I don’t necessarily call myself a collector of anything. Collectors often buy cool but expensive action figures, toys, or memorabilia from their favorite video games, TV shows, or movies. The hardcore collectors often have whole shelves or rooms dedicated to their geeky treasure trove of awesome to put on display. Despite not really being a hardcore collector of anything, I’m not entirely opposed to collecting a few trinkets here and there to represent my most geekiest of passions. When my older sister convinced me to give one of those monthly subscription boxes a try, I opted for a three month subscription and I learned quite a few things from having received two boxes so far.
I don’t particularly make it obvious how much I love watching anime, read manga, or play video games in my daily fashion choices. It’s a sentiment I have written about before on this blog and on Geek Force Network when the site used to be active. While I may not always show my pride and passion for the leisure hobbies I like to pursue during my spare time, it doesn’t mean I haven’t found smaller ways to convey my enjoyment of them.
It’s undeniable that fall is in the air. The leaves are turning subtle shades of yellow or red. The temperature continues to get cooler in the evenings to justify having a light sweater or jacket when you’re out––at least depending on where you are in the world. Even pumpkin flavored everything is making a comeback with a vengeance! With fall being one of my favorite seasons, next to spring, there’s still much to keep a geek occupied when the lazy days of summer packs its bags until next year.
I don’t proclaim myself to be a fashion expert, but I have an appreciation for well put together styles, color combinations, and tasteful accessorizing. Everyone’s personal style will be different and we all have our own idea of what fashion means to us. It’s a form of creative expression and the first impression we get when we meet someone. I have mentioned it many times before that while I’m a geek at heart, my fashion choices don’t outwardly show my geeky enthusiasm. I may admire a Lara Croft T-shirt worn by a friend, but I won’t wear one myself. I may think a piece of geeky jewelry looks cool, but still not feel compelled to wear them with my clothes. My style is simple, classic, and extremely feminine with dashes of floral prints paired with comfy leather boots. When Bioware hosted a fashion show at this year’s PAX Prime in Seattle to reveal a new line of geek clothes, I fell in love at first sight.
Being a passionate and devoted geek/nerd is tough work when you’re an adult. Forget about having more than one hobby to choose to spend your time on. That’s only part of the challenge we deal with on a regular basis. When you factor money and time into the equation, specifically when you’re a manga fan, you may find yourself in the position of not really reading them as much as you used to.
If you ever wanted to hear the voice behind this blog talk about geeky things, now is your chance! I stopped by the Incoductic podcast run by fellow Geek Force Network member Joshua Evo, who also runs the awesome blog Disk Read Error. It’s my first time guest hosting on a podcast and I hope you find the episode to be an enjoyable listening experience. Or at least, you all can tolerate my nervous and excited rambling on this episode. Methinks I need to stick to writing. Hmm…
New York Comic Con came and went this past weekend and it has been a blast as always. The more times I keep going to this convention, the more I feel as if this convention is getting more crowded every year. As much as I barely want to tolerate the congested streets of New York City on a regular basis, I’m willing to put up with the crowds at NYCC. There’s always lots to see and do at the convention, and I’m going to detail the biggest highlights of my convention weekend with photos!
I’m back from vacation feeling refreshed and ready to bring you more content on my blog. It just so happens that this weekend is New York Comic Con and I’ll be attending it once again! I’ve been going to NYCC for the last three or four years maybe? I would consider myself a seasoned convention goer by now. Well, I do need to expand my convention attendance beyond NYCC, but I’ll get there. Conventions like NYCC, no matter where you go, is literally the social event of the year for all geeks all over the world. It’s considered geek mecca. It’s our sacred place, our oasis, our––well, you get the idea.
This week’s post is a little different from what I have usually done on my blog, but it’s a welcome one and it gives me an opportunity to exercise those journalism muscles I haven’t used since my college days. Meet Chris and Jane of chrisandjanesplace.etsy.com, creators of the Zombie Gnomes. They take your average garden variety gnome and give it the zombie treatment. Their product has been featured on Geek and Sundry, Cnet, and The Huffington Post to name a few. Chris and Jane were kind enough to take time out from crafting these oddly cute and horrific gnomes to talk about how Zombie Gnomes came to be as well as discuss their weapon of choice in a zombie apocalypse…among other things. Visit their website if you’re interested in purchasing any of the items pictured here, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.
I had a more video game centric post in mind when it came time to writing my usual weekly update. Instead, something a little personal and introspective kept tugging at the deep corners of my brain to be written. I try not to write too much about myself and I try to focus on the geekier or fashion-minded side of things, but I suppose I can tie those usual themes I write about into this post too.