maandag 29 juni 2015

Review: Confidence the diary of an invisible girl by Paige Lavoi

So I heard about this book last week while I was watching one of the videos Paige Lavoi made. She talked about her book and I decided to look it up on Goodreads. After reading the synopsis I decided that I had to get my hands on this book and read it. Because a geek girl, going to conventions, yes please!

So I didn't have to wait long for the book to arrive, and I was so excited to start reading it. After a couple of pages I just new that I was going to love this book. I love Barbara she reminded me so much of myself when I was younger. Although I didn't get the geeky friends until much later. But her struggles with finding her place and being herself that I could identify with.

I really liked the way the story went, because it reads like a diary you almost feel like you're Barbara while reading the book. You see everything through her eyes. Of course there's some drama between the friends, but most of it is just a lot of misunderstanding each other.

I just flew through this book and I didn't want it to end. And then all of a sudden I was reading the last page, please tell me there is more to Barbara's story! Because I want to read more about them and their lives.

If you haven't picked up a copy of this book, what are you waiting for? Enjoy this wonderful book and it's wonderful characters!

vrijdag 26 juni 2015

Friday fandom five: fandom guilty pleasures

This is kind of hard, I don't really think fandom things are guilty pleasures but I'm going to try and make a top 5.

1. Fandom merchandise: The t-shirts, the bags, the socks just everything I can wear or take with me. But I just love it! I'm just happy to wear them and show everyone.

2. Pop Vinyl: I have three Supernatural ones: Crowley, Sam and Dean. Charlie and Cas are on their way to me. And I want them all, I recently found out they are going to sell mini versions in blind bags, I was way to excited when I read that haha.

3. I admit I've read Twilight and Fifty shades of grey and you know what I enjoyed reading them. No they aren't the best books I know but I ejoyed reading them.

4. Pretty Little Liars, this show is my ultimate Guilty pleasure, I just love it! The drama, the mystery I just need to watch it!

5. Re-watching Supernatural every year: Yes I do this, when it's hellatus I just need this! This year I'm doing it diffrent, two jars, one with all the seasons and one with episode numbers. Pick one out every jar and just enjoy the episode.

So that's my top five! What's your guilty pleasure?

donderdag 25 juni 2015

Orange is the new black season 3

*Warning this review contains spoilers*

So like a lot of people out there I was really looking forward to the new season of Orange is the new black. I counted down the days it would arrive on Netflix and promised myself that I would spend every spare minute watching the show.

Well that didn't happen, it took me about two weeks to watch the new season. Not because I didn't have time, it was because I just wasn't that hooked on the show as the first two seasons. This season did have it's moments and of course I enjoyed it, but it just wasn't that good.

I hated the way Piper developed herself in this season, she tried to become some bad ass gangster with her panties. But to me she still looked like the woman they locked up two seasons ago. The fact that she just simpley left Alex for the new girl felt all kinds of wrong. Not that I want them to end up together but they way it went was just strange.

I kind of liked the Alex story line, the fact that she found out that the person she thought followed her is just crazy was fun to watch. And the actrice playing her did an amazing job.

Crazy eyes, how I love her. The fact that at the end of the season there was someone that wanted her as girlfriend was so sweet. I loved the way they worked out that story and I hope we'll get to see more of it in the next season.

And the way Bennett just left Daya, is there anyone that accepted that? I just can't tell you how much I hated that moment in this new season.

So I still look forward to the next season, I just kind of hope that Piper gets her act together and be herself again. What did you think of the third season?

dinsdag 23 juni 2015

The fandom tattoo

So I've got a couple of tattoo, today I got my fifth tattoo and the first fandom one. I've been a fan of Supernatural for almost ten years now, walked around with the idea for a year so I decided that now was the time to get it done. So today was the big day and I got my Supernatural tattoo, the anti possesion symbol with the line: Family don't end with blood around it and yes it's spelled right.

But it also got me thinking, how many people walk around with a fandom tattoo? A storm trooper, a beautiful quote from your favorite book or maybe a tardis. I just love the idea that people decide to commit to the fandom they're in. That they decide to immortalize that part of them, I just love it!

A lot of people don't understand why we decide to get that specific tattoo, don't we know it's for life? Well I do and you know what if I'm old and my grandchildren ask me what it stands for I will always remember the wonderful fandom I belonged to. The wonderful people I met because of my tattoo or just because I'm in the fandom. It's a part of my life I never want to forget about.

