The Stuck at Home Blog Tag

The Rules

• Thank the person that nominated you (I found this tag on Cranky Autistic and decided to join in!)

• Answer all the questions below

• Pingback to the creator: Ellyn at Allonsythornraxxbooks

• Nominate five other book bloggers to do this tag (or just leave it as a free-for-all)

What Are You Currently Reading? 

Tina Turner’s autobiography My Love Story. She writes like she’s having a chat with a friend, with all of her personality coming through.

What’s Your Favourite Can’t Leave The House Activity?

Connecting with people through blogging and social media. I don’t have a smart phone, so can’t do this out of the house, unless I’m in a free wi-fi area. I want to be fully engaged in the moment outside the house anyway.

A Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read?

The Velveteen Rabbit. I watched a cartoon film of it as a little kid and it was the first story that made me feel a crazy amount of emotions. “Whaaaaaaah!” “Yaaaaaaaaay!”

An Intimidating Book on Your TBR?

The last two books in the Otherworld series by Tad Williams. It’s very thick and pretty trippy and also disturbing in places so it was giving me vivid, hyper-real dreams of that nature. So literally and literary intimidating!

Top Three Books on Your TBR?

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman (prequel to film Practical Magic)

On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (an urban drama about an up and coming female rapper)

Astragal by Albertine Sarrazin (Patti Smith loves this book)

Recommend a Short Book

Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. A gritty neo-noir detective novel, covering race, the American dream, status, trust and self respect.

Recommend a Long Book

His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. An amazing multi-layered story. The film and TV adaptation missed out entire plot lines which were vital to understanding the thing as a whole. Please just read the book instead.

Something You’d Love to Do While Stuck at Home? 

Get into baking but have someone else shop for ingredients, take it out of the hot oven and then tidy up and wash up afterward. So I’d be chucking stuff into a bowl, mixing and awkwardly rolling/folding and messily filling/icing, all the fun stuff basically! I’m heavily playing the Dyspraxia and chronic fatigue card here aren’t I, hehee!

What Book Do You Plan on Reading Next?

A comedy-drama about three more-mature women going on a road trip together through Italy, having fun and discovering lots of surprises about themselves and each other. Can’t for the life of me remember who it’s by or what it’s called! It’s my light summer read for when I’m brain fogged in the heat (appropriate vague answer then I guess).

Hope you found my (slightly random) answers interesting. I’m not tagging anyone as I don’t want them to feel pressured in this weirdest of times, so if you want to join in, then just join in!

Tag me in your post so I can have a read of your answers and please make sure you mention the original creator Ellyn (link above).

🖤✨Chrissie✨🖤

The Ultimate Film List Challenge

Put an emoji against each film you’ve seen, count them up and see how you did!

I got 162 out of 225

The Revenant 🙋🏻‍♀️

Rocky Horror Picture Show 🙋🏻‍♀️

Grease 🙋🏻‍♀️

Pirates of the Caribbean franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Harold Lloyd Safety Last 🙋🏻‍♀️

Footloose

Fight Club 🙋🏻‍♀️

Parasite

Maze Runner franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

The Great Gatsby 🙋🏻‍♀️

Neverending Story

Blazing Saddles

Airplane 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Princess Bride 🙋🏻‍♀️

Anchorman 🙋🏻‍♀️

Crazy Rich Asians

A Few Goodmen🙋🏻‍♀️

In The Line of Fire🙋🏻‍♀️

How to Train Your Dragon films 🙋🏻‍♀️

Napoleon Dynamite 🙋🏻‍♀️

Labyrinth 🙋🏻‍♀️

Saw

Step Brothers 🙋🏻‍♀️

White Noise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Some Like It Hot🙋🏻‍♀️

50 First Dates

The Princess Diaries 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Nightmare Before Christmas 🙋🏻‍♀️

Scream franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Dark Crystal🙋🏻‍♀️

Ginger Snaps🙋🏻‍♀️

Edward Scissor Hands🙋🏻‍♀️

Superbad 🙋🏻‍♀️

Million Dollar Baby 🙋🏻‍♀️

Harry Potter franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Resident Evil 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Wedding Singer 🙋🏻‍♀️

