We’re 13 days away from one of my favorite holidays: Christmas! This time last year, I made every 5FF post holiday themed. This year has just not worked out that way, but I will be better prepared next year! Let’s just focus on a few of my favorite things this week… MCFT posts are usually 4 or 5 things that I’m loving currently! Here’s 4 things I am loving right now!
No Such Thing as Nothing prints
I spotted these prints in a room online and wouldn’t you know that the original poster said where they got ’em?! They are gorgeous and the artist has many other prints that are just as cool. You can grab this one right here.
An action RPG has done the impossible: marrying Disney and Final Fantasy. Being a huge Disney fan, and just getting my feet wet with Final Fantasy, I was super interested in picking up this game. The tale of Kingdom Hearts is a wholesome one, though a bit complicated. Simply put, it’s the “story of Light overcoming Darkness with the power of Friendship.” — A Geeky Gal (Video Game Challenge Day 28)
It’s been awhile since you’ve seen a 5FF post! Needing to get over some writer’s block had me revisiting the original 5 Fandom Friday girls: The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick. See this post for a list of the prompts! If you’re already participating in 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!
I had a hard time trying to narrow this down to just 5 things. From my birthday present this year being Hermione’s wand (which lights up with a flick of your wrist) (also, thanks Mom!) to planning a trip to Japan on Pinterest, there’s just too many every day geeky things that I do to have such a small list! I’ll give it my best shot; here’s my top 5 geeky things I have ever done.
I’m sure everyone has written fanfiction at some point… No? Just me? Damn. I had an account when I was about 12 or 13 that was just terrible. Not the account itself but my writing was horrendous. I ended up creating a new account on Fanfiction.net. I wrote Over Oceans which was inspired by my long distance relationship and my love for MMORPGs (imagine my frustration when I received a review that alluded I had never played a video game). My readers are still asking for new chapters 4 years later and, while I feel terrible for having an unfinished story, my heart is no longer in it, and my writing style has changed.
Maybe one day I’ll return to Over Oceans and give it the ending it deserves.
Attend a Convention
I’ve been to three anime conventions so far. My very first one was KamiCon 2013 in Birmingham. I went with one of my best friends and Alec, and we had a blast! We swore we’d cosplay the next go around. An opportunity fell in my lap to go again: MomoCon 2013 in Atlanta with Alec and my brother. Two cons in one year was more than my otaku heart could take. It was 2015 before I would go again. This time, my cosplay dreams came true.
It was my dream to cosplay Asuna from SAO and I finally got the chance! I did tons of research and even made a few blog posts on cosplay and conventions: attending your first convention, your first cosplay, and how to buy your cosplay online. It was a magical moment to have people ask for my picture and to be on Crunchy Roll for a few minutes (and to see the users light up the screen screaming my character’s name and telling me that I was cute was a confidence booster). I can’t wait to do it again!
Participating in a Kingdom Hearts Panel
So not only did Alec and I have to wait to see if we’d even be let into this panel for over 30 minutes (even foregoing another event), but once we got in, the panel was a bit of a let down. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve attended several panels, and they’ve always been interesting. We just thought this KH panel would be… more. We barely got to talk, and most of the discussion was centered around “what if’s” for 2.8 and III. Regardless though, we still had fun chatting with other fans, and it was a one of the geekiest things I had ever done.
Buy Anime Figurines
Alec inadvertently started this. For my birthday about 4 years ago, he bought me a wonderful chibi Asuna from SAO. She was adorable and came with a million parts. I loved it! And I just wanted more. I’ve only bought one other figurine since then but Alec has collected a few as well. I can’t to have the space to properly display them and expand our collections.
Bonus: This blog
Yes, this blog counts too! My very first blog was personal and very introspective. A Geeky Gal has become my special place on the internet since then and has become my favorite place to talk about all the things I love. My niche. My favorites. Everything.
What are the geekiest things you’ve ever done? Tell me in the comments!
Finally, a post that I have wanted to write for ages! And one game that has yet to get its own Saturday Suggestion. One of my all time favorite game series is Kingdom Hearts. I fell head over heels for the first game. It’s been a bit of an obsession since then.
An action RPG has done the impossible: marrying Disney and Final Fantasy. Being a huge Disney fan, and just getting my feet wet with Final Fantasy, I was super interested in picking up this game. The tale of Kingdom Hearts is a wholesome one, though a bit complicated. Simply put, it’s the “story of Light overcoming Darkness with the power of Friendship.”
The first game follows Sora, a keyblade wielder, Donald, and Goofy as they travel to Disney worlds to stop the Heartless invasion by sealing each world’s keyhole. While the controls are a bit wonky and the story is a little hard to follow at first, I quickly got the hang of it and finished the game with tears in my eyes. I knew there would be a sequel so I just held in there as best as I could (because for real that ending was heart breaking but powerful and I just LOVED it).
The later games fix a lot of the game play issues that the first game encountered and the story becomes much more complex. KH has a huge fan following, and there’s tons of videos that help break the story down if you’re having trouble. Overall, the story is fantastic and one of my favorites as far as action RPGs go.
Kingdom Hearts is an amazing story about friendship and the power of good. It has a steady flow of hack and slash with a bit of magic, Final Fantasy story-telling, and whole lot of Disney. You can explore so many Disney worlds with Donald and Goofy fighting by your side while you save your favorite characters and even enlist them for help later in the game.
Kingdom Hearts is a must for all Disney/Final Fantasy fans. Just be forgiving with the very first game. We all start somewhere.
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What is your favorite game series? Let me know in the comments!
I’ve yet to give my favorite game a Saturday Suggestion post but it’s coming. There’s so much story to KH that I know I can’t do it justice with a summary but I will do my best with a lengthy review for each game. I’ve had the privilege to play just about every single one including KHUX on android. The story, characters, and game play always bring me back in with each new release of this series.