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

It’s My 3rd Blogversary! Thank You ^_^

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An absolutely mahoosive thank you to everyone who has been with me since the start or found this blog a while ago or have just discovered it. Your comments and likes have spurred me on to keep blogging and have been the highlight of my day when I’ve been having a bad one. Your support and enthusiasm has made me feel like I’m actually good at something when Dyspraxia has made me feel otherwise. You have made me laugh (with you, not at you), you’ve been as excited about geeky things, urban things and cruelty free things as I have and really made me think about life with your observations and advice. You are all awesome!

It is so strange to think that three years I finally took peoples advice and started a little unassuming blog. A blog which turned into something that a lot of lovely strangers actually started to follow and commented on and then some of my fave brands which I’ve used for years started to gift me their products to review and invites started arriving for blogger events, meals and cocktails!

The most surprising thing however, is that I’ve actually kept this up for three years and yes, people leave but new people follow every week. When ever I’ve felt bored because of illness or Winter weather or I’ve felt lonely, this has been a little sanctuary that I can visit, with a cuppa and snuggly wrap around cardigan, which always makes me smile.

To anyone who’s followed this blog for a long time, I appreciate you putting up with the early days of back-to-front structured sentences (thats how my thoughts sound in my head) and under or over exposed photo’s. I never realised that as a blogger I would become a copy writer, an editor, a photographer of all sorts of subjects, a photographic editor, a creator of layouts and an organised (gasp!) person capable of meeting deadlines, tagging and scheduling blog posts and the owner of several busy and successful social media accounts. Phew!

To anyone reading this who isn’t a blogger, why ever not? Give it a go, what have you got to loose? Even if you only get a small amount of followers, you will still have a creative journal of your life and maybe learn some new skills along the way.

Now give me some cake!

Genuine thanks from the bottom of my heart

Chrissie

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Making blogging events look glamorous since 2013.

5 Characters I’d Like To Get Drunk With For National Drink Wine Day

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Yes, it’s another one of those National days but it’s also every geeks fave day of the week: Fandom Friday! This weeks theme is ‘Favourite Cupcakes’ er…..? So I’m doing a bit of a theme mash-up and substituting cupcakes for wine instead lol

Olivia Pope – Scandal

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I’m not going to lie, the only thing we would be talking about is men, or rather a very particular handsome and powerful man, whilst drinking from one of her giant wine glasses.

Samantha Jones – Sex and The City

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After re-watching a few episodes of this a while back and realising how whinny and self absorbed Carry really was, I appreciated Samantha and Miranda’s characters even more. I’m sure I’d get a lot of REAL advice on men and relationships from them, rather than clunky similes and platitudes. We’d have to have a wine based cocktail of course so Bellini’s maybe.

Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

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Now this dude can drink! I’m pretty sure he’d be scrapping me off the floor at 1.00am on his way to the cellar for more wine. I’d love to have a right gossipy bitching session about his horrible family, although Jamie Lannister does have a lot of redeeming qualities, I’d have to agree with him on that.

Patsy – Absolutely Fabulous

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I can’t even imagine what outrageousness you would get up to going on a night out with Patsy! Nothing would be out of bounds, crazy wise really. You know when you have taken time over your appearance and you go out looking perfect only to be terrified by the reflection of your drunken self in a bathroom mirror a few hours later? Patsy would be the best person to understand this after a few bottles of Bollie, or vodka, or really anything sweetie.

Marge Simpson – The Simpsons

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In the few episodes that Marge has gotten drunk accidentally on purpose she has been a lot of fun singing and dancing, tactlessly honest and a bit of a light weight. OMG my wine drinking personality is Marge Simpson!

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Penny from The Bang Theory is someone who I thought I’d like to share a bottle of wine and have a giggle with but then I realised I’m just to geeky these days to get along with her. I really would want to slap her after she’d screwed up her face or rolled her eyes at my geek references for the 20th time. That’s just plain ignorant Penny!

Who would be your favourite TV character to share a bottle or two with?

Chrissie xx

Weird & Wonderful Links #3

Film & Books

Why Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman is so controversial 

The possible story in the film Labyrinth that went over our heads as a kid

Spectre trailer and reveal that Bond has always been manipulated 

The Maze Runner sequel The Scorch Trials

Geek/Alt Style

Cool woman’s tees from Insert Coin including a ‘Hello Kitty made from a joypad’ logo

Tongue-in-cheek geek tees from Tee Fury

Sea Punk or ‘Merman’ style on Instagram

Random Racoons (not actual racoons)

Freeganism and Wombling help people who are living on a lot less

How different animals see the world through their eyes

31 Awesome 90’s toys you probably weren’t bought but you still can now

Where to get free blog images and how to be aware of copy write laws

Japanese sea slug which looks like a bunny!

Sea slug which looks like a sheep!

Funnies

More miss-heard song lyrics

Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D actors in mime/dub karaoke battle

A definitive guide to sleeping positions and a bloke called Pete

Here’s some more of my Weird & Wonderful Links