Lilo & Stitch 🙋🏻‍♀️

Finding Nemo 🙋🏻‍♀️

Finding Neverland 🙋🏻‍♀️

Jurassic Park films 🙋🏻‍♀️

Signs 🙋🏻‍♀️

My Neighbour Totoro 🙋🏻‍♀️

Coralline 😱

White Chicks 🙋🏻‍♀️

Butterfly Effect 🙋🏻‍♀️

13 Going on 30

iRobot 🙋🏻‍♀️

AI🙋🏻‍♀️

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 🙋🏻‍♀️

Universal Soldier🙋🏻‍♀️

Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Devil Wears Prada 🙋🏻‍♀️

Deep Impact! 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Gridiron Gang 🙋🏻‍♀️

Never Been Kissed 🙋🏻‍♀️

Meet The Parents 🙋🏻‍♀️

10 Things I Hate About You🙋🏻‍♀️

Mean Girls 🙋🏻‍♀️

A Knights Tale🙋🏻‍♀️

KING KONG

The Terminal 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants🙋🏻‍♀️

Baby Driver

Dumb & Dumber 🙋🏻‍♀️

Final Destination franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Halloween🙋🏻‍♀️

The Ring

Bad Santa🙋🏻‍♀️

Hitchcock’s Rear Window

Mrs Doubtfire 🙋🏻‍♀️

Rock of Ages🙋🏻‍♀️

Practical Magic 🙋🏻‍♀️

Chicago 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ghost Ship 🙋🏻‍♀️

From Hell 🙋🏻‍♀️

Hellboy🙋🏻‍♀️

Secret Window 🙋🏻‍♀️

I Am Sam 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Truman Show🙋🏻‍♀️

The Day After Tomorrow 🙋🏻‍♀️

Hunger Games franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Child’s Play

Seed of Chucky

Bride of Chucky 🙋🏻‍♀️

P.S. I Love You🙋🏻‍♀️

Just Married 🙋🏻‍♀️

Gothika

Sixteen Candles

Coach Carter 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Grudge

The Mask 🙋🏻‍♀️

Bad Boys franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Joy Ride

Lucky Number Slevin

Avatar🙋🏻‍♀️

Alien Franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ocean’s Eleven 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ocean’s Twelve🙋🏻‍♀️

Ocean’s Thirteen🙋🏻‍♀️

Howls Moving Castle🙋🏻‍♀️

Bourne franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Bond franchise (new)🙋🏻‍♀️

Black Swan 🙋🏻‍♀️

Kingsman: The Secret Service 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Princess and the Frog (Disney)🙋🏻‍♀️

The Mummy franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Predator franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Fog 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ice Age franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel🙋🏻‍♀️

Independence Day 🙋🏻‍♀️

Cujo

A Bronx Tale

Darkness Falls

Christine 🙋🏻‍♀️

ET 💗

Children of the Corn

Leon 🙋🏻‍♀️

Maid in Manhattan 🙋🏻‍♀️

War of the Worlds 🙋🏻‍♀️

Rush Hour franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Best Bet

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days 🙋🏻‍♀️

She’s All That 🙋🏻‍♀️

Calendar Girls

Sideways 🙋🏻‍♀️

Mars Attacks 🙋🏻‍♀️

Event Horizon

Ever After

Wizard of Oz (original)🙋🏻‍♀️

Forrest Gump 🙋🏻‍♀️

Big Trouble in Little China 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Terminator franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ant Man 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ant Man and the Wasp🙋🏻‍♀️

Die Hard franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Spider Man franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Batman franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Blade Runner🙋🏻‍♀️

Jeepers Creepers

Jeepers Creepers 2

Catch Me If You Can 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Little Mermaid 🙋🏻‍♀️

