Hot Cute Girly Geek Museum Tour: Da Vinci the Genius.

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I went to the Da Vinci exhibit yesterday. And for some reason the over 25 pictures I made got lost on my phone. Thank god for the internet!

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So I went with a writing buddy from NaNo and he got me a ticket as a belated birthday present and it was amazing!

  • Name: Da Vinci the Genius
  • Place: Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Website: http://www.davincithegenius.nl/?lang=en
  • Date of visit: 31-12-2013
  • Collection: temporarily collection about the Works of Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • Available: till the 6th of January 2014
  • Price: €14,-

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This is one of those travelling exhibits, going past multiple cities around the world. And this one is staying in the Netherlands until the 6th of January. If you still want to visit, be prepared to stand in line for about 30/45 minutes until you can get in. If you buy a ticket online, you still have to wait in the queue and the exhibit self will be busy.

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So what can you see? Well, a bit is explained about Leonardo Da Vinci and the huge amount of things he invented and created. Some of the flying machines he drew on paper are realized in real life. He made weapons, but also parts of machinery and if you’re walking through the exhibit you can say the man indeed was a genius.

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Working from Leonardo’s codices, Italian Artisans have faithfully crafted interactive and life-size machine inventions. These works include the first concepts of a car, bicycle, helicopter, glider, parachute, SCUBA, submarine, military tank and ideal city to name a few.

The exhibit also moves far beyond machine inventions alone, featuring facsimiles of Leonardoís most famous codices, anatomical studies, Anghiari battle drawings and Renaissance art.

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In most movies you see where Da Vinci plays a role, he’s depicted as somewhat a crazy, eccentric man with absurd ideas, but actually I think he was well ahead of his time and a lot of things we encounter daily are here thanks to some invention made by him.

The exhibit itself is a mixture of information, bigger than life-size inventions you can’t and can touch bits of movies and a lot of painting reproductions.

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It tells about Da Vinci’s military time and the weapons he invented, but also the painting he made and didn’t make.

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And of course there is a huge part about the Mona Lisa in a sort of separate exhibit ‘the secrets of the Mona Lisa’ where you  can see how the Mona Lisa was painted, what presumable the original painting looked like, trivia about the painting you  probably didn’t knew, one word awesome.

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All in all I think the exhibit is worth the somewhat long wait at the front door. So if you do get the time to visit this week, please do so. Oh and it’s suitable for kids as well so bring them!

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Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

PS: Disclaimer: I do not own the pictures used in this blog. No copyright infringement intended. Everything belongs to their respective owners. All the opinions stated in this blog are my own.

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Hot Cute Girly Geek’s challenges for 2014

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. Since 2014 is approached fast, I thought it would be a good idea to look at the challenges I did in 2013, how they went along and to set some new goals and challenges for 2014.

There are only 2 challenges I participated in this year:

The Goodreads reading challenge and NaNoWriMo.

Looking back on the Goodreads challenge, it was a pretty huge goal to get to, 52 books in 52 weeks. The thing is, I read a lot. But besides books I also read a good amount of fanfiction. Too bad they don’t count as books otherwise I could have get my challenge up to 100 books a year.

I really liked the 52 books a year. I think I did pretty well, although I did cheat a bit to the end and counted the Doctor Who e-book novels as books as well to reach my goal. The easy thing about this challenge is, it’s a challenge from Goodreads, so you can easily keep score on the amount of books you read or want to read. I’m a pretty eclectic reader myself. Although most of the time I read fantasy books I do however sometimes read classics, or other books that catch my interest thanks to friends or Goodreads recommendations. I even get books from Indy authors to review. I read really chunky books, well over 900 pages, but I do enjoy smaller, bite size books as well. I don’t mind, as long as it catches my interest. And I’m proud I finished my challenge this year because during the summer I got into a reading slump. But I caught up.

So that was awesome. The next challenge I did this year was NaNoWriMo, writing 50.000 words in one month. Wow. I never knew I had it in me, but I had a blast doing it and even made some new friends as well.

