Dress Like The Celestial Guardian You Are

I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work lately and while it is in the field that I love, it is also work. Work can be draining if you let it and I certainly do. I needed to find something to do that I could have fun doing. My mind eventually brought me back here, to Girl Getting Geeky. Instead of trying to post a bunch of different things, I thought I would just let myself be the materialistic shit that I am and focus on geek fashion and home decor.

The idea made me so happy that I’m running with it.

Hey, it’s better than running with scissors. Right?

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Anyway, I’m not going to let the Dark Kingdom steal all of my energy anymore. I need that to get through the day. To keep them at bay, I’m going to draw on my inner Celestial Guardian (and maybe watch a little Sailor Moon before bed).

I recently chose to downsize from the oversized bags that I used to covet. Now, I’m dying to add this Sailor Saturn purse to my new, smaller collection. Don’t worry, it comes in other colors, too, such as the tradition red and blue. Plus, it’s only $19.99!
sailorsaturnAt my last job, we had a in store selfie stick for all of our social media pics. I used to bash the hell out of Selfie sticks, but I’m starting to see just how much fun they are. They make it super easy to take a bunch of decently good pictures. I’ve been drooling over this Sailor Moon Selfie Stick in particular. Isn’t it adorable? I can protect myself from the Negaverse for only $10.98!

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Finally, I’ve been vying for this item for quite some time. It’s on the pricier side, at least for me, but I think it’s absolutely beautiful. I could wear this Sailor Moon Pendant everyday, with anything. Like my new Lularoe unicorn leggings! It’s $50, but I would definitely rock it with some space buns.sailorpendant

Everyone could use a little reminder in their life to not let the negativity drag you down. If it takes rocking some space princess accessories, then who am I to complain? Treat yourself to whatever it is that brightens your mood. It can be anything from a little bit of sunlight (we all need it in these winter months), to a cup of coffee at your favorite cafe, or clicking the buy now button on Amazon. It’s okay to treat yo’ self.

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Geek Girl x Blogger Gift Exchange!

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I love this group that I joined on Facebook. The girls of Geek Girl x Bloggers are a great community. A family, even. Everyone in the group loves to interact and support one another. When Danielle of From Girlie to Nerdy suggested another gift exchange I hopped on board.

Of course I didn’t know what I was doing at the time and ruined the surprise of the secret santa style exchange, but…oh well! I think it allowed me to get someone a really cool gift that I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this person loves.

On the flip side:

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Danielle seemed to know exactly what I loved! Then again, I do talk about these two fandoms an awful lot. Sailor Moon defined my early childhood in a way that taught me that Feminism is being girly and freaking awesome. Studio Ghibli came a little later, a head long tumble into this emotionally wrought world.

Danielle caught me talking about how I’d like to make a Sailor Moon biker vest with patches and bought me this adorable little patch, about two inches in diameter. It’s definitely going on the denim vest sitting in my closet (when I think it fits again).

The little pouch is super adorable, but begging for a reason. On one side is this super cute Totoro and on the other side is the Catbus, which you hardly ever see in comparison to Totoro. I have too much loose change to fit into this little pouch (because hubs is allergic to nickel, so it all ends up in my purse), but I’m hoping I can fit a stash of chapsticks inside it.

I’m never without my Burt’s Bees.

Thank you so much, Danielle! I love this so much.

Characters I’d Love to Cosplay As!

Peggy

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I’ve even been told that I look like her! I’m head over heels for the strong, witty, and resilient Peggy Carter. This might be the easiest cosplay to pull off. I’d have to either let my hair grow out or get a wig at this point, but the rest is simply pulling off the late 1940’s look with proper red lipstick and a nice skirt suit.

Eve Coffin

If You haven’t picked up Coffin Hill by Caitlin Kittredge and you love a good horror story, go find it. The story is super cliched, but Kittredge knows that and wraps it around her little finger to make it do her bidding. I’d cosplay as young Eve, the pink haired punk wrapped up in drugs and dark magic.

Sailor Scout Princess Bubblegum

A girlfriend and I are big fans of both fandoms and when I saw crossover fan art I knew it would be the bomb to do a cosplay of it. Of course I’d leave Sailor Scout Marceline to her. She named her freaking car after Marcy. Since I’m seeing how I can be a lot like PB, I’m learning to love her.

