13 Reasons Why - Taking on the Tough Issues
Posted on May 20, 2017

13 Reasons Why – Taking on the Tough Issues

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***I want to put a disclaimer that the following post contains spoilers for the series 13 Reasons Why and talks about suicide. ***

 

At the end of March, Netflix released the series 13 Reasons Why based off of the book by Jay Asher with the same name. For those unaware, 13 Reasons Why is about a high school teen Hannah Baker who commits suicide. Shortest explanation ever right? It’s not entirely that simple. Before Hannah’s death, she created 13 tapes. Each tape correlates to a person she holds responsible for her death. The tapes are left with specific instructions to be passed from person to person with each person being forced to listen to all 13 tapes. Disregarding these instructions will lead to dire consequences in the form of a second set of tapes being released publicly. We follow Clay, a mild mannered somewhat socially awkward teen, as he has his turn with the tapes.

The world became infatuated by Hannah Baker and the reasons that she chose to end her life. I too got sucked into the fold. Intrigued by the content and the rationale, I finished the series within a week. Throughout my time watching my emotions ranged from anger to understanding, from sadness to rage. I’ve been seeing a lot of articles out there about how 13 Reasons Why “glamorizes” suicide. How it makes suicide seem like the easy way out of a tough situation. I don’t think those people truly understood the message of the series. There’s a lot more to this story than what’s on the surface.

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Gamer Tag - A Glimpse Into the Life of a Lady Gamer
Posted on March 29, 2017

Gamer Tag – A Glimpse Into the Life of a Lady Gamer

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I am so excited to participate in this Gamer Tag that I saw from the lovely Michelle over at A Geek Girl’s Guide. I’m a sucker for these kind of tags because I feel like they shed some light on parts of my life that I might forget to share with you guys. And since gaming has been a pretty significant part of my life these days, it’s all the more appropriate that you get a glimpse into my gaming style.

1. What is your gamer tag?

Depends on where you’re looking?

Steam: PrimaGeek

PS: H_Marie-0412

Add me and let’s be buddies!

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Five Fandom Friday - Favorite Droids
Posted on March 25, 2017

Five Fandom Friday – Favorite Droids

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I saw the prompt for this week’s Five Fandom Friday by Nerdy Girlie and I just couldn’t help myself. I have a soft spot in my heart for droids and their mech-y character. Now this list is in no particular order, just a collection of my favorite robotic characters!

R2D2

R2D2 was the first droid that I fell in love with. His beep-boop noises added so much character to an otherwise pretty emotionless metal frame. My husband forced me to watch Star Wars I, II, & III and while h-a-t-i-n-g Anakin and the Jar Jar, I found a friend in R2D2.

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Are You Happy? Taking a Look at Bo Burnham's Special Make Happy
Posted on March 23, 2017

Are You Happy? Taking a Look at Bo Burnham’s Special Make Happy

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I was first introduced to Bo Burnham when my husband and I were dating and had just moved in together. I remember him excitedly playing me a song from his iPod, eagerly awaiting my reaction. I loved it! Comedy has been a long time passion of mine, and Bo Burnham’s style was intriguing to me. Those first few Burnham experiences were in the form of his songs, but when we saw there was a Netflix special titled What we totally binged on it. Everything about it was spectacular. The comedy, the music, the lighting, the messages. I was a converted fan.

Are You Happy? Taking a Look at Bo Burnham's Special Make Happy

So last year when I saw there was a new special Make Happy, my hubby and I made a date to watch it together. It was a quick departure from our previous experiences with Bo, a comedian who at this point I felt like I knew a bit better then most of the people that parade around on stage. Despite the title, the whole special felt sad. And like most fans, I rejected this shift from the comedian I had come to know.

Then I watched it again.

**There are spoilers beyond this point. If you haven’t seen Make Happy yet and are panning to do so then don’t read beyond this point.**

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Posted on March 10, 2017

A Geek Girl’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration to honor the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. How do we celebrate now? We wear green and drink, a lot. So why not take the day to celebrate your favorite green characters?

Poison Ivy

I’m a sucker for a feisty redhead! Poison Ivy is up there on my list of favorite villains (vilainesses?). Sport your green for St. Patty’s in the form of this adorbz Ivy tank! You can get it here for only $9.99!

