Top Ten Gifts for Trekkies

Welcome once again to my Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks!

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I just Love Christmas and I love being able to look for all the cool nerdy, fan-tasitic gifts I wish I had been given growing up. Luckily, geekery is more of the norm now and so it’s a lot easier to find super cool gifts for all the nerdy fans in your life. So this fandom is a new one for me this year, but one I love nonetheless! Star Trek!

10. Star Trek Garden Gnomes – Thinkgeek has some of the funniest trekkie garden gnomes right now. They have several sets and they are seriously fun. They’d be great for anyone who loves Star Trek!

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9. Spock Socks – Now I have to admit, these are goofy. But there’s just something so fun about wearing Spock on your feet. I’m not sure he would see the humor in it, but I think these are hysterical!

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8. Captain Chair Pet Bed – Now, I have to be honest. I think this is so funny I might consider just getting one of these for myself. I mean, seriously. Why do they not have these for humans??

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7. Enterprise Legos – Who doesn’t love legos? Even when I set on them in the middle of the night, I still love legos. I have since I was a girl. So this Star Trek lego set looks awesome! I mean, just look at the faces on the crew? Epic!

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6. Star Trek 3D Chess set – now, I’m not a chess player, but just look at this thing? It’s too cool not to have in your house! Spock used to play it all the time. Just be glad he isn’t your opponent when playing!

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5. Messenger Bags – I love bags. I’m a sucker for shoes and bags. So these bags really stood out to me. I love the original Star Trek ones but I love the Klingon bag even more! I could totally see myself as a badass Klingon warrior with this bag!!

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4. Eau de Toilette – I couldn’t resist putting these on the list! Pon Farr and Sulu fragrances for men and women. Now, I’m not saying they smell good. I’m pretty sure they don’t, but who doesn’t want to smell like George Takei?

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3. Spock Monkey – Okay I realize there are a few Spock items on this list, but I thought the Spock Monkey was too cute to just to pass up! Live long and prosper, my friends!

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2. Tie clip and Cuff Links – My husband loves shirts that use cuff links. I’ve bought him cuff links in every superhero and fandom I can find and these are no exception. They look awesome and really help you to solidify your stance on your favorite fandom!

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1. Universal Phaser Remote – Who hasn’t wanted to stun their TV every once and a while? I mean, did you see the ending of Lost? Who didn’t want to phaze their TV while they yelled at it? Now you can, with this Universal Phaser Remote!

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Lastly, the list would not be complete without an Ugly Star Trek Sweater! But when I looked for an ugly Star Trek sweater I found this photo and I just could not pass it up! Merry Christmas and Live Long and Prosper!!!

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Top Ten Sexy Geeky Things – Geeky Wednesday

Okay so I was thinking of a blog post and it was suggested to me to think of ten things that geeks would think are sexy. I thought that might be a fun post. So I did some digging around and I actually found some things that I think geeks would find sexy. So here we go!

10. Jack Harkness’s Coat – Captain Jack from Torchwood and Dr. Who had a sexy overcoat that he wore in almost every episode. And according to Think Geek.com. When I typed the word “sexy” into the search bar, it came up with his coat. Now I liked Captain Jack as much as the next girl, but I didn’t find him particularly sexy. But for those who do, here ya go! Get yourself a Captain Jack Harkness coat and get to role playing with your spouse. Or a David Tennant Coat and haircut. Yes, the Tenth Doctor was the best.

9. Harley Quinn Underwear – There is nothing sexier than a woman who like a psychotic blond, who’s in love with a serial killer. All kidding aside, I don’t think there’s a geek alive who wouldn’t drool over a girl who knows who any comic book villain even is! And they would have a heart attack if said girl was cool enough to buy a sexy little outfit to wear to bed.

8. Princess Leia – Buns on the sides of her head, feisty attitude, self important. What’s not to love? Oh and of course there’s the chain bikini scene in Jabba’s Palace. I think that was one of the first times it had ever been seen. It was almost scandalous in the 80’s.

