Happy December, everyone!
Remember back in October when we were going to have the Slash Fest, only it never happened because
we kept burning down the Internet things got in the way? Well, don’t think all of your shipping feels have gone to waste!
What better way to spend the holiday season than weeping over your slashy ship feelings? The Christmas countdown has begun, and we’re celebrating by giving you ship info, fic recs and rating different bands of tissues as we weep our way through December.
The ship posts will be PASSWORD PROTECTED. We will post the password on our Twitter the day of, or you can find them listed here the next day. Follow us on Twitter to get your shippy feels as soon as possible.
Check back every afternoon until the 25th for a new ship!
Oh look, it’s Black Friday, which means that it is officially okay to post gift guides again. Though we as a nation seem to have kind of gone ahead and started Christmas way before Thanksgiving this year, this gift guide kind of proved to be massive and difficult and challenging. Since we love you readers so much, I, Freak Geek, the lord of pain and suffering, have gone and spent several days online shopping for the best deals and best things and best stuff that a geeky person like myself would want to receive in their stocking, their shoe, or their whatever have you this holiday season. Or any season really. Being low on cash is totally not a problem – every single thing in this gift guide is $20 or under. See? Just follow this guide and your Whovian, Potterhead and Saltgunner friends certainly won’t be disappointed.
Alternately, just buy all the things for yourself and roll in a glorious pile of things and stuff and stuff and things. That’s what I’ll be doing.
Happy Hunger Games! If The Hunger Games has forever altered how you think about cornucopias, this right here is the recipe for you. It’s customizable, easier than pie, and impressive enough to keep your family from questioning your life choices like they did last Easter when you forced them to watch Game of Thrones and screamed about finding your dragons all through the easter egg hunt. The final result is a lot like a Napoleon, but with optional tiny chocolate weapons and a lot of feelings (unless you also have some feelings about Napoleon, I’m not here to judge).
On Saturday, October 19th, I moderated my first ever panel at a convention. Not only did I moderate the panel, I presented the whole thing by myself. You see, I had this crazy idea that since I was talking about participatory fan culture, I should make the audience the panelists. Crazy, right? While it was both exciting and terrifying all at once, Geek Girl Con was such a welcoming space that I was sure everything would turn out just fine.
As it so happens, I was right. In fact, it was better than fine. While the room may not have been brimming with people–hardly a shocker at one of the first panels of the morning–something unexpected happened. People listened to what I had to say, agreed, disagreed, and most importantly, problematized my points. For some people this would be a problem, because the last thing any of us want is to be perceived as being wrong while giving a big important speech. I’m not going to lie: I definitely had an ‘OMG-people-are-disagreeing-with-me-and-I’m-the-one-moderating-what-do-I-do-help’ moment. However, the important thing was that people were thinking and sharing their ideas with one another. As a perpetual scholar, I found that to be pretty exciting once I got over my minor bout of stage fright.
Just in time for the 50th anniversary, something you can whip together to wear to that screening if you, like me, refuse to buy fandom things because “I could make that, I don’t need it” is a phrase you live by. The beauty of this DIY is that you can do it with just about any design you’d like, any recognizable silhouette will make for a great fandom shirt (Hogwarts castle, Mockingjay pin, Sherlock falling off the roof of St. Bart’s which I’m not saying Freak Geek did but she might have.).
The dates for airing of season 3 of BBC Sherlock have been announced and acknowledged as being real, much to the relief of the masses, but the struggle of the Sherlock fandom continues. The great Lords Mofftiss and the BBC have long conspired to torture and troll the entirety of the Sherlockian fandom to insanity, and they have done so with great success. Across the lands, the people weep and feign their own deaths out of suffering and sorrow because JOHN AND SHERLOCK ARE APART AND JOHN THINKS HE’S DEAD AND oh THE PAIN THE PAIN THE MUSTACHE the tea THE PAIN REICHENBACH GRAPES oh and PAIN. (If you haven’t been on Tumblr lately, I’ve pretty much summed up the Sherlock fandom’s mental state with that sentence.) If you’re looking to avoid going insane, try this list of ways you can prepare yourself for season 3. I can’t promise that you won’t end up snapping and making that Sherlock/Sailor Moon crossover parody music video you were planning to, but I can promise you that you’ll at least be distracted from weeping profusely in the corner for fifteen minutes.
We did it, folks! 3 Chic Geeks is officially one year old
today two weeks ago, and we’re throwing a party to celebrate! Better late than never, right?
We’re very honored by the continued support of you, our readers. In order to show our appreciation, we’ve spent the past couple of months gathering some cool stuff that you can now win. What sort of awesome prize packs are we giving away, you ask? Time to don your party hat, pour yourself a Chic Geek-tini (recipe below), and kick back while we tell you about the cool stuff you can win! Continue Reading →
Some of you (especially those who do not follow our Twitter or Facebook) may be mystified by the lack of updates and general radio silence, when this blog generally doesn’t shut up. However, since we are in the process of going self-hosted and readying a special birthday surprise (that was meant to happen on our first blog birthday, but who’s counting?) we have been a little… tied up. Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure when the self-hosted stuff will be wrapped up, and it’s been taking some time. I’m not even going to blame Mercury retrograde for it, we just have a special talent for setting the internet on fire. Well… while we’re getting everything nice and ready so we can all celebrate our birthday properly (and trust me, you are all going to like it very much) I thought I’d make a nice little post for you guys. This post serves two purposes – one, to reassure everyone that we are not yet dead, and two, to compile all our geeky and nerdy and awesome holiday posts from last year in one helpful place. We’ve noticed an increase of views in our last year’s gift guides and whatnot, and while we will be making new ones for this year, the last year’s might come in quite helpful too. So umm… enjoy?