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The Ultimate Bob's Burgers Cheat Sheet
Posted on March 8, 2017

The Ultimate Bob’s Burgers Cheat Sheet

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Bob’s Burgers was one of those shows that I actively resisted. Then one day, as it always happens, I cracked. Tired of all my usual shows, I put on Bob’s Burgers while doing housework. Maybe Netflix does know what it’s doing because I was instantly hooked. I knew from the first episode that it would be something that I would grow to love. I quickly recruited my husband to watch and just like that, we were binge watching it into oblivion. It is now on our list of regulars that we cycle through when trying to find something to watch.

The thing that makes Bob’s Burgers so awesome is it’s fantastic cast of characters. Each character has something about them that makes them unique. If you’re new to the series then it can be kind of hard to keep track of all the characters and what makes them unique. So without further adieu, I give you the ultimate Bob’s Burgers cheat sheet!

Bob BelcherThe Ultimate Bob's Burgers Cheat Sheet

  • Dreams of owning a Burger Bistro on the Beach
  • Low expectations of family
  • Frequently talks to inanimate objects
  • Had a terrible childhood
  • Has a mustache
  • Loves puns

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Posted on March 3, 2017

Community Game Along: Fashion Games – How I Got Addicted to the Kardashian Games

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I recently saw that Dina from Moms Gonna Snap was participating in a community game along created by Chic Pixel and decided to join in on the fun! Each month is a new genre or developer that you can choose a game to play from. February’s theme was fashion games. Seeing as how about 70% of my wardrobe comes from Loot Crate, I was not looking forward to this theme. I didn’t even really know where to begin in my search for a game! Luckily, Chic Pixel gave a wide variety of choices in a genre I know little about.

I ended up choosing the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game. Why? Because it was free. Yep, that about sums up my highly evolved criteria.

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A Geek Girl's Guide to Valentine's Day
Posted on February 5, 2017

Geek Girl’s Guide to Valentines Day 2017

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This post contains some affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link and make a purchase then I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me do things like fund my Funko POP addiction and keep this little blog up and running. I only put links to things that I truly believe in and endorse. Thanks for all of your support!

I am so excited that Valentines day is coming up! It is a holiday that I look forward to all year. The hearts, the candy, the roses, the romance. Could you ask for anything more? Okay okay, I know there are those negative Nancys out there who have a lot of hate towards the big V-day. But that’s even more reason to find something on this list to treat-yo-self! Here are my fav finds for Valentines Day this 2017! Guys, if you have been tagged in this post then read on because Valentines day is about to get real easy for you!

Cold Heart 3D Ice Mold

Okay guys how cute is this ice mold? Imagine you are sitting with your sweetheart enjoying a cold beverage that is chilled by these heart ice cubes.  Or alternatively, a perfect way to symbolize your cold, cold heart! Either way you need this in your life. You can buy it here.

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I loved playing as this little naked cosmonaut planting flowers everywhere :D
Posted on February 1, 2017

Cosmochoria: A Naked Space Adventure

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There are oodles of video games set in space. Oodles being a scientific term, here, falling somewhere between a wee bit and a crap-load. What makes this game different? Oh, a whole bunch, the most glaringly obvious being you are stark naked. Cosmochoria makes being naked in space not only interesting, but fun too!

Cosmochoria: A Naked Adventure

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A list of fantastic #geeky things to get you by on a cold winter's day!
Posted on January 27, 2017

A Few of My Favorite Things: January

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Every month I like to highlight a few of my favorite things. For January, many of these items are based around staying inside where it’s warm and cozy. Even my little spot in south Texas felt the the shiver of winter this year. So without further adieu, my favs for January.

Merryn with S.S. Eirnin Funko POP!


This is by far my favorite POP of the month! After completing Song of the Deep this month, I wanted to get something to commemorate it. I scored Merryn with her adorbz submarine from Gamestop for a staggering $9.99! You read that right. I felt like I was stealing it was so cheap. If you haven’t seen it at your local Gamestop, then you can purchase one of these babies right here. Merryn is perched on my electric fireplace (yep, I’m one of those dorks) and she really ties the room together. But mostly it’s just cute and I love looking at her.

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