The Tuesday Three

You know there is something that I noticed today. And it’s that Tuesdays are worse than Mondays. I mean, prescription sure, hospital Mondays feel terrible after the weekend, especially when your weekend has been awesome. But Tuesdays, Tuesdays are way worse. Tuesdays are like, oh you got through Monday? Well you still have four more days til the weekend! You’re still not even close! Ugh.

Not to mention the fact that it is still in the 80s here in Southern California even though it’s nearly November and meanwhile it’s raging storms on the east coast. Signs of global warming and climate change? I’d say yes.

Lucky for you, my readers, I have the Tuesday Three here for ya to pull you out of those Tuesday blues.
1. Once Upon a Time. Episode 5
So I wasn’t the biggest fan of last week’s episode of Once Upon a Time. I liked Captain Hook, though that was mostly because he was hot. I think adding more characters that fast is a little silly. We kind of have to revisit the ones we already know to see how they are all coping with the curse being broken and the fact that they are still in Storybrooke. And it’s like, okay, another person who is pissed off at rumplestiltskin? Surprise, surprise! He tends to piss a lot of people off…
But this episode was a lot better than the previous week. Mostly because its the second time I’ve felt true pity for Regina, the evil queen. The first time is the episode where you find out what her mother did to her fiancé, Daniel. (Though honestly, her reaction and anger to Snow is so ridiculous and unnecessary). But you feel bad for her. And I felt bad for her again. Because can you imagine losing someone that you loved very much, and you’ve spent years getting revenge for his death and he comes back to life…but it’s not him? It looks like him and feels like him but it’s not. How truly terrible for Regina honestly. And Dr. Whale as Dr. Frankenstein? Not at all what I expected but okay. I’ll roll with it…
2. Walking Dead, Episode 3
Oh wow, yay, I finally actually care about this show! If there was ever a way to discourage people from watching your show, it was having slow and boring opening episodes. Lori still annoys me and Carl with a gun and taking charge doesn’t make me like him anymore than I did before. Which, admittedly, was not a lot. I feel like it’s a repeat of last season but instead of settling on the farm and making the farm a livable, safe haven, they are settling in the prison. They even have that same original dwellers don’t want to share thing going on, Hershel and his family on the farm and the remaining convicts in the prison. It’s just been incredibly boring.
However, this most recent episode leaves the group behind and catches up with andrea and her companion. They’re taken to a settlement where a man known only as the Governor runs the place and with a firm hand and some strict rules. Finally, something interesting! Something with mystery. We don’t know anything about this settlement or the people in it, or this man who runs it. Especially since he claims he is going to save a man’s company of soldiers and instead shoots them all dead. Why is that? I finally feel this spark of curiosity and when I’m curious, I care. Revolution didn’t spark any curiosity at all and so I stopped watching that ages ago.
3. The Mortal Instruments
This isn’t exactly new or anything. I’ve been obsessed with Cassandra Clare and her two book series for quite some time. But every once in awhile I go through this spurts where I’m even more obsessed. I think I’m going through one now because I just reread City of Lost Souls, there is so much talk about the movie (which has been filming and is slated to be finished with filming on November 7th) and the fact that I am dying for a Mortal Instruments tattoo. Big time.
Now I’m not going to sit here and tell you that these books are fantastically written and are going to change the world and the way we read books but they’re entertaining and funny and I have a blast every time I read them. And hey, I get a little bit fangirl crazy for Jace Lightwood. He’s sexy, funny, sarcastic and a seriously badass Shadowhunter. And I love Clary Fray, the main character because she hates sitting around and waiting for stuff to go down; she dives right in even though she is an inexperienced Shadowhunter and doesn’t know what danger lies ahead more than half the time. And there’s the fact that she is a redhead. I have a weird obsession with redhead girls :)
But yeah, I’m working on saving some money up for a mortal instruments tattoo and I just bought a shirt I designed that says “Shadowhunters” on the front and “Looking Better in Black since 1294” which Jace jokingl tells Clary that the motto for Shadowhunters is “Looking better in black than the widows of our enemies since 1294”. So good. This sarcastic and dry humor is what makes me love this character.
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So that’s my nerd week in the Tuesday Three. I do hope you enjoyed it and I hope you enjoyed our first ever anime post yesterday. We have a new blogger amongst us who is a big anime fan and will be bringing us anime posts every other Mondays. Keep it nerdy everyone!
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The Tuesday Three

As I spend most of my days lately burning to a crisp from the still lingering hot weather here in Southern California, drug I sit in my room, thumb full of wonderful air conditioned air, ready to bring you the Tuesday Three.

1. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

I could listen to Matt Smith saying “I know! Dinosaurs…on a spaceship!” about a hundred times. I loved this episode. This one seemed more fun than the season opener. While Asylum of the Daleks had more serious things going on, this one seemed more playful, bringing back that awesome fun that we’ve been missing for so long. I adored Mark Williams as Brian Williams, Rory’s dad. He just kind of went with things and did his part and it was fantastic. I always love when there are other companions there (except River Song, ugh). Queen Nefertiti and John Riddell (apparently an English explorer…Doctor Who teaches history!) were awesome characters. Nefertiti was sassy as hell and Rupert Graves, from Sherlock, was hilarious as Riddell. This was a definite change from the previous episode, where serious stuff was going down. This was fun and playful and I liked it. True, there was seriousness in it. First off, it kind of called in the question of killing creatures, and the circumstances with that. Then there was the fact that Amy and Rory aren’t staying with the Doctor anymore. Matt Smith looked so heartbroken. I feel like Amy and Rory leaving is going to suck really bad. Bring out the tissues.

2. Comikaze Expo

So this weekend is Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, a smaller con but a supposed really fun one. I’ve been trying more and more to go to more cons. For one thing, man, they are so much fun! I am surrounded by people just like me and I finally feel like I fit in. And there’s stuff everywhere that just makes me have nerdgasm after nerdgasm. There’s always super fun panels and cool people to meet and…the best part, really awesome cool stuff to BUY! My wallet always gets into trouble on cons. I’m really excited for this one though because its the first time I will be cosplaying in something other than just my standard Ravenclaw outfit. No, this time around, I’m cosplaying as the 11th Doctor from Doctor Who and I am SO excited about it. Its going to be a little different; I wanted to do a girl version of it: a brown cardigan instead of the blazer, a skirt instead of pants, etc. We’ll see how it goes. I feel like its going to be exciting! I will definitely post pictures!

3. NerdsForObama

Now, I’m gonna get a little political. But only for a second, I promise. Someone sent this picture to me a few days ago and I was SO into it. Its amazing! So I decided to check out where this came from and I came across the site, NerdsForObama. Its fantastic. Without getting too political, I think Obama has been a good and fair president, and I think that we need to give him more time to get this country back in order and to guarantee the things that we deserve (healthcare, gay marriage, etc). I think that there are tons of nerds out there that support this because the fandoms that we are apart of all teach us to be tolerant and accepting. So finding this website (which literally has fandoms from Harry Potter to Firefly, Doctor Who to Game of Thrones) was really awesome. Its a real way to get involved and to encourage those who aren’t involved to get involved. I would support a “Ravenclaws for Obama” button anytime.

Stay tuned in. I have a couple blog posts coming up VERY soon. I’ll do a post for Comikaze definitely, I have a couple annoucements to make in the next few days and I am definitely starting another little weekly blog post, with my good friend Jackie. So don’t go anywhere, plenty more coming whatanerdgirlsays!

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The Tuesday Three

Hello, viagra everyone! Hope that your week is going okay so far. For you U.S. nerds out there, nurse the week is just starting as we just had a three day weekend. I hope everyone had a good weekend and was SAFE! I’m big on the safety :D

I had myself a pretty good weekend, troche spent some time with the boyfriend and the family, watched some Doctor Who (check out the last blog post for my review of the season premiere!), went to the beach, etc.

But now it’s that time of week again! Time for the Tuesday Three…the three things on my mind in the nerd world tomorrow.

1. The Powerpuff Girls…Mystery?

I’m a huge fan of the site 9gag and I stumbled upon this little picture today. I LOVE the Powerpuff Girls. I think I’ve mentioned plenty of times previously in my blog posts, but I just LOVE girls who kick ass…especially these ones. Sugar, spice and everything nice…with a little bit of chemical X mixed in. Buttercup, Blossom and Bubbles were some of my favorite cartoon characters growing up…especially since I had two sisters and we liked to pretend to be them. Plus their episodes often times had cool little history and pop culture references in them. Great show. So seeing this poster made me get all fan girl crazy. I’ve searched google and bing and I’ve scoured messages boards and I just can’t seem to find anything about this. But I’m not giving up quite yet. I gotta figure out what this mysterious poster means. It could mean the return of the show to Cartoon Network (which would be cool, because I miss watching that show) or it could be new stuff…and you can’t go wrong with new Powerpuff Girl episodes. Only time, and much internet trolling, will tell.

2. 10 Unbelievable HP Fan Moments…

Well, according to Hypable anyway…Now some of these crazy fan moments are pretty crazy and unbelievable. The guy who actually changed his name to Lucius and calls his home Malfoy Manor and wants to adopt Tom Felton? That’s not fandom, that’s just plain crazy. The craziness at The Wizarding World opening was overwhelming…though when the Los Angeles counterpart opens, you better believe that I’ll be camping out. But the others? Not really unbelievable…but maybe that’s because I’m part of this awesome Harry Potter fandom. Harry Potter tattoos? Check…I have four. Anger at the Half Blood Prince postponement? Check! Oh man, that ruined my LIFE. Owning everything Harry Potter in sight? Check. Playing real quidditch? Check. Wizard rock? Check. Fan made music videos? Check. Fan fiction? Check. A Very Potter Musical/Sequel? Check, check. These aren’t unbelievable, Hypable…this is just my life.

