Defective Geeks has survived (kind of, sort of?) another year of random geek shenanigans and once again, I wanted to highlight some of our accomplishments. This year was a bit more mellow than 2013 was but we got to experiment with bringing new content to the website with the help of friends. I would like to thank everyone who has stopped by to read a blog, watch a video or simply stumbled upon a photo on a post that they really liked (I see those tweets go out!).
For the people who have always supported us, especially those who remind us all the time that we are loved… THANK YOU!
Now let’s get on with our year in review.
Okay, no laughing allowed. I had a Sailor Moon themed wedding.
But perhaps not the rainbow colored, anime-poster ridden melee of sad artistic choices that you are expecting. Since my groom and I are fairly fashionable adults with an pretty serious otaku problem, we finally landed on the perfect mash up of classy and nerdy for our big day: We had an art deco Sailor Moon-inspired wedding.
The plan was to have an elegant, grown up wedding, with a highly stylized injection of Sailor Moon design into every nook and cranny! Utilizing the extensive archive of beautiful Sailor Moon imagery, such as the lockets, wands, and symbols from the manga and anime, as well as the influence of Art Deco moon and stars designs, pulling together the decor, graphics, and fashion into an elegant nerd wedding was an event planner’s dream! As a professional event producer for Bubble Punch, as well as working in a hotel for most of my college years (100+ wedding receptions and lived to tell the tale!), I had extensive wedding planning and decorating experience under my belt, and was confident I would be able to do something unique, yet totally otaku-driven, to suit our tastes. Keep in mind, despite all of this, it was STILL SUPER DUPER STRESSFUL since it was my own wedding, haha! But here I am, mind in tact, and ready to tell you all about it!
I just wanted to hop on my soapbox quickly and tell everyone that YOU ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE ANY KIND OF WEDDING YOU WANT. I think a lot of readers have been amazed that my groom “allowed” me to do this, but the fact is that we were both equally excited about the theme, the nerdy music, and decorations, because it spoke to our common interests. So don’t be afraid to flaunt your nerdy side in public, and especially not at your wedding! It’s your day! DO WHATEVER YOU WANT! WOO!
Below is a summary in photos of the wedding, then after that is a breakdown of Fashion, Graphics, and Decor notes and DIY links for everything! THIS POST IS LONG, BUT HANG IN THERE, IT’S TOTES WORTH IT. Thank you so, so much to Shannon Cottrell for all of the amazing photos!
Play the video and get teary eyed while the magical music plays in the background!
The Lady Geeks get together on stage at the Ogeeku booth at Anime Expo for some awkward fun and silly anime-nerd talk! We also play another successful round of Giseru-chan, because it had to happen. Fanfic Theatre: Attack on Titan.
Praise be to the moon god. IT’S FINALLY HERE! Today, fans of Sailor Moon got their first look at the new anime, “Sailor Moon Crystal,” the reboot of the entire franchise, which begins airing July 5th.
Of course, when a cherished, nostalgic, and altogether life-changing anime gets redone, there’s gonna be a couple of squeaky wheels. Let’s face it: long time fans of the franchise have TWENTY YEARS of nerd feels about Sailor Moon! We all have memories of how it shaped what we thought anime was, or how it changed our lives. Hell, my username since I was 13 has been “IAMCHUBBYBUNNY” specifically because I identified with Usagi’s clumsiness and was so in love with Sailor Moon. (Spoiler: I’m 32 now so that’s a realllllyyyy long freaking time to stick with a name as silly as that!)
In this episode, Chubby Bunny and Yume Ninja joins us for the first time on the podcast as the newest members of the website. We learn a bit about them, how we all met, their geekdom, talk a little anime and why “butthurt” is not the best form of reaction on social media.
Join us as we celebrate our third anniversary with Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo’s CEO, Regina Carpinelli! This show was recorded with a lot of love and more red wine as we discuss the upcoming Comikaze Expo in November and Regina’s SyFy show, Fangasm. This episode is an explosion of geek talk from Sharknado to comic books to Sailormoon.
SailorMizz answers a listener’s dating question in this week’s episode — want to ask her for her advice? Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! In celebration of SPQ finishing season 4 of The Vampire Diaries (Fortune Cookie needs to catch up), the Lady Geeks delve into the Fall 2013 lineup of brand new CWTV shows. Fanfic Theater: The Vampire Diaries.