The clock is ticking and we are a few hours away from 2014 — at least, on this side of the world. For those who already celebrated the New Year, we will join you in the future soon! 2013 was a fun year here at Defective Geeks and we would like to thank all of our fans, readers, viewers and friends for making it all possible. We love our little niche here in the world wide web and we hope that in the next year, we will have much more content for all of you to enjoy.
Here are the highlights for DG this past year. Kind of like Facebook’s “Year in Review”… except, better. ;)
Hello there my lovely little nerdlings!
So I don’t often gush about clothing, but I have to make an exception for the shirts done by Fresh Brewed Tee. Not only are the shirts comfy, but the designs are clever, attractive, and speak to anyone with a nerdy bone in their body.
I am a very happy owner of the shirt with the design above. How does he get those wonderful toys? ;)
What’s excellent about Fresh Brewed Tee is that their designs are unique. They combine fandoms, like The Little Mermaid and Doctor Who, or have shirts that are a more subtle way of showing tribute to a fandom, like having a shirt for Off World Colonies (Blade Runner, anyone?). Some particular favorites of mine are the ones of Doctor Who’s companions.
It’s always nice to find a new and creative way of expressing your fandom and Fresh Brewed Tee definitely facilitates that. My only advice is that if you see a design you like, get it quickly! They tend to sell out ;)
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This is the last episode of 2013 and we had a giant podcast party with the Space Pirate Queen, Gizzy B, Pilbeam, Fortune Cookie, plus Radiophile and Scarlettburn in the mix! Listen to six awesome Lady Geeks share their highlights in fandom — ranging from giant robots to small hobbits — and what we are looking forward to in 2014. Fanfic Theatre: Frozen.
So for those of you who have seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug you are probably enchanted by its visuals, its epic storytelling, and the themes of small creatures having the ability to change the world.
If you’re like me you are most enchanted by the new amazing pairing that is She-Elf badass Tauriel and cutie pie Dwarf Kili.
The second this pairing was hinted at during the movie, I practically lost it. So many fangirl feelings came up that I have not experienced since the days of Lord of the Rings. There’s something about this franchise. I am a fan of many different stories, but I always revert back to my most cavewoman teenage fangirl instincts with anything Tolkien related.
During the movie the Space Pirate Queen and I were clapping in girly delight every single time this pair was hinted at. We kept saying out loud, “So many feelings! All the feelings! YES.” There’s just something so perfect about it. Even though Tauriel is not from the books, she is an amazing character and holds her own. Of course there is an implied romance between her and Legolas, so having her paired off with Kili makes so much sense. It further enforces Legolas’s hatred for dwarves (after all, his lady has the hots for one) which he expresses greatly in Lord of the Rings.
Yes, I know none of this is canon, but I don’t care. This is how logic works in the mind of a fangirl. Now pardon me while I ship this couple and look up amazing fanart on Tumblr.