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What’s in store for me for 2014? Ok hold on:

  • Camp NaNo: 30.000 words
  • Gishwhes 2014
  • NaNoWriMo 2014: 50.000 words
  • And my own challenge 52/52/52

Let me explain:

Camp NaNo is in April and July  and you can set the amount of words on whatever goal you like, 50.000 words in a month is a lot. So I set the bar a bit easier for myself and my goal is to write 30.000 words in a month.  I don’t know if I’ll be writing both months but it’s nice to have set the challenge. And I don’t know if I’ll either continue on a previously written story or writing something new.

Gishwhes 2014. This year I couldn’t participate and depending on which month this year’s Gishwhes is I fully intend to emerge myself in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. I bow down to my overlord Misha Collins.

NaNoWriMo 2014: November will be full of writing again.

52/52/52: 52 weeks to read 52 books and see 52 movies. This is my own challenge. I will keep score of the books with Goodreads, setting again 52 books to read, although I also count audio novels as well. 52 movies is a bit harder, I don’t go to the cinema that often, but I will count movies I’ve already seen towards this goal and I will count a season of one of my series as 1 movie as well. But only series that started and ended in 2014. Or older series I’m rewatching. I don’t know if I can keep up with this one, particularly the movie watching challenge, but I’ll try. And hopefully, in between reviewing the movies/series and books I can give you a monthly score list at the end of the month.

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Hopefully my fellow bloggers will post their challenges as well for next year.

Are you participating in a challenge for your blog? Or keeping challenges for 2014? Let me know!

Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

Thank you Eleven, thank you Matt Smith

Dear Matt,

I’m a fairly new Whovian myself (I just started watching about a year and a half ago). But still I’m writing this thank you letter.

After some pressure from a friend of mine I started watching Doctor Who, I think I watched all the episodes in one week. I started with number 9, grew terrible fond of 10, and you stole my heart as 11 and ran away with it. Although, and I presume a lot of fans started out this way, first muttered the words ‘you regenerated, I don’t like it.’

But you took my heart with you on all the brilliant adventures you had as the Doctor, showing me the universe and the stars, introducing me to new friends and foods (I really do like fishfingers and custard if they are made out of cake and I do agree with the fact beans are evil!).

Your adventures left me often amazed, confused, dazzled, screaming and yes, crying. My heart broke with you when you said goodbye to Vincent, River Song, the Ponds, all the other amazing friends you lost during those years, when you said goodbye yourself last night.

You thought me it was important to never neglect that inner child, growing up is boring, but also to fight for what you believe in, no matter how impossible it sounds.

That the drunken Giraffe is the most important wedding dance, also, having the Tardis present as something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.

That it’s ok to be scared, emotional or in pain, and a brilliant smile will always help.

You thought me Triceratops like to play fetch, don’t blink upon seeing a stone angel, that your version of the sonic doesn’t do wood (you should really work on a new setting).

You showed me you make a brilliant Sherlock Holmes, to never, ever make a snowman ever again. Cracks in the wall are something to keep away from. And always keep your sonic screwdriver close at hand.

That bowties, Stetsons, fezzes and spacey zoomer rides are cool.

I wish I had a big red button I could push to bring me back in time, to watch all of your adventures like the first time, to relive all of your adventures anew.

You will always be the Doctor, the uncoming storm, the destroyer of Universes, the savior of millions, the naked boyfriend, the Raggedy man.

I don’t want you to go…

Thank you Matt Smith, for everything, goodnight and goodbye Raggedy Man.

Love, Mendy.

 

Dear Matt,

You don’t know me but five years ago, I sent a letter to you wishing you good luck in your forthcoming role as the Doctor, to which you very nicely sent me a signed photo.  (Don’t worry, I still have it.  It hasn’t been sold to the highest bidder on eBay).

Can it really be five years since a fresh faced 26 year old appeared on our screens to say that he was taking on an iconic role ON A SPECIAL TELEVISION PROGRAMME?  Wow, how time flies.

And then, there was the wait.  Nearly a year went by from that announcement until everyone saw there first glimpse of your interpretation of the Doctor – wearing “Ten’s” suit, complaining that you weren’t ginger and, of course, that first “Geronimooooooooooo!!!!”

