Yesterday was a perfect day. Not only I got an incredible comic book haul thanks to the Free Comic Book Day, but also because I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy! The day began with a visit to the local comic book store. However, those wouldn’t be the first comics of the day. On Friday I got a fantastic parcel from Greece! It came with lots of goodies from the Greek Comic Con, including a signed copy of Mockingbird. (Thank you Ioanna!)
After coffee, I went to Dave’s, Brighton’s comic book store, and I got a bunch of comics. In total, I got 13 issues of goodness, including Superheroes and adult comics. Dave’s is a cave of wonders. I don’t want to go too often because I end up buying comics and Pops. I made a mistake: I checked if they had new Funko Pops and I got Cassidy, the funky vampire from the Preacher.
Happy Star Wars day! May the 4th be with you! I know, it’s a strange thing to wish this when you’re a Sith, but I couldn’t stop myself. This is a day to rejoice and take my coffee in one of my favorite Star Wars mugs.
To celebrate it I decided to take some pictures, and I ended up matching Pops with books. I know, my choice of a Padawan English-Japanese dictionary is a little bit odd. But, I love that dictionary. (It has two volumes!)
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!
It seems that my movie plan for 2017 includes far more films than last year. For starters, we have more Superhero movies and other cult movies. January began with Assassin’s Creed, a disappointing film for me. However, I do hope the rest of movies on my list will do great. So, now that we know that I already saw Assassin’s Creed let’s move to other horizons!
It seems that this movie is based on the comics “Old man Logan.” If so, I need to prepare to say goodbye to one of my favorite characters: Wolverine. The tone of the movie is somber, and the trailer is weird for a Superhero film. I’ll prepare tissues and hope that the “new Wolverine” hinted in the trailer keeps up with Logan’s flag.
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!
Yesterday I went to Brighton VegFest with a friend, and I enjoyed the green smoothies and chakras in there. As you might suppose, I am still an omnivore. I stopped eating sugar, but I did not stop eating meat. So, I felt a little bit like Loki undercover creating some mischief around. The venue was nice, and there were tons of cool shops. However, most of the stands offered “healthy food” with tons of sugar in it! A smoothy post saved me because they offered smoothies made of fruits and veggies (and they were super yummy!) I also loved some places with great spiritual merchandise. Even if most of the stands were dedicated to veganism, there were some that had interesting designs and offered free massages. Overall, it was nice. But, as I discovered, it’s still challenging for you to find something to eat that has no processed sugar in it. And this was shocking to me since I expected to find other alternatives to sugar in the menu.
The venue had two floors plenty of stands of all kinds of food and vegan and spiritual merchandise. You could also find natural products like organic soaps and even ethical deodorant! Some of the stands had really nice staff that were eager to talk and engage in conversation (I love those better, obviously!)
So, here we are again talking about the Geek Girls x Bloggers Valentine 2016 Cards Swap & Surprise Valentine Present! You can find what I already disclosed some days ago here. I got one more card, but I think there’s one missing. Anyway, there are all the cards that I got so far from wonderful ladies. As you know, From Girlie to Nerdy and Dina Farmer are the organizers of this blogging event.
I really hope we end up doing something of the sort again. It was fun to start getting mail from the US and Canada, day after day. And it was also fun to go to the post office and send lots of postcards abroad. The funny thing is that the guy in the post office thinks I’m a lost American in the UK. Not only he greets me in a different way ever since I sent the vast amount of cards, he’s also keen to know what I’m going to send next. [Guess where the prizes of my giveaway are going now: the US!!!]
Happy Geek Anthropology Day! Well, it’s actually the World Geek Anthropology Day in the US according to the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Since what I am interested in is Geek Anthropology, I will just tune the wording and make of the World Anthropology Day a geek one. Since I’m interested in taking a look at fandoms, comics and movies (specially Superhero movies) through anthropological lenses, it’s obvious to me that Geek is the adjective that tunes the most with this blog and the branch of Anthropology that is more suited to it.
But, is there such a thing as Geek Anthropology? I believe there is! We could define Geek Anthropology as an anthropological approach to tall things geek including geek comunities, their fannish activities, the study of culture through comics and games, etc. It’s not only the study of geek culture, but also the study of gender, politics and more through geek popular culture.
In short, I wish you a Happy Geek Anthropology Day!
I couldn’t wait any longer! Here is a sneak peek of Geek Girls x Bloggers Valentine 2016 Cards Swap & Surprise Valentine Present!! I’m waiting for some cards, but I think I got almost all of them! The official blog posts will be announced from the 20th on From Girlie to Nerdy and Dina Farmer. [Don’t worry, I have permission to create this SPOILER post!] These are two separate swaps that got mingled together. We would be swapping Valentine Geeky cards with one another, and then we would be the secret Valentine of someone. I found both proposals irresistible, so I had to join. And, as you can see from the picture above, it’s been amazing!
The happiest thing has been to get mail from the ladies who run my favorite blogs! Also, I got new stamps. Yes! I do collect stamps from around the world (I’ve been doing that since I was a little kid.) So, getting stamps with Batman jumping, hearts and US flags is very special for me. It sounds silly but those count as presents! Not only I got a handmade Loki postcard, but I also got super geeky other ones and even a small gift: a tiny rubber that I plan not to use because it’s too cute!!!
Celebrating and releasing 2015 is a must if I want to welcome 2016, the year of the Monkey with energy and positive vibes. I proceed to embrace myself for a year of work, enjoyment, dearing and risking topics and myself! The Monkey arrives to rock you if you let him! The trickster of the Chinese Zodiac, the Monkey, will bring you energy if you dare to take it! But before I write all about my intentions for 2016, I’d like to cleanse 2015! It has been a year of happiness, sadness and difficult times for me. While writing has kept me on track, some personal issues have challenged not only me but my entire family.
Celebrating and Releasing 2015
What I learnt during 2015.
Hope and positive vibes can make you go through difficult times. Never lose the sense of humor, because a laugh can save your life during tough times. This is what 2015 taught me. I know, it sounds harsh, but it’s true. While everything was cool and gorgeous on my professional and blogging life, my private life has seen some harsh lows during 2015.