5 Nerdiest Things I’ve Ever Done

I’ve done lots of normal nerdy things: been obsessed with video games, cried at the end of a good fantasy novel, cosplayed at nerd conventions – the list goes on. But these are the dirty secrets of the nerd, the things that some nerds might even say is nerdy. Let’s get down and nerdy.

1. Dressed up as Moaning Myrtle to go to the book release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Nerds everywhere can relate to a love of dressing up. Cosplaying at conventions or even on Halloween (I guess maybe that’s just called “wearing a costume”). I took it a step further, and dressed up during the release of the 7th Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows… at Barnes and Noble. My sister dressed up as Hermione Granger and I dressed up as Moaning Myrtle, complete with crying and moping role-playing, and we went to wait in line for the book. With other people. Who were wearing regular clothes. We got a lot of funny looks.

2. Ran around in the woods dressed up as an elf, hitting skeletons with foam swords.

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Larping is definitely in a class all its own when it comes to nerdy things. I began Larping in 2003. Larping stands for live-action role playing, and as it was explained to me at that time, it’s when “You dress up as a character, like an elf or something, and it’s mostly renaissance costuming, and you go around fighting zombies in the woods with foam swords.” I imagine when most people hear that, they would be both confused and terrified. To me, however, it seemed like the coolest and most fun idea I’d ever heard of. You could create and craft your own character, personality, back story, and costume, and actually enter a fantasy world for the weekend where everyone else plays along. I ended up creating a True Elf Cleric who wore a blue velvet dress and had big pointy ears. I could probably ramble on about Larp for another 3 paragraphs, so I’ll just stop here.

3. Confused a water fountain for a pensieve in the Harry Potter theme park.

When Mark and I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and waited in line to get on Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, it was a long wait. About an hour at least. And the WWOHP is in Orlando Florida, where, if you don’t know, it can feel the like the sun is burning you alive. So they have water fountains in the line while people are waiting – you know, so people don’t die. I saw a giant silver dish from afar and screamed “Is that a pensieve?” No, no, Stewie, you idiot. It’s a water fountain. Nerd.

4. Played tabletop role-playing games that weren’t Dungeons and Dragons.

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Most people think of tabletop RPG games as being, well, Dungeons and Dragons. And certainly that’s the most popular one. I played a lot of D&D, don’t get me wrong. But I also explored the nerdy world of many other role-playing games. 7th Sea, Star Wars: The Role Playing Game, Call of Cthulu, Firefly/Serenity Role Playing Game… I’ve played a pretty big variety of role-playing games, gorram it.

5. Role-played in an online Furry community called Furcadia.

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This may be the most embarassing and nerdy thing I can confess to, but hey, I was 13… that’s my excuse. I covered my adventures in Furcadia in this post, but really, it has to remain on my list as being super nerdy. In the game, you create your own anthropomorphic animal character and you walk around a pixel world, role-playing with other animal people. Yup. I did that.

*BONUS* 6. Gotten fandom related tattoos.

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I saw this on @youthinkmemad‘s Fandom 5 post and realized I’m guitly of it too, so I’m going to use it as a bonus. I recently got a Luna from Sailor Moon as a maneki neko to add to the collection of kawaii tattoos. Oh, and my next nerdy tattoo will probbaly be Jiggly Puff from Pokemon. Jiggly puffffffff…. Thanks for reminding me of my nerdy ink, B!


Let me know how nerdy you are by leaving your nerdy confessions in a comment!

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5 Fandom Friday DLC (Stewie Pack)

I found that I was in possession of a bunch of good ideas for 5 Fandom Friday posts, so I figured I’d post my list here (in no particular order) as the 5 Fandom Friday DLC (Downloadable content) Stewie Pack, for those who love doing 5 Fandom Fridays, but might not always want to do the scheduled one! Post your 5 Fandom Friday DLC in a comment or as your own blog post!

1. Top 5 Geek Loves from 5 Years Ago
2. Favorite Twitch Streamers
3. Favorite YouTubers
4. Favorite Twitter Accounts
5. Dream Fictional Pen Pals
6. Favorite Geek Slang or Catchphrases
7. Members in my Dream Fictional Family (Mom, dad, sister, brother, pet, or members of your choosing)
8. Favorite Geeky Cocktails or Beers
9. Characters I would like to strangle
10. Fandoms I’d love to LARP (Universes from fandoms you would want to play a live-action role-playing game in)
11. Favorite Ponyville Citizens (MLP Fandom)
12. Favorite Harry Potter Characters (Harry Potter Fandom)
13. Favorite Disney anything (Disney Fandom)
14. Favorite Time Periods in History
15. Characters I would love to have brunch with

If you need more information about how these blog posts works, check out The Nerdy Girlie’s original blog post about it here. Make sure to use #Fandom5 and #5FandomFriday on your posts so the geek blogger community can see them!

