Three Chic Geeks

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


Nerdy News: April 2013


The days are getting warmer and April has gone by in a whirlwind of… not actually getting a lot done. But May is here, and May is for being productive, right? Right. Nevertheless, let us take a look back at some of the nerdy news highlights from April 2013. Continue reading



Supernatural Universe Survival Guide

Supernatural Universe Survival Guide

Are you being hunted by the monster of the week, and think you might not last past the next five minutes? Is there a sudden spike in mysterious demonic omens? Or perhaps you’re having issues with slow-dancing aliens? And, most importantly, have a couple of freakishly tall denim-wrapped nightmares rolled into your town in a well-kept late sixties Chevy Impala, and are now devouring your fair city’s supplies of pie and salad? Is one of them a moose?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you might be stuck in the Supernatural universe. It’s okay, don’t panic – we here at 3 Chic Geeks have put together a handy guide to surviving whatever threatens the world with annihilation this season. Read on for some helpful survival tips! Cause, you know, nine’s a lucky number… right?

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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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Nerdy News: January 2013

The first month of the new year was pretty jam packed with nerdy news, even The White House wasn’t immune. Let’s take a look back at the month.



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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Geek Girls Are Taking Over The World


Or: Why Nerd Culture Isn’t Exclusively Male (And Never Was)

In recent years, what has been perceived as strictly “nerd” culture has become increasingly more popular. The film adaptations of popular franchises such as Marvel comic’s Avengers, the new Star Trek, and Peter Jackson’s forays into Tolkien’s world, have made what was previously “geek” territory into common pop culture ground. This has led to an influx of new geeks exploring the source content and participating in these fandoms. Combined with the popularity of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr, it’s easier for fans to engage with the material (and one another) in new, creative ways. In short, what was once a fringe culture has become part of the mainstream. Continue reading


2025: When Tumblr Takes Over

Have you ever wondered what will happen in the future, when the masses of nerds currently spending their teenage years on Tumblr grow up and become what we like to call “mature members of society”? Well, we hopped into a Tardis and surveyed the world as it is in 2025. Read on to find out what exactly happens to our planet and our society in the future… when the fandoms take over.

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