Biker Gang Sailor Moon

This is another cosplay based off of fan art, but there’s just so much of it. I’d probably  have to rock a wig at this point (after I’ve chopped all my hair off) so I might as well embrace Biker Usagi. Cosplay or not, I still want to deck out my denim vest with sick Sailor Moon patches.

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Funko Friday: Five Funko Fandoms I’m Dying For

They seem to be in the back of my mind lately, whispering sweet nothings to me as I go about my day. What is it with these adorable little figurines that makes them so addictive? I usually have a rule about not buying things that don’t have some sort of use. These really don’t have any use other than to collect dust, yet I’m itching to get my next fix.

Most recently I bought Captain America (because I’m utterly in love with him and Agent Carter needed him) as well as Flame Princess (because I’m collecting the cool ladies from Adventure Time). I have those plus the Doctor Who collection, Sherlock, OUAT collection, and a few more.

But I want MOAR.

Outlander: Jaime and Claire

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Nothing, and I mean nothing, holds a candle to the face so Sam Heughan, but I still want the little kilted version of him to stand atop my Outlander books. And what is Jaime without sassy and brilliant Claire?

Firefly: Captain Mal Reynolds and Kaylee

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Why is it that everyone has Zoey and Wash and Even Jayne, but no one has Mal or Kaylee? I think I saw Mal once in an actual store, but foolishly passed up the chance to grab him. I don’t have a Firefly collection started yet, but this is how I’d begin.

The Hobbit: Smaug

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Everywhere I look, you can find the dragons from GoT. They just don’t do it for me. I’m sorry. They don’t. Smaug is the dragon that I need. I read The Hobbit when I was younger and when the movie came out, featuring Cumberbatch as Smaug, I died happy.

Sailor Moon

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I have finally found a pre-order for the Sailor Moon funko! She even comes with Luna! Honestly, I’ve kind of been putting off purchasing other Funkos because these are the ones that I REALLY want. I’m broke right about now, but work starts soon and you know I’ll be pre-ordering all of them. Delivery date is posted as June. On Amazon, it’s September.

Supernatural

Cas

I kind of only want Dean and Cas (the one with wings), so don’t judge me. I can’t really love Sam because he looks so much like an older version of my brother that it’s creepy. And the Crowley funko doesn’t remind me of him at all. He could be anyone. If Dean is my TV husband, my first love, then Cas is a close second.

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Who Doesn’t Love Cards Games: My Ideas for Games

Lately, we’ve been playing a lot of Exploding Kittens with both families. It’s a super fun and quick game that allows you to either protect your loved one or betray the shit out of them. Hubs likes to put the exploding kitten on the top of the deck every time he defuses it, no matter who is next. He’s a pretty smart and ruthless gamer. We don’t play monopoly with him anymore.

If you know what’s good for you, at least.

Lately I’ve been thinking that I could make my own card game. It doesn’t seem that hard, especially with how many games there are already. You could take a piece of inspiration from this game and that to create something wholly fun.

Last night I had two ideas (and bear with me because these will probably never see the light of day):

Magical Girl Card Game

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I would set this one up similar to Munchkin. There would be an assortment of character cards to chose from, probably mostly girls. During the course of the game you would level them up with magic items and side kicks like talking cats and fairies.

I wouldn’t put the players up against one another. This game would be more about team work. I think there should be an array of villains to battle, as well. This idea was taken from the Eldritch Horror games and how they cooperatively play against a single villain. Evil Queens and City Destroying Monsters would have special powers and armies that need to be defeated by the party.

I was on a Sailor Moon kick yesterday.

Spell Slinging Cards

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I love everything witchy and witchcraft-like. This idea came from a print I found on Society six of random witchy objects like toadstools, crystals, and knives. I really wanted that on a mug, but my wallet said no.

This idea is more player vs player like Exploding Kittens. The object of the game would be to collect resources, such as herbs and crystals, to create spells to fire at other players. Each player would have a set of hit points and once they reached zero it would be game over. Last man standing wins, kind of game.

There might be incentives to make pacts with other players or rewards for betraying other players. Who knows? I imagine this as witchcraft meets wild west.

Wouldn’t these ideas be kind of rad? I can’t say my husband would happily play  the Magic Girl game, but he might have fun with the other game. Too bad I don’t know the first thing about getting these made.

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Five Fandom Friday: Geeky Tattoos!