7. Women who play RPG’s – I can tell you from experience the glazed look that come over some guys eyes when I start talking about D&D or World of Warcraft or Diablo III or any number of other RPG’s I play. And after that comes the little cartoon hearts in the eyes. I find it hilarious, but geeks really love it.

6. A Man in Real Chain mail – I can tell you from experience that there is little that is sexier than a man in chain mail. Except for maybe a man in a kilt. Kilts are even more sexy. Sigh… But yes, chain mail is sexy. As are swords and men who can wield them.

5. Someone who knows how to fix a computer – This one is universal. Whether it be a girl who can fix a computer or a guy, I think either will send geeks over the edge.

4. Someone who knows what PI is – Peach, strawberry, key lime are not what I mean. And there is a national PI day coming up this month. If you know what it is, you are a total geek’s dream 🙂

3. A person who knows all the Star Trek TV shows – Some think that the movies are all there are. Others are totally loyal to Captain Kirk. But then there are those that know Captain Picard, Captain Janeway, and Captain Archer.

2. Fans of Only the Original Star Wars Movies – Now I can honestly say that I am holding out hope for the new Star Wars movies, but Episodes I, II, and III are ones that all real geeks pretend do not exist.

1. Browncoat Cosplayers – If you don’t know what Browncoats or Cosplayers are, you are not geek material. However, if you do, you are a geek’s ultimate dream!!

So, what do you find geek sexy? This is what I find sexy!

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A Dozen Franchises I am most Thankful For!

It’s Geek Out Friday!

There are lots of things I’m thankful for. My kids, my husband, my writing. Good food, good friends, family. All those normal things that people are usually thankful for. But as I sit and think about the things that have influenced my life; Who I am, what I love, how I think, I realize that there are some things in this world that I will ever be thankful for. Some franchises so awesome, that my life would be a bit sadder without them.

So here are my top twelve franchises that I wouldn’t be the person I am, without. And these are not in order really because it would be WAY too hard to do that!

1. Star Wars – Old Star Wars, not new. Love Star Wars. Grew up on Star Wars. R2D2 backpack? Check! Ewok backpack? Check! Imperial March as Ringtone? Check! I love Star Wars and the great lessons it teaches about good versus evil. Han Solo is the sexiest rogue out there. Princess Leia is the epitome of a kick butt female. I wanted a Millennium Falcon to fly. Chewy as my partner and a lightsaber to fight the Sith with. Except Darth Vader,

2. Marvel Comics – Hulk is my favorite. Nightcrawler, Gammbit, Wolverine, Loki, Ironman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost Rider. I love them. Love them all. I am Groot. I just think comic books as a whole are the most awesome thing invented. My daughter has dyslexia and learned to read on Marvel comic books and the Marvel Encyclopedia. I would rather have marvel comic books than ever eat cake again. And that’s saying a lot because I seriously like cake!

3. Star Trek – Engage! I have loved Star Trek since Shatner sat in the chair. Though I must admit Picard was my favorite. Though Chris Pine is sure giving that statement a run. I’ve always found space exploration fascinating. To see other worlds and other people and creatures. Ever since I was a girl and used to go to the Air and Space museum in Washington D.C. I have loved Astronomy. To see, basically a flying city, go through the stars has always amazed me.

4. Lord of the Rings – I am part elf, so I love what Tolkien did with his rendition of us. Haha. I think J.R.R. Tolkien has one of the most beautiful minds in the 20th Century. And I think Peter Jackson did a fantastic job with the LOTR series. I will not comment on the Hobbit movies because I have a few gripes, but the book was also a great, fun read.

5. Dungeons and Dragons – Not the movies, the game. I’ve played D&D since I was like 14. It was my introduction to the world of fantasy after Star Wars. I went to college for theater so there was something so natural to me to create my own character and head out on an adventure with my friends. Too much fun. I still have my D&D books and refer to them when writing.

6. Underworld – This is one of my absolute favorite Vampire/Werewolf franchises to date. I could watch those movies over and over. I know they didn’t do well and that they weren’t masterpieces of acting, but for what was created, I think that Underworld and Underworld 2 are some of the best out there. They are true to how I think the world would really be if Vampires and Werewolves live in it.

