Saturday, April 26, 2014

We're Movin On Up!

Check out our new website:
Same name, same address, brand new look!

The .blogspot will stay active for archives, and we may come back and do a post here every now and then.  Who knows!?

I hope you all will stay on this journey of Fake Geek Girling with me over at our new page.

Live Long and Perspire or whatever!

The Fake Geek Girl

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Want of the Day: Wet Seal's Superhero Style Section

There are people who get mad when they see mainstream mall stores carrying nerdy clothes.  They see it as a corporatization of their favorite properties, pushing what is cult into the mainstream.  To them, it means that any teen girl can waltz into a Forever 21 and come out boasting bonafide love of characters and stories that they don't know the first thing about.

But I love it!!

My entire life, I could only show off my love for all things nerdy if I was willing to don a size XL men's tee.  To this day, the question at the end of the convention swag line is always: "Large or Extra Large?"  Of course, men's.

It's such a relief, therefore, to find things that actually FIT.  To find things that tell people that even though I'm a girly girl, I too can like superheros and science, magic and Magic: The Gathering, Captains Picard and America.  It's a recognition by the companies that create and promote these properties that women can participate, too!  And the more those companies recognize women as a legitimate source of income, the more products they'll create for us.  The more products they create for us, the more other members of the nerd community will recognize that us ladies deserve a place at the gaming table.

Don't be upset if we wanna wear a cute dress to said gaming, though.  Cause this might be my next event outfit...

[Wet Seal via So Geek Chic]

Monday, March 17, 2014

Want of the Day: Black Milk's Superhero Collection

UGH you guys!  My heart yearns for this Rorschach tee!!


YUP.  Black Milk Clothing has released promo photos for their upcoming superhero, leaving us all with an incurable urge to go shopping.

[Black Milk Clothing via The Mary Sue]

Monday Pick-Me-Up: Knights of Badassdom Character Cards

We all know about the upcoming amazingness that is Knights of Badassdom, yes?

If not, you need to reevaluate your life choices.  All of them.

Done reevaluating?

Okay, good, now watch this trailer:

I was sold when the voiceover wouldn't stop saying "World" at the end of every phrase.

In a marketing move almost as genius as the movie itself, they've released character sheets [that to me look more Magic-card-esque than a true character sheet, but whatevs].

Take a look, my knights!

If I could create stuff like Knights of Badassdom forever and ever, I would Have It All.  I.e. someone please give Danny McBride my number.  We'd make beautiful movies together.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Want of the Day: Hot Pink Steampunk Necklace

I have never really been huge into steampunk cosplay.

Don't get me wrong, when done well, it looks so fly.


But I don't do it well.  Though I've had a handful of great ideas [Steampunk Guardians of the Galaxy, y'all, with me as Rocket!], I don't have the sewing/crafting/fabricating skills required to execute my really dope ideas.

But I may have to push my costuming to the next level, because I've found an accessory that cannot be ignored.  And it's PINK!!

[KTOctopus via Geekologie]

The pink is girly.  The green is gaudy.  Finally, a character concpet that I can really connect with!!
Duchess Felicity Anne Wraithchild is one of London's most famous socialites and hostesses.  Her parties are known around the world for their extravagent themes, generous menus, and unparalleled entertainment.  Her meticulously curated guest lists can include royals and rebels, celebrities and scallawags.  The noted pirate Professor Horatio Culpepper is almost always in attendance.  Popular rumour has it that the Duchess and Culpepper are lovers with an uncannily stable romance, but what no one knows is that they are also frequent partners in piracy.  Felicity uses her sizeable social network to discover new adventures and most especially treasures, which add to her already sizeable fortune...
Oy vey.  I really just fell down the steampunk rabbit hole there.  It's like Alice's, only with more corsets, clockwork, and varying shades of brown.  Well now I'm adding a little pink and acid green to the mix!  GIT READY, PROFESSOR!  AIRSHIP UP IN FIVE.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Want of the Day: Kill Bats Tee


There are no words.

Only shouts of joy.

I say again.  AHHHHHH!!

[Teepublic via Geeks Are Sexy]

Friday Art: The Wrath of Princess Peach

Check out this warrior princess take on a fave Nerd Girl Classic:  Princess Peach!

"The Wrath of Princess Peach" was created by deviantArt user pikminAAA, who has lots of other art I heart, from the spooky... the adorable.

From the badass... the plush!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Want of the Day: A Dark Crystal Wedding Cake

You all know how much I love my 80s fantasy.

It combines everything I want:  magic, glitter, a quest, some high collars, Tim Curry, theatrical special effects, trippy landscapes, creepy-cute creatures...  THE LIST GOES ON!!

Well, what better way to express my love than by having a full-on Dark Crystal wedding cake!?

This creation by Little Cherry Cake Company is perfection!

Look at all the lovely little details!

80s Fantasy, will you marry me?

[Little Cherry Cake Company via io9]

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Want of the Day: Han Solo Cup

I thought I already knew how to party.

Oh, how wrong I was!

If I did know how to party, I would have long ago (in a galaxy far, far away) invested in this Han Solo Cup.

Han Solo Cup

Inspired by Star Wars and the character Han Solo, this is a one of a kind piece of functional fan art. 
This ceramic cup was handmade to resemble the iconic red party cup that always made the keg beer taste so much better! It features the silo of a rebel and the words HAN SOLO CUP. Great gift for a beer lover, a Star Wars fan, a party animal or any man who has everything. 

Buy yours here!

Han took shots first, guys.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Want of the Day: Macabre Victorian Dolls

Today I need something a little macabre to fill the hole that True Detective has left.  [And OMG, I did not breathe for that whole hour of television and whoever was the production designer for the Carcosa sequence needs to design everything ever.]

It's mostly sticks, fabric, and paint.  HOW IS THAT SO SCARY!?
Good thing artist Jessica Harrison has created these delightfully violent Victorian-inspired porcelain figures!

These glass women capture the elegance and homogeneous femininity of the 19th century, then contrast it with vicious acts of mutilation.


Check out the links for more, including a beheading and lots of viscera!

[Jessica Harrison via Bust]