I’m so happy I took part in Geek Girls x Bloggers Spring Fling Gift Exchange! Although there were some issues along the way, I had so much fun. First, because we did it through our favorite group on Facebook. All lady bloggers in the group are amazing, they write super interesting posts, and it’s wonderful to be friends with many of them. Second, because this Spring Fling Gift Exchange was hosted by From Girly to Nerdy. And third, because my surprise mate was Ashlee (Her Geekery)! If the combination of stars that made this happens isn’t magical, I don’t know what it is. But, I loved every single bit of it!
I’ll start with the little accident. I got a pair of super cute Loki earrings to die for. Unfortunately, Express your Fandom (a shop on Etsy), didn’t pack them well, and they came broken and bent. One of the horns on one of the Loki’s helmet was broken, and the hooks were super bent. Fortunately, the shop owners are super friendly, and they refunded the money to Ashlee. And, what do you think she did? (You gotta love the girl!)
She knows me well! So, quickly like the Flash, Ashlee made it happen so I could post something cool today! Just some days ago I got a fantastic JohnLock locket to extreme fangirl while posing à la Sherlock when I do one of my everyday cosplays (which is basically on a daily basis, I just happen to change fandoms.) Again, I got an envelope without info to make things more mysterious. This time, the treasure came well wrapped and intact.
Imagine my face of excitement when I was the pendant! 221B is the magical combo to know that Sherlock is knocking on your door! But the surprise came inside! JohnLock forever! [I’ve been shipping JohnLock since I started to watch Sherlock Holmes on the small screen back in the 90s with a different version of the JohnLock you have in mind. And yes, I ship them more now that we’ve got a Hobbit and a Dragon!]
This present comes to complete the Sherlock-home I live in: a Victorian flat in Brighton that happens to host Funko Sherlock and Funko Watson. They live happily on a shelf sharing space with books and other Funkos. To get another Sherlock item for my collection while living in a Sherlock-home is priceless. I know, the Sherlock-home is totally noisy (Victorian wood is still rocking the house, and it gets funky when you step on it sometimes). Now I only need to find some decor wallpaper à la Sherlock, and it’ll be a 100% accurate!
Ashlee, thank you! I loved the presents. I loved the broken ones, and I love the pendant!
If you happen to want to take part in one of the many events that super fabulous geek girl bloggers think and share in Geek Girls x Bloggers on Facebook, I invite you to join us. It’s fun, international and sweet. Geek girl bloggers rock!
Ps: I got Geekeries de Nyanla, who lives in France for the exchange. I got super happy because she’s my neighbor! You know, neighbor France! And I sent her something that I thought she would love. (It seems that I didn’t choose as I should have… Let me put a facepalm face now and bang my head against the wall.) I won’t spoil it for you. Just click on the links in this post and discover all the bloggers who took part in this amazing event!