Freaky Friday 🙋🏻‍♀️

Reign of Fire

The Skulls

Cruel Intentions 🙋🏻‍♀️

Burlesque🙋🏻‍♀️

Shrek️ franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Swimfan

Miracle on 34th Street 🙋🏻‍♀️

Old School

The Notebook 🙋🏻‍♀️

K-Pax🙋🏻‍♀️

Krippendorf’s Tribe

A Walk to Remember

Kidulthood films 🙋🏻‍♀️

Boogeyman

The 40-year-old Virgin

Little Miss Sunshine🙋🏻‍♀️

Lord of the Rings franchise 🙋🏻‍♀️

Indiana Jones franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Basketball Diaries🙋🏻‍♀️

Hostel

Do the Right Thing 🙋🏻‍♀️

House of 1000 Corpses

Devils Reject

Elf 🙋🏻‍♀️

Highlander🙋🏻‍♀️

Mothman Prophecies️

American History X🙋🏻‍♀️

The Jacket

Kung Fu Hustle

Shaolin Soccer

Night Watch

Monsters Inc 🙋🏻‍♀️

Titanic 🙋🏻‍♀️

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 🙋🏻‍♀️

Shaun Of the Dead 🙋🏻‍♀️

Legally Blonde🙋🏻‍♀️

High Tension

Club Dread

Hulk 🙋🏻‍♀️

Dawn Of the Dead 🙋🏻‍♀️

Hook 🙋🏻‍♀️

Mad Max (old or new)🙋🏻‍♀️

28 days later 🙋🏻‍♀️

Ghostbusters franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Phantasm

Water World 🤣

Kill Bill Vol 1 🙋🏻‍♀️

Kill Bill Vol 2 🙋🏻‍♀️

Mortal Kombat

Wolf Creek

Kingdom of Heaven 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Hills Have Eyes

Miss Congeniality 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Last House on the Left

Re-Animator

Army of Darkness

Star Wars franchise

Joker

The Irishman

The Matrix franchise🙋🏻‍♀️

Evil Dead1

Evil Dead 2

Team America: World Police

Red Dragon 🙋🏻‍♀️

Silence of the Lambs 🙋🏻‍♀️

Hannibal 🙋🏻‍♀️

The Breakfast Club 🙋🏻‍♀️

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 🙋🏻‍♀️

Grown Ups

Dazed and confused

Natural Born Killers🙋🏻‍♀️

Pretty in Pink 🙋🏻‍♀️

Sweet Charity 🙋🏻‍♀️

Polar Express 🙋🏻‍♀️

American Werewolf in London 🙋🏻‍♀️

Fantastic Four 🙋🏻‍♀️

Leprechaun

The Blindside 🙋🏻‍♀️

Inside Out

How did you do?

Let me know your score and what you want (or don’t want) to watch! I’ve got The Irishman, Joker and Inside Out on my watch list. I have no intention to watch any horror films – ever.

🖤✨Chrissie✨🖤

Monthly Life Update – January

My memory is so crap for these type of posts, I need to start writing this stuff down everyday.

Lifestyle 💁🏽‍♀️

Check out these eyebrows! I’ve fully grown them out so I can tweeze them back into a coherent shape easily. Ive given this top to charity as I constantly had to lint roller fluff off it. Ain’t no one got time for that!

Carrying on with trying to minimise my impact on the planet, I bought these Sustainable Essentials from Ecologue.

Me pissing around and doing The Dolly Parton Challenge.

After 1 wrong order (and a correction) and 2 stunning deliveries with flower delivery company Bloom and Wild, I ordered Lillies and white roses. The roses died long before the lillies even opened. I’ve learned my lesson and shall be buying from Tesco…or the garage from now on!

Skincare 🧖🏽‍♀️

The most effective deodorant I’ve ever used is Ohii, Charcoal Natural Deodorant (which I like to think is pronounced ‘Oh, eye?’). It’s vegan, yay! But not refillable, boo!

Glycolic Acid is my friend once again in – the incredibly effective – Pixi, Glow Tonic. Cleanses, brightens and smooths without being too drying.

Stressing Less 💆🏻‍♀️

I’ve noticed that if I don’t pressure myself to go to bed and wake up at a reasonable time, I sleep much better. I go to bed around 1.00am when I’m actually tired enough to sleep and anytime I’ve had enough sleep is when I get up. That’s reasonable for me.

