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Christena’s Geek New Years Resolutions.

It is a new year and with that come resolutions, promises of things that we would like to accomplish for the year.  Naturally, I sat around thinking of various things that I would like to accomplish.  Of course I came up with the usual things, try to work out, see friends more, etc.  The usual stuff, but then I thought what about the TFP what can I do for this.  I think one of the best things I could do it expand my geek horizon.   One way I plan to do this is by expanding my knowledge of some the fandoms that I am already interested in.  The other is by trying to get into some new fandoms.  Now we all know that people have a tendency to fail at their new years resolutions.  I have found that accountability helps with that, so that is where all you lovely amazing followers come in.  I am telling you what I want to do, thus I am giving you full permission to yell at me if I don’t.  That also applies to all my lovely ladies of the TFP.  Granted I am sure I will follow through with these, but just in case its good to have some extra motivation.

Comics

I have always been a comic book reader ever since I was little.  As I got older and other things happened in my life I kinda got out of it.  I want to get back into it, I already started by reading Amazing X-Men, which I have already started blogging about.  I am also planning to get into the relaunch of Wolverine and the X-Men, which happens in March.  They will be ending the series in Feb, so it is a perfect time to get into it.

Issue #1 of the Wolverine and the X-Men relaunch

Issue #1 of the Wolverine and the X-Men relaunch

I am also a DC girl, I love Catwoman, I am trying to figure out where to get back into these series (unfortunately the new 52 is not doing it for me), I am open to suggestions.

Star Wars

I have been into the Star Wars fandom since I was kid; this is something that can be blamed on my dad.  He is a huge Star Wars fan (he saw it every Sat for like 2 months in theaters) and got me into, which is probably why I am a Star Wars trading card on my bio.  I know a lot about this fandom to begin with, but really have not been involved in the fandom for a long time.  I decided that I would get back into reading the books, since I have always been curious about the time with Jacen as Darth Cadious, I have always loved the Solo twin, Jaina being my favorite Star Wars character.  I read most all of the Young Jedi Knights series when I was younger.  I decided that for 2014 I am going to read the Legacy of the Force series, all 9 books of it (which will be a great help to my 30 book reading goal for the year).

Looking forward to reading this series.

Looking forward to reading this series.

I have been really curious about the dynamic between Jaina and Jacen during this time, especially the affect on their bond.  I am really curious about how the ending is written because I don’t see that being something easy to write.

Sherlock Holmes 

Will be catching up on this before the 19th

Will be catching up on this before the 19th

I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes but that is not surprising since Batman was based on him and I love Batman.  Surprisingly enough I have not started watching Sherlock yet.  Since the 3rd season will be airing on the 19th here in America, I decided to watch the first 6 episodes before then.  That should be easy, as long as my viewing partner is up for it.  I have heard such great things about it so I am excited to get into this fandom.

LOTR

LOTR series, its time to finally read it

LOTR series, its time to finally read it

Ok, I will admit I am horrible at this fandom, but in my defense my mother got really into it and would make me watch it every Sunday when I was visit her for I can’t tell you how long, it was definitely over a few year period.  I kinda got burnt out, but I am going to change that this year.  I am going to read the books, I have all of them but the Hobbit, I’ll just borrow that.  I am also going to see the Hobbit movies, since I have not seen them yet.  It is not a bad series; I just have to move past the fact that it was forced down my throat over the course of a few years.

TV Shows

I already watch a deal of shows, but a few have managed to escape me over the years.  As I said above, I will be adding Sherlock to my viewing list.

OnceUponATime

I will also be catching up on the first 2 seasons of Once upon a Time, naturally the 3rd one when it comes on Netflixs and maybe even the spin off.  If I can, I would like to catch up before the new season starts.

arrow

I am also going to catch up on the 1st season of Arrow and then the second when it is added.  This one I have to wait for my viewing partner to join in.  Some shows I can watch on my own and some I cannot, it happens.

doctor who

I also plan on adding Doctor Who in (I know, I know, how have I not been watching this?), I am going to fix that.  I am also going to watch Merlin which I have not seen either.  Yes, I do see a pattern with me and not watching BBC shows, I am working on it.

