Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Want of the Week: Neverending Story E-Reader Cover

I love The Neverending Story.

I recently got in an argument with someone who told me that it is a movie that does not stand the test of time.  I vehemently disagreed, and my points were all really well-supported with evidence from the movie.  It was like the AP test of 80s fantasy, and I got a 5, bitches.  COLLEGE CREDIT, HERE I COME!]

The Neverending naysayer was all, "Damn girl, you've seen this movie a lot."  And I was all, "Not only that, I watched it last night.  Totally stands the test of time.  BOOM."  Then I dropped the mic and sashayed away.

The point is, I really want this e-reader cover.  I suppose I'd need an e-reader or an iPad first.  Can I have an iPad, please?  To add to The Neverending Chain of Apple Products Nicole Wants...


[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Ladies and Gentlemen, THIS Is My Next Tattoo...


[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Monday, December 30, 2013

I Love Lady Warriors

Lady warriors are, always have been, and always will be my jam.  Illustrator Greg Opalinski is currently feeding my obsession with his many pieces of art depicting both orig characters and fanart.

Feast your eyes, bitches, and then sharpen your blades!

[Greg Opalinski via The Mary Sue]

End of Year LOLs: Law & Order Theme Played on a Mandolin

Sunday, December 22, 2013

My Nerd Queue: Political Hogwarts Houses


One of the greatest gifts the Harry Potter series has given us is the Houses of Hogwarts.

We love to sort ourselves into these Houses, but we also love to sort others.  Over on The Hairpin, they've broken down contemporary politicians into their respective Houses, saying, "The tragedy of Obama's presidency is that he's too much of a Ravenclaw and not enough of a Gryffindor."

There are some gems: Joe Biden as Hufflepuff, George W as a Squib, and Paul Ryan as "Mitt Romney's House Elf."

Click through for the full list.

[via The Hairpin]

Cosplay Envy: Pugs of Middle Earth





[Pupstar Sonoma via Fashionably Geek]

The Return of the Powerpuff Girls


The Powerpuff Girls are coming back to us!

That's right, ladies and gents!  On January 20th at 7:30pm on Cartoon Network, Blossom, Buttercup, and Bubbles must rescue "a mathematician, an opera singer, and a badger" from Mojo Jojo.

Oh, and that mathematician?  His name is Fibonacci Sequins [!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!] and he will played by Ringo Starr [!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].  And, yes, there will be a song entitled "I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl."

Me too, Mr. Sequins.  Me too.

Friday, December 20, 2013

I Heart Harley Quinn

I've been a bad comics reader recently.

The one and only Harley Quinn has been given her own monthly series, but I have not been keeping up :(  Granted, at this point I think I'm only two issues behind, but I feel like I've betrayed one of my fave ladies.

Especially because this is rumoured to be pretty darn good.  Written by Jimmy Palmiotti with art by Amanda Conner, there were a lot of high expectations.
Conner and Palmiotti were the folks behind one of the much lauded initial run on Power Girl’s first ongoing series (Power Girl) in 2009, and it’s hard not to see the parallels here. Power Girl is also a character who combines a smart, outgoing personality with a costume famously considered to be designed purely for the male gaze. A skillful reconciliation of those factors, if not a redesign (which appears to be at least part of the Conner/Palmiotti plan for Harley), is necessary to tell a story of much weight. In an interview with the creators on Comic Book Resources, Conner and Palmiotti promise that they’ll be getting Harley out of Gotham for a while, and giving her her own expanded cast, marrying the old and new.

These expectations seem to have been met.  So sayeth Mark Rozeman at Paste Magazine, "Harley Quinn #0 is a cornucopia of riches for any comic book nerd in the know, highlighting the best of what today’s great artists bring to the table while parodying their frustrating quirks."  And over at Ain't It Cool News, the first issue is winning friends and influencing people:  "It's absurd, but this is when the title truly won me over.  If this is going to be a schizophrenic sitcom, then go balls deep."

As if I wasn't already pumped enough for this title!

I may have to update the Harley cosplay I'm planning from Arkham City to Roller Derby.

Though I still want this corset:
Harley Quinn Long Line Corset
[Castle Corsetry via Geeky Merch]

Cosplay Envy: Yaya Han as Powergirl

Queen of Cosplay Yaya Han has produced a perfect Powergirl!

Yaya Han as Power Girl - Click Picture to Enlarge

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I thought Heroes of Cosplay really edited her material to make her seem like the Regina George of the group, but I think that her commitment to accuracy and natural perfectionism is part of what makes her Queen.  I don't think that accuracy and perfectionism should be extended to others without consent, but by participating the competition element of cosplay, the other cast members of Heroes of Cosplay opened themselves up to criticism.

You want to cosplay for fun?  Me too!  Then dress up, have fun, and if anyone gives you shit, make a lewd gesture of your choice and walk away.

