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5 Fandom Friday: Late to the Game TV Discoveries

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This week’s 5 Fandom Friday topic is about TV…more specifically: “Favorite Late To The Game TV Discoveries“. And oh boy, I have loads.

5 Fandom Friday is a weekly link-up about fandom-y goodness, which was started by the lovely ladies of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick.
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Merlin

I absolutely adore this show! Everyone seems to have great chemistry, the dialogue is funny, and of course I love the whole story idea (what with me writing my MA thesis about Celtic myths and all…)! Morgana is an admiringly twisted persona and Anthony Stewart Head is brilliant as king Uther.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this show. Marvel is sometimes a bit of a hit and miss for me personally. But I really like the dynamics between the characters in the team as well as the “mutant” plot lines (I’m a sucker for superpowers).

Reign

I don’t know why it took so long for me to start watching Reign. The characters are amazing, I love the plotting and scheming, and the costuming is to die for. It’s also very emotional, I’ve gotten very invested in all the characters (read: I cry over everything).

Lost Girl

Another fantasy show :) This Canadian series is filled with interesting folklore and kick-ass female characters. What more could a gal want? I also like that the main character is a succubus but no one treats her like a crazy woman because of her enhanced sexuality. Instead, it is embraced. Hurrah for female empowerment.

Girls

I was a bit hesitant to start watching this show – I’ve seen all Sex and the City episodes a million times and I wasn’t sure how I felt about the comparisons between the two shows (as in, Girls is Sex and the City for millenials). However, once I did watch a few episodes I really liked the odd characters, especially Adam and Shoshana.

5 Fandom Friday (Wednesday): Characters I Identify With

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I never seem to be on schedule with these posts… :( I started work and it’s been pretty busy but I still wanted to publish this one since I knew exactly which characters to include in this (last) week’s list, which had the topic of “characters I most identify with”.

The 5 Fandom Friday linkup is organized by The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick.

1. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer): (how is she on every list I make?) I always identified with the insecure, geeky Willow who was extremely loyal to her friends and had a very fixed comfort zone. She loved books as do I and she was always empathetic toward others.

2. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter): for pretty much the same reasons as with Willow, I always felt a kinship with Hermione. She is sometimes a bit too literal and meticulous but she has a big heart and she is a lovable bookworm (which I hope I am :P )

3. Bonnie Bennett (from The Vampire Diaries): she’s compassionate and loyal, but never afraid to stand up for herself. She has great inner strength and she stands by her beliefs.

4. Susan Pevensie (from Narnia): Literally gets sucked into a magical world (same way as I do with books) but later in life loses her belief in magic. I’ve always loved the idea of magic but my belief has wavered since childhood. I still love stories about everything magical, though. Like fairies. And Mr. Tumnus :P

5. Donna Noble (Doctor Who): Donna is a klutz and sometimes has her foot in her mouth but she means well. I just love her.

+bonus: Pippin from Lord of the Rings (bit of a clueless doofus but again, a lovable one)
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There are loads of other characters as well but these have really stayed with me over the years.

5 Fandom Friday: Nerdiest Things I’ve Done

After missing last week, here is yet another 5 Fandom Friday post! :) This Friday’s topic for the linkup was “5 Nerdiest Things You’ve Ever Done”. You can find more info on the linkup from The Nerdy Girlie or SuperSpaceChick. So, without further ado, here are my top 5 moments of being a complete nerd.

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1. Waiting in line for way too many hours (from an outsider’s point of view) to get my hands on a Harry Potter book or waiting to see some of the actors when they’ve visited Finland.

2. Dragging my mom around all the Harry Potter and Doctor Who related places in London. I have to give props to her for going along with it :)

3. Waiting for a whole night at a movie theater to get tickets to a Hobbit movie. So no, I didn’t wait to see the movie, I just waited to get the tickets.

4. Reading all my different fandom books (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc.) a million times.

5. Also, watching all my shows (Buffy, Supernatural etc.) a million times.

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I’m sure there are plenty more moments but these were all I could think of right now.

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Moms

5 Fandom Friday is back! This week’s 5 Fandom Friday linkup topic was “favorite fictional moms”. I have lots of those because I love mom characters but I tried to narrow it down to just five.

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1. Molly Weasley

This was such an easy pick. I absolutely adore Molly’s character. She is such a warm and loving person and even took Harry under her wing without even thinking about it twice. Also, she completely kicked ass in the Battle of Hogwarts!

2. Piper Halliwell

One of my favorite characters from one of my favorite shows. Piper was always my favorite of the three Halliwell sisters and I knew that she would make a great mom because she was already in the beginning a very down to earth, warm person. And she held the sisters together even when Phoebe and Prue didn’t get along.

3. Joyce Summers

Joyce was a great mom to Buffy in BtVS and I always felt that considering what a handful she had for a daughter, she took it in strides. Can’t be easy raising a vampire slayer! She became one of my favorites over the course of the show and her death was really tragic.

4. Snow White/Mary Margaret

Snow missed Emma’s childhood but she is doing everything she can to make up for it now. She clearly is a devoted mom and wife and she loves Emma even though it took her a long time to get to know her.

