Posted on Leave a comment

NerdyBound: Mothers in Nerd Culture

Happy Mother’s Day!!! In honor of Mother’s Day today, I’m dedicating this week’s NerdyBound to the amazing moms we’ve known and loved in nerd culture. In preparation for this NerdyBound I tried to find sites, blog posts, and basically anything having to do with awesome moms in nerd culture. I found a lot of sites/posts dedicated to actual real life nerdy mothers out there, and although they left me with several new DIY projects I want to try out, none of them really led me to what I was looking for. Needless to say mothers are extremely underrepresented in the nerd world, which is kind of crazy (prepare for a huge order of cheese coming your way) because moms truly are the real superheroes of this world, and they deserve to be portrayed as such. Luckily, I read way too much and watch more TV/movies than any person should, and I already had a running list of my favorite moms ever to be written into existence for our entertainment. It was hard condensing that list, and I hated leaving characters out, but for the sake of my sanity and this article becoming too abstract I had to. I hope you enjoy the mothers I chose, and let me know who your favorite mom in nerd culture is. Have fun this Mother’s Day weekend and if you’re lucky enough to have a mom to call, go call her. Don’t just text and tell her how much you love her. Call, and above all, appreciate her.

 

Morticia Addams She’s a style icon with relationship goals and relates to her kids on a murderous level. Morticia is the full package.

Morticia
Shop the Look: ASOS Double Strap Maxi Dress $45 Plus Size Option: Torrid Crepe Asymmetrical Dress $55, ModCloth Urban Gala Te Da Heel $70, Spiked Knuckle Duster Clutch Purse $20,  ASOS Rose Double Earrings $9.14, LOVEsick Black Gothic Statement Necklace $15, ASOS Gothic Stone & Rose Ring Pack $18, Antique Bronze Bat Headband $18

Malory Archer Who cares if she abandoned her son and sends him to his death in every episode? A mom that hooks you up with a spy gig and can drink with the best of them is a cool mom, right?

MaloryShop the Look: H&M Sleeveless dress $26 Plus Size Option: Women’s Bi-Stretch Twill Sheath Dress Merona $30, Banana Republic Womens Factory Seersucker Boyfriend Blazer $50 Plus Size Option: Stanzino Stanzino Women’s 3/4 Sleeve Plus Size Single Button $25, New Look Richard White Heeled Pumps $29, Pieces Nigili Pearl Bar Necklace $16, Designsix Pearl Open Cuff Bracelet $27, Gold Plated Sterling Silver Faux Pearl Ring $36, Faux Pearl Duo Studs $7.90, Custom Color Enamel Flower Brooch $4.50

Molly Weasley What can I say about Molly Weasley? She’s my fictional dream mother and went complete BAMF status on Bellatrix Lestrange. Who else can do that and live to tell the tale?!

MollyShop the Look: Bea & Dot Boho Mid-length Long Sleeve A-line Through the Bluebells Dress $80,  Chelsea Crew Menswear Inspired One Pep Ahead Heel $70, Sunset Colors Knit Infinity Scarf $49, Magic Wand Hair Stick $9, A Floating Locket Memory Locket Living Locket $7.99, Fred & George Weasley Holiday Sweaters $5, harry potter trio bracelet $8

Alana from Saga The best thing I can say and the best thing I can ever do for you is demand that you read Saga, like right now. Seriously. Go.

AlanaShop the Look: Nasty Gal Tiana Tank $32 Plus Size Option: Torrid Cutout Bodycon Tank Top $39, Nasty Gal English Nights Cape $54, H&M Wide skirt $38 Plus Size Option: New Look Inspire Maxi Skirt $32, Zipper Buckle Moto Booties $37, Green Dragonfly Wing Earrings $22, ModCloth Chevron the Right Path Belt $15

 

Mary Margaret/Snow I know there are several mothers on Once Upon a Time but if I did them all this would just turn into a OUaT NerdyBound. OUaT is one of the best shows out there that proudly portrays women with very powerful and complicated characteristics. They’re not afraid to show pregnant women as strong heroines and that speaks volumes. Also, you get to see all of your favorite fairy tales come to life. Who doesn’t want that in a show?

SnowShop the Look: Lemon Drop It Like It’s Hot Dress $140, ModCloth Darling Short Length Long Sleeve Bow My Way Cardigan $40, Cherry Jam Wedge $65, Lena Erziak Clear Lucite Adam Apple Bag $655 Budget Friendly Option: Snow White Apple Handbag, Vintage Inspired Bouquet Brilliance Earrings $18, Fairytale, Scholastic Opening Line Necklace $15, White Lace Peter Pan Collar $11

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest
Posted on Leave a comment

When The Universe Speaks To You…

I totally don’t know which one of my friends did it, but who ever it was, I thank them.

I do try to keep up with new comics and manga, but mostly I get sidetracked, and have to be a responsible adult. (LOL) So it was completely out of the blue, that I got into a brand new series. Mostly my reading list consists of old established favorites. Particularly with comics, because I’m at the point where I don’t want to get into anything new, I just want to check up on my old friends, and especially with manga that I am just waiting around for it to end. (Yes, Bleach. I am talking about you!)

saga_280407

But this picture caught my eye one day as I was scanning my facebook feed. I don’t remember who did it, but someone on my timeline changed their cover photo to this. At, first I thought it was a really cool piece of original artwork. The pic just seemed so intriguing, like I would actually want to know more about these characters, and why they were together.

Fast forward a week or so later, and I was spending time in a comic book store looking through the racks when I saw the first issue of Saga sitting there for only a dollar. It wasn’t just some really cool piece of original artwork! Again, I was compelled by the cover art, and now I knew there was a story to be read. I decide to check it out, because at least if it sucks, it was only a dollar right? It was a sign. The universe was telling me I needed to read this comic.

I buy the comic, and it sits at my house unopened for another couple of weeks. My daughter had already blown through her copy of the first volume of Sailor Moon I had bought her that day as well, and was begging for another one, but I hadn’t even cracked open my comic. It wasn’t until my husband started questioning me about my comic purchases, did I decide to sit down and actually read the thing. The universe was bugging me again and yelling, “Why aren’t you reading this!?”

I open the book, and I’m immediately invested into robot royalty, winged armies, horned armies, interstellar warfare, a quest for a forest of rocketships, star-crossed lovers, and a newborn baby. I mean, when I turn the pages, I literally feel like I am on another planet, and I am hearing the action take place! (Just a testament to how phenomenal Fiona Staples’ artwork is. It had me at hello!)

I’m sharing all this to say that this is what I think free comic book day is all about. You go there, and pick up a comic for free or deeply discounted, and find yourself immersed into a-whole-nother-world. A world that you couldn’t have even dreamed about yourself, because seriously, who thinks of robot royalty? (Brian K. Vaughan, that’s who, but I don’t want to get off track.)

Just thought I’d share that with everyone today, and if you find yourself at a comic book store today, I hope you find something that draws you in as well.

Saga is published by Image Comics, if you want to check it out!

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook
Facebook
Tweet about this on Twitter
Twitter
Share on Tumblr
Tumblr
Pin on Pinterest
Pinterest