7. Harry Potter – Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? Again, like Tolkien, I think J.K. Rowling is one of the most creative minds of our century. I have an entire bar in my house dedicated to my Potions, Harry Potter Posters, and Halloween items. Harry Potter has been a fixture in our house since the third book was released and as a newlywed my husband and I picked it up and decided to read it to see what the whole thing was about. We then devoured books one and two and moved on from there.

8. Dr. Who – David Tennant! Uhm…sorry about that! I love Dr. Who. Especially David Tennant. I learned to love Matt Smith as well, but in a crazy little brother way. The stories were so fresh and new and original. The whole concept is just a lot of fun to watch. It was the first show I’d ever seen where they killed off the lead characters almost every season. So different.

9. Supernatural – Sam…cough, cough. I know, Dean is awesomesauce, and I love him too, but I am a Sammy fan. I also really love Crowley. The writing is amazing. You never get the same thing twice. It’s constantly fresh and new and just when I think they can’t do anything else, they do something new again. Love it. They are like watching a D&D campaign in our world today. Wait…didn’t they do an episode of that?

10. Alice in Wonderland – Such iconic characters that they’ve been written and rewritten dozens and dozens of times. Movies upon movies have been made and tens of thousands of people have contemplated the meaning behind the whole thing. For me? I love the idea of a girl crawling into a hole and finding an incredible new world where nonsense and frolic are the name of the game. It has inspired me in more ways than I can count. From going to Comic Con as Steampunk Alice in Wonderland with my kids, to having Mad Hatter Tea parties and writing love stories. Alice has inspired me!

11. World of Warcraft – RPG’s! I’ve played RPG video games almost as long as I’ve played D&D! When Warcrack…I mean, Warcraft came out my brother, whom I played a lot of D&D with, got me a membership for my birthday. HOLY COW! I’ve never been so addicted to something in my life! I was a crazy mama gamer who spent all night playing and all day taking care of her family. It only took a couple years to break the habit. Now, playing is a luxury I only buy at Christmas where I try to take a couple week off with my kids and we play together. Best Online Game Ever!

12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The TV Series)- Don’t laugh! Buffy, rocks! Angel, rocks! Bad Willow, Rocks! I love Buffy. I have seen the entire series at least 2-3 times and it never gets old. Buffy was so ahead of it’s time and Joss Whedon was a master of that world of vampires and demons and witches and werewolves and everything in between. It was one of the best introductions to Paranormal Romance for me and has helped inspire me as well.

So in conclusion, on this Thanksgiving Day! I am thankful to all those creative minds out there who inspire me and bring me joy and entertainment! To all of you I give a Huge hug and say, Thanx!

A Dozen Franchises I am Most Thankful For!

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There are lots of things I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving and all year round. My kids, my husband, my writing. Good food, good friends, family. All those normal things that people are usually thankful for. But as I sit and think about the things that have influenced my life; Who I am, what I love, how I think, I realize that there are some things in this world that I will ever be thankful for. Some franchises so awesome, that my life would be a bit sadder without them.

So here are my top twelve franchises that I wouldn’t be the person I am, without. And these are not in order really because it would be WAY too hard to do that!

1. Star Wars – Old Star Wars, not new. Love Star Wars. Grew up on Star Wars. R2D2 backpack? Check! Ewok backpack? Check! Imperial March as Ringtone? Check! I love Star Wars and the great lessons it teaches about good versus evil. Han Solo is the sexiest rogue out there. Princess Leia is the epitome of a kick butt female. I wanted a Millennium Falcon to fly. Chewy as my partner and a lightsaber to fight the sith with. Except Darth Vader,

2. Marvel Comics – Hulk is my favorite. Nightcrawler, Gammbit, Wolverine, Loki, Ironman, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ghost Rider. I love them. Love them all. I am Groot. I just think comic books as a whole are the most awesome thing invented. My daughter has dyslexia and learned to read on Marvel comic books and the Marvel Encyclopedia. I would rather have marvel comic books than ever eat cake again. And that’s saying a lot because I seriously like cake!

