Some of you (especially those who do not follow our Twitter or Facebook) may be mystified by the lack of updates and general radio silence, when this blog generally doesn’t shut up. However, since we are in the process of going self-hosted and readying a special birthday surprise (that was meant to happen on our first blog birthday, but who’s counting?) we have been a little… tied up. Unfortunately, we’re not quite sure when the self-hosted stuff will be wrapped up, and it’s been taking some time. I’m not even going to blame Mercury retrograde for it, we just have a special talent for setting the internet on fire. Well… while we’re getting everything nice and ready so we can all celebrate our birthday properly (and trust me, you are all going to like it very much) I thought I’d make a nice little post for you guys. This post serves two purposes – one, to reassure everyone that we are not yet dead, and two, to compile all our geeky and nerdy and awesome holiday posts from last year in one helpful place. We’ve noticed an increase of views in our last year’s gift guides and whatnot, and while we will be making new ones for this year, the last year’s might come in quite helpful too. So umm… enjoy?
I spent this past weekend up in Seattle for GeekGirlCon. Let me summarize the weekend for you: Ah-ma-zing. Continue reading
I arrived at New York Comic Con wide-eyed and naive. I left hardened, my body battle-worn, my sanity only partially intact but somehow with new hope for the group people I have suddenly found myself a part of.
Oktoberfest may be over, but we here at 3 Chic Geeks are just starting up a little festival of our own.
You may recall that a while ago we asked you all to take a survey on your favorite slash couples. You all responded with gusto. Now, over the next few weeks, we’ll be celebrating these slash couples with our very own October Slash Fest!
Screaming, “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WEAR!” at the heavens an hour before New York Comic Con opens for the day and you really just need to get some clothes on and leave so you don’t miss everything is both normal and preventable. Unique Geek and Freak Geek will both be attending NYCC this year, here are our recommendations, our outfits, and our tips and tricks for getting ready and looking good as a non-cosplayer.
We’re big on shipping around these parts, guys. We love ships. We love fanfiction. We love cheering for our ships even if they haven’t got a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming canon. And now… we are going to do a science and ask YOU what you ship. That’s right – we are doing a highly scientific analysis of what ships are the most prevalent around these parts. And we made a survey. You want to take this survey in the name of Asgard. It’s anonymous and takes about thirty seconds to take. HELP SCIENCE. TAKE SURVEY. Link below the cut.
So, earlier today, I tweeted a link to a fic that had just been posted, written by an author I am quite fond of reading, and… you guys liked it. Okay. Well… since I’ve been having a bit of a creative block lately as to what I should post this week, I thought, why not put together a list of my all-time favorite fanfictions? The short ones, the long ones, the epic sagas that last eternity? True, I’m not in every fandom. My tastes are my own and might not jive with what you guys like. However… come on. Dude. It’s literature. Won’t hurt.
I am aware that
nearly all some a few a couple of these have adult content (such as violence, drug use, sexual content, etc) that may be not safe for work, not safe for school, not safe for church and possibly not safe for life. I will try to include any possible red flags in the description of the fics quite clearly, and without spoiling the plot of the story for you. However, I am fallible and merely human; since nearly all of these are hosted over on AO3, I recommend you read the story tags very carefully before you jump into the story.
Okay? Okay. Let’s read some fanfiction, bro.
We started out with thirty two fandoms, and cut them down brutally in swaths, until only two British behemoths stood, facing off against one another. The voting has been intense… who will win? Will it be Harry Potter, the stuff childhoods are made of? Will it be Doctor Who, the stuff time and confusion is made of? Well… you’ll find out under the cut.
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Satan Loki Freak Geek made a poll. And it’s nearly over. And if you’ve been keeping up with it, now is the time for the semi-finals, and there will be no joy or happiness or anything here for you. There will be no comfort for you. Only death. So, let’s go and vote!
Well, we’re halfway there, folks! Third round out of five, and we’re here to shatter your heart and ask you to pick which shards you like best. It’s been peaceful enough so far, but things are about to get bloody. It’s okay, we’re in pain too, here – and only some of that pain has anything to do with the fact that GISHWHES is over and we’re now suffering from GISHWHES related PTSD. As for last round… BBC Sherlock decimated USA Psych, which, while not a surprise was a sad moment for me. Buffyverse overtook White Collar, and will be facing BBC Sherlock this round. Harry Potter continues to dominate, having taken out Teen Wolf with something like 90% of the votes. Ouch. Game of Thrones was locked in a bitter struggle with Hannibal for most of the last round, but in the end Mr Martin proved to be a more proficient killer than Mr Lecter. Cause, Game of Thrones? Everyone dies? Get it? ..oh, whatever. No one ever gets my jokes.