adventures in geekdom

The blog of a twentysomething who is finally unleashing her inner geek after stifling it for the majority of her adolescence.

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Potter fever strikes again. Dammit.

* I finished the story element of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean. I know, FINALLY. I got it for Christmas last year. :X I was gonna work on 100% completion before starting LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, but considering LEGO: Pirates was by far the most frustrating LEGO game I’ve ever played, I might set that goal aside for another time.

* Speaking of Harry Potter, I’ve given in and have decided to reread the series again. Which is probably a bad idea considering how my summer school agenda looks for the next few weeks. Oops? Still, I haven’t reread the series in at least a year and a half (probably closer to two years, to be honest) and I’m taking notes this time around. I’ll post my questions and notes after I’ve finished each book so I can go through and answer them if possible!

* The Boyfriend and I will be at the Harry and the Potters/Potter Puppet Pals tour stop in Denver on August 4; will I see you there? I hope so! :D

And just because:

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I wear my nerd on my sleeve. (IMAGE-HEAVY!)

Aaaaahhhhh, finally! It’s taken me forever to get around to it, but I now present to you…my nerdy t-shirts! :D

^ This is a souvenir from The Whomping Willows show I went to a few years ago. This particular print is discontinued, but you can get an updated one from his merch shop. (Ignore my shadow in the lower right corner. That’s not a stain, just my head. xD)

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general update

Oh, hey there! Yeah, I took a brief hiatus for the summer because, well…it’s more fun to blog when you’re procrastinating. Not when you’re spending all of your free time having fun, and I didn’t want people to think I’d forgotten about my lovely little project here since I’d really only been reblogging stuff. Still, I’m (tentatively) back — we’ll see how crazy this upcoming semester gets. ;)

So, updates on all of the fun nerdy things I’ve been up to this summer!:

pottermore I finally got to cross some things off of my nerdy bucket list this summer, and this is one of them: be first in line for a geeky/nerdy event! Okay, maybe I wasn’t standing in an actual line, but I am one of the lucky one million fans who get to beta test J.K. Rowling’s new website Pottermore. However, once beta testing starts it’s against Pottermore’s Terms & Services to screencap and post anything about the site, so updates on that may be on hold until the site opens to all in October 2011. I don’t want to risk losing my beta account!

wizard rock I also was able to cross off my bucket list goal of attending five wizard rock concerts! Of course, I’ll continue to try and see any wizard rock band that plays out here, but five seemed like a good number at the time. The Boyfriend was a trooper and went with me to see not only Harry and the Potters, but also The Contour featuring various nerdy/wizard rock musicians from YouTube. It was a blast!

magic: the gathering Sadly, still not many updates here. I bought a booster pack not too long ago, though I still need to go through my deck and see if anything I got from it will fit in well with my red/blue deck.

lego harry potter: years 1-4 While waiting for Pottermore beta spots to open, I started playing this again after quite a long absence. I’ve currently made my way through all of the story modes, and am now going back and free playing each level to snag all of the bonus features. I’ve also found all of the bonus features within Hogwarts itself, so I’m currently sitting at 81.7% completion. :)

renaissance faire I attended my very first Ren Faire with The Boyfriend and various accomplices, which was a ton of fun (even if walking around in the heat wasn’t). We didn’t dress up for the occasion, but I did get to ride a camel!

star wars The Boyfriend and I started watching the prequel trilogy about a week ago, and I’ll let you all know my thoughts on that in a separate post. We’re now ready to start the original trilogy, so that’s another bucket list item I’ll be able to cross off soon!

I’m still fixing up my nerdy/geeky bucket list, and certain list items will change as I start to complete them (e.g., “Play World of Warcraft” might change into “Reach level 10 in World of Warcraft” once I actually do start playing). So make sure you keep checking that out to see how I’m doing, and feel free to suggest anything else I should add to the list! I’m always looking for suggestions. :)

I actually gained some followers during my brief hiatus (whut?), so…hi new readers! Thanks for following, and I hope you’ll stick around as I continue my journey into the depths of geekdom!

general update

Okay, I promise I have a good excuse for not posting in ages. There were some personal matters going on with The Boyfriend that required my attention, finals week kicked my butt, and of course there was that whole Rapture thing. (What, those jokes aren’t funny anymore? Oh. Uhm. *clears throat*)

HOWEVER! Here is the promised “recap post” about what I’ve been up to with most of my geeky activities I had previously blogged about.

magic: the gathering I actually haven’t played at all since January, when school started back up. :X I’ve really missed it, but seeing as I don’t have a ton of access to a car I can’t really make it to any Friday Night Magic events. Also, whenever The Boyfriend and I have been able to hang out, we’re usually studying together and trying to get homework done. So one of my summer geek goals is to get back into playing MTG, and to even attend a Friday Night Magic session.

lego harry potter: years 1-4 Another project that has fallen by the wayside due to school, but I plan on getting The Boyfriend (‘cause he’s the most fun to play it with :) over here to sit down and co-op with me so we can finish up all of the main levels, then I can focus on 100% competition after that. I’m currently on chapter 2 of Prisoner of Azkaban, which means it should only take about 1.5-2 hours of playtime to finish the rest of the game.

portal I finished it. I loved it. GLaDOS haunted my dreams and was the voice of my inner thoughts for weeks afterward. I’m not sure when I’ll be starting Portal 2, because I’d like to finish up the above projects before piling any more on myself, but I’m definitely looking forward to it whenever I do play it!

neopets Still failing at playing games, doing my dailies, and saving up those Neopoints. I might log on a little more often for the Altador Cup this summer, ‘cause Yooyuball is stupidly fun, but don’t get your hopes up. xD

etc. Harry and the Potters, as well as ALL CAPS and co., are touring this summer. I plan on attending and blogging about it afterwards, so look out for that!

Thanks for sticking with me, and here’s to a fantastically geeky summer!

We Are Harry and the Potters » Ride the Lightning: 2011 Summer Tour!

We Are Harry and the Potters » Ride the Lightning: 2011 Summer Tour!

fuckyeahwizardrock:

Harry and the Potters announce the MOST EPIC TOUR stretching from May 26 through July 19 and including locations from Toronto to San Diego to LeakyCon.  Seriously, I can’t remember ever seeing a wrock tour as extensive as this.  Click the link for details!

*incoherent spazzing and flailing*

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