As your last regular appearance in the series is due to take place on Christmas Day (I’m betting that you’ll don the bow tie and Fez for the Diamond Anniversary special in ten years time), I wanted to bookend your time in “Doctor Who” with another letter of thank you.

I have seen Doctors come and go and I miss them all in different ways, but I have learned some valuable life lessons during your time as “Eleven”, namely:

  • That to some people, beans are evil, bacon is poisonous and we won’t talk about bread and butter, but fish fingers and custard is the perfect combination;
  • Bow ties, Stetsons and Fezes are cool – and let nobody say anything different;
  • That when it comes to scientific instruments, bigger IS better and it isn’t compensating… but don’t hold them like water pistols;
  • It’s okay to leave a girl waiting for five minutes, but not for twelve years.  That said, if it’s a woman who leaves a man waiting, he should stick around for sayyyyyyy 2000 years;
  • It is NOT cool to suddenly shout, “WHO DA MAN?!?!?!”;
  • It is okay to fall in love with your vehicle of choice and call her “Sexy”… in about the same way as it is appropriate to fall in love with your own bespoke psychopath who has a penchant for using hallucinogenic lipstick and wearing Laboutin shoes;
  • The rule about falling in love also applies if said bespoke psychopath looks older than you, but is in fact the daughter of your twenty-something travelling companions. (It’s a bit “Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey);
  • About the “Timey-Wimey” thing, grown ups can think of you as being a little childish for saying something like that, but that can be a great trade off for the “Feels” you show when your best friends suddenly disappear on you, never to be seen again;
  • It’s okay not to be afraid of the monsters, because the monsters are afraid of you… unless you play matchmaker for a couple of monsters who are stuck between two universes and then that’s okay;
  • In fact, all monsters aren’t nasty and evil and some may need your help – but try not to mistake the two;
  • Don’t be impatient.  Situations, like good art, will reveal themselves in good time;
  • Don’t forget to carry your special straw with you at all times.  It makes the lemonade more fizzy;
  • Tea is best served strong, with the bag left in;
  • You may not be proud of all the aspects of your personality, but sometimes you just have to accept that they’re always going to be there and may be the answers to a problem;
  • A trowel is a good thing to put on your Christmas list… unless you think that you’re too old for a Christmas List.  (I’M NOT!!!);
  • Never… ever… noogie a Sontaran during combat prep… but also, don’t feed him sherbet fancies;
  • And that Jammie Dodgers aren’t good for bluffing as a self destruct switch, but are very good for helping your friends through traumatic situations.

So, to paraphrase some of your predecessors departures, the moment has been prepared for and “Eleven’s” song is finishing soon, but I want to say a big THANK YOU for these past four years, both to Matt Smith the actor  AND Matt Smith the person who took the role of the Doctor and was a custodian and ambassador for the show’s legacy, and to quote the ninth Doctor, you were “fantastic… absolutely fantastic”.

Good luck for the future.  You will always be The Doctor.

Yours and “Geronimo”,

“Theta Sigma”

Dear Matt Smith,

I can’t thank you for the past four years, since I’ve only watched Doctor Who since November. Since I’m from the Netherlands, I’ve first heard of Doctor Who about two years ago and it took some nagging from friends and the possibility to get Netflix (this country is a bit behind in that area) before I actually started watching Doctor Who. I got so hooked on the series that I managed to watch 7 series in less than two months, and yes I have a daytime job, university and a social life (don’t ask me how). So instead of thanking you for the past four years, I thank you for the past three weeks. I can’t imagine life without the Doctor anymore and you are part of the reason why.

I’ve been on a Doctor Who rollercoaster the past two months, and I’ve seen Christopher Eccelston, David Tennant en you come and go in just a matter of weeks. I’m kind of sad that I only got to know your portrayal of the doctor so short, knowing that others have laughed, cried, and lived with you for years (wibbly wobbly timey wimey). Apart from that, I think my Doctor Who experience wasn’t so different of that from others. Just as everybody, I am sceptical when a ‘new Doctor’ arrives and I think ‘Well, prove to me you really are the Doctor then’. But you won my heart in just a few minutes. And apart from the fact that you don’t like bacon (who doesn’t like bacon!?), I think you portrayal of the doctor was brilliant and I’m sad to see you go.