Thanks again to Megan and Kristin for such a fabulous and fun post idea which has helped me tremendouly in generating fresh content for my blog. Seriously, somedays I feel like that’s all I post! And that’s fine by me. Happy Friday one and all!

Remember to check out these other amazing geeky communities
The International Geek Girl Pen Pals ClubThe LarpettesGeek Girl Brunch

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Character’s I Would Name My Kids After

It’s 5 Fandom Friday again! Always fun, and never in order. The post I’m going with today is “Character’s I would name my kids after.” I’m tackling this in a way that represents characters I like, but mostly names I like. I absolutely adore these 5 names!

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Art by elphielein

1. Violet (American Horror Story)

Violet is a beautiful and earthy name – it is a flower after all! And Violet the character is so like a violet, delicate and fragile. This sweet girl has typical teenage problems – you know, going through the emotional anguish of trying to fit in among peers, falling in love with a ghost, and eventually becoming the ghost she was so terrified of. Tale as old as time among teens. And I know there’s a bit of angsty teen in all kids, for sure. Even us adults :3

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Art by Dreamsparkle

2. Edmund (Chronicles of Narnia)

This is such a great name. It’s so unique and old school… it strikes me as sort of Victorian and romantic. I’ve never met anyone with this name. Edmund as a character is of course, a Judas type character who succumbs to the temptation of the glory the White Witch promises him. We all mess up, and let our ego get in the way, but he is ultimately redeemed. And kids all make mistakes, right? And all for something as simple as Turkish Delight.

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Art by Carolina-Eade

3. Galadriel (Lord of the Rings)

What a name. Any Elven name can really be a #3 for me… Elvish is an elegant and gorgeous language in itself. Galadriel is a really epic character as well – she’s a beautiful, wise, and powerful rule in the Elven lands. I love to imagine my kids will loves elves, faeries, and all sorts of magical forest folk as I do.

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Art by marymacabre

4. Vincent (Tim Burton)

Oh Vincent. A refined and gothic name (I seem to love names that start with V), Vincent was a 7-year old kid with a creepy agenda. Instead of doing normal 7-year old things, he spent his days fantasizing about being horror movie icon, Vincent Price. He’s a role model to the goth kid in us all. I totally foresee my kids having all the spooky tendencies I do.

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Art by yourpsychotherapist

5. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

While this is not my favorite Disney princess (Snow White is my favorite, but Snow is just too weird of a name), I absolutely love the name Aurora. It conjures up colorful images of the aurora borealis, or beautiful roses. While I don’t love that Aurora is pretty much the victim of everything throughout the story (poor thing), she’s an innocent and sweet princess, none-the-less. Just as my kids will be. Well, until they hit those awful teen years. 😛


Post a comment to let me know what character’s you’d name your kids after!

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My Fictional BFF’s

Ya I know, it’s Monday. But trying to keep up on these 5 Fandom Friday posts is clearly pointless, so the posts are just gonna kind of happen, randomly and magically, like most good things. Having fandom characters you love and worship is part of the geeky package, and the characters you want to spend time are so much fun to fantasize about. So it’s time to go to the movies, or out for some drinks, or to the movies while smuggling in drinks, with my besties. Here are my top 5 fictional BFF’s from fandoms.

1. Luna Lovegood

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Luna Lovegood by leelakin

Luna Lovegood is the quirky and slightly kooky blonde Ravenclaw from the Harry Potter series. Yeah, she’s fruity as a bat, but I love her. Luna is brutally genuine, honest, and perceptive – qualities that would be perfect in a best friend. She can’t be anyone but herself, and she makes no effort to try to hide her personality or weirdness from anyone. She think it strange anyone would do that, strange as she is. She just is, and that’s the way to be. Surrounded by someone like her, I’d be unafraid to be my weird self as well. We’d spend our time talking about the interesting things we’d read in the Quibble, practicing for our Potions finals, or tagging along on fun adventures with Harry, of course.

2. Betty Cooper

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Betty Cooper is a teen girl from Riverdale, and an amazingly sweet character from the Archie Comics universe. True blue, and an all-American nice girl, Betty would be loyal to the end. She’s got a “Captain America” style charm about her. She’s kind, thoughtful, caring, and super nice. Plus, she loves having fun and getting out there! I think lots of people in the Riverdale universe would make fun and entertaining friends, but Betty has some seriously great friend qualities that are impossible to ignore. She would be there through thick and thin, I could just tell! We’d spend our time gossiping at Pop Tates over chocolate shakes and studying for Miss Grundy’s math tests after school. Who knows, maybe we’d even have a friendly fight over who’d be going out with Archie that night >.>

