Currently… January Edition

currently January

Currently Knitting… Pink Pussyhat.
I adored seeing the images of sea of pink hats at the Women’s March. I didn’t have time to knit a hat before the protest, but still want to be part of this amazing project. So I have just started knitting a pink hat.

Currently Reading… Batgirl: Silent Running


This year, I set myself a Goodread Challenge to read 24 books. Their challenges include Graphic Novels so I am planning on reading at least one a month. This month I have re-read the first Cassandra Cain, Batgirl book.

Currently Watching… House of Cards

I think everyone has that one TV programme they have yet to watch. The programme all your friends have watched but for some reason you missed watching. For me it was House of Cards. With all the events happening in U.S. politics this month it seemed like the right time to start watching this award-winning series.

Currently Listeining to… Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
I managed to get tickets for one of the West End performances for Hamilton, since then I have had the soundtrack on a loop at home.
Currently Loving… Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Last week, they released the official title of Star Wars Episode 8. Since then I have chatted to friends and speculating about what the title means. Who is the Last Jedi? As Jedi is also the plural is there more than one last Jedi? Does this mean we will get a major death? Is Leia a Jedi? So many questions we will have to wait until December to get our answers.


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6 on 6 Red

6 on 6 - Red

I am posting my final photos in the 6 on 6 series, red for December. Like my gold photos for November, these have a Christmassy theme. A lego Santa, and Starbucks red cup. I have also added an Electra Tsum Tsum. The Harley Quinn Funko, was a Halloween gift as past of the Geek Girl x Bloggers group from the Funko Queen dePepi.

The final photo in my red themed #SockSunday photo I took on Instagram. Featuring the Red Queen book, a red cup and my 2 luv crew socks I knitted years ago. These are my favourite socks that I made, that I tend not to wear them, which is why I think they don’t have holes in them.

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Lego Santa
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Electra Tsum Tsum

 

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Harley Funko
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Red Post Office Box!

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5 Films I’m Excited for in 2017

5FF: Films I'm excited for in 2017

Five Films I’m Excited for in 2017

For this week’s Five Fandom Friday I am talking about the five films I’m excited for in 2017. There are so many great films released this year, I found it hard to narrow the list down to five films. What films are you excited for, that are being released on 2017.

  1. The Lego Batman MovieMy favourite animated movie in recent years was The Lego Movie. The film feature several amazing cameos of Lego version of geeky characters. Gandalf, Superman and Han Solo. But my favourite character was Batman. Judging my the trailer this film will be both funny and awesome.
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    When I first heard about the original Guardians of the Galaxy, I was unsure. I wasn’t familiar with the characters. It was unclear how they would fit into the larger Marvel universe. Of course after seeing the first trailer I became a fan. Since then I have loved the Guardians and can’t wait to see them in action again.
  3. Wonder WomanI was not impressed with the films released last year by DC Comics. But the only saving grace in the Batman vs Superman movie was Wonder Woman. I have adored Wonder Woman since I was a child. I am old enough to remember the Linda Carter TV show, so an excited to see her back on screen.
  4. Blade Runner 2049I have several cult films I adore. Films I often re-watch at home, I also love to see these movies in the cinema. These are films I hope they never remake. Films I would love them to make a sequel too. Blade Runner is one of these films (The Goonies is another). I am trilled to returning to a futuristic Los Angeles and see Decker’s adventures.
  5. Star Wars: Episode Eight
    The final film of the year I am looking forward to the next instalment in the Star Wars franchise. It may seem strange to be talking about a film without a title or trailer. But as a fan I have my countdown clock set up and am reading any news and avoiding all spoilers.

Thank you The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick for creating Fandom Friday check out their blogs for more information. Or follow the #fandom5 or #5fandomfriday on Twitter.

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6 on 6 – Gold

I loved taking part in the 6 on 6 photo challenge last year. Unfortunately, In November I didn’t have time to take any “gold” photos. So in took them in December and did not have get around to post them to the blog. But seeing as I enjoyed the project I figured I would post them now to complete the challenge, even if they do include some Christmas photos!

I couldn’t include a tsum tsum in these photos, I incorporated my C-3PO tsum tsum in the July (he still looks yellow not gold to me). I have included Star Wars iconic golden droid. From the cover of my moleskine journal and Santa version (from 2015 Lego Advent calendar).

I mentioned before, how I love charm bracelets, this is my newest version which only has a few charms. I stopped wearing glasses 10 years ago, but sometimes still miss it. This “glasses” ring is a way for me to show my nerdy side.