So how about you? Do you have a fandom tattoo?

maandag 22 juni 2015

Loving geeky things and being a mom.

 Isn't it amazing, being a mom? I truly believe it's the best thing that happened to me and I love my kids. But combining it with loving geeky things can give you some struggles from time to time. It's not that my kids mind their mom being geeky, but other people are really easy to judge.

Do I care so much about what other people are saying? Well not anymore but there was a time I did. A time where I believed that I just had to be a mom and keep away from the things I love outside being a mom. Because let's face it you can't be a good mom and also fangirl about let's say Supernatural and Jensen Ackles. You're a grown woman and you should act like one.

Well I found out for myself that they are wrong! I love being a geeky mom, my children learn all about dragons and wizzards and yes as my husband collects skulls they see them in the living room. They are okay with it, they don't know better and I love the fact that my kids grow up knowing about these things and accepting them.

My daughters although not having seen the movie The nightmare before christmas ( they are 1 and 3 ) they know who Sally and Jack are and the last time we visited Disney they both chose a little Sally pluche as their gift. Don't get me wrong if they'd chosen a princess I was just as happy. But the fact that they don't find Sally strange just makes me happy.

If I tell other moms I'm visiting a con dedicated to Supernatural, that I spent money on getting my picture taking with them and getting their autographs, they just look at me like: aren't you to old for this? And let me tell you: No! I'm not to old for this because you know what beside the fact that I love being a mom a also love being me, being the woman I was before I was a mom!

So are there any moms out there? Did or do you struggle with the same thing? Let me know in the comments.

vrijdag 19 juni 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Characters with my favourite fictional fashion.

This is a hard one for me as I'm not a big fashion fan, but I try to make it work. So here is my top 5.

1. First of all Charlie Bradbury from Supernatural, she likes to dress in geeky clothes with geeky t-shrits. I kind of dress as her already

2. Margaery from Game of thrones, she always looks good

3. Eleanor from Eleanor & Park I love what she does with the clothes she has

4. Daenerys, I love her dresses, they wouldn't look good on me but I like them all the same

5. Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, she likes her fandom t-shirts and so do I!

So I  made it to number five, I'm proud of myself. 

dinsdag 16 juni 2015

What I thought about the Game of Thrones season finale

So as a lot of you I saw the season finale of Game of Thrones and I just want to share with you what I thought about it.
First of all let me tell you I haven't read the books, I've read the first two and the rest are waiting to be read. So for me every episode is a surprise.

First of let me say that I found Ayra Stark, because wow she became a bad ass, from a little girl to a killer. I can't wait to know what's going to happen to her, is she going blind? Or is it just another trick by the many faced god? And am I the only one that's a little creeped out about all the heads?

On to Cersei, I'm going to be honest here, I did a little victory dance when they locked her up, because wow she's a b.... isn't she? She's so manipulitive she just makes my skin crawl. So I dind't feel anything at first when she had to do the walk of shame. But at some point it made me cringe, the fact that she had to walk naked just didn't feel good. Why couldn't she wear just some clothes? Although I'm still not a fan of her.

Then there was Sansa, I just hoped she could escape and I yelled a little when Reek threw what's her name from the wall and helped Sansa. I don't know if they've survived the wall, I do hope so but hopefully we'll see it at the beginning of the next season.

Brienne I just love her! She's so bad ass and loyal, she really did a great job and I hope we get to see a lot more of her the next season.

Ramsay, I thought after Joffrey there couldn't be anyone I would hate more, boy was I wrong. I just can't stand the guy everytime he shows his face I just want to slap him. So I hope they're going to kill him next season haha.

What I'm the most curious about for next season is what's going to happen to Daenerys the last we saw of her she was surrounded by a lot of men on horses. And her Dragon not so far from her, will the dragon safe her again?

One of my favourite characters is Tyrion, what's going to happen to him and is he really going to help Daenerys? I can see why he wouldn't want to go back to Westeros as he's a wanted criminal but is he really sincere you never know with him.

And poor Jon snow, did they ever intend for him to have a happy life? We'll probably never know. I'm going to be honest here I didn't see his dead coming and I was shocked by the way they did it. Just stabbed him without any emotions.

And where did Melisandre go? What is he up to now? I don't trust the little witch.

After seeing the episode I felt a little sick, I was shocked and I just screamed at my tv. No!!!! So now we're going to have to wait another year.

