Today is Embrace Your Geekness Day, and I like to think I embrace my geekness pretty much everyday. I mean, I do have a Harry Potter tattoo. I have a pretty obsessive personality when it comes to things I geek out about. I don’t just like it; I love it, and when I find another person who shares my passion for said obsession – instant best friends! I fully embrace my fangirl tendencies, especially when it comes to these:
Between driving all the way to Dallas just to meet the Weasley twins to spending nearly four hours making my way through the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London to visiting Platform 9 3/4 to having a Harry Potter-themed Christmas tree to permanently tattooing the Deathly Hallows symbol on my back, my love of Harry Potter is definitely no secret.
The obsession I have for Harry Potter is beyond just reading the books. I grew up with Harry Potter in the nearly literal sense. We were around the same age when the books started coming out, and I longed to live in the magical world that J.K. Rowling created. When the movies came out, my passion grew even further because I had a new way to fall in love with the characters, the plot, the setting, etc. all over again. Even as a 26-year-old woman, I know that the lessons I learned from Harry Potter will forever stick with me, and I will forever geek out about anything related to Harry Potter. Anytime something new comes out about it, whether it be in the news or a new product like the HP coloring book, the people who know about my love (ahem, everyone) are quick to inform me about it, and I enjoy that so much.
I was late to the game on watching Supernatural, but as soon as I finished the first episode, I became an instant obsessed fan. I love that the series continues to throw me for loops even after eleven seasons.
Last year, I wrote about my experience going to Supernatural Con (read about that here, here and here), and holy cow, that’s still one of my favorite weekends ever. I got to meet so many of my favorite people from the show. I sang karaoke onstage with many of the stars. I spoke to Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles (swoon). I took two photos with Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard. It was a dream come true. Two actresses from the show visited Shreveport/Bossier, and I was quick to go to Geek’d Con and meet them. Both of them were so sweet, and I loved listening to their panel.
One thing I especially love about the cast is that they are advocates for great causes. They consistently raise money and awareness for incredible causes. They use their large fan base to do amazing things in the world, and that makes me love them and the show that much more. Jared Padalecki is so open with his struggles with depression, and he continues to be a light for people who have suffered similarly. I love that I can be a fan of the stars of the show both when they are both on and off the screen.
GAME OF THRONES
My love of Game of Thrones just started about a month ago, but trust me when I say the love is strong. I’m constantly reading articles about fan theories and things that fans may have missed in episodes. I’ve watched interviews. I follow stars and fanpages on social media. I’ve discovered that so many of my friends are fans of the show, and I was disappointed in them for holding out on me. I even struck up a random conversation with this guy who I heard quote one of my favorite Tyrion lines, “I drink and I know things.”
I binge-watched Game of Thrones in a little less than three weeks, and I’m sad that season six just came to an end. When I first finished binge-watching, I didn’t know what to do with my free time. Now I don’t know what to do with my Sundays.
There’s just so much to love about the show, and I really like that season six was all about some girl power. Many of the main females in the show because super extra important and did some really epic things. Now I’m like the rest of the world, impatiently waiting nine months until next season. In the meantime, I’m thinking about diving into the book series.
BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
I was going to break this up into specific categories, but then I realized that the list would be neverending. Let’s just leave it at the fact that I looooooove getting lost in a good book. I love being transported into a world of someone’s making. I get so inspired by the words of others, and I love being able to connect with characters and wish that I could live in their worlds. I’ve attended two YA book festivals (that you can read about here and here), and I fangirled so hard. I felt so giddy when meeting my favorite authors, some that I had loved for years and others that I fell in love with at the festival. I have three bookshelves full of books, and my TBR list is constantly getting more and more out of control.
I don’t think there will ever come a day that I don’t fall in love with the magic of Disney. When I think of my childhood, like so many others, I think of Disney and how they consistently put out movies that made you believe in a world of endless possibilities. When I was eight-years-old, I visited Disney World, and I remembered having the best time because it was like stepping into the world of my dreams (I also remember crying after the Jurassic Park ride, but I digress).
To this day, I still watch Disney movies, and I love that they continue to create new worlds for new generations to love. My favorite will always be Lion King, but my favorite Disney princesses have always been Belle and Princess Jasmine.
What geekness are you embracing today?