Monthly Archives: February 2015

5 Fandom Friday: To Be Read/Watched/Played

This week’s 5 Fandom Friday linkup topic was “Things I’ve Bought But Haven’t Read/Watched/Played Yet”. And there are so many… My biggest problem is books, because I buy them all the time and get them as presents and I never really have time to read anything other than school books.

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1. Buffy season 8 Library Edition HC comic book

This is actually my most recent buy, because I’ve been drooling after these comics forever and I finally found them for the cheapest price in an online bookstore. So, I had to get it. Obviously.

2. Buffy: the Making of a Slayer

This book is so fabulous and I got it recently from London (it was on sale and dirt cheap!), but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. Can’t wait though – especially because I did read the introduction to it written by the lovely Amber Benson, who played Tara in BtVS.

3. Outlander #2: Dragonfly in Amber

I fell in love with Outlander when I started watching the tv show, and naturally I picked up the first book as soon as I could…and then I hinted that I wanted the next one for Christmas and my wish came through. I’d love to read it but it’s so thick and I’m in the middle of my exams so I’m scared to pick it up in case I won’t be able to stop reading it. But come vacation, and I’ll read it through in a few days :)

4. Kingdom Hearts 2 for PS3

My boyfriend got this game for me as a present because when I was younger I obsessed over Kingdom Hearts and I have to say that I really still like them a lot. We got the first game as well when it came out on PS3 and that’s why we got this too. We just haven’t really had the time to play it through yet (we’re maybe halfway through) because you really should have at least a few hours to spare when you start gaming…

5. Stanley Kubrick Bluray collection

This I actually got for my boyfriend as a Christmas present and we’ve been meaning to watch all the movies but have only gone through a couple so far.

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You can find more information on the linkup from The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick.

5 Fandom Friday: Funko Pop Figures

It’s time for another 5 Fandom Friday linkup post! If you want more information on the linkup, check out The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. And please join the linkup if you’re at all interested, it’s a lot of fun!

So, this week’s topic was our favorite Funko Pop figures, which I have dutifully listed below :D
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I have to admit that I don’t actually have any Funko Pop figures (this is one of the problems of living in Finland…we have nothing cool here). BUT, if I could get my hands on some of them, these following ones are my absolute favorites!

My Favorite Funko Pop Figures:

1. Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I even wrote my BA thesis based on Willow (and BtVS in general) so I just love this little Willow figure. She’s always been one of my favorite characters in a TV series EVER. (I also liked the Buffy and Spike figures…)

2. Smaug from the Hobbit

How cute is this one?! I’ve been a fan of Tolkien ever since I was a kid and Smaug is a great character…also, dragons rule.

3. Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Did I already mention that dragons rule? …well then I guess it’s obvious why I’d want to have also the mother of dragons ;) Daenerys is so kick-ass and I like strong female characters. And Game of Thrones.

4. Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood

I really love True Blood so this would be perfect for me. Sookie is fun and strong, which are qualities I like.

5. baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy

How could I not want this cutie?! Groot is adorable. Period.

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Which ones are your favorites? Do you own any of these figures? :)

London: Long Weekend Vacation

I was lucky enough to get a trip to London just a little while ago when my mom wanted to celebrate her birthday there. It was my third time there and I still love the city as much as ever!

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We had already seen most of the traditional sights so we decided to have a pretty chill vacation. We did, however, visit the Westminster Abbey for the first time so that we got to see the inside of the church. Tip: you can go for an evening service, which lasts for an hour, and you won’t have to pay the admittance fee (which I feel is quite pricey).

We went to Bella Italia for my mom’s birthday dinner and we had the chicken stew, which was absolutely delicious! I can’t even express how good that meal was!

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We also just walked around a lot – mainly around Oxford Street where our hotel was and along the river Thames. The weather was extremely sunny and mild so it was nice just to walk around and check out sights like the London Eye and Big Ben.

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British Museum was a must-see on our list: I had been there before but you could spend a week in the museum and there would still be more to see. Tip: GO THERE – IT’S FREE! Enough said.

One of the splurges we made was the visit to Kensington Palace, which is right now having a fashion exhibition, which personally I found the most fascinating. The outfits were breathtaking.

We also checked out The Who Shop (a Doctor Who store and museum) as well as the Harry Potter shop at Kings Cross, but I’ll tell you more about those in my London haul post :)