trek, Women’s History Month, and Frustration with Non-Gamers

Link Loves: Star Trek, Women’s History Month, and Frustration with Non-Gamers

Welcome to the fifth installment of Link Loves. This post is 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 wrote a phenomenal post about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the underlying theme of carrying on despite everything trying to tear you down or trip you up. With my grandfather’s sudden passing and a job that never feels secure, Matt’s post felt like a life boat, coming just in the nick of time. Give it a read. You’ll be glad you did.

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Luna over at GamersUnitedGG wrote a fantastic post on female video game characters in honor of Women’s History Month. From Ms. Pacman to Samus Aran, she gives a look at some of our favorite and influential female characters from the 80’s and 90’s. Give it a read and comment with your favorite female game protagonist!

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Rockker66 has taken on the 30 Day Video Game Challenge! Day 5 is “What is your guilty pleasure game?” Check out this post for all the details on Rockker66’s guilty pleasure. Don’t forget: you can still participate in the challenge! Make sure to link my blog so I can like, comment, and give your post a shout out!

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Fan Art by MessyPandas

In case you didn’t know, I’m a HUGE fan of Doctor Who. I am beyond excited for Jodie Whitaker’s Doctor. I also love the gals over at The Ultimate Guide to the Fashion of Doctor Who who put together this awesome list of fan-made title sequences for the new Who.

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Megan at The Dragon’s Tea Party graces us with another #rant. Man, do I love a good rant. She talks about her frustration at non-gamers and their perception of the gaming world and gamers. I’m sure it’s all things you’ve heard before and frustrations you’ve experienced. It’s good to see someone put it down in words.

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

5FF: Fandoms I’m Thankful For

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)!

Thanksgiving is next week, and this prompt couldn’t be more relevant. Going back almost a year ago is one of my first 5FF posts: Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am. This post will hit on this a little bit, but much has changed in a year so get ready for some new fandoms I’m thankful for!

Harry Potter

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The series is over and I’m still obsessed. Halloween? HP marathon. Christmas? HP marathon. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read the books anymore as I’m reading them again!

Doctor Who

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I’m not totally caught up yet but I am so excited to see the new Doctor and all of her glory. The Doctor got me through a bad break up and became my favorite hero.

Stranger Things

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The newest fandom to join my list but also a goodie. Anyone else fall hard for these characters and the 80’s aesthetic?

Disney

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One of the things that brought my hubby and I together: the mouse. We are so excited to see Disney World on our honeymoon next year.

Star Wars

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Star Wars was a late fandom favorite for me but for the past three birthdays of mine, I’ve made my way to the theater for Star Wars.

What fandoms are you thankful for?

 

Link Loves: Music, Food, Pins, Fashion

Link Loves: Music, Food, Pins, Fashion

Welcome to the first installment of Link Loves. This post is all about my favorite links of the week! It can include bloggers, articles, news, clothing, accessories, and other cool links I’m enjoying.

Emilie Autumn’s FLAG Remix

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I’ve been sharing Emilie’s music on my social media for years. She’s my favorite artist and advocate. She’s shared her experiences over and over again with us, and now it’s like she’s finally being heard… We’re all being heard…

5 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat (No, Seriously)

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As someone on her own weight loss journey, I’ve read hundreds of articles on what to eat, what not to eat, diets after diets, and this one is the best yet. Read it; you’ll be glad you did.

Drink Tea & Read Books Enamel Pin by Jelly Button

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I lovelovelove enamel pins. With my first Owl Crate box a success, and a second one on the way, this pin speaks to me… Get it here.

Elhoffer Design

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Say hello to my new favorite designer! From Harry Potter to Game of Thrones, she’s stolen my geeky heart. Check out her page here for more geeky designs and clothing!

Margot Meanie’s FALL FASHION LOOKBOOK

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I want to steal every single one of Margot’s outfits (and she makes it so easy for you to do it)! One of my favorite bloggers, IG accounts, and fashion icons: meet Margot Meanie. You should give her accounts a follow while you’re there.

STL Tote from Frank Regards

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I found this awesome store on Pinterest then got to see their brilliant items in person at a vintage market right here in St. Louis, MO! Frank Regards recently opened up a shop in St. Charles, MO and it. Is. Bomb. Grab the tote here and browse for even more awesome goodies.

Her Universe: Doctor Who Collection (Blue & Plaid Edition)

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This collection is currently $70 and under! Grab it while it’s discounted. That coat has my name AAALLLLLL over it. And the skirt has POCKETS!

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MCFT: Geeky Wedding Items under $50

MCFT: Geeky Wedding Items under $50

With wedding things on my brain, I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Google for wedding ideas. I want to make sure there’s a piece of my fiance and I in each part of the wedding. We both love Doctor Who and Marvel. Not to mention Disney! I thought I’d share some of my favorite geeky wedding items I’ve come across so far. I adore little personal details and these little items fit the bill perfectly. *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

TARDIS Cake Topper

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One of my favorite wedding cake toppers I’ve seen so far! It’s a part of Amazon’s new handmade department. Although it’s not a part of the free 2-day shipping for Prime members, it’s only $14 and comes in a variety of colors and 3 different sizes.

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5 Fandom Friday GG: Geeky Engagement Shoot Inspirations

5 Fandom Friday GG: Geeky Engagement Shoot Inspirations

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) which features this blog prompt!

Geeky Napa Engagement Session

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Star Wars and Superman and sharing Padme and Anakin’s own wedding venue? Sign me up! I love these awesome engagement photos in Napa sprinkled with Star Wars and classic elements.

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