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Charm Bracelet

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“Nerdy” ring
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Washi Tape
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2016 Journal
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Santa C-3PO
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Baubles

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Goals for 2017

2017

Goals for 2017
  1. Read More
    Finding time to read seems like a luxury. The truth is I choose to spend time online and not read. In the mornings I reach for my phone to check social media than to read a book. Even whilst travelling on public transport I will play on my phone, when I could be reading. Last year, I tried to take part in the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge and I found it awkward to meet the criteria of each challenge. This year, I have signed up to the Goodreads challenge aiming to read 24 books in the year.
  2. Learn More
    It has been years since I left full-time education, But I still love to learn. In the last 15 years I have self-taught myself several programming languages, and learnt how to use Photoshop from online tutorials. I have taken courses coding and other software applications. Last year before buying my DSLR, I did a basic photography course. This year will be no different. I want to continue to learn and possible go back to formal education.
  3. Take More Photos
    DSLRSince getting a DSLR camera last year, I have tried to take more photos. I love taking part in the 6 on 6 challenge last year (I will be uploading my last photos of the year next week). This year, I want to explore more with my camera and take more photos.
  4. Blog More
    I have had this blog for years, I never take it too seriously. It is just my little corner of the internet for me to talk about my knitting or fangirling. Last year, for the first time I used an editorial calendar to create blog posts. I enjoy writing regular features (like the Five Fandom Friday). This year, I want to continue with that momentum. Each day I want to set aside time to devote to my blog. Be it editing photos, creating graphics, writing, or networking within my blogging communities.
  5. Spend more time with friends IRL
    We all lead hectic lives. I sometime find it hard to meet with my friends. It is easy to keep in contact with friends through social media and messaging. But it is nice to meet up face to face, to have a gossip or laugh! This year, one of my goals is to spend time with my friends, even if it is just for a coffee and chat!

Thank you The Nerdy Girlie & Super Space Chick for creating Fandom Friday check out their blogs for more information. Or follow the #fandom5 or #5fandomfriday on Twitter.
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Review of the Year

2016 REVIEW OF THE YEAR

I have put together a little Review Of The Year Blog Tag. Just a few questions to talk about some of the highs and a low of 2016. Feel free to join in and use the graphic. I look forward to reading your answers.

Highlight – What one great thing happened to you this year.
Losing so many icons this year, has been truly awful. It’s hard to think of highlights. But I did have a few. Finally, visiting Barcelona in March, Star Wars Celebrations in July and attending the Fan Screening of Doctor Strange in October.

Surprise – Be it TV show, film, game etc. that impressed you the most.
This answer is the little odd for me, for the majority of the year it’s been Stranger Things. But last week I watched The OA. Beforehand, I knew nothing about this show, hadn’t read any reviews, didn’t know about the cast etc. I just saw a tweet that claimed it was the new Stranger Things. Within two days I went from never hearing of the show to full on obsession.

New Fandom – Did you gain a new obsession in 2016?
So I am a little late to the game with this one, but Hamilton has become my latest obsession! I am hoping to get tickets to see the West End production of the show next year.

The Comeback Kid – Was one of your fandoms rebooted, re-released, or re-imagined.
I guess Gilmore Girls. I did have some objections with the show (I hope to write about it soon). But it was so lovely to visit Stars Hallow once again.

Still going strong? – did one TV show have an amazing season. Or did a book series have a truly impressive release this year.
Game of Thrones! I was a little concerned about season six as it was the first season that didn’t use the books as a guide. However, the season extremely impressed me (especially with the Battle of the Bastards episode).

Biggest disappointment of the Year.
The Killing Joke movie. I wrote about my disappointment of the movie adaption. I had really been looking forward to this movie. I arranged to go to the special screening in our local cinema and left feeling upset and disappointed.

Event of the year – be it a convention, viewing party, geek girl brunch etc.
Star Wars Celebrations! I reviewed my experiences here.

What are you looking forward to next year.
I guess it will start with new episodes of Sherlock in January.
Our 10 year wedding anniversary in March.
Films I am looking forward to including Lego Movie: Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Wars 9!

Quick Fire Round

TV Show of the Year: Stranger Things
Movie of the Year: Rogue One
Game of the Year: Pokémon Go
Book of the Year: The Good Immigrant (non-fiction) and Rebels of the Sands (fiction)
Album of the Year:  The Hamilton Mixtape

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A Merry Fictional Blog Challenge!

A Merry Christmas BLog Challenge

Katy at Oh So Geeky has put together this fun Merry Fictional Blog Challenge, to spread some Christmas cheer online. It’s not too late to join in you can get all the details on her blog.

Advent Calendar: Traditions you celebrate during December?
Our traditions start over the first weekend of December, my in-laws have a tree trimming party. Most of the extended family come over. This marks the start of the holiday season for us. The rest of our traditions are pretty boring, I always put together a Christmas Eve Box, we have a movie night at home with cocktails.

When my dad was alive we would go to the cinema on Boxing Day. When the Lord of the Rings or Hobbit movies were released we saw them or the most recent Bond movie. Last year, my mum, sister and I went to see The Force Awakens and this year we will be seeing Rogue One. So I guess watching Star Wars on Boxing Day will become a new tradition.

Carols: What’s your favourite song(s)?
“Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses
“Fairytale in New York” by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl

Coal: A naughty character you’d send coal to?
Kylo Ren – he can add the coal to that Darth Vadar shrine.

Fireplace: Favourite Christmas movie that melts your heart?
Love Actually. But I love any variation of A Christmas Carol, especially the Muppet’s version!

