Yesterday I went to the MCM London Comic Con 2017, and I met Nichelle Nichols! How? I queued to get a picture with her. [SPOILER ALERT: I look hideous in the picture, but I don’t care because I finally met Uhura!] But, before showing you how awesome she looks in the picture and how horrible I look thanks to the crappy photographer, let’s talk about the Con.
Yesterday was super hot. I hoped to have a fresh time in the Con; however, the amount of people was staggering. So, our small group ended up sweating all the time. This year cosplayers were amazing again. I took a ton of pictures, but I’ll only share the best ones.
I’ve just seen The Dark Tower trailer, and there was something very familiar with it. But I couldn’t make just the connection. After watching it again, it hit me! Have you seen For a Few Dollars More? It’s a Spaghetti Wester movie starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volontè, and Klaus Kinski. It might seem surprising, but there’s a connection between the films: a tune.
In For a Few Dollars More, a brutal criminal called “El Indio,” engages in gun duels by using a musical pocket watch. The tune is exactly the same used in The Dark Tower’s trailer. Both stories have a gunslinger as a central figure. Even though the stories are different, the trailer makes a brilliant point in remembering one of the best Eastwood’s Spaghetti Western movies.
Happy Saint George’s Day! And happy book swap! We held a books swap on Geek Girls x Bloggers. We had to send the books to our swap partners before April 23rd. I got mine last Thursday from The Comic Life. I just hope she got my book on time too.
We had to tell each other what types of genres we like, and also authors. Because we love so many things and it is hard to choose a book, we decided to write down a book wish list, so we could easily find a book that we would be sure to enjoy reading. So, after some email exchanges, we found out what we love!
You can imagine my happy face when I saw the book that I got!
I cannot wait until I finish the book! Six of Crows [The Book Depository] is too good to be real! Not only I got hooked because this amazing Ocean’s Eleven has captivated my heart, but also because all the characters are flesh and bones. Six dangerous outcasts are on a mission: to break into an impenetrable fortress to save the world. Everybody says it’s an impossible heist. And yet, our six heroes will try the impossible, despite the odds, and themselves. They love each other and hate each other. So, I’m reading at a frenzy ratio to know if some of them are going to kiss or slit their throats open!
Do what you can’t! I know it isn’t the piece you were waiting for the International Women’s Day. However, this is it. Do you know how many times I’ve listened to “you can’t” in my life? A zillion times!
Yay! I made another unboxing! The FairyLoot unboxing February 2017 was super fun. First, because I got the box in record time (it was sent on Friday, and I got it on Saturday); and, second, because the contents are amazing! If you’re a bookworm obsessed with fantasy and science fiction, this box is an excellent idea. Plus, it has something called reading buddies. You get a card with a code. Someone else will get the same code. You post a picture, unboxing video or whatever on your social media, use your code and find your buddy! So, I hope that my potential future partner is out there and is as crazy as I am. Please, post something on your social media so I can find you!
This post (and the video) contain tons of spoilers. Boxes are still on their way for many people, so if you’re waiting for yours and don’t want to be spoiled, I recommend you to stop reading here. And, of course, stay away from the video. If you aren’t a subscriber or you don’t mind spoilers, keep on reading and discover the treasure!
Today is the World Anthropology Day, according to the American Anthropological Association (aka AAA). What better way to celebrate it than exploring the art of geek observation? Anthropologists observe what people do, why they do it, how they do it, and even when they do it. To explore a culture is to explore humanity. But can only anthropologists engage in the art of observation? Can we, as observed beings, also become the ones who observe?
Usually, the ones observing what’s going on are anthropologists. They watch, interact and take part into the object of study. But can we, as geeks, do the same? We have the idea that Anthropologists are either “Indiana Jones” or like dull academic creatures. However, we, geeks, can be anthropologists too.
So, it happened with J.K.Rowling’s Wizarding World Loot Crate unboxing! I made a video! It took me three days of wait until I could open my box and prepare myself to talk in front of a camera. This box came quite late since Loot Crate came up with some problems getting all the items. As I understood, we had to choose our House, and they would send us times from our House. However, items came mixed. To my delight, I got a tee from Slytherin. It seems that they’ll be sending a House-themed box next time. I hope they do since I was expecting that from this box.
When I was sorted in Pottermore, I got Ravenclaw. Then I tried again, and I got into Slytherin. So, I suppose I must be a mix of them: Raverin. Although I end up rooting for Slytherin, I have to confess that I do have Ravenclaw traits. Besides, I love Luna as well!
We’re at that dreadful moment of the year when we have to do the planning for 2017. Let’s face it, we all start the new year with good intentions but abandon them somewhere around February. Despite the odds, I intend to follow “the plan.” Plan is a much better word than resolution. Or so it seems according to all dictionaries that I’ve checked. Planning involves a stronger commitment than the poor resolution wishes that go out from our mouths at the beginning of the year. But fear not, 2017 intends to be different, and so we shall plan accordingly.
My evil plots for world domination shall come into fruition during 2017. Oh, wait! These are the plans for the blog, not my personal most darkest desires! Excuse me, hang on a second. Oh yes, here they are!
I decided to join the A Merry Fictional Blog Challenge from Oh So Geeky. I love celebrating Xmas, although I must admit that I do it in an entirely different way I did when I was a child. (You’ll notice it in my answers.)
Advent Calendar: Traditions you celebrate during December?
As a child, I used to prepare the Nativity with my family. It’s a huge thing: it starts somewhere in December, and you’re supposed to move the figurines. You can’t place baby Jesus until Xmas. Then, you move the Wise Men (Kings) until January 6th, when they bring presents to Jesus (day you get the presents too). I don’t quite follow it now. Although I place a simple Nativity, you can find it along with Japanese figurines, Santa, a Xmas tree made of patchwork, and candles. Now, presents are exchanged during Xmas, and minor ones in January. Reasons? Practicality: you have more time to enjoy them! I also like to have a Pooping Yule Log. You kick him, and it’s supposed to poo sweets and small presents. (I know, weird, but it’s funny!) Although you might be picturing me as a professional Pooping Yule Log kicker, reality is that I went sweet on him. I always thought that it wasn’t good for the Log to be kicked so much after being fed during weeks!