We have encountered a major problem within the community of geekery. My fellow nerds and my fandoms were once a safe escape from the rest of the world. When the jerks of the world were making it hard to get through the day, I could turn to my fictional escapes, and to my friends – online and in real life – that shared the same passions. I could turn to Instagram or Twitter or wherever. I remember being excited for new adaptations of comics or books or games, whatever, just because I had a new version of something I cared about to enjoy.
But things have been going downhill for a while now, and not just for me.
“Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight.“
I had told myself I would wait until I had caught up on The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion before I’d watch the Netflix series. Then I grew impatient. And accidentally binged the whole thing. So. Here we are.
One of my big requests for this year was more reviews. So today, let’s talk about my first pin from @schelsyagain on Instagram.
I’ve wanted to grab one of her pins for a long time, and finally got around to getting one when she restocked the Love Changes Everything pin. Combine that with a sale and her kitty needing some medical help, and I had to make a purchase.
Let’s talk comics, shall we?
One of the quickly rising characters DC has introduced us to recently is The Batman Who Laughs. He became popular with Dark Knights Metal, the badass universe Scott Snyder envisioned and brought to life with Greg Capullo and so many others in 2017/2018.
Dark Knights Metal panel at Fan Expo Canada 2017
I was lucky enough to hear Scott and some of the others discuss it all at the very beginning during Fan Expo Canada.
I’ve had a fascination with Bendy and the Ink Machine for a few months, now, with an intense desire to play it. When I learned they were releasing a console version, I was ecstatic and happy to wait for it’s release – especially with the promise of all five chapters being on it not long after the release of chapter five.
I finally got the game a week ago, and beat it yesterday morning.
Now, if you haven’t heard of Bendy & the Ink Machine, here’s the basic concept:
You are Henry, former animator at Joey Drew Studios, coming back to the studio at the request of Joey himself. Upon arrival, you can tell things aren’t quite normal. Ink everywhere. Bendy cut outs lurking around every corner. And then, of course, there’s the Ink Machine. As you progress, and fall further into the inky world, things become more twisted, and you realize just how dark things have gotten since you left.
We’re heading into a new year, and with it, I’m steadily working on plans to make it a great year for Wandering NerdGirl. This is a rough idea of how I aim to approach next year, and there is always room to add or remove things.
Aquaman just hit theaters the 21st, and within 8 days, I have seen it three times in theaters. To say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement. And coming from a girl that used to mock Aquaman – I’m legitimately ready to grab some trade paperbacks and read some Atlantean adventures.
I cover a lot of cons, theme parks, events, etc. on this blog, but at the heart and soul of it all, Wandering NerdGirl is devoted to my passion for finding nerdy travel destinations. Ladies and gents, let me present to you one of those places – Who North America.
Who North America is one of those fantastic stories of a fan’s love developing into something incredible. Keith Bradbury started Who North America back in 1998, when Doctor Who merchandise was pretty limited in the U.S., and quickly grew into one of the largest sources to buy Doctor Who products in North America. In 2016, Who North America opened up a store people could visit. And to make it even more incredible to visit – half the store is a Doctor Who merchandise museum.
Yeah. The moment I read about it, I knew I had to go.
DC has been getting a lot of attention for controversial things the last few months: the BatCat Wedding, the infamous Damned insanity – both things I was completely fine with. I loved both issues. And come on, people. Human anatomy isn’t a big deal in a mature title. No one cares about Dr. Manhattan’s penis being out in Watchmen.
That brings me to a new buzz topic: I feel like there is an Anti-Tom King Club, full of some fairly silly people that either don’t understand what they’re reading, don’t get fed their fan fiction they want, or they’re insanely jealous. At the end of the day, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, of course. But I would like my energy to be devoted to doing the opposite of most people – when I love something, I want to talk about it and praise the creators.