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5 Fandom Friday: Fandoms I Hold Dear But No One's Ever Heard Of

Happy Friday! I don't know about where you are, but today is a fantastic Friday here. The sun is shining and you almost don't need a jacket because it's kind of warm. It actually feels like Spring is going to show up.

This week's prompt brought on all the nostalgia for me as I went through all the fandoms I've been into. So this is my narrowed down list of not-so-popular fandoms I'm into:

1. Felicity

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A lot of people watched this show or at least have heard of it. But I find a lot of people didn't stick with it if they did watch it. I know this because people are surprised when I mention the time travel part of the series. Yep, there was time travel in this show. I still have a soft spot for this show and Keri Russell in particular. I find it a cozy show to watch in Winter and I tend to re-watch it every couple of years.

2. Scrubs and Cougar Town

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Both of these shows have the same creator and so, so many similarities - a lot of actors from Scrubs sh…

All The Books

I've stated in previous posts my love for Goodreads. The Goodreads app on my phone is the best because I can add books to my to-read list right on the spot when I'm in a book store or a friend recommends something to me in conversation.

This year I challenged myself to read 30 books. But since I'm counting graphic novels and comic book trades, I think I might have underestimated the books I could read.

Right now I'm sitting at 18 books finished.

2016 Reading Challenge Jen has read 18 books toward their goal of 30 books. hide 18 of 30 (60%) view books
Books Read:
Lately I feel like my list of books to read is never-ending. I'm definitely adding on books faster than I can read them. But, honestly, how is that a bad thing? It just shows how excited I am to read, period. I have plans of Summer afternoons at the park reading and road trips with audio books playing. So many good moments in my life surround a book. 
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What I'm Loving Now

April has been a weird month for me and my schedule has been all over the place. But there are a few things that stand out this month that I enjoyed a lot.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Did you give this show a watch? I was in love with it from the first episode but the show's only gotten better. The songs (yes, songs!), characters, relationships and jokes are perfect. The songs can have me laughing or humming along. I was especially fond of the last few episodes.

*Spoilers*

Turn back now if you're not caught up!

Seriously....

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I was so happy to see Rebecca with Greg. To see her move on and be happy. But the season finale left me so upset by all the characters' choices. Though, I'm now wanting a second season more than ever to see how things go.

Tegan & Sara

Tegan and Sara are one of my favourite bands ever. I've seen them so many times in concert and I hope to see them again. They released two new singles at the beginning of the month for their upcoming album that ar…

5 Fandom Friday: Nerdy Hobbies People Don't Consider Nerdy

Happy Friday! This Friday's prompt had me stumped initially until I stepped back and looked at what my hobbies are...
1. Sewing

Sewing is a hobby that so many people don't know how to do. Most grandmas and some mothers have the skill set but my generation seems to be lacking the skills to mend a shirt or hem a pair of pants. So when I take my sewing skills and mix it with geeky fabric or vintage bed sheets, it equals out to one nerdy hobby that I have.
2. Baking

Baking is one of my favourite hobbies! Most people think it's great that I make cookies and cupcakes regularly. Little do they know, a lot of the recipes I make have some sort of geeky theme to them. They're just hidden to the less-nerdy eye. Take my Pokemon cupcakes I made for the anniversary, my family ate those up without even noticing the themed decorating. 
3. Gardening

Up until we bought our house I had very little interest in gardening. But now that we have a vegetable garden and two flower gardens I've …

Comic Books

I've always been a Marvel fan over DC Comics. I grew up with X-Men and Spider-man with a bit of Batman thrown in. But ask me about Superman's history? Ha. I know nothing that movies haven't shown me.

The last year has proved to be a year of new things for me however. I started reading Batgirl and Black Canary, both comics that I really love and look forward to. I'm also addicted to the DC Bombshells comics. Then I found some DC Comics New 52 trades for a good price at a second-hand store. So I picked them up.

Catwoman (New 52)
"Meet Catwoman. She's addicted to the night. And addicted to Batman. But most of all, Catwoman is addicted to danger. She can't help herself, and the truth is--she doesn't want to. She's good at being bad, and very bad at being good"

I read the first two volumes - The Game and Dollhouse. I enjoyed them but I didn't love them. Catwoman is a great character. She's an antihero and badass and knows how to get what she w…

Fandom Favourites

It's hard to narrow down what fandom things are making me excited lately because so much news and awesome things keep coming out!
1. The trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie makes me super giddy and I've watched it at least 10 times now. I'm already eyeing up the new Pop! Vinyl figures for the movie. .
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2.  The new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them was released last weekend, and holy crap, it gives me chills! I cannot wait to be back in that world. 


3. Entertainment Weekly released new photos for the Gilmore Girls return - both of Lorelai and Rory and some on-set photos. And I've been spending a lot of time dissecting the on-set photos with friends. To say I'm a little excited is an understatement. Oh, and the fact that Sookie has been confirmed to come back has basically made my year!