I’m also stressing less about what is supposed to be happening when and tend to just be content with what is happening now. Not caring about being in control of everything and just letting stuff play out is a lot less stressful!

Wearing 👚

I tried to get some style basics in the sales and had mixed success but I like these posts because they give you an idea of various brands sizing and quality etc.

Eating 🥗

Having three meals a day and eating a small breakfast before my body desperately needs fuel, so I have a clear head and the energy to put together something nicer later on.

I’ve gotten back into salad/deli type foods like humus, pickles, roasted peppers and tomatoes, crackers, seeds, nuts, stuffed vine leaves, chilled tofu (fried in toasted sesame oil and then chilled makes it taste like chicken breast for some reason) and so many condiments. There’s half a shelf full of them in the fridge lol BUT I’ve discovered my fave noodle place has stopped doing sushi! 😱

Greggs have launched their Vegan Stakebake and Vegan Sausageroll, so although I’m cheating with the gluten in the pastry, I still HAD to try them. Sadly I ran out of change and could only afford the stakebake, which was Delicious!

Reading 📖

I couldn’t get my head into reading books over Jan so I’ve been reading blogs including Roses Have Thoughts , Square One Notes , Mae Polzine and Cosmopolitan, Red, and Vogue, which was in a two-for-one deal surprisingly. I’ve read some great interviews, features, tips and reviews.

Watching 👀

Better than Human (with English subs) – this was similar to, but better than the Humans. Not as preachy and waster pacing and more relatable characters I thought.

Black Mirror series 2 – I really enjoyed this because it wasn’t as heavy as the first but still very poignant.

Black Lightning – Pop corn for the mind, with extra cheese. The quality of the fight scenes, the character arcs, the editing and the pacing of the story were all wildly uneven. The characters were likeable and the soundtrack consistently good though.

Santa Clarita Diet – featuring Drew Barrymore as a zombie and a wife and Mum. Once you get passed the clunky acting and awkwardly timed jokes in the first series and it just gets better and better. Brilliantly bizarre!

🖤✨Chrissie✨🖤

🎃 Spooky TV Shows To Binge Watch Over Halloween 🎃

Stranger Things 2016 –

How could I not include this! With every 80’s horror-fantasy clique, this series somehow manages to seem fresh and retro at the same time. It’s equally charming, funny, subtly creepy and action packed.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer 1996 – 2003

Total classic about a teenaged slayer, her ‘Scoobie gang’ and her grown up (and very handsome) Watcher who, together, deal with all sorts of supernatural goings on in the town of Sunnydale. Snappy dialogue and wonderful three-dimensional characters.

Preacher 2016 – 

Based on the adult comic book series by DC’s Vertigo line, this story is about a jaded preacher who, stirred by a crazy happening at a church, joins up with his ex and a vampire to fight injustice and to find god. If you are vegetarian you might want to skip all of the scenes with the self proclaimed ‘King of meat’. Thoughtful, darkly funny and a bit nuts!

Supernatural 2005 –

Two brother follow their fathers lead and hunt supernatural creatures. Some episodes can be genuinely creepy but it’s a bit of a mixed bag – depending on what creeps you out.

Doctor Who 2005 –

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The Dr arrives again – this time in the form of a woman who can’t quite remember who she is. When strange things start to happen in the Northern town, she teams up with the people who found her as a race to survive ensues.

The Strain 2014 – 2017

One of the more creepy shows in the list but as a result of a particular person and circumstance, rather than the marauding zombies hordes. The Strain goes from sci-fi outbreak thriller – to holocaust flash-back drama – to zombie horror.

Charmed 2018 –

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Modern take on the beloved 1998 series of three sisters who discover they are much stronger together as they have magic abilities. And boy will they need them!

Grimm 2011-2017

A detective realises he descended from a line of Grimms who are sworn to hunt vesesen – people who turn into animals and other beings – who are disrupting the equilibrium. What happens when he realises some of them are his neighbours and how does he explain everything to his girlfriend and colleagues? Loosly based on Grimms Fairytails, this show is so much fun!