Have you seen the last episode? What did you think about it?

vrijdag 12 juni 2015

Five Fandom Friday: Favourtie fictional fathers

So this is my first fandom friday, I decided to join in on the fun. This week's topic is Favourite fictional fathers. There are so many farthers but here is my top 5!

1. Bobby Singer ( Supernatural ) I'm a huge Supernatural fan so this probably doesn't come as a surprise. Okay he isn't the biological father of the boys but he's the best father figure they had in their lives.

2. Mr. Weasley ( Harry Potter ) before I became addicted to watching tv. shows I read a lot of books. I still do. But Mr. Weasly is one of my favourite fictional fathers.

3. Maurice ( Beauty and the Beast ), I'm a big Disney fan, but my all time favourite is Beauty and the Beast. And what makes Maurice a great father is that he accepts Belle the way she is.

4. Ned stark ( Game of Thrones ) The only real father figure in this series if you ask me.

5. Mufasa ( The lion king ) he even gave his life for his son, so he deserves a place in my top five.

I loved doing this, I know I'll be thinkin about the next Fandom Five Friday already!

woensdag 10 juni 2015

Why this blog????

I was wondering the same thing tonight, there are so many blogs out there about geeky tings why should I start one?

I just wanted to share my adventures and what I encounter here in the Netherlands. Because being Geeky here is hard! We don't have a lot of shops to find our geeky stuff, we don't have a lot of tv series to watch on tv, I watch almost everything online and I just recently got into reading graphic novels. I haven't even read that much but I'm discovering them. My husband loves the Marvel movies but doens't read the comics. And this year we had our first Comic con in the Netherlands. It was one of the best weekends I ever had!

I'm not a young girl anymore, I'm a mom, I'm married, but it just took me some time to just embrace the fact that I love what I love.
As I told before I'm a huge Supernatural fan, years I've been silently watching the show and that was it. Since a year ( I'm serious ) I just decided to don't give a crap anymore and I bought my first Supernatural merchandise. ( Dean's Necklace for the people that want to know ). I went to my first Supernatural convention and joined a couple of groups on facebook.
So after enjoying all this in silence I decided to join in on the fun and start my own blog.

Maybe I'll find other Dutch geeks, maybe not the point is I just wanted to tell my story, tell the world that hey I'm a mom, I'm married but I still like the geeky stuff, I still like to fangirl about the latest episode of my favourite show, still like to dive into comic con for a whole weekend. And for the first time I don't feel embarrassed about it!

So that's why I started this blog and just decided it was my time to go out into the world and share my adventures.

zondag 7 juni 2015

Jus in bello day 3

So there it is, the last day of Jus in bello, it came way to fast and I just wasn't ready to say goodbye to this wonderful con and all the wonderfull guests. I wish I had more days there but it just wasn't going to happen.

So the last day is just a sad day, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun! Because we did a lot of ops on the other two days, today we only had our photo op with Rob and Richard. So this day I decided to just enjoy the panels. One of the most fun panels was with Osric, Felicia and Greyston. There were a lot of fun questions and seeing them play with all the things on stage was just fun!

Felicia was one of my favourites before this weekend, after this weekend I'm an ever bigger fan! She's just funny, geeky and so nice. But I'll write another blog post declaring my love for her on another day.

So because I decided to just get hugs from everyone I decdide to just do that for my Richard photo op. Like all the othere actors he was really nice!

The only thing that just takes forever is the break so you can eat something. Yes it's nice that they give you the time to do just that. But because there was a fire at the airport a week before Jib a lot of reastaurants were closed. So waiting for the next panel to begin took a while, but luckily it was Misha's panel and he decided to just start a litte sooner. Misha is just fun, you can ask him anything and he'll answer, sometimes seriously and sometimes he just jokes and give you a funny answer.

We only had our Rob authograph, after the hug I said to him: Now I can tell my friends that I've hugged god. And he just smiled and said: Nice. Haha he's so sweet and later that evening we went to his concert, that was amazin and I just keep listening to his music.

Before we knew it the einding was near, we had just one panel to go: Misha and Jensen. It was so much fun, Jensen flashed us so that was really nice! And Misha and Jensen danced so that was a lot of fun.
I almost cried at the end ceremony, just because I knew I was going to miss this. I won't be going next year, but hopefully the year after I get my chance again. After everyone left the panel room we stood outside in the hall and just sang Carry on wayward son and it was the best moment ever!

So I loved Jib, I want to go again it was the best experience I've ever had!