Three Chic Geeks

For the nerdy and proud. Warning: spontaneous geekgasms may occur.


We Are Fandom, Hear us Roar

we are fandom, hear us roar - a discourse on how a fandom can make or break anything on the internet.

It’s a running joke that Tumblr is fueled by two things: hipsters and fandoms.  But mostly fandoms. Seriously, I dare you to find a hipster photography post that doesn’t get hijacked by the Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, or Merlin fandom at some point. I dare you.

The beautiful thing about social media like Tumblr is that it has generated even more participatory culture amongst fangirls and fanboys everywhere. It’s easier than ever to paint your favorite character, remix a song, or make a fan video and share it with millions on a variety of platforms where fellow enthusiasts can offer criticism, praise, and even their own responses. Let’s not even get started on the gifs. Some shows, such as BBC Sherlock, have been gif’d so much that you can probably watch the entirety of the series in gifs.

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The Reichenbach Feels Playlist

The Reichenbach Feels Playlist - All your reichenbach Fall feels in a convenient playlist format

We here at 3 Chic Geeks are intensely familiar with the feeling of having ALL THESE FEELINGS about the Reichenbach Fall. We don’t know how Sherlock did it; we can’t get over what happened; the mere words “Goodbye, John” are enough to make us randomly burst into tears… we swear we don’t have problems. Now that Sherlock season 3 is thiiiiiiiis close to being filmed, we thought we’d give everybody another way of torturing themselves until that fateful day when Sherlock 3.1 hits the airwaves. So, the great and sinister force that is Freak Geek went through her music collection and put together a playlist that details EVERY SINGLE FEEL that you will feel… in the exact order of you feeling those feels. Ready to laugh, weep and rip your hair out? Read on to find out which songs made the list!

Disclaimer: If this playlist looks like it was made by Dean Winchester… that’s probably because it was. Don’t judge me. I only know like five albums. -FG

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Gift Guide: Supervillain Valentine’s Day of Doom

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As February 14 came closer, we here at 3 Chic Geeks sat down and thought really hard: what in the name of Lucifer’s sparkly pink wings are we going to get for our Valentines? Well, it just so happens that I am burdened with a great and glorious purpose… and am also a supervillain. Pleased to meet you,  hope you’ve guessed my name. This gift guide will break down everything your evil genius significant other could possibly desire for Valentine’s Day (other than possibly a weapon that would eradicate all future Valentine’s Days from existence because that is totally what an evil genius would want the most). So sit back, relax, and find some henchmen to follow this list to the word for you – although you’ll want to read it beforehand. Continue reading


More Fictional Boys We Want to Date (Who Would Make Even Worse Boyfriends)

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Back by popular demand and now featuring even worse potential fictional boyfriends. Many of the men listed were specifically requested by you, the readers. The others are here because we do what we want feel they are definitely worth a mention. Think twice before making one of these fictional hotties your beau this Valentine’s season.

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The Sherlock Tumblr Tag Drinking Game (or: A Study in Liver Disease)

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So, you’ve survived a year, a FULL YEAR, since Reichenbach. Good job, you. In that time you’ve probably read (and written) fanfiction, seen enough fanart to last a lifetime, drank Sherlock tea, discovered the Red Pants tag and completely lost your sanity. Well, the bad news is that Sherlock season 3 does not start filming until March of this year; the good news is we’ve found a new way to occupy your time until the first photos of the actors on-set begin to trickle onto Tumblr.

Be warned, this drinking game is not for the weak of heart (or liver). This drinking game is the ULTIMATE drinking game, meant to get you through to season three… or die, in which case you’ll have to sell your soul to Crowley so you can live to see Season 3. The rules are simple: Get a drink. Go to the “sherlock” tag on Tumblr. See what comes up. If it’s on our list… drink accordingly. Ready? Let’s go.

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Beyond SHERLOCK: Modern Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

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It is a universally accepted fact that BBC Sherlock is THE only Sherlock Holmes adaptation set in the modern day. Except, you know, it isn’t. Now, before either Sherlock or Elementary graced the screens of our TVs, laptops and Tumblrs, there was quite a few modern-day versions of Sherlock. This is something that easily gets tossed aside in favor of squabbling over whether Lucy Liu or Martin Freeman made a better Watson, or whether today’s Sherlock Holmes would be a tall, dark and handsome sociopath with a taste for designer clothes or a grungy, gnarly, sassy hipster with more novelty t-shirts than Redbubble can stock.

We here at 3 Chic Geeks have picked out all the most popular Sherlock adaptations set in the modern day, and created a handy dandy little list for you all to consult while arguing. For obvious reasons, we shall disregard anything that was created before the year 2000 or is not set in the modern day. Also, since similar lists have been put together before, we’re going to make reading it worth your while by including silly doodles instead of actual photos. Sounds good? Okay, let’s take a look…

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2012 in GIFs

In celebration of the end of 2012, we’re reviewing our favorite pop culture moments in the only socially acceptable format – GIFs. We feel it is appropriate to title 2012 as being the Year of the Fall, because of reasons. Many reasons. Many tear-inducing reasons.  Read on to find out what made our gaydar radar beep.

WARNING – May contain spoilers for Doctor Who, Sherlock, and basically the whole year. (#2012Spoilers)

Read at your own risk!

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Things Sherlockians Are Afraid Of

As any true Sherlockian will tell you, they have much to fear. From random attacks of Reichenbach Feels to cruel and heartless acts of God Nature Moffat and Gatiss, the Sherlockians are a very emotional, unstable bunch. So, for all of you non-Sherlockians out there, we have made a handy dandy guide on which subjects and situations you should avoid while hanging out with a Sherlockian. Check it out below! Continue reading

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DIY: I O U Christmas Ornament

Happy Sherlock Craft Day!

I’m going to admit that I’m that person who wakes up the day after Halloween and immediately begins planning for the holidays. I’ve been holding my Christmas Cheer in for long enough, and I’m spreading it all over you lovely readers. This is the first, and simplest, in what could end up being a rather infinite series of Christmas Ornaments representing my fandoms. My tree shall be beautiful and a little terrifying.

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