3. Harry Potter Pub Quiz

Tomorrow, I’ll be heading out to a pub near the beach with a few of my friends to take part in a Harry Potter pub trivia night. I’m really excited about this because I’ve never done it before. I’ve done trivia contests with my meetup group, the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army, and I’ve won most of them (Hey, I’ve read these books a million times!) but I’ve never done an official trivia thing. I’m both supremely confident and super nervous at the same time. I know these books backwards and forwards. I know the movies like I’ve lived them. I even know a lot of the obscure out of books information that J.K.R. has released and said over the years. I know my stuff. But I’m a little nervous because I don’t have Beedle or Quidditch Through the Ages or Fantastic Beasts memorized. I know, not that big of a deal but still. I want to win! I want to prove I’m an ace when it comes to Potter.

So that’s the Tuesday Three everyone. I’ll keep you updated on anything that I learn about this mysterious Powerpuff Girls poster and I’ll definitely let you know how the trivia night goes. Hope you all have a fantastic week and keep things nerdy, always!

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So I’m thinking of making whatanerdgirlsays stickers. I’m heading out to a few conventions this year: Comikaze, Long Beach Comic Con, Gallifrey, Anime Expo, hopefully San Diego Comic Con and I really want to get the word out on this blog. I’m thinking of getting stickers, simple ones with just my website on it to hand out. Any ideas out there, or any suggestions on where to get these done? Thanks!

Tuesday Three

I know, viagra order I know, case it’s Wednesday. I feel like a jerk because I have written anything in AGES but here it is: The Tuesday Three.

For those of you who don’t know what the Tuesday Three is, please read previous entry, which explains what the Tuesday Three is AND is also the first of many to come.

LIke I said, I’m sorry that its been SO LONG since I posted anything but I’ve been busy, starting school and writing my second novel and sobbing into my pillow because my charger for my laptop broke and it kept me from all of you wonderful people! But I got my brand spanking new charger in the mail today (yay!) and I am back, ready to nerd up with all of you!

1. My New Children’s Lit Class

Seriously, you know what the first thing we did in this class was? We read The Cat in the Hat and then analyzed it. That was the most fun I’ve had analyzing a book…ever. Today we talked about the history of children’s literature. We’re going to be reading Charlotte’s Web and Esperanza Rising and Holes and all the old school fairy tales where it’s not happily ever after like the Disney versions (which I do love) but the gross, grisly ones where there’s blood and …other stuff… I am so excited about it. We all know that I LOVE to read and that I adore children’s books and young adult fiction so this class is perfect for me. I kind of took it as just a “well I need 3 more units so why not?” kind of class but now I’m really really excited for it. We even get to do a picture book presentation. Maybe I’ll do Goodnight Pond or Wookie the Chew!

2. Doctor Who, Series 7 Premiere

I won’t get much into that right now. For one thing, it hasn’t happened yet. Two, I plan on doing a nice long review/post about it after the actual episode. I’m really excited about though. After waiting what seems like FOREVER since I finished series 6, and then waiting forever just to find out when it was coming back, I’m just super stoked that it’s so soon! Only a few days away. My boyfriend and I are planning on watching some of our favorite episodes of Doctor Who that day, a sort of marathon leading up to the premiere and I’m hoping to make some Tardis cupcakes. And what I mean by Tardis cupcakes is that I’m going to make cupcakes with blue frosting and use black frosting to write TARDIS on them. Haha. I’m not the most creative of bakers but it’s going to be a blast! Series  7 premieres Saturday night for the U.S. and U.K. and Sunday night for Australia. Other countries, I’m sorry, :( not quite sure when it premieres for you!

3. Wookiee the Chew

So I did a post a couple weeks ago about Goodnight Pond by James Hance. I loved it so much that I just HAD to buy his other parody children’s book, Wookiee the Chew. I just got it in the mail a few days ago and its just as adorable as Goodnight Pond.  The story has the same sort of feel as a Winnie the Pooh book, for those of you who have read the original Pooh books by A.A. Milne, but it has all that you love about Star Wars, and even some cute quotes to go along with it. It’s definitely another win for Hance and the best part of the book is that the proceeds from the book go to Hugs for Maddy, the organization started to help his daughter, who is pretty sick. A win-win in my book :D

So that’s all for the Tuesday Three today (yes, I know it’s Wednesday!). I’ll be posting very very soon I promise, and most definitely I’ll be back to share the awesomeness that is series 7 of Doctor Who.

As always, share your thoughts in the comments :D

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