You’re the first doctor of whom I thought ‘I don’t mind being in a tiny box with him, even if it wasn’t bigger on the inside’. You’ve also motivated to try fishfingers and custard, but I haven’t got the chance of trying it yet. And although you still haven’t convinced me about fezes, you are right about bowties. Those are cool.

Even if I knew you for such a short period of time, I will really really really miss you. I wish I knew you longer and I’m happy you were at the steer on a big part of my rollercoaster ride. Thank you incredibly much, and now there is not much left to say except ‘Geronimooooooo!’.

Tekira.

Thank you Matt Smith.

I want to take the time, this Christmas, to thank Matt Smith for the wonderous things he’s done for the Whovian community.

I often refer to Tennant as my Doctor since he’s the one that got me watching Doctor Who. However, Matt Smith will forever be the Doctor that stole me heart.

When Tennant announced his departure from the show I was devastated, but I think the amount of tears that will be shed when watching the episode will outdo those tears shed four years ago.

In a way Matt made the Doctor relatable for me. He was younger than the previous ones and my dreams of becoming the companion intensified greatly with Matt as the Doctor.

Matt, if you ever get to read this, Thank you.

Thank you for making the Doctor your own. Thank you for making the Doctor quirky and nerdy in ways I’ve never seen before. Thank you for re-kindling my love for the show that I thought was lost after Tennant left. Thank you for giving me the best Christmas special in the Christmas Carol, one that I can show my students and pass the love on to coming generations.

Thank you for flying with the Ponds, and, in my opinion the best companion yet, Clara.  Thank you for being part of this community, thank you for always taking time for the fans. Thank you for being marvelous and nerdy outside of the role. Thank you for giving the most gif-able answers at cons, thank you for being beautiful and for being absolutely fantastic. Thank you for keeping the series authentic and real for Whovians of all ages. Thank you for being part of the figment of my imagination that helps me not be too scared of the dark. Thank you for being part of the most heart-warming and heart-breaking 50th Anniversary episode. Thank you for everything Matt. It has been a pleasure to have you fly the Tardis for the past years.

Thank you Matt Smith, for being The Doctor, for being my Doctor.

Matt is a glorious actor and he did the role as the Doctor great justice. He evolved the character we all love and cherish into something more personal, something that every actor keeps doing and I hope this will continue. I have gotten more attached to the Doctor as his regenerations has gone by and my hopes are that Peter will continue this tradition. 

I am going to go now, and actually watch the episode that will, undoubtedly, cause a massive waterwork attack on my eyeballs!

So one last time, thank you Matt Smith. You will be dearly missed and forever remembered as our Doctor with the bowtie and fez. Geranimo my dear Doctor and on to new adventures.

Zee

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Team Hot Cute Girly Geek!

Hi my lovely and wonderful Geeky followers and fellow Geeky writers of course.

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I asked my fellow bloggers to write a post wishing you all a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and turns out, every single one of them is writing something about how they look back on 2013 and looking forward to in 2014, it’s fine by me.

So, 2013, as we’re nearing the end of this year, people start to get a bit sentimental. Thinking about the stuff they did, and where in life they are going. I’ll be doing the same thing, geekwise.

In January I started back working after my lower back surgery from October 2012 and although I didn’t have a particular New Year’s resolution for 2013 I decided I would try to be more spontaneous. It had to do with my poor body’s physique. You all may know I’m chronically ill, as in, I have hypermobility syndrome, which basically translates into me being in pain and tired 24/7. This however doesn’t stop me from working fulltime and trying to keep up a social life. For the years past I was very careful about the stuff I did, or did want to do. That ended in me being somewhat of a hermit in my own home. And after that damned surgery I decided I didn’t want to go back to that.

I pushed my own boundaries, worked hard at my own recovery and had an amazing year to look back on. Some of the highlights.

