Saturday, 27 April 2013

Embracing My Inner Geek

To celebrate Queen of Contemporary's first blogoversary, I thought I'd join in the fun and talk about my geekiness. Lucy is a new discovery of mine, but I really like her blog and her tweets are funny and also full of great book talk!

So there are a few ways you can tell I'm a geek. Most of these are in my bedroom. Want to see?

So first up we have the very cool life-size cut out of the Tenth Doctor. If any of you saw my Bookcase Showcase over on Kirsty's blog, then you will know he sits next to my bookcase in the corner of my room. You may not have realised that he also stands at the end of my bed. Which is not as creepy as it sounds!

Sticking with the Doctor Who theme, I also have a collection of posters and pictures stuck on the inside of one my wardrobe doors, a mini Tardis, both sonic screwdrivers, and a Tardis mug, all pictured below.

Onto my other big obsession: Harry Potter. This has been with me since I was about 13 or so, a form of escape from the otherwise mundane and bully-filled life. So, over the years I have managed to collect quite a few themed things, like all the books including 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' and 'Tales of Beedle the Bard'; magazines and photos; posters; a toy Hedwig, an interactive spellbook, chocolate frog cards, bags, badges, to name but a few!
Pictured is the big posters on the other wardrobe door, some of my sticker albums and magazines, and - randomly - part of my collection of bookmarks. But more on that in a moment. Back to Harry Potter, I may be a pretty big HP nerd but I actually love that I have bonded with so many of my friends over this obsession! Something about the Boy Who Lived brings people together, don't you think?

Oh yeah, the bookmarks. So one my things, which may or may not be considered geeky, is that I collect bookmarks. This isn't on purpose, I just have a lot of them!

Other things that show I am a geek and proud might not be so obvious. For instance:
- carrying a book with me everywhere I go
- the way I zone in on Big Bang Theory or The Avengers stuff in HMV
- not being able to walk past a book shop without going in
- wearing Doctor Who or Wrock t-shirts
- playing Minecraft and watching Red Dwarf or Firefly
- making my own Deathly Hallows badge

I hope you've enjoyed this little trip into my geeky world. Wear your geek like a badge and have a look around the blog-verse today to find all the other geeky people like us!

Oh, I just remembered: by the time this posts, I'll be at a local sci-fi convention! Just another way I am a huge geek and am so very happy that my boyfriend is too!


  1. You are a Doctor Who and Harry Potter geek? YAY SO AM I *becomes a new follower*

    I can agree with everything you said, I have so many nerdy quirks it is unreal. I really want a life size David Tennant cardboard cut out now :D

    My EMIG post:

  2. Thank you so much for posting, Anya!

    That cut out is amazing! I haven't watched Doctor Who for years but can remember watching it every week when I was a lot younger. I think I may be the only person I know who hasn't yet read Harry Potter or watched the films.

    Like you, I also take a book every where I go and I can't help but sit down and read when I'm out! My friends must think I'm incredibly rude!

    Thank you! Lovely post! :D

  3. Love this post, I love Red Dwarf and carry books around with me! Have you by chance heard about the band Chameleon Circuit, they write awesome songs about Doctor Who. My EMIG post

  4. Yay for your sticker book collection! I really think those shouldn't be just for children. I often steal sticker books off my kids :)