Anime

I have always been horrible at the getting into anime, as a kid I watched Sailor Moon and Pokemon. That does means that I am excited for the Sailor Moon reboot that is suppose to be airing some point this month, if they ever give a release date.

Getting ready for the Sailor Moon reboot

Getting ready for the Sailor Moon reboot

I know there are good animes out there, I have friends who talk about them all the time, but I fail at actually sitting down and watching them on my own.  I am hoping that I can get some of my friends to sit me down and put some anime on in hopes that something will catch my eye.  I know I didn’t mind it when my friends put Inuyasha on back when it was on Cartoon Network.  Maybe I can get myself to sit down and watch it from the beginning.  With any luck I will be able to report at the end of the year that I am into at least one new anime show.

One general new years resolution I have for the TFP, is that I am going to blog post more.  This is one the ways that you will know how I am doing with my new years resolution because I will be blog posting on it.   It will be easier to keep me accountable for what I have said as well.  With any luck, I will also start blogging about Sleepy Hollow, Agents of SHIELD, Grimm, Dracula and Elementary.  It might also help if I start live tweeting the last three as well.  I am using this week to catch up on shows.  I will also be adding True Blood and Game of Thrones in when those start up again.

These are just some of the resolutions that I have made for this year, I do feel like these ones will be among the easiest for me to actually accomplish.  The ones will affect all you lovely followers the most.  I know you will all be here to support and encourage me along the way.

Here is to a fun, geeky, nerdy 2014.

-Christena

Girly and geeky?

When it came to writing a blog I had no idea where to start.  What does one write about that other people will care about? That they will actually be interested in reading?  It had been suggested that to write a blog so people could get to know me better.  I have bio up on the site, I have a twitter and tumblr that everyone can view and follow.  We will be having a podcast going eventually.  I figure you will have many opportunities in the future to get to know me; I am going leave some mystery for now.

The whole getting to know me better did get me what makes me different from other fangirls?  Or at least what makes me different from the rest of the group.  That answer is actually rather easy I am a girly girl.  I love the color pink, getting dressed up, getting French manicures, and wearing high heels.  I am actually a girly girl who is also a geek/fangirl. The other amazing ladies of the Fangirl Perspective are definitely not like me.  They are not going to sit in the nail salon with me – well at least not on a regular basis.

I will admit that I would so get my nails done like this.

I will admit that I would so get my nails done like this.

You are actually more likely to see us in heated debated at the local comic ship.  I do wear heels more often then they do, maybe heels do comprise most of my shoes.  I might also have 2 very sexy Catwoman boots.  I am just different in that sense but I am still a geek/fangirl.   I have no problem being girly and geeky – I find it quite fun actually.

Being that I am an Event/Wedding Planner, I like throwing parties (again something that is pretty girly).  I would definitely throw a Hunger Games party since I am obsessed with that series.  (I might have already thrown a Hunger Games themed b-day).

Me doing archery for my birthday - they gave me the purple bow to use.

Me doing archery for my birthday – they gave me the purple bow to use.

Did you notice the pretty French manicure in the pic – yes I shot archery with nicely done nails and I did not break a single one.

I also plan in throwing a party to get ready for the Mockingjay part 1 and part 2.  Since I like to bake (another of my girly traits – don’t expect me to cook) I will probably bake these cupcakes for the party.  I will also make Peeta’s cheese buns, since I have done those twice now.

Girl On Fire Cupcakes. Found on the Hostess with the Mostess.

Girl On Fire Cupcakes.
Found on the Hostess with the Mostess.

That should give you some extra insight into me that I do not think you would have gotten from my twitter, tumblr or the podcasts.

Until my next blog,

Christena

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