I am a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch and Sherlock, and I met some pretty amazing Dutch girls online and I was fortunate enough to meet them in real life, cheering with them when Benedict’s name came on screen during Star trek into Darkness and a movie theatre full of trekkies who were about to kill us. One word: Epic!

I went to London, again, and I loved every bit of it.

I met my good friend and fellow blogger Theta in real life this year, showing him around Dutchieland, meeting some of the DCC (Dutch Cumber Collective) Although he lives across the pond in the UK he became one of my closest friends and I know, no matter what, he’ll always be there for me.

I turned 30. Ok, maybe not a highlight, I was really not looking forward to reaching that milestone. But with the help of friends I had a pretty epic birthday, due to the fact I share my birthday with one of my passions / addictions, Doctor Who. Everyone dressed up as a character, I did my first ever cosplay and we had so much fun and feels watching the 50th anniversary episode.

And although this was the first year I didn’t get to participate in Gishwhes, I did however NaNoWriMo, going back to one of my passions, writing, I wrote freaking 50.000 words in a month! And not to forget, I met some new friends as well!

I met Neil ‘freaking’ Gaiman!

Tekira started as an intern at the company I work at and we discovered our joint love for geekdom, she’s a wonderful friend and fellow blogger!

I still need to meet Zee in real life, but I’m sure it will happen sometime soon! I love you to bits Zee, the ultimate companion!

I think, with all the stuff I did and didn’t mention here I had a pretty good year. It was full of wonderful geeky stuff and highlights.

I raised this blog to another level, met some awesome friends and fellow geeks online which I’m in contact with a lot thanks to twitter and fb.  The blog keeps changing, keeps getting better, more stuff to write and to participate in.

And I’m looking forward to another epic year, meet some friends in real life, travelling to Paris and London again, maybe even Cardiff and, if I can pull it off, a visit to Theta!

A lot of movies and series to look forward to, a lot of new books, I almost finished my reading challenge this year, and who knows, maybe, finally a bit of love in this single geeky heart as well?

I want to thank all my followers, readers, friends, fellow writers, geeks, nerds, dorks, passerby’s, artists, and everyone else I forgot to mention for this piece for making 2013 into an epic year and I hope to see, meet, talk to, write with all of you again in 2014.

To say goodbye in the famous words of 9. You were fantastic… absolutely fantastic! And you what? So was I!

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Love, your own hot cute girly geek Mendy.

 

Tekira 2This is the end of 2013, for Nintendo fans also known as the kick-off of ‘The Year of Luigi’ (or as Iwata-san would say ‘The Ear of Ruigi’). Nintendo celebrated Luigi’s 30th birthday by releasing Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, New Super Luigi U, Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Super Mario 3d World (with Luigi modes), Dr. Luigi, and a Luigi themed 3DS-XL. Since I don’t have infinite time and money, I’ve only played Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, but I have to say it was one of the high-lights this year. Other games I was waiting for were coming at the end of 2013, so I was happy that Luigi’s Mansion was released in April (which is also when my birthday is, hehe). October/November were awesome months for me, because of the releases of Windwaker HD, Pokémon X&Y, and the Legend of Zelda: a Link between worlds (reviews are coming, I promise). Of course 2013 was also the year that Nintendo didn’t have a press-conference at the E3 but had some awesome announcements nonetheless, and that console wars are fired up again because of the release of the Xbox One and the Playstation 4. I don’t really care about those actually because Xbox sucks and the PS4 is way too expensive.

Anime-wise, I really disappointed myself. Because of my recently awakened Doctor Who fandom, I haven’t watch a single anime last season. I’m planning to make up for it next season, so that’s a good New Year’s resolution. Anime I did watch last year were Chihayafuru 2, Attack on Titan, the Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat, Genshiken Nidaime, and Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji). I’m really sorry that I have to say that this year didn’t have any new ‘treasures’ for me, like FMA Brotherhood or Steins;Gate once were. But I still have to finish Attack on Titan, so maybe I’m speaking to early.