3. Star Trek – Engage! I have loved Star Trek since Shatner sat in the chair. Though I must admit Picard was my favorite. Though Chris Pine is sure giving that statement a run. I’ve always found space exploration facinating. To see other worlds and other people and creatures. Ever since I was a girl and used to go to the Air and Space museum in Washington D.C. I have loved Astronomy. To see, basically a flying city, go through the stars has always amazed me.

4. Lord of the Rings – I am part elf, so I love what Tolkien did with his rendition of us. Haha. I think J.R.R. Tolkien has one of the most beautiful minds in the 20th Century. And I think Peter Jackson did a fantastic job with the LOTR series. I will not comment on the Hobbit movies because I have a few gripes, but the book was also a great, fun read.

5. Dungeons and Dragons – Not the movies, the game. I’ve played D&D since I was like 14. It was my introduction to the world of fantasy after Star Wars. I went to college for theater so there was something so natural to me to create my own character and head out on an adventure with my friends. Too much fun. I still have my D&D books and refer to them when writing.

6. Underworld – This is one of my absolute favorite Vampire/Werewolf franchises to date. I could watch those movies over and over. I know they didn’t do well and that they weren’t masterpieces of acting, but for what was created, I think that Underworld and Underworld 2 are some of the best out there. They are true to how I think the world would really be if Vampires and Werewolves live in it.

7. Harry Potter – Who doesn’t love Harry Potter? Again, like Tolkien, I think J.K. Rowling is one of the most creative minds of our century. I have an entire bar in my house dedicated to my Potions, Harry Potter Posters, and Halloween items. Harry Potter has been a fixture in our house since the third book was released and as a newlywed my husband and I picked it up and decided to read it to see what the whole thing was about. We then devoured books one and two and moved on from there.

8. Dr. Who – David Tennant! Uhm…sorry about that! I love Dr. Who. Especially David Tennant. I learned to love Matt Smith as well, but in a crazy little brother way. The stories were so fresh and new and original. The whole concept is just a lot of fun to watch. It was the first show I’d ever seen where they killed off the lead characters almost every season. So different.

9. Supernatural – Sam…cough, cough. I know, Dean is awesomesauce, and I love him too, but I am a Sammy fan. I also really love Crowley. The writing is amazing. You never get the same thing twice. It’s constantly fresh and new and just when I think they can’t do anything else, they do something new again. Love it. They are like watching a D&D campaign in our world today. Wait…didn’t they do an episode of that?

10. Alice in Wonderland – Such iconic characters that they’ve been written and rewritten dozens and dozens of times. Movies upon movies have been made and tens of thousands of people have contemplated the meaning behind the whole thing. For me? I love the idea of a girl crawling into a hole and finding an incredible new world where nonsense and frolick are the name of the game. It has inspired me in more ways than I can count. From going to Comic Con as Steampunk Alice in Wonderland with my kids, to having Mad Hatter Tea parties and writing love stories. Alice has inspired me!

11. World of Warcraft – RPG’s! I’ve played RPG video games almost as long as I’ve played D&D! When Warcrack…I mean, Warcraft came out my brother, whom I played a lot of D&D with, got me a membership for my birthday. HOLY COW! I’ve never been so addicted to something in my life! I was a crazy mama gamer who spent all night playing and all day taking care of her family. It only took a couple years to break the habit. Now, playing is a luxury I only buy at Christmas where I try to take a couple week off with my kids and we play together. Best Online Game Ever!

12. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The TV Series)- Don’t laugh! Buffy, rocks! Angel, rocks! Bad Willow, Rocks! I love Buffy. I have seen the entire series at least 2-3 times and it never gets old. Buffy was so ahead of it’s time and Joss Whedon was a master of that world of vampires and demons and witches and werewolves and everything in between. It was one of the best introductions to Paranormal Romance for me and has helped inspire me as well.

So in conclusion, on this Thanksgiving Day! I am thankful to all those creative minds out there who inspire me and bring me joy and entertainment! To all of you I give a Huge hug and say, Thanx!