The X-Files 1993 – 

This classic, iconic show has covered, sci-fi, fantasy, pseudo science, the paranormal, myths and legends and in a few episodes straight up horror. Here’s a link to the 10 most scary episodes so you know what to avoid, hehe!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

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Sabrina is still about a teen witch coping with everyday teen life but it’s darker than the original; a mash-up of True Blood meets Pretty Little Liars in tone maybe?

Which ones have you watched or are planning on watching? 

Chrissie V—-V

The Geeky Girl Tag

I know I’ve done this before but it was quite a while ago and likes and dislikes change over time, so I’m doing it again! I noticed this recently on A Geeky Gal and those are the questions I’m using today.

What is your must-have tech gadget?

It has to be my iPad. Here’s a pretentious thing to say – if I didn’t also have an iMac, I’d be lost without my iPad. Urgh, I know right!? I realise I’m very, very lucky to have both but I can’t choose between them as often they are my link to the outside world and company during the day, rather than just house plants and delivery drivers.

Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?

I’d have to say Gryffindor because it’s summed up by courage, honour, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak. I am a very full-on person when it comes to standing up for myself and calm when navigating possibly dangerous situations. I’ve always stood up for others too and have a very strong sense of fairness and justice.

Who is your favorite Doctor?

Has to be Christopher Eccleston, mainly as I fancy the arse off him.

If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?

If you look at how Spock behaves when he’s been on the Enterprise for a long time and how he logically thinks about problems but how he cares about others welbeing, I’m sure he’s an Aspie (although no one has ever officially confirmed this).

What is your gaming system of choice?

Playstation is what I had then and its what I have now, with a mostly ignored XBox in between.

If you had a super power, what would it be?

Teleportation. I would go on clothes shopping sprees (where I’d get to try stuff on, rather guessing sizes online) and buy free-from veggie food for lunch from my fave places. I’d visit cities and national parks around the world. I’d go on beach holidays but only for ten minutes at a time because of the heat. I’d do some superhero stuff too, of course but only after I’d finished my Humingbird cupcake from New York’s Magnolia Bakery.

What is your favorite fantasy world?

Rivendell. Just look at that architecture and nature!

If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?

This is a bit of weird answer but I look very different from most English people and from my family. I’m also an Aspie so I don’t get a lot of what people do. For instance in Manchester people say “Y’oright?” but they aren’t actually asking “Are you all right?” It’s just a way of saying “Hi”. But I find myself thinking they must be concerned about my health if I’m having a wobbly/fatigued day and genuinely answering them – doh! Also when people say “Yeah, we’ll have to catch up sometime.” I’m like “Ok, when?” then I realise they didn’t actually mean that either. So a lot of the time I feel like I’m already from some other race, from some other planet anyway.

Star Trek or Star Wars?

Star Trek as I think the new Star Trek Discovery series is engaging, well written and well acted and because Jason Issacs.

List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.

  • Westworld
  • Jessica Jones
  • Elementary
  • Santa Clarita Diet LOL
  • Extant
  • List your top 5 favorite video games. (26 years of gaming!)
  • Spyro The Dragon/Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Metal Gear Solid – The Phantom Pain/Titan Fall
  • Teken/Mortal Kombat
  • GTA/Any Winter X game
  • Devil Dice/8 Ball Pool

Hope you found my answers interesting and feel free to join in!

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Geek Blogger Tag 2017


I really love joining in with blog tags and reading other bloggers answers, so I decided to make one of my own. This is for absolutely any one who wants to join in! ^_^

What is your earliest memory of liking something un-mainstream or geeky?

The live action film of Marvels Howard The Duck in the 80’s. Pretty sure that film wasn’t meant for little kids but I loved it!

What is your fave geeky item of clothing or accessory?

Has to be my Count Duckula tee from Truffle Shuffle.

What guilty purchases do you treat yourself to sometimes?

Funko Pops! Hardly original, ha!

