Nerdy Nodds and Nends: Super Hero Costumes, Lawyerly Advice Columns, and iZombie

This article talks about a comic series that mocks the costumes of females in super hero comic series. Its all pretty meta, and funny. Check it out here.

Read this ask-a-lawyer column. It is the best. thing. ever. Check it out.

Are you watching iZombie? Because you should be. It is amazing. I really need to write up a full review of the first season which I absolutely devoured (pun intended) on Netflix in the space of a week. It was a bad week. iZombie made it an OK week. (Caveat: I have not read the comic books that it is loosely based on.)

Check out some fanart I found on the internets.

So, this is amazing. Check out W. Scott Forbes website. More amazing work. [ via Pinterest]

This looks exactly like the actress, Rose McIver. Dang. [Via TanyaGrace on DeviantArt]

This is a cute picture. But why are people shipping them? WHY?????? Have y’all not seen Alias. Sigh. [via Elewings on DeviantArt]

My favorite three people on the show. [via pungang on DeviantArt]

Infograph on a DIY GoT Wedding

I was contacted by Kathryn Hempstead about a cool infograph on creating a Game of Thrones Wedding for your big day. My wedding is thankfully over and done with, but for all you theme interested brides out there, check this out. Or if you just want to read a funny and informative infograph on doing a GoT wedding, you are in luck! [Source]

Planning a GoT Wedding
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Pinterest and the Supernatural Fandom

I finally broke down and created a Pinterest board Carry On My Wayward Son. It was inevitable. The Supernatural Fandom is one of the best. They are great. The show is really awesome as well. I think that the season five finale is one of the best season finales of any show that I’ve seen. I will admit that season six is a little wonky because the writers didn’t know they were going to get that season until the last minute, but the rest of the show is pure gold and available on Netflix for binge watching. Plus, the show has Misha Collins and Felicia Day on it as well as the two golden boys Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. What more could one want?

Dean LARPing

dean larp

Amazing fan art

salt fan art

Felicia Day as Charlie in bobble head form for the win.

felicia day bobble head

Misha Collins has the best answers ever and always!

misha collins

Sucker Punched 2 Photo Shoot Idiegogo

I’ve spoken before of my friend Sara and the wonderful world of stage fighting that she does, which have included forays into the webseries sphere. Now, she has joined Craig Lawrence of Fight Guy Photography, located in Northern Virginia, in an IndieGoGo project which is raising money to do a Sucker Punched 2 photo shoot. Last year they shot and completed Sucker Punched the original and they want to find a way to add more costumes, backgrounds, and weaponry to Sucker Punched 2.

Check out their Sucker Punched 2 IndieGoGo page where they explain the concept in great detail with some footage from last year and their vision going forward. They have some great perks for being a contributor. In fact, if you have the money you can get Sucker Punched yourself or give the gift of a fun photo shoot for a friend. This perk includes the team of Fight Guy Photography working with an you to design a Sucker Punched character, “shoot you (with a camera!) and provide you with prints and merchandise featuring your character!”

Lawrence explained to me that his vision for Sucker Punched 2 is about “the idea of creating super heroines and female bad ass characters to the tune of empowerment and agency.” An idea I think we can all get behind. Another great thing about this project, beyond the super bad ass female imagery, is their commitment to give of their proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network). Last year they gave 10% of the money they raised (after IndieGoGo’s fees) from their Sucker Punched project and this year they have also earmarked part of the money they raise to help support RAINN.

Check out Sara’s super bad ass self below and click on the links above to help support this endeavor.

Nodds & Nends: Book Wars, a Reminder, and Pretty Pictures

I haven’t done a Nodds & Nends post in a long time. But here are some random things I want to share. Please check out the links below for some more internet funs and finds.

Recently I was browsing through Freshly Pressed here on WordPress and stumbled across a wonderful blog called The Book Wars. You should check them out. It is four book warriors who write reviews and discuss books in their posts. I got drawn in by one of their Cover Wars where to definitely judge the book by the cover. You can check out this one for a fun read on the different covers for Cinder by Melissa Meyer.

Don’t forget to vote for my friend Pierce and his dream job. He only has a few days left to garner votes, and every single one helps! You have to set up a profile so you can vote every day, but there were a lot of problems with hackers before, so it is worth it and then Pierce gets a chance at his dream job!

First a friend on Facebook posted to her and then I saw her photos popping up on Pinterest. Check out the fairy tale photography of Margarita Kareva. The White Wolf is my favorite. Stunning. Simply stunning works of art.

Wonder Woman’s Many Incarnations

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Just like DC’s Wonder Woman, I went as several Wonder Woman incarnations last night, my second time trick o’ treating in my entire life. I grew up extremely conservative, and while as we got older my parents were a bit more relaxed and we went to church harvest parties, we were never allowed to actually go trick o’ treating. So, the first time I went trick o’ treating was a few years ago with my friend and her daughter. Last night marked my second time to get dressed up, go door to door, and  watch little kids dressed up in costume get handfuls of candy. Don’t worry, I got some candy too after we went through my niece’s bag of candy at the end. She graciously handed over the candy she didn’t want and one good piece per adult.

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Last night was Chris’ very first time trick o’ treating. He also grew up extremely religious, believing that it was the devil’s holiday. He remembers going to stores on Halloween night when he was a kid and the clerks would offer him candy, but he would have to refuse saying his family did not believe in Halloween. Even when they tried to assure him that it was just free candy, he would walk away without any. Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of him, but he wore one of his monster shirts. Below is a picture of my sister and I with my niece.

all of us

Disney Characters In Nerdy Costumes

Check out Nerdist’s posting on cartoon characters in nerdy Halloween characters as imagined and drawn by Isaiah Stephens. Check out his other work on DeviantArt and Tumblr. Such as his imaginings of the Magic School Bus Kids All Grown Up. Some amazing artwork here folks! But my favorite so far is his Mulan as Xena, so much nerdy girl warrior goodness I’m about to explode!!!

mulan as xena