5. Emma Swan & Regina Mills

I couldn’t pick between Emma and Regina because they’re both great moms for Henry. Emma wasn’t there for Henry when he was smaller but like her mom Snow, she has been making up for the lost time. Now she is a great mom who does everything to protect her kid. And Regina: even though she was the Evil Queen, she has turned a new leaf and is trying to be a good person – including a good mom. Of course, she was always a good mom because she always tried to protect Henry. In the beginning, it was her only redeeming characteristic, but now she’s a great character – complex and fascinating!
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More info on the linkup can be found from The Nerdy Girlie‘s blog or the SuperSpaceChick‘s blog. Basically it’s a weekly reason to fangirl.

5 Fandom Friday: Games I Love To Play

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Long time no see… I have skipped the last two posts in this linkup purely because I’ve just been too busy to blog. I’ll be so glad when the next two weeks are over and I can focus on something other than finals and school projects.

In any case, this week’s topic for 5 Fandom Friday was “Games I Love to Play”. (More info on the linkup can be found from The Nerdy Girlie‘s blog or the SuperSpaceChick‘s blog. Basically it’s a weekly reason to fangirl.)

1. Kingdom Hearts

I remember playing this as a kid and I loved it so much. Recently my boyfriend got it for me for PS3 and it was just as a great as I remembered. Funny how some games really do stand the test of time. Anyways, I love the combo of fantasy and Disney. Who doesn’t love Disney really?

2. Kingdom Hearts

I like this for the same reasons as I love the first game. And this one is more difficult, which makes it great for me now. I just wish the third, new game would come out soon!

3. Jak & Daxter I

Another of my childhood games…I was surprised recently while playing these Jak & Daxter games that they’re actually REALLY difficult. I don’t know how I managed to play them when I was younger. But I like that they’re challenging to me even today. Also the story is interesting and I like the little side quests and puzzles.

4. Jak & Daxter III

I skipped the second Jak & Daxter game because it’s just not as fun as the other two. This third game I’m playing right now and it seems like a lot of fun. Running around on a bird-looking dinosaur in some town in the middle of the desert. What could be more fun? ;)

5. Dixit

I had to include a board game too: this one is super fun. If you don’t know it, google it NOW! It has lots of cards with surreal pictures and you’re supposed to give a clue based on the picture you chose and others will have to choose a picture of their own that they feel fits the clue. Hard to explain, super fun to play!

+ bonus: Cards Against Humanity and Little Big Planet

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5 Fandom Friday: Fictional BFFs

5 Fandom Friday (a linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick – check their amazing blogs out for more information on the linkup!) is here again. This week’s topic for the post was “My Fictional BFFs”.
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1. Willow Rosenberg from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

a loyal friend and a lovable geek…a girl after my own heart! I always related to her a lot while watching Buffy and I think we would be awesome friends!

2. Hermione Granger from Harry Potter:

There’s nothing I don’t love about Hermione. She’s just as much of a bookworm as me and we both like school. She’s also honest and a good friend, which is really important to me.

3. Piper Halliwell from Charmed:

I always loved Piper the most out of the Halliwell sisters. She was the most down to earth and strong, while still being maternal and compassionate.

4. Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars:

My favorite “liar”. Emily is relaxed, tomboy-ish but also enjoys girly things. Just like me. And we both like swimming. Maybe she’d encourage me to exercise more? :P

5. Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter:

Luna is so quirky and adorable. She is an amazing friend and isn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in. Anyone would be lucky to have a friend like her!

Honorable mentions go to Pippin from Lord of the Rings, who would make me laugh probably all the time and to Mary Margaret (Snow) from Once Upon a Time, who is sweet, brave and loyal.

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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? :)

5 Fandom Friday: Conventions

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I decided to finally start participating in 5 Fandom Friday: a weekly linkup hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. Considering my love for fandoms, I just had to start participating (before I’ve always been too busy).

I just love the idea of conventions, they’re so great for meeting like-minded people and they have such a sense of community! Unfortunately, we hardly have any here in Finland but it’s my goal to someday go to a proper huge convention either in the UK or the States.

5 Fandom Friday: Conventions I’ve been to or wish to attend

Animecon: A Finnish anime convention with so much fun stuff to do! From video editing and cosplay contests to dance lessons and art shows, this is the place to be if you like Japan-stuff! I have gone couple of times and it’s always a lot of fun.

Tracon: another Finnish anime convention with a very similar style to Animecon. I’ve usually found that Animecon has a better, friendlier atmosphere though. But both are fab!

Finncona free science fiction and fantasy literature convention in Finland, that changes location from one city to another every year. I’ve been there a few times and I just love the atmosphere. No better place for a bibliophile!

Charmed Convention: There’s a Charmed convention that has been organized a few times (if I remember correctly) in Paris and I love love love Charmed so obviously I’d LOVE to go!

Any Comic Con or Doctor Who convention: I think it’s obvious why I’d want to go to a Comic Con – they’re the best conventions! And there’s so much to see (I always read the programs even though I don’t ever get to go – boo to living in Finland!). Also, anything Doctor Who related is amazing in my books!

 

If you want to know more about 5 Fandom Friday or participate in the linkup go check out The Nerdy Girlie!

What conventions have you gone to/would like to attend? :)