What are your favourite geeky or unusual books (including comics or graphic novels)?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Little Big by John Crowley and The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and The Crow by James O’ Barr.

Which geeky/alternative character do you identify with most and why?

Jane, the best friend of Daria in the 90’s TV series Daria. She was alternative in an edgy sort of way, plus she was sarcastic and observational but more optimistic than Daria.

What are your favourite hobbies other people consider geeky?

Keeping a rough scrap book full of mood boards or ticket stubs or anything else you can glue to a page that’s interesting. Keeping an optimism diary complete with cute stickers.

What are your favourite retro games (tabletop or console/PC)?

Idiot Box from the 90’s full of questions on film and TV. Dingbats which was full of those say-it-as-you-see-it cartoons which describe well known sayings. C64 games like Rainbow Islands, Bounder and Manic Miner.

Who is your geeky inspiration IRL?

Jennifer Lawrence. She falls, a lot (she’s won me over already) but she also says inspirational things in her usual un-sanctamonious way.

What would your superhero/vigilante name be and what would your power/special skill be?

Wenchetta and my special skill would be Jeet Kune Do which uses your opponents moves, weight and momentum against them, while you stay relatively still using the least energy possible.

What 3 geeky TV series have you gotten into lately?

Westworld OMG it’s amazing! Lucifer, why does no one ever talk about this series, it’s been on forever? Elementary, a US version of Sherlock Holmes with Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Loo which actually works really well. I have a huge crush on Miller as Sherlock. Rick and Morty, how have I only just come across this wonderful madness!?

Don’t forget to add the logo and a link back to my blog in your reply post to join in! Let me know if you do in the comments so I can pop over and have a read ^_^

Chrissie

The Geeky Girl Tag

The Geeky Girl Tag

This tag has been going since the start of the year and was started by Zombie Goddess Beauty  but I came across it on A Geek Girls Guide. I’ve been under representing the geeky side of me on this blog recently so thought it would be a great tag to join in with!

1. What is your must-have tech gadget?

My Macbook Pro as it’s essential for blogging (the WordPress app on the iPad can be quite hit and miss) and for storing all of my photo’s.

2. Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?

So I’ve done a few of the sorting hat quizes to answer this question and decided to ignore the very mixed answers. I’m clever in an unconventional way, intense sometimes but open minded, creative, determined, street wise and have a strong sense of fairness and loyalty. So who knows!?

3. Who is your favorite Doctor?

I have never been able to take it seriously tbh But I’m willing to give the one’s with Peter Capaldy a go because he’s a fantastic actor.

4. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?

Captain Sean Renard from Grimm because he would appreciate the finer things. I doubt there would be any immediate threat of peril and if there was he’s pretty handy. He looks good in a suit and especially out of one incase we skipped desert.

5. What is your gaming system of choice?

I’m going to say the original Playstation because their are so many classic games on there that I love, like Spyro The Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Cool Boarders, Tekken and Odd World and Devil Dice.

6. If you had a super power, what would it be?

I think a fair one would be Teleportation because I could visit countries that would be too hot or too cold for me to cope with IRL (which are a lot of them) and then just leave when I’d had enough. The second would be to have people notice I’m struggling because of chronic hidden illness and to offer to help me. Amazing for days when I’m exhausted and feeling week and/or brain foggy but I have shopping to do. However, that’s robbing people of their free will so not exactly fair!

7. What is your favorite fantasy world?

Most of the ones created by Studio Gibli and the Miyazaki’s as anything magical can happen there.

8. If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?

Sometimes I feel rather Vulcan but I think I’d quite like to be from Helion Prime (The Chronicles of Ridick) way before the Necromongers arrive obviously as they look like a nice people on a nice planet.

9. Star Trek or Star Wars?

I’ve tried to watch Star Wars three times and even as a kid I could never take it seriously when Jabba The Hut and other aliens would show up I’ll give The Last Jedi a chance though. I love the two modern Star Treck films and it’s really given me an appreciation for the type of man Spock is. I say ‘man’ rather than Vulcan deliberately, as he chooses to be his own man and make his own choices and not to just follow blindly what went before him.