3. Noodle

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Noodle is the 13 year old guitar player from the Gorillaz, oh, and a secret government experimental combat soldier. And thanks to Ocean Bacon (the verbal command which put Noodle’s fighting rampage into a state of amnesia), we can be the best of friends, and play loads of video games all the time!! Besides having a front row seat to any Gorillaz’s concert, we’d eat sushi in Japan, beat up on Murdoc, and play pool with 2D. Sounds like a blast to me! <3

4. Tank Girl

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Tank Girl by BlitzCadet

Tank Girl is a fabulous comic book character who makes things go BOOM and then has a cold beer when it’s all over. Sometimes she’s a little gross, or vulgar, or horny, but hey, who isn’t? There wouldn’t be a boring day ever if she was around. We’d drink beers and smoke cigars with Booga, decorate tanks and other artillery vehicles with fun stickers and graffiti, and play with all of our talking stuffed animals of course, like Mr. Precocious and Camp Koala. I am SO ready to go hop on board the tank for some fun adventures!

5. Pinkie Pie

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Pinkie Pie is the perky party princess of Ponyville, from the My Little Pony fandom. Clearly, a good friend must be entertaining, and Pinkie Pie would just go go go without stopping. She tells great jokes, she’s full of energy, and she loves to squeal. Qualities any good friend should have. Especially the squealing part. Toothless, her super cute pet alligator, and my dog Couscous would be fast friends. And I’d love to help the ponies on their missions to find the elements of harmony, or to help Twilight Sparkle learn a lesson about friendship, or even just in the planning of some incredible parties in Ponyville! PARTY TIME!

*BONUS* 6. Lurch

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Lurch is the faithful household butler of the creepy and the kooky Addams Family. And something tells me, in my heart of hearts, that Lurch would be a fabulous BFF. Sure, he’s quiet, a little stoic, and kind of a servant in the Addams home, but he does the sweetest things for them, and I would imagine his friends. He is tolerant and puts up with a lot of silliness and nonsense – 2 qualities that are pretty essential for anyone who is going to be my friend. In our spare time, we could practice ballroom dancing, chase spiders, or play hide and seek in the marvelous Addams mansion. I know I wouldn’t mind hanging out with Wednesday or Pugsley for the day as well, providing they keep me out of that electric chair. -.-

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Favorite Fandom Accessories I Own

This week’s edition of 5 Fandom Friday celebrates Fandom Accessories. Accessories are the little things in our life that make it easy to incorporate our love of our fandoms fully into our world. Every where you look – in your kitchen, on your desk, in your jewelry box – the joy is everywhere! I had a hard time choosing just 5 (well, I picked 6 actually) but these are the 5 accessories I chose!

1. Tina Ring from Nerd Burger


Cazz of Nerd Burger is just one of the very best – she’s an awesome girl from Australia who makes fantastic geeky jewelry! She was kind enough to send me a Tina ring, which of course, is awesome. Bob’s Burgers is one of my all-time favorite cartoons, and Mark and I even got tickets to go see Bob’s Burgers live in March! Thanks Cazz <3

2. Barbie Shoe Necklace

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I adore this Barbie Shoe necklace from Pixier and Pixier! It’s so fun, whimsical, and just a little creepy! I love the colors (of course), and the fact that it’s Barbie shoes. Weird and wonderful. Something Luna Lovegood would wear, for sure.

3. Wonder Woman Converse

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I am so glad my friend @thedesignergeek suggested that I get these amazing Wonder Woman converse, because I LOVE them – they’re a perfect compliment and geek chic accessory to so many outfits. I first wore them to the Geekie Awards when the IGGPPC was up for a Geekie! They’re comfy and the artwork on them is just gorgeous. Wonder Woman is such a badass!

4. Lilac Wand from Gipson Wands


I’m a Potterhead and magic lover through and through! Scott of Gipson Wands designs carefully crafted magical wands, complete with unicorn hair and phoenix feathers. (alight, maybe not those!) I have a wand in Lilac wood. A favorite of the forest nymphs, Lilac is sacred to the Greek Twins Gemini. It promotes love and romance <3 <3 <3 Swish, and flick!

5. Monsters Inc Disney Parks Official Mug

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Disney Parks Authentic gear is the best! It always reminds me of my trips to Disney World, and of course, you are only supposed to be able to get it in the parks! I bought this Mike Wazowski mug when Mark and I went on our first vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida! It’s one of my absolute favorite memories – Mark and I had SO much fun! I drink coffee out of this adorable Disney mug every day at work. Disnerds, unite!

*BONUS* 6. IGGPPC embroidered pin by Sarah Synapse

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Of COURSE I love repping my Iggles! This fabulous hand embroidered pin by Sarah Synapse is just too cute! And it comes in a multitude of colors! You can get your own pin here!

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