And Then I Got Another Tattoo…

Yes. Oh, buy yes. I went there guys. I definitely went there.

I got my sixth nerd tattoo. I so went there. I have 4 Harry Potter tattoos (one of them is half HP and half Something Corporate) and a Star Wars tattoo.

And today, see I got my sixth tattoo.

I got my Mortal Instruments tattoo today. I got my Shadowhunter rune, order Fearless.

Thats me! With my new tattoo!

And there is a close up.

I am insanely happy with it. I had an appointment today to get my tattoo and it worked out perfectly, because I was having a terrible day. This cheered me up immensely. It looks freakin fantastic, didn’t hurt at all and was fairly reasonable priced. If you live in Southern California, I truly recommend Bob at Above All Tattoo in Fullerton. Amazing job and a super cool guy.

Some of you might be wondering, what the hell is that anyway? So you all know how obsessed I am with Cassandra Clare and her Mortal Instruments/Infernal Devices series. The series focuses on a group of warriors called Shadowhunters. They are humans, with angel blood, who fight demons and keep the peace between warlocks, fae, werewolves and vampires.

Now they use a variety of weapons to accomplish it: daggers, seraph blades, whips, bow and arrows, etc. But they also have these object called a stele: a wand like object that draws both permanent and temporary Runes…black tattoos that give Shadowhunters various “powers”…they can give them strength or stealth or silence or they can open things, etc.

I chose the Fearless rune to tattoo on my body. The superficial reason is that its one of the best looking ones.

But the real reason I got this tattoo (besides my LOVE for this author and her series) was that I would love to be fearless.

Two of my tattoos, my Harry Potter tattoos, have to do with death: Deathly Hallows symbol and “The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death”. I did these because I’m terrifed of death and I want to be unafraid of it, the way Harry and his parents were. They greeted death, they didn’t try to cheat death, like Voldemort and I think that’s something that’s extremely admirable. Death scares me more than anything.

But I’m also scared of so much else. I’m scared of my future, I’m scared of bugs, I’m scared of heights, I’m scared meeting new people and I’m scared of the dark. I’m kind of an anxious and scared person. And I don’t want to be that kind of person. Over the last year, I’ve definitely tried to change that. I’m trying to overcome my fears and become a better person. i don’t want my fears to hold me back from experiencing and loving life.

So that is why I chose the Fearless rune tattoo. I want it to be a sort of reminder that fear is temporary and that you can overcome it. I can never be completely fearless…but I can begin to overcome these fears, and tackle them and handle them. And the Fearless rune, while temporary for Jace and Alec in the books, gives both of them the courage to overcome their fears. Alec eventually realizes that he can come out as gay and he can be honest about his relationship with Magnus. Jace can overcome his fear of showing love for others, not only just his romantic love for Clary, but also his family love for the Lightwoods. And it gives me the courage to overcome my own fears.

And damn it looks so badass!

If you haven’t had a chance to see my tattoos or some of my friends’ awesome nerd tattoos, check out this blog post here.

And feel free to share your nerd ink with me. I’m always down to do another post about some epic nerd ink!

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Attention All So Cal Wizards! So Cal Wizarding Weekend!

This a blog for all you Southern California wizards. If you love Harry Potter and you love having a good time, abortion and you live in Southern California (or are close!) then So Cal Wizarding Weekend is the weekend for you!

So Cal Wizarding Weekend is a little less than a month away, taking place on the dates of November 2nd to 4th, with three awesome events to look forward to. One of these events is an  unofficial annual event taking place at the Happiest Place on Earth every November…and now its transformed into an amazing three day event!

Friday, November 2nd will be the Wizarding Weekend Dinner at The Cellar in Fullerton, California. Theere is gong to be a special menu for those who attend this event. It is reservation only! You can go to The Cellar’s website and go to “click to shop” to purchase your tickets to this one of a kind dinner. From what I know of it, its going to be a character dinner with some of your favorite characters making an appearance, similar to a Disney dining experience.

I’m skipping Saturday and moving on to Sunday, because Saturday is a big event and I want to share that last .

On Sunday, November 4th is the unofficial annual Harry Potter Day at Disneyland. This is the 6th annual event, taking place at the good ol Mouse House in Anaheim, California. I’ve never attended this event, which is kind of crazy because I live so close to Disneyland and have had an annual pass for years. It’s amazing that I’ve never been. I know that everyone meets at a certain spot in the beginning of the day, that there are fun scavenger hunts and things like that. They have “first years to the boats” and go on Jungle Cruise or the Mark Twain Riverboat. I’ve heard its a ton of fun and this will be the first year that I’ll be attending and I’m really really looking forward to it. You can find out more information on this particular event at their facebook page here.

The motherload of the events though is the Saturday, November 3rd event: The First Ever Harry Potter Bowling Night, being organized and put together by the amazing people at the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army. This event will be taking place at Palos Verdes Bowling Alley in Torrance, California and is going to be a night of seriously awesome amazing nerd fun. Now these are the same people that brought you the first ever Harry Potter Skating Night back in April of this year. This event was off the hook, and it was more than our group expected it to be. Over 600 people showed up and it was a blast! There were cool handmade Potter stuff to buy and butterbeer to drink, a costume contest and plenty of Potter music to skate to!

Now, my amazing group is bringing you Bowling Night. The entire bowling alley is reserved for this event, and there’s going to be so much fun. The pricing is decent, there’s going to be awesome memorabilia again and Butterbeer to enjoy, as well as some unique Potter cocktails for those of you 21 and over. There’s going to be a costume contest and a free raffle contest as well. It’s going to be so much fun and I literally cannot wait for it. There’s more information at the event page on facebook, so make sure to stop by and R.S.V.P with your “yes”! You will regret not attending this amazing event. And if you do manage to stop by, come by the Welcome Witch table to say hi to me! I’ll be the assistant to the Minister of Magical Events and will be stoked if you come by to say hello :D

So there you have it folks, an amazing weekend coming up very very soon that is tailored perfectly for Potterheads here in California. I urge all you Califorians to make an appearance at these events, especially the Bowling Night. You will not regret attending these events. What could be better than getting together with fellow Potterheads and enjoying a good dinner, or partying it up at a bowling alley or hitting the Happiest Place on earth? I can’t think of anything…except maybe a nice slice of chocolate cake…mmmm….well anyway, I hope that you guys check it out, click on any of the links above for more information and feel free to ask me any questions!

And for those of you not in Southern California (or even Central or Northern California willing to make a drive), I urge you to get out there and start some of these awesome events! Hit up your local bowling alley or skating rink or whatever and meet fellow Potterheads or Star Wars nerds or Trekkies or whatever you’re in to! I promise, it’ll be fun :D

Hope to see you all at these awesome events!

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