Also, this was of course the year that I met Mendy and I started writing for this blog! I’m so grateful for that! I hope I can write more next year since I have tons of ideas!

2014 has tons to offer. Think about Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS, and Zelda Hyrule Warriors (working title). As for anime, I only know what to expect next season (look here → http://i4.minus.com/iEGQjOD6GZE9s.jpg (not made by me)), but I’m looking really forward to the new season of Gin no Saji and Chihayafuru (although I don’t know when that’s going to happen). At the E3, I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for Beyond Good & Evil 2 (as always) and a new Zelda announcement.

So, I wish you happy holidays and a new year full of awesome anime and games!

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Hello to everyone of various Geeky persuasions,

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Well, another year has nearly gone and 2013 has been a bit of an exciting year, hasn’t it… well, it certainly has in the Whoniverse.  David Tennant has been cornering the law profession by portraying a policeman and a barrister whilst Matt Smith has been getting ready to play a singing psychopath, and that’s before you get Jenna Coleman portraying a Jane Austen character in a murder mystery, Karen Gillan shaving her head to portray a super-villain and Alex Kingston portraying a woman with imaginary blood on her hands in “The Scottish Play”.  Oh… and Arthur Darvill has portrayed a vicar and a busker, who says that you can’t have sedate roles after “Doctor Who”.

As for the series itself, we’ve had a new companion join the TARDIS, a return engagement by the Eighth Doctor (well, for just over seven minutes) onscreen, three Doctors… well, thirteen Doctors joined forces in one mammoth episode for the 50th anniversary and a sneak peak of the man who will forever be known as “The Eyebrows”, (Well, it certainly beats “Chinny”, “Sandshoes” or “Granddad”), whilst the collected powers of Mark Gatiss and David Bradley managed to probably turn every full-blooded Whovian into a gibbering wreck at the end of “An Adventure In Space And Time”.

But away from that, it’s been a big year for me because Mendy asked for me to join the “Hot Cute Girly Geek” team.  (I still wonder why, because I know that I don’t qualify for the “Girly” whilst the “Hot” and “Cute” are severely open to interpretation – However, if anyone wants to state otherwise on the latter two, I am open to offers… ahem).  In addition to this, I managed to meet the wonderful Mendy for the first time on her turf, and my trip to The Netherlands has provided me with memories that will last a lifetime.

So, in anticipation of a festive season which will see Whovians everywhere become gibbering wrecks again as we wave goodbye to “Eleven”, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2014.

Oh… and if anyone’s still stuck for a Christmas present for me, a TARDIS would be wonderful so I can visit all of my friends across the world… either that or the winning lottery numbers.

Best wishes and lots of love,

“Theta Sigma”

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Merry Christmas geeks of all gender and age! Or God Jul as we say in Sweden! 🙂 If you are fairly new to this blog you might not know who I am. I’m Zandrina – if you want to know more there is a page called about Zee for you to look at.

This is a Christmas greeting from me to you, and it’ll probably be short and sweet although too long to tweet. I’m currently in a car on my way to my aunt to celebrate Christmas Eve. As I’m sitting here I’m looking back on the year that was and it’s been a good one. I started a beauty channel on YouTube, I started blogging for Mendy and I’ve gotten to know both Mendy and Theta, and very recently, Tessa. They are a great team to work with – understanding is not enough to explain what they are. I’ve been a useless blogger the past few months and instead of searching for a replacement they just understand. Thank you guys – I love you all and I hope you get a fantastic Christmas!

To all our lovely readers – thank you for reading and for sticking by us (even if I’ve hardly contributed). Merry Christmas and take care of yourselves. Until next time, Keep rocking that geek!

xx Zee

Getting into the Christmas spirit… with David Tennant

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course.

Last year I was recovering from a lower back hernia surgery, and one of the things that really lifted my spirits was the Christmas Panto done by Absolute Radio. This year they’re back.

Because of that ridiculous thing called work, I wasn’t able to follow it live. But have no fear, they recorded it yet again.

What can you expect? Well, David Tennant in his marvelous Scottish accent, bad script writing, terrible puns, zombies and one hell of a Christmas Spirit!

