My first entry on this blog in English, for my fellow Female Geek Bloggers group and for Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder, the author of the 6 on 6 monthly photo challenge!
The idea is pretty simple: each month, the challenge is to publish 6 photos (I mean, REALLY good photos… or at least try, in my case) of 6 different geeky things you like respecting a color theme. I thought that it’s a really good idea to share a piece of my world while trying to improve my photo skills. This November’s theme is gold, hope you’ll enjoy my selection and feel free to participate as well, the more the merrier!
J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
I just love the Lord of the Rings universe: I find it really complete and above all enchanting. And while I always appreciate the movies and the MMORPG, this all-in-one edition, illustrated by Alan Lee book is just outstanding. Heavy as hell, but definetely worth carrying around to go back every now and then to Middle Earth.
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood DVD gold edition
OK, this one was easy as the « gold » is already in the title. But still, to me it fits. Full Metal Alchemist is one of my favourite anime series, and I think they have really stepped up with Brotherhood. Perfect for a rainy day under a blanket with your loved one, or with an ice cream box. Or both, hehe.
I am kinda proud of this picture; it reflects quite well the aura this cute maneki-neko brings to my living room. For those who are familiar with maneki-neko Japanese concept, they’re supposed to be cats bringing luck. In my case, it doesn’t have its right paw moving in the air (the movement itself is supposed to bring you luck) but hey, the little guy is busy holding a golden egg and a swan-like-creature-rod, all while protecting me from evil and bringing wealth and prosperity thanks to the gold color. Did not see the wealth yet though, maybe he needs a bit more time. No rush, I’ll wait!
Princess Leia’s gold bikini
When I first learned November’s color theme, this was my shotgun pick. I mean hello, classic! The story how I got into possession of this iconic outfit is what I would qualify as unusual. Back in my university years, I had this class called « Journalism & media » where I had a chance to work on a video project during one semester. In groups, we were supposed to pick our own subject, pitch it, plan everything, record and edit, and finally present it in the end with our analysis in front of the class. With my partner, we chose the video game theme (duh!) that we ended up naming « France of geeks nowadays » and we had the chance to shoot some footage at a video games convention in Paris. Better than that, I was lucky enough to convince a national star in the gaming industry – Marcus – to give us a hand with an interview for our project. Only the problem was that the recording equipment we had borrowed from school let us down during this interview and the result was completely inaudible… To be honest, we were devastated; in no way ever would we have had another chance to meet with Marcus in order to shoot one more time. At least, that’s what we thought. I tried contacting him anyway via Facebook and I couldn’t believe when he offered us to come to the Game One TV station where he works to make another version of the interview… in the studio, like pros! I will never forget that day; felt like a kid in a candy store, or even better. It was so enriching and really fun! I desperatley wanted to thank him for his extremely kind gesture, and I remembered from our very first encounter at another convention where I cosplayed Princess Leia from episode IV (buns & white gown), that he laughed saying that I would be even better in the gold bikini version… Well, I said to myself that we live only once and so I marched into the TV studio as slave Princess Leia with my head held high. Finally it was a great day for everyone and my crazy act landed on the TV chain’s Instagram. Oh, and our video project kicked ass!
Hello Kitty plush
I am not afraid to admit that I am a Hello Kitty nerd. I have, like, EVERYTHING with this cute kitty’s face on it, from useless stationary goodies to PC mouse, socks or even a bra. My boyfriend is not always happy with this obsession, especially in times like when I spotted this lovely plush in a duty-free zone at an airport as we already had to board the plane. Didn’t care, had to get it! I love this one for the golden print on the dress and on the bow, as well as for the magic wand.
I decided to show you my girly side as well on the 6th one. I love beauty products as much as I love spending money on geeky things, and sometimes I think it’s a double curse for my bank account. Heck, I even have a gold customer’s card in Sephora, which means that I would rather eat 0,45€ dehydrated ramen for a week than not buy a new lipstick/mascara/whatever sparkles the most. Of course, some of my girly products are gold, like those here: perfumed body lotion, transparent nail base coat, foundation and repair oil for beautiful and shiny hair.
That’s it for my 6 on 6 this month folks! I would love to know what did you put on your list, or what you would have put if you’re reading this later.
Happy blogging everyone 🙂