I’ve already written posts on this subject, but it’s one of my faves so let’s keep going. My very first tattoo was the old school script lettering Wonder Woman logo. It sits on my rib cage, just around my bra strap. But, this is the only geeky tattoo that I’ve gotten so far!

A lot of the time I think up cool tattoos that I’d love to have. I have ideas of where life could take me and I’m not entirely sure that my path looks highly on tattoos, so I have to pick and choose what I’m doing. I know I’m going to be working hard this summer and I want to treat myself to a tattoo eventually.

One idea I have is actually a cover up. I have three, small black bats on the front of one shoulder and three, small black birds on the other. They did not heal well at all, scarring in some places and completely falling apart in others. They are just not pretty anymore.

On Pinterest (or somewhere online) I saw a traditional swallow tattoo. Or, at least, it was in the shape of a swallow. The inside of the bird was a galaxy. It would be insanely cool if I could cover the shoulder tattoos with matching galaxy swallows. They’d hurt, but they’d make me feel so much better about myself.

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Another idea I toyed with lately was a Sailor Moon themed tat. I drew up some concept designs, mixing a traditional dagger in the rose design with a Moon Wand. It might end up being too big for me in the end, but it’s a really cool idea.

I’m huge into Norse mythology and really love Freya. She’s the goddess of love, marriage, AND war. She’s a total badass and I’d love to find room for her on my body. My upper right arm is totally empty and Dani Green did a rendition of Freya that totally inspired me.

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I’ve always wanted something to signify my love for baking and cooking. One of my favorite concepts was a whisk and a spatula tied together with a pretty ribbon. Other concepts included a pencil, paint brush, and a pen for all of the other things I love to do. That would go on the inside of my right arm if I had the guts.

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Finally, and this will happen some day, will be my Studio Ghibli thigh piece. This will cost hella dollars, but I’m so intent on getting it done that I don’t think anyone could change my mind. I’d like it to include not only Haku and the Bathhouse, but Calcifer, Howl and Sophie, Kiki and Jiji, as well as San.

My skin is where I can carry the things I love around for the rest of my life. I have my love for my husband inscribed on my ring finger (which is great when m y wedding ring doesn’t fit). I have my own art embedded into my foot. I carry a reminder of my grandmother’s gardens around on my arm. I can have the joy of Ghibli movies, the feminine strength of a Sailor Scout, a freaking goddess, space birds, and a reminder of the power of my creativity on me at all times.

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Cats and Planes, Yeah You Read That Right

I am a bundle of nerves and excitement all at once. Tomorrow, I board a plane headed west to visit my very best friend. I can’t believe that it has been over two years since we’ve seen each other in the flesh. That is far too long.

We’ve both changed a bit since then, gaining weight, growing out our pixie cuts (that I will never do again because I looked just like my mother), and just becoming older versions of ourselves, but we’re still the people that we grew to love.

She lives in the oddball city of Portland, Oregon where weird is the norm and weed may or may not have been legalized. I have to say that this city has been on my bucket list for a while now simply because it welcomes everything odd and strange like myself. Part of me just can’t believe that I’m really going.

Another part of me is dreading the long flight. It definitely won’t be the first time I’ve suffered an East coast to West coast flight, having endured many from our time spent living in California while family lives in New York.

Be sure to expect a lot of Instagram pics! I don’t think I’m even going to bring my digital camera because the phone is just so much more convenient.

In other news, we adopted cat number two. It was a upon a whim that we ventured into the local Pet Smart to look at rodents and found ourselves looking at cats. I fell in love with an older, long haired black feline, but it wasn’t meant to be. She just wouldn’t be playful enough for our rambunctious boy cat.

About a week later, after seeing him desperately try to play with my parent’s dog we decided to get him a playmate. We went to the local SPCA to see what they had and I was drawn to the tiniest black cat. Yes, I really have a thing for black cats. She rolled her head into my hand and I was done for.

I was worried that our landlord would say no. He initially didn’t want pets in the apartment. So, it was miraculous that he said yes to cat number two. Not like they had anything to be afraid of. Since we’ve brought Luna home she’s tucked herself away in every unassuming corner she could find.

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Her favorite place so far has to be within the depths of the blankets on the couch. Even Hex saw fit to join her, on a separate couch cushion of course. Their relationship is still new and she’s still really afraid, but mostly he leaves her alone and runs off to eat her food, the prick.

She’s so darn tiny. I feel as though I may break her if I pet her too hard. This will be a before and after photo process for sure.