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So sit back, relax and enjoy the Absolute Radio Christmas Panto 2013: ZombieClaus:

And just for the people who missed it, I added last year’s Christmas Panto, ‘Dude, Where’s my Donkey?’ as well for your viewing pleasure. Just click on the link and watch all the shows!

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Love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy.

PS: Disclaimer: I do not own the videos or pictures used in this blog. No copyright infringement intended. Everything belongs to their respective owners and Absolute Radio.

I’m back!!!

Hi my hot cute girly geeks and boy geeks of course. I’m back, well duh, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this post.

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So what happened? Well, NaNoWriMo, my birthday, busy at work, studying, busy at home, things and stuff (sorry couldn’t resist the Walking Dead reference).

But the main thing is that I’m back, and I will be writing regular blog posts again. First of all an apology to my fellow bloggers who prepared geeky Christmas gifts for you guys, but I was late with my list, thus means, you will not be getting geeky Christmas ideas, I mean, if you have to buy Christmas gifts at this point in time, you’re late!

Not to worry, I’m keeping the lists and you will get them in a couple of weeks, just in time for valentine!

Second of all, apologies to all the nice people who emailed me about blog tours, promotions and books I received. I’m in the process of reading all my emails (about 400 of them), and you will get a reply this week. Don’t worry.

Last, not an apology, but more of a f*ck you to people posting nasty comments. Look, I’m writing this blog for fun, I have a day job and a household to run, I’m busy. And I’m Dutch, as in, English isn’t my native language. Sometimes spelling and grammar mistakes happen. Nobody is forcing you to read my blog. If you haven’t got anything nice to say, just shut up.

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Ok, now that is out of my system. I’m still working on rearranging my blog; some features will disappear next year, like the vlogging and YouTube Sunday. I’m still waiting for the artwork to update my blog and make it geekier! Be patient about it. It will come soon.

Saying this, I’m still looking for a couple of more bloggers. If you want a more permanent spot and you have time to write at least 2 posts a month, you’re more than welcome to contact me.

smaug-eye-guardiantvFor now, this was a quick update, and over the next couple of days you’ll be getting more posts. How about a Hobbit, the desolation of Smaug review. Going back to watching all the supernatural seasons, so more reviews. A NaNoWriMo book review, epic birthday, or how to throw a whovian party with some cool ideas. Sherlock is coming back, so expect some sobbing and ranting, and a new museum tour.

And a last request, 2014 is just around the corner, what are you geeks looking forward to? Besides Sherlock coming back, what plans do you have for 2014, New Year’s resolutions, tell us!

Lots of love, your own hot cute girly geek, Mendy

My Body is Ready… for Super Smash Bros.!

This time not a review or a 101, but a humble request to sign a certain awesome petition. But this needs some explanation first. Gamer Geeks will know that each year in June, the E3 (Electronics Entertainment Expo) is held in Los Angeles. At this expo, all big game developers reveal their new consoles/games/handhelds/sorftware ect. At the E3 in 2007, Nintendo revealed their hit Wii Fit, and this happened.

Reggie Fils-Aime (aka the Regginator) , then the president of Nintendo of America, blurts out the awkward sentence ‘My body is ready’, which became a popular meme in 2011.

The reginator became popular among Nintendo fans. He became so popular, that there was a petition started to make him a playable character in the upcoming intstallments of the Super Smash Bros. series on Wii-U and 3DS.

AND I THINK THAT IS AWESOME!

Today I received an e-mail from the guys that made the petition saying: ‘Reggie revealed that if he becomes a playable character in the upcoming Smash Bros, his Final Smash would be “MY BODY IS READY SLAM”. More importantly, although it might have just been a joke, the Regginator said that Masahiro Sakurai (the creator of SSB) might consider adding him to the game if this petition gets 100,000 signatures from fans’.

So hereby my humble request: please sign this petition if you want the Reginator in the new SSM games!

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/sora-sakurai-add-reggie-fils-aime-to-the-super-smash-bros-3ds-wii-u-roster-reggieforsmashbros

Thanks!