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Gingerbread: What’s your favourite holiday snack?
Mince Pies!

Hot Cocoa: What’s your favourite drink?
Gingerbread Lattes!

Mistletoe: Character you’d like to meet under the mistletoe?
Sherlock

Mittens: A cozy outfit that keeps you warm during winter?
I love wearing hats in this weather, oh and my comfy boots.

Naughty: Three characters who’d make the Naughty list.
Littlefinger from Game of Thrones
Neagen from The Walking Dead
The Joker

Nice: Three characters who’d make the Nice list.
Jyn Erso from Star Wars: Rogue One
Eleven from Stranger Things
All the Stark children from Game of Thrones


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North Pole: If you could spend Christmas anywhere (even fictional), where would you go?
I would love to spend Christmas on the beach or even in Las Vegas!

Presents: A book or movie on your wishlist?
The Brotherhood Trilogy (Noel Clarke’s films) and The Harry Potter Illustrated Editions.

Rudolph: What’s your favourite TV holiday special?
It would have to be Doctor Who. Maybe Voyage of the Dammed or A Christmas Carol.

Santa: A character you’d love to exchange presents with? What would you get them
Batgirl! I would buy her a funky phone cover, or some decals for her laptop.

Scrooge: A villain you’d help see life in a different way?
Darth Vader

Snowflake: Something that makes you feel special.
Being with my friends and family, or just getting messages from them over the Holiday period.

Tree: What do you decorate your house with for the season?
Our family room is decorated quite traditionally, with a tree and a garland over the mantel. In our bedroom we have a Star Wars theme!


Yuletide: The top 3 things in your life that make you the most happy?
My husband, my mum and my sister.

BONUS: Ugly Christmas Sweater: Would you wear a sweater Molly Weasley made you or avoid it like the plague?
As a knitter, I like to think I will become the type of mum like Molly Weasley. That knits ugly jumpers for my children.

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Everyday Cosplay: K-2SO

For the last part of my Rogue One cosplay series I have decided to do K-2SO. Droids are an amazing part of the Star Wars stories. From the original R2-D2 and C-3PO to the newer fan favourite BB-8.

Rogue One Everyday Cosplay
Jyn Erso || Dir. Krennic

K-2SO

K-2SO

When thinking about cosplay, your first thought might not be to use a droid as your inspiration. I have seen some amazing droid based cosplay over the years. One of my all time favourite everyday cosplay is the Disneybound C-3PO outfit.

BB-8 has also provided the basis for some amazing cosplay this year. Online I have seen a kimono inspired dress, several fabulous variations for Dapper Day. And of course the adorable little BB-SK8. Will K-2SO be as popular next year? I think he might.

K-2SO 
Necklace // Bracelet // Trousers // Jacket // Top // Shoes // Bag

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Everyday Cosplay: Director Krennic

Next up in my Everyday Cosplay to mark the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Is Director Krennic, one of the villains from the movie. The Star Wars films have a history of great villains, and I think Orson Krennic will join this rank.

Rogue One Everyday Cosplay
Jyn Erso || K-2SO

Director Krennic

Director Krennic Outfit

As villians Kylo Ren, Captian Phasma, and Darth Vader as amongst fan favourites. In turn their characters have produced some of the greatest cosplay. Some of the best cosplay I saw at Star Wars Celebrations were Spider Maul ( Cyborg Darth Maul), and “Matt the Technician” aka Kylo Ren.

Director Krennic Description

As I said I think Director Krennic will become one of great Star Wars villains. The ambitious head of the Imperial Research Division, his costume is similar to that of the Grand Moff uniforms from A New Hope. His Imperial uniform is cream instead of grey with the addition of the amazing cape.

Director Krennic

Brooch // Gloves // Tunic // Cape // Boots // Belt // Trousers

Rogue One Everyday Cosplay
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Everyday Cosplay: Jyn Erso

Who else is excited for the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, this week? I have stated numerous times on my blog, how excited I am about the release of this film. As a child watching A New Hope, one of the first things I saw on the screen in the opening crawl. Is mentions “the group of rebel spies that steal the secret plans to the Death Star. Now we can find out what happened to this group.
The closer we get to the release, the more my excitement grows. We brought my tickets for the midnight showing several weeks ago. I planned my outfit for the opening night months ago. I am wearing a Her Universe dress. But I thought I would create a few everyday cosplay outfits for some of the characters in the movie.

Jyn Erso

Jyn Erso Outfit

When we were at Star Wars Celebrations. We had a chance to see some of the costumes and props from the film. In the exhibit, next to each costume was a card listing all the aspects of the outfit. This display card was idea for cosplayer to get all the details of the costumes. They also were ideal to help for plan these outfits.

Jyn Erso Description
First of is Jyn. From the moment I saw the teaser trailer for Rogue One, in April I have loved Jyn as a character. The more footage from the film I see the more I want to get to know this newest female hero from the franchise.

Jyn Erso

Necklace // Bracelet // Top // Jacket // Boots // Scarf // Trousers

Rogue One Everyday Cosplay
Director Krennic | K2SO

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