You want to do this Like Seriously for Rill?  You gotta work, b*tch.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

My Nerd Queue: Crazy Catwoman Lady

Catwoman the Cat Lady - Illustratoin by Caanan

On the Evolution of My Nerd Fashion

[Her Universe via So Geek Chic]

It's difficult to imagine now, but there was a time when finding nerdy clothes was really rare.

[Wicked Addiction via Geeks Are Sexy]

Now, I can walk into somewhere as totes normal as Forever21 and buy a tee with a vintage Hulk print on it.  But gather round, children, it's high time ye learned about a hero named Homer and a devil named Burns about a time when nary a Target carried anything referencing Marvel or DC or The Hub.

chainmail leggings
[MITMUNK via Geeks Are Sexy]

The first was the ever-present Superman tee, purchased from a Specner's Gifts or a Hot Topic in the late 90s.  Of course, they didn't carry those in women's sizes.  Man is in the name; girls obvi don't want to wear a Superman logo.  Something tells me the people manufacturing these tees didn't know about Supergirl, but whatevs.  So my wee preteen self wore men's tees, all "I look so good."

[SuperHeroStuff via So Geek Chic]

I did not look so good.

[Kinckerocker via Geekologie]

Then there were the early attempts as cosplay.  A dragon printed skirt and corset to go see Fellowship of the Ring.  An as-close-to-historically-accurate-as-a-15-year-old-can-muster dress for the Bristol Renaissance Faire.  A makeshift Hogwarts uniform that made me look like I was about 8 years old.  Except there were fishnets! Don't know what 8-year-old wears fishnets, but let's just say I started with the slut clothes early on.  I totally confused the guy at the movie theatre when I handed him a credit card like a grown-ass woman.

[Black Milk Clothing via Geekologie]

Again, I did not look so good.

(via Doctor Who TARDIS Ear Cuff by 77Flower77 on Etsy)
[77Flower77 via Geeky Merch]

Unfortunately for my storytelling, I don't remember what my first purchase of an actual ladies-sized nerd garment was.

[We Love Fine via The Mary Sue]

I do know that, gradually, as the internet expanded and Etsy arrived and I got a job and my own quasi-disposable income (er, rather, income-I-should-save-but-instead-dispose-on-awesome-clothes-cause-I-have-a-problem), my ill-fitting tees and awkward cosplay were replaced by fashionable silhouettes and well-thought-out pieces.  I mean, just because I'm nerdy doesn't mean I can't also look good, right?

SW_HU_Fett Tank
[Her Universe for Hot Topic via Geeks Are Sexy]

In the here and now, I can find almost anything I want!  There are hair accessories...

(via XMen Comic Headband Hair Accessory Comic Headband by PartyofTen)
[PartyofTen via Geeky Merch]


[SuperHeroStuff via Geeks Are Sexy]

...nail polish...

[Digital Nails via Geeky Merch]


[Dark Balloons via Geeky Merch]

...wedding dresses...

Star Wars wedding dress
[via Fashionably Geek]

...and, of course, jewelry!
(via Adjustable PacMan Ring Silver // R0035SV // Silver by queenspark)
[via Geeky Merch]
[OhMyGeekness via Geekologie]

And the best part is that new vendors pop up everyday, like Gold Bubble Clothing, making it ever easier to dress for success.

My most recent find is this beautiful gown, worn at a recent public appearance by Taiwanese singer Mei, featuring a detailed dragon skeleton down the back of the dress.

[via The Mary Sue]

such fashion
much dragon
very dress

My Nerd Queue: Star Wars Tank Top

Terrible puns AND Star Wars?

I'm in tank top heaven!

(via STAR WARS RACERBACK Womens Tank Top American by waycooltshirts)

[via Geeky Merch]

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My New Favorite Thing: Adult Wednesday Addams

I have always loved Wednesday Addams.  She melds darkness and sarcasm with those adorable pigtail braids and that , making her an icon for the girly goths among us.

Now I've stumbled upon comedienne Melissa Hunter's webseries Adult Wednesday Addams, featuring our fave girl all growed up.

She goes through all the major milestones of post-college adulthood, only instead of the bouncy jargon of Girls, she maintains her signature deadpan honesty.

Stay gothic, my friends!

[Adult Wednesday Addams via The Hairpin]

My Nerd Queue: Samus Aran, Fake Bouny Hunter Girl

She's just like me!!!  Well, sort of.  Blogging is like bounty hunting, right...?  RIGHT?!
Samus Aran_Fake Girl
[via Geeks Are Sexy]

My Nerd Queue: Star Trek Into Darkness Long Sleeve Tee

I love me a long-sleeve v-neck, but this one is beyond the Forever 21 $5 basics.  This one has a little something extra.

(via Star Trek Into Darkness on Tshirt long sleeve by SummerIsComing)

Ain't nothing like Benedict's backside to add a little oomph to your winter steez.

[via Geeky Merch]

My Nerd Queue: Even More Harry Potter Shoes