Posts Tagged ‘kitty pryde’

Paigey Pumphrey has Kitty Pryde.

September 12, 2010

I remember a while ago my friend San linked me to a blog she knew I would enjoy. It was the blog of Paigey Pumphrey. Full time babe and artist. I followed her for a while and recently was added by her on Twitter! My little fan girl heart was beating out of my chest, especially since a few days after being added, she posted a picture of her new Kitty Pryde tattoo! A girl after my own heart? Well beyond! Look how amazing:

"That's the classic X-Men spirit, fellas. Never use a door when you can make one of your own." -- Shadowcat

I hope to one day join the same ranks of babely-ness and have a Kitty Pryde tattoo. I should really get on that.  Paigey is very much a character herself, I love her style, and if you go look at her blog, you’ll see she is probably the hottest Wonder Woman ever. Go visit her here!

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Great Romances of the 20th Century.

August 17, 2010

I have compiled a short list of some of my favorite geek-culture romances. What are your favorite geek-culture romances? I had a long list but did my best to keep it short and list the ones very near-and-dear to my heart. In no particular order:

1. Craig and Raina of the Graphic Novel “Blankets”

This will forever be one of the most moving and visually appealing reads I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. It’s one of those reads that is so real and relatable it almost physically pains you to finish, and when you do finish you’re left thinking about it days after. It’s a coming of age story about first love and first heartbreak, sexuality and spirituality. Blankets is one of those reads that changed my literary life so much, I ask everyone I get to know and care about if they’ve read it, and if they haven’t, I lend it to them or buy them a copy.

2. Zidane Tribal and Garnet Alexandros of Final Fantasy 9

First, this is my favorite Final Fantasy. Hands down, no contest. I could replay this every month for the rest of my life. It’s a quirky fantasy story set in a magical and medieval setting.  Zidane is part of a band of thieves, sent to the kingdom of Alexandria to kidnap their princess: Garnet Alexandros. Garnet is a fairly unconventional princess. She is sharp, witty, rowdy and it turns out, she wants to be kidnapped. Before Zidane can physically kidnap her himself, she approaches him demanding he kidnap her “right away”.

From here they embark on an amazing journey where they make new friends and enemies, encounter spirits and monsters, fly on airships and every character is on their own journey of self discovery. At one point in the story, Zidane inspires Garnet so much, she cuts her hair short and goes by the alias “Dagger”. I wont spoil the ending of the game, but I will say it is worth a play.

3. Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa of Star Wars

Star Wars is iconic, and I believe so is Han and Leia’s relationship through out the series. Both characters have sharp tongues and a lot to say – which results in both a passionate and at times hilarious relationship. Growing up I wanted to be Princess Leia so bad. I just thought she was so tough and fantastic. I wanted a guy just like Han Solo to keep me on my toes.  Their relationship is elaborated much more in the books. Did you know they have twins? Yup.  Jaina and Jacen.

4. Kitty Pryde ( Shadowcat ) and Piotr Rasputin ( Colossus )

I think it’s obvious I am probably the biggest  Kitty Pryde fan. Ever.  I was also always a big Colossus fan. So when they hooked up I was pretty elated. Kitty loved Piotr blindly and faithfully for who he was, and while Piotr reciprocated, it wasnt with the same passion. In Secret Wars, Piotr falls in love with an Alien women named Zsaji, she eventually died, but when Piotr returned to earth, he broke up with Kitty. They remained friends, but as in most situations like this, were more aloof around each other. At one point, Kitty had to exploit Piotr for the sake of mission, and while she hated doing it, the thought of how badly he had hurt her made her go through with it.  At another point in the story, Piotr beats up Kitty’s current boyfriend, Pete Wisdom, showing he still has feelings for her. Unfortunately Piotr dies later on, and Kitty has to spread his ashes back home.

He is later brought back by Joss Whedon ( a huge Kitty Pryde fan ) in Astonishing X-Men and he and Kitty rekindle their relationship passionately. At this point, and it pains me to say it, Kitty is not “dead” but trapped in a giant bullet that is currently  phasing through the earth. Kitty gave herself up to save the planet, shortly after she and Colossus worked things out. They simply cant catch a break.

5. Peter Parker ( Spider-Man ) and Mary Jane Watson

Ooooh, Mary Jane. How jealous of you I was when I was 6 years old and in love with Spider-man. I’ve since got over it and love their whole dynamic. Girl next door and secret super-hero; how perfect. I love that Peter, a true nerd, fawned after his friend and neighbor for years, and that she was always so warm and understanding with him. She is an A+ broad and I love that through all their trials and tribulations, kidnappings and various other otherworldly mishaps, they can end up together. You know you’ve got the perfect girl when she keeps your identity a secret and packs you a lunch before you jump out of your 10 story window in a spider costume.

HONRABLE MENTION:

* Brock and every Nurse Joy ever

For a Pokemon Trainer that specializes in Rock-type Pokemon, he sure has a soft spot for the ladies. Brock would lose his damn mind whenever in the vicinity of a Nurse Joy. I’d put money down that he would take his Pokemon to a health center even when they weren’t sick, just to see a Nurse Joy. Brock claims he can tell all the identical Nurse Joys apart. That is how much he loves them. Although, he often has to be restrained around them by a friend – thats how much he loves them.

Manic Monday: Whoops!

August 3, 2010

Neglect. I feel like a bad mother that has locked her baby in a plastic storage bin while I played World of Warcraft for 3 days straight. ( Did you know that story is real? )

I haven’t updated lately because I’ve been working a lot more than usual, still not feeling 100% and have been trying to get some other crafts/reading done while im not in a sleep coma. Good news is im feeling better and well, clearly updating. I’ve been feeling good lately, so I hope this sticks! I’d like to thank my multivitamin! I am trying to reinvent myself a little bit. I want to try new things and be more creative. I want to switch up my look too but am at a loss!

I am getting a new laptop tomorrow! Nothing fancy, just something a little more grown up than this $200 netbook. I will be able to blog and do much more once I finally get it. I found an amazing one for $560 – although I only really wanted to spend 400ish. Should I just go ahead and get the one I love and view it as an investment, or save my cash? I guess we’ll see tomorrow!

Do you remember Mouse Trap? I used to love that game and this pretty much sums it up for most kids, I do believe. Check this video out – it’s great and had me laughing so much, I had to share:

Also, today in the mail I got  a package! This is always exciting as I love getting mail. Look who was inside:

JIGGLYPUFF.

She’s a backpack! This gift was promised to me months ago by Smo! Why he has a Jigglypuff backpack – I didnt ask, but now it’s mine! Thank you Smo, you’re a Super Friend!

I’ll update tomorrow on my new super computer!

…hopefully i can have a sweet set-up like this guy!