4. Deadpool 2 was confirmed which is pretty exciting since the first movie was so good. But what excites me most? The fact that Cable will be in it. So they…

5 Fandom Friday: Fandoms I LOVE But Didn't Think I Would

It's another 5 Fandom Friday post and this prompt is fun to brainstorm. Honestly, I'm pretty open to new shows, movies, and books. But there are a few things I was unsure about or hesitated a bit to before giving them a try.
1. YA books
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I'm clearly a huge Young Adult book fan. But I was pretty hesitant to start reading them initially. I found myself really into the 'Chick Lit' genre after college and devoured some really easy, light-hearted books. Then a friend kept recommending John Green books and I finally took the plunge and haven't looked back. It's easily my favourite book genre. I didn't realize that I could read some seriously interesting books that involved supernatural and fantasy aspects, mental illness, or growing up pains. 
2. South Park
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My brothers were always into South Park and I would watch the odd episode. I enjoyed them but I never saw myself sitting down with South Park boxsets and watching all the episodes. Well, it event…

Spicy Chocolate Cookies Suitable For Liv Moore

Are you a fan of iZombie? Did you watch the finale? I won't get into spoilers because some people are behind. But, damn, season two was incredible! If you're not watching iZombie, please get on it.

The show is hilarious, smart, and very witty. I love the pop culture references, the hidden meanings in the chapter titles, how Liv's food corresponds with the theme/personality of that episode, and all the characters! You might think, zombies? No, thanks. But it's so much more than that!

Season 2 brought on some really good characters and storylines including Drake and Keith Mars (yeah, he's always going to be Keith to me so let's pretend that's his name). And even though all the food being prepared on the show contain human brain, the food always looks appealing! And it makes me want to get in the kitchen and whip something up.

For the season finale I decided to make a treat, something with a bit of heat, since zombies are all about their spicy food.


Spicy Choc…

Crafty Updates

It's been a while since I did any sewing or craft-related things. I needed to take a small break after getting ready for Toronto ComiCon last month to rest my hand and wrist. But a sunny day last week had me pulling out my camera to take pictures of my leftover stock for Etsy.

I updated my Etsy shop with some new pouches this past weekend and there's still more to add. So keep an eye on my shop.



My next convention won't be until the Summer so I'll be updating Etsy more regularly over the next couple of months. And if you're looking for a custom order, feel free to contact me! Not until the Fall will I be too busy to get any custom orders done.

xo Jen

5 Fandom Friday: Fandom Guilty Pleasures

Today's topic makes me laugh a little because so many of the fandoms I'm into could be looked at as a guilty pleasure (cheesy, over dramatic, made for children) but I've learnt to embrace these interests. I'm finally at the age where I don't really care what other people think. But I know some of the things I'm into make people shake their heads...
So here are my top Fandom Guilty Pleasures:
1. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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I'm super into a show that my 5 year old niece also loves. Not that there's anything wrong with it, but co-workers do look at me funny when I buy MLP blind bags...
2. Pretty Little Liars
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I'm that person chatting with a friend about our PLL theories and our feelings about certain couples and discoveries made on the show. But the show is super over the top and very unbelievable. But I LOVE it. 
3. Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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No one would question someone's love for TMNT. It's a class…

What I'm Loving Now

It's April and it's Spring and I'm feeling happier every time we have a somewhat sunny day or I smell a fruity candle or see bright colours in stores.

Maple Latte

It's also maple season in Canada which means McDonald's has come out with a Maple Latte and let me tell you, it's amazing! You can really taste the maple in it and they top it off with whipped cream and maple sugar. Ugh. So good. Do yourself a favour, and go buy one before they disappear from locations!


Throne of Glass

I finally started the Throne of Glass series last month. I'm now two books down, and I'll be starting the third tomorrow. Why have I not read these books sooner?! I seriously didn't expect all the supernatural aspects in the stories and to love the main character, Celaena Sardothien, so much.

This is the synopsis from Goodreads for the first book in the series:

"After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaen…

The Powerpuff Girls

The Powerpuff Girls reboot premieres today! I'm very excited to watch the new show and see more of the Powerpuff Girls' adventures.

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In honour of the premiere, Cartoon Network released a site to Powerpuff yourself! You can go here to make yourself.

Here's me after I Puff'd myself. Cute, right?



I'm no stranger to Powerpuff Girls cosplay, which I've done accidentally (it happens when you have a pink dress and red hair) and on purpose. I put together some casual Everyday Cosplay looks for the girls in celebration of the reboot premiere.


I went with a casual, cotton dress and some military style boots for Buttercup since she's the tomboy of the group. Blossom, being the leader, has a more grown up look to her dress and sensible flats to kick butt in. Of course Bubbles has to be over the top cute; a frilly lace dress and bow flats complete her look. And how amazing are those purses? I so want one!
Do you plan on watching the new show?  xo Jen

5 Fandom Friday: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today

I believe I was always a geek. Growing up with two brothers who I was pretty close with opened my world up to more video games, action figures, cartoons, and movies than I think I would have been exposed to if I didn't have brothers. Honestly, they actually introduced me to some of the fandoms I'm still into today.
1. Harry Potter

I didn't even know who Harry Potter was when my youngest brother received the first three Harry Potter books for Christmas. But after he read through them I decided to give them a go and, well, that started my obsession and need to read all of the books as soon as they came out. Never until this series did I know what it felt like to wait impatiently for a book or a movie to come out.
2. Nintendo

We always had some Nintendo console in our house and the amount of hours I put into Mario Kart, Mario Party, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and other multiplayer games is insane. To this day I have a weakness for Nintendo-only games and will never turn down the …