10. List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.

Oh you are killing me with this question!

TV series – The Flash, Westworld, Jessica Jones, Grimm, The Man in the High Castle. Retro shout out to My So Called Life, Daria, Third Rock From The Sun and The Mysterious Cities of Gold.

Film – The Crow, Sin City, Terminator, Avatar, The Craft. Retro shout out to Teen Witch, Fright Night, Legend and Labyrinth.

11. List your top 5 favorite video games.

At the moment I’m stuck with C.O.D. on the Bloke’s PS4. Even though I like it, it gives me sensory overload after a few hours. If we are talking all time, I’ll go with Bounder (C64), Bubble Bobble (C64), Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega Mega Drive), Translworld Snow Boarding (XBox), Spiro The Dragon (PS1).

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Me as a Pop! Cat edition

If you want to join in then here are the questions

1. What is your must-have tech gadget?
2. Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?
3. Who is your favorite Doctor?
4. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?
5. What is your gaming system of choice?
6. If you had a super power, what would it be?
7. What is your favorite fantasy world?
8. If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?
9. Star Trek or Star Wars?
10. List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.
11. List your top 5 favorite video games.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my answers and I’d love to know what you think!

Chrissie

My Reading List for 2017 (Sci-fi, Drama, Fantasy, YA, Humour)

True to the promise I made to myself I’ve ordered a pile of books. I’ve actually been wanting to read some for several years! I’ll be reviewing them all at some point so here’s what will (eventually) be coming up…

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Raven Girl by Audrey Niffenegger is a beautifully illustrated fairytale about a raven trapped inside the body of a girl who longs to be free.

Bossypants by Tina Fey her autobiography/collection of essays and other random thoughts.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer is a very unique reimagining of the old fairytale. Cinder is a gifted mechanic in New Beijing and also a cyborg. Hated by her step mother and blamed for her step sisters sudden illness her luck starts to turn around when she meets a prince where loyalty, freedom, betrayal and temptation collide.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher about a teenager with a terrible secret who decides to confide in a man on death row.

The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas about a young woman who comes across a very old a rare book which she has heard will curse anyone who reads it. This has elements of ‘real world’ time travel (as apposed to the sci-fi kind) so I was sold on that.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor about a student who also happens to be an errand girl to a monster who is basically like family to her. The door too the other world is closing and so it’s time to choose between the two.

What the F*** is Normal?! by Francesca Martinez who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of two and has obviously heard many times and in many ways just how not normal she is. But what the f*** is normal anyway? Sure, I’ll identify with this a little from my Dyspraxia/Hypermobilty/(something like) MS point of view but more for the fact we are average women (in my opinion) of similar ages, who cannot understand why the society we live in is so judgmental and so obsessed with this elusive and somewhat bizarre standard of ‘normal’.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. I love traditional fairytales and folk tails so I’m really looking forward to reading this story about a mysterious child who appears at a remote homestead in Alaska and the couple who wonder whether to take her in or not.

The Humans by Matt Haig. I used to chat to Matt a long time ago on Twitter just by chance and vowed to read one of his books so now I’m finally getting around to it. I’m about a quarter of the way through and I can tell by the specific things he chooses to satirise about the human race that we are fairly similar people, except in this story his protagonist is an alien on a mission.

The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid is about a humanoid created to protect the girl she has grown up with, a senator’s daughter. She will give her life and take the lives of others in order to do so. When she goes undercover as the girl things really start to kick off in a rather ruthless manner basically.

Every time there has been a large gap in between me reading books I have to start off with the lighter or at least funnier one’s first so that it doesn’t feel like hard work. Thanks to Dyspraxia and sometimes ‘brain fog’ in general I have to concentrate a lot more than most when reading so as not to skip words or read them incorrectly as other similar words, therefore becoming rather confused. I’m glad I chose The Humans to read first as Haig’s writing style is so accessible I’m just flying through it!

Have you read any of these and what’s in your reading pile?

Chrissie

Gifts for Geeks who are Tongue in Cheek!

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Christmas Gift Guide for the Geeky & Alternative

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